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Newswise: Artificial Intelligence Identifies Prostate Cancer with Near-Perfect Accuracy
24-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Artificial Intelligence Identifies Prostate Cancer with Near-Perfect Accuracy
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Study reports 98% sensitivity and 97% specificity in recognizing and characterizing prostate cancer using an artificial intelligence (AI) program.

Newswise: Trial Finds Drug Safe and Effective in Treating Hep-C During Pregnancy
24-Jul-2020 12:00 AM EDT
Trial Finds Drug Safe and Effective in Treating Hep-C During Pregnancy
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Critics of the universal hepatitis C screening argue that it’s wasteful to test pregnant women for a disease that can’t be immediately treated, but results of a small phase I clinical trial suggest otherwise: pregnancy could be an excellent time to diagnose and cure hepatitis C infection.

Newswise: Testing millions for coronavirus quickly
Released: 27-Jul-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Testing millions for coronavirus quickly
New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Health care entrepreneur Bobby Brooke Herrera, a New Mexico native who grew up just south of Las Cruces, may hold the key to testing millions of Americans to see if they are infected and spreading the coronavirus. His company, E25Bio, is currently pushing to get the Federal Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization by September 1 to launch on the market. As of July 2020, the company has raised $12.92 million in funding from Venture Capital, National Institutes of Health, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Herrera was named among Forbes 2019 '30 under 30' for healthcare entrepreneurs.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Deep learning algorithm identifies tumor subtypes based on routine histological images
University of Chicago Medical Center

Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, working with colleagues in Europe, created a deep learning algorithm that can infer molecular alterations directly from routine histology images across multiple common tumor types. The findings were published July 27 in Nature Cancer.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease may lead to new drug targets
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A team of UCLA neurologists have uncovered new potential drug targets in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, after testing more than a thousand patient samples

Newswise: 10 Things to Know About HPV and Throat Cancer
Released: 27-Jul-2020 4:55 PM EDT
10 Things to Know About HPV and Throat Cancer
Atlantic Health System

As we observe World Head and Neck Cancer Day 2020 (July 27), nationally known expert Tom Thomas, MD, MPH, has set out to clear up misunderstandings about how one type of head and neck cancer is related to human papillomavirus (HPV), which has historically been thought of primarily as a cause of cervical cancer. Dr. Thomas is medical director, Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and Transoral Robotic Surgery, Leonard B. Kahn Head and Neck Cancer Institute at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He is one of the leaders of the Atlantic HPV Center.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Nationwide Trends Show Fewer Cancer Patients Seeking Care Since Start of Pandemic
Thomas Jefferson University

Researchers observe significant decreases nationwide in the number of patients being seen for cancer-related care as the COVID-19 pandemic progressed during the few first months of 2020.

Newswise: Ludwig San Diego Study Identifies Deadly Genetic Synergy in Cancer Cells and Shows it Might Be Exploited for Therapy
Released: 27-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Ludwig San Diego Study Identifies Deadly Genetic Synergy in Cancer Cells and Shows it Might Be Exploited for Therapy
Ludwig Cancer Research

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified a new instance in which the simultaneous mutation of two nonessential genes—neither of which is on its own vital to cell survival—can cause cancer cell death.

Newswise: How airway cells work together in regeneration and aging
Released: 27-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
How airway cells work together in regeneration and aging
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have identified the process by which stem cells in the airways of the lungs switch between two distinct phases — creating more of themselves and producing mature airway cells — to regenerate lung tissue after an injury.

Newswise: Division of Organ Transplantation at Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Two New Transplant Physicians
Released: 27-Jul-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Division of Organ Transplantation at Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Two New Transplant Physicians
Hackensack Meridian Health

Two physicians — David Serur, M.D., and Vikram Wadhera, M.B. B.S. — have joined the surgical team at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center’s Division of Organ Transplantation.

Newswise: AANEM Announces Golseth Young Investigator Award Winners
Released: 27-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Golseth Young Investigator Award Winners
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The Golseth Young Investigator Award, honoring AANEM Founding Member, Dr. James Golseth, is presented annually to a medical student or physician in the early stages of his/her career for original research in NM and EDX medicine.

