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Off-the-Shelf Immune Drug Shows Promise in Aggressive Multiple Myeloma
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A subcutaneous injection of the immune-boosting drug teclistamab was found to be safe and elicit responses in a majority of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

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3-Dec-2020 2:05 PM EST
CAR T-cell therapy found highly effective in patients with high-risk non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A CAR T-cell therapy known as axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel) drove cancer cells to undetectable levels in nearly 80% of patients with advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in a phase 2 clinical trial, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.

Newswise: Study reveals surprising benefit of clonal hematopoiesis in allogeneic transplants
3-Dec-2020 2:00 PM EST
Study reveals surprising benefit of clonal hematopoiesis in allogeneic transplants
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Clonal hematopoiesis (CH) is a recently identified condition in which mutations associated with blood cancers are detected in the blood of some healthy, usually older, individuals who don’t have cancer. People with CH, while asymptomatic, have an elevated risk of developing blood cancers and other negative health outcomes, including heart attacks and strokes.

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Changes Needed to Address Financial Hardship from Cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Until you or a loved one are facing treatment for a cancer diagnosis, you may not realize the cost associated with treatment and doctor visits.

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New review confirms disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Hispanic populations
Oregon Health & Science University

Black and Hispanic populations are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to a systematic review published this week.

Newswise: Penn Geriatrician Lisa Walke, MD, Named to 2021 Carol Emmott Fellowship Class
Released: 4-Dec-2020 4:10 PM EST
Penn Geriatrician Lisa Walke, MD, Named to 2021 Carol Emmott Fellowship Class
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The fellowship is a signature program of The Carol Emmott Foundation, established in 2016 to address the underrepresentation of women in the highest levels of healthcare leadership and governance.

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For nationalistic regimes, similar COVID-19 policies are the sincerest form of flattery
University of Texas at Arlington

Analysis from a University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of public policy suggests that nationalistic governments around the globe are more likely to copy other nationalistic governments in responding to the current pandemic.

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New Study Finds Once Hospitalized, Black Patients with COVID-19 Have Lower Risk of Death than White Patients
NYU Langone Health

A team of investigators at NYU Langone Health has found that once hospitalized, Black patients (after controlling for other serious health conditions and neighborhood income) were less likely to have severe illness, die, or be discharged to hospice compared to White patients.

Newswise: Healthy Monday Spotlights …. Family Caregiving
Released: 4-Dec-2020 3:10 PM EST
Healthy Monday Spotlights …. Family Caregiving
Monday Campaigns

This article by Sherri Snelling, a corporate gerontologist and ambassador for the Caregiver Monday campaign, aims to shed light on behaviors and practices that can make a difference on our health.

Newswise: New Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center to Spur Cell Therapies
Released: 4-Dec-2020 2:50 PM EST
New Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center to Spur Cell Therapies
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai has launched a center to manufacture the next generation of stem cell and gene therapies that will enable biomedical researchers, government medical programs, commercial entities and others to develop new biologic drugs and propel novel disease discoveries.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 2:50 PM EST
Virtual Doctor Visits are Increasing, but Use Differs by Patient Race, Age and Insurance, Study Finds
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study out of UChicago Medicine published December 4, 2020, in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics examines the increase in telemedicine visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommends adopting policies that encourage virtual visits going forward.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 2:35 PM EST
AANA Commends CDC on Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Healthcare Personnel
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) commends the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC's) team of advisors on prioritizing frontline healthcare personnel and residents of long-term facilities for the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Newswise: Zadie Smith to Receive 2021 St. Louis Literary Award
Released: 4-Dec-2020 2:35 PM EST
Zadie Smith to Receive 2021 St. Louis Literary Award
Saint Louis University

The Saint Louis University Library Associates have announced the selection of British author Zadie Smith as the recipient of the 2021 St. Louis Literary Award.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 2:30 PM EST
Multiomics, Gentational Cd Exposure, Estrogen Receptor Transactivation, and More Featured in December 2020 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

The December 2020 issue of the Society of Toxicology’s official journal, Toxicological Sciences, delivers cutting-edge toxicological research in endocrine toxicology, environmental toxicology, organ-specific toxicology, and more.

