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Developing the VTX-1 Liquid Biopsy System: Fast and Label-Free Enrichment of Circulating Tumor Cells

A new article in the February 2018 issue of SLAS Technology describes a new platform that could change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated by automating the isolation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) directly from cancer patient blood. The artic...

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Embargo expired on 22-Jan-2018 at 09:00 ET


New Clinical Practice Guideline Addresses Use of Blood Thinners During Heart Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) released a new clinical practice guideline that includes major recommendations for the use o...

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

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


Novel Genomic Tools Provide New Insight Into Human Immune System

La Jolla Institute scientists provide new insights into how so-called CD4 cytotoxic T cells arise in humans and thus could facilitate improved vaccine design.

– La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Science Immunology; U19AI118626; U19AI118610; R01HL114093; R24AI108564; S10OD016262; S10RR027366

Embargo expired on 19-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET


Postoperative Wound Monitoring App Can Reduce Readmissions and Improve Patient Care

A new smartphone app called WoundCare is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Journal of the American College of Surgeons; 13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; T32 HL110853; R21 HS023395

Embargo expired on 19-Jan-2018 at 11:00 ET


Poll: Parent Misconceptions May Hinder Child Organ Donation

Parents’ major concerns often included misunderstandings about medical care, potential suffering and cost related to child organ donation, new national poll finds.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 22-Jan-2018 at 00:00 ET


Every Breath, Every Beat, Every Second: CRNAs Are There

National CRNA Week was established by the AANA 19 years ago to educate the public about anesthesia safety and the benefits of receiving anesthesia care from CRNAs. Nurse anesthetists safely deliver approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients pe...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 21-Jan-2018 at 00:00 ET


Study: Weight Loss Reduces Pain Far Beyond Load-Bearing Joints

A small new study examining widespread pain relief after weight loss could have new implications for treating pain in people with obesity.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Pain


A Method to Measure Diagnostic Errors from Big Data Could be Key to Preventing Disability and Death from Misdiagnosis

In an effort to reduce patient misdiagnoses and associated poor patient outcomes from lack of prompt treatment, a Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality researcher is helping to lead the way in providing hospitals a new appr...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

BMJ Quality & Safety


‘Depression Education’ Effective For Some Teens

In an assessment of their “depression literacy” program, which has already been taught to tens of thousands, Johns Hopkins researchers say the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) achieved its intended effect of encouraging many teenage...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

American Journal of Public Health; R01MH095855ANDK23MH090246, FP7/2007-2013


Neurogastronomy, After Surgical Weight Loss, Probiotic Akkermansia and More in the Obesity News Source

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– Newswise


Loyola Report Details "Explosive Evolution" ofTechniques to Restore Blood Flow to the Brain

Recent decades have seen an "explosive evolution" of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a report by Loyola Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons.

– Loyola University Health System

MedLink Neurologyu


Cystic Fibrosis Bacterial Burden Begins During First Years of Life

CF researchers have now shown that the lungs’ bacterial population changes in the first few years of life as respiratory infections and inflammation set in. This research offers a way to predict the onset of lung disease and suggests a larger role ...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

PLoS Pathogens


Length of Opioid Prescription, Number of Refills Spell Highest Risk for Misuse After Surgery

With opioid overdoses now a leading cause of nonintentional death in the United States, data show most of these deaths can be traced back to an initial prescription opioid. A new study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BID...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The BMJ


Making Good Bacteria Better, and Easy to Track, Thanks to Genetic Engineering

Using an approach that combines ultrasound imaging and genetic engineering of bacterial microbes, a team from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), has...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nature, Jan 4, 2018; EB018975


Scott & White Medical Center Kidney Pancreas Transplant Program Sets Record

140 patients received a life-saving kidney or combined kidney-pancreas transplant in a year

– Baylor Scott and White Health


The Medical Minute: Lifestyle Determines Success After Surgical Weight Loss

With many people staring down New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Assessments Often Miss Mental Health Issues for Youth on Probation

An assessment tool used by many jurisdictions within the juvenile justice system that is intended to help recognize the effects of adversity and trauma in children’s lives is not the best means of evaluating mental health problems faced by at-risk ...

– University at Buffalo


Can Using Theatrical Techniques Improve Social Skills of Autistic Youths?

A new study examines the benefit of combining theatrical techniques with behavioral treatment approaches for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

– Stony Brook University


Can Stem Cell Exosome Therapy Reduce Fatal Heart Disease in Diabetes?

Researchers have data that diabetes impairs removal of dead heart-muscle cells by macrophages after heart attacks, and that exosomes can improve this removal. Impaired removal may be the reason diabetes increases the risk for cardiovascular disease,...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


ISPOR Announces Appointment of New Associate Chief Science Officer

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today that Lucinda Strycker Orsini, DPM, MPH has joined the Society’s leadership team in the role of Associate Chief Science Officer.

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


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Recognized as a Center of Excellence for Work on Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is now recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation in the research, diagnosis and treatment of MDS disorders.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Union Hospital of Cecil County Announces Letter of Intent to Join LifeBridge Health

The boards of Union Hospital of Cecil County and LifeBridge Health today announced that they have approved a letter of intent for Union Hospital and its affiliates to join the LifeBridge Health system.

– LifeBridge Health


Subway Derailment Triage Simulation Prepares Next Generation of Advanced Practice Nurses for Real Life Disaster

On Thursday, January 25th from 4PM- 6:30PM, Columbia University School of Nursing will host a subway derailment simulation, along with other simulated emergency scenarios, to showcase how students learn these critical skills using wireless, high-fide...

