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Newswise: Borderline personality disorder patients more likely to seek hospital care
Released: 14-Feb-2024 11:05 PM EST
Borderline personality disorder patients more likely to seek hospital care
Flinders University

A new study by Flinders University has uncovered links between a patient’s initial diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, and their recurrent visits to hospital.

Newswise: Scientists discover hidden army of lung flu fighters
Released: 14-Feb-2024 11:05 PM EST
Scientists discover hidden army of lung flu fighters
University of California, Riverside

Scientists have long thought of the fluid-filled sac around our lungs merely as a cushion from external damage.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 11:05 PM EST
Climate change drived the emergence of West Nile virus in Europe
Universite Libre de Bruxelles

West Nile virus is an emerging pathogen in Europe and represents a public health threat in previously non-affected European countries

Newswise: Discovery of a subset of human short introns that are spliced out by a novel mechanism
Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Discovery of a subset of human short introns that are spliced out by a novel mechanism
Fujita Health University

Researchers confirm that the established pre-mRNA splicing mechanism that appears in textbooks cannot work in a subset of human short introns: A novel SAP30BP–RBM17 complex-dependent splicing has been uncovered.

Newswise: Pancreatic cancer hijacks a brain-building protein
Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Pancreatic cancer hijacks a brain-building protein
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and the University of California, Davis have reached a new breakthrough in pancreatic cancer research—eight years in the making.

Newswise: Nanomedicine paves the way for new treatments for spinal cord injury
Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Nanomedicine paves the way for new treatments for spinal cord injury
Politecnico di Milano

A Study by Politecnico di Milano and Istituto Mario Negri has been published in Advanced Materials.

Newswise: Wound-homing molecule accelerates tissue repair
Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Wound-homing molecule accelerates tissue repair
Tampere University

One of the key goals of medical science is to speed up the healing of tissue injuries in a way that would not enable the forming of less functional scar tissue in the affected areas.

Newswise: Male fertility gene discovery reveals path to success for sperm
Released: 14-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
Male fertility gene discovery reveals path to success for sperm
University of Edinburgh

The discovery of a pair of genes that work in perfect harmony to protect male fertility, could provide new insights into some unexplained cases of the most severe form of infertility, research suggests.

Newswise: Smoking has long-term effects on the immune system
Released: 14-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
Smoking has long-term effects on the immune system
Institut Pasteur

Like other factors such as age, sex and genetics, smoking has a major impact on immune responses.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 4:10 PM EST
Turning back the clock on photoaging skin
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study examines dermal injections and their impact on skin aging

8-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
New Review Finds Indigenous People More Likely to Have a Stroke
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Indigenous people may be more likely to have a stroke than non-Indigenous people, according to a systematic review that looked at populations around the world.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 3:00 PM EST
NFL Veteran Chris Draft Joins ACSM’s Moving Through Cancer Task Force Board
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine and its Exercise is Medicine Program (EIM) announced today that former NFL linebacker Chris Draft has joined the Moving Through Cancer Task Force Board.

8-Feb-2024 2:30 PM EST
Mount Sinai Doctors to Present New Research at 2024 SMFM Annual Pregnancy Meeting
Mount Sinai Health System

High-risk pregnancy specialists from the Mount Sinai Health System are presenting research at the Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) from February 10-14

Released: 14-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
UC Irvine-led research team creates novel rabies viral vectors for neural circuit mapping
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 14, 2024 — A research team led by the University of California, Irvine has created 20 new recombinant rabies viral vectors for neural circuit mapping that offer a range of significant advantages over existing tools, including the ability to detect microstructural changes in models of aging and Alzheimer’s disease brain neurons.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Is surgery the best option for ruptured Achilles tendons in young adults?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Achilles tendon ruptures are normally treated with surgical procedures, but there are other options with equal outcomes

Released: 14-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
Key genes linked to DNA damage and human disease uncovered
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Scientists unveil 145 genes vital for genome health, and possible strategies to curb progression of human genomic disorders.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
UChicago Medicine expands on the North Shore with new Northbrook office
University of Chicago Medical Center

Urogynecology and women’s health care now available; gastrointestinal services to be added this spring.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
New Jersey Health Data Project Approves Research Addressing Population Health Priorities
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The governing board of the New Jersey Integrated Population Health Data (iPHD) Project in December approved the release of data – along with pilot funding and data access fee waivers – for six research proposals to study the top challenges of the state’s population health.

