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Burnout syndrome affects 4 out of 10 physicians in Japan

More than 40% of Japanese physicians involved in stroke care are burned out, a recent report suggests. Burnout syndrome is characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced work efficacy. For medical practitioners, the syndrome...


Poison? Potion? — Snake venom as heart attack treatment

Snakebites can be deadly, but their poisons could be a lifesaver. This glossy green snake is an Eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), found throughout the eastern Africa. Don’t be fooled by its lack of...


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 — Progress in stem cell research

Recently, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to Drs. John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka “for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.” What does it...

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