Breakthrough Therapies for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Timothy P.M. Whelan, M.D., Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses promising clinical trial results of new agents (pirfenidone, nintedanib) for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). To date, only supportive care and transplant (for eligible patients) have been available to IPF patients, but these new trial results could lead to FDA approval of the first drugs for IPF.

NCAR study points to increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels

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Local weather forecast warnings about unhealthy air could become much more common around the country. A recent scientific study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research warns of a whopping 70% increase in the number of days with unhealthy summertime ozone levels by the year 2050.

Aug 15, 2014; iDASH External Webinar; Alison Marsden

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SimVascular: An open source pipeline for cardiovascular modeling and blood flow simulation Alison Marsden UC San Diego Abstract: SimVascular is currently the only comprehensive software package that provides a complete pipeline from medical image data segmentation to patient specfic blood flow simulation and analysis. This software and its derivatives have been used in hundreds of conference abstracts and peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as the foundation of medical startups....

MyD88 knockout mice develop initial enlarged periapical

AIM: To characterize the formation and progression of experimentally induced periapical lesions in teeth of MyD88 knockout (MyD88 KO) mice compared with wild-type (WT) mice. METHODOLOGY: Periapical lesions were induced in the mandibular first molars of 30 WT and 30 MyD88 KO mice. After 7, 21 and 42 days, the animals were euthanized and the mandibles were subjected to histotechnical processing. Histological sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin (HE), TRAP histoenzymology,...
Authors: Raquel Assed Bezerra da Silva, Paulo Nelson-Filho, Marília Pacífico Lucisano, Andiara De Rossi, Alexandra Mussolino de Queiroz, Lea Assed Bezerra da Silva

Helping health care technologies communicate

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Julian Goldman, a physician at Mass General Hospital, knows better than most the frustrations that doctors face when they're confronted with computer systems and devices that just won't communicate with each other. His lab has been a pioneer in developing open source tools and standards designed to integrate the various technologies used in homes and hospitals. The effort, in turn, led to the development of a community of likeminded researchers and manufacturers that would like to break...

July 30, 2014; iDASH External Webinar; CYCORE

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CYCORE: Cyberinfrastructure for Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research Kevin Patrick UC San Diego School of Medicine Emilia Farcas UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute Susan Peterson University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Eileen Shinn University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Abstract: We propose to create a highly customizable suite of sensors capable of supporting cancer comparative effectiveness research (CER) in a variety of patients, settings, and clinical...