Re:GEN Open, dynamic new peer-reviewed open access journal

New Rochelle, NY, February 3, 2021–Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) announce the launch of Re:GEN Open, the new multidisciplinary open access journal for scientifically rigorous research in the life and medical sciences. Re:GEN Open combines the dynamic, global media presence of GEN with the scientific peer-reviewed publishing expertise…

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Study examines role of biomarkers to evaluate kidney injury in cancer patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in Kidney International Reports finds that immune checkpoint inhibitors, may have negative consequences in some patients, including acute kidney inflammation, known as interstitial nephritis. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are used to treat cancer by stimulating the immune system to attack cancerous cells. “Immune checkpoint inhibitors have…

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MSK scientists learn how genes and environment conspire in pancreatic cancer development

Like weeds sprouting from cracks in the pavement, cancer often forms in sites of tissue damage. That damage could be an infection, a physical wound, or some type of inflammation. Common examples include stomach cancer caused by H. pylori infection, Barrett’s esophagus caused by acid reflux, and even smoking-induced lung cancer. Exactly how tissue damage…

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Sleep deprivation may exacerbate frailty’s effects on mental health in older adults

Previous studies have linked sleep deprivation and frailty with depression. A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that examined their combined effect suggests that short sleep intensifies the impacts of frailty on depressive symptoms. Among 5,026 community-dwelling older adults in China, participants who were frail at the start of the…

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