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Medical News

New research shows that mites and ticks are close relatives

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum in London have reconstructed the evolutionary history of the chelicerates

– University of Bristol

Nature Communications

New neurons form in the brain into the tenth decade of life, even in people with Alzheimer’s

Researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 found that new neurons continue to form well into old age. The study provides evidence that this occurs even in people with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, altho...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Cell Stem Cell

If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?

Newborn screening is required in the U.S. and differs slightly depending on which state you live in. For the most part, it’s done before a newborn baby leaves the hospital and includes a blood test that screens for 30-50 serious health problems tha...

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Journal of Pediatrics, June-2019

خبراء Mayo Clinic يقدمون نتائج أبحاثهم في أسبوع أمراض الجهاز الهضمي 2019


– Mayo Clinic

Especialistas da Mayo apresentam descobertas na Digestive Disease Week 2019

Os pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic estiveram entre os especialistas internacionais que apresentaram descobertas na Digestive Disease Week 2019, a maior reunião mundial de médicos, pesquisadores e líderes do setor em gastroenterologia e áreas afins. ...

– Mayo Clinic

More than a protein factory

Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new function of ribosomes in human cells that may show the protein-making particle’s role in destroying healthy mRNAs, the messages that decode DNA into protein.

– Stowers Institute for Medical Research


Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

New research by School of Nursing professor Sheila Ridner finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developin...

– Vanderbilt University

Annals of Surgical Oncology

Study Analyzes Mortality Risks Among Pro Athletes

First-of-its-kind comparison between elite pro athletes suggests higher overall mortality among NFL players compared with MLB players NFL players also appear to have higher risk of dying from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative causes compared wit...

– Harvard Medical School

JAMA Network Open

Drug-resistant infections: If you can’t beat ‘em, starve ‘em, scientists find

To treat Candida albicans, a common yeast that can cause illness in those with weakened immune systems, University at Buffalo researchers limited the fungus’ access to iron, an element crucial to the organism’s survival.

– University at Buffalo

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, March 2019

US dentists out prescribe UK dentists when it comes to opioids

Researchers have found that dentists practicing in the U.S. write 37 times more opioid prescriptions than dentists practicing in England. And, the type of opioids they prescribe has a higher potential for abuse.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA Network Open

Waze users’ accident reports could cut emergency response time in half

Waze, the crowdsourced traffic application, could potentially help first responders reach a car crash in half the time it currently takes compared with reports received by the California Highway Patrol emergency personnel.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

JAMA Surgery

Deletion in mouse neutrophils offers clues to pathogenesis in multiple sclerosis

A mouse model called experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, or EAE, is used to discover disease mechanisms in multiple sclerosis. Researchers now report how dysregulated neutrophils cause damage in a severe, mouse model form of EAE called atypica...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Newly Approved Spinal Muscle Atrophy Treatment Zolgensma is Based on Delivery System Discovered by Penn Gene Therapy Pioneer

James Wilson, MD, PhD, director of Penn’s Gene Therapy Program and Orphan Disease Center, and a professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, recalls being struck by the devastating toll ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Program / Research Highlights from Upcoming 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting

If you're looking for new story ideas, here is a selection of the more than 100 talks on clinically based topics that will be presented at ACSM's 66th Annual Meeting beginning May 28 in Orlando, Florida.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Urges Graduates at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to “Do Good and Be Good”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, told graduates of Albert Einstein College of Medicine to embrace fear, savor opportunities to do the impossible, and practice empathy as they embark on what he called “the best job in the world...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Allowing Discrimination, Administration Proposals Threaten Transgender Health and Progress Against HIV Epidemic

Allowing Discrimination, Administration Proposals Threaten Transgender Health and Progress Against HIV Epidemic

– HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

APA Criticizes Administration Efforts to Weaken Federal Non-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association condemned the administration’s efforts to use federal rules to dismantle civil rights protections in health care for vulnerable populations, particularly transgender and gender non-conforming p...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Endocrine Society Condemns Administration Rule That Would Weaken Healthcare Protections for Transgender People

The Endocrine Society expressed major opposition to a rule proposed today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would jeopardize transgender individuals’ access to healthcare.

– Endocrine Society

Coming soon: A home blood test to better monitor chronic illnesses

In his lab, UdeM professor Alexis Vallée-Bélisle is busy perfecting a biosensor that patients with kidney disease, heart disease or other chronic illnesses can use without leaving home.

– Universite de Montreal

UVA Partnering to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Western Virginia

University of Virginia Health System is joining a coalition of healthcare organizations to improve vaccination rates in western Virginia for human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause of cancer.

– University of Virginia Health System

UT Southwestern ranked top institution globally for published research in Nature Index ‘healthcare’ category

For a second consecutive year, UT Southwestern Medical Center is the top institution internationally within the “healthcare” category for publishing high-quality scientific research, according to the recently released Nature Index 2019 Annual Tab...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Science News

Add a Carbon Atom to Transform 2D TMD Materials

A technique to substitute carbon-hydrogen species into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide, a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD)

– Penn State Materials Research Institute

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 24-May-2019 at 14:00 ET

Scientists discover signalling circuit boards inside body's cells

Cells in the body are wired like computer chips to direct signals that instruct how they function, research suggests.

