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Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, Chicago, Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza Headliner Jidenna to Visit UIC Hospital

Lollapalooza performer Jidenna, a Wondaland artist, will visit patients in the UI Health Sickle Cell Center on Aug. 3. AllOneBlood, a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from sickle cell and eradicating the disease, is organizing the visit.

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Staph, Photodynamic Therapy

Investigators Use Light to Kill Microbial ‘Vampires’

If S. aureus is going to drink our blood like a vampire, let's kill it with sunlight

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Type 2 Diabetes, Pancreas, Medicine & Health

Researchers Demonstrate Transmission of Diabetes Symptoms via Prion-Like Mechanism

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Researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have discovered that the symptoms of diabetes can be induced by a misfolded form of a pancreatic protein. The findings, which are reported in a paper to be published August 1 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, raise the possibility that type 2 diabetes can be transmitted by a mechanism similar to prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (mad cow disease).

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Tricorder, X-Prize, Star Trek, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize, Diagnostic, Science Fiction

Livestreaming Today: Star Trek Tricorder XPrize Winning Device Presentation

Press can register here to livestream this special session through Newswise Live on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 PM EDT

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Stephen Juraschek, Orthostatic Hypotension, Blood Pressure, Dizziness

Guidelines for Assessing Orthostatic Hypotension Should Be Changed, New Study Recommends

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A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that testing for the presence of orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure, be performed within one minute of standing after a person has been lying down. Current guidelines recommend taking the measurement three minutes after a person stands up.

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CRISPR, Telomeres, dyskeratosis congenita

CRISPR Sheds Light on Rare Pediatric Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome

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Using the gene editing technology CRISPR, scientists have shed light on a rare, sometimes fatal syndrome that causes children to gradually lose the ability to manufacture vital blood cells. The research, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, suggests new lines of investigation into how to treat this condition — dyskeratosis congenita — which is characterized by shortened telomeres. Short telomeres lead to progressive DNA damage that accumulates over time.

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Cancer, Pediatric health research, Immunotherapy Clinical Trials, CAR T-cell therapy, Gene Therapy, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Seattle Children's Opens CD22 CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Trial for Children and Young Adults Whose Leukemia Escapes CD19 CAR T-Cell Therapy

After seeing promising results in phase 1 of the Pediatric Leukemia Adoptive Therapy (PLAT-02) trial with 93 percent of patients with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) achieving complete initial remission, researchers at Seattle Children’s are continuing their quest to improve the experimental therapy and reduce the rate of relapse, which is about 50 percent. Researchers have now opened a phase 1 clinical trial, PLAT-04, for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory CD22-positive ALL.

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R. Ariel Gomez, Maria Luisa S. Sequeira-Lopez, Kidney Damage, kidney lesions, Kidney Failure, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension Treatment, University Of Virginia, University of Virginia School of Medicine, UVA School of Medicine, UVA Child Health Research Center

Could Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Lead to Kidney Damage?

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Aggressive combination treatments for high blood pressure that are intended to protect the kidneys may actually be damaging the organs.

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Brain Cancer Experts, Therapy that Targets Cancer Stem Cells, Lung Cancer Hope, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Hepatitis E, saliva test

Saliva as Good as Blood for Diagnosing Hepatitis E, Study Suggests

A saliva test developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.







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