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Online Diabetes Prevention Programs Are as Effective as in-Person Programs for Weight Loss, Study Finds

An embargoed UCLA-led study suggests that an intensive, multifaceted online diabetes prevention program is as effective as in-person programs and can make prevention programs more accessible to those at risk for developing diabetes

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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

Cancer Cells Evade Immunotherapy by Hiding Telltale Marker, Suggesting How to Stop Relapse

Harnessing the immune system to treat cancer shows great promise in some patients, but for many, the response does not last long-term. In an effort to find out why, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists are using a new technology to look ...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Nature Communications

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

Mount Sinai Researchers Discover New Technique to Treat Osteochondral Ankle Lesions

Minimally invasive approach may lead to quicker recovery

– Mount Sinai Health System


Misuse of Stimulants Remains a Top Concern on College Campuses, Survey Finds

Almost 16 percent of college students say they misuse prescription stimulants, often in the quest for better grades, a new survey of U.S. undergraduate, graduate and professional students has found.

– Ohio State University

Lawnmower Injuries a Persistent Source of Serious Injury and High Costs, New Study Affirms

In what Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers call an unusually comprehensive analysis of nationwide data, they conclude that the rate of lawnmower injuries persists at close to 6,400 a year, most of them requiring surgery and hospitalization, and costi...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Health Reports

Flu Experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins has a range of experts available for interviews and comments about seasonal flu, infection control, flu transmission in children and flu treatment.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

Sickle cell disease is a common inherited blood disorder, affecting an estimated 100,000 Americans of different racial and ethnic groups. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about the importance of early diagnosis and comprehe...

Expert Available

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Minimally Invasive Procedure Significantly Improved Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients with Mitral Regurgitation

A multicenter clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter mitral valve repair significantly reduced hospitalizations and mortality for heart failure patients with moderate-to-severe or severe functional mitral re...

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 23-Sep-2018 at 13:20 ET

Prosthetic Valve Mismatches Common in Transcatheter Valve Replacement Procedure, Increasing Risk of Death

In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-pati...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of the American College of Cardiology; Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2018

Embargo expired on 23-Sep-2018 at 15:35 ET

Transcatheter Device Used to Treat Secondary Mitral Valve Regurgitation in Heart Failure Patients Reduces Hospitalizations, Enhances Quality of Life, and Improves Survival

Data presented today from the randomized COAPT trial, which have the potential to significantly change current clinical practice, found that patients with heart failure and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) who remained symptomatic despite maximall...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The New England Journal of Medicine

Study Finds Similar Outcomes with Two Different Valve Types as well as Similar Outcomes with Anesthesia Types during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

The first randomized study to compare general versus local anesthesia during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with intermediate to high surgical risk found local anesthesia to be both safe and effective. In addition, the stud...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

30th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium

Technology in Anesthesia Takes Center Stage at 85th Annual Congress

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other healthcare professionals will gather and discuss issues and solutions for enhanced recovery after surgery, access to quality anesthesia care, and technology’s role in healthcare, among other...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), Sept. 21-25, 2018,

Nurse Anesthetists Establish Diversity and Inclusion Lecture at 2018 Congress

The inaugural lecture on diversity and inclusion is named after the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ 1973-1974 President, Goldie D. Brangman, MEd, MBA, CRNA. Brangman is the first and only African-American President of the AANA and will...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Anesthesia Providers Set Cannabis Abstinence Guidelines

In the past few decades, societal acceptance and legalization of marijuana have increased. Despite centuries of cannabis use for both recreational and medicinal purposes, scientific knowledge of marijuana is limited. In this changing environment, an...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Novel Drug-Eluting Stent with Improved Radiographic Visibility Found to Be Safe and Effective

This first randomized clinical study of a polymer-coated zotarolimus-eluting stent (Resolute Onyx) that utilizes a novel thin-strutted metallic platform allowing for better x-ray visibility was shown to be non-inferior to an ultrathin-strutted biores...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The Lancet

Novel Polymer-Free Amphilimus-Eluting Stent is Noninferior to Durable Polymer Zotarolimus-Eluting Stent

The first large, randomized trial comparing a novel polymer-free amphilimus-eluting stent to the latest-generation permanent polymer drug-eluting stent found that the polymer-free stent was clinically safe and effective.

