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An Ohio woman was denied a life-saving liver transplant after refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Clinicians work on intubating a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Michelle Vitullo can't get her planned liver transplant since she and her donor won't get vaccinated. Vitullo has end-stage liver disease, which is fatal without transplantation. Hospitals say COVID-19 vaccination is necessary for the safety of both donor and recipient. After years battling stage-four liver cancer and...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Trends, Green, Fox, Cbs, Ohio, Fox News, Vaccine, Liver disease, Denver, Cleveland Clinic, Transplant, Lake Charles Louisiana, Kidney disease, Mario Tama Getty

Diabetes is not just about the sugar

Newer drugs, which prevent costly complications, should be made much more affordable The post Diabetes is not just about the sugar appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Diabetes, Medication, Heart Attacks, Strokes, Openaccess, Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney disease, Amputation, GLP1 analogues, SLGT2 inhibitors

Bio Roundup: CRISPR Kudos, Bristol Myers’s Buy, RNAi Alliance & More

It’s October: a time of days growing shorter, leaves changing color, and phone calls in the wee hours that rouse scientists from slumber notifying them they’ve won the highest honor in their fields.This week, the 2020 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to Harvey Alter, Michael Alton, and Charles Rice, whose research led to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Their work paved the way for blood tests and new medicines that can cure the infection. In chemistry, the Nobel was awa...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Merck, It, Software, Alzheimer's Disease, Fda, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Biotech, Dementia With Lewy Bodies, Cystic Fibrosis

Two Days, Six IPOs, and $1B Raised for Biotech Research & More

Summer’s arrival hasn’t slowed the momentum of the biotech IPO market. Wall Street this week welcomed six new life science industry companies, which collectively raised more than $1 billion in their stock market debuts.Relay Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RLAY) notched the biggest biotech IPO of the week, raising $400 million. Investor interest in the Cambridge, MA-based company was so strong that the company was able to boost the deal size three times. Last week, the company set a target of 14.7 millio...
Tags: Deals, Trends, Investing, Ulcerative Colitis, Medicare, Fda, National, Type 2 Diabetes, Immunotherapy, Biotech, Life Sciences, Autoimmune Diseases, Clinical Trials, Cambridge MA, National blog main, New York blog main

Goldfinch Bio Lands $55M From Gilead in Kidney Drug R&D Pact

Goldfinch Bio set out to build a database of patients with kidney diseases, which it could study to understand the biology and genetics of kidney disorders in order to develop better drugs. The biotech startup is making headway on its research and its approach now has some outside validation. Gilead Sciences is partnering with Goldfinch to find more kidney disease drugs.According to deal terms announced Wednesday, Foster City, CA-based Gilead (NASDAQ: GILD) is paying $55 million up front, a sum...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Drugs, Boston, Trends, Investing, It, Software, Kidney, Biotech, Life Sciences, Gilead Sciences, Gilead, Tony Johnson, National blog main, Boston blog main

Seattle Venture Capital Watch: Modumetal, Illumagear, HaptX & More

February may be the shortest month of the year, but the past four weeks have seen many investments raised by technology businesses based in the Seattle area. Here are some notable deals from the past month: —Modumetal, a Seattle-based company that develops nanolaminated materials for use in armor, vehicles, building exteriors, and other products, raised nearly $17.5 million in new capital, according to an SEC filing. Forty-two investors participated in the equity funding round, the filing sho...
Tags: Startups, Wearables, Technology, Video Games, Halo, Trends, Tech, Led, Vc, Software, Nanomaterials, Vr, Virtual Reality, SEC, Ar, Augmented Reality

