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Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders
A University of Houston psychologist is reporting that hope increases in therapy and is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders, an important mechanism for therapists to restore in patients to move them forward toward recovery. (2019-10-14)
Subgroup of colorectal cancer patients ID'd: Do poorly, could benefit from immunotherapy
While the medical community agrees immune cells inside a tumor leads to improved health outcome, for a subset of colorectal cancer patients, having too much of a good thing is a strong predictor of disease recurrence and reduced chances of survival. (2019-09-16)
In Health Affairs: Moving deliveries to hospitals in low- and middle-income countries
In many low- and middle-income countries, maternal and neonatal mortality remains high. (2019-09-03)
Friendships factor into start-up success (and failure)
New research co-authored by Cass Business School academics has found entrepreneurial groups with strong friendship bonds are more likely to persist with a failing venture and escalate financial commitment to it. (2019-08-29)
In Health Affairs: Large positive returns on HIV treatment
In 2014 the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) established 90-90-90 treatment targets for the treatment of HIV. (2019-07-01)
Locally-based Haitian social entrepreneurs empower disaster-stricken villages
The Academy of Management Journal has just published a paper titled Collective emotions in institutional creation work, which has been produced at Aalto University School of Business in collaboration with the University of Birmingham. (2019-06-18)
Creating more potent cancer therapy using 'theranostics'
A City of Hope scientist and his colleagues have developed a user-friendly approach to creating 'theranostics' -- therapy combined with diagnostics -- that target specific tumors and diseases. (2019-03-05)
Cancer drug insight tactic could spell double trouble for tumours
Researchers have developed a new way of identifying potential cancer drugs, which could streamline the development of therapies (2018-11-01)
Scientists develop DNA molecule that may one day be used as 'vaccine' for prostate cancer
Researchers from City of Hope have developed a synthetic DNA molecule that is programmed to jump-start the immune system to eradicate genetically distinct types of prostate cancer. (2018-10-18)
New platform discovered at City of Hope poised to be next generation of genetic medicines
A City of Hope scientist discovered a gene-editing technology that could efficiently and accurately correct the genetic defects that underlie certain diseases, positioning the new tool as the basis for the next generation of genetic therapies. (2018-07-16)
Fear and hoping: Adding hope to health messages may motivate better behaviors
While fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers. (2018-02-23)
Novel approach to track HIV infection
Scientists used a novel live-cell fluorescent imaging system that allowed them for the first time to identify individual viral particles associated with HIV infection. (2017-08-18)
I can hear you now: Clinic provides free hearing aids for low-income adults
An intervention at a free clinic that included comprehensive care for hearing was able to provide recycled, donated hearing aids to low-income adults, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. (2017-06-16)
Digital games improve mental health & educational outcomes of Syrian refugee children
Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills -- including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding -- while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, and Turkey's Bahcesehir University. (2017-06-06)
City of Hope researchers discover how breast cancer spreads to the brain
Ninety percent of cancer deaths are from cancer spread. Breast cancer patients, for example, typically do not die because cancer returns in their breast, they die because it spreads to other parts of their body. (2017-03-02)
What is high lipoprotein(a), and should I be concerned?
