Advances in Molecular Medicine, Genetic Testing, and Laboratory Technologies to Be Featured at the College of American Pathologists’ Annual Meeting—CAP ’14: Sept. 7-10, Chicago

New science in molecular and genetic testing for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as leukemia, will be among the special features at the College of American Pathologists’ annual scientific and education meeting, CAP’14—THE Pathologists’ Meeting, Sept. 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)|21-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Measuring Calcium Buildup Is a Better Way to Predict Heart Disease in Those with Chronic Kidney Disease

Calcium buildup in the coronary arteries of chronic kidney disease patients may be a strong indicator of heart disease risk, according to a new study released in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health assert that coronary calcium outperforms two other commonly used measures of subclinical atherosclerosis in predicting the risk of heart disease among individuals with kidney disease.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|21-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Calcium Buildup in Coronary Arteries Predicts Heart Disease Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• Calcium build-up in the coronary artery walls was more useful for correctly predicting kidney disease patients’ risk of heart disease than other measures of atherosclerosis such as thickness of the carotid artery walls and narrowing of the arteries in the legs.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)|21-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Unequal Demands on Women for University Service Retard Careers

Women professors are asked to serve on university committees in such disproportionate numbers that they are deprived of research time that is essential for promotion and find their careers lagging behind their male colleagues as a result.

– University of California, Riverside|21-Aug-2014 4:45 PM EDT

Science Fiction Through Lens of Racial Inclusiveness

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The University of California, Riverside will launch a yearlong exploration of ethnic futurisms funded by a prestigious $175,000 Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

– University of California, Riverside|21-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Extracorporeal Support Can Significantly Increase Number of Organs for Transplant

Using heart-lung support technology, the University of Michigan’s Transplant Center was able to increase the number of kidneys, livers and pancreases available for transplant by about 20 percent.

– University of Michigan Health System|21-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Electronic Alerts Significantly Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

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A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |21-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

A new study finds people who cheated on a partner were more than three times more likely to cheat again in their next relationship.

– Dick Jones Communications|21-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT
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