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)


Advancing Life Sciences Research with the Internet of Things

The internet of things (IoT) is allowing scientists to optimize laboratory operations and combine instruments to measure and respond to complex experimental conditions. As a result, IoT is enabling more detailed and more complex experimental designs....

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2018 at 01:00 ET

Researchers Successfully Train Employees to Respond to Opioid Overdose, Administer Naloxone

A small study shows that business managers and staff—such as those running coffee shops and fast-food restaurants—can be trained to reverse opioid overdoses, which are known to occur in public bathrooms.

– New York University

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; T32DA007233; P30DA011041; F7610-11; R01DA03675402

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2018 at 10:00 ET

Cooking with Wood or Coal Is Linked to Increased Risk of Respiratory Illness and Death

Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases, according to new research conducted in China and published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Resp...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2018 at 00:15 ET

It’s Not Just for Kids -- Even Adults Appear to Benefit from a Regular Bedtime

In a study of 1,978 older adults publishing Sept. 21 in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood ...

– Duke Health

Scientific Reports, SREP-18-23762; K23MH108704; K01HL13341; N01HC95159, N01HC95160, N01HC95161, N01HC95162, N01HC95163, N01HC95164, N01HC95165, N01HC95166, N01HC95167, N01HC9568...

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

DNA Vaccine Leads to Immune Responses in HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

A therapeutic vaccine can boost antibodies and T cells, helping them infiltrate tumors and fight off human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck cancer. Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania tested the imm...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Cancer Research; P30-CA-016520-38

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2018 at 11:00 ET

New Genetic Syndrome Identified in 3-Year-Old Patient

A Michigan State University pediatric researcher and a Spectrum Health physician have identified a new genetic syndrome in a 3-year-old girl who, for more than two years, has gone undiagnosed. The discovery is the first to link a particular gene, kno...

– Michigan State University

American Journal of Medical Genetics

Checklist Helps Assess Early Feeding Skills in Premature Infants

Infants born prematurely face challenges in developing the complex, interrelated skills needed for effective feeding. An assessment called the Early Feeding Skills (EFS) checklist is a valid and reliable tool for evaluating the emergence of feeding s...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Advances in Neonatal Care


根据发表在《美国肾脏病学会临床杂志》(Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology)上的一项Mayo Clinic的研究显示,接受手术切除卵巢的绝经前妇女患慢性肾病的风险会增加。

– Mayo Clinic

AFib linked to family history in blacks, Latinos

Study shows there is a genetic predisposition to early-onset AFib in blacks and Latinos that is greater than what is observed in whites.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA Network Open



– Mayo Clinic




– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Affordable Care Act: Study Reveals Surprising Gapsin HIV Care Providers’ Knowledge

Providers in states that expanded Medicaid were more likely to believe that the law would improve HIV outcomes, the study found. However, providers in all states agreed that the law would improve healthcare outcomes in general for their HIV patients....

– University of Virginia Health System

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Novas diretrizes do painel internacional para DPOC fornecem recomendações atualizadas

Para muitas pessoas, a doença pulmonar obstrutiva crônica (DPOC) é uma doença angustiante e recorrente que afeta a capacidade de respiração e a qualidade de vida. Embora possua tratamento, a DPOC continua sendo a terceira maior causa de morte n...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

تقدم مبادئ توجيهية جديدة لمرض الانسداد الرئوي المزمن من الهيئة الدولية توصيات مُحدّثة

روتشستر، مينيسوتا - يعتبر مرض الانسداد الرئوي الزمن (COPD) بالنسبة لكثير من الناس مرضًا مؤلمًا ومتكررًا يؤثر على القدرة على التنفس وجودة ال...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Latest Research Hints at Predicting Autism Risk for Pregnant Mothers

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering—are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Trojan Horse Delivery of Possible Treatment for a Rare, Potentially Deadly, Blood-Clotting Disorder

In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers have highlighted a potential therapy for a rare but potentially deadly blood-clotting disorder, TTP. Researchers deliver a therapeutic enzyme via the cellular equivalent of a Trojan Horse, using platelets ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; HL126724 ; HL115187

New Nanotherapy Offers Hope in Treating Drug-Resistant Renal Cell Carcinoma

A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has developed a nanoplatform technology that works in combination with ...

– Wayne State University Division of Research

Biomaterials, Aug-2018

Study seeks to improve cancer survival for Latinos, Asians and Blacks

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $6.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities for a 5-year study to tease out why some ethnic and racial minority groups fare worse than ...

– UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

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19th Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Highlights Multiple Approaches to Prevent and Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Nearly 200 academic and industry researchers gathered this week to share updates on preclinical and clinical-stage Alzheimer's disease research at the 19th International Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery. The two-day conference, organized by t...

– Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Willow’s Strength: Parents Work with UTSW to Save Daughter From Deadly Metabolic Disease

The family’s hope for Willow stems from a gene therapy center at UT Southwestern Medical Center where leading experts are engineering innovative treatments for some of the world’s rarest brain diseases.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Cancer, Pneumonia and Flu, and You

With fall just around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expects flu season to begin ramping up within the next few months.

– Fight Colorectal Cancer

Does Your Gut Hold the Key to Your Mind?

Researchers around the world are exploring the gut/brain axis in the quest for knowledge about mood disorders such as depression, neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease.

– Ohio State University

UTHealth and Astros lead charge against Huntington’s disease and help patients have a ball

Living with Huntington’s disease can often feel like an endless battle, but patients and their families had the time of their lives watching the Houston Astros in action at Minute Maid Park.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Easing the Discomfort of Restless Legs Syndrome

Jacqueline Chang, MD, a pulmonologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares common triggers of Restless Leg Syndrom (RLS).

Expert Available

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

National Recognition for Einstein Montefiore Addiction Specialist

Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., a New York City-based expert in opioid use disorder will serve on a national board advising the CDC on best approaches to address the nation's opioid epidemic.

Expert Available

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Scientists Grow Human Esophagus in Lab

Scientists working to bioengineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory now report using pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids. The newly published research in the journal Cell Stem Cell is the first time scient...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cell Stem Cell, Sept. 20, 2018

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2018 at 11:00 ET

Novel Biomarker Found in Ovarian Cancer Patients Can Predict Response to Therapy

Researchers have identified an independent prognostic factor, cancer/testis antigen 45, that is associated with extended disease-free survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer. Patients with high levels of CT45 in their tumors lived more than s...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Cell, Sept 20, 2018

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2018 at 11:00 ET

Drug Overdose Epidemic Has Been Growing Exponentially For Decades

Death rates from drug overdoses in the U.S. have been on an exponential growth curve that began at least 15 years before the mid-1990s surge in opioid prescribing, suggesting that overdose death rates may continue along this same historical growth tr...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Science; DOI link; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institutes of Health; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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

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Certain Factors Linked with Kidney Function Recovery in Children on Dialysis

• Among children on dialysis for end-stage kidney failure, patients with vasculitis, ischemic kidney failure, and hemolytic uremic syndrome were most likely to regain kidney function and no longer need dialysis. • Younger age and initiation on ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2018 at 17:00 ET

Octopuses Given Mood Drug ‘Ecstasy’ Reveal Genetic Link to Evolution of Social Behaviors in Humans

By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then testing its behavioral reaction to a popular mood-altering drug called MDMA or “ecstasy,” scientists say they have found preliminary evidence of an ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Current Biology

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2018 at 11:00 ET

What Can Salad Dressing Tell Us About Cancer? Think Oil and Vinegar

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified another way the process that causes oil to form droplets in water may contribute to solid tumors, such as prostate and breast cancer. The findings appear today in the journal Molecula...

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

“Cancer mutations of the tumor suppressor SPOP disrupt the formation of active, phase separated compartments.” Molecular Cell. P

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2018 at 11:00 ET

New Research Finds Annual Well Visit Increases Likelihood of Preventive Services

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses the effect of receiving an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) between 2011 and 2013 on the annual rate of eight preventive services recommended for the Medicare population following the AWV. The ...

– Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

Preventive Medicine

ACI Responds to "Sensational" Study Claims on Cleaners, Disinfectants

A study and related analysis claiming cleaners and disinfectants contribute to children’s risk of being overweight are “sensational” and “don’t really hold up,” according to the American Cleaning Institute.​

– American Cleaning Institute

Canadian Medical Association Journal

UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

A new study led by UNC School of Medicine researchers indicates that ozone has a greater impact on asthma patients than previously thought.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Aug-2018

Gut Branches of the Vagus Nerve Are Essential Components of the Brain’s Reward and Motivation System

Mount Sinai study identifies novel pathway that could help inform new vagal stimulation approaches to affective disorders

– Mount Sinai Health System


Células zumbis encontradas em cérebros de camundongos antes de perda cognitiva

As células zumbis são células que não morrem, mas que também não realizam funções celulares normais. Essas células senescentes, ou zumbis, estão relacionadas a algumas doenças decorrentes da idade. Em um novo artigo publicado na Nature, os...

