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109 Healthcare Groups Urge Congress to Immediately Reverse CMS Policy Linking Physician Payment Adjustments to Part B Drug Costs

More than 100 of the nation’s leading patient and provider organizations – including the American College of Rheumatology – are urging Congressional leaders to immediately reverse a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that will create enormous financial uncertainty for specialty providers and jeopardize patient access to vital Part B drug therapies.

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One Giant Step Behind for Mankind

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Researchers analyzed the archived mission reports from the Apollo moonwalks to see how well moonwalkers were able to stick to their expected timelines. On nearly every extravehicular activity, activities took longer than predicted to complete.

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New Research Finds Drinking 100% Fruit Juice Does Not Affect Blood Sugar Levels

New research shows that 100% juice has no impact on blood sugar levels.

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Changing the Lens on Poverty Research

Poverty statistics have never told the complete story, but new research from Georgia Tech economist Shatakshee Dhongde is pioneering a new approach for measuring deprivation among the elderly

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Artificial Intelligence Used to Limit Collision-Prone Roadways

Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) are nearing completion on a two-year study to develop an image-based system for monitoring and assessing the safety of intersections that could potentially prevent fatal crashes.

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‘Hide or Get Eaten,’ Urine Chemicals Tell Mud Crabs

Mud crabs hide for their lives if blue crabs, which prey upon them, pee anywhere near them. Pinpointing urine compounds for the first time that warn the mud crabs of predatory peril initiates a new level of understanding of how chemicals invisibly regulate undersea wildlife and ecosystems.

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Want to Beat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs? Rethink That Strep Throat Remedy

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Antibiotics could become nearly useless by mid-century against intense infections due to bacteria evolving antibiotic resistance. And alternatives haven't been able to replace them. It's time for a rethink: Try reducing antibiotic use for small infections and find alternate treatments for them. Save antibiotics for the big infections.

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Project Will Provide Reaction Kinetics Data for Deterministic Synthesis of Metallic Nanocrystals

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Researchers have published the first part of what they expect to be a database showing the kinetics involved in producing colloidal metal nanocrystals – which are suitable for catalytic, biomedical, photonic and electronic applications – through an autocatalytic mechanism.

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Gecko Adhesion Technology Moves Closer To Industrial Uses

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While human-made devices inspired by gecko feet have emerged in recent years, enabling their wearers to slowly scale a glass wall, the possible applications of gecko-adhesion technology go far beyond Spiderman-esque antics.

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lactic acid bacteria, Influenza A Virus, Vaccines, Immunity, Sang-Moo Kang, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Probiotics

Lactic Acid Bacteria Can Protect Against Influenza A Virus, Study Finds

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Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University.







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