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New Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology Presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Orlando, FL (October 16, 2017) – More than 5,000 gastroenterologists and other health care professionals from nearly 70 countries around the world will convene at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL for the World Congress of Gastroen...

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Flu Vaccine Failed to Protect Young Leukemia Patients During Cancer Treatment

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators said the results reinforce the importance of hand washing and other measures to help protect vulnerable patients from influenza infections.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Journal of Pediatrics, October 16, 2017.

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


Dr. Irving Pike Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Orlando, FL (October 16, 2017)—Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, a physician hospital executive and expert on endoscopic quality indicators, was elected by the membership as the 2017-2018 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a natio...

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Is Rushing Your Child to the ER the Right Response?

If a child gets a small burn, starts choking or swallows medication, parents may struggle to decide whether to provide first aid at home or rush them to the hospital, suggests a new national poll.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 00:00 ET


One in Five Witness Someone Collapse Who Requires CPR but the Majority Do Not Act

An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the majority of people do not act, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation. Researchers at the University of Warwick carried out ...

– University of Warwick

Embargo expired on 15-Oct-2017 at 19:05 ET


Spit for Science: When “N’s” Are More than Human Guinea Pigs

Sometimes scientists do not see the value of sharing their knowledge and expertise with non-scientists and members of the public may believe that researchers enjoy a rarefied existence. This critical review addresses the important, yet limited gap th...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 13-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET


Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Launch Unique Cancer Care Collaboration

Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital, a new cancer care collaboration that will integrate MSK medical and radiation oncologists and care practices with the existing cance...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 06:00 ET


Philadelphia Physician Sworn in as 168th President of The Pennsylvania Medical Society

During a ceremony in Hershey, Pa., Theodore Christopher, MD, became the next president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

– Pennsylvania Medical Society

Embargo expired on 14-Oct-2017 at 19:00 ET


Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention, Study Finds

As hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive equipment. A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently found that a daily five-minute conversation that focused on ...

– University of Virginia Health System

Family Medicine; 9R01 HD058305-11A1


A Dietary Supplement Dampens the Brain Hyperexcitability Seen in Seizures or Epilepsy

Inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models. These results represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Neuroscience; NS076312 ; NS095568


Scientists Led by Mount Sinai and Sema4 Identify Biomarker for Progression and Drug Response in Brain Cancer

Accurately subtyping glioblastoma tumors could lead to diagnostics and precision therapy

– Mount Sinai Health System


Model Predicts How E. coli Bacteria Adapt Under Stress

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has applicat...

– University of California San Diego

PNAS, Oct-2017; GM102098; GM057089; NNF10CC1016517


New Study Demonstrates Importance of Studying Sleep and Eating in Tandem

A new study from scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger.

– Scripps Research Institute

Sleep, Oct. 2017; Nature Protocols, Oct. 2017; R01AG045036; R21DK092735


Worms Reveal Secrets of Aging

Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Health System have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and mammals. In a Nature Communications study published...

– Case Western Reserve University

Mt. Sinai Healthcare Scholarship from Mt. Sinai Healthcare Foundation; Tom F. Peterson (T.F.P. Lab).; T32GM007250; F30AG054237 ; K01DK104922 ; T32HL105338; T32GM007250...


Insight Into the Challenges and Contributions of Nurse Bioethicists

In an essay about her career trajectory and clinical, educational, and research experiences that shaped her career goals, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Lillian S. Brunner Chair in Medical and Su...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine


Scientists Unveil ‘Roadmap’ to Aid Osteoporosis Treatment Development

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a molecular model that may provide a new framework for improving the design of osteoporosis treatments.

– Scripps Research Institute

Nature Communication, Oct. 2017


Boston Run for the Warriors® Supports Wounded Service Members, Veterans and Families

ASA and Hope For The Warriors® host 5K run/walk

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting


How Many Opioid Painkillers Do Surgery Patients Need? New Prescribing Recommendations Unveiled

Surgeons performing 11 common operations can turn to a free new prescribing tool based on data about how many opioid painkillers patients across Michigan actually took after their operations.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

includes video


MTSA Offers Solutions to Combat National Opioid Epidemic

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) announced it is expanding efforts to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after surgery.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


What’s Making You Sick: An in-Depth Look at Food-Borne Illnesses

A UAB Infectious Diseases physician discusses bacteria found in food-borne illnesses and why you should wash your hands.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


NEPIN Appoints Tina Lear as National Program Director

The National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative hires Tina Lear as National Program Director

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)


Dr. Douglas L. Fraker to Chair Rutgers/RWJBarnabas Surgical Services

A renowned endocrine and oncologic surgeon with decades of NIH-funded research experience and one of the largest endocrine surgery practices in the country has joined Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as chair of the Department of Surgery.

