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