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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ investment in nurse-driven research tops $1 million

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Since launching its grants program in 2011, AACN has awarded more than $1 million and 20 Impact Research Grants to ensure a pipeline for evidence-based resources in support of a wide range of priorities. Applications for 2019 funding will be accepted until Nov. 1.

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17-Oct-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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Scientists uncover secret structure to safer explosives

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have shown that the structure of microscopic pores in high explosive materials can significantly impact performance and safety. These findings open the door to the possibility of tuning high explosives by engineering their microstructure.

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17-Oct-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Cellular clean-up crews linked to how body handles sugar

University of Chicago

How our bodies handle glucose—the simple sugar that provides energy from the food we eat—appears to be intertwined with how cells keep themselves functioning normally, according to new University of Chicago research.

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16-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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SDSC’s Health CI Division, University of Rhode Island Announce Data Protection Agreement

University of California San Diego

The Health Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has partnered with the University of Rhode Island (URI) to provide an environment to protect a variety of data for researchers and PIs across the URI campus.

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Which Factors Are Linked with Wellbeing and Medication Adherence in Young Adults with Kidney Failure?

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a study of young adults with kidney failure, poor wellbeing and lower medication adherence were both associated with psychological morbidity. • Dialysis treatment (vs. kidney transplantation) was associated with poorer wellbeing and medication adherence.

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10-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Researchers Develop, Test New System for Making Biorenewable Chemicals

Iowa State University

The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting development of a system for producing biobased chemicals that's based on the idea of "bioprivileged molecules." Researchers at the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University say such molecules have new and valuable properties.

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16-Oct-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Physiologist Publishes Findings on the Role of the Protein Titin in Muscle Contraction

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Kiisa Nishikawa and her team studied how titin, actin and calcium interact and how those interactions can affect the treatment of diseases like muscular dystrophy.

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16-Oct-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Protein Derived From Cottonseed for Human Nutrition One Step Closer to Reality

Texas A&M AgriLife

Dr. Keerti Rathore, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist, received word that Texas A&M’s “Petition for Determination of Non-regulated Status for Ultra-Low Gossypol Cottonseed TAM66274” has been approved by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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NAU Geneticist Awarded $500,000 USDA Grant to Prevent Tick-Borne Cattle Fever

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Joe Busch studies the ticks that carry cattle fever, where were largely eradicated in the United States but are crossing the southern border and infecting cattle.

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16-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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For-Profit Nursing Home Residents More Likely to Be Diagnosed with Neglect Issues

University of Illinois at Chicago

Residents receiving care in for-profit nursing homes are almost twice as likely to experience health issues caused by substandard care compared with clients living in not-for-profit facilities or in homes in the community, according to a new report in the journal Gerontology.The researchers, led by Lee Friedman, associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, also found that community-dwelling adults 60 years old and older who need assistance with tasks related to daily living but do not live in a nursing home had the fewest number of clinical signs of neglect compared with those living in any type of nursing facility.

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