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Newswise: AACR: Trio of studies highlights promising early results with new cancer therapies and targets
4-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT
AACR: Trio of studies highlights promising early results with new cancer therapies and targets
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Three early-phase clinical studies presented by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2024 show promising initial data for patients with lymphoma, gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers, and specific molecularly selected tumors.

Newswise: Penn Medicine at American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2024
Released: 9-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Penn Medicine at American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2024
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will present data on the latest research across the full spectrum of Neurology – including a link between head injury and suicide, potential traumatic brain injury biomarkers, a promising new drug to treat multiple sclerosis – at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from April 13-18 in Denver, Colorado. Follow us on Twitter @PennMedicine and @PennMDForum for updates.

Newswise: AACR: PARP1-selective inhibitor demonstrates early efficacy in breast cancers with DNA repair defects
4-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
AACR: PARP1-selective inhibitor demonstrates early efficacy in breast cancers with DNA repair defects
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The first-in-class PARP1-selective inhibitor saruparib demonstrated encouraging early efficacy and a favorable safety profile in patients with homologous recombination repair (HRR)-deficient breast cancers, according to results from the Phase I/II PETRA trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Newswise: New American Physiological Society Leaders Take Office
Released: 7-Apr-2024 3:15 PM EDT
New American Physiological Society Leaders Take Office
American Physiological Society (APS)

The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its new member leaders for 2024–2025.

   
Newswise: Inter-Atrial Shunts May Benefit Some Heart Failure Patients While Harming Others
Released: 6-Apr-2024 9:30 AM EDT
Inter-Atrial Shunts May Benefit Some Heart Failure Patients While Harming Others
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai-led study identifies type of heart failure for which device may be most useful

Newswise: Novel ADC and immunotherapy combo shows promise in endometrial cancer subtype
Released: 5-Apr-2024 3:50 PM EDT
Novel ADC and immunotherapy combo shows promise in endometrial cancer subtype
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

In a small, investigator-initiated phase 2 study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators, a novel combination of an antibody-drug conjugate and an immune checkpoint inhibitor showed notable activity in pre-treated patients with a difficult-to-treat form of endometrial cancer. In this study, tumors were reduced in six out of 16 patients treated with the combination, including one case in which the cancer disappeared.

Newswise: Endometrial, lung, and survivorship studies headline Dana-Farber research at AACR Annual Meeting 2024
Released: 5-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Endometrial, lung, and survivorship studies headline Dana-Farber research at AACR Annual Meeting 2024
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Numerous studies conducted by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show promising results for patients with endometrial, lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.

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1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Black Men Have Greater Microvascular Dysfunction than White Men after Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
American Physiological Society (APS)

Microvascular function is lower in Black men following a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer, compared to white men.

Newswise: Regular Exercise Prevents DNA Damage with Aging
1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Regular Exercise Prevents DNA Damage with Aging
American Physiological Society (APS)

Regular aerobic exercise later in life prevents genomic instability characterized by DNA damage and telomere dysfunction

1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Study Bolsters Evidence that Effects of Puberty Blockers Are Reversible
American Physiological Society (APS)

Medications commonly known as puberty blockers were found to delay development of female reproductive organs but allow for restoration of reproductive functioning after the medications were withdrawn, according to a new study being presented this week at the American Physiology Summit.

Newswise: Intermittent Fasting May Help Preserve Intestinal Health as We Age
1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Intermittent Fasting May Help Preserve Intestinal Health as We Age
American Physiological Society (APS)

A study in mice found that intermittent fasting brought benefits beyond weight loss, suggesting it could help the body better process glucose and reduce age-related declines in intestinal function. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiology Summit.

   
Newswise: Prebiotics Could Help Space Travelers Stay Healthy
1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Prebiotics Could Help Space Travelers Stay Healthy
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that cultivating a healthy gut microbiome could help astronauts weather the stresses of altered gravity. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiology Summit, the flagship annual meeting of the American Physiological Society, in Long Beach, California

   
Newswise: Resistant Starch Could Help Combat Leading Cause of End-stage Kidney Failure
1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Resistant Starch Could Help Combat Leading Cause of End-stage Kidney Failure
American Physiological Society (APS)

Combining a low dose of blood pressure medication with a higher intake of dietary-resistant starch might help stave off diabetic kidney disease, according to results from a new animal study. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiology Summit.

   
Newswise: Study Reveals How Obesity Could Accelerate Aging in the Brain
1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Study Reveals How Obesity Could Accelerate Aging in the Brain
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study conducted in mice traces how obesity and a high-fat diet may accelerate aging in the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. The work is being presented this week at the American Physiology Summit, the flagship annual meeting of the American Physiological Society.

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1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Acetaminophen May Be Less Heart-safe than Previously Thought
American Physiological Society (APS)

The common painkiller acetaminophen was found to alter proteins in the heart tissue when used regularly at moderate doses, according to a new study conducted in mice. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiology Summit in Long Beach, California.

