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Research Feature
Sleep apnea, obesity, race among the risk factors for pregnancy-related complications During the last few decades, maternal deaths — long considered a critical marker of the health of a nation — have been declining in much of the world. But in the United States, the maternal death rate has increased an estimated 58% since 1990. The increase has...
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched the last of three Phase 3 clinical trials to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of blood thinners to prevent life-threatening blood clots in adults diagnosed with COVID-19. The first patient in the trial was enrolled on February 15. Part of the   Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions...
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News Release
Finding could lead to new ways to reduce complications from painful red blood cell disorder Researchers have discovered that DNA from the mitochondria - the cell’s “powerhouses” - acts as a danger signal in the body and triggers inflammation in people with sickle cell disease. A better understanding of mitochondrial DNA, long known to circulate in...
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