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Study Finds a Drug-Like Compound That May Prevent Parkinson’s Disease Progression

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Study Finds a Drug-Like Compound That May Prevent Parkinson’s Disease Progression

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

A collaboration between scientists at Rutgers University and The Scripps Research Institute led to the discovery of a small molecule that may slow down or stop the progression of Parkinson's Disease.

Channels: All Journal News, Neuro, Parkinson’s Disease, Pharmaceuticals, PNAS,

Released:
30-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Rutgers Neurologist Named Lead Scientific Advisor of Eagles Autism Challenge Peer Review Panel

Rutgers Neurologist Named Lead Scientific Advisor of Eagles Autism Challenge Peer Review Panel

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Philadelphia Eagles Chair and CEO Jeffrey Lurie championed a new signature fundraising event, the Eagles Autism Challenge, to raise funds for innovative autism research and programs. To assist him in these efforts, Lurie appointed a professor of neuroscience and cell biology and pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to serve as the lead scientific advisor.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Healthcare, Neuro,

Released:
11-Dec-2019 3:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Just Had a Baby? A New App Helps Keep Them Safe

Just Had a Baby? A New App Helps Keep Them Safe

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

A new, free mobile app, Baby be Well, helps families keep their infants safe throughout the first year of life. By incorporating activities that encourage frequent return visits, the app provides users with proven guidance of safe sleep practices to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Channels: All Journal News, Apps, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, In the Home,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 10:45 AM EST
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Newswise: Read Often with Young Children

Read Often with Young Children

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Children who may be genetically at-risk perform as well as their peers on vocabulary assessments at age 3 when their parents read with them from a very young age.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Neuro, Speech & Language,

Released:
19-Nov-2019 10:45 AM EST
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Newswise: Is There a Doctor on Board? Neurologist Provides Emergency Medical Care After Helicopter Crash

Is There a Doctor on Board? Neurologist Provides Emergency Medical Care After Helicopter Crash

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Dr. Konstantin Balashov was on board a helicopter that made an emergency landing on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, injuring three people. The only physician on board, he provided urgent medical aid to the injured passengers, preventing a possible severe disability for one.

Channels: All Journal News, Emergency Medicine, Neuro, Patient Safety, Travel and Transportation,

Released:
23-Oct-2019 3:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: Rutgers Cardiologist Advocates for Personalized Treatment with Aspirin as Primary Prevention in Cardiovascular Disease

Rutgers Cardiologist Advocates for Personalized Treatment with Aspirin as Primary Prevention in Cardiovascular Disease

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

A nationally recognized Rutgers cardiologist recommends that aspirin be used as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease only with select patients, saying that the scientific evidence is too diverse to support a one-size-fits-all approach.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Personalized Medicine,

Released:
17-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: High Blood Pressure Among Pregnant Women in the US has Increased 13-folds Since 1970

High Blood Pressure Among Pregnant Women in the US has Increased 13-folds Since 1970

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Pregnant women diagnosed with chronic hypertension, or persistent high blood pressure, are more at risk for pregnancy-related complications, maternal death and adverse outcomes for their newborns.

Channels: Women's Health, Staff Picks, OBGYN, All Journal News, Blood,

Released:
9-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Look, Then Lock! Children Continue to Die Unattended in Cars

Look, Then Lock! Children Continue to Die Unattended in Cars

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), on average, there are more than three dozen children dying in parked cars every year. In 2018, that number climbed to 52. Dr. Ernest G. Leva of Rutgers Health suggests creating new routines and reminders to help avoid these tragedies.

Channels: Children's Health, Family and Parenting,

Released:
12-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: MS Affects Children Too: Rutgers Health Treats Patients at the Only Pediatric MS Program in the State

MS Affects Children Too: Rutgers Health Treats Patients at the Only Pediatric MS Program in the State

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

It’s estimated that more than 8,000 American children are currently fighting MS. The most common presentations of the disease include visual impairment, transverse myelitis, arm-leg weakness, sensory disturbances, inflammation of the spinal cord, or balance problems. And like most diseases, early intervention offers the greatest hope of mitigating patients’ symptoms. Pediatric neurologist Vikram Bhise, MD, at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has dedicated his career to treating MS and other central demyelinating diseases. The only dedicated pediatric MS program in the state, Rutgers Health works to provide cutting-edge therapies, patient and family education, and access to clinical trials.

Channels: Children's Health,

Released:
29-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Rutgers Addiction Specialists Receive $385K State Grant to Address Opioid Crisis

Rutgers Addiction Specialists Receive $385K State Grant to Address Opioid Crisis

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The N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) has awarded a $385,000 grant to Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Division of Addiction Psychiatry to conduct opioid and naloxone trainings for the state’s employment program for individuals affected by the opioid epidemic.

Channels: Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse,

Released:
18-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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