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Friday, July 28, 2017

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Physics Researchers Eye Experimental Box as Key to Tracking Nuclear Activity by Rogue Nations

Researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Science are carrying out a research project at Dominion Power’s North Anna Nuclear Generating Station in Virginia that could lead to a new turning point in how the United Nations tracks rogue nations that...

– Virginia Tech

Embargo expired on 28-Jul-2017 at 07:00 ET

Proposals to End Medicaid Expansions Threaten Support to Address the Opioid Crisis

A new analysis by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University concludes that Medicaid expansions are helping states cope with the rising toll taken by the opioid crisis.

– George Washington University

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Teams Converge on Strategies to Defeat McCain’s Form of Brain Cancer

Research teams at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute from three colleges — Engineering, Science, and Veterinary Medicine — are developing new approaches to treat glioblastoma, the aggressive form of brain cancer diagnosed in U.S. Sen. ...

– Virginia Tech

Sociologist Available to Discuss Government Leaks and Policy within the Media

The ASA has a sociologist available to discuss how leaks of classified information shape policy discourse.

Expert Available

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Does the Affordable Care Act Impact Patient Visits in the Emergency Department?

As the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looms in the U.S. Congress, Johns Hopkins researchers are weighing in on one aspect of the law. In 2014, as part of the ACA, Maryland was one of the states that expanded eligibility for its Medi...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Annals of Emergency Medicine

New Reports Provide Insights Into Role of Comedy in Social Change

Politics and comedy. Although the two seem like night and day, comedy has proven itself as a powerful tool, prompting people to take action. An expert at American University is available to discuss the intersection between comedy and social justice, ...

Expert Available

– American University

Policy and Public Affairs

STS Opposes Current Health Care Reform Efforts

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons urges members of the Senate to prioritize ensuring patient access to high quality health care when considering plans to reform health care.

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Pharmacist Group Strongly Opposes Proposed Changes to Medicare Reimbursement

ASHP Opposes CMS Cuts to 340B Reimbursement

– ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

APA Again Urges Senate Defeat of 'Repeal and Replace' Bills

The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization called on the Senate today to defeat any health care legislation that results in fewer Americans having health insurance.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Expert Pitch

Women’s Involvement in Government Is Making a Difference, Says Virginia Tech Expert

– Virginia Tech

Trump’s Ban on Transgender People in Military Puts Spotlight on Transgender Health

– Endocrine Society

WashU Expert: Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Is ‘Unfounded’

– Washington University in St. Louis

Trump's Rationale for Banning Transgenders in Military Is Unfounded: Medical, History Experts

– Northwestern University

"It Seems to Be All Russia All the Time Back in DC"

– Pacific University (Ore.)

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Teams Converge on Strategies to Defeat McCain’s Form of Brain Cancer

– Virginia Tech

Sociologists Available to Discuss Social Implications of Health Care Policy

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

Ban on Transgender People in the Military Mirrors Historical Discriminatory Limits, Expert Says

– Northwestern University

Researcher Available to Discuss Implications of Failure to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

– Georgia State University

Texas Tech Expert: Human Smuggling is a Direct Result of ‘Broken’ Immigration System

– Texas Tech University

Neurosurgeon and Scientist Behnam Badie Discusses Treatment, Outcomes and Research Advances for Glioblastoma

– City of Hope

Political Communication Expert Available to Discuss Sean Spicer Resignation

– Texas A&M University





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