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Newswise: JAMA editorial helps set record straight on unproven sepsis therapy
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JAMA editorial helps set record straight on unproven sepsis therapy

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

The Jan. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) features an important study about sepsis with an accompanying editorial by a University of Nebraska Medical Center expert. The study and editorial sets the record straight on an unproven therapy some physicians use to treat sepsis, a deadly infectious disease. The editorial, written by Andre Kalil, M.D., M.P.H., professor of infectious diseases in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, writes in support of the new and rigorous international study based on a randomized clinical trial in Australia, published in the same issue. The editorial appears in the Jan. 17 online issue and also will appear in the Feb. 4 print edition.

Channels: Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals,

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16-Jan-2020 11:50 PM EST
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Green in tooth and claw

Washington University in St. Louis

Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors’ diet than currently presumed, according to a new experimental study of modern tooth enamel from Washington University in St. Louis. The results have implications for reconstructing diet, and potentially for our interpretation of the fossil record of human evolution, researchers said.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, Oral Health, Scientific Reports,

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17-Jan-2020 5:00 AM EST
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The mysterious, legendary giant squid's genome is revealed

Marine Biological Laboratory

How did the monstrous giant squid - reaching school-bus size, with eyes as big as dinner plates and tentacles that can snatch prey 10 yards away -- get so scarily big?

Channels: Genetics, Marine Science, Nature,

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17-Jan-2020 1:50 AM EST
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17-Jan-2020 1:40 AM EST
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Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment

Stockholm University

Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Business Ethics, In the Workplace, Women in Business, Sexual Harassment and #MeToo,

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17-Jan-2020 1:35 AM EST
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Professors Create Free Research-Backed Games to Train Your Brain

New York University

University professors from New York and California designed and developed three digital games – available online and in the iOS and Google Play app stores – to help its users’ brains work more efficiently. While some digital games falsely claim to improve cognitive skills, these three games have actually proven to. Evidenced through a series of research studies, these games can help users boost memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility.

Channels: Apps, Children's Health, Cognition and Learning, Education, Gaming, Neuro, Technology,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 12:25 AM EST
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Newswise: Rethinking interactions with mental health patients

Rethinking interactions with mental health patients

University of Adelaide

New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist, and are able to work together with them to achieve better outcomes for themselves.

Channels: Cognition and Learning, Healthcare, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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17-Jan-2020 12:25 AM EST
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Putting the ‘lazy eye' to work

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 16, 2020 — When University of California, Irvine neurobiologist Carey Y.L. Huh, Ph.D., set her sights on discovering more about amblyopia, she brought personal insight to her quest. As a child, Huh was diagnosed with the condition, which is often called “lazy eye.” he and her colleagues have just found that amblyopia originates in an earlier stage of the visual pathway than was previously thought. Their research, which raises the possibility of new treatment approaches, appears in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Channels: Pharmaceuticals, Vision, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Children's Health, Healthcare,

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17-Jan-2020 12:20 AM EST
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Newswise: University of Illinois College of Medicine decreases tuition

University of Illinois College of Medicine decreases tuition

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois College of Medicine will reduce its tuition rates for all students, beginning with the 2020-21 academic year. The decision was approved today by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Channels: Back to School, Education, Rural Issues,

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17-Jan-2020 12:15 AM EST
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Education

Newswise: Study Finds Disparity in Critical Care Deaths Between Non-Minority and Minority Hospitals
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    17-Jan-2020 12:15 AM EST

Study Finds Disparity in Critical Care Deaths Between Non-Minority and Minority Hospitals

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

While deaths steadily declined over a decade in intensive care units at hospitals with few minority patients, in ICUs with large numbers of minority patients, there was less improvement, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Channels: Healthcare, Poverty, Race and Ethnicity, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
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