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Umbilical Cord, Umbilical Cord Blood, Stem Cell, Cord Blood Banking, New York

Upstate Opens Cord Blood Bank, Only the Second Public Cord Blood Bank in New York and One of Only 32 in the US

Upstate Medical University has opened a $15 million, 20,000 square foot cord blood bank that features a state of the art processing laboratory and cryogenic storage containers that can store nearly 14,500 units of cord blood. The bank will collect, test, process, store and distribute umbilical cord blood donated by families throughout central and northern New York to be used by those in need of life-saving medical treatments and for medical research.

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DMC, children's hospital of Michigan, Pediatric Kidney Stones, pediatric nephrology, Dr. Larisa Kovacevic, Nephrolithiasis, Children, Proteomics, Hypercalciuria, Urinary apolipoproteins, Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Urology Research Team Suggests Link Between Lipoproteins and Kidney Stones in Children

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A unique study recently published in the authoritative Pediatric Nephrology medical journal shows that excess lipoproteins and fatty acids may be associated with the development of painful and often chronic kidney stones in children.

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salt, Blood Pressure, Chronic Kidney Disease

Limiting Salt Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg. • Limiting salt intake also reduced excess fluid retention that is common among patients with kidney disease.

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UF/IFAS Helps ‘Keep the (Blood) Pressure Down’

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New UF/IFAS Extension program aims to help people around Florida maintain healthy blood pressure.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

Spinal cord injury patients are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots; bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction; constipation and other gastrointestinal problems; pressure ulcers; and chronic pain.

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Size Matters When It Comes to Keeping Blood Sugar Levels in Check

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Keeping blood sugar levels within a safe range is key to managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a crucial role in safely maintaining blood sugar levels.

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Blood Flow, Cardiac Events, rheological behavior, Rheology, non-Newtonian, Diagnostics, Jeffrey S. Horner, University Of Delaware, Society of Rheology

Exploring the Role of Blood Flow During Cardiac Events

While several circulatory system models are used today in an attempt to better understand blood flow, they still don’t account for the complex rheological behavior of blood. Because blood is a complex suspension of red and white blood cells and platelets suspended within a plasma that contains various proteins, it can exhibit complex flow behavior. Many of the models currently used ignore these complexities and assume a Newtonian behavior or a constant thickness. During a Society of Rheology meeting, being held Feb. 12-16, Jeffrey S. Horner will present a new approach.

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Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Sprint

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100,000 Deaths Each Year

Researchers have projected that aggressively lowering blood pressure could help prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Experts from the University of Utah and institutions across the country built upon the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial which found that decreasing blood pressure to 120 mmHg compared to 140 mmHg reduced heart attack, stroke and death in people that were at high risk. Until now, the number of lives that could be saved was unknown.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Tisch Cancer Institute, Blood Cancer, Graft-versus-host disease, Clinical Trials For Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, biomarkers, Proteins, ST2, REG3a

Researchers Develop “MAGIC Algorithm” to Predict Whether Bone Marrow Transplant Patients May Die From Common Complication

Researchers at Mount Sinai Health System have discovered a way to predict whether blood cancer patients who received a bone marrow transplant will develop graft-versus-host disease, a common and often lethal complication, according to a study published in JCI (The Journal of Clinical Investigation) Insight.

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Dialysis, dialysis blood tests, Blood Testing, Pathology, BCP, BCG, medical diagnosis, Medical Diagnostics, David Bruns, UVA, University Of Virginia, University of Virginia School of Medicine, UVA School of Medicine, Min Yu, Nephrology, Nutritional Supplementation, Healthcare, Healthcare Costs, Medical Costs, Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU, VCU School o

Troubling Inconsistency Found in Dialysis Blood Testing Methods

A blood test used to determine the health and well-being of dialysis patients produces worryingly inconsistent results depending on which testing method is used, new research reveals.







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