Northeastern Student Hopes To Offer Different Perspective Of Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS) – As the death toll tops 1,800 worldwide, one Northeastern University student hopes to offer a different perspective of the coronavirus. “I saw all the U.S. media talking about the Wuhan isolating, all the people infected by the coronavirus, but no one cares about how the residents live there,” said Yushu Tian. Yushu posted a video to a student-run online magazine called the Global Observer showing the empty streets, closed storefronts and nervousness of the people living in Wuhan. The magazine’s editor said they wanted to shift people’s perception of China from fear to empathy. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

THCGME Funding Can't Wait, AAFP Tells House, Senate
The Academy sent congressional leaders a letter urging immediate funding renewal for the crucial Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 African Americans Who Have Shaped  Public Health
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Sabra Farquharson, Business development officer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 18, 2020We’re celebrating the legacies of ten African Americans in public health this month—shining a light on the invaluable contributions made by these scholars and health workers. According to themost recent report form the Health Resources and Services Administration, African Americans make up 11.6% of the US health workforce, and throughout American history have made invaluable contributions to greater public health in fields s...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

World's first congenital pituitary hypoplasia model developed using patient-derived iPS cells
(Kobe University) Researchers at Kobe University's Graduate School of Medicine have developed the world's first congenital pituitary hypoplasia (CPH) model using patient-derived iPS cells. The research group consisting of Associate Professor TAKAHASHI Yutaka, medical researcher MATSUMOTO Ryusaku and Professor AOI Takashi et al. succeeded in using the model to illuminate the mechanisms underlying CPH. The team has been attempting to apply this model to other pituitary diseases and drug discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RANKED: Which master's programs stand out among state's nursing degrees for starting pay
If you're looking for a good return on an investment in education, it would be hard to beat the master's degree program at the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing. Graduates of the UNCG nursing master's program earned a median first-year salary of $139,100, far and away the highest among the 10 North Carolina nursing schools that offer master's degrees, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education on the graduating classes of 2015 and 2016. In fac t, the median salary for UNCG graduates… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Daniel Finnegan Source Type: news

CUNY SPH and NYU Grossman School of Medicine join Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network
(CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy) In September 2019, the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) $1.5 million over the next five years to participate in the network as one of its eight collaborating centers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Unmatched Residency Graduates a Solution for'Shrinking Shrinks'? Are Unmatched Residency Graduates a Solution for'Shrinking Shrinks'?
' Physician associates'could be used to expand the reach of psychiatry.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Chinese Vlogger Detailing Life – and Death — Amid Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan Disappears, Allegedly ‘Forcibly Quarantined’
(BEIJING) — After nearly a week of roaming China’s epidemic-struck city, filming the dead and the sickened in overwhelmed hospitals, the strain of being hounded by both the new virus and the country’s dissent-quelling police started to tell. Chen Qiushi looked haggard and disheveled in his online posts, an almost unrecognizable shadow of the energetic young man who had rolled into Wuhan on a self-assigned mission to tell its inhabitants’ stories, just as authorities locked the city down almost three weeks ago. Read more: The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity Until he disapp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOHN LEICESTER and DAKE KANG / AP Tags: Uncategorized China coronavirus COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Indian Health Professions Preparatory, Indian Health Professions Pre-Graduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs
Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) of scholarship program availability and deadlines for the Indian Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship, Pre-graduate Scholarship, and Health Professions Scholarship, which are intended to help meet the workforce needs of IHS and its healthcare system partners. Applications are due by February 28, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Innovative scheme helps international GP trainees almost double their CSA pass rate
International medical graduate (IMG) doctors have almost doubled their success rate when retaking the CSA, for the third consecutive year in North West England. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 10, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Media News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The many lives of charcoal
(University of Pennsylvania) In sub-Saharan Africa, charcoal dominates as an energy resource for cooking. Catherine Nabukalu, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Master of Environmental Studies program, traveled to her native Uganda to study how this fuel is produced, traded, and used. In a new article, she and School of Arts and Sciences' Professor Reto Gier é share information about the livelihoods that depend on charcoal and about its environmental toll. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: This Experience Is Terrifying - Graduate Trapped in Epicentre of Coronavirus Outbreak
[News24Wire] A South African in China, who graduated last month, is supposed to be back home, but instead finds himself trapped in the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dr. Robert Smith, renowned UC researcher who trained hundreds of physicians, dies at 98
Dr. Robert Smith, who joined the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1975 as the first director of the Department of Family Medicine and was recipient of the Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Business Courier in 2016, died Wednesday at age 98. He founded the Department of Family Medicine with two faculty members and built it to 34. Smith also created several fellowship training programs and a residency program, which has graduated 347 family physicians –… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Dr. Robert Smith, renowned UC researcher who trained hundreds of physicians, dies at 98
Dr. Robert Smith, who joined the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1975 as the first director of the Department of Family Medicine and was recipient of the Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Business Courier in 2016, died Wednesday at age 98. He founded the Department of Family Medicine with two faculty members and built it to 34. Smith also created several fellowship training programs and a residency program, which has graduated 347 family physicians –… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Op-ed: Meeting the workforce needs of the life science industry isn ’t just about teaching science
A December  report from the MassBioEd Foundation called attention, once again, to the fact that the pipeline of students graduating with degrees in science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is inadequate to meet the workforce needs of the life science industry. The report notes that, whi le there has been some success in attracting more students to STEM education, the demand for such graduates just keeps growing. Why is there a disconnect? It’s not hard to interest young people… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

