Nurse practitioner clinical settings key to delivery of patient-centered care

PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2020) — It’s long been understood that care that respects and integrates the wants, needs, and preferences of patients results in higher ratings of satisfaction and improved health outcomes. Yet, several barriers still often impede the delivery of patient-centered care. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn…

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Researchers find brain cell that triggers tremor and how to control it

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital have improved our understanding of how tremor — the most common movement disorder — happens, opening the possibility of novel therapies for this condition. Working with animal models, the researchers discovered that a particular brain…

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SIOP recognizes Mahima Saxena with Humanitarian Award

Mahima Saxena, PhD has been honored with the Humanitarian Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The annual award is given in recognition of a SIOP member who has made sustained, significant, and outstanding humanitarian contributions related to I-O psychology. Contributions can take many different forms, including: supporting humanitarian initiatives; promoting prosocial…

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High-speed microscope captures fleeting brain signals

Electrical and chemical signals flash through our brains constantly as we move through the world, but it would take a high-speed camera and a window into the brain to capture their fleeting paths. University of California, Berkeley, investigators have now built such a camera: a microscope that can image the brain of an alert mouse…

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COVID-19 response and communications must be directed by public health officials

Philadelphia, March 19, 2020 — In the United States today, healthcare providers seem appropriately confused about present and future issues concerning coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a commentary in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier, internationally recognized public health experts say that the current, incomplete totality of evidence provides cause for serious concerns,…

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Developing a novel oral antibiotic to treat multidrug-resistant gonorrhea

Up to $2.86M has been awarded to a research team including Penn State scientists to develop a new oral antibiotic to treat multidrug-resistant gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria that have developed resistance to all but one existing antibiotic. The research team includes Penn State Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Kenneth Keiler,…

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A protein that helps trap bacteria may contribute to metastasis in breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA — The protein peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PAD4), which enables some immune cells to trap bacteria, promoted breast cancer metastasis in mice when expressed in cancer cells, according to data published in Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. «Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death among…

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Don’t Trust Memes That Promise Coronavirus Cures

ImageThere is little evidence that vitamins and other dietary supplements can protect you from the coronavirus in any consistent or significant way.Credit…Tony Cenicola/The New York Times There is no known cure for the new coronavirus. Scientists are scrambling to find treatments and vaccines for the virus, which causes the illness Covid-19, and health care professionals…

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