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Largest Psoriasis Meta-Analysis to Date Yields New Genetic Clues

The identification of 16 additional genetic markers will help researchers get closer to understanding how — and why — psoriasis develops.

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Revealed: How a Virus Tricks Our Cells Into Helping It Build Its Invasion Route

If every cell in our body is a factory, viruses are industrial spies who try to break in and take over. New findings about how one of the most mysterious types of spy – polyomaviruses -- accomplishes this feat could aid the fight against Merkel cell carcinoma, and diseases in organ transplant and cancer patients.

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Eating Chocolate May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Shows

Chocolate consumption, particularly of dark chocolate, has been linked to improvements in various indicators of heart health. This study examined the possible association between chocolate intake and a lower rate of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. While this is an observational study, researchers believe these findings warrant further consideration to identify effective prevention strategies for atrial fibrillation.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Helping ASD Youth Transition to Adulthood

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Media Advisory: Experts Available to Discuss Historic Cancer Drug Approval

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Today, for the first time, a drug has been FDA-approved for cancer based on disease genetics rather than type. Developed from 30 years of basic research at Johns Hopkins and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute, pembroluzimab now can be used for colon, pancreatic, stomach, ovarian and other cancers if genetic testing reveals defects in so-called mismatch repair genes.

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Rheumatology Leaders Oppose Sweeping Healthcare Cuts in Trump Administration Budget

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts to federal programs and institutions that provide critical resources in the fight against rheumatic diseases, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The rheumatology provider community praised budget proposals to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and to increase funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs.

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Does Exercise Affect the Brain’s Aging Process? U-M Research Aims to Find Out

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Most people know that regular exercise can keep a body looking and feeling young. What about the brain? Michigan Medicine researchers were recently awarded a two-year grant to further examine the role physical activity plays on the brain.

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The Power of Social Network Interventions on Population Health

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ISPOR held its second plenary session this morning at its 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA. The plenary, Social Network Interventions and Population Health, highlighted the research of Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH.

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