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Medical News

Method Assesses How Well Dialysis Clinics Refer Patients for Transplantation

• A new method is useful for assessing how well individual dialysis facilities are referring patients for kidney transplantation. • When the method was applied to dialysis facilities in Georgia, researchers found that most of the variation in re...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

Research Test Identifies BRCA2 Gene Mutations That Lead to Breast, Ovarian Cancers

A new test developed by researchers at Mayo Clinic shows which mutations in the BRCA2 gene make women susceptible to developing breast or ovarian cancers. The research behind the test was published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

– Mayo Clinic

American Journal of Human Genetics

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

Discovery Offers New Genetic Pathway for Injured Nerve Regeneration

On the hunt for genes involved in regenerating critical nerve fibers called axons, biologists at the University of California San Diego came away with a surprise: The discovery of a new genetic pathway that carries hope for victims of traumatic injur...

– University of California San Diego

Neuron, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

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MIND Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline in Stroke Survivors

A diet created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center may help substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to preliminary research presented on Jan. 25, at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Con...

– Rush University Medical Center

American Stroke Association International Conference

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 17:20 ET

UCLA Study Could Explain Link Between High-Cholesterol Diet and Colon Cancer

UCLA scientists found that boosting mice's cholesterol levels spurred intestinal stem cells to divide more quickly, enabling tumors to form faster. The study identifies a new drug target for colon cancer treatment.

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

Cell Stem Cell, Jan. 25, 2018

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

Yale Cancer Researchers Propose New Ways to Select Patients for Clinical Trials

Yale Cancer Center investigators have demonstrated in a new study that more sophisticated models to assess patient risk for cancer can result in better clinical trials with more definitive results.

– Yale Cancer Center

JAMA Oncology

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 11:00 ET

Aspiration As Good As Stent Retrievers for Removal of Large Vessel Clots in Ischemic Stroke Patients, Mount Sinai Researchers Find

Results of COMPASS trial presented at International Stroke Conference by J Mocco, MD, Vice Chair of Neurosurgery for the Mount Sinai Health System

– Mount Sinai Health System

International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2018; Icahn School of Medicine

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

Surgery Patients in Enhanced Recovery Program Leave Hospital Sooner, Take Fewer Opioids

Colorectal and bariatric surgery patients benefited from an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, leaving the hospital sooner and requiring fewer opioids to control pain, according to new research presented at the American Society of Anesth...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2018 at 09:00 ET

NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria Endorsed by Intermountain Healthcare and Will be Included in the Intermountain AUC for Lung Cancer

Intermountain Healthcare has endorsed the The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria (NCCN Imaging AUC™). Intermountain will aggregate the NCCN AUC for lung cancer with its own AUC and utilize the content ...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 11:15 ET

Stenting System Shown to Benefit Certain Stroke Patients

A specialized stenting system used to open blocked arteries in the brain resulted in a low complication rate among a specific group of patients with stroke histories, a study led by Cedars-Sinai researchers has found. The Wingspan® Stent System Pos...

– Cedars-Sinai

International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2018

Study Shows a Potential New Approach to Opioid Crisis

In a six-month study recently concluded, a research unit affiliated with two hospital institutions and a university in Ottawa found that a reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked daily also reduced a smoker’s dependence on opioids.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

BMJ Open

Light-Triggered Nanoparticles Show Promise Against Metastatic Cancer

A new anti-cancer strategy wields light as a precision weapon. Unlike traditional light therapy — which is limited to the skin and areas accessible with an endoscope — this technique can target and attack cancer cells that have spread deep inside...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Communications

An Achilles Heel Discovered in Viruses Could Fuel New Antiviral Approaches

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a promising new target to fight a class of viruses responsible for health threats such as Zika, polio, dengue, SARS and hepatitis C.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Science Advances

Repurposed Drug Found to Be Effective Against Zika Virus

In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus — and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse fetuses. Researchers at University of California San...

– University of California San Diego Health

Scientific Reports

ICU Nurses Identify Concerns, Content for Resilience Programs

Focus groups of ICU nurses reveal concerns and preferences regarding a proposed eight-week program to promote resilience and prevent burnout. The study is one of four articles in a journal symposium that discuss how to support nurses in the workplace...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN Advanced Critical Care, Winter 2017


Mayo Clinic的研究人员开发的一项新的测试可以显示BRCA2基因(BRCA2 gene)中的哪些突变会使女性易患乳腺(breast)癌或卵巢(ovarian)癌。 与该测试相关的研究发表在美国人类遗传学杂志上(Ame...

