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Newswise:Video Embedded first-of-its-kind-online-tool-helps-indiana-communities-address-climate-change-vulnerabilities
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Released: 12-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
First-of-its-kind online tool helps Indiana communities address climate change vulnerabilities
Indiana University

Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute has launched the Hoosier Resilience Index, a first-of-its-kind online tool to help local governments and Indiana residents understand how their communities are vulnerable to climate change and what they can do to respond.

Newswise: Wills Eye Hospital Opens the J. Arch McNamara, MD Ophthalmic Education Center Named in Memory of Wills Eye Surgeon, Pioneer and Friend
Released: 2-Oct-2019 11:25 AM EDT
Wills Eye Hospital Opens the J. Arch McNamara, MD Ophthalmic Education Center Named in Memory of Wills Eye Surgeon, Pioneer and Friend
Wills Eye Hospital

Wills Eye Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of the new J. Arch McNamara, MD Ophthalmic Education Center, a transformational destination for global learning and innovation based at Wills Eye Hospital. The Center is named for Dr. J. Arch McNamara, a beloved surgeon on the Wills Retina Service, clinician investigator, educator, and leader in the field, who passed away in 2010.

Newswise: Autoimmune Association Hosts Two Signature Events in Pittsburgh
Released: 10-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Autoimmune Association Hosts Two Signature Events in Pittsburgh
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) partners with AHN Autoimmunity Institute to present a free public forum on autoimmune disease and the inaugural Pittsburgh Autoimmune Walk.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Thyroid Cancer Surges. Is TMI Responsible?
Released: 27-Mar-2019 4:35 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Thyroid Cancer Surges. Is TMI Responsible?
Penn State Health

Forty years after the 1979 near-meltdown at Three Mile Island, thyroid cancer is on the upswing. Is radiation the culprit? Dr. David Goldenberg discusses his research and how to cure the disease.

26-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST
Targeting Stem-Like Cells Could Prevent Ovarian Cancer Recurrence
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A new drug takes out the "seeds" that cause ovarian cancer to come back after chemo

4-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST
Potential Treatment for Cancer in Butterfly Disease
Thomas Jefferson University

New research lays foundation for upcoming clinical trial for patients with epidermolysis bullosa

1-Mar-2019 11:35 AM EST
Permitting First-Year Doctors to Work Longer Shifts Does Not Create Chronic Sleep Loss or Reduce Patient Safety
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Two large national studies show that patient safety was unaffected and residents showed no signs of chronic sleep loss regardless of shift length.

5-Mar-2019 10:40 AM EST
New Small Molecule Inhibitors Show Potential for Treatment of Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Cancers
Wistar Institute

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have created a drug candidate for cancers associated with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis.

Newswise: Cancer Most Frequently Spreads to the Liver. Here’s Why.
4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
Cancer Most Frequently Spreads to the Liver. Here’s Why.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

When cancer spreads to another organ, it most commonly moves to the liver, and now researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they know why.

4-Mar-2019 6:00 PM EST
Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled

28-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST
Disclosing Bed Bug Infestation to Potential Tenants Improves Public Health and Leads to Savings for Landlords
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Laws that require landlords to disclose bed bug infestations help combat the spread of the insects and protect the health of potential tenants. According to a new study, these laws also lead to cost savings, on average, for landlords within five years. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published their findings today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Newswise: NCCN 2019 Annual Conference Includes Focus on Patient Experience with Innovative Therapies, Plus Updates on Biomarkers, Biosimilars, and the Latest Research on Cancer Care
Released: 4-Mar-2019 9:20 AM EST
NCCN 2019 Annual Conference Includes Focus on Patient Experience with Innovative Therapies, Plus Updates on Biomarkers, Biosimilars, and the Latest Research on Cancer Care
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

More than 1,500 cancer care professionals are meeting in Orlando, Florida, March 21-23, for the NCCN 2019 Annual Conference, presented by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—an alliance of 28 leading cancer centers.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EST
Guest Judge Announced for TMS Bladesmithing Competition
TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)

More than 30 teams from universities across the world competed to forge a blade for entry into the biannual competition hosted by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Entries will be on display at the 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) beginning on March 11, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.

1-Mar-2019 10:30 AM EST
Genomics Could Better Match Treatments to Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Largest ever study of pancreatic cancer genomics uncovers a way to match chemotherapy drugs to patients

28-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
Recommending the Pneumococcal Vaccine at Age 50 Reduces Disease-Related Racial Disparities; But is it Cost-Effective?
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would likely be effective guidance.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
SCAD: What's Overlooked Can Be Fatal
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Recent research suggests heart attacks are becoming more common among women of younger ages. For decades, little was understood about SCAD -- the leading cause of pregnancy-associated heart attacks.

