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For young adults with blood cancer, pediatric centers may improve survival
Adolescents and young adults with acute leukemia have a survival advantage if they receive treatment at a pediatric cancer center versus an adult center, according to a new study. (2018-04-18)

It's givin' me excitations: U-M study uncovers first steps of photosynthesis
Photosynthesis has driven life on this planet for more than 3 billion years -- first in bacteria, then in plants -- but we don't know exactly how it works. (2018-03-20)

Designing diamonds for medical imaging technologies
Japanese researchers have optimized the design of laboratory-grown, synthetic diamonds. This brings the new technology one step closer to enhancing biosensing applications, such as magnetic brain imaging. The advantages of this layered, sandwichlike, diamond structure are described in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters. (2018-03-19)

Family physicians in South Africa strengthen district hospital care
Family physicians in South Africa strengthen district hospital care, not community health center care. (2018-01-09)

Physicists from MSU stretched a diamond using an electric field
A research team from the Faculty of Physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University found out a stretching of acicular diamond crystallites under action of an electric field. Deformation occurring during the stretching causes changes in luminescence spectrum. This effect can be used for development electric field detectors and other quantum optic devices. The work was published in Nano Letters magazine (2017-12-06)

Community Health Center funding cliff could cause more than 100,000 jobs to be lost
If the Community Health Center Fund is not restored, millions of patients served by community health centers may lose access to crucial health care and up to 161,000 jobs could be lost in communities across the nation. (2017-12-04)

70Gb/s optical intra-connects in data centers based on band-limited devices
High-speed and low-cost data center optical intra-connects have been developed quickly. New research shows that a 70Gb/s optical interconnect based on 18GHz band-limited VCSEL has been experimentally demonstrated. (2017-12-01)

Enhancing the quantum sensing capabilities of diamond
Researchers have discovered that dense ensembles of quantum spins can be created in diamond with high resolution using an electron microscopes, paving the way for enhanced sensors and resources for quantum technologies. This work demonstrates an improvement in the densities of Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) centers in a variety of diamond types, foreshadowing future improvements in the sensitivity of diamond magnetic measurements, as well as promising directions in the study of solid state physics and quantum information theory. (2017-11-22)

Increased use of ambulatory surgery centers for cataract surgery
Over the past decade there's been a dramatic increase in the proportion of cataract surgeries performed at ambulatory surgery centers. In some communities nearly all cataract surgeries are done in a surgery center rather than a hospital. Consumers save money from the shift but it may impact access to eye care and raises questions about safety. (2017-11-22)

VA patients face disparities in kidney transplantation
From 2004 to 2016, VA patients had lower rates of transplantation compared with patients with Medicare or private insurance. VA patients also had a higher rate of mortality on the waiting list compared with privately insured patients. Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 Oct. 31-Nov. 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. (2017-11-04)

Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties
When a nitrogen atom is next to the space vacated by a carbon atom, it forms what is called a nitrogen-vacancy center. Now, researchers have shown how they can create more NV centers, which makes sensing magnetic fields easier, using a relatively simple method that can be done in many labs. They describe their results this week in Applied Physics Letters. (2017-09-22)

Health center services at risk if Congress fails to renew funding
Community health centers all over the country could suffer catastrophic losses, resulting in site closures, job and economic losses, and a disruption in health care access for 9 million people. (2017-09-21)

Treatment nonexistent for some glioblastoma patients
Patients diagnosed at high-volume centers are up to 40 percent more likely to receive treatment for glioblastoma. The study is one of the largest on glioblastoma treatment and outcomes. (2017-09-13)

Using mirrors to improve the quality of light particles
Scientists from the University of Basel's Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute have succeeded in dramatically improving the quality of individual photons generated by a quantum system. The scientists have successfully put a 10-year-old theoretical prediction into practice. With their paper, published recently in Physical Review X, they have taken an important step towards future applications in quantum information technology. (2017-09-11)

Immigrant detention centers referred to as family centers, but resemble prisons
University of Kansas researchers in interviews with attorneys found immigrant detention complexes function like jails and prisons. (2017-08-15)

Hospitals should examine physician call coverage at stroke centers
Stroke centers average mechanical thrombectomies once every five days with nearly 60 percent of the procedures occurring during non-work hours. (2017-07-25)

Trauma centers with American College of Surgeons verification have fewer complications
Major complications from injury -- and consequently a longer hospital stay -- are more likely for pediatric and elderly patients nationwide when treatment occurs at a trauma center not verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT), compared with an ACS-COT-verified center, according to new study findings. (2017-06-06)

CONNECT registry shows only 9 percent compliance with genetic testing guidelines for AML
A study presented today at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2017 shows only 9 percent of 259 evaluated AML patients received all seven of the NCCN-recommended genetic tests. (2017-06-05)

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboard pattern. Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institute published their findings in the journal Nature Communications. (2017-05-22)

Women at high risk for breast cancer more likely to get MRI when informed directly
Women at high risk for breast cancer who received a letter informing them of their options for additional imaging (in addition to traditional letter sent to their primary care physician) were more likely to return to the center for additional screening with MRI. (2017-03-08)

