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Latest Research : Epidemiology
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

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NIH renews funding for University of Maryland vaccine research
Baltimore, MD - September 26, 2013 - The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) has successfully competed for and received a renewed contract to conduct basic research and clinical studies of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Support for this work to combat existing and emerging infectious diseases is provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Sep 26, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Drivers who test positive for drugs have triple the risk of a fatal car crash
Drugged driving has been a safety issue of increasing public concern in the United States and many other countries but its role in motor vehicle crashes had not been adequately examined. In a new study conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, researchers assessed the association of driver drug use, as well as the combination of drugs and alcohol, with the risk of fatal crash. They found that drug use is associated with a significantly increased risk of fatal crash involvement, particularly when used in combination with alcohol. The study provides critical data for understanding the joint effect of alcohol and drugs on driving safety.
Sep 25, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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University of Tennessee nursing professors aim to prepare Appalachian region for the worst
In Clay County, Kentucky, clean water is hard to come by. If a tornado hit the area, shelter and medical treatment also would be hard to find.
Sep 3, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Study ranks social contacts by job and social group in bid to fight infectious diseases
In the light of Novel Corona Virus, concerns over H7N9 Influenza in S.E. Asia, and more familiar infections such as measles and seasonal influenza, it is as important as ever to be able to predict and understand how infections transmit through the UK population.
Jun 25, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Australia and Singapore join forces to tackle emerging infectious diseases
1. The fight against a number of significant infectious diseases in the Asia-Pacific region has been given a boost through a new research collaboration between the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia (NHMRC) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore.
Apr 10, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award goes to King Holmes for STD work
Dr. King K. Holmes, professor and chair of the UW Department of Global Health, won the prestigious 2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his work in sexually transmitted diseases, the Gairdner Foundation announced March 20.
Mar 20, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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American Academy of Microbiology releases resistance report
What do cancer cells, weeds, and pathogens have in common? They all evolve resistance to the treatments that are supposed to eliminate them. However, researchers developing the next generation of antibiotics, herbicides, and anti-cancer therapeutics rarely come together to explore the common evolutionary principles at work across their different biological systems. The new American Academy of Microbiology report Moving Targets: Fighting Resistance in Infections, Pests, and Cancer concludes that scientists working on different kinds of treatments have much to learn from each other. Applying lessons learned about the evolution of resistance in different biological systems during the earliest stages of drug and pesticide design could lead to more effective treatments for patients, farmers, and public health organizations.
Mar 7, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Study confirms safety of colonoscopy
Colon cancer develops slowly. Precancerous lesions usually need many years to turn into a dangerous carcinoma. They are well detectable in an endoscopic examination of the colon called colonoscopy and can be removed during the same examination. Therefore, regular screening can prevent colon cancer much better than other types of cancer. Since 2002, colonoscopy is part of the national statutory cancer screening program in Germany for all insured persons aged 55 or older.
Mar 1, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Breakthrough camera to improve detection of blinding eye disease and diabetes
26 February 2013, Sydney, Australia: The most advanced technology for use in real-time detection and assessment of common blinding eye disease and general health disorders will soon be available to the world with stimulus funding provided for development by the Australian Government's CRC Program. The imaging technology of the breakthrough retinal camera is being developed by the Vision Cooperative Research Centre (Vision CRC) based in Sydney with international partners in Australia, US, China, India and Africa.
Feb 26, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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EASL publishes first comprehensive literature review on the burden of liver disease in Europe
Brussels and Geneva, 20th February 2013 --- Major progress has been made in the past 30 years in the knowledge and management of liver disease, yet approximately 29 million Europeans still suffer from a chronic liver condition.
Feb 21, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Creeping epidemic of obesity hits Asia Pacific region
Sophia Antipolis, 21 February 2013: Over eating, sedentary lifestyles, cultural attitudes, and lack of prevention programmes are to blame for the rising epidemic of obesity in the Asia Pacific region. Overweight and obesity has quadrupled in China and societies still label people of healthy weight as poor.
