David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA names winner of 2018 Switzer Prize
Dr. David Sabatini, an MIT biologist and associate director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, will be the 2018 recipient of the Switzer Prize awarded by the  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Sabatini ’s pioneering discoveries of mechanisms that regulate cell growth are propelling research into potential treatments for cancer and other diseases.As a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Sabatini identified the central protein, mTOR,  that turns cell growth on and off. At the Whitehead Institute and MIT, his laboratory ’s research&...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems
The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NIH to end alcohol consumption study due to concerns over funding
(Reuters) - The National Institutes of Health said on Friday it planned to end a trial testing whether moderate drinking had health benefits based on concerns that its funding by the alcohol industry would undermine the study's credibility. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NIH to end industry-funded study of alcohol's benefits
The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Major Study of Drinking Will Be Shut Down
An internal investigation at the National Institutes of Health concluded that the $100 million trial had been tainted by unauthorized contacts with the alcohol industry. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Alcoholic Beverages Diet and Nutrition Clinical Trials National Institutes of Health Collins, Francis S Source Type: news

Major Study of Drinking Should be Stopped, Federal Advisers Conclude
An internal investigation at the National Institutes of Health concluded that the results of a $100 million research trial would be compromised by unauthorized contacts with the alcohol industry. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Alcoholic Beverages Diet and Nutrition Clinical Trials National Institutes of Health Collins, Francis S Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA – Learn about this library’s Sensory Storytime initiative to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room devel...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

NIH to end funding for Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health trial
Trial will end within the next few months following an orderly closeout. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Early-stage Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccine trial begins
Phase 1 study will enroll a small group of healthy adult volunteers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-supported researchers find link between allergen in red meat and heart disease
A subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for this food allergen. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: 4 Steps to Manage Diabetes
-- Every year, 1.7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and other health problems, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Geisel Receives Fogarty Grant to Fund Research Collaboration in East Africa
The Geisel School of Medicine has been awarded a 5-year, $1.5 million grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to support an infectious disease research and training program to combat HIV and tuberculosis (TB) within the newly established Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - June 13, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: News Research Africa DarDar HIV MUHAS Tanzania TB Source Type: news

NIH study finds no significant link between brain injury and IV fluid treatment of pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis is often the first sign of type 1 diabetes in children who have not yet been diagnosed. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New trans-NIH consortium aims to advance pediatric research on a global level
Nearly all of the 27 NIH institutes and centers fund some aspects of child health research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products
[em]App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal  products[/em]To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launchedHerbList ™– an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH Targets $500 Million At Opioid Crisis
The National Institutes of Health is explaining how it will spend $500 million in research funds Congress appropriated to address the current opioid crisis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products
App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal products. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Caring for a Minor Burn
-- Most minor burns can be cared for at home without requiring a trip to the emergency room. Each year, more than 500,000 people seek help for minor household burns, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. The severity of a burn depends on the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NIH initiative aims to tackle opioid misuse, addiction, enhance pain management
(JAMA Network) In the   JAMA Viewpoint, 'Helping to End Addiction Over the Long-Term: The Research Plan for the NIH HEAL Initiative,' National Institutes of Health Director   Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and coauthors discuss an interdisciplinary program aimed at advancing addiction and pain research in the United States to improve treatments for opioid misuse and addiction and to enhance pain management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH leadership outlines interdisciplinary FY2018 research plan for HEAL Initiative
(NIH/Office of the Director) In a perspective published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association, National Institutes of Health leadership detail components of a newly released research plan for the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. The HEAL Initiative is a trans-NIH effort launched in April 2018 to advance national priorities in addressing the opioid crisis through science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many with mild traumatic brain injury don ’t receive follow-up care
A study suggests that people with long-term symptoms from concussions may not be receiving treatments that could improve their physical and mental health. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test vaccine active against many HIV strains
An experimental HIV vaccine prompted animal immune systems to form antibodies that neutralize dozens of HIV strains. A study of the test vaccine in people is being planned. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH leadership outlines interdisciplinary FY2018 research plan for HEAL Initiative
The plan focuses on improving treatments for opioid misuse and addiction, and enhancing strategies for pain management. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Test predicts whether chemotherapy will help early-stage breast cancer patients
Among women with the most common type of breast cancer, those with certain genetic risk scores didn ’t benefit from receiving chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH announces 2018-2019 Medical Research Scholars Program class
Accepted scholars begin their fellowship in July/August 2018. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UA receives $1.1 million for study of genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Some people who take statins to lower cholesterol have a slightly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Genetic epidemiologist Yann Klimentidis, Ph.D., at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the connection between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Mass. Researchers May Be On Brink Of Creating Revolutionary, Non-Addictive Painkiller
CAMBRIDGE (CBS NEWS) — Researchers in Massachusetts believe they may be on the brink of creating a revolutionary non-addictive painkiller. Developed by Blue Therapeutics, Blue-181 could be a big step forward in dealing with the growing opioid crisis. The team there said it wanted to make a drug that is a total replacement for the opioids currently on the market – something that people could safely stop using without the possible dangerous side effects. Mark Loccisano felt a gratification from painkillers with his very first pill. They were prescribed by a doctor for a sports injury. It was the beginning of an o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Cambridge Local TV opioid crisis Source Type: news

