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Statement on School Shooting in Parkland, Floridafrom Colleen A. Kraft, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics" Yesterday just before the dismissal bell rang, 17 children and adults were shot and killed and 15 were injured inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. We find ourselves once again filled with grief and horror, and we mourn alongside all those impacted by the shooting. As our hearts are in Parkland, our eyes are on Congress.  " This is the eighteenth school shooting in 2018, the equivalent of one every two and a half days so far this year. Shootings have ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Student research team accelerates snow melt with 'Melt Mat'
(Virginia Tech) 'The idea for a thermal absorptive blanket is novel, but also very practical,' said Jonathan Boreyko, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics and the team's faculty advisor. 'For novelty's sake, the team really needed to go for a journal publication. For practicality's sake, we went for a patent.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Book Review: Insane Consequences
I have read Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill a couple of times and am still contemplating it. It also inspired me to research further into how we treat the seriously mentally ill in America. In the book, author DJ Jaffe takes on what he calls the “mental health industry,” and I think that is a fair characterization. He is not the only writer to use the phrase, and he confronts that industry with a voice that reminds me of a prosecuting attorney on a mission. Jaffe became involved in the mental health system in the 1980s when his wife’s 18 year old sister, Lynn, ca...
Source: Psych Central - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Disabilities Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry Psychology Schizophrenia Treatment DJ jaffe mental health policy Mental Illness mental illness violence serious mental illness Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In March, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. Dr. Matthew Lin, Director of the Office of Minority Health, announced earlier this week the 2018 theme for National Minority Health Month: Partnering for Health Equity. Stay tuned for more details about how you ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Insightec closes $150m Series E
Insightec said today it closed a $150 million Series E private equity round of financing with plans to use funds to support marketing, commercialization and further development of its Exablate Neuro platform. The round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies subsidiary Koch Industries, who invested a total of $100 million during the round, the Israel-based company said. The company’s flagship Exablate Neuro device, which won FDA approval last July for treating essential tremor, uses high-intensity, focused ultrasound to thermally ablate targeted tissue, guided by continuous magnetic resonance imaging; the proced...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Insightec, Virginia Tech collab on focused ultrasound brain disorder R & D
Insightec said today it is partnering with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute looking to develop treatments for brain disorders utilizing the company’s Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound device. The treatments will also utilize Siemens (NYSE:SI) magnetic resonance imaging devices, with potential applications in treating cancer, brain tumors, targeted disruptions of the blood-brain barrier for therapeutic delivery and neuromodulation to treat psychiatric disorders. “There is considerable basic research to be done in order to develop safe and efficacious protocols for these treatments and...
Source: Mass Device - January 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Research & Development Ultrasound INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. Did your organization host an event or offer programming for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activitie...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Entomologist discovers millipede that comes in more color combinations than any other
(Virginia Tech) The thumb-sized millipede that crawls around the forest floor of Southwest Virginia's Cumberland Mountains has more color combinations than any other millipede discovered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® begins on Monday! If your organization is getting involved with busting myths about drug use or addiction, tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

