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New Compound May Accelerate Bone Healing, Prevent Osteoporosis

August 17, 2011 -- An Indiana University scientist studying human bone growth has received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study a chemical compound with potential to fight osteoporosis and accelerate broken bone healing. read more...

Even Mild Cognitive Impairment Appears to Substantially Increase Risk for Death

September 6, 2011 -- Cognitive impairment, even when detected at an early, mild stage, is a significant a predictor of decreased life expectancy. read more...

Protecting Our Brains: Tackling Delirium

November 17, 2011 -- A new national plan of action provides a roadmap for improving the care of patients with delirium, a poorly understood and often unrecognized brain condition that affects approximately seven million hospitalized Americans each year. read more...