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Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Antibiotic treatment alleviates Alzheimer’s disease symptoms in male mice, study reveals

Researchers at The University of Chicago have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms in mice. The study, which will be published May 16 in the Journal of Experimental M...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine, July 2019; 1R01NS088137; R21NS104609; R21NS101673; R01AG051812; R01AG054672

Embargo expired on 16-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Hopkins-Led Team Finds Biomarkers to Diagnose Serious Kidney Allergic Reaction

A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight

Embargo expired on 16-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery

Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study published in the journal Neurosurgery.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Neurosurgery; R00 NS097618 (DJE), R01 NS075270 (VLM), T32 EB021937 (HJFG), T32 GM07347 (HJFG).

Embargo expired on 16-May-2019 at 02:00 ET

App Prevents Asthma Attacks and Helps Parents Manage Their Child’s Disease

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visi...

– University of Utah Health

Pediatrics; IH-12-11-5330

Embargo expired on 16-May-2019 at 00:05 ET

Rapid ID of tumor cell metabolism aids treatment

NIBIB-funded researchers used photoacoustic imaging for rapid measurement of metabolic rate of individual cells from breast tumors—information that can help guide treatment strategies.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nat Biomed Eng, Apr-2019; EB016986; CA186567

Research Suggests Revision to Common View on How Retinal Cells in Mammals Process Light

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say that new experiments with mouse eye tissues strongly suggest that a longstanding “textbook concept” about the way a mammal’s retina processes light needs a rewrite.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; EY006837, EY001157, EY012155, EY007143,

Study Finds That Sudden Death in Middle School Age Student Athletes Most Common While Playing Basketball

The majority of sudden death in American youth sports (ages 6-17) from 2007-2015 were cardiac-related (heart) and occurred during practice within organized middle school sports according to a first-of-its-kind study published in the National Athletic...

– National Athletic Trainers' Association

Journal of Athletic Training 2019;54(4):349–355

Why Adults At Risk for Huntington’s Disease Choose Not to Learn if They Inherited Deadly Gene

As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington’s disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will also develop the fatal disorder — and a new study details the reasons why. Understanding the “why” ...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Clinical Genetics; HG02449

Particles from aircraft engines affect airways

In a unique experimental setup, Swiss researchers have investigated the effect of exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines on human lung cells. The cells reacted most strongly to particles emitted during ground idling. The study also showed th...

– Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

HR Jonsdottir, M Delaval, Z Leni, A Keller, BT Brem, F Siegerist, D Schönenberger, L Durdina, M Elser, H Burtscher, A Liati, M G; Empa Media release

Panel: Less Than Half of Approaches in Campus Alcohol Policies Get High Marks for Efficacy

Alcohol policy experts and researchers have rated policies typically included in official campus alcohol policies on their likely effectiveness; in doing so, they have developed an evidence-based approach for colleges to use in analyzing and updating...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Summer survival: How to stay out of harm’s way when temperatures heats up

Summer brings lots of sunshine and fun, but the high temperatures and sweltering humidity can spell disaster if you’re not prepared. Two emergency medicine experts share some of the most common heat-related illnesses they treat, as well as tips ...

Expert Available

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Target for Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Researchers in New York have found that treating human prostate cancer cells with a drug that targets a protein called PHLPP2 may prevent the cancer cells from spreading to other organs in the body. The study, which will be published May 15 in the Jo...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Cell Biology, June 2019; R01 CA137050; DoD W81XWH-14-1-0247; RSG-14-069-01-TBE; R35GM122523; T32 CA009523; P50 CA211024; 5P30CA045508

Embargo expired on 15-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer’s research

Researchers at UC Davis and UC San Francisco have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing...

