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The need for end-of-life discussions in the United States

The Institute of Medicine released a report Tuesday that suggests end-of-life conversations should become a part of American life. Photo by Flickr user Tony Alter It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life. That...Show More Summary

Most Americans haven’t given any thought to how they will die. This report shows why they should

The “death panel” controversy that erupted during the healthcare debate may have receded. But a report released today by the Institute of Medicine called “Dying in America” reminds readers that just because politicians aren’t talking much about how Americans are cared for at the end of life doesn’t mean the issue has gone away. “The controversy […]

An Energy-Related Reason Why U.S. Healthcare Outcomes are Awful

Back in January 2013, the US Institute of Medicine published a report called U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. This poor health outcome for US citizens is in spite of the US spending twice as much as a percentage of GDP on healthcare as other high-income nations. read more

Nova Southeastern University Researcher Receives a Nearly $2 Million Grant to Investigate Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Mary Ann Fletcher, Ph.D., Schemel Professor for Neuro-Immune Medicine at NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, and her research team recently were awarded a $1.95 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study complex biomarkers of CFS/ME in men.

GW Researcher Receives $2Mil Grant to Study the Effect of Malpractice Risk and Financial Incentives on Cardiac Testing

Steven Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and health policy at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the...Show More Summary

Rutgers Receives $10 Million Pledge to Advance Treatment of Cancer Patients

A $10 million anonymous pledge will support a collaborative precision medicine effort between Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RUCDR Infinite Biologics aimed to help advance the treatment of patients with rare and resistant cancers that don't respond to standard therapies.

Penn State College of Medicine Receives $1.8 Million to Study Mentoring Program for Chronic Kidney Disease

Penn State College of Medicine has been awarded $1.8 million in research funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. Nasrollah Ghahramani will study improving the quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease through use of a peer-mentoring program.

Researchers Developing Noninvasive Method for Diagnosing Common, Painful Back Condition

An interdisciplinary research team in the Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Regenerative Medicine Institute and Department of Surgery received a grant from the National InstitutesShow More Summary

Clinical Trial to Test Safety of Drug Targeting Leukemia Cells

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, in partnership with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and Celgene Corporation, a New Jersey-based biopharmaceutical company, have launched...Show More Summary

Scripps Florida scientists make diseased cells synthesize their own drug

JUPITER, FL, September 2, 2014 – In a new study that could ultimately lead to many new medicines, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have adapted a chemical approach to turn diseased cells into unique manufacturing sites for molecules that can treat a form of muscular dystrophy. read more

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.

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