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Scientists develop dual anthrax-plague vaccine

A team of researchers has now engineered a virus nanoparticle vaccine against Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, tier 1 agents that pose serious threats to national security of the United States. B. anthracis and Y. pestis are the pathogens that cause anthrax and plague, respectively.
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Drugmakers funnel millions to lawmakers; a few dozen get $100,000-plus

A new Kaiser Health News database tracks campaign donations from drugmakers over the past 10 years.
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On-demand pharmacy startup NowRx raises $7 million Series A round through crowdfunding

NowRx, an on-demand pharmacy solution of sorts, just closed a $7 million Series A round via the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. The company had previously raised a $3 million seed round. As the on-demand industry flourished and NowRx co-founder Cary Breese surrounded himself with people from the pharmacy industry, Breese said it became clear to him that there was “no reason why [an on-demand pharmacy] can’t work.” Launched in 2016, NowRx is a full-fledged on-demand pharmacy solution. Though, i...
Tags: Health, TC, California, Tech, Medication, On-demand, San Francisco Bay Area, Pharmacy, Breese, Cary Breese

Intensive care patients’ muscles less able to use fats for energy

The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to an extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a new study co-led by King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and University College London.
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White House and Big Pharma square off over drug prices on TV

Vowing to put American patients first, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday blasted the pharmaceutical industry for not doing enough to bring down drug prices and announced what he called "historic action": a proposal requiring drug manufacturers to include the list price of any drug paid for by Medicare or Medicaid in television ads.
Tags: Health, White House, Medicare, Big Pharma, US Health and Human Services, Alex Azar

Influential Leapfrog Group jumps in to rate 5,600 surgery centers

The influential Leapfrog Group, which grades nearly 2,000 U.S. hospitals, is launching a national survey to evaluate the safety and quality of up to 5,600 surgery centers that perform millions of outpatient procedures every year.
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New smart watch algorithms can accurately monitor wearers' sleep patterns

New algorithms take advantage of multiple smart watch sensors to accurately monitor wearers' sleep patterns.
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Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy

In a study published in iScience, Professor Akiyoshi Fukamizu of the Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (University of Tsukuba, JAPAN) and the research group reported a new work on discovery of the important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy.
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Nutritional quality of breakfast linked to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in children

Researchers at the Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Food Chain of the Public University of Navarre have published a piece of research in which they show that the nutritional quality of breakfast is associated with significant cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in overweight children (even in those who are fit and who do exercise every day).
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Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly

A new study from Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki and the Finnish Cancer Registry shows that survival after glioblastoma has improved since the millennium. The improvement in survival was, however, modest in elderly patients, raising concerns whether current treatment strategies are optimal for this patient group.
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A wooden bench is starting a mental health revolution

Dixon Chibanda spent more time with Erica than most of his other patients. It wasn't that her problems were more serious than others' -- she was just one of thousands of women in their mid-20s with depression in Zimbabwe. It was because she had travelled over 160 miles to meet him.
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Abuse of women in European parliaments widespread

Sexism, harassment and violence against women are widespread in European parliaments, according to a study published Tuesday.
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UA professor receives NSF grant to develop antifouling materials for medical implants

Jie Zheng, Ph.D., a chemical and biomolecular engineering professor at The University of Akron, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation for research that will focus on the development of functional biomaterials involved in medical implants.
Tags: Health, National Science Foundation, UA, NSF, University of Akron, Jie Zheng

Zebrafish study uncovers molecular 'brake' that helps control eye lens development

How different cells in a multicellular organism acquire their identities remains a fundamental mystery of development. In the eye, for example, the lens contains two cell types - lens epithelial cells and lens fiber cells -- the first of which differentiates into the second as an animal matures.
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Purdue researchers develop new chemical process to find better drug 'fits' for patients

When a medication doesn't "fit" the body quite right, the results can be devastating. Such is the case for thalidomide, which was prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s as a sedative or hypnotic, even for pregnant women.
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Leading hip-hop videos depict use of tobacco and marijuana products, study finds

Over the past decade, hip-hop music has become a world-wide phenomenon and, in 2017, surpassed rock as the biggest music genre in the United States.
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Survey results highlight the need for better communication between patients and HCPs about bacterial vaginosis

According to an online survey, although healthcare providers report sharing crucial information on bacterial vaginosis with patients, the associated risks of the condition remain a mystery to many women, indicating a significant disconnect.
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Study: Only 59% of young adults undergoing surgery are fluid responsive

Cheetah Medical, a Massachusetts-based leader in non-invasive fluid management devices, today announced study results leveraging Cheetah Medical technology were presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco, held from October 13-17.
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Rice University chemist wins big award to study small surfaces

It's one thing to start a chemical reaction and get a result, but it's quite another thing to watch it in progress. Rice University chemist Matt Jones wants to see it happen.
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Health effects of smoke-filled atmosphere

Every day, every human on the planet is exposed to one of the most toxic substances we know. However, it's largely invisible and most people don't know whether they need to worry. In new book Particles in the Air, Doug Brugge aims to raise awareness of serious consequences for public health.
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Drinking concentrated rosemary extract can boost memory by up to 15%, shows research

New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, has shown that drinking a concentrated rosemary extract drink, No 1 Rosemary Water, can boost cognitive and memory performance by up to 15%.
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Many people have trouble understanding differences between OCD and OCPD

The general public has trouble understanding differences between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.
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Researchers develop fibrin-targeting immunotherapy to protect against neurodegeneration

Normally, the blood protein fibrin does not enter the brain. But in several neurological disorders, the blood-brain barrier--which keeps large molecules in the blood from entering the brain--becomes abnormally permeable, allowing fibrin to leak into the brain and trigger inflammation.
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New blood test for pediatric brain tumor patients offers safer approach than surgical biopsies

A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s National Health System.
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New family planning app found to be as effective as modern methods

Early results from a first-of-its-kind study suggests that typical use of a family planning app called Dot is as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy.
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Birth mode may have acute effects on neurodevelopment, study suggests

Cesarean-born mice show altered patterns of cell death across the brain, exhibiting greater nerve cell death than vaginally delivered mice in at least one brain area, a finding by Georgia State University researchers that suggests birth mode may have acute effects on human neurodevelopment that may lead to long-lasting changes in the brain and behavior.
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Scientists use virtual reality to show how people's perception of food can be altered by surroundings

Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell University food scientists used virtual reality to show how people's perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings, according to research published in the Journal of Food Science.
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Costs of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program may be higher than expected reimbursement

For some healthcare providers - especially those serving racial/ethnic minority and low-income patients - the costs of delivering a new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program may be much higher than the expected reimbursement, reports a study in the November issue of Medical Care.
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Non-invasive brain stimulation sheds light on neurobiology underlying implicit bias

BIDMC Research Briefs showcase groundbreaking scientific advances that are transforming medical care.
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Study pinpoints new marker that can predict Crohn’s disease subtype

Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestinal tract, has emerged as a global disease, with rates steadily increasing over the last 50 years.
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