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Phase I Clinical Trial Shows Some Promise for Investigational Drug for Melanoma

In JCI Insight, researchers reported the results of a phase I, multi-institution clinical trial for an investigational treatment for melanoma and other cancers with mutations in the BRAF or RAS genes.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

JCI Insight, Feb-2018

Embargo expired on 22-Feb-2018 at 09:00 ET

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Without Intravenous Contrast May Help Better Assess Need for Mitral Valve Surgery

Atlantic health system cardiologist authors new review on value of non-invasive imaging techniques in valvular heart disease patients

– Atlantic Health System

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Women Who Suffer with Newly Understood Heart Attack Called Scad May Fare Better with Conservative Care

Patients who suffer from a type of heart attack that affects mainly younger women, called spontaneous coronary artery dissection or SCAD, may benefit most from conservative treatment, letting the body heal on its own. This is according to a new scien...

– Mayo Clinic

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Three Things Every Dentist Should Check Before Performing Root Canal Procedures

To help ensure that patients receive the best possible care from all practitioners at the highest standards, the American Association of Endodontists supports a single standard of endodontic education and care to provide patients with the highest qua...

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Low Vision Research Shifts Into Overdrive

Tim Goetz drives about 200,000 miles each year. Remarkably, Goetz is legally blind. Research funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) is helping Goetz and others like him get or stay behind the wheel while keeping roads safe for everyone.

– NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

EY018966, EY027817, EY025677, EY018680


Using Microscale Thermophoresis to Characterize Hits from High-Throughput Screening: A European Lead Factory Perspective

A perspective article in the March 2018 issue of SLAS Discovery from the biology group at the European Screening Centre Newhouse details how the European Lead Factory (ELF), a large publicly accessible drug discovery platform, uses microscale thermop...

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Discovery

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET

Simple Walking Test May Help Make Difficult Diagnosis

There’s a cause of dementia that can sometimes be reversed, but it’s often not diagnosed because the symptoms are so similar to those of other disorders. Now researchers say a simple walking test may be able to accurately diagnose the disease, ac...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 16:00 ET

‘Local Environment’ Plays Key Role in Breast Cancer Progression

Many of the drugs and therapies available today for treating breast cancer target the cancer cells but tend to neglect the surrounding “local environment,” which includes surrounding tissues. But cancer cells and their local environment are conne...

– Biophysical Society

62nd Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET

New Therapeutic Gel Shows Promise Against Cancerous Tumors

UNC and NC State scientists created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to tumors in a sequential manner. The results in animal models suggest this approach could one day ra...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 14:00 ET

Early Results From Clinical Trials Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be, Shows New Research

When people are suffering from a chronic medical condition, they may place their hope on treatments in clinical trials that show early positive results. However, these results may be grossly exaggerated in more than 1 in 3 early clinical trials, repo...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 00:05 ET

Laws Banning Hand-Held Cellphone Calls More Effective Than Texting Bans for Teen Drivers

A new study led by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital used data from a national survey to examine the effectiveness of state-level cellphone laws in decreasing teens’ use of cellphones while driving. The s...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

Journal of Adolescent Health

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 09:00 ET

Similarities Found in Cancer Initiation in Kidney, Liver, Stomach, Pancreas

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that when mature cells transition to begin dividing again, they all seem to do it the same way, regardless of what organ those cells come from.

– Washington University in St. Louis

The EMBO Journal, Feb. 21, 2018

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 06:00 ET

Precision Cancer Therapy Effective in Both Children and Adults

Three quarters of patients with a variety of advanced cancers occurring in different sites of the body responded to larotrectinib, a novel therapy that targets a specific genetic mutation. The oral treatment is based on the genetic traits of the tumo...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

New England Journal of Medicine, Feb 21, 2018

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 17:00 ET

Kinase Inhibitor Larotrectinib Shows Durable Anti-Tumor Abilities in Patients of All Ages with 17 Unique Cancer Diagnoses

Three simultaneous safety and efficacy studies of the drug larotrectinib reported an overall response rate of 75 percent for patients ages four months to 76 years with 17 different cancer diagnoses.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 17:00 ET

Primeros Resultados De Ensayos Clínicos No Son Tan Buenos Como Parecen, Muestra Nuevo Estudio

Cuando alguien padece una enfermedad crónica, bien puede poner sus esperanzas en los tratamientos de los ensayos clínicos que, al principio, muestran resultados positivos. Sin embargo, esos resultados posiblemente sean exagerados en 1 de cada 3 de ...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 01:05 ET

Doctors and Nurses Work Together to Get Tonsillectomy Patients Home Faster

After having their tonsils removed, patients often can't leave the hospital for six hours, even if they bounce back from surgery sooner. Hospital policy commonly mandates a six-hour recovery time. But research led by Habib Zalzal, a resident in the W...

