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Silver Loading and Switching: Unintended Consequences of Pulling Health Policy Levers

A move by the White House in 2017 – decried by many health policy analysts as an attempt to undercut the Affordable Care Act – had unanticipated consequences that improved the affordability of health insurance for Marketplace enrollees.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Health Services Research

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET

More aggressive treatments needed to improve 5-year survival rate for glioblastoma

Despite improvements in median and short-term survival rates for patients with glioblastoma, the most common brain tumor in adults, the percentage of patients achieving five-year survival remains low, according to new Mayo Clinic research.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET

EHR medication lists lack accuracy, may threaten patient safety

Almost 1 in 4 medications were mismatched between the clinician’s notes and the formal medication list in a patient's electronic medical record, according to study of ophthalmic medications by Kellogg Eye Center.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Ophthalmology

Low-carb diet may reduce diabetes risk independent of weight loss

A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don’t lose any weight, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight

Strategies to curb poor food choices

What’s the best way to prevent children from overloading on bad food choices? Flinders University researchers have found that promoting substitution is the answer to turn around children’s excessive consumption of nutrient-poor foods and beverage...

– Flinders University

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sinai Researchers Find Link Between Exposure to World Trade Center Dust and Prostate Cancer

World Trade Center (WTC) responders with prostate cancer showed signs that exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site had activated chronic inflammation in their prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to a study by Mo...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Molecular Cancer Research, Jun-2019

Scientists map elusive toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s, providing new molecular clues for prevention

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease, allowing them to better understand what is happening deep within the brain during the earliest stages of the disease. ...

– McMaster University

Chemical Science

Psoriasis Patients Turn to Alternative Medicine When Traditional Treatments Fail

A recent survey from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences found patients with psoriasis frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms when traditional treatments fail.

– George Washington University

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, July-2019

Summertime Safety for Kids

Summer is a great time to get outside with the family, but it is also the time of year when kids are most often injured. You can protect your child by following tips for outdoor activities, heat and sun, and water safety.

– Western Connecticut Health Network

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 15-18

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 61st Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 15-18, 2019. The meeting will feature updates on clinical trials, cancer research and new approaches that involve radiatio...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)


New Study Highlights Need for Ethnic and Ancestral Diversity in Genomic Research

A new multicenter analysis led by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and other institutions found the inclusion of diverse, multiethnic populations in large-scale genomic studies is ...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Nature, June 19, 2019

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Scientists Identify Genes Associated with Biliary Atresia Survival

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have identified an expression pattern of 14 genes at the time of diagnosis that predicts two year, transplant-free survival in children with biliary atresia – the most common diagnosis l...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2019 at 07:00 ET

Vitamin D Supplementation Not Associated With Reduced Cardiovascular Events

This study, called a meta-analysis, combined the results of 21 randomized clinical trials with about 83,000 patients to look at whether vitamin D supplementation was associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events such as heart attack o...

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA Cardiology

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Even People with Well-Controlled Epilepsy May Be at Risk for Sudden Death

People with epilepsy have a rare risk of sudden death. A new study shows that risk may apply even to people whose epilepsy is well-controlled, which is contrary to previous, smaller studies that showed the risk was highest among those with severe, di...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2019 at 16:00 ET

Study Findings Highlight the Need for Diversity in Genomic Research

More than three-quarters of genomic data is derived from people of European descent, leaving other ethnic groups understudied.

– Mount Sinai Health System


Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2019 at 13:00 ET

TuBA: A New Computational Tool to Tune Molecular Classification of Tumors

Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have developed a computational method that uncovers clinically relevant gene expression patterns in large cohorts of breast cancer patients. This method, which is applicable to the analysis of a...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

GigaScience, Jun-2019

3 Signs of Progress Against Sickle Cell Disease

June 19 is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's have recently made three important steps forward in helping people with sickle cell in the U.S. and in sub-Saharan Africa live longer, better lives.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

New England Journal of Medicine

Studying Diverse Populations Can Boost Genetic Discovery, Curb Health Disparities

Studying diverse, multi-ethnic populations can increase genetic discoveries and reduce health disparities, according to one of the largest genetic studies of Hispanics and Latinos, African-Americans, Asians and other minorities. The study by Rutgers ...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nature; Rutgers Today

Researchers Find Cause of Rare, Fatal Disease That Turns Babies’ Lips and Skin Blue

Scientists used a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9 to generate mice that mimic a respiratory disorder in newborn infants that turns their lips and skin blue. The new laboratory model allowed researchers to find the ailment’s cause and a poten...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, June 14, 2019

Bisexual Individuals Can Suffer from Identity Denial, May Increase Risk for Depression

Bisexual individuals may feel discriminated against and have high rates of stress and depression because they believe that their sexual identity is often questioned or denied by others, according to a Rutgers study.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Self and Identity 31 May 2019

New Research Finds Increased CT Use for Suspected Urolithiasis Patients in ED

A new study performed in conjunction with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute examines changing characteristics of utilization and potential disparities in US emergency department (ED) patients undergoing CT of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) ...

– Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR)

Study finds similar cardiovascular outcomes for generic, brand-name drugs for hypothyroidism

A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers may have broad implications for treatment of patients with predominantly benign thyroid disease and newly treated hypothyroidism.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Can Facebook Help Predict and Monitor Disease? Study Says “Yes”

A new study reveals Facebook posts alone can predict some 21 diseases and conditions, many of them interrelated such as diabetes and hypertension, and anxiety and depression.

– Stony Brook University


Patients of Surgeons With Higher Reports of Unprofessional Behaviors Are More Likely to Suffer Complications

Patients of surgeons with higher numbers of reports from co-workers about unprofessional behavior are significantly more likely to experience complications during or after their operations, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

JAMA Surgery

'Alexa, Monitor My Heart': Researchers Develop First Contactless Cardiac Arrest AI System for Smart Speakers

UW researchers have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep — all without touching them. The tool is essentially an app for a smart speaker or a smartphone that allows it to detect the signature sounds of ca...

– University of Washington

npj Digital Medicine

In Making Treatment Decisions, American Women Prefer More Involvement than American Men

Ethnic group and gender both influence patients’ experiences with treatment decision-making but in different ways, according to new research led by Henry S. Perkins, MD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Ecumenical Center for...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Medical Care

Scaffold Helps Cells Repair Torn Meniscus in Lab Tests

About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus get surgery, but certain tears don't heal well. Duke scientists have developed a scaffold from a pig’s meniscus that performed better in lab tests than healing without a scaffold.

– Duke Health

Scientific Reports; AG028716, AR048852, AG015768, AR073752, AG046927, AR073221, AR074800, AR065527

Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and pot...

– University of Vermont

Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology

People with multiple physical conditions have faster brain decline, higher suicide risk

Researchers have developed a way to measure the impact of living with multiple chronic illnesses - a situation called multimorbidity. Among their first findings: those with higher multimorbidity scores experience faster decline in their thinking and ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Gerontology: Series A; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Huntsman Cancer Institute Research Discovery Leads to New Clinical Trial for Myelofibrosis Patients

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered in laboratory studies that an experimental drug called selinexor may block a crucial survival pathway exploited by myelofibrosis cells.

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Clinical Cancer Research

Finding the truth

Brian Duncan did it all in his early years: professional football, bull riding, and boxing. Decades later, he’s participating in a study with UT Southwestern that looks at the long-term cognitive effects that concussions may have on athletes.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

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Synthetic joint lubricant holds promise for osteoarthritis

A new type of treatment for osteoarthritis, currently in canine clinical trials, shows promise for eventual use in humans. The treatment, developed by Cornell University biomedical engineers, is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring joint lubr...

– Cornell University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June-2019

Estudio descubrió resultados cardiovasculares similares entre fármacos genéricos y comerciales para hipotiroidismo

Un nuevo estudio dirigido por los investigadores de Mayo Clinic puede tener amplias consecuencias en el tratamiento de los pacientes con enfermedades predominantemente benignas de la tiroides e hipotiroidismo de nueva aparición.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Nephrologist uses royalties from dialysis solution to fund future innovations

A nephrologist at UAB who created a solution to help critically ill patients in the intensive care unit safely receive dialysis has created a fund to boost future inventions and products to help people living with kidney disease.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Immunotherapy-Chemo Combo Based on Work of Roswell Park’s Dr. Ben Seon Gets FDA Approval

A cancer therapy based on the work of Ben Seon, PhD, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Athletic trainers call for heat-readiness to protect student athletes

With summer underway, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is calling for all sports organizations to evaluate their readiness to prevent and treat exertional heat stroke, one of the three leading causes of death in sports.

– National Athletic Trainers' Association


Researchers find genetic cause for fatal response to Hepatitis A

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). The study, which will be published June 18 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that ...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine, August 2019; ANR-10-IAHU-01; 18265; R01-AI091707

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Collegiate Affirmative Action Bans Linked to Increase in Smoking among Minority High School Students

College affirmative action bans may adversely affect the health of underrepresented minority high school students, according to the results of a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine. Between 1996 and 2013, nine U.S. states banned consideration...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

PLOS Medicine

Embargo expired on 18-Jun-2019 at 14:00 ET

Study: Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market

A new article published by researchers from University of Puget Sound and University of Washington reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center.

