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Immune Cells Play Key Role in Early Breast Cancer Metastasis Even Before a Tumor Develops

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that normal immune cells called macrophages, which reside in healthy breast tissue surrounding milk ducts, play a major role in helping early breast cancer cells leave the breast for other parts of the body, po...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature Communications, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 02-Jan-2018 at 05:00 ET

It’s Not Your Model Minority: The PINE Study Reveals the Challenges U.S. Chinese Aging Population Facing

In 2017, researchers from Rush University Medical Center completed the third wave of the PINE study, shedding a light on how cultural determinants impact the health outcomes and disparities among Chinese older adults.

– Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

Embargo expired on 31-Dec-2017 at 08:00 ET

Scientific Research and “Deceptive Subjects”

Deception by research participants is a problem that needs to be recognized and addressed, according to a recent review. Research participants who conceal or fabricate information to gain admission to and participate in clinical research – for exam...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 29-Dec-2017 at 10:00 ET

Diabetic Blindness Caused and Reversed “Trapped” Immune Cells in Rodent Retinas

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a cell signaling pathway in mice that triggers vision loss in patients with diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion – diseases characterized by the closure of blood vessels in the retina, leading to...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight

New Cholesterol Calculation May Avoid Need to Fast Before Testing, Study Suggests

In a direct comparison study, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that a newer method of calculating so-called “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood is more accurate than the older method in people who did not fast before blood was d...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


High-Risk Medical Devices Granted European Licensure Based on Low-Quality Evidence

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced today the publication of a research report concluding that the quality of scientific evidence used in the health technolog...

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

Value in Health, Dec-2017

Detecting Pompe Disease with More Accuracy Key to Urgent Intervention

Researchers identified a new, more sensitive screening test to recognize Pompe disease, a metabolic disorder affecting cellular processing of glycogen in numerous tissues of the body.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cellular Physiology

Quitting Cigarettes: One of the Toughest New Year’s Resolutions

Deciding to stop smoking is one of the most common, beneficial and difficult New Year’s resolutions. Smoking reminders are abundant, nicotine withdrawal is difficult and the resolution process itself is flawed.

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– University of Chicago Medical Center

$1M Grant Supports Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Researcher on International Prostate Cancer Study

A $1 million grant from Gateway for Cancer Research will help Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Urologic Oncology Chief Isaac Yi Kim, MD, PhD, MBA evaluate the impact of surgically removing the prostate in men with metastatic prostate cancer in ...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

UChicago Medicine Opens New Adult Emergency Department

The University of Chicago Medicine began treating patients in its new, state-of-the-art adult emergency department (ED) on Friday, Dec. 27.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Science News

Promote Your Scientific Research – Submit an Abstract for the 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting

Want to share your latest scientific research in neuromuscular or electrodiagnostic medicine at the AANEM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in October 2018? Abstract submission forms are now available on the AANEM website and submissions are being acc...

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

2018 AANEM Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 01-Jan-2018 at 00:00 ET

What Are the Benefits of Growing Multiple Types of Forage Grasses for Grazing Animals?

Grazing animals, such as cattle and sheep, should eat their legumes and brassicas. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) January 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how a variety of forage grasses benefits these animals as well as the soil and env...

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Sharing Images of Love, Loss and Hope

Associate English professor Christine Stewart-Nuňez shares images of love, loss and hope in two new poetry books, “Untrussed” and “Bluewords Greening.”

– South Dakota State University

Untrussed, Univ of New Mexico Press, 2016; Bluewords Greening, Terrapin, 2016





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