OU researcher developing new approach for early intervention of lupus

IMAGE: Wu, an assistant professor in the OU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is providing the first snapshot of autoantibody development in Lupus patients by developing a novel detection method. view more  Credit: University of Oklahoma A University of Oklahoma researcher, Si Wu, and collaborators from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Indiana University, are developing…

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A new toolkit for studying how ‘PARP’ activity boosts cancers

A new method developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is likely to speed the study of an important biological process called ADP-ribosylation. ADP-ribosylation occurs at high levels in some cancers, and drugs called PARP inhibitors, which block ADP-ribosylation, comprise one of the most promising new classes of cancer therapy. Yet…

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ATS publishes new clinical guideline on home oxygen for children

IMAGE: The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. The guideline appears in the Feb. 1 edition of the Society’s American Journal… view more  Credit: ATS Feb. 1, 2019—The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. The guideline…

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How shaving cream works (video)

IMAGE: Whether you rock sideburns or baby-smooth legs, all shavers share one concern — the threat of razor-sharp metal. But luckily, shaving cream packs the right chemistry to keep us looking… view more  Credit: The American Chemical Society WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2019 — Whether you rock sideburns or baby-smooth legs, all shavers share one concern —…

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Fiber composition in rice coproducts revealed in Illinois study

URBANA, Ill. — Rice coproducts in pig diets add fat and fiber, but too much fiber can decrease energy absorption and digestibility. A recent study from the University of Illinois characterizes the chemical composition of fiber in rice and rice coproducts, which could lead to diet interventions for improved digestibility. «Because of rice fiber’s low…

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KIT National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease one step further toward healthy respiratory organs

IMAGE: KIT NCER researcher is using a Visual Instillobot. Visual Instillobot is replacement test equipment for performing toxicity inhalation. view more  Credit: KIT NCER The Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT·Chief Dr. Song, Chang-woo) National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease Product (NCER·Chief Dr. Lee, Kyu-hong) obtained on January 10 the final decision from the Ministry…

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nTIDE January 2019 Jobs Report: Job numbers hold steady for Americans with disabilities

IMAGE: Infographic compares the January 2019 economic indicators for people with and without disabilities, showing flat numbers for people with disabilities, and increases for people without disabilities. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ — February 1, 2019 — Economic indicators for Americans with disabilities were flat in January, while those for people without disabilities…

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Site of care may affect patients’ access to palliative treatment

For patients at the end of life, palliative care can prolong survival and improve the quality of life for patients with a life-threatening illness and for their families. But studies have found that racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive end-of-life palliative care than their counterparts. A new study conducted by investigators at…

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The future of minority health and health disparities research is here

IMAGE: AJPH special issue focuses on the future of minority health and health disparities research. view more  Health disparities have persisted, despite extensive research and a decades-long mandate to eliminate them. Thus, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) led a National Institutes of Health-wide, two-year science visioning process to chart a new…

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