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Monday, June 17, 2019

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New Study Finds Personal Care Products Send a Young Child to the Emergency Room Every Two Hours

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries related to persona...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

Clinical Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET

Terminally Ill Who Request Doctors Make Decisions For Them Undergo More Aggressive Final Treatments

Rutgers study finds dying patients accept aggressive or experimental treatments even if it lessens their quality of life

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Nurses more likely to test for HIV when practice setting supports routine screening

Nurse practitioners are more likely to conduct HIV screenings if they feel that their colleagues support routine screenings, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. This comes in advance of National HIV Tes...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, June-2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Curative Therapies

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of a series of articles offering important insight regarding the current state of curative and transf...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Jun-2019

Out of Many Ovarian Precancerous Lesions, One Becomes Cancer

In a novel study of cancer genetics using fallopian tube tissue from 15 women, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have found evidence that the most common and lethal type of ovarian cancer arises not from a uniform group o...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Pathology; W81XWH-11-2-0230, UO1CA200469, RO1CA215483, P50CA228991, P30CA006973

Cedars-Sinai Expert: Try Non-Opioid Solutions to Pain Management

As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try managing pain without the addictive pills. The news release below includes 5 tips for opioid-free p...

– Cedars-Sinai


How the Stonewall Riots Affected LGBTQ Health Care

Perry N. Halkitis, the author Out in Time: From Stonewall to Queer, How Gay Men Came of Age Across the Generations, addresses how Stonewall and the AIDS crisis have brought awareness and changes the ways the medical profession addresses health care o...

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Renal Experts to Discuss News in Hypertension, Obesity and More at APS/ASN Conference

Top renal experts will discuss current and cutting-edge research on kidney function at the upcoming American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Conference: Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease in Charlottesvil...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

APS/ASN Conference: Control of Renal Function in Health and Di

Study: Suicide among older adults in long-term care suggests more is needed to promote mental, social well-being

Clinicians, administrators and policymakers should consider ways to support the mental health and well-being of older adults as they go through residential transitions, according to a University of Michigan study that looked at deaths by suicide amon...

– University of Michigan

JAMA Network Open

New Natural Therapeutic Agent to Fight Diabetic Nephropathy

The extract successfully restored the blood glucose levels, body weight, and normalized oxidative stress on renal function in a test group of Zucker diabetic fatty rats.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cellular Physiology

Researchers’ Discovery Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A multi-institution study reveals a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

– Florida State University

JCI Insight

Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Clinical Cancer Research

Alerta do especialista: Testes genéticos podem levar a melhores intervenções e exames de câncer

De todos os casos de câncer de mama e colorretal, 5%–10% estão vinculados a causas hereditárias, de acordo com uma revisão da Mayo Clinic das condições e síndromes hereditárias mais comumente encontradas.

– Mayo Clinic

New Jersey Hospital Helps Pioneer Unique Personalized Immunotherapy for Metastatic Melanoma

Atlantic Melanoma Center is among the nation’s leading cancer programs participating in the clinical trials of a new type of personalized immunotherapy known as TIL (tumor infiltrating lymphocyte) therapy, in which the patient’s own immune system...

– Atlantic Health System

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Paraguay celebrates Latin American Epilepsy Week with educational, social and scientific activities

Paraguay held its first Epilepsy Week in April, with scientific, social and cultural activities to raise awareness of epilepsy and its importance as a focus of public health.

– International League Against Epilepsy

Semana de la Epilepsia – Paraguay – América Latina

En abril, Paraguay celebró su primera Semana de la Epilepsia. El concepto de una semana de epilepsia, que se puso a prueba en Bolivia en 2015, incluye actividades científicas, sociales y culturales para crear conciencia sobre la epilepsia y su impo...

– International League Against Epilepsy

The gut microbiota and epilepsy: Intriguing research and the road ahead

An increasing number of studies are finding intimate communication between the gut and brain, as well as complex interplay among the gut microbiome, the brain and the rest of the body. But does the gut affect epilepsy? More specifically, can certain...

