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26-Oct-2017


More Early Stage Lung Cancer Patients Survive the Disease

With the advancement of surgical and radiation therapy strategies for stage 1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), more patients are being treated, resulting in higher survival rates.

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2017 at 00:00 ET


Individual with Complete Spinal Cord Injury Regains Voluntary Motor Function

A research participant at the University of Louisville with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the injury, has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily and stand six years after his injury.

– University of Louisville

Scientific Reports; RO1EB007615; P30 GM103507

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET

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NYU College of Dentistry Awarded $3.6 Million by NIH for Cavity Prevention Research in Rural New Hampshire

Study to Compare Cavity Prevention Techniques in School-based Dental Programs

– New York University

25-Oct-2017


Back on Ice, But Young Hockey Players’ Brains Still Recovering from Concussion

Hockey players in their early teens who have had a concussion may still have brain changes three months later, long after other symptoms have cleared and they are allowed to return to play, according to a study published in the October 25, 2017, onli...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurology®

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET


Stress, Reward & a Few Surprises Found in Poll of Those Who Take Care of Loved Ones with Dementia

They don’t get pay, recognition, or much of a break. They spend hours a day helping someone who may not even recognize them anymore. Now, a new poll gives a glimpse into the lives of the spouses, grown children and other family members and friends ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 07:00 ET


Pharma Gifts to Providers Result in More Branded, Expensive Prescriptions

Physicians and other health care providers who received “gifts” from pharmaceutical companies were much more likely to prescribe a higher number of drugs per patient, including more costly prescriptions for branded medicines, compared to prescrip...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

PLOS ONE

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET


Flu Forecasting Tool Uses Evolution to Make Earlier Predictions

A new flu forecasting tool built by scientists at the University of Chicago aims to make better predictions by combining data about how the virus spreads with an estimate of how much the current virus evolved compared to recent years.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET


New Enzyme Rewrites the Genome

A new type of DNA editing enzyme, developed in HHMI Investigator David Liu’s lab, lets scientists directly and permanently change single base pairs of DNA from A•T to G•C. The process could one day enable precise DNA surgery to correct mutation...

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Gaudelli et al./ Nature 2017

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 13:00 ET


Large Declines Seen in Teen Substance Abuse, Delinquency

Survey data indicate that in recent years, teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Teens also are less likely to engage in beha...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Psychological Medicine, Oct. 25, 2017

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 00:00 ET


Timing Could Matter to How Responsive Cancer Cells Are to Treatment, Study Suggests

In a new study published in Cell Systems, UNC Lineberger's Jeremy Purvis, PhD, and colleagues report that the timing of when DNA damage occurs within these different checkpoints matters to a cell’s fate.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Cell Systems, Oct-2017

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 12:00 ET


New Study: ‘Double Decker’ Antibody Technology Fights Cancer

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have created a new class of antibody-drug conjugates for cancer therapy.

– Scripps Research Institute

Nature Communications


Proton Therapy Treatment for Prostate Cancer is Advantageous to IMRT According to New Study

Proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer is associated with higher survival rates and decreased risk of complications compared to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) according to a new study by researchers at the Northwestern Medicine Ch...

– Northwestern Medicine

4th Annual Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group North America (PTCOG-NA) Conference


Fred Hutch Researchers Engineer Complex TCR Immunotherapy That May Target Relapsing Leukemia

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington have developed a novel way to genetically engineer T cells that may be effective for treating and preventing leukemia relapse. The findings provide the basis for l...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Blood, Oct 2017

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Now We Know Why Babies Shouldn't Sleep Face Down

International research involving the University of Adelaide has uncovered a developmental abnormality in babies – especially in premature babies and in boys – that for the first time has been directly linked to cases of sudden infant death syndro...

