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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.

Newswise: CEL-SCI Announces Early Results with COVID 19 LEAPS Vaccine/Treatment
Released: 24-Jul-2020 11:05 AM EDT
CEL-SCI Announces Early Results with COVID 19 LEAPS Vaccine/Treatment
Cel-Sci Corp

Recent animal experiments showed that LEAPS COVID 19 conjugates induced faster and much higher than expected antibody responses against a non-mutating region of the virus that causes COVID 19, after only one injection.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Seven Myths About Sunglasses That Could Damage Your Vision
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is working to debunk common myths about sunglasses and offer tips to promote smart eye health choices.

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Released: 24-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
What Is PCR Testing for Covid-19?
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Dr. Wiley gives an overview of PCR testing, which is the most common type of test for COVID-19 and the one that patients are currently most likely to encounter.

Newswise: In Cell Studies, Seaweed Extract Outperforms Remdesivir in Blocking COVID-19 Virus
Released: 24-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
In Cell Studies, Seaweed Extract Outperforms Remdesivir in Blocking COVID-19 Virus
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease. The research is the latest example of a decoy strategy researchers at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute are developing against viruses like the novel coronavirus that spawned the current global health crisis.

Newswise: T cells can shift from helping to harming in atherosclerosis
22-Jul-2020 8:05 PM EDT
T cells can shift from helping to harming in atherosclerosis
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

At La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) researchers are dedicated to finding a way to stop plaques from forming in the first place. In a new study, LJI scientists show that certain T lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, that start out trying to fight the disease can end up increasing inflammation and making atherosclerosis cases even worse.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections
Mayo Clinic

Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research. Suggesting phage therapy could provide a potential treatment for managing such infections, including those involving antibiotic-resistant microbes.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Measuring progress in diversity in the health services and policy research field
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Five years after a landmark report on improving equity in health services research, a coalition of four American universities are working together to measure progress.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Excellent Research Results for CAR-T Cell Therapy Against Hodgkin Lymphoma
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

CAR-T cell therapy, which attacks cancer cells using a person’s reprogrammed immune cells, has been used to treat Hodgkin lymphoma with remarkable success for the first time, according to the results of an early phase clinical trial.

17-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Could a Urine Test Help Assess Aspects of Cystic Fibrosis?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Studies conducted in mouse models, patients with cystic fibrosis, and different types of cells have helped to define how cystic fibrosis affects the kidneys. • A urine test may help to assess aspects of cystic fibrosis in patients, which may be useful for testing the effectiveness of new medications.

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Released: 23-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Neandertals may have had a lower threshold for pain
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

As several Neandertal genomes of high quality are now available researchers can identify genetic changes that were present in many or all Neandertals, investigate their physiological effects and look into their consequences when they occur in people today.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Study Finds Significant Decline in Emergent Medical, Surgical and Obstetric Hospitalizations During Early Phase of COVID-19
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers from BIDMC report on the decline of emergent medical, surgical and obstetric hospitalizations at the medical center during the six-week period following the week of the declaration of the COVID-19 public health emergency in Boston in mid-March 2020.

Newswise: NYS sanitizer, Cornell’s U-pick guide boost farm success
Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:30 PM EDT
NYS sanitizer, Cornell’s U-pick guide boost farm success
Cornell University

Even in the coronavirus era, New York’s pick-your-own farms are flourishing – thanks to a new Cornell University guide and New York state sanitizer.

Newswise: A New Approach to Aiding Black Male Trauma Survivors
Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:10 PM EDT
A New Approach to Aiding Black Male Trauma Survivors
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Many Black men suffer symptoms of traumatic stress in the aftermath of traumatic injury, and they also often carry social concerns, including experiences of discrimination and stigma. Yet despite their significant needs, underserved populations often have limited access to behavioral health care as well as a lack of financial resources to pay for such care. Because of these barriers, many trauma survivors do not seek professional behavioral health care and instead rely on informal or alternative sources of care.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Advanced Urology - The Expert Urology Practice - Opens Four New Satellite Offices
Advanced Urology

Advanced Urology proudly announces the opening of new satellite offices in Buckhead, Canton, Braselton, and Cumming to provide more patients with the opportunity to receive the best possible urological care from top-notch, board-certified physicians.

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Released: 23-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Lung ultrasound shows duration, severity of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

According to an open-access article published in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), lung ultrasound (US) was highly sensitive for detecting abnormalities in patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with B-lines, a thickened pleural line, and pulmonary consolidation the most commonly observed features.

Newswise: NYU School of Global Public Health to Study Impact of COVID-19 on Transit Workers
Released: 23-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
NYU School of Global Public Health to Study Impact of COVID-19 on Transit Workers
New York University

NYU School of Global Public Health is embarking on a series of studies to evaluate the risks and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on one of the city’s essential workforces: transit workers. This research will be conducted in coordination with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, representing more than 40,000 New York City bus and subway workers.

