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New Therapy Lessens Impact of Mistreatment at a Young Age

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Work underway in a laboratory at the University of Delaware suggest certain drugs can prevent and reduce changes to the brain caused by mistreatment at an early age.

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Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Genetics

Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?

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By studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.

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New Gene Therapy Trial for Severe Neuromuscular Disorder in Children

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the few centers participating in ASPIRO, an international Phase 1/2 clinical trial of a gene therapy product called AT132 for X-linked myotubular myopathy – a rare disease characterized by severe muscle weakness, breathing difficulty and early death.

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Immunotherapy, checkpoint inhibitors, Pancreatic Cancer, Mathematical Modeling

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop First Mathematical Model for Predicting Patient Response to Immunotherapy

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study published in Nature.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Important New Insights Into RECIST Criteria Measuring Cancer’s Response to Treatment

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CU Cancer Center study examines current RECIST guidelines in an effort to bring them up to speed with new complexities presented by the latest targeted therapies.

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Improving Fuel Economy, High School Scientists, Highly Sensitive Sensors, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

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Italian-American Researchers Present Mediterranean Diet, Health, and Longevity at Annual Medical Conference

Sbarro Health Research Organization President Antonio Giordano introduces program at National Italian American Foundation 42nd Anniversary Gala Weekend In Washington D.C.

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Sickle Cell, Sickle Cell Anemia Research, Sickle Cell Disease Treatment, Hemoglobin, Neural Circuits, Neurovascular Physiology, Cell Therapy, Gene Editing, Pharmacologic Treatment, Coagulation, Thrombosis, Renal physiology, Vascular Physiology, Lung Physiology, Red Cell Physiology, Small Molecule Therapy

Sickle Cell Conference to Focus on Causes and Pathways to a Cure

Leading experts in the field of sickle cell disease (SCD) research will convene in Washington, D.C., for the Physiological and Pathophysiological Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease conference (November 6–8). The conference, organized by the American Physiological Society (APS), will explore SCD—the world’s most prevalent single-gene mutation disease—and new research on preventing and reversing its deadly consequences.







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