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VA Research Nuggets

These one-minute summaries of important events and people in VA research—current day and historical— originally aired on Federal News Network, a private radio station in Washington, D.C.

April 2021

	VA creates scoring system for calculating COVID-19 risk

VA creates scoring system for calculating COVID-19 risk

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Drug approved to diagnose adult growth hormone deficiency

Drug approved to diagnose adult growth hormone deficiency

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VA and the LUKE/DEKA advanced prosthetic arm

VA and the LUKE/DEKA advanced prosthetic arm

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 VA researcher promotes biomarker as an indicator of heart failure

VA researcher promotes biomarker as an indicator of heart failure

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March 2021

VA's Million Veteran Program finds new genetic markers for PTSD

VA's Million Veteran Program finds new genetic markers for PTSD

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VA's Million Veteran Program found new genetic markers for PTSDr

VA established the causal link between smoking and lung cancer

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VA's Million Veteran Program found new genetic markers for PTSDr

VA researchers invented the first clinically successful cardiac pacemaker

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VA's Million Veteran Program found new genetic markers for PTSDr

VA making advancements to address prostate cancer in the Veteran population

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February 2021

VA pathologist Donald Gleason created a scoring system to 
 predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer

VA pathologist Donald Gleason created a scoring system to predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer

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An aspirin a day can help prevent heart attack, stroke

An aspirin a day can help prevent heart attack, stroke

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VA pioneer Michael DeBakey: the father of modern cardiovascular surgery

VA pioneer Michael DeBakey: the "father of modern cardiovascular surgery"

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VA researchers work to improve kidney care for Veterans by making a test available

VA researchers work to improve kidney care for Veterans by making a test available

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January 2021

VA clinical trial results in FDA approval of shingles vaccine

VA clinical trial results in FDA approval of shingles vaccine

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VA surgeon Thomas Starzl - the

VA surgeon Thomas Starzl - the "Father of transplantation"

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 VA study: meditation can lead to a lower risk of heart disease

VA study: meditation can lead to a lower risk of heart disease

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VA scientist experiments with blood sugar as a fuel source

VA scientist experiments with blood sugar as a fuel source

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