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Subtle structural features in donated kidneys may predict risk of transplant failure

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that subtle structural features in kidneys from living donors that can only be seen with a microscope may predict the risk of transplant failure in recipients. The findings are published online in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Channels: Healthcare, Kidney Disease, Transplantation, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), All Journal News,

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Study Examines Reliability of Biopsies From Donated Kidneys Prior to Transplantation

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In analyses of biopsies of deceased donor kidneys, a repeat biopsy often showed very different findings than the initial biopsy, calling into question decisions to decline an organ based on the initial biopsy findings. • Although the first biopsy findings were not associated with post-transplant outcomes, findings from the second biopsies—which were performed in a relatively standardized manner at one organ procurement organization and read by the same group of pathologists—provided useful information about how well the organ functioned after transplantation.

Channels: Kidney Disease, Transplantation, Healthcare, All Journal News,

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Kidney Structural Features from Living Donors Predict Transplant Failure in Recipients

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Subtle structural features of donated kidneys—which were observed through biopsies taken at the time of donation—were associated with the longevity of organs after they were transplanted.

Channels: Healthcare, Kidney Disease, Transplantation, All Journal News,

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17-Jan-2020 2:50 PM EST
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Hot flashes impair memory performance

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Cognition and Learning, OBGYN, Women's Health,

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23-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Mount Sinai Emergency Department Innovation: An Observation Unit That Reduces Length of Stay and Raises Patient Satisfaction

Mount Sinai Health System

In one urban ED that sees approximately 12,000 pediatric patients a year, a team of emergency medicine physicians devised a model that would optimize resources, reduce length of stay dramatically, and increase patient satisfaction.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders,

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23-Jan-2020 2:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In Nature, a team led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) researchers uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup, expanding virus diversity in this group 10-fold from just 205 genomes.

Channels: Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Infectious Diseases, Microbiome, Public Health, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Nature (journal), DOE Science News, All Journal News,

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23-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devasting genetic disorder

Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devasting genetic disorder

UC Davis MIND Institute

Fragile X syndrome is a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, but many doctors don’t know anything about it, let alone have the resources to properly diagnose or treat it.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Neuro, Genetics, Europe News,

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23-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Wistar Joins Global Effort to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Development for Outbreak Originating in China

Wistar Joins Global Effort to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Development for Outbreak Originating in China

Wistar Institute

Wistar announces today that they are part of a team to develop a vaccine against the recently emerged strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has infected hundreds in China and other countries, including the U.S., and resulted in numerous deaths to date. Wistar is part of a collaboration funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

Channels: Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, China News,

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