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Indoor Tanning Dependency Common in Young Women, Especially In Those With Depression

A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women wit...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

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

MTSU Researchers Take Aim at Metastatic Breast Cancer

Lead researcher Iris Gao with the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research reports the isolation and identification of a new, patented compound, DMDD, from the root of the tropical star fruit tree, is helping treat this form of cancer.

– Middle Tennessee State University

Nanomedicine Researchers Target Disease at the Molecular Level

It’s truly small-scale work. But researchers in nanomedicine – the study, development and application of materials under 100 nanometers in size to diagnose and treat disease – are making some big-time advances.

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– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


Migraine Drug Commonly Used in ER May Not Be Best Option

A drug commonly used in hospital emergency rooms for people with migraine is substantially less effective than an alternate drug and should not be used as a first choice treatment, according to a study published in the October 18, 2017, online issue ...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


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

First Time Mums with an Epidural Who Lie Down on Their Side in Later Stages of Labour More Likely to Have a Normal Birth

Adopting a lying down position rather than being upright in the later stages of labour for first-time mothers who have had a low dose epidural leads to a higher chance of them delivering their baby without any medical intervention, a study has found....

– University of Birmingham

Embargo expired on 18-Oct-2017 at 18:30 ET

Eating Better Throughout Adult Years Improves Physical Fitness in Old Age, Suggests Study

People who have a healthier diet throughout their adult lives are more likely to be stronger and fitter in older age than those who don’t, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.

– University of Southampton

The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

Embargo expired on 18-Oct-2017 at 19:00 ET

Researchers Define Burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Using laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings w...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Clinical Infectious Diseases, Oct-2017

Mouse Studies Shed Light on How Protein Controls Heart Failure

A new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell, and may damage the way the heart pumps blood arou...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Circulation: Heart Failure; R01 HL 63038

Genetic Testing Recommended for Children Considered at Risk for Most Common Eye Cancer

Children who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counseling and testing as soon as possible to clarify risk for the disease. This is the consensus of leading ophthalmologists, pathologists and geneticists, who...

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)


New Findings Help Explain How Usher Syndrome Affects Vision and Hearing

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center utilized their Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) grants to make progress in characterizing the genetic and physiologic components of Usher syndrome—the most common cause of deaf-blindness.

– Research to Prevent Blindness

Nature Scientific Reports, Sept-2017

Research Examines Benefits of Palliative Care in Heart Failure Treatment

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC analyzed existing evidence and found that patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, despite evidence that such care i...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Oct-2017; K23-AG049930; R01-HL102084; R01-NR013665; P30-AG028741 ; K01-HL133466

New Findings Explain How UV Rays Trigger Skin Cancer

Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A fraction of those melanomas come from pre-existing moles, but the ...

– Cornell University

Cell Stem Cell

Study of Breastfeeding Difficulties Due to Obesity Informs Need for Targeted Interventions for Better Breastfeeding Outcomes

A study led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition, has found that delayed lactogenesis was more prevalent among women who were obese pre-pregnancy and t...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Journal of Human Lactation

'Pay for Performance' Incentives Are Hurting Hospital Finances in Mississippi Delta

Two Medicare "pay for performance" programs have contributed to declining financial performance by hospitals in the Mississippi Delta region, suggests a study in the November issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Medical Care

Brain Imaging Research in Premature Babies to Identify Biomarkers Linked to Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders

Investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is awarded $1.7 million by the NIH to study the impact of prematurity on brain development. The goal of the study is to develop biomarkers for early detection of risk for cognitive problems and behavi...

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute


Rare Cancer Linked with Textured Breast Implants May Be Underreported, Misunderstood

A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

– Penn State College of Medicine

JAMA Surgery

Elucidating the Role of Circulating Nutrients that Fuel Tumor Growth

Tumors acquire nutrition necessary for growth and survival from the body of the patient in which they reside. Although these nutrients are predominantly provided by the circulating blood supply, the knowledge of how they are used by tumors is incomp...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Nature, Oct-2017

Inflamed Support Cells Appear to Contribute to Some Kinds of Autism

Modeling the interplay between neurons and astrocytes derived from children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, say innate inflammation in the latter ap...

