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Penn medicine | virtua strategic alliance brings first proton therapy to south Jersey

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Cancer care in South Jersey is about to enter a new era. Penn Medicine, in partnership with Virtua, announced plans to build a new proton facility on the campus of Virtua's acute care hospital, Virtua Voorhees. Show More Summary

Finding a lethal parasite's vulnerabilities

(University of Pennsylvania) Researchers from Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine have landed on encouraging findings to take on Strongyloides stercoralis, a parasitic nematode that's infected millions of people around the world.

Penn Researcher Receives $4M State Award for Multi-Institution Effort to Transform Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Douglas H. Smith, MD, the Robert A. Groff Professor of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $4-million, four-year PACT (PA Consortium on Traumatic Brain Injury) award fromShow More Summary

Probing Alzheimer's at both ends of the spectrum

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received two grant awards, in partnership with investigators from other institutions, from the National Institutes of Health to conduct major studies on Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of memory loss and other forms of dementia in older persons.

Probing Alzheimer's at Both Ends of the Spectrum

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received two grant awards, in partnership with investigators from other institutions, from the National Institutes of Health to conduct major studies on Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of memory loss and other forms of dementia in older persons.

HKBU scholars develop new generation of tumor-specific aptamer-drug conjugate

(Hong Kong Baptist University) The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University devoted their efforts to the development of a new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules.

Researchers Identify Way to Block Malaria-Causing Parasites' Ability to Shield Themselves Against Drug Treatment

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug treatments in infected mice--a finding that could lead to the development of new approaches to combat this deadly disease in humans.

Deadly Heart Rhythm Halted by Noninvasive Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation therapy -- aimed directly at the heart -- can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart rhythm. Show More Summary

Cedars-Sinai Helps a Future Physician Grow From Cradle to Medical School

Shannon Sullivan, 26, a student at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C., has already co-authored a major study in a prominent neuroscience journal and earned a coveted fellowship. She traces her career ambitions to...Show More Summary

'Human chronobiome' study informs timing of drug delivery, precision medicine approaches

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A pilot study collected physiological information from six healthy young male volunteers as they went about their normal daily lives. Thousands of indicators were measured with wearable devices and smart phone apps. Show More Summary

CWRU School of Medicine Researcher Receives NIH Grants to Uncover Connection between Abnormal Embryonic Brain Development and Autism

One hypothesis for how autism develops is excessive neuron production in the prenatal period, leading to a transient but significant increase in brain size in the first few years of life in about one-quarter of children with the disease. Show More Summary

Racial minorities less likely to see a doctor for psoriasis

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment. Researchers from the Perelman...Show More Summary

Rutgers Occupational Medicine Residency Program Receives Continuing Accreditation

The Rutgers School of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Residency Program in Preventive Medicine has received continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

New mechanism of action for DISC1, psychiatric disorder agent, revealed by scientists

(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in a close collaboration with a team from the Perelman School for Medicine, University of Pennsylvania solved the high-resolution...Show More Summary

Racial Minorities Less Likely to See a Doctor for Psoriasis

Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University ofShow More Summary

Scientists discover proteins keeping stem cells in their undifferentiated state

A special cluster of proteins that helps unwind DNA during cell division plays a key role in keeping stem cells in their immature state, according to a new study by UNC School of Medicine researchers.

Strong relationship between self-efficacy and exercise among women veterans discovered

(Boston University School of Medicine) For female veterans with fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms, the impact of believing in their ability to begin and sustain a long-term exercise program appears to positively influence their results.TheShow More Summary

CWRU School of Medicine's Mark Griswold, PhD Elected 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Mark A. Griswold, PhD, a professor in the Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors 2017 Fellows Program, the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.

Immune diseases inflict identical twins differently

(Osaka University) A new study by researchers at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine reports which epigenetic factors in certain chromosomes that make one twin more at risk for autoimmune thyroid diseases.

Single-dose vaccine could provide faster protection in cholera epidemics

(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide. Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine now shows that giving a stronger single-dose of a live oral vaccine could be an effective tool in controlling outbreaks more quickly.

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