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Vanderbilt study finds natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress

(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Public-private research to develop more accurate ways of measuring cancer progression

(Columbia University Medical Center) A public-private research effort aims to develop more accurate ways of tracking a patient's response to cancer therapy.

Photos from the Body Farm

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Texas State University's Body Farm (AKA Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University or FACTS) is a 45-year-old facility where the corpses of medical body donors are left to decompose so that researchers can observe the rate...Show More Summary

UTHealth Researchers Collaborate to Increase Low Vaccination Rates in Houston Schools

Susan Wootton, M.D., associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), will lead a project to increase low vaccination rates among pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

UPMC Launches Telehealth App for Pennsylvania Patients With Non-Emergency Symptoms 24/7

UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) Health Plan has launched a new smartphone-enabled UPMC AnywhereCare telehealth app platform that allows patients to receive high-quality care from emergency room professionals 24 hours a day and with reduced copays – all from the comfort of their own home or office. Since the launch of the smartphone-enabled app... Read More

Georgia Cancer Center participates in NCI-driven initiative to understand racial, ethnic, age disparities in 6 cancers

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is one of a dozen sites across the nation helping build a molecular profile of six cancers that often strike early and disparately.

UTHealth researchers collaborate to increase low vaccination rates in Houston schools

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Susan Wootton, M.D., associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), will lead a project to increase low vaccination rates among pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students in the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

A.I. Versus M.D.

One evening last November, a fifty-four-year-old woman from the Bronx arrived at the emergency room at Columbia University’s medical center with a grinding headache. Her vision had become blurry, she told the E.R. doctors, and her left hand felt numb and weak. The doctors examined her and ordered a CT scan of her head.

Clinician educators – local respect and national anonymity

I spent this week as a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  My long time friend and colleague, Dr. Robert Wigton, has endowed this professorship.  I gave a few talks, and met with many clinician-educators.  The groups included internal medicine hospital specialists, outpatient specialists and med-peds faculty.  I worked predominantly with junior […]

Cameras and Eyetrackers to Study How Kids With Cochlear Implants Learn

At the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center scientists are working on figuring out how young deaf kids adjust to their new cochlear implants and how they utilize the technology to study the world around them. While the devices liberate...Show More Summary

Golf-Day's mother has surgery, golfer thanks fans for support

4 days agoSports / Golf : Reuters: Golf

March 24 (Reuters) - Jason Day’s mother, Dening, is resting comfortably following surgery for lung cancer on Friday at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, the Day family said in a statement.

New gene discovered associated with Tau, a common form of brain pathology

(Rush University Medical Center) Investigators at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology...Show More Summary

Gene Discovered Associated with Tau Pathology

Investigators at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that accumulates...Show More Summary

'Jumonji' protein key to Ewing's sarcoma rampage

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Oncogene pinpoints a protein that may be essential to Ewing's sarcoma metastasis -- when researchers knocked down the protein KDM3A in Ewing's sarcoma tumor cells, one of a family known as Jumonji proteins, they also inhibited the cancer's metastatic ability.

Blue Ridge Poison Center Provides Tips on Safe Medication Disposal

In 2015, nearly 57 percent of all poison exposure cases nationwide involved prescription or over-the-counter medicines.  So during National Poisoning Prevention Week, the Blue Ridge Poison Center at University of Virginia Health System...Show More Summary

Georgetown Global Health Center Receives $3.5M Grant for Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness

The Open Philanthropy Project has awarded a $3.5 million grant to the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center to support research focused on improving U.S. and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness policy.

Columbia U. dental dean honored for service to oral health research service

(Columbia University Medical Center) Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, received the 2017 Jack Hein Public Service Award from the American Association of Dental Research.

Columbia U. dental scientist receives IADR Award for periodontal research

(Columbia University Medical Center) Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PhD, was recognized for contributions to areas of study including the epidemiology of periodontal diseases, their pathobiology, the assessment of microbial and host-derived risk factors, as well as the diseases' role as health stressor in heart disease and pregnancy complications. 

Study: Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone to all patients who meet evidence-based criteria

(Boston University Medical Center) Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone, a drug that blocks or reverses the effects of overdose, to patients taking opioid medications through universal opt-out strategies in an effort to get the life-saving drug into the hands of more people who need it, according to a new study out of Boston Medical Center (BMC).

How chewing like a cow helped early mammals thrive

(University of Chicago Medical Center) In a paper published March 21, 2017, in Scientific Reports, David Grossnickle, a graduate student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, proposes that mammal teeth,...Show More Summary

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