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2011-05-24 11:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's hospitals can reduce higher patient occupancy rates most often experienced during weekdays by scheduling more patients to be admitted on days with lighter schedules, according to a study published by researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other pediatric institutions. The study, which appears today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, evaluated inpatient information from 39 children's hospitals during...

2011-05-17 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group today posted the 2011-12 Best Children's Hospitals rankings online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO ) The new rankings recognize the top 50 children's hospitals in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology....

2011-05-17 07:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leadership from Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) today announced the creation of the VARI Pediatric Cancer Translational Research Program, which will unite basic research and clinical care through a nationwide consortium of partners. The program is focused on the development of new, safe and effective treatments for children with cancer, and includes the key appointment of nationally recognized pediatric oncologist Giselle Sholler, MD....

2011-05-12 22:12:16

"I have a slide that has a photo of a cornfield and a big photovoltaic array," says Robert Blankenship, a scientist who studies photosynthesis at Washington University in St. Louis. "When I give talks I often ask the audience which one is more efficient. Invariably the audience votes overwhelmingly in favor of photosynthesis. " They are wrong. This question and its surprising answer (below) is the point of departure for a provocative article published in the May 13 issue of Science. The...

2011-05-06 00:00:30

Five seniors from Olin College have been working with Draper Laboratory for the past nine months to continue a collaboration to build a capable, autonomous off-road vehicle. The partnership, enabled via the Senior Capstone Program for Engineering program at Olin, began last year with Draper's first SCOPE sponsorship. This year's team has enhanced the John Deere Gator XUV that the previous year's team made capable of being controlled by a computer, to drive itself through complex environments...

2011-05-03 00:01:50

Among children whose parents and other primary caregivers have limited English proficiency, there is an associated increased length of hospital stay and decreased number of home health care referrals for pediatric inpatients with infections requiring long-term antibiotics, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "A language other than English is spoken in 14 million U.S. households by more than 55 million...

2011-04-25 16:12:33

Recently a research paper titled "Expanding the Diversity of Mycobacteriophages: Insights into Genome Architecture and Evolution" was published in PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed online journal published by the Public Library of Science. The authors included 12 Washington University undergraduates who had participated as freshman in the inaugural Phage Hunters course at Washington University in St. Louis. Phages are viruses that infect bacteria by injecting genetic material into them with a...

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2011-04-12 07:49:08

By Diana Lutz, Washington University in St. Louis Both migration and evolution played a role in the adaptation of shootingstars to warmer temperatures after the last ice age. Many scientists are concerned that plant and animal species may face extinction due to global warming, but biologists at Washington University in St. Louis are trying to predict exactly what will happen to them. Which species will migrate? Which evolve? Which change their behavior? Which become extinct? Rather than peer...

2011-03-01 11:11:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota is proud to announce the addition of Joseph Petronio, MD, to its neurosurgery practice. Dr. Petronio has performed neurosurgery at Children's and other Twin Cities hospitals since 1999. In this new role, he will lead the neurosurgery program at Children's - St. Paul to enhance the services and capabilities already available. "Children's is a leader both in terms of the way they provide care,...

2011-02-28 08:41:34

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It sounds like science-fiction, but one researcher has used new technology that may someday allow patients with a prosthetic arm to move their limb by thought alone. Daniel Moran, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering and neurobiology in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues just completed a set of experiments that employed the use of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) called EECoGs. These are...


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