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Study takes next step toward treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

To date, scientists have identified 32 genetic mutations associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, with BYU contributing to many of those discoveries. Finding those links is important foundational research, but it has been extremely challenging to figure out exactly how these genetic variants affect human biology and actually change risk for disease. A […]

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NICE guidelines presented for management of thyroid disease

In a summary of a recent guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), published online Jan. 29 in The BMJ, recommendations are presented for the assessment and management of thyroid disease. In the summary, Melina Vasileiou, from the Royal College of Physicians in London, and colleagues present some of the most […]

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AI imaging analysis prognostic in coronary artery disease

(HealthDay)—Reduced myocardial blood flow (MBF) and myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) are prognostic for patients with coronary artery disease, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Circulation. Kristopher D. Knott, M.B.B.S., from University College London, and colleagues examined the prognostic significance of MBF and MPR in 1,049 patients with suspected and known coronary artery […]

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Diabetes patients who use online tools manage disease better

In a study published in JAMA Network Open today, Kaiser Permanente scientists report that diabetes patients who used the Kaiser Permanente patient portal and mobile phone app improved their diabetes management outcomes. The large study, involving more than 111,000 patients, was unique in assessing the relationship between the use of online tools and medication adherence […]

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Most quality metrics for kidney disease fall short

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 14 percent of adults in the U.S. There are several stages of CKD, but when it progresses to kidney failure, outcomes are quite poor, with those patients dying at a higher rate than patients with most advanced cancers. Patients who go on dialysis face both an exhausting treatment regimen and […]