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On May 2, 2017 the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) elected two AFMR members, along with 82 other new members and 21 foreign associates. Dr. Barbara B. Kahn of Harvard University in Boston and Dr. Mitchell A .Lazar of University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia were recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. They join 2,290 active members and 475 foreign associates in the preeminent NAS. The AFMR National Council congratulates both Dr. Kahn and Dr. Lazar on this meritorious accomplishment!
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March 16, 2018
Wyndham Historic District Hotel
Call for Symposia: Deadline October 22, 2017
Abstract Submission: Opens October 10, 2017
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:
The $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health in the Senate Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee FY18 spending bill recognizes the scientific opportunities before us to prevent and eradicate diseases that continue to take a toll on families and our society as a whole.
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.
An ultrasound automated method for non-invasive assessment of carotid artery pulse wave velocity
Enrico Maria Zardi, Luca Di Geso, Antonella Afeltra, Domenico Maria Zardi, Chiara Giorgi, Fausto Salaffi, Marina Carotti, Marwin Gutierrez, Emilio Filippucci, Walter Grassi
Journal of Investigative Medicine Sep 2017, jim-2017-000430; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000430
Evaluation and characterization of monoclonal gammopathies using serum protein electrophoresis in a major urban population: one institution’s experience
Derek B Laskar, Khurram Shafique, Chuanyong Lu, Alejandro Zuretti
Journal of Investigative Medicine Sep 2017, jim-2017-000446; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000446
Association of gender-specific risk factors in metabolic and cardiovascular diseases: an NHANES-based cross-sectional study
Xiu-E Zhang, Bei Cheng, Qian Wang, Jing-Jing Wan
Journal of Investigative Medicine Sep 2017, jim-2017-000434; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000434
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Michael McPhaul, MD
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: It Is Not Always Gastritis
Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare disorder that is clinically characterized by the triad of postprandial abdominal pain, weight loss, and often an abdominal bruit due to compression of the celiac artery by the median arcuate ligament. Given the nonspecific symptoms, this is a rare and difficult diagnosis to obtain. We present a patient with nonspecific abdominal pain in whom etiology was ultimately determined to be median arcuate ligament syndrome. READ MORE
Enterovirus-Human Rhinovirus: A Rare Cause of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
A 22-year-old Asian woman presented with respiratory distress, cough, and wheezing for 1 week. Prior history included asthma and Turner syndrome. On presentation to the emergency department, the patient was hypotensive, tachycardic, tachypneic, with an oxyhemoglobin saturation in the mid 80% range while breathing ambient air. Chest radiograph revealed pulmonary vascular congestion and a left lower lobe infiltrate. Endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, and vasopressors were initiated. Empiric therapy for community-acquired pneumonia was administered utilizing broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics. Routine sputum culture was negative for pathogens. Nasopharyngeal swab submitted for multiplex amplified nucleic acid testing yielded enterovirus-human rhinovirus (EV-HRV). Thus, the diagnosis of EV-HRV pneumonia complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was established. Multiple attempts to wean from the ventilator were unsuccessful, and a tracheostomy was performed. This report highlights EV-HRV as a cause of severe ARDS and prolonged respiratory failure in adults. READ MORE
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The relationship between macronutrients and cardiovascular disease and mortality is controversial. Most available data are from European and North American populations where nutrition excess is more likely, so their applicability to other populations is unclear.
Science Magazine Digital
Copy number mutations implicate excess production of a-synuclein as a possibly causative factor in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Using an unbiased screen targeting endogenous gene expression, we discovered that the B2-adrenoreceptor (B2AR) is a regulator of the a-synuclein gene (SNCA).
A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience.
A Scientific Advisory Board assembled by the NFL is set to launch its program to solicit and evaluate research proposals for funding.
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. While people are starting to recognize and seek treatment for depression during the teen years and adulthood, depression in older adults often goes overlooked and untreated. Older adults face loss of partners, chronic physical illnesses, financial concerns and cognitive impairment. Two recent studies took a closer look at the types of mental illness in elderly adults, as well as the causes.
Ongoing research in Sweden reveals that when navigating by echolocation, as blind people do, our powers of hearing can be used in ways we never realized.
Like our fellow mammals, dolphins and bats, humans can find their way through an environment by making sounds and listening for the echoes.
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that aspirin could reverse the effects of tooth decay resulting in a reduction in the need for fillings. Currently about 7 million fillings are provided by the NHS each year in England alone. Tooth decay is the most common dental disease worldwide.
The alcohol industry is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer with activities that have parallels with those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review.
Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, the team analysed the information relating to cancer which appears on the websites and documents of nearly 30 alcohol industry organisations around the world between September 2016 and December 2016.
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.
|January 25-27, 2018
||Western Medical Research Conference
|February 22-24, 2018
||Southern Regional Meeting
||New Orleans, LA
|March 16, 2018
||Eastern Regional Meeting
|April 19-21, 2018
||Translational Science 2018
|April 21-25, 2018
|| Experimental Biology 2018
||San Diego, CA
|April 26-27, 2018
||2018 Combined Annual Meeting of CSCTR & MWAFMR
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