– University of Washington


Embargo expired on 18-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Successfully Pilot Multidisciplinary Approach for Addressing Immunotherapy-Related Toxicities

New research from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, published in the June 2019 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, pilots multidisciplinary team approach for providing diagnosis and management of immunotherapy...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Embargo expired on 18-Jun-2019 at 09:25 ET

Mount Sinai Study Reveals New Genetic Link to Heart Disease

Findings may help improve risk prediction tools for cardiovascular disease

– Mount Sinai Health System

Journal of the American College of Cardiology, June-2019

Embargo expired on 18-Jun-2019 at 14:00 ET

Study Shows Experimental Drug Can Encourage Bone Growth in Children with Dwarfism

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia and seven other medical institutions report that an experimental drug called vosoritide, which interferes with certain proteins that block bone growth, al...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine

Antidepressants can reduce the empathic empathy

Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning. Until recently, researchers assumed that acute episodes of depression also impair empathy, an essential skill for successful social interactions and unders...

– University of Vienna

Translational Psychiatry

Parental Support Is Key When Autistic Adolescents Want to Learn to Drive

Autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive, according to a study of specialized driving instructors who have worked specifically with young autistic d...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Autism in Adulthood, May-2019

Participation Requested for AMSSM CRN Race Day Medical Event Study

The AMSSM Collaborative Research Network has partnered with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) to conduct a cross-sectional study of medical incidents at running road races in the United States.

– American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

Road Race Medical Director Contact Information; AMSSM-IIRM Road Running Race Survey

Medicare program aimed at lowering costs, improving care may not be working as well as thought

As the Medicare system seeks to improve the care of older adults while also keeping costs from growing too fast, a new University of Michigan study suggests that one major effort may not be having as much of an impact as hoped.

– University of Michigan

Annals of Internal Medicine

An Ounce of Prevention: Preoperative Management of Inflammation May Stave Off Cancer Recurrences

A new study out of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that traditional cancer treatments can paradoxically promote new tumor growth.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Antidepressants can reduce the empathic empathy

Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning.

– University of Vienna

Translational Psychiatry

Size Matters: New Data Reveals Cell Size Sparks Genome Awakening in Embryos

Transitions are a hallmark of life, and so there is a transition during early development when an embryo undergoes biochemical changes, switching from being controlled by maternal molecules to being governed by its own genome. For the first time, res...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Developmental Cell; R35GM12874

Researchers find potential new way to prevent most common pregnancy-related conditions

A new primate study finds evidence that growth factor plays a key role in maintaining healthy pregnancy by promoting artery remodeling.

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

Endocrinology, 2019 Jun 1;160(6):1492-1505


根据Mayo Clinic对最常见遗传性综合征和病症的综述,在所有结直肠癌和乳腺癌病例中,5%–10%与遗传因素有关。

– Mayo Clinic

Pitt, UPMC Trauma Doctors Lead National Trial to Settle Debate on Managing Airways in Emergencies

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will lead nearly two dozen emergency medical service agencies across the country in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival among people who have difficu...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh


Major League Baseball Grant Funds Study of Pitch Counts, Throwing Injuries

A grant from Major League Baseball allows Michigan Medicine orthopaedic sports medicine researchers to examine throw counts in youth baseball players to prevent adolescent throwing arm injuries.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Henry Ford Cancer Institute Treats its First Patient with Innovative ‘Living Drug’ Therapy

Henry Ford Cancer Institute has treated its first patient with CAR T-cell therapy, an approach that uses engineered cells from a patient's immune system to destroy cancer. The altered cells remain active for years after the treatment, acting as a 'li...

Expert Available

– Henry Ford Health System


Shedding Light on ‘Black Box’ of Inpatient Opioid Use

People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers who are not given opioids. The findings are among the first to sh...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Annals of Internal Medicine

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2019 at 17:00 ET

Breastmilk Antibody Protects Preterm Infants from Deadly Intestinal Disease

Human and mouse experiments show that an antibody in breastmilk is necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis – an often deadly bacterial disease of the intestine.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Nature Medicine; K08DK101608, R03DK111473, R01DK11856; 5-FY17-79

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Facebook Posts Better at Predicting Diabetes, Mental Health Than Demographic Info

Analyzing language shows that identifying certain groups of words significantly improves upon predicting some medical conditions in patients

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

PLOS ONE, July 2019

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2019 at 14:00 ET

From Function to Form

Researchers use new method to predict structures for four proteins and one RNA molecule from humans, bacteria and yeast In a marked departure from previous work, the new method uses synthetic mutations in the DNA sequence rather than naturally occur...

