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Article ID: 711599

Discovery May Help Explain Why Women Get Autoimmune Diseases Far More Often than Men

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap in incidence between women and men. Having too much if it in skin cells pushes the immune system into overdrive, leading to an autoimmune response and symptoms similar to lupus.

Released:
18-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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    18-Apr-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711227

Investigators Incorporate Randomized Trial within Dialysis Care Delivery

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients currently receive. • The trial was conducted through a partnership between academic investigators and 2 large dialysis provider organizations using a highly centralized implementation approach. • Although the trial accomplished most of its demonstration project objectives, uptake of the intervention was insufficient to determine whether longer sessions improve outcomes.

Released:
12-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711567

Doctors in the house: Hospitalists elevate level of care for inpatients

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Hospital medicine is a relatively new discipline – the term for those who practice it, hospitalists, dates only to 1996 – but it is one of the fastest growing fields in medicine today because of dramatic ways health care has changed over the past two decades.

Released:
18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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    18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711323

Embargoed AJPH research: Lead in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria deaths, Ohio refugee lead levels, political economy and public health

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue of AJPH, find research on lead levels in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria causes of death, Ohio refugee lead levels, and politics and public health

Released:
15-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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18-Apr-2019 3:00 PM EDT

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23-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711585

UTHealth research finds telemedicine stroke patients receive consistent care 24/7

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Stroke patients examined remotely by a teleneurologist were treated as quickly and effectively after hours as during normal business hours, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released:
18-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711578

Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects

University of Edinburgh

Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Released:
18-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711583

A Mother Lode of Protection

Harvard Medical School

Now research conducted in mice offers new hope that neonatal herpes infections might eventually be avoidable by stimulating an immune response in mothers.

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18-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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