– UC Davis Health

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 15-May-2019 at 05:00 ET

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Many older Americans expect to lose brainpower, poll finds, but most don’t ask doctors about preventing dementia

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds. But while the majority of those polled say they take supplements or do pu...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 15-May-2019 at 06:00 ET

Jawless Fish Take a Bite Out of the Blood-Brain Barrier

A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke. A team of biomedical engineers and clinician-scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the U...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Science Advances May 15, 2019

Embargo expired on 15-May-2019 at 14:00 ET

What’s Causing Your Vertigo? Goggles May Help with Diagnosis

Vertigo is a form of severe dizziness that can result in a loss of balance, a feeling of falling, trouble walking or standing, or nausea. There is more than one type of vertigo, each with a different cause, and sometimes requiring different treatment...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 15-May-2019 at 16:00 ET

Blood Test Can Measure Effectiveness of Treatments for Aggressive Skin Cancers

Blood tests that track the amount of tumor DNA can ― after only one month of drug therapy ― detect how well treatment is working in patients with skin cancer, a new study finds.

– NYU Langone Health

ASCO Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 15-May-2019 at 17:00 ET

Iceland Volcano Eruption in 1783-84 Did Not Spawn Extreme Heat Wave

An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an unusually cold winter, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, in the Journa...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres; Rutgers Today

Johns Hopkins Researchers Find Widely “Inconsistent” Use of Antibodies in Lab Experiments

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Center say they have affirmed widespread inconsistencies in the use of a common laboratory procedure called immunohistochemical staining, and say the variations are making many laboratory experiments unreliable....

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Asian Journal of Urology; P30 CA006973, P50 CA058236, U01 CA196390, W81XWH-18-2-0013, W81XWH-18-2-0015

On The Way to Fighting Staph Infections With The Body’s Immune System

Researchers have gained a greater understanding of the biology of staphylococcus skin infections in mice and how the mouse immune system mobilizes to fight them. A study appears this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; R01AR069502 and R01AR073665, R21AI126896, U01AI124319, R01AI129302, HHSN261200800001E, 1DP2OD008752

Potential Targeted Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Identified

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys have shown that a protein called BMI1 is a promising drug target for an AML subtype in which two normally separate genes, CALM and AF10, fuse together. The findings, published in Experimental Hematology, provide...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Experimental Hematology; R00CA154880; P30CA030199

Membrane Madness: The Ins and Outs of Moving Materials Through the Cell

The cell membrane is a fatty layer that forms a border between the inside of the cell, its various structures and the outside world. Embedded in these layers of fat, like tiles in a mosaic, are proteins that allow the cell to communicate with its nei...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Communications; Nature Communications; HL128743, R01GM111548, R01GM111548-03S1, T32GM007445, R01GM113092, DGE174689, R35GM124824

Feeling Healthy: A Good Start, But Not Always A Good Indicator of Heart Disease Risk


– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Network Open; HHSN268201500003I, N01-HC-95159, N01-HC-95160, N01-HC-95161, N01-HC-95162, N01-HC-95163, N01-HC-95164, N01-HC-95165, N01-HC-9516

Opioid-Exposed Newborns May React to Pain Differently

Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they start to experience withdrawal symptoms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

– Penn State College of Medicine

Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Protect Your Heart with the Top-Ranked Mediterranean Diet

Murray Mittleman, MD, DrPH, Director of Cardiovascular Epidemiological Research at BIDMC shares why this plant-based diet is shown to help prevent diabetes and protect the heart.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Researchers Pinpoint Why Lymphoma Patients May Become Resistant to Specific Therapy, Identify Strategy to Overcome It

With more targeted therapies being approved each year for cancer, the development of drug resistance to these agents is a growing concern. It has often been assumed that drug resistance is due to the presence or development of additional genetic alte...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Cancer Cell, May 2019

'Person-Centered, Participation-Oriented' Approach for Veterans with Brain Injury

For veterans and service members with brain injury in the VA's Polytrauma System of Care, rehabilitation follows a "person-centered, participation-oriented" (PCPO) approach – targeting participation goals identified by the person served and their s...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

Coherent? Voice Disorders Significantly Affect Listeners, Too

Researchers conducted a study to determine if there are differences in speech intelligibility (a listener’s ability to recover a speaker’s message) in healthy voices compared to those who have voice disorders like hoarseness. They also wanted to ...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Voice

Stoic, resourceful – and at risk for suicide

A new study led by a University of Georgia researcher, in collaboration with epidemiologists from the Georgia Department of Public Health, has identified some common factors associated with farmer suicide that may help health providers develop strate...

