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Newswise: Movement disorders and neurogenerative diseases clinic at UTHealth Neurosciences receives new designation as regional Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America
Released: 13-Apr-2021 4:40 PM EDT
Movement disorders and neurogenerative diseases clinic at UTHealth Neurosciences receives new designation as regional Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

In recognition of collaboration with health care teams throughout the state, the movement disorders and neurogenerative diseases clinic at UTHealth Neurosciences was designated a regional Center of Excellence (COE) by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), the only one in Texas and one of just four Level 1 COEs in the country. UTHealth Neurosciences is the clinical practice of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 13-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT
B.1.1.7. variant more transmissible, does not increase severity, Lancet studies suggest
Lancet

An observational study of patients in London hospitals suggests that the B.1.1.7. variant is not associated with more severe illness and death, but appears to lead to higher viral load, consistent with emerging evidence that this lineage is more transmissible than the original COVID-19 strain.

Newswise: Smoking cannabis significantly impairs vision, study finds
Released: 13-Apr-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Smoking cannabis significantly impairs vision, study finds
University of Granada

Smoking cannabis significantly impairs vision but many users are unaware of it

Newswise: University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute Launches Trial of Novel Investigational Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
Released: 13-Apr-2021 3:20 PM EDT
University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute Launches Trial of Novel Investigational Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Researchers with the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated have initiated clinical trials for VX-880, a novel investigational cell therapy with the potential to restore normal glucose control in people suffering from type 1 diabetes with severe hypoglycemia and impaired hypoglycemic awareness. The University of Miami Health System was the first clinical site activated for this trial.

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Newswise: Brachytherapy May Proceed Safely, Without Delay
 in Cervical Cancer Patients Following Uterine Perforation
Released: 13-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Brachytherapy May Proceed Safely, Without Delay in Cervical Cancer Patients Following Uterine Perforation
Loyola Medicine

A new study finds that brachytherapy, a common procedure that delivers radiation directly to cancer cells, may continue safely, potentially without delay or antibiotics, in cervical cancer patients following uterine perforation.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Stroke Rehabilitation Program with Modified Cardiac Rehabilitation Reduces Re-Hospitalizations, Study Finds
Released: 13-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Stroke Rehabilitation Program with Modified Cardiac Rehabilitation Reduces Re-Hospitalizations, Study Finds
Hackensack Meridian Health

Stroke survivors who completed a Stroke Recovery program that included modified cardiac rehabilitation significantly reduced their chances of ending up back in the hospital in the first year after their stroke, according to a just-published study by Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.

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Linda and Mike Mussallem donate $5 million to Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute
University of California, Irvine

A $5 million gift to the University of California, Irvine from Linda and Mike Mussallem will support integrative cardiology training and research in the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and initiate a UC system-wide health coaching program.

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An Artificial Retina Engineered From Ancient Protein Heads to Space
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

NIH supported early testing of the artificial retina. Now, scientists are testing whether manufacturing it on the International Space Station results in a viable treatment for people with blinding eye diseases.

Newswise: Northern Star Coral Study Could Help Protect Tropical Corals: Rhode Island Considers Naming the Local Coral as a State Emblem
Released: 13-Apr-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Northern Star Coral Study Could Help Protect Tropical Corals: Rhode Island Considers Naming the Local Coral as a State Emblem
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

As the Rhode Island legislature considers designating the Northern Star Coral an official state emblem, researchers are finding that studying this local creature’s recovery from a laboratory-induced stressor could help better understand how to protect endangered tropical corals.

Newswise: Dean Accepted into The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Released: 13-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Dean Accepted into The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Rutgers School of Public Health

Perry N. Halkitis, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, has been selected as a fellow into the 2021 cohort at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Newswise: Narratives Can Help Science Counter Misinformation on Vaccines
Released: 13-Apr-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Narratives Can Help Science Counter Misinformation on Vaccines
Iowa State University

Narratives are a powerful tool that can help explain complex issues, but they can also serve as sources of misinformation, which presents a challenge as public health agencies work to educate people about COVID-19 vaccine.

Newswise: Why Patients with Severe Asthma May be Resistant to Corticosteroid Therapy
Released: 13-Apr-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Why Patients with Severe Asthma May be Resistant to Corticosteroid Therapy
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Wheezing, coughing that doesn’t stop, a pale and sweaty face: clinically, severe asthma attacks look very similar from patient to patient. But biologically, not all severe asthma is the same—and a team of scientists has, for the first time, identified the key difference in people, a finding that has important implications for treatment.

