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Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, Joins Mount Sinai for Two-Year Visiting Fellowship

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced it is hosting professor of economics, senior United Nations advisor, bestselling author and sustainable development leader Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, on a visiting fellowship through 2018.

Penn Center for Global Health Announces Inaugural Global Health Champion Award Winner

The Center for Global Health in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to honor Ernest Madu, MD, chairman and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean with its first annual Global Health Champion Award. Madu was presented with the award on Thursday, Sept. 15 as part of a celebration for Penn's newly launched Center for Global Health.

Rap1, a potential new target to treat obesity

HOUSTON - (Sept. 13, 2016) - Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered a new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity. The study, which appears in Cell Reports today, shows that this new mechanism can potentially be targeted to treat obesity. read more

Exposure to Ultrasound During First Trimester Linked to Autism Severity

While most studies focus on the causes of autism, one from UW Medicine, UW Bothell, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute recently examined factors that affect its severity. Published in Autism Research, the new study found thatShow More Summary

Mount Sinai researchers identify new therapeutic target for cancer

New research from The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai identifies a protein that may be an unexplored target to develop new cancer therapies. The protein, known as kinase suppressor of Ras, or KSR, is a pseudoenzyme that plays a critical role in the transmission of signals in the cell determining whether cells grow, divide, or die. read more

Mount Sinai researchers identify new therapeutic target for cancer

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) New research from The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai identifies a protein that may be an unexplored target to develop new cancer therapies. Show More Summary

Top Surgeon Joins UChicago Medicine to Head New Transplantation Institute

After a national search, transplant surgeon, researcher and educator John Fung, MD, PhD, FACS, has been selected as chief of the Section of Transplantation Surgery and director of the new University of Chicago Medicine Transplantation Institute.

Biomarker-Based Test Delivers Precision Medicine to Children with Complex Neuropsychiatric Illnesses

Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, have developed the first-of-its-kind biomarker test to help identify autoimmune-induced neuropsychiatric disorders.

US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies

Sept. 8, 2016 WASHINGTON - A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase their support for innovation...Show More Summary

US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase...Show More Summary

US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies: report

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase their support for innovation for what the report's study...Show More Summary

Q&A: Kathy Hudson

2 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

The US Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) aims to gather health data on at least one million volunteers. Kathy Hudson, deputy director for science, outreach and policy at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), led its creation, and spoke to Nature about the challenges she faced.

Case Western Reserve Researcher Awarded Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine

Dr. Jonathan Karn has been awarded the 2016 Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine by the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Sweden fires board of institution handing out medicine Nobel after scandal

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government has dismissed the board of the Karolinska Institute after an investigation showed it was negligent when hiring surgeon Paolo Macchiarini and letting him operate on patients.

Chemistry Method Expedites Path to Useful Molecules for Medicine

A collaboration of Chinese and U.S. chemists has laid out a highly efficient new method to convert abundant organic molecules into new medicines. Teams led by the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison...Show More Summary

Swedish hospital behind Nobel prize criticized over medical scandal

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The reputation of the Karolinska Institute, one of Sweden's top hospitals that awards the Nobel prize for medicine, has been badly damaged by allegations patients died as a result of a surgeon performing experimental operations without clearance, an official report said.

Johns Hopkins and Salk Co-Lead $15 Million Initiative to Unravel Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies will co-lead a $15.4 million effort to develop new systems for quickly screening libraries of drugs for potential effectiveness against schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the National Institute of Mental Health has announced.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Included in Consortium Awarded $15 Million to Unravel Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and the University of Michigan will embark on a $15.4 million effort to develop new...Show More Summary

Peptide mutants may help to identify vulnerability in tumor cells

Researchers from MIPT, the Institute of Biomedical Chemistry, the Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics, and the Research Institute of Physico-Chemical Medicine have presented an algorithm to detect mutant proteins based on mass spectrometry data and the results of exome sequencing. Show More Summary

Invest in primary care and you get what you pay for

In 1978, the Institute of Medicine published A Manpower Policy for Primary Health Care: Report of a Study where they defined primary care as “integrated, accessible services by clinicians accountable for addressing a majority of heath care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.” The four main […]

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