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Researchers discover how immune cells resist radiation treatment

Researchers at The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a key mechanism by which radiation treatment (radiotherapy) fails to completely destroy tumors. And, in the journal Nature Immunology, they offer a novel solution to promote successful radiotherapy for the millions of cancer patients who are treated with it. read more

Lower availability of omega-3 fatty acids in the body associated with bipolar disorder

People with bipolar disorder have lower levels of certain omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier compared to those who do not, according to researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Independent panel of global experts calls for critical reforms to prevent future pandemics

An independent group of 19 experts from around the globe, convened by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has issued a hard-hitting analysis of the global response to the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in The Lancet. read more

'Liquid biopsy' promotes precision medicine by tracking patient's cancer

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Nov. 4, 2015 -- A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has reported that analyzing circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) can track how a patient's cancer evolves and responds to treatment. In a study published today in Nature Communications, Dr. Show More Summary

‘Liquid biopsy’ Promotes Precision Medicine by Tracking Patient’s Cancer

Circulating tumor DNA in blood could inform physicians on best treatments for individual patients PHOENIX, Ariz. - Nov. 4, 2015 - A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen),Show More Summary

A Lil Positivity: Five Brilliant Black Scholars And Educators Elected To The National Academy Of Medicine

Five Brilliant Black Scholars Elected To The National Academy Of Medicine The National Academy of Medicine, formerly known as the Institute for Medicine, was founded in 1970. Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest

Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science Established at Rutgers Cancer Institute

Helping to propel groundbreaking research in the field of precision medicine at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science has been established. The chair is named for developer Omar Boraie, who has made a $1.5 million pledge to support it.

Going Beyond the Symptoms: The Case for Telemedicine

A recent study conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) revealed that one in 20 adult patients in the U.S. are misdiagnosed every year. While this may not seem like much, five percent amounts to roughly 12 million patients annually. Show More Summary

Cancer-causing parasite may accelerate wound healing

It's short, ugly and deadly. But James Cook University scientists have found a cancer-causing, parasitic worm could help patients recover from their wounds. JCU scientists at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM)...Show More Summary

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Marion G. Lawrence, NIH biochemistMarion G. Lawrence, 86, a biochemist for the National Institutes of Health’s critical care medicine department from about 1985 to 2009, died Sept. 28 at her home in Silver Spring, Md. The cause was cancer, said her daughter, Valerie Tennant.Read full article >>

San Diego Team Combats Memory Loss by Enhancing Brain Function

A new study, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows that increasing a crucial membrane protein in nerve cells within the brain can improve learning and memory in aged mice.

San Diego team combats memory loss by enhancing brain function

LA JOLLA, CA - October 20, 2015 - A new study, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (VA) and University of California (UC) San Diego School of Medicine shows that...Show More Summary

Case Western Reserve Receives $2 Million for Smoking Cessation Research

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine team received $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study a combination approach to help patients stop smoking, particularly those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

HIV Vaccine to Begin Human Testing

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According to the Baltimore Sun, an HIV/AIDS vaccine developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is entering the critical human testing stage. Dr. Robert Gallo, who heads University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology and helped discover HIV and developed the blood test to detect it, made the announcement Thursday. Show More Summary

Namaste, yogis: Yoga as effective as traditional pulmonary rehab in patients with COPD

MONTRÉAL (October 19, 2015)-Researchers from the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, studied the effects of yoga as a form of pulmonary rehabilitation on markers of inflammation in the body. Show More Summary

New Director of Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Anne R. Bresnick, Ph.D., an acclaimed cancer researcher, has been named director of the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, effective October 1. Dr. Bresnick, professor of biochemistry, succeeds Jonathan M. Backer, M.D., who was recently named chair of the department of molecular pharmacology at the College of Medicine.

Tips for patients to help ensure an accurate diagnosis

If you weren’t aware of the prevalence and severity of diagnostic errors, (misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis) maybe you should be now. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report called, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. The report cited that most people will experience one or more diagnostic errors over their lifetimes. It also revealed […]

Genes to Novel Therapeutics in Autism Among Topics at Stony Brook Medicine's "Meeting of the Minds"

The Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute will hold its 6th Annual Meeting of the Minds Symposium on October 30, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University.

This Doctor Invented The HIV Blood Test. Now He Has A Vaccine That May Beat The Virus

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In 1984, Dr. Robert Gallo co-discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, then went on to pioneer the blood test that detects the virus. Now, 31 years later, his team at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute of Human Virology is beginning human trials this month on a potentially revolutionary HIV vaccine. Show More Summary

FIGO calls for treatment developed at Wayne State to fight worldwide preterm birth

Recommendations to reduce the rates of preterm birth developed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health's Perinatology Research Branch were introduced as worldwide best practices in maternal-fetal health Thursday during the World Congress of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Vancouver. read more

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