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  1. Could nicotine reduction help curb addiction?

    08.23 / 21:16 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont) A new study examining the effects of nicotine reduction among more vulnerable smokers supports the FDA's recent recommendation for lowering nicotine to non-addictive…
  2. University of Utah researchers present at European Cardiology Conference

    08.23 / 20:13 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Utah Health) Four University of Utah Health researchers will present their research and clinical trial findings, as well as engage in critical discussions around cardiovascular medicine at the 2017 European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona,…
  3. Disease-carrying mosquitoes rare in undisturbed tropical forests

    08.23 / 20:13 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) A new study by scientists from the Smithsonian, the Panamanian government and the US Environmental Protection Agency, among other institutions, concludes that conserving old-growth tropical rainforest is 'highly recommended' to prevent new outbreaks of viral and parasitic mosquito-borne…
  4. Test reveals potential treatments for disorders involving MeCP2

    08.23 / 20:13 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Baylor College of Medicine) A team of researchers has developed a strategy that allows them to identify potential treatments that would restore altered levels of…
  5. Outstanding Investigator Grant Awarded to Dario C. Altieri, M.D., Wistar President & CEO

    08.23 / 19:14 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (The Wistar Institute) Wistar is pleased to announce that distinguished scientist Dario C. Altieri, M.D., Wistar president and CEO and director of the Institute's Cancer Center, has been awarded an Outstanding Investigator Grant (R35) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for high-caliber research exploring 'tumor…
  6. New equipment maps brain activity and blood flow in state-of-the-art neuroscience lab

    08.23 / 19:14 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Alberta) The optical brain-imaging tool, called the Imagent, comes to the University of Alberta as the result of new funding for neuroscientist Kyle Mathewson, from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)…
  7. Advanced Practice Nurses Improve Health Care for Nursing Home Residents

    08.23 / 19:14 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Missouri-Columbia) To improve health care for the nation's aging population, researchers from the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri are studying how advanced practice nurses (APRNs) can improve nursing home care by serving as leaders of health care teams in nursing homes. Findings suggest that APRN-led health care teams reduce hospitalizations related to falls, dehydration and other health…
  8. What causes algal blooms to become toxic?

    08.23 / 17:19 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of California - Santa Cruz) Domoic acid is a potent neurotoxin produced by marine algae and discovered in 1987 as the cause of amnesic shellfish poisoning. Scientists at UC Santa Cruz have made substantial progress in understanding and predicting the conditions that lead to large blooms of the toxin-producing algae (diatoms called Pseudo-nitzschia). But one aspect of these toxic algal blooms, which affect wildlife as well as economically important fisheries, remains a mystery:…
  9. UA integrative medicine residency program flourishes

    08.23 / 16:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Arizona) Faculty at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and their collaborators successfully demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of an online approach to train more family medicine residents in integrative…
  10. Selecting most effective materials for dental pulp tissue engineering

    08.23 / 16:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) To regenerate dental pulp tissue after emptying of a tooth's root canals researchers compared the effectiveness of 3-D scaffolds made of natural or customized synthetic materials containing pulpal stem cells and dentin-derived growth…
  11. ARRS webinar: Reducing interpretive errors in diagnostic imaging to improve patient safety

    08.23 / 16:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (American Roentgen Ray Society) Interpretive errors in diagnostic imaging and their potential solutions, as well as a framework to improve patient safety, will be discussed in a September 20 webinar hosted by…
  12. Is MRI needed in children with a sports-related concussion?

    08.23 / 15:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study reviewed more than five years of records of pediatric patients treated for sports concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among children, to determine if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed structural changes to the brain that may be related to persistent…
  13. International eye cancer research project to improve future therapies

    08.23 / 14:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Liverpool) A new international research project, involving the University of Liverpool's leading eye cancer research group, has identified specific subtypes of ocular melanoma that will help develop improved management strategies and therapies in the…
  14. Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think

    08.23 / 14:18 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Not only people, but mammals like cats, dogs and horses suffer from symptoms and problems of food intolerance and allergies. The Messerli Research Institute of Vetmeduni and Meduni Vienna, now condensed the knowledge about human and animal food allergies and intolerance into a new European position paper. It highlights the strong similarities in symptoms and triggers of adverse food reactions and stresses the need for more comparative studies…
  15. Canadian children's nutrition suffers during school hours

    08.23 / 13:19 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of British Columbia) Canadian children don't eat enough vegetables, fruit and dairy products during school hours, causing them to fall short of several daily dietary recommendations on school days, a new UBC study has…
  16. New research finds deep evolutionary origins of a unique mammalian anatomical pattern

    08.23 / 10:15 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Midwestern University) By performing detailed dissections and corresponding examinations of embryological development, researchers at Midwestern University, led by Margaret Hall, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Plochocki, Ph.D., show that the muscles that control the unique mammalian perineal structures follow a surprisingly ancient…
  17. How text messaging could help tackle high blood pressure in at-risk patients

    08.22 / 22:23 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new trial plans to identify patients at urban hospitals who are at risk of hypertension and use text messages to help them reduce their blood pressure and obtain follow-up…
  18. NIST study suggests frailty makes elderly more likely to die in home fires

    08.22 / 21:20 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) A new study by NIST shows scientifically for the first time that an individual's ability to respond quickly to a residential fire determines who dies and who gets injured. Home fire deaths, the NIST researchers state, are more likely among those they define as frail populations--persons who are not in robust health and primarily age 65 and older--while nonfatal injuries occur more often in adults ages 20 to…
  19. Out-of-pocket health costs can cause financial problems for survivors of childhood cancer

    08.22 / 17:23 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Massachusetts General Hospital) Adult survivors of childhood cancer face an increased likelihood of financial difficulties related to out-of-pocket costs for their health care, compared with adults not affected by childhood…
  20. Kessler Foundation awarded major Wallerstein Foundation grant for stroke research

    08.22 / 16:22 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Kessler Foundation) Kessler Foundation was awarded a $250,000 grant by the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement. The three-year grant will advance the Foundation's stroke rehabilitation research in the diagnosis and treatment of spatial neglect, a hidden disability that complicates recovery after right brain…