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Article ID: 711601

UChicago Medicine receives $3.8 million, five-year grant to study stimulation and sedation in excessive drinkers

University of Chicago Medical Center

A leading clinical and research psychologist at the University of Chicago Medicine has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) — a division of the National Institutes of Health — to understand alcohol responses in individuals who have problems controlling their drinking.

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18-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 711599

Discovery May Help Explain Why Women Get Autoimmune Diseases Far More Often than Men

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap in incidence between women and men. Having too much if it in skin cells pushes the immune system into overdrive, leading to an autoimmune response and symptoms similar to lupus.

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18-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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    18-Apr-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711227

Investigators Incorporate Randomized Trial within Dialysis Care Delivery

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients currently receive. • The trial was conducted through a partnership between academic investigators and 2 large dialysis provider organizations using a highly centralized implementation approach. • Although the trial accomplished most of its demonstration project objectives, uptake of the intervention was insufficient to determine whether longer sessions improve outcomes.

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12-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711567

Doctors in the house: Hospitalists elevate level of care for inpatients

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Hospital medicine is a relatively new discipline – the term for those who practice it, hospitalists, dates only to 1996 – but it is one of the fastest growing fields in medicine today because of dramatic ways health care has changed over the past two decades.

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18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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    18-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711323

Embargoed AJPH research: Lead in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria deaths, Ohio refugee lead levels, political economy and public health

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue of AJPH, find research on lead levels in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria causes of death, Ohio refugee lead levels, and politics and public health

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15-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 711595

Census Scholars Submit Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Citizenship Question

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

A group of scholars from five universities has submitted a "friend of the court" brief to the Supreme Court concluding that a citizenship question has never been asked of the entire U.S. population in execution of the U.S. Census. The finding refutes the administration's claim, which is part of a lawsuit that the high court will review April 23.

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18-Apr-2019 3:40 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 711563

The Weak Side of the Proton

Department of Energy, Office of Science

A precision measurement of the proton’s weak charge narrows the search for new physics.

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18-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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