States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to research from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Coll...
– New York University
Nicotine & Tobacco Research; P50HL120163; 1K24DA038345-01; UL1TR000038 Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2018 at 07:00 ET
The escalating influence of modern biomedical conceptions of health and illness now dominate healthcare delivery. A new study finds that this expanding “medical industrial complex” is not straightforwardly responsible for improved life expectanc...
– American Sociological Association (ASA)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2018 at 03:05 ET
Some people with a certain type of hearing loss may be more likely to also have the memory loss and thinking problems called mild cognitive impairment, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of ...
– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 16:00 ET
Critically ill patients who experience long periods of hypoxic, septic or sedative-associated delirium, or a combination of the three, during an intensive care unit (ICU) stay are more likely to have long-term cognitive impairment one year after disc...
– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh
Lancet Respiratory Medicine; AG034257, AG031322, AG027472, AG035117, GM120484, HL111111 and HL135144 Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 18:30 ET
Mom's inflammatory response shapes "wiring" of her child's brain. Similar networking changes linked to autism and ADHD.
– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
MH093677-05; TR001874; 000081 Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 13:00 ET
Shan Jiang, assistant professor of landscape architecture in the School of Design and Community Development, and her research team will utilize immersive virtual reality technologies to conduct a study focused primarily on hospital wayfinding.
– West Virginia University Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 13:30 ET
New NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Cancer in People Living With HIV seek to reduce unnecessary, deadly cancer care gaps.
– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2018 at 09:00 ET
NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare delivery systems, is launching a “Meatless Monday” initiative at a number of the Hospital’s onsite retail locations beginning February 26.
– New York-Presbyterian Hospital Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET
Still’s disease is a serious orphan disease manifested by high fevers, skin and joint involvement, including paralysis, as well as damage to other organs such as the liver or spleen.
– Université de Genève (University of Geneva)
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced today the publication of new research suggesting that, on average, most women were willing to accept the risk of unnecessa...
– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research
Value in Health, Feb-2018
Research led by Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists shows that a test for measuring the length of DNA endcaps, called telomeres, which has a variability rate of 5 percent, can alter treatment decisions for patients with certain types of bone marr...
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; K99-R00HL113105, K23HL123601, R37AG009383, RO1CA160433, RO1HL119476, T32GM007309
Data from a new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that repurposing drugs used to treat leukemia has promise for preventing melanoma metastasis.
– University of Kentucky
The finding “opens up a whole new research area to look at neuroinflammation in the context of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,” the lead researcher says. “But the clinical impact will be in many, many different areas.”
– University of Virginia Health System
Immunity; GM108989; 5T32GM007055-41
A team of Sandia National Laboratories researchers has designed and synthesized metal-organic framework nanoparticles that glow red or near infrared for at least two days in cells. This could prove useful in tracking the spread of cancer cells.
– Sandia National Laboratories
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Most of Pennsylvania’s high school and middle school students are tobacco-free, but the use of cigarettes and their digital counterpart, e-cigarettes, is still a cause for concern, according to Penn State researchers.
– Penn State College of Medicine
Preventing Chronic Disease
A team of researchers from ORNL and the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently developed the antioxidant manganoporphyrin, a new polymer that could potentially improve drug delivery methods and other biomedical applications. Using neutrons, the...
– Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Chemistry of Materials
These new areas of interest belong to the so-called “non-coding” genome—the 98 percent of the genome that doesn’t directly code for proteins but instead regulates how key proteins are produced.
– Scripps Research Institute
Nature Genetics, Feb. 2018
A heating and freezing process known as dual thermal ablation can kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.
– Binghamton University, State University of New York
Liver and Pancreatic Sciences, Nov-2017
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering have developed a new military vehicle shock absorbing device that may protect troops from traumatic brain injury after ...
– University of Maryland School of Medicine
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; Experimental Neurology; Journal of Neurotrauma
The Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) recognized the research contributions of five young investigators during the recent ACTRIMS Forum 2018. Abstracts and posters can be found in the ACTRIMS Forum online p...
– Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Scleroses (ACTRIMS)
MS Journal; ACTRIMS Forum 2019, February 28-March 2, 2019
A special receptor on cells that line the sinuses, throat and lungs evolved to protect mammals from developing a range of allergies and asthma, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, a diverse team of neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries. The grafts not only survived...
– University of California San Diego Health
Commonly used ICU risk scores can be "repurposed" as continuous markers of severity of illness in critically ill patients—providing ongoing updates on changes in the patient's condition and risk of death, according to a study in the March issue of ...
– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Critical Care Medicine
These days, many hospital patients get medicine or nutrition delivered straight into their bloodstream through a tiny device called a PICC. In just a decade, it’s become the go-to device for intravenous care. But a new study finds that one in every...
– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
J. Hosp. Med 2018;2;76-82. doi:10.12788/jhm.2847
Eating a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruit and whole grains it may lead to a reduced risk of depression, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. Study author Dr. Laurel Cherian will present a preliminary study abst...
– Rush University Medical Center
the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from April 21 to 27, 2018; National Institute of Aging R01AG054476 and R01AG17917
The Pennsylvania Medical Society teams up with students from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design for new campaign to remind physicians why they became doctors.
– Pennsylvania Medical Society
Orthopaedic surgeon, Robert Klapper, MD, is working with paleontologists at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum to unravel the mystery of how long-extinct saber-toothed cats lived and roamed. Using Cedars-Sinai’s most advanced CT scan machines, Klapper...
