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UT Southwestern Research Identifies Protein That Promotes the Breakdown of Fat, Potentially Leading to New Diabetes Treatments

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells - and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes - can kick-start the more efficient and healthful breakdown of fat.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Who Should Take Statins?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. Statins are medications that lower cholesterol levels. But, who should take them? A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports...Show More Summary

Smart Helmet for Football Players May Help Detect Concussions

A smart helmet that can help diagnose concussions in football players is being developed by medical students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).

In some genetic cases of microcephaly, stem cells fail to launch

In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing...Show More Summary

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Receives Top Epilepsy Ranking From the National Association of Epilepsy Centers

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center, providing the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

In Some Genetic Cases of Microcephaly, Stem Cells Fail to Launch

In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing brain.

Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever

Physicians from Children's Hospital of Michigan, UC Davis Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with 19 other pediatric emergency departments around the country, have established a "proof of principle" for...Show More Summary

Injected mix of bone-augmenting agents causes new bone growth in mouse jaws

Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) deliver a protein/peptide combination using an injectable gel carrier to promote bone formation in mouse jawbones read more

Cedars-Sinai Resident Neurosurgeon Accepted Into Prestigious White House Fellows Program

Cedars-Sinai resident neurosurgeon Lindsey Ross, MD, a member of the medical center's Neurological Surgery Residency Program, has won a coveted position as a 2016-2017 White House Fellow. Starting this week, Ross will spend the next year in Washington working in the U.S. Show More Summary

Dr. Ayman Fanous Named Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate

Ayman Fanous, MD, has been named professor and chair of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He previously was at the Washington DC VA Medical Center and Georgetown University School of Medicine.

NYU Lutheran Offers Many Options to Treat Kidney Stones

NYU Lutheran Medical Center offers patients many noninvasive and minimally invasive options to treat kidney stones, says the hospital's chief of urology.

Riverview Medical Center Named as an Affiliate Treatment Center by the National Lymphedema Network

Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, was named as an Affiliate Treatment Center by the National Lymphedema Network. An Affiliated Treatment Center is a center in which more than one therapist is a certified lymphedema therapist, and is properly trained to successfully treat and manage Lymphedema affecting various parts of the body.

Minnesota Obstetrician/Gynecologist Diagnoses Rare Disease; Receives the Vasculitis Foundation's 2016 VF-RED Award

Dr. Jeffrey Raines, a General Obstetrician/Gynecologist and supervisor for the Obstetric/Gynecology Department of Fairview Medical Group Fairview Medical Center in Maple Grove, Minnesota earned a special award for his critical early diagnosis of vasculitis.

National '100 Great Oncology Programs' List Features UVA

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Virginia Cancer Center at UVA Medical Center has been honored among 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs by Becker's Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication. UVA is the only health system in Virginia named to this year's list.

Blocking Release of the Hormone Ghrelin May Mediate Low Blood Sugar Effect in Children Taking Beta Blockers, UT Southwestern Study Shows

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a previously unknown role of a cellular signaling molecule involved in release of the "hunger hormone" ghrelin, a finding that could have implications for optimal treatment of children taking beta blockers.

Novel MRI Technique Distinguishes Healthy Prostate Tissue From Cancer Using Zinc

A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined.

Stroke-Like Brain Damage Is Reduced in Mice Injected with Omega-3s

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that omega-3 fatty acids reduced brain damage in a neonatal mouse model of stroke.

Prize-winning author Joyce Carol Thomas dead at 78

Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78. Thomas died Aug. 13 at Stanford University Medical Center of cirrhosis of the liver stemming from a bad blood transfusion decades ago, according to her sister, Flora Krasnovsky. Thomas...

Brooklyn hospitals band together to survive, but Wyckoff Heights may go it alone

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center pulled out of plans to create a nonprofit consortium of four hospitals to jointly apply for $700 million the state has designated to improve care in the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Smoking weed for pain benefits men more than women

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Years of research have shown a direct connection between ingesting marijuana and feeling pain relief — but could this beneficial side effect vary by gender? A new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found that men felt greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana....

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