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Text-Messaging Can Help Liver-Transplant Candidates Maintain Sobriety

Each year in the U.S., more than 40,000 patients need a liver transplant because of complications associated with cirrhosis and liver failure. Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) alone accounts for nearly 30 percent of all liver transplants, yet up t...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 02-Mar-2018 at 10:00 ET

ASN Celebrates World Kidney Day and Its Theme of "Kidneys & Women's Health"

In celebration of the World Kidney Day 2018’s theme of "Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower," the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is highlighting several articles in its journals, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nep...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 08:00 ET

Swept Under the Rug: New Report Reveals Toxics in European Carpets Threatening Health, Environment and Circular Economy

Toxic substances linked to a range of adverse health impacts can be present in carpets sold in the European Union (EU), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) warned today following a new study by An...

– Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Number of Paid Sick Days Directly Impacts How Americans Use Preventive Care Like Flu Shots

In the first study to measure the link between an employee’s number of paid sick leave days and the use of vital preventive health care services like getting a flu shot, researchers found a 26 to 85 percent increase in preventive health care use am...

– Florida Atlantic University

the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Minimally Invasive Surgeries Underused in Older Patients, New Study Finds

A study of more than 200,000 Medicare patients who had common surgical procedures shows that, compared to the general population, they underwent far fewer minimally invasive operations, whose benefits include lower rates of complications and readmiss...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Surgical Endoscopy

‘Filter’ Hones Gwas Results to Help Researchers Avoid Dead Ends

A genetics research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine has solved a dilemma facing researchers who use genomewide association studies (GWAS) by developing a new approach that strategically “filters” which genes are worth further study. The researcher...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

he American Journal of Human Genetics; NS62972, MH106522

Collaborative Effort Powers Global Castleman Disease Patient Registry

The Castleman Disease Research Program is collaborating with Pulse Infoframe Inc., a medical informatics company, to power its global ACCELERATE Natural History Registry platform, which is designed to help improve understanding of the rare disease, f...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine

Comparison Shows Value of DNA Barcoding in Selecting Nanoparticles

The first direct comparison of in vitro and in vivo screening techniques for identifying nanoparticles that may be used to transport therapeutic molecules into cells shows that testing in lab dishes isn’t much help in predicting which nanoparticles...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

ACS Nano Letters

Student-Led Depression Awareness Program Improves High Schoolers’ Understanding & Help-Seeking

High school students can make a major impact on their schoolmates’ understanding of depression, and their attitudes about seeking help for themselves or others, according to a new study using data from 10 high schools that implemented peer-led awar...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Psychiatric Services, ahead of print

Simplifying Samples

Using nanotechnology, a team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis has eliminated the need for refrigeration for biomarkers used in medical diagnostic testing. The researchers recently gave their new tech a real-world test by sending i...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Chemistry of Materials

Mapping Nanoscale Chemical Reactions Inside Batteries in 3-D

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new technique that lets them pinpoint the location of chemical reactions happening inside lithium-ion batteries in three dimensions at t...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Spring Training Alert: Core, Hip/Groin Injuries Prominent among Pitchers

With baseball’s spring training in full bloom, a study by Henry Ford Hospital highlights a set of injuries prominent among pitchers.

– Henry Ford Health System

Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery

New Technique May Help Prevent Repeat Jones Fractures

A metal plate might be the cure for a common foot injury seen in athletes and people on their feet all day, according to new research conducted at Houston Methodist.

– Houston Methodist

The American Journal of Sports Medicine, online Feb-2018

Birth Control Pills Increase Risk of Ischemic Stroke

Study on birth control pills and risk of ischemic strokes

– Loyola University Health System

Medlink Neurology

U.S. Healthcare System Needs Coordinated Response to Potential Pediatric Pandemics

Researchers determine that the U.S. Healthcare System is not prepared for a surge in pediatric patients after an infectious disease pandemic. The study was published in the American Journal of Disaster Medicine.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

A Helping Hand from a Compassionate Team at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

There’s more to caring for cancer patients than treatments and doctor’s visits. At Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey the Social Work Department is dedicated to treating the ‘whole’ patient by helping them navigate important issues one m...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Intermountain Healthcare Building New Global DNA Database for Future Genetic Discoveries

Intermountain Healthcare is creating a new global DNA registry based on medical histories from people around the world, which researchers can use to find genetic codes that determine who’s at risk of developing genetic health problems and help them...

– Intermountain Medical Center

Breaking Through Disparities, Advancing Women in Medicine

Women have practiced medicine and conducted biomedical and other scientific research for decades, yet disparities remain at the highest levels in academic medicine. On March 7, more than 150 Stony Brook University women faculty and students will asse...

