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Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2020 -- Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used…

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Acid reflux drugs may have negative side effects for breast cancer survivors

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of…

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Study: Critical Care Improvements May Differ Depending on Hospital’s Patient Population

Boston, Mass. – Racial disparities have previously been identified across a range of health care environments, sometimes extending into the highest levels of care. A…

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Inspired by Patients, Laerdal Medical Brings Latest Simulator Advances to IMSH 2020

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY, January 17, 2020 – Healthcare professionals of all experience levels attend the IMSH conference to advance their skills, to impact change in…

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DHS S&T Leads Smart City Tech Integration Pilot for St. Louis

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) conducted its final integration of smart city technologies this week in…

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Study: Neuron Found in Mice Could Have Implications for Effective Diet Drugs

Ever eaten something, gotten sick and then didn’t want to eat that food again because of how it made you feel? That’s because a signal…

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JAMA editorial helps set record straight on unproven sepsis therapy

The Jan. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) features an important study about sepsis with an accompanying editorial by a…

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Green in tooth and claw

Go ahead, take a big bite. Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors’ diet than currently presumed, according…

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Putting the ‘lazy eye’ to work

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 16, 2020 — When University of California, Irvine neurobiologist Carey Y.L. Huh, Ph.D., set her sights on discovering more about amblyopia, she…

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University of Illinois College of Medicine decreases tuition

The University of Illinois College of Medicine will reduce its tuition rates for all students, beginning with the 2020-21 academic year. The decision was approved…

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Domestic Mallards Gone Wild

A recent study published in the journal Molecular Ecology presents significant findings related to the genetic makeup of two North American iconic ducks: mallards and…

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Mayo Clinic sequência 100 mil participantes para construir banco de dados genômico para melhor atendimento e pesquisa em colaboração com Helix

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — A Mayo Clinic está criando uma biblioteca de dados de sequenciamento genômico de 100.000 participantes consentidos da Mayo Clinic para avançar na pesquisa…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert commentary: Super Bowl victory an economic win to team’s community

Whichever team wins this Sunday’s Super Bowl, the economy of the winning team’s region can expect some additional income as a result of the win,…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Announcement

Mayo Clinic将携手Helix对10万名参与者进行基因组测序,以建立用于改善医疗和研究的基因组数据库

明尼苏达州,罗切斯特— Mayo Clinic正在着手创建一个基因组测序数据库以促进研究和改善患者治疗。该数据库将包含10万名参与者的基因组测序数据,Mayo Clinic已取得上述参与者的知情权。  “我们相信,全外显子组测序有可能揭示人体健康问题的易感性信息,使我们能够尽早采取预防措施,”来自Mayo Clinic个体化医学中心的Carlson and Nelson Endowed主任Keith Stewart(医学学士、外科学士)说道。  Mayo Clinic目前正在与人口基因组学公司Helix展开合作。Helix提供的临床Exome +ä测序技术可读取编码蛋白质的所有20,000个基因,以及蛋白质编码区域以外的数十万个区域,这些区域可提供丰富信息,对人体健康有极大的影响。这项全面的DNA检测使用最新一代的测序技术来筛选外显子组中可能显著增加疾病风险的遗传变异。 参与者将接受Exome + DNA测序,测试结果将告知参与者及其在Mayo Clinic的医护团队。这将有助于Mayo Clinic能够评估Exome +测序的益处,并评估其对参与者健康状况、是否接触医疗保健服务以及对医生接受程度等方面的短期及长期影响。  在研究的最初部分(即“Tapestry”),参与者将获得针对三种高度可干预遗传病的筛查结果,包括家族性高胆固醇血症(FH)、遗传性乳腺癌和卵巢癌(BRCA1和BRCA2)以及Lynch综合征(一种遗传性结直肠癌),这些遗传疾病往往容易被忽略,难以被诊断出来。 “许多受这些疾病影响的人并不知道自己处于危险之中,而基因筛查则可以为个人及其家庭诊断这些疾病,”Mayo Clinic个体化医学中心副主任兼Tapestry研究主研究员医学博士Konstantinos Lazaridis说道。 “我们认为Exome +测序有可能影响许多人的健康结果。我们期待与Mayo…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Expert Pitch

‘Are Noncommunicable Diseases Communicable?’ Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Paper in Science Today

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Rutgers professors Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin J. Blaser are available to discuss a paper in the journal Science…

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UTSW researchers uncover new vulnerability in kidney cancer

DALLAS – Jan. 16, 2020 – A UT Southwestern researcher led a team that identified a new vulnerability in kidney tumors, the 10th most common cause of…

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Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated and Persistent in Florida and Other Large States

Internet crimes are becoming more sophisticated and persistent in Florida and several of America’s other most populous states, including California, New York, Texas, Virginia and…