Newswise: A New Way to Target Cancers Using 'Synthetic Lethality'
27-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
A New Way to Target Cancers Using 'Synthetic Lethality'
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that inhibiting a key enzyme caused human cancer cells associated with two major types of breast and ovarian cancer to die and in mouse studies reduced tumor growth.

Newswise: The big gulp: Inside-out protection of parasitic worms against host defenses
23-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
The big gulp: Inside-out protection of parasitic worms against host defenses
Morgridge Institute for Research

A team of developmental biologists at the Morgridge Institute for Research has discovered a means by which schistosomes, parasitic worms that infect more than 200 million people in tropical climates, are able to outfox the host’s immune system.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Maternal depression increases odds of depression in offspring, study shows
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Depression in mothers during and after pregnancy increased the odds of depression in offspring during adolescence and adulthood by 70%, according to a new study by researchers at UTHealth.

Newswise: American Society of Anesthesiologists Receives Prestigious ‘Accreditation with Commendation’ for Continuing Medical Education Program
Released: 27-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists Receives Prestigious ‘Accreditation with Commendation’ for Continuing Medical Education Program
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has received the prestigious “Accreditation with Commendation” designation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in recognition of ASA’s high quality continuing medical education (CME) program. Of the applicants eligible to apply for “commendation,” approximately 10% receive the designation.

Newswise: NIH Awards $9.5 Million for Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center
Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
NIH Awards $9.5 Million for Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received a $9.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC). The multi-institutional center is a leader in basic, translational, clinical, and community-based research and training in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic disorders.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Researchers Identify MicroRNA That Shows Promise for Hair Regrowth
North Carolina State University

Researchers have identified a microRNA (miRNA) that could promote hair regeneration. This miRNA – miR-218-5p – plays an important role in regulating the pathway involved in follicle regeneration, and could be a candidate for future drug development.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Commercial Payments Linked to Biased Articles in Medical Journals
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Scientists have long been concerned that the common practice of medical journals accepting commercial payments from pharmaceutical companies may lead to pro-industry bias in published articles. According to new research at The University of Texas at Austin, scientists were right to be concerned, but they were focusing on the wrong type of payments. In a new article published by PLOS ONE, researchers reviewed 128,781 articles published in 159 different medical journals for markers of pro-industry bias, evaluating whether accepting advertising revenue, fulfilling reprint contracts or being owned by a large multinational publishing firm made a journal more likely to publish articles favorable to industry. They found that articles published in journals that accept reprint fees are nearly three times more likely to be written by authors who receive industry payments. “I was honestly surprised by the findings here,” said S. Scott Graham, lead author of the study and assistant professor of

Newswise: Same-day IUD placements hard to come by in Ohio, study finds
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Same-day IUD placements hard to come by in Ohio, study finds
Ohio State University

Though same-day access to IUDs increases the likelihood a woman will get the reproductive health care she wants and decreases the chance she’ll become pregnant when she doesn’t plan to, most providers in Ohio don’t offer the service, a new study has found.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
George Washington University to Conduct Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Experimental Vaccine
George Washington University

The George Washington University will participate in a clinical trial for an investigational COVID-19 vaccine.

Newswise: Better Measure of ‘Good Cholesterol’ Can Gauge Heart Attack And Stroke Risk in Some Populations
Released: 27-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Better Measure of ‘Good Cholesterol’ Can Gauge Heart Attack And Stroke Risk in Some Populations
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – June 22, 2020 – For decades, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol has been dubbed “good cholesterol” because of its role in moving fats and other cholesterol molecules out of artery walls. People with higher HDL cholesterol levels tend to have lower rates of cardiovascular disease, studies have shown.

Newswise: Novel label-free imaging technique brings out the inner light within T cells
24-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Novel label-free imaging technique brings out the inner light within T cells
Morgridge Institute for Research

A new imaging method developed by the Skala lab uses the natural autofluorescence within cells to assess T cell activity. The technique could help assess T cell involvement in immunotherapies.

