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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Tied to Healthier Shopping

New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes.

– NYU Langone Health

Preventing Chronic Disease

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET

Premature Births Cost Health Plans $6 Billion Annually

A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects.

– University of Utah


Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2017 at 00:05 ET


Both High, Low Levels of Magnesium in Blood Linked to Risk of Dementia

People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neu...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2017 at 16:00 ET

Poliovirus Therapy Induces Immune Responses Against Cancer

An investigational therapy using modified poliovirus to attack cancer tumors appears to unleash the body’s own capacity to fight malignancies by activating an inflammation process that counter’s the ability of cancer cells to evade the immune sys...

– Duke Health

Science Translational Medicine; CA197264; CA124756; CA190991

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2017 at 14:00 ET

Researchers Develop New Tool to Assess Individual’s Level of Wisdom

Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual’s level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as...

– University of California San Diego Health

Journal of Psychiatric Research

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2017 at 09:00 ET

Newly ID’d Role of Major Alzheimer’s Gene Suggests Possible Therapeutic Target

A new role has been identified for the major Alzheimer’s risk factor ApoE4, suggesting that targeting the protein may help treat the disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis show that ApoE4 exacerbates the brain...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature, Sep-2017; NS090934; P01-AG03991; P01-AG026276; P50 AG05681; AG023501; AG019724; K08 AG052648; AG051812; NS088137; 5092A1...

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2017 at 13:00 ET

Glycosylation: Mapping Uncharted Territory

Glycosylation is the most abundant protein modification - over half of the proteins in our cells are ‘decorated’ with glycans. These sugar structures alter protein activities in all organisms – from bacteria to human - influencing fundamental p...

– Institute of Molecular Biotechnology


Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2017 at 13:00 ET

Researchers Identify Millions of New Genes in the Human Microbiome

A new study of the human microbiome has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and d...

– University of Maryland School of Medicine


Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2017 at 13:00 ET

Tibetan Yoga Practice May Improve Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Cente...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2017 at 10:00 ET

Flint Water Crisis Led to Lower Fertility Rates, Higher Fetal Death Rates, Researchers Find

Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there — through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates — compared with other Michigan cities during that time, according to a working paper that includes a Univer...

– University of Kansas

KU Economics Department’s Working Papers Series in Theoretical and Applied Economics

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One E-Cigarette with Nicotine Leads to Adrenaline Changes in Nonsmokers’ Hearts

A new UCLA study found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their heart after one electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with nicotine. The findings are published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Ac...

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

Journal of the American Heart Association

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Hold the Phone: An Ambulance Might Lower Your Chances of Surviving Some Injuries

Victims of gunshots and stabbings are significantly less likely to die if they’re taken to the trauma center by a private vehicle than ground emergency medical services (EMS), according to results of a new analysis.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Surgery

Alcohol Use Affects Levels of Cholesterol Regulator through Epigenetics

In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Molecular Psychiatry; NIAAA

Penn Researchers Identify New Target, Develop New Drug for Cancer Therapies

Opening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts to target that enzyme resistant...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cancer Discovery; R01CA169134; P01 CA114046; P30 CA016520; SPORE P50 CA174523; 1R01CA198015; CA016672; P30CA010815

Immune Cells Produce Wound Healing Factor, Could Lead To New IBD Treatment

Specific immune cells have the ability to produce a healing factor that can promote wound repair in the intestine, a finding that could lead to new, potential therapeutic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new research st...

– Georgia State University

The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Altitude Training for Cancer-Fighting Cells

Training at altitude – meaning under low-oxygen conditions – turns athletes into super-performers. Likewise, Prof. Guy Shakhar has found, oxygen-starved T cells become super-effective at attacking cancer. These T cells could provide an immediate ...

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Cell Reports, Sept-2017

Genomic Recycling: Ancestral Genes Take On New Roles

Dr. Igor Ulitsky has found that ancient genes that lost their ability to make proteins were “recycled,” surviving across millennia – and species – by evolving to produce a type of RNA that regulates major biological processes. His findings co...