– University of Adelaide

PLOS ONE


New Clinical Care Guidelines Issued for Patients with Mitochondrial Disease

Physicians who see patients with mitochondrial disease now have a practical new tool—the first set of published guidelines for managing and caring for those patients. Occurring in at least one in 4,500 individuals, mitochondrial disease is caused b...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Genetics in Medicine, online July 27, 2017


Some Infant Rice Cereals Contain Elevated Levels of Methylmercury

...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry


Triclosan Accumulates in Toothbrushes, Potentially Prolonging Users’ Exposure

In September, a ban on triclosan in over-the-counter antiseptic soaps, gels and wipes went into effect in the U.S. But the antibacterial ingredient is still allowed in toothpastes for its reported ability to reduce gum inflammation, plaque and caviti...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Environmental Science & Technology


Insights From a Rare Genetic Disease May Help Treat Multiple Myeloma

A new class of drugs for blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma is showing promise. But it is hobbled by a problem that also plagues other cancer drugs: targeted cells can develop resistance. Now scientists, reporting in ACS Central Scie...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS Central Science


Cells’ Mechanical Memory Could Hold Clues to Cancer Metastasis

In the body, cells move around to form organs during development; to heal wounds; and when they metastasize from cancerous tumors. A mechanical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis found that cells remember the properties they had in their ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Biomaterials


Machine Learning Detects Marketing and Sale of Opioids on Twitter

Using advanced machine learning, a cross disciplinary team of University of California San Diego researchers developed technology that mined Twitter to identify entities illegally selling prescription opioids online.

– University of California San Diego Health

American Journal of Public Health


UCLA Neuroscientists Use Weak Electrical Signal to Stimulate Human Brain and Improve Memory

UCLA neuroscientists have discovered precisely where and how to electrically stimulate the human brain to enhance people’s recollection of distinct memories.

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

eLife, Oct-2017


Sexual Function Concerns Not Always Reflected in Prostate Cancer Treatment Choices

A study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that preference for preserving sexual function was not strongly reflected in the treatment choices of men with low-risk prostate cancer.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

JNCI, Oct-2017


How Might High Intensity Exercise Training (HIIT) Prevent Colon Cancer?

Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: September 2017 - Volume 49 - Issue 9 - p 1805–1816


Do Day-to-Day Patterns of Physical Activity in Youth Affect Heart Health Benefits Beyond the Total Physical Activity Attained?

Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: September 2017 - Volume 49 - Issue 9 - p 1826–1833


High Burden, High Cost and Low Awareness of Kidney Disease in the United States

The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) is a national data system that collects, analyzes, and distributes information about chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


Is Physical Activity Linked to Healthier Blood Biomarkers?

Latest Research from ACSM

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: September 2017 - Volume 49 - Issue 9 - p 1817–1825


Researchers Find Immune Cells Help Rebuild Damaged Nerves

Immune cells are normally associated with fighting infection but in a new study, scientists have discovered how they also help the nervous system clear debris, clearing the way for nerve regeneration after injury. In a study published in the Journal ...

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of Neuroscience; DK097223 ; NS095017 ; NS067431 ; F31NS093694 ; EY11373; S10OD016164


Transplanted Hematopoietic Stem Cells Reverse Damage Caused by Neuro-Muscular Disorder

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that a single infusion of wildtype hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) into a mouse model of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) measurably halted cellular damage caused b...

– University of California San Diego Health

Science Translational Medicine


Special Issue of Journal of Nursing Scholarship Confronts Climate Change and Health

A special issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship explores climate change, global health, and the role of nursing in addressing environmental changes and protecting vulnerable people and populations.

– New York University


Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Patients Treated with New FDA-Approved CAR T Therapy

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been selected as one of the few authorized treatment centers in the United States approved to administer the first FDA- approved chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR T) therapy for treatment of adult patien...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


How Can I Decrease My Breast Cancer Risk?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (except for skin cancers). One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime with an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer in...

