Study to explore if impaired metabolic pathways lead to MS progression

BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo researchers have received a $957,000 grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command to explore the progression of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS). The study will investigate whether changes in metabolic pathways (a series of chemical reactions that supply energy and provide structural building blocks for the…

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GSA publishes three research articles on COVID-19 and aging

The Gerontological Society of America’s highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between September 24 and October 7; all are free to access: Intersectionality and inequalities in medical risk for severe COVID-19 in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: Research article in The Gerontologist by Shen…

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Tracking the trackers: uOttawa researchers launch COVID-19 Global Pandemic App Watch

Contact-tracing and exposure-notification apps are a new technology rapidly developed and launched to respond to the COVID-19?global health crisis. The development of such applications is placing governments, corporations, and citizens around the world into an ongoing ethical design experiment resulting in potentially life-saving outcomes but also potential risks. During the summer of 2020, design teams…

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Boosting chickens’ own immune response could curb disease

URBANA, Ill. – Broiler chicken producers the world over are all too familiar with coccidiosis, a parasite-borne intestinal disease that stalls growth and winnows flocks. Various approaches, developed over decades, have been used to control coccidiosis, but the disease remains widespread. Recent research from the University of Illinois supports the use of immunomodulatory and antioxidant…

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Enhanced reimbursement to oncology clinics increases prescriptions of evidence-based drugs

PHILADELPHIA–A pay-for performance program that offers enhanced reimbursement to oncology practices for prescribing high-quality, evidence-based cancer drugs increased use of these drugs without significantly changing total spending on care, Penn Medicine researchers report in a new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. This is the first study to demonstrate how a national…

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Michael Kors Celebrates the Spirt of Community with Employee-Led Watch Hunger Stop Campaign

Twenty million in 2020 is Michael Kors’s landmark achievement. That’s the number of donated meals Watch Hunger Stop—his brand’s long-running philanthropic initiative in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)—reached this year, ahead of World Food Day on October 16. Now in its eighth year, Watch Hunger Stop is focused on helping WFP…

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