U students to showcase medical innovations and vie for cash prizes at annual Bench-to-Bedside event
University of Utah

After six months of research, problem-solving and light-bulb moments of inspiration, the innovations are ready to be unveiled. On Monday, more than 35..Read More

Associate Professor, Former Vice Dean Publish Pharmacokinetics Textbook
UNC

Award-winning current and former faculty members of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy recently published a textbook on the concepts of pharmacokinet..Read More

Sex-Specific Treatment Suggested for Women with Gout
Northwestern University

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis which affects over 8.3 million adults in the United States [1]. It stems from the build-up of uric acid, a co..Read More

Unusual Compound Seeks and Destroys Cancerous Tumors
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Imagine a compound that can both detect and treat nearly 50 different kinds of cancerous tumors, irradiating them from the inside out.   Res..Read More

Obesity and Diabetes Threaten Children of Color
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — When diabetes educator Eva Marie Vivian sees overweight minority children, she sees a generational tragedy unfolding.   Type 2 di..Read More

New Collaboration Launches to Advance Technology for Children’s Health
UCSF School Of Medicine

The development of new devices and technology for children’s health is often overlooked by industry because the markets are smaller compared with heal..Read More

Associate Professor, Former Vice Dean Publish Pharmacokinetics Textbook
UNC

Award-winning current and former faculty members of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy recently published a textbook on the concepts of pharmacokinet..Read More

Celeste Lee Shares Her Message on the Power of Patient Engagement in New Chair's Corner Episode
UNC

Dr. Falk interviews Celeste Lee in this special episode on patient engagement. Celeste is described by Dr. Falk as an "astonishing leader and ferociou..Read More

Associate Professor, Former Vice Dean Publish Pharmacokinetics Textbook
UNC

Adam Persky, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics at the UNC Eshelman School of P..Read More

Kidney disease in plantation workers
Karolinska Institutet

Poor working conditions in a hot climate with regular dehydration and mineral deficiency is probably what causes the chronic kidney disease Mesoameric..Read More

CPRIT advances cancer research at UT Southwestern with new awards
University of Texas

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers recently received $5.8 million in support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT..Read More

Diabetes shortens adult lifespan in Mexico City
University of Oxford

A study of 150,000 people in Mexico City has shown that diabetes accounted for at least one third of all deaths between the ages of 35 and 74. This al..Read More

Diabetes shortens adult lifespan in Mexico City
University of Oxford

A study of 150,000 people in Mexico City has shown that diabetes accounted for at least one third of all deaths between the ages of 35 and 74. This al..Read More

Pioneering Surgeons Have Been on the Forefront of Robotic Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Since the first minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat head and neck cancer at Mount Sinai in 2008 surgeons at Mount Sinai have been on the foref..Read More

New Study Points to a Possible Cause of Many Preterm Births
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Most spontaneous preterm births do not have causes that are easy to identify. Physicians frequently have not known why uterine contractions begin week..Read More

Develop A Personalized Approach for Immune Checkpoint-Based Cancer Therapy
John Hopkins Medicine

A new five-year collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University and Bristol-Myers Squibb aims to answer why some patients respond to immunotherapy ..Read More

Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
Elsevier

Sandwiches make up a substantial part of the American diet and are a significant contributor to daily energy and sodium intake. By closely analyzing d..Read More

Knowledge of MG53 Gene May Aid in Kidney Protection
The Ohio State University

​When a kidney is injured, there is no curative treatment. Researchers have yet to understand how a kidney can be repaired and treated for disease, bo..Read More

Victory at Last
Harvard Medical School

Stephen Blacklow describes the shape of CD81, the first protein of its kind to have its molecular structure completely revealed. Half-buried in the oi..Read More

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Increased Risk of High Blood Pressure
UCSF School Of Medicine

Hospitalized patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) were 22 percent more likely to develop high blood pressure within two years than patients who did..Read More

UCSF Awarded Funds to Launch Nutrition and Obesity Research Center
UCSF School Of Medicine

Obesity is a growing global epidemic and a major factor that contributes to several leading causes of death in the United States, such as diabetes, st..Read More

UCSF Celebrates Diversity Month
UCSF School Of Medicine

UC San Francisco celebrates the diversity of its campus community during Diversity Month, with events held throughout the month of October. The annual..Read More

Cryoablation: Freezing away breast cancers | Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Cornell University

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: Instead of having a surgical lumpectomy to remove a breast cancer tumor, a thin needle-like device is ins..Read More

Freezing technique is an effective alternative to lumpectomy for early stage breast cancer, study finds | Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Cornell University

Rache Simmons, M.D. A deep-freezing technique known as cryoablation is a viable alternative to traditional surgery in many early-stage breast cancers,..Read More

Spinal Tumors
Cornell University

Spinal tumors are abnormal growths that develop inside the spinal column, usually causing pain and other symptoms. Spine tumors can be described and i..Read More