– International League Against Epilepsy

New radiation therapy shows promise for treating essential tremor

UAB radiation oncologists are the first to use the Varian Edge® radiosurgery system and virtual cone technology for functional stereotactic radiosurgery on movement disorder patients, such as essential tremor or tremor-dominant Parkinson’s patient...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

An investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings potentially could lead to a treatment.

– Washington University in St. Louis

PLOS Pathogens, June-2019; R01-AI118938; R21-AI137450; PD-II-2018-702; T32 AI007172

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Lower risk of Type 1 diabetes seen in children vaccinated against “stomach flu” virus

Vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood “stomach flu” greatly reduces their chance of getting so sick that they need hospital care, a new study shows. But the study also reveals a surprise: Getting fully vaccinated against ro...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scientific Reports, DOI:10.1038/s41598-019-44193-4; TR000433

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New Insight Could Improve Maternal Vaccines That Also Protect Newborns

Duke researchers describe a previously unidentified route for antibodies to be transferred from the mother to the fetus, illuminating a potential way to capitalize on this process to control when and how certain antibodies are shared.

– Duke Health

Cell; HD085871; F31 AI127303; U01 AI068632; DP2 HD075699; R01 AI106380; P01 AI117915

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Aging delayed in older mice given blood component from young mice

New research has identified a novel approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Supplementing older mice with an enzyme called eNAMPT from younger mice ext...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Cell Metabolism

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Quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance is life-saver, holds promise for other diseases

Drug-resistant malaria is prevalent in Southeast Asia and may spread. Doctors currently can tell whether powerful malaria drugs will work through or a DNA duplication method that allows for optical detection of a disease’s biomarkers, but it's toug...

– Vanderbilt University

The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics; R42 HG009470-02 ; D43TW009348

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Researchers Develop New Method to Rapidly, Reliably Monitor Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers have developed a rapid and reliable new method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease using a microfluidics-based electrical impedance sensor. This novel technology can characterize the dynamic cell sickling and unsickling processes ...

– Florida Atlantic University

American Chemical Society’s journal ACS Sensors

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Implanted Drug ‘Reservoir’ Safely Reduces Injections for People with Macular Degeneration

In a clinical trial of 220 people with “wet” age-related macular degeneration, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, collaborators from many sites across the country, and Genentech in South San Francisco have added to evidence that using a new impl...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Study: One-Fifth Of U.S. Surgeons Still ‘Overusing’ Riskier Procedure to Create Kidney Dialysis Access

Long-term hemodialysis is a lifesaver for approximately half a million patients in the United States with kidney failure (also known as end-stage renal disease, or ESRD) who are either waiting on or unsuitable for a kidney transplant. But before the ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Surgery

What's the best kind of father? An affectionate, fun-loving one.

Today's dads fulfill household roles that their own fathers did not. Fathers are expected to be more involved in their children’s lives, a practice science finds helps both dads and kids develop.

– University of Delaware

The Global Fatherhood Charter

Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone

A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans—finding shortcomings in the widespread narrative that the United States is facing an ep...

– University of Michigan

Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Jun-2019

Rutgers Scientist Creates “Virtual Biopsy” Device to Detect Skin Tumors

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new “virtual biopsy” device that can quickly determine a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Wiley Online Library

Common Conditions Keep Many Patients Out of Knee Cartilage Research Studies

Issues like age or existing arthritis may preclude patients from participating in clinical studies for new therapies that could benefit them

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Regenerative Medicine; R01 EB008722; TL1TR001880

Smoking may impair body's blood pressure autocorrect system

Smokers may be at a higher risk for developing hypertension, and an overactive response to normal drops in blood pressure may help explain why, according to researchers.

– Penn State College of Medicine

American Journal of Physiology–Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology

Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act

The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The finding could pave the way towards finding genes that help ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

PLOS Genetics, May-2019; R01 AI031078; R01 AI029646; 206194

People using third-party apps to analyze personal genetic data

The burgeoning field of personal genetics appeals to people who want to learn more about themselves, their family and their propensity for diseases. More and more consumers are using services like 23andMe to learn about their genetic blueprint.

