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Fred Hutch Studies Advance Methods to Avert Toxicity That Can Accompany Immunotherapy

Two new papers from researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center provide the most comprehensive data yet reported on side effects of the emerging cancer immunotherapy strategy known as CAR T-cell therapy.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Cancer Discovery, Oct. 12, 2017

Embargo expired on 12-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


Study: Risk Factors on Rise Among People with Stroke

Despite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors for stroke. The study is published in the O...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 11-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET

Discovery of Peripheral Neuropathy Cause Suggests Potential Preventive Measures

In discovering how certain chemotherapy drugs cause the nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a potential approach to preventing this common and troublesome side effect of cancer treatment...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Embargo expired on 11-Oct-2017 at 13:00 ET

Esophageal Cancer “Cell of Origin” Identified

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.

– Columbia University Medical Center

Nature, October 11, 2017

Embargo expired on 11-Oct-2017 at 13:00 ET

Mitochondrial DNA Could Predict Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death, Heart Disease

Johns Hopkins researchers report that the level, or “copy number,” of mitochondrial DNA—genetic information stored not in a cell’s nucleus but in the body’s energy-creating mitochondria—is a novel and distinct biomarker that is able to pr...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

European Heart Journal; JAMA Cardiology; R01HL131573, P30AG021334, R01HL131573, R01HL111267, R01HL116747

Embargo expired on 11-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET

Norovirus Evades Immune System by Hiding Out in Rare Gut Cells

A new mouse study found that, even in immunized animals, noroviruses can escape the immune system and still spread by hiding out in an extremely rare type of cell in the gut.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Immunity; NIDDK T32-DK007066, NIDDK P30DK050306, U01-AI-095608, U19 AI AI082630, P01 AI AI112521, K08-DK097301

Embargo expired on 11-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET

Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families Exposed to Fewer Adverse Experiences Than Those in U.S.-Native Families, New Study Finds

A new study of national survey information gathered on more than 12,000 Hispanic children from immigrant and U.S.-native families found that although they experience more poverty, those from immigrant families reported fewer exposures to such adverse...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Pediatrics; HRSATOBHP28574

Study Shows High Rate of Chronic Pain in Homeless Older Adults

Almost half of older homeless adults are believed to suffer from longstanding chronic pain, mostly associated with post-traumatic stress syndrome, arthritis and physical abuse, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the A...

– American Pain Society

The Journal of Pain

World's "Better" Countries Have Higher Rates of Cancer

The world's "better" countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's "worse off" countries, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

– University of Adelaide

Evolutionary Applications

Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure Strikes Black Women Twice as Often as Those of Other Races

African American women were found to be twice as likely to be diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy as compared to women of Caucasian, Hispanic/Latina, Asian, and other ethnic backgrounds, according to a new study—the largest of its kind—publi...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JAMA Cardiology

Deciphering Biological Meaning from an Atlas of Gene Expression Across 42 Tissue Types

Finding new clues about the molecular origins of disease is the goal for a comprehensive atlas of variation in gene expression.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature; Nature Genetics; R01MH101822

Crystallizing Discovery on a Key Target for Cancer Drugs

Yale Cancer Center scientists now have made a fundamental discovery about EGFR signaling, reported in the journal Cell, that may open the potential for new types of cancer drugs.

– Yale Cancer Center


Autism Prevalence and Socioeconomic Status: What’s the Connection?

Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

American Journal of Public Health; UR3/CCU523235, UR3/DD000078, UR3/DD000677; P30HD03352, U54 HD090256

TSRI Chemists Use Modified DNA Nucleotides to Create New Materials

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have demonstrate that they can repurpose DNA to create new substances with possible medical applications.

– Scripps Research Institute

Angewandte Chemie, Oct. 2017; N66001-14-2-4052

Intermountain Healthcare Researchers Launch Major Three-Year Genomics Breast Cancer Study

Goal of new Intermountain Healthcare genomics study is to show whether screening patients for the presence of circulating tumor DNA, known as ctDNA, can successfully detect breast cancer using a blood draw.

– Intermountain Medical Center

New NIH grant Will Study Alcohol’s Effects on the Nervous System

Michigan Technological University is leading a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) study to understand alcohol’s effects on sleep, blood pressure and brain activity

– Michigan Technological University


Temple University Project Creates Cardboard Adaptations for Kids with Disabilities

Adaptive Design Greater Philadelphia, spearheaded by Temple’s Institute on Disabilities and funded by a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is helping to improve the lives of children with paralysis.