For a banded mongoose in northern Botswana, communicating with family can be deadly
(Virginia Tech) A novel tuberculosis pathogen, Mycobacterium mungi, closely related to human TB, infects and kills banded mongooses through a surprising route -- olfactory communication. Now, a detailed investigation published in the journal Veterinary Pathology provides a window into how this deadly disease moves between mongooses and within the mongoose host. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH fellowships to help grad students study heart health
(Virginia Tech) Two translational biology, medicine, and health (TBMH) graduate students at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have won National Institutes of Health research fellowships aimed at protecting people with heart problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists find heightened attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD
(Virginia Tech) Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found that people with PTSD have an increased learning response to surprising events. While most everyone reacts to surprise, people with PTSD tend to pay even more attention to the unexpected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How parasites hack victims to seize control of genes in plant-to-plant warfare
(Virginia Tech) 'Imagine a battle between host and parasite. In this case, dodder is trying to hack into the host's information system and the host is trying to shut it off. MicroRNAs are a new class of weapon being used in the warfare,' said Virginia Tech Professor Jim Westwood, an author of the paper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Virginia Tech researchers trace the potato's origins, learn about its untapped potential
(Virginia Tech) Thanks to Veilleux and Laimbeer, it will soon be easier to breed the perfect potato chip or to access desirable traits such as enhanced disease resistance in wild or primitive species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing school shootings: the effectiveness of safety measures - Jonson CL.
The tragedies at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook Elementary School catapulted concern about school shootings into the national spotlight. Calls for something to be done to protect our students, faculty, and staff became a salient conce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute gets 'Catalyst' grant to curtail opioid epidemic
(Virginia Tech) A dual university project including the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will focus on the opioid epidemic and receive $1 million in combined grant funding, according to an announcement by the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corp., also known as Virginia Catalyst. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virginia Tech entomologist discovers invertebrate that comes in more color combinations than any oth
(Virginia Tech) The thumb-sized millipede that crawls around the forest floor of Southwest Virginia's Cumberland Mountains has more color combinations than any other millipede discovered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Leave a buffer for your bumper: Study contradicts practice of traffic light tailgating
(Virginia Tech) The practice of packing tightly at traffic lights is widely accepted. Thanks to new research by Virginia Tech, drivers now have a good reason to dismiss this faulty line of roadway intuition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research reveals biological mechanism of a leading cause of childhood blindness
(Virginia Tech) Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cause of childhood blindness in developed nations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virginia Tech researchers explore causes of land cover change in African savannas
(Virginia Tech) Elephants are often blamed for extensive loss of woody vegetation in Northern Botswana, but study results suggest that this may not be the case. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Former Mach37 partner joins Inova's personalized medicine accelerator
Inova Health System is bringing Northern Virginia tech investor Rick Gordon into the fold. The former executive from Herndon-based cybersecurity accelerator Mach37 will serve as a director of the Inova Personalized Health Accelerator. Gordon led investments in 46 companies as a founding managing partner at the accelerator. He was ousted from Mach37 in July as part of what parent organ ization the Center for Innovative Technology called a “modification to the management structure.” My colleague… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Even small amounts of oil made birds near Deepwater Horizon sick, researchers say
(Virginia Tech) Blood samples taken by first responders showed that individuals exposed to small amounts of oil from the spill suffered from hemolytic anemia--a condition that occurs when toxins enter the blood stream and damage red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Declining baby songbirds need forests to survive drought
(Virginia Tech) A team of Smithsonian biologists led by Brandt Ryder worked closely with Ben Vernasco, a doctoral candidate in biology at Virginia Tech, on a study that aimed to identify characteristics that promote healthy wood thrush populations on US Department of Defense land. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

WATCH: Study sheds light on youth football head hits
Researchers at Virginia Tech found that quarterbacks, running backs and linebackers all experienced high-magnitude head impacts. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Study sheds new light on youth football head hits
Researchers at Virginia Tech found that quarterbacks, running backs and linebackers all experienced high-magnitude head impacts. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Global Change Center researchers to forecast water quality with NSF support
(Virginia Tech) The team -- which includes ecologists, social scientists, geologists and engineers -- was awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities grant to develop a system that can create a real-time water forecast -- similar to a weather forecast -- for Falling Creek Reservoir in Roanoke, Va. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The 10 Deadliest Mass Shootings in Modern U.S. History
With 59 people killed, Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas marked the deadliest in modern U.S. history — and the death count is more likely to rise. Shooter Stephen Backer’s rampage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was not the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. That unfortunate title goes to the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre left more 200 Native Americans dead. But it’s the deadliest of the modern era. As mass shootings seemingly become more common, here are the ten deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history. 1. Las Vegas Shooting — At least 59 de...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Crime onetime tragedy Source Type: news

Why Are There So Many Conflicting Numbers on Mass Shootings?
No one would argue over whether the horrific massacre at a Las Vegas concert on Sunday, which claimed the lives of 58 people and injured over 500 more, fits the definition of a mass shooting. Nor does anyone quibble over that classification for the Orlando nightclub shooting that killed 49 and injured 53, or Sandy Hook, or Virginia Tech, or any of the other outbursts of gun violence that have claimed hundreds of lives in past decade alone. But what about the Plano, Texas man who fatally shot his estranged wife and seven other people at a private party just last week? Or the 25-year-old man who opened fire during a church s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized Gun Violence interactive studios las vegas shooting Mass Shooting Source Type: news

