Day: January 28, 2022

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CMS: $49M in grants to boost Medicaid, CHIP enrollment

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services opened $49.4 million in grant funding Thursday to advance Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollment and retention among kids, parents and pregnant individuals.

Health and Human Services Department Secretary Xavier Becerra said during a Thursday call with reporters that this is the first time Medicaid and CHIP enrollment retention grants have targeted pregnant individuals as well.

Organizations including state and local governments, tribal organizations, not-for-profits, schools and more can apply to receive up to $1.5 million each over three years to help more children gain health coverage. Applications will be open until March 28.

Over half of the more than four million uninsured children in the country are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP, according to HHS. American Indian and Native children have the highest uninsured rate at 11.8{f771d91d784324d4be731abc64bffe0d1fd8f26504ceb311bcfd8e5b001778f4}, followed by Hispanic children at 11.4{f771d91d784324d4be731abc64bffe0d1fd8f26504ceb311bcfd8e5b001778f4} and Black children at 5.9{f771d91d784324d4be731abc64bffe0d1fd8f26504ceb311bcfd8e5b001778f4}. Children can be

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Researchers identify proteins that could predict liver transplant rejection

The Blood Proteoform Atlas (BPA) compiles ~56,000 proteoforms identified from 21 human cells types and plasma. Credit: Please credit Kelleher and Levitsky labs at Northwestern University

Northwestern University scientist have discovered families of proteins in the body that could potentially predict which patients may reject a new organ transplant, helping inform decisions about care.

The advancement marks the beginning of a new era for more precise study of proteins in specific cells.

Scientists tend to look at shifting patterns of proteins as if through goggles underwater, taking in just a fraction of available information about their unique structures. But in a new study to be published January 27 in the journal Science, scientists took a magnifying glass to these same structures and created a clarified map of protein families. They then held the map up in front of liver transplant recipients and found new indicators in immune cell proteins

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