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Blood Test Cuts Time to Diagnosis for Common, Deadly Yeast Infection, National Trial Shows

A new blood test seems to perform as well as, if not better than, traditional blood cultures at detecting a type of fungal yeast infection that commonly strikes hospital patients, according to a national trial.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Embargo expired on 08-Feb-2018 at 00:05 ET

Thousands of Lives Would Be Saved If Counties Met ATS Clean Air Standards

Thousands of lives would be saved each year, and many more serious illnesses avoided, if U.S. counties met standards set by the American Thoracic Society for the two most important air pollutants, according to a new report by the ATS and the Marron I...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Embargo expired on 08-Feb-2018 at 00:15 ET

Lights, Camera, Action! New Endomicroscopic Probes Visualize Living Animal Cell Activity

Johns Hopkins researchers report they have developed two new endoscopic probes that significantly sharpen the technology’s imaging resolution and permit direct observation of fine tissue structures and cell activity in small organs in sheep, rats a...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Light: Science & Applications; Nature Communications; R01CA153023, CBET-1430040, R01CA153023,R01HL121788

International Genetic Study Identifies Gene Associated with Crohn’s Disease

International Genetic Study Identifies Gene Associated with Crohn’s Disease

– University of Haifa

Turning Up the Heat on Chemotherapy

While cancer treatment advances are being made in precision medicine and immunotherapy, a unique combination of traditional therapies can also provide some patients benefit. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about an approa...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

American College of Rheumatology Recommends Biosimilar Use in New White Paper

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has published a new white paper, “The Science Behind Biosimilars – Entering a New Era of Biologic Therapy." The paper encourages providers to incorporate these drugs into treatment plans of patients with...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Guide to Practical Medical Decision-Making Offers Jewish Perspective on Ethical and Religious Dilemmas

Every day in hospitals across the country, patients, family members and healthcare professionals confront ethical and religious dilemmas about risky medical procedures, end-of-life care and other weighty issues. Now Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC, the senio...

– Cedars-Sinai

The Medical Minute: Helping Children Thrive After Cancer

Childhood cancer survivors are at a higher risk of developing physical and emotional difficulties once their treatment is complete. That's why it’s important to connect them with follow-up care and resources.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


University Women: Gender Parity in Underage Drinking

Binge or heavy episodic drinking (HED) – defined as four or more drinks in a two-hour period – among U.S. university women has increased by 40 percent during the past 30 years. This dramatic development suggests that women are “closing the gend...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 07-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET

What Happens When Women Stop MS Treatment During Pregnancy?

Two new studies look at the effects of stopping the newer, stronger drug natalizumab for multiple sclerosis (MS) during pregnancy. Natalizumab is generally prescribed for people with MS who have not responded to or cannot tolerate other treatments fo...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


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Diet May Influence the Spread of a Deadly Type of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

A single protein building block commonly found in food may hold a key to preventing the spread of an often-deadly type of breast cancer, according to a new multicenter study published today in the medical journal Nature. Investigators found that by l...

– Cedars-Sinai

Nature, Feb. 7, 2018

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SLAS Scientific Journals Honor Achievement by Authors and Reviewers

SLAS Discovery (formerly the Journal of Biomolecular Screening) and SLAS Technology (formerly the Journal of Laboratory Automation), both published by SLAS (Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening) in partnership with SAGE Publishing, hosted a...

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Embargo expired on 07-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET

Novel Gene Mutations Link High HDL Cholesterol and Apparent Protection From Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have uncovered genetic mutations that may explain why people with high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good cholesterol,” have a reduced risk of coronary hear...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

HL094980, HL61369; Journal of Clinical Lipidology

Small Molecule Could Make a Big Difference for Arthritis Patients

Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered a molecule that enhances cartilage regeneration and decreases inflammation.

– Keck Medicine of USC

Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Alternatives to Whole Liver Transplants for Children Have Become Safer, Study Finds

In a new Johns Hopkins study of patient and graft survival trends for pediatric liver transplant recipients between 2002 and 2015, researchers found that outcomes for alternatives to whole liver transplantation (WLT), such as splitting a liver for tw...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Journal of Pediatrics; 5K08HS023876-02, K23DK101677

Obesity Drives U.S. Health Care Costs Up by 29 Percent, Varies by State

Recent research by John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, provides new insights on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of obesity.

