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heart failure, heart assist device, cardiomyopathy, gene expression, risk prediction

Genomic Blood Test Predicts Survival Rates After Surgery for Advanced Heart Failure

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An experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices.

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Monkeys, Brazil, Primates, Endangered Species, Biology, Anthropology, Zoology

Monkey Study Shows a Path to Monitoring Endangered Species

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A Brazilian-American research group has just published an unusual study outlining data needs for monitoring the survival of monkeys called muriquis that live in patches of forest in Brazil.

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Lyme Disease, Bay Area Lyme Foundation, Tulane University, Lyme, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, Infectious Disease

New Study Finds Lyme Bacteria Survive a 28-day Course of Antibiotics When Treated Four Months After Infection by Tick Bite

Lyme bacteria can survive a 28-day course of antibiotic treatment four months following infection by tick bite, according to a new study using a primate model for the disease. Despite testing negative for Lyme disease, some subjects were infected with Lyme bacteria in heart, brain and other organs.

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Kyra’s Legacy

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Pets have become an integral part of human medical research. However, a recent collaboration between Penn Med and Penn Vet has turned the tables on the arrangement.

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Obesity, Cardio Vascular Disease

“Obesity Paradox” Not Found When Measuring New Cases of Cardiovascular Disease

A new study by NYU College of Global Public Health and the University of Michigan finds that the “obesity paradox” is not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease.

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NUS Researchers Uncover Novel Pathway to Suppress Virus-Induced Cancers

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Researchers at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have identified a novel molecular pathway by which a tumour suppressor, TIP60, inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

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UAH Professors Find “Widespread Misattribution” in Research Publications and Grant Proposals

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UAH business professors find a pattern of widespread misattribution in publications and in research proposals with significant variation by academic rank, discipline, sex, publication history, co-authors, and other factors.

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Estrogen, Xenoestrogen, Estrogenic environmental endocrine disruptors, Development, Heart, GPER, thyroid hormone signaling

Link Found Between Estrogens and Changes in Heart Physiology

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Using zebrafish mutants in four different estrogen receptors, Daniel Gorelick has found a novel mechanism of estrogen action on heart physiology. Broader use of the mutants, he says, may have significant implications for studies of estrogenic environmental endocrine disruptors.

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Video Game, Neu, Behaviour, University of Montreal, Canada, Super Mario 64, Alzheimber's Disease, cognitive health

Some Video Games Are Good for Older Adults' Brains

Summary: Playing 3D-platform video games on a regular basis may improve cognitive functions in seniors and increase grey matter in a brain structure called the hippocampus, a Canadian study suggests

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Antibiotic Resistance, Microbiology & Immunology

Scientists Find Potential Weapons for the Battle Against Antibiotic Resistance

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This UNC research shows how understanding the precise mix of bacteria and their interactions could become a standard part of clinical practice in treating bacterial infections, especially the more dangerous infections involving antibiotic resistance.







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