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High moral reasoning associated with increased activity in the human brain's reward system

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Individuals who have a high level of moral reasoning show increased activity in the brain's frontostriatal reward system, both during periods of rest and while performing a sequential risk...Show More Summary

Retaining one normal BRCA gene in breast, ovarian cancers influences patient survival

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Researchers found a relationship between the genetics of tumors with germline BRCA1/2 mutations and whether the tumor retains the normal copy of the BRCA1/2 gene, and risk for primary resistance to a common chemotherapy that works by destroying cancer cells' DNA.

Mayo Clinic Minute: What to expect during your child’s physical

Before the start of the school year, many kids get physical exams. Dr. Alva Roche Green, a family medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, says yearly visits to your healthcare provider help make sure your child is healthy and ready to learn. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: A broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. […]

Zika virus stifles pregnant women's weakened immune system to harm baby, USC study finds

The Zika virus, linked to congenital birth defects and miscarriages, suppresses a pregnant woman's immune system, enabling the virus to spread and increasing the chances an unborn baby will be harmed, a Keck School of Medicine of USC...Show More Summary

80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after discharge

(University of Liverpool) New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision.

Harvard-Osher integrative medicine's mind-body partnership with JACM

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital has engaged a partnership with JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to highlight the best new research in the mushrooming field of mind-body medicine.

Back-to-school worries for parents? 1 in 3 very concerned bullying, cyberbullying

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) What parents are most worried about as their children prepare to head back to school.

Harvard study strengthens link between breast cancer risk and light exposure at night

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

By Richard G. “Bugs” Stevens, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Connecticut. Artificial light has transformed the night sky, a change researchers continue to link to health problems. Fabio Falchi et al, CC BY-ND A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast...

Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet University of Michigan research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days.

Barsness Receives Second PCORI Award to Develop Patient and Family Advisory Board to Help Improve Patient Experience

Katherine Barsness, MD, MS, pediatric surgeon at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has received a second...Show More Summary

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quali…

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life. Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (BUSPH) collaborated with a group of urologists in Germany to investigate the effects of long-term testosterone replacement therapy on urinary health and sexual function as well as […]

Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Vitamin C may 'tell' faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers.

Whitehead Member David Sabatini Awarded Dickson Prize in Medicine

Whitehead Institute Member David Sabatini will be this year's recipient of the Dickson Prize in Medicine. The annual award is the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's highest honor and recognizes "an American biomedical researcher who has made significant, progressive contributions to medicine".

Inspiring Canberra doctors saving lives between lectures

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

To mark National Science Week which runs until August 20, the Australian National University’s Medical School has put together an ‘Inspiring Doctors’ album which celebrates the heroes of medicine working right here in the nation’s capital. From working with refugees who have escaped persecution to connecting with patients to help prevent heart attacks, the stories […]

Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging—MRI—multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to vivify images. Show More Summary

Blood biopsy reveals unique, targetable genetic alterations in patients with rare cancer

(University of California - San Diego) Using fragments of circulating tumor DNA in blood, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers were able to identify theoretically targetable genetic alterations in 66 percent of patients with cancer of unknown primary (CUP), a rare disease with seven to 12 cases per 100,000 people each year.

BU researcher receives AHA grant to improve cardiovascular treatments

(Boston University Medical Center) Vijaya B. Kolachalama, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has received a Scientist Development grant from the American Heart Association.

Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging -- MRI -- multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to vivify images. Show More Summary

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Program at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn Advances Quality of Life

Cedric Olivera, MD, clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine and one of the few female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialists in Brooklyn, changed patient Barbara Sampayo's life with pelvic prolapse surgery.

WashU Study: Birth Defects, Cancer Linked

Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review from the Brown School and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

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