Study found that elevations in a unusual form of cholesterol, called Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a), as responsible for one in 14 heart attacks and one in seven cases of aortic valve disease. (2017-02-22)
Subaru & AAAS hold special events to highlight the importance of science education at annual meeting
Raising the visibility of science education is more vital now then ever before. (2017-02-15)
'Shrew'-d study: Arctic shrews, parasites indicate climate change effect on ecosystems
The shrew and its parasites -- even 40-year-old preserved ones -- are the new indicators of environmental change, according a Kansas State University researcher. (2017-01-12)
TGen, City of Hope combine to advance precision medicine and speed translational research
City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a leading biomedical research institute, announced today that they have formed an alliance to make precision medicine a reality for patients. (2016-11-30)
€1.3m study could pave way for therapies to repair spinal cord
Brain scientists are using tropical fish to investigate how the spinal cord can be coaxed to repair itself after injury. (2016-11-30)
Study examines effectiveness of probation program
Within the criminal justice community, an approach to community supervision known as Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) has generated widespread enthusiasm and praise as a way to reduce substance use, violations, new arrests, and revocations to prison, while also leading to significant cost savings for local justice systems. (2016-11-11)
MD Anderson, NASA and ILC Dover partner on Space Suit Art Project to increase childhood cancer awareness
Today, several of Space City's best-known institutions -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and ILC Dover -- announced a partnership that brings the benefits of arts and science to pediatric cancer patients while increasing awareness of childhood cancer. (2016-07-08)
Fireflies light the way to female HIV transmission
Finding the vulnerable points where HIV enters the female reproductive tract is like searching for needles in a haystack. (2016-04-27)
Hope for peace may be encouraged by enemies in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Jewish Israelis may feel more hopeful when they hear messages of hope from Palestinians regardless of whether they are portrayed as peace activists or former militia members who had attacked Israeli military targets, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. (2016-02-11)
American Cancer Society honors outstanding individuals with the Volunteer Leadership Award
The American Cancer Society recognized two outstanding individuals with the Volunteer Leadership Award, a prestigious national honor for volunteers with extraordinary contributions to the fight against cancer through humanitarian, distinguished service, and leadership. (2016-01-22)
Largest miscarriage research centre in Europe to benefit from University of Warwick expertise
The University of Warwick has been selected to be a partner in the largest miscarriage research center in Europe. (2016-01-21)
An ocean of hope
A new book by a UC Santa Barbara scholar explores the meaning of hope amid environmental struggles in the Pacific Ocean. (2015-10-19)
Wake Forest Baptist researcher's team receives $8.5 million grant
A research program led by Dr. Carlos M. Ferrario, professor of surgery, nephrology and physiology-pharmacology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded an $8.5 million grant by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. (2015-04-13)
New technique may help assess how plastic pollution impacts wildlife
By swabbing oil from a gland located at the end of a seabird's tail and analyzing the sample with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, researchers have developed a way to measure wildlife's exposure to plastics. (2014-11-04)
Oxycodone may be more dangerous than other addictive pain medication
While all prescription opioids can be abused, oxycodone may be more potent in its ability to promote changes in the brain relevant to addiction. (2014-10-06)
More insights from tissue samples
A new way of preparing patient tissue for analyses might soon become the new standard. (2014-04-08)
Breast cancer cells disguise themselves as neurons to cause brain tumors
Too often, breast cancer cells are discovered growing as new tumors within the brain. (2014-01-14)
HIVMA praises passage of the HOPE Act, urges swift enactment into law
The US Congress took an important step Tuesday evening with House passage of the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, which will allow research on donation of organs from deceased HIV-infected donors to HIV-infected recipients. (2013-11-13)
Hyundai Hope on Wheels awards grant to UCLA's Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute
Hyundai Hope on Wheels and Los Angeles-area Hyundai dealers have awarded a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to Dr. (2013-06-11)
African-American males most likely to lose academic scholarships, MU study finds
Charles Menifield, a professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs at MU, found that more than 50 percent of African-American males lost state-funded scholarships over the course of a four-year academic career. (2012-08-29)
Spouses of breast cancer survivors hold on to hope
University of Alberta researcher finds spouses of breast cancer patients have unique needs to reduce stress, cope with life-and-death struggle. (2012-08-01)
Biomarker family found for chemo resistant breast cancers
Biomarkers which could help to predict resistance to chemotherapy in breast cancer patients have been identified by researchers from the University of Hull, UK. (2012-04-12)
Accepting 'Hope of Los Angeles' award, Keith Black, M.D., speaks to next generations of hope
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, presenting Keith L. Black, M.D., with one of the city's highest honors -- the Hope of Los Angeles award -- said the neurosurgeon's innovative care and research efforts bring hope to patients throughout the region and the world. (2012-02-22)
Shakespeare's skill 'more in grammar than in words'
William Shakespeare's mastery of the English language is displayed more in the grammar he used than in his words, according to a researcher at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. (2012-01-30)
Breakthrough in genetics of fibroids
Uterine leiomyomas, also called fibroids, cause a very significant burden to women's health. (2011-08-25)
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