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Article ID: 697321

Researchers Trace Parkinson’s Damage in the Heart

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson’s researchers test new therapies and explore an unappreciated way the disease puts people at risk of falls and hospitalization.

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Article ID: 697386

Speaking Up for Patient Safety

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a new study, a team led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) surveyed family members and patients with recent ICU experiences about their willingness to speak up about care concerns to medical providers.

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Article ID: 697104

Direct Oral Anticoagulants Linked with Higher Bleeding Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Compared with warfarin use, direct oral anticoagulant use was linked with a 23% higher risk of bleeding in patients with chronic kidney disease. • There was no difference between direct oral anticoagulant and warfarin users in benefits from prevention of ischemic stroke.

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Article ID: 697135

Concussion May Bring Greater Risks for Athletes with ADHD

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at greater risk for experiencing persistent anxiety and depression after a concussion than people who do not have ADHD, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis, July 20 to 22, 2018. ADHD is a brain disorder that affects attention and behavior.

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Article ID: 697367

NSF's IceCube Observatory Finds First Evidence of Cosmic Neutrino Source

University of California San Diego

An international team of scientists has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, subatomic particles that can emerge from their sources and, like cosmological ghosts, pass through the universe unscathed, traveling for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth.

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Article ID: 697377

Hospitals May Take Too Much of the Blame for Unplanned Readmissions

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A new study out of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reveals that the preventability of readmissions changes over time: readmissions within the first week after discharge are often preventable by the hospital, whereas readmissions later are often related to patients’ difficultly accessing outpatient clinics.

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Missouri S&T Biochemical Engineer Patents Low-Cost Method of Removing Bacterial Toxins From Fluids

Missouri University of Science and Technology

By some estimates, 18 million people die each year from sepsis triggered by endotoxins – fragments of the outer membranes of bacteria. A biochemical engineer at Missouri University of Science and Technology has patented a method of removing these harmful elements from water and also from pharmaceutical formulations.Her goal: improve drug safety and increase access to clean drinking water in the developing world.

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Article ID: 697312

Scientists ID Protein Exploited by Virus Ravaging West Africa

University of California San Diego

New research has uncovered a protein enabling the replication of arenaviruses, lethal pathogens spreading in West Africa. The research identified DDX3 as a key factor through its unexpected ability to dismantle normal human immune system defenses. The study may pave the way to new therapeutic treatments for arenaviruses and hemorrhagic fever.

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Citizen-Scientist Study Results Find Ticks Capable of Carrying Lyme Disease in 83 Additional U.S. Counties

Northern Arizona University

More than 16,000 ticks were sent in by people across the country and tested for various bacterial infections. Results show ticks capable of carrying Lyme disease are more widespread than originally thought.

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