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Genetic variant link with long-term incidence of interstitial lung disease in rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It can also cause fatigue, and the underlying inflammation may affect other body systems. Up to 10% of people with RA are affected by interstitial lung disease (ILD) during their lifetime, and ILD is one of the leading causes of death in patients with RA. Data presented at the 2021 EULAR congress report findings from a longitudinal study showing that people with MUC5B gene variant have a considerable lifetime risk of ILD, and that this gene variant contributes to increased morbidity. These findings have clinical implications for improving identification of people with RA who are at high risk for developing ILD.
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Texans GM Nick Caserio discusses quarterback Deshaun Watson

After a recent trend of saying less when it comes to embattle quarterback Deshaun Watson, Texans first-year general manager Nick Caserio this week made his most extensive comments about his quarterback in months. Caserio appeared on a segment of the “Payne and Pendergast” show on Sports Radio 610 and when...
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Raymond E. ‘Gene’ Newby

Raymond E. “Gene” Newby, 98, longtime Parsons resident, died at 4:22 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the Parsons Presbyterian Manor. He was born March 8, 1923, in rural Labette County, a son of Earl J. and Irma M. (Wucherphenig) Newby. He lived his entire life in Labette County and attended school at rural Parsons. He enlisted in the Army and served under Gen. George Patton in the 345th Infantry, 87th Division. He was stationed in the European Theatre, participating in the Battle of the Bulge.
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Here is why Mavericks reportedly fired GM Donnie Nelson

The Dallas Mavericks announced on Wednesday that they have mutually agreed to part ways with longtime general manager Donnie Nelson. As some have suspected, the decision was reportedly not as “mutual” as the team would like people to believe. According to Tim Cato and Sam Amick of The Athletic, Nelson...
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Beyond mere blueprints: Variable gene expression patterns and type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which the immune system inappropriately targets a class of cells in the pancreas known as β cells that produce the hormone insulin, which plays an important role in regulating bloodstream glucose levels and the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. The loss of insulin causes a range of health problems for people with type 1 diabetes, and patients become dependent on insulin injections for their survival. Even with insulin therapy, people with type 1 diabetes have shortened lifespans and are at an elevated risk of developing myriad complications.

Fargo-based Aldevron sold for $9.6 billion

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo-based Aldevron has been sold. Danaher Corp. of Washington, DC acquired Aldevron for $9.6 billion. Aldevron is a leading global provider of high-quality plasmid DNA, gene proteins used in vaccines, gene and cell therapy, gene editing, and diagnostic applications. The company recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art 189,000 sq. ft. facility on its 14-acre campus in Fargo.

GM bringing Ultium battery tech to trains, hydrogen to planes

GM is setting out into both the train and aircraft world with its Ultium battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology. Just this week, GM announced it would work together with Wabtec locomotives for trains and Liebherr-Aerospace for planes. To be more specific, GM is planning on collaborating with Wabtec to...

Lordstown Promises Endurance EV Pickup Will Start Production in September

Despite all of its recent controversies, Lordstown confirmed this week that it will start building its first vehicle this September in Ohio. One of those controversies led to the resignation of founder and CEO Steve Burns, who the New York Times said left because he made inaccurate statements about pre-orders for the truck.

Workers At GM Mexico Silao Plant Fighting To Replace Union

GM Mexico workers at the automaker’s Silao Assembly plant are fighting to replace their union over safety concerns, a lack of COVID-19 safety protocols and low wages. According to Bloomberg, a group of employees at the Silao plant want to unseat the current union, which is part of a broader Mexican labor union called the Confederation of Mexican Workers, or CTM. The publication says it spoke to five employees regarding the matter, who expressed concern over a lack of COVID-19 safety protocols at the plant. One employee said workstations are not socially distanced, while another said a co-worker was ordered to return to work after contracting COVID-19 and was not re-tested for the contagious disease.
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After Mark Cuban called a piece on Mavericks’ front office conflicts “bullshit,” the team’s coach and GM are now both gone

Monday saw The Athletic publish a piece from Tim Cato and Sam Amick titled “Inside the Mavericks front office, Mark Cuban’s shadow GM is causing a rift with Luka Doncic,” focused on the surprising power held by Haralabos Voulgaris. Voulgaris, a former sports gambler, is titularly the team’s director of quantitative research and development, but that piece describes him as “the most influential voice within the Mavericks front office,” from organizing and approving draft choices and trades to scripting rotations for head coach Rick Carlisle, and discussed conflicts between him and star Luka Doncic.

GM Recalls Buick Encore GX And Chevy Trailblazer For Faulty Emergency Jack

General Motors has issued a recall for certain examples of the Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer subcompact crossover over an issue related to the factory emergency jack. The problem: affected vehicles left the factory with an emergency jack that, if not positioned exactly as directed in the vehicle owner’s manual, could fracture and fail to support the vehicle.