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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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Risk of mortality linked to interstitial lung abnormalities

17/05/2016

New research uncovering a link between Interstitial Lung Abnormalities (ILA) and an increased risk of in-hospital mortality was shared at the ATS 2016 International Conference.
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'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy

29/04/2016

Researchers from the University of Washington's Department of Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with partners from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, have developed a new quantitative assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy called Walk-DMC, which could help predict which patients are -- or are not -- likely to benefit from such aggressive treatment.
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Tiny microscopes reveal hidden role of nervous system cells

29/04/2016

A microscope about the size of a penny is giving scientists a new window into the everyday activity of cells within the spinal cord. The innovative technology revealed that astrocytes--cells in the nervous system that do not conduct electrical signals and were traditionally viewed as merely supportive--unexpectedly react to intense sensation.
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Strength training helps older adults live longer

27/04/2016

Older adults who met twice-weekly strength-training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an extended time period, particularly in an older population.
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Studies of e-cigs suggest more benefit than harm

26/04/2016

Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have a broad "open-minded" perspective when it comes to regulating vaporized nicotine products, especially e-cigarettes.
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