CAP and ASC Collaborate on Advancing Patient Care through Cytopathology

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on initiatives to advance the delivery of cytopathology services and improve patient care.

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)|4/16/2014 4:00 PM EDT

In Old Age, Lack of Emotion and Interest May Signal Your Brain Is Shrinking

Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study published in the April 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion.

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|4/16/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Information Storage for the Next Generation of Plastic Computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published on April 16 in the journal Nature Communications.

– University of Iowa |4/16/2014 3:30 PM EDT

Obesity Can Amplify Bone and Muscle Loss

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called “osteosarcopenic obesity” that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity.

– Florida State University|4/16/2014 3:20 PM EDT

The Color of Poop: Stool Guide, Mobile App to Speed Up Diagnoses of Life-Threatening Liver Condition in Newborns

Fecal color and consistency are well-known markers of digestive health in both children and adults, but paying attention to a newborn’s shade of poop can be a decided lifesaver in babies born with the rare, liver-ravaging disorder biliary atresia, commonly heralded by white or clay-colored stool.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine|4/16/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Mutant Protein in Muscle Linked to Neuromuscular Disorder

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Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. In a new study published in the April 16, 2014 online issue of Neuron, a team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say novel mouse studies indicate that mutant protein levels in muscle cells are fundamentally involved in SBMA, suggesting an alternative and promising new avenue of treatment.

– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|4/16/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Book Early and After Work if You Want to Enjoy Your Next Hotel Stay

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If you’re planning a summer vacation or weekend getaway, when you book your hotel room can make a big difference. A new Iowa State University study found you’ll be happier with your hotel stay if you book your room after business hours.

– Iowa State University|4/16/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Complex Networks Researcher at IU Fighting Crime with Mobile Phone Data

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Emilio Ferrara, a post-doctoral researcher at Indiana University’s Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, is using network science and a connected society to fight crime. Ferrara and collaborators from the University of Messina, Italy, have already assisted police in Italy with investigations into murder, bribery, robbery, drug trafficking and prostitution by using social network modeling to conduct criminal network analysis using phone call data obtained by police.

– Indiana University|4/16/2014 2:00 PM EDT
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