Care by physicians & non-physician clinicians does not differ in community health centers
A new study examining patient health outcomes in community health centers found that nurse practitioners and physician assistants delivered care that was equivalent to care delivered by physicians. (2017-02-27)

Site of care may partly explain survival difference between kids and AYAs with leukemia
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who were not treated at specialized cancer centers had significantly worse five-year survival compared with children with these cancers who were treated at specialized cancer centers, whereas AYAs treated at specialized cancer centers had outcomes comparable to children treated at specialized cancer centers. (2017-02-16)

Optimizing data center placement and network design to strengthen cloud computing
Telecommunication experts estimate the amount of data stored 'in the cloud' or in remote data centers around the world, will quintuple in the next five years. Whether it's streaming video or business' database content drawn from distant servers, all of this data is -- and will continue in the foreseeable future to be -- accessed and transmitted by lasers sending pulses of light along long bundles of flexible optical fibers. (2017-02-14)

High percentage of gunshot injuries in Chicagoland not treated at designated trauma centers
In Cook County, Illinois, which has 19 trauma centers, nearly one-third of gunshot wounds from 2009 to 2013 were treated outside of designated trauma centers, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. (2017-01-18)

Gunshot victims in Cook County 'under-triaged' to community hospitals
Only one in six Cook County gunshot patients with injuries serious enough for treatment in a designated trauma center are taken to these specialized hospitals, according to a new report in JAMA Surgery. (2017-01-18)

Annual report examines state of college student mental heath
Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker. Instead, it's likely student mental health needs across the country have increased due to national prevention and awareness efforts over the past decade. (2017-01-12)

Medicaid expansion linked to better care quality at health centers
In the first year of Medicaid expansion, four out of eight quality indicators at federally funded health centers improved significantly in states that expanded Medicaid compared to non-expansion states, according to a new study. (2017-01-09)

World's smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of 2 atoms
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's smallest radio receiver -- built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds. This tiny radio -- whose building blocks are the size of two atoms -- can withstand extremely harsh environments and is biocompatible, meaning it could work anywhere from a probe on Venus to a pacemaker in a human heart. (2016-12-16)

UC Davis joins national effort on links between health and exercise
We know that exercise is good for you. But why, and how? The National Institutes of Health today announced a six-year, $170 million nationwide project to dig deep into the molecular changes that come from physical activity, and how they influence health. Two professors in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, Sue Bodine and Keith Baar, are taking part in the effort. (2016-12-13)

Transportation center earns $15 million federal research grant, national designation
Portland State University has secured a five-year grant, expected to be worth up to $15.6 million, from the US Department of Transportation for transportation research, education and outreach. US DOT also names Portland State's research center one of five national university transportation centers. (2016-12-05)

US blood system faces financial and biological threats, study finds
The US blood supply system works effectively, but it faces a growing number of threats. Those challenges include financial pressures, changes in health care practice and technology, and the emergence of external threats such as the Zika virus. A study finds that changes may be needed to prevent blood supply shortages in the future. (2016-11-28)

Study of international cystic fibrosis centers highlights spread of aggressive bacteria
A bacterium damaging to the lungs and once thought to be acquired from the environment is actually spread -- at least in cystic fibrosis clinics -- through human transmission, a new study reveals. (2016-11-10)

Veterans served by nation's community health centers increased by 43 percent
The number of veterans served by community health centers has increased dramatically from 214,000 to more than 305,000, a 43 percent increase in less than 10 years, according to an infographic produced by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, which is based at the George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). (2016-11-10)

Now you see it, now you don't
University of Utah electrical and computer engineering associate professor Rajesh Menon and his team have developed a cloaking device for microscopic photonic integrated devices -- the building blocks of photonic computer chips that run on light instead of electrical current -- in an effort to make future chips smaller, faster and consume much less power. (2016-11-09)

Using a patient's own words, machine learning automatically identifies suicidal behavior
Using a person's spoken or written words, new computer tools can identify with great accuracy whether that person is suicidal, mentally ill but not suicidal, or neither. (2016-11-07)

Less than half of cervical cancer patients receive standard-of-care treatment
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that only 44 percent of patients in a large, national sample received all three components of standard-of-care treatment for cervical cancer, most often lacking brachytherapy. (2016-10-31)

Mayo Clinic study shows that choice of medical center impacts life expectancy of multiple myeloma patients
People diagnosed with multiple myeloma are more likely to live longer if they are treated at a medical center that sees many patients with this blood cancer. Mayo Clinic researchers published these findings today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2016-10-26) names 14 Clinics as Clinical Research Centers of Excellence, is launching an innovative clinic program, designating 14 clinics in the United States as Rett Syndrome Clinical Research Centers of Excellence. (2016-10-25)

Dense molecular gas disks drive the growth of supermassive black holes
A joint team of University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators, using ALMA and other telescopes that utilize radio waves for space observation, revealed that dense molecular gas disks a few hundred light years in scale located at the centers of galaxies supply gas to supermassive black holes situated within them. This finding provides important insights on the growth of supermassive black holes over cosmic time. (2016-10-13)

Wireless 'data center on a chip' aims to cut energy use
A Washington State University research team has designed a tiny, wireless data center that someday could be as small as a hand-held device and dramatically reduce the energy needed to run such centers. (2016-10-05)

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