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How Tattoos Are Maintained by Macrophages Could Be Key to Improving Their Removal

Researchers in France have discovered that, though a tattoo may be forever, the skin cells that carry the tattoo pigment are not. Instead, the researchers say, the cells can pass on the pigment to new cells when they die. The study, which will be pub...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine, April 2, 2018; FP7/2007–2013 grant 322465; PIOF-GA-2013-625328-MeTaPATH; ANR-13-IFEC-0005-03; ANR-11-LAB EX-0043, grant ANR-10- IDEX-0001-02 PSL...

Embargo expired on 06-Mar-2018 at 09:00 ET

Helmet Use Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Cervical Spine Injuries During Motorcycle Crashes

Despite claims that helmets do not protect the cervical spine during a motorcycle crash and may even increase the risk of injury, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison found that, during an accident, helmet use...

– Journal of Neurosurgery

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine March 6, 2018

Embargo expired on 06-Mar-2018 at 00:00 ET

Neurocognitive Impairment Linked to Worse Outcomes After Total Joint Replacement

Research led by orthopedic surgeon James D. Slover, MD of NYU Langone Health, reveals that people with undiagnosed neurocognitive deficits are undergoing hip and knee replacements at high rates and are more likely to have poorer short-term outcomes a...

– NYU Langone Health

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2018 Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 06-Mar-2018 at 01:05 ET

Study Validates Software Tool to Assess Mortality Risk in Older Patients with Orthopedic Fractures

nalytic software developed by orthopedic trauma surgeons at NYU Langone Health accurately identifies which middle-aged and elderly patients face a greater mortality risk following surgery for an orthopedic fracture, according to a new study.

– NYU Langone Health

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2018 Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 06-Mar-2018 at 01:05 ET

New Assessment Tool Helps Identify Risk for Post-Surgical Dislocations Following Total Hip Replacement

A study led by Jonathan Vigdorchik, MD, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at NYU Langone Health, suggests that a new risk prediction model and treatment algorithm may help identify patients at high risk for postoperative dislocation following...

– NYU Langone Health

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2018 Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 06-Mar-2018 at 01:05 ET

Risk of Cognitive Decline Reduced for People 85 and Older with High Cholesterol, Mount Sinai Researchers Find

People with increasing total cholesterol aged 85 and older had a reduced risk for marked cognitive decline compared to people 75-84 whose risk was significantly elevated.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 10:00 ET

One Year Posttransplant, Recipients of Hepatitis C Kidneys Disease-Free

In a small study, doctors at Johns Hopkins have successfully transplanted 10 hepatitis C-infected kidneys into patients without hepatitis C and prevented the patients from becoming infected by hepatitis C. The success of these transplants could mean ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 17:00 ET

Nerve Cells Found to Suppress Immune Response During Deadly Lung Infections

Neurons that carry nerve signals to and from the lungs suppress immune response during fatal lung infections with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Animal experiments show that disabling these neurons can boost immune response and promote bacte...

– Harvard Medical School

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 11:00 ET

Post-Surgery Pain Resolution Mechanisms Can Explain Healing Variability

Chronic pain after surgery is a major health problem but little is known about individual pain experiences and how and why pain usually resolves. A leading pain researcher reported today at the American Pain Society Scientific Summit that recent stu...

– American Pain Society

American Pain Society Scientific Summit

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 11:05 ET

How a Yeast Cell Helps Crack Open the “Black Box” Behind Artificial Intelligence

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers developed a visible neural network and used it to build DCell, a virtual model of a functioning brewer’s yeast cell. To do this, they amassed all knowledge of cell biology in one place and created a hiera...

– University of California San Diego Health

Nature Methods

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 11:00 ET

Babies Feel Pain Even if They’re Not Crying

Reliance on behavioral indicators, such as crying, to assess pain in infants underestimates how much pain babies actually feel when they undergo stressful medical procedures. This has long-term implications on brain development and impacts future ad...

– American Pain Society

American Pain Society Scientific Summit

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 11:05 ET

Engineers, Physicians Team to Replace Heart Valves Using Personalized Modeling

Physicians at Ohio State University are taking an innovative approach to improve care for patients receiving aortic valve replacements. They’re working alongside biomedical engineers from Ohio State’s College of Engineering, who have developed a ...

