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COA Sue HHS and OMB to Stop Reimbursement Cuts

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a nonprofit organization representing more than 5000 community-based oncologists, has filed a lawsuit to stop the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from using sequestration to cut reimbursement for Medicare Part B drugs, a COA press release indicates.

Identical Genes Plays A Major Role in Development Of Large Brains

According to a study, researchers showed a set of three nearly identical genes found only in humans appear to play a critical role in the development of our large brains. The study represents more than five years of work to characterize the genes, their role in neurological development, and their evolutionary origins. The study was published in Cell.

Study Reviews Concerns of Living Kidney Donors

In a new study that examined living kidney donors' concerns about their decision to undergo kidney removal, long-term kidney health, aspects of surgery and recovery, and impacts on life satisfaction were among those that donors felt were most important. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN)

Emergency Care Centers Are Across The Country For Medical Treatment

According to one study, nearly half of ER patients whose ailment didn't warrant being admitted to the hospital had gone to the ER simply because their doctor's office wasn't open. Urgent care centers are popping up across the country as an option for medical treatment. But it's important to know the differences between these facilities and your local hospital emergency department. The ER is for life-threatening situations, yet many people go there when urgent care is more appropriate.

Advanced Brain Organoid Created to Model Strokes, Screen Drugs

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have developed a 3-D brain organoid that could have potential applications in drug discovery and disease modeling.

This is the first engineered tissue equivalent to closely resemble normal human brain anatomy, containing all six major cell types found in normal organs including, neurons and immune cells.