Targeted gene modification in animal pathogenic chlamydia

The human pathogenic bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial pathogen worldwide. It is estimated to infect more than 100 million people each year and is a frequent cause of infertility. Moreover, Chlamydia trachomatis also causes eye infections and represents the most frequent infectious cause of blindness in developing areas of the…

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Tailor-made for older adults, new tools improve doctor-patient relations

A Wilmot Cancer Institute-led study in JAMA Oncology shows that when physicians fully appreciate the concerns of older adults with cancer, such as function and forgetfulness, it elevates patient care and satisfaction. The study is believed to be the first to assess in a randomized clinical trial whether a tool known as geriatric assessment (GA)…

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Study shows fewer American Indians getting heart disease

SEATTLE, Wash. — A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at Washington State University shows that new cases of heart disease among American Indians in three U.S. regions have gone down. Findings from the study—which looked for changes across a span of 25 years—also suggest that fewer Native men are dying from heart-disease-related events, such as…

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Judge Voids Trump-Backed ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Workers

A federal judge on Wednesday voided the Trump administration’s “conscience rule,” which would have made it easier for health care workers to avoid assisting with abortion or other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds. Hospitals, insurance companies or local governments that violated their employees’ rights under the rule could have faced a loss of…

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Zawe Ashton Reads ‘The Triangle’s Sharpest Point’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher More than 30 years ago, Ingrid Maitland made a pivotal decision, one that has haunted her and left her wondering about the whereabouts of Emma, a little girl — now a grown woman — Ms. Maitland…

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Avoid Burnout Before You’re Already Burned Out

According to the World Health Organization, burnout is a workplace issue. But just because burnout can happen at work or because of work, doesn’t mean how you use your time outside of work can’t help prevent it. As a time management coach, I’ve seen that at the core, burnout prevention is about living out what…

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Narayana Reddy, YouTube Star as ‘Grandpa Kitchen,’ Has Died

Narayana Reddy, an Indian cook whose YouTube channel, Grandpa Kitchen, garnered more than six million followers with videos of him preparing gargantuan amounts of food to feed orphaned children and other hungry people, died on Oct. 27 in India. His death was confirmed in a video on his channel, but no other details were provided.…

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