Two independent groups of researchers led by Sidney (Wally) Whiteheart, PhD, of the University of Kentucky, and Charles Lowenstein, MD, of the University of Rochester, have published important studies exploring the role that a gene called STXBP5 plays in the development of cardiovascular disease.
– University of Kentucky|17-Sep-2014 5:40 PM EDT
U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will make a recommendation today on testosterone-replacement therapy for men and the potential risk of heart attacks associated with its use. Loyola University Health System (LUHS) endocrinologist Norma Lopez, MD, is available to comment on this. Dr. Lopez believes testosterone therapy should be prescribed on an individual basis after weighing the risks and benefits.
– Loyola University Health System|17-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT
Undergraduate research opportunities at Creighton University helped one student stand out in the midst of the chikungunya virus in Haiti this summer. More Students are looking for undergraduate research opportunities.
– Creighton University|17-Sep-2014 4:35 PM EDT
Researchers at UAB report in Nature the discovery of a novel mechanism in the brain involved in the formation of memory and learning. The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or even post-traumatic stress disorder.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham|17-Sep-2014 4:25 PM EDT
The most common type of hospital-associated infection may be preventable with a vaccine, new research in mice suggests. The experimental vaccine prevented urinary tract infections associated with catheters.
– Washington University in St. Louis|17-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT
In preclinical animal models of metastatic prostate cancer, scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have developed a new molecular imaging approach that could revolutionize doctors’ ability to see tumors that have metastasized to other sites in the body, including the bones.
– VCU Massey Cancer Center|17-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT
A treatment regimen is safe and effective for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. “Our findings offer patients with vitiligo worldwide a renewed hope for a bright future in the treatment of this disfiguring disease,” says Henry Lim, M.D., chair of Dermatology at Henry Ford and the study’s lead author. “Patients with lesions on their face and arms could have a more rapid response to the combination treatment.”
– Henry Ford Health System|17-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Brain Imaging Research Pinpoints Neurobiological Basis for Key Symptoms Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Like Listlessness and Emotional Detachment in Trauma Victims
In a novel brain-imaging study among trauma victims, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have linked an opioid receptor in the brain -- associated with emotions -- to a narrow cluster of trauma symptoms, including sadness, emotional detachment and listlessness. The study, published online today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, holds important implications for targeted, personalized treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a psychiatric condition affecting more than 8 million Americans that can cause a wide range of debilitating psychiatric symptoms.
– NYU Langone Medical Center|17-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT
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