Huntington drug successfully lowers levels of disease-causing protein

An international clinical trial has found that a new drug for Huntington disease is safe, and that treatment with the drug successfully lowers levels of the abnormal protein that causes the debilitating disease in patients. In a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from UBC and their colleagues have demonstrated…

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Dr. Susan VandeWoude named to the National Academy of Sciences

IMAGE: Dr. VandeWoude discusses research with Elliott Chiu, DVM/PhD student (left) and Research Associate Mary Nehring. view more  Credit: William A. Cotton/CSU Photography Dr. Susan VandeWoude learned the news at Dulles Airport while returning from Washington, D.C., on April 30: She had been elected to join the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors…

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Immediate HIV treatment initiation: Increased but not yet universal in NYC

A new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases found that immediate treatment initiation for HIV infection has improved since local and federal guidelines began to recommend universal treatment for all persons diagnosed with HIV, regardless of their disease stage. Despite notable improvements, nearly 25 percent of New York City residents with a new…

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Margaretta Midura, Jeffrey Masse

Margaretta Midura and Jeffrey Stanton Masse were married May 4 in Brooklyn. The Rev. Thomas F. Brosnan performed the ceremony at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, where he is the pastor. Mrs. Masse, 27, is in the final semester of medical school at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead,…

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Julia Gray, Bo Kimball

Julia Howell Gray and Lucien Bowen Kimball were married May 4 at the Cloister, a hotel in Sea Island, Ga. The Rev. Geoffrey M. St. J. Hoare, an Episcopal priest, officiated. Ms. Gray, 33, is an associate vice president at Christie’s International Real Estate, where she works remotely in Atlanta for the New York-based auction…

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Nikila Sri-Kumar, Michael Mekeel

Nikila Susheela Sri-Kumar and Michael Leonidas Mekeel were married May 4 at the Paramour Estate in Los Angeles. Sajjan Sri-Kumar, the brother of the bride who was ordained through the Universal Life Church, led a ceremony that incorporated Hindu and Quaker wedding traditions. The couple met at Yale, from which they graduated, the groom magna…

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