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Medical News

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine....

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 10-Nov-2017 at 00:15 ET

Biomarker May Predict Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at SBP have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The discovery, published in Nature Communications, may also provide a means of homing drugs to diseased areas of the brain to treat AD,...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Nature Communications; P01 HD29587; R01 NS086890; DPI DA041722; P30 NS076411

Embargo expired on 10-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET

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Brain Chemistry Profiles Shows Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gulf War Illness as Unique Disorders

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin — chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI).

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Scientific Reports

Embargo expired on 10-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET

Cancer Drug Parity Laws Lower Costs for Many, but Not Everyone

In an analysis of the impact of parity laws published in JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators from Harvard Medical School report modest improvements in costs for many patients. However, patients who ...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

JAMA Oncology

Embargo expired on 09-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET

Parasites Suck It Up

Depletion of a fatty molecule in human blood propels malaria parasites to stop replicating and causing illness in people and instead to jump ship to mosquitoes to continue the transmission cycle, according to a new study by an international research ...

– Harvard Medical School

Cell, Nov 9

Embargo expired on 09-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET

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Ludwig Researchers Uncover Novel Mechanism by Which Tumors Evade a Variety of Cancer Immunotherapies

A Ludwig Cancer Research study led by Benoit Van den Eynde, Director of Ludwig Brussels, has identified a novel mechanism by which tumors of the aggressive skin cancer melanoma can resist cancer immunotherapy.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Nature Communications, Nov-2017

UK Study Shows Cell Signaling Interaction May Prevent Key Step in Lung Cancer Progression

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Scientific Reports reveals a novel cell signaling interaction that may prevent a key step in lung cancer progression.

– University of Kentucky

Scientific Reports

UT Dallas Chemist Has Designs on Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, has designed a small molecule that could help breast cancer patients for whom current treatments no longer work.

– University of Texas at Dallas

eLife, August 2017

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain – Can CBT Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic?

By teaching patients better strategies for coping with chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a valuable treatment alternative for the millions of Americans taking opioids for noncancer pain, according to an article in the Journal of Psy...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Psychiatric Practice

Simple Blood Test Identifies Critically Ill Patients Who Misuse Alcohol, Study Finds

A simple blood test for a compound called PEth can accurately identify critically ill hospital patients who misuse alcohol, a study has found. The finding is important because patients who misuse alcohol tend to have worse outcomes.

– Loyola University Health System

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Study: Former NFL Players More Likely to Have Enlarged Aortas

Former NFL players were more likely to have enlarged aortas, but further study is needed to determine whether that puts them at greater risk for life-threatening aneurysms, researchers found.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging

Increasing Hydroxyurea Dose Helps to Keep Young Sickle Cell Patients Out of the Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers report that maximizing the dose of hydroxyurea increased levels of fetal hemoglobin and reduced the odds of hospitalizations for young sickle cell anemia patients.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

American Journal of Hematology. Published online: September 28, 2017.

Ozanimod Successful in Clinical Trials for Multiple Sclerosis

Celgene Corporation recently announced results from two phase 3 trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of the drug ozanimod. Ozanimod was invented by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

– Scripps Research Institute

USC Roski Eye Institute Experts Present Breakthrough Research at AAO 2017

USC Roski Eye Institute experts will present advances in stem cell–based therapy, biopsy techniques, diabetic retinal detachment repair and more at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2017 meeting in New Orleans, Nov. 10-14.

– Keck Medicine of USC

American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

Veterans Still Waiting for Healthcare as Day to Commemorate Their Military Service Draws Near

As Veteran’s Day approaches on Nov. 11, 2017, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is concerned about veterans having to endure long delays for needed healthcare due to the underuse and mismanagement of anesthesia services in Vete...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

World-Renowned Health Research on the Hill

UC Santa Cruz’s genomics investigators have built a research powerhouse in sequencing, storing, cataloging, assembling, validating, and analyzing huge volumes of genomic data in their mission to use genomics to positively impact health, nature, and...

– University of California, Santa Cruz

News From and About Johns Hopkins Scientists at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

The following Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty are scheduled to speak at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 11-15. To arrange interviews, or for other information, call or email the...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

UB Researcher Targets Specific Areas of the Brain to Better Understand Obesity, Drug Addiction

Mietlicki-Baase is one of a handful of researchers studying amylin’s effects on food reward and how amylin signaling in the brain differs between males and females.

– University at Buffalo

Avoid Foodborne Illness This Holiday Season with Tips From UTHealth Experts

This holiday season, think twice before you do that late-night nibbling at the buffet table, particularly if it has been sitting out for a while. One bite of crab dip or deviled eggs gone bad, and you may be moving your holiday festivities to the bat...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Save Yourself the Holiday Food Stress with 8 Simple Healthy Eating Strategies

When an average slice of pumpkin pie and scoop of vanilla ice cream can contain 46 grams of sugar – nearly twice the recommended daily added sugar intake of 25 grams for women and well above the recommendation of 36 grams for men– the holidays ca...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Young Investigators Named Winners of 2017 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) has named three investigators as recipients of this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research. The award recognizes promising investigators aged 45 or younger at the time of nomination for their efforts in advancing...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Mayo Clinic professor receives national Distinguished Teacher Award

Reflecting on your education, you probably remember one or two extraordinary teachers who stand out. They were the instructors who were able to make dull subjects interesting or complex information easily understandable. They had the humor, empathy a...