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New hospital-based data contradicts HUD estimates on homelessness

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that in Illinois hospital visits associated with homelessness have tripled since 2011. Their findings, which are published in…

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AgriLife Research develops tropical hibiscus hybrids ready for market

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, [email protected]  Contact: Dariusz Malinowski, 940-552-9941, [email protected]                  Winter-hardy hibiscus cultivars are what initially attracted Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., Texas A&M…

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Wolters Kluwer to Publish Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

January 16, 2020 – Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that it will begin publishing the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS) under its Lippincott portfolio…

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ARVO Foundation Announces New Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minorities

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the launch of a new career development program aimed to provide early-career underrepresented minority…

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Are bigger brains better?

UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS * Michigan State University * 408 W. Circle Drive * East Lansing, MI * 48824 Contact: Andrew Bender, College of Human Medicine, (517)…

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Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

AMES, Iowa – Integrating perennial crops into corn and soybean rotations doesn’t consistently increase the ability of soils to store carbon, according to a new…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Impeachment trial major indicator of the health of American democracy, @OregonState’s @CMcKNichols says

Jan. 16, 2020 Impeachment trial major indicator of the health of American democracy Media contact: Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected] Source: Chris Nichols, 541-737-3530, [email protected], @CMcKNichols…

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VUMC tops in nation for number of heart transplants performed last year

Vanderbilt University Medical Center tied for first place as the busiest heart transplant program by volume in the United States in 2019. VUMC performed a…

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MITRE Unveils Laboratory Focused on Autonomous Technology

McLean, Va., January 16, 2020—Assistive technologies in autonomous vehicles are evolving quickly and occupying more important roles in the way we work, travel, and manage…

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Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells

A massive research effort over more than a quarter century has tried to make personalized blood stem cells for use in treating leukemias, among many…

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Engineered mosquitoes cannot be infected with or transmit any dengue virus

Genetically engineered mosquitoes are resistant to multiple types of dengue virus (DENV), according to a study published January 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Prasad…

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John Theurer Cancer Center Participating in Early-Phase Study of Immunotherapy-Boosting Treatment

HACKENSACK, N.J., JANUARY 15, 2020 — Investigators at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey are participating in a first-in-patients clinical trial…

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Hackensack University Medical Center First Hospital in New Jersey to Perform Kidney Transplant Using Cutting-Edge, Life-Saving Technology

January 15, 2020 – Hackensack, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center today announced that it became the first hospital in the New Jersey…

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Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Heart Health at Risk

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that sleep apnea impacts heart health?  According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, nearly 30 million…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Hackensack University Medical Center Participated in Nationwide Study that Finds Three Medications are Safe and Effective in Treating Life-Threatening Seizures

January 16, 2020 – Hackensack, NJ – Hackensack University Medical Center researchers in Emergency Medicine participated in a nationwide study published in the New England…

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The Center for Dentistry at Hackensack University Medical Center to Offer Free Dental Care through “Give Kids a Smile” Program

The Center for Dentistry at Hackensack University Medical Center to Offer Free Dental Care through “Give Kids a Smile” Program January 15, 2020 – Hackensack,…

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Nanomaterial “twist” could boost next-gen electronics

Just add sulfur. Nebraska engineers Peter and Eli Sutter have shown that the elemental condiment can spice up a nanomaterial sandwich by putting a literal…

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What’s MER? It’s a way to measure quantum materials, and it’s telling us new and interesting things

Experimental physicists have combined several measurements of quantum materials into one in their ongoing quest to learn more about manipulating and controlling the behavior of…

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Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million…

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MITRE Uses Earth Shadow to Determine Satellite Range

Sometimes a big idea starts this easily. MITRE’s Kevin Schafer was with a group of engineers who specialize in satellite tracking, watching footage from the…

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Study weighs deep-sea mining’s impact on microbes

The essential roles that microbes play in deep-sea ecosystems are at risk from the potential environmental impacts of mining, found a new paper by researchers at Bigelow…

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Hackensack University Medical Center’s Hospital Earns the Most Certifications of Any Hospital in the Nation

January 15, 2020 – Hackensack, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that it earned its 28th The Joint Commission (TJC) Disease…

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Sepsis Associated with 1 in 5 Deaths Globally, Double Previous Estimate

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16, 2020 – Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to an analysis published today in The…

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Heart Cell Research Leads to Discovery That May Lead to Unreliable Data

Rockville, Md. (January 16, 2020)—Researchers studying proteins in heart cells have unexpectedly discovered that a common microscopy fluorescent protein carries reversible photobleaching properties. This phenomenon…

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RESEARCH SHOWS THAT OLDER PATIENTS WITH UNTREATED SLEEP APNEA NEED GREATER MEDICAL CARE

