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Newswise: Subtle Mitochondrial DNA Mutations Alter Expression of Nuclear Genes, with Profound Clinical Effects

Article ID: 720809

Subtle Mitochondrial DNA Mutations Alter Expression of Nuclear Genes, with Profound Clinical Effects

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Subtle changes in the DNA of mitochondria, the tiny power plants in cells, can have profound consequences for a patient’s health. Research on biological mechanisms suggests that relatively minor changes in mitochondrial energy flow and metabolism could offer significant future benefits to patients with complex diseases.

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Article ID: 720814

Alerta do especialista: especialista da Mayo Clinic responde a receios sobre cigarros eletrônicos

Mayo Clinic

Com as mortes possivelmente relacionadas ao uso de cigarros eletrônicos dominando as manchetes dos jornais, existe um receio crescente sobre seus efeitos e doenças pulmonares associadas. Os oficiais de saúde estão preocupados com a possibilidade de haver uma ligação entre o uso de cigarros eletrônicos e diversas mortes.

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Newswise: Ocean Medical Center Welcomes Prashant Desai, M.D., as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Article ID: 720803

Ocean Medical Center Welcomes Prashant Desai, M.D., as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center is pleased to welcome Prashant Desai, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Desai is a specially trained radiation oncologist and has been appointed medical director of radiation oncology at Ocean Medical Center and Shore Radiation Oncology.

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15-Oct-2019 3:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720802

Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues, study shows

University of Washington

A University of Washington-led study finds that Deaf infants exposed to American Sign Language are especially tuned to a parent's eye gaze, itself a social connection between parent and child that is linked to early learning.

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Newswise: Telescope technology used to take first accurate images of glaucoma-related eye structure

Article ID: 720799

Telescope technology used to take first accurate images of glaucoma-related eye structure

Indiana University

Researchers at the IU School of Optometry have used adaptive optics technology to create the first undistorted microscopic images of the eye's trabecular meshwork, which could help improve treatment for glaucoma.

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Newswise: New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain

Article ID: 720790

New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain

McMaster University

The McMaster research team found muscle cells treated with statins released the amino acid called glutamate at much higher levels than muscle cells that were untreated. As glutamate is a potent activator of muscle pain receptors, this release was proposed to trigger the sensation of muscle pain.

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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: 720784

Early detection of seizures in infants crucial to brain development

University of Chicago Medical Center

While it's difficult to recognize seizures in infants, early detection is important. UChicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital neurologist Dr. Douglas Nordli, Jr. explains this crucial time in development.

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