– Harvard Medical School

Nature Genetics

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

How to Reinvigorate Exhausted Immune Cells and Stop Cancer Along the Way

In cancer and chronic infections immune balance can be disrupted, resulting in immune system dysfunction or “exhaustion.” An important protein called TOX, which varies in amount in different immune cell types, controls the identity of the cells t...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature; AI105343, AI082630, AI115712, CA210944, AI117950, AI108545

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Researchers discover key genetic trigger that compromises cancer immunotherapy

An international research team has discovered a gene that triggers a process called “exhaustion” in the immune T cells used to battle cancer in immunotherapy. The gene, called Tox, launches a process that remodels the cells’ machinery to weaken...

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Nature, June 2019

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

6 "firsts" in advancing regenerative medicine toward patient care

A statewide bipartisan initiative is transforming health care from a focus on treating disease to one of tapping the body's ability to heal itself. Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is a legislative initiative aimed at improving health by advancing reg...

– Mayo Clinic

Antioxidant puts up fight, but loses battle against toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. Superoxide dismutase improves cognition, but its protective benefits weaken when levels of tau protein...

– Iowa State University

Antioxidants & Redox Signaling

Your circle of friends, not your Fitbit, is more predictive of your health

To get a better reading on your overall health and wellness, you’d be better off looking at the strength and structure of your circle of friends, according to a new Notre Dame study.

– University of Notre Dame


Study underscores role of menthol cigarettes in smoking cessation

Researchers cite Big Tobacco's marketing stronghold on African American smokers among reasons why this group is 12% less likely to quit.

– University at Buffalo

Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Jun-2017

Report Surveying Digital Credentials in Healthcare Released by FSMB

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has released a report entitled “Healthcare and Digital Credentials: Technical, Legal, and Regulatory Considerations”. This report surveys and expands upon the FSMB’s experience applying digital tech...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)


Ultrasound imaging can monitor the exact drug dose and delivery site in the brain

An ultrasound imaging technique called passive cavitation imaging was able to create an image and estimate the amount of a drug that crossed the blood-brain barrier to reach a specific location in the brain, according to a study by NIBIB-funded bioen...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Scientific Reports; R01 EB027223

Underenrollment in clinical trials: Patients not the problem

The authors of the study published this month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology investigated why many cancer clinical trials fail to enroll enough patients. The researchers sought to identify potential interventions – i.e., solutions – to impro...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Stem cells reprogrammed into neurons could reveal drugs harmful to pregnancy

Pregnant women are often advised to avoid certain drugs because of potential risks to their unborn infant's growing brain cells.

– Colorado State University

Cell Stem Cell

American Academy of Dermatology Awards 29 Shade Structure Grants to Protect America’s Youth

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it only takes one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double a person’s chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life. To hel...

– American Academy of Dermatology

Hackensack University Medical Center Holds 29th Annual Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship Awards Ceremony

The Medical and Dental Staff at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the 29th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. The scholarships are awarded to hospital team members and their dependents. This year, 10 indi...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Five Tips for Improving Men’s Health

James Heckman, MD, Assistant Medical Director of Healthcare Associates at BIDMC and Aria Olumi, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery at BIDMC, share tips for improving men's health.

Expert Available

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

“Keyhole” Surgery Repairs Spina Bifida In Utero

Multi-institution collaboration is the first in the western U.S. to perform completely laparoscopic repair of open spina bifida

Expert Available

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Clinical Trials

Innovative Surgery Provides New Option for Bladder Cancer

Expert urologic surgeons at the Cancer Center at BIDMC, Peter Chang, MD, and Andrew Wagner, MD, discuss an innovative procedure offered at BIDMC in which they build a new bladder for their patients with bladder cancer. have been performing this pr...

Expert Available

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A Health Number Men Should Know

Aria Olumi, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, explains the importance of men knowing their prostate-specific antigen (PSA) number.

Expert Available

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs

ASA Opposes Senate HELP Surprise Medical Bills Proposal

Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced strong opposition to the “surprise medical bill” provisions of the recently released U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee proposal, “The Lower Health...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Lower Health Care Costs Act Highlights the Value of Vaccines

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing today on the Lower Health Care Costs Act provides a valuable opportunity for lawmakers to address challenges compromising access to and uptake of vaccines that are among our most impo...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

MedWire Announcements

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announced the 2019 recipients of research grants to advance new understandings of—and treatments for—kidney diseases. The Foundation will fund 46 leading researchers working to cure kidney diseases. These...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

NCCN and AstraZeneca Seek Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP) issues request for proposals to improve quality of care for people with stage III, stage IV, and recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

$1 Million Gift Will Create First Endowed Primary Care Chair at Western Connecticut Health Network

A $1 million gift from Dr. Eric Moskow, a primary care physician and healthcare entrepreneur, and his family will establish the Neligan-Safford Endowed Chair in Primary Care, the first chair in primary care at WCHN. The endowed chair is named in hono...