Newswise: Researchers Use Health Data Tools to Rapidly Detect Sepsis in Sick Newborns
Released: 28-Feb-2019 2:30 PM EST
Researchers Use Health Data Tools to Rapidly Detect Sepsis in Sick Newborns
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Automated programs can identify which sick infants in a neonatal intensive care unit have sepsis hours before clinicians recognize the life-threatening condition. A study team tested machine-learning models in a NICU population, drawing only on routinely collected data available in electronic health records.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 2:15 PM EST
Study Released on a Revolutionary New Manufacturing Technology
TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)

Formal study release held in conjunction with an information session with the study authors at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.

Newswise: Researchers look for successful end to power grid failures
Released: 28-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Researchers look for successful end to power grid failures
Penn State College of Engineering

Anyone who has experienced an extended power outage knows that the effects can go well beyond inconvenient and become outright dangerous. Luckily, with the help of a $999,000 NSF Cyber Physical Systems grant, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, assistant professor in electrical engineering, is working to prevent failures in the power grid and enable a quick recovery when they do occur.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Online Reviews After 'Tummy Tuck' – Cosmetic Results Aren't the Only Factor Affecting Positive Ratings
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For patients undergoing "tummy tuck" surgery (abdominoplasty), satisfaction with the aesthetic outcome is the main factor affecting whether they write a positive or negative online review for their plastic surgeon, reports the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Released: 28-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
More Women Are Training to Be Plastic Surgeons, but Racial/Ethnic Representation Still Lags Behind
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

While the proportion of women entering plastic surgery residency programs has increased in recent years, numbers of Black and Hispanic trainees are declining or unchanged, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Newswise: Penn Nursing Ranked #1 Nursing School in the World Four Years Running
Released: 28-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Penn Nursing Ranked #1 Nursing School in the World Four Years Running
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) remains the number one nursing school in the world according to a recent ranking by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 48 different subject areas (as of 2019) based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact. This is the fourth consecutive year that Penn Nursing has taken the top spot.

Newswise: To Beat Cancer, You’ve Got to Have Heart
Released: 28-Feb-2019 8:55 AM EST
To Beat Cancer, You’ve Got to Have Heart
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

When it comes to lifestyle changes that can help people avoid cancer, it turns out the heart has a lot to say on the matter.

Newswise: New Patient Resource from NCCN Clears up Confusion around Highly Common Type of Skin Cancer
Released: 28-Feb-2019 8:30 AM EST
New Patient Resource from NCCN Clears up Confusion around Highly Common Type of Skin Cancer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Squamous Cell Skin Cancer explains risk factors and treatment options for cancer type that impacts millions every year.

Newswise: New Patient Resource from NCCN Clears up Confusion around Highly Common Type of Skin Cancer
Released: 28-Feb-2019 8:30 AM EST
New Patient Resource from NCCN Clears up Confusion around Highly Common Type of Skin Cancer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Squamous Cell Skin Cancer explains risk factors and treatment options for cancer type that impacts millions every year.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Understanding High Blood Pressure Helps Avoid Complications
Released: 27-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
The Medical Minute: Understanding High Blood Pressure Helps Avoid Complications
Penn State Health

High blood pressure is among the most common medical conditions in the United States. It’s also among the most treatable.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-bait-pathological-proteins-underlying-many-neurodegenerative-disorders
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25-Feb-2019 8:50 AM EST
Researchers ‘Bait’ Pathological Proteins Underlying Many Neurodegenerative Disorders
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The vast majority of patients with neurodegenerative disorders do not have specific gene mutations, but a single misbehaving protein – called TDP-43 – seems to be at the heart of these diseases. Pitt researchers have found a way to recreate and rescue TDP-43 pathology in a dish.

26-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST
Researchers Develop Model to Predict Suicide Risk in At-Risk Young Adults
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

New research shows that fluctuation and severity of depressive symptoms are much better at predicting risk of suicidal behavior in at-risk young adults.

Newswise: Online Intervention Shows Promise in HIV Prevention
Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:20 PM EST
Online Intervention Shows Promise in HIV Prevention
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A team led by José Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, Presidential Professor of Nursing and Director of the Program on Sexuality, Technology, & Action Research (PSTAR), at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) designed the My Desires & Expectations (myDEx) tool to address cognitive and emotional factors that influence YGBMSM sexual decision-making when seeking partners online.

