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Use of maternal race in prenatal screens for spina bifida is needed to ensure equitable medical care
Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM (formerly AACC))

Breaking research demonstrates that clinical labs should account for the self-reported race of pregnant individuals when screening for spina bifida and other open neural tube defects. This finding, which was presented today in the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine’s (formerly AACC’s) Clinical Chemistry journal, could improve prenatal care for pregnant Black individuals.

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Newswise: Husson University Dean Dr. James Nash Selected to Lead USU College of Allied Health Sciences
Release date: 23-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Husson University Dean Dr. James Nash Selected to Lead USU College of Allied Health Sciences
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. James Nash, professor and dean of the College of Health and Pharmacy at Husson University in Bangor, Maine, has been selected as the new dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences College of Allied Health Sciences. USU, located in Bethesda, Md., is part of the Department of Defense and is the nation’s only Federal health sciences university.

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Newswise: Two New Studies by Mount Sinai Researchers in Science Offer Key Insights Into the Origins and Potential Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
22-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Two New Studies by Mount Sinai Researchers in Science Offer Key Insights Into the Origins and Potential Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
Mount Sinai Health System

Working under the umbrella of the PsychENCODE Consortium, the mental health research project established in 2015 by the National Institutes of Health, a team of Mount Sinai scientists has uncovered important new insights into the molecular biology of neuropsychiatric disease through two new studies published in a special issue of Science on Friday, May 24.

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Release date: 23-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Volleyball player takes on his toughest opponent: a very rare form of cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

In 2022, collegiate volleyball player Sina Sinbari's back pain led to a rare cancer diagnosis. He sought treatment at UCLA Health, balancing rigorous chemo and radiation with volleyball training. Despite setbacks, including the loss of a young friend, he returned to school in 2024, embracing gratitude and resilience.

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Newswise: Innovative Techniques Open New Avenues in Drug Discovery for Brain Diseases
Released: 23-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Innovative Techniques Open New Avenues in Drug Discovery for Brain Diseases
SLAS

Volume 29, Issue 2 of SLAS Discovery features two review articles, six original research articles covering phenotypic screening perspectives, medulloblastoma therapies and interventions for neurodegenerative diseases.

Newswise: UTSW study sheds light on rare form of autism
Release date: 23-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
UTSW study sheds light on rare form of autism
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A new study focused on the gene tied to a rare form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) called FOXP1 syndrome offers hope that gene therapy might be able to help patients with this condition.

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Newswise: Study: Surgical Intervention Improves Quality of Life for Patients with Acoustic Neuroma
Release date: 23-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Study: Surgical Intervention Improves Quality of Life for Patients with Acoustic Neuroma
UC San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that using an innovative surgical approach to remove an acoustic neuroma, a slow-growing, benign brain tumor, improved hearing preservation and quality of life for patients while also presenting excellent facial nerve outcomes.

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Newswise: SLAS Technology Presents: Advances in Synthetic Biology
Released: 23-May-2024 11:00 AM EDT
SLAS Technology Presents: Advances in Synthetic Biology
SLAS

Volume 29, Issue 2 of SLAS Technology, includes three original research articles covering skin cutaneous melanoma, glycan-bead coupling and acoustic ejection mass spectrometry, and eight articles from the Advances in Synthetic Biology Special Issue.

Released: 23-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
UF Health to launch CDC-backed Hypertension Pharmacists’ Program in Jacksonville
University of Florida

University of Florida Health to lead CDC initiative aimed at reducing health disparities in some Jacksonville communities by connecting patients with community pharmacists for help managing high blood pressure

Released: 23-May-2024 10:00 AM EDT
ASTRO clinical guideline on radiation therapy for bone metastases emphasizes patient-centered care
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published an updated clinical guideline that details best practices for treating patients who have symptomatic bone metastases and ways to improve their quality of life. The guideline is available as a free access article in Practical Radiation Oncology. “Radiation therapy is a cornerstone of care for patients with symptomatic bone metastases, offering a nonsurgical option for fast pain relief and improved quality of life with minimal side effects,” said Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH, chair of the guideline task force.

Released: 23-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Penn Researchers Develop Experimental mRNA Avian Flu Vaccine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

An experimental mRNA vaccine against avian influenza virus H5N1 is highly effective in preventing severe illness and death in preclinical models. The vaccine could potentially help manage the outbreak of the H5N1 virus currently circulating in birds and cattle in the United States, and prevent human infections with the virus.

Released: 23-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Bioimpresión 3D: Transformando imágenes médicas en tejido humano
Mayo Clinic

Investigadores de Mayo Clinic están utilizando la tecnología para producir modelos de tejidos de diferentes partes del cuerpo con el fin de estudiar órganos y tejidos dañados o enfermos. Imaginan el día en que una bioimpresora 3D pueda moldear células vivas para tratamientos o curas de trastornos complejos.

