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25-Jan-2018


Understanding Emotional Responses to Traumatic Injury Key to Public Health Planning and Treatment Efforts

– Injuries are a major public health problem in the United States, accounting for nearly 60 percent of all deaths among Americans between the ages of 1 and 44 years. Survivors of traumatic injuries often face significant physical and mental health ...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Injury; R01NR013503


Patients and Doctors Often Disagree in Evaluation of Surgical Scarring

When it comes to the physical scars surgery leaves behind, a new study shows patients and doctors often don’t assess their severity the same way. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found patients and ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JAMA Facial and Plastic Surgery


The Eye Is Not Immune to Immunity

Contrary to long-established dogma, the eye can host an active immune response that could both heal injury and contribute to loss of vision.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Scientific Reports

24-Jan-2018


Wisdom at the End of Life

In a paper publishing January 24 in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine asked 21 hospice patients, ages 58 to 97 and in the last six months of their lives, to describe t...

– University of California San Diego Health

International Psychogeriatrics

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 00:05 ET


Drug May Help Those with Dementia with Lewy Bodies

New help may be on the way for people with dementia with Lewy bodies, which is the second most common neurodegenerative type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. The disease can cause movement problems and issues such as hallucinations in additio...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurology®

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET


Previously Unknown Ocean Virus Family May Also Populate the Human Gut

A newly discovered family of viruses appears to play a major role in killing marine bacteria and maintaining the ocean’s ecology. Preliminary evidence suggests that related bacterial viruses also occur in the human gut. The study, by researchers at...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nature

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 13:00 ET

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Making Milestones Against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Progress in treating lung cancer has been enormous in the past 20 years according to a new review by researchers at Yale Cancer Center.

– Yale Cancer Center

Nature

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 13:00 ET


Nanoparticle Vaccine Offers Universal Protection Against Influenza A Viruses, Study Finds

Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

– Georgia State University

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 05:00 ET


Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead to Better Antipsychotic Drugs

Published in Nature, research from the UNC School of Medicine and UCSF revealed the first-ever crystal structure of the dopamine 2 receptor bound to an antipsychotic drug – a much-needed discovery in the quest to create effective drugs with fewer s...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Nature

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 13:00 ET


Sleep Improves Pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Youth

Sleep quality partially mediates the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and pain in children and adolescents, according to new research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society.

– American Pain Society

The Journal of Pain

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 08:05 ET


Alzheimer's Drug Targeting Soluble Amyloid Falls Short in a Large Clinical Trial

A paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that solanezumab, a monoclonal antibody-based treatment for Alzheimer’s disease developed by Eli Lilly that targets amyloid plaques, did not significantly slow cognitive decline...

– Columbia University Medical Center

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET


Announcing the 2018 SLAS Technology Ten: Translating Life Sciences Innovation

“The 2018 SLAS Technology Ten represent some of the most innovative scientific achievements that were featured in SLAS Technology in the past 12 months,” says Editor-in-Chief Edward Kai-Hua Chow, PhD (National University of Singapore).

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)


Study Provides New Guidelines for Assessing Severity of Head and Neck Cancers

Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a new, more accurate set of guidelines for assessing the severity of head and neck cancers and predicting patient survival. The new guidelines center around counting the number of malignant lymph nodes found ...

– Cedars-Sinai

Journal of Clinical Oncology


Targeting Bladder Cancer’s Achilles Heel: Stem Cells

Two different proteins work separately as well as synergistically to feed a small pool of stem cells that help bladder cancer resist chemotherapy, research led by a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientist suggests. The finding, published online ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cancer Research


Scientists Create a 3-D Model Of Molecules in Yeast Linked to Enzyme that Lengthens Chromosome Tips

Through the haze of a sonogram screen, an expectant mother catches a glimpse of the growing baby within her. The outline of a nose, chin and head, instantly recognizable as a tiny human, brings to life what parents, until then, could only imagine. Bi...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cell

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Discovery May Advance Neural Stem Cell Treatments for Brain Disorders

New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) reveals a novel gene regulatory system that may advance stem cell therapies and gene-targeting treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Nature Neuroscience; CA159859; GM062848; MH109978; HG008155; AG054012; HG007610; GM110090


Guidelines Support Telemedicine as an Effective Tool for Allergists

A new position paper by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology provides guidance to allergists interested in providing telemedicine care to their patients.

