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Lack of pharmacy access sends some patients back to the hospital

10/08/2016

Hospital readmissions, a 17-billion-dollar annual problem, are higher in rural, remote or smaller communities that sometimes have significantly less access to pharmacies, according to a study published today that was one of the first to examine this issue.
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To beat hypertension, take the 'clinic' to the people

08/08/2016

Eliminating racial disparities in the outcomes of programs to control blood pressure can be accomplished with a few one-on-one coaching sessions delivered by health professionals - but not if the program requires people to get to a clinic, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins Medicine study.
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New microfluidic chip replicates muscle-nerve connection

04/08/2016

MIT engineers have developed a microfluidic device that replicates the neuromuscular junction - the vital connection where nerve meets muscle. The device, about the size of a U.S. quarter, contains a single muscle strip and a small set of motor neurons. Researchers can influence and observe the interactions between the two, within a realistic, three-dimensional matrix.
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Promising peer mentoring program for early career gero-nursing faculty

03/08/2016

New models for providing mentorship to early career academics will become key to developing and maintaining an experienced faculty.
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Randomized penumbra 3-D trial of next generation stent retriever meets primary endpoints

28/07/2016

The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 13th Annual Meeting announced that the Penumbra 3D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in safety and efficacy of Penumbra 3D Revascularization Device, when used with Penumbra System aspiration devices compared to Penumbra System aspiration devices alone.
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Americans worried about using gene editing, brain chip implants and synthetic blood

27/07/2016

Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people's minds sharper, their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
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New blood management guidelines

19/07/2016

Improving the processes of ordering, transporting, and storing blood can save millions of dollars and drastically reduce blood wastage, reported a research team from one academic medical center after implementing institutional initiatives to address blood management.
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Conceptual model for acute, unscheduled care

11/07/2016

Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) created a conceptual model for episodes of acute, unscheduled care - care that can be delivered in a variety of settings from emergency departments to doctors' offices, from urgent care centers to telemedicine.
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Cost estimates for training residents in a Teaching Health Center

08/07/2016

A new study reveals that the average cost to train a Teaching Health Center resident is estimated to be 157,602 Dollar per year. The report, "The Cost of Residency Training in Teaching Health Centers", published by the New England Journal of Medicine comes as current Teaching Health Centers embark on what could be their last year in existence starting July 1, 2016.
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Interaction between neural networks changes during working memory

07/06/2016

Understanding the relation of dopamine to network activity could improve schizophrenia treatment.
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Study describes a better animal model to improve HIV vaccine development

07/06/2016

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have figured out how to make a much-improved research tool that they hope will open the door to new and better HIV vaccine designs.
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Brain power

06/06/2016

Neuroscience researchers identify a gene critical for human brain development and unravel how it works.
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Human trials of cancer drug PAC-1 continue with new investment

26/05/2016

Clinical trials of the anti-cancer agent PAC-1 are continuing to expand, thanks to a $7 million angel investment from an anonymous contributor who originally invested $4 million to help get the compound this far in the drug-approval pipeline.
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Antarctic sponge extract can help kill MRSA

20/05/2016

New findings may provide opportunity for developing new drugs to fight dangerous bacteria currently highly resistant to treatment.
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Bio-mimicry method for preparing and labeling stem cells

19/05/2016

Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Biological Sciences Chien Ho have developed a new method for preparing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that not only leads to the production of more native stem cells, but also labels them with a FDA approved iron-oxide nanoparticle (Ferumoxytol).
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