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Scientists Warn Against Stifling Effect of Widespread Patenting in Stem Cell Field

In an opinion piece published Feb. 10 in the journal Science, a team of scholars led by a Johns Hopkins bioethicist urges the scientific community to act collectively to stem the negative effects of the patenting and privatizing of stem cell lines, data and pioneering technologies. This means grappling with the ambiguity of several fundamental distinctions typically made in ethics, law and common practice, the experts insist.

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ASN Launches Mobile Edition of News Magazine, ASN Kidney News

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recently launched the first mobile edition of its news magazine, ASN Kidney News. ASN Kidney News highlights emerging trends in kidney health and disease.

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Researchers Working Toward Automating Sedation in Intensive Care Units

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Researchers are one step closer to their goal of automating the management of sedation in hospital intensive care units. They have developed control algorithms that use clinical data to accurately determine a patient’s level of sedation and can notify medical staff if there is a change in the level.

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Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative Unveils Enhanced Website

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Latinos are twice as likely to develop diabetes as Caucasians, and half the Latinos born in the United States in this century are predicted to get the disease. Helping to meet this challenge, Joslin Diabetes Center’s Latino Diabetes Initiative—a comprehensive effort that combines clinical care, patient education, community outreach, research and healthcare team education—has upgraded its website with additional resources for Latinos with diabetes and their families in both English and Spanish.

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Eating Berries May Lower Risk of Parkinson’s

New research shows men and women who regularly eat berries may have a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, while men may also further lower their risk by regularly eating apples, oranges and other sources rich in dietary components called flavonoids. The study was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011.

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Stroke Takes 'Enormous Toll' on Hollywood Stars

A study by researchers at the UCLA Stroke Center found that stroke and cardiovascular disease have exacted an enormous toll on Hollywood stars.

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Preliminary New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Uncovered

UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have helped develop a novel technology to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear.

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General Mills Donates 1 Million Servings of Whole Grain Cereal, Partners with Dr. Travis Stork

Surprisingly, less than 5 percent of Americans get the minimum three full daily servings of whole grain (48 grams) recommended by the new U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In fact, the average American gets a little more than half a serving of whole grain daily. As the country’s number one source of whole grain at breakfast, General Mills is helping close the whole grain gap by donating 1 million servings of whole grain cereal and challenging Americans to increase their whole grain consumption.

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A Hunger for Health: Hopkins Nurses Promote Good Eating Habits

When Johns Hopkins nursing students aren’t hitting the books or practicing clinical skills, they’re promoting healthy diet and lifestyles in Baltimore’s vulnerable communities.

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Fish Oil Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease

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The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are looking more and more promising as a protection against cardiovascular disease.







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