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

Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology


Individuals with HIV at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

A review of more than 80 studies reveals that changes in the immune cells of people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection may increase their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiology


Decision Support Systems May Improve Quality of Patient Surgical Care

. New research published in the February issue of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), illustrates how physician anesthesiologists are investigating the challenges and opportunities of integra...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Anesthesiology


Drug Discount Program Aimed at Improving Care for Low-Income Patients Generated Gains for Hospitals Without Clear Benefits for the Needy

A 25-year-old drug discount program aimed at boosting resources for hospitals treating low-income patients did not deliver on its promise to enhance care for the needy, according to research from Harvard Medical School and the NYU School of Medicine....

– Harvard Medical School

The New England Journal of Medicine


For National Nutrition Month: Store Food Correctly to Reduce Waste, Says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Go Further with Food” by storing food correctly to reduce waste and lower your grocery bill during National Nutrition Month® in March.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Houston Methodist Hospital Reaches Heart Transplant Milestone

Houston Methodist Hospital performed its 1000th heart transplant. The hospital's first was performed by Dr. Michael DeBakey in 1968 as part of the world's first multi-organ transplant. The patient is a 23-year old man who suffers from Becker's Muscul...

– Houston Methodist


The Medical Minute: Despite Warnings, Unsafe Infant Sleep Practices Persist

When the weather is cold and the nights are long, new parents can be tempted to put extra blankets in a crib or bring their infant into bed with them. But both practices can lead to death for children under a year old, who do not have the ability to ...

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Amid ADHD Spike, Doctors Urge Closer Look at Sleep Issues

Amid a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, debate is brewing whether the condition may be a sleep disorder.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

23-Jan-2018


PCOS May Reduce Gut Bacteria Diversity

Women who have a common hormone condition that contributes to infertility and metabolic problems tend to have less diverse gut bacteria than women who do not have the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal ...

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Embargo expired on 23-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET


Short-Course Treatment for Combat-Related PTSD Offers Expedited Path to Recovery

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating and standard treatment can take months, often leaving those affected unable to work or care for their families. But, a new study demonstrated that many PTSD sufferers can benefit f...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JAMA

Embargo expired on 23-Jan-2018 at 11:00 ET


Civic Engagement Can Help Teens Thrive Later in Life

Want to help your teenagers become successful adults? Get them involved in civic activities – voting, volunteering and activism.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Child Development, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 23-Jan-2018 at 00:00 ET


Researchers Investigate Bioelectricity to Better Understand Breast Cancer

Bioelectric signaling networks relay signals between cells. Current cancer research focuses primarily on biochemical signaling, but bioelectric signals are another communication system that interacts with biochemical messengers.

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 23-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET


Using ‘LOHGIC’ to Assess Inherited Cancer Mutations

Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have developed a statistical method to identify patients with potential inherited, germline alterations in tumor suppressor genes while estimating gene loss in cancer cells through targeted geno...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

JCO Precision Oncology, Jan-2018


Disparity Persists: Racial and Ethnic Minority Patients Still Less Likely Than White Patients to Get Live Donor Kidney Transplants

Despite efforts over the past two decades to increase the number of black and Hispanic patients receiving kidney transplants from related or unrelated living donors, these racial/ethnic minority patients are still much less likely to undergo such tra...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of American Medical Association; K01HSO24600, K24HL083113, K24DK101828, K01DK101677, F30DK095545, K01DK114388-01, R01DK104876, R03AI126090, K23DK097184, R01DK098


Discovery of the 'Pioneer' That Opens the Genome

Researchers explain a cell differentiation mechanism in Nature Genetics.

– Universite de Montreal

Nature Genetics, Jan 22 2018; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Canadian InstiIRCM Challenge grant from the IRCM Foundation


Plotting the Downward Trend in Traditional Hysterectomy

Fewer women are getting hysterectomies in every state across the country.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Prosecuting Background Check and Straw Purchase Violations Depends on State Laws

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that prosecutions in Pennsylvania for violating the state’s straw purchase law increased by nearly 16 times following the 2012 passage of a law requiring a mandatory minimum...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Injury Prevention


Anemia Discovery Offers New Targets to Treat Fatigue That Affects Millions

UVA has discovered an unknown biological process that controls the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body. The discovery could help doctors develop new treatments for anemia, which affects millions.