Newswise: Ronald Chen named a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology
Released: 23-Jul-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Ronald Chen named a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dr. Chen joins a group of just 19 physicians and medical physicists who are recognized this year for their contributions to the field of radiation oncology.

Newswise: Cancer Clinical Trials Tested, Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 23-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Cancer Clinical Trials Tested, Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic
University of California San Diego Health

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health continues to offer potentially lifesaving treatment through cancer clinical trials.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Doctors urge hospitals to become ‘artificial intelligence ready’
University of Virginia Health System

Disorganized efforts to implement artificial intelligence in hospitals could undermine the technology's vast potential to benefit patients, the group warns.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Rutgers, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences Announce Research Collaboration
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Rutgers Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine and DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences have announced a new collaboration in the field of microbiome science they hope will improve cancer treatment.

Newswise: Aging experts call for more dementia care training
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Aging experts call for more dementia care training
University of Georgia

New recommendations call for more evidence-based workforce training to meet the growing demands for dementia care.

Newswise: Gene in Fat Plays Key Role in Insulin Resistance
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Gene in Fat Plays Key Role in Insulin Resistance
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 23, 2020 – Deleting a key gene in mice in just their fat made tissues throughout these animals insulin resistant, in addition to other effects, a new study by UT Southwestern researchers shows. The findings, reported in a recent issue of PNAS, could shed light on Type 2 diabetes and other insulin resistance disorders, which remain poorly understood despite decades of study.

Newswise: 2 immunotherapies merged into single, more effective treatment
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
2 immunotherapies merged into single, more effective treatment
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have combined two immunotherapy strategies into a single therapy and found, in studies in human cells and in mice, that the two together are more effective than either alone in treating certain blood cancers, such as leukemia.

Newswise: Expanding Treatment Options for Severe Brain Trauma
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Expanding Treatment Options for Severe Brain Trauma
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego Health have joined a national research study called Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment (HOBIT) to assess whether therapy involving 100 percent oxygen under pressure might also benefit patients with severe brain injuries.

Newswise: A conversation game may reduce disparity in end-of-life care for African Americans
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
A conversation game may reduce disparity in end-of-life care for African Americans
Penn State College of Medicine

A Penn State College of Medicine research team found that playing a simple conversation game may encourage African Americans to make plans for their end-of-life care.

Newswise: New cell profiling method could speed TB drug discovery
Released: 23-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
New cell profiling method could speed TB drug discovery
Tufts University

A new cell profiling technology combines high throughput imaging and machine learning to provide a rapid, cost-effective way to determine how specific compounds act to destroy the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. It could speed discovery of anti-TB drugs and be applied to other pathogens.

Newswise: Heather Brandt, Ph.D., to lead cancer prevention community outreach projects for St. Jude
Released: 23-Jul-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Heather Brandt, Ph.D., to lead cancer prevention community outreach projects for St. Jude
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Behavioral scientist will lead St. Jude community outreach and research programs focused on the prevention of HPV-associated cancers through vaccination

Released: 23-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Scientists at Texas Biomed establish a human transgenic mouse model susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) scientists have added another tool to the COVID-19 toolbelt, validating a new small animal model for studying SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Newswise: Dual role discovered for molecule involved in autoimmune eye disease
Released: 23-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Dual role discovered for molecule involved in autoimmune eye disease
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

The inflammatory molecule interleukin-17A (IL-17A) triggers immune cells that in turn reduce IL-17A’s pro-inflammatory activity, according to a study by National Eye Institute (NEI) researchers.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 23-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every Tuesday throughout the duration of the outbreak.

Newswise: Predicting the spread of COVID-19 infection
Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Predicting the spread of COVID-19 infection
Indiana University

IUPUI’s Daniel Johnson is working to develop a predictive model of COVID-19 based on the physical environment, social environment and cases of infection.

Newswise: IUPUI institute combats COVID-19 at the nano level
Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
IUPUI institute combats COVID-19 at the nano level
Indiana University

Copper, a metal commonly used throughout history for its antibacterial properties, is being utilized by researchers at IUPUI to solve a problem very relevant today: making reusable face masks safer and more comfortable for daily use.

