Medical and other stories:

Using evolutionary principles to prolong tumor control in models of breast cancer

Feb 29 2016

The standard approach to treating cancer is giving patients the maximum tolerated amount of chemotherapy with the goal of doing the maximum possible damage to the tumor without killing the patient. This study demonstrates a different approach for ensuring efficacy of chemotherapy and minimizing toxicity.


Top 100 Research papers of 2015

Jan 11 2016

Altmetric unveils its Top 100 list of the most shared and discussed academic research of 2015:

The ranking is based on which research papers published in the last year have received the most attention from the sources tracked by Altmetric – including mainstream media sites, Wikipedia, blogs, social networks, and post-publication peer-review forums.


Scientists breach brain barrier

Nov 24 2015

Scientists breach brain barrier to treat sick patient
For the first time, doctors have breached the human brain’s protective layer to deliver cancer-fighting drugs.
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Surgery Tech – 3D Printing a rib cage

Sep 18 2015

In a novel surgery, surgeons have transplanted the world’s first 3D printed titanium rib cage, NPR reports.

See Video and read here.

Using crowdfunding for clinical research

Aug 3 2015

As public research grants for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have diminished and become increasingly competitive, researchers have to search for alternative funding sources.
Read more about this in our Lancet Subscription.


MRSA Bacteria medieval remedy

Jul 9 2015

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection may be treated by a remedy from the 10th century, interesting research, in the news,

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Social bias affected by Sleep

May 29 2015

Sleep may help the brain “unlearn” strongly ingrained biases (such as stereotypes), and sleep deprivation may make those biases more resistant to unlearning. A recent study reported in Science concludes that memory reactivation during sleep enhances counter stereotype training and that maintaining a bias reduction is sleep-dependent.

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DynaMed App

Mar 12 2015

Free DynaMed app for SJSM students

SJSM Students can use the clinical reference tool, DynaMed™ from EBSCO. You can now access the valuable, evidence-based content anywhere with the new DynaMed mobile app. The new app has been redesigned to make it easier and faster for physicians to find answers to clinical questions.
See directions for installation, here:

More Medical apps

Feb 4 2015

JAMA launches free medical quiz app.
Available for the Iphone, not ready yet for Android. It is a type of medical game that may improve your diagnosis skills.

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APP from the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland

The UMEM Pearls App brings informative and useful emergency medicine educational pearls to your mobile device. Since 2007, the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland has developed pearls of knowledge in the field of emergency medicine and made them available to the broader medical community.



Please give me bran with whole grain

Jan 9 2015

A study involving 74,000 women and 43,000 men
shows that eating a diet rich in whole grains was
found to be associated with lower total mortality and
deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), but not cancer.
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