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April 29, 2016

Fighting Against Counterfeit Medicine

Apr. 25, 2016 — Around the world, especially in developing nations, counterfeit medicines are a real problem. Until now, in many countries there hasn't been a standard protocol to conduct investigations and ... read more

New Report Calls for Effort to Reduce Negative Attitudes Toward People With Disorders

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists should lead efforts among federal partners and stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate a multipronged, evidence-based national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with mental ... read more

Shot in the Dark: New Surveillance Tool Called Shotspotter Tracks and Records Incidents of Gunfire

Apr. 16, 2016 — When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? One expert is determined to find out. She has been using data from new surveillance technology to ... read more

Studying the Help-Seeking Behaviors of Ethnic Minority, Immigrant Victims

Apr. 11, 2016 — A comparative, empirical study into the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong has been released by ... read more

Bone Weathering Helps Determine Time of Death

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have made great strides in determining how long a human body has been dead by looking at characteristics of bones subjected to the elements. In one of the first studies looking at ... read more

Network Governance Connects People to Solve Collective Environmental Problems

Apr. 6, 2016 — Ecological systems, and ecological problems, are not nicely contained within neat human boundaries. 'Network governance' can help big, agency- and border-spanning conservation alliances ... read more

Minorities' Homicide Victimization Rates Fall Significantly Compared to Whites'

Mar. 31, 2016 — While homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups, new research ... read more

Conservation Research Is Not Happening in the Right Places

Mar. 29, 2016 — Conservation research is not being done in the countries where it is most needed -- a situation which is likely to undermine efforts to preserve global biodiversity. That's the conclusion of a ... read more

Driving Curfews May Curb Teen Crime

Mar. 28, 2016 — Teen driving curfews might do more than reduce car accidents, say investigators. They also may prevent teens from committing ... read more

Child Alert Systems Save Lives

Mar. 23, 2016 — Child alert systems for endangered missing and abducted children in Europe can help find them alive, preliminary research has found. The research is the first to examine child alert systems in Europe ... read more

Should Doctors Boycott Working in Australia's Immigration Detention Centers?

Mar. 23, 2016 — Two experts debate whether doctors should boycott working in Australia's immigration detention centers. Last month, the president of the Australian Medical Association finally denounced ... read more

Water Conservation Important to Many, but Only Some Take Action

Mar. 21, 2016 — How long do you shower? Would you be willing to set a timer for yourself while you bathe? That may be something to consider as you try to reduce your water consumption, say researchers. In a study ... read more

Better Surveillance System for Tracking Police Homicides

Mar. 17, 2016 — Official counts of homicides by police seriously undercount incidents, according to a study, but a relatively new national data system, currently in use in 32 states, could be a crucial tool for ... read more

Clues to the Causes, Risk Factors for and Prevention of Drowning Deaths

Mar. 17, 2016 — An international team of researchers has published an extensive review of scientific literature on factors involved drowning fatalities. They outline how the fear of drowning, fitness level, fatigue, ... read more

Basing Regulation of Commercial Speech About Pharmaceuticals on Scientific Evidence

Mar. 15, 2016 — Regulation of commercial speech about pharmaceuticals should be informed by the state of scientific evidence rather than mere formalistic truth, according to a Policy Forum ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — The expansion of protected areas into US federal waters would safeguard 100 percent of core home range areas used by three species of sharks tracked in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, new research ... read more

Professor Urges Physicians to Help Victims of Torture Seeking Asylum

Mar. 7, 2016 — Refugees seeking asylum in the United States are twice as likely to be granted protection if their application is supported by medical documentation of ... read more

Researchers Determine 'Patterns' for Bones Left on Ground Surfaces

Mar. 3, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have determined a signature of changes that occur to human remains, specifically bones, left outside in the New England environment. This signature or ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — International conservation aid may lead to more deforestation in sub-Saharan African countries Better governance can help mitigate forest loss in heavily forested countries, say researchers, ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — The field of forensic botany is being advanced with the publication of two recent studies that use marijuana DNA to link drug supplies and pollen DNA to aid in forensic ... read more

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