Multi-omics approach offers new insights into peanut allergy severity

New York, NY — Dec 12, 2019 — Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified novel genes associated with the severity of peanut allergy, as well as ways in which these genes interact with other genes during allergic reactions. The findings, published December 12 in the Journal of Allergy and…

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Breast-conserving treatment without surgery not supported at this time

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Results from NRG Oncology’s BR005 study show that breast-conserving treatment without surgery cannot be recommended, based on the study criteria of clinical complete response, radiological complete response (rCR)/near rCR, and negative tumor bed biopsies. These findings were presented at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held December 10-14. This phase…

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Genetic resources of birds to be preserved in new international project

The support is provided by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Science and Innovation in East Asia Consortium. Kazan Federal University’s partners are Mahidol University and Kumamoto University. The first stage of the research is expected to take three years and involves pluripotent stem cells (iPS). Recent advancements in stem cell technology can…

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NIH renews funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group

As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become more urgent threats worldwide, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, will provide up to $102.5 million in renewed funding over seven years for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG). This global consortium of scientific experts leads a comprehensive clinical research network…

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New industry partnership to accelerate research on flu vaccines for the elderly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With support from a three-year $2.1 million agreement with Insight Therapeutics, a private company that focuses on the health care of older adults, a team of Brown University public health researchers will look to identify the most effective flu vaccines for elderly nursing home residents. As people get older, the…

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New methods could help researchers watch neurons compute

Since the 1950s at least, researchers have speculated that the brain is a kind of computer in which neurons make up complex circuits that perform untold numbers of calculations every second. Decades later, neuroscientists know that these brain circuits exist, yet technical limitations have kept most details of their computations out of reach. Now, neuroscientists…

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How a protein in your brain could protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Research shows that white blood cells in the human brain are regulated by a protein called CD33—a finding with important implications in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by University of Alberta chemists. «Immune cells in the brain, called microglia, play a critical role in Alzheimer’s disease,» explained Matthew Macauley, assistant…

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Research calls for new measures to treat mental illness and opioid use

Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use, a study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has found. The study found that 7.5 per cent of 165,434 patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals in Ontario between 2006 and 2017 had used…

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Meaningful change in culture urged to save neurology, reduce gender gap

(SACRAMENTO) — Allison Brashear, Dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine, is working to save the future workforce of neurology and to reduce the gender gap in the medical specialty. More trained neurologists are needed to meet the demand for care in the U.S. More trained neurologists are needed to meet the demand for…

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