Medical organization outlines processes to ensure diversity in leadership

At the organization responsible for certifying the training and skills of US urologists, achieving and maintaining diversity, equity and inclusion is more than just a “numbers game,” according to a special article in Urology Practice, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). In the new article, the American Board of Urology (ABU) points […]

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New discoveries reveal how acute myeloid leukemia walks line between growth and cell death

Researchers have revealed new insights into how acute myeloid leukemia (AML) develops and progresses, according to a study published in Molecular Cell on July 20, 2021. They describe a mechanism by which AML cells regulate a cancer-related protein, mutant IDH2, to increase the buildup of blood cancer cells—a distinguishing characteristic of the disease. This improved […]

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Study finds unleashing Treg cells may lead to treatments for multiple sclerosis

In a new University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found that a certain protein prevented regulatory T cells (Tregs) from effectively doing their job in controlling the damaging effects of inflammation in a model of multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating autoimmune disease of the nervous system. Published this month in Science Advances, the new study […]

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Elite runners spend more time in air, less on ground, than highly trained but nonelite peers

A recent study led by Geoff Burns, an elite runner and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, compared the “bouncing behavior”—the underlying spring-like physics of running—in elite-level male runners (sub-four-minute milers) vs. highly trained but not elite runners. Subjects ran on a treadmill instrumented with a pressure plate beneath […]

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