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Medicare $$ for Residencies: IOM Explains Reasoning

Headlines from MedPage Today® - 2 hours 50 min ago
(MedPage Today) -- Authors of this week's Institute of Medicine report on graduate medical education explain their thinking behind the recommendations for dramatic overhaul in government funding.

RheumShorts: MRI in RA, Fostamatinib, Statins and Rituximab (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - 3 hours 45 min ago
(MedPage Today) -- Studies this week in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases highlighted the potential role for MRI in predicting progression in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), negative results with fostamatinib, and the use of statins among patients taking rituximab (Rituxan).

Depression in Elderly Not Related to Dementia Markers (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - 4 hours 22 min ago
(MedPage Today) -- Depression was associated with cognitive impairment in a cohort of elderly individuals but not with specific brain abnormalities that underlie most dementias, researchers said.

Calif. Considers Bilingual Drug Labels

Headlines from MedPage Today® - 5 hours 41 min ago
(MedPage Today) -- This week California?s Board of Pharmacy will discuss new regulations that would require all pharmacies in California to provide translated labels on prescription drug bottles.

'Octomom' sets gestation record

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Deep-sea octopus broods eggs for more than four years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15646

Largest ever Ebola outbreak is not a global threat

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Although the virus is exerting a heavy toll in West Africa, it does not spread easily.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15640

Asteroids wreaked havoc on early Earth

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Model based on Moon's craters could help to establish when life emerged.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15644

Dam removals: Rivers on the run

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

As the United States destroys its old dams, species are streaming back into the unfettered rivers.

Nature 511 521 doi: 10.1038/511521a

Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

DNA circulating in the bloodstream could guide cancer treatment — if researchers can work out how best to use it.

Nature 511 524 doi: 10.1038/511524a

Cause is not everything in mental illness

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Welcome steps have been made in uncovering a biological basis for schizophrenia, but for many, the question of ‘why’ is unimportant, says David Adam.

Nature 511 509 doi: 10.1038/511509a

Seven days: 25–31 July 2014

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

The week in science: Scripps president resigns; record-breaking drive on Mars; and Poland creates a space agency.

Nature 511 512 doi: 10.1038/511512a

Transparency promised for vilified impact factor

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Thomson Reuters vows to be clearer about how science's most misused metric is calculated.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15642

Project drills deep into coming quake

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Sensors in borehole at New Zealand seismic fault will peek under the surface of impending rupture.

Nature 511 516 doi: 10.1038/511516a

Contamination hits cell work

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Mycoplasma infestations are widespread and costing laboratories millions of dollars in lost research.

Nature 511 518 doi: 10.1038/511518a

FDA debates trial-data secrecy

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

US drug regulator weighs up merits of disclosing preliminary results.

Nature 511 519 doi: 10.1038/511519a

Ebola treatments caught in limbo

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Logistics and lack of funds keep experimental drugs and vaccines from being used in Africa outbreak.

Nature 511 520 doi: 10.1038/511520a

Biosafety controls come under fire

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Experts call for a stronger safety culture at secure sites after incidents involving anthrax and flu in a US laboratory.

Nature 511 515 doi: 10.1038/511515a

Flaws emerge in RNA method to build tree of life

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Study finds problems with alluringly simple way to tease out evolutionary relationships through microRNA.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15625

Dinosaur-killing asteroid hit at just the wrong time

news@nature - 5 hours 58 min ago

Animals might have survived if impact happened a few million years earlier or later.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15616

Room for Improvement -- Even in Quality Measures

Headlines from MedPage Today® - 6 hours 19 min ago
(MedPage Today) -- Even quality measures can benefit from quality improvement, according to health policy expert David Nash, MD, MBA.
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