– Mayo Clinic

Remoção do ovário pode aumentar risco de doença renal crônica

Mulheres na pré-menopausa que passaram por uma cirurgia para remoção do ovário enfrentam um maior risco de desenvolver a doença renal crônica, segundo o estudo da Mayo Clinic publicado no Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. ...

– Mayo Clinic

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

In cardiac injury, the NSAID carprofen causes dysfunction of the immune system

Attention has focused on how NSAIDs may cause dysfunction of the immune system. Researchers now have found that sub-acute pretreatment with the NSAID carprofen before experimental heart attack in mice impaired resolution of acute inflammation followi...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Leukocyte Biology; AT006704 ; HL132989; POST31000008

La extirpación de ovarios puede aumentar el riesgo de insuficiencia renal crónica

De acuerdo al estudio de Mayo Clinic publicado el miércoles 19 de septiembre en el Clinical Journal of the American Society de Nephrology, la extirpación quirúrgica de los ovarios durante la perimenopausia incrementa el riesgo de que las mujeres ...

– Mayo Clinic

Clinical Journal of the American Society de Nephrology

وُجدت خلايا الزومبي في أنسجة أدمغة الفئران قبل الفقدان المعرفي


– Mayo Clinic

قد يزيد استئصال المبيضين من خطر الإصابة بأمراض الكلى المزمنة


– Mayo Clinic

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Panel internacional para la Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica ofrece recomendaciones actualizadas

Para algunas personas, la Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC) es una enfermedad recurrente y angustiante que afecta la capacidad de respirar y la calidad de vida. Aunque es una enfermedad que puede tratarse, la Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstruc...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association shows disparities between the care given to black and white patients seeking treatment for a type of heart attack called NSTEMI (Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction).

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of the American Heart Association, Sept-2018

Cancer Immunotherapy Might Benefit From Previously Overlooked Immune Players

Using a bioinformatics approach, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that CD4+ T cell’s binding partner, a molecule called MHC-II, may have even more influence on emerging tumors than MHC-I, the better known part...

– University of California San Diego Health


Surgery, radiation therapy equally effective in treating oropharyngeal cancer

Adding more evidence to the comparison between radiation therapy and surgery in treating an increasingly diagnosed head and neck cancer, a new study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found no major long-term differences in the effectiv...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

After EMR Implementation, Surgeons Spend Less Time Interacting with Patients

– Implementing an electronic medical records (EMR) system at an orthopaedic clinic may have unanticipated effects on clinic efficiency and productivity – including a temporary increase in labor costs and a lasting reduction in time spent interact...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

TINY cancer detection device proves effective in Uganda testing

Its name is an acronym used to convey its size, but researchers at Cornell Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine are hoping their hand-held cancer detection device’s impact in the developing world is anything but small.

– Cornell University

Nature Biomedical Engineering, Sept. 2018

Senior Housing Communities Lead to Lower Level of Hospitalization

Over time, older individuals who live in senior housing communities were found to be less likely to have high levels of hospitalization, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Our findings suggest that the po...

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Gerontologist

Smart Pills Dumb Down Medical Care, Experts Warn

Enthusiasm for an emerging digital health tool, the smart pill, is on the rise but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a paper in the American Journal of Bioethics that cautions health care providers and policymakers t...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

American Journal of Bioethics

Full, but Still Feasting: Mouse Study Reveals How the Urge to Eat Overpowers the Signal to Stop

A new study explores the mystery of what drives eating past the point of fullness, at the most basic level in the brain. It shows that two tiny clusters of cells battle for control of feeding behavior -- and the one that drives eating overpowers the ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

PNAS, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1802237115; MH104261; ONR N00014-12-1-0366

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ACA Health Insurance Ads Targeted Younger, Healthier Consumers From 2013 to 2016

The themes in television advertisements for health insurance plans have shifted over time, possibly reflecting the shrinking pool of health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as rising plan premiums.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

Boosting Emotional Intelligence In Physicians Can Protect Against Burnout

A Loyola Medicine study demonstrates that an educational curriculum for resident physicians improves their emotional intelligence, which may help protect against burnout. Physician burnout has reached alarming levels, with one study finding it affect...