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Genome Biology, Aug-2017

How Bacteria Hinder Chemotherapy

Dr. Ravid Straussman and colleagues have discovered that bacteria not only live in pancreatic cancer, but are able to render a chemo drug ineffective. Fortunately, it appears that taking antibiotics allows the chemo to work again.

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Science, Sept-2017

Characterization of a Slowly Proliferating Population of Melanoma Cells with High Metastatic Properties

A study conducted at The Wistar Institute has led to the identification of a slowly proliferating and highly invasive melanoma cell subpopulation, characterized by production of a protein associated with invasive behavior.

– Wistar Institute


Preemies’ Separation from Mom + Physical Stress May Increase Health Risks in Adulthood

A new study suggests that physiological stress in premature infants combined with separation from their mothers may have lasting effects into adulthood. In clinical studies, these factors have been found to increase the risk of obesity and insulin re...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology

Finding a Natural Defense Against Clogged Arteries

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified an unexpected natural protective factor against chronic inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Circulation Research, Sept-2017

Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’

In cancer cells, a membrane transport protein called P-glycoprotein, or Pgp, actively pumps anticancer drugs out of the cell, contributing to multidrug resistance. Recently, a team led by computational biophysicist Emad Tajkhorshid from the Universit...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Faulty Cell Signaling Derails Cerebral Cortex Development, Could It Lead to Autism?

Eva Anton’s lab at UNC has shown how the deletion of the protein APC in progenitor cells – which give rise to neurons – disrupts the Wnt protein pathway, which previously was linked to genes associated with autism.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Genes & Development

New Clinical Trial Explores Combining Immunotherapy and Radiation for Newly Diagnosed Sarcoma Patients

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers are investigating a new approach to treat high-risk soft-tissue sarcomas by combining two immunotherapy drugs with radiation therapy to stimulate the immune system to destroy the main tumor as wel...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

Research Provides Clues to Treat Depression, Autism and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety and autism. Researchers are revealing critical insights into the mechanisms that can ...

– Florida Atlantic University

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Experts Offer Tips on Early Detection, Screening, Understanding Risk and Personalized Treatment Options

– Mount Sinai Health System

The Medical Minute: Going ‘Gluten-Free’ Not for Everyone

More and more often, we see “gluten-free” food options on store shelves and restaurant menus. But what does “gluten-free” mean and why have such products become so popular?

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Patient’s Freak Pancreas Injury Spurs Rapid Response

CT scans of her head at a local hospital were clear. After persistent pain in her abdomen in the hours that followed, doctors performed another CT, this time of her stomach. The images revealed her pancreas had split in half. Macie was a ticking time...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Beaumont Health First and Only Michigan Health System to Test Chronic Low Back Pain Device

About two-thirds of U.S. adults will struggle with low back pain during their lifetime. ReActiv8 is a surgically-implanted device that delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves in key lower back muscles. Unlike other nerve treatments, ReActiv8 d...

– Beaumont Health


Researchers Compose Guidelines for Handling CAR T Cell Side Effects

Immune-cell based therapies opening a new frontier for cancer treatment carry unique, potentially lethal side effects that provide a new challenge for oncologists, one addressed by a team led by clinicians at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cance...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology

Embargo expired on 19-Sep-2017 at 05:00 ET

Scientists Find Way to Convert Bad Body Fat Into Good Fat

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a way to convert white fat, which stores calories, into brown fat that burns them.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Cell Reports, Sept. 19, 2017

Embargo expired on 19-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET

Mayo Clinic, National Decision Support Company Unveil CareSelect Lab™ to Provide Real-Time Medical Guidance When Ordering Laboratory Tests

Health care providers now have an online tool that can improve patient care and reduce unnecessary health care costs through appropriate ordering of laboratory testing — real-time guidance while they sit with their patients.

