Imperial Valley News
Chicago, Illinois - AMA Marks Medicare’s Golden Anniversary with an Enduring Commitment to Strengthen the Program for Future Generations - Steven J. Stack, MD President, American Medical Association:
Alexandria, Virginia - As parents get ready to send their kids back to school this fall, those whose children have diabetes have more than book bags and school supplies to get organized: It's time to review and plan for how their children's diabetes management needs will be met while they are at school.
Washington, DC - Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The strategy, called transcutaneous stimulation, delivers electrical current to the spinal cord by way of electrodes strategically placed on the skin of the lower back.
Washington, DC - A new study overturns longstanding scientific ideas regarding how energy is distributed within muscles for powering movement. Scientists are reporting the first clear evidence that muscle cells distribute energy primarily by the rapid conduction of electrical charges through a vast, interconnected network of mitochondria - the cell’s “powerhouse” - in a way that resembles the wire grid that distributes power throughout a city. The study offers an unprecedented, detailed look at the distribution system that rapidly provides energy throughout the cell where it is needed for muscle contraction.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I was saddened to learn of the passing of the Honorable former Prime Minister Edward Natapei this week. Vanuatu lost a distinguished statesman who will be dearly missed.
Rochester, Minnesota - Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute have launched a national clinical trial that is focused on individualized medicine to treat advanced melanoma.