– Cornell University

A Boost for Older Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

Results of a phase II study presented at the recent American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting shows the best outcomes to date for older Hodgkin lymphoma patients treated with brentuximab vedotin before and after AVD chemotherapy. A presenting au...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, 2017

Peptide Improves Glucose and Insulin Sensitivity, Lowers Weight in Mice

Treating obese mice with catestatin (CST), a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose and insulin tolerance and reduced body weight, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers.

– University of California San Diego Health


Recent Study in Oregon Reveals Public Considers Alcohol More Harmful Than Marijuana

A new study, led by researchers at RTI International, surveyed more than 1,900 adults in Oregon prior to the legalization of marijuana in the state and found that more than half (52.5%) consider alcohol to be more harmful than marijuana while few (7....

– RTI International

Preventive Medicine, Feb. 2018

HSS Develops First-Ever Questionnaire to Measure Impact of Brachial Plexus Injury and Assess Surgical Outcomes

Hospital for Special Surgery has developed a patient questionnaire to the measure physical and psychological effects of brachial plexus injury and help manage patients’ treatment expectations.

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

UPMC Researchers Solving Treatment Resistance in Most Common Breast Cancer

For the first time researchers have identified recurrent ESR1 fusion proteins in human breast cancer, to understand how they function and help lead to improved treatments for the disease.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Annals of Oncology; P30CA047904, UL1-RR024153, UL1-TR000005, SAC150021, 2T32GM008424-21, 5F30CA203095

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy Improves Outcomes for Adults with Autism

New collaborative research signals a potential breakthrough for adults with autism spectrum disorder.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Autism Research; National Institute of Mental Health

Nutrition Education Intervention Helps Consumers Mitigate the Impact of Advertising, Particularly for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

It is well established that marketing efforts such as advertising are among the factors that can negatively affect health behaviors. Media literacy education can lessen this impact by developing an individual’s skills to critically evaluate marketi...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

​Youth Consider Mobile Health Units a Safe Place for Sexual Health Services

Mobile health units bring important medical services to communities across the country. A new study indicates that mobile health units may provide a new approach for offering sexual health education and services to adolescents.

– University of Chicago Medical Center


Tennessee Poison Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, following a year in which it received more than 50,000 emergency calls from residents, healthcare professionals, emergency departments and intensive care units.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Henry Ford Hospital Sports Medicine Physician Works Up-Close with U.S. Ski, Snowboard Athletes

When the ski and snowboard competitions get under way at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, watching and following with interest will be Christopher Guyer, M.D., a Henry Ford Hospital sports medicine physician and a team physi...

– Henry Ford Health System

U.S. and Canada to Ban Trans Fats This Year; Research on How This Effects Cardiovascular Health

Shauna Downs, Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health, is available for interviews on how this impending ban will affect cardiovascular health in residents of North America.

Expert Available

– Rutgers University


Study Shines New Light on How Salmonella “Die” at Low Temperatures

A new study shows the mechanism by which bacteria die at temperatures too low to rupture their cell walls.

– Penn State Materials Research Institute

Cell Press

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET

New Drug Target Emerges for a Dangerous Fungal Pathogen

A research team led by Stony Brook University scientists Mansa Munshi and Maurizio Del Poeta has discovered a novel gene that helps understand the mechanism of survival of Cryptococcus neorformans. Their finding, published in Cell Reports, may help p...

