Study shows CRISPR effectiveness against colitis pathogen

Research at North Carolina State University shows that the CRISPR-Cas system can be used to effectively target and eliminate specific gut bacteria, in this case Clostridioides difficile, the pathogen that causes colitis — a chronic, degenerative disease of the colon. In a proof-of-concept study published in the journal mBio, researchers were able to show pathogen…

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New study identifies valuable tool for treating pancreatic cancer patients

Pancreatic cancer is predicted to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2030. However, recent developments in staging and treatment provide options to improve the long-term survival rate for an otherwise devastating diagnosis. Today, new research published in Annals of Surgery from the University of Colorado Department of Surgery at the Anschutz Medical…

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Columbia study evaluates cervical cancer risks of IUDs

Patients who used copper intrauterine devices (Cu IUD) were found to have a lower risk of high-grade cervical neoplasms (cervical cancer) compared to users of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), according to a Columbia study recently published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Studies from the 1980s suggested reduced risk of cervical cancer among women who used…

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Academy of Osseointegration provides additional insight behind cancellation of its 35th Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington

Arlington Heights, Ill., March 10, 2020 — The Academy of Osseointegration’s (AO) Board of Directors and staff sincerely appreciate the understanding shown by members and the global implant dentistry community in response to last week’s announcement to cancel AO’s 35th Annual Meeting. «Cancelling the Meeting was an unprecedented decision taken very seriously by AO’s Board…

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Young sugarcane workers at high risk of kidney function decline

Researchers from the Center for Health, Work and Environment (CHWE) at the Colorado School of Public Health have published a paper in PLoS-ONE, studying the decline in kidney function for young, first-time sugarcane workers in Guatemala. The study, led by University of Colorado Instructor Miranda Dally, is the first to examine kidney function decline in…

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Study ties kin selection to host-manipulating behavior in parasites

New research by Texas A&M University biologist Dr. Charles Criscione and collaborators in Canada shows that family ties and traits such as manipulation, sacrifice and selflessness are just as key to survival in parasitic organisms as they are in cognitive species like humans. In essence, when it comes to successful transmission, some parasites get by…

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First-ever analysis of video recorded CPR improves resuscitation outcomes in emergency departments

Less than 8 percent of people who suffer from cardiac arrest outside of the hospital survive the incident, according to the American Heart Association. To improve survivorship and better administer life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), researchers and physicians at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and North Shore University Hospital developed a novel approach called Mechanical,…

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C.D.C. and State Department Say to Avoid Cruises: What Travelers Need to Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Department are urging Americans to avoid cruise ships as the coronavirus continues to spread, but most sailings are continuing as scheduled, leaving travelers unsure of whether to follow the government’s guidance or continue with their plans. “Recent reports of Covid-19 on cruise ships highlight the…

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Canceled Because of Coronavirus: A Brief List

Planners of all types of events, from the biggest international concerts and conferences to the smallest community gatherings, are facing hard questions about whether to carry on as planned. They all face the same conundrum: Is a public gathering worth the risk of spreading the new coronavirus? Here’s a brief rundown of some of the…

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