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U.S. News Ranks Rush University Programs Among Best in the Nation

Rush University received high marks in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools rankings released March 20, with eight College of Nursing programs and one College of Health Sciences program ranked in the top five in the country.

Study claims chemicals in essential oils can disrupt hormones

A new study from a team at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is rekindling a debate over the safety of essential oils. The research suggests lavender and tea tree oils contain potential hormone disrupting...Show More Summary

NASA, ATLAS to mature portable space communications technology

Portable ground antenna stations could transform NASA's space communications capabilities. With access to undeveloped regions, the mobile systems could bolster the return of spacecraft science, instrument health and other data to Ea...

Area surrounding a tumor impacts how breast cancer cells grow

(Oregon Health & Science University) A research team from Oregon Health & Science University, led by Joe Gray, Ph.D. and Jim Korkola, Ph.D. discover a tumor's 'microenvironment' plays a critical role in how HER2 positive breast cancer responds to treatment.

A new algorithm designed to make cardiopulmonary resuscitation more effective

(University of the Basque Country ) Researchers in the UPV/EHU's Signal and Communications Group in collaboration with researchers in the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have developed an algorithm to guide an effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuver. Show More Summary

Preventing exhaustion in immune cells boosts immunotherapy in mice

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Immunotherapy does not work for a majority of cancer patients. Preventing or reversing metabolic exhaustion in cancer-killing T-cells could boost its effectiveness.

Bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic, missed by standard tests

(Emory Health Sciences) Emory microbiologists have detected "heteroresistance" to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic, in already highly resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bacterium that causes blood, soft tissue and urinary tract infections.

Greehey Institute team finds link between BRCA1 and Ewing sarcoma

(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) Scientists with the Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio have discovered a surprising connection between a breast cancer protein, BRCA1, and a pediatric cancer called Ewing sarcoma. Their findings were made public March 7 online in the journal Nature.

Nervous system discovery could inform stroke, pain therapies

(Oregon Health & Science University) Scientists at OHSU used advanced imaging techniques to ascertain the resting state of an acid-sensing ion channel. Acid-sensing ion channels are believed to play a role in pain sensation as well as psychiatric disorders. Show More Summary

Slow-release hydrogel aids immunotherapy for cancer

(Rice University) An immunotherapy drug embedded in a slow-release hydrogel invented at Rice University in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston appears to be highly effective at killing cancer cells.

Sarah: Baltimore Blast, Baltimore Brigade, and Chesapeake Bayhawks Cheerleader with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling!

Hi everyone, Science Cheerleader Hilary here to give you an update on Sarah, a child and adolescent therapist who cheered for the Chesapeake Bayhawks, the Baltimore Blast, and the Baltimore Brigade! Sarah cheered on young girls at a local Science Fair at their school in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

North Texas Genome Center to provide massive DNA sequencing for regional biotech

(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington, in partnership with the University of North Texas Health Science Center, is bringing massive genome sequencing capabilities to North Texas through the launch of the North Texas Genome Center housed on the UTA campus. Show More Summary

2018 Woman in Science Award goes to UIC women's mental health expert

(University of Illinois at Chicago) Dr. Pauline Maki, professor of psychology and psychiatry in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will receive the 2018 Woman in Science Award, given by the American Medical Women's Association at its annual meeting March 24 in Philadelphia.

New Podcast – A Look at Graphic Medicine

In this podcast, we discuss Graphic Medicine, which can be defined as the use of comics (graphic narratives) in health sciences education and patient care. Our guests are Susan Squier and Ellen Forney. Susan Squier is Professor Emerita...Show More Summary

2018 Woman in Science Award Goes to UIC Women's Mental Health Expert

Dr. Pauline Maki, professor of psychology and psychiatry in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will receive the 2018 Woman in Science Award, given by the American Medical Women's Association at its annual meeting...Show More Summary

Preventing stress, weight-related conditions among bus drivers

(Oregon Health & Science University) Because of the sedentary nature of being driving a bus, some estimate new drivers can gain between 7 and 20 pounds. A new research project aims to help new bus drivers succeed by learning healthy habits early in their careers.

Lawson researchers receive $4.4 million to study personalized medicine at LHSC

(Lawson Health Research Institute) Led by Dr. Richard Kim, scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and clinical pharmacologist at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), researchers at Lawson have received $4.4 million to study an expanded personalized medicine program at LHSC. Show More Summary

Study suggests new strategy against vascular disease in diabetes

(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A peptide called S597, given to mice with metabolic syndrome, reduced their high blood sugar levels and slowed the growth of lesions in their blood vessel walls. It appears to do so by keeping the production of inflammatory white cells in check. Show More Summary

Memorial Park at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas

Located on one of the unnamed roads around the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,  this small, almost hidden cemetery is dedicated solely to the cremains of those individuals who donated their bodies to scientific research.  Though the cemetery wasn't opened until 1996, cremains for as far back as 1966 are buried here. Show More Summary

UC College of Medicine researchers study BPA's impact on heart health

(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) A $1.97 million five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will allow a University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine researcher to continue his investigation into how Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of polycarbonate plastics used in consumer products, may impact heart health.

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