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National Institutes of Health $2.3 Million Renewal Grant Funds Study of Enzyme, Molecular Mechanism in Diabetic Vascular Diseases

Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, director of the Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine, has renewed a four-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study the role of an enzyme in causing diabetic vascular diseases and the molecular mechanism that leads to these diseases.

Penn's Garret FitzGerald Receives American Heart Association Merit Award to Enhance Blood Pressure Control

Garret FitzGerald, MD, FRS, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $1 million Merit Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to help the millions of patients with high blood pressure improve their condition.

$100M gift establishes Duchossois Family Institute to develop 'new science of wellness'

(University of Chicago Medical Center) A Chicago-area family with a deep commitment to supporting science and medicine is giving $100 million to establish The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago Medicine, which seeks to accelerate research and interventions based on how the human immune system, microbiome and genetics interact to maintain health.

ATS 2017: New COPD Action Plan Outlines Strategies for Improved Care

One Michigan Medicine researcher is a part of the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute group that recently created a new COPD National Action Plan. Released at the American Thoracic Society's International Conference in Washington, D.C., it outlines key goals.

ATS 2017: New COPD action plan outlines strategies for improved care

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A Michigan Medicine researcher is a part of the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute group that recently created a new COPD National Action Plan. Released...Show More Summary

Johns Hopkins Study Shows One of the Deadliest Hospital-Acquired Infections Is Preventable

In a recent paper published online in the journal Critical Care Medicine, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality led a study that demonstrated that health care providers can take steps to curb ventilator-associated events.

SAEM 2017: Best Practices in EMS Oversight Needed to Improve Pre-Hospital Care

A 2015 Institute of Medicine report that highlighted fragmentation among EMS systems in the United States compelled Michigan Medicine researchers to evaluate the quality of EMS oversight in Michigan and explore how EMS systems could work together to improve patient care.

SAEM 2017: Best practices in EMS oversight needed to improve pre-hospital care

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A 2015 Institute of Medicine report that highlighted fragmentation among EMS systems in the United States compelled Michigan Medicine researchers to evaluate the quality of EMS oversight in Michigan and explore how EMS systems could work together to improve patient care.

Penn Medicine's Alzheimer's Genetics Data Storage Site Receives Five-Year Renewal to Total $7.7 Million

Penn Medicine's Alzheimer's disease genetics data repository has received a five-year funding renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health. The award is expected to total $7.7 million over five years.

Penn Medicine's Alzheimer's genetics data storage site gets 5-year renewal to total $7.7 M

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Penn Medicine's Alzheimer's disease genetics data repository has received a five-year funding renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health. The award is expected to total $7.7 million over five years.

Water droplets as miniaturized test tubes

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Modern laboratory technology cannot only help develop new medicine, but also make quicker diagnoses of higher precision. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now developed laboratory equipment that facilitates the search for active substances and the examination of cell samples. Show More Summary

Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation Wins ECRI Institute Award for Innovative Dashboard and Clinician Alert Platform

Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation in Philadelphia, PA, has been named the winner of the ECRI Institute 11th Health Devices Achievement Award. The award recognizes innovative and effective initiatives undertaken by ECRIShow More Summary

Underlying molecular mechanism of bipolar disorder revealed

(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), with major participation from Yokohama School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and UC San Diego, have identified the molecular mechanism behind lithium's effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder patients. Show More Summary

TGen distinguished professor honored by New York's Columbia University

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Dr. Daniel Von Hoff -- Distinguished Professor, Physician-In-Chief, and Director of Molecular Medicine at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) -- will receive a gold medal for excellence in clinical medicine from his alma mater, Columbia University. Show More Summary

BUSM student awarded third HHMI Medical Research Fellowship

(Boston University Medical Center) Joseph Park, a second-year student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), was recently awarded his third Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship. He is one of 79 medical students selected to conduct in-depth, mentored biomedical research.

Russian scientists plot antibiotic resistance on a world map

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem for human health. Uncontrolled antibiotic usage in agriculture and medicine makes bacteria resistant to drugs and these drugs become less effective. Show More Summary

Howard Hughes Medical Institute research award a first for Virginia Tech Carilion

(Virginia Tech) A Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has been awarded a highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship to devote a year to in-depth, mentored biomedical research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Einstein's 2017 Stem Cell Symposium Spotlights Epigenetics and Metabolism

On Monday, April 24, the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine will host its third Stem Cell Symposium, focusing on the importance of cell metabolism and epigenetics. Show More Summary

Barbara Ross-Lee, Osteopathic Medicine Pioneer and Visionary, Announces Retirement

After nearly 40 years of advancing the field of osteopathic medicine and blazing trails for women and minorities, Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., is retiring as vice president for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), an institution she served for 16 years in multiple leadership roles. Show More Summary

New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis

(Baylor College of Medicine) A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.

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