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  1. Study explores precision psychiatry approaches to improve outcomes for patients with depressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 1 | Medical News

    A new study in Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry explores how specific clinical and biological signals can help doctors select the most effective drug more quickly and with greater precision. Selecting the antidepressant that will be most effective for a specific patient suffering from depression can be a "try and try again" process.


  2. Moderate exercise may benefit patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Medical News

    As one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in young people, a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can push patients into sedentary lifestyles. Current guidelines recommend people with HCM, the most common genetic cardiovascular disease, limit intense exercise because of concerns over triggering ventricular arrhythmias.


  3. UCSF-led scientists use machine learning technology to uncover hallmarks of mystery concussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Medical News

    Scientists have used a unique computational technique that sifts through big data to identify a subset of concussion patients with normal brain scans, who may deteriorate months after diagnosis and develop confusion, personality changes and differences in vision and hearing, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. This finding, which is corroborated by the identification of molecular biomarkers, is paving the way to a precision medicine approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury.


  4. New MIP system for therapeutic gene delivery can enhance transgene expression using AAV vectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2017 | Medical News

    Advanced engineering of a mini-intronic plasmid system designed to carry a therapeutic gene can significantly enhance the expression of the transgene delivered using an adeno-associated viral vector. The ability to increase transgene expression by up to 40 to 100-fold, which would reduce the cost of manufacturing and perhaps also lessen the immune response of AAV/MIP-based gene therapy, is reported in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.


  5. Study focuses on reduction of maternal morbidity from hemorrhage using perinatal collaborativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | Medical News

    In a study to be presented Friday, Jan. 27, in the oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, researchers with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, based at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Ca., will present Reduction of Severe Maternal Morbidity from Hemorrhage Using a State-Wide Perinatal Collaborative. The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative is comprised of multi stakeholder professional organizations , hospitals, public health department and public representatives working together to end preventable mortality and morbidity in maternity care.


  6. Many nursing home residents with renal disease lack advance directives to address end-of-life careRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | Medical News

    A new study indicates that many nursing home residents receiving dialysis do not have advance directives that sufficiently address end-of-life treatment decisions. Those with advance directives that put limitations on treatments and designated surrogate decision makers had fewer hospitalizations, intensive procedures, and inpatient deaths, and they were more likely to use hospice and discontinue dialysis prior to death.


  7. Two drug combinations may reduce mortality rates in breast cancer patients, study revealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Medical News

    Patient health records revealed two drug combinations that may reduce mortality rates in breast cancer patients, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The drugs involved were commonly used drugs that turned out to be associated with a longer average survival rate in breast cancer patients.


  8. Six innovations win $250,000 grants at Pediatric Surgical Innovation SymposiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | Medical News

    Six pediatric medical device innovations that address a significant unmet need were awarded a total of $250,000 in grant money at the 4th annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium organized by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System. The pitch competition is sponsored by the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation , an FDA-funded consortium led by Children's National and the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.


  9. Six NIH-funded projects aim to identify biological factors that affect neural regenerationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | Medical News

    The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina. The projects are part of the National Eye Institute Audacious Goals Initiative , a targeted effort to restore vision by regenerating neurons and their connections in the eye and visual system.


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