– University of Washington

American Journal of Human Genetics

Roswell Park Physician Leads Development of New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines

Jens Hillengass, MD, Chief of Myeloma at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, led an International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) effort to compile new recommendations for imaging techniques that offer more sensitive and accurate diagnosis and mon...

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Lancet Oncology

Vitamin D metabolite helps stop drug-resistant cancer

The vitamin D metabolite calcitriol and its analog calcipotriol can block one of the mechanisms through which cancer cells gain resistance to chemotherapy drugs—and can selectively kill those drug-resistant cells.

– South Dakota State University

Drug Metabolism and Disposition, Dec. 2018

Cancer Survivors Celebrate Strength, Self-Care

To survive in his struggle against an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Bin McLaurin didn't only have to overcome the disease attacking his body. He said he also had to toss out his long-held image of masculinity.

– Cedars-Sinai

Study: Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib

Study findings presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Meeting showed that Apple Watch was able to accurately detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), or an irregular heart rhythm, 84 percent of the time. Dr. Ira Galin, a cardiologist ...

– Western Connecticut Health Network

Women’s Heart Fund Annual Reception Raises nearly $165,000 in Support of the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Nearly $165,000 was raised at the Women’s Heart Fund Annual Reception held on May 31 at the Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head, NJ. Co-chaired by Mollie Giamanco, who is also a board member for the Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Fo...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Hopkins Researchers Release Tool to Enable Better Health Care

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, and Johns Hopkins Medicine have launched the Precision Medicine Analytics Platform (PMAP), a new data analytics tool that will facilitate big-data research across the JHU enterp...

– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Martin J. Blaser To Receive Robert Koch Gold Medal for Contribution to Medicine

Martin J. Blaser, director of Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine whose research led to new understandings about the beneficial relationships between humans and their microbiome (the microbes that live on and in our ...

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Researchers identify human protein that aids development of malaria parasite

Researchers in Japan have discovered that the Plasmodium parasites responsible for malaria rely on a human liver cell protein for their development into a form capable of infecting red blood cells and causing disease. The study, which will be publish...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine, August 2019; JP18fk0108047; JP18fm0208018; 16jk0210010h0001; 17K15677; 19H00970

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National Poll: Daddy shaming happens too

For over a quarter of fathers polled, criticism made them feel less confident as a parent and 1 in 5 say it discourages them from being more involved in parenting.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 01:00 ET

A Homing Beacon for Chemotherapy Drugs

Researchers have made a hydrogel that, when injected near tumors in mice, recruits drugs to shrink the tumor with fewer side effects. They report their results in ACS Central Science.

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS Central Science

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Body Composition Shown to Affect Energy Spent Standing Versus Sitting

Findings support increased standing time as a simple way to boost energy expenditure



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Study shows more effective method for detecting prostate cancer

Each year, 1M men in the U.S. undergo biopsies for prostate cancer. UCLA physicians have found that a new biopsy method, which includes biopsy guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), can be used together with the traditional method to increase th...

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

JAMA Surgery

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Mouse study finds BPA exposure has transgenerational effects on gene linked to autism

Transgenerational bisphenol A (BPA) exposure may contribute to autism, according to a mouse study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology.

– Endocrine Society


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New Gene Editor Harnesses Jumping Genes for Precise DNA Integration

Scientists at Columbia have developed a gene-editing tool—using jumping genes—that inserts any DNA sequence into the genome without cutting, fixing a major shortcoming of existing CRISPR technology.

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center


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New Groundbreaking DNA Study of 500,000 People Launched to Find New Links Between Genetics and Diseases

Intermountain Healthcare and deCODE genetics have announced a major global collaboration and study focused on discovering new connections between genetics and human disease that will involve the collection of half a million DNA samples.

– Intermountain Healthcare

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2019 at 06:00 ET

Identifying colorectal cancer subtypes in patients could lead to improved treatment decisions

Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center found that identifying a metastatic colorectal cancer patient’s Consensus Molecular Subtype (CMS) could help oncologists determine the most effective course of treatment.

