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Blocked Blood Vessels

In sickle cell anemia patients, the hemoglobin crystallizes, causing the normally round blood cells (right) to become sickle shaped (left). (Image: Stephan Liechti) Blocked Blood Vessels A drug used to treat Alzheimer’s may also be effective in treating a very ...

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Pay-for-Performance Fails to Perform

Image: iStock Pay-for-Performance Fails to Perform No benefits from program that inadvertently shifted funds away from sicker patients By Jake Miller A prototype Medicare program designed to improve the value of care by paying more to physicians who perform better ...

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A new generation attacks Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood. Without proper treatment, asthma can be extremely dangerous, even fatal. Image Credit: iStock. A new generation attacks Asthma Asthma research course has far-reaching benefits for students and communities By ...

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New Strategy for Multiple Myeloma Immunotherapy

Fig. 1. MMG49 CAR T cells target the activated conformation of integrin b7 expressed on MM cells (credit: Osaka University) New Strategy for Multiple Myeloma Immunotherapy Osaka University study unveils new target for monoclonal antibody-based treatment of cancer In recent ...

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Highly charged molecules behave paradoxically

Mikael Lund Highly charged molecules behave paradoxically Chemistry researchers have now discovered how certain small biomolecules attach to one another. The researchers’ study also overturns the standard picture – particles with the same electrical charge appear to be drawn together ...

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