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 08:30 ET

Repairing the Heart One "Z" at a Time

Much like other muscles, when the heart works during the normal daytime hours, it needs a period of rest to repair itself.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Life Sciences

Innovative Couples’ Intervention Significantly Helps People With Alzheimer’s Communicate

For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner’s decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they’ve used before simply don’t work anymore. By getting creative, an i...

– Florida Atlantic University

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Diabetic Nerve Damage May Increase Energy Needed for Walking

A new study suggests that diabetes-related nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) may reduce the amount of energy stored by the Achilles tendon during walking. The tendon connects the back of the heel to the calf muscles. This reduction increases the e...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Journal of Applied Physiology

Five Novel Genetic Changes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

In what is believed to be the largest pancreatic cancer genome-wide association study to date, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute, and collaborators from over 80 other institutions worldwide discov...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Communications; R01CA154823, HHSN26120080000IE, P50CA062924, R01CA97075

Animal Study Shows How to Retrain the Immune System to Ease Food Allergies

Treating food allergies might be a simple matter of teaching the immune system a new trick, researchers at Duke Health have found. In a study using mice bred to have peanut allergies, the Duke researchers were able to reprogram the animals' immune sy...

– Duke Health

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; R01 AI96305; R01 AI35678; R01 DK077159; R01 AI50021; R37 DK50814 ; R21 AI056101

Deep Neural Networks Identifies Tumours with Unmatched Performance

A team of artificial intelligence researchers developed a new deep-learning method to identify tumours in medical images.

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

HIV Patch Being Developed to Reduce Transmission Rates in At-Risk Populations

A novel microarray patch for HIV PrEP is in preparation for future clinical trials. The consortium of Queen’s University Belfast, along with their collaborators, PATH, ViiV Healthcare, the Population Council and LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG have...

– Newswise

Researchers Uncover Novel Mechanism behind Schizophrenia

An international team of researchers led by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine scientist has uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein—neuregulin 3—controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizop...

– Case Western Reserve University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; NIH; NIH; NIH; NIH; NIH; NIH

Study: Lead and Other Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette ‘Vapors’

Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Touchstone Center Investigation Provides Insight Into Glucagon's Role in Diabetic Heart Disease

A UT Southwestern study reveals the hormone glucagon's importance to the development of insulin resistance and cardiac dysfunction during Type 2 diabetes, presenting opportunities to develop new therapies for diabetic diseases of the heart muscle.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Carbon Monoxide Improves Effectiveness of Antibiotic That Fights Stomach Infection, Study Finds

Carbon monoxide can improve the effectiveness of antibiotics, making bacteria more sensitive to antibiotic medication, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

– Georgia State University

Organic Letters

UCLA Scientists Use Color-Coded Tags to Discover How Heart Cells Develop

UCLA researchers used fluorescent colored proteins to trace how cardiomyocytes — cells in heart muscle that enable it to pump blood — are produced in mouse embryos. The findings could eventually lead to methods for regenerating heart tissue in hu...

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

Nature Communications Feb-2018

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Cancer Risk Associated With Key Epigenetic Changes Occurring Through Normal Aging Process

Some scientists have hypothesized that tumor-promoting changes in cells during cancer development—particularly an epigenetic change involving DNA methylation—arise from rogue cells escaping a natural cell deterioration process called senescence. ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cancer Cell; R01CA185357, R21CA212495, R01CA170550

Researching Smell, From Someone Who Can’t

February 27 is Anosmia Awareness Day. Many people don’t appreciate what it means to be unable to smell. As someone with congenital anosmia, I know first-hand what it feels like to go through each day without the sense of smell.

– Monell Chemical Senses Center

New 3D Technology Giving RIAO Physicians Greater Insight into Foot Ailments

A New Outpatient Rehabilitation Program at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO) at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Is Enhancing Orthotic Care with New Pressure-Sensing 3D Technology That Can Help Physicians More Precisely Pinpoint the Caus...

– LifeBridge Health

Annual Dilated Eye Exams Key in Preventing Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among people ages 40 to 60. The longer you have diabetes, the greater your likelihood of developing vision problems increases.

