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Using AI to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease Feasible in the Real World

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

New research shows that an automated, artificial intelligence (AI) screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5 percent of the time.

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13-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Drug-light combo could offer control over CAR T-cell therapy

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego bioengineers are a step closer to making CAR T-cell therapy safer, more precise and easy to control. They developed a system that allows them to select where and when CAR T cells get turned on so that they destroy cancer cells without harming normal cells. The system requires two “keys”—the drug Tamoxifen and blue light—to activate CAR T cells to bind to their targets. Just one key keeps the cells inactive.

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    14-Oct-2019 6:30 PM EDT

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Blinding Eye Disease in People With Diabetes

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness.

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10-Oct-2019 12:05 AM EDT
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2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Press Registration Closes Soon

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The deadline for complimentary press registration for the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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14-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: SDSC Launches Open-Source ‘SeedMeLab’

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SDSC Launches Open-Source ‘SeedMeLab’

University of California San Diego

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego have launched an open-source software called SeedMeLab, which provides a host of features for researchers across all disciplines to manage and disseminate their data products from a personalized and branded data cloud with full ownership and control.

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14-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Fishing for Answers: Researchers Develop Tool to Incorporate Social, Cultural Concerns in Resource Management

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Fishing for Answers: Researchers Develop Tool to Incorporate Social, Cultural Concerns in Resource Management

Florida State University

Okamoto and a group of biologists, mathematicians, social scientists, resource managers and representatives of indigenous cultures have created tools that look at the social and cultural costs and benefits of different management strategies used to protect and recover fisheries.

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14-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Occupational Medical Society Urges U.S. Congress to Consider Implications for Workplace Safety if Marijuana Is Legalized

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

As Congress looks at legislative proposals relating to federal marijuana policy, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) cautions legislators to avoid piecemeal solutions and to carefully consider the impact of any federal marijuana legislation on workplace safety.

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