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Medical News

Grinding Your Teeth? Botulinum Toxin May Help

People who grind or clench their teeth in their sleep, a condition known as bruxism, may get help from injections of botulinum toxin, according to a small study published in the January 17, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of th...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET

Presurgical Targeted Therapy Delays Relapse of High-Risk Stage 3 Melanoma

A pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard-of-care surgery for patients with stage 3 disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD An...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 18:30 ET

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Patients with Blood Cancer Precursor at Risk of Developing Cancer Even After 30 Years

Patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance are at risk of progressing to multiple myeloma or a related cancer ─ even after 30 years of stability. These are the findings of a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the We...

– Mayo Clinic

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

Multivalent Antibodies Show Effectiveness for HIV Prevention and Promise for Treatment and Cure

Recent studies testing multivalent combinations of three broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, have yielded promising results in animal models of HIV prevention. Two investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill describe the p...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

New England Journal of Medicine, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

Default Setting in Electronic Medical Records “Nudged” Emergency Department Physicians to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 10 Tablets

For patients who have never been prescribed opioids, larger numbers of tablets given with the initial prescription is associated with long-term use and more tablets leftover that could be diverted for misuse or abuse. Implementing a default option fo...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

Bioengineered Soft Microfibers Improve T-Cell Production

Columbia biomedical engineers design a new, biomaterials-based system that takes a soft approach to improving cell manufacturing and may bring new hope to cancer patients for T-cell therapy.

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Advanced Biosystems Jan18 2017

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 18:30 ET

Pacientes Que Tienen Precursor De Cáncer Sanguíneo Corren Riesgo De Desarrollar Cáncer Incluso Después De 30 años

Los pacientes con gammapatía monoclonal de significado incierto corren más riesgo de avanzar hacia mieloma múltiple u otro cáncer afín, incluso después de 30 años de estabilidad.

– Mayo Clinic

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

New Research Finds Drinking 100% Fruit Juice Does Not Affect Blood Sugar Levels

New research shows that 100% juice has no impact on blood sugar levels.

– Juice Products Association

Journal of Nutritional Science

Novel Method of Isolating Infecting Organisms After Joint Replacement

Next-generation Genomic Sequencing could help identify infecting organisms and guide treatment for patients with joint-replacement infection

– Thomas Jefferson University

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

DIPG Tumor Patterns Offer New Insight on Survival

A small subset of patients with histone mutations may have better outcomes than others, suggests new research from Michigan Medicine’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Initiative.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Acta Neuropathologica

New Research Could Significantly Accelerate Drug Discovery

Many drugs work by inhibiting protein enzymes associated with a particular disease. Unfortunately, the same drugs can inhibit protein enzymes unrelated to the disease, resulting in harmful side effects. A team of computational biologist has developed...

– University of Maryland School of Medicine


A Centuries-Old Math Equation Used to Solve a Modern-Day Genetics Challenge

Researchers developed a new mathematical tool to validate and improve methods used by medical professionals to interpret results from clinical genetic tests. The work was published this month in Genetics in Medicine.

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Genetics in Medicine, P30 CA042014, R01 CA164944,

Study: Patients Benefit From One-on-One Education and Custom Microsite Before Joint Replacement

A Hospital for Special Surgery study finds that patients who had an education session with a physical therapist and access to a web-based microsite prior to joint replacement achieved physical therapy goals more quickly compared to patients who did n...

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR)

A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease

Using Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan supercomputer, a team led by Brown University’s George Karniadakis devised a multiscale model of sickle cell disease that captures what happens inside a red blood cell affected by the disease.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Biophysical Journal 113, no. 1 (2017): 48–59

Fluctuations of Sex Steroid Hormone Could be Culprit in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Gender-based differences may influence several ocular conditions, suggesting that fluctuations in sex steroid homeostasis may have direct effects on eye physiology and the pathogenesis of conditions like Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cellular Physiology; The study was funded in part by a grant from the Ken and Ann Douglas Charitable Foundation.

