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‘Aggressive’ Surgery Is Best Treatment Option for Early Stage Lung Cancer

Patients with early stage lung cancer live longer when they receive a lobectomy—the most common type of operation for the disease—rather than a less extensive operation or radiation treatment.

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Embargo expired on 30-Nov-2017 at 00:00 ET

Study Reveals Cancer Therapy’s Double-Edged Sword... And How to Blunt It

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Systems Biology have discovered that the remains of tumor cells killed by chemotherapy or other cancer treatments can actually stimulate tumor growth by inducing an inflammatory reaction. T...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine, January 2018; RO1 01CA170549-02; ROCA148633-01A4; GM095467; 086867/Z/08

Embargo expired on 30-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET

Range of Opioid Prescribers Play Important Role in Epidemic, Study Finds

A cross-section of opioid prescribers that typically do not prescribe large volumes of opioids, including primary care physicians, surgeons and non-physician health care providers, frequently prescribe opioids to high-risk patients, according to a ne...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Embargo expired on 30-Nov-2017 at 00:05 ET

Research Finds Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Respond Differently to Certain Sounds

Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Amsterdam hope to have found a new neurobiological marker to help recognise patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

– University of Birmingham

Bangel et al, Nov 2017, Nature Scientific Reports

Phase III Immunotherapy Trial for Migraine Shows Positive Results

An antibody therapy against a key inflammatory molecule involved in migraines reduces the number of headaches that chronic migraine patients experience per month in a phase III trial.

– Thomas Jefferson University

New England Journal of Medicine

GBSI to Present at ASCB|EMBO 2017 in Philadelphia December 4 and 5

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) will introduce a new cell authentication training modules and videos to be available online for use by students, post-doctoral scholars, research faculty, educators and education administrators. The materi...

– Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)


Lack of Communication Puts Older Adults at Risk of Clashes Between Their Medicines

Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get – or seek – enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely. That lack of communication could be putting older adults at risk of hea...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2017 at 07:00 ET

Simple Blood Test May Predict MRI Disease Activity in MS

A blood test to monitor a nerve protein in the blood of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may help predict whether disease activity is flaring up, according to a study published in the November 29, 2017, online issue of Neurology® Neuroimmunology ...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2017 at 16:00 ET

Movies Wield Powerful Influence on Drinking Habits of 10- to 15-Year-Olds

Early adolescence is a high-risk period for alcohol experimentation and initiation. Adolescent drinking is linked to exposure to alcohol use in the media. This study examined the influence that movie portrayals of drinking may have on the onset of dr...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2017 at 10:00 ET

World AIDS Day: New Research and Experts Available from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Experts from Johns Hopkins Medicine are available to talk about AIDS/HIV, and there is new research from Johns Hopkins on the topic.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2017 at 17:00 ET

Male Circumcision and Antiviral Drugs Appear to Sharply Reduce HIV Infection Rate

A steep drop in the local incidence of new HIV infections accompanied the rollout of a U.S.-funded anti-HIV program in a large East-African population, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Joh...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2017 at 17:00 ET

In Defense of Fruitcake, Weather-Hunger Link, High Protein Soybean, and More in the Food Science News Source

Click here to go to the Food Science News Source

– Newswise

Preventing Psoriasis with Vanillin

Small amounts of artificial vanilla extract, also known as vanillin,are in a wide range of products, from baked goods to perfumes. But vanillin’s versatility doesn’t stop there.In a recent mouse study reported in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural an...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Living in a ‘War Zone’ Linked to Delivery of Low Birthweight Babies

Mums-to-be living in war zones/areas of armed conflict are at heightened risk of giving birth to low birthweight babies. However the evidence for any impact on the rate of other complications of pregnancy is less clear. That’s the findings o...

– University of Warwick

BMJ Global Health

Tobacco Control Viewed Through the Lens of Moral Psychology

Perspective of moral psychology helps inform why tobacco control debates are often so vitriolic and yet so often based on limited science, Lynn Kozlowski writes in new paper.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Dec-2017

Combinations of Certain Personality Traits May Guard Against Depression and Anxiety

People showing high levels of extraversion and conscientiousness may have protection against depression and anxiety, according to the results of a new study by a team of University at Buffalo psychologists.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Research in Personality

Researchers Devise Improved Gene-Editing Process for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Regenerative medicine researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center developed an improved and simplified gene-editing technique using CRISPR/Cas9 tools to correct a common mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Science Translational Medicine

Trial Suggests Way to Personalize Heart Health in Diabetes

BOSTON – (November 29, 2017) – Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have taken another step toward solving a long-standing puzzle about heart health in type 2 diabetes, with a finding that eventually may point towards more personalized patient ca...