– University of Virginia Health System

Journal of Experimental Medicine; R01DK079924; R01DK101550 ; K08HL093355; LLSNIA-8988-15


Reaching the Breaking Point

A University of Utah mechanical engineer believes the bones of an older person become more susceptible to a break due to repeated stress from everyday activities such as walking, creating microdamage that affects the quality of the bone. That is in c...

– University of Utah

Nature Biomedical Engineering


New Gel Reduces Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Radiation therapy is a popular and effective treatment for many men with prostate cancer, and now a temporary gel offers greater protection for organs at risk during treatments.

– Beaumont Health

International Journal of Radiation Oncology


A New Theory on Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Binge Drinkers

A new study shows that binge drinkers have increased levels of a biomarker molecule — microRNA-21 — that may contribute to poor vascular function. Researchers believe that measurements of microRNA-21 could help determine if a patient with a histo...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research


Pain Care Outcomes Unaffected by Opioid Dose Reductions

Several health organizations, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, have recommended dose reduction and risk mitigation strategies to reduce adverse events for patients on chronic opioid therapy. A new study published in The Journal of Pai...

– American Pain Society

The Journal of Pain


Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Have Less Bacterial Diversity in Gut

Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common hormone condition that contributes to infertility and metabolic problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, tend to have less diverse gut bacteria than women who do not have the condition, a...

– University of California San Diego Health

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism


Genetic Lung Disease’s Molecular Roots Identified

People with the rare genetic disease primary ciliary dyskinesia suffer repeated lung infections because they lack functional cilia, hairlike structures that sweep mucus through the airways.  Most people have errors in the molecular motor that powers...

– Washington University in St. Louis

PNAS, Jan-2018; HL128370; CDI-CORE-2015-505; 3770

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Blast, Impact Simulations Could Lead to Better Understanding of Injuries and Body Armor

Sandia National Laboratories is developing specialized computer modeling and simulation methods to better understand how blasts on a battlefield could lead to traumatic brain injury and injuries to vital organs, like the heart and lungs.

– Sandia National Laboratories


Cardiology Appointments Enhance NYU Langone Heart Program in Brooklyn

NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn has appointed four highly skilled heart specialists to integrate new technology and advances in research with the care delivered in the community.

– NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn


Southern Research Programs Aim to Shield Against Pandemic Flu Dangers

Southern Research scientists are working on several fronts to help limit the death toll from a catastrophic flu outbreak that one day slams the nation.

Expert Available

– Southern Research

22-Jan-2018


GW Researchers Find Latent HIV Reservoirs Inherently Resistant to Elimination by CD8+ T-cells

A research team at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences found that latent HIV reservoirs exhibit resistance to elimination by CD8+ T-cells of people living with the virus.

– George Washington University

Journal of Clinical Investigation

Embargo expired on 22-Jan-2018 at 16:00 ET


Speech Analysis Software Predicted Psychosis in at-Risk Patients with Up to 83 Percent Accuracy

Computer-based analyses of speech transcripts obtained from interviews with at-risk youths were able to predict which youths would later develop psychosis within two years, with an accuracy of up to 83 percent. In two independent cohorts of young peo...

– Mount Sinai Health System

World Psychiatry ; R01 MH 107558;; R03 MH 108933

Embargo expired on 22-Jan-2018 at 10:00 ET


EMTs Are Not Allowed to Administer Glucagon, a New Paper Finds

If you call 911 due to a hypoglycemic episode there is a roughly 3 in 4 chance the emergency medical responder will be unable to give you glucagon

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Annals of Internal Medicine

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Using Social and Risk Networks Helps Identify People Undiagnosed with HIV

Conducting HIV testing among the social and risk networks of those recently diagnosed with HIV helps identify undiagnosed cases of HIV at significantly higher rates and at a lower cost than other testing approaches, finds a new study conducted in Ukr...

– New York University

Journal of the International AIDS Society; DP1 DA034989 ; P30DA011041; T32AI7384-26; R01 DA033875; R21 AI118998


Let’s Talk About End-of-Life Care

A new study in JNCCN finds majority of people with cancer would like their physicians to ask them where they would prefer to receive end-of-life care.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network


How Climate Change Weakens Coral ‘Immune Systems’

Researchers at The Ohio State University and their colleagues have demonstrated how rising temperatures and acidification combine to destabilize different populations of coral microbes—that is, unbalance the natural coral “microbiome."

