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arthritis, , Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Tnf Alpha, Inflammation, Rheumatoid Arthris

Stem Cells Edited to Fight Arthritis

Using CRISPR technology, a team of researchers led by Farshid Guilak, PhD, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, rewired stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter inflammation. The technique eventually could act as a vaccine for arthritis and other chronic conditions.

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AMD, age-related macular degeneration, Ophthalmology, Callahan Eye Hospital

Findings Suggest Underdiagnoses of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Approximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care settings.

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Nursing Students Get Hands-on Experience with RN Mentors

University of Rhode Island nursing students are paired with RNs at The Miriam Hospital in Providence for one-on-one real-world learning experiences.

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Researchers Explore Innovative Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Multiple Myeloma

A new clinical trial at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is exploring a novel treatment option for patients with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer formed in bone marrow plasma cells that is considered incurable.

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Lower Back Pain, Neurosurgery, Reseach

Study on Disc Degeneration Could Revolutionize Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain

New research detailing the molecular mechanisms involved in the breakdown of the soft tissue discs of the spine has the potential to help millions suffering the debilitating back pain, and may provide opportunities for advanced, minimally invasive treatments.

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Barrett's Esophagus, GERD, Aspirin, Research

Study Finds Aspirin May Help Prevent Barrett’s Esophagus

Aspirin has long been used to help prevent and manage heart disease. However, researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have discovered another potential benefit –- protection against Barrett’s esophagus, a disorder that causes damage to the esophagus from long-term acid reflux disease, and can help lower associated cancer risk.

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Linda Resar, Linda M. S. Resar, Stem Cells, Intestinal, Niche, Transgenic, HGMA1, Cancer, colon

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Sarcoma, Cancer, Immunotherapy, checkpoint inhibitors, immune activation

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Life After Transplant: Patients Now More Likely to Live – and Live Well

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If not for a heart transplant, Drew Wilson would have been dead last fall.

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Nafld, Liver, Hepatology, Microbiome, Liver Disease, Bacteriology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Obesity, Mebolic Disease, Diabetes, Pharmaceutical Science

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