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Newswise: How to keep flu germs from spreading in your home

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How to keep flu germs from spreading in your home

University of Alabama at Birmingham

You cannot really germ-proof your home, but you can clean and disinfect things to improve your chances of preventing the flu.

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17-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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What You Need to Know About Sinus Infections

University of Alabama at Birmingham

As the fall months approach, the potential for seasonal allergies, runny noses and sinus infections increases.

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1-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Pivotal Role Found for IgC Autoantibodies in IgA Nephropathy

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Pivotal Role Found for IgC Autoantibodies in IgA Nephropathy

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A study largely validates that immunoglobulin IgG is a crucial part of the pathogenic immunodeposits in kidneys of patients with IgA nephropathy. The routine clinical test that identifies the presence of IgA in all cases of IgA nephropathy fails to show IgG in 50 to 80 percent of biopsies.

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24-Sep-2019 4:00 PM EDT
Newswise: How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper

Article ID: 718980

How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A preclinical study published in Science Immunology shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and germinal centers. Thus, the research may help guide future disease treatment for autoimmune diseases like lupus.

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13-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Full circle kindness: Transplant patients hope to inspire others

Article ID: 718831

Full circle kindness: Transplant patients hope to inspire others

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB has successfully completed more than 14,000 transplants since doctors performed Alabama’s first kidney transplant in 1968.

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11-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718583

Economic recession and heart health: What’s the relationship?

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The researchers found that from 2007-2010 to 2011-2016, American adults showed a decline in mean cardiovascular health score driven by an increasing prevalence of obesity and impaired fasting glucose.

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6-Sep-2019 12:35 PM EDT
Newswise: Two blood-clotting disorders with different causes interact synergistically

Article ID: 718581

Two blood-clotting disorders with different causes interact synergistically

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers have found a synergistic connection, or crosstalk, between two rare but potentially deadly blood-clotting diseases — thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome. The linkage may provide a rationale for a more targeted therapeutic intervention in patients.

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6-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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