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Study: Organ-rejection drugs may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

The calcineurin inhibitors that organ transplant patients take to prevent rejection may also work to prevent Alzheimer's disease. A new study examined the rate of Alzheimer's disease among 2,600 organ transplant patients. Results were...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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Presented by Michael Angelo, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine and Sponsored by Polyscientific R&D Corp the Culling Memorial...

source: NSH

The FDA approval of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as a treatment for patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in August 2016 was extremely significant for this patient population, which previously...

source: OncLive

For meaningful use and MACRA, the government uses an IEEE description of interoperability that pre-dates today's crop of EHRs. Whether that will carry the healthcare industry into the future, or not, is a matter of some debate.

source: Healthcare IT News

A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined. Typical MRIs don't reliably distinguish between zinc...

source: UT Southwestern Medical Center via Medical Xpress

Geroscience researchers studying the biology of aging briefly treated middle-aged mice with the drug rapamycin to gauge the long-term effects of short-term therapy on health and longevity. Rapamycin, approved by the Food & Drug Administration for certain organ transplant...

source: University of Washington via Medical Xpress

Google's tagline is to organize the world's information, from street addresses and historical data to tourist snapshots and shipping records. And now, that includes our DNA. In the age of precision medicine, hospitals are collecting vast quantities of patients' genomics...

source: Fast Company


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