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Researchers Find Infectious Prions Throughout Eyes of Patients With Deadly Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

By the time symptoms of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) are typically discovered, death is looming and inevitable. But, in a new study, at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues at the National Institutes of Health and UC San Francisco, report finding tell-tale evidence of the condition's infectious agent in the eyes of deceased sCJD patients, making The eye to potential source for both early CJD detection and prevention of disease transmission

A Growing List of Factors That Impact CKD Severity For Kids

Myriad biological and societal factors can impact the occurrence and accelerate the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for children of African descent-including preterm birth, exposure to toxins during gestation and lower socioeconomic status-and complicate these children's access to effective treatments, according to an invited commentary published in the November 2018 edition of the  American Journal of Kidney Diseases

New Report Outlines Cancer Screening's Future Potential

Cancer screening has contributed substantially to reduced incidence, morbidity, and mortality, but issues like access and quality care and have kept screening from fulfilling its full potential, according to a new report. The report, published in  CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, is the latest installment in the ACS's blueprint for cancer control. The authors summarize the status of cancer screening and propose key areas where attention is needed to further advance screening's contribution to cancer control

A New Predictor Of Type 2 Diabetes

Henry Ford Hospital researchers may have unknowingly happened on a new predictor of type 2 diabetes as part of a new ultrasound shoulder study. The predictor may be an ultrasound of the deltoid muscle, which researchers found appears much brighter on diabetic patients than on obese nondiabetic patients.