Patients who lose some excess weight prior to weight loss surgery achieve greater weight loss after surgery, and also experience shorter hospital stays and shorter procedures, according to Journal of American College of Surgeons study findings.
– American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Journal of the American College of Surgeons Embargo expired on 02-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET
Children's Hospital Los Angeles has announced participation in the first-ever clinical trial using stem cells from umbilical cord blood to delay or even prevent heart failure in children born with a rare congenital heart defect, called hypoplastic le...
– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 03:00 ET
Enrolling in Medicaid may have health benefits not only for low-income parents but also for their children, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of over 50,000 parent-child pairs.
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
Clinical application of cancer fighting nanovaccines has been hampered by complications in large-scale manufacturing, quality control, and safety. Biomedical developed nanovaccines that bind to the albumin protein naturally present in the body. The a...
– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Nat Commun, Dec-2017
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In 1987, National Football League players went on strike. As a response, NFL teams scrambled to fill their rosters with “replacement players,” individuals who had some experience with college or professional football, but who weren’t part of NF...
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
In just two years, the powerful opioid fentanyl went from nonexistent to detected in more than 1 in 7 stamp bags analyzed by the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner.
– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh
Public Health Reports; DOI
How does psychological stress translate into physical health effects? A key piece of the puzzle may be found in specialized cellular structures known as mitochondria, according to a pair of articles in the January issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Jou...
– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The exposu...
– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
In general, the term “medical futility” applies when, based on data and professional experience, no further treatments, procedures or tests will provide benefit and may, in fact, be more burdensome and create undue suffering for the patient and t...
– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Researchers found that adolescents not susceptible to smoking cigarettes and who thought e-cigarettes were less harmful were more likely to use e-cigarettes. This UNC study found that 26 percent of those surveyed were at high risk for future e-cigare...
– University of North Carolina Health Care System
Preventing Chronic Disease
New study used DNA epigenetic mapping to analyze novel inflammatory mechanisms influencing brain circuitry associated with depression
– Mount Sinai Health System
The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS), in conjunction with the University of Adelaide, has conducted a landmark study into the mental and physical health of its firefighters.
– University of Adelaide
Executive Summary of the MFS Health and Wellbeing Study
A deceased donor kidney has been preserved and kept healthy outside the body in a device that mimics the body’s physiological functions and successfully transplanted into a human, for the first time in North America.
– University Health Network (UHN)
Announcement of deputy director for research at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland. Expert Available
– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Several physicians at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have earned recognition as a ‘Top Doctor for Women’s Health’ by Inside Jersey magazine, which recently released its annual listing.
– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) has named Alan Klitzke, MD, FACNM, as its 47th president.
– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Affirming his ongoing commitment to protect children's health and the role of children's hospitals in medical care, Children's Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul S. Viviano has been elected chair of the California Children's Hospital Associa...
– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Rutgers School of Public Health faculty, Olivia A. Wackowski, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health ...
– Rutgers School of Public Health
A pioneering glimpse at an enzyme inside elusive cell membranes elucidates a player in cell health but also in hepatitis C and in Alzheimer's. With neutron beams, researchers open a portal into the hidden world of intramembrane proteins, which a thir...
– Georgia Institute of Technology
Biophysical Journal; Journal of Biological Chemistry; 0845445; R01GM112662; R01GM118744 Embargo expired on 02-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET
A new international analysis of marine fossils shows that warming of the polar oceans during the Eocene, a greenhouse period that provides a glimpse of Earth’s potential future climate, was greater than previously thought.
– University of Florida
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Temperatures fall as La Niña’s effects are felt
– University of Alabama Huntsville
Engineered stacked perovskite layers harvest light or create light via layer edges.
– Department of Energy, Office of Science
Science 355, 1288 (2017). [DOI: 10.1126/science.aal4211]; Science 355, 1260 (2017). [DOI: 10.1126/science.aam7154]
For decades, the world meteorological satellite community has operated under a policy of freely shared data. It represents a philosophy and model of cooperation first promoted by the United States and adopted by global satellite agencies, which endur...
– University of Wisconsin-Madison
A Missouri S&T student recently became one of the first members of the public to get an inside look at the cockpit of a new Boeing aircraft and to test its advanced training system.Katie Frogge of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a sophomore majoring in ae...
– Missouri University of Science and Technology
Technology that allows for digital deforestation has uncovered thousands of new Maya structures previously undetected beneath smothering vegetation. Ithaca College anthropologist Thomas Garrison is featured in a new National Geographic documentary.
– Ithaca College
Including phosphorus in predictions of photosynthesis may improve models of tropical forests where the supply of the nutrient is limited.
– Department of Energy, Office of Science
New Phytologist 215(4), 1425 (2016). [DOI: 10.1111/nph.14319]
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Barbara Meyer is the recipient of the 2018 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal, which is awarded for lifetime achievement in genetics. This honor is given in recognition of her groundbreaking wor...
– Genetics Society of America
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Philip Hieter is the recipient of the 2018 George W. Beadle Award, bestowed in honor of his outstanding contributions to the genetics research community. Hieter is Professor of Medical...
– Genetics Society of America
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Energy Resources Center has received funding from ComEd to provide energy-efficient LED light bulbs, advanced power strips, and educational material to income-qualified participants in northern Illinois.As pa...
– University of Illinois at Chicago
Two McMaster University biochemists are working to explain the mysteries of DNA through a novel new public course, called DNA Decoded, which is available to everyone.
– McMaster University
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -funded program to speed safe and effective medical device technologies to market has chosen an ACR Data Science Institute™ (DSI) use case among its first demonstration projects.
– American College of Radiology (ACR)
In the first test of detailed consumer-buying habits by categories at more than one chain store selling groceries, a team of business school researchers led by Washington University in St. Louis found that shoppers weren’t monogamist or bigamist bu...
– Washington University in St. Louis
Journal of Retailing
In classrooms around the Kansas City metropolitan area, literacy coaches are teaming up with more teachers in preschool settings to increase and improve children’s engagement with evidence-based literacy activities and foster growth in pre-literac...
– University of Kansas
In this feature story, dietitians from LifeBridge Health offer some healthy strategies for those who are concerned about overindulging while watching the big game.
– LifeBridge Health
Next year, the scholarly journal, Henry James Review, will have a new home at Creighton University. Greg Zacharias, PhD, professor of English and director of the Center for Henry James Studies, will serve as the journal’s new editor.
– Creighton University
Eleven high schools from the Northern and Central California region will face off in the regional component of the 21st annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The com...
– California State University, Monterey Bay
Since its creation in 2005, Texas Tech University’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research has been a leader in training, resources and support. Now, director Wesley Dotson has a chance to impact the way autism services and supports are ...
– Texas Tech University
David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, will deliver New York University’s Tony Judt Memorial Lecture, “Defending Liberty in America and Europe in an Age of Populism: Lessons from Trump’s First Year,” on Thu...
– New York University
In a paper being published Feb. 5 in Tax Notes, professors from Indiana University and the University of Virginia report that Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this could result in unexpected drops in earnings for two thirds of companies in the Standard & Poor's...
– Indiana University
Tax Notes Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 00:05 ET