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Registration is now open for the 2018 MEDLI Spring Meeting!
Evidence-Based Concussion Management
The presentation will be covering the signs and symptoms of concussion, diagnostic measures, treatment and long term consequences. A short business meeting will follow.
Dr. Halley Zwibel, Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Director of Center for Sports Medicine, New York Institute of Technology
Dr. Adena Leder, Assistant Professor in Clinical Sciences and Director of Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center, New York Institute of Technology.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Location: New York Institute of Technology, Serota Building, Conference Room C, Northern Blvd, Old Westbury, NY
For more information and registration please visit: https://medli.org/2018/04/26/register-now-for-the-2018-medli-spring-meeting/
Volume 31, Number 3
National Library of Medicine Releases New Strategic Plan
Developed with input from hundreds of stakeholders and advisers, including librarians, informatics professionals, biomedical and data scientists, clinicians, public health specialists, NLM staff, and the public at large, the strategic plan charts a pathway towards NLM’s third century.
“With this strategic plan, NLM reaffirms its status as a trustable provider of health information, an essential platform for discovery, and an innovator of information technologies to promote health and provide better health care,” said NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD. “As we look forward, this document positions us to address existing and emerging challenges in biomedical research and public health,” she continued. “We will achieve this by creating a vibrant workforce; building on our core functions of acquiring, collecting, and disseminating the world’s biomedical literature; and extending these skills and developing new ones to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.”
The strategic plan focuses on three essential, interdependent goals that will help guide the Library’s priorities over the next 10 years as it pursues its mission
accelerate discovery and advance health through data-driven research;
reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement; and
build a workforce for data-driven research and health.
What do you think? Has Sestan and his team gone too far? Send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to have your thoughts published in Heathline’s next issue.
MIT Study Finds Fasting Restores the Regenerative Capabilities of Stem Cells in Intestines!
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Two MIT Professors, Omer Yilmaz and David Sabatini, co-authored their findings on the effects of a 24-hour fast on mice. The researches found, when the mice fasted, the stems cells' ability to regenerate was greatly improved. Interestingly, the age of mice did not seem to limit the fast's ability to improve stem cell regeneration. For more information on this study visit the link below:
Penny for your Thoughts
Intestinal stem cells from mice that fasted for 24 hours, at right, produced much more substantial intestinal organoids than stem cells from mice that did not fast, at left.
Disembodied pig brains kept alive for 36 hours raises ethical concerns:
Yale researches have done the seemingly impossible. By using pumps, bags of artificial blood, and heaters researchers were able to reanimate between 100 and 200 pig brains that they obtained from a slaughterhouse. Although the researchers were able to restore circulation there is no evidence that the pigs regained consciousness. The experiment, led by Yale University Neuroscientist Nenad Sestan, was described at a National Institutes of Health meeting. The goal of Sestan's research is to create a "comprehensive atlas of connections between human brain cells." There are many ethical concerns with this type of research, especially if it is moved from testing on animal brains to human brains. When circulation is restored, is the brain alive? Can the technology be used to preserve brains indefinitely? Can consciousness be restored? If so, what does that mean about life and death? What rights does a reanimated brain have?