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New NIH Policy For Age Limits In Research Explored

Authors of a paper recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society describe factors that influenced the new National Institute of Health policy that requires funded scholars to eliminate arbitrary age limits in their work. Camille P. Vaughan, M.D., from Emory University in Atlanta; and colleagues explore how age-related changes to the NIH research…

Cholesterol-lowering drug

Success For New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug

A new, oral drug that effectively lowers cholesterol looks set for clinical approval. The latest trials of the drug have shown that it is safe when used in conjunction with widely prescribed statins. The new study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, was the largest study to date to test the efficacy of bempedoic…

Respiratory Issues

High Ventilation Rates Tied To Respiratory Issues

Over the past four decades, policies and programs have promoted energy efficient design and retrofits of residential housing in the United States in an effort to reduce energy expenses and carbon dioxide emissions (e.g., Hens et al., 2001; Schweitzer, 2005; Tonn et al., 2018). So more than seven million existing homes have participated in energy…

Transfusion medicine

New Insights Into Rejection Of Transplanted Organs

Rejection of any kind is always hard to deal with, but when one’s body rejects a precious organ transplant, the consequences can be devastating. Professor A. Vathsala, Co-director of the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation at the National University Hospital (NUH) and Professor of Medicine; shared that between 30% to 40% of kidney transplants…

General medicine

Study Links Electronic Cigarettes And Wheezing In Adults

Electronic cigarette use (“vaping”) is associated with wheezing in adults, according to a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control. People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to people who didn’t regularly use tobacco products. Wheezing; which is caused by narrowed or abnormal airways, is often a precursor to other…

AI and MRIs at birth

AI And MRIs At Birth: Predict Cognitive Development

Cognitive ability is an important predictor of mental health outcomes that is influenced by neurodevelopment. Evidence suggests that the foundational wiring of the human brain is in place by birth, and that the white matter (WM) connectome supports developing brain function. It is unknown, however, how the WM connectome at birth supports emergent cognition. In…

Kidney dysfunction

Poor kidney function linked to higher cancer risk

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs found in vertebrates. They are located on the left and right in the retroperitoneal space, and in the adult; humans are about 11 centimeters (4.3 in) in length. They receive blood from the paired renal arteries; blood exits into the paired renal veins. A tube that carries excreted urine to…

Lawmakers

Lawmakers Criticize Trump's Bid to Cut NIH, CDC Budgets

House lawmakers who will write the next spending bill for federal medical programs criticized the Trump administration’s bid to cut the budgets of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At a Wednesday hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and…