Vampires Go to Bat for Stroke Treatment
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Vampires aren’t usually cast in the role of saviors, but stroke experts are hoping a blood thinner that mimics a chemical in vampire saliva ..Read More

Wisconsin Partnership Awards New Grants
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Scientists with ideas for improving cancer care and for reducing radiation exposure from CT scans were among those receiving New Investigato..Read More

Vascular Graft Bypasses Aneurysm
University of Wisconsin

A unique surgical approach developed to bypass a giant aneurysm in the brain of a young woman from Chippewa Falls may help others who need a bypass fo..Read More

Buying Time for a Stroke Treatment
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Stroke experts know that there's a small window during which the main clot-busting drug, tPA, can be safely given. But studies are showing t..Read More

Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program Selected for Air Pollution Study
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Scientists and environmentalists have been warning us for decades that air pollution is harmful to our health.   Cardiovascular i..Read More

UW to Begin Research Into Disparities in Heart and Lung Disease
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - With the help of a $5.2 million federal stimulus-program grant, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health ..Read More

FDA-Approved Heart Pump Could Benefit Thousands of Heart Failure Patients
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Although they have neither a pulse nor a measurable blood pressure, people with advanced heart failure lived longer and felt bett..Read More

Sutula Receives Top Award from the American Epilepsy Society
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Epilepsy researcher Thomas Sutula, MD, PhD, has been named the recipient of the William G. Lennox Award  for pioneering research ..Read More

Novel Anti-Epilepsy Drug Developed at Wisconsin to Begin Clinical Trials
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - A sugar-like substance used for years in medical imaging is about to be tested in clinical trials to see if it can protect people..Read More

Project to Apply Artificial Intelligence to Imaging of Brain Emergencies Receives $1.2M
UCSF School Of Medicine

When a patient has a neurological emergency, doctors need to see inside the brain with imaging equipment, like CT scanners, to find out what the probl..Read More

Zebrafish-to-Patient Approach Speeds Search for Childhood Epilepsy Treatments | UC San Francisco
UCSF School Of Medicine

In an unprecedented leap from lab to patients, a potential treatment for childhood epilepsy identified in experiments with zebrafish by UC San Francis..Read More

A Columbia Patient at the Top of Her Class
Hope & Heroes

Natalia Famous is already living up to her last name. This 21 year old is living with Sickle Cell disease and just graduated Summa Cum Laude from Merc..Read More

UPMC Northwest Announces Brian Durniok as New President
University of Pittsburgh

Brian Durniok has been named president of UPMC Northwest, succeeding current president David Gibbons, who will become president of UPMC Hamot on March..Read More

Computer models could help design physical therapy regimens
NIH -National Institute of Health

After a stroke, patients typically have trouble walking and few are able to regain the gait they had before suffering a stroke. Researchers funded by ..Read More

Neurosurgeon selected for inaugural grant
University of Texas

Southwestern Health Resources has selected neurosurgeon Dr. Bradley Lega as the inaugural grant recipient for its Texas Health Resources Clinical Scho..Read More

Surgical Ablation Found to be Effective in Reducing Atrial Fibrillation and Improving Quality of Life
Elsevier

New clinical practice guidelines have been issued by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) that include major recommendations for the use of surgical..Read More

Dabigatran Superior to Warfarin When Anticoagulation is Resumed After Bleeding
University of Pittsburgh

In the first analysis of how to treat patients on anticoagulants who suffer a major bleeding event, a clinical practice that routinely gives doctors p..Read More

Neurosurgeon to Lead BRAIN Initiative Grant to Study How We Speak
University of Pittsburgh

A significant grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help to fund advanced brain research at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC fo..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

OHSU role in “fetal origins of disease”
Oregon Health & Science University

Scientists, students, health professionals, public health officials and community advocates from around the globe will convene in Portland for the 7th..Read More

Study: Minimally injured people sent to trauma centers costs hundreds of millions per year
Oregon Health & Science University

One-third of patients who don’t need trauma centers are sent there anyway During a three-year period in seven metropolitan areas in the western United..Read More

Study identifies new genetic risk factors for autism
Oregon Health & Science University

“This work establishes the largest number of high-confidence genetic risk factors for autism to date and provides important insights into the underlyi..Read More

OHSU research building named for noted molecular biologist
Oregon Health & Science University

