Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship for Women
Although the number of women among new inventors is edging upward, women still make up only about 13 percent of inventors in the economy overall. What keeps more women from engaging in invention and entrepreneurship? A recent workshop explored that question and how to remove the obstacles. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

As Surgeon General Urges ‘Whole-of-Society’ Effort to Fight Health Misinformation, the Work of the National Academies Helps Foster an Evidence-Based Information Environment
The U.S. surgeon general has released a public advisory calling misinformation a “serious threat to public health.” The National Academies have been addressing misinformation in health and science on multiple fronts and are taking steps to help cultivate a fact- and evidence-based information environment. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gulf Research Program Opens Applications for Offshore Energy Safety Track of 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowship
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced it is now accepting applications for the Offshore Energy Safety track of the 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowship (ECRF). (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

WHO Panel Recommends Global Standards for Oversight and Governance of Human Genome Editing
Two new companion reports from a World Health Organization expert panel provide recommendations to the scientific community on the use of human genome editing. The panel ’s work was informed by a 2020 report written by an international commission under the auspices of NAS, NAM, and the U.K.’s Royal Society. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust Established by National Academy of Sciences to Support the Health of the Research Enterprise
The National Academy of Sciences has established a new Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust, which will convene stakeholders across the research enterprise to develop ways to promote high-quality research practices and to address challenges to research ethics and integrity. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Science Education Should Be National Priority - New Report Calls on Federal Government to Encourage Focusing Resources on High-Quality Science for All Students
Scientific thinking and knowledge are essential to democracy and the workforce, but science education is not the national priority it needs to be. The White House, with leadership from OSTP, should encourage federal agencies, state and local governments, and others to focus resources on increasing the quality and accessibility of science education. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Trauma Have Caused Unprecedented Disruption Among Youth - School-Based Supports Can Help Address Mental Health Concerns
The COVID-19 pandemic and heightened racial trauma have caused unprecedented disruptions in the lives of young people — bringing increased stress, anxiety, and depression. A new rapid expert consultation offers strategies for schools to support youth mental health as students return to the classroom. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Infrastructure for a Changing Climate
Climate change and its extremes — higher temperatures, rising sea levels, more intense hurricanes — pose a variety of threats to U.S. infrastructure. In a June discussion, NAE President John Anderson and former USACE Chief Engineer Thomas Bostick explored these hazards and how the nation can respond. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 7, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Variants, Misinformation, and ‘Brain Drain’ — The COVID-19 Vaccine Experience in Brazil, India, and Africa
As vaccination campaigns begin ramping up around the world, experts discuss how variants, misinformation, and “brain drain” are affecting pandemic-control efforts. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 6, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cato T. Laurencin Receives Prestigious Springarn Medal from NAACP
Cato T. Laurencin — a member of the National Academy of Sciences (2021), National Academy of Engineering (2011), and National Academy of Medicine (2004) — is being awarded the Springarn Medal from the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 6, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fighting Vaccine Hesitancy - What Can We Learn From Social Science
As COVID-19 vaccination programs across the country transition from meeting urgent demand to reaching people who are less eager to get the shot, leaders are looking for new vaccine communications strategies. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 2, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Panel Says Creating White House Task Force, Expanding Housing Programs, and Improving Access to Social Supports Could Avert Rental Eviction Crisis Triggered by Pandemic
The Executive Office of the President should consider establishing a task force to prevent renter evictions and mitigate housing instability caused by the pandemic, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 25, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - July 2021
“Reports& Events ” is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 25, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASA Should Update Astronaut Radiation Exposure Limits, Improve Communication of Cancer Risks
As NASA prepares to send astronauts to the moon and Mars, it is revisiting the latest research on cancer risk from space radiation. A new report recommends NASA proceed with setting a new radiation exposure limit, and improve how it communicates cancer risk to astronauts. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 24, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Winners Selected for the 2020-2021 TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs
The Transportation Research Board ’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has selected winners for its annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 24, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Report Charts Path Forward for FAA ’s Cybersecurity Workforce
Looking Ahead at the Cybersecurity Workforce at the Federal Aviation Administration, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, charts a path forward for creating and maintaining a cybersecurity workforce at FAA that can meet the challenges of a highly competitive cybersecurity labor market and a wave of future retirements. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 21, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drought and Record Heat in the West - The Climate Change Connection
As intense drought and record heat make their way across the Western U.S., the deep and devastating impacts of this extreme weather are clear — electric utilities are asking consumers to ration power and water, farmers are scrambling to sell or save their produce, and officials are making plans to keep their communities safe and cool. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 18, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bridging Ghana and the Gulf - How One ECRF Fellow Is Tackling Urban Flooding
Communities must move from coping with floods to adapting for them. Kwame Owusu-Daaku, a former Gulf Research Program fellow, explains why living through floods in his native Ghana led him to Florida to help address the link between flooding and injustice. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 17, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Let Scientific Evidence Determine Origin of SARS-CoV-2, Urge Presidents of the National Academies
In a statement, the presidents of the National Academies urge that investigations of the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 be guided by scientific principles. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Use of Radioactive Materials in Commercial Applications Has Increased by 30 Percent - Government Should Improve Security and Support Development of Alternatives, Says New Report
The use of high-risk radioactive materials in medical, research, and commercial applications has increased by about 30 percent in the U.S. in the last 12 years, and the government should improve security, tracking, and accountability to reduce health and security risks — while also supporting the development of nonradioactive alternatives to replace them — says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Should Solar Geoengineering Be Considered in the Fight Against Climate Change?
A recent discussion explored the possible risks and benefits and the need for more research (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 11, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.S. Army Should Continue to Use Hydrocarbon Fuel as Primary Source of Energy on the Battlefield, Says New Report
In addition to jet propellant 8 (JP8), the U.S. Army should incorporate the use of diesel and renewable biodiesel as the primary sources of energy brought to the battlefield through 2035 to maximize warfighting capabilities, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 9, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

