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CDC funds University of Maryland initiative to address LGBTQ mental health

UMD Prevention Research Center is the only 1 nationwide focused on eliminating LGBTQ+ mental health disparities Credit: Lisa Helfert The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) is working to improve mental health and health care for LGBTQ+ people with new funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through a new cooperative agreement that supports a select group of national prevention research centers, the CDC is

Endangered black rhino expecting first calf

Credit: D. Turner, Michigan State University For the first time, there’s a pregnant black rhino at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan and Michigan State University veterinarians are part of the team bringing her to term. Vets and students from MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center are working alongside the zoo staff to monitor the pregnancy, as well as learn from and plan for delivery. Doppsee,

How bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto’s failure

Credit: Peters and MacKenzie/Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice In October 2014, Seattle launched Pronto, a docked bike-share program. But Pronto had problems shifting into a higher gear, and the city ended the program in 2017, making Seattle one of the few cities in the world to shut down a modern public bike sharing system. Then, four months later, Seattle became the first city in the U.S. to allow

Tata Consulting Engineers Limited Hiring B.Tech/B.E. – Civil foDesign Engineer

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Vodafone Idea Limited Hiring B.Tech/B.E. for Manager

Vodafone Idea Limited Recruiting For Manager   Vodafone Idea Limited Have Released the Openings For the Position of IT/Networking-Manager For  B.Tech/B.E. Candidates.The Required Details of the Post is Mentioned Below.Please Go through the Source Link to Know complete Details and Apply through Source Link.Contact Details or Walk In Details may Provided In Source Link. channelindia.in is Not Responsible If Lack Of Information. Job description or Responsibilities of  IT/Networking-Manager 1. End-to-end planning

New bioinformatics hub at UChicago enables next-gen infectious disease research

NIH-funded resource merges pathogen databases and adds AI capabilities Credit: PATRIC/University of Chicago The most valuable weapon against the next deadly disease outbreak may be data. Scientists aiming to stop or prevent the spread of viral or bacterial pathogens need rapid, comprehensive access to datasets on their genomics, structure, function and more, combined with computational tools to quickly analyze data and make predictions using artificial intelligence techniques. That critical service

Patients say ask before using medical records for research

Learning health care systems using electronic medical records for quality improvement and research should seek patient consent Credit: University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center ANN ARBOR, Michigan — With electronic medical records creating an ideal source of data to inform quality care and new discovery, a key question emerges: How much say should patients have in how their data is used? A new study led by Michigan Medicine researchers finds

Nerve-stimulating leg prosthesis improves movement and functionality in amputees

Credit: Federica Barberi A research team has created a leg prosthesis for lower leg amputees that incorporates advanced neural stimulation, allowing it to recreate sensations of touch in the knee and foot that are missing in conventional prosthetic designs. The neuroprosthesis improved mobility and agility, prevented falls, and allowed for accomplishing complex tasks when tested in three lower leg amputees. Current leg prostheses do not restore the sensation of touch

CSHL press publishes ‘Conscience and Courage,’ the remarkable life story of Henri Termeer

Credit: With permission from Sanofi Genzyme Cold Spring Harbor, New York, October 1, 2019 — Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHL Press) today announced the publication of Conscience and Courage: How Visionary CEO Henri Termeer Built a Biotech Giant and Pioneered the Rare Disease Industry. Written by John Hawkins, a biotech industry expert, long-time consultant to healthcare CEOs and Board Chairmen, and Vice Chairman and Director of Odgers Berndtson, LLC,

UBC study highlights need to improve health care access in Vancouver, Portland and Seattle

Credit: UBC UBC researchers have developed a data science method that analyzes how easily citizens can access hospitals and walk-in health clinics – and it’s a tool that could eventually help city planners and policymakers build smarter, more equitable cities. The researchers wrote data algorithms for three of the largest cities in the Pacific Northwest–Vancouver, Seattle and Portland–comparing each city’s population data with its public transit and hospital networks to