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hospital acquired complications, Kidney Disease

Hospital Acquired Complications May Be Especially Dangerous for Patients with Kidney Disease

• Potentially preventable hospital acquired complications were associated with increased risks of dying while hospitalized or within 90 days of discharge, as well as with a greater likelihood of staying longer in the hospital and needing to be readmitted. • The magnitude of these associations was larger in patients with chronic kidney disease than in those with normal kidney function.

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Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

• Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. • Overall risk was quite low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of developing kidney failure in living kidney donors. • Older age was associated with greater kidney failure risk in nonblack donors, but not in in black donors. • Higher body mass index and a close biological relationship to the transplant recipient were also associated with increased risks of kidney failure.

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Fusion Energy Sciences, fusion energy, Fusion, Nuclear Fusion, nuclear fusion reactors, stellarator, stellarators, University Of Maryland, Physics, Algorithm, Coils, Algorithms/Models, Electromagnetic, 3D, 3d modeling, 3D model, fusion science, fusion and plasma sciences, fusion engineering, Computer Algorithms, Computer Modeling, Computer Models, Computer Mode

Uncrowded Coils

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A new fast and robust algorithm for computing stellarator coil shapes yields designs that are easier to build and maintain.

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Fast Electrons and the Seeds of Disruption

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Physicists measured fast electron populations. They achieved this first-of-its-kind result by seeing the effect of the fast electrons on the ablation rate of small frozen argon pellets.

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Fusion Energy Sciences, Fusion, fusion and plasma sciences, Plasma, PRL, Physical Review Letters , Tokamak, ions, DIII-D National Fusion Facility, fusion science, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, PPPL , National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, NERSC, plasma turbulence, fusion reactors, Fusion reactor design, Rotation, rotation shear, fusion

Plasma Turbulence Generates Flow in Fusion Reactors

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Heating the core of fusion reactors causes them to develop sheared rotation that can improve plasma performance.

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Hirshhorn Celebrates 10 Years of Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree for Washington” with Summer of Artist’s Work

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This summer, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Yoko Ono’s celebratory installation “Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.,” an interactive artwork in which museum visitors tie their handwritten wishes to the tree’s branches, with a complementary series of Ono’s iconic installations and performances.

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Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Body Mass Index, Journal of the Endocrine Society, metabolic health, Children and Teens, Young Adults, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Endocrine Society

Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

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GW Study Finds 33 Percent of Seafood Sold in Six DC Eateries Mislabeled

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Scientists at the George Washington University used a powerful genetic technique to test seafood dinners sold in six District restaurants and found 33 percent had been mislabeled.

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Medical Home, MS, Multiple Schlerosis, Physical Disabilities, cognitive disabilities, Neurology

Georgetown Neurologist Launches New "Medical Home" Study for MS Care

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A Georgetown physician-researcher has launched a first-of-its-kind study to test a medical care model that could change the way people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are treated.

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Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Science, Physics, RHIC, Physical Review Letters , QCD, Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), Brookhaven National Lab, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven Nat'l Laboratory, Beam Energy Scan Theory Collaboration, Large Hadron Collider, Quark, Quarks, quark soup, Matter, matter-antimatter asym

The Roadmap to Quark Soup

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Scientists discover new signposts in the quest to determine how matter from the early universe turned into the world we know today.







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