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Expert Calls on World Leaders to Use Global Summit to Make Roads Safer Worldwide

WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 13, 2020) — A commentary published today in The Lancet calls on government officials attending the 3rd Global Ministerial Summit for Road…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Research Articles

A prescription for the pain of rejection: Acetaminophen and forgiveness

Most everyone experiences the pain of social rejection at some point in their lives. It can be triggered by the end of a romantic relationship,…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Feature

Comer Children’s and the Kovler Diabetes Center lead the way in monogenic diabetes care, research

How many types of diabetes are there? Most people have heard of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, which together account for most cases and…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Announcement

FDA approves peanut allergy treatment for children and teens

The University of Chicago Medicine was part of a landmark clinical trial that led to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the…

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Physician-scientist bridges the neurobiology lab to the NICU

As a neonatologist at UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, Timothy Sanders, MD, PhD, provides care for some of the most vulnerable infants in the neonatal intensive…

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Proper heart development all about timing

Much like babies at birth, stem cells harbor the magic of possibility. A stem cell has the potential to become a multitude of different adult…

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Argonne leads award-winning collaboration with Kairos Power that unveils new simulation of nuclear power plants

After developing code that analyzes the safety of advanced nuclear reactors, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently won a…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Research Articles

How Useful Are Current Tools that Assess the Quality of Kidney-Related Care in the U.S.?

Highlights This study examined the validity of national quality measures used to assess the quality of kidney-related care in the United States. Of 60 existing…

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Study Reveals Improved Survival after Kidney Transplantation During Childhood

Highlights Survival after kidney transplantation during childhood has improved over the last 40 years in Australia. Survival rates improved primality due to decreases in deaths…

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UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty experts available for media covering novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts available for media covering novel coronavirus (COVID-19) include: Dr. Robert J. Kim-Farley serves as professor-in-residence of epidemiology and community…

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Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds

Because of the quick and deadly outbreak in late December of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, now known as COVID-19 – infecting tens of…

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Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show

FROM: Sarah McQuate University of Washington 206-543-2580 [email protected] (NOTE: Researcher contact information at end)   For Immediate Release Feb. 13, 2020   Hydropower dams cool…

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Your Brain May be Disguising a Blinding Eye Disease

SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 13, 2020 – Even though Marlene Klein was having trouble recognizing familiar faces and began to mistake her fingers for carrots…

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UCI Esports receives $50,000 gift from top video game streamer Pokimane

UCI UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE NEWS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOTE TO EDITORS: PHOTO AVAILABLE AThttps://news.uci.edu/2020/02/13/uci-esports-receives-50000-gift-from-top-video-game-streamer-pokimane/  Contact:      Sheri Ledbetter                 …

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Loyola Medicine Study Explores Hypnotherapy for Gastrointestinal Issues

MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine is among the first to conduct a clinical study using hypnotherapy to treat functional dyspepsia, a gastrointestinal disorder affecting approximately…

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Predicting Autism Risk May Begin With a Drop of Blood

Within days of birth, a few drops of blood are collected from every newborn in California—and across the United States — which are then stored…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Cardiologist expert on the benefits of breastfeeding in women’s heart health

"There's a new study that has shown that in women who breastfeed, they reduce their later risk of heart disease, and the longer they breastfeed,…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Cardiologist expert on how much is too much caffeine

A video of Dr. Ayala discussing caffeine’s impact on the heart is available here: https://www.wbaltv.com/article/the-woman-s-doctor-how-much-is-too-much-caffeine/30824815 Tomas H. Ayala, M.D., FACC, is a general cardiologist in…

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Scholarly Journals Work Together to Disseminate Knowledge in Ob-Gyn

Citation rates of scholarly journal articles are tracked in many medical specialties and can affect health care treatment and research. Until the publication of a…

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Researchers explore role of antibiotic resistance in pandemic risk

Researchers investigating the drug prescription response to a “superbug” enzyme that renders bacteria resistant to antibiotics are available to discuss why such resistance is posing…

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Coronavirus multiple-times worse than SARS: Global supply-chain effect could exceed $400bn, linger up to 2 years — WashU expert

Panos Kouvelis 314-935-4604 [email protected]   Please read: https://source.wustl.edu/2020/02/washu-expert-coronavirus-far-greater-threat-than-sars-to-global-supply-chain/ Please watch: https://youtu.be/ATzgs67Dnx8   Original post https://alertarticles.info

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Impact of coronavirus on economy, supply chains, trade, tourism

Economists and business experts at the University of Delaware are keeping a close eye on the impact of coronavirus as it continues to spread across…

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‘Not-so-stressful’ stress testing evaluates pediatric congenital heart disease and exercise-related complaints

Put a seemingly timid child with congenital heart disease (CHD) on a treadmill, attach electrodes to their chest and place a mask over their mouth…

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Crystal with a Twist: Researchers Grow Spiraling New Material

The Science With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards. In the same way, scientists have…

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Understanding Xenotransplantation’s potential to save babies

The issue is simple: there are simply not enough hearts for all the children who need them. So 17 percent of all children who need…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Research Articles

E-Cigarette Use Among Teens May Be Higher Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

Juul, the popular e-cigarette brand that is being sued for fueling the youth e-cigarette epidemic, may have influenced high school students’ perception of vaping such…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Announcement

Rush Earns National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer Designation

The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) has named Rush University Medical Center as a National Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer, a designation given to hospitals that have…

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How to mend a broken heart? VR helps cardiologist discern patient’s injury, plan repair

One night last December, in Gig Harbor, Washington, a restaurant co-worker told Brevin Cronk that his lips had turned blue. He made haste for a…

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Researchers Validate Link Between Genetic Variant and Poor Outcomes in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

February 13, 2020, CLEVELAND: In a new Cleveland Clinic-led study published in JAMA Oncology, researchers show that a testosterone-related genetic variant – HSD3B1(1245C) – is…

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New, Detailed Molecular Roadmap Boosts Fight Against Endometrial Cancer

New, Detailed Molecular Roadmap Boosts Fight Against Endometrial Cancer  After 12 million measurements, new drug targets emerge  A study published Feb. 13 in Cell provides…

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Nurse Invents App for Patients with a Left Ventricular Assist Device

In the early 90s, Dr. Jessie Casida was one of few nurses working on the first patient with a left ventricular assist device—a battery-powered device…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Research Articles

UIC researchers find unique organ-specific signature profiles for blood vessel cells

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that endothelial cells — those that create the inner lining of blood vessels — have…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Research Articles

Kisspeptin hormone injection can boost brain activity associated with attraction

The researchers behind the early-stage work, published in JCI Insight, are exploring whether kisspeptin can ultimately be used to treat men with common psychosexual disorders -…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Research Articles

Harnessing the sun to bring fresh water to remote or disaster-struck communities

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a revolutionary desalination process that has the potential to be operated in mobile, solar-powered units. The process…