– University of California San Diego Health

Biological Psychiatry

Researchers Watch in Real Time as Fat-Encased Drug Nanoparticles Invade Skin Cells

Some anti-cancer drugs are encapsulated to allow gradual release, spreading their effect over a longer time. For example, one formulation of the chemotherapy doxorubicin ( the FDA-approved drug Doxil®) encloses molecules of the drug in fatty nano-sp...

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

ACS Nano


Youth Football: How Young Athletes Are Exposed to High-Magnitude Head Impacts

Researchers examined exposure to high-magnitude head impacts (accelerations greater than 40g) in young athletes, 9 to 12 years of age, during football games and practice drills to determine under what circumstances these impacts occur and how represe...

– Journal of Neurosurgery

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, October 17, 2017; R01NS094410

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

New Study: Nearly Half of U.S. Medical Care Comes From Emergency Rooms

Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In recent years, the percentage of care delivered by emergency departments has grown. ...

– University of Maryland School of Medicine

International Journal for Health Services

Embargo expired on 17-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET

New Neural Network Can Restore Diaphragm Function after Spinal Cord Injury

A team of neuroscientists has uncovered a neural network that can restore diaphragm function after spinal cord injury. The network allows the diaphragm to contract without input from the brain, which could help paralyzed spinal cord injury patients b...

– Case Western Reserve University

Cell Reports; DGE-0951783; NS101105; NS074199 ; NS085037 ; NS025713

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

Drug Yields High Response Rates for Lung Cancer Patients with Harsh Mutation

A targeted therapy resurrected by the Moon Shots Program™ at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has produced unprecedented response rates among patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer that carries a highly treatment-resis...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 17-Oct-2017 at 22:00 ET

Saving Hearts After a Heart Attack: Overexpression of a Cell-Cycle Activator Gene Enhances Repair of Dead Heart Muscle

Biomedical engineers report significant in repairing a damaged heart after a heart attack, using grafted heart-muscle cells to create a repair patch. The key was overexpressing a gene that activates the cell-cycle of the grafted muscle cells, so they...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Circulation Research; HL95077; HL114120; HL131017 ; HL134168

To Keep Saturn’s a Ring Contained, Its Moons Stand United

For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn’s moon Janus confined the planet’s A ring – the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over NASA’s Cassini mission data, Cornell astronomers now conclude that the te...

– Cornell University

Astrophysical Journal

A New Compound Targets Energy Generation, Thereby Killing Metastatic Cells

Prof. Uri Nir, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University, and his team have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets t...

– Bar-Ilan University

Nature Communications

New Research Opens the Door to ‘Functional Cure’ for HIV

Scientists have for the first time shown that a novel compound effectively suppresses production of the virus in chronically infected cells.

– Scripps Research Institute

Cell Reports, Oct. 2017; R01AI097012; R01AI118432; MH108179; AI-111899; 1UM1AI126619

Navigational View of the Brain Thanks to Powerful X-Rays

Imagine Google Earth with only the street view and a far-away satellite view but not much of a map view. Brain imaging, for the most part, has been missing just that, and a lot of research on how the brain computes happens on that level. New imaging ...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

eNeuro; DE-AC02-06CG11357; U01MH109100; N66001-15-C-4041; N66001-14-1-4028

Pair of Discoveries Illuminate New Paths to Flu and Anthrax Treatments

Two recent studies have set the research groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning. The studies employed a series of experiments to identify key pathways and mechanisms previously unknown or overlooked in the body’s defens...

– University of California San Diego

PLOS Pathogens, Aug-Sep-2017

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Primary Care: New Study Shows It’s Possible

For many of the 2 million Americans addicted to opioids, getting good treatment and getting off prescription painkillers or heroin may seem like a far-off dream. But a new study suggests the answer could lie much closer to home, in the primary care c...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


Exercise Nerve Response in Type 1 Diabetes Worsens Over Time

A new study finds that late-stage type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) weakens the autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, impairing circulation, nerve function and exercise tolerance.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology

Study Suggests Psychedelic Drugs Could Reduce Criminal Behavior

Classic psychedelics such as mushrooms, LSD and peyote are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at UAB

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Psychopharmacology, 10/17/17

Predicting How Healthy Your Heart Will be Years Down the Road

Testing and targeting treatment on a patient's virtual heart could lead to longer and healthier lives, especially for the 5.7 million adults with heart failure. Two University of Kentucky researchers are working to make this a reality.

– University of Kentucky

Second Issue of Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team Is Now Available

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce that the second issue of Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team is now available online.