– Mayo Clinic

TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Publish Cardiology Textbook

A textbook guiding cardiologists on the latest treatments in cardiovascular medicine was recently published by two faculty members at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Science News

How to Control Traffic on Cellular Highways

Inside cells, protein “motors” act like trucks on tiny cellular highways to deliver life-sustaining cargoes. Now a team led by Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers has discovered how cells deploy enzymes to place traffic control and “...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Current Biology; Rutgers Today

Embargo expired on 09-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET

New Research to Target Air Pollution as a Potential Trigger for Parkinson’s

The Department of Defense has awarded a multi-institutional team of scientists a series of grants totaling $4.37 million to investigate the potential role of airborne pollutants as triggers of Parkinson’s disease via the nose.

– Van Andel Research Institute

Embargo expired on 09-Nov-2017 at 14:05 ET

Hubble Spots Expanding Light Echo Around Supernova

A movie assembled from more two years’ worth of Hubble images reveals an expanding shell of light from a supernova explosion sweeping through interstellar space three years after the stellar blast was discovered. The “echoing” light looks like ...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

The Astrophysical Journal, Jan-2017; arXiv e-prints Abstract Service, Nov-2017

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Breeding Highly Productive Corn Has Reduced Its Ability to Adapt

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison wanted to know whether the last 100 years of selecting for corn that is acclimated to particular locations has changed its ability to adapt to new or stressful environments. By measuring population...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nature Communications Nov. 7, 2017

Saving Coney Island From the Roller Coaster of Climate Change

Cornell landscape architecture graduate students are wrestling with Coney Island’s tenable, livable resilience in the face of nature aiming to reclaim the island. By semester’s end, the students will develop 36 ways to keep Coney Island inhabitan...

– Cornell University

Transfer Technique Produces Wearable Gallium Nitride Gas Sensors

A transfer technique based on thin sacrificial layers of boron nitride could allow high-performance gallium nitride gas sensors to be grown on sapphire substrates and then transferred to metallic or flexible polymer support materials. The technique c...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Scientific Reports

Research Articles on Transcriptomics to Aid Risk Assessment, Pregnancy and Carcinogen Metabolism, and More Featured in Toxicological Sciences

Editor's Highlights include papers on aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation and neutrophil function; transcriptomic analysis of TCE and PCE in the liver and kidney; functional genomics of TCE metabolites genotoxicity; and increased aflatoxin b1 damage...

– Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences, November 2017

New Routes to Renewables: Sandia Speeds Transformation of Biofuel Waste Into Wealth

A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team’s findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from domest...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Scientific Reports

JHU Scientist Crowdsources Rocks Harboring Earthly “Extraterrestrials”

Crowdsourcing created an online photography archive, financed a British rock band’s tour and advanced a search for intelligent life on other planets. Now a biologist is hoping the approach can help her find rocks. But not just any rocks.

– Johns Hopkins University


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Resisting the Resistance: Neutrons Search for Clues to Combat Bacterial Threats

Researchers from ORNL’s Neutron Sciences Directorate are conducting a series of experiments to better understand how resistant bacteria use enzymes called beta-lactamases to break down the beta-lactam class of antibiotics.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Developing International Solar Energy Expertise

Harnessing the power of the sun can help meet the increasing demand for energy worldwide—and the solar cell research group at South Dakota State University is doing its part to make this possible.

– South Dakota State University

Jefferson Lab Staff Scientist Honored with APS Fellowship

Fulvia Pilat, a staff scientist at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. The honor is bestowed by members of APS on their peers for exceptional contributio...

– Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Argonne Forms New Divisions to Focus on Computation and Data Science Strengths

Argonne has formed two new research divisions to focus its lab-wide foundational expertise on computational science and data science activities.

– Argonne National Laboratory

First Northwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference Is a Hit!

The first Northwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference was a success. The event offered ~50 early career theorists and students opportunities to present talks in a nurturing environment that developed and advanced collaborations.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Exploring the Common Gut Bacteria Bacteroides

With support from a four-year $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Blanca Barquera, an associate professor of biological sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a team including researchers at Tufts University and Harvar...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Wolters Kluwer New Quizzing Tool Delivers Personalized Learning for Millennials and Next Generation Medical Students and Residents

Wolters Kluwer Health unveiled a quizzing engine that delivers personalized learning and on-the-go insights to support how, when and where today’s medical students want to learn. The powerful quizzing tool allows students to track progress, view re...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

New Research Finds That Brexit Is Already Having an Effect on Local Communities

Queen’s University Belfast and the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) have today (Friday 10 November) published a new report which has found that Brexit is already having an effect on local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland...

– Queen's University Belfast

Temple University Experts Available to Discuss Black Friday and Cyber Monday

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching, professors at the Fox School of Business are available to discuss consumer affairs, retail analytics, and digital marketing practices.

– Temple University

18 High Schools Throughout New Jersey Participate in First Ever Young Women in Bio Event at Rutgers

Rutgers University hosted one of the first Young Women in Bio (YWIB) events in New Jersey Oct. 20 at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Approximately 270 high school women from 18 schools throughout New Jersey attended the event to learn about caree...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Business News

Study: E-Cigarette Online Vendors Triple, Concerns Raised About Marketing, Pricing and Delivery

Two studies by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers reveal trends in the marketing practices, pricing, delivery methods and other features of online e-cigarette vendors.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Tobacco Control, Nov-2017





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