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Forging new defenses against Diabetic Kidney Disease

53 minutes agoHealth : EurekAlert: Health

(Joslin Diabetes Center) Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed an unexpected route to slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease, targeting a biological pathway that is the main channel for the metabolism of glucose in the cell.

Don’t let kids use tanning beds

4.9 million — yes, million — people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year in the United States. It costs an estimated $8.1 billion —with a “B — to treat those skin cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Do I have your attention? I hope so. The problem is we don’t have […]

NIH Funds UC San Diego Amazonian Center of Excellence in Malaria Research

The Amazonian Center of Excellence for Malaria Research, headed by Joseph Vinetz, MD, professor of medicine and tropical disease specialist at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, will receive up to approximately $8.3 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

NIH funds UC San Diego Amazonian Center of Excellence in Malaria Research

(University of California - San Diego) The Amazonian Center of Excellence for Malaria Research, headed by Joseph Vinetz, M.D., professor of medicine and tropical disease specialist at University of California San Diego School of Medicine,...Show More Summary

NIH funds 7 international Centers of Excellence for malaria research

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, today announced approximately $9 million in first-year funding, subject to availability, for seven malaria research centers around the world. Show More Summary

‘Catastrophic threat’: CDC chief fears a deadly superbug’s spread

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

ATLANTA – Public health officials have a lot on their plate now: Outbreaks of measles and flu, soaring deaths from opioid overdoses, funding cuts. But for Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the scariest threats is a deadly fungus. The...

New Study Identifies Way to Treat Sports-Related Concussions Using Telemedicine

An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions.

Scientists uncover details on the rise of a tick-borne disease on Long Island

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health report elevated levels of a pathogen responsible for the tick-borne disease babesiosis in Suffolk County, New York, where rates are the highest in the state. Results are published in the journal mSphere.

Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Disease Research Receives $213 Million of New Funding

The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) marked its 20-year history supporting large-scale scientific collaboration by securing funding to the center through 2023. CIDR successfully competed for a seven-year contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) providing up to $213 million in research funding. Show More Summary

Why your child still needs vaccines, even if you may not know someone with the disease

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

At the turn of the 21st century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article about the 10 greatest public health achievements over the past 100 years, from 1900-1999. One of them was vaccination, which likely has saved millions of lives over the past 100 years. Yet, in more...

Poor Alabama county is a hotbed of "neglected tropical diseases"

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise worked with Houston's National School of Tropical Medicine to sample "soil and water...blood and faecal samples" from Alabama's Lowndes County, a poor rural area. (more…)

Academia, Industry Collaborate on Solutions to Neural Disease, Injury

Arizona State University and the University of Houston haver received NSF funding for an IU/CRC. The BRAIN Center (Building Reliablel Advances and Innovation in Neuralechnology) will speed innovations to market.

Indian Tribe Develops Traditional Dance Workouts As A Health Prescription

There are some real health challenges in this community, says Terry O'Toole, senior health advisor with the division of nutrition, physical activity and obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has given the Coeur D'Alene tribe $2 million to develop "Powwow Sweat." It also supports a community garden on the reservation […]

From Early Signs to Treatment: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Autism

Autism spectrum disorders are being diagnosed in ever increasing numbers. Nationally, there are about 1 in 68 children identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Show More Summary

New drug provides long-awaited breakthrough for Parkinson's psychosis

Julie Torrence clearly remembers the emotional jolt she felt the day her father, Clyde Hill, failed to recognize her at his Kansas care center. For nearly three decades, Parkinson's disease had afflicted Hill in a growing number of ways, from the muscle rigidity and walking difficulties that forced...

Why a scientist who's worked in the drug industry for 25 years thinks 'today is the most exciting time to be in the biological sciences'

Daria Hazuda, Merck's vice president of infectious disease discovery and chief scientific officer of MRL Cambridge Exploratory Science Center, is a 25-year industry veteran. That means the researcher has been in drug discovery — theShow More Summary

Mental Illness Is On The Rise But Access To Care Keeps Dwindling

More Americans than ever before are experiencing mental health problems, yet access to treatment for those issues is becoming more difficult to receive, a new study has found. A new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control...Show More Summary

The downside of sugary drinks: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show most American kids are drinking at least one sugary beverage daily. Some children are drinking even more, putting them over the recommended daily calories from added sugars. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, tells […]

More gay, bi men with HIV receiving care, disparities remain

(Reuters Health) - Gay and bisexual men in the United States who are diagnosed with HIV are promptly receiving the necessary treatments more often than in the past, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Babies born with Zika-related birth defects

Among pregnant women in the U.S. with confirmed Zika virus, about 1 in 10 had a fetus or baby with birth defects. That's according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says, "Initially, we knew pretty clearly that there was some association between […]

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