– Mayo Clinic

Embargo expired on 19-Sep-2017 at 08:00 ET

New Model May Help Science Overcome the Brain’s Fortress-Like Barrier

Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier.

– University of Portsmouth

FASEB Journal

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Working Group Concludes There Is Significant Evidence to Implicate the Role of Microbiota in Blood Pressure Regulation

A recent report from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Working Group on the role of microbiota in blood pressure regulation underscored “there is a critical need to discover novel and innovative ways to address the blood pressure control...

– Strategic Communications, LLC.

Hypertension, July 2017

Ludwig Scientists Discover Complex Axis of Immune Suppression Exploited by Cancers

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a new mechanism by which cancer cells evade destruction by the immune system. The paper, led by Camilla Jandus of the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, describes how immune cells...

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Nature Communications Sep-2017

Scientists Identify Key Regulator of Male Fertility

When it comes to male reproductive fertility, timing is everything. Now scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to male infertility or congenital illness.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Genes & Development, Sept. 19, 2017

UTHealth Researchers Discover How to Train Damaging Inflammatory Cells to Promote Repair After Stroke

Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have discovered a way to turn neutrophils from toxic to helpful in hemorrhagic stroke.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Nature Communications, Sept-2017

Research Redefines Proteins’ Role in the Development of Spinal Sensory Cells

A recent study led by Samantha Butler at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA has overturned a common belief about how a certain class of proteins in the spinal cord regulate the formation of nervous...

– UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

eLife; HD060549; RB5-07320; TB1-01183; NS085097

Sleep Deprivation Is an Effective Anti-Depressant for Nearly Half of Depressed Patients

Sleep deprivation – typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings – rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years, from researchers at...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; R01 HL102119; P30 NS045839; R01MH107571; R01MH098260; P41 EB015893; R01 MH080729; NNX15AK76A; NBPF02701; NNX08AY09G...

UF Experts Offer Tips for Tree, Lawn Survival Post-Irma

Researchers and Extension faculty suggest resetting uprooted palms and trees only after they have been examined for safety and deemed worthy of replanting. For hardwood trees, if a majority of major anchor roots have been fractured, it is unlikely th...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Brain Powered: Increased Physical Activity Among Breast Cancer Survivors Boosts Cognition

It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. University of California San Die...

– University of California San Diego Health


Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.

– University at Buffalo

Nicotine & Tobacco Research

Gulf Spill Oil Dispersants Associated with Health Symptoms in Cleanup Workers

Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation, according to scientists at the National Institutes o...

– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


How First ‘Vouchers’ in UCLA Kidney Donation Program Led to 25 Lifesaving Transplants

A new UCLA-led study published in the September issue of the peer-reviewed journal Transplantation traces how the first three “kidney voucher” cases led to 25 lifesaving kidney transplants across the United States.

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


Foot Pain? New Study Says Look at Hip and Knee for Complete Diagnosis

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery and Harvard Medical School suggests new guidelines may be in order for evaluating and treating lower extremity pain. They found a significant association between foot pain and knee or hip pain. ...

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

How to Remove a Tick and Prevent Future Bites

As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public’s risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spott...

– American Academy of Dermatology

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FSMB Releases Free Online Education Module for Medical Students and Residents

The FSMB is committed to assisting member medical and osteopathic boards in their educational outreach efforts to medical students and residents. The FSMB Workgroup on Education for Medical Regulation has designed a series of modules on various aspec...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

Leading Researchers Explore Boundaries of Biological Science at Inaugural Symposium of Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University

Eight researchers in the vanguard of biological science gathered at the inaugural symposium of the new Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University today to explore new frontiers within the dark matter of biology. The day-long symposium, which attracte...

– Tufts University

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Assessing Falls Can Help Seniors Avoid Leading Cause of Serious Injuries Among Older Americans

Every year, millions of senior citizens fall — threatening their health, independence and even their lives. Fall injuries also rack up $31 billion annually in medical expenses, which is expected to rise as 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 every da...