Newswise: Novel Drug Combination Shows Promise for Advanced HER2-Negative Breast Cancer
Released: 14-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Novel Drug Combination Shows Promise for Advanced HER2-Negative Breast Cancer
Johns Hopkins Medicine

A novel three-drug combination achieved notable responses in patients with advanced HER2-negative breast cancer, according to new research directed by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Newswise:Video Embedded two-texas-transplant-programs-team-up-to-save-lives
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Released: 14-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
Two Texas transplant programs team up to save lives
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Two hard-to-match transplant patients 250 miles apart are starting 2024 on a new path to healthy lives.

Newswise: Urban heat: Research may point the way to cooling steamy cities
Released: 14-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Urban heat: Research may point the way to cooling steamy cities
Binghamton University, State University of New York

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York might point the way to cooling steamy cities. A Binghamton professor has received a grant for his work pertaining to the urban heat island effect in cities. 

Newswise: Researchers Uncover Mechanisms behind Enigmatic Shapes of Nuclei
13-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
Researchers Uncover Mechanisms behind Enigmatic Shapes of Nuclei
University of California San Diego

White blood cells known as neutrophils feature a nucleus that is structured strikingly different than most nuclei. These unique shapes permit neutrophils to travel all over the body to combat invading pathogens.

   
Newswise: Researchers Characterize the Immune Landscape in Cancer
12-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Researchers Characterize the Immune Landscape in Cancer
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in collaboration with the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium of the National Institutes of Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and others, have unveiled a detailed understanding of immune responses in cancer, marking a significant development in the field. The findings were published in the February 14 online issue of Cell. Utilizing data from more than 1,000 tumors across 10 different cancers, the study is the first to integrate DNA, RNA, and proteomics (the study of proteins), revealing the complex interplay of immune cells in tumors. The data came from the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC), a program under the National Cancer Institute.

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Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
AI Measures Fat Around the Heart, a Key to Predicting Heart Attacks
Cedars-Sinai

A collaborative group of investigators used artificial intelligence (AI) to quickly and accurately measure fat around the heart using a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan during a routine test.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Study finds patients happy to get support on how to lose weight during routine dental appointments
Loughborough University

As public health experts search for new ways to tackle the obesity crisis, a Loughborough University study has found that patients would welcome support from their dentist on weight management.

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Newswise: University of Illinois researcher discusses the health benefits of Valentine’s Day chocolate
Released: 14-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
University of Illinois researcher discusses the health benefits of Valentine’s Day chocolate
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Elvira de Mejia, professor of food science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), investigates the health benefits of dark, white, milk, and even Valentine’s Day chocolates.

14-Feb-2024 10:00 AM EST
New HSS Studies Highlight the Benefits of Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery

The use of robotics is becoming increasingly common in joint replacement, but more research is needed to quantify its benefits.

Newswise: Study: New treatment method helps reduce suicide among military and veterans
Released: 14-Feb-2024 9:00 AM EST
Study: New treatment method helps reduce suicide among military and veterans
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among U.S. military veterans. It’s also linked with higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Newswise: Ochsner Health physician granted NIH Trailblazer Award
Released: 14-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
Ochsner Health physician granted NIH Trailblazer Award
Ochsner Health

Dr. Hernan Bazan honored for innovation in non-opioid drug development amidst the opioid crisis.

Released: 14-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST
WashU awarded up to $20M to create portable device to scan for eye diseases
Washington University in St. Louis

Chao Zhou, a professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded an up to $20 million contract from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H).

