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Monday, April 29, 2019

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School District Implements New Health Model That Reduced Student Athlete Injuries by 22 Percent and Insurance Premiums by 50 Percent

After a school district partnered with a local health system to implement a new systematic and continuous health care model, injury rates for student athletes decreased by 22% and insurance premiums by more than 50%, according to a recent study publi...

– National Athletic Trainers' Association

Journal of Athletic Training, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 124-132

Embargo expired on 29-Apr-2019 at 06:00 ET

New Technique by Yale Cancer Center Scientists May Improve Detection and Treatment of Advanced Brain Cancer

In a new study, Yale Cancer Center scientists have demonstrated a powerful method to analyze how tumor cells are altered as they metastasize to the brain.

– Yale Cancer Center

Cell Reports

ANA Highlights ALS and Huntington’s disease research in recent issues of Annals of Neurology and Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

As May is the national awareness month for both Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Huntington’s disease, the American Neurological Association is highlighting recent research on these conditions that has appeared in its publications, the Annals of N...

– American Neurological Association (ANA)

Annals of Neurology; Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

Living donor navigators are crucial part of organ transplant

Founded in 2017, the navigator program works with both recipients and donors to identify needs and guide each through the process to transplantation and post-transplant.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center launches study aimed at increasing diversity among clinical trial participants

A USC Norris study aims to increase clinical trial enrollment among low-income patients and racial and ethnic minorities by offering financial assistance for out-of-pocket costs associated with the trial. Because patients from low-income and racial m...

– University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences


TET proteins regulate factors essential for normal antibody production

A new report by researchers at La Jolla Institute found that a genetic deletion, or mutation, of TET2 and TET3 in mouse B cells damps down the generation of functional IgG antibodies, decreasing the effectiveness of immune responses.

– La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Science Immunology; CA210043; AI109842; AI128589 ; AI127642; MH111267; GM128938; S10OD016262; S10RR027366

Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2019 at 14:00 ET

Mount Sinai Researchers Find Significant Delays in West Nile Virus Reporting

Mount Sinai researchers found significant delays in reporting human cases of West Nile virus, hampering real-time forecasting of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease, according to a study in the JAMA Network Open in April.

– Mount Sinai Health System

JAMA Network Open, Apr-2019

Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2019 at 11:00 ET

Large Genome-Wide Association Study Is First to Focus on Both Child and Adult Asthma

A new study, published April 30, 2019 in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, is the first large investigation to examine the differences in genetic risk factors for childhood-onset and adult-onset asthma. This genome-wide association study found that childh...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Lancet Respiratory Medicine, April 30, 2019, 10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30055-4

Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2019 at 18:30 ET

Neurodevelopment of 2-Month-Old Infants Shows Effect of Maternal Stress

A study of 70 mothers and their infants suggests that the impact of maternal stress on neurodevelopment is detectable by electroencephalography (EEG) at 2 months of age.

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles

JAMA Pediatrics

Scientists Catalog How Colon Cancer Unfolds in the Body

Scientists have taken one of the most in-depth looks ever at the riot of protein activity that underlies colon cancer and have identified potential new molecular targets to try to stop the disease.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Cell, April 25, 2019; National Cancer Institute U24CA159988; National Cancer Institute U24CA210954; National Cancer Institute U24CA160019; National Cancer Institute 24CA210955 ...

Higher weight increases risk of psoriasis

Studies have linked psoriasis and higher weight, but the causal relationship between the two has been unclear. What triggers what?

– Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

PLOS Medicine

Battling combat veterans' true enemy: the specter of suicide

It's s a startling statistic: At least 20 veterans take their own lives every day. There's a suicide epidemic among veterans, and mental health professionals aren't equipped to handle it, argue Michigan State University social workers and veterans. B...

– Michigan State University

No Safe Amount of Alcohol During Pregnancy, Suggest Researchers

An international group of researchers has taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. New work using chaos theory to analyze brain signals, discussed in the journal Cha...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)


Some Children Find It Harder to Understand What Strangers Are Saying

New research by New York University Steinhardt Associate Professor Susannah Levi finds that children with poorer language skills are at a disadvantage when given tasks or being spoken to by strangers because they cannot, as easily as their peers, und...

– New York University

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest – April 2019 Edition

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Health Affairs; Nature Metabolism; Nature; Cell Research

University of Maryland’s Schools of Medicine and Engineering First to Use Unmanned Aircraft to Deliver Kidney for Transplant

In a first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a University of Maryland unmanned aircraft has delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for successful transplantation into a...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

includes video

Occupational Therapy for Myositis

The Myositis Association celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month in April with a conversation with Dr. Malin Regardt, an occupational therapist on TMA's Medical Advisory Board.

– Myositis Association

The cutting edge

Geneticists have adapted CRISPR technology to correct Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutations (DMD).

