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Released: 13-May-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Pacira Withdraws Motion to Seek Retraction of Anesthesiology Studies
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is pleased that Pacira Biosciences appeared before a federal magistrate judge on May 7, 2021, and withdrew its motion for a preliminary injunction to force Anesthesiology to retract two papers and an editorial concerning EXPAREL, published in the February 2021 issue.

Newswise: Molecular Alteration May Be Cause — Not Consequence — of Heart Failure
Released: 13-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Molecular Alteration May Be Cause — Not Consequence — of Heart Failure
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Clinicians and scientists have long observed that cells in overstressed hearts have high levels of the simple sugar O-GlcNAc modifying thousands of proteins within cells. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have found evidence in mouse experiments that these excess sugars could well be a cause, not merely a consequence or marker of heart failure.

Released: 13-May-2021 9:15 AM EDT
28 Community Programs Receive Grants Through Penn Medicine CAREs Program
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine CAREs awarded grants to 28 projects, many of which aim to fill vast needs in the community created by the COVID-19 pandemic, while others seek to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Newswise: Fruit Flies and Mosquitos are ‘Brainier’ than Most People Suspect, Say Scientists Who Counted the Bugs’ Brain Cells
13-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Fruit Flies and Mosquitos are ‘Brainier’ than Most People Suspect, Say Scientists Who Counted the Bugs’ Brain Cells
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In research made possible when COVID-19 sidelined other research projects, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine meticulously counted brain cells in fruit flies and three species of mosquitos, revealing a number that would surprise many people outside the science world.

Released: 13-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20, 3pm ET

How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20, 3pm ET

Newswise: Holistic Approach to Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Released: 13-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Holistic Approach to Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Hackensack Meridian Health

About 1 million people in the US suffer from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowl disease that causes inflammation and sores in the digestive tract. Dr. Oleg Shulik worked with a patient to develop a holistic approach to treatment that allowed her to stop taking medications to manage her symptoms.

Released: 13-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Dental procedures during pandemic are no riskier than a drink of water
Ohio State University

A new study’s findings dispel the misconception that patients and providers are at high risk of catching COVID-19 at the dentist’s office.

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Released: 13-May-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Lung Damage Not the Culprit for Post-COVID Exercise Limitations
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study suggests the lungs may not be the main factor that reduce exercise ability in people recovering from severe COVID-19. Anemia and muscle dysfunction also play a role. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. It was chosen as an APSselect article for May.

Released: 13-May-2021 5:30 AM EDT
Novel nanotech improves cystic fibrosis antibiotic by 100,000-fold
University of South Australia

World-first nanotechnology developed by the University of South Australia could change the lives of thousands of people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) as groundbreaking research shows it can improve the effectiveness of the CF antibiotic Tobramycin, increasing its efficacy by up to 100,000-fold.

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Released: 13-May-2021 2:05 AM EDT
Australia accelerates new COVID-19 vaccine to fight mutant strains
University of South Australia

A leading South Australian immunologist has been awarded $3 million from the Federal Government to accelerate work on a locally developed Covid-19 vaccine, in what's anticipated to be the second line of defence against the virus.

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Released: 13-May-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Researchers launch ‘next generation’ human brain imaging lab
Virginia Tech

Researchers to measure the brain's subtle magnetic signals in two research volunteers simultaneously as they interact, capturing the rich complexity of the brain's signaling during face-to-face social interactions in real-time.

13-May-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes.

Released: 12-May-2021 8:30 PM EDT
Recognizing Outstanding Service in Nursing at MSK: Second Annual Robbins Family Awards
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

During a virtual awards ceremony today, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and the Robbins Family Foundation recognized eight distinguished MSK staff members and one team for their exemplary service. Each member was honored with the 2021 Robbins Family Award for Nursing Excellence. The virtual awards ceremony took place today, Monday, May 12, at 8:30 AM ET, to commemorate National Nurses Week (May 6–12).

