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NurseWise moves to new, larger clinical care center in El Paso

NurseWise, a national multilingual nurse advice and health education provider, has moved its El Paso Clinical Care Center operations into a larger space to accommodate the company's continued growth and commitment to increasing the number of individuals it serves. [More]
15th Annual Geriatric Health Care Symposium now open for registration

15th Annual Geriatric Health Care Symposium now open for registration

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Geriatric Health Care Symposium, "Maximizing Independence for Optimal Aging," presented by the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. [More]
Encision announces financial results for Q1 fiscal year 2016

Encision announces financial results for Q1 fiscal year 2016

Encision Inc., a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that prevents dangerous stray electrosurgical burns in minimally invasive surgery, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter that ended June 30, 2015. [More]
Anti-dementia drugs could result in harmful weight loss, say researchers

Anti-dementia drugs could result in harmful weight loss, say researchers

Medications commonly used to treat dementia could result in harmful weight loss, according to UC San Francisco researchers, and clinicians need to account for this risk when prescribing these drugs to older adults, they said. [More]
National League for Nursing awards Center of Excellence designation to UT Arlington

National League for Nursing awards Center of Excellence designation to UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, the nation's foremost organization for nursing faculty and leaders in nursing education. [More]
Seniors’ inability to assess their mobility tasks may lead to hospital readmission later on

Seniors’ inability to assess their mobility tasks may lead to hospital readmission later on

Many seniors who visit emergency departments require more assistance with physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on. [More]
Researchers uncover strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy

Researchers uncover strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children. It has historically been considered to be caused by factors such as birth asphyxia, stroke and infections in the developing brain of babies. [More]
UCLA skills program improves social functioning in young adults with autism

UCLA skills program improves social functioning in young adults with autism

Researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA have found that a social skills program for high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly improved the participants' ability to engage with their peers. [More]

New book reviews up-to-date accounts promoting energy access in remote villages

Opinion pieces from experts tackling the idea of energy as a catalyst for sustainable development - health, food security, education gender equality, governance, security and employment. [More]
U-M’s Taubman Health Sciences Library reopens as transformed space for learning, teaching

U-M’s Taubman Health Sciences Library reopens as transformed space for learning, teaching

The books moved out two years ago, and the construction crews moved in. And today, the University of Michigan's Taubman Health Sciences Library reopens as a transformed space for learning, teaching and gathering. [More]
Study evaluates costs and benefits of medical board recertification for improving healthcare quality

Study evaluates costs and benefits of medical board recertification for improving healthcare quality

Many physicians are pushing back against or debating new requirements for maintaining medical board certifications, which affect more than 250,000 physicians nationwide. Now, a new study by UC San Francisco and Stanford University researchers concludes that the cost of implementing the most recent requirements will be an estimated $5.7 billion over the next 10 years. [More]
University of Southampton research finds that electric fields alter behaviour of fruit flies

University of Southampton research finds that electric fields alter behaviour of fruit flies

A new piece of research led by the University of Southampton has found that the behaviour of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields. [More]
Reducing incorrect gene expression can extend lifespan of cells

Reducing incorrect gene expression can extend lifespan of cells

Working with yeast and worms, researchers found that incorrect gene expression is a hallmark of aged cells and that reducing such "noise" extends lifespan in these organisms. The team published their findings this month in Genes & Development. [More]
Nurse leaders can learn management and leadership tips from school head teachers

Nurse leaders can learn management and leadership tips from school head teachers

The drive to improve quality in the education sector is similar to that in health care, and lessons from the schools system are relevant to nursing leadership. [More]
Derek Muhs selected for Excellence in Branding and Marketing

Derek Muhs selected for Excellence in Branding and Marketing

Health Care Management China today announced that Co-Founder and Vice Chairman Derek Muhs has been nominated for Excellence in Branding and Marketing by the Awards Jury of the 6th Annual CMO ASIA AWARDS, to be held in Singapore on August 11, 2015. [More]
BGI to hold 10th International Conference on Genomics in October

BGI to hold 10th International Conference on Genomics in October

The 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) will be held by BGI from October 22-25, 2015, in Shenzhen, China. [More]

Sole-source LEDs can be used as effective production strategy for annual seedlings

In northern latitudes, producers of bedding plants depend on supplemental lighting during the late winter and early spring growing seasons. Unfortunately, these peak times for young plant production are also the darkest. Researchers have determined that a minimum amount of photosynthetic light (daily light integral; DLI) is necessary to produce high-quality young plants in greenhouses. In northern latitudes, though, the average greenhouse photosynthetic DLI can fall far short of optimal levels, resulting in delayed production and poor quality plants. [More]
Researchers reconstruct ancient virus to improve gene therapy

Researchers reconstruct ancient virus to improve gene therapy

Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina. This discovery, published July 30 in Cell Reports, could potentially be used to design gene therapies that are not only safer and more potent than therapies currently available, but may also help a greater number of patients. [More]
Interactive Autism Network to join National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network

Interactive Autism Network to join National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network

The Interactive Autism Network, a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute supported by the Simons Foundation, was approved today for a three-year $1.6 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to be part of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. [More]
University of Salford’s Midwifery Directorate retains UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation

University of Salford’s Midwifery Directorate retains UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation

The University of Salford’s Midwifery Directorate has retained its UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation with flying colours after receiving the UK’s highest ever mark. [More]
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