– Temple University

UTSW/THR Study Investigates Fitness of Obese Children

A study underway at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine is investigating the respiratory effects of obesity in children, including obese children who may be misdiagnosed with asthma.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®; Chest Journal

Mayo Debuts Doctoral Research Training in Regenerative Medicine

Seeking to spur development of innovative medical breakthroughs, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has started one of the nation’s first doctoral (Ph.D.) research training programs in regenerative sciences.

– Mayo Clinic

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Add Topics, Increase Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Scenarios

Radiologists can enhance the quality and effectiveness of care with the newest release of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®. The latest edition covers 178 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics with 890 clinical variants. Diagnostic ...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

Engineering Staff Hold Back Hurricane Harvey to Save Ben Taub Hospital

With over 26 inches of rain and high winds in a 24-hour-span, engineering and facility management staff faced the biggest challenge of their career--keeping Hurricane Harvey at bay to protect the operations of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital...

– Harris Health System

Liquid Biopsy, Molecular Testing vs. Reimbursement: A Personal Story

Dr. Rogerio Lilenbaum, a board member of NCCN and Chief Medical Officer of Smilow Cancer Hospital at the Yale Cancer Center said that for nonsmall-cell lung cancer, both panel testing and liquid biopsies are appropriate.

– Yale Cancer Center

The Medical Minute: Arthritis Can Affect Children, Too

When most people think of arthritis, they picture the knobby knuckles, inflamed joints or aching back of an older person. But more than 300,000 children suffer from chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Study Shows Epidurals Don’t Slow Labor

Research led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) demonstrated that epidural medication had no effect on the duration of the second stage of labor, normal vaginal delivery rate, incidence of episiotomy, the position of the fe...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET

Common Acid Reflux Medications Promote Chronic Liver Disease

Approximately 10 percent of Americans take a proton pump inhibitor drug to relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn and acid reflux. That percentage can be much higher for people with chronic liver disease. Researchers at University of California San D...

– University of California San Diego Health

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2017 at 05:00 ET

How Fever in Early Pregnancy Causes Heart, Facial Birth Defects

Researchers have known for decades that fevers in the first trimester of pregnancy increase risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate. Exactly how this happens is unclear. Duke researchers now have evidence in...

– Duke Health

Science Signaling; 16GRNT30980012, NIMH R01MH096979, NHLBI R21HL122759, NIBIB P41EB015897, K12HD043494, T32HD043728

Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET

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Biomarkers of Low Ovarian Reserve May Not Predict Fertility as Previously Thought

UNC-Chapel Hill has a new study in JAMA that challenges long-held practices of testing AMH and FSH levels to predict reproductive potential.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of the American Medical Association

Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET

Moffitt Researchers Discover New Targets for Approved Cancer Drug

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2017) – Developing new drugs to treat cancer can be a painstaking process taking over a decade from start to Food and Drug Administration approval. Scientists are trying to develop innovative strategies to identify and test ne...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Nature Chemical Biology; R01 CA181746; F99 CA212456; P50 CA119997; P30 CA076292

Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET

Researchers Identify Gene That Influences Nicotine Dependence

Discovery creates the possibility for new research in addiction treatment

– RTI International

Molecular Psychiatry

In Global First, Penn Using Glowing Tumor Dye to Identify Cancerous Lymph Nodes

Surgeons at Penn Medicine are using a fluorescent dye that makes cancerous cells glow in hopes of identifying suspicious lymph nodes during head and neck cancer procedures. Led by Jason G. Newman, MD, FACS, an associate professor of Otorhinolaryngolo...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

1F32CA210409; R01 CA193556

Areas of Glioblastoma Tumors Correlate with Separate Subtypes of Glioma Stem Cells, Respond Better to Combination Treatment

Study in journal Nature Medicine demonstrates, for the first time, that glioblastoma (GBM) is driven by two distinct subsets of cancer stem cells. Moreover, each subtype of glioma stem cells is driven by distinct transcriptional programs for growth ...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Nature Medicine

State Laws Requiring Autism Coverage by Private Insurers Led to Increases in Autism Care

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that the enactment of state laws mandating coverage of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was followed by sizeable increases in insurer-covered ASD care and a...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH096848); Health Affairs

Children with ADHD Likely to Have Touch-Processing Abnormalities

Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are likely to also have trouble with touch (tactile) processing. A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and det...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Journal of Neurophysiology

Physician’s Near-Death Patient Experience Chronicled in Memoir, Inspired Campaign to Boost More Effective Communication

A Henry Ford Hospital physician whose near-death patient experience inspired an organizational campaign to help health professionals communicate more effectively with patients has chronicled her story in a captivating memoir.

