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Precision Medicine, "Big Data," and Gene Editing at Penn's 10th Annual Translational Medicine Symposium

University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics' 10th Annual International Symposium will cover translational science in academic medical centers and biotech along with the impact of innovative technologies such as super-resolution imaging, optogenetics, and the new gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.

NIH Awards Einstein $2.9 Million for Child Sleep Research

An estimated 25 to 50 percent of preschoolers do not get enough healthy sleep. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to promote healthy sleep among these children. Show More Summary

NIH Awards Mount Sinai $9.9 Million to Study Role of Dietary Supplements in Promoting Resilience

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded $9.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how dietary supplements based on chemicals found in grapes can promote psychological health and resilience to stresses and trauma that frequent the lives of most people.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Regeneron Announce New Antibody Research Agreement

The Experimental Therapeutics Institute (ETI) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that they have entered into an agreement with the goal of accelerating the discovery of fully-human antibodies directed against therapeutic targets being researched by Mount Sinai investigators.

Some thoughts on diagnostic errors

The Institute of Medicine released a new report today – ‘Countless’ Patients Harmed By Wrong or Delayed Diagnoses Over the next few days we will read many opinions on the problem. Readers know that I have a great interest in this problem. I have thought about it often, and talk about it frequently. Here are […]

ACR Supports Collaboration to Reduce Medical Diagnostic Errors

As a sponsor of the Sept. 22 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, the American College of Radiology (ACR) supports collaborative, patient-centered approaches to reduce diagnostic errors.

AACC Welcomes Enhanced Role for Laboratory Medicine Experts to Combat Potentially Devastating Diagnostic Error

Today, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) released a comprehensive report on patient harm caused by diagnostic error that outlines the scope of this serious issue as well as potential solutions. AACC...Show More Summary

Report: Doctors Are Screwing Up Diagnoses -- And Patients Should Speak Out

A new report from the Institute of Medicine suggests patients are critical to reducing diagnostic errors. But is the healthcare system ready to welcome their input?

Low Cost Pseudo-Organs for Toxicology Testing

Scientist at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences have developed a microfluidic chip platform that allows for the development of...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Welcomes New NIH Initiative

Journalists: Broadcast quality sound bites with Dr. Stewart are available in the downloads. Click here for the transcript. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new framework this week for beginning to collect and decode the genetic information of a huge sampling of volunteers over the next three years in an effort to improve […]

NIH Moves Forward on Genetic Database While Hoping for Funding

National Institutes of Health officials are moving ahead with the core concept of President Obama’s precision medicine initiative—a plan to amass genetic data on more than 1 million volunteers.

Why Your Significant Other’s Skin Feels So Soft (But May Not Actually Be)

It’s affective, it’s social.” “Touch is very communicative,” adds Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Research has shown you can relay a number of basic emotions, including sadness, sympathy, anger, and disgust, through touch alone, she says.

University of Chicago Medicine Hosts Symposium of Leading Chicago Heart Researchers

Leading researchers from Chicago's academic medical centers and other institutions will meet at the American Heart Association's 2015 Chicago Research Network Symposium, hosted by University of Chicago Medicine's Section of Cardiology, on Friday, September 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Telling the stories of precision medicine at Mayo Clinic’s 4th International Individualized Medicine Conference

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Precision or individualized medicine is at the core of a major White House initiative. It is a major focus of the National Institutes of Health. It is changing medical practice on a daily basis. Beginning on September 20th, Mayo Clinic will be helping health care providers understand the new tools offered by […]

Vanderbilt Depression Study Seeks to Predict Treatment Response

Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won't respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error but a National Institutes of Health-funded study conducted by Vanderbilt's Center for Cognitive Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry may shed some light on predicting the response of a group of depressed individuals age 60 and older.

Heart Disease Prevention - Alternative Way To Predict Heart Heart

A new study, conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and other institutes, suggested that the strength of a person’s hand-grip could actually predict the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Their findings were published online May 13, 2015 in the ‘Lancet’ medical journal. Show More Summary

Is patient-centered care part of the problem?

What is the difference between a health care system and a Burger King? In a health care system, you can’t always have it your way. At some point in our training, most physicians are introduced to the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on Crossing the Quality Chasm. The report outlines 6 key elements that are […]

Loyola University Chicago Faculty Earn Prestigious NIH Grant

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine has been awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health U01 grant to study the prevention of lower urinary tract symptoms in women. Nearly half of all women in the US suffer from a pelvic disorder. Show More Summary

Oliver Sacks, Author and Neurologist, Dies at 82

The New York Times reports that Oliver Sacks, author and neurologist — who previously held tenure at New York University School of Medicine, Columbia University, and other esteemed institutions — …Read More

UC San Diego Cancer Researchers Receive NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Four University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers have been selected to receive the newly established National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award. The multi-million dollar awards fund new projects that have an unusual potential in cancer research over seven years.

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