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Cross Off That "To Do" List, Study Shows All Daily Activity Can Prolong Life

That "to do" list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found women over age 65 who engaged in regular light physical activity had a reduction in the risk of mortality.

Computer program finds new uses for old drugs

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts potential drug efficacy. Show More Summary

Cross off that 'to do' list, study shows all daily activity can prolong life

(University of California - San Diego) That 'to do' list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published...Show More Summary

Researchers Receive DOD Grant for Implantable Muscle Stimulator

A team of researchers led by Kath Bogie, DPhil (PhD), a biomedical engineer and associate professor of orthopaedics and biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and colleagues from Case Western Reserve and other institutions, has received a $1.8M, three-year grant from the U.S. Show More Summary

NUS researchers identify potential mediator for social memory formation

(National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) The ability to form long-term social memories is essential for remembering faces and developing social bonds. Scientists at NUS Medicine have now discovered that the...Show More Summary

Type 2 diabetes associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer in black women

(Boston University School of Medicine) African American women with type 2 diabetes (often referred to as adult-onset diabetes) are at a greater risk for developing breast cancer.

Inducing first-time mums aged 35 and over earlier may reduce stillbirths and neonatal deaths

The cohort study of nearly 80,000 UK women giving birth in the NHS in England, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with the University of Cambridge, showed that inducing first-time mothers aged 35 or over 1-2 weeks...Show More Summary

Study: Process used to select lung transplant patients may need to be changed

Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14, 2017 - With a limited number of lungs available, deciding who gets a transplant can be a matter of life or death. New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) suggests that the system...Show More Summary

Shining a Light on the Nervous System to Thwart Disease

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pittsburgh have received a four-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop enhanced infraredShow More Summary

Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pittsburgh have received a four-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health...Show More Summary

Study: Process Used to Select Lung Transplant Patients May Need to Be Changed

New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

Study: Process used to select lung transplant patients may need to be changed

(University of Maryland Medical Center) New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

Ravi Durvasula, MD, Named Chair of Loyola's Department of Medicine

Ravi Durvasula, MD, has been named chair of the department of medicine of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Development of new protein may lead to novel treatment options for cancer, birth defects

(Boston University School of Medicine) Researchers have engineered an artificial protein that may block malignant properties of cancer cells as well as correct certain birth defects.The findings, which appear in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may lead to identifying new molecular targets suitable for therapeutic intervention.

Psoriasis severity linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease. Researchers...Show More Summary

Oral bacteria in the gut could drive immune cell induction and inflammatory bowel disease

(Waseda University) Professor Hattori and Professor Kenya Honda of Keio University School of Medicine led research to investigate the relationship between salivary microbes and IBD, and they found that when the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae...Show More Summary

USC had many warnings about medical school dean's behavior but took little action

For years, the troubling reports circulated among the faculty of USC's Keck School of Medicine: Their dean had a drinking problem. One colleague told of witnessing a boozy Dr. Carmen Puliafito reeling and shouting at a university dinner. Another said Puliafito appeared drunk at an off-campus gathering...

USC had many warnings about medical school dean's behavior but took little action

For years, the troubling reports circulated among the faculty of USC's Keck School of Medicine: Their dean had a drinking problem. One colleague told of witnessing a boozy Dr. Carmen Puliafito reeling and shouting at a university dinner. Another said Puliafito appeared drunk at an off-campus gathering...

California scientist recognized by American Heart Association for innovative trials improving care of heart disease patients with blood-clot complications

(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association awarded its Clinical Research Prize for 2017 to Robert A. Harrington., M.D., of Stanford University School of Medicine, 'for his leadership of research initiatives leading to the development of new anti-thrombotic agents that have dramatically improved everyday medical practice.'

American Heart Association Basic Research Prize awarded to Philadelphia scientist for identifying novel molecular targets for treating heart failure

(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association awarded its Basic Research Prize for 2017 to Walter J. Koch, Ph.D., of the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, "for basic cardiovascular studies that have identified novel molecular targets for treating heart failure and advanced prospective therapy to the doorstep of clinical trials."

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