Feb 20, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Engineering control theory helps create dynamic brain models
BOSTON -- Models of the human brain, patterned on engineering control theory, may some day help researchers control such neurological diseases as epilepsy, Parkinson's and migraines, according to a Penn State researcher who is using mathematical models of neuron networks from which more complex brain models emerge.
Feb 19, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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MSU launches groundbreaking drug trial in Africa
Determined to bring relief to seizure victims, a Michigan State University research team this month begins a groundbreaking clinical drug trial that could help prevent a quarter-million African children from developing epilepsy each year.
Feb 15, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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CVD time bomb set to explode in Gulf region in 10-15 years
Sophia Antipolis, 13 February 2013: With one of the highest rates of obesity in the world, the Gulf region is facing an epidemic of cardiovascular disease. At least 50% of the population is below the age of 25 and the high prevalence of risk factors signals a massive wave of cardiovascular disease in 10-15 years. Cardiovascular centres are already bursting at the seams and prevention services are nonexistent.
Feb 12, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Study finds parasites and poor antenatal care are main causes of epilepsy in Africa
The largest study of epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa to date reveals that programmes to control parasitic diseases and access to better antenatal care could substantially reduce the prevalence of the disease in this region.
Jan 30, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Pandemic controversies: The global response to pandemic influenza must change
'Evil' scientists, deadly viruses and terrorist plots are usually the preserve of Hollywood blockbusters. But when it comes to pandemic influenza, it is the stuff of real life. As controversy about research into the H5N1 bird flu virus continues, a new paper argues for a complete overhaul of current approaches to pandemic preparedness.
Jan 28, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Implementation of smoke-free legislation reduces the number of acute myocardial infarctions by 11 percent
Researchers participating in the REGICOR Study (Girona Heart Registry), with the participation of IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) from Barcelona, the Josep Trueta Hospital, the Blanes Hospital and IDIAP Jordi Gol from Girona (Primary Healthcare Research Institute) have carried out a study to assess the impact of the partial smoke-free legislation passed in 2006 on the incidence of acute myocardial infarction in the province of Girona and observed it has dropped 11%. This decrease has been noticed especially among women, population aged between 65 and 74, and among non-smokers.
Jan 23, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Musculoskeletal Health Roundtable recommends action to sustain active and healthy aging
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the Cyprus Society Against Osteoporosis and Musculoskeletal Diseases today hosted an event in Nicosia, Cyprus to call attention to the importance of musculoskeletal health for Europe's growing population of senior citizens.
Sep 6, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Metabolic MAGIC
Researchers have identified 38 new genetic regions that are associated with glucose and insulin levels in the blood. This brings the total number of genetic regions associated with glucose and insulin levels to 53, over half of which are associated with type 2 diabetes.
Aug 12, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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People with allergies may have lower risk of brain tumors
COLUMBUS, Ohio - New research adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that there's a link between allergies and reduced risk of a serious type of cancer that starts in the brain. This study suggests the reduced risk is stronger among women than men, although men with certain allergy profiles also have a lower tumor risk.
Aug 3, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Lack of nationwide surveillance may lead to clusters of congenital anomalies going unnoticed
One baby in every 45 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2010 according to the second annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR), released today (Thursday).
Aug 1, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Cyberwarfare, conservation and disease prevention could benefit from MU researcher's network model
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Computer networks are the battlefields in cyberwarfare, as exemplified by the United States' recent use of computer viruses to attack Iran's nuclear program. A computer model developed at the University of Missouri could help military strategists devise the most damaging cyber attacks as well as guard America's critical infrastructure. The model also could benefit other projects involving interconnected groups, such as restoring ecosystems, halting disease epidemics and stopping smugglers.
Jul 10, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Measuring the uncertainties of pandemic influenza
A major collaboration between US research centers has highlighted three factors that could ultimately determine whether an outbreak of influenza becomes a serious epidemic that threatens national health. The research suggests that the numbers in current response plans could be out by a factor of two or more depending on the characteristics of the particular pandemic influenza.
