martes, 16 de septiembre de 2014

NHLBI In the News: Video games, sex hormones, best paper award & big data

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A unique educational video game developed by New England Research Institutes (NERI) was officially launched this week on the website of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Called “The Paper Kingdom,” the game is aimed at kids ages 8-14 and helps dispel myths and misconceptions about medical clinical trials.
September 3, 2014: Medical ExpresssStudy links sex hormones in the blood to risk of sudden cardiac arrest
Bob Nellis
A new study partially funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and published online by the peer-reviewed journal Heart Rhythm, shows that lower levels of testosterone, the predominant male sex hormone, were found in men who had a sudden cardiac arrest. Higher levels of estradiol, the major female sex hormone, were strongly associated with greater chances of having a sudden cardiac arrest in both men and women.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) will present Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researcher Rowan T. Chlebowski, MD, PhD, with the 2014 NAMS Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins Menopause Journal Best Paper Award at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in October. Dr. Chlebowski is a researcher for the NHLBI-supported Women's Health Initiative.
September 4, 2014: PoliticoCan big data and patient-informed consent coexist?Arthur Allen
A research network funded with millions by the Affordable Care Act will begin conducting vast studies next year to compare standard medical treatments. But what about the 100 million patients in the network — do they have a choice in the matter? NHLBI's Dr. Michael Lauer discusses the power of big data.

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