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Federation of State Medical Boards Releases 2016 Annual Report: Building Value

The Federation of State Medical Boards has released its 2016 Annual Report, showcasing the organization’s progress on a variety of initiatives and projects in 2015-16. Titled “Building Value,” the report includes updates on the FSMB’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., highlights of new products expanding its data and research capabilities, new milestones in educational activities […]

Consistent Links Between Capacity to Delay Gratification and ADHD, Obesity

Although the results of prior research appeared to be mixed, these new studies found a highly consistent reduction in capacity to delay gratification in relation to both clinical conditions. Newswise: MedNews

Eukaryote Process of Programmed Fork Arrest Determined


Mechanism of genome replication arrest provides pioneering insight about cell life span and aging Newswise: MedNews

Nanoprobe Enables Measurement of Protein Dynamics in Living Cells


A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Rowland Institute at Harvard University have used a specialized nanoprobe developed by the Harvard/Rowland investigators to directly measure levels of key proteins within living, cultured cells. Newswise: MedNews

Preparing Medical Students for the ‘Third Science’

Penn State College of Medicine faculty are helping shape the “third science” of medical education by defining what health systems science is and how student perception of it should be addressed in designing curriculum. Newswise: MedNews

Researchers Discover New Therapeutic Approach for Cardiorenal Syndrome Type 2

A study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggests a new therapeutic approach to treat the development of chronic kidney disease secondary to chronic heart failure, known as cardiorenal syndrome type 2. In the journal’s June 13 online edition, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center suggest inhibiting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) […]

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders to Study Link Between Exercise and Anxiety Reduction in Children with Autism

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders will begin a research study using physical exercise to reduce anxiety in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among underserved populations. Newswise: MedNews

Endocrine Society Experts Urge EU to Protect Public from Chemical Exposure

To protect human health, Endocrine Society members called on the European Commission to adopt science-based policies for regulating endocrine-disrupting chemicals in an opinion piece published today in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Newswise: MedNews

Diabetes Drug Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Complications, Kidney Disease


According to data from the large, multinational LEADER clinical trial, the glucose-lowering drug liraglutide safely and effectively decreases the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death, kidney disease, and death from all causes for people with type 2 diabetes. Newswise: MedNews

Predicting Disease Outbreaks Using Environmental Changes


A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases — those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika — based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been developed by a UCL-led team of researchers. Newswise: MedNews

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