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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How sounds, shapes, speech and body movements convey emotion through one shared property

IMAGE: Characteristic angry and sad drawings from study 3, after smoothing and corner detection. Corners are marked with red ‘+’ signs. Among the study’s participants, angry drawings had a mean of… view more  Credit: Graphic compiled by Beau Sievers. (Figure 5 from the paper). Death metal band logos often have a spiky look while romance novel…

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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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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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