– Mayo Clinic

American Journal of Human Genetics

Examen De Un Estudio Identifica Mutaciones en Gen BRCA2 Que Llevan a Cáncer De Mama Y Ovario

Un nuevo examen desarrollado por los investigadores de Mayo Clinic revela cuáles mutaciones en el gen BRCA2 vuelven a una mujer susceptible al desarrollo de cáncer de mama o de cáncer de ovario. El estudio detrás del examen fue publicado hoy en A...

– Mayo Clinic

American Journal of Human Genetics

Lyosomes and Mitochondria Chat Each Other Up in Cell

CHICAGO - Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that two key cellular structures, called mitochondria and lysosomes, come into direct contact with each other in the cell to regulate their respective functions. This rare discovery has impli...

– Northwestern University


Graduate Student Discovers Potential Target for Cocaine- and Amphetamine-Addiction Therapeutics

West Virginia University doctoral candidate Joshua Gross is investigating how a particular protein influences the brain's response to cocaine and psychostimulants with abuse potential, including methamphetamine, Adderall and Ritalin.

– West Virginia University

Journal of Psychopharmacology

Under New Stroke Guidelines, More Patients Will be Eligible for Emergency Treatments

Under new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, more stroke patients will be eligible for emergency treatments. The treatments dissolve or remove blood clots that cause strokes by blocking blood flow to a re...

– Loyola University Health System


The Power of Language When Reporting on Diabetes

For people with diabetes, language can directly impact their motivation, behaviors and outcomes.

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

Women's Health Research Gets Congressional Boost

Teresa Woodruff explains the fight for female inclusion in scientific research.CHICAGO - Women’s health research got a federal and local boost with the declaration of a national Women’s Health Research Day to coincide with the 2nd Annual Symposiu...

– Northwestern University

2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research

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IV Lounges Want to Cure Hangovers, but at What Cost?

As these services grow and attempt to become more mainstream, concerns among the medical community abound about their safety and effectiveness, particularly given that most of these services and products are unregulated, much like the supplement indu...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Deans at Schools of Public Health Issue Statement on the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Today, 17 deans at schools of public health in the U.S. and Canada have issued a joint statement on the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Alex Huang, MD, PhD, Receives $450,000 from Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

Leading cancer researcher, Alex Huang MD, PhD, has received a $450,000 Basic Science grant from Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to study targeted approaches for effectively eliminating metastatic osteosarcoma.

– Case Western Reserve University

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation hosts 13th Annual Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Tournament

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would like to invite media to attend this year’s Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Championship.

– University Health Network (UHN)

American Pain Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting Explores Pain Mechanisms

The American Pain Society,, has changed the format for its 2018 conference to a Scientific Summit titled “Understanding Pain Mechanisms.” The event is March 4-6 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The conference brin...

– American Pain Society

Mount Sinai Health System Opens New State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Center in Dumbo

Leaders from the community and health system celebrate with ribbon cutting and open house.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Science News

Scientists Discover Oldest Known Modern Human Fossil Outside of Africa

A large international research team, led by Israel Hershkovitz from Tel Aviv University and including Rolf Quam from Binghamton University, State University of New York, has discovered the earliest modern human fossil ever found outside of Africa. Th...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Science Magazine, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

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Tiny Particles Have Outsize Impact on Storm Clouds, Precipitation

Tiny particles fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been appreciated, according to a study in the Jan. 26 issue of the journal Science. The tiny pollutants – long considered too small to have much impact on droplet formatio...

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

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Mosquitoes Remember Human Smells, but Also Swats

The study proved a mosquito’s preference can shift if that person’s smell is associated with an unpleasant sensation. Hosts who swat at mosquitoes or perform other defensive behaviors may be abandoned, no matter how sweet.

– Virginia Tech

Current Biology, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

Mammals Moving Less in Human Landscapes May Upset Ecology

Could baboons and other mammals worldwide soon need pedometers? Not likely, but a new study to be published in Science reveals that on average, mammals move distances two to three times shorter in human-modified landscapes than they do in the wild. ...

