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New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients with Liver Failure

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought.

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Treating Arthritis with Algae

Researchers at ETH Zurich, Empa and the Norwegian research institute SINTEF are pursuing a new approach to treating arthritis. This is based on a polysaccharide, a long-chain sugar molecule, originating from brown algae. When chemically modified, this "alginate" reduces oxidative stress, has an anti-inflammatory effect in cell culture tests and suppresses the immune reaction against cartilage cells, thereby combating the causes of arthritis. The research is, however, still in its infancy.

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Help UC San Diego Scientists Study Link Between Body Bacteria and Autoimmune Diseases

The public's help is being enlisted in the Microbiome Immunity Project, what's thought to be the biggest study to date of the human microbiome — the communities of bacteria and other microbes that live in and on the human body, where they influence our health.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgeon Performs Groundbreaking Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center is first hospital in region to perform cutting-edge surgery; innovative procedure is revolutionizing cardiac and vascular operations, delivering safer and less invasive surgeries

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Mosquitoes Fatally Attracted to Deadly, Sweet-Smelling Potion

Mosquitoes aren’t just blood thirsty. They also have a sweet tooth, relying on plant nectar to get the sugar they need to survive. Exploiting this weakness, scientists have developed an environmentally friendly eradication method. The new, inexpensive technique tricks these annoying pests into gorging themselves on insecticides laced with a concoction that mimics the sweet-smelling scents and aromas that they find irresistible. It could bolster efforts to suppress malaria, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases worldwide.

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Supporting Children in Distress: The Power of Parental Emotion Coaching

he Importance of Responding Well to Children’s Emotional Distress

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FDA ban on antimicrobial consumer products goes into effect in September. What should consumers know?

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Researchers Convene to Explore the Clinical, Translational Applications of Mitochondria

Cross-disciplinary experts who study the mitochondria will convene at the APS “Physiological Bioenergetics: Mitochondria from Bench to Bedside” conference August 27–30 in San Diego. “While mitochondria are traditionally known as the powerhouse of the cell, accumulating studies demonstrate that the shape, movement and function of these organelles control much more in the cell beyond energy levels,” said Sruti Shiva, PhD, researcher at the University of Pittsburgh and chair of the conference organizing committee.

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How Text Messaging Could Help Tackle High Blood Pressure in at-Risk Patients

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A new trial plans to identify patients at urban hospitals who are at risk of hypertension and use text messages to help them reduce their blood pressure and obtain follow-up care.







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