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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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New Research Finds Drinking 100% Fruit Juice Does Not Affect Blood Sugar Levels

New research shows that 100% juice has no impact on blood sugar levels.

– Juice Products Association

Journal of Nutritional Science

Novel Method of Isolating Infecting Organisms After Joint Replacement

Next-generation Genomic Sequencing could help identify infecting organisms and guide treatment for patients with joint-replacement infection

– Thomas Jefferson University

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


A Robust Multiplex Mass Spectrometric Assay for Screening Small-Molecule Inhibitors of CD73 with Diverse Inhibition Modalities

A new original research article in SLAS Discovery presents a fast, sensitive, and robust methodology for screening small molecule inhibitors against CD73/Ecto-5’-Nucleotidase, a promising target for developing anti-cancer drugs.

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Discovery

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 02:00 ET

Grinding Your Teeth? Botulinum Toxin May Help

People who grind or clench their teeth in their sleep, a condition known as bruxism, may get help from injections of botulinum toxin, according to a small study published in the January 17, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of th...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET

Presurgical Targeted Therapy Delays Relapse of High-Risk Stage 3 Melanoma

A pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard-of-care surgery for patients with stage 3 disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD An...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 18:30 ET

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Patients with Blood Cancer Precursor at Risk of Developing Cancer Even After 30 Years

Patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance are at risk of progressing to multiple myeloma or a related cancer ─ even after 30 years of stability. These are the findings of a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the We...

– Mayo Clinic

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

Multivalent Antibodies Show Effectiveness for HIV Prevention and Promise for Treatment and Cure

Recent studies testing multivalent combinations of three broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, have yielded promising results in animal models of HIV prevention. Two investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill describe the p...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

New England Journal of Medicine, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

Default Setting in Electronic Medical Records “Nudged” Emergency Department Physicians to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 10 Tablets

For patients who have never been prescribed opioids, larger numbers of tablets given with the initial prescription is associated with long-term use and more tablets leftover that could be diverted for misuse or abuse. Implementing a default option fo...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

Bioengineered Soft Microfibers Improve T-Cell Production

Columbia biomedical engineers design a new, biomaterials-based system that takes a soft approach to improving cell manufacturing and may bring new hope to cancer patients for T-cell therapy.

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Advanced Biosystems Jan18 2017

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 18:30 ET

Pacientes Que Tienen Precursor De Cáncer Sanguíneo Corren Riesgo De Desarrollar Cáncer Incluso Después De 30 años

Los pacientes con gammapatía monoclonal de significado incierto corren más riesgo de avanzar hacia mieloma múltiple u otro cáncer afín, incluso después de 30 años de estabilidad.

– Mayo Clinic

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

Study Says Some Nursing Homes Gaming the System to Improve Their Medicare Star Ratings

A new study of nursing homes in California, the nation’s largest system, found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.

– Florida Atlantic University

Production and Operations Management,

Canine Distemper Confirmed in Far Eastern Leopard, World’s Most Endangered Big Cat

The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world’s big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV).

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

UF Study: Aged Garlic Extract May Help Obese Adults Combat Inflammation

Obesity has grown into a serious health issue worldwide, especially in Western countries. In the U.S., more than one-third of adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

DIPG Tumor Patterns Offer New Insight on Survival

A small subset of patients with histone mutations may have better outcomes than others, suggests new research from Michigan Medicine’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Initiative.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Acta Neuropathologica

New Research Could Significantly Accelerate Drug Discovery

Many drugs work by inhibiting protein enzymes associated with a particular disease. Unfortunately, the same drugs can inhibit protein enzymes unrelated to the disease, resulting in harmful side effects. A team of computational biologist has developed...

– University of Maryland School of Medicine


A Centuries-Old Math Equation Used to Solve a Modern-Day Genetics Challenge

Researchers developed a new mathematical tool to validate and improve methods used by medical professionals to interpret results from clinical genetic tests. The work was published this month in Genetics in Medicine.

