NCCN Updates Treatment Recommendations for Breast, Colorectal, Lung, and other Cancer Types Based on Emerging Evidence

Recent NCCN Guidelines updates—along with the supporting evidence—will be presented during the NCCN 2024 Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida April 5-7, and simultaneously online. Visit NCCN.org/conference to learn more and register.

Study Underscores Social Factors of Low Breast Cancer Screening in the U.S.

To identify major social factors hindering breast cancer screening in U.S. women aged 40 and older, researchers focused on race/ethnicity, employment, education, food security, insurance status, housing and access to quality health care. Access to health care emerged as a statistically significant theme (61 percent) and insurance status was the most reported sub-categorical factor. Language was the third highest issue, highlighting its significance as an influential factor of screening behavior. Race/ethnicity, sex/gender and sexual orientation were additional factors reported.

Baylor Scott & White doctor discusses why cancer is impacting more young people

David Winter, MD, at Baylor Scott & White Health, discusses why cancer is impacting more young people. What You Need to Know: People aged 50 and older are living longer because of better cancer detection and treatments. Cancer diagnosis in…

Unveiling the Future: A Comprehensive Dive into Web3’s Revolutionary Ecosystem

Web3, symbolizing the internet’s next evolution, embodies a decentralized and user-empowered framework built upon blockchain technology. Researchers has offered an extensive overview of Web3 technology, encompassing its infrastructure, applications, and popularity. This exploration into the decentralized web underscores significant insights into the categorization of Web3 projects and their reception in the digital domain.

Working Towards Toxic-Free AI

Unlike existing work, which relies on training data from social media examples, a new benchmark, named ToxicChat, is based on examples gathered from real-world interactions between users and an AI-powered chatbot. ToxicChat is able to weed out queries that use seemingly harmless language but are actually harmful, which would pass muster with most current models.

Scientists take closer look ‘underneath the hood’ of body’s response to combat wounds

Advances in trauma care on the battlefield have drastically improved over the last few decades, but current surgical approaches to avoid further complications in extremity wounds have continued to delay wounds from healing. A new study led by researchers at the Uniformed Services University (USU), however, offers a better understanding of how the body responds to combat wounds, which could ultimately lead to further advancements in care.

Experts from DePaul University available to discuss 2024 primaries, general election

With the 2024 election season underway, voters are weighing in at primaries and caucuses around the country. DePaul University experts are available to discuss key topics surrounding local, state and federal elections, including campaign strategy, Gen Z voters, voting rights, the impact of global politics and more.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms Linked to Memory and Thinking Problems

People who experience sleep apnea may be more likely to also have memory or thinking problems, according to a preliminary study released today, March 3, 2024, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 76th Annual Meeting taking place April 13–18, 2024, in person in Denver and online. The study shows a positive association but did not determine whether sleep apnea causes cognitive decline.

URI English professor wins Wisconsin Poetry Prize in Translation

KINGSTON, R.I. – Feb. 26, 2024 – In the 1980s, as a poetry student in Italy, Peter Covino was introduced to the work of acclaimed Italian poet Dario Bellezza. It’s a moment he still remembers.“It was a big deal to learn at that time that there was this really wild, irreverent writer exploring ideas that I didn’t realize would speak to me so directly,” says Covino, associate professor of English at the University of Rhode Island.

Fred Hutch announces 2024 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recipients

SEATTLE — March 1, 2024 — Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center announced 12 recipients of the 2024 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes exceptional achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences. This year’s recipients come from U.S. and international research institutions with thesis topics that include brain signals related to learning and emotion, bacterial pathogens and health, AI algorithms in rare disease diagnosis and treatment, and immune cells involved in brain tumors.

AI technique ‘decodes’ microscope images, overcoming fundamental limit

Atomic force microscopy, or AFM, is a widely used technique that can quantitatively map material surfaces in three dimensions, but its accuracy is limited by the size of the microscope’s probe. A new AI technique overcomes this limitation and allows microscopes to resolve material features smaller than the probe’s tip.

Children with autism benefit from use of video games

A University of Delaware lab is now pioneering the use of video games – specifically Nintendo Switch’s Ring Fit – as an intervention to enhance movement and motor skills for children with autism. The research further demonstrates the positive impact of exercise-based games on cognition and social interactions.

SLU Professor Studies Link Between Adversity, Psychiatric and Cognitive Decline

Saint Louis University associate professor of health management and policy in the College for Public Health and Social Justice, SangNam Ahn, Ph.D., recently published a paper in Journal of Clinical Psychology that examines the relationship between childhood adversity, and psychiatric decline as well as adult adversity and psychiatric and cognitive decline.

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Uncover How Virus Causes Cancer, Point to Potential Treatment

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a key mechanism used by Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), also known as human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), to induce cancer. The research points to effective new treatment options for KSHV-associated cancers, including Kaposi’s sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma, and HHV8-associated multicentric Castleman disease.

Rakuten Medical Announce Over 20 Presentations on Alluminox Treatment (Photoimmunotherapy) at International Conferences in 2023

Rakuten Medical, Inc., a global biotechnology company developing and commercializing precision, cell targeting therapies based on its proprietary Alluminox™ platform, is pleased to announce that, during the year 2023, findings from preclinical studies, clinical trials, and real-world data on Alluminox treatment (photoimmunotherapy) have been presented at multiple international conferences. The 21 presentations are listed at the end of the press release.

Virtual Reality Simulation Improves PICU Nurses’ Recognition of Impending Respiratory Failure

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center used virtual reality training to teach clinical assessment skills and improve novice nurses’ recognition of pediatric respiratory distress. Months later, nurses in the VR group were significantly more likely to correctly recognize impending respiratory failure, identify respiratory distress without impending respiratory failure, and recognize altered mental status.

AI-enabled atomic robotic probe to advance quantum material manufacturing

Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have pioneered a new methodology of fabricating carbon-based quantum materials at the atomic scale by integrating scanning probe microscopy techniques and deep neural networks. This breakthrough highlights the potential of implementing artificial intelligence at the sub-angstrom scale for enhanced control over atomic manufacturing, benefiting both fundamental research and future applications.

LJI welcomes new faculty member Miguel Reina-Campos, Ph.D.

Cancer researcher Miguel Reina-Campos, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) as an Assistant Professor to lead the Laboratory of Tissue Immune Networks. His laboratory at LJI aims to investigate the basis of CD8+ T cell tissue immunity to improve life-saving cancer immunotherapies.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Awarded $6 Million from CIRM to Advance CAR T-Cell Therapies in Children with Recurring Solid Tumors

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received a multi-year $6 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop innovative stem cell approaches to treat children and adolescents with recurrent solid tumors. The Cancer and Blood Disease Institute (CBDI) is a recognized leader in pediatric cancer care and research.

NASA uses ORNL supercomputers to plan smooth landing on Mars

Since 2019, a team of NASA scientists and their partners have been using NASA’s FUN3D software on supercomputers located at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, or OLCF, to conduct computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, simulations of a human-scale Mars lander. The team’s ongoing research project is a first step in determining how to safely land a vehicle with humans onboard onto the surface of Mars.

DOE Announces Plans to Host an Informational Meeting and Requests Expressions of Interest for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Management and Operating Contract Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the schedule for upcoming events and submissions associated with the competition for the management and operating contract for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF).