New Wearable Devices Transform Care for Kidney Failure Patients

In their feature article, Shuvo Roy, PhD (University of California, San Francisco) and his colleagues note that traditional hemodialysis performed in clinics has a number of shortcomings, with patients reporting…

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Blood Test for Eye Melanoma Developed

"This blood test was able to detect the difference between a benign mole located at the back of the eye and a melanoma in the eye," Dr Stark said. "The…

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Genetic Variation in Brain Cell Types Helps Predict Disease Risk

One might think that the primary cause of most genetically linked diseases comes from mutations in coding DNA -- alterations in coding regions of the genome that can lead directly…

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Ketogenic Diet can Protect You Against Flu Virus

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu…

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Novel Model To Advance Cancer Precision Medicine

‘CES could detect essential genes with higher accuracy. Predicted essential genes could act as potential drug targets for treating cancer.’Read More.. Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Cancer…

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How Maternal Zika Leads to Newborn Microcephaly Revealed

"The current study was initiated when a patient presented with a small brain size at birth and severe abnormalities in brain structures at the Baylor Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genomics…

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Availability of Opioid Treatment in Needy Areas is Unclear

Richard Sadler, an assistant professor in the College of Human Medicine's Division of Public Health, set out to determine whether opioid overdose deaths occurred in patterns in Flint, a city…

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Raises the Risk of Parkinson’s

"Parkinsonism is probably not just a brain disorder, but a group of diseases that may have their onset in the periphery, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract," explained Dr. Brudek, of…

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