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1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Gymnasts’ Injury Risk Increases on Stiffer Competition Floors
American Physiological Society (APS)

Gymnasts who compete on stiffer floors than their training floors have a higher risk of experiencing an Achilles tendon rupture due to the positioning of their ankles, according to new research from the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in New Mexico.

Newswise: Short On Time? A 15-minute Workout May Help Boost Your Immune System 
1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Short On Time? A 15-minute Workout May Help Boost Your Immune System 
American Physiological Society (APS)

Exercising at moderate intensity for just 15 minutes may be all that is needed to boost immunity by increasing levels of natural killer (NK) cells. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiology Summit in Long Beach, California.

Newswise: Heavy Alcohol Use May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Middle-aged Adults
1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Heavy Alcohol Use May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Middle-aged Adults
American Physiological Society (APS)

Heavy alcohol use may increase middle-aged adults’ risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to research to be presented this week at the American Physiology Summit in Long Beach, California. The Summit is the flagship annual meeting of the American Physiological Society (APS).

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1-Apr-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Skin Wetting Helps Cool Older Adults in Very Hot, Dry Weather
American Physiological Society (APS)

Spraying the skin with water helps reduce core and skin temperature in older adults during extremely hot and dry weather.

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Released: 2-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT
ACC.24: Smidt Heart Institute Experts to Share Research Findings, Clinical Knowledge
Cedars-Sinai

Experts from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai will share new research and participate in more than 70 discussions during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session April 6-8 in Atlanta.

Released: 1-Apr-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Penn Medicine at the AACR Annual Meeting 2024
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will present data on the latest advances in cancer science and medicine at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2024, taking place April 5-10 in San Diego, California.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
More than meets the eye: Researchers uncover the microbial secrets of dry eye
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Researchers have used advanced sequencing technology to determine how the mix of microbes present in patients with healthy eyes differs from the mix found in patients with dry eye.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
New surfactant could improve lung treatments for premature babies
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Scientists have developed a new lung surfactant that is produced synthetically rather than relying on the use of animal tissues. With further development, the formulation could provide a cheaper and more readily available alternative to Infasurf, a medication used to prevent and treat respiratory distress in premature babies.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers uncover key biomolecule involved in whooping cough infection
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Researchers have identified a new complex-carbohydrate biomolecule, or glycan, that plays a key role in the nasal colonization of the Bordetella bacteria responsible for whooping cough. The discovery could make it possible to create a new drug or vaccine that interferes with the glycan to greatly reduce or even stop ongoing Bordetella transmission.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Study suggests statins could help fight gum disease
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

A new study conducted in cell cultures showed that cholesterol-lowering drugs help to dampen the inflammation associated with periodontal disease by altering the behavior of macrophages, a type of immune cell.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Study suggests that estrogen may drive nicotine addiction in women
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

A newly discovered feedback loop involving estrogen may explain why women might become dependent on nicotine more quickly and with less nicotine exposure than men. The research could lead to new treatments for women who are having trouble quitting nicotine-containing products such as cigarettes.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Study links long-term consumption of reused deep-fried oil with increased neurodegeneration
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

A new study found higher levels of neurodegeneration in rats that consumed reused deep fried cooking oils and their offspring compared to rats on a normal diet.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Bedrest may affect cholesterol dynamics differently depending on age
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

A new study examining cholesteryl esters suggests that periods of prolonged inactivity may affect people differently depending on their age.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
African catfish skin mucus yields promising antibacterial compound
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Scientists report they have extracted a compound with powerful antibacterial properties from the skin of farmed African catfish.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
New compound offers hope for deadly tropical disease
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

A newly developed compound is showing promise in animal studies as a more effective treatment for human schistosomiasis, an understudied tropical disease caused by parasitic worms.

18-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
How might diabetes lead to Alzheimer’s? Study suggests the liver is key
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

New research conducted in mice offers insights into what’s going on at the molecular level that could cause people with diabetes to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Released: 22-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
AAI Announces Selection of 16 AAI Trainee Members as Major Symposium Speakers at the American Association of Immunologists’ IMMUNOLOGY2024™ Annual Conference
American Association of Immunologists (AAI)

The American Association of Immunologists today announced the selection of Trainee Members as a Major Symposium speakers for the IMMUNOLOGY2024™ meeting – the premier immunology conference bringing together the best minds, sharing cutting-edge research, and providing opportunities to connect –to be held in Chicago May 3-7, 2024.

