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Newswise: Rutgers Students Become First in the Nation to Graduate New Model Nutrition Program

Rutgers Students Become First in the Nation to Graduate New Model Nutrition Program

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers School of Health Professions Pioneers new graduate program to meet changing requirements in the growing field for nutritionists and dietitians

Channels: Education, Healthcare, Nutrition,

27-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST

Infectious diseases to be detected and prevented thanks to £4m grant

University of Warwick

Infectious diseases could be detected, prevented and controlled thanks to a new £4m grant from the NIHR to the University of Warwick. Researchers will work with partners to develop the use of cutting edge genomics to protect public health.

Channels: Drug Resistance, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Pollution, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders,

27-Jan-2020 6:15 AM EST
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Newswise: Algae Shown to Improve Gastrointestinal Health

Algae Shown to Improve Gastrointestinal Health

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego scientists have completed the first study in humans demonstrating that a common algae improves gastrointestinal issues related to irritable bowel syndrome. The green, single-celled organism called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was found to help with diarrhea, gas and bloating.

Channels: All Journal News, Digestive Disorders, Food Science, Microbiome, Nutrition,

27-Jan-2020 5:40 AM EST
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    27-Jan-2020 5:00 AM EST

Scientists trace the molecular roots of potentially fatal heart condition

Harvard Medical School

At a glance: Research using heart cells from squirrels, mice and people identifies an evolutionary mechanism critical for heart muscle function Gene defect that affects a protein found in the heart muscle interferes with this mechanism to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a potentially fatal heart condition Imbalance in the ratio of active and inactive protein disrupts heart muscle’s ability to contract and relax normally, interferes with heart muscle’s energy consumption Treatment with a small-molecule drug restores proper contraction, energy consumption in human and rodent heart cells If affirmed in subsequent studies, the results can inform therapies that could halt disease progression, help prevent common complications, including arrhythmias and heart failure

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Pharmaceuticals, National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News,

22-Jan-2020 11:35 AM EST
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    26-Jan-2020 12:00 AM EST

Recognize an overdose, save a life

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Every day nearly 200 people die from an overdose of drugs or from alcohol poisoning, with opioids responsible for the majority. Recognizing the signs and knowing how to respond to medical emergencies, including carrying and administering naloxone in cases of opioid overdose, can save lives says the ASA.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Emergency Medicine, Pain, Patient Safety, Substance Abuse, Surgery,

22-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
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National CRNA Week: The House of Representatives Recognizes the Contributions of Nurse Anesthetists

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

In honor of National CRNA Week (Jan. 19-25, 2020), Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Sam Graves (R-MO) today introduced a bipartisan resolution on the House floor, “Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and their role in providing quality health care for the public.”

Channels: Healthcare, Nursing, Pharmaceuticals, Nursing,

25-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST
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Newswise: NSF Career Grant recipient advances physics research, outreach efforts at Mississippi State

NSF Career Grant recipient advances physics research, outreach efforts at Mississippi State

Mississippi State University

With help from a prestigious National Science Foundation Career Grant, a Mississippi State faculty member is working to advance his nuclear physics research and provide a new summer school experience for Mississippi students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Channels: Autism, Children's Health, Education, Nuclear Physics, Physics,

24-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
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