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Article ID: 699144

TTUHSC El Paso Designated ‘Hispanic-Serving Institution’

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) as a Title V Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), making it the second Health-Related Institution in the nation to receive this designation and the only one located on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Article ID: 699140

Statins Associated with Improvement of Rare Lung Disease

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering statins may improve the conditions of people with a rare lung disease called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The research also suggested that two new tests could help diagnose the condition.

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Article ID: 699138

Key Factor May Be Missing From Models That Predict Disease Outbreaks From Climate Change

Indiana University

A study led by Indiana University suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics from climate change -- such as crop blights or disease outbreaks -- may not take into account an important factor in predicting their severity.

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16-Aug-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699137

Blood Test Could Detect Kidney Cancer Up to Five Years Prior to Clinical Diagnosis

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A team of investigators led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) medical oncologist Rupal Bhatt, MD, PhD, has demonstrated that a molecule called KIM-1, a protein present in the blood of some patients with renal cell carcinoma is present at elevated levels at the time of diagnosis, can also serve as a tool to predict the disease’s onset up to five years prior to diagnosis

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Article ID: 699142

Rheumatology Leaders Meet with HHS Secretary Azar to Discuss Concerns with Step Therapy in Medicare Advantage Plans

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Yesterday, the American College of Rheumatology met with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for a productive discussion about the rheumatology community’s concerns with a new policy that will allow Medicare Advantage plans to utilize step therapy in Medicare Part B.

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Article ID: 699129

GW Researchers Publish Review Article on Developing Vaccines for Human Parasites

George Washington University

Researchers from the George Washington University published an article in Trends in Parasitology outlining their lessons learned while creating vaccine candidates for hookworm and schistosomiasis.

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16-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Obesity Leads to Infertility Through Oxidative Stress in Mice

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Researchers studying infertility in obese mice have identified a protein suppressed in the egg cell precursors of obese mice that controls antioxidant production and may regulate egg cell maturation.

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Minimally invasive options are slowing the progression of glaucoma

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) address the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness.

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