The search for the best preschool or childcare option is often a challenging experience – and many parents aren’t sure if the one they pick is safe and healthy for their child.
– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 00:00 ET
Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer a real advance in hypertension treatment because although a number...
– Georgetown University Medical Center
Hypertension Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET
UNC researchers use cognitive computing to scour large volumes of data from scientific studies and databases to find potentially relevant clinical trials or therapeutic options for cancer patients based on the genetics of their tumors.
– University of North Carolina Health Care
The Oncologist Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET
Johns Hopkins scientists report they have successfully used two separate gene technologies to assemble the most complete genome sequence to date of Triticum aestivum, the most common cultivated species of wheat used to make bread.
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
GigaScience; Nature; IOS-1238231, IOS-1444893, R01HG006677
A PCR-based approach to a frontier of the human genome -- the centromere -- could speed discovery in chromosome-based diseases and birth defects.
– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
Genome Research, Early online publication
What men would like to see now is a shift from infertility being seen as a ‘women’s issue’ within society and vastly improved support for men, in particular online.
– Leeds Beckett University
High school students from underserved communities aspiring to become future celebrity chefs will face a challenge from the nationwide 2018 Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Meatless Monday Recipe Contest. The challenge: create an innovat...
– Monday Campaigns
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest craniofacial program for children in the country and is directed by Mark Urata, MD, DDS, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CHLA. He comments on Treacher Collins Syndrome and other facial dif...Expert Available
– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
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Mount Sinai researchers identify new protein in a common subtype of breast cancer which can potentially offer more effective therapies for the future
– Mount Sinai Health System
NPJ Breast Cancer Embargo expired on 17-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET
The immune cells that are trained to fight off the body’s invaders can become defective. It’s what allows cancer to develop. So most research has targeted these co-called effector T-cells. But a new study takes a step back and considers: What if ...
– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
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California researchers have discovered that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus. The drug, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive. The researc...
– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and UC San Diego School of Medicine
Scientific Reports; U19MH107367
A new study published today – World Prematurity Day – in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology provides additional support for treatment with vaginal progesterone to reduce the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and infant de...
– Wayne State University Division of Research
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Nov., 2017
“Hurl the Harasser” provides interactive metaphor for the challenges, triumphs victims of sexual harassment encounter.
– American University
Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated with obstruct...
– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research co-authored by an Indiana University Kelley School ...
– Indiana University
esearchers found that conditional deletion of Sox2 – the gene encoding the SOX2 stem cell transcription factor – and the associated dampening of astrocyte reactivity appear to promote functional recovery, including behavioral recovery, after trau...
– UT Southwestern Medical Center
With rifle deer season around the corner in Pennsylvania, thousands of hunters – of all ages – are preparing to head into the woods. Falls from tree stands continue to be a common hunting accident, yet can sometimes be overlooked – for example,...
– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Nursing researcher Janiece Taylor lets frustration drive her instead of holding her back. She has learned that it doesn't hurt to try something new.
– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Like to give your furry friend tidbits of human food on Thanksgiving? A Kansas State University veterinarian shares several food safety tips on how to keep people and their pets healthy this holiday season.
– Kansas State University
Sage Snyder and Julia Dickman are sophomores in high school. They do all the normal things high schoolers do – hang out with their friends, go shopping, and play sports after school. But for these two, the buck doesn’t stop there. Sage and Julia...
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
With the holiday shopping season upon us, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt offers critical safety tips to those buying gifts for children.
– Vanderbilt University Medical Center
As a young scientist, British researcher David Peters was focused on brain aneurysms as researched through the lens of high-throughput genomics. But when his wife became pregnant with the first of their two children, his world – both as a husband a...Expert Available
– Magee-Womens Research Institute
In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host and Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison has identified signatures of...
– University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cell Host & Microbe Nov. 16, 2017 Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET
Never-before-seen images of mouse immune system proteins and bacterial bits reveal an inspection strategy that identifies pathogens.
– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Science, Nov-2017 Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET
Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some women in high-risk Zika regions may already be protected and not know it. New research in PLOS Pathogens on Nov. 16...
– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
PLOS Pathogens, Nov. 16, 2017 Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET
The research shows that a range of compounds can deliver pain-blocking potency without affecting respiration.
– Scripps Research Institute
Cell, Nov. 16, 2017; R01 DA033073; R01 DA038694 Embargo expired on 16-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET
A new pilot project has been developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that trains registered dietitian nutritionists to perform a nutrition-focused physical exam that is used to diagnose malnourished hospitalized patients. According to a n...
– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
A study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that a peptide only found in Old World monkeys has the potential to stop rheumatoid arthritis progression better than established treatments.
– Keck Medicine of USC
Being able to build a bioartificial pancreas offers the potential to cure type 1 diabetes. A major challenge with the effort is how to supply the structure with enough oxygen to keep the cells alive. Now, new research suggests that oxygen-generating ...
– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Women who engaged in 30 minutes per day of light physical activity had a 12 percent lower risk of death. Women who did a half-hour each day of moderate to vigorous activity had a 39 percent lower mortality risk.
– University at Buffalo
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Nov-2017
A new study shows as many as one in 20 children were still receiving codeine to treat pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, two years after federal regulators warned doctors that prescribing the opioid to kids after the routine surgeries could be fa...
– University of Chicago Medical Center
Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.
– Florida State University
Materials and Design, Nov-2017
The popularity of the Nerf “blaster” toy gun has created an active market for inexpensive off-brand versions of the Nerf darts, but new data from Virginia Tech suggests that the off-brand darts are two to three times more likely to cause eye inju...
– Virginia Tech
Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about F...
– Case Western Reserve University
Oncogene; Norma C. and Albert I. Geller via the Gynecological Cancer Translation Research Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center; The Mary Kay Foundation; The Young Scientist Foundation...
Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.
– Indiana University
Alzheimer & Dementia Translational Research and Clinical Interventions, Nov-2017
Researchers suggest combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham
American Journal of Physiology
While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study led by Rensselaer Polytechnic I...
– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By having more accurate information, older patients and their phys...
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
Journal of the American Heart Association
Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from one of the most in-depth studies ever of blood samples from patients with Ebol...
– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Cell Host & Microbe
Biologists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley used cryo-EM to resolve the structure of a ring of proteins used by the immune system to summon support when under attack, providing new insight into potential strategies for protection from pathogens. The r...
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
By studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities t...
– University of North Carolina Health Care System
American Journal of Pathology
That “to do” list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Soc...
– University of California San Diego Health
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,” University of Colorado Boulder researchers have published the study that inspired the shoe’s name, confirming th...
– University of Colorado Boulder
UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model to measure and compare the responses of CF and normal airway cells to CF-related infectious/inflammatory factors.
– University of North Carolina Health Care System
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
The Association of American Cancer Institutes opposes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Systems rule, which threatens access to lifesaving treatments for uninsured and underserve...
– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)
Sanford Health is one of three sites in the U.S. to launch a study to determine if non-opioid medications are as effective in managing pain after carpal-tunnel surgery.
– Sanford Health
Loyola Medicine's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is celebrating 30 years of caring for some of the smallest and sickest newborns.
– Loyola University Health System
Nearly 15 percent of Kentucky children are currently diagnosed with ADHD, the highest rate in the nation. While medicine alone doesn't necessarily lead to improved academic performance in the long run, a new intervention developed by UK professors is...
– University of Kentucky
Work underway in a laboratory at the University of Delaware suggest certain drugs can prevent and reduce changes to the brain caused by mistreatment at an early age.
– University of Delaware
Helmut Zarbl will link the institute with the university’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, promote collaboration between education and research Expert Available
– Rutgers University
The Obesity Society Perspective paper encourages patient-centered approach to childhood obesity
– Obesity Society
Obesity Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 00:00 ET
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has joined with a coalition of associations in an appeal to the Massachusetts legislature to request their support of An Act Making Discrimination Based on Height and Weight Unlawful (Massachusetts H.952).
– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
Educating the public about the dangers of tobacco addiction has long been a priority for the American Thoracic Society, which provides scientifically-supported arguments to counter Big Tobacco’s marketing and lobbying efforts. Now, the ATS is debut...
– American Thoracic Society (ATS)
In recognition of their contributions to basic, translational, and clinical research, six faculty members from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)...
– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Embargo expired on 20-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET
The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and CastleBranch have announced a new, collaborative initiative to promote the development and academic progression of health care professionals. Through the adoption of the CastleBranch Bridges (C...
– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)
Dr. Anthony Furlan of University Hospitals in Cleveland was given the Neurologist Pioneering Award from the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN).
– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
AMSSM has selected Leonardo Oliveira, MD and Jason Zaremski, MD to serve as Junior Traveling Fellows for AMSSM's 2018 International Traveling Fellowship program tour to Scandinavia. Drs. Oliveira and Zaremski will join AMSSM Founder and Past Presiden...
– American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
Dr. Afriyie-Gray Named to Chicago
List of Prominent African-Americans in Medicine
– Loyola University Health System
AACN's 2018 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) offers hundreds of sessions to improve clinical practice, patient outcomes and the hospitals’ bottom line, with a comprehensive program that incorporates leading evidence-base...
– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
NYU Langone launches Facial Paralysis & Reanimation Center to treat patients with facial palsy.
– NYU Langone Health
Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS, Tucson, Ariz., was recently elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the College’s annual Clinical Congress, held in San Diego, Calif., October 22-26.
– American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian announced today that Florence Irving and her late husband, Herbert Irving, have given $700 million to the two institutions to dramatically advance research and clinical programs for the treatment of cancer...
– New York-Presbyterian Hospital
The USC Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), the USC Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things (CCI), and the USC Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) will announce their commitment to forming a consortium tha...
– University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering