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Dr. Chaiban, a member of the AFMR National Council, like many medical researchers, came to the United States over 9 years ago to seek a better medical future by becoming a foreign-born international medical graduate. She shares an article that she wrote about her journey, and the challenges and rewards that came with that decision. It was published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.
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In a September 5 letter to the chairs and ranking members of both the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) stated strong opposition to legislation prohibiting the use of federal funds for research involving fetal tissue or embryonic stem cells.
FMO5 is identified here as a potential novel therapeutic target for obesity and insulin resistance. Flavin monooxygenase 5 (FMO5) knockout mice gain less weight, store less fat in white adipose tissue, have lower plasma concentrations of glucose and cholesterol, and enhanced whole-body energy expenditure compared to wild type mice. Here, Scott and provide evidence for FMO5 as a regulator of body weight and of glucose disposal and insulin sensitivity, possibly involving a role as a sensor of the gut microbiota.
The $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health in the Senate Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee FY18 spending bill recognizes the scientific opportunities before us to prevent and eradicate diseases that continue to take a toll on families and our society as a whole.
An ultrasound automated method for non-invasive assessment of carotid artery pulse wave velocity
Enrico Maria Zardi, Luca Di Geso, Antonella Afeltra, Domenico Maria Zardi, Chiara Giorgi, Fausto Salaffi, Marina Carotti, Marwin Gutierrez, Emilio Filippucci, Walter Grassi
Journal of Investigative Medicine Sep 2017, jim-2017-000430; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000430
Evaluation and characterization of monoclonal gammopathies using serum protein electrophoresis in a major urban population: one institution’s experience
Derek B Laskar, Khurram Shafique, Chuanyong Lu, Alejandro Zuretti
Journal of Investigative Medicine Sep 2017, jim-2017-000446; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000446
Association of gender-specific risk factors in metabolic and cardiovascular diseases: an NHANES-based cross-sectional study
Xiu-E Zhang, Bei Cheng, Qian Wang, Jing-Jing Wan
Journal of Investigative Medicine Sep 2017, jim-2017-000434; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000434
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Calciphylaxis in the Setting of Alcoholic Cirrhosis: Case Report and Literature Review
Michael McPhaul, MD
Calciphylaxis can be a severe life-threatening dermatologic disease that is a known complication associated with end-stage renal disease. However, multiple non-uremic etiologies that are not yet well studied can cause calciphylaxis. We report a rare care of a 40-year-old female with history of alcoholic cirrhosis without any evidence of renal dysfunction who presents with calciphylaxis. READ MORE
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The relationship between macronutrients and cardiovascular disease and mortality is controversial. Most available data are from European and North American populations where nutrition excess is more likely, so their applicability to other populations is unclear.
Science Magazine Digital
Copy number mutations implicate excess production of a-synuclein as a possibly causative factor in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Using an unbiased screen targeting endogenous gene expression, we discovered that the B2-adrenoreceptor (B2AR) is a regulator of the a-synuclein gene (SNCA).
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening.
In laboratory studies using mice, researchers have been able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain.
The New York Times
As an ovarian cancer patient whose life is being extended by a clinical trial, I was delighted to learn this summer that research on gynecological cancers is undergoing an unusually productive period. But I’m dismayed that at the same time there has been a steep decline in clinical trials available in the field.
For decades, the complexity of cervical, ovarian, endometrial and vulvar cancers stymied researchers; however, several advances have begun to extend women’s lives.
For years, the government has been trying to reduce the risk that legitimate biological research could be misused to threaten the public's health, but those efforts have serious shortcomings.
That's the conclusion of a report released Thursday by the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that examined existing practices and policies on so-called dual-use biological research.
By Jessica Taylor
More than 40 percent of working people are sitting at a desk from 9-5, and researchers have calculated that this prolonged sedentary behavior contributed to some 433,000 deaths a year from 2002 through 2011. If you're not taking a break every half-hour, then it might be time to do so. In fact, making this one change in your daily routine could reduce your risk of death, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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