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Rheumatology leaders applaud re-introduction of Patients' Access to Treatment Act

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the leadership of Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) in reintroducing H.R. 2999, the Patients' Access to Treatment Act (PATA). The bipartisan legislation would limit cost-sharing requirements for medications placed on specialty insurance tiers and make innovative and necessary therapies more accessible to Americans living with rheumatic diseases by reducing excessive out-of-pocket expenses.



By far, men garner most coveted speaking slots at virology meetings

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In their recent study, published in the Journal of Virology, the University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined 35 years worth of invited speaker rosters from four prominent virology meetings, including the American Society for Virology, which is hosting its annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin starting June 24, 2017. They found that men were overwhelmingly represented. For example, between 1982 and 2017, 77 percent of the speakers at ASV's annual meetings were male.



Algorithm generates origami folding patterns for any shape

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to produce any 3-D structure.



More democracy through mathematics

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) For democratic elections to be fair, voting districts must have similar sizes. When populations shift, districts need to be redistributed -- a complex and, in many countries, controversial task when political parties attempt to influence redistricting. Mathematicians at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed a method that allows the efficient calculation of optimally sized voting districts.



Senate health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age, AGS experts

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Geriatrics Society) Newest proposal in a line of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will harm access to key health services for older Americans, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, the AGS has said in a statement.



Pitt's Chris Wilmer captures AIChE Young Investigator Award

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pittsburgh) The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) selected Christopher Wilmer, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, as its 2017 recipient of the Young Investigator Award for Modeling and Simulation. According to AIChE, the award recognizes 'outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications.'



Dune ecosystem modelling

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Freiburg) Using the acacia as an example, researchers show that the location has an effect on interaction with other species.



UK Robotics Week to demonstrate the nation's world-leading robotics and AI research

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) The UK's world-leading robotics research will be showcased at the second UK Robotics Week, which begins on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 and runs until Friday, 30 June.A week-long program of events will take place across the country, showcasing the latest research in areas such as surgery, social care and disaster relief, and will culminate in the International Robotics Showcase, which takes place on 30 June.



NUS study: Plants sacrifice 'daughters' to survive chilly weather

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(National University of Singapore) A new study by a team of plant biologists from the National University of Singapore found that some plants may selectively kill part of their roots to survive under cold weather conditions.



Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Waterloo) Selfless heroism isn't the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests.



ACP expresses 'strongest opposition' to Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) expresses our strongest possible opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017, legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).



Child safety or parental duty: New study maps out core concepts in the vaccination debate

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Virginia Tech) 'A single phrase can conjure up completely different images in our minds, depending on how that concept is organized in our mental models,' said Samarth Swarup, a research assistant professor at Virginia Tech.



ACR acknowledges CMS efforts to increase flexibility and reduce regulatory burdens

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today welcomed components of a new proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP) as containing several positive developments for rheumatology providers.



Bacterial organizational complexities revealed

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Michigan State University) For the first time, scientists have visualized the fine details of bacterial microcompartment shells -- the organisms' submicroscopic nanoreactors, which are comprised completely of protein.



Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don't sell brands, products

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Ads with sexual appeals are more likely to be remembered but don't sell the brand or product, according to a meta-analysis of nearly 80 advertising studies, published online this week by the International Journal of Advertising. Researchers found no positive effect on study participants' ability to remember the brands featured in such ads or on their intention to buy the product. The research was led by University of Illinois advertising professor John Wirtz.



Study examines gun policy preferences across racial groups

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Illinois at Chicago) Support for all forms of gun control is stronger among Latinos and blacks than whites, according to researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.



UTA to develop solution ensuring better user experience with data center optimization

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Arlington) Hao Che, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, and Hong Jiang, the Wendell H. Nedderman Professor and department chair of CSE, believe they have a mathematical solution that will allow outstanding user experiences while balancing computing and network resource allocation.



Russian scientists designed unique energy absorbing container

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University) The protective container, with world's best energy absorption characteristics, was designed and manufactured at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Computer-Aided Engineering Centre of Excellence (CompMechLab®) in collaboration with LLC 'Special and Medical Equipment'.A technology was developed to ensures the safety and efficiency of fragile equipment (for example, high-precision devices weighing up to 8 kg) when dropped from 125 meters height on hard surface (concrete, rocky base).



Biofilms -- the eradication has begun

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(McGill University Health Centre) Biofilms are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes in order to colonize surfaces. They protect microbes from the body's immune system and increase their resistance to antibiotics. Biofilms represent one of the biggest threats to patients in hospital settings. But there is good news -- Canadian scientists have developed a novel enzyme technology that prevents the formation of biofilms and can also break them down.



Crowdsourced data may inaccurately represent some population groups

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of California - San Francisco) While crowdsourcing, a practice that enables study participants to submit data electronically, has grown in use for health and medical research, a study led by UC San Francisco comparing the online approach to a standard telephone survey has found that certain crowdsourced groups are either over- or underrepresented by age, race/ethnicity, education and physical activity.



Using science to combat addiction

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In this Policy Forum, Keith Humphreys and colleagues highlight the need for science, and particularly neuroscience, to inform policies that address addiction.



New screen coating makes reading in sunlight a lot easier -- the secret? Moth eyes

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(The Optical Society) Screens on even the newest phones and tablets can be hard to read outside in bright sunlight. Inspired by the nanostructures found on moth eyes, researchers have developed a new antireflection film that could keep people from having to run to the shade to look at their mobile devices.



Study debunks claim of greatly improved survival rate for gunshot victims

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Duke University) The survival rate of US gunshot victims has not shown a marked improvement, as other recent studies have suggested, according to new research from Duke University and the University of California, Davis. The purported increase in survival rate had been credited to improvements in emergency treatment and medical care of critically injured patients. But on close analysis, researchers found problems in the way data was collected and coded.



Pollinator extinctions alter structure of ecological networks

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Emory Health Sciences) The absence of a single dominant bumblebee species from an ecosystem disrupts foraging patterns among a broad range of remaining pollinators in the system -- from other bees to butterflies, beetles and more, field experiments show.



U study finds recognition technology a step closer to use in courtroom

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Minnesota) A report by University of Minnesota Law Professor Francis Shen, the study's lead author and director of the Neurolaw Lab, finds that brain-based memory recognition technology may be one step closer to court. The findings suggest American jurors can appropriately integrate the evidence in their evaluations of criminal defendants, which could ultimately lead to an additional expert witness on the stand.