How Your Brain Remembers What You Had for Dinner Last Night

Confirming earlier computational models, researchers at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Arizona and Louisiana, report that episodic memories are encoded in the hippocampus of the human brain ...

– University of California San Diego Health

PNAS Online Early Edition


即使经过30年的稳定期后,血液性意义未明的单克隆丙种球蛋白病(monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance)患者仍有发展成为多发性骨髓瘤或相关癌症的风险。 这些是Mayo Clinic的研究人员在...

– Mayo Clinic

Scientists Open Window Into the Psychotic Mind

Why do some people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia experience psychosis, a disconnection from reality that can make them believe their actions are being controlled by aliens or the government? Michigan State University scientists will use a $1.5...

– Michigan State University

Report: ‘Food Desert’ Gets a Name Change in Response to Baltimore Community Feedback

In a new report, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future (CLF) detail the rationale behind replacing the term “food desert” with “Healthy Food Priority Areas.” The report, which was w...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Flu Season: How to Stay Healthy

A Rutgers medical expert explains why this year’s flu season is so fierce and how you can protect yourself

– Rutgers University

Neurogastronomy: Will People Be Healthier If We Can Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

This year's International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium will explore brain and behavior in the context of food.

– University of Kentucky

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Discuss Endodontics’ Hottest Topics at Higher Elevation During AAE18

Registration is now open for AAE18, the annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists, taking place April 25-28 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The world's largest education, exhibit and networking event for endodontists, AA...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)


Endocrine Society names Drucker Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Reviews

Noted diabetes expert Daniel J. Drucker, MD, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Reviews, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Endocrine Society.

– Endocrine Society

Endocrine Reviews

Bayshore Medical Center Now Offers Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Back Surgery

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that it has expanded services to include transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) back surgery to stabilize spinal vertebra to help reduce pain and nerve irritation in patie...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Riverview Medical Center Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

In an effort to commend, celebrate and increase the number of New Jersey worksites that support breastfeeding employees, the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition (NJBC) has selected Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center located in Red Ban...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

National Academy of Sciences Awards Kovalenko Medal to Immunotherapy Pioneer Allison

Cancer immunotherapy innovator Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the 2018 Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal for outstanding research in medical sciences, the National Academy of ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

For National Nutrition Month 2018, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone: ‘Go Further With Food’

Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help reduce foo...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

FSMB Survey: Opioid Prescribing, Telemedicine among Most Important Regulatory Topics for State Medical Boards

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced that resources related to opioid prescribing and telemedicine are currently the most important regulatory issues to state medical boards. The announcement comes after analyzing responses from 51...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

Non-Coding RNA Precision Diagnostics and Therapeutics Core Facility Opens at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has opened a new state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the study of non-coding RNAs (ncRNA). The Non-Coding RNA Precision Diagnostics and Therapeutics ...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Science News

How Living Systems Compute Solutions to Problems

No individual fish or bee or neuron has enough information by itself to solve a complex problem, but together they can accomplish amazing things. In research recently published in Science Advances, Eleanor Brush (University of Maryland), David Kraka...

– Santa Fe Institute

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 14:30 ET

Groundbreaking Experiment Will Test the Limits of Quantum Theory

Scientists from three UK universities are to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3m in funding.

– Queen's University Belfast

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 19:00 ET

Why Don’t Turtles Still Have Tail Spikes?

In a study covering 300 million years of evolutionary history, researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences found four necessary components to tail weapon development: size, armor, herbivory and t...

– North Carolina State University

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

DRIFTing to Fast, Precise Data

Non-destructive technique identifies key variations in Alaskan soils, quickly providing insights into carbon levels.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Geoderma 305, 80-91 (2017). [DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.05.014]

Titan Topographic Map Unearths Cookie-Cutter Holes in Moon’s Surface

Using the now-complete Cassini data set, Cornell University astronomers have created a new global topographic map of Saturn’s moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain. Two papers, recently published in ...

