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Blog Post Results (1-20 of 1822)


Factor in naked mole rat's cells enhances protein integrity

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 29, 2014) — Scientists at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, part of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, have found another secret of longevity in the tissues of...Show More Summary

Drug Shows Promise Against Sudan Strain of Ebola in Mice

Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and other institutions have developed a potential antibody therapy for Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), one of the two most lethal strains of Ebola. A different strain, the Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV), is now devastating West Africa. Show More Summary

USC Eye Institute study shows Native American ancestry a risk factor for eye disease

LOS ANGELES — New research led by the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute, part of Keck Medicine of USC, shows for the first time that Native American ancestry is a significant risk factor for vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy among Latinos with Type 2 diabetes. Show More Summary

USC Eye Institute study finds African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss

LOS ANGELES — Research by Keck Medicine of USC ophthalmology scientists demonstrates that African Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States. read more

RNA Combination Therapy for Lung Cancer Offers Promise for Personalized Medicine

Koch Institute researchers improve therapeutic response in clinically relevant model of lung tumor growth.

15 Million Pages of Historic Medical Books to Go Online

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Nine British universities and research institutions are sending their collections of important texts from the history of medicine and science to the London-based Wellcome Library so that their rare books and pamphlets can be made freely available online. Show More Summary

GW Researcher Receives Grant to Develop Genetic Tools to Study Parasitic Infections

John Hawdon, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology, immunology, and tropical medicine at the George Washington University, was recently awarded $430,722 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a model system to study parasitic nematode infection, which will lead to greater understanding of the infective process and the host's immune response to infection.

AACN Innovation Training Program Demonstrates Ongoing Impact on Future of Nursing

The strategic response by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to the Institute of Medicine's report, "The Future of Nursing," continues to demonstrate ongoing impact during its initial implementation in six regional markets. Show More Summary

Rady Children's to Establish Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego has taken a major step forward in the research of childhood diseases with the establishment of the Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute.

Toward Personalized Medicine for Kidney Transplant Recipients

UC San Francisco is the lead institution on a new seven-year, $17 million multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine if certain immune system cells and/or a drug now used for treating rheumatoid arthritis can be effective in improving and maintaining the long-term health of kidney transplant recipients.

GW Researcher Receives Grant to Study Genetic, Environmental Factors that Contribute to Autism

Valerie Hu, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the George Washington University, was awarded $435K from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study how certain environmental factors affect the gene RORA, which has been shown to be an important regulator of multiple genes of neurological significance in those with autism.

The problematic impact of To Err is Human

November, 1999 was a watershed for physicians. It is then that the infamous “To Err is Human” report was issued by the Institute of Medicine claiming that close to 100,000 patients were needlessly dying due to preventable medical errors. The report was a bombshell, having a significant impact on how medicine was practiced. 15 years […]

As the Institute of Medicine Reports on Graduate Medical Education, Penn Expert Calls For Innovation in Training Future Physicians

Writing that "our nation's lack of research in medical education contrasts starkly with the large and essential commitment to biomedical research funded by industry, philanthropic organizations, and the public," David A. Asch, MD, professor...Show More Summary

Institute of Medicine Unveils Report on the Future of Graduate Medical Education

In response to the Institute of Medicine's report on the current graduate medical education system, "Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs," the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons present concerns regarding the looming shortage of neurosurgeons in the United States.

In medicine, the patient is not always right

Beginning with the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark Quality Chasm report in the late 1990s, the health policy establishment, the medical profession and the American public began to hear a new and disconcerting message: American health care was not patient-centered. Show More Summary

California stem cell agency head takes stand on 'personal ethics'

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has continued in damage-control mode since the state agency’s former president, Alan Trounson, joined the board of directors at StemCells Inc. this month, just seven days after leaving the agency.

UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies

In lab experiments using tissue samples cultured from cystic fibrosis patients, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Marsico Lung Institute have shown that a new CF drug counteracts the intended beneficial molecular effect...Show More Summary

UNC Researchers Find Unsuspected Characteristics of New CF Drugs

In lab experiments using tissue samples cultured from cystic fibrosis patients, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Marsico Lung Institute have shown that a new CF drug counteracts the intended beneficial molecular effect of another CF drug.

Los Angeles Medical Team Performs California's First Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery on Toddler at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Part of Only NIH-funded Study of Device's Safety and Use In Young Children

A Los Angeles team of scientists and surgeons from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) reported that sound registered in the brain of a deaf Canadian boy for the first time after doctors activated a hearing device that had been surgically implanted in his brainstem.

Research brings us nearer to understanding how neuro cells turn cancerous

Scientists from the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York with the help of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have completed research which for the first time brings us nearer to understanding...Show More Summary

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