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16-Oct-2017


New Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology Presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Orlando, FL (October 16, 2017) – More than 5,000 gastroenterologists and other health care professionals from nearly 70 countries around the world will convene at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL for the World Congress of Gastroen...

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Flu Vaccine Failed to Protect Young Leukemia Patients During Cancer Treatment

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators said the results reinforce the importance of hand washing and other measures to help protect vulnerable patients from influenza infections.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Journal of Pediatrics, October 16, 2017.

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


Dr. Irving Pike Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Orlando, FL (October 16, 2017)—Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, a physician hospital executive and expert on endoscopic quality indicators, was elected by the membership as the 2017-2018 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a natio...

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Is Rushing Your Child to the ER the Right Response?

If a child gets a small burn, starts choking or swallows medication, parents may struggle to decide whether to provide first aid at home or rush them to the hospital, suggests a new national poll.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

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


Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention, Study Finds

As hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive equipment. A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently found that a daily five-minute conversation that focused on ...

– University of Virginia Health System

Family Medicine; 9R01 HD058305-11A1


A Dietary Supplement Dampens the Brain Hyperexcitability Seen in Seizures or Epilepsy

Inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models. These results represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Neuroscience; NS076312 ; NS095568


Scientists Led by Mount Sinai and Sema4 Identify Biomarker for Progression and Drug Response in Brain Cancer

Accurately subtyping glioblastoma tumors could lead to diagnostics and precision therapy

– Mount Sinai Health System


Boston Run for the Warriors® Supports Wounded Service Members, Veterans and Families

ASA and Hope For The Warriors® host 5K run/walk

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting


How Many Opioid Painkillers Do Surgery Patients Need? New Prescribing Recommendations Unveiled

Surgeons performing 11 common operations can turn to a free new prescribing tool based on data about how many opioid painkillers patients across Michigan actually took after their operations.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

includes video

15-Oct-2017


One in Five Witness Someone Collapse Who Requires CPR but the Majority Do Not Act

An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the majority of people do not act, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation. Researchers at the University of Warwick carried out ...

– University of Warwick

Embargo expired on 15-Oct-2017 at 19:05 ET

13-Oct-2017


Spit for Science: When “N’s” Are More than Human Guinea Pigs

Sometimes scientists do not see the value of sharing their knowledge and expertise with non-scientists and members of the public may believe that researchers enjoy a rarefied existence. This critical review addresses the important, yet limited gap th...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 13-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET


Higher Dose of Vitamin D Increases Bone Density in Premature Babies

Results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center study published in the Oct. 10 issue of PLOS ONE, found if the standard supplementation of 400 IUs of vitamin D is increased to 800 IUs daily there are reductions in the number of premature and prete...

– University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

PLOS ONE


Model Predicts How E. coli Bacteria Adapt Under Stress

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has applicat...

– University of California San Diego

PNAS, Oct-2017; GM102098; GM057089; NNF10CC1016517


New Study Demonstrates Importance of Studying Sleep and Eating in Tandem

A new study from scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger.

– Scripps Research Institute

Sleep, Oct. 2017; Nature Protocols, Oct. 2017; R01AG045036; R21DK092735


Worms Reveal Secrets of Aging

Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Health System have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and mammals. In a Nature Communications study published...

– Case Western Reserve University

Mt. Sinai Healthcare Scholarship from Mt. Sinai Healthcare Foundation; Tom F. Peterson (T.F.P. Lab).; T32GM007250; F30AG054237 ; K01DK104922 ; T32HL105338; T32GM007250...


Insight Into the Challenges and Contributions of Nurse Bioethicists

In an essay about her career trajectory and clinical, educational, and research experiences that shaped her career goals, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Lillian S. Brunner Chair in Medical and Su...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine


Scientists Unveil ‘Roadmap’ to Aid Osteoporosis Treatment Development

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a molecular model that may provide a new framework for improving the design of osteoporosis treatments.

