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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Stroke-Prevention Among Patients Undergoing Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among patients with kidney failure and atrial fibrillation, Black, Hispanic White, and Asian patients filled prescriptions of stroke-preventive medications less often than non-Hispanic White patients, and they were more likely to experience stroke. • Equalizing the distribution of these medications would prevent 7%–12% of the stroke disparity among racial/ethnic minorities.

Channels: All Journal News, Kidney Disease, Race and Ethnicity, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Pharmaceuticals,

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Lower Income Linked to Certain Kidney Diseases

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Researchers observed incremental increases in the incidence of 2 types of kidney disease—lupus nephritis and ANCA-related glomerulonephritis—with increasingly lower income.

Channels: All Journal News, Kidney Disease, Poverty,

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Newswise: Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants

Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released when coal, gas, oil and refuse are burned.

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20-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST
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The fat around your arteries may actually keep them healthy

Michigan State University

A Michigan State University researcher is adding new evidence to the argument that the fat around our arteries may play an important role in keeping those blood vessels healthy. The finding could affect how researchers test for treatments related to plaque buildup in our arteries, or atherosclerosis, an issue that can often lead to a heart attack, which is currently a leading cause of death in the United States.

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20-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST
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AACN Announces 2020 Election Results for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce the results of its 2020 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

Channels: Education, In the Workplace, Nursing,

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20-Feb-2020 4:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Southern Ocean Medical Center Clinician Earns 
First Stroke Advanced Board Certification

Southern Ocean Medical Center Clinician Earns First Stroke Advanced Board Certification

Hackensack Meridian Health

Michele Galati, BSN, R.N., ASC-BC, SCRN, CMSRN, stroke clinical coordinator of Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center, is one of the first to pass the Advanced Stroke Coordinator certification examination. Ms. Galati is one of only three nurses to attain the Association of Neurovascular Clinicians’ (ANVC) new Advanced Board Certification (ANVC-BC) in New Jersey.

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Physics tool helps track cancer cell diversity

Cornell University

A Cornell-led team took a novel, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the behavior of breast tumor cells by employing a statistical modeling technique more commonly used in physics and economics. The team was able to demonstrate how the diversity, or heterogeneity, of cancer cells can be influenced by their chemical environment – namely, by interactions with a specific protein, which leads to tumor growth.

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