Moffitt researchers develop tool to estimate genetic diversity and ancestry of cell lines

TAMPA, Fla. — Cancer is a highly varied disease, with genetic differences among different tumor types, individuals and ancestral populations. These genetic differences can impact disease aggressiveness, the type of disease, and the response to therapy. It is important that scientists have proper tools and model systems to study how these variations affect cancer development…

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Eyes reveal early Alzheimer’s disease

New technology quantifies capillary changes in great detail Eye is an ideal mirror for what is happening in the brain Biomarker could identify individuals at high risk of progressing to Alzheimer’s CHICAGO — Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, noninvasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, the precursor…

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Job indicators drop slightly again for Americans with disabilities

IMAGE: This infographic compares the March economic indicators for people with and without disabilities, showing slight declines for people with disabilities and modest gains for people without disabilities. view more  East Hanover, NJ — April 5, 2019 — In March, job numbers again showed slight declines for Americans with disabilities, in contrast with modest gains for…

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New trauma care pathway reduces delirium and likelihood of returning to the hospital

CHICAGO (April 5, 2019): A standardized interdisciplinary clinical pathway to identify and manage frailty in older patients has reduced the rate of one of the most debilitating complications for older patients—delirium—and kept patients from returning to the hospital within 30 days of treatment for traumatic injury. The pathway is being adapted for other surgical services…

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Study calculates costs associated with smoking by patients with cancer

VIDEO: Warren discusses the article, «Attributable Failure of First-line Cancer Treatment and Incremental Costs Associated With Smoking by Patients With Cancer. » view more  A study released today in JAMA Network Open reported that smoking after a cancer diagnosis is associated with substantial additional costs of cancer treatment. Hollings Cancer Center researcher Graham Warren, M.D., Ph.D.,…

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Unjamming the genome after DNA damage

IMAGE: Ccr4-Not to the rescue. A) Ccr4-Not complex associates with RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) as it travels along a strand of DNA producing RNA. B) When RNAPII becomes stuck due to… view more  Credit: Reese Laboratory, Penn State A protein complex that is involved in nearly every step in the regulatory control of gene expression in…

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Tailoring lactation education to the cultural needs of orthodox Jewish families

IMAGE: Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing view more  Credit: Eric Sucar, Univ. of Penn. Communications PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2019) -Breastfeeding is an accepted practice for millions of women worldwide and strongly endorse by the World Health Organization. To provide appropriate…

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