– Cedars-Sinai

Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Ovarian cancer is the 9th most common cancer in women and although it only accounts for approximately 3 percent of cancers in women, it is responsible for the most deaths of any cancer involving the female reproductive tract. The American Cancer Soci...

– Valley Health System

AADE to Work with Truck Drivers and Other At-Risk Populations including Hispanic, African American and Native American Communities to Prevent/Delay Type 2 Diabetes

The CDC announced today that AADE has been awarded funding for the next 5 years to bring the National DPP to underserved populations with little or no access to diabetes prevention services.

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)


From Urine Output to Disease, Study Sheds Light on the Importance of Hormone Quality Control

A discovery about the endoplasmic reticulum in hormone-producing cells shed lights on water balance under normal physiology and could open doors to better understanding of diseases related to misfolded proteins.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Clinical Investigation, DOI:10.1172/JCI94771; DK111174; DK48280

Embargo expired on 18-Sep-2017 at 16:00 ET

Sex and Aggression Controlled Separately in Female Animal Brains, but Overlap in Male Brains

Brain structures that control sexual and aggressive behavior in mice are wired differently in females than in males.

– NYU Langone Health

Nature Neuroscience

Embargo expired on 18-Sep-2017 at 11:00 ET

Re-Interventions Are Common in Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Heart Operations

Among patients who undergo childhood heart surgery for the severe birth defect single-ventricle disease, two-thirds of survivors require a surgical or catheter-based procedure within 20 years. Pediatric cardiology researchers note that doctors should...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Sept. 1, 2017

Black Babies More Likely to Have Nursing Care Missed in their NICU Stay

Everybody wants a healthy life for their baby. Black babies are more likely to be born prematurely, which puts them at risk for death and developmental problems. In fact, a third of all infant deaths are preterm-related. The critical period in pret...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Health Services Research; T32-NR-007104; R01-NR-004513

Biologists Identify Gene Involved in Kidney-Related Birth Defects

A team led by University of Iowa researchers has identified a gene linked to rare kidney-related birth defects. When working properly, a gene called GREB1L activates a cascade of signals that ultimately tells other genes what they need to do to crea...

– University of Iowa


Relationship Found Between HIV Risk & Individual AND Community Level Educational Status

African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been understood that there is a clear and persistent association be...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Urban Health; R01MH079736

Yale Study: Earlier Hospice Care Would Improve Quality of End of Life

Older, terminally ill patients could improve the quality of their last days by accessing hospice services much sooner, according to a Yale School of Medicine-led study.

– Yale Cancer Center

Scientists See Progress for Cancer Vaccines

Tumor-destroying vaccines have emerged as a new weapon in the fight against cancer.

– Yale Cancer Center

Wall Street Journal

Lower Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Levels Elevate Risk of Thyroid Cancer, Yale Study Finds

There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, a finding that could have a major impact on patients fighting the disease.

– Yale Cancer Center

American Association for Cancer Research journal

New Self-Powered Paper Patch Could Help Diabetics Measure Glucose During Exercise

A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Micromachines, Aug-2017

Behavioral Therapy Increases Connectivity in Brains of People with OCD

UCLA study reveals enhanced connections between brain regions that may compensate for underlying dysfunction

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

Translational Psychiatry

Brandon’s Book Released – Going the Distance

Brandon Hudgins, professional long-distance runner, GPA/Wegener’s patient and leader of VF Team Brandon, has shared his story in his recently released book, “Going the Distance: The Journey of a Vasculitis Patient on the Road to Olympic Glory.”...

– Vasculitis Foundation

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to Offer New Cutting-Edge Treatment for Type of Pediatric Leukemia

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is part of a select group of health care institutions recently chosen to offer a new FDA-approved immunotherapy for a subset of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Health Expert, Health Economist Available to Discuss Childhood Obesity

As the country continues to face childhood obesity – posing a serious health risk to children’s health in the United States – Georgia State University experts in public health and public policy are available to discuss the issue during this Chi...