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Genetics in Medicine, P30 CA042014, R01 CA164944,

Study: Patients Benefit From One-on-One Education and Custom Microsite Before Joint Replacement

A Hospital for Special Surgery study finds that patients who had an education session with a physical therapist and access to a web-based microsite prior to joint replacement achieved physical therapy goals more quickly compared to patients who did n...

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR)

A Shortcut to Modeling Sickle Cell Disease

Using Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan supercomputer, a team led by Brown University’s George Karniadakis devised a multiscale model of sickle cell disease that captures what happens inside a red blood cell affected by the disease.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Biophysical Journal 113, no. 1 (2017): 48–59

Fluctuations of Sex Steroid Hormone Could be Culprit in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Gender-based differences may influence several ocular conditions, suggesting that fluctuations in sex steroid homeostasis may have direct effects on eye physiology and the pathogenesis of conditions like Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cellular Physiology; The study was funded in part by a grant from the Ken and Ann Douglas Charitable Foundation.

How Your Brain Remembers What You Had for Dinner Last Night

Confirming earlier computational models, researchers at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Arizona and Louisiana, report that episodic memories are encoded in the hippocampus of the human brain ...

– University of California San Diego Health

PNAS Online Early Edition


即使经过30年的稳定期后,血液性意义未明的单克隆丙种球蛋白病(monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance)患者仍有发展成为多发性骨髓瘤或相关癌症的风险。 这些是Mayo Clinic的研究人员在...

– Mayo Clinic

Could an Athlete’s Own Stem Cells Stop Arthritis Development After an ACL Tear?

Long-term consequences can happen years after an ACL injury. One Michigan Medicine researcher is investigating new therapies that could minimize those unwanted effects.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scientists Open Window Into the Psychotic Mind

Why do some people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia experience psychosis, a disconnection from reality that can make them believe their actions are being controlled by aliens or the government? Michigan State University scientists will use a $1.5...

– Michigan State University

Report: ‘Food Desert’ Gets a Name Change in Response to Baltimore Community Feedback

In a new report, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future (CLF) detail the rationale behind replacing the term “food desert” with “Healthy Food Priority Areas.” The report, which was w...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Flu Season: How to Stay Healthy

A Rutgers medical expert explains why this year’s flu season is so fierce and how you can protect yourself

– Rutgers University

Neurogastronomy: Will People Be Healthier If We Can Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

This year's International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium will explore brain and behavior in the context of food.

– University of Kentucky

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Who Uses Phone Apps to Track Sleep Habits? Mostly the Healthy and Wealthy in U.S.

The profile of most Americans who use popular mobile phone apps that track sleep habits is that they are relatively affluent, claim to eat well, and say they are in good health, even if some of them tend to smoke.

– NYU Langone Health

Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2018 at 00:05 ET

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Protein Involved in Cocaine Addiction

Mount Sinai researchers have identified a protein produced by the immune system—granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)—that could be responsible for the development of cocaine addiction.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2018 at 11:00 ET

Who Might Benefit From Immunotherapy? New Study Suggests Possible Marker

New research finds that PDL-1 expressed in antigen presenting cells – macrophages and dendritic cells found in the tumor microenvironment and in the nearby lymph nodes -- is a better indicator than PDL-1 in the tumor of who will respond to immunoth...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Clinical Investigation; CA123088; CA099985; CA156685; CA171306; CA190176; CA193136; CA211016; 5P30CA46592

Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET

Previous Influenza Virus Exposures Enhance Susceptibility in Another Influenza Pandemic

New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic were at a higher risk of dying during the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic as well as the resurgent H1N1 outbreak in 2013-2014. And it is not the first time th...

– McMaster University


Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2018 at 10:00 ET

Pediatric Physician-Scientists Struggle for Funding

A new, multicenter study that included Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that most NIH grants awarded to researchers in pediatrics during the past five years have been limited to physicians in senior positions at a small...