– Scripps Research Institute

Nature Communication, Oct. 2017


MTSA Offers Solutions to Combat National Opioid Epidemic

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) announced it is expanding efforts to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after surgery.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


What’s Making You Sick: An in-Depth Look at Food-Borne Illnesses

A UAB Infectious Diseases physician discusses bacteria found in food-borne illnesses and why you should wash your hands.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

12-Oct-2017


Few Patients Hospitalized with Acute Kidney Injury Receive Recommended Follow-Up Care

• Most surveyed Canadian kidney specialists recommended follow-up kidney evaluations for the majority of patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury. • Real-world practice showed that only a minority of such patients in Alberta currently rece...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 12-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET


A Liquid Biopsy for Retinoblastoma

A recent study by a team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Medicine of USC, provides proof of concept for a safe and effective way to derive genetic information from a retinoblastoma tumor.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Medicine of USC

JAMA - Oct 12, 2017

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


Immune Response to Ovarian Cancer May Predict Survival, Mayo-Led Study Finds

A group of international cancer researchers led by investigators from Mayo Clinic and University of New South Wales Sydney has found that the level of a type of white blood cell, called tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, present in the tumors of patient...

– Mayo Clinic

JAMA Oncology

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


Johns Hopkins Scientists Develop Experimental “Nano-Chemo” Particle to Treat Bladder Cancer

Working with mice and rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Clinical Cancer Research; 10.1158/1078-0432


Johns Hopkins Scientists Help Show Links Between Genes, Body Tissues

A research team is assessing how a person’s genetic profile affects his body. The results could help show how individual genetic differences contribute to disease and guide treatments for heritable disorders such as Alzheimer’s, high cholesterol ...

– Johns Hopkins University

Nature, Oct-12-2017; Nature, Oct-12-2017; MH109905; HG008150; HG007436; HG009080; MH101814


Whole Genome Sequencing Identifies New Genetic Signature for Autism

An analysis of the complete genomes of 2,064 people reveals that multiple genetic variations could contribute to autism. The work suggests that scanning whole genomes may one day be useful for clinical diagnostics.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Cell


Choosing Between Work and Breastfeeding in Haiti

New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability for exclusive breastfeeding, a health issue that could be rectified with social support, research...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Maternal & Child Nutrition


3-D Packaging of DNA Regulates Cell Identity

A new study suggests that the ability of a stem cell to differentiate into cardiac muscle (and by extension other cell types) depends on what portions of the genome are available for activation, which is controlled by the location of DNA in a cell’...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell; RO1 HL131611, R01 HL071546, K08 HL119553

includes video


New Protein Study Broadens Knowledge of Molecular Basis for Disease

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame are one step closer to unraveling the mystery of how intrinsically disordered proteins work, according to new research published in Science.

– University of Notre Dame

Science


Public Health Study Reveals Shortcomings Among CMS Elementary Students

Public Health Sciences Professor Beth Racine and a team of scholars evaluated the outcomes of Achieve 225, a program designed to promote physical activity and nutrition in schools.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Autism & Innovation Center Established to Help People with ASD Find Meaningful Work

Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find meaningful and gainful employment while enhancing local business innovation. That is the purpose of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Autism & Innovation (VCAI). The new...

– Vanderbilt University

Research Corporation for Science Advancement SEED award; National Science Foundation convergence award

includes video


First Atomic Structure From UTSW’s Cryo-EM Facility

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Nature


'Liquid Armor' Toughens Spacesuits

The technology, shear thickening fluid, permeates fabrics and layers of material and actually gets stronger when it is struck with increasing force, making the material highly puncture and ballistic-resistant. The nanocomposite material, sometimes c...

– University of Delaware

includes video


Scientist Builds LEGO Ohio Stadium, Sells Seats to Benefit Heart Research

A passion for LEGO toys is now a fun way to raise money for heart research at The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center.

