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Article ID: 702431

A New Test Published in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Help Prevent Kidney Failure in Diabetic Patients

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Researchers have developed a new test that could diagnose chronic kidney disease early in patients with type 2 diabetes. This novel method, published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal, could improve quality of life for diabetic patients by potentially catching chronic kidney disease in time to stop its progression to full-blown kidney failure.

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Article ID: 702429

Food Systems Planning Experts Say It’s Time to Reflect on Local Governments’ Efforts

University at Buffalo

Special issue of peer-reviewed journal addresses key questions in food systems planning efforts.

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18-Oct-2018 12:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702348

Kids Health Outcomes Have More to do With Parents Level of Education Than Income

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A recent Rutgers study finds that parents educated beyond high school have healthier families, as they invest more in family health care which reduces the likelihood of adverse medical conditions.

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18-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702428

Childhood Trauma, Depression Linked to Higher Risk of Longer-Term Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

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

Breast cancer survivors who experienced trauma early in life and depression after their cancer treatments are at increased risk of persistent fatigue, a new UCLA study shows. Some of the key predictors of longer-term fatigue for this group of women include elevated levels of depressive symptoms after treatment and a history of childhood adversity, such as abuse, neglect, household conflict and disorganization.

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18-Oct-2018 11:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702425

UC San Diego Epidemiologist Named to TIME’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care

University of California San Diego Health

Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, associate dean of global health sciences at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, was named today one of TIME magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018, which identifies people who “have changed the state of health care in America this year, and bear watching for what they do next.”

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Article ID: 702419

S&T Provides Real-Time Technology Solutions in Response to Major Hurricanes

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

As Hurricane Florence approached the United States East Coast this September and Hurricane Michael approached Florida, emergency managers and responders looked to predictive, situational awareness and decision support tools to help them prepare for the impending landfall and to respond once the storm arrived.

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18-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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UAH to Host Space Commercialization Workshop on Oct. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m.

University of Alabama Huntsville

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Charger Union Theater on the UAH campus. It will feature two panel discussions and a keynote address from Kevin O’Connell, Director, Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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18-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702421

3-D Printed Prototype Sets the Stage for Bionic Eye Replacements

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, with support from NIBIB, used a 3-D bioprinting technique to print photordetectors onto a curved surface. Through the combination of design innovation and the use of materials—including synthetic conducting polymers, functional electronics, and biological tissue—the team is creating prototypes of multiple replacement body parts, including skin, ears, spinal cord, and now a bionic eye.

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