– Washington University in St. Louis

JAMA Pediatrics

Penn Researchers Identify New Treatment Target for Melanoma

Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma. For decades, research has associated female sex and a history of previous pregnancy with better o...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

eLife; R01 CA 163566; P50CA174523; T32 AR0007465-32; F31 CA206325

Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

A new study that seeks to ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches and, ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

PLOS Medicine; OPP1105071, NIH/NIAIDP30AI094189(CBH), NIH/NIAIDP30AI027763(EG), NIH/NIAIDK24AI134413(EG)

Evening Hours May Pose Higher Risk for Overeating, Especially When Under Stress, Study Finds

Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that “hunger hormone” levels rise and “satiety (or fullness) hormone” levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

International Journal of Obesity; R01DK074046, K99DK088360, R00DK088360, U54HD070725

Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries and Save Lives

Sutures and staples can be inadequate in complex surgeries and cannot make an air-tight or liquid-tight seal on a lung or artery wound or incision. Now researchers have created a surgical glue that sets to form an elastic air-tight or liquid-tight se...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Sci Transl Med, Oct-2017; EB023052, EB022043, EB021148, EB014283

More Evidence of Link Between Severe Gum Disease and Cancer Risk

A new study adds to accumulating research that gum disease is associated with some cancer risk, reporting a 24 percent increase in the risk of cancer among participants with severe periodontitis. The highest risk was observed in cases of lung cancer,...

– Tufts University

JNCI, Jan 2018; R01CA166150; P30CA00697; P30CA006973, U01CA164975, HHSN268201700001I, HHSN268201700003I, HHSN268201700005I, HHSN268201700004

In Chronic Disease Care, Family Helpers Are Key, But Feel Left Out

People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without a traditional caregiver. But many have a family member or friend who plays a key supporting role in their health care.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Fam Syst Health. 2017 Dec; 35(4): 463–473. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000293

Evidence Supports 'Weekend Effect' for Mortality after Surgery

As for other types of medical care, surgery appears to be prone to a significant "weekend effect"— with higher odds of death when surgery is performed during or one or two days before the weekend, suggests a report in the February issue of Medical ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Medical Care

Older Adults Are Increasingly Identifying - But Still Likely Underestimating - Cognitive Impairment in Their Families

An increasing number of older adults are reporting cognitive impairment in their families over the past two decades, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and East Carolina University's Brody School of Medi...

– New York University

Preventing Chronic Disease, Jan 2018

Researchers Identify New Way to Unmask Melanoma Cells to the Immune System

A research team at the Duke Cancer Institute has found a new way to keep the immune system engaged, and is planning to test the approach in a phase 1 clinical trial.

– Duke Health

Immunity; 1K08CA191063-01A1

Memory Loss From West Nile Virus May Be Preventable

People who survive brain infection with West Nile virus can have neurological problems long after the virus is gone. A new study in mice suggests that such ongoing problems may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain's ability to rep...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Immunology, Jan-2018; U19 AI083019; R01 NS052632; HDTRA11510032; P30AR048335

A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for Learning

A new study from the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) provides one of the first looks inside the infant’s brain to show where the sense of touch is processed — not just when a baby feels a touch to the han...

– University of Washington

Developmental Science

Having a Pharmacist at Stroke Patient's Bedside Speeds Administration of Critical Drug

In treating stroke patients, every minute counts. A drug called rtPA sometimes can stop a stroke in its tracks. Now a Loyola Medicine study has found that having a pharmacist at the patient's bedside can reduce the time it takes to administer rtPA by...

– Loyola University Health System

Annals of Pharmacotherapy

Bariatric Surgery Prolongs Lifespan in Obese

Obese, middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical treatment over a 10-year period, reports a study that answers questions about the long-term risk of the surgery. 