– Valley Health System


Trumpeter with Transplanted Lungs Lives Out His Dream with Mavs

Tim Ervin drew in a deep breath and flawlessly performed the National Anthem before an 18,000-plus crowd at the Dallas Mavericks game – fulfilling a lifelong dream that almost never came true.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


The Medical Minute: Obesity Numbers Headed in Wrong Direction

New numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show that rates of obesity have increased by at least 30 percent in both adults and children the past 15 years. Some doctors aren't surprised.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


National Study to Test Nicotine Patch on Memory Loss

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of 29 sites participating in a national study to determine whether a daily transdermal nicotine patch will have a positive effect on attention and early memory impairment in older adults diagnosed wi...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

24-Oct-2017


A Lower Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit of .05 Could Save 1,790 Lives Per Year in the United States

In every U.S. state, it is illegal for adults to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or greater. In 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that states lower the BAC limit for driving f...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2017 at 10:00 ET


Blood-Based Epigenetic Research May Hold Clues to Autism Biology, Study Suggests

Using data from blood and brain tissue, a team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that they could gain insights into mechanisms that might help explain autism by analyzing the interplay between genes and chemi...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years

Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduc...

– University of California San Diego Health

JAMA

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Proton Therapy May Be Better Option for Elderly Patients with Esophageal Cancer

A study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has found that proton beam therapy, in combination with chemotherapy, prior to surgery, may be a better option than a combination using traditional radiation therapy techniques with chemotherapy when treating el...

– Mayo Clinic

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2017 at 18:05 ET


Medicine’s “Choosing Wisely” Movement: Off to a Good Start, but Change Needed for Continued Success, Researchers Say

Five years ago, a group of medical organizations did something they’d never done before: give doctors a list of things they shouldn’t do for their patients. The momentum behind this campaign, called “Choosing Wisely”, has snowballed, but it n...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 24-Oct-2017 at 09:00 ET


Antibiotics From a ‘Molecular Pencil Sharpener’

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and other institutions have discovered a “molecular pencil sharpener” that chews away its outer coating to release a powerful antibiotic. Their discovery opens the door to finding new antibacterial agents and dr...

– Rutgers University

Structure, Sept-2017 ; Rutgers Today, Oct-2017


Illuminating Cell Organization with CRISPR-Based Gene Tagging

Allen Institute researchers create stem cell lines that label important genes for cell biologists

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Mol. Biol. Cell October 15, 2017 vol. 28 no. 21 2854-2874


There Is No Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy, New Study Shows

Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Sept-2017


Diabetes Researchers Discover Potential New Insulin Sensitizers

Researchers may have found a way to treat insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes, while avoiding side effects such as weight gain.

– Columbia University Medical Center

Cell, October 19, 2017


New Study Finds Hospital Emergency Departments Should Improve Practices for Treating Older Adults with Cancer

Original research in JNCCN advocates for hospital emergency departments to develop systems that will reduce unnecessary hospitalizations for older patients with cancer.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


Reversing Retinal Degenerative Diseases: We’re One Step Closer

Research to Prevent Blindness-supported researchers in New York (at Columbia University and University of Rochester) made a critical discovery about the gene mutation that causes many retinal degenerative diseases, opening the door for a new line of ...

– Research to Prevent Blindness

eLife, Oct-2017


No Magic Wand Required: Scientists Propose Way to Turn Any Cell Into Any Other Kind of Cell

In fairy tales, all it takes to transform a frog into a prince or a mouse into a horse is the wave of a magic wand. But in the real world, transforming one living cell into another - for instance a skin cell into a nerve cell - isn’t so easy. Now,...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

PNAS Online First


Tarloxitinib Puts Tumor-Seeking Tail on Anti-EGFR Drug to Precisely Target Lung Cancer

University of Colorado Cancer Center study being presented October 28 at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets: By pairing an anti-EGFR drug with a “tail” that only activates the drug when it is very near tumor cells, t...

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets


A Quarter of Problematic Pot Users Have Anxiety Disorders, Many Since Childhood

About a quarter of adults whose marijuana use is problematic in early adulthood have anxiety disorders in childhood and late adolescence, according to new data from Duke Health researchers.