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Thriving at Home: One Year After a Marathon Surgery to Separate Them, Formerly Conjoined Twins Jadon and Anias McDonald “Achieve New Milestones Every Day”

October 14 marks one year since complete separation of Jadon and Anias McDonald at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore

– Montefiore Health System


UAB Hosts Blood Equality Medical Advisory Board to Discuss Changes in Current Blood Donation Policy Regarding Gay Men

Leaders in HIV research and treatment gather at UAB to address laws that prohibit gay men from donating blood.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Largest-Ever Study to Look at Maternal Nitrate Consumption and Birth Outcomes

A group of international researchers will conduct the largest-ever study of the effects of maternal consumption of nitrate-contaminated drinking water on birth outcomes among approximately one million babies born in Denmark.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Mental Health Initiative at University of Rhode Island About Keeping Each Other Well

rovides participants with mental health literacy on more common illnesses such as During a daylong training, the program provides participants with mental health literacy on anxiety, depression and substance abuse, while also educating them about bip...

– University of Rhode Island


Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic

Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic

– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

includes video


Hackensack Meridian Health Teaching Kitchen Celebrated Grand Re-Opening to Promote Nutrition and Healthy Eating

On Wednesday, September 27, Hackensack Meridian Health celebrated the grand re-opening of a teaching kitchen located within the Meridian Fitness & Wellness Center in Hazlet, N.J. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and cooking demonstration. As part of th...

Expert Available

– Hackensack Meridian Health

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs


Chiropractors Oppose “Race to the Bottom” Health Plans as Proposed by President

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) opposes action taken earlier today by the White House, which directs various federal agencies to develop regulations that could strip state laws that protect patients’ access to chiropractic and other vit...

– American Chiropractic Association

MedWire Announcements


Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Launch Unique Cancer Care Collaboration

Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital, a new cancer care collaboration that will integrate MSK medical and radiation oncologists and care practices with the existing cance...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 06:00 ET


NEPIN Appoints Tina Lear as National Program Director

The National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative hires Tina Lear as National Program Director

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)


Philadelphia Physician Sworn in as 168th President of The Pennsylvania Medical Society

During a ceremony in Hershey, Pa., Theodore Christopher, MD, became the next president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

– Pennsylvania Medical Society

Embargo expired on 14-Oct-2017 at 19:00 ET


American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of Third Annual SCOPYs: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence

Orlando, FL (October 13, 2017) – The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the 2017 SCOPY Awards (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence) to recognize the achievements of ACG...

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Embargo expired on 13-Oct-2017 at 08:00 ET


Dr. Douglas L. Fraker to Chair Rutgers/RWJBarnabas Surgical Services

A renowned endocrine and oncologic surgeon with decades of NIH-funded research experience and one of the largest endocrine surgery practices in the country has joined Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as chair of the Department of Surgery.

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


American Thyroid Association: Presentations at 87th Annual Meeting Regarding Surgical and Alternative Treatments

In addition to the major speeches and awards at the ATA's 87th Annual Meeting, a variety of smaller presentations will be accessible to attendees in the form of posters and oral abstracts.

– American Thyroid Association

87th Annual Meeting Regarding Surgical and Alternative Treatments, October 18‒22, 2017


American Thyroid Association: Presentations at 87th Annual Meeting Regarding Medications and Their Effects

In addition to the major talks and awards at ATA's 87th Annual Meeting, a variety of scientific and clinical presentations will be accessible to attendees in the form of posters and oral abstracts.

– American Thyroid Association

87th Annual Meeting Regarding Surgical and Alternative Treatments, October 18‒22, 2017


Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences Wins AAMC Award for Resource Sharing

The Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences has been awarded second prize in the 2017 Sharing Research Resources Award by the American Association of Medical Colleges. According to the AAMC, “award winners demonstrate successful sharing of research...

– Case Western Reserve University

Sharing Resources Webinar


AACC Elects New Leaders to Serve in 2018

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that Carmen L. Wiley, PhD, DABCC, FACB, has been elected to serve on the AACC Board of Directors as preside...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


Globus Expands Data Services to Accelerate Secure Cancer Research

With a $4.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, the University of Chicago’s Globus and leading cancer researchers at University of Chicago Medicine will build new protected cancer research networks that enable collaborations while kee...

