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Penn Medicine Team Develops Cognitive Test Battery to Assess the Impact of Long Duration Spaceflights on Astronauts' Brain Function

Penn Medicine researchers have developed a cognitive test battery, known as Cognition, for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) to measure the impact of typical spaceflight stressors (like microgravity, radiation, confinement and isolation, exposure to elevated levels of CO2, and sleep loss) on cognitive performance. Show More Summary

Web-savvy older adults who regularly indulge in culture may better retain 'health literacy'

The Institute of Medicine defines health literacy as the degree to which a person is able to obtain, understand, and process basic health information and services, so that s/he can make appropriate decisions about his/her health. Low...Show More Summary

ASU, IBM move ultrafast, low-cost DNA sequencing technology a step closer to reality

A team of scientists from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine. read more

Mount Sinai Researchers Awarded $1 Million Grant to Find New Stem Cell Therapies for Vision Recovery

The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant that will support an effort to re-create a patient's ocular stem cells and restore vision in those blinded by corneal disease.

Growth of Digital Pharmaceutical Marketing Tactics Targeting Physicians Requires New Industry Standards, According to Penn Researchers

A new perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine, written by health policy researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, describes various digital...Show More Summary

Research to Study New Iron Supplement for Children

Penn State College of Medicine and University of Wisconsin have been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the study of a novel way to treat iron deficiency anemia in children.

Improving Seniors' Mental Function Is Goal of NIH Grant to IU School of Medicine Researchers

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate the advantages of physical exercise, cognitive exercise or a combination of both on the aging brain.

Study to Assess if Knowing About Genetic Risk For Kidney Disease Changes a Person's Lifestyle

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Institute for Personalized Medicine is launching a study designed to learn whether patients, who are aware of their genetic predisposition to chronic kidney disease, are more inclined to engage in proactive lifestyle modification with their primary care physician.

Allow People Choices When Instituting Change to Smooth the Transition

Change is almost certain to upset people when it's forced on them. If you're in a position where you have to impose change on someone else, giving them some form of choice can help make the medicine easier to swallow. Read more...

Largest Grant Ever Awarded to UW School of Medicine and Public Health Will Continue Inner-City Asthma Research

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) a seven-year, $70 million grant for its continuing work on the Inner-City Asthma Consortium (ICAC). The goal of the work is to reduce the severity of asthma in inner-city children.

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, a team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany...

Rodham Institute Hosts Summit to Promote Health Equity in Washington, D.C.

The Rodham Institute, housed within the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, hosted its 2014 Summit to promote health equity. Attendees included leaders from local and national health advocacy organizations, as well as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Health Matters Initiative Chief Executive Officer Rain Henderson.

Safety in Youth Sports: Parents Have Spoken, We Have Listened, Now It's Time to Act

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) was a key contributor at this month's Project Play Roundtable, "What Do Mothers Want from Youth Sports?" Hosted by the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program in partnership with ESPN,Show More Summary

Bioinspired Blood and Bacteria Repellent Coating for Medical Devices (VIDEO)

As Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director of Harvard’s Wyss Institute stated, “Devising a way to prevent blood clotting without using anticoagulants is one of the holy grails in medicine.” Even devices that have been properly analyzed and engineered to serve their purpose can run into problems once implanted into the body. Show More Summary

Penn Medicine's Basser Research Center for BRCA Announces $6.9 Million in New Grants

The University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA has announced $6.9 million to research teams both at Penn and at five other institutions across the United States, aimed at advancing the care of patients living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations through multi-disciplinary collaboration. Show More Summary

Penn Medicine Researcher Receives New Innovator Award from National Institutes of Health

Roberto Bonasio, PhD, an assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a core member of the Penn Epigenetics Program is one of the recipients of a 2014 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Would You Eat That Doughnut if You Knew You Had to Walk Two Miles to Burn It Off?

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.

Four UCLA Scientists Receive Prestigious Innovator Award for Pioneering Research Using Stem Cells

Four scientists from the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award of $2.3 million per researcher, that will forward revolutionary stem cell and neuro-science in medicine.

Case Western Reserve Scientist Captures Prestigious NIH Director's New Innovator Award

For the second consecutive year, a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has landed the much-coveted Director's New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Rong Xu, PhD, will initiate computational analysis of thousands of drugs and their effects.

Penn Medicine Receives $3.5 Million NIH Grant to Study New Ways to Combat Diabetes

Penn Medicine will receive $3.5 million over the next five years to establish a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) consortium to study new ways to treat diabetes.

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