Competitive swimmer, 21, had a stroke at graduation - and her doctors suspect it was a rare side effect of the pill
Marissa Fattore (right) was graduating from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2013, when she felt an intense headache and peculiar fuzzy feeling in her head. She put it down to nerves, but collapsed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: Leading the way to tuition-free medical school opportunities
AuntMinnie.com · Keeping Up With The Radiologists - Episode 2: Tuition-free medical schoolIn this episode of the "Keeping Up With the Radiologists" podcast series brought to you by AuntMinnie.com in collaboration with Penn Radiology, Saurabh (Harry) Jha, MD; Mitch Schnall, MD, PhD; and Hanna Zafar, MD, interview Robert "Bob" Grossman, MD, in tell-all fashion. For those who do not know him, Grossman is a New York neuroradiologist whose career evolved from radiologist into chief executive officer of NYU Langone Health and dean of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, formerly New York University School of Medicine. Grossman ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Radiology Education Podcasts Source Type: news

Is human-AI ‘symbiosis’ the path forward in chest x-ray?
AuntMinnie.com recently spoke with Warren Gefter, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, lead author of a recent article in Radiology proposing that human-AI symbiosis – rather than totally autonomous AI – should be the current goal for AI in chest radiography. “There are cases where an AI can outperform a human, and vice versa, but, if it’s done right, neither the AI nor the radiologist can outperform a human-AI partnership,” wrote. But what would this look like? Click below to learn more about the authors’ vision. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Source Type: news

Breaking Through: My Life in Science by Katalin Karik ó review – real-life lessons in chemistry
This vivid account of the Hungarian biochemist who endured decades of derision before pioneering Pfizer ’s Covid vaccine is a tribute to her tenacity and self-beliefIn May 2013, Katalin Karik ó turned up for work at her laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania and found her belongings piled in the hallway. “There were my binders, my posters, my boxes of test tubes,” she recalls. Nearby a lab technician was shoving things into a trash bin. “My things!” Karikó realised.Despite having worked at the tiny lab for years, the scientist – then in her 50s – was cast out, without notice, for failing to bring in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Science and nature books Vaccines and immunisation Culture Coronavirus Immunology Infectious diseases Medical research Society Health Microbiology Biochemistry and molecular biology Source Type: news

20 People to Know in Health Care: Dr. Miko Rose, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Meet Dr. Miko Rose, founding dean of planned College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and one of our 20 People to Know in Health Care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2024 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ethan Lott Source Type: news

Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases Strike Far More Women Than Men. Now There ’ s a Clue Why
WASHINGTON — Women are far more likely than men to get autoimmune diseases, when an out-of-whack immune system attacks their own bodies — and new research may finally explain why. It’s all about how the body handles females’ extra X chromosome, Stanford University researchers reported Thursday — a finding that could lead to better ways to detect a long list of diseases that are hard to diagnose and treat. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] “This transforms the way we think about this whole process of autoimmunity, especially the male-female bias,” said University o...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauran Neergaard / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Some Hospitals Are Requiring Masks Again. Will Other Public Places Be Next?
If you’ve been to a hospital lately, you might have noticed: masks are back. The rising number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is prompting many health care systems—including those at the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, and all public health hospitals in New York City—to require them once again. Does wearing a mask still matter—and do the new mandates mean that other restrictions are on the horizon? Here’s what experts say. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Masks still make sense in these settings Hospitals are full of people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - January 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Elon Musk's College Ex-Girlfriend Made $165,000 Auctioning Off Personal Photos And Gifts He Gave Her
Elon Musk’s college girlfriend Jennifer Gwynne earned over $165,000 in 2022 by auctioning off a collection of personal items and photographs related to the tech billionaire, according to CBS News. The auction included intimate mementos from their time together at the University of Pennsylvania,…#elonmusks #jennifergwynne #cbsnews #africa #independent #siliconvalley #teslainc #spacex #pro (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is human-AI ‘symbiosis’ the path forward in chest radiography?
Human-AI symbiosis – rather than totally autonomous AI – should be the current goal for AI in chest radiography, according to an editorial published January 23 in Radiology.“In the coming years, radiologists will find themselves working in a reimagined diagnostic cockpit, increasingly interpreting chest radiographs and other imaging studies in symbiotic partnership with AI,” proposed lead author Warren Gefter, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues.To achieve this vision, radiologists will need to apply the goals of “human-centered AI” and symbiosis to the design and implementatio...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Digital X-Ray Chest Radiology Thoracic Imaging Source Type: news

First-Ever Experiment Shows How Pigs Could One Day Help Liver Failure Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Surgeons externally attached a pig liver to a brain-dead human body and watched it successfully filter blood, a step toward eventually trying the technique in patients with liver failure. The University of Pennsylvania announced... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 19, 2024 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Kontos tapped to lead integrated diagnostics at Columbia
Despina Kontos, PhD, professor of radiology and a computer scientist with expertise in multimodality imaging data, will lead the new Center for Innovation in Imaging Biomarkers and Integrated Diagnostics (CIMBID) at Columbia University in New York.Kontos' work has contributed to a transition in the interpretation of breast cancer images by showing that imaging data can be mined to extract sophisticated phenotypic signatures with independent diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive value, according to a Columbia University Irving Medical Center statement. CIMBID will be dedicated to developing and integrating quantitative ima...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Experimental use of pig liver to filter blood externally offers hope for patients
Surgeons at University of Pennsylvania attached modified organ from pig to brain-dead human bodySurgeons externally attached a pig liver to a brain-dead human body and watched it successfully filter blood, a step toward eventually trying the technique in patients with liver failure.The University of Pennsylvania announced the novel experiment on Thursday, a different spin on animal-to-human organ transplants. In this case, the pig liver was used outside the donated body, not inside – a way to create a “bridge” to support failing livers by doing the organ’s blood-cleansing work externally, much like dialysis for fai...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Medical research Science US news Source Type: news

A first-ever experiment shows how pigs might one day help people who have liver failure
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have externally attached a pig liver to a brain-dead human body and watched it successfully filter blood (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Pigs Could Help People Who Need Liver Transplants
In this study, eGenesis scientists used CRISPR to make not one, but 69 edits to the pig genome: three to remove the most pig-like proteins that would activate the human system to reject the liver, seven edits to add human genes to the pig liver, and 59 to inactivate pig retroviruses that could cause problems in humans. “Until CRISPR, there was no way to do that many edits easily,” says Curtis. The future of pig livers This single-patient study is just the beginning of what xenotransplants can achieve, says Shaked. The liver has two major duties in the body: regulating critical enzymes and substances such ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Claire M. Fagin, Powerful Advocate for Nurses and Nursing, Dies at 97
“It is really hard,” a colleague said, “to identify anyone who has had a larger impact on nursing than Claire.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cornelia Dean Tags: Fagin, Claire M Deaths (Obituaries) Nursing and Nurses Colleges and Universities Mental Health and Disorders University of Pennsylvania Source Type: news