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Pollution exposure is higher in city kids who are active, finds study

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(Columbia University Medical Center) Children from New York City who engaged in vigorous daily exercise had greater exposure to black carbon, a traffic pollutant, than children who were less active, according to Columbia University researchers.

UTSW scientists get the upperhand in biological pathway that leads to heart formation

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine have identified a pathway essential to heart formation and, in the process, unveiled a mechanism that may explain how some previously puzzling segments of the genome work.

Mayo Clinic study shows that choice of medical center impacts life expectancy of multiple myeloma patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. – People diagnosed with multiple myeloma are more likely to live longer if they are treated at a medical center that sees many patients with this blood cancer. Mayo Clinic researchers published these findings today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Multiple myeloma is a rare form of blood cancer that attacks plasma […]

Linda J. Mason, M.D., Elected First Vice President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Linda J. Mason, M.D., director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, today was named first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dr. Mason was elected at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2016 annual meeting in Chicago and will serve for one year.

American Society of Anesthesiologists Names Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D., New President

Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D., chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, Texas, was today named president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the nation's largest organization of physician anesthesiologists. Show More Summary

Consortium develops technology to identify genetic and environmental causes of cancers

(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Dartmouth researchers, led by Christopher Amos, PhD, Dartmouth Professor and Interim Director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, formed a consortium of multiple institutions, funded by many sources.Show More Summary

Genetic risk factor for binge eating discovered

(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers have identified a gene (CYFIP2) associated with binge eating. This finding represents one of the first examples of a genome-wide significant genetic factor to be identified for binge eating in model organisms or humans. Show More Summary

Later Abortion Care Takes Center Stage in Critical U.S. Senate Race

“Well, I do stand for the right of women to make incredibly difficult decisions that are medically complex, privately, with her family, with her doctor, and in conversation with her god,” said Katie McGinty, the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania's U.S. Show More Summary

Teen rushed to hospital after Portland late-term abortion center loses power

'It is obvious that Lovejoy lacks the ability to properly treat a vulnerable patient in the event of medical emergencies that routinely plague the abortion industry.'

Study identifies 2 new genes responsible for Alzheimer's disease among African-Americans

(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers have identified two new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) among African Americans.The findings, which appear online in the journal Alzheimer's and Dementia, may lead to the development of new therapies specifically targeting those genes.

Career Opportunity: New Arizona Equine Podiatry Center Seeks Farrier

Arizona Equine Medical & Surgical Centre seeks an American Farrier's Association certified JOURNEYMAN FARRIER  (or equivalent qualification) for our newly developed Arizona Equine Podiatry Center.    Arizona Equine is an established seven-doctor equine referral center in Gilbert, Arizona. Show More Summary

Asthma research unexpectedly yields new treatment approach for inherited enzyme disease

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Experiments designed to reveal how a protein protects the lungs from asthma-related damage suggest a new way to treat a rare disease marked by the inability of cells to break down fats, according to a report in EBioMedicine published online Oct. 25.

UT Southwestern study links small RNA molecule to pregnancy complication

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A family of small RNA molecules affects the development of cells that give rise to the placenta -- an organ that transfers oxygen and nutrients from mother to fetus -- in ways that could contribute to a serious pregnancy complication, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.

Quality doesn’t always equal success for doctors

I recently spent an evening with a group of medical oncology fellows as part of a small panel discussing career alternatives. There were doctors who worked for pharma, academic medical centers, hospitals and a couple of us representing private practice. The questions and comments taught me more than I could contribute. I was surprised to […]

Expert Availability: NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine Experts to Present at the 63rd Annual American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Meeting

Physicians and scientists from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will attend the 2016 63rd Annual American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Meeting from October 24-29.

Tumor markers can reveal lethality of bladder cancers, guide treatment

(University of Chicago Medical Center) Tumor cells collected during the removal of a cancerous bladder and transplanted into mice with weakened immune systems could help physicians rapidly identify high-risk cancers, determine prognosis and refine the use of biomarkers to personalize care for patients with this common cancer.

Study determines efficacy of 2 drugs to treat a form of leukemia

(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers have determined that two Phase 1 drugs (CX-4945 and JQ1) can work together to efficiently kill T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells while having minimal impact on normal blood cell...

Expanding the Role of Hospitalist Physician Assistants Achieves Similar Clinical Outcomes, Costs Less

More and more medical centers are relying on hospitalists -- hospital-based internal medicine specialists who coordinate the complex care of inpatients. Now, an 18-month study comparing two hospitalist groups -- one with a high physician...Show More Summary

Surgeons, chaplains and social workers swing into action to help crash victims

The victims from Sunday’s deadly bus crash streamed into the Desert Regional Medical Center trauma’s unit around the early-morning shift change. Because of the scope of the tragedy, the hospital summoned chaplains and additional social service workers, extended overtime and made sure there was...

Armed man shot by police in Echo Park near Sunset Boulevard bar, LAPD says

Los Angeles police shot and wounded an armed man early Sunday morning at an Echo Park gas station after chasing him on foot for about a block, authorities said. The man was rushed to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he remained hospitalized Sunday evening in stable condition, said Sgt....

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