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Diabetes Care

Generalist vs. Subspecialist Characteristics for Radiologists

A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute analyzes the generalist versus subspecialty characteristics of the U.S. radiologist workforce in the Medicare population from 2012-2014. The study is published online in Radiology.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)


How a Biophysical Simulation Method Might Accelerate Drug Target Discovery

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed an approach to overcome a major stumbling block in testing new drug targets. The research is reported in a Nov. 24 paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nov-2017


Continuous Glucose Monitors Warn of Low Blood Sugar Threat

Continuous glucose monitors (CGM) can protect individuals who have had type 1 diabetes for years and are at risk of experiencing dangerously low blood sugar by increasing their awareness of the symptoms, according to a study published in the Endocrin...

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Embargo expired on 28-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

Breakthrough in Live-Cell Imaging Studies Could Lead to Innovative Drugs for a Variety of Human Diseases

Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham shows more precisely how G protein-coupled receptors, which are the key target of a large number of drugs, work.

– University of Birmingham

Nature; Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 28-Nov-2017 at 19:05 ET

More Doctors Are Becoming “Nursing Home Specialists”

The number of doctors and advance practitioners in the United States who focus on nursing home care rose by more than a third between 2012 and 2015, according to a new study published today in JAMA from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Embargo expired on 28-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET

Understanding how the Role of a Gene Associated with Parkinson’s Disease may Lead to New Therapeutic Strategies for Breast Cancer

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey research further elucidates a tumor suppression mechanism behind the human Parkin gene – which could help inform treatment decisions for breast cancer patients who have a Parkin mutation or loss of Parkin expr...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Nature Communications, Nov-2017

Embargo expired on 28-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET

Advances in MALDI Mass Spectrometry within Drug Discovery

SLAS Discovery marks the 30th anniversary of Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight (MALDI TOF), the soft ionization technique for analyzing non-volatile biomolecules using mass spectrometry, with a special issue showcasing 10 new...

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Discovery

This ‘Sweet Spot’ Could Improve Melanoma Diagnosis

Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but actually describes an important finding that will enhance computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) of melanoma.

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Digital Imaging

Exercise May Help Protect Smokers from Inflammation, Muscle Damage

Regular exercise may protect smokers from some of the negative effects associated with smoking, such as muscle loss and inflammation, according to a new study.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology

Genetic Mutation Could, if Altered, Boost Flumist Vaccine’s Effectiveness, Research Suggests

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered a genetic mutation in the FluMist intranasal flu vaccine that has the potential to be altered to enhance the vaccine’s protective effect.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Decoding the Molecular Mechanisms of Ovarian Cancer Progression

Researchers identify several lncRNAs that are linked to the ovarian cancer in a cohort of patients. These lncRNAs were reproducibly altered and are responsible for a shift in cellular function that contributes to the metastatic properties of the canc...

– Thomas Jefferson University

Nature Communications

Researchers Trace Timeline of Tumor Evolution in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

A new study by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah observed how breast cancer tumors evolve over time and demonstrated how changes within tumors may contribute to the process by which cancers no longer respond to ...

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Nature Communications

Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Highlight Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease at 2017 A.H.A. Scientific Sessions

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. Among many ab...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017

Study: How to Get Patients to Share Electronic Health Records

Education is the key to getting patients to share their medical records electronically with health care providers, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

– University at Buffalo

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Antibiotics Administered During Labour Delay Healthy Gut Bacteria in Babies

The study utilized data from 74 mother-infant pairs in the McMaster pilot cohort called Baby & Mi. Participants came from low-risk populations in Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario. The gut bacteria development of the infants was tested at four poi...

– McMaster University

Scientific Reports

Synthetic Cannabis-Like Drug Reduces Sleep Apnea

A synthetic cannabis-like drug in a pill was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large multi-site study of a drug for apnea funded by the National Institutes of Health.