– Henry Ford Health System

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Better ‘Mini Brains’ Could Help Scientists Identify Treatments for Zika-Related Brain Damage

UCLA researchers have developed an improved technique for creating simplified human brain tissue from stem cells. Because these so-called “mini brain organoids” mimic human brains in how they grow and develop, they’re vital to studying complex ...

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

Cell Reports

Bright Light Therapy at Midday Helped Patients with Bipolar Disorder

CHICAGO - Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern Medicine study found.

– Northwestern University

American Journal of Psychiatry

Hibernating Ribosomes Help Bacteria Survive

In the second of two high-profile articles published in recent weeks, SLU scientist Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D, continues to uncover the secrets of how ribosomes hibernate under stressful conditions.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Nature Communications

$420,000 Grant Funds Study on What Makes Humans Susceptible to Zika

A Texas researcher has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) to study the mosquito-borne virus Zika. With the NIAID grant, Wu and his colleagues at Texas Tech University Health Scien...

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

How to Treat a First-Degree, Minor Burn

According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, first-degree burns are very common and frequently occur after one accidentally touches a hot stove, curling iron or hair straightener. Sunburn can also be a first-degree burn. Unli...

– American Academy of Dermatology

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Johns Hopkins Surgeons Perform First Real-Time Image Guided Spine Surgery

Surgeons at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have for the first time used a real-time, image-guided robot to insert screws into a patient’s spine. With last week’s surgery, Johns Hopkins joins the growing number of hospitals in the United States that o...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Does Chronic Inflammation Contribute to PCOS?

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $3 million federal grant to study the effects of inflammation on polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will look at the role of inflammation in...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Powered by Chemo: Patient with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Tackles Ironman Triathlon

Despite a diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer and ongoing chemotherapy, Mike Levine boarded a plane this past weekend destined for Kona, Hawaii, where he will compete in one of the most grueling of physical competitions: the Ironman World Champio...

– University of California San Diego Health

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Moffitt Cancer Center HPV Expert Kicked Off EUROGIN Conference

Anna Giuliano, Ph.D., director of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Center for Infection Research in Cancer, delivered the opening keynote address at the 2017 European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia (EUROGIN) International Multidisc...

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– Moffitt Cancer Center


French Study Identifies New Risk Factors for Fecal Incontinence in Spina Bifida Patients

In the November 2017 issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Dr. Charlène Brochard and her colleagues from a spina bifida referral center in Rennes, France, report on the frequency of intestinal problems in 26- to 45-year-old patients with spina ...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum

Embargo expired on 09-Oct-2017 at 10:00 ET

More Nurses Are Earning Bachelor’s Degrees, But Likely Will Not Reach 2020 Goal

The proportion of front-line nurses with bachelor’s degrees in U.S. hospitals increased from 44 percent in 2004 to 57 percent in 2013, but will fall short of a national goal to reach 80 percent by 2020, finds a new study by NYU Rory Meyers College ...

– New York University

Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Oct 9, 2017

Embargo expired on 09-Oct-2017 at 10:00 ET

Novel Treatment Causes Cancer to Self-Destruct Without Affecting Healthy Cells

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. The new treatment approach, described in today’s issue of Cancer Cell, was directed ag...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cancer Cell; R01CA178394

Embargo expired on 09-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET

includes video

Liquid Biopsy May Be New Way to Detect Liver Cancer Earlier, Easier

An international team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues at Sun Yet-sun University Cancer Center and other collaborating institutions, have developed a new diagnostic and ...

– University of California San Diego Health

Nature Materials

Embargo expired on 09-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET

Alzheimer’s Gene Poses Both Risk — and Benefits

Scientists drilling down to the molecular roots of Alzheimer’s disease have encountered a good news/bad news scenario. The bad news is that in the early stages of the disease, high-risk TREM2 variants can hobble the immune system’s ability to pro...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 09-Oct-2017 at 15:00 ET

Imaging a Killer

Huntington’s disease is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by mutations in one specific gene called huntingtin (Htt). Now, for the first time, an international team of researchers has uncovered a detailed structural desc...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of the American Chemical Society

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Farsighted Children Struggle with Attention, Study Finds

Farsighted preschoolers and kindergartners have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Optometry and Vision Science

Combination Treatment Targeting Glucose in Advanced Brain Cancer Shows Promising Results in Preclinical Study

UCLA scientists have discovered a potential combination treatment for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer in adults. The three-year study led by Dr. David Nathanson, a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, found that the ...

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

Nature Medicine

Moving Toward a Pay-for-Value Model of Prescription Drug Pricing

One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher. How do Americans get better value for their health care dollars?One answer may be novel pricing models tha...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

New Research Allows Preservation of Therapeutics in Adverse Conditions

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have demonstrated a significant advancement in the preservation of certain kinds of therapeutics in a portable, stable, and heat resistant form that is ideal for applications in remote or challe...

– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Journal of the Royal Society Interface, April 26, 2017

Gene Identified That May Provide Potential Therapy for Cerebral Cavernous Malformations

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with national collaborators, have identified a series of molecular clues to understanding the formation of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs). The study offers the first genom...

– University of California San Diego Health

Journal of Experimental Medicine

P53 “Master Switch” Remains Top Target in Gene Signaling Network Controlling Cancer Suppression

“People have always been after the silver bullet against cancer and there are few things that are as relevant across cancer types as p53. Now the question is what is the best approach to harness it,” says senior author Joaquin Espinosa, PhD.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Genome Research

Cells That Die with a Bang Contribute to High Death Rate in Bloodstream Infections

Cells lining blood vessels in the lungs that are exposed to bacterial toxins don’t die easy, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of Clinical Investigation

5 New Ways Health Care Providers Can Apply Individualized Medicine to Patient Care

Advancements in individualized medicine are offering health care providers new tools to quickly and accurately diagnose, treat, predict and, eventually, prevent disease.

– Mayo Clinic

Piecing Together the Puzzle of a Rare-Among-Rare Bone Disorder

About 850 people worldwide have been diagnosed with FOP in the last five decades. Contrast that to the fewer than 100 individuals with POH who have been identified around the world. POH is usually first noticed in babies with the appearance of small ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn Expands Endoscopy Services

Adam J. Goodman, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system, particularly diseases of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, colon, and rectum, as well as obstructions of the bile duct and GI tract.

– NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn

Celebrity-Endorsed “Natural” Hormone Therapies Aren’t What Many Women Think

A commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine calls for improved oversight and transparency for compounded bioidentical hormone therapies.

– University of California San Diego Health

JAMA Internal Medicine

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

Clean Power Plan Repeal is Irresponsible in the Face of Scientific Evidence: ATS

“The decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan flies in the face of scientific evidence of the dangers air pollution poses to public health, and we cannot keep silent on this,” said George Thurston, ScD, chair of the ATS Environmental Health Policy...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

MedWire Announcements

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™ is Now Complete, Providing Radiation Treatment Recommendations for All 41 Disease Sites

Completed compendium serves as the definitive source of radiation protocols for treatments used with nearly two-thirds of patients with cancer , and is available for free for a limited time.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Researchers Unveil the Most Advanced Driving Simulator in Canada and Unique in the World, Designed to Study the Effects of Human Conditions on Driving

In a national first, researchers from the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network have launched DriverLab, an underground, state-of-the-art research simulator, designed to study the impact of our health on driving per...

– University Health Network (UHN)

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NYU Langone Launches Office to Enhance Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health

NYU Langone office, with funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will help advance hospital efforts to work with communities on population health.

– NYU Langone Health

Myron Schwartz, MD, Honored With 2017 New York Physician of the Year Award from The American Liver Foundation’s Greater New York Division

Myron Schwartz, MD, the Henry Kaufmann Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Liver Surgery at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute, has been named as the 2017 Physician of the Year by the America...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Lighthouse Guild to Host Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Pisart Award Lecture

Lighthouse Guild will host the 2017 Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Award Luncheon and The Pisart Award Lecture and Reception at The University Club of New York, October 20-21, 2017.

– Lighthouse Guild

Acupuncture Could Ease Women’s Vulvar Pain

Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American women who experience genital pain.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Wolters Kluwer Publishes 14th Edition of Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing

Wolters Kluwer Health announces the release of the 14th edition of Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, a landmark resource preferred by instructors and students for its readability, engaging case studies and learning tools, w...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Mount Sinai Opens New Multi-Specialty Practice in Queens with Ribbon Cutting and Health Fair

The Mount Sinai Health System is opening a new state-of-the-art medical practice to serve the Rego Park/Forest Hills community.

– Mount Sinai Health System

NSU’s New M.D. College Receives Preliminary Accreditation; First Class to Start in 2018

The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Allopathic Medicine has received preliminary accreditation - a major milestone that allows the new medical school to accept an inaugural class of 50 students into its innovative and coveted Doctor of ...

– Nova Southeastern University

"Meeting of the Minds" Tackle Stroke

Stony Brook Medicine's eighth annual Meeting of the Minds: Stroke Symposium will be held on Friday, October 20, at the Charles B. Wang Center from 8 am to 12:30 pm.

– Stony Brook University

Meeting of the Minds: Stroke Symposium

CicloMed Announces FDA Clearance of IND Application for Ciclopirox Prodrug in the Treatment of Bladder Cancer

CicloMed LLC announced that its development candidate for non-muscle-invasive and muscle-invasive bladder cancer, Ciclopirox Prodrug, was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin human clinical trials. With this clearance, CicloMed p...

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Johns Hopkins Faculty to Speak at The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting

Faculty members speak at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Meeting in Boston.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting

Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2017 at 18:15 ET

Genentech CEO Bill Anderson and Philanthropist Bruce Ratner to Receive the Cancer Research Institute 2017 Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research

Cancer Research Institute will recognize Genentech and Bruce Ratner for their contributions to medical research, patient care, or public education in the fields of cancer immunology and immunotherapy.

– Cancer Research Institute

Educator, Researcher and Activist Susan Perry Inducted as Fellow into American Academy of Nursing

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Susan Perry, PhD, CRNA, ARNP, Col(ret), NC, USAF, was inducted as a 2017 fellow into the American Academy of Nursing during the Academy’s annual policy conference October 5-7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. ...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

CHKD, UVA Form Network to Enhance Pediatric Care in Virginia

University of Virginia Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters will establish a clinically integrated network (CIN) dedicated exclusively to improving children’s health. This CIN, the only one in Virginia designed specif...

– University of Virginia Health System

NYU Dentistry Receives $2.8 Million as Part of Multi-Center Study to Stop the Progression of Cavities in Children

The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effective...

– New York University

Jamey Marth Honored for Research Linking Glycans to Diabetes, Lupus, Sepsis

Jamey Marth, Ph.D., professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), is the 2017 recipient of the Society for Glycobiology’s Karl Meyer Award. The international award is given to well-established scientists with currently acti...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

SUNY Downstate Awarded $10 Million from National Institutes of Health

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has been awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to form a translational health disparities research program, with a focus on recruiting and training underrepresented minority scientists....

– SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Carl June, Sens. Blunt and Casey to Receive AACI Awards

The 2017 AACI Distinguished Scientist Award will be presented to Carl H. June, MD, and U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Bob Casey (D-PA) will receive the 2017 AACI Public Service Award at the Association of American Cancer Institutes’ annual meet...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

New Health Equity Research Center Established at UIC

Called the Center for Health Equity Research, or CHER, the new UIC center will investigate how various social structures and determinants contribute to the health of marginalized groups.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD – Nutrition and Metabolism Symposium

Internationally revered public health advocate on weight loss surgery and scientific research

– Obesity Society

Eat Right–Live Well! Supermarket Intervention Impact on Sales of Healthy Foods and Behavioral Impact Framework to Reduce Population Salt Consumption – JNEB’s Best Article and GEM

The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) announces the 2017 Best Article and Best Great Educational Material (GEM) awards, presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) 50th annual conference, “Honor the Past, E...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

GW Research Team Brings Zika Virus Vaccine Clinical Trial to Brazil Site

A research team at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences awarded over $2 million to participate in Zika vaccine trial in Brazil.

– George Washington University


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hosts 6th Annual SINAInnovations conference and Second Health Hackathon

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is preparing to host the 6th annual SINAInnovations conference, whose theme this year is “Cancer.”

– Mount Sinai Health System

6th Annual SINAInnovations, October 17-18

Anesthesia Provider Ladan Eshkevari Inducted into Elite Group of Nurse Leaders

The AAN is the Who's Who of nursing leaders but the pool of CRNAs is even smaller. There are less than 100 nurse anesthetists that have been inducted as a fellow of a little over 2000 nurses.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Pain Biology, Aging, and the Brain’s Reward System at Penn's 12th Annual Translational Medicine Symposium

The latest science in why pain afflicts people differently, precision medicine and brain disorders, and how the bat genome informs the study of human aging, among many other topics, will be covered.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine Genetics Researcher Receives 2017 NIH New Innovator Award

Hao Wu, PhD, an assistant professor of Genetics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These awards provide each recipient $1.5 million ove...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

$2.4M Grant Aids Exploration of Social Media to Reduce Indoor Tanning Behavior

A $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist will support the development and testing of a novel behavioral intervention delivered through the social media site Faceboo...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


MedWire Higher Education Events

Why Global Health Diplomacy Matters: Ambassador Jimmy Kolker On Lessons Learned from Recent Outbreaks

Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative welcomes Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, former assistant secretary for global affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

UNM Women’s Cancer Panel to Talk about Ending HPV Cancers

An expert panel on women’s cancers and human papillomavirus (HPV) will assemble at UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center on October 20, 2017. The panel features Shobha S. Krishnan, MD, FAAFP, Carolyn Y. Muller, MD, FACOG, and Cosette M. Wheeler, PhD

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center





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