Searching Out the Hidden Stories of South Carolina’s Gullah Country

On an overcast June day, I parked my car under a live oak outside a weathered-looking church on St. Helena Island, S. C. I’d interrupted our family vacation for an outing to some of the cultural sites on this island where the Gullah Geechee culture has endured since the days of slavery. My nephews and…

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US and Japanese researchers identify how liver cells protect against viral attacks

IMAGE: The new versus current models showing how liver cells respond to RNA viruses. view more  Credit: Daisuke Yamane, D.V.M., Ph.D., Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science Chapel Hill, NC — Liver cells have an innate resistance to RNA viral infections like hepatitis A, dengue and Zika thanks to a protein called IRF1, according to researchers…

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Researcher awarded $1.17 million for cancer research

IMAGE: Clay Clark is a professor and Chair of the UTA Department of Biology Clay Clark view more  Credit: The University of Texas at Arlington A scientist’s research at The University of Texas at Arlington could lead to more effective, targeted treatment of cancer cells—adding to the University’s diverse array of projects focused on advancing health…

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Procedure time proves vital in thrombectomy success

IMAGE: MUSC research team lead Dr. Spiotta worked with Dr. Alawieh to study endovascular thrombectomy procedure times on patients both at MUSC and nationally. view more  Credit: Sarah Pack The «Stroke Belt» refers to the swath of states in the Southeast where rates of stroke death are high, and according to the Department of Health and…

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Statins safe for preventing cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without additional risks. The findings appear in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an approximately 50 percent…

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In lung disease, crackling and wheezing can be more than just a sign of sickness

ANN ARBOR—Doctors know they’re the sounds of lung problems, but it turns out they might be more than symptoms—crackling and wheezing could be the sounds of a disease progressing, a University of Michigan researcher has found. James Grotberg, professor of biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering and professor of surgery at the Medical School,…

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Prove it: National telehealth research network greenlighted

AURORA, Colo. (April 15, 2019) — The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is part of a team of researchers that has received a grant of $3.6 million for the SPROUT-CTSA Collaborative Telehealth Research Network. This five-year grant will support the development of telehealth research efforts, metric development, identification of best practices and the development…

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Study: Phenols in purple corn fight diabetes, obesity, inflammation in mouse cells

IMAGE: Scientists at the University of Illinois developed new hybrids of purple corn and found that compounds in them fight obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance in mouse cells. The team includes,… view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Scientists at the University of Illinois have developed new hybrids of purple corn containing…

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