The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been named a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center. TCI joins an elite group of 69 cancer institutions nationwide that have earned this designation, which is based on scientific excellence, robust clinical research, and beneficial community impact.
UC San Diego Health, with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement with La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) designed to deepen existing collaborative relationships, boost basic research of diseases of the immune system and more quickly introduce new clinical treatments and therapies.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a five-year, $4.5 million grant to create a new federally designated Indiana Diabetes Research Center, one of just 16 such centers in the countr...
Does Income Really Effect One’s Knowledge of Alternative Medicines? Well according to a new study done by the Director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies and Professor of Health Education Adam Burke, it does. Quite a bit.Show More Summary
Back when I started this blog, I hadn’t yet become aware of the phenomenon known as quackademic medicine. This phenomenon, as you recall, is the infiltration of academic medical institutions that should be bastions of science- and evidence-based medicine by outright quackery. In quackademic medicine, we see Very Respectable Academic Physicians and Scientists wasting their…
The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization The Aspen Institute has selected Wayne State University School of Medicine's Patrick Hines, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Physiology and an assistant professor...Show More Summary
Vincent Gammill ran something called the Natural Oncology Institute, a business that advertises “alternative and complementary care for those with cancer.” But the 69-year-old Richmond, California man was arrested last week because,Show More Summary
Remains belonging to victims of Nazi anatomy professor August Hirt have been found at a forensic medicine institute in eastern France, local authorities said in a statement Saturday. Eighty-six Jews had been sent to the gas chambers in 1943 and their bodies brought to the eastern French city of...
Barbara Hinney and her colleagues from the Institute for Parasitology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, screened 298 faecal samples taken from cats across Austria for single-cell intestinal parasites, so called enteric protozoa. Show More Summary
In 1983, Fidel Castro attended a presentation by Dr. Gustavo Kouri at Cuba's Institute of Tropical Medicine. Kouri was speaking on dengue fever and malaria, both common and perilous tropical diseases, to a room otherwise overfull of doctors, researchers, and military personnel. Show More Summary
You’ve probably heard that you need drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. However, there isn’t much evidence to support that number. Instead, the Institute of Medicine recommends that men drink 12 cups and women drink roughly 9 cups a day. Show More Summary
Legalized medicinal marijuana is yesterdays' news; legal recreational marijuana is the way of the world now, and with each passing year, additional states are considering the legalize-and-tax regime first instituted by Colorado and Washington. While state law is becoming more and more accepting of the idea of free-market marijuana, however, a [...]
After generating new brain tumor models, Cedars-Sinai scientists in the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute identified the role of a family of genes underlying tumor growth in a wide spectrum of high grade brain tumor...
Today, Microsoft has published a new video highlighting HoloLens and their partnership with Case Western Reserve University. The deal between the two institutions was announced back at Build along with a demonstration on stage. Based...Show More Summary
- Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has secured a $1.25 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country's civil war. Miguel Fortin Magana, director of the country's Legal Medicine Institute, said Friday that June's total surpassed May's total of 641 murders. Show More Summary
BOSTON - Hospitals have made significant strides to reduce or eliminate physical harm to patients since the landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine Report "To Err is Human." In a new paper published in BMJ, patient care leaders at Beth Israel...Show More Summary
Erin Schumaker, Huffington Post: More than a decade after the Institute of Medicine issued a landmark report showing that minority patients were less likely to receive the same quality health care as white patients, racial and ethnic disparities continue to plague the U.S. Show More Summary
In response to a new Institute of Medicine report on improving cardiac arrest survival rates, the Red Cross is taking a key first step in convening those who can make a significant difference in strengthening the entire system of response to cardiac arrest. Show More Summary
The US House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to introduce heritable changes. Its fiscal year 2016 spending bill for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would prohibit the...Show More Summary