How to Write Found Poetry

These days, people are turning to art or poetry while stuck at home, because they want to feel something other than being at home. One way to feel something different and exciting is to craft a found poem. Rita Dove, a former United States poet laureate, said that poetry is “the bones and the skeleton…

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Hope for patients with primary hyperoxaluria type 1

Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder that begins in childhood and adolescence. Various defects in the enzyme alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase cause an overproduction of oxalate in the liver, which is excreted in the urine (hyperoxaluria). It leads to the formation of recurrent kidney stones, renal calcification (nephrocalcinosis) and kidney injury, even…

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ANCA-associated vasculitis: The ADVOCATE Study

ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a systemic disease involving the formation of special autoantibodies (so-called anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies/ANCA) and vascular inflammation. There are several diseases associated with involvement of the kidneys, lungs, upper respiratory tract, heart, skin and the nervous system; potentially life-threatening courses of disease are also possible. Immunosuppressive therapy is provided, which can lead…

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease, in which damage is caused to multiple organs and tissues by the formation and deposition of immune complexes (antigen-antibody complexes). The kidneys are also affected in about half of the patients when immune complexes accumulate in the glomeruli, resulting in a glomerulonephritis called lupus nephritis…

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City Summer, Country Summer

The Look 2020 A photographer and a writer separately explore black boyhood and the season. Photographs by Andre D. Wagner Text by Kiese Laymon ImageCredit…Andre D. Wagner Black boys from Mississippi know the Black boys from New York. When we were young, their parents sent them down south one summer. We were as afraid of…

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