Le Bonheur and UTHSC BIG Initiative signs agreement to sequence 25,000 DNA samples

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – As research into genetic causes of disease began to grow, Le Bonheur Pediatrician-in- Chief Jon McCullers, MD, knew it was time to start building a pediatric DNA biorepository. So in 2015, Le Bonheur’s Children’s Foundation Research Institute (CFRI) created the Biorepository and Integrative Genomics (BIG) Initiative and began collecting DNA samples from…

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Lee and collaborators studying use of 311 non-emergency issue-reporting system

Myeong Lee, Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, is working to understand how people use the 311 non-emergency issue-reporting system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Lee and his collaborators aim to understand how local governments support people’s different uses of the system during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the different performance metrics of local governments…

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New AJTMH supplement offers guidance on severe COVID-19 management in resource-limited settings

Arlington, Va. (March 12, 2021)–A new supplement offering guidance on severe COVID-19 management in resource-limited settings is now available on the American Journal of Tropical Medicine (AJTMH) website. Pragmatic Recommendations for the Management of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in Low- and Middle-Income Countries was coordinated by a COVID-LMIC Task Force headed by Alfred Papali, MD, of…

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Immuno-PET can give physicians early insight into tumor response to targeted therapy

Reston, VA–Immuno-positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can provide early insight into a tumor’s response to targeted therapy, allowing physicians to select the most effective treatment for patients who have cancer. The new research was published in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The research showed that immuno-PET successfully visualizes changes in different…

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Study finds adolescents with autism may engage neural control systems differently

A new study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers suggests that executive control differences in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be the result of a unique approach, rather than an impairment. Executive control difficulties are common in individuals with autism and are associated with challenges completing tasks and managing time. The study, published in Biological…

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