UCLA’s Dr. Alejandra Casillas has had a longtime interest in health disparities, with a particular focus on health communications among underserved and limited English proficient communities. This is what she’s doing about it.
With thousands of new cases logged daily and a vaccine to fight COVID-19 still in development, UCLA Health infectious disease experts are encouraging people to continue to wear masks as the best method of protecting against virus transmission.
In a wide-ranging talk with UCLA Health physicians, Wednesday, Oct. 28, United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, addressed the politicization of the pandemic and the means of containing the spread of COVID-19. He also offered hope that a vaccine for the virus will be available by year’s end.
A group of researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have published an article that examined the possible use of online media campaigns orchestrated to influence the 2019 Canadian federal election. The article, “The Role of YouTube during the 2019 Canadian Federal Election: A Multi-Method Analysis of Online Discourse and Information Actors,” was published in the Journal of Future Conflict in September.
We know how search engines can favor certain results and how social media might push us into bubbles, but it’s still easy to view the internet as a place where we’re in control.
A review of the Virtual ICED 2020 event, bringing over 1,650 attendees from 63 countries together to share research and provide education. The virtual content is available for CE/CME credit and viewing until December 31, 2021.
More than a dozen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers experienced large, repeated outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses in the last three years, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
An examination of two documented periods of climate change in the greater Middle East, between approximately 4,500 and 3,000 years ago, reveals local evidence of resilience and even of a flourishing ancient society despite the changes in climate seen in the larger region.
Mega-droughts – droughts that last two decades or longer – are tipped to increase thanks to climate change, according to University of Queensland-led research.
The floors of hospital rooms are quickly and frequently contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria within hours of patient admission, creating a route of transfer of potentially dangerous organisms to patients, according to a study published today as part of the proceedings from Decennial 2020: The Sixth International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections. Decennial 2020, an initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, was cancelled in March due to the pandemic.
Researchers have designed a smart fabric that can detect non-metallic objects ranging from avocadoes to credit cards, according to a study from Dartmouth College and Microsoft Research.
CHICAGO (October 30, 2020): Today cardiothoracic surgeon Timothy W. Mullett, MD, FACS, Lexington, Ky., has begun a two-year term as chair of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Mullett has been serving as the Chair-elect of the CoC for the past year.
Representatives Ami Bera, MD (CA-7) and Larry Bucshon, MD (IN-8), along with six lead co-sponsors, introduced legislation today that will protect patients’ access to surgical care by stopping cuts to Medicare payments for surgical specialties.
Argonne selects five new Distinguished Fellows, the laboratory’s highest scientific rank.
CHICAGO (October 30, 2020): Colon cancer patients achieve better five-year survival rates when the surgeons who treat them are rated as highly skilled, according to findings from what authors say is the first study to link a surgeon’s technical skills with improved long-term clinical outcomes. The study is published online in JAMA Oncology and virtually presented as part of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer’s Annual Research Paper Competition.
A University of Cincinnati cardiologist is partnering with researchers in St. Louis and rural Georgia to develop a smartphone app that will deliver COVID-19 information and education that is targeted toward Black communities.
The same biochemical triggers that spur a “fight or flight” response when we encounter threats may help tumor cells to thrive. A team of researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is looking at ways to disrupt that dynamic so that cancer treatments can be more effective. Their latest work, published today in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that a drug widely prescribed to control blood pressure may improve patients’ response to cancer immunotherapy.
“We have been vocal about systemic racism that has led to educational disparities and inferior educational opportunities for Black children,” said Valerie Harrison.
Specially-adapted drones developed by an international team have been gathering data from never-before-explored volcanoes that will enable local communities to better forecast future eruptions.
The cutting-edge research at Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea is also improving scientists’ understanding of how volcanoes contribute to the global carbon cycle, key to sustaining life on Earth.
Specialists from the Department of Fundamental Medicine of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) with Russian and Japanese colleagues have probed into mechanisms of COVID-19 inside-the-body distribution linked to erythrocytes damaging. According to researchers, the virus might attack red marrow, thus being detrimental not only for erythrocytes in the bloodstream but also for the process of the formation of the new ones.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick has a range of faculty experts available through election night and post-election in areas of American politics, public opinion, elections, voter access and women in politics. For interviews, please reach out to the listed contacts. Additional experts…
Effective 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, ownership of Holy Spirit Health System will transfer from Geisinger to Penn State Health. The transfer of ownership of the Camp Hill-based health system includes a 306-bed hospital and 28 outpatient locations across four counties.
A rare study shows how one of Georgia’s barrier islands provides a safe haven for gopher tortoises and gives researchers at the University of Georgia evidence to prove species relocation is an effective conservation tool.
