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From the Research Lab to Clinical Care: Innovators in Precision Medicine Available for Media Interviews

ROCHESTER, Minn. — What’s often been considered the next generation of health care is here now —ready to arrive at your doctor’s office. Experts in individualized medicine — also known as personalized or precision medicine — will be in Rochester on Oct. 5-6, 2016, presenting ways to integrate genomic medicine into patient care. They will offer the latest findings at Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics which will be held at the Rochester Civic Center. If you’re a member of the media, you’re invited to interview these experts on-site or cover their presentations via webcast or Facebook Live for a variety of health and medical stories.

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Hollywood Equality: All Talk, Little Action

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New report finds that across 800 films, representation of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBT status, disability still lags behind population norms.

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How a Native Plant Ended Up on Reality TV, and Why It’s at Risk

In one of television’s more bizarre recent offerings, the History Channel show “Appalachian Outlaws” follows a band of West Virginians as they hunt rugged forests for American ginseng, a medicinal root worth hundreds of dollars per pound. The show has high stakes: These men poach on federal lands, risking fines and jail time, and guard private patches with shotguns and homemade land mines. Most of them are out of work, out of savings and worried about paying for food and heat. Ginseng gives them a way to get by.

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Reporters Are Invited to Two Virtual Press Conference Events: The Science of Presidential Debates

Providing a new kind analysis of the first U.S. Presidential debate between Clinton and Trump on September 26th at Hofstra U, Newswise will host two live events on September 27th and September 28th, each featuring a panel of experts that will scientifically analyze the rhetoric and performance of the candidates. More...

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First Practical Guidelines for Research Antibody Validation Are the Goal at Scientific Workshop Hosted by GBSI Sept 25-27

Scientific Community to Tackle Reproducibility Standards in Antibody Research

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Liz Szabo Wins 2016 Victor Cohn Prize for Medical Science Journalism for Work at USA Today

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Liz Szabo, whose work as USA Today’s medical reporter combined authoritative breaking-news coverage with dogged investigative journalism, is the recipient of the 2016 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting.

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Media Critic Available to Comment on Presidential Election Coverage

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USC Annenberg announces 2016-17 Sony Pictures Entertainment fellow

Paola Mardo is the 2016-2017 Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Fellow and will study film criticism as part of USC Annenberg’s Masters in Arts Journalism program.

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GBSI’s Workshop Gathers 100+ Biomedical Research Experts at Asilomar to Develop the First Practical, Implementable Antibody Validation Guidelines

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Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) gathers 100+ biomedical research experts from around the world next week at the scientifically historic Asilomar Conference Grounds in California for a workshop to discuss, define and vote on the first detailed standardized guidelines for validating research antibodies. Antibody Validation: Standards, Policies, and Practices will build upon the conceptual framework published September 5, in Nature Methods, in order to establish practical, applicable and implementable antibody validation guidelines. A webcast press briefing will present broad consensus-based outcomes September 28. Follow along on Twitter with #AbValidate.

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NYU Carter Journalism Institute’s McBride Named National Humanities Medal Recipient

James McBride, a Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, has been named a recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal.

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Marc Hetherington available for comment on the presidential election, including media coverage of the campaign.

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Men's Hidden Body Fat Fears Fueling Gym Attendance

Men's hidden fears about body fat are fuelling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown.

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Student Journalists Provide More Informative Election Coverage, ISU Analysis Finds

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Student journalists provide more informative election coverage than their professional counterparts, according to an analysis by Iowa State University.

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Demise of Private Prisons Exaggerated by Media

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9/11 Merged U.S. Immigration and Terrorism Efforts at Latinos’ Expense, Study Finds

After September 11, issues of immigration and terrorism merged, heightening surveillance and racializing Latino immigrants as a threat to national security, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Women Dominate NBC’s Rio Olympics Primetime Coverage

New study finds NBC’s primetime telecast of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics shows women athletes 58.5 percent of the time and men athletes 41.5 percent of the time.

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Annual UC San Diego Dinner in the Library to Feature NPR’s Ari Shapiro Sept. 9

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.The University of California San Diego’s 13th annual Dinner in the Library—set in the iconic Geisel Library building—will take place Friday, Sept. 9, featuring Ari Shapiro, award-winning journalist and co-host of NPR’s popular radio news show, “All Things Considered.”

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Southeastern Students Win Mark of Excellence Awards

MARK OF EXCELLENCE-- Students at the Southeastern Channel, Southeastern’s educational cable channel on Charter 199, recently won six Mark of Excellence awards in television presented by the Society of Professional Journalists at their annual convention in New Orleans. The student newscast “Northshore News” won honors for the eighth time in the last nine years. Pictured from left are Rick Settoon, general manager of the Southeastern Channel; Tyler Waggenspack of Baton Rouge; Brittany Robinson of Slidell; Drew Sagona of Pearl River; and Dominique Brogle of Destrehan. Not pictured is Sarah Barbier of Mandeville.

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Partisan Media Can Influence Viewers to Reject Facts

A new nationwide study suggests why heavy users of partisan media outlets are more likely than others to hold political misperceptions.

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Texas A&M Study Finds Media Fuels Anti-Muslim Attitudes

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People who rely on the media for information on Muslims have greater negative emotions toward Muslims, according to a study co-authored by Texas A&M Professor Srividya Ramasubramanian. The study found direct contact with Muslims has the opposite effect.







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