Time Out

Next posting for FTN will be July 22, 2018. Enjoy the summer.

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NCI FOA to Help Rural Areas

Rural communities face elevated rates of morbidity and mortality along with greater percentage for the potential death from the five leading causes of death, including cancer. Individuals in rural counties have an eight percent higher overall cancer mortality rate than those in urban areas. (more…)

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Connecting eICUs Worldwide

Royal Philips https://www.usa.philips.com and Japan-based Showa University just announced the launch of Japan’s first telemedicine intensive care (eICU) program at both Showa University Hospital and Showa Koto Toyosu Hospital https://wwwshowa-u.ac/en/index.html. (more…)

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NIH Awards UCI $6.3 Million

Two researchers at the University of California, Irvine’s Center on Stress and Health www.centeronstressandhealth.hs.uci.edu have received $6.3 million in grants from NIH https://www.nih.gov to develop and test digital interventions for stress and pain in children facing surgical procedures and/or children battling cancer. (more…)

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Dealing with Illegal Drugs

The drug overdose epidemic is being driven by fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that comes in many forms. Each form has a slightly different chemical structure, and clandestine chemists are constantly cooking up new chemicals. (more…)

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Supercomputers Studying TBIs

A research multi-year project started in March 2018, involving the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) https://www.llnl.gov, Lawrence Berkeley (LBNL) https://www.lbnl.gov, and Argonne (ANL) https://www.anl.gov, which are all DOE national laboratories, are going to use DOE’s supercomputing resources, artificial intelligence capabilities, and a precision medicine approach to study TBIs. (more…)

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Diagnosing TB via Smartphones

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) https://www.nibib.nih.gov within NIH, have started a six month pilot study in Lima Peru to use smartphones and computer-aided tools to rapidly screen for Tuberculosis (TB). Peru is one of the countries with the highest number of TB cases in the Americas. (more…)

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