‘Home’ is where success — or failure — rests: Personal context directly affects CPAP use

IMAGE: Marianne Matthias, PhD and Edward Miech, EdD are Regenstrief Institute research scientists. view more  INDIANAPOLIS – CPAP, short for continuous positive airway pressure, is the most commonly used therapy for obstructive sleep apnea and is prescribed to millions. It is estimated that half of those prescribed CPAP find treatment adherence difficult despite untreated sleep apnea’s…

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C-Path, FNIH announce clinical development user’s guide for kidney safety biomarkers

TUCSON, Ariz., March 14, 2019 — The Critical Path Institute’s (C-Path) Predictive Safety Testing Consortium (PSTC) today announced availability of the User’s Guide: Kidney Safety Composite Measure Biomarker for Use in Clinical Development. Authored by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium Kidney Safety Biomarker Project Team and PSTC’s Nephrotoxicity Working…

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Trump administration’s 2020 Budget Request ‘deeply troubling’ for older Americans, AGS

IMAGE: Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals that has–for more than 75 years–worked to improve the health, independence, and quality… view more  Credit: (C) 2019, American Geriatrics Society Trillions of dollars in cuts to everything from the nation’s largest insurer to programs for training more…

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Chemical innovation by relatives of the ice cream bean explains tropical biodiversity

IMAGE: Inga acuminata leaves damaged by plant-eating insects. New results published in Science by Dale Forrister, doctoral student at the University of Utah, suggest that, during the sapling stage of tropical… view more  Credit: Steve Paton, Smithsonian Tropical Research Constant pressure from hungry insects forces plants to innovate: producing new chemicals to protect themselves. This is…

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