Lamfrom, the late sister of Columbia Sportswear Chair Gert Boyle, blazed a trail for women in science, working with Nobel laureates and mentoring reno..Read More

ePOLST will help health system
Oregon Health & Science University

ePOLST will help health systems more accurately document, access end-of-life treatment wishes for seriously ill patients Oregon Health & Science Unive..Read More

Nanotechnology expert selected to lead OHSU’s large-scale early cancer detection initiative
Oregon Health & Science University

Sadik Esener, Ph.D., will help launch the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s recruitment of 20 to 30 top scientists and their research teams A scientific ..Read More

CDC Names OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond Hypertension Control Champions
Oregon Health & Science University

This year, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Million Hearts program recognized 18 champions across the nation for achieving high rate..Read More

Top HIV Scientists Awarded $42 Million in National Institutes of Health Funding
Oregon Health & Science University

With $42 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Oregon Health &Sc..Read More

Heart Failure Care Improving, but Hospitalizations on the Rise
University of Pittsburgh

Although hospitalizations have increased in recent years for patients with congestive heart failure, survival rates and length of stay have improved, ..Read More

Neurosurgeon to Lead BRAIN Initiative Grant to Study How We Speak
University of Pittsburgh

A significant grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help to fund advanced brain research at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC fo..Read More

How to laugh in the face of propensity (part two)
University of Oxford

In my previous blog I discussed the booming popularity of propensity score methods, and the claims made for them by enthusiasts.  On the other hand, I..Read More

Approaches for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Alzheimer's Disease
Elsevier

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of Drug Dis..Read More

Dr. Clinton B. Wright as Director of the Office of Clinical Research
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has named vascular neurologist Clinton B. Wright, M.D., M.S., as director of its O..Read More

Public Health and Increased Tobacco Regulation
NIH National Cancer Institute

May 5, 2016, will forever be noted as a remarkable milestone in the history of cancer control. On that day, the Secretary of Health and Human Services..Read More

NIST/NIH Micromagnets
NIH -National Institute of Health

Customized microscopic magnets that might one day be injected into the body could add color to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while also potentiall..Read More

NIBIB Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council
NIH -National Institute of Health

Three new members have been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NACBIB) of the National Institute of..Read More

NIH funds robots to assist people with disabilities
NIH -National Institute of Health

NIH funds robots to assist people with disabilities Robots interact with patients to help in rehabilitation and movement New research in robotics migh..Read More

Scientists manipulate consciousness in rats
NIH -National Institute of Health

NIH-funded study may guide deep brain stimulation therapies used for neurological disorders  Scientists showed that they could alter brain activity of..Read More

“Polarized initiation of varicosity formation in central neuron mechanosensation”
The Ohio State University

An Ohio State researcher has received a nearly $1.36 million federal grant to help determine why the mechanical impact of mild traumatic brain injurie..Read More

awareness of women’s leading killers, heart disease and stroke

The Ohio State University is holding several events this weekend and in November to educate and empower young women about their No. 1 killers—heart di..Read More

Einstein Faculty Receive NIH Career Development Awards
Yeshiva University

October 28, 2016—(BRONX, NY) — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers career development grants to young researchers—usually senior postdoctor..Read More

UK dementia and stroke research 'remains underfunded'
University of Oxford

Researchers from the University of Oxford assessed governmental and charity research expenditure in 2012 into the UK’s leading causes of death and dis..Read More

Lasker Award for Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe
University of Oxford

Since 1945, the Lasker Awards has recognised the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the unde..Read More

UK dementia and stroke research 'remains underfunded'
University of Oxford

Researchers from the University of Oxford assessed governmental and charity research expenditure in 2012 into the UK’s leading causes of death and dis..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

Beth Wilson, Gurpreet Dhaliwal Receive National AAMC Awards
UCSF School Of Medicine

The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) annually honors individuals deemed to have made outstanding contributions to academic medicine. Th..Read More

Nurse practitioners fill gap by providing timely help in recording end-of-life treatment wishes
Oregon Health & Science University

Not all states allow nurse practitioners to make a patient’s treatment wishes part of their medical record, yet a six-year study concludes that they c..Read More

Gene Links Risk of Psychiatric Disease to Reduced Synapse Numbers
UCSF School Of Medicine

New research led by UC San Francisco scientists has revealed that mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple for..Read More

Johns Hopkins Wins $25 Million NIH Grant to Improve Resources for Biomedical Research
John Hopkins Medicine

Investigators at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Brain Injury Outcomes program and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Rese..Read More