Newswise: Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Receives Prestigious Award From World Heart Federation
Release date: 23-May-2024 7:30 AM EDT
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Receives Prestigious Award From World Heart Federation
Mount Sinai Health System

President of Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital given top honor for his contributions to combating cardiovascular disease worldwide

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Newswise: Germ-Free animal models reveal gut bacteria's role in health
Released: 23-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Germ-Free animal models reveal gut bacteria's role in health
Chinese Academy of Sciences

A recent study offers a thorough analysis of germ-free (GF) animal models, essential tools for unraveling the intricate interactions between microorganisms and their hosts. These models are proving crucial in understanding how microbiota influence a range of physiological processes and could lead to innovative treatments for various diseases.

   
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21-May-2024 6:05 AM EDT
Research reveals more people died from hot or cold weather conditions than COVID-19 in parts of UK
University of Bristol

Research has highlighted how weather extremes worsened by climate change are now a major national public health threat.

Released: 22-May-2024 7:05 PM EDT
Get Ready for ASCO 2024 Annual Meeting
Newswise

ASCO, the largest event in cancer research, is approaching on May 31st. This year's meeting promises to be particularly groundbreaking, with new findings and innovations that could revolutionize cancer treatment.

Released: 22-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
A nova estratégia “ômica” da Mayo dá um salto em direção ao futuro
Mayo Clinic

Imagine um futuro em que os cuidados com a saúde sejam adaptados especificamente para você, até mesmo para as moléculas no interior das suas células. Tratamentos direcionados e estratégias preventivas são personalizados para o seu genoma. Seu mapa médico pessoal descreve variantes genéticas hereditárias, fornece orientação sobre riscos ambientais e oferece estratégias para manter a saúde do seu coração e prevenir o câncer, tornando-o tão único quanto o seu DNA.

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Released: 22-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Fresh hope for chronic wounds
University of Delaware

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved two new wound management products that include patented hydrogels invented by University of Delaware researchers. The unique UD hydrogel materials self-assemble to form a 3D matrix compatible with living cells.

Released: 22-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Young people are increasingly using Wegovy and Ozempic
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Public interest in weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic is surging, but national data on dispensing patterns in the United States are surprisingly scarce.

Released: 22-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
La nueva estrategia “ómica” de Mayo da un salto hacia el futuro
Mayo Clinic

Imagine un futuro en el que la atención a la salud se adapte específicamente a usted, incluso a las moléculas dentro de sus células. Los tratamientos específicos y las estrategias preventivas se adaptan a su genoma. Su mapa médico personal describe las variantes genéticas hereditarias, le brinda con orientación sobre los riesgos ambientales y ofrece estrategias para mantener la salud de su corazón y prevenir el cáncer, haciéndolo tan único como su ADN.

22-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Subtle cognitive decline precedes end to driving for older adults
Washington University in St. Louis

Even slight cognitive changes can affect an older person’s decision to stop driving, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that routine cognitive testing — in particular, the kind of screening designed to pick up the earliest, most subtle decline — could help older adults and their physicians make decisions about driving that maximizes safety while preserving independence as long as possible.

20-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
What Factors Predict When Older Adults Will Stop Driving?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

What factors lead older adults to stop driving? A new study followed older adults who had no memory or thinking problems to examine this question. The study is published in the May 22, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

20-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Eating More Ultra-processed Foods Tied to Cognitive Decline, Stroke
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, according to a new study published in the May 22, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study does not prove that eating ultra-processed foods causes memory and thinking problems and stroke. It only shows an association.

Newswise: New research sheds light on RNA’s role in disease
Released: 22-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
New research sheds light on RNA’s role in disease
Cornell College

Many scientists study the proteins in our cells in order to fight diseases like cancer, but Cornell College Assistant Biochemistry Professor Collin O’Leary and a team of researchers are turning their focus to the structure of RNA.

   
Newswise: Proximity to a Cancer Center Contributes to Cancer Stage at Diagnosis, Study Finds
Released: 22-May-2024 3:00 PM EDT
Proximity to a Cancer Center Contributes to Cancer Stage at Diagnosis, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Location, race and insurance status play a significant part in the odds of a patient being diagnosed with early-stage or late-stage cancer, according to a detailed medical records analysis of more than 94,000 patients with cancer by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Newswise: ‘Better than graphene’ material development may improve implantable technology
Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
‘Better than graphene’ material development may improve implantable technology
Penn State Materials Research Institute

Move over, graphene. There’s a new, improved two-dimensional material in the lab. Borophene, the atomically thin version of boron first synthesized in 2015, is more conductive, thinner, lighter, stronger and more flexible than graphene, the 2D version of carbon. Now, researchers at Penn State have made the material potentially more useful by imparting chirality — or handedness — on it, which could make for advanced sensors and implantable medical devices.

Newswise: Brain connectivity patterns differ in infants at familial risk for autism
Release date: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Brain connectivity patterns differ in infants at familial risk for autism
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A study co-led by researchers at UCLA Health has found distinct brain connectivity patterns in six-week-old infants at risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Wearable ultrasound patch enables continuous, non-invasive monitoring of cerebral blood flow
University of California San Diego

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a wearable ultrasound patch that can offer continuous, non-invasive monitoring of blood flow in the brain. The soft and stretchy patch can be comfortably worn on the temple to provide three-dimensional data on cerebral blood flow—a first in wearable technology.