– Duke Health

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; R01DA036523, R01DA11301, P30DA23026; MH094605, MH63970, MH63671, MH48085; HD07376

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Medicare Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Increases Primary Care Workforce

The Report to Congress on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration has just been released documenting health care workforce gains addressing the nation’s shortage of primary care. The $200 million ...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


A Blueprint to Advance Colorectal Cancer Immunotherapies

The article "A Blueprint to Advance Colorectal Cancer Immunotherapies” was written by leaders in oncology and immunotherapy convened by Fight Colorectal Cancer and Cancer Research Institute with the intent of furthering and guiding colorectal cance...

– Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and Cancer Research Institute (CRI)

Cancer Immunol Res, October 16 2017


Probing Environmental Forces and “Jumping Genes” to Unlock Key to ALS

Josh Dubnau, PhD, has received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the impact of environmental stressors and oexternal factors that contribute to the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The resea...

– Stony Brook University


Rush University College of Nursing Collaborates With Medicare to Increase Availability of Primary Care Providers

Rush University Medical Center and the Rush University College of Nursing together are playing a major role in a successful federal pilot program that sought innovative ways to address the growing shortage of primary-care clinicians. Rush was one of ...

– Rush University Medical Center


Squeamish About Shots? Some Advice for Flu Vaccination Season

It’s human nature to be afraid of pain. UCLA Health offers advice on how to get through the flu shot.

Expert Available

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

23-Oct-2017


Botox® Injections May Provide Relief for Children and Teens with Hard-to-Treat Migraines

Hope may be on the horizon for children and teens who suffer from migraine headaches that don’t respond to traditional treatment. Injections of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) may provide significant relief, suggests a small preliminary study presented a...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 13:15 ET


Eliminating Opioids From Anesthesia Decreases Post-Surgery Nausea, Study Shows

Opioid-free general anesthesia is safe, effective and dramatically decreases postoperative nausea, according to a single-center study of more than 1,000 patients being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 14:45 ET


What’s Snow Got to Do with It? Most Elderly Hip Fractures Occur in Warm Months and Indoors

Think the shorter winter days, ice and snow put your older loved one at greater risk for a fall and broken hip? Think again. A preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting shows that the majority of falls occur during warm ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 16:15 ET


Researchers Identify Protein That Plays Key Role in Diabetic Blindness

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a protein (ARF6) that when inhibited reduces diabetic retinopathy, a condition that results when blood vessels at the back of the eye leak fluid into the eye, impairing vision.

– University of Utah Health

Journal of Clinical Investigation; R01CA163970, R01NS080893, U54HL112311, R01HL077671, R0LHL084516, and R01AR064788, UL1TR000105, R43EY022516, R01EY025342; 172011517; 09-0172...

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET

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Nanodiamonds Show Promise for Aiding Recovery From Root Canal

People who undergo root canals may soon have a tiny but powerful ally that could prevent infection after treatment. In a paper published Oct. 23 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, UCLA researchers write that combining nanodiamonds w...

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

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 15:00 ET


Diabetes Still on Rise, but New Study Suggests Major Progress in Screening and Diagnosis

A study that compared total U.S. diabetes diagnoses over a 26-year period found that while the prevalence nearly doubled, from 5.5 to 10.8 percent, the proportion of missed cases of diabetes dropped significantly during the same period, from 16.3 to ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Annals of Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET


Are Teens More Likely to Take Charge of Their Health when Money is on the Line?

A new study shows that using small financial incentives and accessible monitoring tools such as wireless glucometers and apps may motivate young people to engage in playing a more active role in the management of their condition. The results show tha...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JAMA Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Synthetic Hydrogels Deliver Cells to Repair Intestinal Injuries

By combining engineered polymeric materials known as hydrogels with complex intestinal tissue known as organoids – made from human pluripotent stem cells – researchers have taken an important step toward creating a new technology for controlling ...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Nature Cell Biology

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


So My Brain Amyloid Level is “Elevated”—What Does That Mean?

