Kidney disease killer vulnerable to targeted nano therapy

CLEMSON, South Carolina — By loading a chelation drug into a nano-sized homing device, researchers at Clemson University have reversed in an animal model the deadliest effects of chronic kidney disease, which kills more people in the United States each year than breast or prostate cancer. When kidneys stop working properly, calcium builds up in…

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TIGER mouse debuts as model for neurological ailments

IMAGE: This is a 63X image from a TIGER mouse brain demonstrating release of CD9-GFP (orange) extracellular vesicles from astrocytes that are taken up by IBA1 (purple)/CD11b (white) neuroimmune cells called… view more  Credit: David Feliciano / Victoria Neckles CLEMSON, South Carolina — New research published today in Scientific Reports has devised a way to track…

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New study highlights the influence social media has on children’s food intake

New University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics, highlights the negative influence that social media has on children’s food intake. Current research shows celebrity endorsement and television advertising of unhealthy foods increases children’s intake of these foods. However, children are increasingly exposed to marketing through digital avenues, such as on social media, and the impact…

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Genomics could better match treatments to pancreatic cancer patients

PITTSBURGH, March 4 — Pancreatic cancer is a grim diagnosis, with a five-year survival rate of less than 9 percent. To improve those odds, researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine sought genetic signatures in the largest study of its kind that could be used to better match drugs to patients…

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A new machine learning model can classify lung cancer slides at the pathologist level

IMAGE: Visualization on sample whole-slide images of the lung cancer histologic patterns identified by pathologists compared to those detected by a new machine learning model developed by researchers at Dartmouth’s Norris… view more  Credit: Hassanpour Lab, Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center LEBANON, NH — Machine learning has improved dramatically in recent years and shown great promise…

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Researchers find potential new source of rare earth elements

IMAGE: These are rare earth oxides of gadolinium, praseodymium, cerium, samarium, lanthanum and neodymium. view more  Credit: USDA ARS Researchers have found a possible new source of rare earth elements — phosphate rock waste — and an environmentally friendly way to get them out, according to a study published in the Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. The…

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