Newswise: Properties vs. chemistry: Co-Optima research determines accurate predictor of fuel performance, develops roadmap for designing biofuels
Released: 4-Dec-2020 2:15 PM EST
Properties vs. chemistry: Co-Optima research determines accurate predictor of fuel performance, develops roadmap for designing biofuels
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

As ORNL’s fuel properties technical lead for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Co-Optimization of Fuel and Engines, or Co-Optima, initiative, Jim Szybist has been on a quest for the past few years to identify the most significant indicators for predicting how a fuel will perform in engines designed for light-duty vehicles such as passenger cars and pickup trucks.

Newswise: John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) Researchers to Present 52 Abstracts across Hematological Malignancies at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition
Released: 4-Dec-2020 2:00 PM EST
John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) Researchers to Present 52 Abstracts across Hematological Malignancies at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition
Hackensack Meridian Health

Research updates provide a strong focus on CAR-T cell therapy and small molecules to treat the most common blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma

Newswise: New pathway in development of Alzheimer’s disease discovered, providing earlier target for potential therapeutics
2-Dec-2020 3:00 PM EST
New pathway in development of Alzheimer’s disease discovered, providing earlier target for potential therapeutics
Case Western Reserve University

A novel Alzheimer’s disease marker—coming early in progression of the condition—could open significant new fronts of research into possible therapies

Released: 4-Dec-2020 1:50 PM EST
COVID-19 in Victorian schools and childcare mainly driven by community transmission
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Analysis of Victorian data by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute suggests that COVID-19 cases in schools and childcare were mainly driven by community transmission

Released: 4-Dec-2020 1:40 PM EST
Proposed Medicare Cuts Threaten Anesthesiology Practices Already Struggling Amid Pandemic
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Medicare has finalized a regulation mandating drastic cuts to its payment rates for important health care services, threatening the practices of physician anesthesiologists who have been on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) opposes these detrimental payment reductions, and urges Congress to take immediate action to override the cuts and ensure physician anesthesiologists can continue to care for their patients while being fairly compensated for their work.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 1:25 PM EST
Cancer center is a contributor to 49 research studies at the 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers from The University of Kansas Cancer Center are involved in the presentation of nearly 50 research studies at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.

Newswise: Online cell biology meeting  seeks to engage, enlighten virtual attendees
Released: 4-Dec-2020 1:20 PM EST
Online cell biology meeting seeks to engage, enlighten virtual attendees
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting will occur virtually December 2 through 16 and include two special sessions on COVID-19.

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The Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of having another heart attack
University of Cordoba

Heart disease is the main cause of death in developed countries.

Newswise: Researchers discover new particle in the blood of septic patients
Released: 4-Dec-2020 1:00 PM EST
Researchers discover new particle in the blood of septic patients
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have found that people with sepsis have never-before-seen particles in their blood. The scientists are the first to show that these particles, called elongated neutrophil-derived structures (ENDS), break off of immune cells and change their shape as they course through the body.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 12:55 PM EST
Building better vaccines for the elderly
Washington University in St. Louis

Chemist Meredith Jackrel studies protein misfolding and how it leads to disease. She is collaborating engineers to develop amyloid-inspired vaccine technologies specifically tailored for seniors. The approach could be relevant to COVID-19 as the elderly are particularly susceptible to its severe complications.

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Using a video game to understand the origin of emotions
Université de Genève (University of Geneva)

Emotions are complex phenomena that influence our minds, bodies and behaviour.

Newswise: Donor stem cell transplant shown to improve survival in older patients with myelodysplastic syndrome
3-Dec-2020 1:35 PM EST
Donor stem cell transplant shown to improve survival in older patients with myelodysplastic syndrome
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A new clinical trial offers the most compelling evidence to date that a donor stem cell transplant can improve survival rates for older patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 12:20 PM EST
Identifying markers of COVID-19 infection using blood tests
University of Seville

Researchers from the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBIS) have presented a study carried out in the Clinical Biochemistry Service of the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital which identifies the values for six biochemical biomarkers that indicate a patient may be infected with SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19).

