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Artificial Intelligence Tool Improves Accuracy of Breast Cancer Imaging

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00pm

"Our study demonstrates how artificial intelligence can help radiologists reading breast ultrasound exams to reveal only those that show real signs of breast cancer and to avoid verification by biopsy in cases that turn out to be benign," says study senior investigator Krzysztof Geras, PhD.

Key Points: 
  • "Our study demonstrates how artificial intelligence can help radiologists reading breast ultrasound exams to reveal only those that show real signs of breast cancer and to avoid verification by biopsy in cases that turn out to be benign," says study senior investigator Krzysztof Geras, PhD.
  • Some studies have shown that a majority of breast ultrasound exams indicating signs of cancer turn out to be noncancerous after biopsy.
  • Ten radiologists then each reviewed a separate set of 663 breast exams, with an average accuracy of 92 percent.
  • When aided by the AI model, their average accuracy in diagnosing breast cancer improved to 96 percent.

Pregnant Women Who Receive COVID-19 Vaccination Pass Protection from the Virus to Their Newborns

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Women who receive COVID-19 mRNA vaccines during pregnancy pass high levels of antibodies to their babies, a new study finds.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Women who receive COVID-19 mRNA vaccines during pregnancy pass high levels of antibodies to their babies, a new study finds.
  • Whether this protection could be passed from mothers to their newborns had remained a question.
  • Antibodies can either be produced as part of the natural response to infection or triggered by vaccines.
  • Future studies should also focus on antibody transmission to newborns in a larger population and durability of antibody detection during infancy.

Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone Performs Its First Pediatric Heart Transplant

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In a historic first-ever milestone for Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a team of pediatric cardiac surgeons successfully replaced the heart of Maz Zisan, an 18-year-old boy from Brooklyn Heights with end-stage heart failure on August 28, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • "Heart transplantation was the only lifesaving option for Maz to have an improved second chance at life," says Rakesh Singh, MD, medical director of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant Program, pediatric cardiologist and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone.
  • "The successful completion of our first transplant is a testament to the teamwork within Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone."
  • "He is healthy and home thanks to the excellent care he received at every level especially within the Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant Program here at NYU Langone.
  • In September 2020, the Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant Program, part of the Pediatric Congenital Heart Program at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, was established.

National Climate Change Forum With Renowned Climate Expert, Physicist, and Top Obama Admin. Scientist Dr. Steven E. Koonin

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the National Post will presentan in-depth discussion with leading climate expert Dr. Steven E. Koonin about the current state of globalclimate change and climate policy.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the National Post will presentan in-depth discussion with leading climate expert Dr. Steven E. Koonin about the current state of globalclimate change and climate policy.
  • Koonin draws upon his decades of experience to provide up-to-date insights and expert perspective free from political agendas.
  • ABOUT DR. KOONIN: Dr. Steven E. Koonin is a physicist and leader in science policy in the United States.
  • For more information or to schedule an interview with Steve, please contact Elizabeth Aucamp at elizabeth@javelindc.com or (704) 249-1430.

Mastercard Launches Strive: a Global Small Business Initiative to Accelerate Economic Recovery

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 4:20am

Micro and small enterprises are important contributors to job creation and global economic development, representing approximately 90% of business and more than 50% of employment worldwide.

Key Points: 
  • Micro and small enterprises are important contributors to job creation and global economic development, representing approximately 90% of business and more than 50% of employment worldwide.
  • To address the transition to digital, Mastercard - through the Center for Inclusive Growth - today launched Strive, a global initiative focused on strengthening the financial resilience of small businesses and supporting their recovery and growth.
  • When small businesses thrive our local communities and economies thrive, but when they struggle, the impact is widespread, said Michael Miebach, CEO of Mastercard.
  • As part of the Strive initiative, global platforms will combine with localized programs to address and respond to the unique challenges and opportunities of the most vulnerable small business populations in regions across the world.

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), in collaboration with the New York University (NYU) Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, launches a new academic training program for bleeding disorder advocates: The PACT Advocacy Academy

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:00am

Graduates of this academic course will receive an executive training certificate from the WFH and NYU.

Key Points: 
  • Graduates of this academic course will receive an executive training certificate from the WFH and NYU.
  • The application period opened on September 9, 2021, with the on-line course beginning in February 2022.
  • For over 50 years, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH)an international not-for-profit organizationhas worked to improve the lives of people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.
  • An accessible patient registry strengthens our capacity to identify, diagnose, treat, and care for people living with hemophilia and other rare inherited bleeding disorders.

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), in collaboration with the New York University (NYU) Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, launches a new academic training program for bleeding disorder advocates: The PACT Advocacy Academy

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:00am

Graduates of this academic course will receive an executive training certificate from the WFH and NYU.

Key Points: 
  • Graduates of this academic course will receive an executive training certificate from the WFH and NYU.
  • The application period opened on September 9, 2021, with the on-line course beginning in February 2022.
  • For over 50 years, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH)an international not-for-profit organizationhas worked to improve the lives of people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.
  • An accessible patient registry strengthens our capacity to identify, diagnose, treat, and care for people living with hemophilia and other rare inherited bleeding disorders.

theONswitch Celebrates 18th Birthday by Giving Back to Other Entrepreneurs (and the Changemakers of the Future)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 1:48pm

After a career with Fortune 500 brands and raising two daughters, she chose to start her own marketing consulting business, theONswitch, 18 years ago.

Key Points: 
  • After a career with Fortune 500 brands and raising two daughters, she chose to start her own marketing consulting business, theONswitch, 18 years ago.
  • Some of my friends thought I was reckless or a little crazy," she recalls.
  • To celebrate the company's 18th year, theONswitch is:
    Publishing a series of "9 Lessons Learned Over 18 Years."
  • Founded in 2003, theONswitch offers "virtual CMO" services, providing strategic branding and creative leadership to start-ups, scale-ups, and established companies looking to transform.

URBAN-X Accelerator by MINI and Urban Us Presents Tenth Cohort of Startups Driving Urban Innovation and Climate Action

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

Founded by MINI and run in partnership with Urban Us, URBAN-X helps early-stage companies work with and in cities.

Key Points: 
  • Founded by MINI and run in partnership with Urban Us, URBAN-X helps early-stage companies work with and in cities.
  • The MINI USA sales organization is represented by a network of 113 MINI passenger car dealers located throughout the US.
  • MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops.
  • Urban Us was founded in 2013 as an event to understand how to best support startups focused on cities and climate.

Dr. Paul Gagne Launches Vascular Care Connecticut to Deliver Patient-Centered Care to Darien

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 1:30pm

By augmenting the local hospital systems with specialized outpatient care, vascular centers such as ours can play a vital role in optimizing patient care locally, said Dr. Gagne.

Key Points: 
  • By augmenting the local hospital systems with specialized outpatient care, vascular centers such as ours can play a vital role in optimizing patient care locally, said Dr. Gagne.
  • Vascular Care Connecticut is dedicated to being on the cutting edge of innovation and new technologies for vascular disease and providing patients the care they need in a convenient and uncomplicated environment.
  • Vascular Care Connecticut is committed to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular disease.
  • Vascular Care Connecticut brings together decades of experience to offer unparalleled care in Connecticut.