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Article ID: 687208

Xylella: A Conscience, Not a Science Problem

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

The Sbarro Health Research Organization congratulates the Italian researchers who were able to prove a direct causal link between the infection by Xylella fastidiosa and the death of olive trees in southern Italy.

21-Dec-2017 2:30 PM EST
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    14-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 686703

Coalition Seeks to Increase Transparency on Life Science Career Prospects

Johns Hopkins University

Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute are announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

12-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 686613

Violence a Matter of Scale, Not Quantity, Researchers Show

University of Notre Dame

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame studying violence found the larger the population of a society, the smaller its war group size, proportionally — which means fewer casualties in a conflict.

11-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 686430

Bioethicists Call for Caution in Use of Rare Experimental Fetal Therapy

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Citing uncertainties about the risks and benefits of an experimental therapy for fetuses whose kidneys do not develop, bioethicists at Johns Hopkins and a team of medical experts are calling for rigorous clinical trials in the use of a potential treatment, known as amnioinfusion.

11-Dec-2017 8:00 AM EST
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities


Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 684306

ATS Objects to the EPA’s Move to Silence the Input of Scientists

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Today the EPA announced a new policy regarding who can serve on the agency’s scientific advisory boards. In earlier comments, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had questioned the “independence, and the veracity and the transparency of those recommendations that are coming our way” from scientists who have received EPA research funding.

31-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 683845

Can Open and Honest Scientists Win Public Trust?

Michigan State University

Michigan State University researchers wondered whether it would be better for scientists to acknowledge some of their personal or social values up front when reporting on their studies in order to gain trust.

25-Oct-2017 2:20 PM EDT
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    16-Oct-2017 9:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 682482

GBSI BioPolicy Summit 2017 Explores the Laboratory of the Future and Technology’s Promising Impact on Reproducible Research

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) today brought top scientists and biomedical researchers together with science inventors and programmers to consider the laboratory of the future and explore how newly affordable and accessible digital tools, technologies and lab automation advances will increase reproducibility in preclinical research… and ultimately to accelerate the discovery of treatments and cures. GBSI’s 3rd BioPolicy Summit: “Improving Reproducibility of Research Through Digital Tools, Technologies and Laboratory Automation,” marked the first time the science tech community had brought their expertise to the reproducibility case.

6-Oct-2017 4:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 683013

Why Do So Many Nobel Prizes Go to Scientists Working on Fruit Flies?

Genetics Society of America

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young for their studies of the circadian clock in fruit flies. But their discoveries weren’t just insect idiosyncrasies—they held true across much of the living world, from animals to plants and even some bacteria. And, as many researchers building on their work have found, circadian rhythms have immense importance in human health.

16-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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