12-May-2021 8:05 PM EDT
Imbalance Between Certain Personality Traits in Teens May Raise the Risk for Binge Drinking in Early Adulthood
Research Society on Alcoholism

Teens with high sensation seeking impulses and relatively low cognitive control are at elevated risk for binge drinking in early adulthood, a new study suggests. Young adults aged 18–25 report the highest rates of binge drinking in the previous month, a pattern that predicts later Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and other problem health behaviors. Two personality traits that evolve during adolescence and early adulthood — sensation seeking, the tendency to pursue novelty and excitement, and cognitive control, thinking before acting — are known to be related to binge drinking, or heavy episodic drinking (HED). Models of risky behavior among teens suggest that an imbalance involving higher sensation seeking and less-developed cognitive control may drive problem alcohol use. The study, in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, examined this imbalance over time as adolescents became young adults, and whether it was associated with binge drinking. Understanding these dynamic risk factors

12-May-2021 8:05 PM EDT
Alcohol Use Disorder Remains Woefully Undertreated Despite Widespread Utilization of Health Care
Research Society on Alcoholism

Rates of treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the US are alarmingly low, according to a large analysis reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. An estimated 93,000 people in the US die from alcohol-related causes each year, and mortality associated with AUD has been increasing. Effective treatments for AUD already exist, including evidence-based psychotherapy interventions, mutual aid approaches, and three FDA-approved medications (naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram). However, previous research has indicated that fewer than one in ten people with AUD receive treatment, highlighting the need for a greater understanding of gaps in care and of where interventions can be most appropriately targeted. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have now used a ‘cascade of care framework’ to identify these gaps, by tracking the proportion of the AUD population engaged in each step of the care continuum from diagnosis onwards.

Released: 12-May-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Understanding SARS-COV-2 proteins is key to improve therapeutic options for COVID-19
Bentham Science Publishers

COVID-19 has had a significant impact since the pandemic was declared by WHO in 2020, with over 3 million deaths and counting, Researchers and medical teams have been hard at work at developing strategies to control the spread of the infection, caused by SARS-COV-2 virus and treat affected patients.

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Released: 12-May-2021 4:55 PM EDT
COVID-19 vaccine does not damage the placenta in pregnancy
Northwestern University

A new Northwestern Medicine study of placentas from patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy found no evidence of injury, adding to the growing literature that COVID-19 vaccines are safe in pregnancy.

Newswise: The Health Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed
Released: 12-May-2021 4:50 PM EDT
The Health Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges all healthy adults to get an eye exam at age 40, even if their vision seems fine. Early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to happen at this age.

Released: 12-May-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Pink drinks can help you run faster and further, study finds
University of Westminster

A new study led by the Centre for Nutraceuticals in the University of Westminster shows that pink drinks can help to make you run faster and further compared to clear drinks.

Released: 12-May-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Medical Journal Publishes New Case Reports Describing Newly Identified, Potentially Life-threatening High Potassium Disorder
Hackensack Meridian Health

Researchers at The Mehandru Center for Innovation in Nephrology at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center and other authors recently had their new case report article “Metabolic Acidosis, Hyperkalemia, and Renal Unresponsiveness to Aldosterone Syndrome: Response to Treatment with Low-Potassium Diet,” published.

Released: 12-May-2021 3:50 PM EDT
UNH Research Estimates 1.4 Million Children Have Yearly Violence-Related Medical Visits
University of New Hampshire

A national report from the University of New Hampshire shows close to one and a half million children each year visit a doctor, emergency room or medical facility as a result of an assault, abuse, crime or other form of violence. This is four times higher than previous estimates based only on data from U.S. emergency rooms for violence-related treatment.

Released: 12-May-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Parks not only safe, but essential during the pandemic
Drexel University

Parks played an important role for people seeking respite from the toll of social isolation during the pandemic, and according to new research from Drexel University, they did so without increasing the spread of COVID-19.

Newswise: Morristown Medical Center Among 1st to Receive American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification
Released: 12-May-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Morristown Medical Center Among 1st to Receive American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification
Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification, a designation of excellence that recognizes demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients undergoing transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Newswise: Pandemic Has 'Severely Weakened Surgical Innovation Pipeline'
Released: 12-May-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Pandemic Has 'Severely Weakened Surgical Innovation Pipeline'
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

In a new study for the journal Surgical Innovation, Associate Professor Toby Gordon of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School addresses the ways in which COVID-19 has slowed medical innovation.