– University of Georgia

Journal of Rural Mental Health

Twitter Image Colors and Content Could Help Identify Users With Depression, Anxiety

Penn study shows users who score high on a depression and anxiety survey often post photos that are less aesthetically appealing, less vivid in color or display little depth of field.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

ACSM Publishes Science Behind the Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published a collection of 14 new pronouncements that present the science behind the updated Physical Activity Guidelines released in November 2018. Authored primarily by ACSM subject matter experts, each...

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®

Enhanced Anticancer Compound May Allow for Precise Activation and Tracking of Treatment

Wistar and the University of South Florida researchers have advanced a novel compound that specifically targets the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response that is frequently hyperactivated in cancer and promotes survival of cancer cells during st...

– Wistar Institute

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Clinicians could prescribe fitness apps to help cancer survivor's exercise

Fitness apps could be prescribed by clinicians to help patients recovering from cancer increase their physical activity levels

– University of Surrey

Journal of Cancer Survivorshipreports



– Mayo Clinic

China Unlikely to Curb Fentanyl Exports in Short-Term

Strict policies traditionally embraced by Asian nations to discourage illicit drug use are beginning to change

– RAND Corporation

Integrated Physical Medicine Improves Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Disorders

Employer-sponsored health clinics offering integrated physical medicine services—physical medicine, chiropractic, and acupuncture—can improve clinical outcomes while lowering the costs of care for patients with back pain and other common musculos...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Improvements in Surgery Quality Markers Linked to Hospital Profitability

Hospitals that perform better on steps to prevent complications after surgery also have better performance on measures of profitability, reports a study in the May/June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, an official publication of the Ame...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Healthcare Management

Norwalk Hospital’s New Telestroke Program Delivers Critical Stroke Care Faster than Ever

Advanced telestroke technology allows neurologists to help diagnose stroke remotely — saving time and saving lives

– Western Connecticut Health Network

A New Beat Offers Complimentary CME Program to Educate Clinicians on Latest Innovations for Heart Disease in Women and Underserved Populations

The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will be holding a complimentary CME program, “Improving Cardiovascular Care in Women and Underserved Populations” on May 30th in New York City. Th...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

SAEM 2019: Gun Safety, Over Testing and More

Michigan Medicine experts highlighted new research during the keynote address and plenary session at the annual Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

SAEM 2019 Annual Meeting


Pitt Study Finds Direct Oxidative Stress Damage Shortens Telomeres

First causal evidence that oxidative stress works directly on telomeres to speed cellular aging

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Molecular Cell; K99ES027028, R01ES022944, R01CA207342, R01ES028242, R21/R33ES025606, R01EB017268, P30CA047904

Embargo expired on 14-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

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Historically 'safer' tramadol more likely than other opioids to result in prolonged use

Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new Mayo Clinic research finds. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies tramadol as a Schedu...

