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Newswise: Eliminating RNA-Binding Protein Improves Survival in Aggressive Leukemia
26-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Eliminating RNA-Binding Protein Improves Survival in Aggressive Leukemia
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Removing a protein that is often overexpressed in a rare and aggressive subtype of leukemia can help to slow the cancer’s development and significantly increase the likelihood of survival, according to a study in mice led by scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Newswise: Huntsman Cancer Institute Announces Howard Colman, MD, PhD, as Experimental Therapeutics Program Co-Leader
Released: 28-Jul-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Huntsman Cancer Institute Announces Howard Colman, MD, PhD, as Experimental Therapeutics Program Co-Leader
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah announced the appointment of Howard Colman, MD, PhD, as the new co-leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program.

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23-Jul-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Increased Risk of Second Stroke, Death
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for having a second stroke and even dying than people who do not have metabolic syndrome, according to a meta-analysis published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

23-Jul-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Study: Adding Color to Your Plate May Lower Risk of Cognitive Decline
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at several types of flavonoids, and found that flavones and anthocyanins may have the most protective effect.

Newswise: Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening
Released: 28-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

It’s back to school time, when we have a ton of things to check off the list: new books and supplies, new clothes, enrolling our children in sports, activities and more. A sports physical can help ensure children and teens are prepared to participate in athletics.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 3:20 PM EDT
How a Microscopic Fungus Could Lead to a Breakthrough in Oral Cancer Research
Case Western Reserve University

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University are hoping a new study could lead to a medical breakthrough in understanding certain types of oral cancer.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Highly Potent, Stable Nanobodies Stop SARS-CoV-2
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Göttingen researchers have developed mini-antibodies that efficiently block the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its dangerous new variants.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Motivation Depends on How the Brain Processes Fatigue
University of Birmingham

How do we decide whether or not an activity which requires work is ‘worth the effort’?

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Psychological Consequences of COVID-19 in Health Care
University of Bonn

Physicians, nursing staff, medical technical assistants, and pastoral workers in hospitals: they have all been placed under severe strain by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Why Lockdown in Africa Does Not Work as a First COVID-19 Pandemic Response
University of Johannesburg

In an African pandemic it is more productive to consider lockdowns, after using other non-medical measures first, Especially in countries with high levels of poverty and corruption, says Prof Nicholas Ngepah, a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Newswise: New Tool Predicts Sudden Death in Inflammatory Heart Disease
27-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT
New Tool Predicts Sudden Death in Inflammatory Heart Disease
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University scientists have developed a new tool for predicting which patients suffering from a complex inflammatory heart disease are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Published in Science Advances, their method is the first to combine models of patients’ hearts built from multiple images with the power of machine learning.

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27-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Does Testosterone Influence Success? Not Much, Research Suggests
University of Bristol

With the Olympics underway, higher testosterone has often been linked to sporting success, and other kinds of success too. But beyond sport, new research has found little evidence that testosterone meaningfully influences life chances for men or women.

Newswise: Fruit Compound May Have Potential to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease, Mouse Study Suggests
26-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Fruit Compound May Have Potential to Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease, Mouse Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the compound farnesol, found naturally in herbs, and berries and other fruits, prevents and reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson’s disease in mouse studies.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Molecular Atlas Reveals How Brain Cells Develop
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

As the fertilized egg divides, initially undifferentiated cells take on specific functions, becoming more distinct as different tissues and organs emerge.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Rutgers Inspires Establishment of New Jersey One Health Task Force
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Last month, New Jersey became the first state to legislate a “One Health Task Force,” which promotes communication between state agencies and scientists who study human health, animal health and the earth sciences. The law is based on the Rutgers One Health Steering Committee, which was started in 2016.

Newswise: Fighting Off Food Poisoning Depends on The Time Of Day
Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Fighting Off Food Poisoning Depends on The Time Of Day
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 28, 2021 – The body’s ability to prevent food poisoning by producing a natural antimicrobial compound increases during the day, when exposure to noxious bacteria is most likely, a new study by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The findings, published online in Cell, could eventually lead to timed therapies and vaccination regimens designed to maximize this immune response.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Obesity and Cardiovascular Factors Combine to Cause Cognitive Decline in Latinos
University of California San Diego Health

Obesity is a major public health issue among Latinos, and a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. But in a new study, researchers at UC San Diego report that cardiometabolic abnormalities, such as hypertension, are more strongly associated with cognitive decline than obesity alone.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Geographic Differences in Gut Microbiota Boost Immunity
Cornell University

Gut reaction: Cornell researchers “humanized” mice with microbiota from three global populations and found that microbial differences alone can impact immune responses.

