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Most Americans Support Endangered Species Act Despite Increasing Efforts to Curtail It

Roughly four out of five Americans support the Endangered Species Act, and only one in 10 oppose it, found a survey of 1,287 Americans. Support has remained stable for the past two decades, despite Congressional efforts to curtail the act, researcher...

– Ohio State University

Conservation Letters

Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2018 at 12:00 ET

American College of Rheumatology Responds to the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rules

The American College of Rheumatology expressed concerns that the proposed cuts to cognitive E/M services, along with the methodology changes to PE, will further restrict patient access to rheumatologists and other cognitive specialists at a time when...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Georgetown Physician “On Call” to Assess Separated Immigrant Families

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Protests in Barcelona, Paris and Bali are in full swing due to ‘overtourism’. But, can this lead to ‘detourism’ - where tourists are more likely to avoid overcrowded cities?

– Monash University

Lowering Hospitals’ Medicare Costs Proves Difficult

A payment system that provides financial incentives for hospitals that reduce health-care costs for Medicare patients did not lower costs as intended, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

– Washington University in St. Louis

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 18-Jul-2018 at 17:00 ET

American Pain Society Statement on Research, Funding and Opioids

New and innovative pain treatments to replace opioids will not be discovered unless pain research funding becomes a priority on Capitol Hill. The APS Pain Research Agenda, published in the Journal of Pain in 2014, states “the most direct path to a...

– American Pain Society

Undergrads Get Firsthand Experience Researching Immigration Issues Making Headlines

NMSU undergrads get firsthand experience researching immigration issues making headlines.

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Trump-Putin Summit: President Can't Retreat Behind Red Line Crossed in Helsinki

– University of Delaware

NYU Study Uncovers Connections Between Early Childhood Program and Teenage Outcomes

A new study published in PLOS ONE by researchers from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development examined the long-term impacts of an early childhood program in Chicago, IL called the Chicago School Readine...

– New York University


Murder Rates Highest in Countries That Lack Due Process

A new CU boulder study of 89 countries over five years found that countries which lack due process have the highest homicide rates while those that respect the rights of the accused have the lowest

– University of Colorado Boulder

Political Research Quarterly

Democrats, Republicans Agree on Climate Change More Than They Think

A new study found that 66 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of Independents, and 90 percent of Democrats believe in human-caused climate change and the utility of reducing greenhouse gases. But when mulling proposals, they choose party above policy....

– University of Colorado Boulder

Perspectives on Psychological Science

Media Invited to Attend the Celebrate Life Science Fair and Reception on Capitol Hill

On July 18, scientists will be on Capitol Hill to showcase science and discuss the revolutionary opportunities that exists in medical research, due in large part to the federal investment in the National Institutes of Health. Attendees will have the ...

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Professor Comments on Heightened Immigration Enforcement

– Ithaca College

Expert available to comment on Trump meeting with Putin and U.S.-Russia relations

– Virginia Tech

What to look for in U.S. Senate debate from Virginia Tech political expert Bob Denton

– Virginia Tech

Indiana University experts available to comment on Trump-Putin summit

– Indiana University

Political Science, Russia Expert Available for Media Interviews

– University of Colorado Boulder

Historian available to speak about Mandela centenary, Obama speech

– Indiana University

Taxing American wars creates accountability, prevents lengthy conflict

Sarah Kreps, associate professor of government at Cornell University, argues that part of the reason is the lack of a war tax – a special levy historically paid by the American people during times of war.

– Cornell University

July 26 Marks 28 Years of ADA: Disability Rights Champ Lex Frieden Says Much Work Remains

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


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