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What CITI Program is Reading – September 8, 2021

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our weekly blog series which highlights news articles curated by our staff and relevant to research, higher education, healthcare, technology, and more. Follow us on LinkedIn for upcoming editions and more information from CITI Program.


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Animals ‘shapeshifting’ in response to climate crisis, research finds Source: The Guardian Warm-blooded animals are changing beaks, legs and ears to adapt to hotter climate and better regulate temperature. Read The Full Article
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How Should Clinicians and Organizations Assess Risks and Benefits of First-in-Human Implantation of Investigational Devices? Source: AMA Ed Hub The number of new medical devices cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the 510(k) pathway that has subsequently been associated with safety risks has led to discussion of approaches to regulation and communication of device risks. Read The Full Article
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Research uses rodent models to connect the influence of feronomic signals on memory Source: News Medical The work, published recently in Nature Communications, used a model of rodents and managed to connect for the first time the influence of feronomic signals on memory. Read The Full Article
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Enhancing AI in Chronic Disease Management with Data Collection Source: Health IT Analytics High-quality data collection is essential to improving applications of artificial intelligence to chronic disease management. Read The Full Article
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Virtual Reality Puts Drug Researchers Inside the Molecules They Study Source: Wall Street Journal The immersive technology reveals clues about how compounds might work, with the aim of speeding up the drug-discovery process.

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Healthcare increases mobile data collection, JotForm finds Source: Healthcare Global A new study by JotForm finds that mobile data collection is increasingly used by the healthcare sector. Read The Full Article
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What does a Culture of Care look like? Lessons learnt from a workshop survey Source: Nature There is a growing interest in being able to better describe a Culture of Care, particularly as institutions are being asked to nurture such a culture and engage proactively on the care and welfare of the animals used for research purposes. Read The Full Article
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WhatsApp fined $267 million for breaching EU privacy law Source: The Verge WhatsApp has been ordered to make updates to its already lengthy privacy policy and change how it notifies users about sharing their data. Read The Full Article
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The Cybersecurity 202: Ransomware is wreaking havoc on U.S. cities Source: Washington Post Poor IT funding and low salaries make cities vulnerable to ransomware and hamper recovery. Read The Full Article
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Borrowing From Business: Continuous Improvement In Higher Education Source: Forbes Continuous improvement is about engaging externally, experimenting broadly and changing willingly. Read The Full Article