Medicine & Health
Toxic airborne nanoparticles from vehicles on our roads, which enter our bodies and lungs and damage human health, can more effectively be screened out by tall, dense trees than other “green infrastructure,” finds a new study from the University of Surrey.
The unique environment of the operating room results in fewer checks for ensuring proper medication dosing. In the first study of its kind, a new clinical decision support software application improved efficiency and quality of care in the operating room.
- Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
- Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Researchers led by King’s College London, Karolinska Institute and Erasmus University have identified 10 new genes linked with hearing loss and located the part of the ear affected.
- American Journal of Human Genetics
A global study of asthma patients by Rutgers and an international team of researchers found a combination of two drugs dramatically reduces the chances of suffering an asthma attack.
- New England Journal of Medicine
- Avillion; MANDALA ClinicalTrials.gov
A new study by Indiana University researchers, published in the journal BMC Public Health, explored people’s beliefs about overdose and naloxone as a step to understanding why some communities are not using the reversal medication.
- BMC Public Health
A renewed partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) will extend the Division of Nutritional Sciences’ (DNS) global impact, engaging university experts in reviews and training that help shape WHO guidelines and research networks.