– Mayo Clinic


Embargo expired on 14-May-2019 at 09:00 ET

Philadelphia’s Sweetened Drink Sales Drop 38 Percent after Beverage Tax

One year after Philadelphia passed its beverage tax, sales of sugary and artificially sweetened beverages dropped by 38 percent percent in chain food retailers, according to Penn Medicine researchers who conducted one of the largest studies examining...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Embargo expired on 14-May-2019 at 11:00 ET

Take two (attempts): Hope for overcoming substance use disorders

Alcohol and drug problems are often described as ‘chronically relapsing’ conditions, implying that multiple recovery attempts are needed before an addiction can be overcome for good. However, a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School i...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 14-May-2019 at 10:00 ET

Conquering Cancer’s Infamous KRAS Mutation

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys and PHusis Therapeutics have shown that a compound called PHT-7.3 shrinks KRAS-driven tumors in mice. In contrast to directly targeting mutant KRAS, the potential drug candidate targets the protein’s partner i...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Cancer Research; CA185054; CA201707 ; P30CA030199

Earlier, More Frequent Removal of Some Pancreatic Cysts May Decrease Cancer Risk for Some Patients

By analyzing medical records of 901 adults who had surgery for a certain type of precancerous pancreatic cyst, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Karolinska Institute in Sweden have updated parameters for an anatomical “marker” that ca...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Annals of Surgery; 5T32CA126607-09, CAN 2014/634, CAN 2014/621, 20150113

Brain Changes Linked With Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Appear

**Note to journalists: Michael Miller, Ph.D., will discuss this research at the Johns Hopkins Science Writers’ Boot Camp on June 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Learn more and register for the free, daylong immersion in topics abo...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience; U19-AG03365 and P50-AG005146

Protect protruding teeth from damage and long-term consequences

Children with their first or early adult set of teeth that stick out have an increased chance of damaging them, but the risk can be easily reduced without being prohibitively costly.

– University of Adelaide

Dental Traumatology

Progress Against Child Mortality Lags in Many Indian States

India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country and had large disparities in the under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Lancet Global Health

Symbionts as lifesavers

When people fall ill from bacterial infection, the first priority is to treat the disease. But where do these pathogens come from and how do they thrive in the environment before the infection occurs? An international team led by Matthias Horn from t...

– University of Vienna


Arlington, Va. is #1 ‘Fittest City’; 2019 American Fitness Index Ranks 100 Cities

The American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation released the 2019 American Fitness Index®, ranking America’s 100 largest cities on health behaviors, chronic disease and community infrastructure indicators. Arlington, Va. earned t...

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM American Fitness Index

Standards for quality surgical care for older adults finalized by Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery

Proposed quality standards for improving the surgical care of older adults received feedback from a sample of North American hospitals, and those deemed most feasible to implement are undergoing pilot testing before a national rollout.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

New Doctors’ DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal in First Year

Every summer, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern year. A new study suggests that the experience will make their DNA age six times faster than ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Biological Psychiatry, DOI:10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.04.030

البحث يُفسر إحدى طرق العلاج للبقاء على قيد الحياة لمرضى السرطان، ويقترح طريقة للوقاية من الإصابة به

تحتوي الخلايا السرطانية على العديد من الخدع في جعبتها المجازية للبقاء في وجه المعالجة الكيميائية والإشعاعية وعلاجات السرطان الأخرى. الآ...

– Mayo Clinic

It’s in the Weeds: Herbicide Linked to Human Liver Disease

Exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, correlates to more severe cases of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

– University of California San Diego Health

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Pesquisa que decifra câncer unilateral que sobrevive ao tratamento, propõe uma forma de preveni-lo

As células do câncer têm, metaforicamente falando, inúmeros truques na manga para sobreviver frente à quimioterapia, radioterapia e outros tratamentos contra o câncer. Agora, os pesquisadores na Mayo Clinic decifraram um desse truques usando li...

– Mayo Clinic

Los pacientes con artritis reumatoide se ven afectados por discapacidades mucho antes del diagnóstico

Los pacientes con artritis reumatoide generalmente se ven afectados por discapacidades funcionales entre uno y dos años antes de diagnosticar la enfermedad, dice un nuevo estudio de Mayo Clinic.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

New Measure for Childbirth Outcomes Could Provide Hospitals with Performance Feedback

Pregnancy-related deaths and serious maternal complications during and after childbirth continue to rise in the United States, with wide variation across hospitals. New research published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-review...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Flu virus' best friend: Low humidity

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low humidity.