– Northwestern University


Study Advances Gene Therapy for Glaucoma

In a study published today in the scientific journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Kaufman and Curtis Brandt, a fellow professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at UW-Madison, showed an improved tactic for delivering new genes ...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science

LJI Researchers Discover Key Driver of Atopic Dermatitis

La Jolla Institute scientists demonstrate that LIGHT, a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) super family, directly controls the hyperproliferation of keratinocytes as well as the expression of periostin, a protein that contributes to the clinic...

– La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Journal of Experimental Medicine; AI070535; AI100905; AI061516; DK082249

Smartphone App Now Recognizes FASD Thanks to MMI Geneticist

With a smartphone and an app, qualified health care professionals can now diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in their office thanks to a suggestion from Omar Rahman, M.D.

– University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)


AACC Releases Practice Guidelines for Using Laboratory Drug Tests to Combat Opioid Addiction, Overdoses

WASHINGTON – AACC has issued a new guideline detailing how healthcare providers can use laboratory tests to manage treatment of pain and prevent prescription drug overdoses. Especially relevant in light of the worsening opioid epidemic, the guideli...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Want Romance This Valentine's Day? Help Your Sweetie Avoid Allergy and Asthma Triggers

Romance is the name of the game on Valentine’s Day, and keeping sneezing, wheezing and watery eyes out of the mix helps put everyone more in the mood for love. Here are five tips from ACAAI to help make your Valentine’s Day special.

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

UNC Expert Publishes Commentary About Recent Change in Donor Lung Allocation Policy

Dr. Thomas Egan of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that a recent change in donor lung allocation policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation, i...

Expert Available

– University of North Carolina Health Care System


Pelvic Pain, Painful Sex, Infertility, and Constipation!

In the February 2018 issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, researchers from Denmark discuss their findings involving women with endometriosis who are not responding to hormonal treatment. If hormonal treatments are unsuccessful, surgery is often ...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2018 at 10:00 ET

includes video

Brain Imaging Predicts Language Learning in Deaf Children

In a new international collaborative study between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, researchers created a machine learning algorithm that uses brain scans to predict language ability in d...

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

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2018 at 15:00 ET

Researchers Develop a Remote-Controlled Cancer Immunotherapy System

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.

– University of California San Diego

PNAS, Jan-2018; HL121365; GM125379; CA204704 ; CA209629; CBET1360341 ; DMS1361421

Embargo expired on 15-Jan-2018 at 15:00 ET

Flipping the Switch: Dietary Fat, Changes in Fat Metabolism May Promote Prostate Cancer Metastasis

Prostate tumors tend to be what scientists call “indolent” – so slow-growing and self-contained that many affected men die with prostate cancer, not of it. But for the percentage of men whose prostate tumors metastasize, the disease is invariab...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Nature Genetics; Nature Communications; R01 CA142784; R35 CA197529; P01 CA120964; R35 CA 197459



– Mayo Clinic


Insurance Company Requirements Place Heavy Administrative Burden on Physicians Seeking to Prescribe New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

A rare glimpse into the prior authorization requirements implemented by public and private insurance providers across the country has found substantial administrative burden for a new class of medications for patients with high cholesterol that place...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.

– UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

JAMA Pediatrics

New Blood Test for Diagnosing Heart Attacks: A ‘Big Deal,’ with Caveats

A longtime blood test that measures the likelihood of a cardiac event has become more sensitive and more precise. Why doctors and patients should be cautiously optimistic.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Cardiology

Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism: What's the Difference?

Loyola's Pauline Camacho, MD, Offers Tips for National Thyroid Awareness Month

Expert Available

– Loyola University Health System

MedWire Announcements

Discuss Endodontics’ Hottest Topics at Higher Elevation During AAE18

Registration is now open for AAE18, the annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists, taking place April 25-28 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The world's largest education, exhibit and networking event for endodontists, AA...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)


Gregory Liguori to Receive ASRA's 2018 Distinguished Service Award

Gregory A. Liguori, MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and Weill Cornell Medical College has been selected to receive ASRA’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine in New York C...

