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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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Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Brain Mechanism for Resilience in People with High Risk of Bipolar Disorder

Results suggest brain is able to adapt to biological risk of bipolar disorder

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Biological Science, Virus, Medical, X-ray science, X-ray imaging, lightsource, LCLS , Linac Coherent Light Source

Researchers Create Molecular Movie of Virus Preparing to Infect Healthy Cells

A research team has created for the first time a movie with nanoscale resolution of the three-dimensional changes a virus undergoes as it prepares to infect a healthy cell. The scientists analyzed thousands of individual snapshots from intense X-ray flashes, capturing the process in an experiment at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Uc Santa Cruz, City of Santa Cruz, Genomics, Childhood Cancer, Pediatric Cancer Research, David Haussler

Under the Redwoods, UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Initiative Fights Kids’ Cancer Using Computers

The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office recently sat down with Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative Founder Olena Morozova and UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Scientific Director David Haussler to learn more about how UC Santa Cruz is working to better understand and better treat cancer in children -- all without the benefit of a medical school.

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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Undergrad Awarded Prestigious NIH Research Scholarship

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute scholar Stefanie Brizuela has been selected by the Scientific Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) as a UGSP Scholar. As a UGSP Scholar, Brizuela will receive a scholarship for qualified educational and living expenses up to $20,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Arizona State University and Amazon Bring First-of-Its-Kind Voice Technology Program to University Classrooms and Campus

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Students at Arizona State University this year are taking part in a first-of-its-kind voice technology program on a university campus, with support from the Amazon Alexa team.

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Reduced Kidney Function Linked to an Increased Risk of Community-Acquired Infections

• In a new study, individuals with poor kidney function had an increased risk of developing community-acquired infections. • The relative proportion of lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and sepsis became increasingly higher as kidney function decreased.

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living kidney donation

What’s the Best Strategy to Increase Living Kidney Donation?

• There are very few high quality studies on strategies to increase living kidney donation. • From the limited data available, educational interventions directed at potential recipients and their social networks are the most promising.

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Human Rights, Human Rights Abuse, Civil Rights, Confrontation, Hate, hate violence, hate incidents, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, Virginia, Discrimination, Islamophobia , Sexism, Racism, Prejudice, Prejudices, Violence

A Practical Guide on How to Confront Hate

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UAB Institute for Human Rights Director Tina Kempin Reuter provides practical tips for confronting hate and violence.







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