Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

New imaging method is more effective at detecting prostate cancer recurrence than standard scan

FINDINGS After prostate cancer surgery, it is important that patients are routinely screened for a recurrence of cancer. This screening is done with a blood…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Precision editing of gut bacteria reduces cancer in mice

DALLAS – July 31, 2019 – UT Southwestern researchers have shown that precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut reduces inflammation-associated colorectal cancer in…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Feature Expert

The Skin Care Myth That Harms People of Color

Summer’s here and that means it is time to bust one of the biggest sun protection myths out there: that people with darker skin don’t…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

University of Michigan expert available: E-cigarettes and vaping

Vaping and e-cigarettes have quickly become popular among teens today, but Michigan Medicine pulmonologist, Wassim Walid Labaki, M.D.,warns that vaping won’t mitigate risks to your health,…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Feature

Newly discovered historic records reveal new details surrounding the Elaine Massacre

As Arkansas honors the 100th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre this year, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and alumnus are uncovering more…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

An example of a biospecimen that contains a pattern researchers have dubbed "sparkling" because of how the samplle looks under a microscope. Over time, researchers…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Pediatrician able to talk about child safety in hot cars

With temperatures on the rise, children being left in hot cars is unfortunately becoming more and more frequent, with 24 hot car deaths so far…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Inconsistent Reporting of Methodologies Makes Most Radiation Biology Studies Impossible to Replicate

Nearly 80 percent of radiation oncology studies funded by the National Institutes of Health involve investigating the effects that radiation has on tumor cells and…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Feature

Rounds with Leadership: A Time for Generative Thinking

According to Dr. Peter J. Dean, leadership guru and executive coach: “Generative thinking involves inventive ways to produce ideas from a board of directors. The…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Uncovering secrets of bone marrow cells and how they differentiate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Bone marrow contains biological factories, which pump out billions of new blood cells daily. The non-blood cells that maintain this production also…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Clearing up the ‘dark side’ of artificial leaves

While artificial leaves hold promise as a way to take carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — out of the atmosphere, there is a…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Vaping expert, pediatrician can discuss the effects of vaping on children

Children and teenagers have always faced peer pressure in school, but a relatively new concern is the peer pressure to use e-cigarettes and vape, around…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Feature

UK Transplant Researchers Seek to Fight Organ Rejection in New Trial

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 31, 2019) – While waiting on the transplant list, most patients are extremely sick and fighting just to stay alive. That fight doesn’t…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

研究显示压力性尿失禁手术具有优势

明尼苏达州罗切斯特 — 根据Mayo Clinic研究人员发起的一项研究,一种治疗女性压力性尿失禁最常用的外科手术可能比另一种常见手术技术有更好的长期效果。 对Mayo Clinic从2002至2012年治疗的超过1800例病例的回顾性研究发现,与耻骨后悬吊术相比,经闭孔悬吊术后二次手术的需求增加一倍。根据该研究,经闭孔悬吊术组患者术后8年内的再次手术率为11.2%,而耻骨后悬吊术组为5.2%,该研究将发表在8月份的《妇产科学》(Obstetrics and Gynecology)杂志上。 Mayo Clinic的泌尿妇科医生Emanuel Trabuco医学博士表示,在接受过悬吊术联合阴道脱垂修复的女性中,经闭孔手术的失败率更高。 “这些研究结果表明,耻骨后手术比经闭孔悬吊术具有更好的长期效果,”该研究的第一作者Trabuco博士说道。 压力性尿失禁,即与运动等日常活动以及咳嗽或打喷嚏等简单事件相关的无意识漏尿,在中年女性中很常见,会极大地影响生活质量。物理治疗或阴道插入剂对某些女性有帮助,而其他人则选择进行手术修复。两种最常见的手术是耻骨后悬吊术和经闭孔悬吊术,前者是在尿道下方、耻骨后面植入网状吊带,后者是通过将网状吊带穿过大腿区域植入使其处在不形成锐角的位置。 该研究发现,这两种手术都很安全,几乎没有并发症。“鉴于仅仅在美国,每年就要进行200,000例手术来治疗压力性尿失禁,本研究中的数据有助于指导与正在考虑手术治疗的女性进行知情讨论,特别是患者要同时进行脱垂修复时,”专门研究女性阴道脱垂以及尿液和大便失禁的外科医生Trabuco博士说道。 美国食品药品监督管理局发布了关于使用阴道网片治疗盆腔器官脱垂的两项公共健康警告,Trabuco博士对此表示,这对于使用网片进行耻骨后和经闭孔悬吊术等手术造成了困惑和焦虑。此FDA禁令不适用于使用尿道中段悬吊术治疗尿失禁的情况。 根据该研究,需要再次手术的并发症发生率极低(膀胱排空问题导致的并发症占3.2%,网片暴露在阴道内导致的并发症占1.9%),这可以消除医疗服务提供者和患者对尿道中段悬吊术的安全顾虑。 Trabuco博士表示,由于尴尬或羞耻,尿液和大便失禁在医学文献中很少报道。“我们希望本研究中的结果能够鼓励女性与医疗服务提供者讨论治疗其疾病的手术和非手术方案,这类疾病会极大地影响女性的日常活动。” ### 关于Mayo Clinic  Mayo Clinic是一家致力于临床实践、教育和研究的非营利组织,为需要康复的每个人提供所需的专业和全面的健康服务。了解关于Mayo Clinic的更多信息。访问Mayo Clinic新闻网。  媒体联系:…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Health care policy expert available to talk about new HHS plan to import prescription drugs from other countries

