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Monday, December 11, 2017: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a known side-effect of continued stress. In November, the guidelines for high blood pressure were redefined as 130 over 80 instead of 140 over 90. Dr. Daniel Spogen explains why these new guidelines shouldn't add to your stress this holiday season.

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Five Questions with DMD Researcher Dean Burkin

• MDA

Dean Burkin, professor of pharmacology and directory of cellular and molecular pharmacology and physiology graduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, was awarded an MDA research grant totaling $300,000 over three years to test the effects of an existing FDA-approved drug on the function of heart and skeletal muscle in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

To Unlock the Brain’s Mysteries, Purée It: A Vanderbilt neuroscientist has discovered an unusual but shockingly fruitful way to study our most enigmatic organ.

• The New York Times

In the last 12 years, Herculano-Houzel, now a researcher and professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, has acquired the brains of more than 130 species. She and her collaborator Christopher von Bartheld, a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, published a paper last year summing up their detective work.

Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce 2018 Leadership Class

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

The Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce announced the professionals selected for enrollment in its 2018 Leadership class comprising professionals from Chamber member organizations, including UNR Med's Collette Witt.

David Leitner and Wei Yan, University of Nevada, Reno

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

David Leitner and Wei Yan, faculty members at the University of Nevada, Reno, have been awarded distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Directors

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Adonis Hardeman, Gayle Halminiak, Ken Munsterman, Danielle Eaton and Liana McGill have been named directors in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's (UNR Med) Office of Operations and Financial Services.

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Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, delivers UNR Med's 2017 State of the School Address, "Our Future is Now," Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at Basin Street Stadium Club at Mackay Stadium.