Newswise: Indian Women’s Nutrition Suffered During COVID-19 Lockdown
Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Indian Women’s Nutrition Suffered During COVID-19 Lockdown
Cornell University

A new study from Cornell University finds the nationwide lockdown India imposed last year in response to COVID-19 caused disruptions that negatively impacted women’s nutrition.

Newswise: Dr. Beth Karlan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Gynecologic Oncology
Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Dr. Beth Karlan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Gynecologic Oncology
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Internationally renowned physician-scientist Dr. Beth Karlan, director of cancer population genetics at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) for her contributions to gynecologic cancer research and clinical practice.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
School of Medicine Researchers Receive $29.9 Million Award to Study Effectiveness of Blood Pressure Interventions
Wake Forest School of Medicine

People living in the South, known as the Stroke Belt, are not only at a greater risk of having strokes, but the region is also associated with higher stroke mortality. The link between high blood pressure and stroke is well-known, and lowering blood pressure reduces stroke risk. But how can blood pressure be most effectively managed among stroke survivors, and is the use of telehealth the most effective strategy?

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
أسئلة وإجابات مايو كلينك: غالبًا ما تساعد معالجة النطق مَن تأثرَ كلامهم بالسكتة الدماغية
Mayo Clinic

أسئلة وإجابات مايو كلينك: غالبًا ما تساعد معالجة النطق مَن تأثرَ كلامهم بالسكتة الدماغية

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
One in Four Cancer Patients Lack Sufficient Immunity Against Measles and Mumps, Study Finds
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

One in four cancer patients lack sufficient immunity against measles and mumps, study finds

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Preguntas y respuestas: La terapia del lenguaje suele ayudar a personas con afección del habla por un accidente cerebrovascular
Mayo Clinic

Preguntas y respuestas de Mayo Clinic: La terapia del lenguaje suele ayudar a personas con afección del habla por un accidente cerebrovascular

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Perguntas e respostas para a Mayo Clinic: a terapia da fala pode ajudar as pessoas que tiveram a fala afetada por um AVC
Mayo Clinic

Perguntas e respostas para a Mayo Clinic: a terapia da fala pode ajudar as pessoas que tiveram a fala afetada por um AVC

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Researcher Honored with the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award
Rutgers University's Office for Research

Jason H. Yang, Ph.D., chancellor scholar and assistant professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the Center for Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), has been awarded the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award

Released: 28-Jul-2021 12:00 PM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights for July 28, 2021
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include a newly discovered protein that controls B cell survival, understanding epigenetic changes in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) and melanoma, identifying a protein that protect genome stability, developing novel cell therapies for COVID-19, a new option for treating neuropathic pain, exosome delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 to pancreatic cancer, discovering how cancer cells tolerate aneuploidy and the role of health disparities in long-term survival of adolescent and young adult patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Newswise: UC San Diego Health Joins Clinical Trial to Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT
UC San Diego Health Joins Clinical Trial to Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest
University of California San Diego Health

Cardiovascular physicians with UC San Diego Health have joined an international clinical trial utilizing a new Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (EV ICD) system to help treat sudden cardiac arrest.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Pinpointing Where Single-Stranded Transcripts Converted Into Double-Stranded RNAs
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude scientist Vibhor Mishra, Ph.D., is homing in on the location where important processes in gene regulation occur, and where single-stranded transcripts are converted into double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs).

Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Study Reveals Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
University of Kentucky

A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry provides foundational information about SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein.

Newswise: Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Sudden Death, Cardiovascular Conditions
Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Sudden Death, Cardiovascular Conditions
Penn State College of Medicine

A study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers reveals that people living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked while they are asleep, are twice as likely to experience sudden death compared to people living without OSA.

Newswise: New Partnership to Advance Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology
Released: 28-Jul-2021 11:00 AM EDT
New Partnership to Advance Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American College of Radiology® Data Science Institute® (ACR DSI) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a collaboration that will expand ACR DSI’s groundbreaking AI-LAB™ platform to include eye care.

Newswise: Virginia Tech Scientists Tie Improved Learning Processes to Reduced Symptoms of Depression
27-Jul-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Virginia Tech Scientists Tie Improved Learning Processes to Reduced Symptoms of Depression
Virginia Tech

In a Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry study led by Pearl Chiu and Brooks King-Casas of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, brain imaging and mathematical modeling reveal previously unreported mechanistic features of symptoms associated with major depressive disorder.

