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TEDMED: Sensor technology helps test hands-on skills

September 22, 2014

After witnessing a colleague miss a blood clot in a patient with acute coronary syndrome, Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, recognized the need for a tool to measure the quality of a physician’s sensory perceptions, or their ability to touch and locate abnormalities.

As a child, Pugh enjoyed taking apart and reassembling household items to learn how the items worked. She said those interests and skills translated into her work on the development of tools to measure and teach haptics, the study of tactile feedback.

NIH director: Emerging biomedical research ‘breathtaking’

September 19, 2014
NIH director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, spoke to the audience at TEDMED 2014 about the advances in biomedical research on the horizon.“I have this amazing…
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PCORI opens comment period on peer review, release of research findings draft

September 18, 2014
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute approved its draft proposal process for peer review and public release of primary research findings and has opened a
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Single-fraction radiation effective for bone metastases

September 17, 2014
Patients with bone metastases who underwent single-fraction palliative radiation therapy reported similar improvements in pain, function and distress as those who…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain MDS…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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TEDMED: Sensor technology helps test hands-on skills

September 22, 2014
After witnessing a colleague miss a blood clot in a patient with acute coronary syndrome, Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, recognized the need for a…

NIH director: Emerging biomedical research ‘breathtaking’

September 19, 2014
NIH director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, spoke to the audience at TEDMED 2014 about the advances in biomedical research on the horizon.“I have…
Industry News

PCORI opens comment period on peer review, release of research findings draft

September 18, 2014
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute approved its draft proposal process for peer review and public release of primary research findings…
figure Meeting News Coverage

Single-fraction radiation effective for bone metastases

September 17, 2014
Patients with bone metastases who underwent single-fraction palliative radiation therapy reported similar improvements in pain, function and distress…
figure Meeting News Coverage

Shorter ADT regimen improved quality of life among men with high-risk prostate cancer

September 16, 2014
Men with high-risk prostate cancer who underwent treatment with radiotherapy plus 18 months of androgen deprivation therapy demonstrated improved…

Report: Commitment to NIH, NCI funding only 'viable path' for continued success in cancer research

September 16, 2014
The scientific community’s continued quest to prevent and cure cancer has reached a crossroads, according to a report released today by the…

TEDMED speaker: Physician transparency a potential curative for patient fear

September 15, 2014
It’s time for physicians to be more transparent with their patients, according to Leana Wen, MD, director of patient-centered research at…
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Oncology nurse safety study receives $2.3 million grant

September 13, 2014
Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and Comprehensive Cancer Center have received a $2.3 million grant to study and reduce…

Political alignment of US physicians shifted from 1991 to 2012

September 12, 2014
Results from a recent study indicated that since 1991, US physicians have contributed increasing amounts of money to political candidates and have…
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TEDMED: When sequenced genome data could cause harm

September 12, 2014
Having more information is not always a benefit, Amy McGuire, JD, PhD, associate professor of biomedical ethics and director of the Center for…
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