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A Series of Small Changes Helped This Guy Lose Nearly 100 Pounds

• Unhealthy eating and a sedentary lifestyle caused Palak Satia’s weight to peak at nearly 290 pounds. • He committed to walking two miles a day and restricted his daily intake to 1700 calories. • The result has been a dramatic, nearly 100-pound weight loss transformation. Palak Setia remembers the exact moment when he realized […]

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GARFIELD classifies disease-relevant changes in the genome

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have developed a new approach to understand the functional effects of genetic variations associated with a disease, even if they aren’t located in a gene. Using this approach could help scientists uncover previously unknown mechanisms that control gene activity and determine whether cell […]

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Despite changes to US kidney allocation system, inequality persists

The implementation of a new U.S. kidney transplant allocation system did not solve many of the inequities that low-income and minority kidney disease patients face, Drexel University College of Medicine researchers found in a new study published recently in the journal Clinical Transplantation. The study strengthens the argument that early disease diagnosis and preemptive waitlisting […]