– Stony Brook University


Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

A ‘Marine Motorhome for Microbes’: Oceanic Plastic Trash Conveys Disease to Coral Reefs

For coral reefs, the threat of climate change and bleaching are bad enough. An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans – intensifies disease for coral, addin...

– Cornell University

Science, 26 Jan. 2018

It's a Match

A West Virginia University researcher is uncovering how firearm evidence and latent fingerprint evidence. Keith Morris, the Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of Forensic and Investigative Science, focuses on the variability in the impressions that a...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Closing the Loop on Battery Recycling

Argonne’s closed-loop battery recycling model shows a vivid picture of total costs as well as environmental impacts.

– Argonne National Laboratory

2017 Critical Incident Exercise Tests First Responder Technologies

During this exercise, agencies tested and evaluated not only tactics, techniques and procedures, but also the efficacy of emergent relevant technologies.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Missouri S&T to Participate in $9.7m Oil, Gas Exploration Project in Southeastern U.S

A Missouri University of Science and Technology geologist is part of a four-campus research team that will receive nearly $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and several energy companies in a bid to boost unconventional oil and gas recover...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Why Some States Develop Innovative Economies, and Others Don’t

A new study finds that state borders matter when it comes to developing innovative businesses. According to the study, states with abundant venture capital, government financing, and robust research universities see a 16-fold increase in product inno...

– University of Iowa

Research Policy, March 2018

UCI-Led Study Identifies Assets, Needs of County’s Fastest-Growing Immigrant Community

Treating Orange County’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities as a monolithic racial group obscures the unique needs of those who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable, according to a new study led by University of Calif...

– University of California, Irvine

UVA Darden Colleagues Carry Late Professor’s Book Over the Finish Line

The late Professor James Rubin’s book, Reset, was published earlier this month after several Darden colleagues pitched in to finish and edit his draft and shepherd it through publication.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

How Can an Advisor Help You? Let Us Count the Ways

If you don’t have an academic advisor, get one. And if you have one and haven’t seen her in a while, it’s time to check in. Advising can make all the difference in your success as a student.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The University of Washington's Dan Berger discusses excesses of incarceration in new book 'Rethinking the American Prison Movement'

Dan Berger of the University of Washington discusses his new book, "Rethinking the American Prison Movement." His co-author is Toussaint Losier of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

– University of Washington

UIC Awarded $2.5 Million Grant to Study How Teachers Learn

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Learning Sciences Research Institute has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant by the James S. McDonnell Foundation through the foundation's initiative to better understand teacher change and teachers as...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Researcher Charts Course for Global Study of Music Education

Hannah Whitehouse EVANSTON - Music started Northwestern University junior Hannah Whitehouse on a path that will take her across the globe to England, Kenya, India, the Philippines and New Zealand on a research mission this summer.This year'...

– Northwestern University

CSU Faculty, Staff Honored for Extraordinary Commitment to Student Success

The California State University will honor four faculty and one staff member for their outstanding commitment to student achievement and contributions in their fields with the Wang Family Excellence Awards. As part of their recognition, honorees will...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Two UC San Diego Playwrights Selected for Prestigious New Play Festival

Two new works selected for the prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays were written by University of California San Diego playwrights, marking the first time a UC San Diego faculty member and MFA student have had their work featured simulta...

– University of California San Diego

Baylor Honors UCLA Chemistry Professor with $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Baylor University has named Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at UCLA, as the 2018 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Cherry Award is the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary rew...

– Baylor University

2017 a Banner Year for Academic Programs at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Programmatic advances in 2017 propel graduate education offered at the only university-level academic medical center in Monmouth County, NJ.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Business News

Study Shows Investors Lose, Insiders Win When IPOs Involve Analysts

When equity analysts are more involved in a firm’s initial public offering, investors who purchase stock based on these analysts’ reports lose more than 3 percent of their investment, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School...

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Study Finds a Weak Dollar is Good for Emerging Market Assets

An American University professor finds a weak dollar may be good for more than just the United States

– American University


New Book - ‘Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation Through People’ - Published

Babson College Professor and Entrepreneurship Division Chair Andrew Corbett, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Gina Colarelli O'Connor, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Associate Professor Lois S. Peters have co-authored Beyond the Champ...

– Babson College





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