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New York Times Magazine Explores Lab’s Work With Gene Drives

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CRB-designed facility supports work to remap mosquito genes in fight against infectious disease

The highly complex and scientific battle to contain, treat and one day cure mosquito-borne disease is being waged on groundbreaking fronts. One of them is at a laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, where scientists are working obsessively to re-map arthropod genetics and, ultimately, flip the script on infectious illnesses.

Innovative Sodexo and University of Rhode Island Partnership Prepares Registered Dietitian Candidates for 2024 Exam Requirements

Collaboration Supports Career Development and Boosts Participation in Top-Ranking URI Online Master’s of Dietetics Program
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. and SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., March 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, one of the largest employers of registered dietitians globally, partners with University of Rhode Island to boost participation in URI master’s of dietetics program.

Medtronic Perspective: Collaborating to Improve Global Health Access

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Despite the unprecedented advances in healthcare, the benefits of progress are not being shared equally among all populations. Many treatments and services that have become the standard of care in some areas remain inaccessible to others. The result is inequality in diagnosis and treatment — and most importantly, in health outcomes — for the most prevalent diseases.

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The Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Inaugural Class of Tree Campus Healthcare Facilities

Sixteen hospitals across the country are recognized for their leadership in wellness and community engagement through trees
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LINCOLN, Neb., March 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today recognized sixteen hospitals across the United States as the first-ever Tree Campus Healthcare facilities. The healthcare institutions earned this recognition by demonstrating a commitment to improving community wellness through tree planting, education, and community engagement.

International Research Partnership and EDCTP to Invest €44m in Next-generation Antimalarials to Combat Drug-resistant Malaria in Africa

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  • EDCTP grants the PAMAfrica research consortium €21.9 million over a 5 year period; MMV, Novartis and other partners will provide an additional €22 million.
     
  • The PAMAfrica consortium brings together a global medicines company, a not-for-profit product development partnership and leading academic institutions in Africa and Europe. PAMAfrica aims to develop new medicines for both severe and uncomplicated malaria, designed to combat emerging artemisinin resistance.
     
  • The projects will include development of the first new malaria treatment for babies under 5 kg, a new fast-acting medicine for the treatment of severe malaria, and new combinations to treat drug-resistant uncomplicated malaria.
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  • EDCTP grants the PAMAfrica research consortium €21.9 million over a 5 year period; MMV, Novartis and other partners will provide an additional €22 million.
     
  • The PAMAfrica consortium brings together a global medicines company, a not-for-profit product development partnership and leading academic institutions in Africa and Europe. PAMAfrica aims to develop new medicines for both severe and uncomplicated malaria, designed to combat emerging artemisinin resistance.
     
  • The projects will include development of the first new malaria treatment for babies under 5 kg, a new fast-acting medicine for the treatment of severe malaria, and new combinations to treat drug-resistant uncomplicated malaria.

4 Questions for a Scientist Working on a Revolutionary CAR-T Therapy for Multiple Myeloma

By Jessica Brown
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The early data results seemed almost too good to be true.

That's what Sen Zhuang, M.D., Ph.D.,  Vice President, Oncology Clinical Research, Janssen Research & Development, was thinking at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) last summer.

An Expert Explains the Latest Good—Yes, Good!—News About Lung Cancer

By Jennifer Rainey Marquez
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A new report from the American Cancer Society sheds light on declining death rates from cancer—especially lung cancer. We asked an expert on the disease to break down the data, and share what's to come in better detecting and preventing it.

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A new report from the American Cancer Society sheds light on declining death rates from cancer—especially lung cancer. We asked an expert on the disease to break down the data, and share what's to come in better detecting and preventing it.

Meet Dale, Breast Cancer Patient & Advocate

A When Cancer Grows Old Initiative Story
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The world’s population is aging more quickly than ever before. By 2050, the number of people over 60 is expected to double. People with cancer are also growing older. Approximately 37% of new cancer cases around the world are diagnosed in people older than 70, and 

Medtronic Employee Holiday Program Showcases Inspiring Patients

Each year, patients from around the world travel to Minnesota to share their stories about how medical technology has improved their lives.
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Chris Marion was waterskiing with friends in 2017 when choppy water caused him to fall, his head getting stuck in the handle of the rope. The force of the fall caused his skull to become separated from his spine, an injury more commonly known as an internal decapitation.

At the time, Marion didn’t realize just how seriously he’d been injured. But as a veteran firefighter and paramedic, he knew it wasn’t good.

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The Future of Medicine: How Technology Will Shape Patient Care and Improve Outcomes

Widespread technology adoption is changing how medicine works, from healthcare techniques to the patient user experience.
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Sometimes it seems as though healthcare has improved little from our parents' day: We still encounter long waits to see a doctor, short appointments, incessant testing, and ennui that leads to patients who feel uninvolved with their own care. But the latest generation of medical technology promises a healthier experience.

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