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Released: 27-Apr-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Stem Cell Therapy Shows Potential to Heal Intestinal Disease in Premature Infants
Wake Forest Baptist Health

WFIRM scientists are tackling necrotizing enterocolitis with a human placental-derived stem cell (hPSC) therapy strategy that is showing promising results.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Wake Forest School of Medicine Begins Study to Test New Mask for Healthcare Workers
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Open Standard Industries, Inc. (OSI), manufacturer of the OSR-M1 non-valved reusable elastomeric face mask, is pleased to formally announce the launch of its first Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved user feasibility study. The trial is being led by the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Infectious Diseases at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. Recruitment in the study is underway, and enrollment is expected to be completed by May 28, 2021.

13-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Set of genetic markers in lung cancer identified
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Investigators at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health, have identified a set of new genetic markers that could potentially lead to new personalized treatments for lung cancer.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Surgical Technique May Reduce Positive Margin Rate in Breast Cancer Patients with DCIS
Wake Forest Baptist Health

According to the American Cancer Society, a noninvasive breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) accounts for approximately one of every four new breast cancer cases in the United States. If left untreated, DCIS has the potential to evolve into invasive cancer, so many patients choose to have breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy after a diagnosis.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 9:55 AM EDT
$2.5M award to fund joint organoid research program at Wake to treat aggressive cancers
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Personalized medicine research for aggressive abdominal cancers receives a boost with a new $2.5 million grant award from the National Cancer Institute that highlights research efforts by the Wake Forest Organoid Research Center (WFORCE).

Released: 22-Mar-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Online Mindfulness May Improve Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The fear, anxiety and stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on mental health. But a new study suggests these symptoms may be alleviated through safe and convenient online mindfulness practices.

Released: 12-Mar-2021 10:30 AM EST
You Are Not a Cat, but a Cat Could Someday Help Treat Your Chronic Kidney Disease
Wake Forest Baptist Health

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is investigating how cats with chronic kidney disease could someday help inform treatment for humans.

10-Mar-2021 2:05 PM EST
Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Is Beneficial for Most People with Type 2 Diabetes, But Not All
Wake Forest Baptist Health

For people who are overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, the first line of treatment is usually lifestyle intervention, including weight loss and increased physical activity. While this approach has cardiovascular benefit for many, it can be detrimental for people who have poor blood sugar control, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

25-Feb-2021 2:55 PM EST
Medical School Curriculum Takes Aim at Social Determinants of Health
Wake Forest Baptist Health

There is a growing recognition in health care that social factors such as racial bias, access to care and housing and food insecurity, have a significant impact on people’s health. Compounding and amplifying those underlying inequalities are the ongoing disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest in our country.

Released: 21-Jan-2021 4:25 PM EST
Wake Forest Baptist Researcher Says Paradigm Shift Needed in Stroke Recovery Care
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Among stroke survivors, 25% are readmitted to the hospital within 90 days, 73% have a fall within six months, and 50% do not have their blood pressures controlled, according to Pamela W. Duncan, Ph.D., professor of neurology for Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

19-Jan-2021 5:10 PM EST
Scientists Discover Link Between Nicotine and Breast Cancer Metastasis
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have found that nicotine promotes the spread of breast cancer cells into the lungs.

8-Jan-2021 9:55 AM EST
Nurse Involvement Promotes Discussion of Advanced Care Planning During Office Visits
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Most doctors would agree that advanced care planning (ACP) for patients, especially older adults, is important in providing the best and most appropriate health care over the course of a patient’s life.

Newswise: LA based company donates masks to science institute in NC
Released: 5-Jan-2021 2:40 PM EST
LA based company donates masks to science institute in NC
Wake Forest Baptist Health

LA based company Harmony Farms Inc. donates masks to the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in NC.

14-Dec-2020 8:30 AM EST
Mindfulness Meditation May Decrease Impact of Migraine
Wake Forest Baptist Health

In a recent clinical trial from Wake Forest Baptist Health, researchers showed that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) may provide benefit to people with migraine.

Newswise: Leaders in stem cell science, regenerative medicine combine efforts in 2021
Released: 14-Dec-2020 7:00 AM EST
Leaders in stem cell science, regenerative medicine combine efforts in 2021
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Leaders in stem cell science and regenerative medicine will combine two separate courses into one in June 2021.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 9:40 AM EST
Wake Forest Baptist Health Receives Grant to Improve Access to Cancer Clinical Trials for Underserved, Rural Populations
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Despite advances in cancer treatment, disparities in cancer outcomes are prevalent, especially for minority, underserved and rural populations. With a $775,000 one-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), researchers at Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Cancer Center are working to reduce those disparities.

Released: 16-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
Mediterranean Diet Helps Reduce Effects of Stress in Animal Model, Study Shows
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Even before the pandemic and the presidential election, Americans reported some of the highest perceived levels of stress in the world, according to the American Psychological Association.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 3:15 PM EST
NIH Awards $2.9 Million Grant to Wake Forest Baptist Scientists to Develop Flu Vaccine for Newborns Using Animal Model
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Newborns and young infants are particularly susceptible to the flu and are six times more likely to die from the infection than older children. Currently there is no flu vaccine available for babies less than 6 months old.

9-Oct-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Scientists Report Role for Dopamine and Serotonin in Human Perception and Decision-making
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have recorded real time changes in dopamine and serotonin levels in the human brain that are involved with perception and decision-making. These same neurochemicals also are critical to movement disorders and psychiatric conditions, including substance abuse and depression.

Released: 9-Oct-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health Combine, Create Next-Generation Academic Health System
Wake Forest Baptist Health

A new era of health care was ushered in today as Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest School of Medicine, officially joined together as a single enterprise, Atrium Health. Both health systems are renowned for their clinical expertise and the school of medicine is nationally recognized for its medical education programs and research. With the strategic combination now complete, the collective vision to transform medical education, expand patient-centered research and innovation, and define the next generation of clinical excellence becomes a reality.

Newswise: New Approach Helps EMTs Better Assess Chest Pain en Route to Hospital
Released: 7-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT
New Approach Helps EMTs Better Assess Chest Pain en Route to Hospital
Wake Forest Baptist Health

A study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Health shows that on-scene use of a new protocol and advanced diagnostic equipment can help paramedics better identify patients at high risk for adverse cardiac events.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Wake Forest Baptist Health Receives $1.2 Million to Help Improve Rural Health Care
Wake Forest Baptist Health

– Wake Forest Baptist Health has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help improve rural cardiovascular care in Wilkes County.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Reduction in Insomnia Symptoms Associated with Non-invasive Neurotechnology
Wake Forest Baptist Health

For people with chronic insomnia, a good night's sleep is elusive. But what if insomnia symptoms could be alleviated by simply listening to one's own brainwaves? Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health conducted a clinical trial that showed reduced insomnia symptoms and improved autonomic nervous system function using a closed-loop, acoustic stimulation neurotechnology.

Released: 31-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Fungi in Gut Linked to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk Can Be Reduced Through Ketogenic Diet
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Specific fungi in the gut associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease and found in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can be altered in a beneficial manner by eating a modified Mediterranean diet, researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have found.

Released: 27-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Estrogen May Lessen Severity of COVID-19 Symptoms in Women, Study Says
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Why are men at greater risk than women for more severe symptoms and worse outcomes from COVID-19 regardless of age?

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 Neededin 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 ProductsToo 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 millionfor 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 Aimedat 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.


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