   
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Crawfish could transfer ionic lithium from their environment into food chain
American Chemical Society (ACS)

The increasing use of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries likely means more environmental contamination. Researchers have explored how lithium accumulates in crawfish, with implications for the environment and public health. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

   
11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Toxic metal particles can be present in cannabis vapes even before the first use
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Vapes are thought to be a “safer” way to consume cannabis, but they present their own risks. Researchers have discovered toxic metal particles in vaping liquids even before first use of the device, and this toxicity was worse in illicit products. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

   
Newswise:Video Embedded artificial-mucus-identifies-link-to-tumor-formation
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Artificial mucus identifies link to tumor formation
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Mucus is critical to human health. To explore how, researchers synthesized its major component, sugar-coated proteins called mucins, and discovered that changing the mucins of healthy cells to be more cancer-like made cells act more cancer-like. They will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

   
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11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT
Mimicking exercise with a pill
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Could a pill replicate the benefits of exercise? Researchers have identified new compounds that seem to mimic some benefits of exercise in rodent cells. This discovery could help treat those with muscle wasting and other conditions. The scientists will present their results at ACS Spring 2024.

   
Released: 18-Mar-2024 1:05 AM EDT
Study Supports Use of a Continuous Nerve Block for Patients Receiving ACL Repair Surgery
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

A study out of Stanford University has found that use of a femoral catheter in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery is associated with better results.

Released: 18-Mar-2024 12:05 AM EDT
Shoulder Surgery Patients Who Receive Continuous Nerve Blocks Have Less Postoperative Pain
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

A study has found that patients undergoing shoulder surgery who receive continuous nerve blocks experience less pain following surgery compared to those who receive single-shot nerve blocks and continuous analgesia.

5-Mar-2024 3:40 PM EST
Mount Sinai Experts to Present New Research at 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers available for interview about their new studies and other women’s health topics

Newswise: Sylvester Cancer, NANETS Partner to Present Regional Conference on Multidisciplinary Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors
Released: 8-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EST
Sylvester Cancer, NANETS Partner to Present Regional Conference on Multidisciplinary Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society will present a regional educational conference on April 6 focusing on neuroendocrine tumors (NET) and the latest knowledge for optimal NET management.

5-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EST
Board-certified dermatologist discusses occupational risks of skin cancer for those who serve
American Academy of Dermatology

U.S. veterans are at a higher risk of developing melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, likely due in part to the occupational hazards associated with active duty in countries near the equator where ultraviolet (UV) levels are higher.

5-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EST
American Academy of Dermatology Installs New Officers, Board Members
American Academy of Dermatology

Two new officers and five new board members will be installed immediately upon conclusion of the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

5-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EST
Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, Assumes Presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology

Dallas-based board-certified dermatologist Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, will begin his one-year term as president of the American Academy of Dermatology at the close of the AAD’s Annual Meeting.

5-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EST
Is Your Margarita Giving You a Rash?
American Academy of Dermatology

Sun sensitivity and related skin conditions are often misunderstood. Foods, medications, and skincare products can trigger symptoms like itching, redness, blistering, or burning. One of the most common conditions is photocontact dermatitis, a skin reaction occurring when certain substances come into contact with skin that is exposed to the sun.

5-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EST
New Treatments for HIV and Other STIs Provide Hope for Better Quality of Life
American Academy of Dermatology

LGBTQ+ individuals have unique skin care needs, including concerns about sexually transmitted infections (STI), like HIV, as well as acne and hair growth and removal, especially relating to hormone replacement therapy.

23-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
People with Essential Tremor May Have Increased Risk of Dementia
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Dementia may be three times more common among people with essential tremor, a movement disorder that causes involuntary shaking, than the general population, according to research released today, March 6, 2024. The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 76th Annual Meeting taking place April 13–18, 2024, in person in Denver and online.

23-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Does Iron Accumulate in Brain After Concussions?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have headaches after experiencing concussions may also be more likely to have higher levels of iron in areas of the brain, which is a sign of injury to brain cells, according to a preliminary study released today, March 5, 2024, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 76th Annual Meeting taking place April 13–18, 2024, in person in Denver and online.

Released: 5-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EST
Dive into the future of molecular life sciences at #DiscoverBMB 2024
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Discover BMB, the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will be held March 23–26 in San Antonio. Secure your front-row seat to cutting-edge findings, approaches and technologies in the biological sciences by registering for a complimentary press pass to attend in person or to access press materials electronically.

Released: 5-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EST
Expert Dermatologists Present Latest Information at 2024 AAD Annual Meeting
American Academy of Dermatology

The 2024 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting will take place March 8-12 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. The meeting will feature more than 300 educational sessions with more than 1,600 speakers discussing the latest research on skin, hair and nails.

23-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Good News—MS Drugs Taken While Breastfeeding May Not Affect Child Development
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Certain medications for multiple sclerosis (MS) called monoclonal antibodies, taken while breastfeeding, may not affect the development of a child during the first three years of life, according to a preliminary study released today, March 4, 2024. The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 76th Annual Meeting taking place April 13–18, 2024, in person in Denver and online. The study examined four monoclonal antibodies for MS: natalizumab, ocrelizumab, rituximab and ofatumumab.



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