– LifeBridge Health

PCOS Tricky to Diagnose in Adolescents

A very common cause of infertility in women is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Women are usually diagnosed with PCOS in their 20s or 30s after difficulties with getting pregnant, but the condition affects 1 in 10 women of childbe...

– LifeBridge Health

Sinai Hospital’s Brain & Spine Institute Introduces New Procedure for Irritated Nerves in Neck

The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore recently became the first health care facility in Maryland to offer a new, minimally invasive surgical procedure for treating irritated nerves in the neck.

– LifeBridge Health

What You Need to Know about Alzheimer's

Fred A. Kobylarz, MD, associate professor of family medicine and community health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is an expert in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and offers caregivers and family members information on diagnoses and...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Applauds Purdue Pharma for Eliminating Opioid Promotion

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) applauds Purdue Pharma for its steps to address the opioid epidemic in the United States by ending all promotion of its opioid, OxyContin, to prescribers.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The Medical Minute: Detecting the Subtle Signs of Heart Disease in Women

Many women may write off fatigue, body aches and even nausea as the result of stress, or as an indication that they need to slow down and rest. What they might not realize is that those subtle symptoms could indicate something much more distressing: ...

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Medical Minute

Cotton Swabs Linked to Child Ear Injuries

Tip sheet about potential injuries that could be caused by using cotton swabs to clean ears and safer options.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Minimally Invasive Procedure Increases Options for Mitral Valve Repair

Some heart patients haven’t yet been able to access the growing trend toward minimally invasive procedures. A new clinical trial at the University of Michigan, though, makes a form of mitral valve repair an option without an open-heart surgery.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researcher Jamie Myers Searches for Answers to “Chemo-Brain”

Myers has spent the last decade researching the prevalence, possible causes, management and treatment of chemo-brain.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center


Past Encounters with the Flu Shape Vaccine Response

Researchers from the University of Chicago, Harvard University and others show that poor immune responses, not egg adaptions, may explain the low effectiveness of the vaccine that year.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Embargo expired on 20-Feb-2018 at 00:05 ET

African Americans with Atrial Fibrillation at Significantly Higher Risk for Stroke Compared to Caucasians with the Disease

African Americans with atrial fibrillation (AF) – a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to a host of dangerous complications – have a significantly higher risk of stroke than Caucasians with the condition, according to new research pub...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

HeartRhythm; K23DK089118

Embargo expired on 20-Feb-2018 at 00:15 ET

Women Once Considered Low Risk for Heart Disease Shown to Have Evidence of Previous Heart Attack Scars

Women who complain about chest pain often are reassured by their doctors that there is no reason to worry because their angiograms show that the women don’t have blockages in the major heart arteries, a primary cause of heart attacks in men. But a ...

– Cedars-Sinai

Circulation, Feb. 20, 2018

Embargo expired on 20-Feb-2018 at 14:00 ET

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine Launch Living Donor Liver Transplant Program

To expand access to life-saving liver transplants for those in need, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine have unveiled a new living donor liver transplant program. It performed its first such transplant with s...

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Embargo expired on 20-Feb-2018 at 08:00 ET

Hospital Charges For Outpatient Cancer Care Highly Variable, Medicare Billing Records Show

An analysis of recent Medicare billing records for more than 3,000 hospitals across the United States shows that charges for outpatient oncology services such as chemo infusion or radiation treatment vary widely and exceed what Medicare will pay by t...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Managed Care

Number of Obese Years Not — Just Obesity — a Distinct Risk Factor for Heart Damage

In an analysis of clinical data collected on more than 9,000 people, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the number of years spent overweight or obese appear to “add up” to a distinct risk factor that makes those with a longer history of he...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Clinical Chemistry

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Researchers Find “Park Prescriptions” Can Reduce Stress Among Low Income Patients

A study by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland researchers, has found that “park prescriptions” provided by physicians to their low-income patients can help reduce stress and improve physical well-being in patients and their families.