Penn Medicine study illuminates how seniors cope with Alzheimer’s-risk biomarker results

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JAMA Neurology; P30AG010124

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Rutgers Investigates Deadly Emerging Fungal Infection

The difficult-to-identify, multidrug-resistant fungus is reported primarily in hospital patients in New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area

– Rutgers University

Embargo expired on 23-Oct-2017 at 11:00 ET


Virus-like Particle Vaccine Protects Against RSV Vaccine-Enhanced Respiratory Disease, Study Finds

Researchers have discovered that a virus-like particle vaccine can prime the body’s immune response and prevent the severe respiratory disease that results when patients given an early form of a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are exp...

– Georgia State University

Virology


Adolescents Underreport Amphetamine Use, Likely Unaware That Adderall is Amphetamine

Over a Quarter of Teens Taking Adderall On Their Own Do Not Report Taking Amphetamine

– New York University

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; K01DA038800 ; P30DA011041


What Student Nurses Can Learn from Inmates

Nursing students who spent their community rotation in a maximum security prison began to appreciate the complex life-experiences that impact the health of the individuals they serve.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Nurse Educator


Penn Study Links Mutations in Notch Gene to Role in B Cell Cancers

Researchers found that in B cell tumors, mutated overactive versions of the Notch protein directly drive the expression of the Myc gene and many other genes that participate in B cell signaling pathways. Myc is a critical gene in governing cell proli...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell Reports; P01 CA119070, R01AI047833, U01HL100405


How Hospitals Respond When It’s Uncertain if the Newborn Is a Boy or a Girl

When babies are born with atypical sex anatomy, how a hospital responds has a major impact on a family’s experience and decisions about sometimes irreversible procedures.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

American Journal of Medical Genetics


New Study Shows How Cells Can Be Led Down Non-Cancer Path

As cells with a propensity for cancer break down food for energy, they reach a fork in the road: They can either continue energy production as healthy cells, or shift to the energy production profile of cancer cells. In a new study, University of Wis...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nature Cell Biology October 23 2017


Study: Want to Lose Weight? Snap That Selfie, Set That Goal, Share with Others

Progress pics, before and after selfies and public declarations in virtual communities are helpful for reaching weight loss goals, new study finds.

– American University

Journal of Interactive Marketing, Nov-2017


Protein Regulates Vitamin A Metabolic Pathways, Prevents Inflammation

A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how uncontrolled vitamin A metabolism in the gut can cause harmful inflammation. The discovery links diet to inflammatory diseases, like Crohn’s disease a...

– Case Western Reserve University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; CWRU Pharmacology Department; National Institutes of Health ; National Institutes of Health; Visual Science Training Program...


The Opioid Crisis: 'What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go from Here'?

Anesthesiology and pain medicine should play a leading role in developing effective alternatives and solutions to the US opioid crisis, according to the November issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia—a special thematic issue presenting information on the...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Anesthesia & Analgesia


Lung Cancer Driver ALK-Fusion Found in Melanoma

University of Colorado Cancer Center study finds a genetic change called ALK-fusion in a patient sample of a melanoma subtype called mucosal melanoma. When researchers treated a tumor grown from this sample with the drugs crizotinib and ceritinib –...

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics


APA Identifies 10 Trends to Watch in Psychology

Psychology is hot, and it’s only getting hotter.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Monitor on Psychology


A Little Myelin Goes a Long Way to Restore Nervous System Function

A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports that in long-lived animals, renewed but thin myelin sheaths are enough to restore the impaired nervous system and can do so for years after the onset of disease.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


New Asthma Biomarkers Identified From Lung Bacteria

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine suggests that the lung microbiome plays a significant role in asthma severity and response to treatment.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

PLOS ONE; American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology


Study Finds Link Between Antidepressant Use and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth

A team led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has published the first population-based study that comprehensively examines pediatric patients’ risk of developing type 2 diabetes after beginning treatment with an antidep...

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

JAMA Pediatrics, Oct. 16, 2017


Fred Kavli Keynote Lecture: What a Tiny Worm Taught Cori Bargmann about the Brain

The scientific leader of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to kick off 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia.

