Diabetic nephropathy: Study results on proteomic analysis do not show benefit

One of the consequences of diabetes mellitus, particularly if accompanied by high blood pressure (hypertension), can be a chronic kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy), which can lead to permanent failure of the kidneys (end-stage renal disease). The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) now produced a rapid report to investigate the advantages […]

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Palmer Luckey’s surveillance startup Anduril signs contract for ‘virtual border wall’

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has signed a deal with Anduril, the “virtual border wall” startup launched by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey. The Washington Post reports that the agency awarded Anduril a five-year contract to deploy portable surveillance towers meant to detect moving vehicles and human figures across the US border. The deal will […]

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Twitter engineers pushed to replace ‘master’ and ‘slave’ programming terms

Twitter engineers have been working since January on an internal effort to replace problematic yet commonplace programming language like “master” and “slave,” CNET reported. It’s part of a larger effort among open-source developers who have been working to remove references to slavery from the programming community. Microsoft-owned GitHub made a similar move last month when […]

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Nick Markakis has opted out of 2020 season

Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has opted out of the 2020 season. In announcing his decision, Markakis said, “with everything that’s going on not just in baseball but in the world, it makes you open your eyes. I’ve got three kids that I’ve missed for 11 years now.” He added that he recently spoke with teammate […]

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