After Cancer Took His Mother, James Allison Taught Our Immune Systems How to Fight It
There once was a boy in Alice, Texas, who saw things a little differently from everybody else. Influenced by his father, a “country” doctor, he was drawn to science instead of football and conducted biology experiments in his parents’ garage. When he was 10, someone gave him a harmonica, but he never took a lesson or learned to read music, so he wandered the woods mimicking what he’d heard on the radio. A year after that, his mother died following a long struggle with lymphoma. What he still remembers decades later are her last, bedridden days when he spent hours holding her hand, and the burns sing...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

In Memoriam: Richard Veech, M.D., Ph.D.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism sadly announces the death of Richard L. Veech, MD, DPhil, Chief of the NIAAA Laboratory of Metabolic Control. Dr. Veech joined NIH after earning his bachelor ’s and medical degrees at Harvard and his DPhil at Oxford under the tutelage of Hans Krebs. While in the process of completing his graduate work at Oxford and planning his start at NIH, he survived the crash of a commercial airliner wherein most passengers and crew were killed. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 6, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Source Type: news

In Memoriam: Dr. Richard Veech
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism sadly announces the death of Richard L. Veech, MD, DPhil, Chief of the NIAAA Laboratory of Metabolic Control. Dr. Veech joined NIH after earning his bachelor ’s and medical degrees at Harvard and his DPhil at Oxford under the tutelage of Hans Krebs. While in the process of completing his graduate work at Oxford and planning his start at NIH, he survived the crash of a commercial airliner wherein most passengers and crew were killed. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 6, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Source Type: news

Study takes a stand against prolonged sitting
In many workplaces, standing desks and walking meetings are addressing the health dangers of sitting too long each day, but for universities, the natural question is how to make such adjustments in  classrooms.The question appealed to emerita dance professor Angelia Leung from the UCLA Department of World Arts& Cultures/Dance. Sitting too long was never an issue for Leung ’s students. But for most college students, desk time is more common than dance time. In an unusual collaboration between the arts and sciences, Leung partnered with Burt Cowgill, an assistant adjunct professor with the UCLA Fielding School...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New method for monitoring residual disease after treatment in children with neuroblastoma
(Kobe University) Neuroblastoma is a cancer that affects children, characterized by solid tumors that develop from immature nerve cells. Over 50% of patients with high-risk neuroblastoma experience tumor relapse/regrowth.A research group led by Professor NISHIMURA Noriyuki (Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University) has developed a new method to monitor the residual disease after treatment in high-risk neuroblastoma patients. The method could be utilized to evaluate treatment response and facilitate early diagnosis of tumor relapse/regrowth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Social media and Dentistry: ethical and legal aspects
Conclusion:Social media and networks are valuable tools of dissemination and exchange of information because of their flexibility, democratic character and low cost. However, their abusive or misleading use, as well as the ethical and legal violations associated with the difficulty in controlling their use, may lead to serious damages and unfavorable court decisions. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Future of Health Care in Mali Starts with Women
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer ; Cheick Oumar Tour é, Country director, Mali and associate regional director, West Africa Gao Nursing School in Mali. Photo taken by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.February 06, 2020More than half of Mali’s residents live in rural areas. Add to that the country’s shortage of health workers and high-quality training programs, plus political instability, and high-quality health care becomes much harder to access.But over the past two decades, IntraHealth International’s Mali country director Cheick Touré and his team have worked to chang...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Digital Health Education Performance Leadership and Governance IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Nursing Midwifer Source Type: news

