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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Released: 14-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EST
Preventing the next pandemic: Leaders of Pacific Rim Universities meet in Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by Chulalongkorn University the APRU APEC University Leaders' Forum 2022 is the first post-pandemic in-person APEC meeting held to foster high-level dialogue between CEOs, policy leaders, university presidents, and top researchers. This event begins Nov 15 at 9 PM EST.

Newswise: Preventing and Treating Swimmer’s Ear
Released: 13-Jul-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Preventing and Treating Swimmer’s Ear
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Summertime trips to lakes or pools to escape the heat can sometimes lead to ear infections caused by excess moisture in the ear canal. Hongzhao Ji, M.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern, offers information on swimmer’s ear, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 9-Jan-2013 1:45 PM EST
A Rapid Test for Fungus That Caused Injection Deaths Is Announced
Rutgers University

A rapid detection assay has been developed to Exserhilum rostratum, the fungus primarily responsible for 39 deaths among patients injected last year with a contaminated steroid medication. The test can be used both for patient samples and for detection of contamination in lots of medication.

Released: 24-Oct-2012 6:00 AM EDT
Report Details How the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Evolved and the Complexities of Providing Treatments
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As the number of fungal meningitis cases continues to rise, physicians across the country are faced with how best to provide the early treatment that can save lives. A University of Michigan Health System infectious disease expert is the lead author of a New England Journal of Medicine report detailing how the outbreak evolved and the complexities of providing anti-fungal treatments.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 9:30 AM EDT
Expert: Fungus at Heart of Meningitis Outbreak Rarely a Threat
Cornell University

Kathie Hodge, an associate professor of mycology, teaches medical and veterinary mycology and is an expert on the biodiversity of fungi. She comments on the fungus Exserohilum, the main culprit in the meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated medication that has claimed 42 lives and sickened almost 250 people in the United States.

Released: 15-Oct-2012 7:00 AM EDT
Expert Physicians Address Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Four experts in anesthesiology, infectious disease and pain medicine discussed the recent U.S. meningitis outbreak in the Late-Breaking Education Panel, “The Fungal Meningitis Crisis,” on Sunday, Oct. 14.

Released: 9-Oct-2012 3:45 PM EDT
U-M Experts Available to Address Meningitis, Pharmaceutical Regulations
University of Michigan

There are now more than 100 confirmed cases and eight deaths from a national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The steroid manufacturer, the New England Compounding Center, has issued a recall while health officials determine how many people may have received the injections for back pain. Nine states have reported cases and 23 received the recalled product.

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