Nurses do research too, and here’s why it matters

Nurses do research too, and here’s why it matters

Think “scientific research” and one may imagine doctors, Ph.D.s or technicians toiling away in the lab. But many people don’t realize that nurses do research too. Laura Perry, communications director for the UCLA School of Nursing, and Amy Albin, senior media...
NIH funds research network focused on HIV-infected youth

NIH funds research network focused on HIV-infected youth

The National Institutes of Health has awarded funding for a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. The awards, up to $24 million in 2016, provide for three research centers and a...
Cities of the future

Cities of the future

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime. The paper, “City Planning...
Researchers identify protein critical in causing chronic UTIs

Researchers identify protein critical in causing chronic UTIs

Researchers have identified a potential way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs). Their research points to a key protein that bacteria use to latch onto the bladder and cause UTIs, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in...
Hope for hair loss: Arthritis drug spurs regrowth

Hope for hair loss: Arthritis drug spurs regrowth

Researchers at Yale and Stanford have provided the most conclusive evidence to date that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can also be used to grow hair on patients with a disease that causes disfiguring hair loss. Alopecia areata is a frequently devastating autoimmune...
African-American Transplant Recipients at risk for skin cancer

African-American Transplant Recipients at risk for skin cancer

A new study from Drexel University College of Medicine suggests all organ transplant recipients, regardless of race, should receive routine, total-body screenings for skin cancer. Out of 259 nonwhite transplant recipients who were evaluated in the study, 19 skin...

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