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Article ID: 708077

UCI biomedical engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children’s toy

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 13, 2019 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It’s designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others with chronic pulmonary conditions. The inexpensively produced sensors were created by UCI biomedical engineers using the popular children’s toy Shrinky Dinks, thin sheets of plastic that are painted or drawn on and then shrunk with heat.

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13-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708072

Unmet Social Needs Among Medicaid Members Lead to Stress, Chronic Conditions

Washington University in St. Louis

A survey of Medicaid members found that increasing levels of unmet social needs were positively associated with stress, smoking and chronic conditions, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.Scientists, led by Tess Thompson, research assistant professor, analyzed data from 1,214 online surveys from Medicaid members about social needs, demographics, and health-related and psychosocial outcomes.

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13-Feb-2019 4:30 PM EST

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Article ID: 707797

Chronic Inflammation in Middle Age May Lead to Thinking and Memory Problems Later

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the February 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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8-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708065

Researchers Develop Reversible, Drug-Free Antiplatelet Therapy to Fight Dangerous Blood Clots and Cancer Metastasis

George Washington University

A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the risk of blood clots and potentially prevent cancer metastasis, according to a study published today in Science Translational Medicine.

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13-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708068

Case Western Reserve Researcher Awarded $1.3 Million to Develop Decision-Making Tool for Treating Intimate Partner Violence

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Gunnur Karakurt, PhD has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify effective treatments for intimate partner violence (IPV), and to develop a decision-making tool for care providers. The project involves analyzing national data to identify subgroups of people who respond similarly to specific IPV treatments. By combining findings with a meta-analysis of the literature and computer modeling, clinicians will be better able to choose between evidence-based treatments.

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13-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708051

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Honored as Recipient of the 2019 Microsoft Health Innovation Award

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been named a recipient of Microsoft Corp.’s 2019 Health Innovation Award for the St. Jude Cloud, a data-sharing resource for the global research community that gives scientists immediate access to genomics data that previously could take weeks to download.

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13-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708060

IBM Watson Health Invests $50M in Joint Research Collaborations with Leading Medical Centers to Advance the Application of AI to Health

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

IBM Watson Health today announced plans to make a 10-year, $50 million investment in joint research collaborations with Brigham and Women’s Hospital – the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School – and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to advance the science of artificial intelligence (AI) and its application to major public health issues.

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13-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708059

Verbal Autopsies Conducted by Community Health Workers Capture More Accurate Burden of Disease in Rural Uganda

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate data about the number and causes of deaths in rural Uganda than current health facility surveillance methods, researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and in-country partners found. PLOS ONE published the results.

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13-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707899

Stimulating the Vagus Nerve in the Neck Might Help Ease Pain Associated with PTSD

University of California San Diego Health

In a randomized, controlled pilot trial published February 13, 2019 in PLOS ONE, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation experienced less pain after heat stimulus than mock-treated participants.

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11-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707852

New research findings could be key to improving outcomes for some brain cancers

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found that a genetic mutation seen in about half of all brain tumors produces a response that prevents radiation treatment from working. Altering that response using FDA-approved drugs restores tumors’ sensitivity to radiation therapy, extending survival in mice.

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11-Feb-2019 10:45 AM EST

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