Columbia Researchers Provide New Evidence on the Reliability of Climate Modeling

Observational data of equatorial circulation pattern confirms that the pattern is weakening, a development with important consequences for future rainfall in the subtropics. Columbia Researchers Provide New Evidence on the Reliability of Climate Modeling Observational data of equatorial circulation pattern…

Baking Soda Boosts Immunity, Impairs Insulin Response in Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers learn insulin response connected to alkaline load, not inflammation Charlottesville, Va. (June 24, 2019)—Early research suggests that the common pantry staple baking soda affects inflammation and insulin handling in type 2 diabetes. The findings will be presented today at…

Blood Metabolite Levels May Help Identify Diabetic Kidney Disease

Noninvasive measurement may provide alternative to diagnostic kidney biopsy Charlottesville, Va. (June 24, 2019)—Metabolomics, the study of small molecules the body produces during metabolism (metabolites) may be a future key to identifying diabetes-related kidney disease. The finding will be presented…

The Best in Pathology, Laboratory Quality, Proficiency Testing, Technology & Patient Safety

The College of American Pathologists Releases List of Longest Accredited Laboratories in U.S. Northfield, IL (June 24, 2019) This week, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) released a list of its longest accredited laboratories in the United States. These 41…

Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat and can delay healing until they are resolved. Now, researchers have a developed a double-duty hydrogel that both…

American Physiological Society (APS)

Donald Kohan Details Recent Advances and New Frontiers in Kidney Research in Keynote Address

Charlottesville, Va. (June 23, 2019)—New treatments, exciting research and future trends in kidney health are the focus of discussion at the American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) conference, Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease, in Charlottesville,…

Northwestern Center Conducts First-Ever Poll About Presidential Leadership on Diversity and Inclusion

Barack Obama had the highest rating among modern U.S. presidents for both his overall leadership and rhetoric on diversity and inclusion, according to a new poll conducted by Northwestern University’s Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy (CSDD). Obama, who served as…

Low Rates of Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Patients Hospitalized with Substance Use Disorders

June 21, 2019 – Tobacco dependence is very common in patients hospitalized with substance use disorders (SUDs) – but most don’t receive recommended treatment for tobacco dependence while in the hospital, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine,…

Many Elderly Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Benefit from Targeted Therapies

Penn Study Investigated Real-World Treatment Outcomes Among Medicare Patients PHILADELPHIA—Many elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC)—who are often underrepresented in clinical trials to treat the kidney cancer—are seeing overall survival benefits from treatment with targeted therapies, according to…

Rutgers Film Highlights the Importance of Community Living for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

The short film follows three individuals providing a glimpse into their everyday lives, living in their chosen communities. The Rutgers Community Living Education Project (CLEP) premiered A Day in the Life of… Burton, Neva, and John at Rutgers Cinema on…

During Western Europe’s Last Glacial Maximum, a new model suggests high human population growth rates may have led to continuous out-migration and genetic homogeneity

A new model explores the impact of environmental constraints and habitat suitability on the size, distribution and structure of Paleolithic human populations living in Western Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum (19–23 thousand years BP). The model shows that during…