– Stony Brook University

Cell Reports

Embargo expired on 06-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET

Cell Phone Radiation and Tumors, World Cancer Day 2018, Gut Bacteria and Colon Cancer, and More in the Cancer News Source

Click here to go directly to the Cancer News Source

– Newswise

Arm Exercise Improves Walking Ability After Stroke

A new study shows that arm exercises may improve walking ability months and even years after having a stroke. The study, the first to test the influence of arm training on post-stroke leg function, is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurop...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Researchers One Step Closer to Treating Organ Fibrosis

A novel antibody-based therapy that blocks the excessive formation of collagen clusters is safe and effective in multiple animal models of fibrotic disease

– Thomas Jefferson University

Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy

Low-Tech, Low-Cost Test Strips Show Promise for Reducing Fentanyl Overdoses

A study to assess the feasibility of checking illicit street drugs for fentanyl found that low-cost test strips detect the presence of fentanyl with a high degree of accuracy, and that the vast majority of people who use street drugs are interested i...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

An Cyanine Dye Acid Test that Won't Drown in Water

Near-infrared cyanine dyes are go-to tools for studying the inner workings of cells and investigating the biochemistry of disease, including cancer. But even though they have low toxicity and plenty of applications, these fluorescent dyes have a weak...

– Michigan Technological University

Chemical Communications, Jan-2018 ; National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health R15GM114751; National Science Foundation 1048655

New CRISPR Method Efficiently Corrects DMD Defect in Heart Tissue

Scientists have developed a CRISPR gene-editing technique that can potentially correct a majority of the 3,000 mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by making a single cut at strategic points along the patient’s DNA, according to a...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Science Advances

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UNC Researchers Identify Patterns of HIV Risk among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam

In an effort to combat new HIV infections among men who inject drugs in Vietnam, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted the first study to explore how this population mixes together. Their results were published in t...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Jan-2018

Children Affected by Prenatal Drinking More Numerous than Previously Estimated

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a significant number of children across four regions in the United States were determined to have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The new findings may represent more ...

– University of California San Diego Health


Mouse Study Adds to Evidence Linking Gut Bacteria and Obesity

A new Johns Hopkins study of mice with the rodent equivalent of metabolic syndrome has added to evidence that the intestinal microbiome — a “garden” of bacterial, viral and fungal genes — plays a substantial role in the development of obesity...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Mucosal Immunology; R01GM078238. R01DK083752

New Compound May Stop Bacteria From Causing Sickness

A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry is the first to describe a signaling pathway that affects communication — a process called quorum sensing — between Streptococcus bacteria cells.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of Biological Chemistry

Matchmaking for Cancer Care

Computer scientists from the University of Delaware and Georgetown University have developed a new system to rapidly determine which cancer drugs are likely to work best given genetic markers for a patent – the first publicly available system of it...

– University of Delaware


Big-Data Helps Define the Burden of Sarcoidosis

Nirav Patel, M.D. Physician-scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham using “big-data” recently summarized in the Journal of the American Heart Association the prevalence of cardiovascular manifestations, rates of defibrillator plac...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of the American Heart Association

New Algorithm Decodes Spine Oncology Treatment

Every kind of cancer can spread to the spine, yet two physician-scientists who treat these patients describe a paucity of guidance for effectively providing care and minimizing pain. To resolve the confusion and address the continually changing lands...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The Lancet Oncology

A Blueprint for Future Blood-Nerve Barrier and Peripheral Nerve Disease Research

Researchers have detailed, for the first time, the normal human transcriptome of the blood-nerve barrier. This barrier — a tight covering of endothelial cells — maintains the microenvironment of peripheral nerves. Knowledge of the transcriptome w...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Scientific Reports; NS075212

Starving Liver Cancer

Scientists at the University of Delaware and the University of Illinois at Chicago have found a new way to kill liver cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth. This research could accelerate the development of new treatments for liver cancer, which is c...

– University of Delaware

Nature Communications

Cleaner Ship Fuels Will Benefit Health, but Affect Climate Too

Marine shipping fuels will get a whole lot cleaner in 2020 when a regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires fuels to contain 80-86 percent less sulphur.This is the most significant improvement in global fuel standards for t...

– University of Delaware

Nature Communications

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IU Advances Fight Against Hepatitis B with 'Virus-Cracking' Molecules

Indiana University researchers have found that certain molecules -- several of which are currently under clinical trial -- are able to "crack" the protective shell of the hepatitis B virus, suggesting it may be possible to attack the virus after its ...

