ADC optimal cutoff reduces MRI-prompted breast biopsies
Applying point-of-care apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) cutoffs from diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) could reduce MRI-prompted breast biopsies, a study published February 13 in Radiology found. Researchers led by Inyoung Youn, MD, PhD, from the University of Washington in Seattle found that applying these cutoffs led to a nearly 16% decrease in breast biopsies. They also reported a tradeoff of lowered sensitivity for in situ and microinvasive disease manifesting as nonmass enhancements. “Our study results support adoption of [ADC] cutoffs in the clinical setting, with the caveat that radiologists may need to be mo...
Source: Headlines - February 15, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties Breast Imaging Source Type: news

At night, pollution keeps pollinating insects from smelling the flowers
Under the cover of darkness, countless moths and other insects furiously dart around woodlands and deserts, seeking nectar from night-blooming plants—and pollinating them in the process. But the scents the insects home in on have grown fainter. Nitrate radicals, a common pollutant, break them down before they can travel far, a research team reports today in Science . The team thinks the olfactory disruption goes as far back as the Industrial Revolution 200 years ago. The research, involving field studies, wind tunnel experiments, and the latest atmospheric models, has worrisome implications. For...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 8, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Moss project takes step toward first artificial plant genome
Researchers have crafted synthetic genomes for several types of bacteria, and an 18-year-long project to do the same for brewer’s yeast is close to completion . Now, a group in China has tackled a multicellular organism, synthesizing part of the genome of a type of moss. The achievement, reported last week in Nature Plants , could smooth the way for creating artificial genomes for other multicellular organisms—and for turning the moss into a factory for medicines and other products. The Chinese team only reworked part of one chromosome in its chosen species, the spreading earthmo...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gene therapies that let deaf children hear bring hope —and many questions
The past few months have brought electrifying news that, for the first time, a gene therapy has provided some hearing to children born with mutations that left them deaf. Eli Lilly announced this week, for example, that a profoundly deaf boy from Morocco given its treatment as part of a clinical trial in Philadelphia can now hear. And five children in China treated similarly at younger ages gained hearing with some able to verbally communicate without their cochlear implants. Their hearing recovery, first covered by the press in October 2023, is described in detail this week in The Lancet ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 26, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Getting More Education Can Help You Live Longer
Eating healthier foods, getting more sleep, and reducing stress can all help you live longer. But researchers reporting in the Lancet Public Health say that there’s another healthy habit that we shouldn’t forget: getting an education. Analyzing data from hundreds of studies of people in 59 countries, the scientists studied the relationship between how many years of education people received and mortality. They found that people with more schooling tended to die later than those who had less. Every additional year of education reduced mortality by 2%. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] That tr...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Revealed: The three steps to prevent cervical cancer, according to a world-renowned expert
Professor Linda Eckert a Gynaecologist based at the University of Washington says she has 'reached the point of rage' as two women die from cervical cancer a day in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Watch Tonight ’s Michigan-Washington College Football Playoff Championship Game Online & On TV
Deadline may receive commission from some products and services linked in this post If only the Rose Bowl were hosting the College Football Playoff’s championship game. The top-ranked University of Michigan will battle the No. 2 University of Washington for the title Monday night indoors at NRG…#rosebowl #universityofmichigan #nrgstadium #houston #cfp #huskies #espn #chrisfowler #kirkherbstreit #hollyrowe (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massive study of dog aging likely to lose funding
Scientists who study aging are howling about the possible demise of one of the field’s biggest studies, the Dog Aging Project. The effort has been probing cognitive and physical aspects of aging in about 50,000 dogs and is running a clinical trial to test a drug that may boost the animals’ longevity. But organizers say the project will probably lose funding this year from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), which has furnished at least 90% of its annual budget, now about $7 million. “It is a big loss if this project in dogs does not continue,” says gerontologist João Pedro de Magalhães of the University ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 8, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Is Happening to College Sports?
On Monday night, January 8, the University of Michigan and the University of Washington football teams will vie for the collegiate national championship. While championships always bring excitement to fans and participants alike, this year’s game brings attention to major changes that have…#universityofmichigan #nil #louholtz #reserveclause #ncaa #michaelpenix #penix #indianauniversity #portal #jtdaniels (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How major university discriminated against white and Asian candidates
The University of Washington has revealed that "an internal whistleblower" exposed discrimination against white and Asian job candidates in its psychology faculty. An internal report found that a third-placed job applicant, who was Black, was given a tenure-track assistant professor job last…#supremecourt #uw #facultyofcolor #buuut #urm #harvard #asianamerican #johnsailer #sailer #provostoffice (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These AI-powered headphones let you choose which noises to filter out
Deep learning technology could help you filter out unwanted background noises while keeping the ones you like. Could artificial intelligence (AI) help you filter the noise of babies crying or sirens while keeping the singing of the birds? A team from the University of Washington believe they’ve…#shyamgollakota #euronewsnext #bandhavveluri #phd #computerscience #veluri (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI Health Coaches Are Coming Soon to a Device Near You
Ten years ago, the idea of tracking your footsteps or your heartbeat was weird. Those dedicated to the pursuit of quantified self knowledge proselytized in TED Talks, while journalists attended conferences and reported on the strange new trend. Today, over 40% of households in the U.S. own a wearable device, according to statistics service Statista. It is not uncommon to hear retirees comparing or boasting about their step count for the day. The quantified self is ascendant.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Now, as artificial intelligence’s relentless advance continues, researchers and technolog...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Will Henshall Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Source Type: news

Aldosterone Synthase Inhibitor Effective for Reducing Albuminuria
MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2023 -- An aldosterone synthase inhibitor, BI 690517, reduces albuminuria, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in The Lancet.Katherine R. Tuttle, M.D., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues enrolled... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - December 18, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mindray Donates to the University of Washington School of Medicine to Kickstart Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography Fellowship Program
Mindray's Gift Will Help Propel the University's Emergency Care Education to New Levels MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mindray, a global developer of healthcare technologies and solutions for ultrasound, patient monitoring, and anesthesia, announced today its... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 14, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Don't get burned: Expert tips and tricks on MRI safety
How can MRI staff reduce the impact of radiofrequency-induced heating? Are tattoos and implantable medical devices safe? How can quenching be avoided? What are the special risks in 7-tesla MRI? A prize-winning RSNA 2023 exhibit addressed these and other questions. "While we are familiar with medical safety and ethics principles when errors occur, the culture of blaming parties is still prevalent," noted Ana Paula Santos Lima, MD, assistant professor of radiology at the University of Washington, and colleagues. "Everyone makes mistakes; it's crucial to minimize risks. It's not always direct staff at fault." System-wide vu...
Source: Headlines - December 11, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Philip Ward Tags: MRI Source Type: news