SIOP recognizes Mahima Saxena with Humanitarian Award

Mahima Saxena, PhD has been honored with the Humanitarian Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The annual award is given in recognition of a SIOP member who has made sustained, significant, and outstanding humanitarian contributions related to I-O psychology. Contributions can take many different forms, including: supporting humanitarian initiatives; promoting prosocial…

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COVID-19 response and communications must be directed by public health officials

Philadelphia, March 19, 2020 – In the United States today, healthcare providers seem appropriately confused about present and future issues concerning coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a commentary in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier, internationally recognized public health experts say that the current, incomplete totality of evidence provides cause for serious concerns,…

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Developing a novel oral antibiotic to treat multidrug-resistant gonorrhea

Up to $2.86M has been awarded to a research team including Penn State scientists to develop a new oral antibiotic to treat multidrug-resistant gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria that have developed resistance to all but one existing antibiotic. The research team includes Penn State Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Kenneth Keiler,…

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Frailty may be highly predictive of complications, death in patients with mitral valve disease

CHICAGO (March 19, 2020) — Frailty measurements have become increasingly important in assessing surgical risk in patients with mitral valve disease, and research published online today in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery shows that frailty plays a significant role in outcomes following mitral valve procedures. “Frailty correlates with mortality and length of hospital stay, as…

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A protein that helps trap bacteria may contribute to metastasis in breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA – The protein peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PAD4), which enables some immune cells to trap bacteria, promoted breast cancer metastasis in mice when expressed in cancer cells, according to data published in Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death among…

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New research shows promise to treat female group A streptococcus genital tract infections

Philadelphia, March 19, 2020 – Puerperal sepsis, also known as childbed fever, is the leading cause of maternal deaths. In this novel study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, scientists report on the discovery of group A streptococcus (GAS) surface proteins involved in female reproductive tract infections such as puerperal sepsis that…

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Love Is Blind in Quarantine

For singles practicing social distancing in their houses and apartments, dating presents some obvious challenges. But also: opportunities. “If you really think about it, being in your apartment during self-isolation is like being in a pod,” said Thi Q. Lam, 27. He was referring to the Netflix reality-dating show “Love Is Blind,” in which contestants…

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