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Mesenchymal stem cell therapy: Holding promise for feline inflammatory diseases
Stem cell therapy is acknowledged as having great potential for the treatment of a variety of diseases in both people and animals. The use of bone marrow-derived stem cells is well established in the treatment of human cancer patients, and veterinary applications for bone marrow- and adipose-derived stem cells are being evaluated (2018-03-13)

New model makes us wiser on cocktail effects
Danish researchers have addressed an international environmental problem by developing a model that can predict how certain chemicals amplify the effects of pesticides and other chemical compounds. Pesticide expert hopes that it will make environmental legislation easier. (2017-12-13)

Mucosal healing: An objective measure of disease activity?
The absence of inflammatory and ulcerative lesions in all segments of the colon, also known as mucosal healing, should be the end goal in treating patients with ulcerative colitis according to an editorial in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (2017-11-21)

Performance appraisal success depends on frequent feedback and good standard setting
Appraisal of employees often gets a bad press, but recent research suggests if it involves frequent feedback between the formal appraisal and good prior planning and communication of standards then it can be successful and appreciated by employees. (2017-11-17)

Obesity association reacts to discrimination regarding surgery basis of body mass index
A UK obesity charity has objected strongly to the decision by health bodies in the UK restricting access to surgery on the basis of body mass index, calling it discriminatory. (2017-11-14)

Study highlights value of acknowledging adolescents' perspectives
Across very different cultures -- Ghana and the United States -- when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the youths have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, and also have less depression. Yet having the latitude to make decisions appears to function differently in the two cultures, with positive outcomes for youths in the United States but not in Ghana. (2017-10-24)

Global calcium consumption appears low, especially in Asia
A new systematic review of global daily calcium consumption suggests substantial regional differences -- it's lowest in East Asia and highest in Northern Europe. (2017-10-18)

Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadium
A new paper in the journal Astrobiology suggests NASA and others hunting for proof of Martian biology in the form of 'microfossils' could use the element vanadium in combination with Raman spectroscopy to confirm traces of extraterrestrial life. (2017-09-21)

World's largest volcanic range may lurk beneath Antarctic ice
West Antarctica's vast ice sheet conceals what may be the largest volcanic region on earth, research has revealed. (2017-08-14)

New model for bimolecular reactions in nanoreactors
Theoretical physicists have devised a mathematical model of two different molecules reacting within so called nanoreactors that act as catalysts. They gained surprising new insights as to what factors promote reactions and how to control and select them. The model is relevant for a wide range of research fields, from biophysics to energy materials. (2017-08-04)

CNIO scientists link new cancer treatments to cardiovascular alterations
A study published in Nature Medicine by researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) suggests that prolonged use of Plk1 inhibitors, which are currently in clinical trials with patients, can not only lead to hypertension issues but also to the rupturing of blood vessels and severe cardiovascular problems. (2017-07-10)

Physicians' losses can contribute to burnout
This article appears in the July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. Link goes live at 5 p.m. ET, July 10. (2017-07-10)

Hospital, office physicians have differing laments about electronic records
With frustration and chagrin, many physicians said in a new study that electronic records hinder their relationships with patients, but they cited different main reasons depending on whether they were office- or hospital-based. (2017-07-05)

Publicly funded research lays critical foundations for private sector
Nearly 10 percent of US National Institutes of Health research grants directly generate a patent, a new study reveals, and more than 30 percent generate articles that are then cited by patents. (2017-03-30)

Important to maintain a diversity of habitats in the sea
Researchers from University of Gothenburg and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) show that both species diversity and habitat diversity are critical to understand the functioning of ecosystems. (2017-02-14)

Hospice caregivers should be screened early to prevent depression, anxiety
A study at the University of Missouri School of Medicine found that nearly one-quarter of caregivers were moderately or severely depressed and nearly one-third had moderate or severe anxiety. (2017-02-08)

Professor Emanuele Orgiu joins the Young Academy of Europe
Professor Emanuele Orgiu, who recently came to the INRS Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications, is part of the new cohort of young researchers admitted to the Young Academy of Europe. He was recognized by his peers for his scientific excellence and accomplishments. (2017-02-08)

Irish surgeon identifies emerging area of medical science
In a review published in the November issue of The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Professor J. Calvin Coffey outlined the evidence for categorizing the mesentery as an organ. (2016-12-19)

American Association of Anatomists announces winners of $75,000 for Scientific Gap Funding
The American Association of Anatomists is proud to announce the winners of our inaugural Fellows Grant Award Program (FGAP). FGAP supports scientific researchers with up to $25,000 in grant funding to support research proposals submitted to national or international funding agencies (e.g., NIH, NSF) that were scored, and generally well-received, but did not receive funding. (2016-12-14)

Survey finds patients with RA their doctors not always on the same page
A large global survey finds gaps in communication between doctors who treat rheumatoid arthritis and their patients, even though most physicians believe good communication and patient engagement are important to achieve the best outcomes. (2016-11-14)

