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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Improving Response to Toxic Inhalation Disasters

Apr. 21, 2017 — Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an ... read more

Banning Transshipment at-Sea Necessary to Curb Illegal Fishing, Researchers Conclude

Apr. 18, 2017 — Banning transshipment at-sea -- the transfer of fish and supplies from one vessel to another in open waters -- is necessary to diminish illegal fishing, a team of researchers has concluded after an ... read more

Behind the Scenes: Philly 'Soda Tax' Passed on Revenue Appeal

Apr. 10, 2017 — In a behind-the-scenes look at how policymakers formed Philadelphia's sugar-sweetened beverage tax, researchers found that an emphasis on revenue generation for pre-kindergarten education, not ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — The 2016 election year highlighted the growing problem of wealth inequality and finding ways to help the people who are falling behind. This human urge of compassion isn’t new, but the big question ... read more

Rebuilding Middle Class Is the Key to Preserving Democracy

Mar. 27, 2017 — Steps must be taken to preserve middle-class America or the United States will cease to be a democracy, says a law professor in his new ... read more

ESHG Supports the Principle of Genetic Privacy at Work

Mar. 16, 2017 — The European Society of Human Genetics calls for the genetic privacy of individuals to be upheld in the light of the bill that would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing ... read more

Profiting from the Fight Against Corruption

Mar. 13, 2017 — Governments get richer when NGOs band together to fight official corruption, game theorists at HEC Montréal ... read more

More Transparency at FDA Needed, Researchers Say

Mar. 13, 2017 — As the new administration considers the future direction of the Food and Drug Administration, a group of leading researchers has created a Blueprint for Transparency at the agency to advance the ... read more

Federal U.S. Agencies Need to Prepare for Greater Quantity, Range of Biotechnology Products

Mar. 9, 2017 — A profusion of biotechnology products is expected over the next five to 10 years, and the number and diversity of new products has the potential to overwhelm the U.S. regulatory system, says a new ... read more

Pro-Pot Arguments Fly Higher With Likely Voters

Mar. 8, 2017 — As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, a range of arguments for and against legalization is swirling around the national conversation. Which of these arguments resonate most ... read more

Hiring Data Creates Risk of Workplace bias

Mar. 7, 2017 — American employers increasingly rely on large datasets and computer algorithms to decide who gets interviewed, hired or promoted. While these data algorithms can help to avoid biased human ... read more

Widespread Conflicts of Interest Among Patient-Advocacy Organizations Uncovered

Mar. 3, 2017 — Over the past few decades, hundreds of patient-advocacy organizations have emerged in the United States, promoting disease research and influencing FDA and health insurer policies. Now, a new study ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — As the number of English learners continues to grow across the nation, new research indicates these students are being treated differently depending on where they go to ... read more

Study to Focus on Pollution Potential of Oil and Gas Wastewater Spread on Roadways

Feb. 22, 2017 — Understanding the environmental impact of using oil and gas wastewater as a road treatment may lead to safer water resources and stricter government regulations, according to ... read more

Legal Marijuana Sales Creating Escalating Damage to the Environment

Feb. 21, 2017 — Marijuana sales have created an economic boom in U.S. states that have fully or partially relaxed their cannabis laws, but is the increased cultivation and sale of this crop also creating escalating ... read more

Unsung Hero of Science: Assessment

Feb. 20, 2017 — Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and ... read more

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

Where Are the EU Twitter Communities?

Feb. 1, 2017 — Governments and politicians have attempted to exploit social media for their own ends. However, a study now reveals that governmental Twitter accounts across the European Union have almost totally ... read more

Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report Released

Jan. 31, 2017 — The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, ... read more

New Survey Finds Many Americans Want Changes to ACA but Few Support Immediate Repeal

Jan. 27, 2017 — According to a new national survey on Americans' opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 12 percent of Americans want ... read more

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