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Rigor and Reproducibility Policy One Year Later: How Has the Biomedical Community Responded?

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Leonard P. Freedman, PhD, president of Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) will lead a panel discussion convened by GBSI, titled “Rigor and Reproducibility One Year Later: How Has the Biomedical Community Responded?” Freedman will also introduce a new GBSI report on the life science community’s multiple years of progress toward improved reproducibility by 2020. “Reproducibility2020 Report: Progress and Priorities,” also tracks the GBSI Reproducibility2020 challenge issued February 2016.

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GBSI Report Shows Encouraging Progress Towards Addressing Reproducibility to Significantly Improve Quality of Preclinical Biological Research by Year 2020

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One year after the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) issued its Reproducibility2020 challenge and action plan for the biomedical research community, the organization reports encouraging progress toward the goal to significantly improve the quality of preclinical biological research by year 2020. “Reproducibility2020 Report: Progress and Priorities,” posted today on bioRxiv, identifies action and impact that has been achieved by the life science research community and outlines priorities going forward. The report is the first comprehensive review of the steps being taken to improve reproducibility since the issue became more widely known in 2012.

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Statistics, statistics teaching, Ethics

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat "A Scientific Credibility Crisis"

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A recent survey suggests that many researchers have tried and failed to reproduce other scientists' experiments as well as their own. Georgetown University’s Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, is on a mission to help change that by promoting ethical statistical practices. She’ll lead a panel discussion on the topic Sunday at the AAAS meeting in Boston.

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HIV, Transplantation

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 23-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST

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salt, Blood Pressure, Chronic Kidney Disease

Limiting Salt Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg. • Limiting salt intake also reduced excess fluid retention that is common among patients with kidney disease.

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Transplant Rejection

Discovery May Help Prevent Tissue Scarring and Rejection of Transplanted Kidneys

• During rejection of a transplanted kidney, certain immune cells transform into connective tissue cells, which produce collagen and other fibers. • This transition, which is mediated by the TGF-/Smad3 signaling pathway, leads to scarring and decreased kidney function.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: ACA TV News, Housing Assistance and Health, CVS Tobacco Sales

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: Affordable Care Act television news content; housing assistance’s link to resident health; and the effect of CVS ending tobacco sales on cigarette purchasing.

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Ddos, DDOSD, Cyber, Cybersecurity, cyber research, malicious attacks, DHS, S&T

Turning Back DDoS Attacks

To counter DDoS attacks, the S&T Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Cyber Security Division (CSD) is funding several research projects that will help defenders turn away attacks.

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Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics When Expectations Are High, Study Says

Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if they think the probability of bacterial infection is low and antibiotics would not be effective, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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New Study Contradicts Perceived Immigrant Education Paradox

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Research points out that the most common intergenerational pattern within immigrant families is not extraordinary upward mobility and education, but rather class reproduction

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Smoking Cessation Counseling Successful When Paired with Lung Cancer Screening

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The first successful randomized trial of its kind provides preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung cancer screening can be effective at helping people stop smoking.

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DHS, S&T, R&D, NBAF, agro-defense, Bio, animal disease, Kansas, Laboratory, USDA, Foot And Mouth Disease

NBAF Program Observes Kansas Emergency Response Exercise to Inform Future Planning

The exercise was an early opportunity for the NBAF program to observe a simulated full-scale emergency response to allow its planners to envision how the facility might serve a crucial role in response and recovery.

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Endocrinology, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, Regulatory Agencies, Hormone Distruptors, European Union, European Commission, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Toxicology, chemical regulation

European Commission’s Revised Proposal Limits Ability to Protect Public From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

The Endocrine Society expressed disappointment today in the European Commission's revised proposal on defining and identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), citing unnecessarily narrow criteria for identifying EDCs that will make it nearly impossible for regulatory agencies to meet the unrealistically high burden of proof and protect the public from dangerous chemicals.

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DHS S&T Invites GPS Equipment Manufacturers to Test Devices for Critical Infrastucture

The GPS Testing for Critical Infrastructure (GET-CI) event to be held April 17-21, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Indiana, is the first in a series of test opportunities.

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Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of research conducted over nearly 30 years.

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COA Applauds Confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) believes that Dr. Tom Price’s perspective as the first physician to be Secretary of HHS in over two decades, will bring an important firsthand understanding of the challenges that America’s physicians face and the impact Federal policymaking has on patient care.

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Breaking Research Published in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Help to Combat Rise in Drivers Impaired by Edible Marijuana Consumption

Though marijuana edibles are becoming increasingly common, scant information exists on how to test drivers for impairment following their consumption. For the first time, research published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal evaluates the performance of roadside saliva tests for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) following consumption of edibles, showing that lower THC cutoff points are needed for these tests to effectively detect marijuana ingestion.

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Language Barriers, Kidney Transplantation

Language Barriers May Interfere with Access to Kidney Transplantation

• Higher degrees of linguistic isolation were linked with a lower likelihood of transitioning from inactive to active status on the kidney transplant waiting list and with incomplete transplant evaluations. • The association of linguistic isolation appeared to be most influential among Hispanic transplant candidates.

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Technology, responder tech, First Responders, DHS, S&T, R&D, wearable tech, Wearable Technology

DHS to Hold Emerging Technology Showcase for First Responder Innovation

DHS S&T will host the EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology Showcase to present the results of the 10 startup companies that were part of this year’s cohort class.







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