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Medical News

Bradley E. Chipps Installed as ACAAI President, Todd A. Mahr Elected President-Elect

Bradley E. Chipps, MD, Sacramento, CA, was installed as president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston on October 30.Todd A. Mahr, MD, LaCrosse, WI, was elected ACAAI presi...

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

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET

Public-Private Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to Just One

Description: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, GSK, and University of California San Francisco will combine vast data stores, supercomputing, and scientific expertise to reinvent the discovery ...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 11:30 ET

Minorities Less Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction, But Not for the Reason Many Think

Minority women are far less likely to undergo breast reconstruction than white women, even if they live in the same area and have similar insurance.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The American Journal of Surgery

Zika Transmission, Overcoming Resistance to Immunotherapy, ASCB's E.E. Just Award, Proteins of the Ear, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

The latest research and features in cell biology in the Cell Biology News Source

– Newswise

Sexual Harassment at Work, STDs Report Experts, Prostate Cancer Treatment, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

– Newswise

In Landmark Report, Public Health Leaders Outline Steps for Urgent Action on Opioids

The report, “The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact,” maps out a blueprint for national action on the epidemic and details dozens of concrete, evidence-based steps for everyone working to fight the opioid crisis in America – from the heal...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Last Unknown Structure of HIV-1, a Novel Compound, Blood Equality, and More in the AIDS and HIV News Source

The latest research, features, and experts on HIV and AIDS.

– Newswise

Hand Surgeons Provide Update on Wild Animal Bites

Injuries from wild animals are relatively uncommon, with a risk of unusual infections and other potentially severe complications, according to a paper in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Zika Virus Infects Developing Brain by First Infecting Cells Meant to Defend Against It

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, report that the Zika virus is transmitted from mother to fetus by infected cells that, ironically, will later develop into the brain’s first and pr...

– University of California San Diego Health

Human Molecular Genetics

ISPOR's 20th Annual European Congress to Focus on the Evolution of Value in Health Care

ISPOR released the final program and speakers for its upcoming 20th Annual European Congress scheduled for 4-8 November 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR Annual European Congress, Nov-2017

Fred Hutch Tip Sheet: New Take on Prostate Cancer Screening; Fruit Fly Obesity; Nanoparticles for Gene Therapy; TCRs for Relapsing Leukemia and More

The October tip sheet from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center includes story ideas about a new take on prostate cancer screening; fruit fly obesity; nanoparticles for gene therapy; TCRs for relapsing leukemia and more. Each tip links to more deta...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Building trust in government.

NMSU government professor Christa Slaton's research focuses on ethics in government.

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– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

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Overcoming Resistance to Immunotherapy

For some cancer patients, the road to remission and healing can have its share of speed bumps. That’s particularly true of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who develop a secondary, or acquired, resistance to immunotherapy, which ini...

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– Yale Cancer Center

Some Factors That May Skew Your PSA Test Results

The PSA test does not specifically check for prostate cancer itself, but rather for the presence of a molecule in the blood naturally made by the prostate.Here are common factors to be aware of that could change your PSA test results.

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

Top Nursing Organizations Push for CRNA Full Practice Authority in VA

22 Nursing Organizations have come together to help Veterans alleviate wait times for surgical services.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The American Society of Nephrology Honors Leaders in the Fight Against Kidney Diseases

• Five leaders in the kidney health community are being honored by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney disease specialists. • The award winners will be honored at ASN Kidney Week, the world’s...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Call for Nominations: The Endocrine Society’s Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

The Endocrine Society is calling for nominations for the 11th annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism. The award recognizes outstanding reporting that enhances public understanding of health issues pertaining to the field of end...

– Endocrine Society

Science News

Of Glues and Gases: Barnacle Adhesion and Nanomechanical Sensors

Among the diverse research studies being presented at this year’s 64th AVS International Symposium and Exhibition are two biomaterial interfaces sessions that feature some highly unusual applications of engineering. The first describes the use of s...

– AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

AVS 64th annual International Symposium and Exhibition

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 08:20 ET

Gene Expression Study Reveals “Hidden” Variability in How Cancer Cells Respond to Drugs

Drug exposure can cause significant changes in gene expression without affecting growth or survival in some cell lines, highlighting strategies to better evaluate drug effectiveness.

– Harvard Medical School

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 06:00 ET

Scientists Penetrate Mystery of Raging Black Hole Beams

They are nature’s very own Death Star beams – ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly rays from the Star Wars super-weapon. Now a team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has moved ...

– University of Southampton

Nature Astronomy

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 00:00 ET

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Switch From Wood to Gas for Cooking Is Not a Climate Problem

Switching from using fuelwood to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking would provide modest climate benefits, but the extent of these depend on whether the wood is renewably sourced, and if the short-lived emissions from burning wood are taken in...

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Environmental Research Letters

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 13:00 ET

Good Vibrations: Smart Access to Homes and Cars Using Fingers

“Good, good, good, good vibrations” goes the catchy Beach Boys song, a big hit in 1966 and beyond. Now Rutgers engineers have created VibWrite, a smart access system that senses finger vibrations to verify users. The low-cost security system coul...

