Different outcomes exist between blacks and whites receiving care from the same hospice
– Mount Sinai Health System
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society; 5R01NR013499 Embargo expired on 18-Dec-2017 at 00:00 ET
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have now uncovered new insights into the regulatory network behind neuron growth.
– Scripps Research Institute
Development, Dec. 2017; R01 NS072129; IOS-1121095 Embargo expired on 18-Dec-2017 at 07:00 ET
Results from two separate studies in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons showed a decision aid tool may help mitigate the sense of urgency patients feel about making treatment decisions.
– American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Journal of the American College of Surgeons Embargo expired on 15-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET
Parents may underestimate the importance of preparing new sitters for common scenarios like injuries or more serious emergencies.
– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan Embargo expired on 18-Dec-2017 at 00:00 ET
Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery.
– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Embargo expired on 18-Dec-2017 at 00:05 ET
In a study using genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered some new molecular details that appear to explain how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) rapidly relieves severe depression in mammals, presumably including people. T...
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
Neuropsychopharmacology; R01DA016303, R01NS039156, U54HD079123
A clinical decision support application developed by Intermountain Healthcare researchers that more quickly identifies when heart failure becomes advanced and a heart patient’s care needs have changed is successful in helping to improve patient’s...
– Intermountain Medical Center
Journal of Cardiac Failure, Nov 2107
Researchers have determined that offering brachytherapy for cervical cancer ends up costing hospitals money. That can leave hospitals -- and their patients -- in the lurch.
– University of Virginia Health System
International Journal of Radiation Oncology
Nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder, and most have probably wondered why. After more than a decade of studying over 1,100 of them in-depth, a team of scientists has an answer – or rather, seven answers.
– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
International Journal of Epidemiology, 10.1093/ije/dyx229
Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health.
– Temple University
Knowing that individuals with insomnia are also unlikely to change their ways, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center tested a method to reduce the adverse effects of evening ambient light exposure, while still allowing use of blue light...
– Columbia University Medical Center
Journal of Psychiatric Research
Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help clinical microbiologists diagnose potentially deadly blood infections and improve patients’ odds of survival, according to microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BI...
– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Journal of Clinical Microbiology; UL1 TR001102; F32 AI124590
Cancer therapies often target cells that grow and divide rapidly, such as stem cells, but in studying how stomach cancers occur, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that even when the stomach isn't able to make...
– Washington University in St. Louis
Gastroenterology, published online Dec. 15
Tomorrow, ministers at the 15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community in Kosovo will adopt new rules for emission limits for coal power plants in the Western Balkans (as part of the transposition of the EU’s Industrial Emissions Dire...
– Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community
From trial-ready registries to genotyping parties, the field has developed new techniques and meds to stem a tide of failed trials. Alzforum’s 13-part series sums up the state of the art as presented at a recent conference.
Penn Medicine’s Innovation Accelerator Program, now in its fifth year, has announced funding for four new projects aimed at addressing disparities to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes.
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Starting today, private and recreational pilots across the country can access the new online Mayo Clinic BasicMed Course, a free education program for pilots pursuing medical qualification through FAA BasicMed.
– Mayo Clinic
Toledo heart surgeon is first in the U.S. to perform new heart valve replacement surgery. Heart valve disease affects about five million Americans each year.
George Bousfield, Lawrence M Jones Distinguished Professor, biological sciences at Wichita State University, was awarded a five-year renewal of a grant that will potentially yield over $8 million to conduct research that could affect fertility diagno...
– Wichita State University
The American Association of Endodontists has developed and launched a new website that offers more content and easier navigation for members, dental professionals and patients.
– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)
“Roy Jensen, through his leadership and collaboration, has brought NCI (National Cancer Institute) designation to our town
– University of Kansas Cancer Center
Two of Pennsylvania’s health care leaders come together to invest $1 billion in the future of health care in central Pennsylvania
– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Recognizing that many large dams are here to stay, a University of Washington team is investigating an emerging solution to help achieve freshwater conservation goals by re-envisioning the ways in which water is released by dams.
– University of Washington
Nature Communications, Dec-2017 Embargo expired on 18-Dec-2017 at 05:00 ET
A team of researchers has isolated the characteristics of bots on Twitter through an examination of bot activity related to Russian political discussions.
– New York University
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” device that could be used to test and predict the effects of biological and chemical agents, disease, or pharmaceutical drugs on the brain over tim...
– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
PLOS One, Nov-2017
UPTON, NY— As scientists have explored the structure and properties of matter at ever deeper levels they’ve discovered many exotic new materials, including superconductors that carry electric current with no resistance, liquid crystals that align...
– Brookhaven National Laboratory
Physical Review Letters
Statisticians and natural resource management researchers worked together to determine the best time and location to capture and remove carps from lake systems.
– South Dakota State University
Ecology Modeling, 2016
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a new process to sheathe metal under a single layer of graphite which may lead to new and better-controlled properties for these types of materials.
– Ames Laboratory
For one of the strongest known materials, calculations clarify a long-standing debate about how atoms pack together.
– Department of Energy, Office of Science
PNAS 114, 8458-8463 (2017). [DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1705723114]
“From what I’ve seen, we’ve got some reasonably tolerant scion/rootstock combinations that growers should be taking a look at as short-term solutions to living with greening until true HLB-resistant trees are developed,” said Michael Rogers, ...
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Theory predicts that bending a film will control spin direction and create a spin current for next-generation electronics.
– Department of Energy, Office of Science
Nature Communications 8, 15850 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15850]
Geneseo-based startup company Verdimine has signed an exclusive license agreement with the Research Foundation for The State University of New York to employ a proprietary green chemistry process that improves safety and efficiency in manufacturing s...
– State University of New York at Geneseo
Tulane University awarded the $1 million grand prize for the Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge to Adapt-N, a team from Cornell University that developed a cloud-based computer modeling system to predict optimum nitrogen application rates for crops ...
– Tulane University
People who earn more money tend to experience more positive emotions focused on themselves, while people who earn less take greater pleasure in their relationships and ability to connect with others, according to research published by the American Ps...
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Emotion Embargo expired on 18-Dec-2017 at 09:00 ET
Research by Shima Baughman, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, provides a concrete plan for safely reducing jail numbers as the nation continues to grapple with overcrowded jails.
– University of Utah Embargo expired on 18-Dec-2017 at 08:00 ET
Human memory has evolved so people better recall events encountered while they are thinking about raising their offspring, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
– Binghamton University, State University of New York
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Cognition and Memory, Dec-2017 Embargo expired on 15-Dec-2017 at 12:00 ET
Ads for the latest toy or gadget captivate kids and pin parents between tight budgets and the desire to fulfill their children's wishes. Dr. Jennifer Caudle offers tips on helping to limit those wish lists and on reminding children this is also the s...
– Rowan University
how to cope with stress over the holiday month. Expert Available
– Loyola University Health System
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Dec. 14 to overturn the net neutrality rule that was put in place in 2015 by the then-FCC. What does it mean for different stakeholders, including consumers, companies and communities? Expert Available
– Texas A&M University
Tufts University School of Medicine opens new gross anatomy lab, introducing a modern, enlarged space for students to learn essential anatomical training. The lab’s opening celebration also launched the school’s 125th anniversary.
– Tufts University
Tufts University School of Medicine 125th anniversary
Texas Tech University has been named a recipient of a five-year, $1,161,325 grant from the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, one of eight educational opportunity programs within the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal TRIO ...
– Texas Tech University
Web-based toys create a new set of security risks, M. Eric Johnson, a widely recognized IT security researcher and dean of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, gives practical tips to protect your family.
– Vanderbilt University