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New Research Finds Islet Transplantation Effective to Treat Type 1 Diabetes Complicated by Severe Hypoglycemia

Northwestern Medicine researchers are co-investigators in a breakthrough clinical trial that found transplanted human islets prevent hypoglycemic events and provide excellent glycemic control for patients with Type 1 diabetes with severe hypoglycemia. The results of the multi-center, single arm, phase III study are published in Diabetes Care on Monday, April 18.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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McMaster Scientists Uncover New Way to Grow Rare Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

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Discovery provides a serious advantage in determining how to maximize blood stem cells in therapeutics and could help ease current stem cell shortages.

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MicroRNA Pathway Could Lead to New Avenues for Leukemia Treatment

Cancer researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found a particular signaling route in microRNA (miR-22) that could lead to targets for acute myeloid leukemia, the most common type of fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

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Gene Therapy Pioneered at St. Jude Shows Early Success Against “Bubble Boy” Disease

Early results suggest novel gene therapy is safe and effective for treatment of inherited immune disease, according to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Genomic Makeup of Colorectal Cancers Predicts Immune System Ability to Fight Tumors, Study Finds

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Colorectal cancers heavily bedecked with tumor-related proteins called neoantigens are likely to be permeated with disease-fighting white blood cells, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard report in a new study.

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New Blood Thinners Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk Without Frequent Monitoring

A new generation of blood thinners can reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, without requiring frequent monitoring and dietary restrictions.

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Liver Disease Risk Increased by Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

People with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of serious liver disease than those without the condition, research has shown.

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Multifaceted Quality Improvement Intervention Does Not Reduce Risk of Death in ICUs

Implementation of a multifaceted quality improvement intervention with daily checklists, goal setting, and clinician prompting did not reduce in-hospital mortality compared with routine care among critically ill patients treated in intensive care units (ICUs) in Brazil, according to a study appearing in the April 12 issue of JAMA.

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ACR Responds to MEDCAC on Peripheral Arterial Disease Care for Seniors

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) — as a member of a coalition of leading medical societies — provided peripheral arterial disease (PAD) treatment recommendations to the Medicare Evidence Development Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). In addition, the coalition called for continued research in how to provide the best care for U.S. seniors with lower extremity PAD.

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Novel Research Lays the Groundwork for New Therapies Against Sepsis

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Protective role for SHARPIN, a protein involved in regulating inflammation, according to report in The American Journal of Pathology.

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Controlling Blood Pressure, Sugar, Cholesterol Linked to 62 Percent Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Patients with Diabetes

While controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and LDL-cholesterol levels reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, only 7 percent of diabetic participants in three major heart studies had recommended levels of these three factors, according to research from the Heart Disease Prevention Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.

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Abaloparatide May Help Prevent Fractures in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis

The investigational drug abaloparatide-SC (subcutaneous) may help increase bone mineral density in postmenopausal women and reduce their risk of fracture, new industry-sponsored research suggests. The results of the subgroup analysis within the ACTIVE clinical trial will be presented Friday, April 1, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston

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Study Finds Elevated Levels of Newly Identified Inflammation Biomarker Offsets Benefit of Good Cholesterol

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People with high levels of good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein, are not as safe from heart disease when high levels of a newly identified biomarker of inflammation in the arteries are also found in their bloodstream, according to a new study.

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Anti-Mullerian Hormone May Predict Rate of Trans-Menopausal Bone Loss

Doctors have devised a test which could help them predict which women going through menopause will lose bone faster than average, new research reports. The results of the study will be presented Friday, April 1, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston.

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Study Finds a New Celiac Disease Risk Factor

Researchers have identified a common variant in a non-coding RNA that may contribute to the intestinal inflammation that occurs in people with celiac disease. The findings point to a possible new risk factor for developing celiac disease in people with celiac disease risk genes.

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Ibuprofen Doesn't Increase Bleeding Risk After Plastic Surgery

Patients are often instructed not to take ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before or after surgery because of increased bleeding risk. But available evidence suggests that ibuprofen does not increase the risk of bleeding after plastic surgery procedures, according to a research review in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Intermountain Healthcare Is One of Eight U.S. Health Systems Honored by the CDC As a Model of How to Prevent Blood Clots in Hospitalized Patients

Intermountain Healthcare is one of eight health systems and hospitals nationwide that were recognized Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for implementing protocols that have helped to reduce the rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots, among hospital patients.