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A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $12 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate two deadly lung conditions: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic lung allograft dysfunction.
The longstanding mystery of soot formation, which combustion scientists have been trying to explain for decades, appears to be finally solved, thanks to research led by Sandia National Laboratories.Soot is ubiquitous and has large detrimental effects on human health, agriculture, energy-consumption efficiency, climate and air quality.
Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these cells. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have now unraveled how the virus shuts down the genes that make macrophages function as immune cells.
Researchers at University of Utah Health examined the diabetes community's online Twitter conversation to understand their thoughts concerning open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) technology.
Obesity and its related ailments like type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease pose a major global health burden, but researchers report in Nature Communications that blocking an RNA-silencing protein in the livers of mice keeps the animals from getting fat and diabetic conditions.
The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for people with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI), recently announced they will be awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
A global program that addresses the reproductive health needs of people living in poor urban communities--The Challenge Initiative--has been awarded a $20.5-million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The award will allow the Initiative to focus more on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health issues. The grant from the Gates Foundation includes funds from Gates Philanthropy Partners.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded New York University nearly $66 million over the next five years to study how exposure to environmental factors influences children's health. This new funding is an extension of a previous award of nearly $15 million over the last two years from an NIH initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), which investigates how a range of environmental factors in early development - from conception through early childhood - affects the health and development of children and adolescents.
While many think of the progression of Alzheimer's mostly as a cognitive process, the mind and body are inherently linked. A new three-year project at Michigan Technological University, funded by the National Institutes of Health, explores that link.
Sitting for too many hours per day, or sitting for long periods without a break, is now known to increase a wide range of health risks, even if one engages in recommended amounts of physical activity. The health risks of prolonged sedentary time - and nurses' role in reducing those risks - are discussed in an integrative literature review and update in the September issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Medicaid expansion may fill a significant gap in reproductive health care access, especially among young and low-income women, a new Michigan Medicine study finds.
Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific Reports.
A translational research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has harnessed CURATE.AI, a powerful artificial intelligence (AI) platform, to successfully treat a patient with advanced cancer, completely halting disease progression. This new development represents a big step forward in personalised medicine.
It costs the global economy an estimated US$2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research from the University of South Australia has unearthed a possible cure for obesity - and it is as plain as dirt!
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will bring the 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM to Washington, D.C., October 20 to 23. The world's largest conference of food and nutrition professionals will address the latest scientific information about nutrition and health for people of all ages.
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The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Favio C. Bumanlag, BA, with the 2018 Technologist Member Recognition Award for his abstract, Clinical, Laboratory, and Electrodiagnostic Features of Zinc Deficiency-induced Peripheral Neuropathy.
The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Katherine Clifford, BA, with the 2018 Golseth Young Investigator Award for her abstract, Thymectomy is Not Associated With Clinical Improvement in a Multi-Center Cohort of Patients with Anti-MuSK Myasthenia Gravis.
The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Goran Rakocevic, MD, with the 2018 Best Abstract Award for his abstract, Quantitative Clinical and Autoimmune Assessments in Stiff Person Syndrome: Evidence for a Progressive Disorder.
For the 2018 annual meeting of the AANEM, more than 200 research abstracts were submitted on various topics related to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. However, each year, special recognition is awarded to the authors of the best research abstracts (up to 10 abstracts) submitted on the AANEM President's chosen topic.
Diabetic-Level Glucose Spikes Seen Even in Healthy Adults
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what if you don't want a whole essay? A WashU computer engineer is building visualizations to clarify and condense health risk data for patients.
A team of researchers from Penn Medicine has developed the first mouse model with an IPF-associated mutation, which induces scarring and other damage similar to what is observed in humans suffering from the condition.
Associate Professor Tamar Mendelson, PhD, an expert in adolescent mental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health. She will also serve, beginning in October, as the director of the School's Center for Adolescent Health, which works with community partners to improve the health and well-being of urban youth.
The National Institute for Nursing Research has awarded NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing a $1.9 million, five-year grant to establish the NYU Meyers Center for Precision Health in Diverse Populations.
When physicians follow computer alerts embedded in electronic health records, their hospitalized patients experience fewer complications and lower costs, leave the hospital sooner and are less likely to be readmitted, according to a study of inpatient care.
Carl June, MD, a gene therapy pioneer at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
A new study, authored by Anthony Bardo and Scott Lynch, examines "cognitive life expectancy." What exactly does that term mean? Bardo, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky, describes "cognitive life expectancy" as how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women whose mothers lived to at least age 90 were more likely to also live to 90, free of serious diseases and disabilities.
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