– Northwestern University

UTSW Scientists Take Early Step to Personalized Breast Cancer Care

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed a method to map protein changes that occur in different subtypes of breast cancer cells in response to DNA damage from a new class of chemotherapy drugs.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cell Reports

Unlocking the Genetics of Cancer

For many, breast cancer is more than just a disease – it’s personal. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.

– UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Finding the Right Words to Say: AED Releases Infographic on Using Sensitive and Medically Appropriate Language in the Eating Disorders Community

In an effort to reduce the stigma associated with eating disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) recently released an infographic based on an article written by multiple current or former editors and associate editors of the International J...

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Mayo Clinic Develops Neuro Test That Distinguishes Demyelinating Diseases From MS

Mayo Clinic has launched a first-in-the-U.S. clinical test that will help patients who recently have been diagnosed with an inflammatory demyelinating disease (IDD) but may be unsure of the exact disorder. Neurologic-related diseases commonly affect ...

– Mayo Clinic

Stress Causes Stress on Hearts

People who have lived though natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey are under a great amount of stress putting their lives back together. A cardiologist tells us that this type of stress, in a roundabout way, can do damage to the heart.

– Houston Methodist

Sickle Cell Handbook and More Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Resources for Patients & Families from APHON

The following handbooks, produced by APHON, provide an overview for patients and their families on specific hematologic and oncologic diseases.

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

APHON Patient & Family Resources

Preventing HIV: Rutgers Experts Raise Awareness of Treatment

Health officials are urging people at risk for HIV to take a daily pill that provides near-total protection against transmission

– Rutgers University

Mayo Clinic desarrolla análisis neurológico para distinguir entre las enfermedades desmielinizantes y la esclerosis múltiple

Mayo Clinic puso en marcha el primer análisis clínico en Estados Unidos que ayudará a los pacientes recientemente diagnosticados con una enfermedad inflamatoria desmielinizante, pero sin seguridad sobre el trastorno exacto.

– Mayo Clinic

In Search Of: Researchers Explore the Ocean for Alternatives to Opioids

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-o...

– University of Utah Health

Department of Defense, W81XWH-17-1-0413

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Changes in Bacterial Mix Linked to Antibiotics Increase Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Exposure to antibiotics in mothers may increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in their offspring.

– NYU Langone Health

Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET

Cell Death Linked to Tumor Growth in Prostate Cancer Patients

The goal of any cancer treatment is to kill tumor cells. Yet, one little understood paradox of certain cancers is that the body's natural process for removing dead and dying cells can actually fuel tumor growth.

– University of Michigan

Journal of Clinical Investigation

Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2017 at 16:00 ET

Study: People in High-Deductible Plans Aren’t Acting Like Consumers, May Need More Help

More and more Americans have health insurance that requires them to open their wallets for the first few thousand dollars’ worth of care they receive every year, before the insurance coverage kicks in. But a new study suggests that despite the rise...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET

McMaster Researchers Uncover Link Between Immune Function and Osteoarthritic Pain and Progression

The study, published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, found that monocytes, the white blood cells necessary to regulate immune responses, were more activated and pro-inflammatory in women with osteoarthritis, and that elevated inf...

– McMaster University

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

Women May be More Vulnerable to Concussions Because of “Leaner” Nerve Fibers, Penn Study Suggests

Women have smaller, more breakable nerve fibers in the brain compared to men that may make them more susceptible to concussions, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine neuroscientists published online today in the journal Experimental Neurology.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Experimental Neurology; NS092398; NS038104; EB021293; MH110185; PT110785

Genetic Predisposition to Later Puberty Causes Lower Bone Density in Children and Adults

People whose genetic makeup triggers a later-than-average start to puberty have lower bone mineral density, especially in their lower spine. Because adolescence is a critical period for accruing bone, this effect may increase a person’s risk of ost...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Oct. 25, 2017; HD58886, HL123612, TR000077

Immunotherapy Research for Head and Neck Cancers Gets Boost from V Foundation Grant

A team of University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers studying new drugs designed to break resistance to cancer immunotherapy has been awarded a V Foundation for Cancer Research translational grant of $6...

– University of California San Diego Health


Increased Oral Pathogens and Decreased Bacterial Diversity Predict Precancerous Lesions of Stomach Cancer

Elevated pathogen colonization and a lack of bacterial diversity in the mouth were identified in people with precancerous lesions that could precede stomach cancer, finds a new study led by New York University College of Dentistry and New York Univer...

