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Released: 15-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Vysnova Signs Two-Year Contract with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Implementing a Covid-19 Community Research Partnership
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Vysnova Partners Inc., in association with Wake Forest Baptist Health and other premier health systems and corporations, has received an over $54 million, two-year contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to coordinate research on the COVID-19 public health emergency in the United States.

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Released: 14-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist Health, iQ Healthtech™ Labs Launch Drone Delivery Service with UPS Flight Forward
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Wake Forest Baptist Health and its healthtech business enterprise operated through the Innovation Quarter, iQ Healthtech Labs, today launched a drone delivery service operated by UPS and its subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Newswise: WFIRM Scientists Prove Bioengineered Uteri Support Pregnancy
25-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT
WFIRM Scientists Prove Bioengineered Uteri Support Pregnancy
Wake Forest Baptist Health

WFIRM scientists were able to show that bioengineered uteri in an animal model developed the native tissue-like structures needed to support normal reproductive function.

Newswise: WFIRM and Oracle Health Sciences collaborate to pair Body-on-a-Chip with advanced data analytics
Released: 25-Jun-2020 3:00 PM EDT
WFIRM and Oracle Health Sciences collaborate to pair Body-on-a-Chip with advanced data analytics
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and Oracle Health Sciences have teamed as part of the Innovation Quarter’s iQ Healthtech Labs™ to develop a consortium of industry, government, and academic members that will study novel approaches to establishing the safety of new drugs that are nearing clinical investigation in humans and FDA approval.

3-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Scientists Discover that Nicotine Promotes Spread of Lung Cancer to the Brain
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Among people who have the most common type of lung cancer, up to 40% develop metastatic brain tumors, with an average survival time of less than six months.

1-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Intensive Blood Pressure Control Has Potential to Reduce Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Intensive blood pressure control may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat that can lead to serious complications such as stroke, heart failure and heart attacks, according to scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist Shares Key Elements Needed in Setting Up Designated COVID-19 Unit
Wake Forest Baptist Health

In an effort to rapidly provide specialized care for patients with coronavirus-like symptoms while protecting the safety of health care workers, doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Health created a special respiratory isolation unit from an existing 24-bed medical-surgical unit in the hospital in Winston-Salem.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Wake Forest School of Medicine Receives NIH Diabetes Research Center Grant with Partner Institutions
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Wake Forest School of Medicine, in partnership with University of North Carolina School of Medicine (UNC), Duke University School of Medicine and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), has been awarded a $5.7 million Diabetes Research Center grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Released: 14-Apr-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist, Oracle, Javara launch community-based COVID-19 research study
Wake Forest Baptist Health

In an effort to better fight COVID-19 in multiple regions of the country, Wake Forest Baptist Health has joined forces with Javara Inc. – a leading integrated clinical research organization headquartered in Winston-Salem – to conduct a community-based research study of the novel coronavirus.

Released: 13-Apr-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist, Oracle, Javara launch community-based COVID-19 research study
Wake Forest Baptist Health

In an effort to better fight COVID-19 in multiple regions of the country, Wake Forest Baptist Health has joined forces with Javara Inc. – a leading integrated clinical research organization headquartered in Winston-Salem – to conduct a community-based research study of the novel coronavirus.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Testing shows type of cloth used in homemade masks makes a difference, doctors say
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Homemade masks can play an important role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but the type of fabric used is key to their effectiveness, according to tests performed at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

25-Mar-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Study Shows Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong for Pain Relief
Wake Forest Baptist Health

More than 90% of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to a study published in the March 26 online edition of the journal PLOS ONE.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Allergies or COVID-19?
Wake Forest Baptist Health

How do you know if the nasal congestion and sneezing you’re experiencing is spring allergies or COVID-19?

Released: 28-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST
Two scientists at Wake Forest Baptist awarded $1.5 million for cancer research
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Two scientists from Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health, have received a total of $1.5 million in research funding from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study new chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments for cancer.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
Slumber disruptions caused by obstructive sleep apnea can take a toll on health
Wake Forest Baptist Health

A study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that while approximately 30 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea only about 6 million, or 20%, have been properly diagnosed and treated.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Federal Grant to Fund Study of Potential Imaging Biomarker for Alzheimer’s
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have received a five-year grant worth approximately $2.53 million from the National Institute on Aging to evaluate whether a novel brain-imaging technique can identify Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.

