A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

Danielle Teuscher decided to give DNA tests as presents last Christmas to her father, close friends and 5-year-old daughter, joining the growing number of people taking advantage of low-cost, accessible genetic testing. But the 23andMe test produced an unexpected result. Ms. Teuscher, 30, a nanny in Portland, Ore., said she unintentionally discovered the identity of…

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Diabetes mellitus and stable ischemic heart disease

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Volume 3, Number 3, 2019, pp. 285-290(6); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0073 Cody Schwartz and David Winchester from the Malcom Randall VAMC, Gainesville, FL, USA consider diabetes mellitus and stable ischemic heart disease. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes mellitus (DM),…

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Stable ischemic heart disease in the older adult

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Volume 3, Number 3, 2019, pp. 291-296(6); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0072 Juan R. Vilaro from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA considers stable ischemic heart disease in the older adult. Demographic trends worldwide show a progressively…

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Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer

VIDEO: Toni K. Choueiri, MD details encouraging findings on the combination of the immunotherapy drug avelumab plus axitinib, a targeted agent, in treating advanced kidney cancer. view more  BOSTON – A combination of two drugs – one of them an immunotherapy agent – could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer,…

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Art Institute of Chicago unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology

IMAGE: Bankoni. Equestrian and Four Figures. Mali. 1175-1500. view more  Credit: Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment CHICAGO–On February 16, the Art Institute of Chicago announced the results of significant new research on five terracotta sculptures–so named Bankoni after a village in present-day Mali where they were found. The objects date from between the 12th and 15th centuries.…

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