– Ohio State University

PLOS ONE


Microbiome Predicts Blood Infections in Pediatric Cancer Patients

Patients who developed bloodstream infections had significantly reduced microbiome diversity than patients who remained free of infection.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

PLoS One


TSRI Researchers Identify Gene Responsible for Mesenchymal Stem Cells’ Stem-Ness’

Scientists often struggle to predict how these cells will act in different environments in the body.

– Scripps Research Institute

Cell Death and Differentiation, Jan. 2018; R24 OD18254


Researchers Borrow from AIDS Playbook to Tackle Rheumatic Heart Disease: Taking Services to the People

Billions of US taxpayer dollars have been invested in Africa over the past 15 years to improve care for millions suffering from the HIV/AIDS epidemic; yet health systems on the continent continue to struggle. What if the investments and lessons learn...

– Case Western Reserve University

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes; Medtronic Global Health Foundation; NIH; Wolf Family Foundation; Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science Africa Initiative...


Study Reveals Endocrine-Producing Microenvironment in Embryonic Pancreas

UT Southwestern researchers report that development of the endocrine pancreas is promoted by a weblike network of epithelial tubes that exist only transiently in the developing embryo. The findings, published online by Genes & Development, suggest th...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Genes & Development


Dietary Fiber Protects Against Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, Study Finds

Consumption of dietary fiber can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of “good” bacteria in the colon, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

– Georgia State University

Cell Host & Microbe


Enzyme Inhibitor Combined with Chemotherapy Delays Glioblastoma Growth

In animal experiments, a human-derived glioblastoma significantly regressed when treated with the combination of an experimental enzyme inhibitor and the standard glioblastoma chemotherapy drug, temozolomide.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

JCI Insight; CA200085; NS096531; CA1515122; CA151129


Curcumin Improves Memory and Mood, New UCLA Study Says

Take twice daily, curcumin - found in turmeric - boosted memory by 28 percent in double-blind, placebo-controlled study

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

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry


‘Hijacker’ Drives Cancer in Some Patients with High-Risk Neuroblastoma

Researchers in Memphis and Boston have collaborated to show c-MYC is an oncogene that drives neuroblastoma in some high-risk patients; the findings help set the stage for much-needed precision medicines

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Cancer Discovery


Opioids Often Not the Answer to Post-Surgery Pain, Discomfort, Note Physician Anesthesiologists

It’s a given that surgery is painful and may leave you sore and uncomfortable for a few days, whether you’re recovering at home or in the hospital. But it’s best to limit opioids or avoid them altogether, opting for alternatives to manage pain ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Study to Determine Which Stool Test Is Best for Colorectal Cancer Detection

FIT tests, or fecal immunochemical tests, are noninvasive and simple to collect in the privacy of one's own home, with no dietary or medical restrictions. But just how accurate are these new FIT tests? That’s what faculty at Texas Tech University H...

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso


Tissue Engineering to Improve the Most Common Orthopaedic Surgery

Researchers at Penn are working to uncover ways to encourage the cells in and around the meniscus to repair themselves, hopefully leading to less invasive procedures.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Precision Medicine: Fighting Breast Cancer on the Molecular Level

When most of us think of breast cancer, we envision a malignant lump. It might be large. It might be small. But it’s all the same. It’s cancer.

– Magee-Womens Research Institute

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs


Massachusetts House and Senate Come Together to “Screen at 23”

Boston, MA – (January 22, 2018) – Legislators from both the Massachusetts House and Senate have voted on a Joint Resolution to urge the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and other public and private health providers to screen Asian Americ...

– Joslin Diabetes Center


E-Cigarettes: Harm Reduction or ‘Gateway’ to New Smokers?

Smoking is an issue that has been at the heart of public health concerns for decades, with many efforts to restrict tobacco sales, tax cigarettes and sometimes hard-hitting campaigns to get people to quit smoking. But if the tobacco control community...

– Texas A&M University

NEJM

MedWire Announcements


New AAE Website Empowers Patients to Seek Endodontic Care

Designed to give all audiences an enhanced user experience, the American Association of Endodontists’ newly redesigned website, aae.org, is now live. The new patient-focused site is dedicated to educating the public about endodontics and the value ...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)


South Nassau Joins Mount Sinai Health System

Internationally Renowned Mount Sinai to Help Develop Array of Advanced Services. South Nassau to Be Mount Sinai’s ‘Flagship’ Hospital on Long Island.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Embargo expired on 24-Jan-2018 at 06:00 ET


Alexander Khalessi, MD, Named Chair of Neurosurgery Department at UC San Diego Health

After a national search, Alexander Khalessi, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UC San Diego Health and chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at University of California San Diego School of Medi...