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Released: 13-Apr-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Low-Back Pain Relieved by New Minimally Invasive Procedure
Cedars-Sinai

When Maria Reynoso developed low-back pain, she thought it was not serious and would quickly go away. She was an active gym member who had recently retired after 33 years as a second-grade schoolteacher and was always available to help her aging parents.

Newswise: Henry Ford Health System Cardiologist to Lead Michigan Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Released: 13-Apr-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Henry Ford Health System Cardiologist to Lead Michigan Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Henry Ford Health System

Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, M.D, FACC (Karthik Ananth), Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac PET Laboratory at Henry Ford Hospital, has been elected to lead the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) through 2025.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Rutgers to Host Careers in Gerontology Twitter Chat
Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers to discuss careers in aging, opportunities and challenges that exist for this part of our population, and ways to lead change

Newswise: Researchers Discover New Way to Monitor and Prevent Nerve Cell Deterioration after Brain Injury
Released: 13-Apr-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Researchers Discover New Way to Monitor and Prevent Nerve Cell Deterioration after Brain Injury
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Potential mechanistic link shown between Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s disease

Released: 13-Apr-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Modified Nanoparticles Can Stop Osteoarthritis Development
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

After a team of researchers showed that a certain enzyme’s presence in cartilage increased significantly in people with osteoarthritis, they targeted it with specially-loaded nanoparticles that stopped the disease’s progression in its tracks.

Newswise: Four UHealth Faculty Tapped for Key Editorial Positions at the New Peer-reviewed Otology & Neurotology Open Journal
Released: 13-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Four UHealth Faculty Tapped for Key Editorial Positions at the New Peer-reviewed Otology & Neurotology Open Journal
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., FACS, professor of otolaryngology and neurological surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is editor-in-chief of the newly launched gold open access journal Otology & Neurotology Open, the official open access scientific journal of the American Otological Society and American Neurotology Society.

Newswise: Amoeba Biology Reveals Potential Treatment Target for Lung Disease
Released: 13-Apr-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Amoeba Biology Reveals Potential Treatment Target for Lung Disease
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a series of experiments that began with amoebas — single-celled organisms that extend podlike appendages to move around — Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified a genetic pathway that could be activated to help sweep out mucus from the lungs of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a widespread lung ailment.

Newswise: When Immigrant Policies are Decriminalized, Babies are Born Healthier
Released: 13-Apr-2021 10:30 AM EDT
When Immigrant Policies are Decriminalized, Babies are Born Healthier
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health led-research finds that criminalizing immigrant policies were associated with higher rates of preterm birth for Black women born outside the U.S.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer and High Mutational Burden May Benefit from Pembrolizumab
University of Michigan

Study findings support the recent FDA approval of the immunotherapy agent for patients whose cancers have high number of mutations.

Newswise: Chemical modification of RNA could play key role in polycystic kidney disease
13-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Chemical modification of RNA could play key role in polycystic kidney disease
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A chemical modification of RNA that can be influenced by diet appears to play a key role in polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disorder that is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S., UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study. The findings, published online today in Cell Metabolism, suggest new ways to treat this incurable condition.

Newswise: How to Handle Nosebleeds
Released: 13-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
How to Handle Nosebleeds
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

Nosebleeds can be your body’s response to several factors. Seasonal allergies, injury or trauma to the nose, repeated sneezing, cold air, certain medications, chemical irritants and nose-picking can all lead to bleeding in the nose. Luckily, very few reasons for a nosebleed indicate any sort of serious medical problem.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Call For Speakers – AAHCM Accepting Proposals for 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Speakers Through Friday, April 16
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) is accepting proposals for speakers for its 2021 virtual Annual Meeting to be held October 29-30.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Wolters Kluwer Webinar Series Presents Nursing Education Leaders Who Will Address the Future of Nursing Education and the Skills New Nurses Need to be Practice Ready
Wolters Kluwer Health

The Lippincott® Nursing Education Speaker Series explores the issues nurse educators are facing today including the future of nursing education, integration of adaptive learning technology, assessment changes and preparing students for practice in a post-COVID-19 environment. The series is co-sponsored by the National League for Nursing.