23-Jul-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Insulin Cost-Sharing Caps May Help Kids, Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Although additional policies are needed to relieve insulin’s financial burden, researchers find a national cost-sharing cap helps privately insured children and young adults with type 1 diabetes pay less out-of-pocket.

23-Jul-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Brain Cell Types Identified That May Push Males to Fight and Have Sex
NYU Langone Health

Two groups of nerve cells may serve as “on-off switches” for male mating and aggression, suggests a new study in rodents.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Flu vaccine may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, new study shows
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

People who received at least one flu vaccination were 17% less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease over the course of a lifetime, according to researchers at UTHealth.

Newswise: New Hampshire Anesthesiologists Lead Tele-Intensive Care Unit Innovation for COVID-19 Patients in Rural Areas during Public Health Crisis
Released: 27-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT
New Hampshire Anesthesiologists Lead Tele-Intensive Care Unit Innovation for COVID-19 Patients in Rural Areas during Public Health Crisis
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Physician anesthesiologists have been on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients throughout the country, but in New Hampshire physicians have innovated with a Tele-Intensive Care Unit (TeleICU) hub to collaborate with physicians in rural hospitals to ensure infected patients from across the state get critical care expertise at no expense while receiving care close to home.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Offers New Online Course for Public Health Program Managers and Developers on Maximizing Effectiveness of COVID-19 Contact Tracing
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the country, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today announced a free new online course to help public health officials implement strong contact tracing programs to break the chain of novel coronavirus transmission.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Have Low Risk of Stroke
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

New research from Penn Medicine shows a low risk of stroke in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Notably, the majority of afflicted patients had existing risk factors, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. These findings provide more clarity about the role COVID-19 plays in causing stroke in a diverse population of the United States.

Newswise: Rustin Morse, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Released: 27-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Rustin Morse, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Following an extensive national search, Rustin Morse, MD, has been selected as chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, effective today.

Newswise:Video Embedded antibodies-and-covid-19-explained
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Released: 27-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Antibodies and COVID-19: Explained
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC President-Elect Dr. David Grenache discusses what we know so far about the body’s immune response to COVID-19, and why the presence of antibodies to the novel coronavirus doesn’t yet tell us whether or not a person is immune.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Double Surgery Improves Chances for Heart Transplant in Patients with Obesity
Thomas Jefferson University

Pairing bariatric surgery with LVAD heart surgery may be an effective bridge to heart transplant for obese patients.

Newswise: Remote, real-time monitoring of post-operative lung transplant patients significantly decreases hospital readmissions
Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Remote, real-time monitoring of post-operative lung transplant patients significantly decreases hospital readmissions
Keck Medicine of USC

To provide another layer of support for lung transplant recipients, the Keck Medicine of USC lung transplant team launched a two-year observational pilot study to monitor patients post-discharge using Bluetooth-enabled devices and computer tablets.

Newswise: Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Cancer Care Can’t Wait
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Further delaying your preventative cancer care may cause more harm than good. Expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explains how most colorectal cancers can be prevented through regular screenings, and it is safe to get your screenings, even during these difficult times.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
A quest for excellence
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ivan Piñón, MD, once thought his future would lead to the lab bench. But a long career practicing as an endocrinologist has led him to the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center to serve as a crucial part of the effort to build a thyroid and parathyroid center of excellence.

22-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Significant Increase in Number and Severity of Suicide-Related Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers Involving Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed 549,807 calls made to Poison Control Centers in the U.S. for suicide-related cases involving OTC analgesics from 2000-2018 and found that both the overall number and rate of these cases increased by 57% and 34%, respectively, during this period.

