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The Disconnect Between Local Pipeline Perceptions and the Symbolic National Political Battle Over Keystone Pipeline

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Law Professor Available to Offer Insight into Obama Immigration Legal Battle

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@UofSC Law Professor Lays Down the Rule of Law

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Keep Your Enemies Close? Study Finds Greater Proximity to Opponents Leads to More Polarization

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Encouraging adversaries to have more interpersonal contact to find common ground may work on occasion, but not necessarily in the U.S. Senate, according to new research.

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Study: Former NFL Players Who Played Tackle Football Before Age 12 at Increased Risk of Memory and Thinking Problems Later

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Former National Football League (NFL) players who participated in tackle football before the age of 12 were more likely to have memory and thinking problems in adulthood, according to a new study published in the January 28, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Does Getting “Expensive” Drug Affect How Much Patient Benefits?

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People’s perceptions of the cost of a drug may affect how much they benefit from the drug, even when they are receiving only a placebo, according to a new study of people with Parkinson’s disease published in the January 28, 2015 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Psychopathic Violent Offenders’ Brains Can’t Understand Punishment

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Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood.

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Media: Need Legal Perspective to Comment on #LDS Press Conference in Utah? Cliff Rosky of @uutah & @sjquinney Available Today. #fairness4all

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Pro-Marijuana ‘Tweets’ Are Sky-High on Twitter

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Analyzing every marijuana-related Twitter message sent during a one-month period in early 2014, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that the “Twitterverse” is a pot-friendly place. In that time, more than 7 million tweets referenced marijuana, with 15 times as many pro-pot tweets sent as anti-pot tweets.

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UCLA, Yale Professors Propose New Regulations for Off-Label Uses of Drugs and Devices

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Researchers have proposed a system for off-label drug prescriptions combining reporting, testing and enforcement regulations, and allowing interim periods of off-label use. This would give patients more treatment options while providing regulators with evidence of the drugs’ safety and efficacy.