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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100080/the-commercialization-of-genome-editing-technologies
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Katelyn Brinegar, Ali K Yetisen, Sun Choi, Emily Vallillo, Guillermo U Ruiz-Esparza, Anand M Prabhakar, Ali Khademhosseini, Seok-Hyun Yun
The emergence of new gene-editing technologies is profoundly transforming human therapeutics, agriculture, and industrial biotechnology. Advances in clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) have created a fertile environment for mass-scale manufacturing of cost-effective products ranging from basic research to translational medicine. In our analyses, we evaluated the patent landscape of gene-editing technologies and found that in comparison to earlier gene-editing techniques, CRISPR has gained significant traction and this has established dominance...
January 18, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099310/national-institutes-of-health-funding-to-departments-of-orthopaedic-surgery-at-u-s-medical-schools
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Jason Silvestre, Jaimo Ahn, L Scott Levin
BACKGROUND: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest supporter of biomedical research in the U.S., yet its contribution to orthopaedic research is poorly understood. In this study, we analyzed the portfolio of NIH funding to departments of orthopaedic surgery at U.S. medical schools. METHODS: The NIH RePORT (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools) database was queried for NIH grants awarded to departments of orthopaedic surgery in 2014. Funding totals were determined for award mechanisms and NIH institutes...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096102/nihr-clinical-research-networks-what-they-do-and-how-they-help-paediatric-research
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REVIEW
Hanna Lythgoe, Victoria Price, Vanessa Poustie, Sabah Attar, Daniel Hawcutt, Jennifer Preston, Michael W Beresford
This review provides paediatricians with an update on the new structure of the National Institute for Health Research's (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN): Children and its role within the wider NIHR infrastructure. The network supports delivery of high-quality research within the NHS in England and supports researchers, through provision of staff and resources, with feasibility, site set-up, patient recruitment and study management. Since 2013, over 80% of commercial contract studies running within the UK sat within the UKCRN Portfolio...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095601/-re-defining-emerging-risks
#4
Chabane Mazri
The concept of emergence in risk management can be seen as a revealing symptom of the increasing need for organizations to update their portfolio of risks and opportunities in a rapidly changing and highly competitive environment. Accordingly, the concept of emerging risks has been widely discussed in both scientific and business communities, with, however, a lack of agreement as to whether we should distinguish these risks from others and, if so, what should be the adopted approach for their governance. After reviewing a large set of definitions and conceptions of emerging risks, this article aims at exploring the existence of distinctive features allowing the characterization of a risk as emerging or not...
January 17, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091534/fisheries-portfolio-diversification-and-turnover-buffer-alaskan-fishing-communities-from-abrupt-resource-and-market-changes
#5
Timothy J Cline, Daniel E Schindler, Ray Hilborn
Abrupt shifts in natural resources and their markets are a ubiquitous challenge to human communities. Building resilient social-ecological systems requires approaches that are robust to uncertainty and to regime shifts. Harvesting diverse portfolios of natural resources and adapting portfolios in response to change could stabilize economies reliant on natural resources and their markets, both of which are prone to unpredictable shifts. Here we use fisheries catch and revenue data from Alaskan fishing communities over 34 years to test whether diversification and turnover in the composition of fishing opportunities increased economic stability during major ocean and market regime shifts in 1989...
