Atopic dermatitis associated with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder that has well-established associations with depression and anxiety. A new Yale School of Medicine study finds AD is also associated with increased risk for schizophrenia and shizoaffective disorder. Schizophrenia is a…

Urology Insights: Vision, Research and Education

Hyung L. Kim, MD, a leading urologic oncologist, skilled surgeon and accomplished researcher frequently funded by the National Institutes of Health, was recently selected to be the inaugural chair of the Department of Urology at Cedars-Sinai.

New Study Explores Overcoming Stigma in Hiring People with Disabilities

Many experts consider persons with disabilities the most marginalized group in society. It’s not only the largest minority group in the United States, but also one that anyone can join at any time — at birth or as the result of an accident, illness or the natural aging process. While much progress has been made over the past 30-plus years to protect persons with disabilities, many argue it’s not enough.

Department of Energy Announces $13.1 Million for Environmental Systems Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $13.1 million in funding for 17 new projects to universities, academic institutions, federal research labs, and nonprofits, within the area of Environmental System Science (ESS) research. Awards focus on measurements, experiments, field data, modeling, and synthesis to provide improved understanding and representation of ecosystems and watersheds in ways that advance the sophistication and capabilities of models that span from individual environmental processes to Earth-system scales.

Researchers build a blueprint for a diverse quantum workforce

The emerging field of quantum science is adding new dimensions to the age-old question: “What do you want to do when you grow up?” In the ever-expanding field of quantum science, Virginia Tech is working to ensure learning opportunities grow just as fast. One of only a handful of higher education institutions to offer experiential quantum training, Virginia Tech is now working with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to meet the growing demand for a quantum-trained workforce.

University Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Commitment to High-Quality Stroke Care

University Hospitals has received numerous American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following the latest, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

New study shows saltwater intrusion is wreaking havoc on farms throughout Delmarva

A new paper from researchers at UD, the University of Maryland and George Washington University published in Nature Sustainability shows the spread and cost of saltwater intrusion from 2011-2017 in farms located in those mid-Atlantic states. The paper highlights how between the years 2011-2017, the area covered by visible salt patches almost doubled, with over 19,000 acres converted to marsh. Potential economic losses from the salt patches during that time period totaled over $427,000.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Receives $11.5 Million Grant Renewal to Study the Impact of Psychosocial Stress on Cardiovascular Disease

Psychosocial stress profoundly affects people’s lives globally, not least because it can be a critical risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Thanks to an $11.5 million award renewal from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, distinguished researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and elsewhere aim to gain a deeper understanding of how stress influences cardiovascular health.

Study Uncovers Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Black Women

The study finds utilization of annual screening mammograms suboptimal among low-income Black women with several reported perceived and actual barriers. Most had a low breast cancer risk perception. Interestingly, participants perceived mammograms as very beneficial: 80 percent believed that ‘if breast cancer is found early, it’s likely that the cancer can be successfully treated;’ 90 percent indicated that ‘having a mammogram could help find breast cancer when it is first getting started.’

Be wary of low-acidity vinegar options when preserving food at home, Virginia Tech food safety experts say

Pickled vegetables in a mason jar. Homemade salsa. Craft ketchup. Each summer, people use a variety of home food preservation methods to make their garden harvest last all year, and many of them involve acidifying food with vinegar.  But with low-acidity vinegars becoming increasingly prevalent, consumers can’t just grab any bottle from the shelf.

تشير الدراسات إلى إن اضطرابات الكروموسومات قد تمنع تكون بعض الأورام العنيفة

تشوهات الكروموسومات هي السمة المميزة للخلايا السرطانية. تؤدي عيوب الجينوم الناتجة عن الفصل الخاطئ للكروموسومات (والحمض النووي الموجود فيها) أثناء عملية انقسام الخلايا إلى تطور الأورام ومقاومة العلاج.

Hazardous Drinking in Young Adults: Personal Characteristics Can Help Identify Effective Interventions

Young adults whose drinking lands them in the emergency room respond differently to different interventions to reduce their hazardous drinking, and those differences may be driven by certain personal characteristics.

TTUHSC El Paso Receives $6 Million CPRIT Grant for Research on Cancer in Hispanics

“We’re situated in a unique position to address the growing cancer burden among the Hispanic community,” said Dr. Lakshmanaswamy, a biomedical science professor who directs the university’s Center of Emphasis in Cancer. “Our goal is to improve access to health care for our Hispanic community members by developing novel biomarkers and therapeutics, grounded in an improved understanding of the biological, cultural and behavioral determinants of cancer.”

Jerry R. Mendell, MD, Receives 2023 Best Abstract Award for DMD Gene Therapy Research

The American Neuromuscular Foundation, is excited to announce Jerry R. Mendell, MD, as the recipient of the 2023 Best Abstract Award, for his abstract titled, “Long-Term Safety and Efficacy in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 4 Years Post-Treatment With Delandistrogene Moxeparvovec in a Phase 1/2a Study.”

Five AANEM Members Will Race for a Cure in the TCS New York City Marathon

Five American Association of Neuromuscular Medicine (AANEM) members will race for a cure with American Neuromuscular Foundation (ANF)’s charity team in the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 5 to help raise awareness and funds for NM research and education.

USA Women’s National Team Pursues Third Consecutive Championship in World Cup, Despite Some Players Sitting Out With Injuries, Experts Available To Discuss Why Women Are More Prone To ACL Injuries Especially In Soccer

Hackensack Meridian Health orthopedic experts available to discuss ACL injuries, prevention, recovery and new procedures to treat the injury that is common in female athletes including in this World Cup

How Breast Milk Boosts the Brain

A new study by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University suggests that a micronutrient in human breast milk provides significant benefit to the developing brains of newborns, a finding that further illuminates the link between nutrition and brain health and could help improve infant formulas used in circumstances when breastfeeding isn’t possible.

July 2023 Tip Sheet From Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

A first-of-its kind drug for prostate cancer, an ancient retrovirus that may drive aggressive brain cancer, disparities in endometrial cancer rates among Black women, a new trial seeking answers for higher rates of aggressive prostate and breast cancer in Black men and women, and more are in this month’s tip sheet from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Novel Metric Examines the Role of Organic Matter and Microbes in Ecological Communities

Individual features in a community, like microbes or types of chemicals, affect the overall community’s development and help determine the similarity of different communities over time and space. Scientists developed a novel ecological metric, called βNTIfeat, that helps to investigate the roles of different features in community development. The resulting information can inform models of how ecosystems respond to disturbances such as climate change.

Predicting early cancers with molecular vibration in serum

An integrative method utilizing surface-enhanced Raman scattering and Artificial Intelligence for Cancer Screening (SERS-AICS) in liquid biopsy combines molecular vibrational signals processing with a large-scale data mining algorithm SERS-AICS accurately separates pan-cancer patients from healthy controls. Furthermore, it identifies early-stage cancer samples, offering a cimprehensive “panorama” perspective for cancer screening at molecular energy level. SERS-AICS embodies a promising tool for the earlier detection of a wider variety of cancer types.

Activewear angst: Why shopping for workout clothes can be harmful to women

Though it’s just as likely to be worn while lounging on the couch as in the gym, a large driver of activewear’s popularity among women is its association with a dynamic lifestyle, positive wellbeing and overall good health. However, two new Edith Cowan University (ECU) studies suggest online shopping for activewear may in fact be harmful to women’s body image.