'The Death and Life of the Great Lakes' Wins Best Book Award From Academies; Crossing the Line Productions and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, Science Magazine, ProPublica/NPR Also Take Top Prizes
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today the recipients of the 2018 Communication Awards. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative, these prestigious awards -- each of which includes a $20,000 prize -- recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public. The winners will be honored during a ceremony on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: Your Toddler Can Be a Vegetarian
-- A well-planned vegetarian diet is healthy for an infant or toddler, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. But it's crucial to make sure that the young child gets all necessary nutrients, the academy says. These nutrients include: Vitamin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Manage the Terrible 3's
-- Three-year-old children may be among the most difficult to manage as they become more independent and talkative. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these ways to manage the sometimes terrible 3's: Be positive, and try to yell less... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How healthy is the American diet? The Healthy Eating Index helps determine the answer
(Elsevier) In the latest issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, leading nutrition experts describe and evaluate the latest version of the Healthy Eating Index (HEI), which has been issued to correspond to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

National Academies announce winners of 2018 Communication Awards
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today the recipients of the 2018 Communication Awards. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative, these prestigious awards -- each of which includes a $20,000 prize -- recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public. The winners will be honored during a ceremony on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SPR Therapeutics Wins Nod for Dual Lead PNS System
The use of neurostimulation could be an effective weapon in the long fight to eliminate the opioid epidemic in the U.S. FDA just recently signed off on a neurostimulation pain treatment therapy from SPR Therapeutics. The Cleveland-based company said it has received clearance to market the Sprint extensa (dual lead) Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System. The company also received clearance for some updated features on its single lead pain treatment application. “This recent clearance allows now for a dual lead or two lead to be used in the treatment of pain and it allows us to target just more than one...
Source: MDDI - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

“His Entire Body Was Shutting Down”: New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety
By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up, pushed himself to participate, and then collapsed on the field. “He started vomiting and he was shaking,” Jones says. “He couldn’t see. He was trying to focus, but he couldn’t.” Jayden was eventually airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lewis Tags: Uncategorized health heat stroke high school sports Source Type: news

‘His Entire Body Was Shutting Down.’ New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety
By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up, pushed himself to participate, and then collapsed on the field. “He started vomiting and he was shaking,” Jones says. “He couldn’t see. He was trying to focus, but he couldn’t.” Jayden was eventually airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lewis Tags: Uncategorized health heat stroke high school sports Source Type: news

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to advance the development of evidence-based, indication-specific guidelines to help guide appropriate prescribing of opioid analgesics
FDA awarded a contract to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to advance the development of evidence-based, indication-specific guidelines to help guide appropriate opioid prescribing. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Registration Opens for Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing
Registration is now open for the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, which will take place Nov. 27-29 in Hong Kong. The three-day summit will be co-hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. For more information and a draft agenda, visit the summit website. General registration | Journalist and news media registration (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - August 22, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Keep Your Teen Healthier
-- Adopting healthy patterns during the teen years may lead to a better quality of life as an adult, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. The academy suggests teaching your teen about: Physical Health - Exercise often, eat a healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How To Raise'Creative, Curious, Healthier' Kids, According To The AAP
The American Academy of Pediatrics' new report will make you think. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why pediatricians are prescribing play time for kids
New guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics says playing with parents and other kids is a critical part of healthy development (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' Play Is Healthy, Pediatricians' Group Says
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Play is a child's most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new American Academy of Pediatrics report wholeheartedly agrees. Play is a crucial way for kids to develop social and mental skills, head off... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Icy Truth: The World of Resuscitation is NOT Flat
For those looking for a better way to preserve the brain and vital organs in the future, an article released recently about work by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital may give us a peek at a future tool in our resuscitation toolbox. It’s a process that might prove valuable if used in conjunction with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), impedance threshold devices (ITDs) and head-up CPR to keep people in a suspended state of animation until their malady is found, corrected and allowed to begin healing. Massachusetts General is the original and largest teaching hospital at Harvard Medical School. Thei...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Let your children play! Top doctors urge pediatricians to PRESCRIBE playtime to kids
Compared to kids of the 80s, today's kids have far less free time - 12 fewer hours a week - and 30 percent of school kids spend recess indoors, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short Takes
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting nominations of individuals from the academic, industrial, and non-profit sectors to an interdisciplinary committee of 16 experts who will define and assess the current state of the U.S. bioeconomy and consider strategies for safeguarding and sustaining the economic activity driven by research and innovation in the life sciences. The panel requires experts in various life sciences disciplines, such as biomedicine, agriculture, biotechnology, synthetic biology, and biomanufacturing, as well as individuals with expertise in cybersecurity, data security...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 20, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Doctors Should Prescribe More Play Time For Kids, Study Shows
BOSTON (CBS) – A new report is recommending kids do something critical for healthy development – play. The report ‘The Power of Play’ from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all pediatricians tell children that playing with parents and peers is a critical part of healthy development, fundamental for learning life skills and reducing stress. Dr. Michael Yogman of Mount Auburn Hospital authored the report which shows playtime has decreased significantly in the past 15 years, while screen time has increased. And about 30 percent of kindergarten children don’t go out for recess. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local American Academy Of Pediatrics Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Michael Yogman Source Type: news