– Yale University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Detecting dementia's damaging effects before it's too late

Scientists might have found an early detection method for some forms of dementia

– University of Arizona


Newly identified bacteria-killing protein needs vitamin A to work

UT Southwestern researchers identified a previously unknown bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis that requires vitamin A to work.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cell Host & Microbe

Being Wise Is Good for Your Health – Review Looks at Emerging Science of Wisdom

Can science measure what it means to be wise? A growing body of evidence suggests that wisdom is a complex concept that contributes to mental health and happiness, according to a review in the May/June issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Harvard Review of Psychiatry

Researchers Identify Faster, More Effective Drug Combination Regimens to Treat Tuberculosis

Researchers use an innovative method to quickly identify three- or four-drug combinations among billions of possible combinations of drugs and doses that work up to five times faster than the currently available standard treatment for TB.

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


For-Profit Dialysis Provider Charges Private Insurers Four Times More Than Government Payers

Private insurers covering people receiving treatment for dialysis paid four times more than government insurance programs such as Medicare paid for the same service. Government programs paid, on average, $248 per dialysis session, compared with $1,04...

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

JAMA Internal Medicine

A new way to wind the development clock of cardiac muscle cells

A study published in the journal Stem Cells describes a new and unexpected way to accelerate the maturation of induced pluripotent stem cells into cardiac muscle cells.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stem Cells

مرضى التهاب المفاصل الروماتويدي يتأثرون بإعاقات قبل التشخيص بفترة طويلة

يتأثر غالبًا المصابون بمرض التهاب المفاصل الروماتويدي بعجز وظيفي قبل تشخيص المرض بسنة أو اثنتين، حسب بحث جديد أجرته Mayo Clinic.

– Mayo Clinic

Pacientes com artrite reumatoide afetados por incapacidades bem antes do diagnóstico

Pacientes diagnosticados com artrite reumatoide são frequentemente afetados por uma incapacidade funcional um a dois anos antes do diagnóstico da doença, de acordo com a nova pesquisa da Mayo Clinic.

– Mayo Clinic

Like A Lot of Things, Women’s Gut Microbiomes Appear to Mature Earlier than Men’s

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial di...

– University of California San Diego Health


Taking the Guesswork Out of Celiac Diagnosis

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) introduces a streamlined testing strategy, using an algorithm to improve diagnosis of celiac disease, helping millions of Americans

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

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Nutrition 2019 Preview: Hot Topics in Research and Practice

Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss new nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition.

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Patients’ Own Cells Do the Work in Roswell Park Immunotherapy Study Incorporating Adult Stem Cells

A clinical trial underway at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will assess a brand-new immunotherapy approach — reprogramming a patient’s blood stem cells to generate a lasting supply of two types of immune cells — in patients with recur...

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clinical Trial Explores Opening Blood-Brain Barrier In Fight Against Alzheimer's

A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and two other sites is testing an innovative procedure that may provide hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The non-invasive procedure uses low-intensity focused u...

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dermatologists Share 5 Common Sunscreen Mistakes — and How to Avoid Them

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. Yet according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your ski...

– American Academy of Dermatology

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Q & A: Exercise Stress Tests

BIDMC's Ernest Gervino, MD, Director of the Clinical Physiology Laboratory, discusses what stress tests can reveal about heart health.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Obesity: the key role of a brain protein revealed

Researchers clarify the mechanism controlling food intake.

– Universite de Montreal

The Journal of Clinical Investigation, May 13, 2019.; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network ; Diabetes Québec...