The world of DTC DNA test kits, namely for cardiovascular disease
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine
The Endocrine Society today expressed disappointment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) statement asserting that the results of an interim report support previous determinations that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe for use in food contain...
– Endocrine Society
The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, will be recognized for its superior clinical training of military medical students and graduate nursing students in a ceremony Feb. 28.
– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)
A new clinical study led by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will follow 500 people over five years to learn more about the natural history of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). By using the late...
– NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)
The University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded a $4.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the molecular neurobiology of chronic pain in patients with sickle cell disease and to develop potential new drug ...
– University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew Pieper, MD, PhD, one of the nation’s leading physician-scientists in the field of neuropsychiatric disorders, has joined the Harrington Discovery Institute – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development – at University Hosp...
– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Using several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers at the University of Chicago have created models that predict the spread of influenza throu...
– University of Chicago Medical Center
eLife Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET
Forests across the United States—and especially forest soils—store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
– University of Michigan
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 15:00 ET
Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?
– Santa Fe Institute
Nature Human Behavior Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET
More than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to mov...
– University of Vienna
Nature Climate Change Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET
An international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families - namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning million...
– McMaster University
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 15:00 ET
Using data from ALMA, a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March.
– National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Astrophysical Journal Letters, Feb. 2018
Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats.
– Ohio State University
Marine Resource Economics
Researchers have developed a method that will help natural gas experts better understand shale samples and eventually help them decide whether to invest time and resources to extract gas from the formation the samples came from.
– University of Delaware
In two recent publications, teams of researchers led by Penn State provide new understanding of why synthetic two-dimensional materials often perform orders of magnitude worse than predicted, and how to improve their performance in future electronics...
– Penn State Materials Research Institute
Advanced Functional Materials Jan-2018; Scientific Reports Dec-2017
Saint Louis University researcher Irma Kuljanishvili, Ph.D. developed a promising technique to produce nanoscale materials using simple processes.
– Saint Louis University Medical Center
Advanced Materials Interfaces
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new “smell virtual landscape” that enables the study of how smells engage the brain’s navigation system. The work demonstrates, for the first time, that the mammalian brain can form a map of ...
– Northwestern University
Nature Communications; 1R01MH101297; CRCNS 1516235
Lithium ions have to travel through layers of molecules in the electrolyte liquid before they can enter or leave a lithium-ion battery electrode. Tweaking this process could help batteries charge faster.
– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Energy & Environmental Science, 24 January 2018 (10.1039/C7EE02724A)
Yarn weaved from carbon nanotubes monitors brain control of organ functions in rats, paves way for disease diagnosis and treatment at single nerve level.
– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Scientific Reports, Sep-2017; U18EB021759
A new computational resource called Recon3D provides a 3D view of genes, proteins and metabolites involved in human metabolism. Researchers used the tool to map disease-related mutations on proteins and also probed how genes and proteins change in re...
– University of California San Diego
Nature Biotechnology, Feb-2018; NNF10CC1016517; GM057089
Sergei Nirenburg, professor and head of the Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was the guest editor of the Winter 2017 edition of AI magazine, the official publication of the Association for the Advancement of Artifi...
– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
A pharmaceutical sciences doctoral student studying results of weight-reduction surgery delivered the top presentation at North Dakota State University's Three Minute Thesis Competition hosted by the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies ...
– North Dakota State University
Designed by the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University, the microgrid will generate green electricity, create jobs for local contractors and technicians, and provide an energy lifeline in the event of a natural disaster.
– Humboldt State University
Two NYU studies are part of STAT Madness 2018—a virtual tournament of science in which the public votes for which studies they like best in a bracketed format.
– New York University
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently appointed a new committee of 12 international experts tasked with investigating strategies to increase the resilience of coral reefs. California State University, Monterey Bay (CS...
– California State University, Monterey Bay
Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in their teens and early 20s, turning 50 equates to hitting old age. A new study of more than a half-million Americans ...
– Michigan State University
Frontiers in Psychology
What prompts some people to intervene in cyberbullying, while others just stand idly by? A Cornell University research team has discovered a way to encourage people to intervene – and it can be built right into the design of social networking sites...
– Cornell University
National Science Foundation.
The University of California San Diego Department of Music is well known for its emphasis on experimental music and sound in composition, performance and scholarship, and brings this to the forefront at a special two-day conference March 2-3. “Soni...
– University of California San Diego
As Illinois voters prepare for state primary races March 20, DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary. Their expertise includes self-funded campaigns, the influence of national politics on local races, endorse...Expert Available
– DePaul University
Despite the debate over the Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — and the perception that it transformed the nation’s public health system, the legislation did little to impact or advance public health, according to Baylor University epidemi...Expert Available
– Baylor University
Global Advances in Health and Medicine
The Peace Corps announced this week that the University of Redlands ranked No. 4 among small schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 14 Bulldogs currently volunteering worldwide.
– University of Redlands
Does the signature size match the personality?According to Chad Ham, assistant professor of accounting at Washington University in St. Louis' Olin Business School, a chief financial officer (CFO) with an oversized signature is more likely to make que...
– Washington University in St. Louis
Journal of Accounting Research, Dec-2017
University of Haifa Launches the
– University of Haifa
Dr. Horan provides leadership and strategic direction for the graduate, undergraduate, and online business degrees. He brings real-world experience and more than 30 years in designing, implementing, and evaluating businesses which has led several ini...
– University of Redlands