January 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074726/-assessments-during-medical-specialists-training-quantity-or-quality
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J F Hamming
Structured assessments form a mandatory part of Dutch Medical Specialist Training, but create administrative workload for both the staff and supervisors. One could argue that the quality of the narrative feedback is more important than the extensive reporting in learning portfolios, and that the focus should be on continuous on-the-job coaching.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074720/-registration-of-assessments-in-orthopaedic-residents-portfolios-is-falling-short
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S N van Vendeloo, P L P Brand, B J Burger, R G H H Nelissen, S K Bulstra, C C P M Verheyen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate of the number of registered competency assessments in the portfolios of orthopaedic residents in the Netherlands, for whom a competency-based training programme is mandatory. DESIGN: National cohort study. METHOD: We collected data regarding the registered assessments of all orthopaedic residents who finished their training between 2012-2015. We determined the number of registered assessments of 'standard orthopaedic treatments' (evaluating residents' competency in 70 different orthopaedic treatments), objective structured clinical skills evaluations (OSCEs), critically appraised topics (CATs), and 360 degree feedback appraisals...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073597/en-bloc-resection-of-the-pelvis-enbrp-in-patients-with-stage-iiic-iv-ovarian-cancer-a-10-steps-standardised-technique-surgical-and-survival-outcomes-of-primary-vs-interval-surgery
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Roberto Tozzi, Kieran Hardern, Kumar Gubbala, Riccardo Garruto Campanile, Hooman Soleymani Majd
OBJECTIVE: In this study we describe the technique of the En-bloc resection of the pelvis (EnBRP) in 10 standardised and reproducible steps, whereby all pelvic organs, except the bladder, are removed together with the peritoneum. In addition, we compare the surgical and survival outcomes of patients who underwent upfront vs. interval surgery. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients with FIGO Stage IIIC-IV ovarian cancer treated with Visceral Peritoneal Debulking (VPD) who had EnBRP...
January 7, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072474/abused-women-s-experiences-of-a-primary-care-identification-and-referral-intervention-a-case-study-analysis
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Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Maria Clark, Julie Taylor
AIMS: To report the findings of a qualitative case study that investigated abused women's experiences of an identification and referral intervention and to discuss the implications for nurses, specifically those working in primary and community care. BACKGROUND: Domestic violence and abuse is a significant public health issue globally but it is a hidden problem that is under-reported. In the UK, Identification and Referral to Improve Safety is a primary care-based intervention that has been found to increase referral rates of abused women to support and safety services...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071266/biogen-s-portfolio-and-research-efforts-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-interview-with-dr-ralph-kern
#10
Ralph Kern
Ralph Kern speaks to Laura Dormer, Commissioning Editor: Dr Ralph Kern is Senior Vice President and Head of Worldwide Medical at Biogen in Cambridge, MA, USA. In this role, he oversees Biogen's global therapeutic, regional and country medical teams, global medical operations, as well as medical research and scientific communications functions. Prior to joining Biogen, he was head of the Neuroscience Medical Unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and held various medical and commercial leadership roles at Genzyme Corporation...
January 10, 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068231/establishing-evidence-based-indications-for-proton-therapy-an-overview-of-current-clinical-trials
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Mark V Mishra, Sameer Aggarwal, Soren M Bentzen, Nancy Knight, Minesh P Mehta, William F Regine
PURPOSE: To review and assess ongoing proton beam therapy (PBT) clinical trials and to identify major gaps. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Active PBT clinical trials were identified from clinicaltrials.gov and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Platform Registry. Data on clinical trial disease site, age group, projected patient enrollment, expected start and end dates, study type, and funding source were extracted. RESULTS: A total of 122 active PBT clinical trials were identified, with target enrollment of >42,000 patients worldwide...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065323/the-drug-delivery-field-needs-a-well-diversified-technology-portfolio
#12
EDITORIAL
Kinam Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063185/soil-microbial-communities-are-shaped-by-vegetation-type-and-park-age-in-cities-under-cold-climate
#13
Nan Hui, Ari Jumpponen, Gaia Francini, D Johan Kotze, Xinxin Liu, Martin Romantschuk, Rauni Strömmer, Heikki Setälä
Soil microbes play a key role in controlling ecosystem functions and providing ecosystem services. Yet, microbial communities in urban green space soils remain poorly characterized. Here we compared soil microbial communities in 41 urban parks of (i) divergent plant functional types (evergreen trees, deciduous trees, lawn) and (ii) different ages (constructed 10, ∼50, and >100 years ago). These microbial communities were also compared to those in 5 control forests in southern Finland. Our results indicate that, despite frequent disturbances in urban parks, urban soil microbes still followed the classic patterns typical of plant-microbe associations in natural environments: both bacterial and fungal communities in urban parks responded to plant functional groups, but fungi were under tighter control of plants than bacteria...
