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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Transplant, Hepatitis C, Clinical Trial

A Transplant and a Cure: Penn Team Eradicates Hepatitis C in 10 Patients Following Lifesaving Transplants From Infected Donors

Ten patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving kidney transplants from deceased donors who were infected with the disease. The findings point to new strategies for increasing the supply of organs for the nation’s more than 97,000 patients who are awaiting kidney transplants – often for as many as five or more years.

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Cardiology, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Mitral Valve, Mitral Valve Disease

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Emergency Medicine, decompensation, Blood Loss, Blood Loss In Combat

Possible New Tool for First Responders: An Ice Bag to the Face

Cardiovascular decompensation is a significant risk after blood loss, even once the person is no longer actively bleeding. Applying a bag of ice to a person’s forehead could help prevent this life-threatening complication while patients are being transported to the hospital.

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food journals, Instagram, food photography, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, Personal tracking

Food Photos Help Instagram Users with Healthy Eating

People are turning to Instagram as a place where they can log food intake and healthy eating behaviors by posting photos of everything they eat - and being held accountable by followers for sticking to their goals, a new study finds.

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American Society for Investigative Pathology , Liver Therapy, Cell Transplantation, Liver Failure, Transplant, Cell Biology, Liver Cells

New Progress Toward Finding Best Cells for Liver Therapy

In an important step toward using transplanted cells to treat liver failure, researchers demonstrate successful transplantation of fetal rat liver cells to an injured adult rat liver.

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American Society for Investigative Pathology , Liver, Acetaminophen, Acetaminophen Overdose, acetaminophen induced liver injury, P53, Liver Failure

p53 Critical to Recovering from Acetaminophen Overdose

A new study shows that after an acetaminophen overdose, the p53 protein plays a key role in preventing the progression of liver damage and signaling the liver to repair itself. The findings could lead to new treatments for people who overdose on this popular pain reliever and fever reducer.

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Pathology, vascular endothelial cell growth factor , Vascular Endothelial Function, Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease

Michael A Gimbrone, Jr, MD, to Receive the ASIP 2017 Gold-Headed Cane Award

The Gold-Headed Cane Award is the most distinctive honor granted by ASIP, in recognition of long-term contributions to pathology, including meritorious research, outstanding teaching, general excellence in the field and leadership in pathology. The 2017 recipient of the Gold-Headed Cane Award is Dr. Michael A Gimbrone, Jr, Director of the Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Elsie T Friedman Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

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antibacterial resistance, Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Mucus, Infection, Infection Control, Saliva

With Synthetic Mucus, Researchers Take Aim at Antibiotic Resistance

The human body produces about a gallon of mucus per day. By studying and replicating mucus’ natural ability to control pathogenic bacteria, scientists hope to find new methods for combatting infections and antibiotic resistance.

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Obesity, Exercise, Weight Loss, Myostatin

One Step Closer to an “Exercise Pill”

Studies show obese people produce elevated levels of a protein called myostatin. A new study shows suppressing myostatin enhanced muscle mass and dramatically improved markers of heart and kidney health in mice, suggesting a promising avenue for new drugs to counter obesity.

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Sport, Sports Medicine, Bone Density, Osteoarthritis

Intense Training Without Proper Recovery May Compromise Bone Health in Elite Rowers

Bone mineral density, an indicator of bone strength, typically increases with regular exercise, acting as a protective mechanism against bone fractures and osteoporosis. But a new study suggests that the extended, high-intensity training sessions of elite athletes could reverse beneficial bone changes. Researchers from Brock University in Canada will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago.







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