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Monday, January 29, 2018

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Neurogastronomy Symposium, High Colesterol and Colon Cancer, Wild Rice Science, and More in the Food Science News Source

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– Newswise


Decoding the DNA Repair Process

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are working to fill the knowledge gap between DNA damage and cancer, including developing approaches to manipulate the DNA damage response to treat and prevent disease. Their research on an integr...

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Nature Communications, 26th January 2018

Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2018 at 17:05 ET

Surgery Patients in Enhanced Recovery Program Leave Hospital Sooner, Take Fewer Opioids

Colorectal and bariatric surgery patients benefited from an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, leaving the hospital sooner and requiring fewer opioids to control pain, according to new research presented at the American Society of Anesth...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2018 at 09:00 ET

Infant Sleep Practices, Nonmedicated ADHD Treatments, Blood Infections, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

– Newswise

Research Suggests Colonoscopy Link to Appendicitis

Although the incidence of appendicitis in the United States has been in decline for many years, the condition still affects approximately seven percent of Americans annually.

– University of North Dakota

JAMA Surgery

Stenting System Shown to Benefit Certain Stroke Patients

A specialized stenting system used to open blocked arteries in the brain resulted in a low complication rate among a specific group of patients with stroke histories, a study led by Cedars-Sinai researchers has found. The Wingspan® Stent System Pos...

– Cedars-Sinai

International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2018

Researchers Use Synthetic Protein to Disrupt Work of Bacteria

A synthetic protein that disrupts the ability of bacteria to perform basic life functions—moving, eating, attaching to hosts—could be a key to fighting infectious disease and preventing bacteria from evolving into drug-resistant pathogens.

– SUNY Upstate Medical University

Scientific Reports

Bacterial Immune Systems Take the Stage

The Weizmann Institute of Science's Prof. Rotem Sorek has conducted a systematic study that uncovered multiple new and unusual bacterial immune defense mechanisms which could pave the way toward new biotech tools

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Science, Jan-2018

Swallowed Button Batteries Add to Safety Concerns about 'Fidget Spinners'

A report of two young children with burns of the esophagus caused by swallowed button batteries from "fidget spinners" highlights a risk of severe injuries involving these popular toys, according to a series of reports in the January/February Journal...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

UIC researcher using imaging to identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely

Ultrasound is traditionally used on pregnant women to study the anatomy, movement and blood flow of the developing fetus, but University of Illinois at Chicago nurse researchers are using the imaging technique to identify women who are at risk of giv...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Development of Human-Animal Health Research Platform Moves Forward

1Data, a collaborative human and animal health project that will save lives and improve the quality of life for people and animals, is finalizing development of its research database and increasing project staff. The project is about a year ahead of ...

– Kansas State University

Documentary Detailing West Virginia's Opioid Crisis Nominated for Academy Award

An Oscar nomination won't entice Elaine McMillion Sheldon and her husband, Kerrin, away from their passion: telling the stories of their home state of West Virginia in hopes of bringing attention, and solutions, to its problems - especially opioid ad...

– West Virginia University

Major League Coach Tony Beasley Tells His Story of Surviving Colorectal Cancer in New PSA

“See every obstacle as an opportunity in life.” That’s just some of the advice packed into a new campaign by Fight Colorectal Cancer featuring Texas Rangers third-base coach Tony Beasley.

– Fight Colorectal Cancer

includes video

UCLA Health Experts Advisory - Focus on Winter Olympics 2018

Various UCLA Health physicians offer their expertise on topics related to the Winter Olympics 2018, such as coping with sports injuries and testing for banned substances; among others.

Expert Available

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


Method Assesses How Well Dialysis Clinics Refer Patients for Transplantation

• A new method is useful for assessing how well individual dialysis facilities are referring patients for kidney transplantation. • When the method was applied to dialysis facilities in Georgia, researchers found that most of the variation in re...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 17:00 ET

Research Test Identifies BRCA2 Gene Mutations That Lead to Breast, Ovarian Cancers

A new test developed by researchers at Mayo Clinic shows which mutations in the BRCA2 gene make women susceptible to developing breast or ovarian cancers. The research behind the test was published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

– Mayo Clinic

American Journal of Human Genetics

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

Discovery Offers New Genetic Pathway for Injured Nerve Regeneration

On the hunt for genes involved in regenerating critical nerve fibers called axons, biologists at the University of California San Diego came away with a surprise: The discovery of a new genetic pathway that carries hope for victims of traumatic injur...

– University of California San Diego

Neuron, Jan-2018

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

includes video

MIND Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline in Stroke Survivors

A diet created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center may help substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to preliminary research presented on Jan. 25, at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Con...

– Rush University Medical Center

American Stroke Association International Conference

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 17:20 ET

UCLA Study Could Explain Link Between High-Cholesterol Diet and Colon Cancer

UCLA scientists found that boosting mice's cholesterol levels spurred intestinal stem cells to divide more quickly, enabling tumors to form faster. The study identifies a new drug target for colon cancer treatment.

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

Cell Stem Cell, Jan. 25, 2018

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 12:00 ET

Yale Cancer Researchers Propose New Ways to Select Patients for Clinical Trials

Yale Cancer Center investigators have demonstrated in a new study that more sophisticated models to assess patient risk for cancer can result in better clinical trials with more definitive results.