January 7, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057389/-priority-setting-of-health-interventions-review-of-criteria-approaches-and-role-of-assessment-agencies
#14
Leonor Varela-Lema, Gerardo Atienza-Merino, Marisa López-García
OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to develop an explicit health priority setting methodology to support decision-making regarding the technologies to be assessed for inclusion in the National Health Service service portfolio. The primary objective is to identify and analyse the criteria, approaches and conceptual frameworks used for national/international priority setting. METHOD: An exhaustive review of the literature was carried out. For this purpose, a search of the main biomedical databases was performed and assessment agency websites were reviewed, among other sources...
January 2, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053066/technological-advances-in-cardiovascular-safety-assessment-decrease-preclinical-animal-use-and-improve-clinical-relevance
#15
Brian R Berridge, A Eric Schultze, Jon R Heyen, George H Searfoss, R Dustan Sarazan
Cardiovascular (CV) safety liabilities are significant concerns for drug developers and preclinical animal studies are predominately where those liabilities are characterized before patient exposures. Steady progress in technology and laboratory capabilities is enabling a more refined and informative use of animals in those studies. The application of surgically implantable and telemetered instrumentation in the acute assessment of drug effects on CV function has significantly improved historical approaches that involved anesthetized or restrained animals...
December 2016: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051779/introducing-yet-another-addition-to-our-portfolio-promising-young-investigators
#16
EDITORIAL
Roberto Bolli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049492/current-status-and-perspectives-of-interventional-clinical-trials-for-glioblastoma-analysis-of-clinicaltrials-gov
#17
REVIEW
Nikola Cihoric, Alexandros Tsikkinis, Giuseppe Minniti, Frank J Lagerwaard, Ulrich Herrlinger, Etienne Mathier, Ivan Soldatovic, Branislav Jeremic, Pirus Ghadjar, Olgun Elicin, Kristina Lössl, Daniel M Aebersold, Claus Belka, Evelyn Herrmann, Maximilian Niyazi
The records of 208.777 (100%) clinical trials registered at ClinicalTrials.gov were downloaded on the 19th of February 2016. Phase II and III trials including patients with glioblastoma were selected for further classification and analysis. Based on the disease settings, trials were classified into three groups: newly diagnosed glioblastoma, recurrent disease and trials with no differentiation according to disease setting. Furthermore, we categorized trials according to the experimental interventions, the primary sponsor, the source of financial support and trial design elements...
January 3, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048780/tu-ab-204-00-cdrh-fda-regulatory-processes-and-device-science-activities
#18
Anita Nosratieh
: The responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have increased since the inception of the Food and Drugs Act in 1906. Medical devices first came under comprehensive regulation with the passage of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In 1971 FDA also took on the responsibility for consumer protection against unnecessary exposure to radiation-emitting devices for home and occupational use. However it was not until 1976, under the Medical Device Regulation Act, that the FDA was responsible for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048121/tu-ab-204-01-device-approval-process
#19
J Delfino
: The responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have increased since the inception of the Food and Drugs Act in 1906. Medical devices first came under comprehensive regulation with the passage of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In 1971 FDA also took on the responsibility for consumer protection against unnecessary exposure to radiation-emitting devices for home and occupational use. However it was not until 1976, under the Medical Device Regulation Act, that the FDA was responsible for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048009/tu-ab-204-03-research-activities-in-medical-physics
#20
A Badano
: The responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have increased since the inception of the Food and Drugs Act in 1906. Medical devices first came under comprehensive regulation with the passage of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In 1971 FDA also took on the responsibility for consumer protection against unnecessary exposure to radiation-emitting devices for home and occupational use. However it was not until 1976, under the Medical Device Regulation Act, that the FDA was responsible for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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