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Article ID: 701982

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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Article ID: 702320

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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Article ID: 702319

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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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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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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UT Southwestern receives national excellence in diversity award

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center has received the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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