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U-M Announces Chronic Kidney Disease Consortium with Leading Pharmaceutical Companies

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U-M has established the Renal Pre-Competitive Consortium (RPC2), with several pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly and Company. The consortium will develop and use large-scale data exploration to identify new treatment targets for chronic kidney disease.

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Mayo Clinic Researchers on Aging Show Long-Term Benefits of “Senolytic” Drugs on Vascular Health in Mice

Building on previous studies, Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated significant health improvements in the vascular system of mice following repeated treatments to remove senescent cells. They say this is the first study to show that regular and continual clearance of senescent cells improves age-related vascular conditions – and that the method may be a viable approach to reduce cardiovascular disease and death. The findings appear online in Aging Cell.

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Remote Telemonitoring Does Not Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients

Combined health coaching and remote monitoring did not reduce all-cause 180-day hospital readmissions among heart failure patients, and did not have significant effects on 30-day hospital readmissions, 30-day mortality, or 180-day mortality. But patients reported significantly improved quality of life.

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Physicist Studies Concepts Affecting Fluids at Different Scales

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Paul Wiegmann is spending this academic year as a Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics. His Simons project evolved from a graduate course that he teaches on topology and geometry in physics.

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Faulty Bioelectric Signal Responsible for Facial Defects Caused by Rare Genetic Disorder

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Faulty bioelectric signaling has been found to be responsible for the skull and facial abnormalities that characterize the rare genetic disorder Andersen-Tawil Syndrome (ATS). It may therefore be possible to alter bioelectrical signaling to correct effects of fetal alcohol syndrome and other developmental defects or genetic mutations.

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Canadian Concussion Centre Releases Ewen Brain Autopsy Results

The Krembil Neuroscience Centre's Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) announces that the analysis of the brain of former NHL player Todd Ewen did not show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) – a neurodegenerative brain disorder that has been linked to multiple concussions.

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The Seven Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can Control, Including One Nearly All of Us Struggle With

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There are many things you can do to lower your heart disease risks. This article from cardiologist Dr. Mauro Moscucci of LifeBridge Health looks at the seven modifiable risk factors (according the the American Heart Association) and the one most of us struggle with.

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Should PCORI Fund More Primary Care Research?

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), established under the Affordable Care Act, is charged with funding research that ultimately helps patients make better-informed health care decisions. But some at the forefront of such research — primary care physicians — say the grant money is not supporting the PCORI mission.

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Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics

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When you’re on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe. An innovative energy harvesting and storage technology developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineers could reduce our reliance on the batteries in our mobile devices, ensuring we have power for our devices no matter where we are.

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UW–Madison Researchers Begin Work on Zika Virus

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Some of the first experiments studying Zika virus in monkeys will be conducted by a broad UW–Madison team that includes the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and experts in infectious disease, pregnancy and neurology.

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Predicting Boffo or Bomb at the Box Office

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University of Iowa professors develop algorithm that predicts the probability of a movie's box office profitability.

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Yale Researchers Discover Underlying Cause of Myeloma

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Yale Cancer Center researchers have identified what causes a third of all myelomas, a type of cancer affecting plasma cells. The findings, published in the Feb. 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, could fundamentally change the way this cancer and others are treated.

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Federal Budget Proposal Addresses Hepatitis C Epidemic; Misses Opportunity to Reach Many at Highest Risk

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There is a significant correlation between the Hepatitis C and opioid abuse epidemics that has been overlooked in the FY 2017 budget proposals, and indicates a missed opportunity by the government to concurrently provide funding to address both of these public health concerns.

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New Hampshire Was a Double-Win for Trump as GOP Field Remains Crowded, UB Political Scientist Says

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MD Anderson’s Making Cancer History® Seminar Returns to Palm Beach

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will share novel research findings, cancer prevention tips and advances driven by the institution’s Moon Shots Program at an educational event in Palm Beach, Feb. 20 at The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave.

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Estrogen, Antibiotics Persisted in Dairy Farm Waste After Advanced Treatment, Research Finds

An advanced system for treating manure on a commercial dairy farm did not remove estrogens and antibiotics. This new research underscores how far waste treatment systems have fallen behind the times, failing to remove chemicals used routinely in modern society.

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