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Article ID: 689466

Study of Smoking and Genetics Illuminates Complexities of Blood Pressure

Washington University in St. Louis

Analyzing the genetics and smoking habits of more than half a million people has shed new light on the complexities of controlling blood pressure, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Article ID: 689571

There’s an App for That

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis pathologist Hooman Rashidi is an expert in blood disorders but also a computer programmer. He has married the two disciplines and created must-have learning tools for medical students and residents. His latest is HemeQuiz1, a medical student training app.

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14-Feb-2018 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 689476

What Is a ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure Response During Exercise Testing?

University of Illinois at Chicago

New data from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggest that the guidelines used to evaluate an individual’s peak blood pressure response during cardiopulmonary exercise testing, which were last updated in 1996 and help doctors screen for hypertension and cardiovascular disease, may need to be revised.

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13-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689461

Circulating Lipids Play Roles in Many Diseases

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Cholesterol in muscular dystrophy; synergy between alcohol and hepatitis in cholesterol levels; bacterial lipids in healthy arteries.

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13-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689465

Cabozantinib Shows Promise as First Line Treatment for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A kinase inhibitor called cabozantinib could be a viable therapy option for patients with metastatic, radioactive iodine-resistant thyroid cancer. In a trial initiated and led by the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, tumors shrunk in 34 out of 35 patients who took the drug, and more than half of those patients saw the tumor size decrease by more than 30 percent.

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Most Children with Sickle Cell Anemia Not Receiving Key Medication to Stay Healthy

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One of the greatest health threats to children with sickle cell anemia is getting a dangerous bacterial infection — but most are not receiving a key medication to reduce the risk, a new study suggests.

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital Expands Oncology Leadership

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New oncology leaders for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital in Newark have been named, further enhancing the facility’s expertise and ability to deliver National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center services to the greater Essex County region.

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12-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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New Immunotherapy Combination Tolerable, Effective in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Combining an anti-angiogenesis agent, which blocks blood vessel formation, with an immunotherapy agent, was found to have promising anti-tumor activity and no unexpected side effects in an early-phase clinical trial in patients with advanced kidney cancer.

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    8-Feb-2018 5:00 PM EST

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Blood Sodium Levels May Affect Cognition in Older Adults

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In generally healthy older men, slightly lower sodium levels in the blood were related to both cognitive impairment and declines in cognitive function over time. • Additional studies are needed to determine whether correction of lower serum sodium may influence cognition in older adults.

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