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland


Survivors of Blood or Marrow Transplantation Are Likely to Experience Cognitive Impairment

Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation recipients are at a significantly higher risk of cognitive impairment in the years post-transplantation, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Published by Noha Sharafeldin, M.D., M...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Clinical Oncology 36, no. 5 (February 2018)

Improving Family-Based Communication Key to Enhancing Sexual Health Outcomes of Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Adolescents

Studies have shown that talking with teens about sex-related topics is a positive parenting practice that facilitates important sexual health outcomes with heterosexual adolescents. But for LGBTQ youth, the topic of sexuality and sexual health is oft...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Journal of Adolescent Research; Surgeon General C. Everett Koop HIV/AIDS Research Award; 01F31NR015013; 5T32NR007100-18

Brain’s Immune System is Key to Recovery from Motor Neuron Degeneration in ALS Animal Model

Researchers engineered mice in which the damage caused by a mutant human TDP-43 protein could be reversed by one type of brain immune cell. TDP-43 is a protein that misfolds and accumulates in the motor areas of the brains of ALS patients. They found...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Neuroscience; PO1-017586

“Icebreaker” Protein Opens Genome for T Cell Development, Penn Researchers Find

Researchers describe the role of a transcription factor called TCF-1 in targeting the condensed chromatin and regulating the availability of genome sequences in T-cell development. The new connection between TCF-1 and chromatin will aid in developing...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Immunity; NIH K22AI112570, R01AI047833, P01CA119070, NIH AI105343, AI082630, AI112521, AI115712, AI117718, AI108545, AI117950

TSRI Stroke Drug Demonstrates Safety in Clinical Trial

“These results lay the groundwork for the next steps toward FDA approval,” says John Griffin, PhD, professor at TSRI, whose team invented 3K3A-APC.

– Scripps Research Institute

2018 International Stroke Conference

Medicare Patients Nationwide Will Get a Chance to Try Value-Based Insurance Idea

A health insurance concept born from University of Michigan research may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare across the United States, and allow them to keep more dollars in their wallets while getting treated for chronic diseases such ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Latest Palliative Care Findings on Caregiver Depression, LGBT Partners, Moral Distress

Caregivers of patients with long critical illnesses experience high and persistent rates of depression. Losing a partner can be especially stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Resident physicians experience moral distress when...

– Loyola University Health System

Journal of Hospital Medicine

Study Finds Protein Levels in Spinal Fluid Correlate to Posture and Gait Difficulty in Parkinson’s Disease

Levels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein (α-syn) are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson’s disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, a study led by move...

– Rush University Medical Center

Movement Disorders

Resolvin D-1 Limits Kidney Damage After Heart Attacks

Lingering inflammation after heart attack can lead heart failure. It can also claim another victim — the kidneys. New research shows that a bioactive compound called resolvin D-1, injected as a therapeutic dose, is able to limit this collateral dam...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

FASEB Journal, online ahead of print; AT006704; HL132989; GM095467 ; POST31000008

Preview New Site Design!

Take a look at the new site design launching this week!

– Newswise

New CenteringPregnancy Program at Sinai Promotes Healthy Pregnancies, Bonding Between Expectant Mothers

Nicole Elliot and Jessica Graham were all smiles as they cuddled and introduced their respective newborn daughters on a sunny fall afternoon in an examination room on the third floor of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore’s Rosenbloom Building at Sinai Com...

– LifeBridge Health

Can Menstrual Cups Help Prevent Vaginal Infections?

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will conduct a study to determine how the use of menstrual cups helps prevent vaginal infections and sexually transmitted infections.“One of the most common vaginal infections, bacterial vaginosi...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Giving New Meaning to Patient Care: Hospital Takes Patients with Cerebral Palsy on a Ski Trip

Some young people with cerebral palsy and other conditions exceeded their own expectations during a ski trip to Windham Mountain. The Adaptive Sports Academy at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery sponsored the trip for young patients who ...

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Which Medications Work Best to Deal with Your Spring Allergies?

According to a new practice guideline from the Joint Taskforce on Practice Parameters, more medications aren’t necessarily the way to go when treating spring allergies.

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

Women With Type 1 Diabetes Face Specific Challenges

Women With Type 1 Diabetes Face Specific Challenges

– Loyola University Health System

Minimally Invasive Brain Implant Lessens Seizures

UC San Diego Health now offers patients with epilepsy another non-pharmacological way to treat seizures. For the more than one million individuals who live with uncontrolled seizures despite taking medications, UC San Diego Health recently began offe...

– University of California San Diego Health

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation’s $78 billi...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Clues to Obesity’s Roots Found in Brain’s Quality Control Process

Around the clock, cells deep in the brain produces a “grandfather” form of several hormones that help us regulate our appetite and eating. Now, a new discovery sheds new light on how that grandfather molecule gets produced – and more important,...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Clinical Investigation, March 2018,; DK056731; DK066604; DK48280; DK11174; GM113188; DK105393

Embargo expired on 19-Feb-2018 at 16:00 ET

Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism Linking Changes in Mitochondria to Cancer Cell Death

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame discovered that the activation of a specific enzyme may help suppress the spread of tumors.

