Penn Medicine researchers have developed a cognitive test battery, known as Cognition, for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) to measure the impact of typical spaceflight stressors (like microgravity, radiation, confinement and isolation, exposure to elevated levels of CO2, and sleep loss) on cognitive performance. Show More Summary
The Institute of Medicine defines health literacy as the degree to which a person is able to obtain, understand, and process basic health information and services, so that s/he can make appropriate decisions about his/her health. Low...Show More Summary
A team of scientists from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine. read more
The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant that will support an effort to re-create a patient's ocular stem cells and restore vision in those blinded by corneal disease.
A new perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine, written by health policy researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, describes various digital...Show More Summary
Penn State College of Medicine and University of Wisconsin have been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the study of a novel way to treat iron deficiency anemia in children.
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate the advantages of physical exercise, cognitive exercise or a combination of both on the aging brain.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Institute for Personalized Medicine is launching a study designed to learn whether patients, who are aware of their genetic predisposition to chronic kidney disease, are more inclined to engage in proactive lifestyle modification with their primary care physician.
Change is almost certain to upset people when it's forced on them. If you're in a position where you have to impose change on someone else, giving them some form of choice can help make the medicine easier to swallow. Read more...
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) a seven-year, $70 million grant for its continuing work on the Inner-City Asthma Consortium (ICAC). The goal of the work is to reduce the severity of asthma in inner-city children.
For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, a team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany...
The Rodham Institute, housed within the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, hosted its 2014 Summit to promote health equity. Attendees included leaders from local and national health advocacy organizations, as well as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Health Matters Initiative Chief Executive Officer Rain Henderson.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) was a key contributor at this month's Project Play Roundtable, "What Do Mothers Want from Youth Sports?" Hosted by the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program in partnership with ESPN,Show More Summary
As Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director of Harvard’s Wyss Institute stated, “Devising a way to prevent blood clotting without using anticoagulants is one of the holy grails in medicine.” Even devices that have been properly analyzed and engineered to serve their purpose can run into problems once implanted into the body. Show More Summary
The University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA has announced $6.9 million to research teams both at Penn and at five other institutions across the United States, aimed at advancing the care of patients living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations through multi-disciplinary collaboration. Show More Summary
Roberto Bonasio, PhD, an assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a core member of the Penn Epigenetics Program is one of the recipients of a 2014 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.
Four scientists from the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award of $2.3 million per researcher, that will forward revolutionary stem cell and neuro-science in medicine.
For the second consecutive year, a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has landed the much-coveted Director's New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Rong Xu, PhD, will initiate computational analysis of thousands of drugs and their effects.
Penn Medicine will receive $3.5 million over the next five years to establish a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) consortium to study new ways to treat diabetes.