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Study Shows Pre-Op Hematocrit Affects Post-Op Outcomes

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Study Shows Pre-Op Hematocrit Affects Post-Op Outcomes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Men over 65 with even slightly abnormal red blood cell counts – either too low or too high – are at greater risk of postoperative death or cardiac events following a major noncardiac surgery, according to a new study by researchers at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.


By Brown University,USA.


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Growing Nerve Cells in 3-D Dramatically Affects Gene Expression

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Growing Nerve Cells in 3-D Dramatically Affects Gene Expression

Nerve cells grown in three-dimensional environments deploy hundreds of different genes compared with cells grown in standard two-dimensional petri dishes, according to a new Brown University study. The research, spearheaded by bioengineer Diane Hoffman-Kim, adds to a growing body of evidence that lab culture techniques dramatically affect the way these cells behave.


By Brown University,USA.


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New York City’s Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Rule Should Be Upheld, Groups Urge Federal Court

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New York City’s Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Rule Should Be Upheld, Groups Urge Federal Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal court in New York should reject the state restaurant association’s attempt to strike down New York City’s new requirement that certain fast-food and other chain restaurants disclose calorie information on their menus, according to a brief submitted today by the nonprofit organizations Public Citizen and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The groups were joined in their brief by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), a former FDA commissioner and a host of prestigious public health organizations and esteemed nutrition experts.


By CSPI,USA.


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