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Medical News

Who Uses Phone Apps to Track Sleep Habits? Mostly the Healthy and Wealthy in U.S.

The profile of most Americans who use popular mobile phone apps that track sleep habits is that they are relatively affluent, claim to eat well, and say they are in good health, even if some of them tend to smoke.

– NYU Langone Health

Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2018 at 00:05 ET

Pelvic Pain, Painful Sex, Infertility, and Constipation!

In the February 2018 issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, researchers from Denmark discuss their findings involving women with endometriosis who are not responding to hormonal treatment. If hormonal treatments are unsuccessful, surgery is often ...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2018 at 10:00 ET

includes video

Brain Imaging Predicts Language Learning in Deaf Children

In a new international collaborative study between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, researchers created a machine learning algorithm that uses brain scans to predict language ability in d...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan-2018

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

Researchers Develop a Remote-Controlled Cancer Immunotherapy System

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.

– University of California San Diego

PNAS, Jan-2018; HL121365; GM125379; CA204704 ; CA209629; CBET1360341 ; DMS1361421

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

The Joffrey Ballet Selects Doctors at Rush University Medical Center to be Company Physicians

The internationally-acclaimed Joffrey Ballet has chosen Rush University Medical Center as the Company’s preferred medical center for treatment.

– Rush University Medical Center

Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2018 at 08:00 ET

Penn Researchers Identify New Treatment Target for Melanoma

Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma. For decades, research has associated female sex and a history of previous pregnancy with better o...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

eLife; R01 CA 163566; P50CA174523; T32 AR0007465-32; F31 CA206325

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

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

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

PLOS Medicine; OPP1105071, NIH/NIAIDP30AI094189(CBH), NIH/NIAIDP30AI027763(EG), NIH/NIAIDK24AI134413(EG)

Evening Hours May Pose Higher Risk for Overeating, Especially When Under Stress, Study Finds

Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that “hunger hormone” levels rise and “satiety (or fullness) hormone” levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

International Journal of Obesity; R01DK074046, K99DK088360, R00DK088360, U54HD070725

Flipping the Switch: Dietary Fat, Changes in Fat Metabolism May Promote Prostate Cancer Metastasis

Prostate tumors tend to be what scientists call “indolent” – so slow-growing and self-contained that many affected men die with prostate cancer, not of it. But for the percentage of men whose prostate tumors metastasize, the disease is invariab...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Nature Genetics; Nature Communications; R01 CA142784; R35 CA197529; P01 CA120964; R35 CA 197459



– Mayo Clinic


Insurance Company Requirements Place Heavy Administrative Burden on Physicians Seeking to Prescribe New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

A rare glimpse into the prior authorization requirements implemented by public and private insurance providers across the country has found substantial administrative burden for a new class of medications for patients with high cholesterol that place...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.

– UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

JAMA Pediatrics

New Blood Test for Diagnosing Heart Attacks: A ‘Big Deal,’ with Caveats

A longtime blood test that measures the likelihood of a cardiac event has become more sensitive and more precise. Why doctors and patients should be cautiously optimistic.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Cardiology

ISPOR Updates Its Code of Ethics

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today that it has published an updated code of ethics.

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

Value in Health, Dec-2017

Scripps Translational Science Institute, Nature Research Launch Open-Access Digital Medicine Journal

Researchers from the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have launched an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal—npj Digital Medicine.

– Scripps Research Institute

Science News

Researchers Program Biomaterials with 'Logic Gates' That Release Therapeutics in Response to Environmental Triggers

Scientists at the University of Washington announced that they have built and tested a new biomaterial-based delivery system — known as a hydrogel — that will encase a desired cargo and dissolve to release its freight only when specific physiolog...

– University of Washington

Nature Chemistry, Jan-2018 (link active after embargo lifts); DMR 1652141

Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2018 at 11:00 ET

X-Rays Reveal ‘Handedness’ in Swirling Electric Vortices

Scientists used spiraling X-rays at Berkeley Lab to observe, for the first time, a property that gives left- or right-handedness to swirling electric patterns – dubbed polar vortices – in a layered material called a superlattice.

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan. 15, 2018

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

Aerobrick: A Brick with a World Record

Better thermal insulation means lower heating costs - but this should not be at the expense of exciting architecture. A new type of brick filled with aerogel could make thin and highly insulating walls possible in the future - without any additional ...

– Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Energy Procedia, Volume 134, October 2017, Pages 490-498

3-D Printed Microfibers Could Provide Structure for Artificially Grown Body Part

Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of Penn State engineers believe they have a way to create the structural framework for growing living tissue using an off-the-shelf ...

– Penn State Materials Research Institute

Journal of Advanced Healthcare Materials

Cellular Seismology: Putting Vibrations on the Map

Scientists in Montreal develop a unique technique to map, on a scale of milliseconds, the elasticity of the components inside a cell.

– Universite de Montreal

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Jan. 15, 2018

Confined movements: How cells form tubes in confined spaces

A team of scientists from Singapore and France, led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Principal Investigator at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, has described a n...

– National University of Singapore

Nature Communications

American Concrete Institute Announces New Webinar on Engineering Ethics

The “Engineering Ethics” webinar will review various codes of ethics and their applications, along with a review of some case studies and lessons learned.

– American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather Than Belief in Only One Religion

Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study. The research is published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Rel...

– Baylor University

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism: What's the Difference?

Loyola's Pauline Camacho, MD, Offers Tips for National Thyroid Awareness Month

Expert Available

– Loyola University Health System





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