Requirements for nurse practitioners are changing, allowing them to practice without a physician’s supervision News

The California Nursing Agency has approved rules that will allow nurse practitioners to treat patients without a doctor’s supervision. It’s a move aimed at expanding access to care in the Golden State at a time when workforce shortages plague every corner of health care. The vote earlier this month is one of the last major … Read more

Biological treatment of IBD patients through the Financial Assistance Program can have superior results

A study conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern University found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who needed treatment with biological therapies and enrolled in a financial assistance program were less likely to need surgery after starting treatment compared to those not enrolled in the program. There are gaps in IBD care. Our project … Read more

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine creates a STEM-focused master’s program

The RegenMed Hub in downtown Winston-Salem now features a new master’s degree program Focuses on educating future generations of STEM professionals and business leaders in the field of regenerative medicine. The program represents a collaboration between Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the university’s Institute of Regenerative Medicine within the Innovation Quarter. STEM stands … Read more

Light-Seq technology for bar coding and deep sequencing of selected cell populations in tissues

Under the microscope, researchers often observe different types of cells organizing themselves in peculiar patterns within tissues, or sometimes a rare cell type that stands out by occupying a unique location, exhibiting an unusual shape, or expressing a specific biomarker molecule. To determine the deeper meaning of their observations, they developed methods to also access … Read more

Medical coding creates barriers to care for transgender patients

Last year, Tim Chevalier received his first refusal from his insurance company for the hair removal he needed as part of his penis aesthetics, the penis creation. Electrolysis is a common procedure among transgender people like Chevalier, a software developer in Oakland, California. In some cases, it is used to remove unwanted hair from the … Read more