New Hope for Powdery Mildew Resistant Barley

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New research at the University of Adelaide has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew.

– University of Adelaide|24-Jul-2014 9:05 PM EDT

UIC Library Opens Archives of Chicago's Historic Commodity Exchanges

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The records of the Chicago Board of Trade and the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange are available for research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago|24-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Report: Vulnerable Populations Disproportionately Affected by Food Security, Despite Public Programs

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Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International.

– RTI International|24-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Zerenex™ (Ferric Citrate) Long-Term Phase 3 Study Results Published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the publication of results from the long-term, randomized, active control Phase 3 study of Zerenex (ferric citrate), the Company's investigational oral ferric iron-based phosphate binder, for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis. The PERFECTED study (PhosphatE binding and iRon delivery with FErric CiTrate in EsrD) was published online today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

– Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.|24-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Ferric Citrate May Reduce Dialysis Patients’ Need for Multiple Medications

• Ferric citrate effectively reduced blood phosphorus levels while increasing iron stores and decreasing the need for intravenous iron and anemia medications in dialysis patients. • The medication may help reduce complications and costs associated with kidney disease care.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)|24-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Genetic Test Helps Predict Which Children with Kidney Disease Will Respond to Standard Therapy

• Among children with sporadic nephrotic syndrome, genetic mutations in the kidney’s filtration barrier were frequently linked with a lack of response to immunosuppressive treatments. • The genetic test was even more predictive than a kidney biopsy for identifying children who would not benefit from immunosuppressive therapies.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)|24-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Experts: Gun Violence Prevention Requires Public Health Approach

Preventing gun violence will require a scientific public health approach and recognition of the limits of predicting individual cases of violence, according to experts slated to speak at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

– American Psychological Association (APA)|24-Jul-2014 4:45 PM EDT

Experts: Humans Share Fairness Concerns with Other Species

Humans aren’t the only species to react strongly to actions they consider unfair. A similar drive for fairness in monkeys and some dogs may offer insight into people’s desire for equity, according to experts presenting at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

– American Psychological Association (APA)|24-Jul-2014 4:35 PM EDT
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