Newswise: Nurse Scientists to Study Preventive Care of Low-Income Seniors
Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Nurse Scientists to Study Preventive Care of Low-Income Seniors
Cedars-Sinai

People age 80 and older account for 19% of patients at Cedars-Sinai, a figure that is expected to increase in the coming years as the general U.S. population ages. The proportion of these patients who are low-income also is growing. Nurse scientists from the Nursing Research Department at Cedars-Sinai are now studying how best to address preventive health services among older patients like these while reducing the potential strain on long-term care, hospitals and the healthcare system.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
ASCRS Issues Updated Guidelines on Surgery for Crohn’s Disease
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Although rates of surgery for Crohn’s disease have decreased over the years, many patients still require surgical treatment – due to inadequate responses to medical therapy, severe attacks of acute colitis, and many other situations. Reflecting the latest research evidence and clinical practice, an updated set of recommendations for surgery in patients with Crohn’s disease have been published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (DC&R), the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

21-Jul-2020 7:35 PM EDT
Friends’ Drinking is Linked to Alcohol Use Among Teen and Young Adult Mothers
Research Society on Alcoholism

Friends’ drinking behaviors may be key to risky drinking among pregnant teens and young adults, according to a new study. Researchers used a previously untried approach to examine the ways that adolescents’ and young adults’ alcohol use and beliefs before they become pregnant related to their drinking as they entered into motherhood. Young mothers may be particularly vulnerable to moderate or heavy drinking during pregnancy, with adverse outcomes for their babies. Understanding the factors that influence risky alcohol use in pregnancy (3+ drinks per occasion) is important for identifying and supporting at-risk teens and young adults. The study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research may be the first to use data collected before pregnancy, minimizing inaccurate recall.

21-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Subtypes of alcohol dependence: Predicting relapse and death following treatment
Research Society on Alcoholism

Long-term heavy drinking and alcohol dependence are linked to multiple health problems, including premature death. The risk of serious harm is higher for women than men, and also depends on the person’s current level of drinking. However, it is not known if other factors, such as previous drinking history and co-existing psychiatric conditions, might also contribute to early death in people with alcohol dependence. One way to evaluate the impact of these factors is to group patients based on clusters of characteristics and assess outcomes in each group. Alcohol dependence ‘subtypes’ have previously been used to group patients for treatment planning purposes, but have not been assessed for their role in predicting long-term outcomes of alcohol dependence. A new study, reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, has evaluated four alcohol dependence subtypes as predictors of relapse in the year after treatment, and as predictors of mortality over 36 years of follow-up.

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Released: 23-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Are Antigens the Answer to Coronavirus Testing?
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Now that lab experts are developing COVID-19 antigen tests, Dr. Wiley explains how these tests work.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center Recognized Nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital
Released: 23-Jul-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Recognized Nationally as a Best Maternity Care Hospital
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns, and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

Newswise: NCCN Oncology Research Program Announces Projects Selected for Funding to Study Futibatinib in Tumors with Aberrant FGFR Expression, in Collaboration with Taiho Oncology
Released: 23-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT
NCCN Oncology Research Program Announces Projects Selected for Funding to Study Futibatinib in Tumors with Aberrant FGFR Expression, in Collaboration with Taiho Oncology
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

The NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP) today announced four projects selected to receive funding for clinical and pre-clinical evaluation of futibatinib (TAS-120) in collaboration with Taiho Oncology.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Leaders in radiation oncology awarded ASTRO Fellow designation
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 19 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellow (FASTRO) designation. The 2020 class of Fellows will be recognized at a virtual awards ceremony on October 27 during ASTRO’s 62nd Annual Meeting.

Newswise: UVA pioneers study of genetic diseases with quantum computers
Released: 23-Jul-2020 8:15 AM EDT
UVA pioneers study of genetic diseases with quantum computers
University of Virginia Health System

Scientists are harnessing the mind-bending potential of quantum computers to help us understand genetic diseases – even before quantum computers are a thing. ]

Released: 23-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Key Immune System Genes Identified to Explain High COVID Deaths and Spread in Northern Italy Versus Fewer Cases and Deaths in the South
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Not long after the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in China, Italy was hard-hit by the infection and rapidly became one of the countries with the highest mortality rate.

Newswise: Survey: A Majority of U.S. Adults Lose Sleep Due to Reading
Released: 23-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Survey: A Majority of U.S. Adults Lose Sleep Due to Reading
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Feeling sleepy, bookworms? Chances are you’re not alone. A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that a majority (66%) of U.S. adults report losing sleep due to reading “past their bedtime.”

Released: 23-Jul-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Communication between Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells and Fibers Supports Muscle Growth in Mice
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study suggests that communication between skeletal muscle cells and muscle fibers promotes muscle growth. Adult muscle stem cells, called satellite cells, release extracellular vesicles that are delivered to muscle fibers responsible for contraction, to promote this muscle growth. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the journal Function.

20-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
IUDs Successfully Manage Menstrual Pain in Adolescents with Disabilities
Thomas Jefferson University

Adolescents and young women with disabilities can stop periods and get relief from distressing menstrual symptoms with IUDs, in the largest study in this population to date.


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