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Alzheimer's Foundation of America Urges Trump Administration to Increase Alzheimer's Research Funding

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) urged President Trump’s administration to continue funding the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by investing an additional $350 million in federal Alzheimer’s research funding for Fiscal Year (FY) ...

– Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Opposes USDA’s Rollback of Professional Standards for School Nutrition

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics opposes a February 25 rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that weakens hiring standards in small school districts, the second regulatory rollback from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in the last ...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

State senator Young to lead Cornell AgriTech Center of Excellence

Catharine Young, New York state senator representing western New York and a staunch advocate for agriculture and economic development statewide, has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell Ag...

– Cornell University

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora available to comment on indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges

– University of Utah

APQ Calls on Attorney General to Break Logjam Surrounding Applications From Cannabis Growers to Enable Needed Research

The American Psychological Association has asked the U.S. attorney general to act immediately to evaluate the more than two dozen cannabis grower applications that have been languishing for more than two years at the Department of Justice, noting tha...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Health Insurance is not Assurance of Healthcare

Because of high out-of-pocket expenses, Ohioans who purchase subsidized health-exchange insurance often can't afford the care they need when they need it. That is a central finding of a new study from researchers at Case Western Reserve University Sc...

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Statement of American Psychological Association CEO on House Passage of Bill to Require Background Checks on Gun Sales

Following is the statement of Arthur C. Evans Jr., CEO of the American Psychological Association, regarding House passage of H.R. 8, a bill to require universal background checks before gun sales:

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Schumer announces $68.9 million for USDA grape lab at Cornell AgriTech

After years of advocating for funding to improve the infrastructure for grape research, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Feb. 26 $68.9 million to build a new federal grape genetics research lab at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York. ...

– Cornell University

North Korea expert on second summit in Vietnam

– Wellesley College

Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Progress, but Recognize Remaining Challenges

– Iowa State University

Oregon State University expert comments on summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Oregon State University expert comments on Michael Cohen hearings

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

FSU researcher finds data-driven evidence on warrior vs. guardian policing

The pros and cons of policing methods have been heavily debated for decades in the United States.Now, a Florida State University-led team of researchers has created a model to measure the differences between two distinct approaches to policing — th...

– Florida State University

Justice Quarterly

Summit with Kim Jong Un likely will reveal wide gap between Trump and his cabinet, Northwestern professor says

– Northwestern University

$68.9M for new USDA facility to create ‘epicenter of grape research’ in NYS

– Cornell University

Iowa attorney general, national faith leader to discuss immigration

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy are coming to Iowa State University this week to discuss immigration laws and the current immigration narrative in the United States.

– Iowa State University

Embargo expired on 25-Feb-2019 at 09:00 ET

A Disconnect Between Migrants’ Stories and Their Health

While some Mexican immigrants give positive accounts about migrating to and living in the United States, their health status tells a different story. In a small study in Columbus, researchers found that many migrants celebrated living in Columbus. Ho...

– Ohio State University

Journal of Physiological Anthropology

New Study Shows Use of Medication Abortion Rebounded in Texas after FDA Label Change

Proportion of medication abortion plummeted after House Bill 2, bounced back after FDA label change on abortion medication mifepristone

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)


UNH Expert to Comment on EPA Change to Clean Water Act

– University of New Hampshire

SCOTUS ‘Peace Cross’ decision may end up demeaning religion

– Cornell University

Endocrine Society objects to Title X gag rule that limits women’s access to contraception

The Endocrine Society objects to the administration’s decision to severely restrict access to the Title X Family Planning Program, the nation’s only program for affordable birth control and reproductive care.

– Endocrine Society





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