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The reason we need the FDA (hint: it's marketers)

Here's the original ad for Coca-Cola: French Wine Coca is indorsed (sic) by over 20,000 of the most learned and scientific medical men in the world...... Americans are the most nervous people in the...        

The Need for Publicly Funded Science

The American scientific community is in a bit of a panic over Trump’s first proposed budget. The budget calls for an 18% decrease ($5.8 billion) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). There are deep cuts in energy research and Earth science as well. The reaction of the scientific community has been consistent – such […]

High-risk pulmonary embolism patients often go without most effective treatments

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) In a new study presented today at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have...Show More Summary

Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) In new study presented today at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that patients with persistent AF, who are successfully treated with ablation many, in fact, no longer need blood thinners.

CRF Faculty and Fellows to Present Abstracts at ACC.17

Faculty and fellows from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will be presenting abstracts at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session taking place March 17-19, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Show More Summary

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to Present Clinical Findings at American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2017

Physicians, fellows, and researchers from Mount Sinai Health System will present research updates and clinical findings at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C., March 17-19, 2017.

Mount Sinai to present clinical findings at American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2017

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Physicians, fellows, and researchers from Mount Sinai Health System will present research updates and clinical findings at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C., March 17-19, 2017. Mount Sinai cardiologists are available to comment on breaking news at the session.

Workplace Genetic Testing Isn't Just Unethical, It's Scientifically Unsound

In 2008, Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act to prevent employers and insurance companies from discriminating against Americans based on their medical records. Now a House committee is taking steps to remove...Show More Summary

People Who Think Daylight Saving Time Is Pointless Actually Have A Really Good Point

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For most Americans, daylight saving time means only one thing: losing an hour’s sleep. So what is the point? This is actually a reasonable question, according to a growing body of scientific research. Daylight saving...Show More Summary

Hate daylight saving time? You may have a point, researchers say

last weekNews : The Raw Story

For most Americans, daylight saving time means only one thing: losing an hour’s sleep. So what is the point? This is actually a reasonable question, according to a growing body of scientific research. Daylight saving time is the practice of moving clocks forward by one hour during summer...

The Mongolian Death Worm

This would have been a comment on a recent post by Darren Naish at Tetrapod Zoology on the behaviour of amphisbaenians, but the commenting system they have at Scientific American these days means that any comment on a post more than a couple of days old will never be seen by anyone. Show More Summary

Food, Chemical Industries Not Well Pleased With MoJo Reporting

The American Council on Science and Health has teamed up with Real Clear Science to rate science journalism. What scientific technique did they use to do this? Our assessments were based off more than fifteen years of shared experience aggregating quality science content. Show More Summary

Found: Hundreds of Minerals That Only Exist Because of Humans

There are more than 5,000 minerals in the world—naturally occurring chemical compounds that are stable at room temperature and have a unique chemical formula. But, as Scientific American reports, humans are rapidly adding to that number. Show More Summary

Psychology journal editor asked to resign for refusing to review papers unless he can see the data

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Psychologist Gert Storms doesn't want to review scientific papers if their authors refuse to share with him the underlying data. The American Psychological Association (APA), which publishes the journal he edits, has asked him to resign. Nature.com's...Show More Summary

Hundreds of North American bee species face extinction: study

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

More than 700 of the 4,000 native bee species in North America and Hawaii are believed to be inching toward extinction due to increased pesticide use leading to habitat loss, a scientific study showed on Wednesday. The Center for Biological Diversity’s report concluded that of the 1,437...

FASEB Science Research Conference: The TGF-? Superfamily

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) This SRC is an important and unique scientific conference where the pivotal role of TGF-? family members, including TGF-?s, nodal, activins, BMPs, and GDFs, in developmental,...Show More Summary

FASEB Science Research Conference: The Biology & Chemistry of Vision

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) This SRC is the only meeting of its kind specifically dedicated to the field of photoreceptor biology. The scientific program reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of this field, encompassing classical biochemistry and structural biology as well as modern imaging techniques and molecular therapeutic approaches.

Scientists horrified Trump’s anti-science administration will push us into a ‘fact-free era’

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

In an interview with the New Republic, Dr. Rush Holt who is the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Holt described the threat presently facing the scientific community as “existential.” “The level of concern and anxiety among scientists—and...

A multidisciplinary approach to addressing health disparities and inequities

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) This SRC will focus on improving our understanding of the scientific (basic, socioeconomic, clinical, health policy) basis of disparities in cardiovascular health outcomes in the US with a view to addressing the challenges posed at every level including complementary and integrative health.

Exploring the mysteries of supercooled water

(American Institute of Physics) Despite its omnipresence, water has many physical properties that are still not completely understood by the scientific community. One of the most puzzling relates to the activity of water molecules after...Show More Summary

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