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Article ID: 708137

This Immune Cell Function Could Control Deadly Allergic Reactions

Michigan State University

Michigan State University scientists have identified a master control mechanism on mast cells, a type of immune cell, that can prevent the immune system from overreacting in times of stress, potentially limiting, or even stopping allergic reactions from happening.

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Article ID: 708127

When Research Participation Pays, Some People Lie, Penn Study Suggests

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Offering compensation can be an important tactic to attract potential participants for enrollment in research studies, but it might come at a cost. A new study conducted by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that up to 23 percent of respondents lied about their eligibility to participate in a survey when offered payment, even small amounts.

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Article ID: 707899

Stimulating the Vagus Nerve in the Neck Might Help Ease Pain Associated with PTSD

University of California San Diego Health

In a randomized, controlled pilot trial published February 13, 2019 in PLOS ONE, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation experienced less pain after heat stimulus than mock-treated participants.

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Article ID: 707902

Even as Hospitals Cut Risky Antibiotic Use In-House, Patients Often Go Home with Them

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, a new study shows that many patients still head home with prescriptions for the drugs -- increasing their risk of everything from "superbug" infections to torn tendons. In fact, the hospitals that are actively trying to reduce inpatient fluoroquinolone use were twice as likely to discharge patients with a new prescription for one of them.

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11-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707976

New Mexico Proposed Legislation Jeopardizes Safety of Patients Bill Would Replace Physicians with Nurses for Anesthesia Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the New Mexico Society of Anesthesiologists (NMSA) strongly oppose SB 222, which will remove physician involvement from anesthesia care in New Mexico and authorize nurse anesthetists to replace physician anesthesiologists.

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Article ID: 707992

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences to host 2019 Disaster Symposium

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Important issues impacting evidence-based approaches to disaster preparedness and response will be the focus of the upcoming disaster symposium, “Disasters and Health: State of Science,” April 25-26, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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Article ID: 707924

University of Minnesota researchers 3D bio-print a model that could improve anticancer drugs and treatments

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

University of Minnesota medical researchers and engineers have developed a way to study cancer cells which could lead to new and improved treatment. They have developed a new way to study these cells in a 3D in vitro model (i.e. in a culture dish rather than in a human or animal).

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11-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707879

Southern Research Works to Spur Medical Device Development in Birmingham

Southern Research

Southern Research’s Stacey Kelpke, Ph.D., believes Birmingham is well equipped to become the next hub for the development of innovative medical devices, thanks to the city’s rich manufacturing heritage and its wide-ranging healthcare expertise,

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