– Indiana University

eLife; R01-AI067417-04

Top 10 Trends Driving Healthcare in 2018

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), announced today the release of its “Top 10 HEOR Trends” list that identifies the most influential topics in the field of health economics and outcomes research for...

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

H3N2: What You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu

As the flu virus spreads this year, NewYork-Presbyterian breaks down how to prevent its spread and lessen symptoms.

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Health Care Coalitions, Set Up After 9/11 to Address Disasters, Improve Everyday Incident Responses

New research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business finds that health care coalitions -- federally funded community organizations created after the 9/11 attacks to coordinate responses to mass casualty incidents -- can significantly impr...

– Indiana University

NEI Support Paved Early Pathway for Novel Glaucoma Therapies

The recent approval of two novel medications for glaucoma – the first new medications for the disorder in nearly 18 years – are fruit borne from decades of foundational scientific research supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The two me...

– NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

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Professor to Study Mental Health of Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

Last year, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, becoming one of the worst natural disasters in U.S territory. Ivelisse Torres Fernandez, an assistant professor at New Mexico State University and a native of Puerto Rico, has begun a study to examine t...

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

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Cascading Inflammation Associated with Lyme Arthritis Linked to Overactive Immune Response

Scientists at University of Utah Health believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis. The results are publishe...

– University of Utah Health

The Journal of Immunology; National Institutes of Health

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Genetic Epidemiology: Examining the Masses to Better Understand the Individual

Genetic epidemiology is the study of how genetic factors may influence health. Twin and adoption studies have shown that about half of the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) is due to differences in the genotypes that people carry, yet few specific...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET

What Makes a Good Egg?

In approximately 15 percent of cases where couples are unable to conceive, the underlying cause of infertility is not known. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Die...

– University of California San Diego Health

Developmental Cell

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET

New Research Suggests Your Immune System Can Protect Against MRSA Infections

After years of investigation, researchers at Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

R01AR069502, R21AI126896, 1DP2OD008752; The Journal of Clinical Investigation

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

Children with Heart Failure from Dilated Cardiomyopathy are Seeing a Dramatic Improvement in Outcomes in Recent Years

A multi-center initiative involving 98 centers across the U.S. and Canada, conducted by the National Institutes of Health-supported Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry

– Children's Hospital of Michigan

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Premature Babies Make Fewer Friends – but Not for Long

Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socialising in early childhood – but this improves when they get to school – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the ...

– University of Warwick


Toddler Formulas and Milks - Not Recommended by Health Experts - Mislead with Health Claims

Misleading labeling on formulas and milks marketed as "toddler drinks" may confuse parents about their healthfulness or necessity, finds a new study by researchers at the NYU College of Global Public Health and the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesi...

– New York University

Preventive Medicine

Opioid Cessation May Be More Successful When Depression Is Treated

Opioid cessation in non-cancer pain may be more successful when depression is treated to remission, a Saint Louis University study shows

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

British Journal of Psychiatry; R21MH101389

Moffitt Researchers Identify New Target to Reduce Risk of Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are trying to identify new drug targets to reduce the risk of GVHD. Their new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows a drug that targets the protein JAK2 may reduce the risk of...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jan-2018

Loved One’s Death Could Spur Aggressive Measures Against Breast Cancer

A woman’s memories of a loved one’s experience with cancer could play a significant role in how she approaches breast cancer prevention in her own life, a new study has found.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Health Psychology

Altering Huntington’s Disease Patients’ Skin Cells Into Brain Cells Sheds Light on Disorder

Pictured are reprogrammed cells from a 71-year-old patient with Huntington's disease. Originally skin cells, these have been converted into medium spiny neurons, the cell type affected in Huntington's disease. Sampling skin cells from patients and co...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Neuroscience

Mitochondrial DNA and Its Role in Cancer Metastasis

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have found that mitochondrial DNA may contain information that could help determine the likelihood of cancer metastasizing.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-17-2194 Published December 2017

Risk Assessment Tool Can Now Better Predict Pressure Injuries in Children

Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There’s been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult popul...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Journal of Pediatrics

