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How Can Science Help Make Sense of the Arizona Massacre?

From detecting violent behavior before it happens to the medical treatment of victims afterward, research elucidates the consequences of the senseless gun attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others

A Key Series of Events Helped Giffords Survive a Gunshot Wound to the Head

The nature of the congresswoman's injury, along with prompt emergency care kept her alive

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The Link Between Media, Political Environment and Violent Acts Often Proves Murky

Many have implicated heated political rhetoric in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but the connection between viewing and acting is complex

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What Causes Someone to Act on Violent Impulses and Commit Murder?

Some people are able to control anger or frustration and channel these feelings to nondestructive outlets. Others, like the gunman accused of killing six people during the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, exhibit a frightening lack of control

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What Is a Medically Induced Coma and Why Is It Used?

Medically induced comas are only used when other options are lacking

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