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Paul Farmer to receive National Academy of Sciences' most prestigious award

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2018 Public Welfare Medal to physician, anthropologist, and humanitarian Paul Farmer for 'pioneering enduring, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings in the US and other countries.'

Univision Teaming With TV Academy, PGA, SAG-AFTRA & More On Diversity Initiative

Univision Communications is partnering with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Producers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild?American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, University...Show More Summary

Researchers disprove one of the most widespread assumptions among geneticists regarding DNA

(University of Córdoba) A study by a Córdoba research team, just published in Proceedings of the USA National Academy of Sciences, shows that spontaneous DNA gaps are not -- as hitherto believed -- equivalent to those produced during DNA repair

Challenges and research for an evolving aviation system

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A comprehensive aviation safety system as envisioned by NASA would require integration of a wide range of systems and practices, including building an in-time aviation safety...Show More Summary

Dosher, Solingen honored by National Academy of Sciences for research achievements

(University of California - Irvine) Barbara Dosher and Etel Solingen, both University of California, Irvine scholars in the School of Social Sciences, have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for major contributions to their fields.

Science panel's sweeping recommendations on drunken driving

The nation's more than 10,000 drunken driving deaths a year are "entirely preventable," according to a government-commissioned report released Wednesday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Here … Click to Continue »

What can be done to prevent alcohol-impaired driving fatalaties?

(American College of Physicians) A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) outlines a framework for preventing alcohol-impaired driving fatalities.

Accelerating progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the US. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- fromShow More Summary

National Academy of Sciences awards Kovalenko medal to immunotherapy pioneer Allison

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Cancer immunotherapy innovator Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the 2018 Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal for outstanding research in medical sciences, the National Academy of Sciences announced today.

National Academy of Sciences Awards Kovalenko Medal to Immunotherapy Pioneer Allison

Cancer immunotherapy innovator Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the 2018 Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal for outstanding research in medical sciences, the National Academy of Sciences announced today.

Prasad Raghavendra, David Steurer to receive Michael and Sheila Held prize from the NAS

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences will award the first annual Michael and Sheila Held Prize to Prasad Raghavendra, associate professor of electrical engineering and computerShow More Summary

New Carnegie Mellon dynamic statistical model follows gene expressions over time

(Carnegie Mellon University) Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the model now gives researchers a tool that extends past observing static networks at a single snapshot in time, which is hugely beneficial since network data are usually dynamic.

Air Force Science and Technology Engagement Summit -- Jan. 18

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host the Air Force Science and Technology Engagement Summit, to be held on Thursday, Jan. 18. Sponsored by...Show More Summary

All in the family: Focused genomic comparisons

(DOE/Joint Genome Institute) Aspergillus fungi are pathogens, decomposers, and important sources of biotechnologically-important enzymes. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by researchers at the Technical...Show More Summary

More than 130 organizations join the Nat. Academy of Medicine in committing to clinician well-ceing

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced that more than 130 organizations across the US -- including associations, hospital and medical systems, universities, and professional societies -- have joined NAM in declaring their commitment to reducing burnout and promoting well-being among clinicians.

National Academies report “dire need” for robust occupational health surveillance system

A report released on January 9 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls on federal and state agencies to establish and strengthen the systems for assembling data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and exposure to hazards and then using the information for prevention. The 12-person committee included public health researchers, state officials, as [...]

Professor Selected to Help Lead Global Forum

Caswell Evans appointed as co-chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

Study suggests female advantage in life expectancy related to fundamental biological roots

A small team of researchers from Denmark and Germany has found evidence that suggests a biological reason for why women live longer than men. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group outlines their study which involved analyzing survival data from several periods in history when groups of people were subjected to extreme duress.

The nation's rivers and streams are getting dangerously saltier

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New research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences points to increasing salinity in the nation's fresh water supply.

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