Dana-Farber researchers present findings in more than 70 research studies at ASCO

Boston — Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers are presenting more than 70 research studies at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, May 31st- June 4th. ASCO is the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting, attracting more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world. The latest cancer research…

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Project to deter opioid tampering wins top Addiction Science Award

IMAGE: L to R: Addiction Science Award Winners Nikita Rohila (3rd place), Aditya Tummala (1st place), Sid Thakker (2nd place) view more  Credit: National Institute on Drug Abuse A 14-year-old’s innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair…

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Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch

New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa’s southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago. The new research by an international…

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SIOP star shines brightly

IMAGE: Official logo for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology view more  Credit: SIOP Michele J. Gelfand, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Maryland, is part of an illustrious group including Former First Lady Michelle Obama and more than 200 other luminaries elected to the American Academy of Arts and…

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Enzyme may indicate predisposition to cardiovascular disease

Measuring the blood plasma levels of an enzyme called PDIA1 could one day become a method of diagnosing a person’s predisposition to cardiovascular disease even if they are healthy, i.e., not obese, diabetic or a smoker, and with normal cholesterol. This is suggested by a study published in the journal Redox Biology by Brazilian researchers…

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2 catheters originally developed by Dr. Riyaz Bashir receive premarket clearance by FDA

Credit: Thrombolex, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket notification clearance for two catheters invented by Riyaz Bashir, MD, FACC, RVT, Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) and Director of Vascular and Endovascular Medicine at Temple University Hospital, and Nicholas…

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IU researchers develop electric field-based dressing to help heal wound infections

IMAGE: Chandan Sen, PhD view more  Credit: Indiana University School of Medicine Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Work conducted in the laboratories of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, Chandan Sen, PhD and Sashwati Roy, PhD has led…

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Clinical trial at IU School of Medicine improves treatment of genetic rickets

IMAGE: Erik Imel, MD view more  Credit: Indiana University School of Medicine A new study shows a drug developed in conjunction with investigators at Indiana University School of Medicine to alleviate symptoms of a rare musculoskeletal condition is significantly more effective than conventional therapies. The findings are published in Lancet. X-linked hypophosphatemia, or XLH, is a…

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ACR statement on CMS Medicare Advantage final rule

ATLANTA — In August 2018, the CMS announced that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would be allowed to utilize step therapy for Part B drugs. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) expressed strong concerns about this proposal. The rheumatology community received some good news in this week’s final rule from CMS, which makes changes to the…

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Early dengue virus infection could «defuse» zika virus

«We now know for sure that Zika virus infection during pregnancy can affect the unborn foetus in such a way that the child develops microcephaly and other severe symptoms,» explains Prof Felix Drexler, a virologist at the Charité who has been developing diagnostic tests for Zika and other viruses at the DZIF. Just a few…

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