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Released: 8-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Nonin Medical Announces FDA Clearance of the CO-Pilot™ Wireless Handheld Multi-Parameter System
Nonin Medical, Inc

Nonin Medical, Inc. today announced the CO-Pilot™ Wireless Handheld Multi-Parameter System (H500) received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Newswise: ACAAI Announces Virtual 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
Released: 8-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
ACAAI Announces Virtual 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Due to COVID-19, this year's ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting will be held virtually.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Kidney Disease Affects Men's Blood Vessel Health More
American Physiological Society (APS)

Men who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) have greater rates of reduced blood vessel function compared to women with the same disorder.

Newswise: Mount Sinai Health System, Emergent BioSolutions, and ImmunoTek Bio Centers Form Collaboration to Develop Emergent’s COVID-19 Hyperimmune Globulin (COVID-HIG) Product Candidate with U.S. Department of Defense Funding
Released: 8-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Health System, Emergent BioSolutions, and ImmunoTek Bio Centers Form Collaboration to Develop Emergent’s COVID-19 Hyperimmune Globulin (COVID-HIG) Product Candidate with U.S. Department of Defense Funding
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai and Emergent to conduct clinical trials to evaluate COVID-HIG for post-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 in front-line health care workers and to support a potential Expanded Access Program for military personnel with funding from the U.S. Department of Defense - ImmunoTek to extend operating license and provide training to Mount Sinai to establish onsite plasma collection to support production of COVID-HIG

Newswise: Cincinnati Children’s Fetal Care Center Special Delivery Unit Launches Expansion
Released: 8-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Cincinnati Children’s Fetal Care Center Special Delivery Unit Launches Expansion
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and TriHealth are announcing the expansion of the special delivery unit at the Cincinnati Children’s Fetal Care Center.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Addressing the toxicity of cancer treatment costs
Wayne State University Division of Research

With the help of a grant from the American Cancer Society, researchers at Wayne State University are working on a patient-focused intervention to improve patient-provider treatment cost discussion and other patient outcomes related to the financial consequences of cancer treatment.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Move to Withdraw U.S. from WHO During Global COVID-19 Pandemic Very Concerning
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s action today to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Released: 8-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Harrington Discovery Institute and Morgan Stanley GIFT Cures Announce Campaign to Fund Cures for COVID-19
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of the Harrington Discovery Institute and Morgan Stanley raising funds for furthering COVID-19 research.

Newswise: Researchers pioneer early diagnostic tool for Parkinson’s
Released: 7-Jul-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Researchers pioneer early diagnostic tool for Parkinson’s
University of South Australia

University of South Australia researchers are pioneering a new method to more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder which affects around 10 million people worldwide, resulting in a loss of control of body movements.

Newswise: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses announces board of directors for fiscal year 2021
Released: 7-Jul-2020 6:15 PM EDT
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses announces board of directors for fiscal year 2021
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, announces its board of directors for fiscal year 2021, with terms effective July 1, 2020.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Lung physiology and immune function in children could be protecting them from severe COVID-19
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Differences in lung physiology and immune function in children could be why they are more often spared from severe illness associated with COVID-19 than adults, according to pediatric and adult physicians at UTHealth and Baylor College of Medicine, who teamed up to investigate the disparity.

Newswise: Aspirin, flavonoid metabolites may be preventing colorectal cancer
Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Aspirin, flavonoid metabolites may be preventing colorectal cancer
South Dakota State University

Simpler phenolic compounds, known as hydroxybenzoic acids, that result when the gut bacteria break down aspirin and flavonoids from fruits and vegetables may contribute to colorectal cancer prevention.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control
University of Illinois at Chicago

Only 10.1% of Los Angeles County pharmacies provided this service and 77.4% imposed age-restrictions at 18 years or older, including in neighborhoods with the highest rates of unintended pregnancies and teen births.

Newswise: JNCCN Study Explores if Insurance is Keeping Pace with Trends in Targeted Cancer Therapy
6-Jul-2020 4:15 PM EDT
JNCCN Study Explores if Insurance is Keeping Pace with Trends in Targeted Cancer Therapy
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

New research from the University of California, San Francisco (USCF) and City of Hope in the July 2020 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network examines coverage trends for circulating tumor DNA testing, also known as gene sequencing of ctDNA or “liquid biopsies.” The researchers found coverage rate rose from 0% to 38% in three years. The policies also increased in scope from 2017-2019, going from one cancer type to 12.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 2:45 PM EDT
COVID-19 in Patients Who Have Received Kidney Transplants or Are Undergoing Dialysis
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A recent study found that most kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19 do not need to be hospitalized. • Another study found that patients on dialysis who develop COVID-19 may have symptoms that are different from other patients with the infectious disease.