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Newswise: Americans continue struggling for a good night’s sleep during the pandemic
Released: 13-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Americans continue struggling for a good night’s sleep during the pandemic
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a negative impact on our sleep, according to new findings from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Newswise: Lifetime Monitoring Following Infant Cardiac Surgery May Reduce Future Hypertension Risk
Released: 13-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Lifetime Monitoring Following Infant Cardiac Surgery May Reduce Future Hypertension Risk
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a medical records study covering thousands of children, a U.S.-Canadian team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concludes that while surgery to correct congenital heart disease (CHD) within 10 years after birth may restore young hearts to healthy function, it also may be associated with an increased risk of hypertension — high blood pressure — within a few months or years after surgery.

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Newswise: JNCCN Study: Important Potential Role for Routine Brain Imaging in Advanced Kidney Cancer
Released: 13-Apr-2021 8:35 AM EDT
JNCCN Study: Important Potential Role for Routine Brain Imaging in Advanced Kidney Cancer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

International study finds 4% of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma developed asymptomatic brain metastases, which correlated to poorer outcomes.

Newswise: Ludwig Cancer Research Opens New Branch 
Dedicated to Cancer Metabolism at Princeton University
Released: 13-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Ludwig Cancer Research Opens New Branch Dedicated to Cancer Metabolism at Princeton University
Ludwig Cancer Research

Ludwig Cancer Research is proud to announce on its 50th anniversary the launch of the newest Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
UVA Health Elevated to Center of Excellence for Treating Cerebral Cavernous Malformations
University of Virginia Health System

he Angioma Alliance has elevated UVA Health to its highest designation as a Center of Excellence for its care of cerebral cavernous malformations – irregular collections of blood vessels in the brain that can cause seizures, paralysis and bleeding. UVA Health was initially recognized by the alliance as a Clinical Center in 2018 after creating a multidisciplinary treatment team dedicated to the disease.

Newswise: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Scholar’s Work on Fatigue and Health Published
Released: 13-Apr-2021 4:05 AM EDT
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Scholar’s Work on Fatigue and Health Published
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A landmark work has been published examining fatigue as a hugely important factor in human health and extremely relevant to those with “long-haul” COVID-19 symptoms.

Newswise: Practicing ‘Mindfulness’ in Summer Camp Benefits Campers and Counselors Alike
Released: 12-Apr-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Practicing ‘Mindfulness’ in Summer Camp Benefits Campers and Counselors Alike
Florida Atlantic University

A project shows how implementing an evidence-based mindfulness program in a summer camp setting decreases emotional distress in school age children and empowers campers and counselors alike – enhancing camper-counselor relationships. Mindfulness – a state of consciousness that fosters awareness – has the potential to help regulate emotions and behaviors. Mindful breathing, mindful bodies, and mindful listening assisted in bringing awareness to campers in the program and provided skills to address stressful experiences.

Newswise: Psychedelic Experience May Not be Required for Psilocybin’s Antidepressant-like Benefits, UM School of Medicine Study Shows
Released: 12-Apr-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Psychedelic Experience May Not be Required for Psilocybin’s Antidepressant-like Benefits, UM School of Medicine Study Shows
University of Maryland School of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers have shown that psilocybin—the active chemical in “magic mushrooms”— still works its antidepressant-like actions, at least in mice, even when the psychedelic experience is blocked.

Newswise: Cybersecurity in the Blue Economy
Released: 12-Apr-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Cybersecurity in the Blue Economy
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

More than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by the oceans and seas. Over the next decade, these vast waters are expected to add $3 trillion to the global economy by generating electricity using marine renewable energy (MRE) devices. These “blue economy” technologies harness power across waves, tides, and currents that could reduce the carbon footprint from energy production and provide grid stability to remote coastal communities.

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Newswise: Overuse is Contributing to High Rate of Arm Injuries in Youth Baseball Pitchers
Released: 12-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Overuse is Contributing to High Rate of Arm Injuries in Youth Baseball Pitchers
Henry Ford Health System

Dr. Eric Makhni advocates for avoiding overlapping seasons, controlling pitch counts to reduce the risk for injury.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence Doesn't Cause Pelvic Cancer
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Women undergoing surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are not at increased risk of developing pelvic cancers, according to a large-scale, population-based study in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT
In Global Head-to-Head TAVR Study, Penn Medicine Completes First Procedure
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Study to compare two Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Systems, the Medtronic Evolut™ TAVR platform with the Edwards Sapien Valve


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