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Article ID: 705447

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neuroblastoma Research

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pediatric oncologist and researcher Yael Mossé, MD, Director of the Neuroblastoma Development Therapeutics Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been named the inaugural holder of the Patricia Brophy Endowed Chair in Neuroblastoma Research.

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13-Dec-2018 2:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 705449

UTHealth experts spill beans on festive party food preferences

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With the holiday party season in full swing, deciding what to wear can be the biggest headache. But paying attention to what you eat at such occasions might reveal it’s your diet more in need of a makeover. The good news is experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) can help.

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13-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705446

Kidney Transplant Survivor Toasts Life This Holiday Season

Cedars-Sinai

Here's a great holiday story about a 20-year-old Reno, NV, man whose mother saved his life. Harley Brackney's snowboarding accident and subsequent trip to the emergency room led to the shocking discovery that he had a life-altering condition - stage 5 renal failure - and needed a kidney transplant. Fortunately for Harley Brackney, his mom was a perfect match and instead of waiting 7 to 10 years for a donor organ -- as many people must -- he was able to have a transplant in just a matter of months.

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13-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705453

Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus

PLOS

Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Hongsheng Ouyang of Jilin University, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, these pigs offer potential benefits over commercial vaccination and could reduce economic losses related to classical swine fever.

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13-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705380

Researchers uncover molecular mechanisms linked to autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Two studies have linked DNA changes to their molecular effects in the brain, revealing new mechanisms for psychiatric diseases. The findings provide a roadmap for developing a new generation of therapies for conditions like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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12-Dec-2018 6:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 704976

Control HIV by treating schistosomiasis, new study suggests

PLOS

Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa— where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have shown that schistosomiasis infections are associated with increased HIV onward transmission, HIV acquisition in HIV negative women with urogenital schistosomiasis, and progression to death in HIV positive women.

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5-Dec-2018 12:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 705426

Integrated Data Vital in Stopping Spread of TB

University of Manitoba

Manitoba has the highest provincial incident rate of active tuberculosis (TB) in Canada, and stopping its spread depends on, among other things, the availability of high-quality, comprehensive data to ensure early and complete treatment, according to a new study by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba.

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13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705420

Infective endocarditis increases tenfold in North Carolina

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The number of hospitalizations and surgeries to treat drug-associated infective endocarditis have both increased more than tenfold in North Carolina, according to doctors at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine who published their research in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705440

Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.

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13-Dec-2018 1:00 PM EST

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