Study Shows Role of Media in Sharing Life Events

To share is human. And the means to share personal news — good and bad — have exploded over the last decade, particularly social media and texting. But until now, all research about what is known as “social sharing,” or the act of telling others about the important events in our lives, has been restricted to face-to-face interactions.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison |24-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

New Imaging Agent Provides Better Picture of the Gut

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison |24-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Atomic Structure of Key Muscle Component Revealed in Penn Study

Adding to the growing fundamental understanding of the machinery of muscle cells, biophysicists describe in minute detail actin filaments are stabilized at one of their ends to form a basic muscle structure called the sarcomere.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |24-Jul-2014 2:40 PM EDT

New Study Draws Links Between Wildlife Loss and Social Conflicts

Citing many sobering examples of how wildlife loss leads to conflict among people around the world, a new article co-authored by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director Dr. Christopher Golden, calls for an interdisciplinary approach to tackle global biodiversity decline.

– Wildlife Conservation Society|24-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Farmers Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption in Low-Income Families

Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

– New York University|24-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Continuous Antibiotics Not Necessary for Many Children with Common Prenatal Abnormality

Up to 5 percent of all prenatal ultrasounds uncover antenatal hydronephrosis, or enlarged kidneys, the most commonly detected prenatal abnormality in the U.S. Many children with this abnormality are treated continually with preventive antibiotics for the first few years of life with the hopes of preventing the condition’s associated urinary tract infections. Until recently, however, little evidence existed as to the benefits of this treatment, which involves considerable cost and inconvenience for families. But a new study found that, in most cases, continuous antibiotics for these children are unnecessary, findings that are especially of interest amidst increasing concern regarding antibiotic overuse.

– Nationwide Children's Hospital|24-Jul-2014 1:30 PM EDT

Link Between Ritual Circumcision Procedure and Herpes Infection in Infants Examined by Penn Medicine Analysis

A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions documented in infants between 1988 and 2012, a literature review conducted by Penn Medicine researchers and published online in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society found.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |24-Jul-2014 1:15 PM EDT

Incisionless Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Surgery Associated with Shorter Hospital Stays

New research from Penn Medicine shows that incisionless transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery cuts length of hospital stay by 30 percent and has no impact on post-operative vascular complication rates when compared with conventional transfemoral TAVR, which requires an incision in the groin. The complete study is available in the current issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |24-Jul-2014 1:05 PM EDT
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