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DeLene Beeland

Ostomies and Bladder Cancer

If you have bladder cancer, some medical jargon may feel confusing. Many medical terms sound similar but have different meanings. This is the case with words you may have heard that end in “ostomy,” including urostomy,

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Academic Content
DeLene Beeland

Using AI to Predict New Coronavirus Variants

A world awash in waves of novel coronavirus variants is left to react to each new emergence. Will this one be as deadly as delta? As transmissible as omicron? Imagine if we could get ahead of

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Academic Content
DeLene Beeland

Wastewater Health Signals

Flush. We all do it. Out of sight, out of mind. Or is it? Believe it or not, the human-deposited contents that disappear down a toilet bowl contain valuable health data. Researchers can harvest insights from

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DeLene Beeland

Chicken-or-Egg Paradox Sheds Light on Genetic Variants

The dilemma of untangling cause and effect is perhaps best encapsulated by the chicken-or-egg paradox. It may provide cocktail party banter, but to an evolutionary biologist, it’s pretty simple: eggs are much older than chickens. At

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DeLene Beeland

Sharing is Caring: Unleash the Rare Disease Data Silos

Admirable advances in genetic medicine have recently stoked hopes that precision therapeutics may be on the way for patients living with rare diseases. But in reality, much of the data collected and generated is parked in proprietary databases.

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DeLene Beeland

The Value of Serum in Health Research

You may have heard that human serum is one of the most important tools in today’s laboratory, but let’s look at why. What is human serum? Human serum is a clear bodily fluid that is obtained

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DeLene Beeland

Rare Disease Research Opens Many Doors

Rare diseases are a paradoxic — they are both uncommon and common. And understanding them may help us to gain insights into more ordinary diseases. If a disease affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States, it

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DeLene Beeland

FDA Approves First Generic of Restasis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic of Restasis© (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) eye drops to increase tear production in people with chronic dry eye (CDE). Why is a generic product good

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Academic Content
DeLene Beeland

Can Sustainable Plastics Clean Our Plastics-Polluted Waters?

Inventing a new kind of plastic to remove plastic pollution from our drinking water may sound counterintuitive. But for Frank Leibfarth, PhD, it makes perfect sense. Leibfarth, an assistant professor of chemistry, invented a synthetic resin

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Patient Content
DeLene Beeland

Is Epilepsy Surgery Underused in Adults?

About 3 in every 10 people with epilepsy will find that anti-seizure drugs do not bring relief. Plus, it may take 1 to 2 years of treatments to know whether medicine helps. Uncontrolled epilepsy may interfere with your