Jul 2, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Moderate drinking associated with lower risk of stroke in women
Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption has been consistently associated with lower risk of heart disease, but data for stroke are less certain, especially among women.
Mar 15, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Workplace safety program can reduce injuries if aggressively enforced, study finds
A longstanding California occupational safety program requiring all businesses to eliminate workplace hazards can help prevent injuries to workers, but only if it is adequately enforced, according to a new study by the RAND Corporation.
Jan 27, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Psoriasis is associated with impaired HDL function, Penn study finds
Orlando - Collaborative research from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that psoriasis patients have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death, especially if the psoriasis is moderate to severe. Now, Penn researchers have discovered the potential underlying mechanism by which the inflammatory skin disease impacts cardiovascular health. In two new studies presented at the 2011 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Penn researchers show that the systemic inflammatory impact of psoriasis may alter both the makeup of cholesterol particles and numbers, as well as impair the function of high density lipoprotein (HDL), the good cholesterol.
Nov 16, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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Sugar-sweetened beverages may increase cardiovascular risk in women
Drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day may expand a woman's waistline and increase her risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2011.
Nov 13, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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NYUCN receives $7.56 million NIH grant to research heterosexuals at high risk of HIV infection
New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) received a five-year, $7.56 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a peer-driven intervention to seek out heterosexuals at high risk for HIV in their communities, test them for HIV, and link them to care in a timely fashion if they are found to be HIV infected.
Oct 28, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Postcode lotteries in preventative health care -- not necessarily all bad news
There is much interest in the unequal health care caused by postcode lotteries. The area you live in can impact the treatment you receive for cancer treatment, surgery or GP care. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that there are also geographic differences in the implementation of public health programs.
Sep 27, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Plant compound reduces breast cancer mortality
Phytoestrogens are plant compounds which, in the human body, can attach to the receptors for the female sexual hormone estrogen and which are taken in with our daily diet. A number of findings have attributed a cancer protective effect to these plant hormones. At DKFZ, a team headed by Prof. Dr. Jenny Chang-Claude summarized the results of several studies in a meta-analysis last year and showed that a diet rich in phytoestrogens lowers the risk of developing breast cancer after menopause. Now the Heidelberg researchers wanted to find out whether phytoestrogens also have an influence on the course of breast cancer. Prior investigations on this topic had provided contradictory results.
Sep 13, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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UofL's Ruth Carrico selected for National Nurse Fellowship
Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., F.S.H.E.A., C.I.C., an associate professor at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville, has been named one of just 21 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows for 2011. Carrico joins a select group of nurse leaders from across the country chosen to participate in this world-class, three-year leadership development program designed to enhance nurse leaders' effectiveness in improving the United States health care system.
Aug 16, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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National Institutes of Health renews successful infectious disease research study
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, has renewed funding from its Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study for a research project at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, led by Stephen Eubank, professor.
Aug 15, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Good guy or bad guy? Diagnosing stomach disease in pet reptiles
Although known for over a century, cryptosporidiosis was believed to be an extremely rare condition and it only gained attention with the discovery that it can affect humans, especially immune-compromised individuals. It is caused by a single-cell parasite, one of a family known as cryptosporidia. Some cryptosporidia also infect reptiles, where after a sometimes lengthy incubation period they cause gastrointestinal problems even in otherwise healthy individuals. The condition is usually persistent and is presently impossible to cure. It is therefore important to minimize infections and in this regard reliable diagnostic procedures are essential.
May 31, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Heart failure treatment options have come a long way
This year the Heart Failure Congress 2011, organised by the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), offers a strong scientific programme featuring 11 late breaking trials and clinical updates, over 1000 original abstracts (submitted by delegates from 61 countries), 14 industry sponsored satellites and mini satellites and over 70 separate sessions.
