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Retinitis Pigmentosa, hispanic health disparities, Hispanic, southwestern united states, Eye Disease, Genetics

Gene Mutation Linked to Retinitis Pigmentosa in Southwestern U.S. Hispanic Families

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Thirty-six percent of Hispanic families in the U.S. with a common form of retinitis pigmentosa got the disease because they carry a mutation of the arrestin-1 gene, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

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Upper GI, Small Bowel Disorders, SBA, Adenocarcinoma, tumor sample testing, mutated gene

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Statement of Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, the American Society of Nephrology, on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) believes the Better Care Reconciliation Act’s passage would negatively impact millions of patients. ASN has written to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer to express its concerns.

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Karen Peetz, Former President of BNY Mellon, to Speak at Carey Business School Graduation

Karen Peetz, the former president of BNY Mellon, will deliver the main address at the summer graduation ceremony of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

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Allergen, Peanut Allergy, peanut allergens, Nanoparticle, nanoallergen, allergy testing

Novel Platform Uses Nanoparticles to Detect Peanut Allergies

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University of Notre Dame researchers have developed a novel platform to more accurately detect and identify the presence and severity of peanut allergies, without directly exposing patients to the allergen.

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American College of Physicians and National Minority Quality Forum Partner to Improve Quality of Care for African Americans with Heart Failure

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) today announce that the CMS-approved ACP Genesis Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) now includes a performance measure for the treatment of heart failure in African Americans beginning with the 2017 Reporting Period for CMS' new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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Endocrine Reviews, Endocrine Society, scientific statement, Obesity, Weight Loss

Endocrine Society Issues Scientific Statement on Obesity’s Causes

A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society calls for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight loss.

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visual systems, Perceptual Systems, Psychology, Camouflage, Nature, University Of Texas At Austin

New Research Could Help Humans See What Nature Hides

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Things are not always as they appear. New visual perception research at The University of Texas at Austin, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explains the natural limits of what humans can see and how to find what nature hides.

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@CharlesZelden @NovaSE is a legal-constitution historian with interest in Supreme Court, voting, elections judicial process and civil rights

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Cell Size, lipid biosynthesis

A Little Place for My Stuff

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Just as people endlessly calculate how to upsize or downsize, bacteria continually adjust their volume (their stuff) to fit inside their membrane (their space). But what limits their expansion? The answer will surprise you.







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