Prognostic role of side where colon cancer occurs
Does the location of colon cancer -- left or right side -- matter for survival? A new report published online by JAMA Oncology reviewed medical literature to examine the prognostic role of a primary colon cancer tumor being located on the left vs. right side. (2016-10-27)

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln has been awarded the Gossen Prize
Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Professor of Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt's House of Finance, has been awarded the Gossen Prize 2016. The most important criterion for the prize are publications in internationally renowned research journals. (2016-09-06)

ESMO Women for Oncology awards Sumitra Thongprasert
Professor Sumitra Thongprasert has been awarded the second ESMO Women for Oncology award, honoring her position as a role model for women in the profession and for her distinguished career. (2016-09-06)

Rural Nepal: Despite evidence that hospital births are safer, poverty keeps women home
Encouraging hospital births are an important component of reducing maternal mortality in low-resource settings. Now, new research shows certain factors, including age and income, determine whether women living in rural Nepal have home births or hospital deliveries. (2016-09-02)

AAS Nova wins online media award
AAS Nova, a 10-month-old website featuring research highlights from the Astronomical Journal and the Astrophysical Journal family, won 'Best Health/Education News Site' at the Drum Online Media Awards on Tuesday, June 7. (2016-06-15)

Long-term memory test could aid earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis
People with Alzheimer's disease could benefit from earlier diagnosis if a long-term memory test combined with a brain scan were carried out, a study suggests. (2016-06-01)

Study highlights 'emotional labor' of college student-athletes
A recent study from North Carolina State University highlights the 'emotional labor' required of collegiate student-athletes, which can leave student-athletes feeling powerless, frustrated and nervous. The study calls on universities to better prepare their student-athletes with communication skills they can use to address the challenges of emotional labor. (2016-06-01)

No risk association observed for anthracycline chemotherapy, cognitive decline
New data analyses found no association between anthracycline chemotherapy and greater risk of cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology. (2016-04-21)

JRC Data Catalogue -- making open science a reality
Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission's strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth. The first version of the JRC Data Catalogue is online and its datasets can be freely consulted and downloaded. (2016-03-14)

€1.2 million legal informatics project to simplify legal data searching
University of Huddersfield scientist Professor Grigoris Antoniou heads one of the most important elements of a multi-national research project that aims to make a major breakthrough in the burgeoning field of legal informatics. (2016-03-08)

Dementia: 'Illness' label can lower mood
Research led by the University of Exeter looked at people who had recently been diagnosed with dementia, and encountered symptoms such as memory loss, difficulty concentrating or carrying out daily tasks. (2016-03-02)

TU Dresden occupies top ranking among the 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds'
In September 2015, the US media company Thomson Reuters published a list of over 3000 of the 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds'. The ranking is based on the number of citations of researchers in scientific publications between 2003 and 2013. Nationwide, Germany is placed third among these Highly Cited Researchers, after the USA and the UK. (2016-01-25)

Clarifying the mechanism for making blood cells
In 1917, Florence Sabin, the first female member of the US National Academy of Sciences, discovered hemangioblasts, the common precursor cells for blood cells and blood vessel endothelia. Her discovery faced a great deal of critical opinions, but by the end of the 20th century, those opinions were overcome, and the existence of hemangioblasts had at long last come to be acknowledged. (2016-01-20)

Mothers should be cautious when discussing weight with daughters
How should a concerned mother discuss issues of diet and weight with her daughter? Very carefully, according to Erin Hillard, a developmental psychology doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame. (2015-12-22)

Scientists discover the secret behind the power of bacterial sex
Migration between different communities of bacteria is the key to the type of gene transfer that can lead to the spread of traits such as antibiotic resistance, according to researchers at Oxford University. (2015-11-23)

Georgetown's Lawrence Gostin honored for Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law
Lawrence Gostin, JD, LLD (h.c.), Faculty Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, was honored today for his 'Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law' by the American Public Health Association Law Section. The award was presented in Chicago. (2015-11-02)

New gene a key to fighting sepsis
Scientists have identified a gene that could potentially open the door for the development of new treatments of the lethal disease sepsis. (2015-10-22)

Yang-Hann Kim named recipient of the Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education
Yang-Hann Kim, Professor at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Daejeon, has been named recipient of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education. The Rossing Prize is awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions toward furthering acoustics education through distinguished teaching, creation of educational materials, textbook writing and other activities. The Prize will be presented at the 170th meeting of the ASA on 4 November 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (2015-10-08)

Patients with immediate medical needs tend to perceive doctors as emotionless, study finds
A new study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, finds that the greater patients' need for medical care, the more likely patients will view their doctors as 'empty vessels,' devoid of emotions or personal lives of their own; at the same time, those patients expect their physicians to be able to contain the patients' emotions and experiences. (2015-08-18)

Leading cancer research organizations to host international cancer immunotherapy conference
The Cancer Research Institute, the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy, the European Academy of Tumor Immunology, and the American Association for Cancer Research will join forces to sponsor the first International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York, Sept. 16-19, 2015. (2015-08-03)

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