Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

VIDEO: Dr. Viviane Labrie of Van Andel Research Institute discusses how an epigenetic hotspot may contribute to symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. view more  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 3, 2019) — A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may give scientists a fresh path forward for devising more effective treatments and biomarker-based…

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Study shows drug reduces risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The drug eculizumab, a synthetic antibody that inhibits the inflammatory response, significantly reduced the risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). This rare but severe autoimmune inflammatory disorder can cause blindness, paralysis and death. Mayo Clinic researchers and international collaborators report their findings in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study…

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New book explores hospice and palliative care interventions

IMAGE: Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base view more  Credit: Elsevier Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base sets forth research considerations and guidelines to build evidence-based interventions to improve end-of-life care. The new book by George Demiris, PhD, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor in…

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Regenstrief, IU, Purdue research presented on national stage

INDIANAPOLIS — Regenstrief faculty members are sharing the institute’s groundbreaking research with national leaders in geriatrics at the 2019 annual meeting for the American Geriatrics Society in Portland, Oregon, May 2-4. Regenstrief Research Scientist Noll Campbell, PharmD, M.S., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy, is presenting in multiple sessions, providing…

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Job numbers flat for Americans with disabilities despite strength of the labor market

IMAGE: This infographic compares the economic indicators for people with and without disabilities for April 2019, showing flattening for people with disabilities and slight increases for their counterparts without disabilities. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ – May 3, 2019 – The economic indicators for Americans with disabilities were flat, while people without disabilities…

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Swedish and South African universities’ collaboration on Agenda 2030 challenges

SASUF (the South Africa-Sweden University Forum) is a partnership among 36 Swedish and South African universities with the aim of strengthening collaboration between the two countries in research, education and innovation. For six days, from 6 to 11 May, the second week-long research and innovation event in Stellenbosch will bring together some 500 researchers, decision-makers…

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‘Gut-on-a-chip’ research aims to find personalized treatment for Crohn’s disease

IMAGE: Hyun Jung Kim, a biomedical engineer from UT Austin, holding a sample of his ‘Gut-On-A-Chip’ Technology, which will help inform his work in better understanding Crohn’s Disease…. view more  Credit: Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin To model human health and disease, organ-on-a-chip technology mimics the human body’s organ structure, functionality…

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