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.
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.
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…
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.
New research shows HIV medications can be taken at the same time as hormone treatment without losing potency of either therapy.
In a new study, published online today in Scientific Reports, researchers found differences in how people with ICD process the consequences of their actions compared to those without ICD, both on and off medication.
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.
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women, but from pregnancy risks to how their arteries function women face different challenges in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions.
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.
New analysis shows that the global freshwater cycle has shifted far beyond pre-industrial conditions
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.
Researchers describe a newly-observed role for the protein Cyclin Dependent Kinase 9 (CDK9) in regulating DNA repair during cellular division, where errors can become the origin of cancerous tumor growth.
An international study has shown for the first time how empathetic correction of misinformation among vaccine-hesitant patients can significantly improve attitudes towards vaccination – and potentially boost vaccine uptake.
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.
Fengqui “Frank” Li is a computational developer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory who uses his background as an architect to expand the landscape of design for his research into building energy modeling and beyond.
UNLV professor Thessa Hilgenkamp addresses the unique anatomy in adults with Down syndrome that makes being active more challenging.
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.
Brian Dean, MBA, MPH, a highly respected health care executive with more than 25 years of experience leading health systems across the country, joins UTHealth Houston as executive vice president for health affairs, effective March 18.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a federal grant of nearly $500,000 to expand access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) across Middle Tennessee, particularly to rural and underserved areas.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, have found that making medical device alarms more musical can significantly reduce perceived annoyance without negatively impacting the ability of research participants to learn and remember the alarms.
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.
For people with epilepsy, the inability to drive is often accompanied by frustration, loss of freedom, and increased dependence on others. Some countries ban people from driving for life, while others allow it after a specific amount of time passes without seizures.
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.
Announcement of contents of the March 2024 issue of Neurosurgical Focus
Putting off a burdensome task may seem like a universal trait, but new research suggests that people whose negative attitudes tend to dictate their behavior in a range of situations are more likely to delay tackling the task at hand.
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.
A new study co-authored by University of Miami professor uncovers how agriculture companies have downplayed their role in climate change.
Cameras similar to those already on newer model cars, combined with facial recognition tools, could read the “tells” of impairment in the face and upper body of a driver, University of Michigan engineers have shown.
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.
A proposal developed by a University of Michigan business expert and others to help ease the U.S. housing crisis is being shared with federal housing officials.
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.
Maisha T. Winn, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Argonne’s enhanced NERDE data explorer provides community leaders with insights into local economic distress, employment and gross domestic product, local industry clusters, climate risk, and innovation to inform economic resilience planning.
HealthTree Expands Innovative Technology to Provide Ongoing Myeloma Real-World Data (RWD) to Researchers in New HealthTree Research Hub Portal.
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.
EXPERT ADVISORY Political scientist, leadership expert and first director of Mulroney Institute Don Abelson available to discuss former PM’s legacy As one of Canada’s most consequential prime ministers, Brian Mulroney was both admired and excoriated, Abelson says Hamilton, ON, March…
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.
Scaling back treatment can mean better quality of life for oropharynx cancer patients who qualify
Experts at Rogel Cancer Center develop and study the impact of a new drug for salivary gland cancers
Dung beetles share the load when it comes to showing their affection for each-other, when transporting a “brood ball”.
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.
Four University of Michigan research teams have made the bracket of 64 teams for STAT Madness, a virtual tournament of science. They were picked for their groundbreaking work on brain cancer, heart transplant, dementia care and deadly fungal infections published in 2023.
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.
A new correction factor for predicting dissolution rates uses measurable geological properties in fractured media.
A world first study from the University of South Australia shows that getting a good night’s sleep is tied to how you structure your day, with exercise at the heart of sleep quality.
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.
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.
The agreement provides children ages 7 to 18 academic support, physical activity, music, drama and arts instruction, and social-emotional support.
How do ageism and positive age-related experiences differ for people who have tried to look younger, or feel they look younger, than they actually are? A new study examines this and the relationship with health.
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).