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MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Partners with UPMC and Pitt, Hosts World AIDS Day 2018 Conference

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC) will collaborate with UPMC and local HIV stakeholders to host an all-day educational forum to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day and the 30th Anniversary of the MAAETC.

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13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703592

Forecasting the Flu; Advances in Studying Kasposi Sarcoma; Understanding How Skin Stops Tumor Growth; Progress in Diagnosing Pediatric Brain Tumors; And a New Look at Myeloma Treatment

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

This month's Fred Hutch tip sheet includes story ideas about understanding how skin stops tumor growth, advances in studying Kasposi sarcoma, and forecasting the flu. To pursue any of these stories ideas, contact the person listed.

Released:
7-Nov-2018 9:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703266

Think Globally, Act Locally

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

“Think globally, act locally” is a popular global health idea that encourages people to consider the health of the entire planet while taking actions in their own cities and communities. And it’s an idea that inspired a group of students in the Perelman School of Medicine to join with other medical schools in Philadelphia and start a group dedicated to the growing field of global surgery. Until recently, surgery has been largely omitted from global health efforts, taking a back seat to infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. But as progress is made to treat and prevent these diseases, it has become clear that there is a significant need to focus on treating people in resource-limited settings who are in need of surgical care. And this need touches almost every aspect of health care from cancer to obstetrics to orthopedics. In fact, according to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, more than 18 million people die each year from lack of surgical care.

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2-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 703222

BIDMC Research & Health News Digest: October 2018

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

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1-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    29-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702859

Biologists Discover Source for Boosting Tumor Cell Drug Sensitivity

University of California San Diego

Biologists have discovered a new way of re-sensitizing drug-resistant tumor cells to DNA-damaging agents, the most widely used group of cancer drugs. Researchers describe how a gene known as Schlafen 11 controls the sensitivity of tumor cells to DDAs. Their research may pave the way to new strategies to overcome chemotherapeutic drug resistance.

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25-Oct-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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    25-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702583

AJPH December Issue: Infants and Sugary Drinks, Top 20 China Health Challenges, Aging in Netherlands, Mass. Opioid Use Increasing

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find research on infant sugary drink consumption, China's top 20 health challenges, aging and healthy years in the Netherlands, and increasing opioid use in Massachusetts

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22-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702611

NOW AVAILABLE: ANA Annual Meeting Media Roundtable Audio

American Neurological Association (ANA)

Audio from the American Neurological Association’s 143rd Annual Meeting media roundtable, held October 22, 2018, is now available. At the roundtable, presenters of the meeting’s six principal symposia presented highlights, discussed the relevance of the work, and answered questions.

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25-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702360

HIV/AIDS Training Center at UIC Receives $4.4 Million in New Federal Funding

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received $4.4 million in funding from the federal government to advance its work improving HIV/AIDS care, prevention and education in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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17-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702246

HIV-Positive Infants Are at High Risk for Acquiring Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection

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

FINDINGS Infants born to HIV-positive mothers had high rates of congenital cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Infants who also were infected before birth by the virus that causes AIDS were especially prone to CMV infection. The researchers found that 23 percent of the infants who became infected with HIV during the mother’s pregnancy also were infected with CMV; 18 percent who were infected with HIV either during pregnancy or birth acquired congenital CMV; and 4.

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15-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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