David Becker, Ph.D., is an expert on health care policy and stays up-to-date on current legislation. He is able to break down the newly released…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

I see the pattern under your skin

Japan -- As the largest organ of the human body our skin is astounding. It protects us from infection, endures radiation, senses temperature, and is…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Glowing cholesterol helps scientists fight heart disease

Baltimore, MD--A newly developed technique that shows artery clogging fat-and-protein complexes in live fish gave investigators from Carnegie, Johns Hopkins University, and the Mayo Clinic…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Climate change alters tree demography in northern forests

The rise in temperature and precipitation levels in summer in northern Japan has negatively affected the growth of conifers and resulted in their gradual decline,…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands

More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new UBC-led study suggests…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Protective protein guards against DNA damage & could help target fast growing cancer cells

The discovery that an essential protein plays a protective role during cell division, could open the door to better targeted treatment of fast-growing cancer cells.…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Dangers of E-Cigarette Usage and the Vaping Trend

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In recent news, researchers have found that the liquid used in e-cigarettes, when heated, reacts to form irritating chemicals called acetals, formed from chemicals used…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Announcement

Tulane School of Architecture receives $2 million for global studios

The Tulane University School of Architecture has received a $2 million gift to establish the Saul A. Mintz Global Research Studios, a new program that…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Study finds lower stress, depression levels in mothers of children with autism by improving relationships

Mothers of young children with autism who focus on improving the quality of their own relationship skills—as opposed to teaching developmental skills to their children—experience…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

@UCSDHealth study reveals prevalence of nurse suicide. Their crisis intervention program ready for national replication.

UC San Diego Health recently published data in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing showing that male and female nurses are at higher risk of suicide…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Feature

Meet Radiochemist Vanessa Sanders

Vanessa Sanders, an assistant scientist in the Medical Isotope Research & Production Program (MIRP) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, thought she…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Model babies for better reef management

  Embargoed to 00:01 AEST, Thurs 1 August 2019   A group of Australian scientists has created the world’s first computer model that can accurately predict the movements…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Feature

The Medical Minute: Take steps to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It slowly kills brain cells and is the fifth-leading cause of death for Americans age 65…

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Entrepreneurial Leader Priya Iyer Named Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson College’s Arthur M. Blank Center For Entrepreneurship

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College has announced that tech executive Priya Iyer is its new Entrepreneur in Residence and will…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists Cook Up New Recipes for Taking Salt Out of Seawater

As populations boom and chronic droughts persist, coastal cities like Carlsbad in Southern California have increasingly turned to ocean desalination to supplement a dwindling fresh…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Study shows warming Arctic temperatures contributing to North American heat waves

New research, conducted in part at Texas State University, suggests that warming temperatures in the Arctic may be contributing to a rise in North American…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Feature Expert