Embargo expired on 13-May-2019 at 16:00 ET

When Possible, Upper and Lower GI Endoscopies Should Be Done on Same Day

If your car needs work on its front and rear axles, it’s obviously more convenient, efficient and cost effective to have both repairs done at the same time. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown similar benefits from “bundling” ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine

Understanding Context of Women’s and Girls’ Lives Key to Providing Good Psychological Care, According to Updated Practice Guidelines

Girls and women face considerable adversity due to the effects of sexism, oppression, discrimination and prejudice, but some are also well-equipped and have the right resources to confront and surmount challenges in their lives, according to psycholo...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women

How to starve triple negative breast cancer

A team of Brazilian researchers has developed a strategy that slows the growth of triple negative breast cancer cells by cutting them off from two major food sources.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Biological Chemistry

Catch a Virus by Its Tail

Research uncovers key mechanism that allows some of the deadliest human RNA viruses to orchestrate the precise copying of the individual pieces of their viral genome and replicate. Research reveals that the tail end of a virus’s RNA plays a key ...

– Harvard Medical School


Study Details Bacteria's Role in Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

A new finding by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs).

– University of Texas at Dallas

Journal of Molecular Biology, April 17, 2019

25 U.S. Counties Identified as Most at Risk for Measles Outbreaks

Twenty-five counties across the country have been identified to be most at risk for a measles outbreak due to low-vaccination rates compounded by a high volume of international travel, according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Texa...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Study touts new method to reduce cognitive side effects of brain cancer radiation treatment

Irvine, Calif., May 13, 2019 — In hopeful news for brain cancer patients, researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Lausanne in Switzerland have discovered how an experimental technology called FLASH radiotherapy d...

– University of California, Irvine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, May-2019

New Insights into Treatment Targets for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancers

A study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Precision Oncology, an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) journal, outlines findings from the largest-ever prospective genomic analysis of advanced prostate cancer tumors. Using...

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Journal of Clinical Oncology Precision Oncology, May-2019

MedWire Announcements

More than 400 Military Health Care Providers to Graduate on Armed Forces Day

The Surgeon General of the United States Navy, Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison, III, will address more than 400 uniformed professionals and their guests on May 18, Armed Forces Day, as they receive their medical, graduate nursing, dental, biomedical sci...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Marine Organisms Hold Promise for Treating Triple Negative Breast Cancer

More than 50 percent of cancer drugs currently used have originated from natural products. Researchers have received $801,000 from the Florida Department of Health for a project to investigate the use of marine natural compounds as potential treatmen...

– Florida Atlantic University

ATS Foundation Announces Recipient of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease Research Award

The ATS Foundation is pleased to announce that Shashi Kant, PhD, of Baylor Research Institute, has been awarded the ATS Foundation/Insmed Research Award in Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Disease. The award will provide one year of support in...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Learning more about the AAE’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors Officers

The American Association of Endodontists is pleased to spotlight its new officers of the board of directors.

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

UVA Earns ‘A’ From National Hospital Safety Rating Group

University of Virginia Medical Center has earned an A on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national patient safety rating of all general hospitals in the U.S.  The rating is based on 28 publicly available safety measures, which include patient o...

– University of Virginia Health System

Vaughn A. Starnes Assumes Presidency of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, became the 100th President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). He officially succeeded David H. Adams, MD, in a ceremony at the AATS 99th Annual Meeting in Toronto.

– American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Leapfrog Gives UChicago Medicine 15th Consecutive A for Hospital Safety

The University of Chicago Medicine earned its 15th “A” grade in hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group, making it one of just 41 health care providers across the country to have received consecutive top marks from the industry watchdog group.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

GW Researcher Seeks to Improve Diagnostic Utility of Neonatal EEGs

A researcher at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is working to improve diagnostic utility of neonatal EEGs thanks to grant awards from the National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

– George Washington University

R01EY022730; R01NS106244

ATS Foundation and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Research Fellowship Awardee Named

Spyridon Fortis, MD, of the University of Iowa has been awarded The ATS Foundation/Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Research Award in Respiratory Support with Nasal High Flow (NHF) in Patients with COPD. The $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Fortis’ stud...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Virginia Mason Receives 15th Straight ‘A’ for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group

Virginia Mason Medical Center has earned its 15th straight “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, the national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety.