Expert Available

– Georgia State University

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

ASN and Advocates from 21 Other Health Care Organizations are on Capitol Hill Urging Congress to Support Kidney Disease Research and the Living Donor Protection Act

Advocates from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the 21 other health care organizations listed below are meeting with their representatives and senators today. They will urge Congress to continue its historic support of research funding f...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

MedWire Announcements

Former HHS Official Joins Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies

Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, a former official with the HHS, joins Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies as a visiting Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Health Care. 

– Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

ProMedica Headquarters Grand Opening

ProMedica, an Ohio-based health system, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of ProMedica Headquarters in downtown Toledo. It marked the end of three and half years of planning and construction to consolidate approximately...

– ProMedica

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New Drug Discovery Collaboration Targets Novel Treatments Against Diseases

Southern Research and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have formed a partnership to advance promising research that could lead to new drugs that address unmet medical needs.

– Southern Research

Cedars-Sinai Gastroenterology Pioneer Honored for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Stephan R. Targan, MD, a pioneering physician and researcher in gastroenterology, has been awarded the Sherman Prize for groundbreaking work in the understanding and treatment of debilitating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Video available at http:...

– Cedars-Sinai

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Two NYU School of Medicine Researchers Awarded New Pew Research Prizes

A research team at NYU School of Medicine and its Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine is one of six from across the United States to receive newly established innovation funds from the Pew Charitable Trusts’ biomedical programs.

– NYU Langone Health

Sandia Labs Wins 5 Regional Technology Transfer Awards

Sandia National Laboratories won five awards from the 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies.

– Sandia National Laboratories

American Society of Anesthesiologists and CAE Healthcare launch first-of-its-kind interactive simulation product, Anesthesia SimSTAT – Trauma

Anesthesia providers have been unable to improve their education and management of anesthetic emergencies in a virtual online environment, on-demand, from a simple laptop – until now. Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and CAE ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2017: The Intersection of Basic Science and Clinical Care: The Future of Personalized Nephrology

Washington, DC (September 20, 2017)—The world’s largest gathering of kidney health professionals will join forces in New Orleans from October 31–November 5, 2017, and serve as a major forum for the dissemination of advances in basic, clinical, ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

UAB Adopts Innovative Imaging Agent to Improve Detection of Certain Bladder Cancers

A blue-light cystoscopy may detect certain bladder cancer tumors more than the use of standard white-light diagnostic testing.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Engineering Professor Receives NSF Fellowship Through New Initiative

The National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, announced Wednesday that Lauren Greenlee, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will receive a fellowship award of $267,507 to continue her w...

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2017 at 10:00 ET

NYU College of Dentistry Approved for $13 Million Research Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

A research team at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has been approved for a $13.3 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study cavity prevention, quality of life, and school perfor...

– New York University

Susan Burke Introduced as New President of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

Chicago (Sept. 20, 2017): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) elected Susan Burke, MA RN CPNP CPHON®, to serve as President for the 2017-2019 term. Burke officially took office at the recent 41st Annual APHON Conference a...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Jami Gattuso as the 2017 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Chicago (Sep. 20, 2017): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON® with the 2017 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Gattuso received her award at the 41st APHON Annual Conferen...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Dianne Fochtman as the winner of the 2017 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award

Chicago (Sep. 20, 2017): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Dianne Fochtman, PhD RN CPNP CHPPN CPON® with the 2017 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award. This award was presented to Fochtman at the 41st Annual ...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Amy Haskamp, MSN CNS RN CPON® winner of the 2017 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award

Chicago (Sep. 20, 2017): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded this year’s Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award to Amy Haskamp, MSN CNS RN CPON®. Haskamp was presented with this award at the 41st Annual APHON ...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

