The University of Tennessee Health Science Center received a $250,000 grant from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals to expand the number of medical professionals working in rheumatology, specifically by adding physician assistants and family nurse practitioners. The principal investigator is Dr. Debendra Pattanaik in the college of medicine.
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Lupus nephritis recurrence rates in kidney transplant recipients declined over the past decade, compared with rates seen in earlier studies, according to a review of cases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).
Dr. Debendra Pattanaik, and associate professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, headed up the study. He says a bite from the Lone Star Tick can cause people to become more sensitive to a carbohydrate called alpha-gal.
The incidence of tick-borne disease in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate, officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases say. They call on public health and biomedical researchers to double down on efforts to better understand the pathogenesis of tick-borne illnesses and to develop improved strategies for prevention and… Read More
Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee. A lone star tick bite can cause a severe immune system response to red meat — such as beef, pork and lamb — said study lead author Dr. Debendra… Read More