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Transgender Medicine/ Olympic Doping Scandal / Ataxia: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the National Institutes of Health, transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assignedShow More Summary

TSRI Scientists Receive Funding to Advance Stem Cell-Based Parkinson's Therapy

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Scripps Clinic have received a grant of nearly $2.4 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support safety and quality tests of a potential stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease.

Regenerative medicine improves strength and function in severe muscle injuries

PITTSBURGH, July 21, 2016 - Results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine showed significant improvement in strength and range of motion,...Show More Summary

Ship engine emissions adversely affect macrophages

In cooperation with colleagues of the University of Rostock, the University of Luxembourg, the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Eastern Finland, the Munich Scientists have now published the results in the journal PLOS ONE. read more

‘Origami Robot’ May Cure Stomach Aches Of The Future

A tiny, ingestible robot with the ability to retrieve foreign objects, deliver medicine and dress wounds is being designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Having stomach troubles? Try swallowing an origami robot

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could be used to patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge a foreign object. Rus said one of the robot's most important missions could be...Show More Summary

Scientists delve into 'black box' of DNA research

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Scientists at Florida State University, Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have broken ground in a little-understood area of human genetics. In a new study published in the Proceedings...Show More Summary

City Voices: Hard Truths about Eating Healthy

I am a member of the New York Academy of Medicine and am happy to say that its Institute for Urban Health has just published a terrific new report in its City Voices: New Yorkers on Health series. This one, published in June, is called “Food and Nutrition: Hard Truths about Eating Healthy.” It is […]

K-State researcher gets $2M grant to develop E. coli vaccines

Weiping Zhang, professor of microbiology and a researcher with Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a five-year, $2.1-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his work on developing vaccines for E. Show More Summary

Immunotherapy Benefits Relapsed Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that using repeated doses of an immunotherapy drug can restore a complete remission for some relapsed stem cell transplant recipients.

Deadly Bacteria Share Weapons to Outsmart Antibiotics

A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Universidad Nacional de Rosario and the National Research Council from Argentina have identified a bacterial mechanism that stabilizes certain MBLs in cell membranes and enables their spread into the environment.

'If you think of medicines as planets, our lab is building rockets'

Phil Baran, a professor of chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute, refers to the work that he does with the students and postdocs at his laboratory as “translational chemistry.” “We work on training and educating the very people...Show More Summary

Why obstetric anesthesiology is the next frontier in medicine

There’s a lot of fear and anxiety about the job market with recent medical school graduates. The 2008 crisis almost collapsed the housing market and many of our large banks, prized institutions, and beacons of financial stability, dissolved overnight.  If you combine these events with the financial burden of student loans that many graduates have, […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Inside Precision Medicine and Mayo’s Biobank

The question of how lifestyle, environment and genetics impact health and disease will soon be under the microscope. The National Institutes of Health recently announced $55 million in funding to launch a million-person study into the merits of precision medicine – the practice of shaping disease prevention and treatment to match a patient’s unique DNA. It’s […]

This tiny device for your water bottle will make sure you drink enough water

Staying hydrated has lots of health benefits — it can help keep energy levels high, make skin appear healthier, and even aid weight loss. The Institute of Medicine recommends that men over 18 drink 3.7 liters of water per day and women drink 2.7. Show More Summary

UChicago to Support NIH Million-Person Precision Medicine Study

The University of Chicago is one of three Illinois academic institutions that will work together to help launch President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program to enroll 1 million or more participants in a national research effort designed to find better ways to prevent and treat disease based on lifestyle, environment and genetics.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Chosen for Leadership Role in NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the Data and Research Support Center for the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people, federal officials have announced.

TSRI Awarded $20 Million for First Year of Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

As part of the most ambitious medical research program in the history of American medicine, The Scripps Research Institute has received an initial award of $20 million for its role in a national precision medicine initiative, the National Institutes of Health announced today.

National Institutes of Health Awards $69.6 Million to Support Research Partnership

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $69.6 million to the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, a research partnership of UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Case Western Reserve University Receives NIH Funding to Participate in Launch of Genomics Center on Alzheimer's Disease

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is one of six recipients of a five-year, $10.8 million award from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's disease.

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