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 13:30 ET

Link Found Between Pediatric Osteoporosis and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

By studying mice in late adolescence, Johns Hopkins University researchers have discovered that the rapid bone growth associated with puberty is slowed not only by fewer cartilage cell divisions but also by the “aging” of bone cell precursor cell...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Communications ; DK083350

Study Advances Research in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Among Women

By measuring the sagging of the vaginal walls in more than a thousand volunteers for up to nine years annually, a team of Baltimore physicians reports the creation of a long-awaited baseline measure of the rate of progression of so-called pelvic orga...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; R01 HD056275

Drug-Producing Bacteria Possible with Synthetic Biology Breakthrough

Bacteria could be programmed to efficiently produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology using engineering principles, from the University of Warwick and the University of Surrey. Led by the Warwick Integrative Synthetic B...

– University of Warwick

Nature Communications

Restoring Lipid Synthesis Could Reduce Lung Fibrosis

Increasing the body’s ability to produce lipids in the lungs after damage prevents the progression of pulmonary fibrosis in preliminary studies.

– Thomas Jefferson University

American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

Bright Nighttime Light Kills Melatonin Production in Preschoolers

A new CU Boulder study shows that one hour of bright light at night nearly eliminates melatonin production in young children and keeps it suppressed an hour after light's out. Structural differences may make children's immature eyes more vulnerable ...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Physiological Reports

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Repurposed Parasite Drug New Weapon Against Mesothelioma

Anthelmintic drug already approved to treat infections of pinworm parasite was shown to effectively impair both mesothelioma cell growth and migration.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cell Physiology; Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Low Blood Sugar Poses Unaddressed Threat to People with Type 2 Diabetes

New research from the Endocrine Society and Avalere Health finds that clinicians lack the resources to identify, assess and manage patients who are at a high risk of developing hypoglycemia, or episodes of dangerously low blood sugar.

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Providing Legal Services in Clinical Settings Can Help Promote Health Equity, According to New Research in 'Health Affairs'

New research shares how hospitals, health centers, and clinics across the U.S. are using legal services to address patients’ unmet social needs.

– George Washington University

Many Women Misjudge How They'll Feel After Mastectomy

Women who have one or both breasts removed to treat cancer may have unrealistic expectations about how they’ll feel after that surgery and after breast reconstruction, if they choose that option, a U.S. study suggests. Newsmax Article

– Yale Cancer Center

JAMA Surgery

Benefit of ECT for Major Depression Predicted by Inflammation Biomarkers

Higher levels of biomarkers for inflammation correlate with better outcomes following ECT; findings could help prioritize candidates for the treatment

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

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Coping with Trauma After Parkland and Other Distressing Episodes

Exposure to trauma is increasingly common among school-aged American students, yet many affected children are not receiving the mental health care that could enable them to heal and thrive. Schools are the most common source of mental health care for...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association

1-Month Treatment as Effective as 9-Month Treatment for Preventing TB in HIV Patients; May Have Application in Healthy People Too

A one-month antibiotic regimen to prevent active tuberculosis (TB) disease was at least as safe and effective as the standard nine-month therapy for people living with HIV, according to results of a large international clinical trial. Adults and a...

– University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) identifier NCT01404312. Reference: S Swindells et al.

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Multimodal Approach Improves Survival in Aggressive Prostate Cancer


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

The Journal of the American Medical Association

Polygenic Risk Score May Identify Alzheimer’s Risk in Younger Populations

For the first time, an international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have determined that an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) polygenic risk score can be used to correctly identify adults wit...

– University of California San Diego Health

Moleular Psychiatry

Researchers Unravel Genetic Mystery Causing Complex Brain Disorders, Including Autism

The researchers used genetically engineered models and computer algorithms to study a human genome, which allowed them to pinpoint the single gene in question.

– McMaster University

Molecular Psychiatry

Researchers Uncover Culprit in Parkinson's Brain Cell Die-Off

‘This study identifies the missing link between Lewy bodies and the type of damage that’s been observed in neurons affected by Parkinson’s."

– Scripps Research Institute

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science; R01NS085223

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Study Spotlights Preschoolers With Severe Obesity

A new study by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland researcher Dr. June Tester examined national data on preschool-aged children from 1999 to 2014 to highlight characteristics of children with the highest degree of obesity and found a strong corr...

