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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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Houston Methodist Hospital Announces First Implant of New FDA-Approved Stent Graft to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease

A new stent opens up iliac arteries, the three arteries that run from the end of the aorta down to the pelvis and legs. When these arteries are clogged it can cause a whole host of problems.

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Vasculitis Foundation, VF, Vasculitis, Autoimmune Disease, Autoimmunity, Vasculitis Foundation Symposium, Joyce Kullman

2017 International Vasculitis Foundation Symposium Set for June 23–25 at Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois

The Vasculitis Foundation announced today that the 2017 International Vasculitis Symposium will take place from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois.

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New Treatment Guides from NCCN Help Patients with Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia Make Informed Care Decisions

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NCCN has published the NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheet for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia—a rare, but manageable type of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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Physiology, Gastrointestional Physiology, Microbiota, Microbiome, Genomics, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure

Researchers Find Unhealthy Gut Microbes a Cause of Hypertension

Researchers have found that the microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats. The study is published in Physiological Genomics. It was chosen as an APS select article for February.

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Heart, fibrinogen deficiency, Blood Clot, Phase 3 clinical trial, hypofibrinogenemia, Cardiac Surgery, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network

First National Study on Optimal Treatment for Blood Loss After Heart Surgery Launches

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital today announced the launch of the FIBrinogen REplenishment in Surgery (FIBRES) study in acquired fibrinogen deficiency.







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