– University of Notre Dame

Nature Cell Biology

Highly Mutated Protein in Skin Cancer Plays Central Role in Skin Cell Renewal

Researchers have shown for the first time that a key protein called KMT2D involved in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression guides this renewal.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Genes & Development; K08AR070289, P01AG031862, GM110174, CA196539, F31 GM123744-01, P30AR069589-01

Celiac Disease Diagnosis Takes 3.5 Years for Patients Without GI Symptoms

It takes an average of 3.5 years to diagnose celiac disease in patients who do not report gastrointestinal symptoms, a Loyola Medicine study has found. Patients who reported gastrointestinal symptoms were diagnosed in an average of 2.3 months.

– Loyola University Health System

American Journal of Medicine

Data Detectives Shift Suspicions in Alzheimer's from Usual Suspect to Inside Villain

The pursuit of the usual suspect in Alzheimer's research may be distracting from a more direct culprit in the disease, according to a study that analyzed data from 51 published experiments. P-tau looked a good bit more culpable than amyloid-beta plaq...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; NS069616; NS098228; NS081426

New Prostate Cancer Risk Model Could Better Guide Treatment

A new model developed by Michigan Medicine researchers could change treatment guidelines for nearly two-thirds of men with localized prostate cancer.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Clinical Oncology; Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award; Department of Defense

Neurons Fight Back Early in Brain Disease

A therapeutic target to preserve vision in glaucoma patients could have treatment ramifications for age-related neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, according to findings released today in the Proceedings of the National ...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: How Parents Can Reduce Their Child's Risk

Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is the leading cause of death among infants one month to one year of age, with more than 3,500 infants dying unexpectedly each year. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a major contributor.

– LifeBridge Health

Type 1 Diabetes Trial Reaches Full Enrollment

A clinical trial studying type 1 diabetes has reached full enrollment.

– Sanford Health

PTSD and Police

University at Buffalo researchers are working with a sample of members of the Buffalo Police Department on a three-year $814,000 study being funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice.

– University at Buffalo

Exploring New Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

Article about research underway for uterine fibroids at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Loyola Medicine Primary Care Physician Provides Flu Safety Tips

Flu is still on the rise

– Loyola University Health System

MedWire Announcements

GW Cancer Center Welcomes Inaugural TEAM Training Cohort and Nationally Renowned Speakers to Washington, D.C.

The GW Cancer Center recently welcomed 24 multidisciplinary health care teams from across the country to its inaugural TEAM (Together, Equitable, Accessible, Meaningful) Training program.

– George Washington University

GW Researcher Awarded More Than $1.5 Million to Study PTSD and Cardiovascular Disease

Paul Marvar, PhD, at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received a large grant from the NIH to study a possible link between post-traumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease.

– George Washington University


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Surgeon Kasper Wang Elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery

Kasper Wang, MD, FACS, FAAP, associate chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), has been elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery (PSB-ABS).

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Janey L. Wiggs, M.D., Ph.D., FARVO, Receives ARVO Dr. David L. Epstein Award

Janey L. Wiggs, M.D., Ph.D., FARVO, Associate Chief of Ophthalmology Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. David L. Epstein Award

– Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Biospecimen Core Resource Wins NIH Contract to Further Cancer Research

The Biospecimen Core Resource (BCR) in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has received a new $4.5 million federal contract — with the potential of reaching more than $49.9 million over five years — to accept, process, ensu...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital


Harris Health Awarded First-Ever Gold Workplace Health Achievement

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded Harris Health System its first-ever Gold level Workplace Health Achievement for creating and implementing successful health programs for employees in the workplace. This award echoes AHA’s mission of bui...

– Harris Health System

UT Southwestern Designated Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence

UT Southwestern Medical Center has been certified a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) – one of less than 30 Centers of Excellence nationwide and the first certified center in North Texas.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Three Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Physician Leaders Named to American Pediatric Society

Three top doctors from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have been accepted into the American Pediatric Society (APS) – a distinguished membership of leaders in academic pediatrics.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

David A. Solá-Del Valle, M.D., Joins Mass. Eye and Ear Glaucoma Service

David A. Solá-Del Valle, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist, has recently joined the Glaucoma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear.

– Massachusetts Eye and Ear





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