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Medical News

Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

PLOS Medicine

Embargo expired on 12-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

EMS SimulationIQ and Simulaids ALEX Integration Debuting at IMSH

EMS announces strategic partnership with Simulaids, and integration with their new Patient Communication Simulator, ALEX. Designed to see, listen and talk, ALEX is built for the age of artificial intelligence. Combined with SIMULATIONiQ, the powerful...

– Education Management Solutions (EMS)

International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)

Embargo expired on 14-Jan-2018 at 10:00 ET

Analysis Shows Lack of Evidence That Wearable Biosensors Improve Patient Outcomes

Wearable biosensors have grown increasingly popular as many people use them in wristbands or watches to count steps or track sleep. But there is not enough proof that these devices are improving patient outcomes such as weight or blood pressure, acco...

– Cedars-Sinai

npj Digital Medicine

Scleroderma: Study Suggests Hope for Longer Life for Patients with Rare Autoimmune Disorder

The approach could represent the first new treatment to improve survival in patients with severe scleroderma in more than four decades.

– University of Virginia Health System

NEJM; N01-AI05419; HHSN272201100025C; N01-AI25481; HHSN272200900057C; 1UMZAI117870

Cancer’s Gene-Determined “Immune Landscape” Dictates Progression of Prostate Tumors

The field of immunotherapy – the harnessing of patients’ own immune systems to fend off cancer – is revolutionizing cancer treatment today. However, clinical trials often show marked improvements in only small subsets of patients, suggesting th...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Nature Medicine; National Institutes of Health; Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship

Does an Exploding Brain Network Cause Chronic Pain?

New research reports that hyperreactive brain networks could play a part in the hypersensitivity of fibromyalgia.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scientific Reports, Jan-2018; R01 AT007550; R01 GM111293

Past Exposures Shape Immune Response in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Infections

By analyzing immune cells of children who came to the emergency department with flu symptoms, researchers found that the suite of genes these early-response cells expressed was shaped by factors such as age and previous exposures to viruses. Better u...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell Reports; AI112521; AI2010085 5T32HD043021-13; 5K12HD043245-15

Can Early Symptoms Predict Bipolar Disorder? Evidence Shows Differing Patterns of Risk Factors

Two patterns of antecedent or "prodromal" psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolt...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Harvard Review of Psychiatry

Atlantic Health System’s Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center One of Four Sites in the Country to Offer Phase III Clinical Trial of Novel Drug VAL-083 for Late-Stage Glioblastoma

The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center of Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic Neuroscience Institute and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center is one of four sites in the country to begin a Phase III clinical trial of the novel drug VAL-083 for patients wh...

– Atlantic Health System

Kellogg Raises a Record $75 Million in Fiscal Year 2017

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University raised $75 million in the fiscal year 2017, setting a fundraising record for Kellogg, thanks in part to Larry W. ’92 and Beth Gies, who donated $15 million.

– Northwestern University

UCLA School of Dentistry Receives $1.5 Million for Community-Based Education

The UCLA School of Dentistry has received a $1.5 million grant from the state’s largest dental benefits provider, Delta Dental of California, to support launching a community-based clinical education program. The award, which will support UCLA stud...

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

Science News

Notre Dame to Lead $26 Million Multi-University Research Center Developing Next-Generation Computing Technologies

The new center will focus on conducting research that aims to increase the performance, efficiency and capabilities of future computing systems for both commercial and defense applications.

– University of Notre Dame

Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2018 at 09:00 ET

What Is Vermicompost?

Composting is a great way to reduce waste sent to landfills while benefiting garden soil. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) January 15 Soils Matter blog post explains the difference between traditional composting and vermicomposting—and ho...

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Future Weather Forecasting: It’s all in the “MRI” of Clouds

A team of researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), led by Professor Pavlos Kollias, is using news types or radar in combination with current meteorology technology to take an “MRI” of clouds.

– Stony Brook University

Undergraduates Design and Build ‘Sandbox’ to Show How Gravity Works

The University of Iowa has a new sandbox—and it’s used to explain gravity. Undergraduates physics and astronomy designed and built an augmented-reality sandbox where users can design their own universe and then watch how gravity affects an object...

– University of Iowa

Brian Berridge Tapped to Manage National Toxicology Program

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has named Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., as its new Associate Director. Berridge, formerly of GlaxoSmithKline, will oversee day-to-day operations as NTP coordinates toxicology research and testing across nine dif...

– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

The Presence of Sexual Violence in Neighborhoods Erodes Feelings of Safety for Women—but Not Men

Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women’s—but not men’s—perceptions of its safety, according to new research.

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of Community Psychology

UF Team to Help Innovate Retrofits for Homes for People with Disabilities

According to the 2010 National Council on Disability report, 35 million households in the U.S. in 2007 had one or more people with some kind of disability, representing 32 percent of all American households.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Bienen School of Music’s Third Annual Skyline Piano Artist Series Continues

Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music continues its third annual Skyline Piano Artist Series, featuring five programs by internationally acclaimed virtuosos of the piano, Jan. 20 to May 12, at the Mary B. Galvin Recital H...

– Northwestern University

Business News

Los Alamos National Laboratory Positively Impacts Region’s Economy in 2017

Los Alamos National Laboratory's efforts to stimulate new business growth, strengthen existing companies, create jobs and contribute to a diverse economy in northern New Mexico's communities saw notable progress across the board in 2017.

– Los Alamos National Laboratory


B-Line Medical Launches SimCapture Pro

B-Line Medical®, an industry leader in video-driven healthcare education and outcome improvement, is excited to announce the launch of SimCapture Pro. SimCapture Pro is a cloud-based and mobile-friendly simulation management platform that makes simu...

– B-Line Medical





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