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Article ID: 710117

Um procedimento cardíaco para AFib melhor que a terapia medicamentosa para a redução de episódios, melhora da qualidade de vida e dos sintomas, contudo, sem diminuir a taxa de falecimento ou acidente vascular cerebral

Mayo Clinic

A fibrilação atrial é uma arritmia comum que afeta cerca de 30 milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo. Uma nova pesquisa mostra que a ablação por cateter, um procedimento cardiovascular comum, parece ser tão eficaz quanto a terapia medicamentosa para prevenir acidentes vasculares cerebrais, óbitos e outras complicações em pacientes com fibrilação atrial.

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22-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710113

On Diabetes Alert Day, Understand Your Risk for Prediabetes and Take Action to Prevent A Lifetime with Type 2 Diabetes

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

Tuesday, March 26 is Diabetes Alert Day! An important time to remind Americans about the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Currently, 1 in 3 is at risk for developing the disease.

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22-Mar-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Study Shows How Electricity-Eating Microbes Use Electrons to Fix Carbon Dioxide

Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis explains the cellular processes that allow a sun-loving microbe to "eat" electricity -- transferring electrons to fix carbon dioxide to fuel its growth. The work is led by Arpita Bose, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, and Michael Guzman, a PhD candidate in her laboratory.

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22-Mar-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Bacteria in Urine Doesn’t Always Indicate Infection

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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22-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710108

Fred Hutch at AACR: NextGen star, liquid biopsies, immunotherapy, cancer genetics, health disparities and more

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s latest findings in immunotherapies, nanoparticles to deliver gene therapy, the genetic underpinnings of cancer, insights on health disparities and more will be showcased at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. The conference, “Integrative Cancer Science — Global Impact — Individualized Patient Care,” will be held March 29–April 3 in Atlanta.

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22-Mar-2019 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710097

FAU Neuroscientist Alex Keene Named Kavli Fellow by National Academy of Sciences

Florida Atlantic University

Alex Keene, Ph.D., a leading neuroscientist, has been named a Kavli Fellow by The National Academy of Sciences. He is only the second faculty member at FAU to receive this recognition.

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22-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Scaling forward

Argonne National Laboratory

An Argonne scientist has new ways of accelerating the development of new organic materials for electronics. The new approaches could have applications in other types of materials science research.

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20-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Female radiation oncologists submit fewer charges to Medicare, collect less revenue, study finds

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study by UCLA researchers has found that female radiation oncologists submit fewer charges to Medicare, are reimbursed less per charge submitted and receive lower Medicare payments overall in comparison to male radiation oncologists.

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22-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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UAlberta paleontologists report world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

University of Alberta

University of Alberta paleontologists have just reported the world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed “Scotty,” lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago.

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22-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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