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Released: 6-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
American Society for Nutrition Foundation Announces Class of 2021 Fellows
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) today announced the 15 individuals who will be inducted into its Class of 2021 Fellows. To be inducted as a Fellow of the Society is the highest honor ASN bestows, recognizing individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.

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Released: 6-May-2021 7:00 AM EDT
ARVO Foundation Announces Winner of Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the recipient of the Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award. The award, which recognizes Ludwig von Sallmann, MD, honors awardees with a $1,250 honorarium, an inscribed award and invitations to several special events at the ARVO Annual Meeting. The 2021 recipient of the award is Sai Chavala, MD, of Texas Christian University (TCU) and The University of Northern Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas.

Released: 6-May-2021 7:00 AM EDT
ARVO Foundation Announces Winner of Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the recipient of the Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research. The award, which honors Michael D. Oberdorfer, PhD, recognizes a recipient with a $1,250 honorarium, an inscribed award and invitations to several special events at the ARVO Annual Meeting. The 2021 recipient of the award is Caroline Klaver, MD, PhD of Erasmus Medical Center, Radboud University Medical Center, and the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB).

Released: 5-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
ASN Foundation Announces Recipients of National Scientific Achievement Awards
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the ASN Foundation are proud to announce the 2021 recipients of its scientific achievement awards.

Released: 3-May-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health to Host 38th Annual Advances in Developmental Pediatrics Conference
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health will host the 38th annual Advances in Developmental Pediatrics Conference on May 24 to 26, 2021.

Newswise: jCyte Inc. Identifies Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients Most Likely to Respond in Planned Pivotal Study with jCell Therapy
3-May-2021 7:55 AM EDT
jCyte Inc. Identifies Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients Most Likely to Respond in Planned Pivotal Study with jCell Therapy
jCyte

jCyte's presentation at ARVO 2021, demonstrated that retinitis pigmentosa patients treated with the 6 million cell dose of jCell therapy had significant gains in a broad range of visual function tests - BCVA, visual field (KVF), contrast sensitivity (CS), and low luminance mobility (LLMT) – all which measure important and different aspects of functional vision. jCyte also engaged the Cleveland Clinic to identify an anatomical biomarker for patient response to jCell therapy in retinitis pigmentosa, which will help guide the upcoming pivotal study.

30-Apr-2021 11:40 AM EDT
New study highlights impact of inherited retinal diseases on United States and Canada
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Data being presented at the 2021 virtual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) highlights the significant impact of inherited retinal diseases (IRD) in the United States and Canada.

30-Apr-2021 10:00 AM EDT
New research suggests lenses age differently in males and females
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research out of the University of Delaware has identified age- and sex-dependent changes in gene expression, highlighting differences between how male and female lenses age. The results will be presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
New sequencing technology to increase the diagnostic accuracy for ABCA4 related-disease
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) unveils an Oxford Nanopore long-range sequencing assay as a novel, low-cost approach for phasing biallelic mutations in the ABCA4 gene, which is responsible for a range of inherited blinding retinal diseases.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Low macular pigment levels may be novel risk factor for glaucoma among older women
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, identified an inverse reaction between macular pigment levels and open-angle glaucoma in a 15-year follow-up cohort of older women participating in National Eye Institute (NEI) R01-funded Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (CAREDS2) (2016 - 2019). The research is being presented at 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), which is being hosted virtually.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Ocular tissue can be infected by SARS CoV-2
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Research being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) confirms that the SARS-CoV-2 can infect ocular tissue, especially of those with diabetes, and that wearing protective eyewear could reduce transmission of COVID-19.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Sleep-regulating systems impaired by glaucoma
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A new study being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) points to the cause of high incidence of sleep disorders in patients with glaucoma.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Novel eyedrop is promising wet AMD treatment
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research has resulted in a new potential therapeutic option for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) after being demonstrated on a mouse model. The results are being presented during the 2021 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), being hosted virtually this year.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
New eyedrop formula can decrease pain and increase tear production in severe dry eye
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Gabapentin eye drops can decrease eye pain and stimulate lacrimal secretion, making it an ideal treatment for severe dry eye new research shows. The study will be presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), being held virtually this year.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Uveitis and scleritis patients at higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A study has found that patients who had uveitis or scleritis — two types of eye inflammation — were more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as well. This finding — presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) — supports current evidence that AMD develops in the presence of abnormal inflammation of the eye.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Many diabetic patients go unscreened for diabetic retinopathy in urban centers
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research results out of the University of Toronto indicate that one third of patients with diabetes in an urban center in Canada have not been screened for diabetic retinopathy (DR), and further, that of all patients with diabetes, young adults, immigrants and those not under the care of a family physician are at highest risk of not being screened. The study is being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation measures disproportionately impact those with vision loss
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A cross sectional study assessing the impact of the pandemic on adults with and without visual or hearing loss has shown that individuals with visual loss may face increased disruption of their daily activities stemming from the pandemic and related mitigation measures, including access to healthcare, transportation, and information. This study out of the University of Michigan Medical School is being presented this week at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Macular rod and cone photoreceptor structure may impact efficacy of therapeutic approaches
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research suggests patients with congenital cone dysfunction may also experience abnormalities with their rod distribution, potentially impacting efficacy of therapeutic approaches for inherited cone disorders. The study presented this week at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) — being hosted virtually — used high-resolution imaging to assess cone and rod structure in patients who lack normal function in two of the three cone types.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Retinal changes recorded in rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

