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Monday, May 27, 2019

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New research shows that mites and ticks are close relatives

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum in London have reconstructed the evolutionary history of the chelicerates

– University of Bristol

Nature Communications


New neurons form in the brain into the tenth decade of life, even in people with Alzheimer’s

Researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 found that new neurons continue to form well into old age. The study provides evidence that this occurs even in people with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, altho...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Cell Stem Cell

If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?

Newborn screening is required in the U.S. and differs slightly depending on which state you live in. For the most part, it’s done before a newborn baby leaves the hospital and includes a blood test that screens for 30-50 serious health problems tha...

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Journal of Pediatrics, June-2019

خبراء Mayo Clinic يقدمون نتائج أبحاثهم في أسبوع أمراض الجهاز الهضمي 2019


– Mayo Clinic

Especialistas da Mayo apresentam descobertas na Digestive Disease Week 2019

Os pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic estiveram entre os especialistas internacionais que apresentaram descobertas na Digestive Disease Week 2019, a maior reunião mundial de médicos, pesquisadores e líderes do setor em gastroenterologia e áreas afins. ...

– Mayo Clinic

More than a protein factory

Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new function of ribosomes in human cells that may show the protein-making particle’s role in destroying healthy mRNAs, the messages that decode DNA into protein.

– Stowers Institute for Medical Research


Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

New research by School of Nursing professor Sheila Ridner finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developin...

– Vanderbilt University

Annals of Surgical Oncology

Study Analyzes Mortality Risks Among Pro Athletes

First-of-its-kind comparison between elite pro athletes suggests higher overall mortality among NFL players compared with MLB players NFL players also appear to have higher risk of dying from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative causes compared wit...

– Harvard Medical School

JAMA Network Open

Drug-resistant infections: If you can’t beat ‘em, starve ‘em, scientists find

To treat Candida albicans, a common yeast that can cause illness in those with weakened immune systems, University at Buffalo researchers limited the fungus’ access to iron, an element crucial to the organism’s survival.

– University at Buffalo

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, March 2019

US dentists out prescribe UK dentists when it comes to opioids

Researchers have found that dentists practicing in the U.S. write 37 times more opioid prescriptions than dentists practicing in England. And, the type of opioids they prescribe has a higher potential for abuse.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA Network Open

Waze users’ accident reports could cut emergency response time in half

Waze, the crowdsourced traffic application, could potentially help first responders reach a car crash in half the time it currently takes compared with reports received by the California Highway Patrol emergency personnel.

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

JAMA Surgery

Deletion in mouse neutrophils offers clues to pathogenesis in multiple sclerosis

A mouse model called experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, or EAE, is used to discover disease mechanisms in multiple sclerosis. Researchers now report how dysregulated neutrophils cause damage in a severe, mouse model form of EAE called atypica...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

JCI Insight; NS057563; AI061061 ; HL128502; RG-1606-24794

Newly Approved Spinal Muscle Atrophy Treatment Zolgensma is Based on Delivery System Discovered by Penn Gene Therapy Pioneer

James Wilson, MD, PhD, director of Penn’s Gene Therapy Program and Orphan Disease Center, and a professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, recalls being struck by the devastating toll ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Program / Research Highlights from Upcoming 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting

If you're looking for new story ideas, here is a selection of the more than 100 talks on clinically based topics that will be presented at ACSM's 66th Annual Meeting beginning May 28 in Orlando, Florida.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Urges Graduates at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to “Do Good and Be Good”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, told graduates of Albert Einstein College of Medicine to embrace fear, savor opportunities to do the impossible, and practice empathy as they embark on what he called “the best job in the world...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Study Examines Volume Overload in Patients Initiating Peritoneal Dialysis

• Volume overload, or too much fluid in the body, is a frequent problem in patients with kidney failure initiating peritoneal dialysis. • Volume overload tends to improve over time after starting peritoneal dialysis, but is consistently higher...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

(CJASN) doi: 10.2215/CJN.11590918

Embargo expired on 23-May-2019 at 17:00 ET

Adding Bevacizumab to Lung Cancer Treatment Results in Modest Overall Survival Benefits, According to Study in JNCCN from Abramson Cancer Center

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania find adding bevacizumab to carboplatin-pemetrexed was effective in treating non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer, in new study published in JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Embargo expired on 23-May-2019 at 09:15 ET

Targeting Key Gene Could Help Lead to Down Syndrome Treatment

Targeting a key gene before birth could someday help lead to a treatment for Down syndrome by reversing abnormal embryonic brain development and improving cognitive function after birth, according to a Rutgers-led study.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Cell Stem Cell; Rutgers Today

Using Information Technology to Promote Health Equity – Update in Medical Care

An innovative health information technology (IT) program helps primary care providers to detect and manage depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in traumatized refugees, reports a study in a special June supplement to Medical Care. The ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Medical Care

Study Identifies Dog Breeds, Physical Traits That Pose Highest Risk of Biting Children

New research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center identifies dog breeds and physical traits that pose the highest risk of biting with severe injury. Doctors want parents of young childre...

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Volume 117, February 2019, Pages 182-188

includes video

How a zebrafish could help solve the mysteries of genetic brain disease

A close look at the rapidly developing zebrafish embryo is helping neuroscientists better understand the potential underpinnings of brain disorders, including autism and schizophrenia. The new study, published online this month in the journal eNeuro,...

– Ohio State University


Evidence Doesn't Support the 'Hour-1 Sepsis Bundle,' Say European Emergency Physicians

Currently available evidence does not support the recent "Hour-1 Bundle" recommendation to perform five initial treatment steps within the first hour in patients with sepsis. That's the position of the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EUSEM), ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

European Journal of Emergency Medicine

Report Finds California Above National Average for Sexual Harassment Rates

A new study shows California sexual harassment rates above national average.