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

Endocrine Society names Drucker Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Reviews

Noted diabetes expert Daniel J. Drucker, MD, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Reviews, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Endocrine Society.

– Endocrine Society

Endocrine Reviews

Rutgers Names New Director for Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research

XinQi Dong, the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Population Health Sciences, is an international advocate for advancing population health issues in under-represented communities

– Rutgers University

Bayshore Medical Center Now Offers Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Back Surgery

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that it has expanded services to include transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) back surgery to stabilize spinal vertebra to help reduce pain and nerve irritation in patie...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Riverview Medical Center Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

In an effort to commend, celebrate and increase the number of New Jersey worksites that support breastfeeding employees, the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition (NJBC) has selected Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center located in Red Ban...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

National Academy of Sciences Awards Kovalenko Medal to Immunotherapy Pioneer Allison

Cancer immunotherapy innovator Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the 2018 Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal for outstanding research in medical sciences, the National Academy of ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

For National Nutrition Month 2018, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone: ‘Go Further With Food’

Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help reduce foo...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

FSMB Survey: Opioid Prescribing, Telemedicine among Most Important Regulatory Topics for State Medical Boards

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced that resources related to opioid prescribing and telemedicine are currently the most important regulatory issues to state medical boards. The announcement comes after analyzing responses from 51...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

Non-Coding RNA Precision Diagnostics and Therapeutics Core Facility Opens at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has opened a new state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the study of non-coding RNAs (ncRNA). The Non-Coding RNA Precision Diagnostics and Therapeutics ...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Joffrey Ballet Selects Doctors at Rush University Medical Center to be Company Physicians

The internationally-acclaimed Joffrey Ballet has chosen Rush University Medical Center as the Company’s preferred medical center for treatment.

– Rush University Medical Center

Embargo expired on 16-Jan-2018 at 08:00 ET

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Names New Editor

Board-certified dermatologist Dirk M. Elston, MD, FAAD, the current deputy editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology will step into his new role in July 2018, succeeding board-certified dermatologist Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, who ...

– American Academy of Dermatology

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

ISPOR Updates Its Code of Ethics

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today that it has published an updated code of ethics.

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Dec-2017

Olin College Team Takes Home Prize in "Arc Tank" Competition

Olin College of Engineering students was awarded for their efforts in developing a wheelchair attachment to streamline the ability for one to complete routine tasks.

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Elevating Patient Care: Penn Medicine Orthopaedics and Princeton Orthopedic Associates Forge Strategic Partnership

Penn Orthopaedics and Princeton Orthopedic Associates have announced a new strategic alliance in an effort to enhance and continue to improve orthopaedic care to patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As part of the Penn Medicine Orthopaedic Specia...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Temple University Hospital Ranked #1 in the Nation for Lung Transplant Volume in 2017

Temple University Hospital (TUH) performed 131 lung transplants in calendar year 2017, making it the number 1 volume program in the nation according to data just released by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

– Temple University

Hal Skopicki Appointed Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine and Deputy Director of Operations in the Stony Brook University Heart Institute

Hal Skopicki, MD, PhD, has been appointed Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine and Deputy Director of Operations in the Stony Brook University Heart Institute. He is a renowned heart failure specialist, who has led the major effort in ad...

– Stony Brook Medicine

Families Who Adopt Receive Specialized Medical Care From Montefiore

Parents of adopted children can now consult with a nationally recognized expert in adoption medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

– Montefiore Health System

NIH Invests in Collaborative Research to Understand Mechanisms Controlling Cell Division

A three-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand cell-size control in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center


Scripps Translational Science Institute, Nature Research Launch Open-Access Digital Medicine Journal

Researchers from the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have launched an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal—npj Digital Medicine.

– Scripps Research Institute





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