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Healthy Vision Month, Vision Loss, NEI, National Eye Institute, Women, Blindness, Visual Impairment, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataract, Eyes

NEI’s Healthy Vision Month 2017 Puts Spotlight on Women

May is Healthy Vision Month when the National Eye Institute (NEI) encourages everyone to make eye health a priority. This message is especially important for women, who make up two-thirds of all people living with blindness or visual impairment from diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and cataract.1 Among women age 40 and older in the U.S., 2.7 million are blind or visually impaired.2


Arts and Humanities


Cinco De Mayo, Battle of Puebla, National Anthropological Archives

Smithsonian Snapshot: Celebrating the History Behind Cinco De Mayo


Many people mistakenly think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla May 5, 1862.



DHS, S&T, R&D, Cybersecurity, Cyber, Malware, malware detection, cyber technology

DHS S&T Announces Commercialization of Malware Detection Technology

DHS S&T today announced the transition of a malware detection technology to the commercial marketplace as a result of its participation in the S&T’s Transition to Practice (TTP) program.



Explosives, Explosive Detection, DHS, S&T, R&D, Screening

DHS S&T Opens New Explosives Detection Lab

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate officially opened a new Test & Evaluation Laboratory building at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL).



TDoS, Telephony denial of serivce, Cybersecurity, cyberresearch, Cyber, DHS, S&T, R&D, Security cyber networks

Stopping Attacks That Disrupt Voice Communications

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to make sure telephony denial of service attacks cannot disrupt critical phone systems



fluid overload, Dialysis


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Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences, Uniformed Services University, USU, Usuhs, Robert Danis Prize, International Society of Surgery, Société Internationale de Chirurgie, Simultation, American College Of Surgeons, Val G. Hemming Simulation Center, Military Medicine, MHS, Military Health System

Trauma Surgeon Dr. Mark Bowyer to Receive International Society of Surgery Robert Danis Award


Retired Air Force trauma surgeon, Mark W. Bowyer, M.D., has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Robert Danis Prize by the International Society of Surgery/Société Internationale de Chirurgie. The Robert Danis Prize is awarded to the surgeon who has made the most important and personal contributions to the fields of trauma, burns or critical care. Bowyer was selected for his life-long endeavors and “broad contributions to the field of trauma covering all aspects from basic and clinical science research to clinical application and futuristic planning,” according to the Society’s announcement.



hospital acquired complications, Kidney Disease

Hospital Acquired Complications May Be Especially Dangerous for Patients with Kidney Disease

• Potentially preventable hospital acquired complications were associated with increased risks of dying while hospitalized or within 90 days of discharge, as well as with a greater likelihood of staying longer in the hospital and needing to be readmitted. • The magnitude of these associations was larger in patients with chronic kidney disease than in those with normal kidney function.



Kidney Donation

Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

• Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. • Overall risk was quite low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of developing kidney failure in living kidney donors. • Older age was associated with greater kidney failure risk in nonblack donors, but not in in black donors. • Higher body mass index and a close biological relationship to the transplant recipient were also associated with increased risks of kidney failure.



Fusion Energy Sciences, fusion energy, Fusion, Nuclear Fusion, nuclear fusion reactors, stellarator, stellarators, University Of Maryland, Physics, Algorithm, Coils, Algorithms/Models, Electromagnetic, 3D, 3d modeling, 3D model, fusion science, fusion and plasma sciences, fusion engineering, Computer Algorithms, Computer Modeling, Computer Models, Computer Mode

Uncrowded Coils


A new fast and robust algorithm for computing stellarator coil shapes yields designs that are easier to build and maintain.

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