Newswise: Welcome, Robin the AI robot
Released: 7-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Welcome, Robin the AI robot
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital launched an innovative project to support the emotional needs of children through a new AI powered robot. Robin’s technology enables the robot to build what is called associative memory — it recognizes a child’s emotions by interpreting his or her facial expressions and builds responsive dialogue by replicating patterns formed from previous experiences.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Increased Risk of COVID-19 Among Users of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Findings from an online survey of more than 53,000 American adults suggest that using heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) once or twice daily significantly increases the odds of a positive test for COVID-19 compared to those who do not take PPIs. This research appeared online July 7, 2020 in pre-print format in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Newswise: University of Miami Miller School Plays Pivotal Role in Securing a $15 Million National Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
University of Miami Miller School Plays Pivotal Role in Securing a $15 Million National Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine investigators play a pivotal role in a consortium of Florida institutions just awarded a $15 million grant to collaborate on Alzheimer’s disease research. The five-year National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging grant brings together top Florida researchers to focus on better understanding how to diagnose, treat, prevent, and potentially cure Alzheimer’s in diverse populations.

Newswise: Seaver Autism Center For Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai Launches First Drug Trial for ADNP Syndrome
Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Seaver Autism Center For Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai Launches First Drug Trial for ADNP Syndrome
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai have started recruiting participants for a new clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a low dose of ketamine in children diagnosed with ADNP syndrome (also known as Helsmoortel-VanDerAa syndrome), a rare neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the activity dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) gene.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Telemedicine helps Missouri dermatologist detect melanoma
American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has named board-certified dermatologist Kari Lyn Martin, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for using telemedicine to diagnose and remove a patient’s melanoma the same day.

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Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
A chemical cocktail of air pollution in Beijing, China during COVID-19 outbreak
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads rapidly around the world, and has limited people's outdoor activities substantially.

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Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Dopamine neurons mull over your options
University of Tsukuba

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana must choose his grail "wisely", as a poor choice spells instant death.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
McLean Hospital's Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD, Named Editor of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital’s Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD, has been named editor of the journal Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience (CABN).

Released: 7-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Women's egg quality dependent on metabolic factors
University of Queensland

In the world's most in-depth study of the final steps of egg maturation, the quality of a woman's eggs was found to be significantly dependent on the important metabolic coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).

Released: 7-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Remdesivir can save more lives where ICUs are overwhelmed
Boston University School of Medicine

Amid news that the United States has bought up virtually the entire global supply of remdesivir, a new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study outlines how the drug could save lives in countries with less hospital capacity, such as South Africa, where COVID-19 is beginning to overwhelm intensive care units (ICUs).

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Named Age-Friendly Health System
Released: 7-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Named Age-Friendly Health System
Cedars-Sinai

Shortly after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, more than 450 older adults learned their weekly exercise classes offered through the Cedars-Sinai Geriatrics Program were on hold. But under the quick-thinking direction of geriatrician Allison Moser Mays, MD, the program pivoted, creating a way for seniors to access live classes over Zoom from the comfort of their homes. The online format has proved especially popular.

Newswise: A New Understanding of Protein Movement
Released: 7-Jul-2020 12:20 PM EDT
A New Understanding of Protein Movement
University of Delaware

A team of UD engineers has uncovered the role of surface diffusion in protein transport, which could aid biopharmaceutical processing. This work will lead to the creation of new ways to reduce waste during the expensive drug manufacturing process, enabling more efficient ways of designing and developing manufacturing techniques.

Newswise: Tulane University receives $12.5 million for military veteran care
Released: 7-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Tulane University receives $12.5 million for military veteran care
Tulane University

Tulane University, nationally renowned for the care it provides to retired professional athletes through partnerships with the NFL Player Care Foundation and The Trust (Powered by the NFLPA), has received a $12.5 million gift from The Avalon Fund for the creation of the Tulane University Center for Brain Health. The center will specialize in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. military veterans, beginning in the fall of 2020.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Medicare’s Race, Ethnic Data Often Undercounts Minority Populations, Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Information critical to a nationwide priority of reducing health care disparities among minorities is incomplete and inaccurate, according to a new Rutgers study

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Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Loyola Medicine Specialist Transforms Face for Cancer Patient
Loyola Medicine

When 62-year-old Bartlett resident Norvell Bujarski was diagnosed with cancer, it was advanced. When he learned that he had squamous cell cancer of the nasal cavity, he didn’t want to settle for noninvasive approaches that may only offer him a partial extension of his life. He wanted to live a full life and was seeking a cure. In order to remove all of his tumors, Mr. Bujarski’s cancer surgeon would have to remove his entire nose including bone and tissue, eight of his front teeth and part of the roof of his mouth. When he needed a maxillofacial prosthesis to restore his form and function, he went to Dr. Charles Palin at Loyola University Medical Center's Oral Health Center.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Beaumont researchers develop COVID-19 test that can detect virus in saliva, blood or urine in 45 minutes
Beaumont Health

Rapid test for COVID-19 can help contain the virus and contribute to a successful reopening of the economy

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Higher Manganese Levels in Early Pregnancy Linked to Lower Preeclampsia Risk
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

An analysis of data from more than 1,300 women followed prospectively through pregnancy found that women with lower levels of the essential mineral manganese in early pregnancy were more likely to develop the serious high blood pressure syndrome called preeclampsia in late pregnancy.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Study: surgical delay associated with increased risk in some gastrointestinal malignancies
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread cancellations of electively-scheduled or “non-emergency” operations were implemented to free up hospital beds and conserve protective equipment for health care workers. For some conditions, including cancer, timely surgery is critical for patients’ survival. In a new study published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, a team of investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) examined the effects of delaying surgery for gastrointestinal cancers.