Newswise: How hospital chaplains learn how to do what they do
Released: 28-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
How hospital chaplains learn how to do what they do
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Clinical pastoral education is an interfaith professional program that helps theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified laypersons develop the interpersonal skills needed to work as chaplains or spiritual care providers in hospitals and other settings.

Released: 9-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
Center for Congregational Health Receives $1 Million Grant
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The Center for Congregational Health, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Division of FaithHealth Ministries, has been awarded a $1 million grant by Lilly Endowment Inc. in support of an initiative designed to empower clergy and lay leaders from different congregations in close geographical proximity to work collaboratively to help their faith communities thrive.

Newswise: It’s a natural fact: There’s still no substitute for human blood
Released: 19-Dec-2019 6:00 AM EST
It’s a natural fact: There’s still no substitute for human blood
Wake Forest Baptist Health

While the donation and transfusion of blood are very common, and relatively simple as far as medical procedures go, the path from donor to recipient is more complex than most people may realize.

17-Dec-2019 10:55 AM EST
Study Shows Risks for Additional Procedures after Bariatric Surgery
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Which of the two most common bariatric surgeries – gastric sleeve or gastric bypass – has the highest subsequent risk of additional operations or procedures?

Released: 9-Dec-2019 2:40 PM EST
Dead Probiotic Strain Shown to Reduce Harmful, Aging-related Inflammation
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have identified a dead probiotic that reduces age-related leaky gut in older mice. The study is published in the journal GeroScience.

Released: 9-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST
Wake Forest Baptist Awarded Federal Grant for Study Aimed at Predicting, Reducing Dropout Rates in Pediatric Weight-loss Programs
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Health a five-year grant worth approximately $2.97 million to study the reasons for attrition in pediatric weight-management programs and develop better ways to predict and reduce dropout rates.

Newswise: WFIRM Scientists Push Bioprinting Capability Forward
Released: 4-Dec-2019 3:05 PM EST
WFIRM Scientists Push Bioprinting Capability Forward
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists are the first to report using bioprinting to print a tracheal tissue construct comprised of multiple different functional materials.

Released: 4-Dec-2019 12:10 PM EST
At-home beauty devices: to buy or not to buy
Wake Forest Baptist Health

If you are thinking of buying a skin rejuvenation device as a holiday gift, think again.

Released: 14-Nov-2019 10:55 AM EST
Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Newswise: Concussion is more than just a headache, so it’s good to know the symptoms
Released: 6-Nov-2019 6:00 AM EST
Concussion is more than just a headache, so it’s good to know the symptoms
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Concussion is the most common and mildest type of traumatic brain injury, but it should never be taken lightly. Any concussion, however slight, temporarily disturbs vital brain activity and can cause a range of physical, mental and emotional symptoms that vary in number and severity from case to case.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
Wake Forest Baptist Awarded $6 Million Grant to Study Non-opioid Pain Management in Cancer Survivors
Wake Forest Baptist Health

For many people who’ve had cancer, severe pain can persist even after treatment ends. In an effort to find a non-pharmaceutical approach to pain management for cancer survivors, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health have been awarded $6 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to test the effectiveness of a web-based pain management program.

Released: 30-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Gut Bacteria Is Key Factor in Childhood Obesity
Wake Forest Baptist Health

New information published by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity.

Released: 16-Oct-2019 12:30 PM EDT
Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine Identify Genetic Variation Linked to Severity of ALS
Wake Forest Baptist Health

A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure and only two FDA-approved drugs to treat its progression and severity.

Released: 10-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
New study to examine if sleep problems contribute to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Everybody knows sleep is good for your body. It may be good for your mind, too. That’s what scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine will attempt to determine thanks to a $5.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Newswise: While There’s No Cure for Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed
Released: 10-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT
While There’s No Cure for Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Osteoarthritis can produce joint pain and stiffness sufficient to limit and even prohibit the performance of everyday tasks. It becomes more common with age, once it starts it typically gets worse and there’s no known cure. But there are therapies that can relieve pain and maintain joint function.

Newswise: HHS Awards Major Funding Award to WFIRM
Released: 8-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
HHS Awards Major Funding Award to WFIRM
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is the recipient of a major research funding award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support its lung-on-a-chip technology as a model to develop chemical injury treatments.

Released: 23-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Cancer Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Receive $25 Million from National Cancer Institute
Wake Forest Baptist Health

For the second time in five years, Wake Forest Baptist Health has been recognized for its expertise in conducting innovative cancer care research by the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) with a multimillion-dollar grant.

