Researchers at The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a key mechanism by which radiation treatment (radiotherapy) fails to completely destroy tumors. And, in the journal Nature Immunology, they offer a novel solution to promote successful radiotherapy for the millions of cancer patients who are treated with it. read more
People with bipolar disorder have lower levels of certain omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier compared to those who do not, according to researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
An independent group of 19 experts from around the globe, convened by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has issued a hard-hitting analysis of the global response to the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in The Lancet. read more
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Nov. 4, 2015 -- A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has reported that analyzing circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) can track how a patient's cancer evolves and responds to treatment. In a study published today in Nature Communications, Dr. Show More Summary
Circulating tumor DNA in blood could inform physicians on best treatments for individual patients PHOENIX, Ariz. - Nov. 4, 2015 - A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen),Show More Summary
Five Brilliant Black Scholars Elected To The National Academy Of Medicine The National Academy of Medicine, formerly known as the Institute for Medicine, was founded in 1970. Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest
Helping to propel groundbreaking research in the field of precision medicine at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science has been established. The chair is named for developer Omar Boraie, who has made a $1.5 million pledge to support it.
A recent study conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) revealed that one in 20 adult patients in the U.S. are misdiagnosed every year. While this may not seem like much, five percent amounts to roughly 12 million patients annually. Show More Summary
It's short, ugly and deadly. But James Cook University scientists have found a cancer-causing, parasitic worm could help patients recover from their wounds. JCU scientists at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM)...Show More Summary
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Marion G. Lawrence, NIH biochemistMarion G. Lawrence, 86, a biochemist for the National Institutes of Health’s critical care medicine department from about 1985 to 2009, died Sept. 28 at her home in Silver Spring, Md. The cause was cancer, said her daughter, Valerie Tennant.Read full article >>
A new study, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows that increasing a crucial membrane protein in nerve cells within the brain can improve learning and memory in aged mice.
LA JOLLA, CA - October 20, 2015 - A new study, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (VA) and University of California (UC) San Diego School of Medicine shows that...Show More Summary
A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine team received $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study a combination approach to help patients stop smoking, particularly those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
According to the Baltimore Sun, an HIV/AIDS vaccine developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is entering the critical human testing stage. Dr. Robert Gallo, who heads University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology and helped discover HIV and developed the blood test to detect it, made the announcement Thursday. Show More Summary
MONTRÉAL (October 19, 2015)-Researchers from the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, studied the effects of yoga as a form of pulmonary rehabilitation on markers of inflammation in the body. Show More Summary
Anne R. Bresnick, Ph.D., an acclaimed cancer researcher, has been named director of the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, effective October 1. Dr. Bresnick, professor of biochemistry, succeeds Jonathan M. Backer, M.D., who was recently named chair of the department of molecular pharmacology at the College of Medicine.
If you weren’t aware of the prevalence and severity of diagnostic errors, (misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis) maybe you should be now. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report called, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. The report cited that most people will experience one or more diagnostic errors over their lifetimes. It also revealed […]
The Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute will hold its 6th Annual Meeting of the Minds Symposium on October 30, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University.
In 1984, Dr. Robert Gallo co-discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, then went on to pioneer the blood test that detects the virus. Now, 31 years later, his team at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute of Human Virology is beginning human trials this month on a potentially revolutionary HIV vaccine. Show More Summary
Recommendations to reduce the rates of preterm birth developed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health's Perinatology Research Branch were introduced as worldwide best practices in maternal-fetal health Thursday during the World Congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Vancouver. read more