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Pediatrics (March 2018, Volume 141 / Issue 3

Don’t Talk and Drive

Analysis of research from 1991 to 2015 on talking on the phone while driving can inform lawmakers in crafting driver safety legislation.

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

“Epigenetic Landscape” is Protective in Normal Aging, Impaired in Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers profiled the epigenomic landscape of Alzheimer’s brains, specifically in one of the regions affected early in AD, the lateral temporal lobe. They compared these to both younger and elderly cognitively normal control subjects. The team d...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Neuroscience; R01-NS078283, AG10124, AG175

Researchers Identify Genetic ‘Seeds’ of Metastatic Breast Cancer

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified genetic clues that explain how breast cancer spreads, or metastasizes – findings that may lead to better treatments or approaches to prevent its spread ...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of Clinical Investigation, February-2018

​New Research: Additional Measures Needed to Curb Opioid Exposure in Children

The number of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions for opioid overdoses doubled between 2004 and 2015, despite continuing efforts to curb misuse of the addictive painkillers among adults, according to a new study by researchers from the Un...

– University of Chicago Medical Center


Poison Control Warns of Carbon Monoxide Risk from Hookah Smoking

Hookah use is on the rise, especially among young adults, but few consumers are aware of its potentially lethal effects

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Missouri S&T Fetal Heart Rate Research Uses Big Data to Reduce Childbirth Risks

Giving birth to a child can be described as a sacred, spiritual and life-changing experience. It can also be fraught with pain, fear, complications and injury to both child and mother. For Dr. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering managemen...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

New “Top 10 Trends in Health Economics and Outcomes Research” Webinar Announced

ISPOR announced today that registration is now open for a new webinar that reviews the, “Top 10 Trends in Health Economics and Outcomes Research.” This free webinar will be held on March 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT and will provide an overview of th...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

UChicago Medicine Increases Community Benefit to $425.2 Million in Fiscal 2016

The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) contributed $425.2 million in fiscal 2016 to benefit South Side communities with programs and services targeting key health priorities, according to its recently published annual Community Benefit Report.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

NCCN Conference to Address Value-Based Healthcare Models, Payer Perspectives, New NCCN Guidelines, and Other Updates in Cancer Care

23rd NCCN Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care will take place March 22 – 24, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, and address value-based healthcare models, payer perspectives, new NCCN Guidelines, and other...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

University Health Network Now Largest Adult Transplant Program in North America

UHN now largest adult transplant program in North America. University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program reached a milestone of completing 639 adult transplants in 2017, ranking first in volume for adult transplants in North America. ...

– University Health Network (UHN)

Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion Opens at UC San Diego Health on March 12

On March 12, 2018, UC San Diego Health will welcome its first patients to the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion. Located on the La Jolla campus, the new 156,000-square-foot facility represents the most recent addition to the university’s world-class...

– University of California San Diego Health

SDSC’s Health CI Division Now Meets NIST CUI Compliance Requirements

The Health Cyberinfrastructure Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has expanded its cloud offerings to include a Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)-compliant environment that is now a...

– University of California San Diego

Science News

Preventing Exhaustion in Immune Cells Boosts Immunotherapy in Mice

Immunotherapy does not work for a majority of cancer patients. Preventing or reversing metabolic exhaustion in cancer-killing T-cells could boost its effectiveness.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Journal of Experimental Medicine; SKF-015-036, SU2C-AACR-IRG-04-16, DP2AI136598, T32CA082084, F99CA222711 and P30CA047904.

Embargo expired on 06-Mar-2018 at 09:00 ET

U CO2 Sensor Network Shows Effects of Metro Growth

In a study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by atmospheric scientists Logan Mitchell and John Lin report that suburban sprawl increases CO2 emissions more than similar population growth in a developed urb...

– University of Utah


Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 15:00 ET

Reviewers of NIH Grants Cannot Distinguish the Good From the Great, Study Shows

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invested more than $27 billion in biomedical research through competitive grants during its 2017 fiscal year. Those grants were awarded based on scores assigned by, and conversation between, expert peer reviewe...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2018 at 15:00 ET

Glaciers in Mongolia's Gobi Desert actually shrank during the last ice age

High in Mongolia's Gobi Desert, the climate is so dry and cold that glaciers shrank during the last ice age. Dating of rock deposits shows how glaciers in this less-studied region can behave very differently as the climate shifts.

