Engineers design magnetic cell sensors

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells.

Conventional heart drug stops the progression of cancer

(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) A common heart drug may stop the progression of angiosarcoma, a cancer of the inner lining of blood vessels, according to a study by researchers at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

New XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) data to be presented at ACR/ARHP 2015

(GCI Health NY) Pfizer Inc. announced today that 26 new scientific abstracts, including 20 presentations for XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) in rheumatoid arthritis will be presented on behalf of Pfizer at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals 2015 Annual Meeting.

In-house test kits help motivate parents to reduce allergens in their homes

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) In-home test kits, coupled with patient education, help parents reduce allergen levels in their homes, according to scientists from the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found that parents may become more motivated to participate in allergen reduction interventions, when they can actually see results for themselves.

Physician Fee Schedule recognizes importance of Advance Care Planning for older adults

(American Geriatrics Society) Reflecting recommendations from the American Geriatrics Society and 65 other partner organizations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that voluntary Advance Care Planning -- a comprehensive, ongoing, person-centered approach to communication about future healthcare choices -- will for the first time become a recognized, reimbursable benefit for Medicare recipients as part of the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Traveling through space? Don’t forget your sleeping pills and skin cream

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) A new study published in the November 2015 issue of the FASEB Journal is the first-ever examination of the medications used by astronauts on long-duration missions to the International Space Station.

U-M Survival Flight team wins international title

(University of Michigan Health System) If you think caring for severely injured patients is hard work, imagine doing it 2,000 feet above the ground and at 175 miles per hour. And if that doesn't sound bad enough, perform all of those same caring techniques in front of hundreds of fellow medical professionals, video crews, and of course, judges.

Dr. Christine Olson named March of Dimes Agnes Higgins honoree

(March of Dimes Foundation) Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes, presented the 2015 March of Dimes Agnes Higgins award to Christine Olson, Ph.D., R.D., of Cornell University during the American Public Health Association for her work developing educational programs that successfully prevented excess weight gain during pregnancy among low-income women and reducing the risk their babies would be overweight by the time they are toddlers.

How the Ebola scare stigmatized African immigrants in the US

(University of Cincinnati) The study finds similarities to how the gay community was stigmatized during the AIDS crisis in the '80s.

BIDMC researchers win 2015 Dvorak Young Investigator Award

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center scientists Anders Berg, M.D., Ph.D., and David Friedman, M.D., whose research is exploring genetic changes underlying kidney disease, have been awarded the 2015 Dvorak Young Investigator Award.