$3 million NIH grant to study APOL1 and HIV synergy

Two Children’s researchers have received a $3 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the mechanisms of APOL1 and HIV nephropathies in children, using a combination of Drosophila models, cultured human podocytes and a preclinical model. The APOL1 genetic variants G1 and G2, found almost exclusively in people of African…

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$2 million NIH grant to study nephrotic syndrome

A Children’s researcher has received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study nephrotic syndrome in Drosophila, a basic model system that has revealed groundbreaking insights into human health. The award for Zhe Han, Ph.D., an associate professor in Children’s Center for Genetic Medicine Research, is believed to be the…

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Trading cryptocurrency is problematic for regular gamblers, Rutgers study says

Researchers at the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s School of Social Work have found a link between frequently trading cryptocurrency — a digital and virtual currency — and problem gambling. The study, the first to explore cryptocurrency trading among regular gamblers, suggests crypto trading appeals to people struggling to manage their gambling…

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Study: Life-saving antibiotic receives new use guidelines from researchers around world

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An international panel of the foremost researchers on infectious disease and antimicrobials has formed new guidelines on the use of polymyxins, a class of antibiotics employed as a last resort to treat deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. The guidelines, published last month in Pharmacotherapy, set new standards for the clinical use of polymyxins, including…

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Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

IMAGE: Many factors contribute to worsening asthma symptoms, such as serum vitamin D levels, obesity, and high indoor air pollution. view more  Credit: NIEHS A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine,…

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Study: Urban African-Americans more likely to live in trauma deserts

African-Americans in major U.S. cities are significantly more likely to live in «trauma deserts» with limited access to advanced emergency medical care, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine. The study also shows the academic medical center’s new Level 1 Trauma Center led to a seven-fold reduction in Chicago’s access disparity. The…

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nTIDE Feb. 2019: Economic indicators decline slightly for Americans with disabilities

IMAGE: Infographic showing declines in the economic indicators for people with disabilities, and increases for people without disabilities view more  East Hanover, NJ — March 8, 2019 — Job numbers showed slight declines for Americans with disabilities, while the numbers improved for Americans without disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment — Monthly Update…

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Tennessee House Passes Bill to Ban Abortion After Detection of Fetal Heartbeat

The Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, mimicking laws in other states that have been struck down by the courts and drawing the criticism of both advocates and opponents of abortion rights. The measure, House Bill 77, would tightly restrict the window…

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Blood holds key to liver regeneration

IMAGE: James Luyendyk, a professor of pathobiology in the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has shown in a new study that the blood-clotting protein fibrinogen may hold the key… view more  Credit: Michigan State University EAST LANSING, Mich. — The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. But some patients…

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