‘Our Planet, Our Future’ Statement Signed by 126 Nobel Laureates Delivered to World Leaders Ahead of G-7 Summit
Organizers of the recent Nobel Prize Summit shared a statement titled “Our Planet, Our Future - An Urgent Call for Action” — issued by the summit’s steering committee and co-signed by 126 Nobel laureates — with leaders of the G-7 countries and the U.N. secretary general, as well as other groups. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 3, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Supporting Science in Africa ’s Pandemic Response - The National Academies join partnerships to spur the use of evidence in policy
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a relatively rare situation in which the entire globe is grappling with the same crisis at the same time, albeit with widely varying approaches, resource levels, and political structures. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 3, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Disrupting the Impacts of Implicit Bias
Research continues to reveal more about the nature and impacts of implicit bias — something hidden from our direct awareness that causes tangible damage in many spheres of life, even for the very young. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 28, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - June 2021
“Reports& Events ” is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 28, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gulf Research Program Announces Inaugural Early-Career Research Fellows for New Human Health and Community Resilience Track
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies today announced the first seven recipients of its 2021 Early-Career Research Fellowships. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 27, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Protecting Human Health through Biotechnology Breakthroughs and Platforms
On November 15, 2020, after 4 months in large-scale Phase 3 clinical testing, Moderna received resounding proof that its new class of medicines based on messenger RNA encased in lipid nanoparticles could be safely deployed as a highly effective vaccine to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 25, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

ERs Rise to the Covid-19 Challenge - Teamwork between Engineers and Healthcare Providers Cuts ER Waiting Time
In 2020, surges of covid-19 patients challenged the ability of hospitals to manage the operation of their emergency rooms (ERs). (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 25, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

On the Ground in Corpus Christi Whats Next for Offshore Energy Safety
Exporting just over half of U.S. crude oil exports in 2020, Corpus Christi, Texas, is on its way to becoming the Gulf of Mexico ’s oil hub. As tankers equipped with millions of barrels of oil, cruise in and out of the city, safety is a top priority for the Gulf Research Program (GRP). (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 21, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lessons from the Leading Edge
Early studies on COVID-19 hold lessons for any new area of science - approach with caution and stay open to change. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Decoding Science - Finding Hope in Failure
Can disagreement lead to discovery? In one scientist ’s quest to cure cancer, hope rises from the ashes of failure. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 12, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Decoding Science - Repeat After Me
Why scientists repeat studies — and why that’s harder than you might think (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 12, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