Pediatricians Group: Doctors Should Prescribe Play Time For Kids
BOSTON (CBS) – A new report is recommending kids do something critical for healthy development – play. The report ‘The Power of Play’ from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all pediatricians tell children that playing with parents and peers is a critical part of healthy development, fundamental for learning life skills and reducing stress. Dr. Michael Yogman of Mount Auburn Hospital authored the report which shows playtime has decreased significantly in the past 15 years, while screen time has increased. And about 30 percent of kindergarten children don’t go out for recess. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local American Academy Of Pediatrics Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Michael Yogman Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Where Is Traditional Medicine Heading?
[Ethiopian Herald] After suffering from asthma during his childhood, Merigeta Bekalu Mulu, sought for help from traditional healers. This also led him to attend the church academy for 20 years in Gojjam, Amhara state. On top of this, he worked as an assistant to his grandfather who was healer, and later transferred his ages old knowledge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prescription for play? It's "brain building" for kids, study finds
New guidance out overnight calls on pediatricians to write a "prescription for play," and for parents to help fill that order. The clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says "play is not frivolous -- it is brain building." Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the benefits of unstructured play. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Checkup: Let Kids Play
Doctors should prescribe parents of young children to prioritize playing, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Parenting Computer and Video Games Puzzles Youth Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Getting policy right: why fisheries management is plagued by the panacea mindset
(Dartmouth College) Fisheries management has often been characterized by regulatory policies that result in panaceas -- broad based policy solutions that are expected to address several problems, which result in unintended consequences. An international research team shows how one size fits all policies like individual transferable quotas may be doomed from the onset, as these policies perpetuate 'the panacea mindset.' The team calls for a more customized policy approach in a new piece that will be published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Updated Car Seat Law and Texting app info
Still need a school sports physical?  We still have available appointments before school activities start!  Don't forget that immunizations need to be up to date as well!Construction of the new North Aurora office is rapidly being  completed!  We anticipate the office will open on or about Thursday October 18th.  The new office is located at 98 Miller Drive, Suite 101.  Our doctors who will work there are Drs. Gronli, Thomas, Kanabar, Shakir, Doman and Wall and Nurse Practitioner Kim Gubbins will be opening the Lactation Center there.The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a wealth...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - August 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Vaccination Information Source Type: news

First Generic EpiPen Gets FDA Approval
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in adults and children. The company Teva Pharmaceuticals gained approval to market the new generic drug, according to an announcement from the FDA on Thursday. Brendan O’Grady, executive vice president who heads North America Commercial at Teva, noted in an emailed statement Thursday that the approval “marks an important step forward in bringing our patients additional prescription medications that have met the FDA’s rigorous standards.&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen generic epipen Local TV Source Type: news