Brain Tumors in Adults
Cornell University

It can be one of the most devastating diagnoses a patient can hear: You have a brain tumor. If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with a..Read More

Brain Tumors in Children
Cornell University

It can be one of the most devastating diagnoses a parent can hear — and the parents of about 1,500 children a year in the United States hear it. If yo..Read More

Atypical Teratoid/ Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT)
Cornell University

An atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, usually referred to as AT/RT, is an aggressive, fast-growing brain tumor that strikes primarily very young childr..Read More

Weill Cornell Cardiothoracic Surgery | Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University

During the first month or two after the surgery, we generally tell patients that they can eat whatever they want without regard to fat intake or salt ..Read More

WCM-Q welcomes prospective students and their parents to annual outreach fair
Cornell University

Leading biomedical researchers met for a two-day ‘Ion Channels and Transporters in Health and Disease’ conference organized by Professor Douglas Bovel..Read More

Case Western Reserve Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Support Research Training for Medical Students
Case Western Reserve University

Two Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Short-Term Inst..Read More

Weill Cornell Medical College Student Wins New York Academy of Medicine Grant to Pursue Urology Research
Cornell University

Weill Cornell Medical College student Abimbola Ayangbesan '18 has received the Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grant in Urology from T..Read More

Freezing Technique is an Effective Alternative to Lumpectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Cornell University

NEW YORK (September 28, 2016) — A deep-freezing technique known as cryoablation is a viable alternative to traditional surgery in many early-stage bre..Read More

Diabetes Prevention in Qatar Should Focus on Lifestyle Factors
Cornell University

Demographic and lifestyle factors are largely responsible for an alarming increase of diabetes in Qatar and other countries in the Middle East and Nor..Read More

Inside Medicine at Weill Cornell: Meeting in the Middle
Cornell University

She calls them her "miracle men and women," the Weill Cornell doctors who saved her from a stroke and figured out how to manage her recovery as she gr..Read More

In Memory of Marjorie
Cornell University

Her name was Marjorie Namayanja, and by the time endocrinologist Dr. Jason Baker met her on a trip to Uganda in 2010, she was already gravely ill with..Read More

Give a Liver, Save a Life
Cornell University

Dr. Benjamin Samstein describes himself as a surgeon who prefers not to operate. But when surgery is in order, Dr. Samstein, an expert in liver transp..Read More

Weill Cornell Researchers Develop New Kidney Transplant Rejection Test
Cornell University

A non-invasive test that scours urine for the by-products of metabolism as well as three genetic molecules can more accurately detect whether transpla..Read More

The Autophagy Paradox
Cornell University

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) kills some 130,000 Americans every year — including, in February, the actor Leonard Nimoy, beloved by mil..Read More

Lung Inflammation Contributes to Metastasis
Cornell University

Pre-existing inflammation in the lungs may increase the risk that cancers beginning elsewhere will spread to the organ, according to new research from..Read More

Experimental Therapy Could Treat Diabetes and Fatty Liver
Cornell University

A new investigational therapy could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of both diabetes and fatty liver, according to Weill Cornell Medicine inv..Read More

A 'Pioneer' Passes
Cornell University

Patients with high blood pressure have significantly longer life expectancies than they did decades ago — and in no small part, they have Dr. John Lar..Read More

Immunotherapy: Unleashing Our Bodies' Defense System to Fight Cancer
Cornell University

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine believe immunotherapy could be the best game plan to defeat cancer. During the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, NewYork-Pres..Read More

Gift of Life
Cornell University

When Gina Vintalore learned that her cousin might die of stage-three cirrhosis while waiting for a liver transplant, the solution seemed obvious to he..Read More

Enzyme Links Metabolic State to Inflammatory Response to Infection
Cornell University

An enzyme that stimulates the breakdown of fats in immune cells helps trigger inflammation, or an immune response to pathogens, a new study by Weill C..Read More

New Program Exposes Medical Students to Healthcare Leadership and Management
Cornell University

As the daughter of two physicians, Shokhi Goel spent her childhood absorbing what the day-to-day practice of medicine looked and felt like to her pare..Read More

“Kurly” protein keeps cilia moving, oriented in the right direction (Cell Reports)
Princeton University

A new study of a protein found in cilia – the hair-like projections on the cell surface – may help explain how genetic defects in cilia play a role in..Read More

Antibiotic treatment weakens progression of Alzheimer's disease through changes in the gut microbiome
University of Chicago

July 21, 2016 Long-term treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics decreased levels of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and activate..Read More

Radiation and vaccination can magnify effects of immunotherapy
University of Chicago

June 13, 2016 By combining local radiation therapy and anti-cancer vaccines with checkpoint inhibitors, researchers from the University of Chicago, wo..Read More

Physician-scientist Gary Toback, MD, PhD, 1941-2016
University of Chicago

Gary Toback, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and former interim section chief of nephrology, died early Wednesday morning, July 20, when he was struck ..Read More