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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Lung Cancer, Roy Herbst, Cancer Research, Nature Medicine, cancer metastasis, YALE

Trace Elements: Innovative Biopsy Programs Map How Cancer Spreads

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Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Disease, Infection, Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

Two new studies from the University of Iowa suggest that gene therapy may be a viable approach for treating or preventing lung disease caused by cystic fibrosis (CF).

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Roy Herbst, AACR 2016 , American Assocation for Cancer Research , Cancer Research, lung

Yale Cancer Center Expert available to speak on AACR 2016 Cancer Progress Report: Research is Saving Lives

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Nationally-Recognized Pulmonary Physician, Epidemiologist to Discuss Tobacco and Health

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Jonathan Samet, M.D., M.S. of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, will tackle the issue of tobacco and health, explaining how solid research can drive gains in public health.

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lymphangioleiomyomatosis , Lam, rare lung diseases, Lungs, Women, women and health

New Clinical Guidelines for LAM, a Rare Lung Disease

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The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare lung disease that primarily affects women of child-bearing age.

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Testing for Damage to Airways Caused by Drinking and Smoking

Cells in the lung are constantly exposed to oxygen and intermittently exposed to other environmental factors, resulting in a susceptibility to oxidative injury. Both alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and cigarette smoking heighten pulmonary oxidative stress, likely due to antioxidant depletion. Pulmonary oxidative stress damages innate immunity, which can contribute to increased pneumonia susceptibility and severity. This study sought to understand whether measures of pulmonary oxidative stress in upper airway fluid are comparable to measures in the lower airways, and whether either compartment is preferentially affected by AUDs and/or smoking. If upper airways’ and lower airways’ oxidative stress indices are similar, less invasive methods to assess pulmonary oxidative stress, such as mini-bronchoalveolar lavage (mini-BAL) or sputum evaluations, could be used in research and clinical settings.

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Researcher at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $2.3 Million From Department of Defense

David Warburton, MD, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been awarded more than $2.3 million from the Department of Defense for the development of an innovative endoscopic device for performing noninvasive, quantitative analysis of lung epithelial cell metabolism during lung injury.

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Pediatric ENT Specialist George Harris, MD, FACS, FAAP, Joins Loyola Medicine

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Pediatric otolaryngologist George Harris, MD, FACS, FAAP, who specializes in aerodigestive track disorders, has joined Loyola Medicine.

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ACR Supports Congressional Opposition to Medicare Lung Cancer Screening Cuts

The American College of Radiology applauds members of the House Ways and Means Committee for standing against planned cuts to Medicare reimbursement for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening.

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Study Examines Survival Outcomes after Different Lung Cancer Staging Methods

In a study appearing in the September 13 issue of JAMA, Jouke T. Annema, M.D., Ph.D., of the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, and colleagues examined five-year survival after endosonography vs mediastinoscopy for mediastinal nodal staging of lung cancer.

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ATS Expert Pitch: Michael Niederman, MD, Available for Comment on Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment

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Tuberculosis Can Persist in Lungs After Treatment, Study Finds

Tuberculosis persists in many patients after they receive drug therapies, while others relapse after being successfully cured of symptoms, according to a study published in Nature Medicine. The findings highlight the importance of immune systems in eradicating the disease, and provide markers to test new treatments.

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Case for Liquid Biopsies Builds in Advanced Lung Cancer

For patients with advanced lung cancer, a non-invasive liquid biopsy may be a more effective and suitable alternative to the gold standard tissue biopsy to detect clinically relevant mutations and help guide their course of treatment.

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COPD Exacerbations Lead to Lung Function Decline, Particularly Among Those with Mild COPD

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Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are associated with significant long-term lung function loss, according to research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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New Website From the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Puts the Power of Information at the Fingertips of Patients

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) officially announced the public launch of its patient website, ctsurgerypatients.org, which offers immediate and easy access to expert, multimedia content on heart, lung, and esophageal diseases and operations.

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No Consensus on How the Microbiome Affects Tuberculosis, Review Finds

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Inconsistencies across studies and sampling errors remain major barriers to understanding how the lung microbiome changes with tuberculosis, according to a review published today in Clinical Microbiology Reviews.

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Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Recommended for Those at Increased Risk

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for latent tuberculosis infection in populations at increased risk. The report appears in the September 6 issue of JAMA.

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Study Shows Combination Drug Therapy for Asthma Patients Is Safe

A post-marketing safety study mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has shown that a combination drug therapy for the treatment of asthma is safe and effective.







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