Symposium Focuses on Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease

There's a "critical need" for research and innovative new strategies to address health disparities and to improve health outcomes across all groups of people with cardiovascular disease, according to a special symposium feature in the August issue of The American Journal of Medical Sciences (AJMS), official journal of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|25-Jul-2014 10:40 AM EDT

Scientists test a Nanoparticle “Alarm Clock” to Awaken Immune Systems Put to Sleep by Cancer

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Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. One pioneering approach uses nanoparticles to jumpstart the body’s ability to fight tumors

– Norris Cotton Cancer CenterDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|25-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Vanderbilt Study Examines Bacteria’s Ability to Fight Obesity

Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center|25-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

ACR Statement on Cancer Study Regarding Patient Anxiety From CT Lung Cancer Screening

Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural. However, as evidenced by Gareen et al, published July 25 in Cancer, the incidence and effects of anxiety associated with false positive or other results of computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening exams are far less than claimed by some in the medical community.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)|25-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

It Takes Two to Court

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Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, have identified the functions of two classes of pheromone receptors, and found pheromones crucial to triggering the mating process in mice.

– Stowers Institute for Medical Research|25-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

New System to Detect Mercury in Water Systems

A new ultra-sensitive, low-cost and portable system for detecting mercury in environmental water has been developed by University of Adelaide researchers.

– University of Adelaide|25-Jul-2014 2:00 AM EDT

New Hope for Powdery Mildew Resistant Barley

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New research at the University of Adelaide has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew.

– University of Adelaide|24-Jul-2014 9:05 PM EDT

UIC Library Opens Archives of Chicago's Historic Commodity Exchanges

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The records of the Chicago Board of Trade and the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange are available for research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago|24-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT
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