Urban Studies Institute receives $250,000 grant to study mobility challenges, improve health outcome

IMAGE: Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant under Systems for Action, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to study the mobility… view more  Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant under Systems for Action, a national program of the Robert…

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Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act

IMAGE: The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The finding could… view more  Even single-celled organisms desire partners every now and then. Leishmania – single-celled parasites that cause infections of the skin and internal organs –…

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One-fifth of US surgeons still overusing riskier procedure to create kidney dialysis access

IMAGE: A diagram showing how kidney dialysis is conducted after an arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery has provided access to the circulatory system. A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study reveals that many… view more  Credit: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/National Institutes of Health Long-term hemodialysis is a lifesaver for approximately half a million…

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Study shows that strength and weight training can control diabetes in obese individuals

IMAGE: A moderate training protocol reduced liver fat and made the organ more sensitive to insulin, even before loss of body weight occurred. view more  Credit: Guilherme Peruca Research conducted at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, shows that vigorous physical exercise such as strength and weight training can reduce accumulated liver…

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N.I.H. Head Calls for End to All-Male Panels of Scientists

The word “scientist” does not specify a gender. And yet, for eons — well, ever since conferences and symposiums emerged from the primordial academic soup — the majority of prominent scientific speakers and panelists have been men. This phenomenon has been documented in studies and spawned many mocking monikers: “manference,” “himposium,” “manel.” People have tried…

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