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Newswise: Creatine powers T cells’ fight against cancer

Article ID: 721010

Creatine powers T cells’ fight against cancer

UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

The study, conducted in mice, is the first to show that creatine uptake is critical to the anti-tumor activities of killer T cells, the foot soldiers of the immune system.

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18-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 720951

Parasite kryptonite: A new way to fight schistosomiasis?

Morgridge Institute for Research

A team at the Morgridge Institute for Research has characterized a natural chemical that paralyzes the parasite that causes schistosomiasis, offering a new pathway to fight the catastrophic neglected disease.

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Article ID: 720629

Study Examines Variation in Transplant Centers’ Use of Less-Than-Ideal Organs

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In 2010-2016, many U.S. transplant centers commonly accepted deceased donor kidneys with less desirable characteristics. • The use of these organs varied widely across transplant centers, however, and differences were not fully explained by the size of waitlists or the availability of donor organs.

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11-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720913

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

Joslin Diabetes Center

A multi-center randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system — which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels — has found that the new system was more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes.The study showed that the system improved participants’ blood glucose control throughout the day and overnight.

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16-Oct-2019 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720778

Dr. Josephine Briggs to Keynote PhRMA Foundation-National Health Council Conference on New Approaches to Value Assessment

PhRMA Foundation

Dr. Josephine Briggs, the newly appointed Interim Executive Director for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will keynote the PhRMA Foundation and the National Health Council conference, The Next Generation of Value Assessment: Including the Patient Voice, on November 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

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Article ID: 720734

KidneyX Introduces Steering Committee

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) today introduced the members of the newly formed KidneyX Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) steering committee. This diverse group of experts will play a critical role in advancing the KidneyX mission to improve the lives of the 850,000,000 people worldwide currently affected by kidney diseases by accelerating innovation in kidney disease prevention, diagnostics, and treatment.

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15-Oct-2019 8:30 AM EDT
Newswise: New Study Evaluates Hand-Held Device for Non-Surgical Therapy of Kidney Stones

Article ID: 720691

New Study Evaluates Hand-Held Device for Non-Surgical Therapy of Kidney Stones

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health has enrolled its first patient to evaluate a hand-held technology to fragment kidney stones. The clinical trial will assess the safety and effectiveness of breaking up kidney stones using acoustic energy.

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14-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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