The interface of genomic information with the electronic health record

Advances in genetic and genomic testing technology have not only introduced the utilization of clinical genomic information into virtually every area of medical care, this testing has become an essential tool to achieve the goal of precision medicine. As genomic data become more complex, so too must the electronic health record (EHR) evolve to provide…

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UTSA software helps patients receive faster post-pandemic care

Many patients had to wait for lifesaving surgeries, such organ transplants, due to the heavy burden COVID-19 caused for hospitals. Now, UTSA computer science seniors have built a software program that assists doctors in prioritizing medical procedures and treat people more efficiently. The program, called ESCal, can organize almost three months of surgeries in a…

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Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location

We are free to wander but usually when we go somewhere it’s for a reason. In a new study, researchers at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory show that as we pursue life’s prizes a region of the brain tracks our location with an especially strong predilection for the location of the reward. This…

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Update on PALLAS international breast cancer study evaluating adjuvant palbociclib

Vienna, Brussels, Chicago, Philadelphia, Neu-Isenburg/Frankfurt, Pittsburgh The Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group (ABCSG), Alliance Foundation Trials (AFT), the Breast International Group (BIG), PrECOG, LLC, the German Breast Group, and the NSABP Foundation today announced that the independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) for the global Phase 3 early breast cancer PALbociclib CoLlaborative Adjuvant Study…

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Researchers aim to reduce LGBTQ youth suicide with novel intervention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth and young adults, behind unintentional injury, with suicide attempts much higher among LGBTQ youth (23% to 45%) than their heterosexual and cisgender peers (5%). Despite this considerable disparity, few empirically supported suicide prevention programs exist for this highly vulnerable group. San Diego State University researchers…

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What to Do At Home This Week

Here are a few of events happening this week and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Monday Dr. Perri Klass, a professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University and a contributor to The New York Times, will answer parents’ questions about daily life during the pandemic. She joins Tara Parker-Pope, the…

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Will Protests Set Off a Second Viral Wave?

The spontaneous outpouring of protests are occurring as many states have warily begun reopening after weeks of stay-at-home orders with millions of American unemployed. Restaurants, schools, beaches and parks are under scrutiny as the public tentatively practices new forms of social distancing. In Los Angeles, where demonstrations led to the closing of virus testing sites…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Protests Set Off Fears of New Outbreaks

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDemonstrators gathered in Atlanta during a protest on Saturday. Atlanta’s mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, said she was concerned that the protests could increase infections in communities of color.Credit…Dustin Chambers/Reuters As protesters flood streets across the country, officials worry that they could be spreading the virus. Mass protests over police…

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