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Article ID: 703732

Home-Based Visits Benefit Rural Patients with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• A pilot program delivered by community health representatives in the homes of patients with chronic kidney disease in Zuni Pueblo in rural New Mexico promoted patients’ active involvement in their own care. • The program also led to modest improvements in several clinical measures, including decreases in body mass index, blood glucose levels, and inflammation, and improved mental health quality of life.

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Article ID: 704106

Jefferson Lab Director Appointed to Distinguished Professorship

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Stuart Henderson, director of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been appointed the Governor's Distinguished CEBAF professor at Old Dominion University. The position is supported by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is named for the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, which is the main research facility located at Jefferson Lab.

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Self-Sensing Materials Are Here

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers invented a way to make a nanomaterial-embedded composite that is stronger than other fiber-reinforced composites and imbued with a new capability—the ability to monitor its own structural health.

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An Overdue First Step; Immediate Follow-up Needed

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In response to today’s shocking data from the CDC documenting a 78 percent increase e-cigarette use among high schoolers and a 48 percent increase among middle schoolers, the FDA is finally taking concrete action to regulate tobacco products. The American Thoracic Society strongly supports the initial announcement, but more concrete action is needed.

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Beneath the surface: Geography students cave in Cuba

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Maria Perez, an assistant professor of geography in West Virginia University’s Department of Geology and Geography, led members of the student caving club, WVU Student Grotto, on a new study abroad trip to Cuba in May 2018.

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WVU first site to launch clinical trial utilizing non-opioid micropellet implant for chronic pain

West Virginia University

As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University today marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of an injectable non-opioid, non-steroid micropellet to treat sciatica.

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Diverse Biofeedstocks Have High Ethanol Yields and Offer Biorefineries Flexibility

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Evidence suggests that biorefineries can accept various feedstocks without negatively impacting the amount of ethanol produced per acre.

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