24-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Existing Evidence Suggests Face Coverings Do Not Lead to False Sense of Security
University of Cambridge

Existing limited evidence suggests that wearing face coverings to protect against COVID-19 does not lead to a false sense of security and is unlikely to increase the risk of infection through wearers foregoing other behaviours such as good hand hygiene, say researchers from the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

Newswise:Video Embedded nature-study-identifies-21-existing-drugs-that-could-treat-covid-19
VIDEO
Released: 24-Jul-2020 10:45 PM EDT
Nature study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

A Nature study authored by a global team of scientists and led by Sumit Chanda, Ph.D., professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, has identified 21 existing drugs that stop the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Newswise: Mouse Study Shows Spinal Cord Injury Causes Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome
23-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Mouse Study Shows Spinal Cord Injury Causes Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine found that spinal cord injuries in mice cause an acquired bone marrow failure syndrome that may contribute to chronic immune dysfunction.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 4:20 PM EDT
UChicago Medicine selected as Chicago’s only official NIH network site researching stroke and dementia
University of Chicago Medical Center

About 30% of stroke patients develop dementia, yet researchers understand very little about why. UChicago Medicine joins a NIH-led national network of institutions working to better understand the risk factors that lead to vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID), early stroke recovery and approaches to prevention.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Pinney named co-director of UChicago Medicine Heart & Vascular Center
University of Chicago Medical Center

Cardiologist and heart failure expert Sean Pinney, MD, has been named co-director of the Heart & Vascular Center and director of the Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Why is obesity so common in COVID-19 patients?
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

A hormone that connects the body's metabolism and immune response system may explain why COVID-19 is so dangerous for people with obesity.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Pizza study shows body copes surprisingly well with one-off calorie indulgence
University of Bath

A new study, which involved participants eating pizza well after feeling 'full' in order to test what immediate effects this had on the body, finds that our metabolism is surprisingly good at coping with over-indulgence.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Dana-Farber to offer first CAR T-cell therapy for mantle cell lymphoma following FDA approval
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Today’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first CAR T-cell therapy for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) represents a key advance for patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant forms of the disease, say Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators who helped conduct the decisive clinical trial of the therapy.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
High levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found on equipment in communal gyms
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Research presented at ASM Microbe Online found that 43% of Staphylococcus bacteria found on exercise equipment in university gyms were ampicillin-resistant, with 73% of those isolates being resistant to multiple additional drugs. The late Xin Fan, Ph.D., and her student Chase A. Weikel of West Chester University (WCU) conducted the research in cooperation with WCU's John M. Pisciotta, Ph.D., associate professor of Biology.

Newswise: Novel drug delivery particles use neurotransmitters as a ‘passport’ into the brain
21-Jul-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Novel drug delivery particles use neurotransmitters as a ‘passport’ into the brain
Tufts University

Drug-carrying lipid nanoparticles were created that incorporate neurotransmitters to help them cross the blood-brain barrier in mice. The innovation could overcome many limitations encountered in delivering drugs into the central nervous system.

21-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
New Computational Model by CHOP Researchers Identifies Noncoding Mutations Across Five Pediatric Cancers
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a new computational algorithm that has, for the first time, identified a spectrum of mutations in the noncoding portion of the human genome across five major pediatric cancers. The study, which was published today in Science Advances, used the algorithm to analyze more than 500 pediatric cancer patients’ mutations and gene expression profiles to develop a comprehensive list of potentially cancer-causing mutations.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Another mRNA-based vaccine candidate protects animals against SARS-CoV-2
Cell Press

An experimental messenger RNA (mRNA)-based vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) elicits protective immune responses in mice and non-human primates, researchers report on July 23rd in the journal Cell.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Expands Efforts in the Fight Against COVID-19
Released: 24-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Expands Efforts in the Fight Against COVID-19
Baylor Scott and White Health

As the global response to the SARS-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 approaches 200 days, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the research and development arm of Baylor Scott & White Health, is accelerating its pace of bringing clinical trials online. Baylor Scott & White Research Institute continues to mobilize staff and resources, including components needed to integrate critical patient-safety measures at every participating site within the Baylor Scott & White system for industry sponsored drug trials, investigator-initiated drug trials and research studies, and observational and data studies designed to help increase knowledge around case trends, viral epidemiology, and care best practices.

Newswise: National Clinical Trial Launches, Will Test Promising Vaccine Against Novel Coronavirus
Released: 24-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
National Clinical Trial Launches, Will Test Promising Vaccine Against Novel Coronavirus
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health and the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute will be sites for an accelerated national clinical trial to assess the efficacy and immunogenicity of a vaccine intended to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.


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