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Article ID: 720965

New Genetic Link Found for Some Forms of SIDS

UW Medicine

A genetic link has now been found for some instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The new UW Medicine research study is the first such to make an explainable link.

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17-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720967

Lower Rates of Patient Safety Events on Psychiatric Units at VA Hospitals

American Heart Association (AHA)

Inpatient psychiatric units at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers have lower rates of adverse events and medical errors, compared to psychiatric units at general hospitals, reports a study in the November issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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17-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720951

Parasite kryptonite: A new way to fight schistosomiasis?

Morgridge Institute for Research

A team at the Morgridge Institute for Research has characterized a natural chemical that paralyzes the parasite that causes schistosomiasis, offering a new pathway to fight the catastrophic neglected disease.

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17-Oct-2019 1:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720948

Researchers Receive $2.96M to Help Reduce Mental Health Stigma among Health Care Providers

George Washington University

A research collaborative including the George Washington University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of the Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal, Duke University, and King’s College London will investigate the efficacy of the RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers toward individuals with mental illness.

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Newswise: Rush’ s Dr. Shikha Jain Among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders

Article ID: 720941

Rush’ s Dr. Shikha Jain Among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders

Rush University Medical Center

Citing her gender equity leadership, Rush University Medical Center oncologist Dr. Shikha Jain has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2019, a group of health care providers, researchers and executives in their 30s who have made significant contributions in the areas of health care administration, management or policy early in their careers.

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Article ID: 720908

Nationwide Study Aims Improve Long-Term Lung Transplant Outcomes

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

As part of an effort to improve long-term outcomes, a national team led by a researcher at Penn Medicine has launched a study--funded by a $9.8 million grant from the NIH--to better understand clinical and biological processes that occur after transplant and lead to the development of these complications.

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Article ID: 720907

High-Risk Patients Benefit from Undergoing Surgery at Teaching Hospitals

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Patients with a high risk of dying after surgery, including those with multiple chronic diseases, benefit from undergoing general or vascular procedures at a major teaching hospital as opposed to a non-teaching hospital, according to a study from researchers at Penn Medicine and CHOP.

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17-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: UK Partners With Bourbon Industry Leaders to Map White Oak Genome

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UK Partners With Bourbon Industry Leaders to Map White Oak Genome

University of Kentucky

Bourbon isn’t bourbon without the mighty white oak. Distillers have been aging bourbon in oak barrels as far back as the Roman Empire. Oak barrels give bourbon its unique caramel, vanilla, nutty and toasted flavors. Kentucky distillers rely especially on the white oak. But what if disease hits the species? How would industry professionals protect it? The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is partnering with Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc. in Loretto, Kentucky, and Independent Stave Company to research the DNA of the white oak.

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17-Oct-2019 12:15 PM EDT
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