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Many women scientists sexually harassed during fieldwork

news@nature - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:21pm

An expanded survey of abuse in the field points to the need for clearer policies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15571

Kidney Donation Hikes Insurance Denials

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:11pm
(MedPage Today) -- Patients who donate a kidney may run into troubles with insurers down the road, researchers found.

Heart Rate Data Put Artificial Pancreas on Even Keel

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:08pm
(MedPage Today) -- Adding data on a patient's heart rate to the algorithm controlling "artificial pancreas" systems may help prevent blood glucose dips during mild exercise, researchers reported.

Rare Syndrome Cranks Up Inflammation in Lungs, Vessels

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:37pm
(MedPage Today) -- A novel interferon defect appears to cause a rare vascular and pulmonary inflammatory syndrome with onset in infancy, which could have implications for other diseases.

Seven days: 11–17 July 2014

news@nature - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:21pm

The week in science: Smallpox found in fridge; HIV-rebound dashes hope of ‘cure’; and scandal over faked peer review.

Nature 511 268 doi: 10.1038/511268a

Quantum-hub finalists picked

news@nature - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:21pm

UK government considers eight proposals for up to six research centres.

Nature 511 271 doi: 10.1038/511271a

Hot Topics: Health Policy Revisited

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:13pm
(MedPage Today) -- In January, we asked, "What will be the most important issues to watch in health policy in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, we return to our experts to ask them how their predictions are holding up.

Stroke Rounds: Incidence Down, Survival Up -- For Some (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:04pm
(MedPage Today) -- Stroke incidence declined significantly in the U.S. among men and women and for both blacks and whites over the last 2 decades, but the decline has largely been confined to older adults.

Another Drug for HAE Wins FDA Approval

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:51am
(MedPage Today) -- A recombinant C1 esterase inhibitor has expanded the list of therapeutic options for hereditary angioedema (HAE), following FDA approval.

Landslide risks rise up agenda

news@nature - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:21am

Forum on deadly natural phenomena discusses use of simulation and hazard-mapping technologies.

Nature 511 272 doi: 10.1038/511272a

Journal of Full Transparency: He's A Quack!

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:07am
(MedPage Today) -- A peer-reviewed journal throws around some language pretty carelessly.

Morning Break: The B.O. Talk, No Love for Niacin

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:45am
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.

Scripps merger fiasco highlights US funding woes

news@nature - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:21am

Other independent biomedical research institutions have turned to private benefactors.

Nature 511 274 doi: 10.1038/511274a

Charity begins at CERN

news@nature - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:21am

Particle-physics lab sets up fund for ‘extras’ as other big institutes mull similar move.

Nature 511 276 doi: 10.1038/511276a

Pregnancy Loss Linked to Later Heart Disease

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:36pm
(MedPage Today) -- Miscarriages and stillbirths might be a marker for women at higher risk of developing heart disease later in life, an observational study suggested.

Video: Sunflowers move to internal rhythm

news@nature - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 6:21pm

Biological clock choreographs plants' daily pursuit of sunlight.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15548

Fresh blood for UK science as popular minister quits

news@nature - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 6:21pm

Greg Clark, the minister for cities and local growth, will take over from the highly regarded David Willetts as universities and science minister.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15563

California Has Plan for Clearing Medicaid Backlog

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:49pm
(MedPage Today) -- Responding to inquiries from federal officials, the California health department has released a plan it says will dramatically slash its backlog of Medi-Cal applications within 6 weeks.

Journals weigh up double-blind peer review

news@nature - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:21pm

Anonymity of authors as well as reviewers could level field for women and minorities in science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15564

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