7-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Sensory Neurons Outside the Brain Drive Autistic Social Behaviors, Penn Study Suggests
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new study from Penn Medicine lends further evidence that the social behaviors tied to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) emerge from abnormal function of sensory neurons outside the brain.

Newswise: Plant-Based Diets Support Healthy Testosterone Levels
Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Plant-Based Diets Support Healthy Testosterone Levels
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Men who follow plant-based diets have testosterone levels that are basically the same as the levels in men who eat meat, a study shows. This finding dispels a widespread notion that men need large amounts of animal protein in order to support healthy levels of this hormone.

Newswise: The science of sound: Researchers suggest use of artificial tones in perception experiments could be missing the mark
Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
The science of sound: Researchers suggest use of artificial tones in perception experiments could be missing the mark
McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University who study how the brain processes sound have discovered the common practice of using artificial tones in perception experiments could mean scientists are overlooking important and interesting discoveries in the field of brain research

Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Expanded Efforts, Focused Approach
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Physicians and scientists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are committed to improving lung cancer outcomes in Kansas.

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Released: 7-Jul-2020 9:35 AM EDT
COVID-19: What you should know if you have sickle cell disease
LifeBridge Health

If you have sickle cell disease, you are at higher risk than the general population for severe complications from COVID-19.

Newswise: Scientists Use Nanoparticle-Delivered Gene Therapy to Inhibit Blinding Eye Disease in Rodents
Released: 7-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Scientists Use Nanoparticle-Delivered Gene Therapy to Inhibit Blinding Eye Disease in Rodents
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientists use nanoparticle-delivered gene therapy to limit blinding retinal disease in rodents.

Newswise: Towards improved wound healing – Chemical synthesis of a trefoil factor peptide
Released: 7-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Towards improved wound healing – Chemical synthesis of a trefoil factor peptide
University of Vienna

Milestone for therapeutic development of peptides against gastrointestinal disordersThe fascinating family of trefoil factor peptides brings hope to both research and industry to improve the treatment of chronic disorders such as Crohn’s disease. For the first time, a team led by ERC awardee Markus Muttenthaler from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna succeeded in the synthesis and folding of the peptide TFF1, a key player in mucosal protection and repair.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Lobo Cancer Challenge Goes Virtual
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

This year, the Lobo Cancer Challenge is meeting the challenge of a global pandemic by holding the event virtually on Saturday, Sept. 19. Far from a limitation, a virtual event will give participants the opportunity to set new courses, find different routes, and ride along different trails, all to raise critical funds for New Mexico’s fight against cancer.

Newswise: AACN Certification Corporation announces board of directors for fiscal year 2021
Released: 7-Jul-2020 6:00 AM EDT
AACN Certification Corporation announces board of directors for fiscal year 2021
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN Certification Corporation — the credentialing arm of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) — offers many nursing certification programs and has more than 120,000 active certificants.

Newswise: ISPOR Working Group Provides a First-Ever Cross-Stakeholder Consensus Definition of “Patient Engagement in Research”
Released: 7-Jul-2020 4:05 AM EDT
ISPOR Working Group Provides a First-Ever Cross-Stakeholder Consensus Definition of “Patient Engagement in Research”
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health announced the publication of results of an ISPOR systematic review and analysis resulting in a proposed definition of “patient engagement in research.”

2-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Mental Health Benefits of Parks Dimmed by Safety Concerns
NYU Langone Health

No matter how close parks are to home, perceptions of park-centered crime may keep New Yorkers from using them.

Newswise: A Different Chia-PET Provides Insight Into Prostate Cancer
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:10 PM EDT
A Different Chia-PET Provides Insight Into Prostate Cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 6, 2020 – UT Southwestern researchers have identified vast webs of small snippets of the genome that interact with each other and with genes to promote prostate cancer. Their findings, published June 22 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to new ways to treat the most common type of malignancy in American men other than skin cancer.

Newswise: University of Miami Launches COVID-19 Heart Program
Released: 6-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
University of Miami Launches COVID-19 Heart Program
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

A new COVID-19 Heart Program developed by cardiologists with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is addressing the varied heart issues stemming from the pandemic with comprehensive screenings and evaluations in a safe clinical setting. It also incorporates the latest findings from UM cardiology researchers studying how the coronavirus can affect the heart and its surrounding tissues.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Sorting and secreting insulin by expiration date
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The age of insulin parcels may matter, researchers say, when it comes to diagnosing and treating diabetes.


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