Learn about Capping a remarkable journey that started as a street urchin, Mario Capecchi was one of three researches awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in this report from Insider Medicine.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is InsiderMedicine in 60. From Salt Lake City, capping a remarkable journey that started as a street urchin Mario Capecchi was one of three researchers awarded the noble prize in medicine. Capecchi spent most of his childhood raising himself on the streets of Europe before an uncle sponsored him to move to the US. The noble prize was awarded for the development of gene targeting a technique that allows for the inactivation or modification of genes in mice. From Oxford, aggressively treating TIA or transient stroke can prevent permanent strokes from occurring. The rate of new strokes within 30 days following TIA drop from 10% to 2% and those treated with blood thinner such as aspirin, Plavix, and anticoagulants. From New York City, an 18 year old student has died from contracting bacterial meningitis. Health authorities are recommending that anyone who is coming contact with antibiotics, symptoms of bacterial meningitis include fever, chill, a sort of stiff neck and the presence of papular rash that affects the trunk and lower extremities and finally from China, meditation can lower the level of dangerous chemicals released from stress. In a study of nearly 80 subjects, those who meditate daily for 5 days had lower levels of cortisol, this hormone when chronically elevated can increase the risk of various diseases including high blood pressure and infections. For InsiderMedicine in 60, I'm Doctor Susan Sharma.

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