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Researchers develop novel method for generating thyroid cells

February 19, 2017

Using genetically modified embryonic stem cells, researchers are exploring ways to more efficiently generate thyrocytes for use in studying thyroid disease, according to a press release from Boston University Medical Center.

Thyroid disorders affect approximately 10% of the US population, and this new technique is the first step for developing a way to use human stem cells that can model thyroid disease, according to the release.

ADA offers funding for CVD in patients with diabetes

February 18, 2017
The American Diabetes Association announced a new funding opportunity for researchers focusing on the cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, according to a…
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Satisfaction, acceptability high with vaginal estradiol softgel capsules

February 17, 2017
Postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy reported high satisfaction and acceptability with vaginal estradiol softgel capsules compared with previously used…
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Medicaid expansions improved preventive care, but study finds Americans want changes to ACA

February 17, 2017
Due to insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, Americans were more likely to undertake preventive care, according to data published in Journal of Policy
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‘Thermal comfort zone’ reduces frequency of severe hypoglycemia in diabetes

February 17, 2017
Adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes living in the Hamburg region of Germany experienced increased incidents of severe hypoglycemia during periods of warmer and cooler…
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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 1

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The reduction of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is recognized as the primary strategy for decreasing…
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New Treatment Paradigms for Diabetic Retinopathy: Current Status and Applications for Practice

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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