   
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Released: 14-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
Can Olive Oil Reverse Genetic Predisposition for Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer's Center at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Clinical studies suggest the Mediterranean diet, and one of its main components, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), improves cognitive function and slows Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression. Researchers will now investigate whether this is true even for people with a family history of AD and signs of genetic predisposition caused by dysfunction in the APOE gene.

12-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Menopause and migraines: New findings point to power of prevention
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Women who have both migraines and a long-term history of hot flashes and/or night sweats have a slightly higher risk of heart disease and stroke, and young women who have migraines have a higher risk of later persistent menopause symptoms, according to a new pair of papers.

Newswise: New treatment developed to dramatically slow down the progression of blindness-causing retinal diseases
Released: 14-Feb-2024 12:00 AM EST
New treatment developed to dramatically slow down the progression of blindness-causing retinal diseases
National Research Council of Science and Technology

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that Dr. Maesoon Im of the Brain Science Institute, together with Prof. Seung Ja Oh of Kyung Hee University and Prof. Kangwon Lee of Seoul National University, successfully incorporated anti-inflammatory drugs into a hydrogel to suppress inflammation in the retina and effectively deliver the drugs to the inflamed area.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Medicine-Led Study Shows Rapid COVID-19 Tests Done at Home are Reliable
Released: 13-Feb-2024 11:00 PM EST
Johns Hopkins Medicine-Led Study Shows Rapid COVID-19 Tests Done at Home are Reliable
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a study involving nearly 1,000 patients seen at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH) during a five-month period in 2022 — researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the University of Maryland School of Medicine and five other collaborators report that a rapid antigen test (RAT) for detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be used at home with accuracy comparable to the same test being administered by a health care professional.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Interactions between flu subtypes predict epidemic severity more than virus evolution
eLife

Researchers have shed new light on how viral evolution, population immunity, and the co-circulation of other flu viruses shape seasonal flu epidemics.

Newswise: Drug used for cocaine addiction may pave way for new treatment of advanced colon cancer
Released: 13-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Drug used for cocaine addiction may pave way for new treatment of advanced colon cancer
University of Ottawa

New research from the University of Ottawa proposes using vanoxerine as a safe method for potentially eliminating cancer stem cells in colorectal tumors.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
When caring for grandma is followed by a university lecture
Goethe University Frankfurt

About one in eight young people undergoing training – as pupils, apprentices or university students – is wholly or partially responsible for the well-being and care of older, sick or disabled relatives or other loved ones, a study by the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies shows.

   
Released: 13-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Successful employer-driven disability initiatives benefit individuals and companies
IOS Press

Successful employer-driven disability initiatives share certain characteristics, even when the companies and programs differ in other ways.

   
Released: 13-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
A closer look at cannabis use and binge eating
Drexel University

New research from Drexel University’s Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center), examined how often people experiencing binge eating are also using cannabis recreationally, and whether patients who use cannabis experience more severe eating disorder symptoms or symptoms of struggling with mental health.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Better diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis
University of Cologne

A group of international mycology experts led by Professor Dr Oliver A. Cornely at the University of Cologne has jointly drafted a guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis, which aims at improving infection management and thus the survival rate of patients.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Are you depressed? Scents might help, new study says
University of Pittsburgh

Smelling a familiar scent can help depressed individuals recall specific autobiographical memories and potentially assist in their recovery, discovered a team of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers and UPMC social workers in a study published today in JAMA Network Open.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
New assay identifies clinically relevant gene fusions in pediatric tumors more accurately and efficiently
Elsevier

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics about a new tool that effectively integrates data from four fusion callers and identifies disease-related gene fusions.

12-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Ultra-processed foods score worse on food package labelling
University College London

Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) contain more calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt than minimally-processed foods – but not all UPFs are unhealthy, according to new research from UCL.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Successful Employer-Driven Disability Initiatives Benefit Individuals and Companies
IOS Press

Research in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation pinpoints the elements impactful initiatives have in common and the positive effects on disabled and non-disabled employees and corporate climate

   


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