– University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Riverview Medical Center Foundation Brings Fireworks Back to the Navesink River on July 3

The Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink to support Riverview Medical Center Foundation. This annual event will again be held at th...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Autism, March-2019

Four simple ways to be safe while cycling

Cyclists should know the rules of the road and prepare before leaving home. - Bicycle helmets are not required by every state, but significantly decrease injury. - Wearing bright clothes makes cyclists more visible. - Attention to a bicycle’s...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cochrane Reviews

Study identifies promising target for Parkinson’s intervention

An international research team led by scientists at UAB has identified a fibril form of alpha-synuclein as a potential target for therapeutics that might help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Biological Chemistry online

UAMS-Developed Cytophone Detects Melanoma in Earliest Stages, Could Prevent Fatal Disease Spread

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that inte...

– University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Science Translational Medicine

‘Five Star’ Hospitals Often Provide Fewer Services Than Other Hospitals, New Data Suggests

If you’re looking for a top-notch hospital with a wide range of services, narrowing your list to hospitals with a five-star patient experience rating might lead you astray. Many five-star hospitals offer fewer services than those without five stars...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine

Researchers develop drug-targeting molecules to improve cancer treatment

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have developed small drug-targeting molecules that may be hundreds to thousands of times more effective at delivering potent drugs to desired sites of disease, including cancer.

– University of Notre Dame

ACS Central Science

Kids with Headache after Stroke Might be at Risk for Another Stroke

A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between post-stroke headache and stroke recurrence.

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Neurology: Clinical Practice, June-2019

Penn Researchers Influence CDC’s Clarification on Prescribing Opioids for Cancer Pain

To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published guidelines to improve the way opioids are prescribed. Yet some of...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

JAMA Oncol. 2018

Determining Risk of Recurrence in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A personalized prognosis for patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer was the goal of a new study by Katherine Varley, PhD, researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of oncological sciences at the University o...

– University of Utah

Cancer Research

Braces won’t always bring happiness

Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide overturns the belief that turning your crooked teeth into a beautiful smile will automatically boost your self-confidence.

– University of Adelaide

Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy Approves CAP as Accreditor

The foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) has approved the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as their accrediting organization for laboratories providing histocompatibility services for cellular therapy transplant patients....

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Father's Day: This Father and Son Have A Lot of Heart

While many parents and children go into related lines of work, few do it with as much heart–literally–as a father-and-son duo at Cedars-Sinai. Fardad Esmailian, MD, transplants hearts. His 23-year-old son, Gabby Esmailian, is part of the crew tha...

– Cedars-Sinai

This Father's Day, Make Sure Dad is Watching His Health

With Father's Day coming up, now is a good time for dads to take stock of their health and make sure they're current on screening tests for leading diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

– Loyola University Health System

The Medical Minute: Erectile dysfunction both common and treatable

By age 50, nearly half of men experience some degree of erectile dysfunction. The good news: Several treatment options are available.

– Penn State Health


Eating More Vitamin K Found to Help, Not Harm, Patients on Warfarin

When prescribed the anticoagulant drug warfarin, many patients are told to limit foods rich in vitamin K, such as green vegetables. The results of a new clinical trial call that advice into question and suggest patients on warfarin actually benefit f...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

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New vulnerability found in major human viruses

Discovery of a new feature of a large class of pathogenic viruses may allow development of new antiviral medications for the common cold, polio, and other illnesses


PLoS Biol

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

Get them moving before kindergarten: Researchers find physical activity in preschool years can affect future heart health

Physical activity in early childhood may have an impact on cardiovascular health later in life, according to new research from McMaster University, where scientists followed the activity levels of hundreds of preschoolers over a period of years. ...

– McMaster University


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Heart Valve Procedure Safe for Patients With Common Heart Defect

A new analysis conducted by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute shows for the first time that patients with a common heart defect who undergo catheter-based valve replacement procedures have the same survival and complication rate...

– Cedars-Sinai

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, June 11, 2019

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Hybrid Device May Help Doctors Treat Strokes More Quickly

Stroke, one of the leading causes of death worldwide, is normally caused by poor blood flow to the brain, or cerebral ischemia. This condition must be diagnosed within the first few hours of the stroke for treatment to be effective. Researchers have ...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP Advances

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Preventing harm from drinking in pregnancy: Low rates of prenatal alcohol screening means missed opportunities for intervention

There is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a developing fetus. Repeat: there is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a developing fetus. Drinking in pregnancy can have...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

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Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain’s pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, white non-Hispa...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

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Testing advances in epilepsy treatment

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have successfully prevented epileptic seizures in animal models by pre-emptively directing a low-frequency stimulus to the nerve fibers in the brain.

