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Article ID: 696539

Nurse Anesthetists Applaud the House of Representatives Efforts to Curtail Opioid Crisis

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Breaking News!! The House of Representatives minutes ago just passed legislation to allow nurse anesthetists and other APRNs to administer medical-assisted medicine independently in an effort to fight the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment for individuals who are addicted.

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22-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696216

Scientists Discover How Antiviral Gene Works

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

It’s been known for years that humans and other mammals possess an antiviral gene called RSAD2 that prevents a remarkable range of viruses from multiplying. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, have discovered the secret to the gene’s success: The enzyme it codes for generates a compound that stops viruses from replicating. The newly discovered compound, described in today’s online edition of Nature, offers a novel approach for attacking many disease-causing viruses.

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22-Jun-2018 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696312

Health Insurance Plans May Be Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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19-Jun-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696332

Overdose Risk Quintuples with Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

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20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696527

Sendelbach, de Lemos honored with Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cardiologist Dr. James de Lemos, Professor of Internal Medicine, and pediatrician Dr. Dorothy Sendelbach, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at UT Southwestern, have been recognized with the UT System’s highest educational honor, the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, for their academic prowess and mentoring talent.

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22-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696034

Repurposing Promising Cancer Drugs May Lead to a New Approach to Treating TB

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs may help knock out another life-threatening disease: tuberculosis (TB).

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22-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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22-Jun-2018 7:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 696488

Ketamine Acts Fast to Treat Depression and Its Effects Last — but How?

University of Illinois at Chicago

In contrast to most antidepressant medications, which can take several weeks to reduce depressive symptoms, ketamine — a commonly used veterinary anesthetic — can lift a person out of a deep depression within minutes of its administration, and its effects can last several weeks. Researchers have long-wondered how ketamine can both act quickly and be so long-lasting.

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21-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696467

Scripps Research study provides new clues to improving chemotherapies

Scripps Research Institute

The microbiome may harbor a gene for drug resistance

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21-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696220

Waking Up Is Hard to Do: Reversing Deep Unconsciousness

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine researchers discover that stimulating the prefrontal cortex results in wake-like behavior in anesthetized rats.

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18-Jun-2018 11:00 PM EDT
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