– Computation Institute


Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary Gala at Ellis Island

Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce its 20th Anniversary Gala, honoring Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc., will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 6 p.m. – 11:30 ...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Penn Researchers Receive $6.4M in NIH Funding to Create Center to Transform Mental Health Services through Behavioral Economics and Implementation Science

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will receive $6.4 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to create a new center to improve mental health service delivery through behavio...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


AANEM Welcomes New President Dr. Eric J. Sorenson

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is pleased to announce the selection of Eric J. Sorenson, MD, as President of the Board of Directors for 2017-2018.

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)


Stand Up To Cancer awards $5.5 million to VARI for cancer clinical trials to enhance immunotherapy

Van Andel Research Institute–Stand Up To Cancer Epigenetics Dream Team scientists have been awarded two grants totaling nearly $5.5 million to pursue clinical trials of epigenetic drugs to enhance tumor response to immunotherapy.

– Van Andel Research Institute


Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD to be Presented with the TCT 2017 Career Achievement Award

Internationally renowned cardiologist, Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD, will be presented with the TCT Career Achievement Award on Monday, October 30th during the 29th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Denver, Colorado. TCT is the...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)


TCT 2017 Master Clinical Operator Award to Be Presented to Alec Vahanian, MD

The Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Clinical Operator Award will be presented to Alec Vahanian, MD, in a ceremony on October 31st at the 29th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Denver, Colorado. TCT is the annual scientific sym...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)


MD Anderson Team Selected for National Push to Expand Immunotherapy

A major national effort to expand the reach of cancer immunotherapy to benefit more patients will draw upon the expertise of a team of researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


Funded by $21.4 Million Grant, New NAU Research Center Will Address Health Disparities Across Southwest

Professors Julie Baldwin and Diane Stearns will lead the project, which focuses on increasing NAU's basic research capacity to address health disparities among the region's underserved populations.

– Northern Arizona University


The Office of Public Health Practice Is Now the Center for Public Health Workforce Development

The Rutgers School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, has changed its name to the Center for Public Health Workforce Development.

– Rutgers School of Public Health


Perioperative Surgical Home Endorsed by American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care’s ability to significantly improve patient care, quality and reduce costs, has been endorsed by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabil...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Jefferson and Monell Center Sign Letter of Intent to Merge

Leadership at Jefferson and the Monell Center announced today the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to move forward with discussions of merging the two organizations.

– Monell Chemical Senses Center

Embargo expired on 12-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET


Centers for Wound Healing at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center, Jersey Shore Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center Garner Awards

The Centers for Wound Healing at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, N.J., Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J. and Ocean Medical Center in Brick, N.J. are excited to receive a Center of Excellence award and to have been named Cent...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


University of Rhode Island Nursing Students to Provide Caregiver Respite

Students visit the home and provide whatever assistance caregivers need or simply sitting with a patient so the caregiver can break away for a short time.

– University of Rhode Island


University of Rhode Island Professor Named Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

Ginette Ferszt was selected for her pioneering and significant contributions regarding the health needs and disparities facing incarcerated women and working to end the practice of shackling pregnant athletes during labor and delivery.

– University of Rhode Island


Team Physicians Announced for Detroit Pistons

Henry Ford Health System has announced that Vasilios (Bill) Moutzouros, M.D., and Ramsey Shehab, M.D., of its Department of Orthopedic Surgery will serve as team physicians for the Detroit Pistons.

– Henry Ford Health System


Lawmakers Participate in Bleeding Control Training Hosted by American College of Surgeons on Capitol Hill

Nearly 40 members of Congress received training today from surgeon members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in how to stop potentially life-threatening bleeding.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

MedWire Higher Education Events


“Lobos Love Pink” Game Honors Breast Cancer Fighters and Survivors

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The University of New Mexico Lobos and UNM Cancer Center are sponsoring the “Lobos Love Pink” Football game on Friday, October 20, 2017.

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Half a Million Girls & Women in the United States at Risk

An October 19 panel discussion at Milken Institute School of Public Health will help raise awareness and support for prevention of FGM/C

– George Washington University

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