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Bidmc, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Obstertics, Quality & Patient Safety, Labor & Delivery, Quality Improvement

Hospital-Led Interventions Associated with Significant Reduction in Cesarean Rate

A new study led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that hospital-led interventions over a seven-year period were associated with a significant reduction in the hospital’s Cesarean delivery rate. During the intervention period, researchers found that the Cesarean rate for low-risk women having their first delivery decreased from 34.8 percent to 21.2 percent. The hospital’s overall Cesarean rate also declined from 40 percent to 29.1 percent over the same period.

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Duke Health, Duke University School of Medicine, Gene Therapy, Pompe Disease, Glycogen Storage Disease, Orphan Diseases, Genetic Diseases, Enzyme Replacement Therapy (Ert), Enzyme Reactions, Genzyme, immune suppression

Gene Therapy for Pompe Disease Effective in Mice, Poised for Human Trials

After decades investigating a rare, life-threatening condition that cripples the muscles, Duke Health researchers have developed a gene therapy they hope could enhance or even replace the only FDA-approved treatment currently available to patients. The therapy uses a modified virus to deliver a gene to the liver where it produces GAA, an enzyme missing in people with Pompe disease.

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Autism, Applied Behavioral Analysis, ABA therapy, ABA, autism and education, Autism Treatment And Research, Autism Treatment

Understanding Motivations for Behavior Can Be Helpful for Children with Autism

For many families, normal activities, such as going to a large family gathering or an amusement park, can be difficult to navigate with a child with autism, as the child may be act out due to being overwhelmed by extra noises and stimulation. To help families deal with such situations, specialists at the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders have been successfully integrating applied behavior analysis (ABA), the science of understanding why people behave in various ways and how understanding those motivations can shape behavior.

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Transplant, Lung Transplant, Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Dr. Marcelo Cypel, Dr. Tom Waddell, Dr. Matthew Binnie, Dr. Niall Ferguson, respirology, Thoracic Surgery, Novalung, World first, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

Living Without Lungs for Six Day Saves a Mom’s Life

In a bold and very challenging move, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network removed severely infected lungs from a dying mom, keeping her alive without lungs for six days, so that she could recover enough to receive a life-saving lung transplant.

Science

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Kansas State University, K-State, KSU, Kansas State, Graphene, Physics, Carbon, Patent, Chris Sorensen, Sorensen

Physicists Patent Detonation Technique to Mass-Produce Graphene

A Kansas State University team of physicists has patented a detonation technique that can mass-produce graphene with three ingredients: hydrocarbon gas, oxygen and a spark plug.

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Bioengineering, adaptive lens, Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, smart glasses, glycerin

I Can See Clearly Now

University of Utah engineers have created “smart glasses” with liquid-based lenses that can automatically adjust the focus on what a person is seeing, whether it is far away or close up.

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Concussion, concussion awarenes, Concussions, concussions youth sports, Concussions in teens, concussion care, Concussion Guidelines, concussion in sport, Football Helmets, Football helmets, concussions, biomedical engineering, CTE, TBI, traumatic brain injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Sports Safety, Sports Science, Mechanical Engineering, materials engineering, Medicine, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Football, NFL, Sports Medicine

Partnership to Deliver Safer Football Helmets Announced

UAB and VICIS have each made major strides in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, and they have partnered to combine expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets to the market.

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Health Care, Medical Technology, Healthcare Providers, Nursing, entrepreneurial training, I-Corps, Health, UW-Milwaukee , Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

UWM Receives State Support for Entrepreneurship in Health Field

Grant will make I-Corps training accessible to healthcare professionals outside of academia.

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livestock management, Animal Welfare, livestock GPS tracking

Researchers From New Mexico and Australia Collaborate on GPS Tracking Technology to Ensure Animal Welfare

Animal welfare on huge rangelands is a challenge. Researchers in New Mexico and Australia are collaborating to find ways to help ranchers better manage livestock and improve animal welfare. Researchers in Australia are very close to having real-time or near real-time GPS tracking of livestock.

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Head And Neck Cancer, Yale Cancer Center, HPV, Human Papilloma Virus

Yale Expert on Reducing Treatment Doses in Head and Neck Cancer to Improve QOL

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Breast Cancer, Yale Cancer Center, Survivorship, Recurrence

Yale Expert on Managing Fear of Recurrence for Patients with Breast Cancer

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The Contradictory Catalyst

Using a natural catalyst from bacteria for inspiration, researchers have now reported the fastest synthetic catalysts to date for hydrogen production-- producing 45 million hydrogen molecules per second.

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Circadian Rhythms, Jet Lag, Major League Baseball

Jet Lag Impairs Performance of Major League Baseball Players

A Northwestern University study of how jet lag affects Major League Baseball players traveling across just a few time zones found that when players travel in a way that misaligns their internal 24-hour clock with the natural environment and its cycle of sunlight, they suffer negative consequences. The researchers found that jet lag negatively affects the base running of home teams but not away teams and that home and away pitchers both give up more home runs when jet-lagged.

Life

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Higher Education

The Birthplace of Public Higher Education in America

How the University of Georgia sparked a movement that continues to shape our nation

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Robot, Artificial Intelligence, Pac-man, Video Game

Engineers Eat Away at MS. Pac-Man Score with Artificial Player

Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an artificial Ms. Pac-Man player that chomps the existing high score for computerized play.

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Obesity, Aging, Car Safety, car safety testing, Obese, Driving, car fatalities, Car Crashes, Car Crash, Car Accident

Car Crash-Test Dummies Move Beyond Young, Thin and Male

Using medical data collected by trauma experts at the University of Michigan, elderly and obese dummies are being used to help car manufacturers create safer vehicles for today's drivers.

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Physical Therapy, Rehabiliation, Brain Tumor, Meningioma, Seizure, CARF Accreditation

Brain Tumor Survivor Moves Into Next Phase of Life Thanks to Rehab Experts

Physical therapist Jorge Neira is helping Ruben Arellano regain use of his arms and the ability to walk. Arellano had a baseball-sized tumor removed from his head. The two share successes and setbacks on the arduous road to recovery at Harris Health System's CARF-accredited hospital.

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macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Hip Hop, Grammy Awards, rap music

Hip-Hop Artist Ryan Lewis Surprises, Delights Gonzaga Students in Conversation on Leadership in Arts

SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 200 Gonzaga University students erupted in applause Wednesday night when Ryan Lewis of the popular hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared as the surprise guest for the Comprehensive Leadership Program’s Fishbowl conversation.

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miserable malalignment syndrome, torsional abnormality, Limb Lengthening

Orthopaedic Surgeon Corrects Rare Leg Deformity Called Miserable Malalignment Syndrome

A rare condition called miserable malalignment syndrome involves an abnormal rotation of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) or both the femur and tibia. The condition, which can cause pain in the knees and other joints, can be corrected with surgery.

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Bird Populations, Bird Studies, Bird Studies Canada, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate Data , Cornell Lab Of Ornithology, Feeder Birds, Project Feederwatch, Technology

Citizen-Science Pioneer, Project FeederWatch Soars Into 30th Year

This winter, Project FeederWatch – a citizen-science program where participants track birds visiting their backyard feeders from November to April – celebrates its 30th anniversary.







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