Released: 12-May-2021 3:05 PM EDT
UCLA Health Receives $750K Department of Commerce Grant to Fund COVID-19 Innovation That Prioritizes Health Equity
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health has received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to scale healthcare innovations for COVID-19 response and recovery and to support health equity through BioFutures, a new LA County workforce development program for diversity in the biosciences.

Newswise: Weizmann Institute Scientists Reveal the Triple Threat of Coronavirus
Released: 12-May-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Weizmann Institute Scientists Reveal the Triple Threat of Coronavirus
Weizmann Institute of Science

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute and the Israel Institute for Biological, Chemical and Environmental Sciences took a novel tack to investigating SARS-CoV-2’s powerful ability to infect, finding that the virus deploys an apparently unique three-pronged strategy to take over the cell’s protein-synthesis abilities. The work could help develop effective Covid-19 treatments.

Newswise: Rush Collaborates With Malcolm X College to Train COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassadors
Released: 12-May-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Rush Collaborates With Malcolm X College to Train COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassadors
Rush University Medical Center

Rush staff members collaborated with Malcom X College to provide content including video scenarios and conversation advice, for a new Vaccine Ambassador Course offered to the public.

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Newswise: NK cells with bispecific antibody show activity against lymphoma cells
12-May-2021 1:35 PM EDT
NK cells with bispecific antibody show activity against lymphoma cells
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Cord blood-derived natural killer cells combined with a bispecific antibody displayed potent activity against lymphoma cells in a preclinical study led by MD Anderson researchers.

Newswise: Using Ultrasound Stimulation to Reduce Inflammation in COVID-19 In-Patients
Released: 12-May-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Using Ultrasound Stimulation to Reduce Inflammation in COVID-19 In-Patients
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have begun a pilot clinical trial to test the efficacy of using ultrasound to stimulate the spleen and reduce COVID-19-related inflammation, decreasing the length of hospital stays.

12-May-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Triple-negative breast cancer more deadly for African American women
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that non-Hispanic African American women with triple-negative breast cancer do not fare as well as non-Hispanic white women with this type of breast cancer. The study demonstrates the need for additional research to address disparities in cancer care and understand whether tumor biology or nonbiological reasons such as systemic racism — or a combination of such factors — may be driving these disparities.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: When the caregiver needs care
Released: 12-May-2021 1:15 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: When the caregiver needs care
Penn State Health

The commitment to give care over a long span of time is one of the most selfless and, for many, sacred things one can do for a loved one – but it is also one of the most demanding.

Newswise: Weizmann Institute Optogeneticists Use Mosquito Rhodopsins to Boost Brain Research
Released: 12-May-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Weizmann Institute Optogeneticists Use Mosquito Rhodopsins to Boost Brain Research
Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Ofer Yizhar and colleagues used mosquito rhodopsins to create an optogenetics tool that is more precise, selective, and controllable than current techniques. In addition to increasing our understanding of the brain and advancing the field of optogenetics, the technology could lead to improved therapies for neurological and psychiatric conditions.

Released: 12-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Mutation Profile of Acral Nevi Differs from Acral Melanoma, Moffitt Researchers Say
Moffitt Cancer Center

In a new study published in JAMA Dermatology, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers report on the mutation profile of acral nevi and describe differences between acral nevi and acral melanoma.

Newswise: Tiny, Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor Body Processes
Released: 12-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Tiny, Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor Body Processes
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Researchers at Columbia Engineering report that they have built what they say is the world's smallest single-chip system, consuming a total volume of less than 0.1 mm3. The system is as small as a dust mite and visible only under a microscope. In order to achieve this, the team used ultrasound to both power and communicate with the device wirelessly

Newswise: Reminiscing with confidence
Released: 12-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Reminiscing with confidence
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Sounds like crickets chirping and the taste of warm buckwheat pancakes can spark the senses of people with dementia — a fact faculty and students at WVU used to develop a way for those people to experience parts of their cultural past and to relieve stress for their caregivers.

