Robert Jablonover, MD, Named Assistant Dean for Pre-Clinical Education

Robert Jablonover, MD, Named Assistant Dean for Pre-Clinical Education June 13, 2018 Robert Jablonover, MD, assistant professor of medicine, was named assistant dean for pre-clinical education at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In this role, Jablonover will have primary responsibility for the pre-clinical component of the revised, integrated MD program […]

Extensive lipidomics studies reveal signatures of metabolic health and disease

Scientists from EPFL and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have carried out one of the most extensive lipidomics studies to date, connecting almost 150 different lipid species to their respective genetic regulators, revealing signatures of metabolic health and disease. Published in two papers in Cell Systems, the study is a landmark for metabolic health science. Biology […]

Cleveland Clinic receives $3.7 million grant from AHA for atrial fibrillation research

The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded Cleveland Clinic a $3.7 million grant for atrial fibrillation research. The four-year, competitive award will support three synergistic projects aimed at improving outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm abnormality. Cleveland Clinic was selected as one of six research institutions across the country to […]

Do Antipsychotic Meds for Kids Raise Diabetes Risk?

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 — Widely used antipsychotic medications for troubled kids and teens can trigger weight gain and decrease insulin sensitivity, putting them at increased risk for diabetes, according to a new study. Antipsychotic medications are used in youngsters to treat nonpsychotic disorders associated with disruptive behavior, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), […]

Researchers develop biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to target tumors

A team of Penn State researchers has developed a biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors. Using a protein toxin from a plant found in the Himalayan mountains, called gelonin, the researchers caged the proteins in self-assembled metal-organic framework (MOF) nanoparticles to protect them from the body’s immune system. To enhance […]

Mediterranean-style eating pattern with lean unprocessed red meat improves heart health

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, if the red meat consumed is lean and unprocessed, according to a Purdue University nutrition study. “This study is important because it shows that red meat can be part of a heart-healthy eating pattern like a Mediterranean-style eating pattern,” said […]