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"They have been seared into my memory." Research by Rutgers psychologist Tracey Shors addresses Christine Blasey Ford's testimony detailing alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that she "will never forget" the key details of her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh, because "they have been seared into my memory."

– Rutgers University

Frontiers in Neuroscience

Chamber Opera Addressing Gun Violence to Receive World Premiere at UC San Diego

Grammy Award-winning soprano and UC San Diego Department of Music faculty member Susan Narucki presents the world-premiere chamber opera “Inheritance” on campus Oct. 24, 26 and 27, using the legendary story of Sarah Winchester to address gun viol...

– University of California San Diego

Global Health NOW Exclusive: Michael R. Bloomberg Q&A: Millions Don't Have to Die from NCDs

In an exclusive Q&A with Global Health NOW conducted via email, Michael R. Bloomberg shares his advice to national leaders at today’s UN high-level meeting, examples of best-buy interventions against NCDs, the value of solid data in allocating reso...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

ASN, Kidney Health Organizations Ask Congress to Increase Investment in Kidney Disease Research, Support Innovations in Kidney Medicine

The prevalence of kidney diseases in the United States is at a record high. As such, members of “kidney community” healthcare groups, including the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), will meet with Congress on Capitol Hill to commend them for ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

American College of Sports Medicine and Exercise Is Medicine Initiative Support UN Commitment to Reducing Noncommunicable Disease

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and its Exercise Is Medicine Global Health Initiative (EIM) applaud today’s United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

NYU Researchers Awarded $2.91M to Promote the Health and Safety of Youth in New York City Juvenile Justice System

New York University received a $2.91M grant to implement and evaluate a multi-site suicide detection and prevention training to promote the health and safety of incarcerated youth within New York City's juvenile detention system.

– New York University


Online Communities See Large Growth in Anti-Semitic Comments, Memes

Large-scale quantitative analysis details the rise of anti-Semitism and how anti-Semitic content flows across mainstream and fringe web communities.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

arXiv, Sept-2018

Kavanaugh Hearing Shows Need for Fixed Terms for Court

The conflict over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for Supreme Court demonstrates the need for eliminating life tenure for Supreme Court Justices.

– Wichita State University

ATS Expert Resource: Historic UN High-Level Meeting on TB

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Professors Available on Kavanaugh Hearing, Rosenstein Meeting, Trump U.N. Speech

– Northwestern University

Sidestepping the pitfalls of overconfidence with plausible deniability

Although confidence can serve as both a blessing and a curse, new research from the University of Notre Dame shows how people can reap the rewards without risking the social penalties for overconfidence.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Poll: Delaware Democrats have huge leads, forecasting national 'Blue Wave'

Two Delaware Democrats are dominating opponents by large margins that fall in line with the predicted “Blue Wave” natiowide. In addition to heavy leads, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Blunt Rochester are beating their Republican foes in areas...

– University of Delaware

An Expensive Lesson in Economics: Trump and the WTO

Donald Trump has taken the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, imposed tariffs on European, Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum, and levied a first batch of tariffs on Chinese imports — announcing this week the plan to tariff an addition...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

UN human rights declaration could spark ‘knock-on effects’ for food security

– Cornell University

Affordable Care Act: Study Reveals Surprising Gapsin HIV Care Providers’ Knowledge

Providers in states that expanded Medicaid were more likely to believe that the law would improve HIV outcomes, the study found. However, providers in all states agreed that the law would improve healthcare outcomes in general for their HIV patients....

– University of Virginia Health System

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Want to restore faith in Congress? Elect more women

New research shows that Americans have more faith in legislatures where women are equally represented--both in the kinds of decisions they make and in the decision-making process itself.

– Vanderbilt University

American Journal of Political Science

Tulane Law School conference to feature top media experts

The conference will address such issues as rising public distrust, political attacks and changing business models.

– Tulane University





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