– Rutgers University

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security; Rutgers Today, Oct-2017

“Instant Replay” for Computer Systems Shows Cyber Attack Details

Until now, assessing the extent and impact of network or computer system attacks has been largely a time-consuming manual process. A new software system being developed by cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology will largely ...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

2017 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

“Combosquatting” Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users

To guard against unknowingly visiting malicious websites, computer users have been taught to double-check website URLs before they click on a link. But attackers are now taking advantage of that practice to trick users into visiting website domains t...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

2017 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

Researcher Reveals how Beetles Bounce Back from Forest Fires

Research from Florida State University has illuminated the piecemeal patterns of recolonization among a hardy species of beetle regularly affected by these managed burns.

– Florida State University

Journal of Animal Ecology

New Studies on Disordered Cathodes May Provide Much-Needed Jolt to Lithium Batteries

In a pair of papers published this month in Nature Communications and Physical Review Letters, a team of scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has come up with a set of rules for making new disordered materials, a process that had previ...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Physical Review Letters; Nature Communications

UNLV Engineers Build 3D-Printed Robohand for World Series First Pitch

Armed with her UNLV-built, 3D-printed "Robohand," local 7 year-old Hailey Dawson will throw the first pitch at game four of the World Series Oct. 28. She's also earned an invite from every MLB team.

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

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Jeetu Eswaraka Named Assistant Vice President for Comparative Medicine Resources at Rutgers University

Jeetendra (Jeetu) Eswaraka, DVM, Ph.D., DACLAM, who joined Rutgers University’s Office of Research and Economic Development earlier this month as Assistant Vice President for Comparative Medicine Resources, brings a decade and a half of experience ...

– Rutgers University's Office of Research and Economic Development

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Bonding Benefits of Breastfeeding Extend Years Beyond Infancy

Women who breastfeed their children longer exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years, according to a 10-year longitudinal study published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Developmental Psychology

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET

FSU Researcher: Modern Civilization Doesn’t Diminish Violence

Modern civilization may not have dulled mankind’s bloodlust, but living in a large, organized society may increase the likelihood of surviving a war, a Florida State University anthropology professor said.

– Florida State University

Current Anthropology

USC Annenberg’s Center for Public Relations Releases 2018 Relevance Report

Communication leaders from Best Buy, United Airlines, eBay and Toys “R” Us are among authors who contributed to a new report from USC Annenberg’s Center for Public Relations (CPR). The Relevance Report, released today, forecasts topics and tren...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

Children and adults may love the spooky traditions of Halloween, but our pets are less likely to appreciate the costumes, masks, and parties associated with Halloween night.

– Texas A&M University

UVA Darden Global Innovators’ Roundtable Explores Impact of Digital Transformation on Business and Society

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has expanded its Global Innovators Roundtable to Europe, convening senior business leaders this month in Düsseldorf, Germany, where they explored the impact of digital transformation on business a...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

University President Fills Up Scholarship Pot with Homemade Hot Sauce

Dr. Ali Houshmand, president of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, is committed to making it easier for students to afford college. He made it personal this year when he started professionally producing his secret-recipe hot sauce to raise sc...

– Rowan University

President’s Declaring Opioid Epidemic a First Step, but Much More Needed, According to APA

President Trump’s declaring the opioid epidemic a national health emergency is a critical first step, but it does not address the urgent need for more federal funds to fight this crisis, according to the CEO of the American Psychological Associatio...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Offers Tuition Assistance to Students From Puerto Rico

Students affected by Hurricane Maria and other natural disasters can apply to UWM via an alternative, indvidualized admissions process and potentially get in-state tuition for their first semester.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ratcliffe Foundation Announces $1 Million to Continue Shore Hatchery at SU

A Salisbury University program to help create jobs throughout the mid-Atlantic will continue another five years, thanks to a new $1 million gift from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation of Baltimore.

– Salisbury University

The Economist Names UVA Darden World’s Top Education Experience for 7th Consecutive Year

In its annual survey of global business schools, The Economist has named the University of Virginia Darden School of Business the No. 1 education experience in the world — for the seventh consecutive year.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Search Committee Named for Northwestern Pritzker Law School Dean

Northwestern University Provost Jonathan Holloway announced today (Oct. 27) that the University has formed a committee to conduct a search to identify the next dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.The individual chosen will succeed Daniel Rodr...

– Northwestern University

Northwestern University in Qatar Hosts Timely Media Forum

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted a timely media forum this week featuring prominent editors and correspondents analyzing fake news, the impact of social media and the role of global reporting in the current crisis in the Arabian Gulf.

– Northwestern University

Business News

Trying to Boost "Client Satisfaction", Auditors Unwittingly Overlook Questionable Accounting Practices

For any other profession, customer relationship management is a great marketing tactic. For auditors, it makes them identify too readily with a client’s overly aggressive accounting approach

– Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business, Queen's University

The Accounting Review: September 2017, Vol. 92, No. 5, pp. 117-142

Professor Serves Up Expert Pitch on Business of Baseball

FSU Professor Michael Brady, a former pro baseball player, offers his expertise on the business of baseball.

Expert Available

– Florida State University





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