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Food Safety Expert Available to Speak about E. coli in Beef

Mindy Brashears, director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence at Texas Tech University, can speak about issues involving food safety and E. coli O157:H7.

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American Diabetes Month, World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Foot Infection, Nail Fungus, Onychomycosis, Topical Therapies, Pexiganan

Expert Available For American Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day

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The UN recently passed a landmark resolution designating World Diabetes Day an official United Nations Day to be observed each year beginning in 2007. Among the serious health problems facing millions of diabetics are Diabetic Foot Infection (DFI) and onychomycosis (commonly known as nail fungus). For those covering this news, MacroChem makes available Robert J. DeLuccia, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Vice Chairman of the Board of MacroChem.

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Schools, Shooting, Psychology, Trauma, guns, Counseling, Students, Education

Keep Schools Open After Shooting, Psychologist Advises

Schools have a tendency to close for the entire week after a shooting incident but it would be better if they remained open. At the very least they should be open for counseling, says a psychologist who has written four books on school crises and served on counseling teams after the shootings at Littleton, CO and Red Lake, MN.

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Expert Available: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

E-mail spam frustrates computer users every day. A nationally renowned cybersleuth and veteran consultant to the FBI warns against the threat of spam.

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Expert Available to Discuss NAEP Data

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The U.S. Department of Education plans to release 2007 national and state mathematics and reading scores for the National Assessment of Education Progress on Tuesday. Indiana University mathematics education expert Peter Kloosterman conducts research involving NAEP results and can discuss the latest results.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Greece, Elections, Government

Expert Available to Discuss Outcome of Greek Elections

National elections in Greece are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, just weeks after the deadly fires in southern Greece that killed dozens of people and injured many others.

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Virginia Tech, Gun Violence, Gun Laws

Tougher Gun Laws: Can They Stop the Violence?

In the wake of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, America is asking tough questions about its gun laws. But at the same time, Americans are also asking if stricter gun laws will really lead to less violence. Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., sociologist and director of Saint Joseph's University's Institute for Violence Research and Prevention is not convinced that it's the guns that equal violence.

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Higher Education, College Students, Depression, Mental Health, Psychiatric Care, Student Health

Expert Available for Comment on the Role of College Counseling Centers

Brian Quigley, Ph.D., director of counseling & psychological services at Marymount Manhattan College, is available for comment on the role of college counseling centers, particularly in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy.

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Gun Control, Handgun, Virginia Tech, Brady Law, Pistol, Shooting, Weapon, Gun Law, Gun Lobby, Firearm, Gun Lobby, Cho Seung Hui

Noted Gun-Control Scholar Calls VA Tech Shooter Poster Child for Gun Control Failure

Gregg Lee Carter, professor at Bryant University and a scholar of guns in America, calls Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-hui a "poster child for the failure of gun control" in the United States. "Everybody who wrote the Brady Law and the Gun Control Act of 1968 did so with the intention that someone like Cho never obtain a firearm," says Carter, "and he got two of them without any trouble."

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Prof: Really Listen to College Students' Reactions to Virginia Tech

Friends and family members of college students should provide a listening ear regarding students' fears and concerns about the Virginia Tech tragedy, says a Purdue University expert who studied how college students coped with 9/11.







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