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New program for OneBusAway app makes buses more user-friendly for blind riders

It's a daily routine for many transit riders in the Seattle area: Pull out your smartphone, check the OneBusAway app, then decide whether you need to sprint to the bus stop or can afford that last sip of coffee.
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Rettsyndrome.Org awards $1.5M to advance translational research, support Neuro-Habilitation Program

The International Rett Syndrome Foundation now doing business as Rettsyndrome.org announces today that the Board of Trustees has awarded $1.5M to support 10 new grants to further translational research and launch of the neuro-habilitation therapeutic program, and fund clinical research.
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Penn researchers analyze clinical practice guidelines

The common thought in the medical community is that the randomized, controlled trial is the gold standard in medical research.
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Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy gets $4M grant from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $4 million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health to help the Center continue its mission of making discoveries that save lives and reduce costs due to injuries.
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Human gut microbiota can influence susceptibility to Campylobacter infection

The specific composition of bacterial species in a person's gut may protect against or increase susceptibility to Campylobacter, the most common cause of human bacterial intestinal inflammation, according research published this week in mBio-, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Researchers validate criteria that predicts early menopause in young cancer survivors

Girls with cancer who are most likely to become infertile after treatment can be identified using guidelines developed almost 20 years ago, new research shows.
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Social integration, strong family ties can help those who struggle with substance abuse

Social integration, including strong family ties, can protect one's well-being and even reduce the impact high-risk genes have on health.
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Flexible work arrangement may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status, gender

While some suggest that flexible work arrangements have the potential to reduce workplace inequality, a new study finds these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender.
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Avizia announces closing of equity financing round

Avizia, Inc., a leading provider of cutting-edge telemedicine solutions, today announced that it has closed an equity financing round led by NextGen Angels along with Blu Venture Investors and Middleland Capital.
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Cellular Research announces start of early access program for Precise assays

Cellular Research announced today the start of an early access program for its Precise assays and is currently making the product available to 10 sites.
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Cardiva Medical closes private equity financing and senior secured facility with GE Capital

Cardiva Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed the first two tranches of a $16.5 million Series 3 private equity financing and a $12.5 million senior secured facility with GE Capital.
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Thermo sensitive collagen hydrogel in dynamic culture enhances tissue-engineered peripheral nerve

Tissue engineering technologies offer new treatment strategies for the repair of peripheral nerve injury, but cell loss between seeding and adhesion to the scaffold remains inevitable.
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New report analyzes worldwide markets for Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.
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Violent video games can cause depression in children, new study finds

While much attention has focused on the link between violent video game playing and aggression among youths, a new study finds significantly increased signs of depression among preteens with high daily exposure to violent video games.
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Research highlights influence of neighborhoods on older Mexican-American men's problem drinking

LSU Sociology Professor Samuel Stroope is the lead author of a new study, "Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Problem Drinking among Older Mexican American Men," that will appear in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
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Some mothers-to-be opt out of getting flu vaccine despite recommendations from physicians

Both mother and fetus are at increased risk for complications of flu infection during pregnancy. And prenatal care providers say they're advising women to get the flu vaccine, in line with recommendations from various organizations. But many pregnant women don't understand the importance of this advice-and don't get the vaccine.
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State highlights: Calif. hospital bid draws scrutiny; hospital house calls

Prime Healthcare Services Inc., a hospital chain that has come under fire for billing and patient privacy issues, is facing opposition over its potential acquisition of six California hospitals, including two medical centers in Los Angeles County. On Friday, hospital workers, union representatives and elected officials protested against Prime outside St. Vincent Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles, one of the six hospitals put up for sale this year by the Daughters of Charity Health System (Garland, 8/15).
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Study suggests mental illness doesn't preclude enjoying life

Schizophrenia is among the most severe forms of mental illness, yet some people with the disease are as happy as those in good physical and mental health according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
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Baylor sociologist reveals how older adults in US weathered the 'Great Recession'

The "Great Recession" may have put a dent in many older adults' pocketbooks, but a new study by Baylor University found that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in "financial strain" between 2006 and 2010.
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Rheumatologic diseases can initially present as neurological disorders, delay diagnosis for many months

Lupus and other rheumatologic diseases can initially present as neurological disorders such as headaches and seizures, and thus delay diagnosis for many months, according to Loyola University Medical Center neurologists.
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