– University of Edinburgh

Nature Communications

Scientists uncover exotic matter in the sun's atmosphere

Scientists from Ireland and France today [Thursday 23rd May] announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the Sun's atmosphere.

– Trinity College Dublin

Nature Communications

On Mars, sands shift to a different drum

Wind has shaped the face of Mars for millennia, but its exact role in piling up sand dunes, carving out rocky escarpments or filling impact craters has eluded scientists until now.

– University of Arizona


Energy storage in the Midwest and beyond: a timely analysis

As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released an update to last year’s order on energy storage, MRS Energy & Sustainability today publishes a timely collection of papers that unpack the issue of energy storage in the Midwest and beyon...

– Materials Research Society (MRS)

MRS Energy & Sustainability; MRS Energy & Sustainability; MRS Energy & Sustainability

Finding the Cause of Capacity Loss in a Metal-Oxide Battery Material

The formation and thickening of internal and surface barriers during battery charge and discharge cycles limits electrochemical reactions in a lithium-ion battery with an iron-oxide electrode.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Nature Communications, May 20, 2019

includes video

Tapping the power of AI and high-performance computing to extend evolution to superconductors

In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers used the power of artificial intelligence and high-performance supercomputers to introduce and assess the impact of different configurations of defec...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Building a better salt trap: Scientists synthesize a molecular 'cage' to capture chloride

Indiana University researchers have synthesized a powerful new molecule to trap chloride salts. The technology has the potential to reduce the seepage of this pollutant into freshwater systems, which is a threat to drinkable water across the globe.

– Indiana University

Science; DE-FG02-09ER16068

Radiation Damage Lowers Melting Point of Potential Fusion Reactor Material

SLAC’s ‘electron camera’ films rapidly melting tungsten and reveals atomic-level material behavior that could impact the design of future reactors.

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Science Advances, 24 May 2019 (10.1126/sciadv.aaw0392)

includes video

Origami-Inspired Materials Could Soften the Blow for Reusable Spacecraft

University of Washington researchers used the paper folding art of origami to develop a novel solution to help reduce the forces associated with impact — like in car crashes, football helmets, landing spacecraft and more.

– University of Washington

Science Advances

includes video

Tiny Vortices Could One Day Haul Microscopic Cargo

The behavior of active magnetic liquids suggests new pathways to transport particles across surfaces and build materials that self-heal.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Communications 9, 2344 (2018). [DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04765-w]

Pet Talk: Avoiding Heartworms & Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Fleas and ticks are not the only parasites that can cause problems for our dogs, cats, and other pets. Mosquitos are the number one vector of diseases and pathogens worldwide, but preventative medicine can make a big impact in reducing infection.

– Texas A&M University

Climate Expert Shares Perspective on US Political Polarization Around Climate Change

A climate expert is available to comment on U.S. political polarization around climate change as revealed by a recently released report from the Yale Climate Communication Center.

Expert Available

– Indiana University

Professor Appointed to California Cybersecurity Task Force

The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates there are about 350,000 cybersecurity jobs currently unfilled nationwide.

– California State University, Channel Islands

WCS Malaysia Lauds Sarawak State Government for Commitment to Protect Luconia Shoals

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) lauds the Sarawak Government for gazetting Luconia Shoals as a marine national park effective 18 October last year and formally published in the Sarawak Gazette on 17 January 2019....

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Great-Grandmother Earns Bachelor’s Degree After Leaving High School at 15

At age 15, Vickie Austin left high school in Wynne, Arkansas, after becoming pregnant with her first child, though she always intended to finish her education. More than four decades later, she graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Tom Jackson, Jr. Appointed President of Humboldt State University

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Tom Jackson, Jr., Ed.D., to serve as president of Humboldt State University (HSU). Jackson currently serves as president of Black Hills State University (BHSU) in Spearfish, South ...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Lynn Mahoney Appointed President of San Francisco State University

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Lynn Mahoney, Ph.D., to serve as president of San Francisco State University (SFSU). Mahoney currently serves as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for California Stat...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU Launches Financial Transparency Portal

New website provides additional access to financial information along with added context and user-friendly visualizations.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Engineering Mentoring for Internship Excellence program wins national award

The Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) recognized Penn State’s Engineering Mentoring for Internship Excellence (EMIX) program with the WEPAN Women in Engineering Initiative Award.

– Penn State College of Engineering

Alan Alda Receives Honorary Degree at Stony Brook's Largest, Most Diverse Commencement Ceremony

Stony Brook University honored the largest graduating class in its history today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Class of 2019 joins the ranks of nearly 200,000 Seawolves worldwide, united by a vision of a bold new future.

– Stony Brook University





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