McMaster University has been awarded $2.5 million from the Government of Canada to support the McMaster HealthLabs (MHL) Canadian International COVID-19 Surveillance Border Study at Toronto Pearson International Airport, being run in partnership with Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).
Two academics from Queen’s University Belfast have been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences.
The article accurately sites a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which examined the number of excess deaths in the U.S from March to August, which claimed a 20% increase. Nearly a third of that increase did not have the coronavirus as the underlying cause. However there is no scientific evidence that the deaths were a direct result of lockdown measures.
With a gift of $100,000, three alumni who have built successful careers in commercial real estate have started a fund to help University of Virginia Darden School of Business students with similar aspirations.
The coronavirus pandemic has once again thrust the unusual state of American health care into the spotlight. With a presidential election that could have a dramatic impact on the state of health care for millions on 3 November, Professor Vivian Riefberg considers the state of the industry.
Darden Professor Rich Evans’ study of mutual fund managers’ performance demonstrates that significantly different outcomes occur when employees get paid to compete against each other — versus when they are compensated for cooperating.
Francine Conway, a child psychologist and the first Black dean of Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s Graduate School of Applied Psychology who helped expand student enrollment and double federal grant revenue, has been named provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs.
Wistar scientists have designed and tested the first-of-its-kind synthetic DNA vaccine against Powassan virus (POWV), targeting portions of the virus envelope protein.
During rising tensions between the U.S. and China, what happens when one professional makes a comment on Chinese innovation that offends his colleague? Professor Ming-Jer Chen offers a discussion of context and complex cross-cultural problems, an understanding of which can aid in appropriate action when no clear-cut answer may exist.
As we enter the last few days before the U.S. Election, President Donald Trump has been ramping up his attacks on mail-in ballots and suggesting that counting them after Nov. 3 will cause fraud. There is nothing unusual about counting mail-in ballots after an election. It happens every election.
A study by UNC School of Medicine researchers finds that neurodevelopmental scores and gray matter volumes at age two years did not differ between children who had MRI-confirmed asymptomatic subdural hemorrhages when they were neonates, compared to children with no history of subdural hemorrhage.
Researchers determined that COVID-19 transmission risk via Halloween candies is low, even when they are handled by infected people, but handwashing and disinfecting collected sweets reduces risk even further.
Represented by Cornell Law School’s First Amendment Clinic and the ACLU, the Vermont Journalism Trust filed a public records lawsuit today to obtain additional records related to the still unresolved EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program scandal.
Continuing their annual Halloween tradition, New York Giants rookies visit patients at Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital virtually.
In this Q&A, Sinéad Griffin, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and Molecular Foundry, shares her thoughts on her search for light dark matter, the ultimate materials design challenge, and Berkeley Lab’s collaborative “team science” culture.
ILSI North America, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the American Society for Nutrition collaborated on a webinar series capturing the exponential growth of research on the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, and the gut microbiome—a connection characterized as the ‘gut-brain axis.’ This series highlights some of the latest research on the gut-brain axis affecting the work of nutritionists, researchers and other food and nutrition professionals.
An associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University, has been selected as a 2020 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.
The University of Adelaide will proudly honour the life and work of distinguished author J.M. Coetzee in a ceremony to celebrate his 80th birthday.
In the driest state in the driest continent in the world, South Australian farmers are acutely aware of the impact of water shortages and drought. So, when it comes to irrigation, knowing which method works best is vital for sustainable crop development.
COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients who were administered a novel antibody had fewer symptoms and were less likely to require hospitalization or emergency medical care than those who did not receive the antibody, according to a new study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine.
With the support of a $4 million grant, UC San Diego School of Medicine has launched a program to expand and diversify the pipeline of child and adolescent psychiatrists in California.
The 4 R’s Advances in Primary Research of Nutrient Stewardship
In a recent study, a research group led by Christian Gruber at MedUni Vienna’s Institute of Pharmacology isolated a peptide (small protein molecule) from beetroot. The peptide is able to inhibit a particular enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown…
Boston – While current antiretroviral treatments for HIV are highly effective, data has shown that people living with HIV appear to experience accelerated aging and have shorter lifespans – by up to five to 10 years – compared to people…
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology Erik Nelson has won a $4.5M Era of Hope Scholar Award from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP).
Washington, DC – October 30, 2020 – New research shows that COVID-19 exposure risk from contaminated candy could be successfully mitigated both by washing hands and washing candy using a simple at-home method. A team of researchers published this work…
GlycoNet scientists are looking for clues in sugars to develop early diagnostics for breast cancer