A hospital that prescribes free nutritious food to families who need more than medical care

Being food-insecure – unable to get enough nutritious food to meet your needs—can take a toll on your health. So Dayton Children’s Hospital has begun to screen its patients and their families for this problem and refer them to what it’s calling the “Food Pharm.” This program, which launched about two years ago, currently aims […]

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Researchers create gene expression database to gain new insights into pneumococcal infections

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine published one of the most comprehensive analyses of how genes get expressed during infection (known as a transcriptome). The analyses include three different strains of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia, meningitis and middle-ear infections. It also includes analyses of the lungs and four other […]

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