– Virginia Mason Medical Center

American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II with 2019 Excellence in Government Award

ASA yesterday presented Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (MO-05) with the 2019 Excellence in Government award in recognition of his dedication to patient safety and expanding access to anesthesia care.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Mayo Clinic and Premise Health collaborate to increase access to quality care, lower health costs

Mayo Clinic and Premise Health, a direct health care company that provides primary care, occupational health, pharmacy and other services to large employers, have announced that they will collaborate to enhance health care delivery for Premise member...

– Mayo Clinic

Nurses at UTHealth and UT Physicians honored at Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses luncheon

Nurses from UTHealth and UT Physicians are honored for their service.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $130,000 for Emergency Department Expansion

Nearly $130,000 was raised at the Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Annual Reception, held on May 4 at Laurita Winery in New Egypt, NJ. Co-chaired by Stacey Citron, Stacey Hernandez and Jessica Smith, approximately 200 ...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

NYU Tandon and Global Public Health Researcher Receives Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Rumi Chunara, assistant professor of computer science and engineering and global public health at New York University, has won a Grand Challenges Explorations grant—an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Chunara will pursue a...

– New York University

Virginia Mason Receives Outstanding Patient Experience Award for Seventh Straight Year

Virginia Mason announced today it has received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades for the seventh consecutive year.

– Virginia Mason Medical Center

Tulane professor to help find better treatment for respiratory disease

Tulane will share in the $2.6 million NIH grant with the University of Vermont and State University of New York.

– Tulane University

American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors Joshua Chance, M.D., with 2019 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government Award

ASA today presented Joshua Chance, M.D., president of the Arkansas Society of Anesthesiologists, with the 2019 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government award, given in recognition of exemplary contributions to the medical specialty of anesth...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Glaucoma Research Foundation Kicks Off the Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative

The Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative builds on 16 years of seminal scientific research, with an aim to cure glaucoma and restore vision.

– Glaucoma Research Foundation

American Society of Anesthesiologists Announces Masimo as Continued Industry Supporter

ASA today announced Masimo, a maker of innovative, noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, medical devices and sensors, has again signed on as an ASA Industry Supporter to support the work and partner with ASA, and its more than 53,000 physician...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Keeping Chicago’s families healthy

The University of Illinois at Chicago will launch a new effort to reduce the health disparities experienced by women and babies living in historically underserved and marginalized communities, thanks to a $4.7 million Healthy Start grant from the Hea...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Renames Department of Neuroscience in Honor of The Nash Family

In honor of the Nash family’s philanthropic generosity and extraordinary commitment to brain research at Mount Sinai, the Department of Neuroscience will be renamed The Nash Family Department of Neuroscience.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation Names 2019-20 Board of Directors

The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 NREF Board of Directors.

– Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF)

Endowed Gift Establishes Dr. Cyrus Katzen Family Director at GW Cancer Center

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. Cyrus Katzen Family Director of the GW Cancer Center, thanks to a generous gift from GW alumnus and former Board of Trustee member, Jay Katzen, BA ’67, MD ’72.

– George Washington University

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Media Advisory: 2019 BioCompute Workshop on Next Generation Sequencing Data and Analysis

Together with the United States Food and Drug Administration and the BioCompute Partnership, the George Washington University is co-sponsoring a workshop, titled “BioCompute Objects: Tools for Communicating Next Generation Sequencing Data and Analy...

– George Washington University

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How to properly remove a tick

University of Manitoba tick expert Kateryn Rochon demonstrates and explains the proper way to remove a tick.

– University of Manitoba

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On the road with Page and Larry

Page and Larry have been exploring the world together since their days as high school sweethearts. For them, Life Without Disease means they can keep going wherever adventure leads them.

– La Jolla Institute for Immunology

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