To Achieve Health Equity, Leverage Nurses and Increase Funding for School and Public Health Nursing, Says New Report
Nursing in the next 10 years will demand a larger, more diversified workforce prepared to provide care in different settings, to address the lasting effects of COVID-19, to break down structural racism and the root causes of poor health, and to respond to future public health emergencies, says a new report from the National Academy of Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 11, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lory Mitchell Wingate Named National Academies ’ Chief Operating Officer
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Lory Mitchell Wingate will join the organization as its new chief operating officer, effective July 6. Wingate comes to the National Academies from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), where she currently serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 6, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

High-Quality Primary Care Should Be Available to Every Individual in the U.S., Says New Report - Payment Reform, Telehealth Expansion, State and Federal Policy Changes Recommended
Ensuring access to high-quality primary care for all people in the United States will require reforming payment models, expanding telehealth services, and supporting integrated, team-based care, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 4, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine Names 10 Inaugural Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence for 2021
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected 10 professionals for the inaugural class of the NAM Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence program. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 3, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nobel Prize Laureates and Other Experts Issue Urgent Call for Action After ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ Summit
This statement was inspired by the discussions at the 2021 Nobel Prize Summit, issued by the Steering Committee and co-signed by Nobel Laureates and experts. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 29, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dr. Laura Castillo-Page Named National Academies ’ Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Laura Castillo-Page will become its first chief diversity and inclusion officer, effective June 1. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 29, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reports & Events Monthly Calendar - May 2021
“Reports& Events ” is a monthly tip sheet for the news media that highlights selected meetings of interest and reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 27, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

NAS Will Hold 158th Annual Meeting Online April 24-25
The National Academy of Sciences will hold its 158th Annual Meeting online this Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Rapid Expert Consultation Shares Insights from Social Science on Communicating COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Equity
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue and accelerate across the U.S., a new rapid expert consultation from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers advice for decision-makers communicating to the public about vaccine efficacy, effectiveness, and equity — drawing on findings from social and behavioral science. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.S. Should Make Monitoring and Detecting Nuclear Threats a Higher National Priority by Ensuring Coordination Across Federal Agencies and Expanding Research Efforts
To address enduring and evolving nuclear threats, the U.S. needs a higher prioritized and more integrated program for monitoring, detecting, and verifying nuclear test explosions, nuclear weapon stockpiles, and the production of fissile material, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Key Leaders of the Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future” Stress Urgency for Action, International Collaboration
On the heels of President Biden ’s Leaders Summit on Climate, the first Nobel Prize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future” will bring together Nobel Prize laureates and other esteemed leaders in the sciences, policy, business, the youth movement, and the arts to explore actions that can be achieved this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Research Models Offer Promise for Understanding the Human Brain and Finding Pathways to Therapies, But Also Raise Profound Ethical Questions
New models for studying the human brain — human neural organoids, transplants, and chimeras — show promise for advancing understanding of the brain and laying the groundwork for new therapeutic approaches to brain diseases that have so far proved hard to treat, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, an d Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Science Academies of G-7 Nations Call for Action to Reach Net-Zero Emissions, Reverse Declines in Biodiversity, and Improve Data-Sharing to Prepare for Future Health Emergencies
Science academies from the G-7 nations today issued three statements recommending that their governments take urgent action to build a net-zero emissions, climate-resilient future, reverse global declines in biodiversity, and improve data-sharing for future health emergencies. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 31, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zero Emission Vehicles Represent the Future of Energy Efficiency, Petroleum and Emissions Reductions in 2025-2035, New Report Says
Increased use of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) presents the greatest opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of light-duty vehicles — i.e., passenger vehicles and light trucks — over the period of 2025-2035, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 31, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Update to Required Tests Needed to Evaluate Hearing Loss in People with Cochlear Implants, New Report Recommends Update to Required Tests Needed to Evaluate Hearing Loss in People with Cochlear Implants, New Report Recommends
As cochlear implant technology has significantly improved, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) should use a more difficult test than the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) to make disability benefit determinations in adults and children after cochlear implant surgery, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 30, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency — New Report
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers principles and practices for federal statistical agencies to support their invaluable role of providing widely available, trustworthy, relevant, accurate, and timely government statistics. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 26, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Report Says U.S. Should Cautiously Pursue Solar Geoengineering Research to Better Understand Options for Responding to Climate Change Risks
Given the urgency of the risks posed by climate change, the U.S. should pursue a research program for solar geoengineering — in coordination with other nations, subject to governance, and alongside a robust portfolio of climate mitigation and adaptation policies, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news