Driving force behind strange NC outbreak solved by a Duke collaboration
People commonly associate heart attacks with clogged arteries, fatty diets, high cholesterol, and plaque buildup in the heart. And while all those things can cause sudden cardiac death, they are not the only culprit; gene mutations can also be to blame.
A study led by Duke Health researchers provides some insights: Females, it turns out, have an advantage at the molecular level that protects them from a form of cell death that occurs in injured kidneys. This protection could be exploited as a potential therapeutic.
Experts at Duke Health were among a multi-national team involved in treating a fetus for infantile-onset Pompe disease using an enzyme replacement therapy – a first in the world.
Operation Deep Dive is a partnership between Duke School of Medicine and American Warrior Project to examine the factors and causes of suicide among veterans and former service members.
New tool provides a framework to identify human genetic determinants of infectious disease outcomes.
NC-PAL is a free provider-to-provider consultation line and education program available to all clinicians across the state for questions about behavioral health or psychiatric medication management for their pediatric and perinatal patients. Nicole Heilbron and Gary Maslow are leads of the program, part of the statewide effort to address the youth mental health crisis.
An estimated 6.2 million Americans ages 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's disease.
A study comparing two approaches for diagnosing heart disease found that a risk analysis strategy is superior to the usual approach of immediately performing functional tests or catheterization for low- to intermediate-risk patients with new-onset chest pain.
Doug and Stefanie Kahn are very familiar with the statistics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates as many as 5.8 million Americans had Alzheimer’s disease in 2020, and this number is expected to nearly triple in the next 30 years. Worldwide as many as 50 million people have Alzheimer’s.