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Drexel University College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies will host a day-long conference aimed at helping graduate students learn about various career options available to them outside of academia.

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD) are the most common forms of dementia. Traditionally, these illnesses have been treated as separate clinical syndromes. But new research led by Drexel University College of Medicine suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than current diagnostic guidelines allow. The study is set for publication in the September edition of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterial infection that occurs during or after antibiotic use and can make people very sick. In fact, C. diff, which causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to colon inflammation, kills thousands of Americans every year and is becoming more common, harder to treat and much more expensive. Now, new research from Drexel University College of Medicine details the results of a study investigating an experimental vaccine that proved to be successful in preventing the infection. The study is set for publication in the October 2014 edition of Infection and Immunity.

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An estimated 68,000 women and men in the U.S. die each year from metastatic breast and prostate cancers — aggressive forms of the disease that occur when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs, liver, bones or brain. Now researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine have developed a compound directed at a target they identified that inhibits metastatic progression by blocking tumor cells from “re-seeding.” Their discovery has been accepted into a highly competitive drug development program at the National Cancer Institute and will now be headed to clinical trials.

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The thirteenth annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic, held by Drexel University College of Medicine, raised $275,000, bringing the total raised to more than $3 million since the event debuted in 2002.

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