– New York University

Journal of Periodontology, Nov 2017; R21DE018438 ; R01CA204113

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Novel Therapeutic Targets for Metastatic Melanoma, Path for New Drugs

Mount Sinai researchers have identified novel therapeutic targets for metastatic melanoma, according to a study published in Molecular Cell.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Molecular Cell, Nov-2017

Autism and the Smell of Fear

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Noam Sobel has found that persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurotypical persons reacted differently to the "smell of fear" and "calm sweat" - in fact, they reacted in opposite ways.

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Nature Neuroscience, Nov-2017

New Study Finds Mycobacteria Can Sense Presence of Proteins That Cause Disease

The study from the University of Notre Dame and Michigan State University could help researchers identify how to tone down the ability of mycobacteria to cause disease and help them in treating infection.

– University of Notre Dame

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Promising Target for Treating Brain Tumors in Children

Findings published in Oncotarget offer new hope for children with highly aggressive brain tumors like atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) and medulloblastoma. Previously, the authors of the study have shown that an experimental drug that inhibit...

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

Oncotarget, Nov-2017

Researchers First to Unlock Key Molecular Mystery of Premature Aging Syndromes

New research from Florida State University is beginning to piece together the stubborn puzzle posed by a family of rare and debilitating premature aging disorders.

– Florida State University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Researchers Discover BRCA Cancer Cells’ Last Defense

Researchers hope their findings may lead to improved chemotherapy drugs and shed light on why some cells develop chemotherapy resistance.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Nature Communications

Novice Pilots Improve Visual Responses to Emergency Simulation by Watching Experts’ Eye Movements

Novice military pilots can improve their visual responses to a simulated emergency procedure by observing the eye movements of expert pilots, according to new research from SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

– SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Neuroscience 2017

Abbreviated Breast MRI May Be Additional Screening Option for Dense Breasts

Among women with dense breast tissue, for whom traditional mammograms are less effective at detecting cancer, who request additional screening after a negative mammogram, abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MR) may be a valuable cancer detection tool. In a st...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Radiological Society of North America meeting

Pay-for-Performance Fails to Perform

The first large Medicare pay-for-performance program for doctors and medical practices, which ran between 2013 and 2016, failed to deliver on its central promise to increase value of care for patients. The program may have also exacerbated health di...

– Harvard Medical School

Expression of Certain Genes May Be Key to More Youthful Looking Skin

Some individuals’ skin appears more youthful than their chronologic age. Although many people try to achieve this with creams, lotions, injections, and surgeries, new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology indicate...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Critical Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Identified

UT Southwestern researchers have identified a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes, which is a common complication of being overweight that afflicts more than 30 million Americans and over 400 million people worldwide.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Journal of Clinical Investigation

UT Physicians Offers Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

Holiday travel can take a toll on your health if you are not careful, according to Amy Laude, M.D., a family medicine practitioner with UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center a...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A Guide to Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse

UAB School of Nursing faculty contributed to a field guide for health care, social service and law enforcement professionals.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Human Research Study at UAH Explores Effects of Hot Yoga

UAH professors Dr. Shannon Mathis and Dr. Gordon MacGregor partnered on a study to investigate the effects of hot yoga on bone mineral density.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Social Media, Powerful Tool to Address Health Issues

Social media is a powerful tool that can help people facing health challenges, such as Native Americans on kidney dialysis.

– South Dakota State University


The traits we inherit from our family define and connect us in countless ways. Sometimes these traits are obvious, like curly hair or dimples. But sometimes what we inherit remains hidden, like BRCA gene mutations. With the help of celebrities like ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Overcoming Opioids: Researching Mental Health and Addiction

Media Pitch: People with a mental illness are twice as likely to have a substance use problem compared to the general population. At least 20% of people with a mental illness have a co-occurring substance use problem.

Expert Available

– Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

Facing Up to Our Mistakes: An Apology to the LGBTQ2 Community

Media Pitch: As a diverse minority group, LGBTQ2 individuals have faced, and continue to face, various forms of discrimination, which result in reduced access to health care, a greater likelihood of becoming homeless and a high risk of being bullied ...

– Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

ACR Submits Comments to CMS Regarding 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters Proposed Rule

In its response yesterday to the 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters proposed rule, which governs the state and federal health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) urged the Centers for Medicare and...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Multisociety Pain Workgroup Issues Statement Repudiating Conclusions of MINT Trials

The MINT Trials are irredeemably flawed by study design, patient selection, procedural technique, and data analysis. That's the conclusion of a statement signed November 21st by the Multisociety Pain Workgroup (MPW), a collection of pain societies co...

– American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

MedWire Announcements

Perlmutter Cancer Center Expands Clinical Leukemia Program

NYU Langone Health has announced that nationally renowned physician and researcher Raoul Tibes, MD, PhD, will lead efforts to expand the clinical and investigative leukemia programs at its Perlmutter Cancer Center.

– NYU Langone Health

Warwick Genome Researcher Wins Prestigious Fellowship

A rising research star from the University of Warwick has been awarded a prestigious Sir Henry Dale Fellowship. Dr Andrew Bowman who is based at the University’s Warwick Medical School received the award in a scheme run by the Wellcome Trust and th...

– University of Warwick

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Introduces New Guidelines for Patients with a Form of Cancer Associated with HIV and AIDS

Brand new NCCN Guidelines® map out best practices for treating patients with AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

American Academy of Home Care Medicine Announces Four New Board of Directors Members

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine announces new Board of Directors members including K. Eric DeJonge, Theresa Soriano, Bruce Kinosian, and Linda DeCherrie.

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Dr. J. William Charboneau Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO — For J. William Charboneau, M.D., life is a journey of unknown possibilities, filled with family. And Tuesday, Nov. 28, with family both personal and professional by his side and in the audience, Dr. Charboneau’s journey reached another ...

– Mayo Clinic

NeuroPoint Alliance Expands Quality Outcomes Database

NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) recently welcomed five hospitals and health systems to the Quality Outcomes Database (QOD).

– American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

UTHealth’s Margo Melchor Appointed to Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

Margo Melchor, R.D.H., M.Ed., Ed.D., community outreach director for the School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been appointed to the Texas state board that regulates the practice of dentistry ...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Consider a Donation to the AANEM Foundation This #GivingTuesday

Your Donation Helps Patients Battling Muscle and Nerve Disorders

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Abercrombie & Fitch to Support Nationwide Children’s Hospital this Holiday Season

Starting today, Abercrombie & Fitch customers in the U.S. will have an opportunity to support The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. At all Abercrombie & Fitch locations across the United States, shoppers will have an opportunity...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

Maquat Receives Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Lynne Maquat, PhD, whose work has significantly advanced the understanding of human gene expression, is the recipient of the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced today.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

SLU Receives Grant to Provide Scholarships, Mentoring for Disadvantaged Nursing Students

Saint Louis University will receive $1.5 in federal funds over the next four years to support disadvantaged students by providing them student mentors, faculty mentors and pre-entry work experiences.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and John Theurer Cancer Center Receive $6.4 Million NIH Grant to Identify Breast Cancer Biomarkers

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, and Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center have secured a five-year, $6.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Hea...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Cedars-Sinai Transgender Program One of Few Nationally to Offer Surgery and Other Comprehensive Services

Cedars-Sinai is one of only two academic medical centers in the Western U.S. that offers gender-affirming genital surgery. The medical center currently offers male-to-female and female-to-male gender-affirming genital surgeries, as well as several ot...

– Cedars-Sinai

UH Neurosurgery Resident James Wright, MD, Receives Funding for Proposal Using Surgical Theater to Improve Patient and Resident Experience

A neurosurgery resident has received funding to use a neurosurgical 3-D virtual reality program to enhance patient-doctor communication.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Transformation of Combat Casualty Care, Advances in Military Healthcare Focus of New Book

Advances in medicine that dramatically improved warfighter survival and recovery in America’s most recent wars are the focus of a new book, “Out of the Crucible: How the U.S. Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan,” j...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

MD Anderson Applauds Court-Ordered Corrective Statements From Tobacco Industry to Educate Public About Harms of Tobacco Use

As an institution dedicated to ending cancer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to promoting cancer prevention and therefore supports the ‘corrective statements’ published by tobacco companies as a result of a 2006 ju...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

WVU Graduate Student Lays Groundwork for Potential New Diabetes Treatments; Receives NIH Grant

Conventional diabetes medications tend to fix downstream problems, meaning they typically work by stabilizing blood sugar levels, not by improving the chemical processes that underlie how the body makes and processes blood sugar in the first place. A...

– West Virginia University

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