– Case Western Reserve University


Education, Intelligence May Protect Cognition, but Don’t Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

In a search for clues to what may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that smarter, more educated people aren’t protected from the disease, but do get a cognitive “head start” that may keep their min...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; HHSN268201700001I, HHSN268201700002I, HHSN268201700003I, HHSN268201700004I, HHSN268201700005; U01 HL096812, HL096814, HL096899, HL096902, HL096917, R01-HL70825...

Approach Could Help in Treating Glioblastoma, Other Rare Cancers

Using a new approach that combines data from human tumors grown in mice with data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, a team led by University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center researchers has uncovered several previously unknown biomarkers for glioblastoma,...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


Drug to Treat Malaria Could Mitigate Hereditary Hearing Loss

The ability to hear depends on proteins to reach the outer membrane of sensory cells in the inner ear. But in certain types of hereditary hearing loss, mutations in the protein prevent it from reaching these membranes.

– Case Western Reserve University


Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain region where seizures ar...

– The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Journal of the American Medical Association

Motorized Scooter Head Injuries on the Rise, Rutgers Study Finds

Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, according to a Rutgers study.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

American Journal of Otolaryngology

New Research Reveals Sustainable Method to Produce Lifesaving Opiate Antidotes at a Reduced Cost

Cost of current method limits availability and generates harmful waste products.

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Nature Sustainability, June-2019

How Nurses Bring Clarity to the Nature of Social Change

History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

American Journal of Public Health

Report on new Illinois law addressing early childhood expulsions

Kate Zinsser and researchers at UIC conducted a preliminary investigation of Illinois early childhood programs’ current and prior expulsion practices, in addition to their understanding of and responses to the new law.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

BOSTON – (June 11, 2019) – Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center, using a genome-wide association study, have identified a genetic factor linked to the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This finding suggests a new target for preven...

– Joslin Diabetes Center


Nurses Urged to Practice 'Evidence-Based Compassion' for Alcohol Use Disorder

Nurses play a critical role in promoting compassionate care for patients and families affected by alcohol use disorder (AUD), including evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) approaches, according to a paper in the July/September Journal ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Christian Nursing


在芝加哥召开的美国临床肿瘤学会年会上,Mayo Clinic展示了有关结肠直肠癌早期检测以及细胞疗法对生活质量的影响的新研究。

– Mayo Clinic

Exploiting RB1 Predictive Value for Cancer Therapy in the Clinical Setting: Lost in Translation

RB1 status has emerged not only as a key factor in cancer development and progression, but also as a crucial determinant of cell fate in response to various anticancer treatments

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Biochemical Pharmacology

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Increase in resolution, scale take CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level

To diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, scientists and doctors must understand how cells respond to different medical conditions and treatments. Researchers have developed a new way to study disease at the cellular level.

– Penn State College of Medicine

Dermatologists Share Skin Care Tips for People with Vitiligo

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural color, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-es...

– American Academy of Dermatology

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New Survey Highlights Growing Insurance Problem That Delays Sight-Saving Care

The majority of ophthalmologists in a new survey said that a cost-management tool required by health insurance companies is delaying or disrupting the sight-saving care they give their patients. The tool is called prior authorization.