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

includes video

Study to Examine Impact of Therapy Animals on Children with Cancer

Mary Jo Gilmer studies the impact animals can have on children with life-threatening conditions. She recently received a grant from nonprofit Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) for a pilot program investigating the health benefits of human-...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Human Animal Bond Research Institute


Following a Healthy Plant-Based diet May Lower Kidney Disease Risk

• In middle-aged adults, following a healthy plant-based diet was linked with a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease. • Following an overall plant-based diet or a healthy plant-based diet was linked with experiencing a slower decline ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

doi: 10.2215/CJN.12391018

Embargo expired on 25-Apr-2019 at 17:00 ET

Prior Authorization Obstacles Unnecessarily Delay Patient Access to Cancer Treatments, Physician Survey Finds

Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care decisions for cancer patients, according to a new survey of nearly 700 radiation oncologists — physicians who treat cancer patients using radiation— relea...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Embargo expired on 25-Apr-2019 at 09:30 ET

Alcohol Relapse Rate Among Liver Transplant Recipients Identical Whether or Not There is A 6-Month Wait Before Transplant

Alcohol Relapse Rate Among Liver Transplant Recipients Identical Whether or Not There is A 6-Month Wait Before Transplant 04/25/2019 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook Share to TwitterShare to EmailShare to PrintShare to More Credit: Ge...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Intensive Care Medicine and Journal of Hepatology

Yellow Fever, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Both Adept at Transmitting Zika

UF/IFAS scientists zeroed in on the Florida mosquitoes because most of the studies done on “vector competence” to date have been conducted on species in Africa and Asia.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Journal of Medical Entomology

It’s OK to Indulge Once in a While: The Body Adapts to Occasional Short-term Overeating, Study Says

Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The arti...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism

UGA College of Pharmacy and CDC develop single-dose vaccine to protect against Crimean-Congo Hemorraghic Fever Virus

Research teams at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, led by Associate Professor Scott Pegan, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control, led by Éric Bergeron, have successfu...

– University of Georgia

Emerging Microbes and Infections

Two Birds, One Stone – Drug Combination May Prove Effective against a Second Type of Leukemia

Arsenic-based therapy can reverse drug tolerance in acute myeloid leukemia, Cancer Center researchers at BIDMC show.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cell Research; ALTF 1011-2014; LTFCOFUND2013; GA-20130609409; 5437-16; C.I. 130011240012025124540; R35CA197529; R01CA142874

Maternal-fetal medicine specialist first in US to lead clinical trial on life-threatening fetal blood disorder

An investigational drug that may block harmful antibodies from passing through the placenta of an expectant mother to the fetus is the focus of a new clinical trial led by Kenneth Moise, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at UTHealth.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

College-age males at bars, parties more likely to be sexually aggressive

College men who frequently attend parties or go to bars are more likely to be sexually aggressive compared to those who don't, Washington State University researchers have found.

– Washington State University

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Impeding White Blood Cells in Antiphospholipid Syndrome Reduced Blood Clots

A new study examined APS at the cellular level and found that two drugs reduced development of blood clots in mice affected with the condition.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nature Communications

Rehabilitation Psychologists: #SayTheWord Disability

A group of female rehabilitation psychologists with disabilities highlight the need for clinicians, educators and disability allies to normalize the word “disability.”

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Rehabilitation Psychology

What Happens When the Patient Is the Harasser?

Two residents highlight the need for further training when responding to harassment from patients. Now, they’re developing a training course to empower their colleagues.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


Researchers, Patients Meet to Discuss Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Scientists and patients from all over the world are gathering in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday and Saturday to discuss new discoveries and future direction in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), a drug-induc...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

SJS/TEN 2019 April 26-27

Burn Surgeon Offers Safety Tips for Teen Bonfires

Building a bonfire has become a popular activity among teenagers, but a big fire can result in serious burn injuries, cautions Loyola Medicine burn surgeon Arthur Sanford, MD.

– Loyola University Health System

MedWire Announcements

Fungus-derived toxin studied as potential treatment for deadly brain tumor

Alexander Kornienko, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the potential of a fungus-derived treatment for an aggressive, deadly fo...

– Texas State University

Dr. Chad Carlson Assumes AMSSM Presidency with Track Record of Service, Advocacy

Chad Carlson, MD was installed on April 16, 2019 as President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine during its 28th Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.

– American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

Two from Penn Sit on National Opioid Committee

Penn Nursing’s Rosemary Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Practice Professor of Pain Practice, and M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at Penn’s Perleman School of Medicine, have been appoi...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Cunningham and Henderson Appointed to Committee on Future of Nursing 2020-2030

This ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will examine the lessons learned from the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action, as well as the current state of science and technology to inform their assessment ...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Charles Mullighan named St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center Deputy Director

Dr. Mullighan will help guide precision medicine, preclinical and other strategic research initiatives within the cancer center

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Faculty Selected for Induction as AANP Fellows

Three faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) have been selected for induction as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Jason Farley, Kimberly McIltrot, and Vinciya Pandian were chosen for their contribu...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

AANP National Conference on June 20

Krogh named Dean of Nursing at South Dakota State University

Mary Anne Krogh, current dean of nursing and health sciences at Mount Marty College in Yankton, has been named dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing.

– South Dakota State University

NIH Awards Lachke $1.7 Million Grant

UD biologist Salil Lachke has a growing portfolio of research focused on eye development and the genetic disorders that obstruct healthy eye development. Now the National Institutes of Health has announced $1.7 million in support for his work to unde...

– University of Delaware

MedWire Marketplace

B-Line Medical Joins in Celebrating National Minority Health Month

B-Line Medical, an industry leader in video-driven healthcare education and outcome improvement, is happy to support and promote National Minority Health Month.

– B-Line Medical





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