UCI child neurologist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram is awarded $15 million Conte Center grant

Irvine, Calif., July 10, 2019 — The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Dr. Tallie Z. Baram of the University of California, Irvine a five-year, $15 million Silvio O. Conte Center grant. The funding will allow her interdisciplinary team to continue studying how unpredictable parental and environmental signals influence an infant’s vulnerability later in…

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Robotic pancreas transplant offers hope for obese patients with Type 1 diabetes

IMAGE: Left to right: Dr. Mario Spaggiari, Arlys Martinez and Dr. Enrico Benedetti. view more  Credit: Fatemi Hossein. For patients with Type 1 diabetes who don’t respond well to insulin or have other serious medical complications caused by their disease, pancreas transplantation offers hope for a cure. But obese candidates who need a pancreas transplant often…

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Antibiotic stewardship intervention improves prescribing for acute respiratory infection

IMAGE: Cluster randomized trial: adapted vs enhanced stewardship intervention in four emergency departments, five urgent care centers. view more  Credit: Kirsty Challen, B.sc., Mbchb, Mres, Ph.d., Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, United Kingdom DES PLAINES, IL — Antibiotic stewardship interventions for acute respiratory infection (ARI) is feasible and effective and can significantly reduce overuse in the emergency department…

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Ped EM docs at risk for developing compassion fatigue, burnout, low compassion satisfaction

IMAGE: SurveyMonkey of 390 United States pediatric emergency medicine physicians using CFST. view more  Credit: KIRSTY CHALLEN, B.SC., MBCHB, MRES, PH.D., LANCASHIRE TEACHING HOSPITALS, UNITED KINGDOM DES PLAINES, IL — Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians are at risk for developing compassion fatigue (CF), burnout (BO), and low compassion satisfaction (CS), but proactive awareness of these phenomena…

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Loneliness heightened among gay men in certain age group in China

Gay men in China ages 25-29 are eight times more likely to feel criticized and rejected compared with men in that country ages 20 or younger, new University of Hawaii at Manoa research shows. The reason may be that 25- to 29-year-olds tend to be out of college and in the workforce, where they may…

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Scripps Research-led consortium awarded $129 million from NIH for new HIV vaccine approach

IMAGE: This computer-generated graphic depicts immune system proteins called broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs; colored) binding to different regions on the HIV envelope protein on the surface of the virus (white). Antibody… view more  Credit: Scripps Research LA JOLLA, Calif. — The Scripps Consortium for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD), an international collaboration led by Scripps Research, has…

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Understanding how the mTOR complex comes together

In the world of biology, each individual cell also has many moving parts and pieces, each with specific roles and places to be. If one of those pieces isn’t working correctly, it can affect the entire cell. For the past five years, researchers at Brigham Young University have studied protein complexes that have the job…

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Can computer use, crafts and games slow or prevent age-related memory loss?

MINNEAPOLIS — A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that the timing and number of these activities may also play a role. The study…

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