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Secrets Of High Performing Neonatal ICUs

Leaders of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the nation share the same playbooks as they strive to provide safe, high-quality medical and surgical care for vulnerable newborns. A growing number of quality collaborations share best practices and evidence-based guidelines across the nation in the hopes of replicating quality and safety success stories while minimizing harms.

Still, NICUs that use similar interventions in similar fashions often do not achieve identical results. The study was published in Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC) – Fetal & Neonatal.

Presence of Athletic Trainers Minimized the Injury Rates in Girls

Availability of a full-time certified athletic trainer in high school reduces overall and recurrent injury rates in girls who play on the soccer or basketball team, according to a study published in Injury Epidemiology. Schools with athletic trainers were also better at identifying athletes with concussion. This is the first study to compare injury rates in schools that have an athletic trainer with those that do not.

Palliative Care For Aging Americans

The 21st century has brought remarkable advances in health care services, research and biopharmaceutical innovation. This has resulted in many Americans living longer with and sometimes beating, serious illness.  However, as illness becomes more serious, humane treatment should include non-medical supports to ease symptoms and optimize the quality of life.

Palliative care

Unfortunately, this is an area where our health care system despite all its advances falls regrettably short. Palliative care, a multidisciplinary specialty that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, the physical and mental stress of a terminal diagnosis is growing in demand in the United States.

Wireless Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism With Biosensor chip

Scientists have developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and send the results in real time to an electronic device. The chip is at least 1,000 times more sensitive at detecting an SNP than current technology. The advance, published in Advanced Materials, could lead to cheaper, faster and portable biosensors for early detection of genetic markers for diseases such as cancer.

Fluroscence Microscopy Reveals Live Cell Imaging Of Stem Cells

Researchers developed a long-term imaging of fine cellular dynamics is today’s biggest challenge in cell biology and studying stem cells is probably. Stem cells are so sensitive, conventional fluorescence microscopy is lethal; so, imaging of live cells at high resolution over long time periods is not achievable. Instead, researchers often image dead/dying cells and miss dynamic process essential to our understanding of cell biology.