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks From Eye and Child Safety Experts

Following a few simple guidelines can help make Halloween fun, not scary, for teens and kids.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

It Takes Two: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles-Providence Saint John's Neonatal Care Partnership Helps Newborn Twins Overcome Early Obstacles

Twin brothers Logan and Liam Chang were born on Dec. 29, 2016, seven weeks premature, at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. One of them was able to receive specialized care at Providence Saint John’s NICU and emergency surgery...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Protecting Future Generations: Scientists Study Arctic Community’s Exposure to Toxic Pollutants

Two professors with Northern Arizona University’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation (CBI) and Department of Biological Sciences—environmental physiologist Loren Buck and ecotoxicologist Frank von Hippel—are working on a long-term research pr...

– Northern Arizona University

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Bolstering Fat Cells Offers Potential New Leukemia Treatment

Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, according to a study from McMaster University's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute and published in Nature Cell Biology.

– McMaster University

Nature Cell Biology

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

Risk of Caesarean Section Is Heritable

Women born by Caesarean section due to a fetopelvic disproportion (FDP) are more than twice as likely to develop FDP when giving birth than women born naturally. This is the conclusion of a study by a team of evolutionary biologists at the University...

– University of Vienna


Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 15:00 ET

GBSI BioPolicy Summit 2017 Explores the Laboratory of the Future and Technology’s Promising Impact on Reproducible Research

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) today brought top scientists and biomedical researchers together with science inventors and programmers to consider the laboratory of the future and explore how newly affordable and accessible digital tool...

– Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

GBSI’s 3rd BioPolicy Summit

Embargo expired on 16-Oct-2017 at 21:30 ET

The Nursing Workforce is Growing More Diverse and Educated, Finds NYU Meyers Study

More males and people of color are entering nursing, and more nurses are earning bachelor’s degrees compared with a decade ago, according to a new study by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing researchers.

– New York University

Nursing Affairs; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Nidoviruses Redundantly Express Genes and Encode More Proteins Than Previously Believed, Study Finds

Arteriviruses, a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that belongs to the order Nidovirirales, produce more proteins and messenger RNAs than previously reported, a finding that provides important insights about a virus that could potentially evolve ...

– Georgia State University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Childhood Poverty, Poor Support May Drive Up Pregnant Woman’s Biological Age

Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found.

– Ohio State University


Neutrons Observe Vitamin B6-Dependent Enzyme Activity Useful for Drug Development

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs to battle diseases such as drug-resistant...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nature Communications

Researchers Discover New Blood Test That May Diagnose Breast Cancer

In a potential major breakthrough in breast cancer research, scientists at the Center for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute of Christiana Care Health System have developed a revolutionary n...

– Christiana Care Health System

Physically Active White Men at High Risk for Plaque Buildup in Arteries

White men who exercise at high levels are 86 percent more likely than people who exercise at low levels to experience a buildup of plaque in the heart arteries by middle age, a new study suggests.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

May Clinic Proceedings

ESnet’s Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data

As medicine becomes more data-intensive, Berkeley Lab & ESnet's Medical Science DMZ eyed as secure solution for transferring data

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Skimping on Sleep May Contribute to Gestational Diabetes

A new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Sleep Medicine Reviews

Biology of Childhood Brain Tumor Subtypes Offers Clues to Precision Treatments

Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with other genes to drive this childhood cancer. By shedding light ...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Oncogene, online Aug. 14, 2017; Oncotarget, online Sept. 15, 2017; NS085336, TR000138

Plant-Based Diet Converts Breast Cancer in Mice From Lethal to Treatable Form

Researchers use compounds found in a combination plant-based diet to successfully prevent and treat ER-negative breast cancer in mice.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Scientific Reports

Portable 3-D Scanner Assesses Patients with Elephantiasis

An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Health-care workers rely on leg measure...

– Washington University in St. Louis

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Why Do So Many Nobel Prizes Go to Scientists Working on Fruit Flies?

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young for their studies of the circadian clock in fruit flies. But their discoveries weren’t just insect idiosyncrasies—they held ...

– Genetics Society of America

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

American College of Rheumatology Praises Senators Alexander and Murray for Bipartisan ACA Stabilization Deal

The American College of Rheumatology praises Sens. Alexander and Murray for reaching a bipartisan compromise on legislation that would help stabilize the ACA insurance marketplace.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Endocrine Society Issues Statement on Health Insurance Policy Announcements

The Society will be closely monitoring regulations to implement the executive order and potential legislation in Congress regarding insurance markets. We will continue to advocate for access to comprehensive, quality insurance for patients and will p...

