Archive | April 2015

Researchers find worm index closely associated with a nation’s human development index

With the Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2000 coming to an end in 2015, and the new Sustainable Development Goals now in the works to establish a set of targets for the future of international development, experts at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a…
Source: Researchers find worm index closely associated with a nation’s human development index

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ResMed launches Lumis series of noninvasive ventilation devices to manage respiratory stability of patients

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) today announced its Lumis™ series of noninvasive ventilation devices that combine personalized, simplified therapy with powerful wireless connected care capabilities. The Lumis series builds upon ResMed’s legacy of innovation as a new option for pat…
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Waking proteins up from deep sleep to study their motions

In order to carry out their functions, proteins need to move. Scientists at EPFL have developed a new technique to study motions in proteins with unprecedented accuracy. The method, which is based on NMR, freezes proteins down to immobility, then slowly heats them to ‘wake them up’ and restart mo…
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Why We Can’t Take Chipotle’s GMO Announcement All That Seriously

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Chipotle restaurant workers in Miami, Fla., fill orders on Apr. 27, the day that the company claimed it would only use non-GMO ingredients in its food.

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Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals’ Costs Of Caring For Uninsured

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St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md., is one of the 131 hospitals run by Ascension Health. It’s a not-for-profit, Catholic health care system that treats many low-income patients who can’t pay their bills.

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Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents

Fresno native Mark Arax has written about the war over water in his state for decades. “It used to be the farmers against the delta smelt fish, and now it’s the urbanite against the almond,” he says.

Source: Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents