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Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (July 27, 2009) According to a study in a special issue of Medical Decision Making , a large-scale, covert anthrax attack on a large city would overwhelm hospital resources even with an extremely effective public health response, primari...

Stanford researchers publish comprehensive model for medical device development

WASHINGTON, DCIn an effort to increase understanding of the medical device development process and help companies execute the bench-to-bedside process of product development more effectively, researchers at Stanford University have published the first comprehensive model representing the medical d...

NYU Langone Medical Center awarded NIH grants totaling $1,560,000

New York, NY, June 24, 2009 Two NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have received $1,560,000 in grant support for their first year of studies focused on microbiome and psoriasis and on microbiome and esophageal cancer from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The studies being conducted a...

American College of Medical Genetics affirms importance of newborn screening dried blood spots

The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has issued a new Position Statement on the Importance of Residual Newborn Screening Dried Blood Spots. In May 2006, ACMG recommended that all newborns in the United States be uniformly screened for 29 conditions. Tremendous progress has been made in ...

Genetic secrets of date palm unlocked by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR (May 1, 2009) -- Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) have mapped a draft version of the date palm genome, unlocking many of its genetic secrets. "We have generated a draft DNA sequence and initial assembly of the date palm using the most advanced technolog...

Chemical found in medical devices impairs heart function

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that a chemical commonly used in the production of such medical plastic devices as intravenous (IV) bags and catheters can impair heart function in rats. Appearing online this week in the American Journal of Physiology , th...

MIT: Novel needle could cut medical complications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Each year, hundreds of thousands of people suffer medical complications from hypodermic needles that penetrate too far under their skin. A new device developed by MIT engineers and colleagues aims to prevent this from happening by keeping needles on target. The device, which i...

Peter Baumann named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist

Stowers Institute Associate Investigator Peter Baumann, Ph.D., has been named an Early Career Scientist with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). HHMI appointments are among the most competitive and highly sought distinctions in biomedical research. Dr. Baumann and his team will contin...

UF scientist tapped by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to pursue 'best ideas'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. A University of Florida scientist whose interest in embryonic development and evolution led him to discover the molecular building blocks that shape appendages ranging from feet to flippers was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist today (Thursday, March...

NYU Langone Medical Center researchers find micro RNA plays a key role in melanoma metastasis

NEW YORK CITY (February 5, 2009)Scientists have long wondered how melanoma cells travel from primary tumors on the surface of the skin to the brain, liver and lungs, where they become more aggressive, resistant to therapy, and deadly. Now, scientists from NYU Langone Medical Center have identifi...

Texas Medical Center researchers win collaborative grants

HOUSTON (Jan. 21, 2009) Finding cures for hearing loss, breast cancer and childhood cancer and a way to identify people at risk for tuberculosis are goals of the first recipients of grants from the Virginia and L.E. Simmons Family Foundation Collaborative Research Fund. The fund, a $3 million in...

Key to future medical breakthroughs is systems biology, say leading European scientists

Crucial breakthroughs in the treatment of many common diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's could be achieved by harnessing a powerful scientific approach called systems biology, according to leading scientists from across Europe. In a Science Policy Briefing released today by the European Sci...

First images from medical beamline at Canadian Light Source

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN A University of Saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron has received an early Christmas present. After several years of research, construction and testing, the unique-in-North-America BioMedical Imaging and Therapy facility (BM...

New book helps medical students master clinical skills

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Nov. 12, 2008) For medical students who spend years studying textbooks in preparation for written exams on theoretical concepts, it can be rather intimidating to prepare for a test on practical skills used in the clinic. The third edition of a best-selling book that h...

TECNALIA investigates advanced biomaterials to make more reliable and hardwearing medical implants

The TECNALIA Technological Corporation is taking part in the Cnit Intelimplant project, the goal of which is to develop advanced biomaterials based on innovative technologies (microtechnologies, nanotechnologies, tissue and surface engineering) for the manufacture of a new generation of implants w...

NC State finds new nanomaterial could be breakthrough for implantable medical devices

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has made a breakthrough that could lead to new dialysis devices and a host of other revolutionary medical implants. The researchers have found that the unique properties of a new material can be used to create new devices that can be imp...

Case Western Reserve receives Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging award

Eben Alsberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery has been named a 2008 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging by The Ellison Medical Foundation. Case Western Reserve University was invited to nominate two faculty members to submit a proposal, and A...

Rhode Island Hospital simulation center examines benefits and applications of medical simulation

PROVIDENCE, RI Emergency medicine physicians and simulation experts from Rhode Island Hospital discuss the benefits of advanced medical simulation in five manuscripts appearing in the November 2008 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (now available online). The articles describe how simulation...

A card-swipe for medical tests

SALT LAKE CITY University of Utah scientists successfully created a sensitive prototype device that could test for dozens or even hundreds of diseases simultaneously by acting like a credit card-swipe machine to scan a card loaded with microscopic blood, saliva or urine samples. The prototyp...

New book dissects statistics for doctors and medical students

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Oct. 21, 2008) The medical literature is chock full of risk ratios, P values, numbers needed to treat, life tables, regressions, survival analyses, and confidence intervals. But what do they mean? A second edition of the book Medical Statistics Made Easy , recen...

Salk scientist Fred H. Gage to receive the Keio Medical Science Prize

Salk researcher Dr. Fred H. Gage, professor in the Laboratory of Genetics, has been awarded the Keio Medical Science Prize for his discovery of the physiological role of adult neurogenesis in mammalian brains. He will officially receive the award during a ceremony at Keio University's School of Me...

Researchers design artificial cells that could power medical implants

Researchers at Yale University have created a blueprint for artificial cells that are more powerful and efficient than the natural cells they mimic and could one day be used to power tiny medical implants. The scientists began with the question of whether an artificial version of the electrocy...

American College of Medical Genetics receives $13.5M NIH contract

The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), a national nonprofit medical and scientific professional association, announced that it has received a $13.5 million, 5-year contract from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National In...

Combining advanced medical and information technologies offers pathway to lower health care costs

Washington D.C. (September 22, 2008): Integrating sophisticated medical technologies for patient monitoring with advanced information systems and clinical expertise has the potential to significantly improve medical care while lowering treatment costs. This is especially true for patients with chr...

Elsevier congratulates its British Medical Association Award winning medical authors and editors

Amsterdam, September 18, 2008 Elsevier is pleased to announce that eight of its professional and scholarly books were honored at the annual BMA Medical Book Competition ceremony in London on September 9th 2008. An additional 19 Elsevier books were highly commended and five received commendation. ...

US Air Force grant targets medical evacuation procedures

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have received a grant in excess of $2 million from the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine to determine the ideal time to fly that minimizes health complications to injured soldiers due to the rush to move them from the battlefield into a safe zone...

Ansary Symposium on Stem Cell Research at Weill Cornell Medical College

WHO: Hosted by Weill Cornell Medical College, the Ansary Symposium on Stem Cell Research is bringing together a group of leading figures in the field, including internationally known scientists, physicians and ethicists, to discuss recent scientific advances and ethical issues in stem cell res...

NHGRI seeks DNA sequencing technologies fit for routine laboratory and medical use

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today awarded more than $20 million in grants to develop innovative sequencing technologies inexpensive and efficient enough to sequence a person's DNA as a routine part of biomedical research an...

W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2008 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research

Los Angeles, CA. July 28 2008: The W.M.Keck Foundation, a leading supporter of pioneering medical research, science and engineering, today announced its 2008 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research and Research Excellence Awardees. Robert A. Day, Chairman and Chief Executive Of...

NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008

NEW YORK, July 26, 2008 NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have long been making important contributions to the understanding of Alzheimer's disease. They were among the first to characterize amyloid, the plaque-forming protein implicated in Alzheimer's, and the first to describe a genetic m...

Researcher helping to pioneer medical therapy for Fragile X Syndrome presents latest findings

(CHICAGO) Neurological experts from across the U.S. and other countries including a nationally renowned researcher from Rush University Medical Center will discuss the latest findings in basic and clinical research for Fragile X at the 11th International Fragile X Conference, to be held July 23-2...

$2 million computer will help unravel major medical ailments

A federal grant will allow Johns Hopkins researchers to purchase a powerful $2 million computer that will speed up their efforts to find new ways to diagnose and treat brain disease, heart illnesses, cancer and other medical ailments. The Institute for Computational Medicine, based at Johns Ho...

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research commits $5 million to study aging

NEW YORK, July 7, 2008 The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, founded by philanthropist Paul F. Glenn, has announced a $5 million commitment to the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) to provide grants to scientists studying the biology of aging and age-related diseases. This grant...

New electrostatic-based DNA microarray technique could revolutionize medical diagnostics

BERKELEY, CA The dream of personalized medicine in which diagnostics, risk predictions and treatment decisions are based on a patient's genetic profile may be on the verge of being expanded beyond the wealthiest of nations with state-of-the-art clinics. A team of researchers with the U.S. Depar...

First-ever symposium brings together military and civilian medical experts

Rockville, MD The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) are holding the first-ever USU-HJF Symposiuma meeting for leading military researchers and clinicians to discuss current and future advan...

How to make microwaves on a chip to replace X-rays for medical imaging and security

Is microwave radiation the nondestructive imaging technology of the future? Microwaves with frequencies from a few hundred gigahertz (GHz) up to slightly over 1 terahertz (THz), penetrate just a short distance into surfaces without the ionizing damage caused by X-rays. The technology could be used...

4 Stanford faculty named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

Four Stanford researchers have joined the ranks of investigators for the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute. They join the 14 current HHMI investigators at Stanford, 11 of which are at the School of Medicine. There are 304 HHMI investigators nationwide. Stanford's recipients are: ...

Engineer to spearhead research into cell metabolism and medical injuries

A University of Leicester engineer has won a share of grants totalling over 1m to target lung injury and cancer. In an unusual move, Dr. Declan Bates, a senior lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester, is co-recipient of 1,068,000 in the form of just two research...

UMass Medical School's Craig Mello elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

WORCESTER, Mass.The American Academy of Arts & Sciences today announced that it has elected University of Massachusetts Medical Schools Craig C. Mello, PhD, to its membership, which includes some 200 Nobel laureates, more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners and national and worldwide leaders drawn from...

American College of Medical Genetics makes genetic testing recommendations in new policy statement

Consumers are increasingly being marketed a broad range of genetic tests. Paternity tests at the drugstore.Personal genome mappingGene tests to predict future baldness. With ongoing genetic discoveries and technology improvements, more genetic tests are available than ever before and along with g...
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