– Cornell University

Geophysical Review Letters

Scale-Eating Fish Adopt Clever Parasitic Methods to Survive

A small group of fishes — possibly the world’s cleverest carnivorous grazers — feeds on the scales of other fish in the tropics. A team led by biologists at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories is trying to understand the...

– University of Washington

Royal Society Open Science, Jan-2018

Self-Healing Fungi Concrete Could Provide Sustainable Solution to America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

A new self-healing fungi concrete, co-developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, could help repair cracks in aging concrete permanently, and help save America’s crumbling infrastructure.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Construction and Building Materials, Jan-2018

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Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally

New open-source software simulates river and runoff resources.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Journal of Open Research Software 5(1), 21 (2017). [DOI: 10.5334/jors.181]

Let the Good Tubes Roll

PNNL scientists have created new tiny tubes that could help with water purification and tissue engineering studies.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


West Virginia University biologist Jonathan Cumming is studying willow and poplar trees by analyzing their differential sensitivity to soils that are left behind after mining.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Security at the Speed of Life

DHS S&T is developing a millimeter wave imager that will screen for potential threat items unobtrusively as people pass by, without slowing them down.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Underestimated by Terrestrial Biosphere Models

New measurements offer data vital to projecting plant response to environmental changes.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

New Phytologist 216, 1090-1103 (2017). [DOI: 10.1111/nph.14740]

Graphene Flexes Its Muscle

Crumpling reduces rigidity in an otherwise stiff material, making it less prone to catastrophic failure.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Physical Review Letters 118, 266101 (2017). [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.266101] Related Links

Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall

Plasma physicists significantly improve the vertical stability of a Korean fusion device.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, abstract NO4.011. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2017).; APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting, abstract NO4.010. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2017).

NUS Engineers Invent Tiny Vision Processing Chip for Ultra-Small Smart Vision Systems and Iot Applications

A team of researchers led by Associate Professor Massimo Alioto from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed a tiny vision processing chip, EQSCALE, which uses 20 times less power than exi...

– National University of Singapore

Is Akkermansia the Next Hot Probiotic?

A CSU Northridge microbial ecologist and his students are investigating a gut bacteria that may affect weight gain and obesity.

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Kelsey Stoerzinger Earns Young Investigator Lectureship

Kelsey Stoerzinger, Pauling Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is one of the 2018 Caltech Young Investigator Lecturers in Engineering and Applied Physics.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Light-Splitting Film for Greenhouses Could Improve Photosynthetic Efficiency, Increase Crop Yields

A scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material in development at CU Boulder splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

APA Releases New Journal Article Reporting Standards

As part of its promotion of greater transparency and the assessment of rigor in psychological science, the American Psychological Association has released new Journal Article Reporting Standards for researchers seeking to publish in in scholarly jour...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychologist

Embargo expired on 18-Jan-2018 at 09:00 ET

Why Some of Your Old Work Commitments Never Seem to Go Away

You can quit work commitments if you want – but some of them never really leave you, new research suggests. In a study of 420 employees representing a wide variety of occupations and work settings at three organizations, researchers found that comm...

– Ohio State University

Academy of Management Discoveries

Nearly Imperceptible Fluctuations in Movement Correspond to Autism Diagnoses, Finds IU-Led Study

A new study led by researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.

– Indiana University

Nature; 0941587; 1640909

Changes Needed to Help Latina/o Students Succeed in Developmental Education Courses

A disproportionate number of Latina/o students who take developmental education classes never advance to college-level courses. That's why an Iowa State researcher has developed a framework to better serve Latina/o students needing extra preparation....

– Iowa State University

Association of Mexican American Educators Journal

New Recording Features First Major Female African-American Composer

U of A faculty member Er-Gene Kahng, along with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, will debut a previously unknown violin concerto by African-American composer Florence Price in honor of Black History Month. The concerto will also be released on CD...