– Endocrine Society

MedWire Announcements

American Thyroid Association’s 2017 Van Meter Award Lecture Delivered by Megan R. Haymart, MD

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Van Meter Award recipient is Megan R. Haymart, MD.

– American Thyroid Association

Embargo expired on 19-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET

Moonshot Grant Will Help Researchers See Two of Cancer’s Key Food Sources at Once

Imagine trying to take a picture of a runner, but only being able to see her feet. If you could see her whole body, you’d get the full picture of how she uses both legs to put one foot in front of the other to reach top speed. That’s the idea beh...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Former AACI Board Member Assumes Leadership of National Cancer Institute

Dr. Norman "Ned" Sharpless was officially sworn-in October 17 as head of the National Cancer Institute. He served on the board of directors of the Association of American Cancer Institutes and was director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer C...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

NewYork-Presbyterian Renames The Spine Hospital: The Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian will hold a dedication ceremony today to celebrate the renaming of The Spine Hospital to the Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian, in recognition of the visionary $25 million gift by longtime supporters Dani...

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Queen’s Wins Tripartite £4.6 Million Award as Part of Global Project to Tackle Colorectal Cancer

Queen’s University Belfast has been successful in a £4.6m tripartite grant award to tackle the third most common cancer, colorectal cancer.

– Queen's University Belfast

National Grant Awarded to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to Continue the New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Brain Injury Research Center a five-year grant to...

– Mount Sinai Health System

66 ACS NSQIP® Participating Hospitals Recognized for Achieving Meritorious Outcomes for Surgical Patient Care

ACS NSQIP® has recognized 66 of 680 hospitals participating in the adult program for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2016.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

UChicago Medicine First Site in Illinois Offering Pioneering CAR T-Cell Therapy for Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of a breakthrough cancer treatment — Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) — for adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Approval came just weeks after ma...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

UChicago Medicine first site in Illinois offering pioneering CAR T-cell therapy for cancer

The treatment, known as CAR T-cell therapy, is being offered by the University of Chicago Medicine, the first site in Chicago and Illinois to be certified by both Kite Pharma Inc. and Novartis. The FDA requires special certification for sites offerin...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Virginia Mason Celebrates Team Creativity at Innovation Expo Oct. 18

At Virginia Mason Medical Center, all team members are encouraged to use resources of the organization’s management system to develop, test and implement creative solutions to real and potential barriers. The best ideas will be celebrated at the ...

– Virginia Mason Medical Center

WVU Opens New Inhalation Facility, $1.7 Million NIH Grant Investigates Effects of Inhaled Particles on Health

West Virginia University’s new Inhalation Facility will be the home for research and collaborations that measure, identify and discover how the particles we breathe affect our health.

– West Virginia University

UTHealth’s Gerard Francisco, M.D., Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

A research and clinical leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R),Gerard Francisco, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and TIRR Memorial Hermann has been elected to the prestigious National Academ...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Healthgrades Names Virginia Mason Among Best in Nation for Cardiac Care, Five Other Specialties

Virginia Mason Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades today as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for cardiac care, coronary intervention, pulmonary care, general surgery, gastrointestinal care and critical care.

– Virginia Mason Medical Center

Nicole Maronian, MD, Chosen as New Director to Lead University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute

University Hospitals recently announced that accomplished surgeon Nicole Maronian, MD, has been promoted to lead University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Institute, effective immediately.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

New Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause Opens at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Medicine has launched a first of its kind center dedicated to providing comprehensive care to women for two often unmet areas of women’s healthcare – sexual health and menopause. The Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause at Northw...

