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Survey Indicates Willingness of General Population to Donate Tissue Samples to Biobank

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A survey of nearly 1,600 individuals found that the majority were willing to donate tissue samples and medical information to a biobank for research and that most were willing to donate using a blanket consent, according to a study in the January 27 issue of JAMA.

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Targeted Biopsy Technique Linked With Increased Detection of High-Risk Prostate Cancer

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Among men undergoing biopsy for suspected prostate cancer, targeted magnetic resonance/ultrasound fusion biopsy, compared with a standard biopsy technique, was associated with increased detection of high-risk prostate cancer and decreased detection of low-risk prostate cancer, according to a study in the January 27 issue of JAMA.

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Targeted MRI/Ultrasound Beats Standard Biopsy to Detect High-Risk Prostate Cancer

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Targeted biopsy using new fusion technology that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ultrasound is more effective than standard biopsy in detecting high-risk prostate cancer, according to a large-scale study published today in JAMA.

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Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., R.N., Named Dean of Uthealth School of Nursing

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Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., has been named dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing, effective Feb. 2.

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Bad Weather Warnings Most Effective if Probability Included, New Research Suggests

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Risk researchers find that the public may respond best to severe weather warnings if they include a probability estimate, an important finding not only for the present but also for the longer-term future as climate change brings more frequent and severe threats.

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Johns Hopkins Launches $15 Million Award Program to Enhance Faculty-Led Research

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The Johns Hopkins University announces two new award programs that together will provide an additional $15 million to advance innovative faculty-led research over the next three years.

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Probiotic Helps Treat Diabetes in Rats, Could Lead to Human Remedy

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In the study, published Jan. 27 in the journal Diabetes, the researchers engineered a strain of lactobacillus, a human probiotic common in the gut, to secrete a Glucagen-like peptide (GPL-1). They then administered it orally to diabetic rats for 90 days and found the rats receiving the engineered probiotic had up to 30 percent lower high blood glucose, a hallmark of diabetes.

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Incisional Hernia Repairs Among Older Men Rose 24.2 Percent From 2001 to 2010

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Incisional hernia repairs among men age 65 years and older rose 24.2 percent in the United States from 2001 to 2010, according to a study by researchers from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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UT Dallas Professor Named IEEE Fellow

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Dr. Babak Fahimi, a professor of electrical engineering in at the University of Texas at Dallas, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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