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High-risk brain research wins NSF backing

news@nature - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:21am

Agency awards $10.8 million in grants to support US government initiative.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15733

Type 1 Diabetes Antibody Test Gains FDA Nod

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:35pm
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has cleared the first autoantibody test that can distinguish type 1 diabetes from other kinds, the agency announced.

Type 1 Diabetes Antibody Test Gains FDA Nod

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:35pm
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has cleared the first autoantibody test that can distinguish type 1 diabetes from other kinds, the agency announced.

Striking a Nerve: Wrong Question in Dementia Survey

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:59pm
(MedPage Today) -- In a poll sponsored by the seller of an amyloid plaque tracer, most people said they would want to know if they had incurable dementia. So what?

Striking a Nerve: Wrong Question in Dementia Survey

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:59pm
(MedPage Today) -- In a poll sponsored by the seller of an amyloid plaque tracer, most people said they would want to know if they had incurable dementia. So what?

Mortality Rises With Changes in Urologic Care (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:42pm
(MedPage Today) -- The incidence of preventable inpatient deaths associated with common urologic procedures increased significantly over a 12-year period coinciding with a shift of more procedures to the outpatient setting, investigators reported.

Mortality Rises With Changes in Urologic Care (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:42pm
(MedPage Today) -- The incidence of preventable inpatient deaths associated with common urologic procedures increased significantly over a 12-year period coinciding with a shift of more procedures to the outpatient setting, investigators reported.

Long Fight Ahead to Contain Ebola

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:10pm
(MedPage Today) -- The toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to rise and the struggle to contain the virus will be long and drawn-out, world public health leaders said.

Long Fight Ahead to Contain Ebola

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:10pm
(MedPage Today) -- The toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to rise and the struggle to contain the virus will be long and drawn-out, world public health leaders said.

Drug Efficacious in MDR-TB (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:49pm
(MedPage Today) -- A TB drug with a questionable safety profile increased the rate of sputum culture conversion in people with multidrug-resistant (MDR) disease, researchers reported.

Drug Efficacious in MDR-TB (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:49pm
(MedPage Today) -- A TB drug with a questionable safety profile increased the rate of sputum culture conversion in people with multidrug-resistant (MDR) disease, researchers reported.

RheumShorts: Allipurinol, Autoantibodies in RA (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:37pm
(MedPage Today) -- The rheumatology literature this week featured studies on allopurinol and severe cutaneous adverse reactions, the additive effects of autoantibodies on bone erosions in rheumatoid arthritis, and predicting response to methotrexate in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

RheumShorts: Allipurinol, Autoantibodies in RA (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:37pm
(MedPage Today) -- The rheumatology literature this week featured studies on allopurinol and severe cutaneous adverse reactions, the additive effects of autoantibodies on bone erosions in rheumatoid arthritis, and predicting response to methotrexate in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

VA Moves to Increase Vets' Access

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:46pm
(MedPage Today) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has started moving ahead with its efforts to improve healthcare for veterans, starting with increasing access to private-practice physicians.

VA Moves to Increase Vets' Access

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:46pm
(MedPage Today) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has started moving ahead with its efforts to improve healthcare for veterans, starting with increasing access to private-practice physicians.

Nasal Cell Transplant Leads to Snotty Spine

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:30pm
(MedPage Today) -- Surgeons removed cysts layered with actual snot from a 29-year-old woman's back 8 years after transplanting nasal stem cells into her spinal injury, neurosurgeons reported.

Nasal Cell Transplant Leads to Snotty Spine

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:30pm
(MedPage Today) -- Surgeons removed cysts layered with actual snot from a 29-year-old woman's back 8 years after transplanting nasal stem cells into her spinal injury, neurosurgeons reported.

Man-made quakes shake the ground less than natural ones

news@nature - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Seismic danger from oil and gas operations may be overestimated.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15742

I, Intern: Starting With the Sickest

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:11pm
(MedPage Today) -- Jessica Hoy decided to pursue medicine while working at a clinic in Kenya. Now she is starting her primary care career caring for some of the hospital's most critically ill patients.

I, Intern: Starting With the Sickest

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:11pm
(MedPage Today) -- Jessica Hoy decided to pursue medicine while working at a clinic in Kenya. Now she is starting her primary care career caring for some of the hospital's most critically ill patients.
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