New DHS Facility Tests Biometric Technology, Improves Air Entry/Exit Operations

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cut the ribbon on S&T’s new Maryland Test Facility (MdTF), on June 26 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The MdTF, designed by S&T along in partnership with CBP operational staff, will test and evaluate operational processes using both biometric and non-biometric technologies as part of the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate|31-Jul-2014 8:10 AM EDT

Key to Aging Immune System Is Discovered

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The immune system ages and weakens with time, making the elderly prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies, and a UC San Francisco research team now has discovered a reason why.

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|31-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

The Medical Minute: Children and Hot Cars a Cause for Deadly Concern

Nearly 700 children have lost their lives over the last 20 years in the United States as a result of being left in or playing in a hot car. At last count, the total in the U.S. this year is 18. July 31 is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day.

– Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|31-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Study Assesses Impact of Hourly Nursing Rounds on Patient Safety and Satisfaction

Adoption of hourly rounds schedules for nurses working in acute care hospitals may improve patient safety and overall satisfaction with care provided, according to research reported in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the peer reviewed publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ, www.nahq.org).

– National Association for Healthcare Quality|31-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

A New Way to Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers discover a simple peptide that can induce new beta-cell formation in the pancreas. The findings show promise for a new approach to treating type 1 diabetes.

– Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute|31-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Make Sure Your Kids and their Classrooms are Ready for Back-to-School

For parents of kids who have asthma and allergies, getting them ready to head back to school sometimes requires meetings with school administrators, teachers and nurses to develop a plan to ensure avoidance of triggers, and safe studying and eating.

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)|31-Jul-2014 7:30 AM EDT

A Public Opinion Survey Conducted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Haifa:

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A public opinion survey conducted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Haifa reveals what Israelis think about operation "Protective Edge"

– University of Haifa|31-Jul-2014 4:00 AM EDT

Statins May Improve Wound Healing Following Cardiac Surgery

Statin therapy may help to improve wound healing in patients following cardiac surgery and reduce overall recovery time, especially in patients who are prone to healing complications

– Society of Thoracic Surgeons|31-Jul-2014 1:05 AM EDT
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