Moving Forward on Desalination

As global populations grow and water scarcity becomes an increasingly pressing issue, the number of desalination plants is growing. There are now more than 20,000…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Krypton reveals ancient water beneath the Israeli desert

Getting reliable precipitation data from the past has proven difficult, as is predicting regional changes for climate models in the present. A combination of isotope…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Research collaboration reveals new antiviral function in sense of smell in fish

Researchers at Texas State University, collaborating with a team from the University of New Mexico, have discovered that fish can smell viruses, prompting fast antiviral…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Quantum computers to clarify the connection between the quantum and classical worlds

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a new quantum computing algorithm that offers a clearer understanding of the quantum-to-classical transition, which could help model…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

TESS satellite uncovers ‘first nearby super-Earth’

Media note: A diagram of the GJ 357 system, an illustration of the third planet, GJ 357d, and a copy of the paper, “The Habitability of…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

‘Kangaroo Care’ Reduces Pain from Needle Pricks in Preterm Infants Across Hospital Admission

July 31, 2019 – For preterm infants in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), skin-to-skin contact with the mother – sometimes called "kangaroo care"– reduces pain…

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UNH Research Finds Shale Natural Gas Development Impacting Recreationists

DURHAM, N.H.— As the Trump administration opens millions of acres of once protected land and coastline for oil and natural gas exploration, there is mounting…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Parents’ Mental Illness Increases Suicide Risk in Adults with Tinnitus, Hyperacusis

Patients who suffer from tinnitus, a perceived noise or ringing in the ears, and hyperacusis, extreme sensitivity to noise, could be at heightened risk for…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Announcement

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Congratulates Newly Elected Leadership

CHICAGO (July 31, 2019): The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) membership elected future leaders this month who will be installed into their positions at the…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Respiratory doctor can talk about causes of seasonal allergies

Do-Yeon Cho, M.D., respiratory researcher and expertat the University of Alabama at Birmingham, can comment on seasonal respiratory system irritation and disease, such as: causes…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

New Study Shows Root Canal Treatment’s Bad Rap May Become a Thing of the Past.

CHICAGO – Have you ever heard the phrase, “worse than a root canal?” Chances are you have, but thanks likely to modern advancements in technology…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Ketamine Isn’t an Opioid and Treats Depression in a Unique Way

Ketamine has gotten a bad rap as an opioid when there’s plenty of evidence suggesting it isn’t one, Johns Hopkins experts say. They believe this…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Overturning the truth on conservation tillage

July 31, 2019 - Just as we blend, cut, and fold ingredients together to follow a recipe, farmers use equipment to stir together soil and…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

New Study Shows Root Canal Treatment’s Bad Rap May Become a Thing of the Past.

CHICAGO – Have you ever heard the phrase, “worse than a root canal?” Chances are you have, but thanks likely to modern advancements in technology…

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Mesa Biotech to Present Comparative Flu & RSV Detection Analysis with Other FDA-Cleared Molecular Assays at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Lecture Series

Mesa Biotech Inc. is a privately-held, molecular diagnostic company that has developed the Accula™ System, an affordable, sample-to-answer, CLIA-waived PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing platform…

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Mesa Biotech to Present Comparative Flu & RSV Detection Analysis with Other FDA-Cleared Molecular Assays at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Lecture Series

Mesa Biotech Inc. is a privately-held, molecular diagnostic company that has developed the Accula™ System, an affordable, sample-to-answer, CLIA-waived PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing platform…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

What compulsive dating-app users have in common

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Loneliness and social anxiety is a bad combination for single people who use dating apps on their phones, a new study suggests.…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

What compulsive dating-app users have in common

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Loneliness and social anxiety is a bad combination for single people who use dating apps on their phones, a new study suggests.…

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First pictures of enzyme that drives new class of antibiotics

Understanding how antibiotic scaffolds are constructed in nature can help scientists prospect for new classes of antibiotics through DNA sequencing and genome mining. Researchers have…

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Physicists Make Graphene Discovery that Could Help Develop Superconductors

When two mesh screens are overlaid, beautiful patterns appear when one screen is offset. These “moiré patterns” have long intrigued artists, scientists and mathematicians and…