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RESEARCH SHOWS THAT OLDER PATIENTS WITH UNTREATED SLEEP APNEA NEED GREATER MEDICAL CARE Older Patients with Untreated Sleep Apnea…

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Police platform patrols create ‘phantom effect’ that cuts crime in London Underground

A massive experiment that deployed regular police patrols on platforms in the London Underground has shown that four 15-minute patrols a day in some of…

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Partnership with China prompts change in care for high-risk type of leukemia

Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Chinese Children’s Cancer Group led the first randomized, Phase III clinical trial comparing targeted therapies for…

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Zika Virus’ Key into Brain Cells ID’d, Leveraged to Block Infection and Kill Cancer Cells

Zika virus infection can stunt neonatal brain development, a condition known as microcephaly, in which babies are born with abnormally small heads. To determine how…

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与中国携手改进高危型白血病的疗法

EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020, 10:00 AM, CT 与中国携手改进高危型白血病的疗法 一项合作临床试验得出了如何使用靶向疗法治疗费城染色体导致的白血病的最新重要发现。 (田纳西州孟菲斯市2020年1月16日电) 圣裘德儿童研究医院(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) 和中国儿童癌症研究小组(Chinese Children’s Cancer Group)的研究人员领导了首个随机,Ⅲ期临床对照试验,比较了费城染色体导致的急性淋巴细胞白血病(ALL) 的靶向疗法。研究结果表明,达沙替尼药物(dasatinib)比当前标准治疗更有帮助,从而改进了对这种白血病的治疗方式。该发现今天在JAMA Oncology 学术期刊上发表。 BCR-ABL1基因的融合导致费城染色体的形成。这占儿童急性淋巴细胞白血病(ALL)病因的3-4%。这种亚型风险高,并且通常治疗效果不佳。…

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NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

DePaul University PRESS RELEASEJan. 16, 2020 NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students DePaul University and Lurie Children’s…

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A Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring

A highly sensitive wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern…

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FSU Research: Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits

By: Bill Wellock | Published: January 16, 2020 | 10:06 am | SHARE: When female firefighters put on the protective suits they need for their…

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专家提醒:新研究发现坚持锻炼能使大脑灰质受益

明尼苏达州,罗切斯特— 心肺锻炼——快走、跑步、骑行等活动能促使心脏泵血,有益身体健康,但它是否也能延缓大脑认知功能的变化? 德国神经退行性疾病中心发表在《Mayo Clinic学报》(Mayo Clinic Proceedings)的一项研究提供了新的证据,表明心肺健康与大脑健康存在关联,特别是在大脑灰质和脑总容量方面,它们与人的认知能力下降和衰老有关。 脑组织由灰质(细胞体)和从细胞体延伸出的神经纤维(白质)组成。灰质的体积似乎与各种机能和认知能力相关。研究人员发现,峰值摄氧量的增加与灰质体积的增加有密切关系。 该研究涉及德国东北部两个独立队列的2,013名成年人。从1997年到2012年分阶段对参加者进行了检查。在参加者使用健身车时,使用峰值吸氧量和其他标准来测量心肺适应性。另外还对MRI脑数据进行了分析。 结果表明,心肺锻炼可能有助于改善大脑健康并减缓灰质体积下降的速度。在《Mayo Clinic 学报》同期发表的的一篇社论中,三名Mayo Clinic的专家表示此研究结果“令人鼓舞,激发了人们的兴趣,为不断丰富的锻炼与大脑健康方面的文献添砖加瓦。” Mayo Clinic神经学家和该社论的第一作者Ronald Petersen博士表示,这项研究最显著的特点是提供了锻炼对参与认知(而不是运动功能)的大脑结构的实测效果。 “它提供了间接的证据,表明有氧运动除了可以强身健体外,还有助于提升大脑的认知功能。” Petersen 博士表示,“这项研究的另一个重要特点是,它的这些结果可能也适用于老年人。已有很多证据表明锻炼能对中年人大有裨益,令人鼓舞的是,它对老年人的大脑也可能会有积极的影响。” Petersen博士是Cora Kanow阿尔兹海默症研究教授,同时也是Mayo Clinic Chester及Debbie Cadieux阿尔茨海默症研究中心主任。 这项研究发现,与心肺锻炼相关的更高的灰质体积存在于在临床上与衰老的认知变化有关的大脑区域,包括一些与阿尔茨海默症有关的区域。社论称这些关联引人注目,但提醒不能轻易得出结论,认为心肺健康关联可能会影响阿尔茨海默症。 “这是另一个要解开的迷,即体育锻炼和身体健康是否能够对抗与衰老相关的认知衰退,”…