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)


Breast Cancer: Risk, Screening and Signs

October is a month that is known for pumpkin picking, hayrides and beautiful fall foliage. The month is also synonymous with breast cancer awareness and features walks, fundraisers and nationwide comradery to raise awareness, as well as funds, to bea...

– Valley Health System


Is Exercise Medicine?

You have probably heard that exercise is good for your health, but did you know that it can actually help to heal your body? Understanding the value of exercise is more important than ever since our nation is in the midst of an “inactivity epidemic...

– Valley Health System


A Virus, a Gene and a Pill Used to Harness the Immune System to Fight Brain Tumor in Children

The first patient in a new Phase 1 gene therapy trial for pediatric brain tumors underwent a leading-edge procedure at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. During surgery to remove the brain tumor, the patient was injected with an ...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


Clinical Study Aims to Identify Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease

With $3.8 million in support from the National Institute on Aging, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists are working to identify the early indicators of dementia in older adults as disease-related brain plaques accumulate but before sympto...

– University of California, Irvine


On the Watch for Antibiotic-Resistant Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

UAB will lead a infectious disease sentinel surveillance network, funded by the CDC, for Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections at eight medical centers across the United States.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Lung-Sparing Surgery Allows Lung Cancer Patient to Return to Active Lifestyle

After Victor Gryniewicz was diagnosed with lung cancer, surgeons at two hospitals said his entire right lung would have to be removed. But Loyola Medicine thoracic surgeon James Lubawski, MD performed lung-sparing surgery that preserved 65 percent o...

– Loyola University Health System

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Using Radar to Make Breast Surgery Easier for Women

Women who need breast surgery to remove an abnormality that cannot be felt, also known as a non-palpable breast lesion, now may benefit from the convenience and comfort provided by an advanced new tissue locating technology offered at Rush University...

– Rush University Medical Center


Halloween Candy? Go for the Chocolate, UNLV Dentist Says

Chocolate is the sweet treat least likely to play tricks on your teeth.

Expert Available

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Halloween Safety Tips From a Loyola Medicine Pediatrician

Tips and advice to make sure your child's Halloween stays a safe and fun one.

Expert Available

– Loyola University Health System

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs


Medicare/Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma Meets with University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center CEO and Other Leaders

Release about administrator from Medicare and Medicaid Services visiting University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


AACC Calls on CMS to Protect Patient Access to Essential Medical Tests

Today, AACC sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the agency’s proposed 2018 rates for clinical test reimbursement under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). In its statement, AACC expresses con...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

MedWire Announcements


R. Sean Morrison, MD, Appointed System Chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

R. Sean Morrison, MD, has been appointed the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).

– Mount Sinai Health System


Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., MSHCA, FACHE, elected first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., MSHCA, FACHE, today was named first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dr. Peterson was elected at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting and will serve for one year.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET


American Society of Anesthesiologists Names James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., New President

James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak in Michigan, was today named the 100th president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the nation’s largest organization of physici...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

Embargo expired on 25-Oct-2017 at 14:00 ET


Alliance Data Donates $1 Million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS) today announced its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business presented a $1 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, building on the company’s nearly two decades of support for the healthcar...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital


National Comprehensive Cancer Network Hits One Million Registered Users Accessing the NCCN Guidelines® and Related Content

Growing NCCN registration numbers help ensure that new cancer treatment developments reach patients worldwide.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, UNC Health Care Sign Letter of Intent Regarding Ownership of High Point Regional Health

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and UNC Health Care, the parent organization of High Point Regional Health, have signed a Letter of Intent in which Wake Forest Baptist would acquire and integrate High Point Regional and its affiliates into their r...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


Multi-Site Study Will Examine Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury-Induced Seizures.

A new study funded by the DOD hopes to shed new light on the mechanism behind seizures associated with post-traumatic epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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TREDS Gets Traction to Improve Traffic Safety, Reduce Impaired Driving

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have expanded a statewide program called Training, Research and Education Driving Safety (TREDS) with the goal of reducing deaths from vehicular crashes.