May 5, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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Systematic effort helps hospital raise employee flu vaccination rates
A systematic effort to improve flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers has increased flu vaccinations rates from 59 percent to 77 percent at the University Health System (UHS) in San Antonio. A report detailing their interventions to increase vaccination was published in the June issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
May 4, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

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HPV vaccine works for boys: Study shows first clear benefits
The vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent 90 percent of genital warts in men when offered before exposure to the four HPV strains covered by the vaccine, according to a new multi-center study led by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and UCSF.
Feb 4, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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Scientists identify avoidable breast cancer risk factors
Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Thus, scientists are sure by now that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an increased breast cancer risk.
Jan 18, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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Consortium studying mathematical modeling of influenza infection
Mount Sinai School of Medicine today announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has renewed funding of the Program for Research on Immune Modeling and Experimentation (PRIME). This program seeks to develop easy-to-use, predictive mathematical models to better understand patterns of infection among individuals affected by the H1N1 and 1918 influenza viruses and other related viruses.
Dec 16, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Widespread vitamin D deficiency a concern in Asia
Bone health experts attending the 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore this week have flagged vitamin D deficiency as a major concern in the region, particularly in South Asia where the problem is especially severe and widespread across the entire population.
Dec 13, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Laboratory studies show promise for new multiple sclerosis treatment
Successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis, or MS, may one day be possible using a drug originally developed to treat chronic pain, according to Distinguished Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Nov 18, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Doubled risk of anxiety for 18 month-old children with congenital heart defects
Research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) shows that children with severe congenital heart defects have twice the risk of anxiety at 18 months of age compared to healthy children. Children with mild and moderate heart defects, on the other hand, did not show an increased risk of anxiety.
Nov 17, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Vitamin D deficit doubles risk of stroke in whites, but not in blacks
Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in whites, but not in blacks, according to a new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins.
Nov 14, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Contact among age groups key to understanding whooping cough spread and control
ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Strategies for preventing the spread of whooping cough---on the rise in the United States and several other countries in recent years---should take into account how often people in different age groups interact, research at the University of Michigan suggests.
Nov 11, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Study identifies factors that increase risk of falls among orthopedic inpatients
Patients who undergo total hip replacements are more at risk for having a serious fall while recovering in the hospital than patients undergoing other orthopedic procedures, according to a recent study. The study, which will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting, Nov. 7-11, in Atlanta, also identified other factors involved in patient falls that could help hospitals devise strategies to reduce these accidents.
Nov 8, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Huge 'biobank' for research into major diseases to be set up by Qatar and Imperial College London
A biobank of samples and clinical measurements from tens of thousands of people is to be established in Qatar to help scientists understand the causes of major diseases and develop new treatments, it is announced today.
Oct 28, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Doctors at University of Colorado School of Medicine to train African doctors in AIDS care
The HIV epidemic continues to grow, especially in Africa where it has orphaned millions of children and decimated entire communities. In this environment, funding to train African health care providers is critical.
Oct 7, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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High death and disability rates due to fractures in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe
Preliminary findings from an upcoming new report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) show alarming projections and reveal the poor state of post-fracture care in the Russian Federation and many other countries in the region. The findings were announced today at a press conference in St. Petersburg at the IOF Summit of Eastern European and Central Asian Osteoporosis Patient Societies.
Sep 27, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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NIH to launch Gulf oil spill health study
The National Institutes of Health will launch a multi-year study this fall to look at the potential health effects from the oil spill in the Gulf region. The Gulf Worker Study, announced by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., in June, is in response to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Collins pledged $10 million in NIH funding for the study's initial phases.
Sep 7, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Telltale signs of bioterror
HOUSTON -- (Aug. 16, 2010) -- Researchers at Rice University have won federal support to develop a genomic test that can quickly determine whether a disease outbreak is caused by a natural pathogen or one that was grown in a lab by terrorists.
Aug 16, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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UC Davis receives $1 million NIH grant to improve health in No. Calif. Native American communities
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- UC Davis School of Medicine researchers will train Native American communities in Northern California to develop and implement culturally appropriate interventions to improve their health by decreasing obesity and type-2 diabetes, through a $1 million research grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.
Aug 9, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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