– Columbia University Medical Center

Science News


Bio-Renewable Process Could Help ‘Green’ Plastic

Plastics are often derived from petroleum, contributing to reliance on fossil fuels and driving harmful greenhouse gas emissions. To change that, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) scientists are trying to take the pliable nature of plasti...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Science Advances Jan. 19, 2018

Embargo expired on 19-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET


Finding Unravels Nature of Cognitive Inflexibility in Fragile X Syndrome

Mice with the genetic defect that causes Fragile X syndrome (FXS) learn and remember normally, but show an inability to learn new information that contradicts what they initially learned, shows a new study by a team of neuroscientists.

– New York University

PLOS Biology


Double Trouble: Moisture, Not Just Heat Impacts Sex of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Male sea turtles are disappearing and not just in Australia. FAU researchers found that 97 to 100 percent of hatchlings in southeast Florida have been female since 2002. They are the first to show why and how moisture conditions inside the nest in ad...

– Florida Atlantic University

Zoology

includes video


Queen’s University Scientist Helps Uncover Secret of Mass Mortality Event in Remote Steppe Grassland of Central Asia

Professor Eric Morgan, a Professor at the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast, along with an interdisciplinary, international research team has investigated the sudden death of over 200,000 saiga antelopes (more than 80% ...

– Queen's University Belfast


Climate Change Linked to More Flowery Tropical Forests

New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest.

– Florida State University

Global Change Biology


City Lights Setting Traps for Migrating Birds

A University of Delaware study has examined how light pollution lures birds into urban areas during fall migration, a trend that poses risk for the fowl that often fly into buildings and has increased with the addition of brighter LED lights. The res...

– University of Delaware

Ecology Letters

includes video


Temporary 'Bathtub Drains' in the Ocean Concentrate Flotsam

An experiment using hundreds of plastic drifters in the Gulf of Mexico shows that rather than simply spread out, as current calculations would predict, many of them clumped together in a tight cluster.

– University of Washington

PNAS


Breakthrough Study Shows How Plants Sense the World

Researchers have created the first network map for 200 of the membrane proteins that help plants sense microbes or other stresses. The map shows how a few key proteins act as master nodes critical for network integrity, and the map also reveals unkno...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nature; IOS-1557796


Cells Lacking Nuclei Struggle to Move in 3-D Environments

A study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and published in the Journal of Cell Biology examined the role of the physical structure of the nucleus in cell movement through different surfaces.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of Cell Biology

includes video


On the Rebound

New research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Stanford University has found that palladium nanoparticles can repair atomic dislocations in their crystal structure, potentially leading to other advances in materia...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Nature Communications, Nov-2017


How Do Fertilizers Help with Food Security?

Consumption of crops is outgrowing the production of crops around the world. Malnutrition and starvation are major international issues. Fertilizers can help growers increase food production, but how? The January 22 Sustainable, Secure Food blog post...

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)


TRIUMF’s Original Main Magnet Power Supply Laid to Rest

On the afternoon of Thursday, December 21st, 2017, employees and alumni gathered around Ewart Blackmore on the second basement level of the Meson Hall for a celebration of a unique nature

– TRIUMF


BRI Publishes Chapter in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the Anthropociene

The chapter, The Effects of Methylmercury on Wildlife: A Comprehensive Review and Approach for Interpretation, authored by BRI Executive Director and Chief Scientist, David Evers, was recently published in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the Antrhopocene,...

– Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

Encyclopedia of the Antrhopocene, 1st Edition


The Biggest Little Detectors

The international ProtoDUNE project is building two smaller-scale test detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. But even the smaller detectors in this case are enormous and complex.

– Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)


Six CSU Campuses Join Partnership to Develop Future 'Green' Entrepreneurs

​CSU students with big ideas on how California can preserve its energy, agriculture and water supply need look no further than the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster to bring their concepts to life.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Civil War-Era U.S. Navy Ships’ Logs to Be Explored for Climate Data, Maritime History

A new fleet joins the ongoing quest to learn more about past weather from the records of long-gone mariners.

– University of Washington


Fermilab Delivers First Cryomodule for Ultrapowerful X-Ray Laser at SLAC

The first superconducting cryomodule built and tested at Fermilab for the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory was successfully delivered. A series of 37 of these cryomodules will power the three-mile-long X-ray free-el...

– Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)


Superconducting X-Ray Laser Takes Shape in Silicon Valley

An area known for high-tech gadgets and innovation will soon be home to an advanced superconducting X-ray laser that stretches 3 miles in length, built by a collaboration of national laboratories. On January 19, the first section of the machine’s n...

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


University of Haifa Researchers Decipher One of the Last Two Remaining Unpublished Qumran Scrolls

University of Haifa Researchers Decipher One of the Last Two Remaining Unpublished Qumran Scrolls

– University of Haifa

Journal of Biblical Literature


Neurogastronomy: What We Eat and Why We Eat It

The International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium features leaders in the worlds of nutrition, neuroscience and culinary arts to explore the connection between brain and behavior in the context of food.

– University of Kentucky

annual International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium; R13 DC016831

includes video


How the CSU Helps Student-Athletes Succeed

Balancing classes and studying with practices, games and travel can be tough. That’s why campuses offer academic resources and support that serve the particular needs of athletes, helping to ensure they graduate in a timely way.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

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