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First Successful Vaccination Against "Mad Cow"-Like Wasting Disease in Deer

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: Protecting U.S. livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.

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Boy Battling Cancer Gets Treated as UCLA's No. 1 Sports Fan

A new Kid Captain program will recognize pediatric patients from Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA who face life-threatening illnesses with courage, strength and determination.

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One in Every Three People with Type 1 Diabetes Produces Insulin Years Post-Diagnosis

About one-third of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) produce insulin, as measured by C-peptide, a byproduct of insulin production, even upward of forty years from initial diagnosis, according to a first-of-its-kind, large-scale study conducted by researchers from T1D Exchange. This sheds new light on the long-accepted belief that these patients lose all ability to produce any insulin; this could have significant policy implications, said researchers from T1D Exchange, whose Clinic Network involves a national consortium of diabetes centers. The findings were published online this week in Diabetes Care.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System Name New Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Sharmila Makhija, M.D., M.B.A., has been named professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System. An internationally-recognized expert in cancer prevention, she assumes her new position on April 1, 2015. Dr. Makhija joins Einstein and Montefiore from the University of Louisville School Of Medicine, where she serves as chair and professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

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Stay Smoke-Free for the Holidays

Shopping, traveling, and spending time with the family—the holiday season is an overwhelming combination of joy and stress. For many former tobacco smokers, stress is a trigger to reach for a cigarette. Stay smoke-free during the holidays with these tips.

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Saint Louis University’s Medical Researchers Offer Gifts of Hope and Healing

Highlights of Saint Louis University's medical research during 2014 include articles on ending pain, defending against pandemics and curing and treating diseases.

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Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute Appoints New Surgical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

The Mount Sinai Health System is pleased to announce that Ron Shapiro, MD, is the new surgical director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute.

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National Trial First to Focus on Long-Term Complications Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension

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UT Southwestern Medical Center — in collaboration with Parkland Health and Hospital System, Texas Health Resources, VA North Texas Health Care System, and ProHealth Physicians, Inc. of Connecticut — will lead the first National Institutes of Health-funded, multicenter, clinical trial to address interventions for patients with multiple chronic conditions centered around kidney disease.

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CAP and ASCO Partner to Improve Practice; Optimize Patient Care

CAP and ASCO partner to improve practice and optimize patient care

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