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


American Thyroid Association: Presentations at 87th Annual Meeting Regarding Surgical and Alternative Treatments

In addition to the major speeches and awards at the ATA's 87th Annual Meeting, a variety of smaller presentations will be accessible to attendees in the form of posters and oral abstracts.

– American Thyroid Association

87th Annual Meeting Regarding Surgical and Alternative Treatments, October 18‒22, 2017


American Thyroid Association: Presentations at 87th Annual Meeting Regarding Medications and Their Effects

In addition to the major talks and awards at ATA's 87th Annual Meeting, a variety of scientific and clinical presentations will be accessible to attendees in the form of posters and oral abstracts.

– American Thyroid Association

87th Annual Meeting Regarding Surgical and Alternative Treatments, October 18‒22, 2017


Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences Wins AAMC Award for Resource Sharing

The Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences has been awarded second prize in the 2017 Sharing Research Resources Award by the American Association of Medical Colleges. According to the AAMC, “award winners demonstrate successful sharing of research...

– Case Western Reserve University

Sharing Resources Webinar


AACC Elects New Leaders to Serve in 2018

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that Carmen L. Wiley, PhD, DABCC, FACB, has been elected to serve on the AACC Board of Directors as preside...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


Globus Expands Data Services to Accelerate Secure Cancer Research

With a $4.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the University of Chicago’s Globus and leading cancer researchers at University of Chicago Medicine will build new protected cancer research networks that enable collaborations while kee...

– Computation Institute


Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary Gala at Ellis Island

Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce its 20th Anniversary Gala, honoring Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc., will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 6 p.m. – 11:30 ...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Penn Researchers Receive $6.4M in NIH Funding to Create Center to Transform Mental Health Services through Behavioral Economics and Implementation Science

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will receive $6.4 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to create a new center to improve mental health service delivery through behavio...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Science News


Are There Really Glow-in-the-Dark Soil Organisms?

Soil organisms are diverse, with characteristics that can astound. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) October 15 Soils Matter blog post explains which soil critters glow—and why.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET


Cocktail Tests on Toxic Waste Called For

Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals – from fungicides to antidepressants – can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. In addition, depending on the cocktail of toxins they can produce unexpe...

– University of Portsmouth

Environmental Pollution


Bite on This: Kansas State University Researcher Finds Alligators Eat Sharks

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — Jaws, beware! Alligators may be coming for you. While the sharks may not actually be as big as the fictional Jaws, James Nifong, postdoctoral researcher with the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Kansas State...

– Kansas State University

Southeastern Naturalist


New Method to Detect Spin Current in Quantum Materials Unlocks Potential for Alternative Electronics

A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics. A team of scientists has developed an innovative micro...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physical Review Letters


University of Arkansas Researchers Extend BKT Physics to Study of Ferroelectrics

Using first-principles-based simulations, researchers found that an overlooked BKT phase sustained by quasicontinuous symmetry emerges between the ferroelectric and paraelectric phases of ferroelectic ultrathin film,

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Physical Review Letters, Sept-2017


PPPL Takes Detailed Look at 2-D Structure of Turbulence in Tokamaks

Article describes study of cross-correlation of turbulence in tokamaks.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Physics of Plasmas


Putting New Tools in the Hands of Leading Canadian Scientists

More than $554 million for new labs and equipment to help Canadian researchers discover, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.

– University of Manitoba


Demystifying Nuclear Energy

As part of Argonne’s summer internship program, four college students focused on nuclear energy projects for the laboratory, ranging from the nuts and bolts of a reactor to education and non-proliferation.

– Argonne National Laboratory


Northern CA Wildfires Generate 1.5 Million Views of UC San Diego’s ‘Firemap’ Resource

A web-based tool recently developed by UC San Diego researchers under an NSF grant to perform data-driven predictive modeling and real-time tracking of fires has already been viewed about one million times and generated more than 115,000 unique visit...

Expert Available

– University of California San Diego

NSF 1331615


ECS Takes Down the Paywall for International Open Access Week

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is celebrating International Open Access Week by giving the world a preview of what complete open access to peer-reviewed scientific research will look like. ECS is taking down the paywall October 23-29 to the entire...

– The Electrochemical Society

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Giving a Voice to Mental Illness

A unique group at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care empowers people to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health conditions

– Rutgers University


Statement of American Psychological Association in Response to Trump Order to Halt Vital Health Insurance Subsidies

President Trump’s announcement that he is halting subsidy payments to insurers offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act threatens to significantly disrupt or end health coverage for millions of Americans by destabilizing the individual healt...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


Temple University Socks Another Record

After collecting thousands of socks, Temple University officially holds the Guinness World Record for the largest sock drive in eight hours at a single location

– Temple University

includes video


Four Northwestern Films Compete at Chicago International Film Festival

Northwestern University’s film prowess will be on display at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival as two documentaries and two feature films are screened. Three faculty members and one alumna from the Department of Radio/TV/Film (RTF) of No...

– Northwestern University

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