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Study compares industry payments to physicians and advanced practice clinicians

The federal government has been tracking industry payments from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to doctors since 2013, but last year was the first time such numbers were tracked for advanced practice clinicians. Advanced practice clinicians include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesiologist assistants, certified nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists. A […]

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Novel deep learning method may help predict cognitive function

Northwestern investigators have developed a deep learning-based method that can predict cognitive function capacity based on brain shape and structure, detailed in a study published in Scientific Reports. The method, which uses graph convolutional neural networks (gCNNs), may also reveal new insights into the relationship between brain morphology and different cognitive functions as well as […]

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Staphylococcus aureus on the skin of test mice with lupus worsens their symptoms

A team of researchers at the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, working with a colleague from Japan’s National Cancer Center, has found that the presence of Staphylococcus aureus on the skin of test mice with a lupus-like disease was found to worsen the disease’s symptoms. In their paper published in the journal Science Immunology, […]

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Time-restricted feeding can alleviate excessive dark-phase sleepiness, scientists discover

Obesity induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) is a growing epidemic and major health concern. While excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a pervasive symptom of HFD-induced obesity, research findings suggest that reduced wakefulness could be improved by means of time-restricted feeding (TRF). However, the underlying neural mechanisms remain largely obscure. On October 16, Prof. Li […]

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Researchers offer roadmap for identifying new neuroprotective treatments by leveraging sex differences

A new study from UCLA researchers provides a strategy for finding treatments optimally tailored for women and men to prevent cognitive decline in aging as well as progression of neurodegenerative diseases by leveraging sex differences in the brain. Aging is associated with cognitive decline and brain atrophy. Aging also confers a major risk for developing […]

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Treatment options for patients whose blood cancer relapses after CAR-T cell therapy

Mount Sinai and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) researchers have identified therapies that can help patients with the blood cancer multiple myeloma who try an immunotherapy known as CAR-T only to find their cancer coming back afterwards. CAR-T, short for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, enlists immune cells called T cells to fight multiple […]

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EU approves preventative treatment for common infant virus

The European Union has approved a preventative treatment for the very common virus that causes the chest infection bronchiolitis in infants, the companies that developed the drug said Friday. The greenlight from the European Commission comes as several countries have seen surging cases of bronchiolitis put pressure on hospitals. British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca and France’s […]