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Submission Deadline is September 29, 2017
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FMO5 is identified here as a potential novel therapeutic target for obesity and insulin resistance. Flavin monooxygenase 5 (FMO5) knockout mice gain less weight, store less fat in white adipose tissue, have lower plasma concentrations of glucose and cholesterol, and enhanced whole-body energy expenditure compared to wild type mice. Here, Scott and provide evidence for FMO5 as a regulator of body weight and of glucose disposal and insulin sensitivity, possibly involving a role as a sensor of the gut microbiota.
Check out these featured articles in the September issue of The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics available now:
On August 29, Research!America members met with Senate HELP Committee staff to discuss 21st Century Cures implementation and other issues related to NIH, FDA, CDC and AHRQ. On August 30, 2017, Research!America held a call with alliance members to discuss a #RaisetheCaps digital advocacy initiative that will be held September 11-12, 2017.
October 16, 2017 • 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education
The event, which will be livestreamed, will explore the current and future roles of innovation and research as catalysts to economic growth in West Virginia and as solutions to major health threats including the opioid epidemic.
- Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and
- Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
- Research!America’s president and CEO Mary Woolley will release results of a new survey of West Virginians on medical and health research.
Held every September, the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day event includes nearly 300 national organizations coming together in support of the Rally for Medical Research. The purpose of the Rally is to call on our nation's policymakers to make funding for National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority and raise awareness about the importance of continued investment in medical research.
Analysis of nationwide trends and outcomes of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement in hospitalized patients with cancer over a 13-year period
Achuta Kumar Guddati, Gagan Kumar, Iuliana Shapira
Journal of Investigative Medicine Aug 2017, jim-2017-000520; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000520
The impact of statin therapy on survival for inhospital cardiac arrest
Rami Khoury Abdulla, Ed Kheder, Raymond Yeow, Shaiva Ginoya Meka, Omar Yaldo, Amr E Abbas
Journal of Investigative Medicine Aug 2017, jim-2017-000475; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000475
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Michael McPhaul, MD
Pasteurella multocida Bacteremia and Peritonitis in a Patient With Cirrhosis: A Life-Threatening Case From a Prick of a Cactus
A 58-year-old male with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis presents with right lower extremity cellulitis, abdominal tenderness, and severe sepsis after sustaining puncture injury from a cactus on a property with feral cats. Blood cultures and diagnostic paracentesis were consistent with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis due to Pasteurella multocida, a gram-negative coccobacillus found in the respiratory tract of domestic animals. The patient received timely antibiotic coverage with resolution of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and sepsis after 14-day treatment. This case emphasizes the life-threatening nature of systemic Pasteurella multocida infection as well as an indirect way of acquiring a zoonotic infection in a patient with end-stage liver disease. READ MORE
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Current practices for the reversal of warfarin prior to cardiac surgery include the use of vitamin K and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) to reduce the risk of bleeding. Although the 2010 International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelines acknowledge the use of PCC (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate), there is no clear consensus on its efficacy. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of 4-factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate (4-F PCC) administration in patients requiring warfarin reversal prior to heart transplantation by determining blood product utilization perioperatively.
Bruce Lee writes: Back to reality ... sort of. Recently, I attended the Games for Change Festival at the Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York City. The 14th installment of this annual event that brings together people who make video games to help society, people, and health also included a one-day Virtual Reality for Change Summit on August 2. And this VR summit showed just how much of a reality VR for healthcare is becoming.
University of Pennsylvania via ScienceDaily
Bone marrow contains hematopoetic stem cells, the precursors to every blood cell type. These cells spring into action following bone marrow transplants, bone marrow injury and during systemic infection, creating new blood cells, including immune cells, in a process known as hematopoiesis.
By Denise A. Valenti
Problems related to sleep are common among the estimated 4.5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's disease. But it is not just the quantity of sleep that can be affected but also the quality of sleep. In order to have restful healing sleep, a person needs to cycle into REM sleep. This type of sleep is characterized by a rapid eye movement pattern. A recent study found that the REM phase of sleep is abnormally short in those with Alzheimer's disease.
The Associated Press via CBS News
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years.
People on the drug also had surprisingly lower cancer death rates, especially from lung cancer. An anti-tumor effect is an exciting possibility, but it needs much more study because the heart experiment wasn't intended to test that.
Parkinson’s disease can happen when some of a person’s dopamine-producing brain cells die, so replacing those neurons could be an effective treatment. Administering dopamine is part of currently accepted treatment, but over time the treatment has less effect as neurons die off and the side effects become difficult to manage. Injecting neurons created from stem cells into the brain may relieve Parkinson’s symptoms, according to a new study in monkeys.
Yale University via ScienceDaily
Yale experts and their partners in a national research consortium have identified several genes and gene clusters associated with the immune response to flu vaccination. The findings point to the prospect of using genetic profiles to predict individual responses to the flu vaccine.
The research was published Aug. 25 in Science Immunology.
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|March 16, 2018
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|April 26-27, 2018
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