– Western Connecticut Health Network

Leading Health and Technology Organizations Release Common Cancer Data Standards to Enable Sharing Across EHR Systems and Improve Patient Care

Three of the nation’s leading health and technology organizations have established a core set of data elements and recommended technical specifications (the Minimal Common Oncology Data Elements, or “mCODE”) that are essential for capturing and...


ASCO’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Stephanie Shiau Joins the Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health is excited to announce that Stephanie Shiau, PhD, will be joining the department of biostatistics and epidemiology as an instructor in August.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

UIC’s Institute for Tuberculosis Research tapped to support $28 million drug discovery project

The University of Illinois at Chicago will work with TB Alliance to help find new drug treatments for tuberculosis, a bacterial infection considered to be one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The goal is to produce two new clinical-stage dru...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Announce New $750 Million State-of-the-Art, Free-Standing Cancer Pavilion in New Brunswick

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in partnership with New Brunswick Development Corporation announced the development of a new, state-of-the-art, free-standing cancer pavilion in New Brunswick. The initial estimated proje...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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Mayo Clinic to host Sixth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Mayo Clinic will host the Sixth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sept. 19–20. This program is a joint effort among Mayo Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, and Th...

– Mayo Clinic

6th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference, September 19-20, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Hospitals Ranked Among the Top Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings

Combined cancer program at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital ranked #44 in the U.S. and Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked #49 for Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Healthcare Experts Debate New Methods of Assessing the Value of Prescription Drugs, Medical Devices, and Procedures

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of a new supplement, “New Approaches to Value Assessment: Towards More Informed Pricing in Healthc...

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

Value in Health Supplement, Jun-2019

NewYork-Presbyterian Among Nation’s Best in Every Specialty Featured in U.S. News and World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” Survey

For the 13th year in a row, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other New York hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.”

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

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Mayo once again ranked among ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ by U.S. News & World Report

Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as one of the top-performing children's hospitals in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota on U.S. News & World Report's 2019–2020 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

– Mayo Clinic

Eight UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Eight University of Virginia Children’s Hospital specialties earned a top-50 national ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.

– University of Virginia Health System

Intrexon Corporation and Surterra Wellness Partner in $100mm Deal to Advance Commercial Scale Fermentation-based Cannabinoid Production

Intrexon Corporation (Intrexon) (NASDAQ: XON), a leader in the engineering and industrialization of biology to improve quality of life and health of the planet

– Intrexon Corporation

Jamie Perry, PhD. Named New Editor of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

Dr. Jamie Perry has been named the editor of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ), a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and interdisciplinary treatment of cleft and cleft palate and other craniofacial conditions.

– American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPCA)

Glaucoma Research Foundation Accepting Preliminary Applications for 2020 Research Grants

Preliminary applications for one-year Shaffer Grants in the amount of $50,000 are being accepted until July 15, 2019 through the Glaucoma Research Foundation website.

– Glaucoma Research Foundation

Ochsner Hospital for Children joins national consortium on hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Mayo Clinic's Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Ochsner Hospital for Children are collaborating within a consortium to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a rare and co...

– Mayo Clinic

BRAINBox Solutions working with Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Carilion Clinic to bring mTBI test to market

Virginia Tech, with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and its clinical partner Carilion Clinic, will serve as one of the national anchor research and clinical sites to validate a test for mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The test combines injury-r...

– Virginia Tech

Boise State and Molecular Testing Labs to Revolutionize HIV Testing and Treatment

New testing methods being developed by Molecular Testing Labs and Boise State University utilize RNA molecular signatures, which can be detected using cutting edge technology and lab techniques. This means that people at risk for contracting HIV can ...

– Boise State University

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Unveils State-of-the-Art Patient Pavilion to Transform Campus

$714 million investment will create modern surgical suites and private rooms

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center Graduates Fourth Class of Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T. Soldiers

Innovative partnership provides high-quality, individualized specialty medical training to the uniformed services including U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Na...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Nancy S. Forster joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors

Nancy and Pat Forster chaired Glaucoma Research Foundation’s 2019 Annual Glaucoma 360 Gala, raising a record $660,000 to advance glaucoma research and education programs.

– Glaucoma Research Foundation

MedWire Marketplace

U.S. Youth Suicides on the Rise

– Harvard Medical School


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