Wayne State researchers examine the role of glutamate in aging cognitive diseases
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A research team at Wayne State University hopes to give clinicians tools for identifying the early signs of impending disease by measuring subtle deviations in the way the brain modulates its chemistry during the formation of new memories. Their research project, " Task-related modulation of hippocampal glutamate, subfield volumes and associative memory in younger and older adults: a longitudinal ¹ H FMRS study, " was recently awarded a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemo. Here ’s Why
Phyllis Lacetti found her own breast cancer when she felt an abnormal lump in her right breast in 2007. A nurse at Montefiore Medical Center, she had a lumpectomy to remove it, but an MRI afterward revealed remaining cancer cells, so she opted to get a mastectomy. Her cancer doctor recommended she get chemotherapy to ensure that her cancer wouldn’t recur, since Lacetti’s family history put her at high risk. Her sister and father had died of leukemia, and her brother passed away from thyroid cancer. Chemotherapy, he said, was her best option for preventing the cancer from returning. But Lacetti was reticent abo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

High thyroid hormone level in early pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes, NIH study suggests
Researchers also found that a high T3/T4 ratio was strongly associated with a higher risk for gestational diabetes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

International agreement that human-relevant research is needed to enhance drug discovery
(Humane Society International) Proceedings of a multistakeholder workshop co-organized by The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and the National Institutes of Health under the auspices of the global BioMed21 Collaboration is published in Drug Discovery Today, presenting a comprehensive overview of existing efforts to prioritize human-based biology for health research and proposing key recommendations required to revitalize the drug discovery process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Introducing the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Pathogen Detection Isolates Browser
National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health]. 03/21/2018 This 31-minute webinar discusses how to search for pathogen isolates, identify closely related isolates of interest, and find pathogens encoding particular antimicrobial resistance genes. The National Center for Biotechnology Informatio (NCBI) Pathogen Detection Project was created to use whole genome sequencing data for food-borne disease surveillance. Pathogens isolated from patients, food, and environmental samples, from state, federal, and other labs, are sequenced, and the data submitted in real time to NCBI. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists see inner workings of enzyme telomerase, which plays key roles in aging, cancer
Cancer, aging-related diseases and other illnesses are closely tied to an important enzyme called “telomerase.” UCLA researchersreport in the journal  Cell the deepest scientific understanding yet of this once-mysterious enzyme, whose catalytic core — where most of its activity occurs — can now be seen in near atomic resolution.“We’re now seeing not just the face of the clock, we’re seeing how the components inside interact to make it work,” said Juli Feigon, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the UCLA College and a senior author of the study. “At ea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Eosinophilic esophagitis may be due to missing protein
NIH-funded study finds replacement therapy reversed effects in tissue experiments. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New approach to immunotherapy leads to complete response in breast cancer patient
A novel approach to immunotherapy developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has led to the complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who was unresponsive to all other treatments. This patient received the treatment in a clinical trial led by Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Surgery Branch at NCI's Center for Cancer Research (CCR), and the findings were published June 4, 2018 in Nature Medicine. NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

