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Study refutes theory linking cognition, genes and income

Researchers have cast doubt on a widely-held belief that connects family income with cognitive development, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"What would happen if all Americans went vegan?"

I am responding here only to the article in Science announcing the publication of "Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Show More Summary

Greater oversight of precursor chemicals at retail level needed to reduce threat from IEDs

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Policymakers' efforts to reduce threats from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) should include greater oversight of precursor chemicals sold at the retail level -- especially...Show More Summary

Nitric oxide: Experimental analysis of its role in brain tissue in simulated ischemia

(Pensoft Publishers) A joint study conducted by scientists at the National Academy of Sciences in Belarus and Kazan Federal University in Russia, looks at the role of nitric oxide (NO) in brain tissue in simulated ischemia in rats. The study seeks to cast light on NO as a signalling molecule in a modeled ischemic and hemorrhagic insult.

National Academy Study Touts Oil-by-Rail Safety But Supports Weakening Regulations

A new study by the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the rail industry should do more to improve the safety of transporting oil and ethanol by rail, which includes addressing track safety and rail tank cars. Both of these are well-known safety issues. However, the study, “Safely Transporting Hazardous Liquids and Gases in a Changing U.S. Show More Summary

A number of proactive policing practices are successful at reducing crime

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A number of strategies used by the police to proactively prevent crimes have proved to be successful at crime reduction, at least in the short term, and most strategies do not...Show More Summary

Energy researcher sues the US National Academy of Sciences for millions of dollars

2 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

Rare move stems from a conflict over two journal articles about renewable energy.

NULLIUS IN VERBA: Debunked scientist sues National Academy of Sciences for debunking him. As Alex Be…

NULLIUS IN VERBA: Debunked scientist sues National Academy of Sciences for debunking him. As Alex Berezow of the American Council on Science and Health (a great group, by the way) says: To say that this is unusual would be an understatement. The lawsuit is completely obscene. Let’s set aside the scientific arguments in this debate, […]

Improving public safety in face of extreme weather and disasters

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Our ability to observe and predict severe weather events and other disasters has improved markedly over recent decades, yet this progress does not always translate into similar advances in the systems used in such circumstances to protect lives. Show More Summary

Nitrous oxide emissions may get worse as climate warms

New research from the University of Minnesota, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas, may get worse as the climate warms. While not as prevalent in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, a nitrous oxide molecule is nearly 300 times more effective in terms of warming the planet.

Nanodiamonds Show Promise for Aiding Recovery From Root Canal

People who undergo root canals may soon have a tiny but powerful ally that could prevent infection after treatment. In a paper published Oct. 23 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, UCLA researchers write that combining nanodiamonds with gutta percha, a material used to fill disinfected root canals, may enhance the gutta percha's protective properties.

Science shapes new century of sandwich recommendations for children at Centennial Meeting of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

(The Ginger Network) The study, a modeling analysis, was conducted to assess the energy and nutrients contributed from all sandwiches in the US diets of children and adolescents. It used government data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) as well as USDA Typical Food Patterns to assess how Americans currently eat. Show More Summary

US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term nat. planning

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Ocean observing systems are important as they provide information essential for monitoring and forecasting changes in Earth's climate on timescales ranging from days to centuries. Show More Summary

Four HHMI Scientists Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Four HHMI investigators have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine, an organization that honors professional achievement in the health sciences.

UTHealth's Gerard Francisco, M.D., Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

A research and clinical leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R),Gerard Francisco, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and TIRR Memorial Hermann has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Porducers Guild Votes To Expel Harvey Weinstein

The national board of directors of the Producers Guild of America voted unanimously today to expel Harvey Weinstein. The vote comes two days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also voted to expel the disgraced movie mogul. Show More Summary

Winners of 2017 D.C. Public Health Case Challenge announced at NAM Annual Meeting

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The winners of the fifth annual D.C. Public Health Case Challenge were announced at this year's National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting. The challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue of importance to the local Washington, D.C. community.

National Academy of Medicine elects 80 new members

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy isShow More Summary

Five health professionals named 2017 National Academy of Medicine Fellows

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected five outstanding health professionals for the class of 2017 NAM Fellows. They were chosen based on their professional qualifications...Show More Summary

Diane Meier receives Lienhard Award from National Academy of Medicine

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) For her leading role in driving awareness and adoption of palliative care services in the United States, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today awarded the Gustav O. Lienhard...Show More Summary

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