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Nicotine Addiction, smoking and health

Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

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Because cigarettes are inherently and inescapably harmful and deadly to smokers and to exposed nonusers there cannot be any public health justification for tobacco company efforts to encourage nonsmokers to begin smoking – or for FDA to continue allowing tobacco companies to do so, says Eric Lindblom, former director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products Office of Policy.

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White America, Rural, Rural Health, Rural Health Care, Suicide, Firearm, firearms violence, Trump Administration, Life Expectancy, Premature Death

Embargoed AJPH Research on Trump Voters and Life Expectancy, Premature Death Among White Americans, Urban/Rural Firearm Suicide Disparities, Tobacco in Rural America

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on the life expectancy of Trump voters, premature death among white Americans, rural tobacco and firearm suicide prevalence

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Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240,000 Grant for Native American Study

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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Professor of Anthropology Julia King, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR), Chesapeake Conservancy, and the state-recognized Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia, have been awarded a $240,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to trace the history and development of the Rappahannock Indians in early American history (200-1850 AD).

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Cardiac resynchronization therapy, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, LV lead implantation, Seth Worley, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, cardiac electrophysiology

Dr. Seth Worley Joins MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Program

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Dr. Seth Worley has joined MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Program as a senior consultant. A renowned expert in cardiac resynchronization therapy, Dr. Worley has personally developed tools and techniques designed to facilitate and optimize left ventricular (LV) lead implantation.

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Gilliam Fellowship, Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study Program , Diversity and Inclusion, Mentoring, Science Education, David Asai

HHMI Awards 39 Gilliam Fellowships to Support Diversity in Science

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 39 new Gilliam fellows, exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems, DHS, DHS S&T, DHS Science and Technology Directorate, Drone, Mississippi, Mississippi State, camp shelby

DHS to Launch Drone Test and Evaluation Partnership for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

OPEN PRESS: DHS S&T will officially kick off its partnership with Mississippi for test and evaluation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) Tuesday, August 22, at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi.

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Nuclear Physics, Physics, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, ASCR, NERSC, OLCF, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) , JLAB, ORNL, LBNL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berk

Physicists Move Closer to Listening in on Sub-Atomic Conversation

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Calculations of a subatomic particle called the sigma provide insight into the communication between subatomic particles deep inside the heart of matter.

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Grant, Anthropology, art, medieval studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Guilt

Katharina Von Kellenbach, St. Mary's College of Maryland Professor of Religious Studies, to Lead Study of Guilt as a Culturally Productive Force

Katharina von Kellenbach, professor of religious studies and her colleague Matthias Buschmeier (German literature, University of Bielefeld) were awarded a prestigious grant for over €500,000 (about $600,000) by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) at the University of Bielefeld for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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GOLD, Nanoparticles, Biosensors, Nanoclusters, gold particles, Fluorescence, bare Au20, biomarkers, Ligand, Chongqi Yu, Wolfgang Harbich, Luca Sementa, Luca Ghiringhelli, Edoardo Aprá, Mauro Stener, Alessandro Fortunelli, Harald Brune, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellscha

Gold Shines Through Properties of Nano Biosensors

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With their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling. An international research team has now shown that the fluorescence is an intrinsic property of the gold nanoparticles themselves. The researchers used Au20, gold nanoparticles with a tetrahedral structure. Their findings were reported this week in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

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The Environmental Injustice of Beauty

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Commentary calls for policies to protect women, especially minority women, from exposure to toxic chemicals in beauty products







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