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Newswise: It’s National Farmers Market Week, and Washington, D.C. Ranks #1

It’s National Farmers Market Week, and Washington, D.C. Ranks #1

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

National Farmers Market Week is being celebrated across the United States this week, and Washington, D.C. ranks number one for farmers markets among the 100 largest U.S. cities, according to the 2019 American Fitness Index® rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation.

Channels: Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition, Sports Medicine, Local - DC, Local - DC Metro,

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6-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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    18-Mar-2019 8:55 AM EDT
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25-Feb-2019 3:55 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    7-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EST

Experimental Drug Lowers Serum Phosphate in Phase 3 Trial of Hemodialysis Patients

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a phase 3 clinical trial, tenapanor significantly lowered elevated blood phosphate in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis, resulting in an average reduction of 1.0–1.2 mg/dL over 8 weeks. • Side effects were largely limited to softening of stool and more frequent bowel movements.

Channels: All Journal News, Kidney Disease, Pharmaceuticals, Local - DC, Local - DC Metro,

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1-Mar-2019 9:50 AM EST
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    7-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EST

Secondhand Smoke Linked with Higher Kidney Disease Risk

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Exposure to secondhand smoke was linked with a higher prevalence of kidney disease, as well as development of incident kidney disease. • This association was present even at low levels of exposure.

Channels: All Journal News, Kidney Disease, Smoking, Local - DC, Local - DC Metro,

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1-Mar-2019 9:50 AM EST
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    7-Mar-2019 3:30 PM EST

Mathematics of Sea Slug Movement Points to Future Robots

American Physical Society (APS)

Mathematician Shankar Venkataramani’s research group recently discovered a lot of new, powerful geometries involved in frilly surfaces, which he will describe at the 2019 APS March Meeting. For mathematicians, frilly is plain language for an inflected nonsmooth surface -- one that changes the direction in which it bends, such as with kale or coral. Venkataramani’s group developed the mathematics to describe these surfaces, and the combination of new geometry insights and age-old slugs might just be the right combination for a new generation of flexible, energy-efficient soft-bodied robots.

Channels: Scientific Meetings, Engineering, Physics, Technology, Mathematics, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro,

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21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: New Report on Industrial Physics and its Role in the US Economy
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    7-Mar-2019 3:30 PM EST

New Report on Industrial Physics and its Role in the US Economy

American Physical Society (APS)

A new APS report, “The Impact of Industrial Physics on the U.S. Economy,” shows the significant role of physics, which contributed an estimated $2.3 trillion (12.6 percent of U.S. GDP) in 2016 alone. Industrial physics encompasses the application of physics knowledge and principles to the design and manufacture of products and services. Many people working within this field have job titles other than physicist, so this report includes all aspects of industrial physics contributions.

Channels: Scientific Meetings, Economics, Physics, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro,

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22-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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    7-Mar-2019 3:30 PM EST

New Cell-Sized Micro Robots Might Make Incredible Journeys

American Physical Society (APS)

Researchers have created tiny functional, remote-powered, walking robots, developing a multistep nanofabrication technique that turns a 4-inch specialized silicon wafer into a million microscopic robots in just weeks. Each one of a robot’s four legs is just under 100-atoms-thick, but powered by laser light hitting the robots’ solar panels, they propel the tiny robots. The researchers are now working on smart versions of the robots that could potentially make incredible journeys in the human body.

Channels: Scientific Meetings, Nanotechnology, Physics, Technology, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro,

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25-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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