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(University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) ) The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre is launching a major international clinical trial to test a minimally invasive and safer surgical approach for patients with lung cancer: video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy with ultrasonic pulmonary artery sealing.
(McMaster University) Children who are thumb-suckers or nail-biters are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities, research has found. And, if they have both 'bad habits', they are even less likely to be allergic to such things as house dust mites, grass, cats, dogs, horses or airborne fungi. The research is published in the journal Pediatrics today.
(University of Otago) Children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies, according to a new study from New Zealand's University of Otago.The finding emerges from the long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study, which has followed the progress of 1,037 participants born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1972-1973 into adulthood.
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in rodents and humans, but this beneficial effect cannot be explained solely by weight loss. In a new study published in The American Journal of Pathology, researchers investigating gastric bypass in a mouse model of T2DM confirmed that bypass surgery improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. Interestingly, the improved metabolism occurred in conjunction with changes in gut microorganisms, suggesting a potential role for gut microbiota in diabetes remission.
(University of Liverpool) More than 4,500 people from Liverpool with diabetes have volunteered to join a clinical trial funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to help transform early detection of diabetic eye disease.
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Researchers at CSHL have found a previously undiscovered pathway through which ovarian cells can be transformed into cancer cells, one they think provides an excellent opportunity for targeting by new drugs, which, when combined with others now in development, may be able to stave off metastatic disease.
(University Hospitals Case Medical Center) University Hospitals Case Medical Center is among the first in the country -- and the first in Ohio -- to offer and deploy the Abbott Absorb stent, a completely bioresorbable stent. On July 8, University Hospitals implanted its first Absorb dissolving stent on a patient with coronary artery disease. There are only 50 sites around the nation which will launch the Absorb product and UH is the only hospital in Ohio.
(Entomological Society of America) While most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers, researchers from the University of Connecticut believe that northern oak hairstreaks feed on non-nectar sources such as oak galls and honeydew from aphids and other insects.
MD Anderson, NASA and ILC Dover partner on Space Suit Art Project to increase childhood cancer awareness
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Today, several of Space City's best-known institutions -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and ILC Dover -- announced a partnership that brings the benefits of arts and science to pediatric cancer patients while increasing awareness of childhood cancer.
(Columbia University Medical Center) Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian and NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, have been awarded a grant from the NIH for up to $46.5 million over five years to enroll participants in the Cohort Program of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.
(American Academy of Neurology) The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association have announced a new Clinical Research Training Fellowship in muscular dystrophy for 2017.
(American College of Physicians) A new proposed rule by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services will greatly strengthen the ability of primary care physicians to provide high value, coordinated and patient-centered care to their patients enrolled in Medicare, said the American College of Physicians today.
(Medical University of South Carolina) A new dental adhesive, which incorporates particles of copper iodide that curtail infections, could extend long-term bond strength when compared to typical adhesives and also reduce secondary caries.
(Ecological Society of America) The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes as the Ecological Society of America heads to southern Florida for its 101st Annual Meeting. Research on mosquito biology and disease transmission will have a strong showing at the meeting Fort Lauderdale, this Aug. 7-12, 2016. Climate change and species invasions are strong themes among this year's research presentations on infectious disease.
(Cornell University) When cells die, whether through apoptosis or necrosis, the DNA and other molecules found in those cells don't just disappear. They wind up in the blood stream, where degraded bits and pieces can be extracted.
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) A team of researchers led by Thomas Buchanan, M.D., Michele Kipke Ph.D. and Jonathan Samet, M.D., of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California received a prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award was made to USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Noninvasive electrical brain stimulation offers hope as a potential new tool to ease the symptoms of certain diseases and mental illnesses. But neuroscientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are warning against self-administered brain stimulation by so-called 'do-it-yourself' users. Their 'Open Letter' appears in the July 7 issue of Annals of Neurology.
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown for the first time that ensembles of genes within the striatum could be deeply involved in bipolar disorder. Most modern studies of bipolar disorder have concentrated on the brain's cortex, the largest part of the brain in humans, associated with higher-level thought and action.
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Your risk of heart attack increases with the amount of traffic noise to which you are exposed. The increase in risk -- though slight -- is greatest with road and rail traffic noise, less with aircraft noise. Such are the conclusions reached by Andreas Seidler and co-authors in the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International after evaluating information from statutory health insurers on over a million Germans over the age of 40.
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The Structural Heart Program team at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is among the first in the country to investigate the safety and effectiveness of Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic heart valve in low surgical risk patients who suffer from severe aortic valve disease. The procedure is being performed at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center (HVI).