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Photographer Adam Nadel Selected as Fermilab’s New Artist-in-Residence for 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is pleased to announce that New York-based photographer Adam Nadel has been selected as the lab’s artist-in-residence for 2018.

– Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab Computing Partners with Argonne, Local Schools for Hour of Code

As part of Computer Science Education Week on Dec. 4-10, Fermilab partnered with Argonne National Laboratory on an initiative to bring Hour of Code activities and coding role models to local schools. Fourteen employees from Fermilab, along with sever...

– Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

UVA Darden Students Advise a Startup a World Away

University of Virginia Darden School of Business students Stewart Gray and Mathew Reiss, both Class of 2018, have never been to Macedonia and knew little of its culture and business climate when a Peace Corps volunteer reached out looking for MBA stu...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Reluctance to Share Innovations with Peer Firms Means Lost Opportunities for Life Sciences Companies

Professor Phillip Phan of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School says the reluctance by life sciences companies to share information with sector peers reduces potential innovations and benefits.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Nature Index

Program Helps Non-Traditional Student Chart Path to Med School

Lack of resources, work and money issues, fail to deter student

– University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island Campus Named to National Register of Historic Places

URI Historic District comprises 29 acres and more than a dozen structures

– University of Rhode Island

Speech Analysis Technology Gives URI Students an Edge

University of Rhode Island embraces LENA System

– University of Rhode Island

Dash, Arizona State University Elevate Blockchain Research, Offer Graduate Course and Scholarships

Arizona State University and Dash, a top digital currency for payments, today announced a partnership designed to accelerate research, development, and education in ways that advance blockchain transaction speed, efficiency, security, and expand its ...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

When it Comes to Science, it’s a Small, Small World

Immortalized human skin cells that look like a psychedelic otherworldly galaxy and a living algae colony releasing its daughter colonies that could be mistaken for Pacman gobbling up ghosts are just two of the winning images from the 2017 Nikon Small...

– Wistar Institute

UVA Darden Launches Online Course in Managerial Accounting

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is launching a new massive open online course (MOOC), “Managerial Accounting Fundamentals,” taught by Darden Professor Luann Lynch.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

IEEE GlobalSpec Unveils Enhanced Reference Library on

IEEE GlobalSpec, the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering and technical professionals, announced today the launch of its new Reference Library on Engineering360...

– IEEE GlobalSpec

Puerto Rico Students Prep to Take Refuge at Cornell

Sixty-two students from Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) are getting ready to arrive at Cornell University by mid-January. They’re choosing classes and – almost as importantly – buying winter coats and long underwear online.

– Cornell University

Dosher, Solingen Honored by National Academy of Sciences for Research Achievements

Barbara Dosher and Etel Solingen, both University of California, Irvine scholars in the School of Social Sciences, have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for major contributions to their fields.

– University of California, Irvine

UIC Wins Mellon Grants to Fund Undergraduate Humanities Research, Latino Doctoral Studies

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received two grants totaling nearly $1.9 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund undergraduate research in the humanities and doctoral candidates in Latino humanities studies.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Business News

CEO Fame Is Not Always Good News, ASU Research Finds

A new theoretical paper by an Arizona State University professor looks at why CEOs who become celebrities frequently see a drop in their company’s performance.

– Arizona State University (ASU)

American Academy of Home Care Medicine Names Brent T. Feorene as Acting Executive Director

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) Board of Directors has appointed Brent T. Feorene, MBA, to serve as acting Executive Director for the AAHCM, effective January 1, 2018. He will take over this role from Suzanne Simons, MS, who retire...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Babson College Names Gustavo Trindade Director Of Miami Campus

Babson College has appointed Gustavo Trindade MBA’17 Director of Babson Miami—the institution’s newest global hub.

– Babson College





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