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DHS Announces FY20 Small Business Innovation Research Topics

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Topics for the new DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 20.1 Pre-Solicitation have been released. The Pre-Solicitation contains 11 topic descriptions, nine from the DHS S&T and two from CWMD Office.

Channels: Entrepreneurship, Technology, Cybersecurity,

Released:
15-Nov-2019 2:05 AM EST
Newswise: Researchers develop cell therapy to improve memory and stop seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury

Researchers develop cell therapy to improve memory and stop seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury

University of California, Irvine

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury. The study, titled “Transplanted interneurons improve memory precision after traumatic brain injury,” was published today in Nature Communications.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, Neuro,

Released:
15-Nov-2019 2:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Beating diabetes:

Beating diabetes:

University of South Australia

Every five minutes, someone in Australia is diagnosed with diabetes. It’s Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition, but as its prevalence grows more people are adding dietary supplements to their diets in the hope of reducing their risk of the disease. But how effective are dietary supplements?

Channels: Diabetes, Obesity, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 7:05 PM EST
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New Report Exposes Horror of Working Conditions for Millions of Sanitation Workers in the Developing World

World Health Organization (WHO)

14 November 2019 | Geneva. Millions of sanitation workers in the developing world are forced to work in conditions that endanger their health and lives, and violate their dignity and human rights, according to a report released today.

Channels: Environmental Health, In the Workplace, Public Health, Staff Picks,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST
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Wearable and Implantable Devices May Transform Care for Patients with Kidney Failure

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Wearable and implantable devices may allow for intensive self-care for patients with kidney failure outside of the clinic. • Additional research must focus on technological improvements to bring such ambulatory devices to patients as envisioned by the recent Executive Order on the “Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative”.

Channels: All Journal News, Kidney Disease,

Released:
10-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Genetics May Determine Who Benefits from Broccoli’s Effects on Kidney Health

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Deletion of the gene that codes for an enzyme called GSTM1 increased kidney injury in mice with hypertension and kidney disease, but supplementing the diet with broccoli powder lessened kidney injury in the genetically altered mice. • In humans, high consumption of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables was linked with a lower risk of kidney failure, primarily in individuals lacking GSTM1.

Channels: Kidney Disease,

Released:
10-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Cell bio society's journal joins portable peer review platform

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) is one of the first journals to participate in a new platform that enables journal-independent, “portable” peer review.

Channels: All Journal News, In the Workplace, Media and Journalism,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST
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14-Nov-2019 4:50 PM EST

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Newswise: Master regulator in mitochondria is critical for muscle function and repair

Master regulator in mitochondria is critical for muscle function and repair

Thomas Jefferson University

New study identifies how loss of mitochondrial protein MICU1 disrupts calcium balance and causes muscle atrophy and weakness

Channels: Cell Biology, Neuro,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 4:35 PM EST
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Loyola University Medical Center Names Steven Edelstein, MD, Chair of Anesthesiology

Loyola Medicine

Steven Edelstein, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, has been named chair for the Loyola University Medical Center department of anesthesiology, effective December 1, 2019.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, In the Workplace,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 4:35 PM EST
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