ew research shows retinal cell types are vulnerable to Alzheimer’s pathology, suggesting retinal function may be useful in predicting and diagnosing changes in the brain with Alzheimer’s disease. This study will be presented during the 2021 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), being held virtually this year.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
New connection discovered between gut microbiome and eye health
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Preliminary research suggests possible application of manipulated gut bacteria may have therapeutic implications in treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The early model system is being presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), being hosted virtually this year.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Port Delivery System with ranibizumab (PDS) implant may revolutionize anti-VEGF therapy delivery
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) demonstrates a novel refillable implant dubbed the Port Delivery System with ranibizumab (PDS) can continuously release the anti-VEGF drug ranibizumab—a proven therapy—into the eye(s) of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). PDS is currently an investigational therapy being developed by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and is not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
A new retina atlas of gene expressions will allow for powerful user-led analysis
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A new online database will allow researchers to look up gene expression by retina cell type across loads of different studies, three organisms, and multiple developmental stages. PLatform for Analysis of scEiad (PLAE) will premiere at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Artificial intelligence allows for improved assessment of optic nerve cupping in glaucoma
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A study being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) clarifies and further confirms the relationship between optic nerve cupping and glaucoma using unsupervised artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, unveiling component patterns.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Adverse environments shown to trigger ocular surface diseases in transplant wards
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) demonstrates that adverse environments is possibly an avoidable risk factor for ocular graft-versus-host-disease (oGVHD), a rapidly progressing, sight-threatening condition of the eye following allogeneic hematopoetic stem cell transplantation (aSCT).

28-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Pulmonary Endarterectomy Achieves Excellent Results for Patients with Segmental Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Pulmonary Endarterectomy Achieves Excellent Results for Patients with Segmental Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

28-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Atrial Fenestration During AVSD Repair is Associated With Increased Mortality
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, shows an association between decreased survival at five years and leaving an atrial communication at biventricular repair of unbalanced AVSD after adjusting for other known risk factors.

28-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Clinically Viable Blood Test for Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA Can Vastly Reduce the Need for Routine Surveillance Biopsies Following Heart Transplantation
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Clinically Viable Blood Test for Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA Can Vastly Reduce the Need for Routine Surveillance Biopsies Following Heart Transplantation

28-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Modifications to ERATS Protocol Significantly Reduces Post-Operative Opioid Usage
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, shows significant reduction in post-operative use of Schedule II opioids for pain management following robotic surgery.

Newswise: AATS 101st Annual Meeting Tip Sheet
Released: 28-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
AATS 101st Annual Meeting Tip Sheet
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting is the oldest and largest cardiothoracic surgery meeting in North America. The 101st Annual Meeting will be held virtually April 30 – May 2, 2021. Worldwide cardiothoracic professionals are expected to participate.