– Stony Brook University

Science and Health News Tips From Johns Hopkins

These science news tips on everything from intercepting asteroids to learning from past extinctions come from the winter issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine

– Johns Hopkins University

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

With colorectal cancer tabbed as the third leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the nation, experts from Rutgers Cancer Institute discuss the benefits of screening.

Expert Available

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Stepping On Keeps Older Adults on Their Feet

Stony Brook University Hospital will be offering its Stepping On program, which can reduce the risk of falling by 50 percent, for the second year at the Stony Brook Southampton campus to help older adults stay healthy and active.

– Stony Brook Medicine

Orlando Health Hospitals Receives ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Chest Pain Centers recognized for providing necessary care, resources to patients with heart attack symptoms.

– Orlando Health

Orlando Health Facilities Earn Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Accreditation

Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, South Lake Hospital, and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, earn accreditation form the Surgical Review Corporation.

– Orlando Health

2018 Woman in Science Award Goes to UIC Women’s Mental Health Expert

Dr. Pauline Maki, professor of psychology and psychiatry in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will receive the 2018 Woman in Science Award, given by the American Medical Women’s Association at its annual meeting March 24 in...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

FSMB Launches New Website and Logo

FSMB launches a new website and logo with an enhanced design that improves navigation and functionality for users

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

Science News

Dual Frequency Comb Generated on a Single Chip Using a Single Laser


– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Science Advances March 2 2018

Embargo expired on 02-Mar-2018 at 14:00 ET

JHU Scientists Discover How Extremophiles Flourish in Stressful Environments

RNA makes salt-loving microbes known as “extremophiles” highly resistant to the phenomenon oxidative stress – the uncontrollable production of unstable forms of oxygen called “free radicals,” which can negatively affect DNA, proteins, and l...

– Johns Hopkins University

Journal of Bacteriology, Feb-2018; FA9950-14-1-0118

Watters Honored as International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

The International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program and American Society of Agronomy have named Harold Watters of Ohio the 2018 ICCA of the Year. The award recognizes a CCA who delivers exceptional customer service, is highly innovative, shows le...

– International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA)

Virus-Like Particle Could Lead to New Cancer Vaccine

Michigan State University scientists are engineering a virus-like particle, known as Qβ, that will generate anti-cancer immune responses in the body and potentially be used as a new vaccine for the treatment of cancer.

– Michigan State University

New SNAPP Ventures Will Seek Solutions on Water, Poverty, Sanitation, Livestock Disease, Drought

The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) announced the launch of five new multi-disciplinary teams aimed at tackling global issues including water quantity, poverty, sanitation, livestock disease, and drought.

– Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP)

Sandia Researcher Jacqueline Chen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Jacqueline Chen, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Chen is among the 99 new members from around the globe in the 2018 class.El...

– Sandia National Laboratories

FGC Plasma Solutions Wins Top NASA Innovation Award

Argonne Chain Reaction Innovator Felipe Gomez del Campo has received the 2018 NASA iTech award for X-Factor Innovation.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Rutgers School of Public Health Appoints Urban-Global Chair

Dr. Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH, will join the Rutgers School of Public Health as the Chair of the Department of Urban-Global Public Health in April.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 07:00 ET

Enrichment Program Boosts STEM for Black Students but Leaves Latinos Behind

In a new study that capitalizes on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and methods that address causality, Cornell sociologists looked at an earlier portion of the pipeline – in high school, when students’ commitment to STEM ...

– Cornell University

Research in Higher Education, Jan 2018

Big Little Representations: How Hollywood Shapes Our Views of Domestic Violence

In her latest book, Diane Shoos examines portrayals of abusive relationships on the Silver Screen that reinforce who and what we believe about domestic violence.

Expert Available

– Michigan Technological University

Media Advisory: JHU Expert Has New Paper on Risk of Arming Teachers

A Johns Hopkins University public safety leadership professor concludes that arming teachers would be risky and ineffective.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University

UIC Forms Partnership with Central Intelligence Agency

The University of Illinois at Chicago has launched a new partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency that will enhance student career opportunities at the university, officials recently announced.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Centers’ Spring 2018 Program Series Celebrates ‘Spaces for Wellness’

The UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change announce its spring 2018 program series events.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Gonzaga Presidential Speaker Series Welcomes ‘Me Too’ Movement Founder Tarana Burke, Journalist Ronan Farrow April 20

Gonzaga University proudly announces that New York activist Tarana Burke, originator of the “Me Too" movement, and journalist Ronan Farrow, who helped break the story exposing multiple accusations of assault and harassment by Hollywood producer Har...

– Gonzaga University

Business News

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches Third Annual Make March Matter™ Fundraising Campaign

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) launched its third annual Make March Matter campaign Wednesday.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Startup Challenge Returns to CSUMB

The Startup Challenge is a new business competition and accelerator program that supports the founding, funding and growth of new and innovative businesses in the Monterey Bay region.

– California State University, Monterey Bay





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