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Internal medicine residency, fellowship applications up during pandemic

(HealthDay)—The number of applicants and number of applications submitted per applicant to internal medicine (IM) residency and most subspecialty fellowships for 2021 were higher than in previous application cycles, according to a research letter published online April 28 in JAMA Network Open. Laura A. Huppert, M.D., from the University of California at San Francisco, and […]

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Four-part small-molecule cocktail can prevent cellular stress

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have devised a four-part small-molecule cocktail that can protect stem cells called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from stress and maintain normal stem cell structure and function. The researchers suggest that the cocktail could enhance the potential therapeutic uses of stem cells, ranging from treating diseases and […]

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Artificial neural network for automatically decoding and interpreting cortical signals

Russian scientists have proposed a new algorithm for automatic decoding and interpreting the decoder weights, which can be used both in brain-computer interfaces and in fundamental research. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Neural Engineering. Brain-computer interfaces are needed to create robotic prostheses and neuroimplants, rehabilitation simulators, and devices that […]

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Immuno-PET detects changes in different cancer receptors in response to targeted therapies

Immuno-positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can provide early insight into a tumor's response to targeted therapy, allowing physicians to select the most effective treatment for patients who have cancer. The new research was published in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The research showed that immuno-PET successfully visualizes changes in different cancer […]

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Miner named Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine in Nephrology

Jeffrey H. Miner, PhD, an esteemed nephrologist and innovative scientist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the inaugural Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine in Nephrology. The new professorship was established by Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD, a professor emeritus in nephrology who has earned numerous accolades for his research […]