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Medical News

Patients Who Achieve Short-Term Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Have Better Outcomes

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 Joins National Consortium to Study Use of Stem Cells in Treating a Rare Cardiac Defect

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

Parental Enrollment in Medicaid Yields Increase in Preventive Health Care for Children

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


Engineers Use Natural Protein as Nanoshuttle for Anti-Cancer Vaccines

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

Bats Cooperative Breeding, Small Changes Cause Big Losses, Rescued Raptors, and More in the Wildfires News Source

The lastest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildfires News Source

– Newswise

Uncovering the Long-Term Health Impact of Playing in the NFL

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


Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner

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

Cellular 'Powerhouses' May Explain Health Effects of Stress – Psychosomatic Medicine Journal Outlines Role of Mitochondria

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

Psychosomatic Medicine

High Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation Linked to Tumor Activity in Male Rats

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)

Language Matters in End-of-Life Conversations

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

Adolescents Not Susceptible to Cigarette Smoking Are Using E-Cigarettes

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

Mount Sinai Researchers Find Grape-Derived Compounds Capable of Promoting Resilience Against Stress-Induced Depression

New study used DNA epigenetic mapping to analyze novel inflammatory mechanisms influencing brain circuitry associated with depression

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature Communications

Landmark Firefighter Health Study Leads to Improved Support

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

Device Keeps Donor Kidneys Healthy Outside the Body Until Transplant

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)

University Hospitals in Cleveland Recruits Top Scientist to Lead Research at UH Seidman Cancer Center

Announcement of deputy director for research at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland.

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– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Doctors Named ‘Tops’ in Women’s Health

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

Roswell Park’s Dr. Alan Klitzke Named 2018 President of the American College of Nuclear Medicine

The American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) has named Alan Klitzke, MD, FACNM, as its 47th president.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Children's Hospital Los Angeles CEO Elected Chairman of California Children's Hospital Association

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 Receives ASPPH Early Career Public Health Research Award

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

Science News

Hatchet Enzyme, Enabler of Sickness and of Health, Exposed by Neutron Beams

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

Study Suggests Climate Models May Underestimate Future Polar Warming

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.

includes video

Global Temperature Report: January 2018

Temperatures fall as La Niña’s effects are felt

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Taking Solar Energy to the Edge

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]

Freely Shared Satellite Data Improves Weather Forecasting

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

Missouri S&T Student Gets First Look at New Boeing Aircraft

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

Mapping the Maya: Ithaca College Professor Featured in National Geographic Documentary

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

Putting the P in Photosynthesis of Tropical Forests

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]

Genetics Society of America Honors Barbara Meyer with 2018 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

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

Genetics Society of America Honors Philip Hieter with 2018 George W. Beadle Award

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

UIC to Provide Energy-Saving ‘Kits’ with $3.1m in Funding From ComEd

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

McMaster Experts Explain the Mysteries of DNA to the World in a New Massive Online Open Course, or MOOC

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

FDA-Funded NEST Program Names ACR Data Science Institute Artificial Intelligence Use Case as Demonstration Project

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)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Once, Twice, Six Times a Grocery Shopper

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

Project Training Preschool Teachers to Boost Kids' Literacy Expands to More Classrooms

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

Make a Game Day Plan for Smart Eating at Your Super Bowl Party

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

Henry James Review to Have New Home at Creighton

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

California High Schools Compete in National Ocean Sciences Bowl at CSUMB

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

Burkhart Center Director Spurs Change Across the State

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

ACLU’s David Cole on Defending Liberty in An Age of Populism: Lessons from Trump’s First Year—Feb. 8 at NYU

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

Business News

Late-Year Change in Corporate Income Tax Rate Leads to Billions in Unexpected Profits and Losses

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

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