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Amir Goldkorn, Western Section Council Chair invites you to submit your abstract for the 2018 WMRC in Carmel, CA. “This is a wonderful opportunity to present your research, network with other faculty and trainees, and perhaps even take home an AFMR award recognizing your work.” – Goldkorn
Submission Deadline is September 29, 2017
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March 16, 2018
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Call for Symposia: Deadline October 22, 2017
Abstract Submission: Opens October 10, 2017
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.
Significantly fewer African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and non-Hispanic whites say ‘lack of trust’ is a reason why individuals do not participate in clinical trials, indicating a more favorable perception of this research. In a recent public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America, the percentage of respondents citing ‘lack of trust’ as a reason declined by as much as 15% among minority groups and the population overall, compared to the results of a 2013 survey – 50% of African-Americans (11% decrease), 45% of Asians (6% decrease), 43% of Hispanics (9% decrease) and 39% of non-Hispanic whites (15% decrease).
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.
Serpinb3 is overexpressed in the liver in presence of iron overload
Cristian Turato, Patricia Kent, Giada Sebastiani, Stefania Cannito, Elisabetta Morello, Liliana Terrin, Alessandra Biasiolo, Davide Simonato, Maurizio Parola, Kostas Pantopoulos, Patrizia Pontisso
Journal of Investigative Medicine Sep 2017, jim-2017-000473; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000473
Biological tapering and sonographic flare in rheumatoid arthritis
Chi-Hua Ko, Jia-Feng Chen, Tien-Tsai Cheng, Han-Ming Lai, Ying-Chou Chen
Journal of Investigative Medicine Sep 2017, jim-2017-000558; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000558
Assessment of left ventricular function and peripheral vascular arterial stiffness in patients with dipper and non-dipper hypertension
Yan Chen, Ju,Hua Liu, Zhe Zhen, Yuan Zuo, Qingshan Lin, Mingya Liu, Chunting Zhao, Min Wu, Gaozhen Cao, Run Wang, Hung-Fat Tse, Kai-Hang Yiu
Journal of Investigative Medicine Sep 2017, jim-2017-000513; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000513
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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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By Dorothy L. Tengler
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) from atherosclerosis accounts for 29 percent of deaths worldwide and ranks second only to infectious and parasitic disease. Deaths from CVD are often premature, and millions of nonfatal events result in disability. Atherosclerosis is a slow, progressive disease that may start in childhood, but how it begins or what causes it remains unknown. Now, patients at risk may soon be identified earlier because of a new diagnostic tool.
The DNA of human embryos has been altered and studied for the first time in the U.K., offering new insight into the early stages of human development.
Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, a medical research center, have identified the role of a key gene that controls how embryos form during the first few days of development.
By Lynn Hetzler
White children were nearly twice as likely to receive antibiotics for viral illnesses from emergency departments as compared with minority children, according to a new study. Antibiotics are the backbone of treatment for bacterial infections, and children receive antibiotics more frequently than they do another other class of drugs. Unfortunately, many children may be receiving antibiotics inappropriately — particularly in cases of viral infection.
Beta cells release insulin in your blood, but when you suffer from Type 1 diabetes, you hardly have any of them left in your body. This is because the immune system attacks the beta cells.
The role of insulin is to reduce and regulate the blood sugar level when it is too high. People with diabetes do not have this function, and therefore need insulin injections in order to regulate their blood sugar levels.
By Lynn Hetzler
Practitioners may someday use heat therapy to reduce organ rejection in transplant patients, fight cancer and treat autoimmune problems, according to researchers. Healers have used thermotherapy to fight disease for thousands of years. Now, advancing medical technologies will allow researchers to apply increasingly detailed, real-time, hypothesis-driven methods to investigate the effects of temperature on organ transplants and diseases.
In an effort to enhance the overall content of AFMR Insights, we’d like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AFMR, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we’re hoping you’ll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there’s no word limit, and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
Grit and determination are not necessarily ingrained. Rather, they're qualities learned from a very young age, a new lab experiment demonstrates.
Children as young as 15 months old learn tenacity from watching their parents, and will try harder after watching an adult struggle to succeed at a task, said lead researcher Julia Leonard.
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|April 26-27, 2018
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