Link between chronic kidney disease and heart failure is identified in patients

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — People with chronic kidney disease have a higher risk for heart disease and heart-disease death. Now, for the first time in humans, research led by Navkaranbir Bajaj, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has identified a pathological change that appears to link kidney disease to progressive heart disease. This offers…

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Putting precision oncology into practice

Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch medical record company Epic’s module for genomic results, giving providers the tools they need to tailor patient care at the molecular level. Rush will use the module as part of its Precision Oncology Center to integrate the power of genomic sequencing data into…

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First-ever experimental Sudan virus specific antibody treatment protects animals

Army scientists working with partners from industry and academia have developed an experimental treatment that protects animals from Sudan virus, which is closely related to Ebola. Their work is published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. There are six distinct species of ebolaviruses, which collectively pose a significant threat…

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Philippines Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside China

HONG KONG — A 44-year-old man in the Philippines has died of the coronavirus, the first known fatality outside China, health officials said on Sunday, as the number of deaths jumped to more than 360 and other countries expanded travel restrictions in an effort to slow the spread of the outbreak. The man, whose name…

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Trump Defends Closing Borders to Travelers to Fight Coronavirus

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump defended a decision that would bar foreign nationals who had recently visited China from entering the United States as his administration continued to assess the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak. Sitting with the Fox News personality Sean Hannity, Mr. Trump used a roughly nine-minute interview taped on…

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Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say

The Wuhan coronavirus spreading from China is now likely to become a pandemic that circles the globe, according to many of the world’s leading infectious disease experts. The prospect is daunting. A pandemic — an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents — may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines…

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All the Looks From the 2020 BAFTAs

It’s BAFTAs Sunday and the biggest stars of the 2020 awards season are gathered in London to celebrate the best of British film. From the cast of Little Women to the royals, see who turned out for this year’s ceremony, where films like Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story, Joker, and Parasite are nominated for the evening’s…

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Does Your Pet Really Need Cat TV or a Dog Playlist?

This is a story about Opie and Karma. Most days the two cats cuddle on a bed upstairs in the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., home of Aray Till, a freelance creative director. One recent afternoon, though, they were startled by the sound of chirping birds in the living room downstairs. They bounded down the staircase and…

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The Electric Hummer and the Rise of the Eco-Beast

What would it take to unite this divided country? At this point, we seem to be down to one option: electric pickup trucks. What? You haven’t heard about zero-emission pickups? That will change on Sunday, at least if you are among the 100 million or so people tuning into the Super Bowl between the San…

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