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)


One Change Can Make Diet More Planet Friendly

Food production is an important contributor to climate change, accounting for about a quarter of carbon emissions globally. According to a study that examined the real-world diets of thousands of people in the U.S., we could greatly reduce the carbon...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

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Study finds macrophages’ pathway to nurture PTEN-deficient glioblastoma

A common genetic deficiency empowers glioblastoma to broadcast a molecular message to the wrong type of immune cell, summoning macrophages that protect and nurture the brain tumor instead of attacking it, researchers at The University of Texas MD And...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer Cell

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New Mount Sinai Study Reports Asthma Control in Older Patients and Shows Lower ED Visits and Quality Control of Life

Mount Sinai was part of the largest clinical trial for asthma self-management support in older patients

– Mount Sinai Health System

JAMA Internal Medicine

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To Protect Kids and Teens From Firearm Harm, Do Research to Answer These Questions First, Experts Say

Firearm injuries kill more American children and teens than anything else, except automobile crashes. But research on how those injuries happen, who’s most likely to suffer or die from one, or what steps would prevent them, has lagged behind resear...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Pediatrics; HD087149

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People with Untreated “White Coat Hypertension” Twice as Likely to Die from Heart Disease

A new Penn Medicine study, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, revealed that patients with untreated white coat hypertension not only have a heightened risk of heart disease, but they are twice as likely to die from heart disease than...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Annals of Internal Medicine; (K23-HL133843)

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SIRT1 plays key role in chronic myeloid leukemia by aiding persistence of leukemic stem cells

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers show how the stress-responsive protein SIRT1 plays important roles in maintaining the regenerative potential of chronic myeloid leukemia leukemic stem cells and promoting leu...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Clinical Investigation; CA95684

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Molecular Chatter Makes for a “Hot Tumor”

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has deciphered a complex molecular conversation between cancer and immune cells that is key to orchestrating the successful invasion of tumors by T cells that kill cancer cells.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Cancer Cell, Jun-2019

Study Drug Delays Type 1 Diabetes in High Risk Children and Adults

A drug that targets the immune system can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes an average of two years in children and adults at high risk, according to findings from TrialNet’s Teplizumab (anti-CD3) Prevention Study published in the New England Jour...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

New England Journal of Medicine

Unhealthy gut promotes breast cancer's spread, study finds

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests.

– University of Virginia Health System

Cancer Research; Susan G. Komen

Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

Sleeping with a television or light on in a room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The research, published online June 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests t...

– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

JAMA Internal Medicine; Z01ES44005

Artificial intelligence enables high quality CT scans with reduced radiation

A team of NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute developed an AI technique to rapidly convert low-dose CT scans to superior images compared to a conventional technique. Low-dose CT minimizes x-ray radiation to a patient.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nature Machine Intelligence; EB017140

Dermatology residents optimize exam that identifies skin cancers

In a new research study, researchers at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center used engineering principles to improve the accuracy and efficiency of an evaluation that dermatologists frequently use to check patients for skin cancers.

– Penn State Health

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Make Sure Your Red, White and Blue Celebration is Allergy- and Asthma-Free

If red, white and blue equals hives, tissues and shortness of breath due to asthma, your Fourth of July celebration isn’t headed in the right direction.

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

‘Like Looking at a Miracle’: Baby Blossoms Thanks to Gene Therapy

Arabella Smygov, 7 months, of Lynnwood, Washington was one of the first babies in the state to receive the gene therapy, Zolgensma. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zolgensma for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in children less...

– Seattle Children's Hospital

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

AAHCM Applauds Results of Year 4 Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration saved Medicare approximately $33 million in Year 4, or about $384 per beneficiary per month (PBPM). This follows savings from Years 1-3 that, when combined with Year 4,...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 14-Jun-2019 at 09:05 ET

AMP Bolsters Position on Consumer Genomic Testing

AMP has revised its official position for all consumer genomic testing. Based on a recent assessment of the current market landscape and privacy best practices, the latest position statement features an expanded list of conditions that must be met be...

– Association for Molecular Pathology

MedWire Announcements

New McCain Centre for Urological Innovation & Education

With a $10-million donation, the University of Toronto is partnering with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to launch the McCain Centre for Urological Innovation and Education.

– University Health Network (UHN)

$10 Million Gift Bolsters Psychosis Research Efforts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has received a $10 million endowed gift to fund translational research, support clinical programs and create an endowed chair within the department.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Receives Award From U.S. Department of Defense to Develop Technology That Measures Threat Exposures

Epigenetic technology will provide a new tool in the fight against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

– Mount Sinai Health System

Preliminary Recommendations for USMLE Score Reporting Now Available

Preliminary recommendations from the convening organizations of the Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS) are now available online. From today until July 26, 2019 individuals and organizations interested in this United States Medical Licen...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

GW Selected as 2019 Creating Excellence Business & Industry Partnership Award by the Virginia Department of Education for Second Year in a Row

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences was selected by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education as a recipient of the 2019 Creating Excellence Business & Industry Partnership Award for Region 4.