APHON Announces the 2017 Membership Award Winners at its 41st Annual Conference

Chicago (Sep. 20, 2017) The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2017 APHON Membership Awards at its 41st Annual Conference and Exhibit, held August 17-19 in Palm Springs, CA. APHON Membership Aw...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Introducing CareSpot Urgent Care | Orlando Health

Partnership transaction between CareSpot Urgent Care and Orlando Health is official

– Orlando Health

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Earns Accreditation From CEO Roundtable on Cancer

The Johns Hopkins Hospital will join the ranks of more than 200 organizations that have been accredited as CEO Cancer Gold Standard employers by meeting standards of excellence in cancer prevention, early detection and quality care for their employee...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Charities Unite to Award $2.5m for Breast and Prostate Cancer Research

Leading Australian cancer researcher Professor Wayne Tilley has today been presented with a $2.5 million Breast & Prostate Cancer Linkage Grant, thanks to a groundbreaking collaboration between the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and the Mov...

– University of Adelaide

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ISPOR Undertakes Competencies Initiative for the Field of Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR announced a new initiative that is focused on the competencies necessary for professionals working in the field of health economics and outcomes research—the ISPOR Health Economics and Outcomes Research Competencies Framework™.

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

HHMI Selects 15 Hanna Gray Fellows to Support Diversity in Science

HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as the first group of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows. The 2018 Hanna Gray Fellows competition is now open, with applications due on January 10, 2018.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

The American Heart Association Partners with Penn Medicine for Three Year Healthy Living Campaign

Today in Philadelphia, Penn Medicine has deepened its commitment to the American Heart Association by announcing a three-year pledge as the market’s first ever Life is Why sponsor. The American Heart Association and Penn Medicine are dedicated to ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

$2.3m Grant to Fund New Direction in Autism Spectrum Disorders Research at KU

Study will define motor deficits in autism spectrum disorders from childhood through adulthood. The long-term goal to learn about the causes of both motor and related behavioral issues to develop more objective, biologically based targets for treatme...

– University of Kansas, Life Span Institute


CPRIT Awards $34M to UTSW for Cancer Research, Recruitment

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded UT Southwestern researchers more than $34 million for cancer research and faculty recruitment, including support for programs in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, ...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Transformative Gift from The Munk Charitable Foundation Propels the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre into the Future, Cementing its Role as a Global Leader in Cardiovascular Care

University Health Network (UHN) announced today that The Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation is increasing its support to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) with a transformative gift of $100 million.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Breakthrough Health-Tech Companies Get Boost to Transform Healthcare

Cedars-Sinai today launched its third health-tech accelerator class with 10 startups whose innovative technologies aim to transform the delivery and quality of healthcare. The companies were selected for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techst...

– Cedars-Sinai

UofL Gastroenterology Researcher Receives $4 Million From NIH for Innovative Liver Research

UofL gastroenterologist Matthew Cave, M.D., believes that chemicals we breathe, consume or come in contact with in the environment may be contributing to liver disease. He has been awarded $4 million by the NIEHS to explore the effects of environment...

– University of Louisville


New Initiative Creates Scalable Solutions to Improve Care of Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Teva and Mount Sinai Health System pursue new models to reduce cost and complexity of care

– Mount Sinai Health System

Study Ranks Rush No. 4 Among 107 Leading U.S. Academic Medical Centers

Rush University Medical Center ranked fourth among 107 leading academic medical centers in the United States, up from fifth last year, in a national study conducted by the health care services company Vizient. It is the fifth consecutive time Rush ha...

– Rush University Medical Center

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Boasts More Than 200 “Top Doctors,” the Most Among Pediatric Medical Facilities in the Region

LOS ANGELES – Pasadena Magazine released its tenth annual Top Doctors issue for 2017, which distinguishes more than 200 physicians with privileges at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), ranked among the best pediatric academic medical centers i...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles





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