Following Treatment Guidelines More Important Than Volume for Assessing Heart Failure Care

Looking at how well hospitals adhere to treatment guidelines for heart failure is more important than comparing patient volumes at hospitals, new research shows.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Health Indicators for Newborns of Breast Cancer Survivors May Vary by Cancer Type

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

International Journal of Cancer, Feb-2018

Health Indicators for Newborns of Breast Cancer Survivors May Vary by Cancer Type

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

International Journal of Cancer-2017

Untimely Immune Cell Clocks May Contribute To Obesity And Diabetes In Shift Workers

About 15 million Americans don’t have a typical nine-to-five workday, and many of these may see their schedule change drastically one week to the next. As a result, these shift workers’ biological clocks cannot keep accurate time, potentially mak...

– Texas A&M University

FASEB Journal, Feb-2018; Center for Translational Environmental Health Research ; National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award

Hope for Patients with Lymphedema - New Surgical Treatment Offered at the CHUM

The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is now offering a new surgical treatment for patients with lymphedema, swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid in a body part, most often the arms or legs. Lymphovenous...

– Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Ky. Website Gives Real-Time Information about Space Availability in Addiction Treatment Programs

A new website will provide a vital link for Kentucky health care providers, court officials, families and individuals seeking options for substance abuse treatment and recovery. “Find Help Now KY” ( will deliver real-time in...

– University of Kentucky

How Does Your Brain "Code" Pizza?

At the International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium, neuroscientists, food scientists, and chefs will discuss food-brain phenomena and their role in health and medicine.

– University of Kentucky


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From Laboratory to Marketplace

New solutions for cybersecurity, energy and medical research are in the hands of companies who can use them to create new products and services, thanks to efforts to transfer them from the lab to industry. The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest...

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

FLC national meeting

Vanderbilt’s Heart Transplant Program Reaches New Record

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed a record number of heart transplants in 2017, surpassing the 2016 milestone and securing its place as the second-busiest heart transplant program in the country.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

10 Facts Every Woman Should Know about Heart Disease

For Heart Month, NewYork-Presbyterian cardiologists provide 10 tips for women about heart disease and how to protect yourself.

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Reversing Blood Flow Reduces Stroke Risk During Carotid Artery Procedure

Loyola Medicine is the first academic medical center in Illinois to use the TCAR system, which reduces stroke risk during carotid artery procedures by temporarily reversing blood flow.

– Loyola University Health System

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More Robust Listeria Risk Assessment by Including Heat-Injured Cells

Developing assessment models that more accurately predict the risk of Listeria contamination, particularly with regard to heat-injured cells, will help food manufacturers enhance food safety protocols—and protect consumers from foodborne pathogens....

– South Dakota State University

Abstracts Released for the Cutting Edge Developments Presented at ACTRIMS Forum 2018

Late breaking abstracts

Expert Available

– Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Scleroses (ACTRIMS)

MedWire Announcements

Newly Redesigned Takes Gold in 2018 AVA Digital Awards

The American Association of Endodontists is proud to announce our newly redesigned website’s Gold-level placement in the 2018 AVA Digital Awards. The new, which launched in December, won distinctions in the Redesign and Association sub-cate...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

FAU Approved for Neurology Residency Program

FAU, in collaboration with Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Tenet HealthCare system’s Delray Medical Center, has received approval for a four-year, categorical neurology residency program.

– Florida Atlantic University

UAB Research Funding Continues to Increase

UAB ranked 15th nationally among public universities in research expenditures and topped $238 million in NIH funding for FY 2016.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Shop Locally to “Go Further with Food” During National Nutrition Month, Says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Shopping locally can be a great way to add healthful foods to your diet while conserving natural resources. That’s why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Go Further with Food” by choosing foods that are healthful to ...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Rare NGLY1 Mutation Samples Now Available from Coriell Institute for Medical Research

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is proud to announce the release of new samples representing N-glycanase deficiency, caused by a mutation on the NGLY 1 gene, also known as Congenital Disorder of Deglycosylation (CDDG). These extraordinaril...

– Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Perlmutter Cancer Center Names New Directorof Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology

Paul E. Oberstein, MD, a nationally renowned clinician-scientist, will join NYU Langone Health and its Perlmutter Cancer Center on March 1 as director of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology and assistant director of its recently established Pancre...

– NYU Langone Health

New ACR Contrast Reaction Card Can Help Improve Management of Contrast-Related Adverse Events

The new American College of Radiology (ACR) contrast reaction card summarizes important steps to be taken when managing an acute reaction to contrast material.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

UC San Diego Health Selected as Accountable Care Organization

UC San Diego Health has been selected by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 561 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), ensuring as many as 10.5 million Medicare beneficiaries across the United States have access to high-quality,...

– University of California San Diego Health

TSRI Receives $10 Million Grant to Study Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

The five-year grant will support five individual research projects and three core resources at the TSRI Alcohol Research Center.

– Scripps Research Institute


Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Dedication of Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Medical Plaza and Investiture of Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., Recipient of the Endowed Chair in Honor of the Late Justice

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s most integrated health care network, is honored to announce the dedication of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Medical Plaza at Hackensack University Medical Center and the formal investiture of Joseph E. Parr...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

April Camiling Honored with Excellence in Nursing Award from Modern Healthcare

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to announce that April Camiling, MSN, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN, oncology nurse specialist in Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) at Hackensack University Medical Center, has been recogniz...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Mayo Clinic e Inspire ponen en marcha serie “Expertos por experiencia” para explorar importancia de narraciones de pacientes

Mayo Clinic y la red social para la atención médica Inspire pusieron en marcha hoy “Expertos por experiencia”, nueva serie de artículos escritos por pacientes y personas encargadas de cuidarlos.

– Mayo Clinic

Global Team Wins $15 Million to Help End Preventable Newborn Deaths in Africa

A multidisciplinary global team including two Northwestern University professors has won a $15 million grant to improve the survival of newborns in Africa.

– Northwestern University

Mercy’s Center for Endocrinology’s Diabetes Education Program Receives American Diabetes Association’s Education Recognition Certificate

Mercy Medical Center’s Center for Endocrinology’s Diabetes Education Program has been awarded the American Diabetes Association (ADA)’s Education Recognition Certificate

– Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Vanderbilt Signs Agreement to Develop Methods for Preventing Global Spread of Deadly Viruses

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has signed a five-year cooperative agreement worth up to $28 million with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to develop methods for preventing the global spread of viruses like chiku...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Leaders in Vision Science Highlight Benefits of Federally-Funded Research

Leading vision scientists from the U.S. and around the world will gather in Washington, DC on Feb. 9 to discuss federal research funding with members of Congress. The researchers will share examples of how investing taxpayer dollars into basic scien...

– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

KU Cancer Center named “High-Performing Site” by National Cancer Institute

The University of Kansas Cancer Center was recently recognized as a “high-performing site” by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Marlene R. Miller, MD, MSc, Appointed Pediatrician-in-Chief, Chair of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Marlene R. Miller, MD, MSc, has been appointed Pediatrician-in-Chief for University Hospitals and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow). Dr. Miller will also be nominated for...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

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Northwestern University Researcher Announced as ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis Awardee

Deborah Winter, PhD, of Northwestern University has been awarded the new ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Five New Endocrinologists at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Fill Vital Need for Expertise in Central and Southern Jersey

Physicians based in Monmouth County now accepting new patients with diabetes, thyroid disease and other glandular disorders.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

MedWire Higher Education Events

Forum to Give Latest on MDS Treatment

The Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation and The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring a free public information forum about MDS. Presenters include Cecilia Arana Yi, MD, from the UNM Cancer Center, and Emily A. Kn...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Special UAB News Facebook Live 'Stop the Bleed' Event Set for 1 p.m., Feb. 7

The places change, and the death tolls do, too — three at a marathon, eight on a New York City street, 26 at an elementary school, 27 in a church, 49 in a nightclub, 58 at a country music festival. These nonsensical, violent attacks leave many peop...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham





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