Health Tip: Achieve Healthier Hair
-- Want your hair to look healthier? The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to achieve healthier locks: Wash oily hair more frequently. Wash chemically treated hair less often. As you age, your scalp should make less oil, so you may not... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sex-Based Differences in Common Sports Injuries Sex-Based Differences in Common Sports Injuries
In what ways do the presentations and treatment outcomes differ between males and females who have sustained sports injuries?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Diet guidance could slow kidney disease, cut costs
(Reuters Health) - Patients with chronic kidney disease could slow the progression of their illness and delay dialysis through nutrition therapy, according to a new article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: The eyes may have it, an early sign of Parkinson's disease
(American Academy of Neurology) The eyes may be a window to the brain for people with early Parkinson's disease. People with the disease gradually lose brain cells that produce dopamine, a substance that helps control movement. Now a new study has found that the thinning of the retina, the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye, is linked to the loss of such brain cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do you know a health hero and want to make sure they ’re recognised?
Do you know a support worker in the NHS who deserves national recognition for their dedication? Perhaps you’re one yourself? Then the Our Health Heroes awards, organised by Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health, could be just the thing for you The awards recognise and promote the significant contribution support workers make in delivering patient care and celebrate those who take special pride in their roles. So if you work in the health service and know anyone whose contribution to your team or department deserves special recognition, ask their manager to nominate them to be one...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS one team for patient care Our Health Heroes Our Health Heroes Awards Source Type: news

This Habit Will Make You Better At Your Job
Imagine you’re faced with a tricky task at work. What’s your first reaction? If you’re socially minded, perhaps you’d fire off an email or Slack message to a co-worker, hoping to pick their brain. Or if you prefer solitude, maybe you’d shut yourself in a conference room to puzzle through the problem on your own. Either of these strategies could yield good results — but a new study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says the best strategy may be a blend of the two. “With our smartphones and all of these technologies now, we’re constantly able...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

I await a second Magnum opus | Brief letters
Morris Traveller in the Alps | What ’s the point of Sats? | DNA ancestry tests | A dog called Trevor | Lolly sticksIn the early 60s, I drove a Morris Traveller (Letters, passim) laden with three friends and a month ’s worth of camping gear to Yugoslavia. We stalled on a 1:2.5 gradient up the Julian Alps from Villach in Austria to the border. We set about unloading all my passengers and possibly the luggage with a view to them humping everything to the pass. Fortunately, an Austrian army jeep came swooping do wn, swung round and threw out a tow rope, and dragged us up to the top. Angels! We then rolled down chee...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Motoring Sats Schools Education Race issues Biology Dogs Ice-cream and sorbet Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identify Bug Bites
-- Hot summer weather and long days spent outside are the perfect combination for bug bites. But it may be difficult to figure out which type of bug was responsible. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this primer: Mosquitoes are typically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Media registration: Cancer Immunotherapy Conference in New York
(American Association for Cancer Research) The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), the European Academy of Tumor Immunology (EATI), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will sponsor the fourth International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

De la Rosa Siles Awarded F1000 Outstanding Presentation Poster Prize
Xavier de la Rosa Siles, PhD, of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, received the F100 Outstanding Presentation Poster Prize from the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and F1000Research at the Resolution of Inflammati (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 14, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