– University of California San Diego Health


Society for Simulation in Healthcare Names Board Members

Joe Lopreiato, MD, MPH, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Washington, DC, Named President

– Society for Simulation in Healthcare


AAE’s Endo On Demand Launch Puts Endodontic Education at Providers’ Fingertips

The AAE is proud to announce a new online learning platform offering 24/7 access to more than 500 hours of CE from AAE annual meetings and other education events. Endo On Demand offers endodontists and other dental professionals access to the best in...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)


NYU's Dr. Brian Schmidt and Columbia's Dr. Nigel Bunnett Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Proteases and Pain Signaling Related to Oral Cancer

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry (N...

– New York University

R01DE026806-01A1


Mangurian Foundation Donates $20 Million to Mayo Clinic to Name New Medical Building

Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus has received a $20 million gift from The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to support expansion projects and a new medical building for cancer and neurologic care.

– Mayo Clinic


Groundbreaking Parkinson’s Research at La Jolla Institute Funded by Michael J. Fox Foundation

La Jolla Institute Professor Dr. Alessandro Sette has been awarded a $340,000 grant by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to follow up on an earlier MJFF-supported study, which provided the strongest evidence to date that...

– La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research


Four WCS Conservationists Are Named Finalists for Award for Conservation Excellence

WCS is pleased to announce that four of its scientists, Dr. Joel Berger, Dr. Ullas Karanth, Dr. Nyawira Muthiga and Dr.Tim McClanahan have advanced as finalists for the 2018 Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE) (Drs. Muthiga and McClanahan have be...

– Wildlife Conservation Society


American Society of Anesthesiologists Named a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For®

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced today that it has been named a 2017 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation. This honor comes after previously being named a winner in the 2017 Chicago Best and Brightest Comp...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Women's Health Research Gets Congressional Boost

Women’s health research got a federal and local boost with the declaration of a national Women’s Health Research Day to coincide with the 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research on Jan. 25.This event celebrates the second a...

– Northwestern University


$1.19 Million for Rare Liver Disorder in Pregnancy

The University of Adelaide will lead an international, multi-centre project to help find the best treatment for a rare pregnancy complication that can cause increased risk of preterm and still birth, and considerable distress.

– University of Adelaide


Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, to Receive 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health

Vandana Gopikumar, PhD, Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health will receive the 2018 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health for her work in helping women with mental health problems ...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Blavatnik Family Foundation Provides $10 Million to Promote Engineering Innovations in Health

Columbia Engineering announces a $10 million grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to fund innovative research at the intersection of engineering and health and to expedite the development, application, and commercialization of breakthrough disc...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science


Dr. Daniel W. Foster, Longtime UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Chairman: 1930-2018

Dr. Daniel W. Foster, a world-renowned diabetes expert, inspiring medical school instructor, and nationally recognized Chairman of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine for 16 years, died Jan. 18.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Yale Cancer Center Receives $1 Million Grant to Address Cancer Disparities

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BSMF) to address health care disparities in cancer care and support.

– Yale Cancer Center


Eric Beck, DO, MPH, Appointed President of UH Ventures

University Hospitals (UH) system in Cleveland names the first president for UH Ventures to build business endeavors, seek opportunities, and expand existing programs

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, Loyola Kidney Specialist and Researcher, Named President-elect of National Kidney Foundation

Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, a kidney specialist and nationally known kidney disease researcher at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine, has been named president-elect of the National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

– Loyola University Health System

MedWire Higher Education Events


UNM Lobo Men’s and Women’s Basketball Celebrate ‘Lobos Love Pink’ Week

The University of New Mexico Men’s and Women’s basketball teams will hold their ‘Lobos Love Pink’ games during the same week to raise awareness for breast cancer and to honor all those who face it. The games also raise awareness for breast ca...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


Legislators to Take Shots at Cancer

New Mexico state legislators will divide along house lines in the end-of-session hotly contested basketball game Feb. 5. UNM Football Head Coach Bob Davie will coach the Senate "Lobos" and NMSU Football Head Coach Doug Martin will coach the House of ...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

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