– University of California San Diego Health

Physical Activity Research Highlights from 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting

If you're looking for new health and fitness story ideas related to physical activity and chronic diseases, here is a selection of research that will be presented at ACSM's Annual Meeting beginning May 28 in Orlando, Florida. Contact Lisa Ramage to l...

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

E-cigarette use climbing among cancer patients and cancer survivors

A new study by a UT Southwestern oncologist exposes what she calls an alarming trend. E-cigarette use is climbing among cancer patients and cancer survivors and could have consequences in the future.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA Oncology

includes video

Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain

Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention – daily self-weighing – can help people avoid holiday weight gain.

– University of Georgia


includes video

Lab’s Work on Plague Published in Infection and Immunity

Roger D. Pechous, Ph.D., studies the bacteria that caused the infamous black death of the Middle Ages, shedding light on something old to potentially protect against something new: bioterrorism.

– University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Infection and Immunity

Researchers Investigate Hormonal Links Between Diet and Obesity

Scientists have found another hint that time of day may play a role in how the body burns fuel, with implications for weight gain and heart health.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Journal of Biological Chemistry

ALS research reveals new treatment approach

New research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AML) has revealed that a protein called membralin plays a key role in the disease process. The study, published in Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggests that membralin-boosting gene therapy is a p...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Journal of Clinical Investigations; Tanz Family Fund; Cure Alzheimer's Fund; R01AG061875; R21AG059217; R01AG038710; R01AG044420; R01NS046673; R01AG056114...

Pioneering comprehensive program for women with Turner syndrome earns national recognition

A novel program designed to provide comprehensive care for Turner syndrome is one of the first in the U.S. to be designated an adult clinic by the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA).

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Ahead of Memorial Day, the American Academy of Dermatology Reminds Americans to Use Protection

An estimated 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, yet many Americans will put themselves at greater risk for skin cancer over the upcoming holiday weekend. New data from the American Academy of Dermatology revea...

– American Academy of Dermatology

An 84-year-old man becomes oldest living kidney donor in the United States at Houston Methodist Hospital

An 84-year old becomes the oldest living kidney donor after donating to his 72-year old neighbor. Also, talks about how you are never too old to save someone's life.

– Houston Methodist

The Medical Minute: Keeping Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

A tragic trio of inexperience, strong emotions and distractions combines to make vehicle crashes the leading cause of death and disability among American teenagers.

Expert Available

– Penn State Health

Ten Ways to Stay Safe and Well When Temperatures Soar

Dehydration, sunburn, heatstroke, insect bites, rashes, and lacerations – summer can spell health meltdown with a seemingly endless list of unsightly, uncomfortable, and potentially lethal hazards.

Expert Available

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

How to Stay Safe in the Water This Summer

Beaches, lakes, and pools are great ways to beat the summer heat but there are precautions to take before reaching for that swimsuit, report physicians with The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth).

Expert Available

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

Allowing Discrimination, Administration Proposals Threaten Transgender Health and Progress Against HIV Epidemic

Allowing Discrimination, Administration Proposals Threaten Transgender Health and Progress Against HIV Epidemic

– HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

Measles Vaccination: ‘All for One and One for All’

A commentary by researchers addresses the specter of clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns that have been raised because of the recent measles outbreaks in New York. So far, the outbreaks seem to have emanated from ultra-Orthodox Jewish...

– Florida Atlantic University

American Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 24-May-2019 at 08:00 ET

APA Criticizes Administration Efforts to Weaken Federal Non-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association condemned the administration’s efforts to use federal rules to dismantle civil rights protections in health care for vulnerable populations, particularly transgender and gender non-conforming p...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Endocrine Society Condemns Administration Rule That Would Weaken Healthcare Protections for Transgender People

The Endocrine Society expressed major opposition to a rule proposed today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would jeopardize transgender individuals’ access to healthcare.

– Endocrine Society

ASA Endorses New Bipartisan Surprise Medical Bill Proposal

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) proudly endorses the comprehensive proposal the “Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act” released today that protects patients from surprise medical bills – unanticipated bills from pro...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

CRNAs: We are the Answer

The AANA responds to inaccurate, untrue, and exaggerated statements regarding the practice of nurse anesthesia publicized by the American Society of Anesthesiologists with factual information.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

MedWire Announcements

Coming soon: A home blood test to better monitor chronic illnesses

In his lab, UdeM professor Alexis Vallée-Bélisle is busy perfecting a biosensor that patients with kidney disease, heart disease or other chronic illnesses can use without leaving home.

– Universite de Montreal

Faraone elected to head major international ADHD organization

Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Distinguished Professor at Upstate and a leading researcher on ADHD, has been elected president of the World Federation of ADHD.

– SUNY Upstate Medical University

UVA Partnering to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Western Virginia

University of Virginia Health System is joining a coalition of healthcare organizations to improve vaccination rates in western Virginia for human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause of cancer.

– University of Virginia Health System

UT Southwestern ranked top institution globally for published research in Nature Index ‘healthcare’ category

For a second consecutive year, UT Southwestern Medical Center is the top institution internationally within the “healthcare” category for publishing high-quality scientific research, according to the recently released Nature Index 2019 Annual Tab...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cell scientist Rebecca Berdeaux awarded $1.9 million by NIH to research muscle regeneration

As people age, their muscle regeneration capacity declines in part because they can no longer make enough muscle stem cells to replace damaged tissue.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston





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