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Diabetes in a Dish

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are co-recipients of a $4.1-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance treatments for type 1 diabetes. Using human stem cells, the team plans to culture bits of human pancreas in a dish and, using microfluidics, mimic blood flow through the islet.

Researchers find promise in new treatments for GBM

(Boston) — Glioblastma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most lethal primary brain tumors, with median survival for these patients only slightly over one year. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration...Show More Summary

Phase III Clinical Trial to Evaluate Calcium Channel Blocker for Parkinson's

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a Phase III clinical trial to evaluate the drug isradipine, a calcium channel blocker often used to treat high blood pressure, as a potential new treatment for Parkinson disease.

Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Welcomes Renowned Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Shyamasundaran Kottilil

Shyamasundaran Kottilil, MBBS, PhD, a world-renowned expert in infectious disease, has joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute of Human Virology as Co-Director of IHV's Clinical Research Unit and Associate Director for Clinical Research.

Patrick F. Sullivan Awarded 2014 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, M. Hayworth & Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, is one of two researchers awarded the 2014 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research.

UNC Researchers Launch Study of Experiences and Outcomes of Women Sexual Assault Survivors

A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first large scale effort to longitudinally evaluate health outcomes after sexual assault.

Disease without borders

In a paper published this week online in Global Society, researchers with University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Urban Studies and Planning Program, also at UC San Diego, present a bioregional guide that merges...Show More Summary

10 Promising Technologies Assisting the Future of Medicine

Ray Kurzweil says technology is improving at an exponential rate. Peter Thiel says technological innovations couldn’t live up to the expectations. There are plenty of philosophies and schools of thought, but regarding the future of medicine, only two things are certain. Technology will not solve the problems that healthcare faces globally today. And the human […]

BUSM researchers find NAS treatment needs standardization

(Boston) – When it comes to treating infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believe the care for these infants should be consistent and objective, with standardized...Show More Summary

Top Recruits Enhance Elite Urological Team at Mount Sinai

Ketan Badani, MD, Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been named Vice Chairman of Urology and Robotic Operations and Director of the Comprehensive Kidney Cancer Program for the Mount Sinai Health Syste...

Many elite college athletes return to play after ACL surgery

The majority of athletes included in a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine were able to return to play after having knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. In addition,...Show More Summary

Immune response turned up, not down, by flu during pregnancy, Stanford/Packard study finds

Pregnant women have an unusually strong immune response to influenza, an unexpected finding that may explain why they get sicker from the flu than other healthy adults, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine and...Show More Summary

Researchers find the part of your brain that helps you sleep deeply

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Researchers from the Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have discovered a region of the brain responsible for causing people to fall into a deep sleep. This slumber-promoting circuit, which is located deep in the primitive brainstem,...

Looking Ahead: Whole Eye Transplant Under Development

The concept of a whole eye transplant seems futuristic, if not impossible. But with a $1million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine hope to someday make implantation of an entire, functional eye a reality.

UofL Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Official Opens Renovated Medical School Instructional Building

A $9 million renovation of the University of Louisville School of Medicine's 40-year-old instructional building is celebrated Sept. 22.

New Snoring Stopper is here

Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine recently had a detailed study on snoring and found that a simple chinstrap can stop snoring completely. This type of simple chin strap is available from a company named My Snoring Solution, it simply support your jaw and tongue and prevent you from snoring as it needs […]

A Better Way to Track Emerging Cell Therapies Using MRIs

In a paper published September 17 in the online journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere describe the first human testsShow More Summary

Now depression can be diagnosed by a blood test

American scientists have developed a new blood test for depression, Psych Central reports. The researchers, from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, say this is the first unbiased scientific way to diagnose the illness. Show More Summary

GW Researcher Receives Grant to Study Brain Swelling Following Bleeding in the Brain

Shahram Majidi, M.D., a second-year resident in the Department of Neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received at $154K grant from the American Heart Association to study the presence of diffuse brain swelling and injury in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.

Mouse model sheds light on role of mitochondria in neurodegenerative diseases

(SALT LAKE CITY)—A new study by researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine sheds light on a longstanding question about the role of mitochondria in debilitating and fatal motor neuron diseases and resulted in a new mouse model to study such illnesses. read more

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