Newswise: Bringing medical AI closer to reality
Released: 12-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Bringing medical AI closer to reality
Case Western Reserve University

For AI to continue to transform cancer diagnoses, researchers will have to prove that the success of their machine-learning tools can be reproduced from site to site and among different patient populations. Biomedical engineering researchers at Case Western Reserve University say they doing just that. They say they have demonstrated that their novel algorithms for distinguishing between benign and malignant lung cancer nodules on CT scan images from one site can now be successfully reproduced with patients from other sites and locations.

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Released: 12-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
COACH for Kids Helps Families Catch Up on Childhood Vaccines

COACH for Kids® is hitting the road to help parents get their children caught up on their standard childhood vaccines.

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Released: 12-May-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Helping humans heal
University of California, Irvine

In a lab on the upper floors of Engineering Hall, something is growing. It’s not a plant. And it’s not an animal. What Ronke Olabisi is growing in her lab is us. From new skin and retinal tissue to hearts and livers, she’s developing the tools to rebuild and repair the human body. A UCI assistant professor of biomedical engineering, Olabisi has been working with regenerative tissue for the better part of seven years, using a hydrogel based on polyethylene glycol diacrylate.

Released: 12-May-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Ancient gut microbiomes may offer clues to modern diseases
Joslin Diabetes Center

Scientists are rapidly gathering evidence that variants of gut microbiomes, the collections of bacteria and other microbes in our digestive systems, may play harmful roles in diabetes and other diseases.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 12-May-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Wednesday.

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Released: 12-May-2021 10:55 AM EDT
Untangling the brain: new research offers hope for Alzheimer's disease
Arizona State University (ASU)

Since the discovery of Alzheimer's disease over a century ago, two hallmarks of the devastating illness have taken center stage.

Released: 12-May-2021 10:50 AM EDT
Advances in medical imaging enable visualization of white matter tracts in fetuses
King's College London

Researchers from the £12 million Developing Human Connectome Project have used the dramatic advances in medical imaging the project has provided to visualise and study white matter pathways, the wiring that connects developing brain networks, in the human brain as it develops in the womb.

Released: 12-May-2021 10:40 AM EDT
AI helps predict treatment outcomes for patients with diseased dental implants
University of Michigan

Peri-implantitis, a condition where tissue and bone around dental implants becomes infected, besets roughly one-quarter of dental implant patients, and currently there's no reliable way to assess how patients will respond to treatment of this condition.

Newswise: What Patients Know About Their Implanted Coronary Stents: Not Enough, According to Morristown Medical Center Study
Released: 12-May-2021 10:25 AM EDT
What Patients Know About Their Implanted Coronary Stents: Not Enough, According to Morristown Medical Center Study
Atlantic Health System

Fewer than half (48%) of patients receiving a heart stent, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), had the provided stent card with them when surveyed at a later date, according to researchers at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center. Even when they had their stent cards, most patients were unable to identify the type of stent they had, which blood vessel it was in, or the date of the previous procedure. Eighty-eight percent of patients did have their smartphone, however. The study will be presented as a moderated poster the morning of May 15, during the American College of Cardiology 70th Annual Scientific Session (ACC.21).

Newswise: Renowned Roswell Park Immunologist Promoted to Endowed Chair Role
Released: 12-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Renowned Roswell Park Immunologist Promoted to Endowed Chair Role
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Following a national search, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has promoted Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD, to Jacobs Family Endowed Chair of Immunology, Chief of the Division of Translational Immuno-Oncology and Senior Vice President for Team Science.

Newswise: Scientists Identify Source of Weight Gain From Antipsychotics
Released: 12-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Scientists Identify Source of Weight Gain From Antipsychotics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – May 12, 2021 – Scientists with UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute have identified the molecular mechanism that can cause weight gain for those using a common antipsychotic medication. The findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggest new ways to counteract the weight gain, including a drug recently approved to treat genetic obesity, according to the study, which involved collaborations with scientists at UT Dallas and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Released: 12-May-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Organic Meat Less Likely To Be Contaminated with Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Meat that is certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is less likely to be contaminated with bacteria that can sicken people, including dangerous, multidrug-resistant organisms, compared to conventionally produced meat.

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