Three babies have been born after receiving the world’s first spina bifida treatment combining surgery with stem cells. This was made possible by a landmark clinical trial at UC Davis Health known formally as the “CuRe Trial: Cellular Therapy for In Utero Repair of Myelomeningocele.”
- California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
NRG Oncology (NRG) has announced that they have appointed a new Chair and Vice Chair to the organization’s Radiation Oncology Committee.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced the inaugural issue of ACM Distributed Ledger Technologies: Research and Practice (DLT), a new peer-reviewed journal. Issued quarterly, DLT publishes high quality, interdisciplinary scholarship on the research and development, real-world deployment, and/or evaluation of distributed ledger technologies, including blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts. DLT offers a blend of original research work and innovative practice-driven advancements by internationally distinguished DLT experts and researchers from academia, and public and private sector organizations.
- Association for Computing Machinery
Scholastica, a leading software solutions provider for academic journals, announced today that their Peer Review System now includes the option to integrate with the latest version of Crossref's Similarity Check plagiarism detection service (powered by iThenticate V2).
The American Heart Association and American Medical Association (AMA) nationally recognized 1,309 health care organizations — about 200 more than in 2021 — for their efforts to prioritize blood pressure (BP) control among their patient populations.
MedAxiom, the cardiovascular community’s premier destination for organizational performance solutions, has partnered with Wharton Online to develop a first-of-its-kind business and management program designed specifically for cardiovascular professionals. The program, which features world-class faculty from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and MedAxiom, arms cardiovascular leaders with the tools and techniques needed to achieve the Quadruple Aim of better outcomes, lower costs, improved patient experience and improved clinician experience.
The trial, coordinated by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the University of Barcelona, will be the first ever study of the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression that is complemented by a virtual reality tool. It is aimed at young people aged between 18 and 29.
More than 1500 adults and children from the United Kingdom are being recruited for an international study aiming to discover the genes that cause stammering.
- Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
The Earth System Grid Federation, a multi-agency initiative that gathers and distributes data for top-tier projections of the Earth’s climate, is preparing a series of upgrades that will make using the data easier and faster while improving how the information is curated.
- U.S. Department of Energy, NASA Headquarters, National Science Foundation
Rising sea surface temperatures threaten tropical coral reefs, as these ecosystems are sensitive to a changing environment. The Priority Programme "Tropical Climate Variability & Coral Reefs" (SPP 2299), funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG) with about 12 Million Euro, aims to improve our understanding of tropical marine climate variability and its impacts on coral reef ecosystems in a warming world. This will be accomplished by quantifying climate and environmental changes both during the current warming and during past warm periods on time scales relevant to society.
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) responds to the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, which set forth important strategies for addressing the obesity crisis that now impacts over 100 million Americans. OMA applauds the White House’s commitment to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity for the millions of Americans struggling with food insecurity and diet-related diseases including obesity. However, the reality is that most American health insurers simply don’t cover obesity care services including pharmacotherapy and surgery.