Negative alcohol-related consequences experienced by young adults in the past 12 months: Differences by college attendance, living situation, binge drinking, and sex - Patrick ME, Terry-McElrath YM, Evans-Polce RJ, Schulenberg JE.
This study estimated the prevalence of negative consequences associated with alcohol use in a national sample of young adults one or two years after graduating from high school, focusing on differences by college attendance, living situation, bing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Almost 10% of NC state students experienced homelessness
(North Carolina State University) A representative survey of undergraduate and graduate students at North Carolina State University finds that almost 10% of students experienced homelessness in the previous year, and more than 14% of students dealt with food insecurity in the previous 30 days. The study highlights the housing and food security challenges facing higher education students and institutions across the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan, Wins Award'Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan, Wins Award
Dr Tom Catena has practiced in Africa for 20 years. Last week, the Duke Medical School graduate was honored with $500,000, the world's largest global missionary award.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

' Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan Region, Wins Award'Dr Tom,' Only Surgeon for 1.3M People in Sudan Region, Wins Award
Dr Tom Catena has practiced in Africa for 20 years. Last week, the Duke Medical School graduate was honored with $500,000, the world's largest global missionary award.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Participate in the 2020 AIBS Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on April 20-22, 2020 for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. Meet with your members of Congress to help them understand the important role the federal government plays in supporting the biological sciences. Advocate for federal investments in biological sciences research supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. Participants will complete a communications and advocacy training program provided by AIBS that prepares them to be effective advocates for their science. AIBS also provides participants with background informatio...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Enhance Your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingly...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Sue Fenton named outstanding mentor
NIEHS toxicologist is one of three mentors honored by National Institutes of Health graduate student trainees. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Meet the Brilliant Minds Behind the First ICD
Mirowski: From WWII to Sinai Hospital The story of how Mieczyslaw "Michel" Mirowski ended up in America where he conceived the idea of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is almost as incredible as the invention itself, if not more so. Mirowski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924. He grew up among the large Jewish population of Warsaw at that time, but when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, 15-year-old Mirowski left his family and fled to Russia with a friend. He would be the only member of his family to survive World War II, according to a 2010Â&nb...
Source: MDDI - February 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Startup Aims to Help Parkinson ’s Patients Stay Mobile
For Sidney Collin, founder & CEO of De Oro Devices, the winner of the BIOMEDevice San Jose 2019 Startup Showcase Pitch Competition, the last two years have been a whirlwind. De Oro Devices’s product NexStride, a device that provides visual and auditory cues to Parkinson’s patients to help them overcome freezing of gait, was inspired by a patient during a program at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where Collin was an engineering student. “The idea that ultimately became the NexStride started as a project in the Quality of Life Plus program a...
Source: MDDI - January 31, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

The Teenager Who Needed a Double Lung Transplant Because He Vaped Has Something to Say
Daniel Ament went to sleep one day and woke up months later with a new set of lungs. Ament, 17 and a high school junior in Grosse Pointe, Mich., (anonymously) made headlines this past fall after becoming the first person to receive a double lung transplant due to what doctors attribute to vaping-related damage. But Ament—who spent more than a month critically ill and hospitalized before his surgery—doesn’t remember any of it. “I was trying to think of the last thing I could remember, and it was summer,” says Ament, talking on the record for the first time. [When I woke up,] it was almost snowi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

New England Baptist Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship
New England Baptist Hospital and Tufts University School of Medicine This is a research fellowship designed for medical school graduates, preferably with advanced orthopaedic surgical training who wish to enhance their orthopaedic research experience. This structured two-year, full-time, paid fellowship offers the opportunity to work alongside orthopaedic surgeons or neurosurgeons at one of the world’s leading orthopaedic specialty hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. Up to four fellowships will be available. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 30, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

The urgent need for modification of scientific ranking indexes to facilitate scientific progress and diminish academic bullying - Mahmoudi M, Ameli S, Moss S.
Academic bullying occurs when senior scientists direct abusive behavior such as verbal insults, public shaming, isolation, and threatening toward vulnerable junior colleagues such as postdocs, graduate students and lab members. We believe that one root cau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Graduate Position at Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Solving the riddle of strigolactone biosynthesis in plants
(Kobe University) Researchers from Kobe University's Graduate School of Agricultural Science have discovered the orobanchol synthase responsible for converting the strigolactone (SL) carlactonoic acid, which promotes symbiotic relationships with fungi, into the SL orobanchol, which causes root parasitic weeds to germinate. By knocking out the orobanchol synthase gene using genome editing, they succeeded in artificially regulating SL production. This discovery will lead to greater understanding of the functions of each SL and enable the practical application of SLs in the improvement of plant production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cancel cuts to Graduate Research Fellowships
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Muller-Parker, G., Brennan, S., Jones, E. C. Tags: letters Source Type: news

New Year, Advance Your Career
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Iranian Students Denied Entry to US
Despite having valid visas to attend universities, more than a dozen would-be graduate students have been detained at the airport and sent back to Iran in recent months. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 28, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Eritrea: College of Medicine and Health Science Commences Post Graduate Studies
[Shabait] Asmara -The College of Medicine and Health Science reported that it has finalized preparation to commence post graduate studies. The report was made at a lunching ceremony conducted today, 25 January, at the Asmara Palace Hotel in the presence of Ms. Amina Nurhussen, Minister of Health, Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Gebreab and experts from the Buffet Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In memoriam: William Cunningham, 60, professor who worked to end health disparities
Dr. William “Billy” Cunningham, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and health policy and management at the Fielding School of Public Health, died Jan. 2 in Los Angeles at the age of 60.A UCLA faculty member for 27 years, Cunningham was known for his rigorous approach to research and his passion for knowledge. He was focused on addressing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities and implementing solutions, including efforts to recruit and mentor underrepresented minority trainees to UCLA ’s educational programs.“Dr. Cunningham was a true friend, outstand...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is Your Graduation Year Hurting Your Job Application?
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Source: AARP.org News - January 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Saint Joseph's, Jefferson partner to train future doctors as autism specialists
Saint Joseph ’s University and Thomas Jefferson University are collaborating to develop what they say will be the country's first program to train future physicians as autism specialists. The program, which begins this year, will allow students at Saint Joseph’s University majoring or minoring in autism beh avioral studies to participate in Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College Scholars program in their junior year, and potentially enter medical school "MCAT-free" following graduation. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

How old are they? Some non-photosynthetic orchids consist of dead wood
(Kobe University) A research team led by Kobe University's Associate Professor SUETSUGU Kenji (of the Graduate School of Science's Department of Biology) has investigated the carbon age in some non-photosynthetic mycoheterotrophic plants. Using the radiocarbon emitted from atmospheric nuclear bomb tests carried out in the 1950s and 1960s as a tracer, they revealed that some mycoheterotrophic orchids are relying on 14C-enriched bomb carbon from dead wood via saprotrophic fungi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs
(CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy) A new study led by researchers at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine found that routinely giving the Zika vaccine to women of childbearing age could save money if the risk of Zika is around that of other mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Link Between Stress And Hair Turning Prematurely Gray Revealed In Harvard Study
(CNN) — Marie Antoinette’s hair suddenly turned white before the ill-fated French queen was taken to the guillotine to have her head chopped off, according to some historical accounts. More modern reports refer to hair turning prematurely white in survivors of bomb attacks during World War II, while an Australian airline pilot saw his hair go gray in the months after landing a plane following a failure of all four engines in the early 1980s. While there’s been plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting premature graying can be caused by extreme stress — whether this is true and how this happens isn&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard University Source Type: news

Decline in late stage cancer diagnoses after health reform law
(University of Pittsburgh) Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new research led by health economists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The analysis specifically found the decline in colorectal cancers, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths nationwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Participate in the 2020 AIBS Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on April 20-22, 2020 for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. Meet with your members of Congress to help them understand the important role the federal government plays in supporting the biological sciences. Advocate for federal investments in biological sciences research supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. Participants will complete a communications and advocacy training program provided by AIBS that prepares them to be effective advocates for their science. AIBS also provides participants with background informatio...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news