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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.

Atlantic Health Partners with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to Expand Personalized Treatment Offerings to Patients

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is joining forces with Atlantic Health System in offering patients with rare forms of cancer access to a precision medicine clinical trial. The research will utilize genomic analysis to identify abnormal changes in the genetic make-up of the cancer in order to better personalize treatments.

7 Foods High In Water

2 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : GymLion

You’ve probably heard that you need drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. However, there isn’t much evidence to support that number. Instead, the Institute of Medicine recommends that men actually drink 12 cups and women drink roughly 9 cups a day. Show More Summary

WSU/KCI Among Lead Academic Centers Participating in Nationwide NCI Match Trial

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine, is one of the lead academic centers participating in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice) Trial in the United States, set to begin in the next few weeks. Show More Summary

The Tisch Cancer Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Earns National Cancer Institute Designation

The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been named a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center. TCI joins an elite group of 69 cancer institutions nationwide that have earned this designation, which is based on scientific excellence, robust clinical research, and beneficial community impact.

UC San Diego Health and La Jolla Institute Announce New Affiliation

UC San Diego Health, with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement with La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) designed to deepen existing collaborative relationships, boost basic research of diseases of the immune system and more quickly introduce new clinical treatments and therapies.

National Institutes of Health Awards IU 5-Year Grant to Create New Diabetes Research Center

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a five-year, $4.5 million grant to create a new federally designated Indiana Diabetes Research Center, one of just 16 such centers in the countr...

How Does Income & Education Effect One’s Knowledge of Alternative Medicines?

Does Income Really Effect One’s Knowledge of Alternative Medicines? Well according to a new study done by the Director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies and Professor of Health Education Adam Burke, it does.  Quite a bit.Show More Summary

Torturing rats in the name of acupuncture pseudoscience

Back when I started this blog, I hadn’t yet become aware of the phenomenon known as quackademic medicine. This phenomenon, as you recall, is the infiltration of academic medical institutions that should be bastions of science- and evidence-based medicine by outright quackery. In quackademic medicine, we see Very Respectable Academic Physicians and Scientists wasting their…

National Policy Organization Picks Wayne State's Dr. Patrick Hines for Innovation Fellowship

The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization The Aspen Institute has selected Wayne State University School of Medicine's Patrick Hines, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Physiology and an assistant professor...Show More Summary

Vincent Gammill: Con-Man ‘Doctor’ Gave Cancer Patient Bag Of Dirt, Said It Was Medicine, Cops Say

Vincent Gammill ran something called the Natural Oncology Institute, a business that advertises “alternative and complementary care for those with cancer.” But the 69-year-old Richmond, California man was arrested last week because,Show More Summary

Remains of Nazi anatomy prof’s victims found at French forensic institute

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Remains belonging to victims of Nazi anatomy professor August Hirt have been found at a forensic medicine institute in eastern France, local authorities said in a statement Saturday. Eighty-six Jews had been sent to the gas chambers in 1943 and their bodies brought to the eastern French city of...

Diarrhea in cats

Barbara Hinney and her colleagues from the Institute for Parasitology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, screened 298 faecal samples taken from cats across Austria for single-cell intestinal parasites, so called enteric protozoa. Show More Summary

HIV Under Castro

In 1983, Fidel Castro attended a presentation by Dr. Gustavo Kouri at Cuba's Institute of Tropical Medicine. Kouri was speaking on dengue fever and malaria, both common and perilous tropical diseases, to a room otherwise overfull of doctors, researchers, and military personnel. Show More Summary

Dehydrated? Here Are 7 Foods that Can Help!

2 months agoHealth / Fitness : GymLion

You’ve probably heard that you need drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. However, there isn’t much evidence to support that number. Instead, the Institute of Medicine recommends that men drink 12 cups and women drink roughly 9 cups a day. Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit: Legal Or Not, Marijuana Facility Cannot Deduct Its Expenses

Legalized medicinal marijuana is yesterdays' news; legal recreational marijuana is the way of the world now, and with each passing year, additional states are considering the legalize-and-tax regime first instituted by Colorado and Washington. While state law is becoming more and more accepting of the idea of free-market marijuana, however, a [...]

Researchers Identify Critical Genes Responsible for Brain Tumor Growth

After generating new brain tumor models, Cedars-Sinai scientists in the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute identified the role of a family of genes underlying tumor growth in a wide spectrum of high grade brain tumor...

New HoloLens video demos usage in medicine, is more honest about field of view

Today, Microsoft has published a new video highlighting HoloLens and their partnership with Case Western Reserve University. The deal between the two institutions was announced back at Build along with a demonstration on stage. Based...Show More Summary

$1.25 Million NIH Grant to Study Diabetes Drug's Role in Reversing Preeclampsia

- Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has secured a $1.25 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function.

El Salvador Sees Highest Monthly Murder Rate Since Civil War

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country's civil war. Miguel Fortin Magana, director of the country's Legal Medicine Institute, said Friday that June's total surpassed May's total of 641 murders. Show More Summary

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