Shopping Guide: Shopping for Armchairs

Choosing a new armchair isn’t just about finding a place to sit — it can also change the entire aesthetic of a room. “It offers the opportunity to not only serve a function, but also convey personality,” said Will Meyer, a founding partner of the New York-based interior design firm Meyer Davis. “That’s where the…

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Personal Health: When Travelers Bring Skin Infections Back as Souvenirs

A 5-year-old girl was brought to the emergency room at Evelina London Children’s Hospital with itchy, rather unsightly sores on both legs. She had recently returned from a weekslong trip to Sierra Leone, and the lesions, which first appeared three weeks into her stay there, had become larger and ulcerated. Diagnosis: cutaneous diphtheria, a disease…

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Medical News Today: Using coal as a potent antioxidant

Researchers may have found a way to prevent certain medical conditions from overwhelming the body’s natural antioxidant system. Could coal form the basis of hi-tech antioxidants? Traumatic events, such as brain injuries, strokes, and heart attacks affect millions of people each year and can be fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists stroke as the…

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New computational tool improves gene identification

IMAGE: Dr. Zhandong Liu view more  Credit: Baylor College of Medicine Like finding a needle in a haystack, identifying genes that are involved in particular diseases can be an arduous and time consuming process. Looking to improve this process, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a new bioinformatics tool that…

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Study finds lifestyle factors that could harden arteries

A new study from the University of Georgia pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries. One of the largest of its kind, the study performed an untargeted metabolomics profile of over 1,200 participants of the Bogalusa Heart Study to identify metabolites linked to the hardening of arteries. Hardening arteries, or arterial stiffness, is…

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Pigment-producing stem cells can regenerate vital part of nervous system

BALTIMORE, MD, May 6, 2019- Neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) affect millions of people worldwide and occur when parts of the nervous system lose function over time. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered that a type of skin-related stem cell could be used to help regenerate myelin sheaths,…

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AI can detect depression in a child’s speech

IMAGE: A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy way of diagnosing conditions that are… view more  A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and…

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Regenstrief faculty discuss communication and patient advocacy at national meeting

Indianapolis — Regenstrief Institute research scientists are presenting some of the institute’s latest research on patient engagement and advocacy at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., May 8-11. The meeting covers the breadth and depth of general internal medicine. This year’s theme is Courage to Lead: Equity, Engagement, and Advocacy…

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Pan-European LifeTime initiative is launching in Berlin

During the two days of the conference, leading members from renowned European research institutions will discuss how to best implement and achieve LifeTime’s mission: to make it possible for physicians to assess the molecular state of patient tissues in real time, leading to early diagnosis and effective interception of diseases. The LifeTime Opening Conference highlights…

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Researchers find protein that suppresses muscle repair in mice

IMAGE: From left, U. of I. cell and developmental biology professor Jie Chen and graduate students Kook Son and Jae-Sung You discovered a new role for LRS in muscle repair. The… view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers report that a protein known to be important to protein synthesis also influences…

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