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US pediatric heart transplant waitlist policy change falls short of intended benefits

In March 2016, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network revised its criteria for prioritizing children awaiting heart transplantation in the U.S. with the intention of reducing the number of deaths on the waitlist, but a new study suggests unintended consequences. The study, published today in the American Journal of Transplantation by cardiologists at UPMC Children’s […]

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Short Duration Between Dinner, Bed Has No Effect on HbA1c

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 — Ensuring a short duration between dinner and bedtime has no effect on hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels in middle-aged and older Japanese adults, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Su Su Maw and Chiyori Haga, Ph.D., R.N., from Okayama University in Okayama City, […]

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A flu epidemic is imminent

The number of confirmed cases of influenza continue to rise. Experts expect the Flu season starts soon. Overall, the number of cases is significantly lower than at the same date in the previous year. In calendar week 2 of the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) 1.263 flu cases were reported. So the Numbers are increased in comparison to […]

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The long and short of CDK12

Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes pose a serious risk for breast and ovarian cancer because they endanger the genomic stability of a cell by interfering with homologous recombination repair (HR), a key mechanism for accurately repairing harmful double-stranded breaks in DNA. Without the ability to use HR to fix double-stranded breaks, the cell […]