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Popular prostate drug linked to serious side effects

(Boston University Medical Center) Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the commonly prescribed Avodart (Dutsteride) may put men at an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and worsening erectile dysfunction.

Select Memories Can Be Erased, Leaving Others Intact

Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University and published today in Current Biology.

Rush University Medical Center Again Honored for Equity of Care

For the second time in three years, the American Hospital Association has chosen Rush University Medical Center an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award, which recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and to advance diversity and inclusion. The association announced the award recipient and honorees on June 20.

First-line immunotherapy treatment can improve survival for subset of lung cancer patients

(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Findings from a phase III clinical trial for advanced lung cancer patients could help oncologists better predict which patients are likely to receive the most benefit from immunotherapy as...Show More Summary

Identified brain circuitry bridges neural and behavioral roles in PTSD

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),...Show More Summary

Device Helps ICU Patients by Filtering Out Noise From Medical Alarms

A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms.

Thousands of genes influence most diseases, Stanford researchers report

(Stanford University Medical Center) In a provocative new perspective piece, Stanford researchers say that disease genes are spread uniformly across the genome, not clustered in specific molecular pathways, as has been thought.

BUSM's Orly Leiva selected to Minority Medical Student Award Program

(Boston University Medical Center) Orly Leiva, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been named by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) as one of 22 medical students selected to take part in the 2017 Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP).

New research points to potential for more targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumors

(University of Chicago Medical Center) Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research by the University of Chicago Medicine. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for particularly deadly variations of the cancer.

Georgetown Global Health Expert to Testify on U.S. Support of the World Health Organization

Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, co-director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center, will testify before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations examining the role of U.S. support for the World Health Organization.

Medications underutilized when treating young people with opioid use disorder

(Boston University Medical Center) Only one in four young adults and teens with opioid use disorder (OUD) are receiving potentially life-saving medications for addiction treatment, according to a new Boston Medical Center (BMC) study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.

Study Shows How an Opportunistic Microbe Kills Cancer Cells and Identifies Specialized Vesicles Responsible for Cell Reproduction

New study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. A research team from Rush University Medical Center will publish a new paper this week in the journal Developmental Cell that describes two groundbreaking discoveries.

Study shows how an opportunistic microbe kills cancer cells

(Rush University Medical Center) New study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. A research team from Rush University Medical Center will publish a new paper this week in the journal Developmental Cell that describes two groundbreaking discoveries.

Hospital spokeswoman: U.S. student released from N. Korea suffered ‘severe neurological injury’

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A spokeswoman from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said that Otto Warmbier, the U.S. student in a coma who was released from North Korea, has “suffered a severe neurological injury.” Warmbier’s father expressed relief to have his son home, and also said he doesn’t believe North Korea’s explanation for his son’s coma.

Boston University awarded Macy grant to improve refugee health

(Boston University Medical Center) Given the unprecedented refugee crisis and the current political and social climate today's immigrant's face, training the next generation of health professionals to be competent global healers and leaders is imperative. Show More Summary

Student freed from N. Korea suffered "severe neurological injury"

Student is in a coma at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after being released from North Korean prison

UTHealth a Site for First-Ever Large NIDA Trial for Methamphetamine Use Disorder

With the rates of methamphetamine use reaching an all-time high in Texas, raising alarms for the Greater Houston area, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) researchers have launched a clinical trial to study a combination of medications designed to treat methamphetamine use disorder.

Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson's could start in gut endocrine cells

(Duke University Medical Center) Duke University researchers have identified a potential new mechanism in both mice and human endocrine cells that populate the small intestines. Inside these cells is a protein called alpha-synuclein, which is known to go awry and lead to damaging clumps in the brains of Parkinson's patients, as well as those with Alzheimer's disease.

Transgender actors effective in teaching new doctors to provide respectful care

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) By acting out scenarios commonly seen in the clinic, real-life transgender actors can help residents learn to provide more sensitive care to people with a different gender identity than the one they were assigned at birth. Show More Summary

Boston Medical Center, Head Start partner to prevent maternal depression

(Boston University Medical Center) Boston Medical Center, in partnership with Action for Boston Community Development's Head Start program, has helped mothers experience a 40 percent reduction in the emergence of clinically significant depressive symptom episodes.

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