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Newswise: Scientists Discover Why Brown Fat is Good for People’s Health

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Scientists Discover Why Brown Fat is Good for People’s Health

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes. Their study in the journal Nature adds to our knowledge about the role of brown fat in human health and could lead to new medications for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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21-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717748

American Society of Nephrology Launches New Initiative That Aims to Save Lives for People Suffering with Acute Kidney Injury

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recently launched a new initiative aimed at saving lives of those who suffer from acute kidney injury (AKI). Made possible by a grant from Baxter Healthcare Corporation, the effort is called AKI!Now: Promoting Excellence in the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury.

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20-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Treatment Doctor Tested On Himself Can Put Others into Remission
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    13-Aug-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717311

Treatment Doctor Tested On Himself Can Put Others into Remission

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Castleman Disease patients who do not respond to the only drug currently approved by the FDA may have another option that targets a specific pathway called PI3K/Akt/mTOR

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12-Aug-2019 9:20 AM EDT

Article ID: 717368

AnaBios Provides Human Tissue Samples to NCATS for Pain Research

AnaBios

AnaBios Corp. today announced it is providing validated human dorsal root ganglion (hDRG) to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for research collaborations to develop human cell-based screening platforms and novel drugs to treat pain and opioid use disorder.

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13-Aug-2019 8:50 AM EDT
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    8-Aug-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716870

Fluoride May Diminish Kidney and Liver Function in Adolescents, Study Suggests

Mount Sinai Health System

Fluoride exposure may lead to a reduction in kidney and liver function among adolescents, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers in Environment International in August.

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2-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Internet can be valuable tool for people with undiagnosed rare disorders

Article ID: 717095

Internet can be valuable tool for people with undiagnosed rare disorders

Wake Forest Baptist Health

The internet can serve as a pathway to diagnosis and care for people who suspect they have a rare condition that has not been identified by their physicians, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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7-Aug-2019 11:55 AM EDT

Article ID: 717071

Racial and Ethnic Disparities Found in Palliative Care Use Among Hospitalized Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers describe striking racial and ethnic disparities exist in the use of palliative care by hospitalized patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) on dialysis, based on a a retrospective cohort study.

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7-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716730

UK Transplant Researchers Seek to Fight Organ Rejection in New Trial

University of Kentucky

For transplant patients, organ rejection can be a serious complication. A new clinical trial at the UK Transplant Center seeks to change how the body reacts to a new organ by inducing tolerance to it through a special process prior to transplant.

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31-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    30-Jul-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 716466

Should Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Be Screened for Brain Aneurysms?

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Brain aneurysms were detected by pre-symptomatic screening in 9% of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, more frequently in those with a history of hypertension and smoking. • Very few patients experienced aneurysmal ruptures, but the overall rupture rate was approximately 5 times higher than in the general population.

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26-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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