– Loyola University Health System

Advances in Medical Education and Practice

Moving Homegrown Ideas into the Clinic

Physician-scientists at The University of Kansas Cancer center are designing and initiating their own clinical trials.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Opioid controlled substance agreements safely reduce health care visits, Mayo study finds

The medical community has long known that patients on long-term opioid therapy often have significantly more health care visits. But adhering to a standardized care process model for opioid prescriptions appears to reduce the overall number of health...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

2nd Annual Skin Cancer Awareness Walk Returns to Elk Grove Village September 29

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, the American Academy of Dermatology will host Skin Cancer, Take a Hike...

– Harvard

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ – Chicago , Sept. 29 in Elk Grove Village

U.S. Hospitals Remain Vigilant to Ensure Adequate Drug Supplies Amid Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North and South Carolina days ago, but Penn Medicine Hospitals and other facilities nationwide have planned for weeks to adapt to expected drug shortages associated with its path of destruction.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

MedWire Announcements

Plenary Sessions and Speakers Announced for ISPOR Europe 2018

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced plenary sessions and speakers for ISPOR Europe 2018, “New Perspectives for Improving 21st Century Health Systems." The conference is scheduled for 10-14 November ...

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

ISPOR Europe 2018

NYU Dentistry Awarded $2.27 Million to Examine Age-Related Changes in Bone

The National Institute of Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) to unravel the distinct and overlapping effects of normal aging and the age-rel...

– New York University


Roswell Park and URMC To Create $19 Million Research Program Focused on Flavored Tobacco

The expertise of two regional research teams has earned a federal grant of nearly $20 million to create the nation’s first program dedicated to the study of flavored tobacco.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


NYU Dentistry Awarded $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Tooth Enamel Formation

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry to identify the role of mitochondria, the power plants of the cell, ...

– New York University


NuShores Biosciences receives $1.7 million grant to study bone regeneration technology

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock spin-off company, NuShores Biosciences, LLC, has received a $1.7 million grant to study how NuShores’ bone regeneration technology can be applied in craniofacial tissues. The National Institute of Dental and...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Horwitz Prize Awarded for Work on Hormones

Columbia University awards the 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to Pierre Chambon, Ronald M. Evans, and Bert W. O’Malley for their research—spanning over 50 years—decoding how steroid hormones and nuclear receptors regulate cell function. This w...

– Columbia University Irving Medical Center

PhRMA Foundation-Funded Consortium for Value-Based Care Launched

Nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization Altarum and its partner, VBID Health, have launched the Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment, a PhRMA Foundation-funded initiative that brings together researchers working ...

– PhRMA Foundation

MD Anderson hosts Biden Cancer Community Summit

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today joined with more than 450 communities and institutions across the country in hosting a Biden Cancer Community Summit, organized under the charge of the Biden Cancer Initiative. The Summit aims t...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Biden Cancer Community Summit

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The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center Offers VenaSeal™ for Treating Venous Reflux Disease and Varicose Veins

Mercy Medical Center now offers the VenaSeal™ procedure as a new option for treating venous reflux disease and varicose veins.

– Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Case Western Reserve’s Dr. Ahmad Khalil Receives NIH Funding to Develop New Paradigm in Fight against Colorectal Cancer

Certain genes that code for proteins have long been known to contribute to cancer progression. But in a frame shift, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine recently found that non-coding genes also contribute to the devel...

– Case Western Reserve University


Dr. Carlo Rinaldi Receives Co-Funded AANEM Foundation/MDA Grant for Research on Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy

Carlo Rinaldi, MD, PhD, will be using his development grant, co-funded by the AANEM Foundation and the MDA, to increase understanding of the pathophysiology of spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA). His ultimate goal is to develop therapeutic tr...

– American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Morehouse School of Medicine Awarded $200,000 to Train Minority Physicians for Recruiting Minorities in Clinical Trials

Under the three-year program, minority physicians will be recruited to conduct clinical trials—research studies that prospectively assign human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on ...

– Clinical Research Pathways

Kidney Week 2018

Scientists, clinicians, and other members of the international kidney health community will join forces in sunny southern California this October 23–28 for the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Kidney Week 2018. Held in San Diego, this large...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Chicago Universities to Host Community Forum on City’s Cancer Inequities

The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC), a National Cancer Institute-funded initiative to reduce cancer disparities in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods, will provide a detailed look at the ongoing work of the ChicagoCHEC part...

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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