Cancer: The immune system attacks tumors remotely

How does the immune system act to limit tumor development? Using in vivo imaging tools, scientists from the Institut Pasteur and Inserm described the spatiotemporal activity of tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes, both locally and remotely. Their research was published in the journal Nature Cancer on March 9, 2020. Some cells in the immune system, like T…

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Kristin N. Saboe receives SIOP Distinguished Award

Kristin N. Saboe, PhD has been recognized with the Distinguished Early Career Contributions-Practice Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The annual award is given to a SIOP member who has made significant contributions to the practice of I-O psychology within ten years of receiving their PhD. Dr. Kristin N. Saboe long…

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Low-dose aspirin linked to reduced liver cancer risk

BOSTON — Among adults at high risk of liver cancer, those who took low-dose aspirin were less likely to develop the disease or to die from liver-related causes. The findings come from an analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine and conducted by a team led by investigators at the Karolinska Institutet, in…

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Moving beyond ‘defensive medicine’

Doctors face tough choices during difficult childbirths — often involving the decision of whether to perform a cesarean section operation. And in the background lies a question: To what extent are these medical decisions motivated by the desire to avoid liability lawsuits? When doctors’ actions are driven by a desire to avoid legal entanglements, it…

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Rapid response coronavirus test launched by Hackensack Meridian Health’s CDI

March 12, 2020 — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that the Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) has created a test to dramatically reduce the time it takes for diagnosing COVID-19. This is a major advance that will benefit patients, create a more effective triage…

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How brain biology promotes starvation in patients with anorexia nervosa

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in brain circuitry that contribute to starvation and weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa (AN). The findings, published in the March 12, 2020 online issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, shed new light on the neurobiology of starvation and emaciation…

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Mayo Clinic research discovers how stem cells repair damage from heart attacks

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered stem cell-activated mechanisms of healing after a heart attack. Stem cells restored cardiac muscle back to its condition before the heart attack, in turn providing a blueprint of how stem cells may work. The study, published in NPJ Regenerative Medicine, finds that human cardiopoietic cells zero in…

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Protective brain-cell housekeeping mechanism may also regulate sleep

An important biological mechanism that is thought to protect brain cells from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may also be involved in regulating sleep, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers found that a signaling pathway that helps prevent the buildup of abnormal…

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São Paulo to host school on Glycobiology

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Glycobiology will be held in Brazil on July 20-29 at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP). Reporters are invited to register for the scientific sessions and short courses, which will present state-of-art science and results of new research. The SPSAS-GLYC, as the School is…

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Capping out-of-network hospital bills could create big savings

Placing limits on what hospitals can collect for out-of-network care could yield savings similar to more-sweeping proposals such as Medicare for All or setting global health spending caps, according to a new RAND Corporation report. Because such an approach has the possibility to sharply cut hospital revenues, any cap would need to be set carefully…

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