Patient’s self-evaluation of personality disorders not as far off as previously perceived

Purdue University researchers think the gap between a psychologists’ diagnosis and a patient’s self-evaluation might not be as extreme as previously perceived when both are using the same evaluation tools. The research findings are published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. They lessen concerns that people lack awareness of their own personality pathology. […]

Multiple barriers may stop high-risk individuals from accessing HIV drug

Multiple barriers may stop high-risk individuals from accessing an HIV drug that can reduce the subsequent risk of infection, according to a new University of Michigan study. Researchers outlined solutions that would help overcome barriers that make it harder for underserved populations to access pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported […]

Study sheds light on why adolescence may be vulnerable period in emotional development

Adolescents don’t distinguish between negative emotions as clearly as younger children and adults in their 20s do, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study sheds light on how experiences of emotion vary at different ages and why adolescence may be a particularly vulnerable period in […]

Safety protocol violations in health care: Researchers explore ways to avoid infection transmission

The medical community is losing its biggest gun in fighting infection, antibiotics. Researchers are turning to safety protocols to reduce the transmission of antibiotic-resistant organisms, like Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and influenza. The health care environment, however, may be setting health care workers up for failure. During 325 observations, researchers at the University […]

Penn research team identifies novel therapeutic target for heart disease

Changes in cellular struts called microtubules (MT) can affect the stiffness of diseased human heart muscle cells, and reversing these modifications can lessen the stiffness and improve the beating strength of these cells isolated from transplant patients with heart failure, found researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This Nature […]

Scientists find novel tactic with potential for fighting medulloblastoma

Scientists have a new tactic with potential for fighting medulloblastoma, the most common and most aggressive form of brain tumor in children. The results are scheduled for publication in Cancer Cell. Several emerging anticancer treatments are called “epigenetic therapies,” targeting the ways cancer cells shut off genes that could restrain their growth. The new tactic […]

Researchers evaluate left ventricular systolic function after pulmonary valve replacement

Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic Function after Pulmonary Valve Replacement Using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 1, 2018, pp. pp. 21-30(10); DOI 10.15212/CVIA.2017.0050, Ali N. Zaidi and W. Aaron Kay from Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, The Heart Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and […]