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CIRM Approves $5.8 Million Grant for CAR-T Therapy That Targets Cancer Stem Cells

The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) today unanimously approved a $5.8 million award to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to develop...Show More Summary

CIRM Approves $5.8 million grant for CAR-T therapy that targets cancer stem cells

(University of California - San Diego) The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) today unanimously approved a $5.8 million award to University of California San Diego School...Show More Summary

Rosalind Franklin University awarded NIH grant for research on neurological repair

(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) A $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science study how to replace neurons lost through stroke, traumatic brain and spinal injury and brain diseases including Alzheimer's.

Hepatitis C: New Drugs Cure It, But Most People Don’t Know They Have It

Douglas T. Dieterich, MD Director, Institute of Liver Medicine Professor of Medicine, Division of Liver Disease Icahn School

Blowing the Lid off of the 'Marijuana Treatment' Racket

Fewer teens are using pot, and even fewer are using it problematically. But that hasn’t stopped drug treatment admissions from soaring. According to a comprehensive review by the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, “few marijuana users become dependent” upon pot. Show More Summary

LSTM awarded £11 million by National Institute for Health Research

(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) LSTM has been awarded £11 million by the National Institute for Health Research as part of their latest UK-wide call for funding into Global Health Research Units.

Pittsburgh-Paris partnership: Pitt Medicine to collaborate with French research institutes

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Institutions to cooperate on fundamental research, development of novel therapeutics, and clinical trials, with an initial focus on ophthalmology, vision and neuroscience.

Large-Scale, Collaborative Effort Could Help Ease Global Hearing Loss

A team of hearing experts at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute is calling for a comprehensive, worldwide initiative to combat hearing loss.

Can patients record doctor's visits? What does the law say?

(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice) What exactly are the laws governing patient recordings? In an article recently published in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA), investigators on The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice's Open Recordings Project explain the often-confusing laws around recordings clinical visits.

$3 Million Grant to Bring Precision Medicine to Heart Patients

Supported by a $3.3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1 grant, Fedak and Barker will use 4D-Flow MRI, a cutting-edge imaging technique that allows visualization of three-dimensional blood flow in real time, and tissue analysis to inform personalized treatment for BAV patients.

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

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."

Taiwan DCB, PITDC, TMU and Insilico Medicine join forces to apply AI for biomedical research

(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Three of Taiwan's premier biomedical institutions, DCB, PITDC, TMU, have teamed up with Baltimore-based Insilico Medicine to develop groundbreaking research in applied A.I. for biomedical science. The four parties signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for Cooperation at the BioTaiwan 2017 BioBusiness Asia Conference.

Penn gastroenterologists receive funding to continue research partnership on Barrett's Esophagus

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A research group in the division of Gastroenterology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has received a National Cancer Institute grant to extend a Barrett's Esophagus translational research network with Columbia University and the Mayo Clinic until 2022.

Corrigendum: Dermatologist-level classification of skin cancer with deep neural networks

3 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

Nature542, 115–118 (2017); doi:10.1038/nature21056In the Acknowledgements section of this Letter, the sentence: “This study was supported by the Baxter Foundation, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) grants TT3-05501 and RB5-07469 and US National Institutes of Health

Combination approach improves power of new cancer therapy

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) An international research team has found a way to improve the anti-cancer effect of a new medicine class called 'Smac mimetics.'

Lack of Sleep Fuels Harmful Inflammatory Response to Marital Stress

A lack of sleep doesn't just leave you cranky and spoiling for a fight. Researchers at The Ohio State University Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research say it also puts you at risk for stress-related inflammation.

Expert on Legionnaires' Disease Urges People to Take Caution This Summer

After several people in New York City were diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease in less than two weeks, an expert at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) urges people to take caution.

New three-in-one blood test opens door to precision medicine for prostate cancer

(Institute of Cancer Research) Scientists have developed a three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer through use of precision drugs designed to target mutations in the BRCA genes. By testing cancer...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine part of national collaboration of medical schools to transform medical education

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic School of Medicine has been chosen to be part of the newly formed Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (Kern Institute), a national initiative to transform medical education across the continuum from premedical school to physician practice. The Kern Institute’s National Transformation Network, […]

Dimagi Inc. and Mount Sinai's Arnhold Institute for Global Health Receive Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

Dimagi, Inc. and The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today that they are Grand Challenges Explorations winners, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

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