An international prize honors Bradley Yoder for research in polycystic kidney disease

IMAGE: This is Brad Yoder. view more  Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bradley K. Yoder, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded with a Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement for his significant research in the polycystic kidney field.…

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First genome-wide association study (GWAS) for Type 2 diabetes in youth findings

Pediatric diabetes and genetic researchers with the First Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) for Type 2 diabetes in youth said they discovered seven genetic variants associated with the disease in young people. The findings were presented and discussed in an endocrinology session for basic and translational research at the Pediatric Academic Society Conference (April 24 —…

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Medical News Today: Just how effective is hypnosis at relieving pain?

Could hypnosis relieve pain? The largest meta-analysis to date concludes that it could be a viable, safe, cost-effective option. Hypnosis might provide an innovative way to treat pain. Researchers estimate that chronic pain affects more than 1.5 billion individuals globally. Doctors often prescribe opioid medications to treat this type of pain. However, these drugs are…

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Medical News Today: How elderberries can help you fight the flu

If you have ever eaten ripe elderberries or made elderberry jam, syrup, or wine, then you will be familiar with their sharp, tart, yet refreshing taste. According to tradition, these dark, purple berries can fortify a person’s immune system. New evidence suggests this is correct — and research explain how. Elderberries really do have antiviral…

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Effie Johnson, Adetola Ladejobi

Effie Olayinka Johnson and Adetola Oluwagbenga Ladejobi were married April 27 at the West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. The Rev. Brandon Baxter, a United Methodist minister, performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Battle Beasley, an Episcopal priest, taking part. On April 26, the couple and their families participated in a traditional engagement ceremony,…

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Jennifer Miao, Zachary Feldman

Dr. Jennifer Miao and Zachary Brian Feldman were married April 27 at Rosecliff, a mansion in Newport, R.I. Peter B. Regan, a former judge at the municipal court in Middletown, R.I., led a ceremony incorporating Christian elements. The couple met at Vanderbilt University, from which each graduated cum laude, she with a degree in English…

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Lori Altabet, Jonathan Miller

Lori Michelle Altabet and Jonathan Abraham Miller were married April 27 at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y. Rabbi Scott B. Weiner officiated. The couple, both 28, met at the University of Delaware, from which each graduated. Mrs. Miller, 28, is a product marketer for Food & Wine, Travel and Leisure and Departures magazines at…

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William O’Connor, Alejandro Golding

William Owen O’Connor and Alejandro Carlo Golding were married April 27 at their townhouse in Washington. Gregory E. Golding, Mr. Golding’s brother, was ordained through American Marriage Ministries in order to officiate at this event. Mr. O’Connor (left), 28, is the travel editor at The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website that focuses on…

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Cynthia Organ, Jonathan Ross

Cynthia Elaine Organ and Jonathan Lee Ross were married April 27 in Redondo Beach, Calif. Chad M. Concelmo, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for this event, officiated at the Redondo Beach Historic Library. Ms. Organ, 30, is a litigation associate at Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro, a…

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