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Kidney Damage Diagnosis May Be Inaccurate for Many, Suggests Study

An analysis of patient records reveals that, for many, an initial diagnosis of “acute kidney injury” using current clinical diagnostic methods may have been inaccurate.

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Government of Myanmar Unveils New Plan To Protect Marine Wildlife and Resources

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The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country’s diverse fisheries and marine life—including dolphins, sea turtles, and other species—and other marine resources.

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CRF's Next Mini-Med School for Women Will Focus on Stress and Heart Disease

CRF’s next Mini-Med School for Women will cover the role stress plays in heart disease, and ways to manage stress for optimal health. The seminar is part of the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative which aims to reduce gender disparity in cardiovascular care through research and education. These Mini-Med School seminars feature leading experts who give New York area women the tools to take better care of themselves and their loved ones.

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Amyloid, Amyloid Fibrils, Fibrils, Staphylococcus Aureus, Staphylococcus Aureus (Mrsa), Staphylococcus, MRSA, antibiotic resisistance, Antibiotics

Novel Amyloid Structure Could Lead to New Types of Antibiotics

Researchers have discovered unique amyloid fibers used by the highly drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacterium (which causes MRSA). The findings could lead to new types of antibiotics with a novel mechanism of action for attacking bacterial toxins.

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New Assay May Lead to a Cure for Debilitating Inflammatory Joint Disease

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Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses. Now the results of a new study suggest that clinical trials for new rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drugs should shift from their sole focus on relieving inflammation to eliminating the B cells that produce these antibodies.

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Consequences of Destroying NAFTA

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Wayne State Vision Researchers Show Zika Virus Can Damage Retina and Cause Blindness

Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute have shown that the Zika virus can replicate in the eye’s retinal cells, causing severe tissue damage and even blindness. The research is supported in part by Research to Prevent Blindness.

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Revocation of Obama-Era Guidelines on Transgender Bathrooms in Schools: Expert Available for Comment

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Julia Hirschberg Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

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Professor Julia Hirschberg has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. Hirschberg was cited by the NAE for her “contributions to the use of prosody in text-to-speech and spoken dialogue systems, and to audio browsing and retrieval.” Her research in speech analysis uses machine learning to help experts identify deceptive speech, and even to assess sentiment and emotion across languages and cultures.

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Diabetic Kidney Disease Is Decoded, Offering New Avenues for Diagnosis and Treatment

Mount Sinai researchers say their study represents hope for a complication considered incurable and deadly

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Democracies’ Track Record in Addressing Inequality Is Thin, Political Scientists Conclude

Democratic government has historically had little impact on wealth inequality, NYU’s David Stasavage and Stanford’s Kenneth Scheve conclude in a new analysis.

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In Rare Disorder, Novel Agent Stops Swelling Before It Starts

Mount Sinai researcher who treats hereditary angioedema says the drug, a potential game changer, is being studied in larger clinical trial

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Farther From the Forest: ‘Eye-Opening’ Study Shows Rural U.S. Loses Forests Faster Than Cities

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A study published in the journal PLOS ONE says that between 1990 and 2000, the average distance from any point in the United States to the nearest forest increased by 14 percent. The distance can present challenges for wildlife and have broad effects on ecosystems.

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Sagan Institute Director Explains What Life Could Be Like Near Trappist-1

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Recalculations of Trade Deficits Will Increase Distortions

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Cancer, Immunotherapy, CAR T cells, CRISP/Cas9, CRISPR, CAR T cell, Sloan Kettering, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Michel Sadelain, Tumor, Cancer Research, genome editing, chimeric antigen receptor cells, chimeric antigen receptors

CAR T Cells More Powerful When Built With CRISPR, MSK Researchers Find

MSK researchers used the genome-editing tool CRISPR to create more potent chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells that don't tire as easily when attacking cancer cells. The unexpected findings were published in the journal Nature on February 22 and underscore the potential of genome editing to advance immunotherapy for cancer.

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Biology Professor Reshapes Teaching Strategy with Course on Parasites

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With an eye on tiny ticks and mosquitoes, a Clarkson biology professor has created an undergrad parasitology course embraced by professionals in the field as well as by students, showing a glimpse of the future of biology education.

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Social Information From Friends and Experts Could Help Reduce Uncertainty in Crowdfunding Campaigns

Social information gathered from friends and experts, depending on the complexity of the product, can decrease uncertainty in crowdfunding campaigns, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.







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