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One in 6 families in new study spent more than $5,000 to have a baby

The price tag for giving birth in America may bring some families sticker shock — even for those with private insurance. And when delivering moms require caesarians or their newborns need neonatal care, some families may spend as much as $10,000 out-of-pocket, according to a new Michigan Medicine-led study. “Childbirth is the most common reason…

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Study Assesses heart and kidney Results of adults with nephrotic syndrome

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A form of kidney disease called primary nephrotic syndrome is characterized by high urinary excretion of protein, low protein in the blood, high cholesterol, and swelling in the arms and legs. Patients may face a range of negative health outcomes, but the extent of these effects are unknown. In a study…

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Study examines symptoms Prior to and after kidney transplantation

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Investigators have examined how various symptoms experienced by individuals with kidney failure are impacted by kidney transplantation. The findings will appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. People with kidney failure must often deal with numerous symptoms, such as fatigue, cramping, muscle soreness, numbness, dizziness, and loss of appetite. Although kidney…

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Study Shows new therapeutic target for C. difficile Disease

Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) is classified as an urgent antibiotic resistance threat by the CDC. The 3-D structure shows how a key C. difficile toxin, TcdB (grey surface model), engages the human receptor CSPG4 (shown in green) for cell entry, and how an FDA-approved therapeutic antibody bezlotoxumab (shown in blue and purple) recognize two epitopes…

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Study identifies trigger for’head-to-tail’ axis Growth in human embryo

IMAGE: Professor Zernicka-Goetz in the lab. view more  Credit: University of Cambridge Scientists have identified key molecular events in the developing human embryo between days 7 and 14 – one of the most mysterious, yet critical, stages of our development. The second week of gestation represents a critical stage of embryo development, or embryogenesis. Failure of…

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Study of Youthful chaotic star system Shows planet formation secrets

IMAGE: Using gas velocity data, scientists observing Elias 2-27 were able to directly measure the mass of the young star’s protoplanetary disk and also trace dynamical perturbations in the star system…. view more  Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/T. Paneque-Carreño (Universidad de Chile), B. Saxton (NRAO) A team of scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study…


Study Shows Institutions Are Still Bullish on Bitcoin

Many institutional investors got drawn into Bitcoin in the first quarter of this year following a successful run that saw the crypto asset post a series of highs. The crypto market has been dull over the last few months compared to the frenzy witnessed in the first few months of 2021. Despite the lack of…

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Research of mangrove rivulus fish hints at mechanism for brain Development of Soil animals

Rivulus cylindraceus Ejemplar macho de la Ciénaga de Zapata. Matanzas, Cuba. Credit: Cardet co6cs CC4.0 A pair of researchers at the University of Guelph has found that forcing mangrove rivulus fish to flip into the air regularly pushes them to develop more brain matter. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B,…

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Study: Want to Have a Baby? Mind Your Alcohol

June 14, 2021 — Most women know that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can endanger the fetus before they know they’re pregnant and that there’s no established safe amount while pregnant. What women may not know is that drinking even moderately in the middle and the latter half of the menstrual cycle may reduce the odds…

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Study finds association between head impacts and imaging changes in youth football players

Credit: CC0 Public Domain With preseason football training on the horizon, a new study shows that head impacts experienced during practice are associated with changes in brain imaging of young players over multiple seasons. The research, conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern, is published in the…