– George Washington University

Researchers to study circadian clocks’ potential role in heart failure

Sumanth Prabhu, M.D. and Martin Young, D.Phil. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been awarded a four-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study macrophage circadian rhythms in heart f...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Dry eye disease is a global problem affecting more than 30 million people in the United States alone. The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, in conjunction with Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society, will hold a Congressional Briefing and Screening e...

– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Ocular Surface journal

iTHRIV Awards Pilot Funding, Supports Statewide Research Collaborations

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has awarded funding to four multi-institutional research projects through the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program.

– University of Virginia Health System

UL1 TR003015

Study Aims to Use Orange Peels for Something Useful: Better Heart Health

Yu Wang, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, part of the USDA. With the award, Wan...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Tarek El Ahmadieh, MD Selected as 2019–2020 NEUROSURGERY® Publications Resident Fellow

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and NEUROSURGERY® Publications is excited to announce the selection of Tarek El Ahmadieh, MD as the 2019–2020 NEUROSURGERY® Publications Resident Fellow.

– Congress of Neurological Surgeons


NYU Langone Performs First U.S. Procedure with Newly Approved Device to Reduce Herniated Disc Recurrence

NYU Langone performs first U.S. procedure using newly approved device to reduce risk of repeat surgeries for herniated disc

– NYU Langone Health

ISPOR Board of Directors Approves New Diversity and Inclusion Policy

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced the approval of the Society’s new Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Announce 2019 Patient Champions

Patient Champions, current or former patients of Nationwide Children’s, were chosen based on various criteria, including diversity of diagnosis, age and enthusiasm to cheer on race participants at their mile.

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to Establish World-Class Center for Artificial Intelligence: Hamilton and Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health

Center for Genomic Health: first in New York City to integrate genomic screening into routine primary care

– Mount Sinai Health System

includes video

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study “Med-South” weight loss program

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to fund research that will addres...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Gayle Irvin, MPH CAE, Leads Team as Executive Director of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

Gayle Irvin, MPH CAE, has accepted the role of ARN Executive Director.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

$4M for open science drug screening

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital) will lead an open science partnership to develop precision drugs for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD).

– The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Doorstep meeting explores cancer from genome instability to therapy

ASCB’s 2019 Doorstep meeting convenes Saturday, December 7, in Washington, DC, and focuses on “Cancer: from genome instability to therapy.”AS

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

2019 Doorstep Symposium, December 7, 2019

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Cardiothoracic Surgeons Successfully Perform First Closed Chest Coronary Bypass Procedure

Mount Sinai Heart is the only center in New York offering the specialized endoscopic surgery

– Mount Sinai Health System

Minneapolis surgeon Dr. Henry Buchwald receives the 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons

The 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented to Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, at a dinner held in his honor on Friday evening June 7.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Machine Learning Approach for Low-Dose CT Imaging Yields Superior Results

Machine learning has the potential to vastly advance medical imaging, particularly computerized tomography (CT) scanning, by reducing radiation exposure and improving image quality.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Nature Machine Intelligence

UC San Diego Health Expands North for Primary Care Options

UC San Diego Health has expanded north for primary care options with the opening of our Encinitas clinic, which will offer pediatrics, family medicine and Express Care.

– University of California San Diego Health

2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Press Registration Opens

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association for Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) welcomes members of the press to write about research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

MedWire Marketplace

Innovative & Revolutionary Nitric Oxide Skin Serum Launched to Improve Signs of Aging for Women Over 40

Dr. Nathan Bryan, one of the nation’s top experts in the health effects of nitric oxide, is pleased to announce that Pneuma Nitric Oxide Activating Skin Serum™, a revolutionary, innovative and patent pending dual chamber technology that delivers ...

– Nathan Bryan, Ph.D.





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