– University of Washington

Quaternary Science Reviews, Feb-2018

Scientists Crack 70-Year-Old Mystery of How Magnetic Waves Heat the Sun

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery that magnetic waves crashing through the Sun may be key to heating its atmosphere and propelling the solar wind.

– Queen's University Belfast

Nature Physics

UGA Researchers Develop New Method to Improve Crops

A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way to breed plants with better traits. By introducing a human protein into the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers found that they could selectively activate silenced ...

– University of Georgia

Nature Communications

UF Study: To Help Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms, Limit Nitrogen and Phosphorus

For years, scientists have argued about whether managing both nitrogen and phosphorus – versus managing strictly phosphorus or just nitrogen – would control harmful algal blooms.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Environmental Science and Technology

Chemical Sleuthing Unravels Possible Path to the Formation of Life’s Building Blocks in Space

Scientists have used experiments at Berkeley Lab to retrace the chemical steps leading to the creation of complex hydrocarbons in space. They showed pathways to forming 2-D carbon-based nanostructures in a mix of heated gases.

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Nature Astronomy, March 5, 2018

Advanced Spatial Planning Models Could Promise New Era of Sustainable Ocean Development

Researchers have developed a spatial planning strategy that accounts for and quantifies industry, environmental and societal interests in a given area to produce optimized, sustainable ocean usage plans.

– Florida State University

Nature Communications

Arms Races and Cooperation Among Amoebae in the Wild

Social amoebae evolve to fight with others but also to die for their kin.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; National Science Foundation DEB1146375 ; National Science Foundation IOS-1656756

SDSC Simulations Reveal How a Heart Drug Molecular Switch Is Turned On and Off

A study published in the March 5 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) describes how the supercomputers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego were used to simulate the merger of a G-protein “m...

– University of California San Diego

PNAS, March 5, 2018; MCB1020765; GM31749

Rutgers Leads Rail Safety Research and Education in New Jersey and New York

Rutgers’ Xiang Liu heads the only academic rail engineering and safety program in the entire region – one of less than a dozen nationwide – at Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s School of Engineering.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

Neutrons Provide New Polish for Petroleum Processing and More

University of Notre Dame researchers are using neutrons at ORNL to study how specialized molecules might improve petroleum production processes, as well as their potential uses in advanced photovoltaic technologies. Specifically, they want to know wh...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Global Temperature Report: February 2018

Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Babies Who Look Like Their Father at Birth Are Healthier One Year Later

Infants who resemble their father at birth are more likely to spend time together with their father, in turn, be healthier when they reach their first birthday, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State Univers...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Health Economics

American University Professor Launches National Effort to Train Aspiring Black Journalists

Sherri Williams, assistant professor of race media and communication at American University teams with Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry and The Nation to launch "Black On Campus," a new effort to train the next generation of blac...

– American University

10 Tips for a Successful College Visit

March is the month many high schools schedule their spring breaks. Families with college-bound students may be embarking on campus visits, which can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the college search.

– University of Georgia

Money Can Make You Happier — If You Spend it Right

Research by San Francisco State professor Ryan Howell says it’s what we buy that really matters to our well-being.

Expert Available

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Tyrus Miller Is Named Dean of UCI School of Humanities

Distinguished literary scholar and author Tyrus Miller will join the University of California, Irvine as dean of the School of Humanities, effective July 1, 2018. He currently serves as vice provost and dean of graduate studies at UC Santa Cruz.

– University of California, Irvine

Governor Brown Announces Appointments to CSU Board of Trustees

Governor Brown Announces Appointments to CSU Board of Trustees

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Business News

DHS S&T Releases First Responder Technology Integration Handbook for Industry Comment and Feedback

DHS S&T) publicly released the Next Generation First Responder Integration Handbook in February as a guide to industry and public safety agencies on development, design, test and integration of responder technologies.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS Announces Deadline for 2018 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative Applications

The Department of Homeland Security reminds interested student candidates that the window for submitting applications for the 2018 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) will close at 3 p.m. (EST) March 15.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate





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