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Microbes on Explanted Pedicle Screws: Possible Cause of Spinal Implant Failure

In this paper, the authors demonstrate a significant association between pedicle screw loosening and the presence of low-virulent pathogens on spinal implants.

– Journal of Neurosurgery

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, May 28, 2019; Educational grant from the PROIMPLANT Foundation.

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 00:00 ET


Part Two of Research Road Map on Medical Imaging Artificial Intelligence Published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR)

Today, the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) published a report detailing real-world artificial intelligence (AI) challenges and summarizing the priorities for translational research in AI for medical imaging to help accelerate th...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®); Radiology (part one)

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 06:00 ET


De-TOXing exhausted T cells may bolster CAR T immunotherapy against solid tumors

A decade ago researchers announced development of a cancer immunotherapy called CAR (for chimeric antigen receptor)-T, in which a patient is re-infused with their own genetically modified T cells equipped to mount a potent anti-tumor attack.

– La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS); AI109842; AI040127; AI108651; AI140095; GM007752; S10OD016262; S10 RR027366

Embargo expired on 27-May-2019 at 15:00 ET


Could gold be the key to making gene therapy for HIV, blood disorders more accessible?

Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center took a step toward making gene therapy more practical by simplifying the way gene-editing instructions are delivered to cells. Using a gold nanoparticle instead of an inactivated virus, they safely...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Nature Materials

Embargo expired on 27-May-2019 at 11:00 ET


Polly’s Run in 10th Year of Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

The 10th Anniversary of Polly’s Run, the largest fundraiser for pancreatic cancer in New Mexico, will take place Sunday, June 2, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. All proceeds benefit the Polly Rogers Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at ...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 28-May-2019 at 07:05 ET


Provoking Obsessive Thoughts Leads to Brain Changes in Man with OCD

Thoughts that lead to compulsive behavior in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) correspond with physiological changes in the brain, according to a new case study. The article is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP).

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Journal of Neurophysiology


Researchers Advance Search For Laboratory Test to Predict Spread of Breast Cancer

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and other institutions report that a new laboratory test that induces cancer cells to squeeze through narrow spaces has the potential to accurately predict which breast cancers and other solid tumors are li...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Biomedical Engineering; R01-CA183804, R01-CA216855, R01-CA154624, R01-CA174385, K01-CA166576, RP180466, 509800, CA16059, W81XWH-17-1-0246, RSG-18-028-01


New Evidence Supports Surgery For Rare Type of Brain Lymphoma

Through a systematic review of published studies going back 50 years, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have identified a distinct subtype of primary central nervous system (PCNS) lymphoma that should be considered for surgical removal, sug...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

World Neurosurgery


Reading Clinician Visit Notes Can Improve Patients’ Adherence to Medications

A new study of patients reading the visit notes their clinicians write, reports positive effects on their use of prescription medications

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Annals of Internal Medicine


New compound which kills antibiotic resistant superbugs discovered

A new compound which visualises and kills antibiotic resistant superbugs has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).

– University of Sheffield

ACS Nano

Science News


A forest “glow” reveals awakening from hibernation

Gross Primary Production (GPP) in forests tells scientists how much CO2 these systems are breathing in. Evergreen trees retain their green needles year round, preventing scientists from detecting GPP on large scales. A study linked GPP with solar-ind...

– University of Utah

PNAS, May-2019

Embargo expired on 27-May-2019 at 15:00 ET


Light at night is harmful for amphibians, new research shows

Light at night might be convenient for humans, but it’s having a detrimental effect on amphibian populations, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Environmental Pollution, May-2019


NIH and radiology societies map path for translational research on AI in medical imaging

A new report, with contributions from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides a roadmap for translational research on artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Journal of the American College of Radiology


Energy researchers break the catalytic speed limit

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered new technology that can speed up chemical reactions 10,000 times faster than the current reaction rate limit. These findings could increase ...

– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

ACS Catalysis, May 2019


TU Delft scientists create world’s smallest autonomous racing drone

TU Delft scientists have created the world’s smallest autonomous racing drone. The main challenge in creating the drone lies in the use of only a single, small camera and in the highly restricted amount of processing. The main innovation is the des...

– Delft University of Technology

Robotics (cs.RO)

includes video


Antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels, global study finds

Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has discovered.

– University of York

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting


Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars

Reaction turns carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen

– California Institute of Technology

Nature Communications


Study uncovers surprising melting patterns beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf

The ROSETTA-Ice project, a three-year, multi-institutional data collection survey of Antarctic ice, has assembled an unprecedented view of the Ross Ice Shelf

– Earth Institute at Columbia University

Nature Geoscience


Researchers wonder if ancient supernovae prompted human ancestors to walk upright

Did ancient supernovae induce proto-humans to walk on two legs, eventually resulting in homo sapiens with hands free to build cathedrals, design rockets and snap iPhone selfies?

– University of Kansas

Journal of Geology


Clean Gulf Associates “Embrace the Gulf” with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Clean Gulf Associates joined the Gulf Star program to become a leading sponsor of "Embrace the Gulf 2020". A positive celebration of the Gulf of Mexico envisioned by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance.

– Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Put More Father Friendly Cues in OBGYN Offices, Rutgers-led Study Suggests

A new Rutgers-led study finds that by adding a few subtle cues to prenatal care waiting rooms, such as photos of men and babies, and pamphlets and magazines aimed toward men, OBGYNS can get fathers more involved in prenatal care and increase healthie...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

PLoS ONE May 9, 2019


Quit Smoking for World No Tobacco Day. Stay Quit with Monday.

On Friday, May 31st, the World Health Organization will ask smokers worldwide to put down their cigarettes for World No Tobacco Day. To increase the odds for success, researchers suggest using every Monday as a weekly opportunity to quit and stay qui...

– Monday Campaigns

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