Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are looking to enroll participants in a clinical trial, only being offered locally, to determine how the use of proton radiotherapy can be used for patients with early stage breast cancer.
As incidence of diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes in the U.S. continues to rise, a strategic response is needed now more than ever--and a diverse set of organizations is aligning to answer the call. Under stewardship of the Entomological Society of America, 18 scientific and medical societies, professional associations, and advocacy groups have formed the Vector-Borne Disease Network, a coalition to advise and support policymakers confronting the challenge of diseases spread by arthropods.
A first of its kind analysis published today by researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that a 2016 California vaccine law boosted protective coverage against measles and other serious childhood diseases compared to states that acted as statistical controls. At the same time, the data also revealed a sharp increase in medical exemptions to the vaccine mandate, concentrated in a few California counties.
NUST MISIS scientists together with JSC 'Shchelkovo Plant of Secondary Precious Metals' developed an innovative cascade method for purifying silver from spent batteries used in submarines and military aircraft. Secondary use of pure precious metal from one such battery can help saving up to 500 million RUR for creating a new one.
Over 870,000 participants involved in health and social care research across England -- a huge increase. The number of new life sciences studies supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the highest yet.
In August 2018, the CMS announced that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would be allowed to utilize step therapy for Part B drugs. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) expressed strong concerns about this proposal. The rheumatology community received some good news in this week's final rule from CMS, which makes changes to the original proposal and addresses several of the community's recommendations.
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted premarket notification clearance for two catheters invented by Riyaz Bashir, MD, FACC, RVT, Director of Vascular and Endovascular Medicine at Temple University Hospital, and Nicholas Green, Director of Research & Development at Thrombolex, Inc. Thrombolex is a company founded in partnership with Temple University to develop these catheter-based clot dissolving devices. This clearance now allows Thrombolex to commercialize the catheters.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today offered a ringing endorsement of the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness (EMPOWER) for Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 2781), a proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure communities across the US have access to health professionals and other critical supports improving care for us all as we age.
A new update to the PCR-EAPCI Textbook for EuroPCR 2019 features new chapters on invasive physiological assessment of coronary disease, and the role of imaging in CTO intervention. It includes updates to 15 chapters including bifurcation lesions and left main coronary artery disease. Additional updates and new chapters are planned to coincide with the ESC Congress 2019 and PCR London Valves 2019.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) selected Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to host NOAA's Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR).