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Article ID: 696408

‘Exam Roulette’ Could Quell Essay-induced Anxiety

American Physiological Society (APS)

For many students, essay tests are a source of dread and anxiety. But for professors, these tests provide an excellent way to assess a student’s depth of knowledge and critical-thinking skills. At the American Physiological Society’s (APS’s) Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison, Wis., Andrew Petzold, PhD, of the University of Minnesota Rochester Center for Learning Innovation, will discuss how a game of chance can lead to increased student preparation and motivation.

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Bringing Study Abroad to Commuters: A Case Study at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester

American Physiological Society (APS)

Studying abroad can impart a number of valuable, lifelong skills in students, including improved foreign language skills, appreciation for other cultures and, importantly, access to unique learning opportunities only available in certain countries and settings. However, less than 10 percent of U.S. college students participate in study abroad experiences. The cost of these experiences remains a major impediment to many students. As part of the American Physiological Society’s (APS’s) Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison, Wis., Patricia A. Halpin, PhD, will present a case study of a pilot program that aimed to provide more opportunities for students at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester to study abroad.

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Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Low-Income Kidney Failure Patients Get on the Transplant Waitlist Before Starting Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to cover more low-income individuals, there was an increase in the number of Medicaid beneficiaries who were preemptively waitlisted to receive a kidney transplant. • Medicaid expansion was associated with greater gains racial and ethnic minorities in being listed pre-emptively on the transplant waitlist compared with whites.

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Reduction in Protein in the Urine Is a Treatment Goal in Children with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The blood pressure–lowering medication ramipril reduced protein excretion—or proteinuria—in children with chronic kidney disease. • Greater reductions in proteinuria during the first months of treatment were linked with a lower risk of kidney disease progression.

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Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: A Wake-up Call

Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Kyran Quinlan and colleagues at Rush issue an urgent call for prevention strategies for sleep-related infant deaths in his viewpoint, “Protecting Infants From Sleep-Related Deaths” published in the June 18 online issue of JAMA Pediatrics.

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PPPL Physicists Aim to Unlock Mysteries of Fusion with Early Career Research Awards

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Article describes PPPL winner of DOE Early Career Awards.

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Texas Tech Named Finalist for National Community Engagement Award

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University has been selected as one of four regional winners of the 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award, designating the university as a finalist for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award.

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Warren Alpert Foundation Honors Pioneering Discoveries in Cystic Fibrosis

Harvard Medical School

The 2018 Warren Alpert Foundation Prizehas been awarded to five scientists for transformative discoveries in the fields of genetics, physiology, pulmonology and pharmacology that have led to the development of life-altering precision-targeted treatments for the devastating multiorgan disease cystic fibrosis (CF).

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Expert says U.S. withdrawal from U.N. Human Rights Council is not a surprising move by administration

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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