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NIH scientists and collaborators find prion protein in skin of CJD patients

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of nearly two dozen people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The scientists also exposed a dozen healthy mice to skin extracts from two of the CJD patients, and all developed prion disease.

NIH scientists and collaborators find prion protein in skin of CJD patients

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of several people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Show More Summary

Researchers reveal new details on aged brain, Alzheimer's and dementia

(Allen Institute) In a comprehensive analysis of samples from 107 aged human brains, researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, UW Medicine and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute have discovered details that will help researchers better understand the biological bases for Alzheimer's disease and dementia in older populations.

Mount Sinai Researcher Appointed as Next Generation Leader for the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Denise Cai, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been selected as one of the Allen Institute for Brain Science's 2017 Next Generation Leaders.

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017

(Baylor College of Medicine) A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Institute has found that ciprofloxacin, a widely prescribed antibiotic,...Show More Summary

Physician wellness at the personal, institutional, and cultural levels

Do you know we have record rates of physician burnout, dissatisfaction, and suicide? Ongoing shortages in primary care, without improvement in sight? Physicians exiting medicine earlier  than in the past? What about burnout? Do you know it affects patients as well as their doctors? Affects physicians’ families and friends? Increases mistakes and malpractice risk? Affects […]

Shining a Light on the Nervous System to Thwart Disease

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pittsburgh have received a four-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop enhanced infraredShow More Summary

Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pittsburgh have received a four-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health...Show More Summary

Rosalind Franklin University researcher wins DoD grant to improve combat casualty care

(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) Cardiac resuscitation expert Dr. Raúl Gazmuri leads a team at Rosalind Franklin University's Resuscitation Institute in investigating new treatments for simultaneous TBI and severe bleeding, a common and deadly wound combination on the battlefield.

VR can reduce phantom pain for people with paralysis

Breakthrough research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne has shown that virtual reality can help reduce phantom pain in people with partial paralysis. Read more... More about Innovation, Switzerland, Medicine, Research, and Brain

Microfinance institutions are found effective in giving health products to underserved communities

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Microfinance institutions are found effective in delivering essential health products to underserved communities on a national scale while reducing costs.

NIH funds research to fight Alzheimer's disease with anti-inflammatory diet

(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) The National Institutes of Health has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine nutrition scientist Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D., R.D., a five-year, $4 million grant to test whether a diet rich in foods with anti-inflammatory properties can reduce cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease risk. Show More Summary

Microfinance Institutions Are Found Effective in Delivering Essential Health Products to Underserved Communities on a National Scale While Reducing Costs

New research from The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, suggests that the capabilities of microfinance networks expand well beyond banking, and that tapping into these networks can bring measurable health improvements to rural and underserved communities on a national scale with reduced cost.

Chicago Students to Get Hands-on Cancer Research Experience Through $1.9 Million Grant to UChicago Medicine

The University of Chicago Medicine received a $1.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to launch a two-year program to provide immersive laboratory and research training for high school and undergraduate students.

New system for treating colorectal cancer can lead to complete cure

(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston have developed a new, three-step system that uses nuclear medicine to target and eliminate colorectal cancer. Show More Summary

Disruptive bioengineering – changing the way cells interact with each other

Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine have developed a new platform based on the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9 technology, to alter the way human cells respond to external signals, and provide new opportunities for stopping cancer cells from developing.

TGen-USC study finds 'precision ,edicine' may not always be so precise

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Precision Medicine in oncology, where genetic testing is used to determine the best drugs to treat cancer patients, is not always so precise when applied to some of the world's more diverse...Show More Summary

BU receives prestigious ACS award

(Boston University School of Medicine) Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of 12 sites nationwide selected to receive the American Cancer Society's Institutional Research Grants program award. Beginning in January 2018, the three-year, $270,000 award will provide three pilot grants per year to junior faculty conducting cancer research. Show More Summary

Feinstein Institute study looks at impact of a popular pre-heart transplant therapy on the kidney

(Northwell Health) Scientists, nephrologists and cardiac surgeons from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Northwell Health's Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery examined the impact of a popular pre-heart transplant therapy on the kidney in a study published today by The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

US FDA awards I-ACT for Children a grant for pediatric medicines & devices network

(Zest Social Media Solutions) The US Food and Drug Administration has awarded the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children (I-ACT for Children) a grant to improve clinical trials of new drugs and devices for children.

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