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Clinical trial to evaluate sepsis treatment in children

Sepsis – a life-threatening inflammatory condition triggered by the body’s massive response to an infection – is diagnosed in about 75,000 children in the U.S. each year and causes about 7,000 deaths. The condition can escalate so rapidly that national guidelines recommend treatment begin within 20 minutes of a patient’s arrival to the emergency department. […]

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idecabtagene vicleucel

idecabtagene vicleucel U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Accepts for Priority Review Bristol Myers Squibb and bluebird bio Application for Anti-BCMA CAR T Cell Therapy Idecabtagene Vicleucel (Ide-cel, bb2121) PRINCETON, N.J., & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE) September 22, 2020 — Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and bluebird bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE) today announced that the U.S. […]

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Violence and adversity in early life can alter the brain

Childhood adversity is a significant problem in the US, particularly for children growing up in poverty. Those who experience poverty have a much higher risk of being exposed to violence and suffering from a lack of social support, which can have long-term consequences including higher rates of diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. People exposed to […]

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Research shows cervical hernias can cause brain damage

Specialists of the UMH university of Alicante, Spain, have detected brain damage in patients with cervical hernias by using neuroimage and artificial intelligence techniques. A new study shows that compression of the spinal cord caused by cervical hernias does not only cause alterations below the injury, as it can also cause significant damage to the […]

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New method detects toxin exposure from harmful algal blooms in human urine

Blooms of toxin-producing algae exploded in both fresh and salt water ecosystems in southern Florida during the summer months of 2018, impacting wildlife and humans living in these marine environments. During harmful algal blooms, species of cyanobacteria release toxic peptides, including microcystins and nodularin into waterways. Human exposure comes from ingestion, direct skin contact, or […]

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Research uncovers mechanism behind epilepsy in Angelman syndrome

A key mechanism underlying neuronal dysfunction in Angelman syndrome (AS), a syndromic form of autism spectrum disorder, has—for the first time—been revealed through innovative research led by Duke-NUS Medical School and the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) under the National Neuroscience Research Institute Singapore (NNRIS)—a joint venture combining neuroscience research expertise from both organisations. The finding […]