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Article ID: 697859

Women and Older People Under-Represented in Drug Trials for Heart Disease

Universite de Montreal

In the U.S., it's estimated the number of people aged 65 and older will double over the next 30 years. With the first baby boomers now turning 73, the demand for cardiac care is expected to skyrocket, not just in the U.S. but elsewhere as well. Even though they have more cardiovascular problems, fewer women and people over 65 are recruited for randomized clinical trials than men and younger people. To find out, a team of researchers took a close look at the 25 most influential clinical trials for each year in the 20-year period from 1996 to 2015. They compared the age and sex of participants to data published in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2016 on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in America.

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25-Jul-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696951

10 Scientists and Students Selected for New ASBMB Science-Advocacy Training Program

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has launched a program that will train scientists and science students to communicate with lawmakers and advocate for sound science policies.

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2-Jul-2018 3:50 PM EDT
Newswise: Iowa State Students Develop Plans for Crowded Cemeteries, a Looming Issue for Communities Across the Nation

Article ID: 694755

Iowa State Students Develop Plans for Crowded Cemeteries, a Looming Issue for Communities Across the Nation

Iowa State University

An Iowa State University researcher brought his unique work to the classroom, studying the land-use implications of cemeteries and burial. This semester, his students researched and planned various options for the city of Perry, which – like many communities across the United States – is facing space constraints in its cemetery.

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18-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Education

Newswise: Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Why Researchers Disclose Results Ahead of Publication

Article ID: 694720

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Why Researchers Disclose Results Ahead of Publication

Georgia Institute of Technology

A new study from a research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that the vast majority of scientists disclose key details about their work informally to peers and potential collaborators ahead of publishing in a peer reviewed journal or presenting the findings publicly.

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16-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694634

​Not Quite a ‘Double Bind’ for Minority Women in Science

Ohio State University

Many studies have shown that both minority and women scientists face disadvantages in reaching the highest levels of their careers. So it would make sense that minority women would face a “double bind” that would particularly disadvantage them. But a new study suggests that minority women actually face a “one-and-a-half bind."

Released:
15-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Big Data from World’s Largest Citizen Science Microbiome Project Serves Food for Thought
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    15-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694468

Big Data from World’s Largest Citizen Science Microbiome Project Serves Food for Thought

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have published the first major results from the American Gut Project, a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort. The project, described May 15 in mSystems, is the largest published study to date of the human microbiome — the unique microbial communities that inhabit our bodies.

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11-May-2018 2:45 PM EDT

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