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ProMedica and Kaonsoft Form Joint Venture to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Health Apps

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ProMedica, one of Ohio’s largest healthcare systems, is partnering with Kaonsoft, an enterprise mobility software company, to form Kapios Health, a healthcare technology company that will focus on the development of medical applications created by ProMedica Innovations inventors.

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Fungus Makes Mosquitoes Much More Likely to Become Infected with Malaria

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified a fungus that compromises the immune system of mosquitoes, making them more susceptible to infection with the parasite that causes malaria. Because environmental microorganisms can vary greatly from region to region, the researchers say the findings may help explain variations in the prevalence of malaria in different geographic areas.

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Time Window to Help People Who’Ve Had a Stroke Longer Than Previously Shown

Time is of the essence when getting people stricken with acute ischemic strokes to treatment. And the use of stent retrievers — devices that remove the blood clot like pulling a cork out of a wine bottle Current professional guidelines recommend that stent retrievers be used to remove blood clots from stroke patients within six hours for people to benefit. But new research finds that the procedure has benefits for people up to 7.3 hours following the onset of a stroke.

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Veterans to be Among First Patients to Receive Investigational Cell Therapy for Heart Failure Under $10 Million Department of Defense Grant

Building on the results of a recent Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute study published just six months ago, the Department of Defense has awarded a $10 million grant to fund a cardiac cell therapy trial for patients diagnosed with a common but difficult-to-treat form of heart failure.

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Q&A: Postdocs Encourage Middle-schoolers to 'Embrace the Unknown'

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Laura Schelhas, Beth Miller and Anna Wise are highly accomplished postdoctoral scholars at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. They conduct research under the supervision of Mike Toney, a distinguished staff scientist at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. Schelhas researches new material discovery and design for solar applications, Miller studies next-generation lithium sulfur batteries, and Wise is implementing a new imaging technique to acquire very high-resolution images of materials.

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Diabetes in Children Is a Chronic – But Treatable -- Disease

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For those people living with diabetes, every day requires around-the-clock monitoring and management. So says Jason A. Klein, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist who heads the Pediatric Diabetes Program at NYU Lutheran and who also works collaboratively with colleagues at the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Pediatric Diabetes Center.

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Alcohol-Involved Homicide Victimization: Common, Linked to Male Gender, Minority Status, and History of Domestic Abuse

While the association between alcohol and homicide may seem obvious, there has been no recent study of alcohol involvement in homicide victimization in U.S. states. This study drills down into the subject, looking at how often alcohol was involved in homicide victimization, and what socio-demographic and other factors may be predictors.

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Energy Drink Use, with or Without Alcohol, Contributes to Drunk Driving

Highly caffeinated energy drinks (EDs) have been of concern to the public-health community for almost a decade. Many young people consume EDs with alcohol to decrease alcohol’s sedative effects and stay awake longer, enabling them to drink more alcohol. Adding to the growing body of research linking ED consumption with risk-taking and alcohol-related problems, this study examined its relationship with drunk driving. Importantly, the researchers differentiated between the different ways in which EDs are consumed: exclusively with alcohol, exclusively without alcohol, or both with and without alcohol depending on the occasion.

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Freezing Technique Is an Effective Alternative to Lumpectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer, Study Finds

A deep-freezing technique known as cryoablation is a viable alternative to traditional surgery in many early-stage breast cancers, NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine researchers find in a new clinical study. The results are published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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Mayo Clinic Physicians Present Research Findings at 2016 ASTRO Annual Meeting

Mayo Clinic physicians will present findings at the 2016 American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting Sept. 25-28 in Boston.

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UC San Diego’s Samara Reck-Peterson Awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Simons Grant

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has named Samara Reck-Peterson, PhD, an HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar. Reck-Peterson, a professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Division of Biological Sciences at University of California San Diego, will receive a total of $1.5 million over five years in support of her studies on cargo transport within cells.

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Breast Cancer Patients Benefit Physically From Mental Health Support

Psycho-social factors can impact how a woman deals with -- and recovers from -- breast cancer.

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Education Management Solutions (EMS) Congratulates VHA SimLEARN on National Simulation Center Opening

SimLEARN's Center is the Largest Simulation Facility Across the Veterans Affairs Health System and One of the 10 Largest Centers in the United States

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Tackling Obesity in Rural Communities

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Currently, excess body weight contributes to as many as 1 in 5 cancer-related deaths. Obesity is associated with increased risk of at least eight types of cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology has identified obesity as a health risk that is “quickly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer.”

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First Large Clinical Trial of Flu Vaccines Designed to Prevent Heart and Lung-Related Illness Begins

Heart disease patients enrolled in a clinical trial - designed to test whether a stronger dose of the influenza vaccine can prevent death or hospitalization due to a heart attack, heart failure, stroke or pneumonia - have begun receiving their first flu shots in Toronto and Boston.

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Physician Can Comment on Benefit of Whole Breast Radiation Therapy Radiation (WBRT) Following Lumpectomy

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