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Culture Clash: How Stem Cells Are Grown Affects Their Genetic Stability

Writing in the February 25 online issue of the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with collaborators from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), have definitively shown for the first time that the culture conditions in which stem cells are grown and mass-produced can affect their genetic stability.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology Partner to Advance Personalized Cancer Medicine

Two internationally acclaimed cancer centres today announced a partnership to accelerate academic and clinical research to advance personalized, targeted therapies against cancer.

Chronic fatigue syndrome was just the beginning: More proposed disease renamings

The Institute of Medicine recently proposed a new name for chronic fatigue syndrome. Robert S. Wieder wonders why they can't tackle a few other diseases whose names he finds lacking. Chronic fatigue syndrome was just the beginning: More proposed disease renamings is a post from:

Statins May Not Lower Parkinson's Risk

The use of statins may not be associated with lowering risk for Parkinson's disease, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Poor Pregnant Women Are Allowed to Buy Juice with Food Stamps, But Not Potatoes  

A new study, commissioned by the USDA and executed by the nonprofit research group Institute of Medicine, attempts to answer one very specific question: Should women enrolled in WIC—the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children—be able to spend their vouchers on potatoes?

Penn Orphan Disease Center Announces First Grant Recipients from Million Dollar Bike Ride

The Orphan Disease Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has awarded its inaugural grants funded by proceeds from the 2014 Million Dollar Bike Ride. Thirteen institutions - from academia in the US, Canada, Germany, and Australia - received grants ranging from $35,000 to $60,000 from funds raised by 13 disease-specific cycling teams.

Bending the Curve on Patient Safety?

Fifteen years ago, the landmark Institute of Medicine report, "To Err Is Human," estimated that medical errors led to 44,000 to 98,000 deaths each year. Later estimates put those figures even higher. Because the lion's share of errors...Show More Summary

A California Pediatric Medical Facility Commits $50 Million to Support the Use of Genome Sequencing to Find Cures and Treatments for Young Patients

Children's Hospital Los Angeles announced today that it will make an institutional commitment of $50 million to expand its Center for Personalized Medicine. This investment in leading-edge research and innovation will help unlock the...Show More Summary

Early Retina Cell Changes in Glaucoma Identified

To better understand these cellular changes and how they influence the progression and severity of glaucoma, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute turned to a mouse model of the disease. Show More Summary

Harrington Discovery Institute and The American Society for Clinical Investigation Honor National Cancer Institute's Researcher Douglas R. Lowy, MD

Douglas R. Lowy, MD, is the recipient of the second annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine. He is an oncology researcher and chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology and deputy director of the NCI. The prize honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application.

National Grant Funds Project to Address Safety and Wellbeing of Older Drivers

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine will share a $12 million grant with peer institutions across the United States to better understand the factors that influence the safety of older drivers, such as physical and cognitive functions, medical conditions, medications and adoption of vehicle technologies.

Research to Prevent Blindness Co-Sponsors Institute of Medicine Vision Health Report

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the leading nonprofit driver of research toward cures and treatments for all blinding disorders, is co-sponsoring a major Institute of Medicine (IOM) study entitled "Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health."

Food politics in action: Potatoes!

The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) has just recommended that white potatoes be included in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. This recommendation contradicts previous policy, which excluded white potatoes from the WIC package on the grounds that starchy vegetables are not lacking in the diets […]

It’s only getting worse to die in America

In 1997, the prestigious Institute of Medicine issued a wake-up call: Americans need much better deaths. Care provided at the end of life was failing patients and families, and a complete overhaul was in order. It's been almost 20 years since that landmark report, but new research suggests that dying has only gotten worse since then. Reports […]

Panel reverses, says white potatoes should be included in WIC benefits

Ostracized by health officials for several years, the white potato is back in favor. The prestigious Institute of Medicine said Tuesday that people aren’t getting enough starchy vegetables or potassium and fiber, nutrients that are plentiful in potatoes. Show More Summary

Drug Makers’ Data on Side Effects Is Called Lacking in a Report

4 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

A new report from the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices found only about half of reports of serious side effects submitted by manufacturers met basic standards for completeness.

Two UC San Diego Scientists Receive Stem Cell Technology Grants

The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded two University of California, San Diego researchers almost $3 million in combined funding to pursue new technologies intended to accelerate advances moving stem cell therapies out of the lab and into the clinic.

San Diego Team Wins $1.7 Million Grant from Stem Cell Agency to Develop Quality Control Methods

A team at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has won a $1,784,000 grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support the development of a new method for detecting DNA damage in stem cells to ensure that only the highest quality cells are used in transplantation or therapy.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Receives Grant to Address Gaps in Medical Education

The Center for Ethics team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received one of 11 RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Grants from the Boston-based Lown Institute, to address an emergent and critical issue in medicine - the rise of resident suicide and physician burnout.

Administration starts chipping away at fee-for-service healthcare system

The way doctors get paid in the United States is by providing services. The way doctors get paid even more is by providing even more services, sometimes unnecessary ones. In fact, the Institute of Medicine has estimated that Americans spend $210 billion annually on unnecessary health care. Show More Summary

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