Study asks patients’ input to improve the hospital experience

IMAGE: Luci Leykum, M.D., of the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, led the i-HOPE Study that surveyed 499 stakeholders, resulting in 11 priority research questions that can… view more  Credit: UT Health San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — American hospitals engage in continuous quality and safety improvement, but information remains scarce on what…

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Missing molecule hobbles cell movement

Cells missing a certain protein on their surface can’t move normally, UConn researchers report in Science Signaling. The research could give insight into how cells move and repair wounds in normal tissue, as well as how cancer spreads through the body. Cells are the body’s workers, and they often need to move around to do…

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Stephenson Cancer Center physician is senior author on major study

IMAGE: Dr. Joan Walker was the senior author of a new report on ovarian cancer survivorship. view more  Credit: OU Medicine OKLAHOMA CITY — A gynecologic oncologist at the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine was a national leader of a newly published research study that reveals good news for women with ovarian cancer — longer…

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Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

VIDEO: Dr. Viviane Labrie of Van Andel Research Institute discusses how an epigenetic hotspot may contribute to symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. view more  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 3, 2019) — A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may give scientists a fresh path forward for devising more effective treatments and biomarker-based…

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Study shows drug reduces risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The drug eculizumab, a synthetic antibody that inhibits the inflammatory response, significantly reduced the risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). This rare but severe autoimmune inflammatory disorder can cause blindness, paralysis and death. Mayo Clinic researchers and international collaborators report their findings in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study…

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New book explores hospice and palliative care interventions

IMAGE: Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base view more  Credit: Elsevier Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base sets forth research considerations and guidelines to build evidence-based interventions to improve end-of-life care. The new book by George Demiris, PhD, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor in…

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Regenstrief, IU, Purdue research presented on national stage

INDIANAPOLIS — Regenstrief faculty members are sharing the institute’s groundbreaking research with national leaders in geriatrics at the 2019 annual meeting for the American Geriatrics Society in Portland, Oregon, May 2-4. Regenstrief Research Scientist Noll Campbell, PharmD, M.S., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy, is presenting in multiple sessions, providing…

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Job numbers flat for Americans with disabilities despite strength of the labor market

IMAGE: This infographic compares the economic indicators for people with and without disabilities for April 2019, showing flattening for people with disabilities and slight increases for their counterparts without disabilities. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ — May 3, 2019 — The economic indicators for Americans with disabilities were flat, while people without disabilities…

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Mental well-being predicts leisure time physical activity in midlife

Men and women with high mental well-being at the age of 42 were more physically active at the age of 50 compared to those who got lower scores in mental well-being at age 42. Different exercise activities are related to the different dimensions of well-being in midlife. Mental well-being was investigated through three dimensions: emotional,…

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Swedish and South African universities’ collaboration on Agenda 2030 challenges

SASUF (the South Africa-Sweden University Forum) is a partnership among 36 Swedish and South African universities with the aim of strengthening collaboration between the two countries in research, education and innovation. For six days, from 6 to 11 May, the second week-long research and innovation event in Stellenbosch will bring together some 500 researchers, decision-makers…

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