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Tracking movement of immune cells identifies key first steps in inflammatory arthritis

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Using a novel approach for imaging the movement of immune cells in living animals, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases have identified what appear to be the initial steps leading to joint inflammation in a model of inflammatory arthritis.

City of Hope Gets $50 Million Gift and Goal to Cure Type 1 Diabetes in 6 Years

City of Hope, an independent research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases including diabetes, has been given a $50 million dollar gift for the goal of curing type 1 diabetes in 6 years. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California and is nationally renown for their work treating cancer as well as the site of […]

Scientists aim to create the world's largest sickle cell disease stem cell library

(Boston University Medical Center) Scientists at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine are creating an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based research library that opens the door to invaluable sickle cell disease research and novel therapy development.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Brian Grimberg Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Brian T. Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor of international health, infectious diseases, and immunology at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award.

Study Investigates the Reason Older Mothers Are at Higher Risk for Complications During Birth

Family structure, size, and even age at which they start have changed drastically over the last several years. In fact, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that women choosing to have a child at the age of 35 or older has risen from just 1.7 percent per 1,000 births to 11. Show More Summary

This Is Exactly When You're More Likely To Catch The Flu

By Amanda MacMillan Cases of flu are on the rise, according to a recent statement from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts are warning that this year’s flu season will be worse than last. Now, aShow More Summary

Targets and patented drugs for chemotherapy of Chagas disease

(Bentham Science Publishers) Chagas disease is a parasitic infection typically spread by triatomine vectors, affecting millions of people all over Latin America. Existing chemotherapy is centered on benznidazole and nifurtimox, providing unsatisfactory results and substantial side effects. Show More Summary

That Sushi May Contain a Tract-Invading Parasitic Tapeworm

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In health updates that absolutely no one wants to hear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that a tapeworm that was previously believed to only exist in fish from Asia has been found in Alaskan Salmon. Hold on to your guts. Read more...

The Disturbing Reason You'll Want to Avoid Alaskan Salmon at All Costs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an official warning about the possible presence of Diphyllobothrium - otherwise known as a Japanese tapeworm - in Alaskan salmon. Oh, you were thinking about sushi tonight? YouShow More Summary

Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is according to...Show More Summary

UTHealth study outlines framework for identifying disease risk in genome sequence

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Imagine a day when you visit the doctor's office for your annual physical. Your physician orders routine tests -- cholesterol, glucose and blood count -- but they also order a sequence of your genome, all 3 billion letters of it. Show More Summary

From 3.5M Cases to Just 25: a Disease Nearly Vanquished

Jimmy Carter, who's been working for decades to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says only 25 human cases of the illness were reported worldwide in 2016. When the Carter Center joined the battle to eliminate Guinea worm disease in the mid-1980s, there were about 3.5 million cases in 21 countries,...

Researchers find link between concussions and Alzheimer's disease

(Boston University Medical Center) New research has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition.The findings, which appear in the journal Brain, show promise for detecting the influence of concussion on neurodegeneration.

New Vanderbilt Center Focuses on Marfan Syndrome, Aortic Disease

With the recent opening of the Vanderbilt Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center, the state's only comprehensive clinic serving entire families, hundreds of patients with connective tissue disorders now have a one-stop shop for health care.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers to endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Cancer Center today joined with 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement supporting updated HPV vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The HPV vaccine is a proven way to prevent certain types of cancer, but it's not being used widely enough," […]

$10M CDC grant funds center to fight vector borne diseases

(Cornell University) To better understand, prevent and treat diseases passed from insects to people, the Cornell University-led Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases will launch later this month, thanks to a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Orphan Disease Center Announces Program of Excellence for Motor Neuron Disease

The Orphan Disease Center in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has established a new Program of Excellence for Motor Neuron Disease. The new initiative will focus on ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis--also known as Lou Gehrig's disease).

Boston experts release new international guidelines for thyroid disease in pregnancy

(Boston University Medical Center) Thyroid disease is a common and frequently dangerous clinical problem during pregnancy. Led by local experts at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Brigham and Women's Hospital, the American...Show More Summary

BU study finds patterns of biomarkers predict how well people age, risks of age-related disease

(Boston University Medical Center) Levels of specific biomarkers, or chemicals found in the blood, can be combined to produce patterns that signify how well a person is aging and his or risk for future aging-related diseases, according to a new study by researchers at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine and Boston Medical Center.

Regenerative Medicine Is Likely Game Changer for Cardiovascular Disease

Regenerative medicine has much to offer the cardiovascular field, although there is still a way to go before it is ready for routine clinical application, according to Andre Terzic, MD, PhD, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and a professor in Cardiovascular Diseases Research at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn.

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