Published Data Confirms First 3D Ultrasound For Breast Cancer Treatment Planning Helps Radiation Oncologists Better Define Treatment Region

Researchers report in the February 1st issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics that the use of 3D ultrasound with the Clarity(TM) Breast System provided enhanced image information to enable radiation oncologists to better define the treatment region when delivering partial breast irradiation treatment (PBI) for breast cancer. The Clarity Breast System […]

Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women

Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest Stress may play a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say. “Much attention has been given to the role of obesity in the development of type 2 diabetes, but stress may be as important in this […]

Bad Marriages Harder on Women’s Health

More likely than mates to show signs of metabolic syndrome in strained unions, study finds The cardiovascular damage wrought by an unhappy marriage may be greater for women than men, a new study shows. While both men and women in “strained” unions, those marked by arguing and being angry, were more likely to feel depressed […]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards Grant To Ravenell

Dr. Joseph Ravenell, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has received a Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The $416,558 award supports his research for the next four years. The Harold Amos award was created to increase the number of academic medicine faculty from historically […]

University Of Florida’s Health Science Center Works To Improve Number Of Minority Students, Faculty Members

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Tuesday examined efforts by the University of Florida’s Health Science Center to increase the number of minority students and doctors in the area. While there are more black and Hispanic students entering the medical field and health care is generally more diverse than other fields, only 6% of physicians in […]

Efforts To Increase Medical School Enrollment Could Place Financial Burden On U.S. Health Care System, Experts Say

Efforts to train more physicians to serve an aging U.S. population might increase health care costs, as well as expenses for Medicare, according to researchers at Dartmouth Medical School, the Washington Times reports. The Association of American Medical Colleges recommends that by 2015 medical schools increase their enrollments by 30%, or 5,000 students annually. According […]

Katherine Freed Wins First Place At The International ISPE Undergraduate Poster Contest

Katherine Freed, undergraduate at Stevens Institute of Technology, won first place at the International ISPE Undergraduate Poster Contest in Las Vegas in November 2007. Freed was the first competitor from New Jersey to win this ISPE award. Her winning poster, “Impedance Mammography,” was based on a project she created with her Senior Design team at […]

Biophysical Society Announces Winners Of 2008 Student Travel Awards

The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its student travel award to attend the Joint Meeting of the Biophysical Society and the International Biophysics Congress in Long Beach, California, February 2-6, 2008. The recipients of this competitive award are selected based on scientific merit, with priority given to those who will present a paper […]

Grant Provides Funds To Study Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities; Collaboration Works To Help American Indian Students Interested In Medicine

African-American Collaborative Obesity Research Network: The network, based at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct research on ways to reduce obesity among black children and adolescents. The network’s research will look at how to develop community-based efforts to prevent […]

Toshiba Announces Advanced Technologist Courses In CT And MR At Toshiba Education Center

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leading diagnostic imaging provider committed to furthering medical education, announced two new advanced technologist courses in CT and MR available at the Toshiba Education Center in Irvine, Calif. “Toshiba offers a blended approach to healthcare training, offering courses from basic to advanced, to provide an effective, comprehensive learning experience,” […]