New journal launched, The International Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Diseases

Bentham Science is pleased to announce the launch of new subscription-based journal, The International Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Diseases. The first issue of the journal will be available online by the start of the year, 2021. Dr. N. Mendez-Sanchez, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, is serving as the Editor-in-Chief…

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FAPESP promotes webinar to discuss the impacts of pandemic on schools and families

Entitled “Education: COVID-19 and social inequalities”, a March 03 webinar promoted by FAPESP, the São Paulo Research Foundation, will be gathering experts on education to explore how the pandemic has impacted education in different national contexts. They will discuss the challenges associated with the implementation of responses by the educational systems in face of structural…

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University of Minnesota to host webinar – Is COVID-19 changing research ethics?

On Wednesday, March 3, the University of Minnesota will host top national experts to debate how COVID-19 is changing the rules and conduct for research. This webinar on “Conducting Research in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethics in an Emergency” will tackle huge issues, including: How can research successfully include the Black, Indigenous, and other vulnerable populations…

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MicroRNA testing of healthy kids could provide a window on future heart and kidney health

New York, NY (February 26, 2020) – Molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) that are measurable in urine have been identified by researchers at Mount Sinai as predictors of both heart and kidney health in children without disease. The epidemiological study of Mexican children was published in February in the journal Epigenomics. “For the first time, we…

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Not all “good” cholesterol is healthy

HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol) or good cholesterol is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease as it transports cholesterol deposited in the arteries to the liver to be eliminated. This contrasts with the so-called bad cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol), which causes cholesterol to accumulate in the arteries and increases cardiovascular risk. Although…

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New open-source platform accelerates research into the treatment of heart arrhythmia’s

An open-source platform, OpenEP co-developed by researchers from the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s College London has been made available to advance research on atrial fibrillation, a condition characterised by an irregular and often fast heartbeat. It can cause significant symptoms such as breathlessness, palpitations and fatigue, as well as being…

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