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Stressed Out Plants Send Animal-Like Signals

University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that, despite not having a nervous system, plants use signals normally associated with animals when they encounter stress.

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‘Dialing for Diabetes Control’ Helps Urban Adults Lower Blood Sugar

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Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their collaborators at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department). The study published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Queen’s Researchers Develop Technology to Reduce Cost of Purifying Natural Gas

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Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a cutting-edge method of reducing the carbon dioxide content of natural gas, a process of major economic and environmental importance in the oil and gas industry.

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Many Dialysis Patients Are Unprepared for Natural Disasters

• Among patients scheduled to have dialysis during the landfall of Hurricane Sandy at clinics where electricity had been deprived, 26.3% missed dialysis sessions and 66.1% received dialysis at non-regular dialysis units. • The percentage of patients who carried their insurance information and detailed medication lists with them were 75.9% and 44.3%, respectively.

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Tailored Mobile Health Technologies May Help Patients Take Their Medications Appropriately

• There was only a 5% error rate when patients with chronic kidney disease used mobile health technologies designed to help them use medications appropriately.

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New Tool Uses ‘Drug Spillover’ to Match Cancer Patients with Treatments

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Article in journal Bioinformatics from University of Colorado Cancer Center describes a new tool that improves the ability to match drugs to disease: the Kinase Addiction Ranker (KAR) predicts what genetics are truly driving the cancer in any population of cells and chooses the best “kinase inhibitor” to silence these dangerous genetic causes of disease.

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Non-surgical treatment for double chin available @UCSDHealth

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