   
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Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Food for Thought: Study Links Key Nutrients to Slower Brain Aging
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Scientists have long been studying the brain with a goal of aiding healthier aging. While much is known about risk factors for accelerated brain aging, less has been uncovered to identify ways to reduce cognitive decline.

   
Newswise: The Medical Minute: Trauma-informed care delves into root causes of health conditions
Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Trauma-informed care delves into root causes of health conditions
Penn State Health

A person’s experiences with trauma can have serious effects on their health later in life. A Penn State Health expert discusses how health care is paying more attention and how you can help.

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Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Dogs play a key role in veterinary college’s brain cancer trial
Virginia Tech

Lucy, with her boundless puppy-like energy even at 12 years old, is more than just a pet to Susan Ketcham. She's now part of a research project that could transform the way we treat brain cancer – in both dogs and humans. This study at Virginia Tech's Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine explores an innovative therapy called histotripsy.

Newswise: How a vibrating capsule could help curb obesity
Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
How a vibrating capsule could help curb obesity
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard University have developed a noninvasive alternative—an oral capsule containing a tiny vibrating motor that is designed to stimulate the stomach to produce the same sense of fullness people experience after eating a large meal.

   
Newswise: Tumor mutations may not predict response to immunotherapy
Released: 22-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Tumor mutations may not predict response to immunotherapy
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The number of mutations in the DNA of cancerous tumors may not be an indicator of how well patients will respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), a commonly prescribed type of immunotherapy, a team led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers reported in a retrospective study. The findings, published in Nature Cancer, upend long-held conventional wisdom and could lead to more effective ways of deciding which patients will benefit most from this type of treatment.

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Released: 22-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Scientists Pinpoint How the Digestive System First Develops in the Womb
Cedars-Sinai

Scientists with Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and other institutions have identified the critical first steps in how the digestive system develops.

Newswise: Irina Petrache, MD, ATSF, Commences Term as President of the 
American Thoracic Society
Released: 22-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Irina Petrache, MD, ATSF, Commences Term as President of the American Thoracic Society
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Irina Petrache, MD, ATSF, today added president of the American Thoracic Society to her list of accomplishments. The announcement came on the heels of the Plenary Session at the ATS 2024 International Conference.

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Released: 22-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Names Inaugural Vice Dean of Graduate Research Education
Cedars-Sinai

Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD, a nationally regarded physician-scientist who has devoted much of his career to physician training and mentoring, has been named vice dean of Graduate Education.

Newswise: Preventing Summer Injuries: 12 Tips from Johns Hopkins Pediatricians
Released: 22-May-2024 10:00 AM EDT
Preventing Summer Injuries: 12 Tips from Johns Hopkins Pediatricians
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The weather is heating up, and school is winding down. But, the start of summer also brings potential for injuries, particularly for children. Water accidents, sunburns, dehydration and head/neck injuries are some of the most common conditions pediatricians see during the summer.

Newswise: New Study Lays Out How to Find Meaningful, Not Just “Significant”, Results
17-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
New Study Lays Out How to Find Meaningful, Not Just “Significant”, Results
University of Utah Health

The framework has the potential to improve one of the basic facets of how science is done and shift researchers’ and clinicians’ perspectives from statistical significance to biological relevance.

   
Newswise: Nearly 3% of Healthy Adolescents use Commercial CBD Products, Study Finds
21-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Nearly 3% of Healthy Adolescents use Commercial CBD Products, Study Finds
University of California San Diego

Researchers at UC San Diego have found that nearly 3% of healthy adolescents use commercial CBD products, many of which contain higher levels of THC than advertised.

Released: 22-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT
New York Valves 2024 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Science Announced
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation® (CRF®) has announced New York Valves: The Structural Heart Summit will feature 12 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Science presentations. New York Valves 2024, the expanded iteration of our renowned annual Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT®) conference, will take place June 5-7, 2024, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, North in New York City.

Released: 22-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Hospital Care Unit Meets Hiring Challenges by Growing Its Own Care Partners
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

To fill high demand positions, CHLA trainees undergo reskilling, a recent addition to the workforce glossary that refers to employees’ learning of new skills in order to pursue a different role within the same organization.

Released: 22-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Indica Labs Receives FDA Clearance for HALO AP Dx Digital Pathology Platform for Use with Hamamatsu Images Acquired with the NanoZoomer® S360MD Slide Scanner
Hamamatsu Corporation

Indica Labs, an industry leader in AI-powered digital pathology solutions, and Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., a pioneer in whole slide imaging systems, announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a 510(k) clearance to Indica Labs for HALO AP Dx, an enterprise digital pathology platform. HALO AP Dx is indicated for primary diagnosis of surgical pathology slides prepared from formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue scanned by the NanoZoomer® S360MD Slide scanner1.

Released: 22-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
New study points to new ways to effectively combat military food insecurity
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

One in four service members experience food insecurity. To combat this statistic, Uniformed Services University (USU) researchers recently evaluated military perceptions of the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), in hopes of ultimately increasing access to nutritious food.

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