28-Apr-2021 6:05 AM EDT
Study Finds Up to 24 Percent of Esophagectomy Patients Can Develop VTE Post-Operatively
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

A new study presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, found that the percentage of patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer who suffer Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) post-operatively is much higher than previously reported, with as many as 24 percent suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Pulmonary Embolism (PE).

27-Apr-2021 6:40 PM EDT
Study Finds Heart Transplantation Using Donation After Cardiac Death with NRP Can Increase Organ Availability by 20 Percent
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, found that heart transplantation using donation after cardiac death (DCD) with normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) is feasible in the United States.

27-Apr-2021 6:35 PM EDT
AATS Foundation Scholarships Shown to Support Success in Academic Surgery
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, finds that AATS Foundation fellowships support success in academic surgery career tracks.

27-Apr-2021 6:35 PM EDT
Low Profile Thoracic Aortic Endograft Device Reduces Complications and Expands Patient Pool
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Preliminary results of a clinical trial, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, showed that a new, low-profile thoracic aortic endograft is safe and effective in the treatment of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm or penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU) diseases.

27-Apr-2021 6:30 PM EDT
Study Finds Similar Long-Term Outcomes for Mechanically-Ventilated COVID-19 Patients Treated With and Without ECMO
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, found that severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with ECMO did not suffer worse long-term outcomes than other mechanically-ventilated patients.

27-Apr-2021 6:15 PM EDT
Integrated Cardiothoracic Residency Continues to be Most Challenging Specialty to Match
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Research presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, shows that the six year Integrated Cardiothoracic (CT I-6) residency continues to be the most challenging to match, while the pool of applicants has become more diverse.

Released: 23-Apr-2021 3:35 PM EDT
People with heart rhythm disorders warned over cannabis use
European Society of Cardiology

A study of 2.4 million hospitalised cannabis users has found that those with an arrhythmia were 4.5 times more likely to die while in hospital than those without.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Tissue Repair, Mitochondrial Function and Wound Healing Explored in 2021 APS President’s Symposium
American Physiological Society (APS)

Top researchers in physiology will present a three-part series exploring cellular regulation of mitochondrial function, tissue repair and wound healing. The APS President’s Symposium Series will be part of the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2021, which will be held on a virtual platform April 27–30.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Sessions for 2021 Annual Meeting
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to announce some of the sessions for the upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Taking Vitamin D Could Lower Heart Disease Risk for People with Dark Skin
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

New research suggests a simple step could help millions of people reduce their risk of heart disease: make sure to get enough vitamin D. Elucidating linkages between skin pigmentation, vitamin D and indicators of cardiovascular health, the new study, combined with evidence from previous research, suggests vitamin D deficiency could contribute to the high rate of heart disease among African Americans.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Toward a Feasible Alternative to Liver Organ Transplant
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

New insights into how fetal and adult liver cells differ could be used to help make liver cell transplants successful long term. Transplanting functioning liver cells into a patient’s liver can help replace liver function that is impaired due to disease.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Exposure to Roundup® Extends Seizure-like Behavior in Roundworms
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The popular herbicide Roundup® has been in the news because of concerns its main ingredient, glyphosate, might cause cancer. Now researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are evaluating the pesticide for potential neurological impacts. This week, the scientists will present their work virtually at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2021.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Uncover Potential New Way to Treat Dry Mouth
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers studying mice made a serendipitous discovery that could lead to a new dry mouth treatment. More than 10% of people experience dry mouth, which can be caused by medical conditions, radiation treatment, certain medications and aging.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Urine of COVID-19 Patients Could Predict Who Will Develop Severe Disease
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Urine analysis of COVID-19 patients revealed elevated levels of specific biomarkers of the immune system compared to those who were not infected with the coronavirus. In addition, levels of these inflammatory markers were higher in patients with comorbidities such as high blood pressure and diabetes, according to researchers from Wayne State University in Detroit.


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