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Ludwig Researchers Unravel Novel Mechanism by Which Tumors Grow Resistant to Radiotherapy

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A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a key mechanism by which tumors develop resistance to radiation therapy and shown how such resistance might be overcome with drugs that are currently under development.

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Children with Heart Disease Are Being Let Down by Lack of Clinical Trials, Study Finds

Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, research by the University of Birmingham has found.

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Under Affordable Care Act, Americans Have Had More Preventive Care for Heart Health, UCLA Study Finds

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By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health, a UCLA study found.

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Autoimmune Disease Public Forum in Detroit, MI

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EASTPOINTE, MI – NOVEMBER 20, 2017: American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) presents “What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease” public forum Saturday, December 9, 2017. This FREE conference is open to patients, their families, healthcare providers and the public. The forum will take place at Second Ebenezer Church located at 14601 Dequindre Road, Detroit, MI 48212. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the program is 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free lunch will be provided to registered attendees.

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How One Altruistic Living Donor Helped Save The Lives of Three Kidney Transplant Patients

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Three Loyola Medicine kidney transplant patients received kidneys from three living donors on the same day in a transplant chain.

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Southwestern Health Resources ACN Ranked No. 7 with Millions Saved, Quality Measures Above 95%

The Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (ACN) has saved the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $73 million over the past three years, including nearly $37.3 million in 2016, while maintaining a Quality Score over 95 percent, according to the latest figures. The savings rank the Southwestern Health Resources ACN No. 7 in the nation.

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Researchers Find Infectious Prions in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Patient Skin

In a Science Translational Medicine study published today, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers found that CJD patients also harbor infectious prions in their skin, albeit at lower levels. In the study, the researchers collected skin samples from 38 patients with assistance from the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and measured their prion levels. Using a highly sensitive in vitro assay developed and conducted by Byron Caughey’s group at the NIH, they detected prion protein aggregates in the skin samples from all of CJD patients. Prion levels were 1,000-100,000 times lower in the skin than in the brain, and only detectable by this extremely sensitive assay. The researchers further demonstrated that such skin prions are infectious, since they are capable of causing disease in humanized mouse models.

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New Approach to Tracking How Deadly 'Superbugs’ Travel Could Slow Their Spread

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Using a real-world outbreak as a test case, a team combined patient transfer data and whole-genome sequencing to identify hotspots for transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Lead Poisoning a Risk at Indoor Firing Ranges

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New Jersey Poison Control director Diane Calello warns of health dangers to hobby shooters, employees, law enforcement officers and their families







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