AI's impact on false-positive mammograms, breast cancer screening performance
Computer-aided detection (CAD) software for mammography has been available for decades but has traditionally been hampered by a high number of false-positive marks. AI software based on deep-learning algorithms is showing promise, however, for helping to improve specificity in screening mammography and other breast imaging modalities. Just over 40.5 million mammograms were performed in the U.S. in 2023, according to Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) national statistics. Although mammogram is the most widely used screening modality, a known problem is that 9.5% of the 10% of women contacted for further testing after...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Improving radiology efficiency and outcomes Source Type: news

Powered by innovative drugs, pharma industry can be worth $200 billion by 2030, says Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Research-based incentives can boost the domestic pharmaceutical sector, making it worth USD 200 billion by 2030, according to Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. She believes the industry has the potential to grow even further beyond the estimated USD 165 billion by 2030, but this growth must be driven by drug innovation rather than just generics and biosimilars. Mazumdar-Shaw emphasized the need for research incentives to drive this growth and called for stronger government support through research-linked incentive schemes. She also suggested decoupling private sector investment and funding academic research...
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 24, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Joint Fellowships and Professorships awarded by the Universities of Bristol and Cape Town to deepen strategic partnership
Six academic staff at the University of Bristol have been awarded joint Fellowships and Professorships to work closely with the University of Cape Town (UCT) on developing opportunities for engagement, impact and longer-term collaboration between the universities and their communities. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 24, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Enigma Biomedical inks deal to develop tau PET biomarkers
Enigma Biomedical Group USA (EBG-USA) has signed an exclusive agreement to commercialize AbbVie’s tau PET imaging biomarkers for use in patients with suspected neurodegenerative disease. Under the agreement, EBG-USA and AbbVie will collaborate with EBG-USA’s academic and pharmaceutical partner network to validate preclinical and clinical PET ligands during an initial evaluation period. If the evaluations are favorable, EBG-USA has the option to negotiate an exclusive license agreement with AbbVie for the PET ligands. Misfolded tau protein in the brain is a common feature of several neurodegenerative diseases, includi...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Subspecialties Nuclear Radiology Source Type: news

Public Education's Alarming New 4th'R': Reversal Of Learning
Public Education's Alarming New 4th 'R': Reversal Of Learning Authored by Vince Bielski via RealClearInvestigations.com, Call it the big reset – downward – in public education. The alarming plunge in academic performance during the pandemic was met with a significant drop in grading and graduation…#alarmingnew4th #vincebielski #latinos #ambernorthern #karynlewis #nwea #stlouis #harvard #thomaskane #k12 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From complexity to clarity: Research shows benefit of #betterposter templates at Cochrane Colloquium
Poster sessions are a key component of most academic conferences. However, rows of text-heavy posters can be difficult for attendees to navigate, particularly for those for whom English is not their native language, or who may be neurodivergent or disabled. Cochrane recently teamed up with researchers to introduce poster templates for the Cochrane Colloquium based on the latest research. The results from the ' real world ' assessment are now available. We spoke with the researchers to find out more. Can you tell us a bit about your elite poster research team, so we have an understanding of how you are approaching academi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 23, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Seeks to Retract Flawed Studies
A British biologist and blogger discovered faulty data in many studies conducted by top executives of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Cancer Ethics and Official Misconduct Research Blogs and Blogging (Internet) Academic and Scientific Journals Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Science and Technology your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

UC San Diego Health Receives 2023 Richard L. Doyle Award for Innovative Care Management Program
Academic health system recognized for successful results after integrating evidence-based tools into population health program SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MCG Health, part of the Hearst Health network and an industry leader in technology-enabled, evidence-based... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 23, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: AWD Source Type: news

Top Cancer Center Seeks to Retract or Correct Dozens of Studies
A British biologist and blogger discovered faulty data in many studies conducted by top executives of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Cancer Ethics and Official Misconduct Research Blogs and Blogging (Internet) Academic and Scientific Journals Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Science and Technology your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Publish or Perish and Incentives for Quantity over Quality Publish or Perish and Incentives for Quantity over Quality
Bob Harrington, Erin Michos, and Brahmajee Nallamothu discuss how the publish or perish culture can lead to sloppy research and the need for alternative models to measure success in academic medicine.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 22, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

'A profound effect on how I see myself and the world around me': what students found meaningful about taking an academic course intended to reduce campus sexual violence - Lederer AM, Liddell JL, Johnson KM, Sheffield S.
Sexual violence is common on US college campuses and can result in negative health and academic outcomes. Credit-bearing courses are a possible innovative intervention, but few have been studied, and little is known about enrolled students' experiences. Ou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cultivating trauma-informed educational practices for students with refugee backgrounds - Bailey M, Kim W, Koury SP, Green SA, Kim I.
Schools provide spaces for academic knowledge while also addressing children's social and emotional developmental needs. Because of the holistic development occurring within the education system, it is important to have an awareness of students' experience... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Academic bullying in science and medicine: the need for reform - Manuel P, Tang GH, Weyand A, James P, Sholzberg M.
Workplace bullying and harassment have been a matter of systematic study and concern for decade. Here, inspired by our desire for reform within academia, we explore the phenomenon of academic bullying in medicine, the factors that facilitate incidents, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Drivers for multimodal traffic management - Sabouni AA, Freiberger A, Grosse B, H übers AK, Kamenz S, Kaser S.
The paper presents the status quo, barriers, and drivers for multimodal traffic management (MTM) from an economic and legal perspective, performing an in-depth literature review and eleven interviews with practitioners and academic experts. Main outcomes i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How plagiarism-detection programs became an unlikely political weapon
In academia particularly, a charge of plagiarism can be devastating. Software makes it easier than ever to spot attribution errors in published works, which can then be weaponized for political gain. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 21, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Source Type: news