– Northwestern Medicine

32 Mercy Physicians Named Among Region’s “Top Doctors” in November 2017 Issue of Baltimore Magazine’

A total of 32 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore Magazine’s November 2017 “Top Doctors” issue, representing 24 separate specialties, ranging from surgical oncology to urogynecology

– Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Four HHMI Scientists Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Four HHMI investigators have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine, an organization that honors professional achievement in the health sciences.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Global Health Leader Mark Dybul Elected to National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine announced today the election of Mark Dybul, MD, professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as one of its newest member. Dybul is faculty co-director of the Center for Global Health and Quality...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

NIH Awards $6.5 Million to Berkeley Lab for Augmenting Structural Biology Research Experience

The NIH has awarded $6.5 million to Berkeley Lab to integrate existing synchrotron structural biology resources to better serve researchers. The grant will establish a center based at the Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) called ALS-ENABLE that wil...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Einstein Researchers Share $9 Million Grant to Find Anti-Aging Therapies

Scientists now believe that the Fountain of Youth flows from our genes, or at least from the genes of people who live healthy lives to age 100 or later. To discover what’s special about the genes of centenarians—and apply that knowledge to extend...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

U Chicago's Marshall Chin, MD, Elected To National Academy Of Medicine

On Oct. 16, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced that University of Chicago Medicine physician Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, has been elected a member of the Academy, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

National Academy of Medicine

American Academy of Dermatology Announces Schaumburg Building Sale and Relocation to Rosemont

The American Academy of Dermatology has sold its 44,000-square-foot headquarters facility at 930 E. Woodfield Road in Schaumburg, Ill., to the Emergency Nurses Association and will be moving in spring 2018 to a 41,459-rentable-square-foot office leas...

– American Academy of Dermatology

Obesity Journal Symposium

Winning papers to provide latest insights into preventing and treating obesity

– Obesity Society


UNC Center for Health Innovation Recognized Again by Becker’s Hospital Review

The UNC Center for Health Innovation is included in a new list of 58 Hospitals and Health Systems with Innovation Programs, published today by Becker’s Hospital Review.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

TSRI’s Benjamin Cravatt Elected to National Academy of Medicine

A prominent and inventive chemical biologist, Cravatt’s research focuses on the role proteins play in cellular processes.

– Scripps Research Institute

V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., elected to the National Academy of Medicine

V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his discovery of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), a class of drugs with far-reaching impact on women’s health.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

UTHealth Surgeon Tien Ko Named Chief of Staff at Harris Health’s LBJ Hospital

Dr. Tien C. Ko has been named chief of staff at Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, becoming only the fifth chief of staff in the hospital’s 28-year history.

– Harris Health System

Distinguished Movement Disorders Researchers to Lead Fresco Institute at NYU Langone Health

Two renowned Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders physician-researchers have been appointed co-executive directors of the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Health. Steven J. Frucht, MD,...

– NYU Langone Health

Getting to Know You

Penn Medicine hospitals in Philadelphia recently made substantial updates to its electronic health records – the first update in 10 years – asking for additional patient demographic information. This includes additional race/ethnicity information...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Mount Sinai Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine and Center for Advance Palliative Care Director Diane E. Meier, MD Receives National Academy of Medicine Lienhard Award for Leading Palliative Care Adoption in the United States

Diane E. Meier, MD, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and professor of geriatrics and palliative care medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been named the 32nd recipient of the Gustav O. Lienhard Award fo...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Wolters Kluwer Published Text Receives British Medical Association’s ‘Medical Book of the Year 2017’ Honor

Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that “Neinstein’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide, 6th Edition” by Lawrence S Neinstein, Debra K Katzman, S Todd Callahan, Catherine M Gordon, Alain Joffe and Vaughn I Rickert, was...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Cancer Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Receive $9 Million Grant to Study Aggressive Brain Cancer

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Current therapies can slow the disease, but more often than not can’t cure it.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Penn Nursing Professor Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. New members are elected by current a...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Dr. Bell Receives National Award for Advancing Rehab Field

Dr. Kathleen Bell has received the 2017 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award for advancing research and clinical care in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

University of Redlands and Tuskegee University Forge Historic Agreement

In a first-of-its-kind agreement for both institutions, the University of Redlands, a private, liberal arts, graduate and professional university in Southern California, and Tuskegee University, a private historically black university in Alabama, hav...

– University of Redlands

The American Thyroid Association’s Professional Journals: New Editor-in-Chief for VideoEndocrinology™

The ATA is proud to announce that William B. Inabnet, III, MD, will take over the helm of the video-journal at the beginning of 2018.

– American Thyroid Association

Thyroid, Clinical Thyroidology

MedWire Higher Education Events

Columbia Nursing “Building the Future” Gala Celebrates 125 Years of Nursing Excellence

Marking its 125-year legacy as a leader in nursing education, research, and practice, Columbia Nursing held its “Building the Future” Gala on Tuesday October 17, at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. In keeping with its mission and commitmen...

– Columbia University Medical Center





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