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Article ID: 699215

2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Press Registration Open

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) welcome members of the press to write about research presented at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting by attending sessions on-site or covering them remotely.

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Article ID: 699142

Rheumatology Leaders Meet with HHS Secretary Azar to Discuss Concerns with Step Therapy in Medicare Advantage Plans

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Yesterday, the American College of Rheumatology met with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for a productive discussion about the rheumatology community’s concerns with a new policy that will allow Medicare Advantage plans to utilize step therapy in Medicare Part B.

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Article ID: 699014

More Workers Working Might Not Get More Work Done, Ants (and Robots) Show

Georgia Institute of Technology

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too many cooks in a kitchen get in each other’s way, having too many robots in tunnels creates clogs that can bring the work to a grinding halt.

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Article ID: 699025

This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

Georgia Institute of Technology

Muscles of the elderly and of patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy have trouble regenerating. A new nanohydrogel with muscle stem cells has boosted muscle growth in mouse models while protecting the stem cells from immune reactions that usually weaken or destroy them.

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Article ID: 698881

American College of Rheumatology Receives Grants to Help Increase Access to Clinical Trials for Minority Populations Affected by Lupus

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology’s Collaborative Initiatives department has received two grants from the Office of Minority Health (OMH) to support the development of programs that aim to increase the recruitment and enrollment in clinical trials of minority populations affected by lupus.

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13-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698785

American College of Rheumatology: New CMS Decision an Affront to America’s Sickest Medicare Patients

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed its extreme disappointment with a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decision to allow Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to implement step therapy for Part B drugs and cross-manage Part B and D drug utilization.

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9-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698764

Researchers Help Close Security Hole in Popular Encryption Software

Georgia Institute of Technology

Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have helped close a security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to steal encryption keys from a popular security package by briefly listening in on unintended “side channel” signals from smartphones.

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Article ID: 698694

World’s Fastest Creature May Also be One of the Smallest

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ask most people to identify the fastest animal on Earth and they’ll suggest a cheetah, falcon or even a sailfish. To that list of speedy animals, Georgia Institute of Technology assistant professor Saad Bhamla would like to add the Spirostomum ambiguum, a tiny single-celled protozoan that achieves blazing-fast acceleration while contracting its worm-like body.

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7-Aug-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698587

New guide to clinical trials and FDA's expanded access program

Clinical Research Pathways

A new guide to helping patients understand two important options when they face serious or life-threatening illnesses: clinical trials and FDA's expanded access program to gain access to experimental/investigational drugs.

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7-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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