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Article ID: 705509

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: December 2018 Edition

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

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14-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705269

Revolutionary testing for food-supply safety and illicit drug use

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers are developing novel lab-on-a-chip biosensors for testing food quality and safety as well as illicit drug use.

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12-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705211

USDA’s Proposed Rule Offers Flexibility: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Schools to Stay on Course

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

School nutrition programs will have more flexibility in areas related to serving flavored milk and whole grains under a final rule released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The rule also allows more time for schools to reach sodium reduction targets.

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10-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704714

Nine Honored by Society for Risk Analysis

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. These awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding contributions to the society and to the science of risk analysis.

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4-Dec-2018 2:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 704895

How microbial interactions shape our lives

Carnegie Institution for Science

Baltimore, MD--The interactions that take place between the species of microbes living in the gastrointestinal system often have large and unpredicted effects on health, according to new work from a team led by Carnegie's Will Ludington. Their findings are published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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4-Dec-2018 1:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 704886

Study shows how mussels handle microplastic fiber pollution

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

New research shows that mussels readily take in microplastic pollution fibers from the ocean but quickly flush most of them out again, according to a study by researchers from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The findings were published in December's Marine Pollution Bulletin.

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4-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704659

Mischievous Responders Taint LGBQ Health Estimates in National Survey

New York University

Many research studies have reported on the elevated health risk and deviance of youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning (LGBQ). But a new study using national data suggests that many of those estimates may be overstated and that LGBQ youth risk and deviance is not as different from heterosexual youth as many studies claim.

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29-Nov-2018 7:05 PM EST

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