Newswise: An Existing Drug May Have Therapeutic Potential in Mitochondrial Disease
Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:15 PM EST
An Existing Drug May Have Therapeutic Potential in Mitochondrial Disease
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

New preclinical findings from extensive cell and animal studies suggest that cysteamine bitartrate, a drug already used for a rare kidney disease, could benefit patients with some mitochondrial disorders. No proven effective treatments yet exist for these complex conditions with severe energy deficiency

Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
2019 Class of NAE Inductees Includes Five TMS Members
TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)

Inductees include Wei Chen, Northwestern University; Charles J. Kuehmann, SpaceX and Tesla Motors; Christopher A. Schuh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sheldon Lee Semiatin, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory; and John G. Speer, Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Regaining Independence After Hip Fracture – Age Is the Most Important Predictor
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Most middle-aged and older adults recover their ability to live independently within a year after surgery for hip fracture, reports a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 9:30 AM EST
Penn Team Eradicates Hepatitis C in Nine Patients Following Lifesaving Heart Transplants from Infected Donors
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nine patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving heart transplants from deceased donors who were infected with the disease, according to a study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Current Tools Have Low Accuracy for Predicting Delayed Ischemia after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Both CT angiography and transcranial Doppler have limited accuracy in detecting cerebral vasospasm and predicting delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to ruptured aneurysm, reports a study in the inaugural edition of Critical Care Explorations, the official open-access journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Price Transparency Helps Arizona Health System Achieve Financial Turnaround
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Efforts to understand costs and openly share information on healthcare prices played a key role in a major Arizona health system's successful turnaround from a financial crisis, according to a feature article in the Spring issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management, an official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). This journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Varicose veins unlikely to develop into blood clots
Released: 21-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
The Medical Minute: Varicose veins unlikely to develop into blood clots
Penn State Health

Similar to leaky pipes, veins, as they return blood to the heart, sometimes fail to close completely. They stretch out and subsequently leak near the surface of the skin, creating spider or varicose veins that may cause discomfort.

Newswise: Integrating Heart Disease and Cancer Care Could Reduce Overall Health Care Costs, According to Researchers
Released: 20-Feb-2019 10:25 AM EST
Integrating Heart Disease and Cancer Care Could Reduce Overall Health Care Costs, According to Researchers
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Study in JNCCN finds coronary artery disease costs increase dramatically in patients who are diagnosed with cancer.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Health-Related Google Searches Double in the Week Before ER Visits
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Patients were found to often be willing to share their Google search histories with medical researchers, revealing that many do searches on their health concerns long before deciding to go to the hospital.

Newswise: Children on the Autism Spectrum with Co-Occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag Behind in Key Measures of Independence and Communication
15-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST
Children on the Autism Spectrum with Co-Occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag Behind in Key Measures of Independence and Communication
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the findings from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), these children have difficulty with adaptive behavior, a key measure of independence.

Newswise: Researchers Key to Advance Care Planning With Cancer Clinical Trial Patients
Released: 18-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Researchers Key to Advance Care Planning With Cancer Clinical Trial Patients
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Cancer clinical trials are an important option for patients with cancer. Yet, once a trial ends, patients still need care plans. Little is known at what point during clinical trial transitions to initiate advance planning discussions or how to educate research teams to communicate with and prepare patient-participants and their families for the next steps after they leave a cancer clinical trial.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Temperatures Rising: Patients Taking Diuretics May See More Benefit by Upping Potassium Intake During Warmer Weather
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Patients taking diuretics are often at risk for low potassium levels, which can put patients at an increased risk of death from cardiac arrhythmias or other causes. But researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that taking prescription potassium supplements can reduce these patients’ risk by nearly 10 percent as daily outdoor temperatures increase—a time when patients may be at highest risk due to loss of potassium while sweating. These findings are detailed in a study published today in BMJ Open.

15-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Penn Medicine and CHOP Study Finds that Fetal Signaling Pathways May Offer Future Targets for Treating Lung Injury
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new animal study describes how cells that become alveoli, the tiny compartments in which gas exchange occurs in the lung, begin their specialized roles very early in prenatal life. Investigating the fetal signaling pathways active in this biological event may offer future opportunities to treat lung damage caused by prematurity and other lung injuries.

Newswise: Mapping Brain Circuits in Newborns May Aid Early Detection of Autism
15-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST
Mapping Brain Circuits in Newborns May Aid Early Detection of Autism
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A new map of newborn babies’ brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders. Using noninvasive, 20-minute MRI scans, researchers have revealed some of the complex and precisely organized brain architecture that emerges as the brain reshapes itself during the third trimester of pregnancy.

15-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Specialized Lung Cells Appear Very Early in Development
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. Investigating the fetal signaling pathways active in the biological events by which alveoli form may offer future opportunities to treat lung damage caused by prematurity and other lung injuries.

18-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST
New Insight Into the Balance Between the Tumor-suppressive and Tumor-promoting Effects of Cellular Senescence
Wistar Institute

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have described a novel role of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) metabolism in the ability of senescent cells to release tumor-promoting molecules.

Released: 14-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Immune Profiling: A New Opportunity for Drug Development
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Collectively, assessing a snapshot of a person’s unique state of immune health is called immune profiling, which can entail identifying immune-cell-associated genes and proteins, as well as the cell types themselves.

Released: 14-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Single Word Most Associated with Negative Hospital Reviews on Yelp is 'Told'
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A Penn Medicine research team found that the word “told” was tied to almost 20 percent of poor reviews


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