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Endocrine Society Announces 2017 Laureate Award Winners

The Endocrine Society today announced it has selected 14 leaders in the endocrinology field as winners of the organization’s prestigious 2017 Laureate Awards.

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Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics, outcomes research, Health Outcomes, HEOR, Asia-Pacific , health technology assessment, Health Policy, Big Data, universal health coverage, ASEAN

ISPOR 7th Asia-Pacific Conference to Concentrate on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

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ISPOR announced confirmation of key scientific sessions for its 7th Asia-Pacific Conference scheduled to begin next week, 3-6 September 2016 in Singapore.

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Chemistry/Physics/Materials Sciences, Biology, Medicine/Health (Diabetes)

Insulin Pill Could Make Diabetes Treatment ‘Ouchless’


Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging. Scientists are developing a new way of administering the medicine orally with tiny vesicles that can deliver insulin where it needs to go without a shot. Today, they share their in vivo testing results.

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Battery You Can Swallow Could Enable Future Ingestible Medical Devices

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Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with melanin pigments, naturally found in the skin, hair and eyes.

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Chemistry/Physics/Materials Sciences (Materials), Biology (Biomedical/Environmental/Chemical Engineering), Medicine/Health (Cardiology)

After the Heart Attack: Injectable Gels Could Prevent Future Heart Failure (Video)

During a heart attack, clots or narrowed arteries block blood flow, harming or killing cells within the tissue. But the damage doesn’t end after the crushing pain subsides. Instead, the heart’s walls thin out, the organ becomes enlarged, and scar tissue forms. If nothing is done, the patient can eventually experience heart failure. But scientists now report they have developed gels that, in animal tests, can be injected into the heart to shore up weakened areas and prevent heart failure.

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Watching Thoughts — and Addiction — Form in the Brain

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More than a hundred years ago, Ivan Pavlov conducted what would become one of the most famous and influential psychology studies — he conditioned dogs to salivate at the ringing of a bell. Now, scientists are able to see in real time what happens in the brains of live animals during this classic experiment with a new technique. Ultimately, the approach could lead to a greater understanding of how we learn, and develop and break addictions.

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Citrus Fruits Could Help Prevent Obesity-Related Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes

Oranges and other citrus fruits are good for you — they contain plenty of vitamins and substances, such as antioxidants, that can help keep you healthy. Now a group of researchers reports that these fruits also help prevent harmful effects of obesity in mice fed a Western-style, high-fat diet.

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Stopping Scars Before They Form

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Most people start racking up scars from an early age with scraped knees and elbows. While many of these fade over time, more severe types such as keloids and scars from burns are largely untreatable. These types of scars are associated with permanent functional loss and, in severe cases, carry the stigma of disfigurement. Now scientists are developing new compounds that could stop scars from forming in the first place.

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Paper-Based Device Spots Falsified or Degraded Medications (Video)

The developing world is awash in substandard, degraded or falsified medications, which can either directly harm users or deprive them of needed treatment. And with internet sales of medications on the rise, people everywhere are increasingly at risk. So, a team of researchers has developed a simple, inexpensive paper-based device to screen suspicious medications.

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Interscatter Enables 1st Implanted Devices, Smart Contact Lenses, Credit Cards That ‘Talk’ Wi-Fi

"Interscatter" communication developed by University of Washington engineers allows power-limited devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday devices such as smartphones and watches.

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Major Obesity Scientific & Medical Conference in New Orleans, LA Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

Get a glimpse into the future of obesity research and treatment when more than 1,000 research abstracts are presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, the genetics of obesity and public policy at the largest international conference on obesity. Thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and healthcare professionals will gather for the fourth annual ObesityWeek conference at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Louisiana from Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2016.

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Brain Training Reduces Dementia Risk Across Ten Years

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so far has been shown to improve people’s mental quickness and significantly reduce the risk of dementia, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention.

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Why Parents Are the New 'Heroes' in Policing Young Drivers

Parents are vital in encouraging their children to obey the road rules and young drivers are keen to show their parents they can be trusted, which means they may hold greater power in enforcing driver restrictions compared with traditional policing, according to QUT research.

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Study Finds One in Five Pain or Rehab Patients Taking the Medication Gabapentin Without Prescription

With increasing public attention to overdose deaths and misuse of prescription medications in the United States, researchers today presented the results of a new study looking at abuse and misuse of gabapentin, a medication used to treat seizures and relieve nerve pain often associated with shingles.

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First Next-Generation Sequencing Test for HIV Drug Resistance Could Help Combat AIDS Worldwide

Research announced today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo demonstrates that a first-of-its-kind next-generation sequencing test can detect HIV drug resistance mutations that conventional tests fail to identify. This test could play a critical role in helping clinicians to optimize HIV treatment regimens, while also helping public health initiatives to minimize the development of global resistance to antiretroviral drugs.

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New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, presented at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, showed that the biochip test, which allows multiple tests to be run on one blood sample, was as accurate as existing molecular tests that analyze DNA.

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Endocrine Society Launches Global Outreach Campaign for Underserved Populations

On August 6th, the Endocrine Society will launch its new global outreach campaign, EndoCares, at the Peruvian Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Lima, Peru. The two-day program will include a session to educate healthcare providers on diabetes care, a one-day congress for patients with Type 2 diabetes and a Type 1 diabetes-focused workshop for children and adolescents.

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Innovative Test That Could Predict Risk of Kidney Failure in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Patients Announced at 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Researchers have successfully tested a new method for the early diagnosis in children and teenagers of diabetic nephropathy, a serious complication of diabetes that can increase risk of death. This new method, unveiled today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, would help pediatric patients get necessary treatment in a more timely manner.

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AACC 2016 Corporate Supporter Awards

AACC Announces 2016 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2016 Corporate Supporter Awards. This year, AACC recognizes 47 different companies and organizations that generously support the association through sponsorships, advertising, and exhibiting. These significant contributions make it possible for AACC to improve patient care by fostering research, innovation, and professional excellence in the field of laboratory medicine.

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Media Briefing and Q&A with Leading Researchers on Zika Virus and Diagnostic Testing

Leading researchers will discuss the global impact and role of diagnostic testing for the Zika virus as well as how the timing of infection affects pregnancy and newborns at a media briefing in advance of the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo being held in Philadelphia, July 31–August 4.







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