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FASEB Diversity Resources Program has announced the travel award recipients for the APS Professional Skills Training Course held in Orlando, FL, January 11-14, 2018. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the APS Professional Skills Training Course. This year FASEB Diversity Resources Program conferred 9 awards totaling $11,700.
FASEB seeks nominations for its 2019 Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by women in biological science who have accomplished scientific work of lasting impact and have contributed substantially to training the next generation of scientists.
Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon, writer, and public health researcher and advocate, will receive Research!America’s Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion on March 14 in Washington, D.C. for dramatically raising the profile of health systems research, and promoting evidence-based research to improve health care delivery. Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, for whom the award is named, is Rossi Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and a Research!America Emeritus Director. Dr. Rosenfeld, widely recognized as one of the country’s preeminent physicians and a renowned advocate for medical and health research, is the distinguished author of several best-selling books and former health editor of PARADE magazine.
Congress is finally (hopefully) about to vote on the 2018 federal budget and in doing so, will determine funding levels for critical medical research infrastructure.
As negotiations play-out, a broad network of stakeholders — some inside the Beltway, and others at key academic centers across the nation — ask with increased urgency: Will medical research get its due? Will promising scientific research be supported at levels that produce breakthroughs? Or will the U.S. pass on opportunities to deliver new therapies and cures and cede leadership to other nations?
Poverty, a risk factor overlooked: a cross-sectional cohort study comparing poverty rate and cardiovascular disease outcomes in the state of Florida
Bashar Al-Turk, Ciel Harris, Grant Nelson, Carmen Smotherman, Carlos Palacio, Jeff House
Journal of Investigative Medicine Jan 2018, jim-2017-000621; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000621
Survival outcomes of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in HIV-infected patients: a national population-based study
Jianhong Wang, Rong Liang, Caixia Hao, Xiangxiang Liu, Na Zhang, Xiaohui Duan, Hongjuan Dong, Baoxia Dong, HongtaoGu, Guangxun Gao, Tao Zhang, Qingxian Bai, Xiequn Chen
Journal of Investigative Medicine Jan 2018, jim-2017-000636; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000636
microRNA-452 exerts growth-suppressive activity against T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Haihao Wang, Qiannan Guo, Guizhi Zhu, Shuo Zhu, Peiwen Yang, Mingsheng Zhang
Journal of Investigative Medicine Jan 2018, jim-2017-000591; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000591
Biological responses to asbestos inhalation and pathogenesis of asbestos-related benign and malignant disease
Eduardo Solbes, Richart W Harper
Journal of Investigative Medicine Jan 2018, jim-2017-000628; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000628
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Coexistent Ipsilateral Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion and Cerebral Venous Thrombosis in Hepatitis C
Michael McPhaul, MD,
A 58-year-old male, known to have hepatitis C virus (HCV), presented with intermittent headaches and left-sided sensorimotor symptoms. There were no focal neurological deficits on examination. Electrocardiogram was unremarkable. Computed tomography angiography head and neck displayed extracranial right internal carotid artery occlusion. Magnetic resonance imaging showed right cortical vein thrombosis, with hemorrhagic infarction. Echocardiography with bubble study was unremarkable. Hypercoagulable workup was significant for protein S deficiency. He was treated with warfarin for 6 months. Repeat protein S levels remained low 9 months later. The coexistence of arterial and venous thrombotic events gives rise to a limited differential. In this case, it may be related to chronic HCV infection. The underlying pathogenesis is not clear; however, it is possible the patient had chronic high-grade internal carotid artery stenosis, which occluded leading to his presenting symptoms. The cortical vein thrombosis is likely an incidental finding here. The extent by which HCV contributed to the cerebral thrombosis and carotid artery occlusion in our case is not clear; however, the hypercoagulable and atherosclerotic properties of the virus cannot be disregarded. The virus can promote carotid atherosclerosis and cerebral venous thrombosis as well as other venous and arterial thromboembolic events. Furthermore, HCV is associated with impaired venous flow and procoagulant properties, which can fuel a hypercoagulable state. Also of note cirrhosis is associated with protein S deficiency. We recommend considering an underlying hypercoagulable state including both arterial and venous thrombosis in HCV infection. READ MORE
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For years, you’ve been told to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, especially when you’re sick. But a new study finds that it may be possible to spread the flu just by breathing — no coughing or sneezing required.
“People shed a lot of virus all the time, even when they don’t cough,” says Donald Milton, author of the study published in PNAS and a professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
Los Angeles Times
Seasonal influenza — the flu — sickens and kills many Americans in a good year, and this is already a bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 2010, flu has annually caused “between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths.”
Researchers have zeroed in on a protein that is linked to ALS that could be the answer to finding new drugs to treat the debilitating disease.
A team from Brown University has described for the first time the atom-by-atom changes in a family of proteins linked to ALS, a group of brain disorders known as frontotemporal dementia and degenerative diseases of muscle and bone.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.4 million grant to the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia to create a synthetic DNA-based vaccine for malaria.
The Wistar Institute will collaborate with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) on the research initiative which was created in the lab of David B. Weiner, Ph.D., executive director, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center, The Wistar Institute. Weiner is molecular immunologist and considered a DNA vaccine pioneer.
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