Presidential award

IMAGE: Matthew Walsh, an associate professor of biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by… view more  Matthew Walsh, an associate professor of biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, was first drawn to environmental sciences and biology when…

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New national network aims to improve health of children and youth with special needs

July 12, 2019 — A new research network for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCNet), led by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Boston Children’s Hospital, will lead, promote and coordinate national research activities to improve their systems of care. Funded through the U.S. Department…

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Novel nanoparticles deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell with much higher efficiency

IMAGE: The large complex of gene editing molecules is difficult to deliver into cells from external an external application. Biodegradable lipid nanoparticles deliver mRNA coding for the gene editing molecules into… view more  Credit: From animation by Visual Science and Skoltech (https://visual-science.com/crispr ) MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 12, 2019) —A research collaboration between Tufts University and the…

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New study highlights advantages of living-donor liver transplant over deceased donor

PITTSBURGH, July 12, 2019 — Living-donor liver transplant offers numerous advantages over deceased-donor transplant, including better three-year survival rates for patients and lower costs, according to new research from the UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online today in the Annals of Surgery, highlight…

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Recognizing kidney injury due to burns is improved by artificial intelligence

Many burn victims suffer acute kidney injury (AKI), but early recognition of AKI remains challenging. Now an Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) model developed at UC Davis Health and reported in a new study can predict acute kidney injury quicker and more accurately than ever. «The ability to predict AKI in burn patients using…

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Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients

IMAGE: J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Penn Nursing. view more  Credit: Penn Nursing PHILADELPHIA (July 12, 2019) — Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing…

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New technology improves atrial fibrillation detection after stroke

A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that’s currently used widely in stroke units to detect instances of atrial fibrillation. The technology, called electrocardiomatrix, goes further than standard cardiac telemetry by examining large amounts of telemetry data in a way that’s so detailed it’s impractical for individual clinicians to attempt. Co-inventor Jimo…

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