– University of California San Diego Health


NeuroPoint Alliance Welcomes WellStar to Quality Outcomes Database

WellStar joins NeuroPoint Alliance Quality Outcomes Databases as newest participant.

– NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA)


Children’s Hospital Invites Patients to Trick or Treat

The Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a trick-or-treating parade and costume party for pediatric patients and their families Oct. 31.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Gift From Eden and Steven Romick to Support Cancer Research

A significant gift from philanthropists Eden ’90 and Steven Romick ’85 to Northwestern University has established a collaborative international partnership between Northwestern’s International Institute for Nanotechnology and the Weizmann Insti...

– Northwestern University


UCLA Health Launches Pioneering Mobile Stroke Unit with Support From L.A. County

UCLA Health has officially launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke patients who might otherwise face debilitating delays in treatment. Such units have been shown to be cli...

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


ASN and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Team Up to Fund Kidney Career Development Grant

• Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. has committed to contributing $1 million over five years to the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Securing the Future Campaign • ASN has matched the donation to endow a Career Development Grant named for Joseph ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)


CHORI Researcher Dr. Deborah Dean Receives CDC Award to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

UCSF Benioff's Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researcher Dr. Deborah Dean is the recipient of a new award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will support the development and evaluation of new dia...

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

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Montefiore-Einstein Physician Awarded $1 Million to Train the Next Generation of Bronx-Grown Medical Professionals

Juan Robles, M.D., attending physician at Montefiore Health System and assistant professor of family and social medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has earned a $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine


First Ever Clinical Trial Evaluating Keytruda in Combination with Focused Ultrasound for Metastatic Breast Cancer Begins at University of Virginia

For the first time, non-invasive focused ultrasound therapy is being used to ablate (or destroy) a portion of the primary tumor or metastatic tumors in conjunction with the cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda.

– Focused Ultrasound Foundation


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Annual Halloween Greeting Card Drive Kicks Off on CHLA.org

Supporters and friends in the community, across the country and around the world are invited to take part in the hospital’s annual Halloween greeting card drive. Individuals can go to CHLA.org/Halloween from October 20-31 and create a special greet...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles


Penn Radiology Researcher Awarded $3.9 Million to Help Develop First Three-Dimensional Digital Atlas of Brain Cells

James C. Gee, PhD, director of the Penn Image Computing and Science Laboratory in the Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received two grants totaling $3.9 million from the National Instit...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Paul Myles, M.D., with its Excellence in Research Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Paul Myles, M.D., with its 2017 Excellence in Research Award in recognition of his outstanding research achievements as a primary investigator in perioperative medicine and patient-cente...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

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American Society of Anesthesiologists recognizes Chad Brummett, M.D., with its 2017 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Chad Brummett, M.D., with its 2017 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award in recognition of his outstanding career as a leading academic physician anesthesiologist, whose research ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting

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Three Mount Sinai Researchers Elected toNational Academy of Medicine

Three faculty members from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

– Mount Sinai Health System


Mount Sinai’s Raja M. Flores, MD, Is Honored by the NYPD

One of 13 physicians appointed as a member of the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons of the City of New York

– Mount Sinai Health System


ACS Honors Five Members with Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards

Last night, five surgeons received the 2017 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Awards and Surgical Volunteerism Awards in recognition of their selfless efforts as volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserv...

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

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The Medical and Dental Staff of Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Supports HOPE Tower through a $1 Million Donation

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the hospital’s Medical and Dental Staff made a $1 million donation in support of the HOPE Tower construction project. The gift is specifically dedic...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Endocrine Society Hires Experienced Endocrinologist to Join Leadership Team

The Endocrine Society has hired Robert W. Lash, MD—an endocrinologist with more than 25 years of experience in the field—to serve as its Chief Professional & Clinical Affairs Officer.

– Endocrine Society

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Loyola Medicine Perinatal Social Worker Receives National Award for Excellence

Rasa Ragas, LSW, was awarded the National Association of Perinatal Social Work Award for Excellence at the organization's recent national conference.

– Loyola University Health System

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