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Case Study: Live Streaming at The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. They have gained significant insights into live streaming by going live via Facebook, Periscope, and YouTube around the world. At the Streaming Media West show, [taking place November 1-2 in Huntington Beach, CA] Chad Sisneros will showcase valuable lessons […]

Local Humane Society Nixes ‘Grab a Pussy … Cat’ Ad

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

The shelter got about 100 cats last week and was just trying to encourage adoption, but judging by the reaction of the community, that doesn't make it better.

Parents of children with cancer value sequencing results, even if non-actionable

(American Society of Human Genetics) Parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer value the results of whole exome sequencing for a variety of reasons beyond clinical actionability. Parents cited psychological benefits to receiving...Show More Summary

Ancient human history more complex than previously thought, researchers say

(American Society of Human Genetics) Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations were likely more complex than previously thought, involving interbreeding within and outside Africa, according to a new estimator developed by geneticists. Show More Summary

Democracy, Libraries, and the Human Spirit: We Learn from Syria

In a free, democratic society, we live by a sacred code–a guarantee that some countries just do not have or if they do, it is not upheld. Libraries, as purveyors of the freedom of information, lay the foundation of democracy by encouraging literate, thinking people who participate in government and become educated voters. Show More Summary

University of Minnesota Accused of Illegally Using Aborted Baby Parts for Research

Today Thomas More Society attorneys filed a petition in the Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota in Hennepin County, charging the University of Minnesota with illegally procuring and using human fetal tissue for research. The university has a policy in place that obtains fetal tissue from out of state, circumventing the Minnesota legislature’s intended restrictions. The […]

Researchers explore how Zika infection causes microcephaly

(American Society of Human Genetics) Infection with Zika virus disrupts fetal brain development by interfering with the proliferation of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs), a type of cell that drives neurodevelopment and proliferates into brain and nervous system cells. Show More Summary

Researchers evaluate cost-effectiveness of noninvasive prenatal screening in Quebec

(American Society of Human Genetics) Adding noninvasive prenatal genetic screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities to the current testing strategy in Quebec would be more cost-effective than current approaches, per a new study. Researchers...Show More Summary

Geneticists welcome Kuwaiti decision to amend law on compulsory DNA collection

(European Society of Human Genetics) The European Society of Human Genetics has welcomed the decision of the Emir of Kuwait to request the Kuwaiti Prime Minister to reconsider the scope of the law that would have imposed compulsory DNA testing on all residents as well as visitors to the country.

You Can Borrow A Shelter Dog To Visit Maui's Gorgeous Beaches

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When you’re sitting on a white sand beach throwing back mai tais in paradise, there is little room for improvement. Unless, of course, you can add puppies. Thanks to the Maui Humane Society, visitors to the Hawaiian island of Maui can...Show More Summary

Humane Society says egg carton artwork is false advertising

Cartoon chickens roaming green fields near a ruby red barn constitute false advertising as far as the Humane Society of the U.S. is concerned when it comes to Davidson’s brand eggs. The animal welfare group filed a complaint Friday with the Federal Trade Commission citing the artwork on Davidson’s branded eggs from National Pasteurized Eggs... Continue Reading

First Space Nation, Asgardia, Revealed

This month at a press conference in Paris, plans were unveiled for the world’s first “space nation.” A “space nation” is an unrestricted, free society, not ruled by politics or economics, that values humanity with knowledge, intelligence and science. Decisions are purely based on science. Scientists from...

Find humane candidates in your area with our new election resource

At the Humane Society Legislative Fund, we know that solving many of the systemic problems facing animals today depends on passing animal protection legislation at the federal level. But, in order to do that, it is critical that we elect... Show More Summary

Updates from South Carolina, Haiti on disaster response

A Humane Society International team is in Haiti to bring food and veterinary care to animals affected by Hurricane Matthew. The HSI Our disaster response work in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continues in South Carolina, after our transfer of nearly 100 dogs from shelters there ahead of the storm. Show More Summary

Who are our Caretakers of A.I.?

The oncoming storm of Artificial Intelligence as popularized by sci-fi films and to some extent over-inflated expectations of machines that can learn to mimic humans has created an early worry of its impact on jobs, society and us in...Show More Summary

Bart Has Courageously Overcome Being Run Down by a Hit-and-Run Motorist and Subsequently Buried Alive by His Owner but Another Dark Cloud Is Looming over His Future

Just Some of the Damage That the Hit-and-Run Motorist Inflicted Upon Bart "If somebody tells you the cat is still breathing and it's alive, the cat shouldn't have been buried."-- Sherry Silk of the Humane Society of Tampa BayThe lives of just about all cats are not only terribly brief but filled with all sorts of unspeakable deprivations and abuse. Show More Summary

A first glimpse into disc shedding in the human eye

(The Optical Society) This glimpse into the inner workings of the eye will help scientists better understand, prevent and manage major eye diseases that affect photoreceptors like age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

Seven Bridges to Highlight Progress of Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) Pilot at ASHG Annual Meeting

PRESS RELEASE: Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced a full slate of activities it will be involved in at the upcoming 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), which kicks off October...

Neoliberalism-Induced Mental Illness Is Crushing the Bodies and Minds of Millions

last weekNews : Truthdig

Alachua County / (CC-BY-2.0) Societies worldwide are suffering epidemics of mental illness because “human beings, the ultrasocial mammals, whose brains are wired to respond to other people, are being peeled apart,” writes George Monbiot...Show More Summary

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