Loyola and Gottlieb Named to 2017 "Most Wired" Hospitals List

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Newswise imageFor the 14th time, Loyola University Medical Center has been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, a member of Loyola University Health System, also has been named to the prestigious 2017 Most Wired list.

GBP1.5 Million Grant Awarded to Tackle Psychosis in India

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Newswise imageUniversity of Warwick researchers are to improve the lives of India's millions of psychosis sufferers. The National Institute of Health Research's (NIHR) Global Health Research Unit has awarded the University's Warwick Medical School GBP1.5 million (almost USD 2 million) to work with this highly vulnerable and disadvantaged group. The award will be used to improve their health, wellbeing and functioning.

Cancer Cells Force Normal Cells to Mimic Viruses to Help Tumors Spread, Resist Treatment

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In a study that could explain why some breast cancers are more aggressive than others, researchers say they now understand how cancer cells force normal cells to act like viruses - allowing tumors to grow, resist treatment, and spread. The virus mimic is detected in the blood of cancer patients, particularly in cases of an aggressive type known as triple-negative breast cancer. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania say cracking the code of how this process works opens up the possibility of targeting this mechanism for treatment.

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives $225,000 Grant From the Nicholson Foundation to Support Integrated Behavioral Health Care

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Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center announced today that it has been awarded a $225,000 grant from The Nicholson Foundation to implement the Cherokee Health Systems model of providing integrated behavioral health interventions in primary care settings. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is one of six New Jersey health care organizations selected for this initiative.

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Wayne State Receives NIH Award to Study Genetic Factors That Impact Benefit of Exercise

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A team of researchers led by Robert Wessells, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for the project, "Octopamine mediates benefits of endurance exercise in Drosophila."

Third Straight 'Gold Plus' Keeps Boosting Ben Taub Hospital's Stroke Program

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Newswise imageBen Taub Hospital is quickly building its reputation for outstanding stroke care, evident by the AHA/ASA's recent recognition of the Harris Health System hospital awarding its highest commendation for stroke care. The national award marks the third for the hospital in successive years.

New Clues Found to Common Respiratory Virus

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Newswise imageScientists have solved the structure of a protein that helps a common respiratory virus evade the immune system. The team, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have identified critical parts of the protein that could be targeted with drugs or vaccines, opening up the possibility of preventing or treating an infection that sickens thousands of babies and elderly people every year.

Wayne State Receives $1.9 M NIH Grant to Develop Novel Therapy for Corneal Bacterial Infection

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Newswise imageWayne State University recently received a five-year, $1.925 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) -- a newly recognized level of gene expression regulation -- in bacterial keratitis - an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria -- as well as to identify new therapeutic targets and alternative treatment strategies.

Scripps Florida Scientist and Collaborators Win $7 Million Grant to Develop New ALS Treatments

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Newswise imageProfessor Matthew Disney of the Department of Chemistry on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), together with scientists from Mayo Clinic's Florida campus and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been awarded $7.2 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of The National Institutes of Health to create new RNA-based treatments for the most common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as well as a type of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

NASA Honors UC San Diego's Alan Hargens for Research on Astronaut Health and Performance

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Newswise imageNASA has selected Alan Hargens, PhD, professor of orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, to receive a 2017 Distinguished Public Service Medal. This is NASA's highest form of recognition for any non-government employee whose distinguished service, ability or vision has personally contributed to NASA's advancement of U.S. interests. Selection for this award means that Hargens' achievements and contributions demonstrate a level of excellence that has made such a profound and lasting impact to NASA mission success that other forms of recognition by NASA would be inadequate.