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Research confirms crucial monitoring assessment is effective for patients with COVID-19
University of Portsmouth

A combined research team from the Universities of Portsmouth and Bournemouth and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has shown that an assessment score used to measure a patient's severity of illness can be applied to patients with Covid-19 without modification.

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FLCCC Alliance Calls on National Health Authorities to Immediately Review Medical Evidence Showing the Efficacy of Ivermectin for the Prevention of COVID-19 and as an Early Outpatient Treatment
Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC Alliance)

“Following the swi. review— and subsequent guidance— by the NIH and theCDC of Ivermectin, we expect that Ivermectin’s widespread, immediate use willallow for a rapid and safe re-opening of businesses and schools across the nation—and quickly reduce the strain on overwhelmed ICUs.” —FLCCC Alliance

Released: 4-Dec-2020 11:50 AM EST
Immunity passports: Ethical conflict and opportunity
University of the Basque Country

Immunity passports are a means of registering whether an individual has developed immunity to COVID-19 and is therefore unlikely to either catch or spread the disease.

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The climate changed rapidly alongside sea ice decline in the north
University of Copenhagen

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen have, in collaboration with Norwegian researchers in the ERC Synergy project, ICE2ICE, shown that abrupt climate change occurred as a result of widespread decrease of sea ice.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 11:15 AM EST
Free Access to TCT Connect Extended for One Year
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

All educational programming from TCT Connect will be available to registrants for free through October 18, 2021. TCT is the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 11:00 AM EST
Memorial Hermann Life Flight® launches first air ambulance service in the nation for K9s
Memorial Hermann Health System

Today Memorial Hermann Life Flight® is proud to launch its K9-Casualty Care Course and Transportation Service, making Life Flight the first air ambulance service in the nation to provide training, treatment and transportation for injured K9 officers.

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2-Dec-2020 2:00 PM EST
Kidney Injury in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Linked to Brain Injury
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers have identified factors that make children with diabetic ketoacidosis more likely to experience acute kidney injury. Analyzing data from a large, multicenter clinical trial, the researchers also found that children who experience acute kidney injury are more likely to also experience subtle cognitive impairment and demonstrate lower IQ scores, suggesting a pattern of multiple organ injury.

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BIDMC researchers define immune system’s requirements for protection against COVID-19
Beth Israel Lahey Health

In a new paper in the journal Nature, BIDMC researchers shed light on the role of antibodies and immune cells in protection against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in rhesus macaques.

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Newswise: 90 Years of Neutrino Science
Released: 4-Dec-2020 10:00 AM EST
90 Years of Neutrino Science
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab has a long history of participating in neutrino experiments and discoveries in locations ranging from a site 1.3 miles deep at a nickel mine in Ontario, Canada, to an underground research site near a nuclear power complex northeast of Hong Kong, and a neutrino observatory buried in ice near the South Pole.

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NSF's Inouye Solar Telescope Releases First Image of a Sunspot
National Solar Observatory

The U.S. NSF’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope just released its first image of a sunspot. The telescope’s four-meter primary mirror will give the best views of the Sun from Earth throughout the next solar cycle. This image is an indication of the telescope’s advanced optics. The image is released along with the first of a series of Inouye-related articles featured in the Solar Physics Journal.

Newswise: Exploration of Genomic Ancestry in B-Cell Malignancies Identifies Multiple Important Genomic Differences
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Exploration of Genomic Ancestry in B-Cell Malignancies Identifies Multiple Important Genomic Differences
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Investigators from Foundation Medicine, Inc. and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, examined genomic ancestry in BCL subtypes applying genomic ancestry prediction methodology to comprehensive genomic profiling data and found multiple genomic differences. Results of the study will be shared at the virtual American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

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