Released: 6-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Player Athleticism Increases Head Impact Exposure in Youth Football
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Speed, agility and strength are definitely assets on the football field. But when it comes to hits to the head, those talents may actually increase exposure for the young athletes who account for about 70% of this country’s football players.

Released: 3-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Diet’s Effect on Gut Bacteria Could Play Role in Reducing Alzheimer’s Risk
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Could following a certain type of diet affect the gut microbiome – the good and bad bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract – in ways that decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

Released: 15-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT
Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Learn – and Benefit from – Mindfulness Meditation
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Pilot study shows promising evidence that adults with MCI can learn to practice mindfulness meditation, and by doing so may boost their cognitive reserve

Newswise: COMPASS Study Website Shares Post-Stroke Care Insight, Resources with Patients, Caregivers and Health Care Providers
Released: 8-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
COMPASS Study Website Shares Post-Stroke Care Insight, Resources with Patients, Caregivers and Health Care Providers
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The numerous insights and resources gained by health care providers, stroke survivors, and their caregivers during the COMPASS post-acute stroke services study are available to anyone online through the COMPASS study website.

Newswise: Internet can be valuable tool for people with undiagnosed rare disorders
Released: 7-Aug-2019 11:55 AM EDT
Internet can be valuable tool for people with undiagnosed rare disorders
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The internet can serve as a pathway to diagnosis and care for people who suspect they have a rare condition that has not been identified by their physicians, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Released: 1-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
National Cancer Institute Awards $1.6 Million Grant to Wake Forest Baptist toTest iPad Colon Cancer Screening App
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctors know that screening for colorectal cancer reduces mortality. However, more than one-third of age-eligible Americans go unscreened every year even though colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Released: 25-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist Health Unveils The Birth Center and The Dale and Karen Sisel Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Mothers-to-be now have a new option when it comes to their prenatal care and birth of their babies. Wake Forest Baptist Health today revealed a two-floor, state-of-the-art labor and delivery center and a leading-edge neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) on its Winston-Salem campus.

Released: 24-Jun-2019 6:00 PM EDT
Cover up to reduce the risk of short- and long-term skin damage from the sun’s UV rays
Wake Forest Baptist Health

If you let the sun burn your skin you’ll pay a price right away, with painful redness, peeling and possible blistering. But sunburn can also generate long-term problems, such as premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.

Newswise: Radio-wave Therapy Proves Effective Against Liver Cancer Cells
Released: 31-May-2019 9:30 AM EDT
Radio-wave Therapy Proves Effective Against Liver Cancer Cells
Wake Forest Baptist Health

A new targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves has been shown to block the growth of liver cancer cells anywhere in the body without damaging healthy cells, according to a study conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

28-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Endovascular Aneurysm Procedure as Effective as Open Surgery, Study Finds
Wake Forest Baptist Health

A minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aneurysms thought to be less effective than traditional open surgery has been shown to perform as well as the open repair and be as long-lasting.

Released: 22-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Vascularized Kidney Tissue Engineered by WFIRM Scientists
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) researchers have shown the feasibility of bioengineering vascularized functional renal tissues for kidney regeneration, developing a partial augmentation strategy that may be a more feasible and practical approach than creating whole organs.

Released: 22-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Where there’s a grill there’s a way: Cookouts can be part of a healthy diet
Wake Forest Baptist Health

You just have to be smart about what you grill and how you grill it, and be willing to broaden your view of what qualifies as proper cookout fare.

Newswise: Scientists Succeed in Testing Potential Brain-based Method to Diagnose Autism
Released: 20-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Scientists Succeed in Testing Potential Brain-based Method to Diagnose Autism
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have taken the first step in developing an objective, brain-based test to diagnose autism.

Newswise: Cognitive decline eventually affects everyone, just not to the same extent
Released: 16-May-2019 6:00 PM EDT
Cognitive decline eventually affects everyone, just not to the same extent
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Roughly four out of five people won’t ever experience memory issues more serious than the “senior moments” of normal aging.

Released: 13-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
6th annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course Set for June
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The sixth annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course will be held June 10 - 14 in downtown Winston-Salem. The course is made possible through the collaborative partnership between the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM).

Released: 10-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Following DASH diet can reduce heart failure risk in people under 75
Wake Forest Baptist Health

A diet proven to have beneficial effects on high blood pressure also may reduce the risk of heart failure in people under age 75, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Released: 23-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Don’t Forget to Block Sun from Eyes, Ears and Lips
Wake Forest Baptist Health

A recent study in the journal PLOS One showed that there is a sharp increase in skin cancer of the eyelids, ears and lips in this country.


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