Klotho Therapeutics Raises $10M to Test Drug in Kidney Disease

Klotho Therapeutics, a virtual biotech developing a kidney disease treatment based on its proprietary engineered version of the human klotho enzyme, Thursday it has raised $10 million in Series A financing from San Diego’s Thynk Capital. Thynk Capital founder and principal Jim Plante also is Klotho’s founder and CEO. Plante is a technology industry veteran in San Diego who has served as the CEO of Bel-Tronics, and as the founding CEO of SmartDrive Systems and Pathway Genomics. The kloth...
Tags: Startups, Drugs, Funding, Trends, People, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital, San Diego, Biotech, Financing, Life Sciences, Plante, Jim Plante, National blog main, National top stories

DeepMind’s kidney disease-fighting Streams app is coming to a new hospital

Google's DeepMind division is expanding its AI health program and its kidney disease-detecting to Musgrove Park Hospital in the U.K. The company said that patients will be able to opt out. The post DeepMind’s kidney disease-fighting Streams app is coming to a new hospital appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, National Health Service, Musgrove Park Hospital, Deepmind, Health & Fitness, Cool Tech, Kidney disease, U.K

Why Is My Old Cat Looking So Scruffy?

Siouxsie looked pretty scruffy by the time she was 17. Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a 17-year-old neutered male cat. He’s been losing weight as he gets older. Recently, he’s been looking unkempt and is wet when I touch him. Despite regular brushing, his hair is matting. He smells awful. He seems to be eating normally and using his litter. He’s always trying to get warm and keeps trying to sit on everyone. I’m afraid my cat is suffering and that a trip to the vet will onl...
Tags: Pets, Chronic Illness, Thomas, Bella, Tara, Hyperthyroidism, Siouxsie, Cat Health, Senior Cats, Kidney disease, Lori Ann, Lori Ann Thomas, Siouxsie Mew

#AskYourVet About a New Kidney Disease Screening Test

Did you know that one in three cats develop kidney disease over the course of their lives? Not only that, but more than half of cats age 15 and older have some degree of kidney dysfunction. My lovely Siouxsie certainly had kidney disease in the last few years of her life, and she was about 15 when the first signs of the disease appeared in her regular senior blood test. Image courtesy of IDEXX This post is sponsored by Pet Health Network® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being...
Tags: Sponsored, Pets, Chronic Illness, Thomas, Siouxsie, Cat Health, Senior Cats, Kidney disease, Pet Health Network, IDEXX

Chronic Heartburn Drug Use Linked to Kidney Disease Risk

Those who suffer from chronic heartburn may have to add an additional heartburn concern to their list. Chronic heartburn drug use linked to kidney disease risk, according to a recently published study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.The post Chronic Heartburn Drug Use Linked to Kidney Disease Risk appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Kidney, News & Politics, Drugs & Medical Devices, Health & Medicine, Dangerousdrugs, Kidney disease

The perils of salt

The Amazonian Yanomami people famously manage on only 50 mg (1 mmol) of sodium chloride per day, while in more developed societies, we struggle to keep our average intake below 100 times that level. It’s likely humans mostly evolved on diets more like that of the Yanomami. In response to this, the Yamomami have been found to have persistently high levels of circulating renin and aldosterone, driving maximum salt retention in the kidney. “Yanomami woman and her child at Homoxi, Brazil, June 199...
Tags: Books, Diet, Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Kidney, Seattle, Salt, Medical Technology, Health & Medicine, Sodium, Yanomami, Neil Turner, *Featured, Science & Medicine, High Blood Pressure, Dialysis

Nils Alwall: The quiet, unassuming Swede

During the night, between 3rd and 4th September 1946, things were stirring in the basement of the internal medicine department, at the university hospital of Lund, Southern Sweden. A 47-year-old man had been admitted for treatment. His main problem was uraemia (urea in the blood), but he was also suffering from silicosis (a lung disorder), complicated by pneumonia. His kidneys had now failed and waste products were rapidly accumulating in his body. His eyelids were so swollen he could not see. U...
Tags: Books, Technology, Sweden, Discovery, Hospital, United States, Surgery, Holland, Wwii, World War Two, Medical History, Health & Medicine, Machine, Lund, *Featured, Science & Medicine