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Article ID: 698942

Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates Make Their Case in Cancer Research Journal

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates (GBCA), a volunteer group of survivors and other advocates who support and promote cancer research at Georgetown University, have published an article that underscores ways in which both the scientific and advocacy communities can foster a mutually beneficial collaboration.

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Article ID: 698864

Coal Miners at Growing Risk of Developing Debilitating, Deadly Lung Fibrosis

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The number of cases of progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) among U.S. coal miners has risen during the past two decades, even as the number of coal miners has declined, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Article ID: 699152

For Children with Complex Medical Situations, a New Roadmap for Improving Health

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

A team of UCLA researchers has developed a set of health outcome measures for children with medical complexity, using a software program that aggregates the latest research and expertise about how to treat their conditions. The team’s work, published in the September issue of the journal Pediatrics, proposes a standard to shape the ideal model of care for such children.

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Article ID: 699145

Music Expert Available to Discuss Aretha Franklin’s Legacy

University of Colorado Boulder

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Article ID: 699143

PodMed TT Offers Podcast Listeners Latest Medical News

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

When medical professionals want to stay in the loop on breaking medical news, there is one podcast they tune into week after week: PodMed TT.

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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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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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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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