– Yale Cancer Center

JAMA Oncology

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 11:00 ET

Aspiration As Good As Stent Retrievers for Removal of Large Vessel Clots in Ischemic Stroke Patients, Mount Sinai Researchers Find

Results of COMPASS trial presented at International Stroke Conference by J Mocco, MD, Vice Chair of Neurosurgery for the Mount Sinai Health System

– Mount Sinai Health System

International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2018; Icahn School of Medicine

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 14:00 ET

Study Shows a Potential New Approach to Opioid Crisis

In a six-month study recently concluded, a research unit affiliated with two hospital institutions and a university in Ottawa found that a reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked daily also reduced a smoker’s dependence on opioids.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

BMJ Open

Light-Triggered Nanoparticles Show Promise Against Metastatic Cancer

A new anti-cancer strategy wields light as a precision weapon. Unlike traditional light therapy — which is limited to the skin and areas accessible with an endoscope — this technique can target and attack cancer cells that have spread deep inside...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Communications

An Achilles Heel Discovered in Viruses Could Fuel New Antiviral Approaches

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a promising new target to fight a class of viruses responsible for health threats such as Zika, polio, dengue, SARS and hepatitis C.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Science Advances

Repurposed Drug Found to Be Effective Against Zika Virus

In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus — and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse fetuses. Researchers at University of California San...

– University of California San Diego Health

Scientific Reports

ICU Nurses Identify Concerns, Content for Resilience Programs

Focus groups of ICU nurses reveal concerns and preferences regarding a proposed eight-week program to promote resilience and prevent burnout. The study is one of four articles in a journal symposium that discuss how to support nurses in the workplace...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN Advanced Critical Care, Winter 2017


Mayo Clinic的研究人员开发的一项新的测试可以显示BRCA2基因(BRCA2 gene)中的哪些突变会使女性易患乳腺(breast)癌或卵巢(ovarian)癌。 与该测试相关的研究发表在美国人类遗传学杂志上(Ame...

– Mayo Clinic

American Journal of Human Genetics

Examen De Un Estudio Identifica Mutaciones en Gen BRCA2 Que Llevan a Cáncer De Mama Y Ovario

Un nuevo examen desarrollado por los investigadores de Mayo Clinic revela cuáles mutaciones en el gen BRCA2 vuelven a una mujer susceptible al desarrollo de cáncer de mama o de cáncer de ovario. El estudio detrás del examen fue publicado hoy en A...

– Mayo Clinic

American Journal of Human Genetics

Lyosomes and Mitochondria Chat Each Other Up in Cell

CHICAGO - Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that two key cellular structures, called mitochondria and lysosomes, come into direct contact with each other in the cell to regulate their respective functions. This rare discovery has impli...

– Northwestern University


Graduate Student Discovers Potential Target for Cocaine- and Amphetamine-Addiction Therapeutics

West Virginia University doctoral candidate Joshua Gross is investigating how a particular protein influences the brain's response to cocaine and psychostimulants with abuse potential, including methamphetamine, Adderall and Ritalin.

– West Virginia University

Journal of Psychopharmacology

Under New Stroke Guidelines, More Patients Will be Eligible for Emergency Treatments

Under new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, more stroke patients will be eligible for emergency treatments. The treatments dissolve or remove blood clots that cause strokes by blocking blood flow to a re...

– Loyola University Health System


The Power of Language When Reporting on Diabetes

For people with diabetes, language can directly impact their motivation, behaviors and outcomes.

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

Women's Health Research Gets Congressional Boost

Teresa Woodruff explains the fight for female inclusion in scientific research.CHICAGO - 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 Symposiu...

– Northwestern University

2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research

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IV Lounges Want to Cure Hangovers, but at What Cost?

As these services grow and attempt to become more mainstream, concerns among the medical community abound about their safety and effectiveness, particularly given that most of these services and products are unregulated, much like the supplement indu...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

Deans at Schools of Public Health Issue Statement on the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Today, 17 deans at schools of public health in the U.S. and Canada have issued a joint statement on the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

MedWire Announcements

NYU Langone Health Launches New Lung Transplant Program

The Transplant Institute at NYU Langone Health launches new lung transplant program.

– NYU Langone Health

IU School of Medicine Researchers Set New Record in NIH Funding in 2017

IU School of Medicine scientists and physicians brought in a school record of more than $135 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2017.

– Indiana University

Glaucoma Research Foundation to Host the 7th Annual Glaucoma 360

Glaucoma Research Foundation will host the 7th Annual Glaucoma 360 from February 8th to February 10th in San Francisco. This signature three-day event highlights innovation in glaucoma to ensure patients have access to the latest and most effective ...

– Glaucoma Research Foundation

7th Annual Glaucoma 360, February 8th to February 10th

Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Leaders in Glaucoma Innovation and Patient Care at 12th Annual Gala in San Francisco

The Catalyst Award, Glaucoma Research Foundation's highest honor, will be presented to Thomas W. Burns, President and CEO of Glaukos Corporation (Laguna Hills, CA), in recognition of his remarkable leadership and commitment to the development of inno...

– Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala

NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria Endorsed by Intermountain Healthcare and Will be Included in the Intermountain AUC for Lung Cancer

Intermountain Healthcare has endorsed the The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria (NCCN Imaging AUC™). Intermountain will aggregate the NCCN AUC for lung cancer with its own AUC and utilize the content ...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2018 at 11:15 ET

Alex Huang, MD, PhD, Receives $450,000 from Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

Leading cancer researcher, Alex Huang MD, PhD, has received a $450,000 Basic Science grant from Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to study targeted approaches for effectively eliminating metastatic osteosarcoma.

– Case Western Reserve University

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation hosts 13th Annual Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Tournament

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would like to invite media to attend this year’s Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Championship.

– University Health Network (UHN)

American Pain Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting Explores Pain Mechanisms

The American Pain Society,, has changed the format for its 2018 conference to a Scientific Summit titled “Understanding Pain Mechanisms.” The event is March 4-6 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The conference brin...

– American Pain Society

Mount Sinai Health System Opens New State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Center in Dumbo

Leaders from the community and health system celebrate with ribbon cutting and open house.

– Mount Sinai Health System





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