An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient. The report appeared in the April 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|4/17/2014 6:00 AM EDT
A football-shaped structure, known as the mitotic spindle, makes cell division possible for many living things. This piece of cellular architecture, responsible for dividing up genetic material, is in constant flux. The filaments that form it grow and shrink, while motor-like molecules burn energy pushing them about. To ensure the complex process proceeds in an orderly fashion, molecular fasteners pin the filaments together in certain places, and new research in Tarun Kapoor’s Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology helps explain how they do it.
– Rockefeller University|4/16/2014 5:20 PM EDT
Where you live matters. That’s the common theme for geographers, sociologists, urban planners and other scholars gathering in April for the 2014 Urban Forums, titled Neighborhoods: The Measure and Meaning of an Urban Ideal, hosted by the University of Chicago Urban Network.
– University of Chicago|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT
A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida.
– Wildlife Conservation Society|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT
Intravenously Administered Ketamine Shown to Reduce Symptoms of Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Researchers from Mount Sinai Demonstrate Proof of Concept for New, Rapidly-Acting Pharmacotherapy for Treatment of PTSD
– Mount Sinai Medical Center|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT
By comparing hospitalization records from Massachusetts hospitals with data reported to local boards of health, researchers found a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks.
– Tufts University|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT
A New Study Shows Residing in High Altitude Military Facilities Protects Service Members From Obesity
SILVER SPRING, MD, April 16, 2014 – Overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude, according to a new study published today in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS One.
– Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT
A novel antiviral drug may reduce the spread and severity of measles without a vaccination. Dr. Richard Plemper from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and Dr. Michael Natchus of the Emory Institute for Drug Discovery (EIDD) will be available to answer questions from the media at a live virtual press conference at 1 PM EDT, Wednesday, April 16th.
– Newswise|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT
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