NIH releases data science strategic plan
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published its first Strategic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Pettigrew to step down as NIBIB director NIH awards grants for brain cell atlas Neiman receives NIH grant for musculoskeletal research NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Research aims to help children with communication disorders gain a voice through apps
(University of Central Florida) Researchers at the University of Central Florida and the University of New Mexico have been awarded a $2.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study how language therapy, combined with technology, can help children with severe speech disorders communicate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Promising Cancer Treatment Made Patients Worse, Not Better
For an unusual form of lymphoma, an immunotherapy drug made the disease more aggressive. A cautionary tale. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Immunotherapy Leukemia Viruses Cancer National Institutes of Health New England Journal of Medicine Dr. Murali Janakiram Dr. Lee Ratner Source Type: news

Researchers discover how colon cancer mutates to escape the immune system
This study was funded by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the National Institutes of Health, the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the Ressler Family Foundation, the Samuel Family Foundation, the Garcia-Corsini Family Fund, the Project P Fund, the Friends of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Bennett Family Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation through the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Colorectal Cancer Dream Team Translational Research Grant, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Tower Cancer Research Foundation, the Hope Foundation, the ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Adaptive deep brain stimulation for Parkinson ’s disease
Researchers designed a self-tuning deep-brain stimulation device and tested it in two patients with Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut microbes affect antitumor activity in liver
A connection between bacteria in the gut and antitumor immune responses in the liver enhances our understanding of liver cancer and suggests new approaches to treat it. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released its first ever Strategic Plan for Data Science (PDF). The plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. Wondering how libraries fit into the plan? NIH will partner with institutions to engage librarians and information specialists in finding new paths in areas such as library science that have the potential to enrich the data-science ecosystem for biomedical research. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Data Science Source Type: news

NIDCR E-Newsletter: Summer 2018
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2018 E-Newsletter is now available. In this issue: NIDCR News NIH/HHS News Science Advances Funding Opportunities Funding Notices The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD 20892-2190 301-496-4261 (Source: NIDCR Science News)
Source: NIDCR Science News - June 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Large-scale study links cell phone radiation and brain cancer
(Natural News) Your cell phone may increase your risk of brain cancer, according to a study. An expert review panel looked at a $25-million study carried out by the National Institutes of Health’s National Toxicology Program (NTP). The panel discovered that radio-frequency radiation emitted from cell phones was linked to heart and brain tumors, providing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy diets linked to lower risk of hearing loss in women
A long-term study found that women with certain healthy dietary patterns had a lower risk of moderate to severe hearing loss. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NNLM Participates in All of Us Research Program National Launch
The All of Us Research Program, a nationwide research initiative from the National Institutes of Health, launched nationally on May 6, 2018! The program’s goal is to speed up health research breakthroughs by asking one million people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of health studies. Several All of Us partners, including the National Library of Medicine, hosted launch parties at seven different cities across the United States and the staff from the NNLM All of Us National Program exhibited at each location! The National Library of Medicine cosponsore...
Source: The Cornflower - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: blthomas Tags: All of Us Consumer Health Outreach Success Stories Source Type: news

HIV vaccine elicits antibodies in animals that neutralize dozens of HIV strains
NIH study results represent major advance for structure-based HIV vaccine design. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH releases strategic plan for data science
The plan provides a roadmap for modernizing the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New approach to immunotherapy leads to complete response in breast cancer patient unresponsive to other treatments
New approach is a modified form of adoptive cell transfer. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news