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Vibration Allergies Are Real and Appear to be Caused by a Genetic Mutation

A rare skin allergy triggered by vibrations is caused by a genetic mutation, according to a new study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have uncovered critical...Show More Summary

US NASEM Institute of Medicine Approves Go Ahead for Mitochondrial DNA Replacement Therapy on Male Embryos

An experimental assisted reproduction technique that could allow some families to avoid having children with certain types of heritable disease should be allowed to go forward in the United States, provided it proceeds slowly and cautiously. Show More Summary

Newly Identified Pathway Links Fetal Brain Development to Adult Social Behavior

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine and other institutions have recently uncovered abnormalities in embryonic brain development in mice, including transient embryonic brain enlargement during neuron formation, that are responsible for abnormal adult brain structures and behavioral abnormalities.

Mount Sinai scientists take novel approach to restore the microbiome of C-section newborns

Scientists from the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, collaborating with NYU Langone Medical Center and a multi-center team of researchers, demonstrated for the firstShow More Summary

Male mice without any Y chromosome genes can father offspring after assisted reproduction

Two years ago, the University of Hawaii (UH) team led by Monika A. Ward, Professor at the Institute for Biogenesis Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, demonstrated that only two genes of the Y chromosome,...Show More Summary

The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Joins Nation's Cancer Centers in Endorsement of HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention

National vaccination rates need to be increased for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes several types of cancer, The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and 69 of the nation's top cancer centers urged today in a joint statement. Show More Summary

MU Radiology Professor Named India's Person of the Year in Science

Kattesh Katti, Ph.D., Curators' Professor of Radiology and Physics, director of the MU Institute of Green Nanotechnology and Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor of Medical Research at the MU School of Medicine, was named the 2016 Person of the Year in Science by Vijayavani, the leading daily newspaper in the Indian state of Karnataka. Show More Summary

The Art and Science of Regeneration

Science tells us that our skin regenerates itself every seven days, and, according to the Stanford Medicine Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, "Every single cell in our skeleton is replaced every seven years."...Show More Summary

$60 Million to Fund Study of Genetics Underlying Common Diseases

The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will receive $60 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the genetics of common diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, autism and epilepsy.

Epilepsy Expert Dr. Wayne Frankel Joins Columbia's Institute for Genomic Medicine

Wayne Frankel, PhD, has joined Columbia University as professor of genetics & development in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and as director of preclinical models in the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM), a cornerstone of Columbia's Precision Medicine Initiative.

Experimental immunotherapy zaps 2 most lethal Ebola virus strains

January 13, 2016--(BRONX, NY)--Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) have engineered the first antibodies that can potently neutralize the two deadliest strains of the virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Show More Summary

NCCIH research: Nothing much there behind the curtain

It’s an understatement to say that I’m not exactly a fan of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), the institute formerly known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and, even a year after its name change, probably still better known by its old moniker. Just type “NCCAM” or…

Chronicles of Health Creation: The Naturopathic Profession's Impact on Integrative and Functional Medicine

I was called by a consultant to an institute associated with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians to participate as an outside expert in a strategic process. I spent the 1983-1993 years working in an intense period of the profession's re-emergence. Show More Summary

The U.S. Army wants volunteers to eat MREs for three weeks

The Army is looking for a few brave men and women to fight the urge to eat fresh and wholesome food for three weeks. The U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Mass., is seeking volunteers between the ages of 18 and 62 to eat nothing but MREs (Meals, Ready-to-Eat) in a bid to...

Quality Counts

The Institute of Medicine has issued a report looking at the effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for mental disorders. Dr. Insel blogs about the need to ensure that consumers needing treatment receive evidence-based therapies.

Dale Guyer Of Anti-Aging Guyer Institute Says Charlie Sly Only Interned For 3 Months In 2013

Dr. Dale Guyer of The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine in Indianapolis is a man who is talked about quite a bit in the new and shocking documentary called The Dark Side. As reported by the Inquisitr, the documentary sought to expose many athletes who take steroids such as Delta-2, and examine how big names... Show More Summary

Coming up next in personalized medicine: 3D printed drugs

GUEST: Over the past decade, 3D printing has been blurring boundaries between imagination and fabrication. Developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), computer-aided 3D-printing technology has opened up exciting and revolutionary new possibilities in customized medicines. Show More Summary

‘Moneyball’ Comes to Medicine: Data Guru Paul DePodesta Joins Scripps

After leading a data revolution in Major League Baseball, data guru Paul DePodesta is joining the faculty of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) where he will apply his skills and insight to the emerging field of digital medicine. STSI is a National Institutes of Health sponsored consortium led by Scripps Health in collaboration with The... Read More

Watching the ribosome at work

A new statistical method could help to clarify the function of unknown genes. A research team under Uwe Ohler of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) has adapted and tested a filter method from speech signal processing that makes sequencing data more interpretable. Show More Summary

Institute of Medicine report on cardiac arrest

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } The IOM report on cardiac arrest was released on June 30. A summary of the report in JAMA is here. The report calls for improvements in data reporting, public education, EMS capability, accreditation standards, quality improvement initiatives, research funding, translating evidence into practice, and the establishment of a

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