Encouraging critically necessary blood donation among minorities

IMAGE: Better community education and communication are critical for increasing levels of blood donation among minorities, according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University. view more  Better community education and communication are critical for increasing levels of blood donation among minorities, according to a study by researchers at Georgia State…

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Georgia State signs license agreement to develop non-invasive method of diagnosing liver fibrosis

IMAGE: Georgia State University has signed a license agreement with Precision MedCare LLC, a biomedical solutions company founded by Yi Jiang, professor of mathematics and statistics in the College of Arts… view more  Georgia State University has signed a license agreement with Precision MedCare LLC, a biomedical solutions company founded by Yi Jiang, professor of mathematics…

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Urban Studies Institute receives $250,000 grant to study mobility challenges, improve health outcome

IMAGE: Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant under Systems for Action, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to study the mobility… view more  Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant under Systems for Action, a national program of the Robert…

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Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act

IMAGE: The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The finding could… view more  Even single-celled organisms desire partners every now and then. Leishmania – single-celled parasites that cause infections of the skin and internal organs –…

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One-fifth of US surgeons still overusing riskier procedure to create kidney dialysis access

IMAGE: A diagram showing how kidney dialysis is conducted after an arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery has provided access to the circulatory system. A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study reveals that many… view more  Credit: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/National Institutes of Health Long-term hemodialysis is a lifesaver for approximately half a million…

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Study shows that strength and weight training can control diabetes in obese individuals

IMAGE: A moderate training protocol reduced liver fat and made the organ more sensitive to insulin, even before loss of body weight occurred. view more  Credit: Guilherme Peruca Research conducted at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, shows that vigorous physical exercise such as strength and weight training can reduce accumulated liver…

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