AAFP's Opioid Survey Seeks Powerful Firsthand Testimony
The Academy is seeking member feedback regarding pain management and the opioid epidemic. Your response to a 10-minute survey will help support the AAFP's advocacy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Unexpected effects of climate change: worse food safety, more car wrecks
On excessively hot days, there are more likely to be fatal car accidents and food safety problems, and police officers and government food inspectors tend to do less of their duties, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP Provides Safety Precautions to Prevent Drowning
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children aged 1 to 4 years, with most drownings happening in home swimming pools, according to a report published by the American Academy of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers uncover a major new vulnerability of childhood leukemia
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) A team of researchers from IOCB Prague, KU Leuven, and Baylor College of Medicine has recently uncovered a major new vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia. Their findings, published in a recent issue of the journal PNAS, reports that a protein called LEDGF/p75 is regulated by phosphorylation, a molecular modification that changes the electrical charge of the LEDGF/p75 protein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Academic Administrators Engage in Nationally-Acclaimed Leadership...
The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) convenes its Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program in Atlanta, GA.(PRWeb August 12, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/academic_administrators_engage_in_nationally_acclaimed_leadership_development_program/prweb15686936.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Work Emails May Be Taking a Toll on Your Mental Health — And Your Relationship
Responding to a late-night email might win you points with your boss, but it won’t do you any favors at home, a new study suggests. Being expected to monitor work emails 24/7 may take a toll on the mental health and well-being of both employees and their partners, according to research published recently in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Researchers surveyed 142 people who were employed full-time, as well as their significant others, about their organizations’ expectations around electronic communications. The couples also answered questions about their health, well-being and relationship satisfa...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Predatory publishers: the journals that churn out fake science
A Guardian investigation, in collaboration with German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk, reveals the open-access publishers who accept any article submitted for a feeA vast ecosystem of predatory publishers is churning out “fake science” for profit, an investigation by the Guardian in collaboration with German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) has found.More than 175,000 scientific articles have been produced by five of the largest “predatory open-access publishers”, including India-based Omics publishing group and the Turkish World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, or Waset.C...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Hern and Pamela Duncan Tags: Technology Science Open access scientific publishing Higher education Peer review and scientific publishing Source Type: news

Nigeria:Dr. Chinny Obinwanne - Babies Not Well Breastfed Are Exposed to Multiple Health Issues
[This Day] To commemorate the annual World Breastfeeding Week, Chiemelie Ezeobi spoke to Dr. Chinny Obinwanne, a medical doctor, lactation consultant, and member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Obinwanne, a nursing mother, is the founder of The Milk Booster, a company that produces lactation products that help increase breast milk supply. She also founded The Breastfeeding Doc, which is a company that provides evidence-based knowledge for healthcare professionals and breastfeeding mothers. In this interview (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Dr. Chinny Obinwanne - Babies Not Well Breastfed Are Exposed to Multiple Health Issues
[This Day] To commemorate the annual World Breastfeeding Week, Chiemelie Ezeobi spoke to Dr. Chinny Obinwanne, a medical doctor, lactation consultant, and member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Obinwanne, a nursing mother, is the founder of The Milk Booster, a company that produces lactation products that help increase breast milk supply. She also founded The Breastfeeding Doc, which is a company that provides evidence-based knowledge for healthcare professionals and breastfeeding mothers. In this interview (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lateral Patellar Instability in Skeletally Mature Patients Lateral Patellar Instability in Skeletally Mature Patients
This review provides a summary of the surgical management options for patellar instability to help guide treatment decisions.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Decadal Review Panel Urges NASA Planetary Science to Stay on Course
The midterm review of the National Academies planetary science decadal survey finds that NASA has made strong progress in implementing the survey ’s recommendations, including flagship missions to Mars and Europa. However, the assessment warns that Congress’ push for missions relevant to the search for extraterrestrial life beyond missions already recommended risks undermining the survey process. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - August 10, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

URMC to Host National Developmental Disabilities Health Conference
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will host the 2019 annual conference of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD). The event, the preeminent conference for physicians, dentists, and other providers who treat patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will take place from May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

SERSitive: New substrates make it possible to routinely detect one molecule in a million
(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) SERS, an extremely sensitive laboratory method of analysing chemical composition, is set to become widespread decades after its invention. The main obstacle that has been slowing down the development of this promising research technique, the poor quality of the substrate on which samples are applied, is now disappearing. New substrates, guaranteeing repeatability of measurements and the appropriate signal enhancement, are now available thanks to scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS in Warsaw. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nishino, San Jose Estepar Win Distinguished Investigator Award
Mizuki Nishino, MD, MPH, and Raul San Jose Estepar, PhD, of the Department of Radiology, won the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology& Biomedical Imaging Research for their research and publications in the field of medical (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Half a degree less warming can avoid precipitation extremes
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) The scientists found that by reducing the global warming limit by 0.5 ° C, a significant number of extreme precipitation events and their impacts could be avoided. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news