26-Jul-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers Develop “Dimmer Switch” to Help Control Gene Therapy
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In a major advancement in the field of gene therapy for rare and devastating diseases, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a “dimmer switch” system that can control levels of proteins expressed from gene therapy vectors. The system is based on alternative RNA splicing using an orally available small molecule and works effectively in tissues throughout the body, including the brain. The first research regarding this innovation was published today in the journal Nature.

26-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic Scientists Advance Breast, Ovarian Cancer Research with Cryo-Electron Microscopy
Mayo Clinic

Using advanced imaging technology, Mayo Clinic scientists have provided an unprecedented understanding of the BRCA1-BARD1 protein complex, which is often mutated in patients with breast or ovarian cancer. Their paper, published in Nature, identifies aspects of how BRCA1-BARD1 functions, supporting future translational research, cancer prevention efforts and drug development.

Newswise: UIC Awarded $6 Million to Develop Potential COVID-19 Treatment
Released: 28-Jul-2021 10:15 AM EDT
UIC Awarded $6 Million to Develop Potential COVID-19 Treatment
University of Illinois Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago are developing a potential treatment for COVID-19, thanks to a $6 million technology and therapeutic development award from the U.S. Department of Defense supporting pre-clinical animal studies.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Three tips to lose your pandemic pounds safely
Released: 28-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Three tips to lose your pandemic pounds safely
Penn State Health

It’s no secret that people everywhere packed on pandemic pounds since February 2020. A Penn State Health dietitian offers three tips to lose the weight sanely and permanently.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Wolters Kluwer Wins the Prestigious Crystal Clarion Award
Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that it was named the winner of the Crystal Clarion Award in the 2021 Clarion Awards from the Association for Women in Communications. The Crystal Clarion Award is presented to the organization with the most winning entries for the season. Wolters Kluwer’s publications, the American Journal of Nursing, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, Nursing 2020 and Nursing Management, collectively won seven Clarion Awards and earned four Finalist Certificates.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
UMass Memorial Health Unifies Clinical Communication and Establishes Modern Digital Foundation for Clinical Collaboration and Growth with Halo Health
Halo Health

UMass Memorial Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts, announced today the health system's clinical communication initiative, allowing the entire health system to modernize around a solid digital foundation for growth.

Newswise: UT Southwestern Among Top 25 in Nation 
in Eight Specialties Ranked By U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’
Released: 28-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
UT Southwestern Among Top 25 in Nation in Eight Specialties Ranked By U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwesternonce again is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth – the nation’s fourth-largest metro area – among 132 regional hospitals and second in Texas among 566 hospitals for the fifth consecutive year. The recognition comes several months after UT Southwestern completed expansion of its William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

Newswise: Don’t Let the Raging Virus Put Life in Jeopardy. Chula Recommends How to Build an Immunity for Your Heart Against Stress and Depression
Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Don’t Let the Raging Virus Put Life in Jeopardy. Chula Recommends How to Build an Immunity for Your Heart Against Stress and Depression
Chulalongkorn University

Cumulative stress, denial, and chronic depression are the byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Psychological Wellness, Chulalongkorn University recommends ways to cope by harnessing positive energy from our heart.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Global Dementia Cases Forecasted to Triple by 2050
Alzheimer's Association

Positive trends in global education access are expected to decrease dementia prevalence worldwide by 6.2 million cases by the year 2050.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Study Suggests Need to Screen Older Adults for Mental Health Symptoms as Pandemic Continues
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One in five older adults report worse mental health due to the pandemic, but the percentages were higher among certain groups, suggesting a need for targeted screening and follow-up.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
MD Anderson and Blueprint Medicines Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate BLU-222 Development
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson and Blueprint Medicines announced a three-year strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of BLU-222, an investigational targeted therapy against CDK2.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Phillips School of Nursing Awarded $1.8 Million Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant
Mount Sinai Health System

The Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (PSON) has been awarded more than $1.8 million over four years from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to build on the school’s efforts in recruiting a diverse group of students and further creating an equitable environment. The grant is made possible through the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program, which helps to recruit, support, retain, and graduate nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented in nursing.

Newswise: Imaging Method Predicts How Well Stem Cells Can Differentiate Into Cardiac Muscle Cells
27-Jul-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Imaging Method Predicts How Well Stem Cells Can Differentiate Into Cardiac Muscle Cells
Morgridge Institute for Research

Morgridge researchers developed an imaging technique that can predict the efficiency of cardiac muscle cell differentiation from stem cells as a method of quality control for potential regenerative therapies.


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