'bench to bedside to bench': Scientists call for closer basic-clinical collaborations
Mar 24, 2017
In the era of genome sequencing, it's time to update the old "bench-to-bedside" shorthand for how basic research discoveries inform clinical practice, researchers from The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), National Human Genome Research ...
Academics urged to strengthen ties to US peers in face of Trump travel ban
Mar 20, 2017
In the face of the Trump travel ban, academics must strengthen, rather than sever, ties to the United States, argues Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, Deputy Editor, CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) in an editorial.
'Do no harm' vs. 'legitimate use of force'
Mar 16, 2017
Should a military doctor obey an order to not treat an enemy combatant? Or certify a sick soldier as fit to fight? Should a nurse take part in interrogations? Ride along on medical caravans to build trust with locals? Violate ...
Australian blogger guilty over cancer claims: court
Mar 15, 2017
A health blogger who lied about having brain cancer and curing herself through natural therapies was Wednesday found guilty by an Australian court of misleading the public.
IU Center for Aging Research develops novel ICU delirium severity assessment tool
Mar 14, 2017
Millions of intensive care unit patients in the United States experience delirium, an acute brain failure resulting in confusion and long-term memory problems. Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research ...
Liver transplant surgical pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl dies
Mar 05, 2017
Dr. Thomas Starzl, the pioneer of liver transplantation and the driving force behind the world's first baboon-to-human liver transplants and research on anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90.
Is transgender identity inherited?
Mar 03, 2017
The recent return of the "which bathroom?" issue regarding transgender individuals' use of public restrooms has made me think about how I've handled sex and gender in my human genetics textbook. Over the editions, the two ...
Timing of anti-donor antibody responses affects the survival of kidney transplants
Mar 02, 2017
New research provides insights on transplant recipients' antibody responses against donor kidneys and how the timing of those responses can have important implications. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal ...
New avalanche and snow burial practice guidelines released
Mar 02, 2017
With the growing popularity of backcountry snow activities, it is increasingly important to understand the best techniques for avalanche rescue. Each year, there are over 150 avalanche fatalities in the US and Europe, with ...
New in vitro toxicology research on health risk assessment wins PETA award
Mar 02, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to use two new mechanistic models called Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs)—one for decreased lung function and the other for hypertension—to assess the toxicological risk of chemicals ...