President Proposes Cuts at NSF
The President has proposed a 6.5 percent cut to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in fiscal year (FY) 2021. The science agency is slated to receive $7.7 billion, which is $537 million below the FY 2020 level enacted by Congress. According to the budget proposal, NSF will continue to invest in its Big Ideas and Convergence Accelerator, providing support for “bold inquiries into the frontiers of science and engineering” in order “to break down the silos of conventional scientific research funded by NSF to embrace the cross-disciplinary and dynamic nature of the science of the future.” Among the research-focused Big Ideas, Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL), Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), and Windows on the Universe would each receive flat funding of $30 million relative to FY 2019. The agency would allocate $45 million each to Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) (+50 percent) and the Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier (+50 percent). Quantum Leap (QL): Leading the Next Quantum Revolution, would receive $50 million, which is a 67 percent increase relative to FY 2019. NSF INCLUDES, which supports education and career pathways to help broaden participation in science and engineering and build a diverse and skilled American workforce, would receive $18.9 million (-6 percent). Growing Convergence Research at NSF would receive a 3.8 percent cut, while Mid-scale Research Infrastructure would receive a boost of 63 percent compared to F...
This study was conducted over a period of one year where all smokers presenting to a chest clinic in a tertiary centre were enrolled, each was classified on the basis of stage of readiness to change and underwent repeated counselling for a period of six months and each session was preceded and succeeded with filling of Fagerstorm test for nicotine dependence. Over the period of a year, 207 patients participated in this study, the mean age was 50.74±14.74 years; mean duration of tobacco use was 29.43±14.72 years; 64.3% were illiterate, 11.6% primary education, 14.1% were matric and while 10.1% were graduate. A...
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: Zoologischer AnzeigerAuthor(s): Martín I. Lorusso, María P. Sal Moyano, María A. Gavio, Colin L. McLay
Publication date: Available online 7 April 2020Source: Small Ruminant ResearchAuthor(s): Wilson Kaumbata, Liveness Banda, Gábor Mészáros, Timothy Gondwe, M.J. Woodward-Greene, Benjamin D. Rosen, Curtis P. Van Tassell, Johann Sölkner, Maria Wurzinger
DISCUSSION: The study showed a higher LTBI prevalence among returnees after assignments abroad than among medical personnel in Germany after TB contact who had been investigated in previous studies. In order to be able to detect LTBI infections acquired abroad, routine testing before and after an assignment abroad seems to be necessary. PMID: 32259872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Herth F, Weidmann B PMID: 32259871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: Research in Veterinary ScienceAuthor(s): Nanhua Chen, Yanzhao Xiao, Mengxue Ye, Xinshuai Li, Shubin Li, Ningjun Xie, Yue Wei, Jialin Wang, Jianzhong Zhu
Publication date: Available online 7 April 2020Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Christien Masmeijer, Katharina van Leenen, Lieze De Cremer, Piet Deprez, Eric Cox, Bert Devriendt, Bart Pardon
Publication date: Available online 7 April 2020Source: Artificial Intelligence in MedicineAuthor(s): Siva Teja Kakileti, Himanshu J. Madhu, Geetha Manjunath, Leonard Wee, Andre Dekker, Sudhakar Sampangi
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that level of LDH, CRP, ALT and NEU can be used to predict the result of COVID-19 test. They can help in detection of COVID-19 patients. PMID: 32259132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: The most important finding of one-month ticagrelor consumption were dyspnea, bleeding, and hypersensitivity reaction. No case of bradycardia and stent thrombosis was detected. In our study , iranian population has more susceptibility to dyspnea than PLATO result. The rate of drug discontinuation in this series of cases was 6.4 %. PMID: 32259131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]