A new program from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center allows people to donate a kidney today, in exchange for a voucher for a friend or loved one, should they ever need a kidney transplant in the future.
The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre is launching a major international clinical trial to test a minimally invasive and safer surgical approach for patients with lung cancer: video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy with ultrasonic pulmonary artery sealing.
Aelan Cell Technologies today announced the development of a novel epigenetic biomarker. An early human clinical feasibility study has indicated that serological tests using the biomarker alongside other proprietary components developed by Aelan's researchers could potentially help physicians diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD).
More than 4,500 people from Liverpool with diabetes have volunteered to join a clinical trial funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to help transform early detection of diabetic eye disease.
Using what is known as a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have modeled what would happen if Tennessee soybean and corn farmers incorporated an unfertilized winter wheat cover crop into their annual crop rotations. The model results indicate significant reductions in the amount of nitrogen and total phosphorus lost from row crop fields.
University Hospitals Case Medical Center is among the first in the country -- and the first in Ohio -- to offer and deploy the Abbott Absorb stent, a completely bioresorbable stent. On July 8, University Hospitals implanted its first Absorb dissolving stent on a patient with coronary artery disease. There are only 50 sites around the nation which will launch the Absorb product and UH is the only hospital in Ohio.
Today, several of Space City's best-known institutions -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and ILC Dover -- announced a partnership that brings the benefits of arts and science to pediatric cancer patients while increasing awareness of childhood cancer.
The American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association have announced a new Clinical Research Training Fellowship in muscular dystrophy for 2017.
Scientists with a decade-long NASA project are in the field in Northern Alaska this summer to study the impacts of a rapidly warming climate. Bruce Cook, a scientist with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has partnered with the US Forest Service to use historic aerial photographs and ground measurements from the 1980s to evaluate changes over the last three decades.
A new proposed rule by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services will greatly strengthen the ability of primary care physicians to provide high value, coordinated and patient-centered care to their patients enrolled in Medicare, said the American College of Physicians today.