The Las Vegas Shooting Is the Deadliest in Modern U.S. History
At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night, marking the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. The numbers could fluctuate as the day goes on. The shooter, who has been named as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at 10:08 p.m, authorities say. Country singer Jason Aldean was playing on stage at the time. Paddock is now dead after an encounter with authorities. The Las Vegas shooting is now deadlier than last year’s attack on the Pu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucinda Shen Tags: Uncategorized Crime Mass Shooting Nevada onetime Source Type: news

Virginia Tech study finds that healthy bacteria in yogurt may reduce lupus symptoms in mice
(Virginia Tech) Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have released findings that explain how a type of healthy bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products might reduce disease symptoms in certain patients with lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study highlights conservation needs of fish species recently discovered in Southwest Virginia
(Virginia Tech) Currently, the Clinch dace is in the highest tier of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Tiers of Imperilment for all wildlife species found in the state. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Colleges Are an ‘Echo Chamber of Political Correctness.’ Read Jeff Sessions’ Speech on Campus Free Speech
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that freedom of speech is under attack on college campuses in America. During a speech at Georgetown Law School, Sessions said political correctness has transformed academic spaces “into an echo chamber of political correctness and homogeneous thought.” He cited the cancelling of speaking events due to fear of protests as an example, referring to such incidents as a “heckler’s veto.” “This is not right,” he said. “This is not in the great tradition of America. And, yet, school administrators bend to this behavior. In effect, they co...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Education Jeff Sessions justice onetime Source Type: news

Scientists restore tumor-fighting structure to mutated breast cancer proteins
(Virginia Tech) Scientists have revealed the architecture of the breast cancer susceptibility protein (BRCA1) for the first time. The finding may provide answers toward restoring the protein's cancer-fighting ability. Triple negative breast cancer is often linked to inherited mutations in the BRCA1 gene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Why did Ford build a 'fake driverless car' using a man dressed as a seat?
The researchers behind the illusion, which went viral last month, explain how the plan was actually to see how people react to self-driving vehiclesIn early August residents of Arlington, Virginia, spotted an unmarked silver Ford Transit van cruising around town without a human behind the wheel.Local news publicationARLnow caught the ghostly vehicle on camera and speculated that it was part of Virginia Tech ’s autonomous driving research. A couple of days later, NBC reporter Adam Tuss approached the vehicle on foot and peered inside, only to see hands poking out from the driver’s seat holding the steering wheel...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Olivia Solon in San Francisco Tags: Self-driving cars Technology Ford Automotive industry US news Business Psychology Source Type: news

Trump Should Eliminate Fake Science
(Natural News) “What Lies Upstream” is a documentary by Hyrax Films that includes interviews with Professor Marc Edwards at Virginia Tech and me about data fabrication by the EPA and CDC. A review by IndieWire highlights comments Director Cullen Hoback made in which he stressed “the alarming implications for the future of science and reason... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virginia Tech biochemists dip into the health benefits of olives and olive oil
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech research team discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps prevent type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History
Join the National Library of Medicine, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, for this exciting opportunity! On January 29-30, 2018, NLM will host Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, bringing together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. Viral Networks will combine a face-to-face workshop with structured virtual-editing activities to produce and advance the innovative scholarship of the participant...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Education News from NLM/NIH Technology Source Type: news

NLM to Host Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History
On January 29-30, 2018, NLM will host Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, bringing together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. The event will be supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, and is a collaborative outcome of NLM's ongoing partnership with the NEH. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Federal snack program does not yield expected impacts, Virginia Tech researchers find
(Virginia Tech) The research team examined the US Department of Agriculture's Smart Snacks in School regulation. The federal mandate was intended to replace unhealthy school snacks and beverages with more wholesome options, including fruits, vegetables, and packaged treats low in fat, sugar, and sodium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Camera-trap research paves the way for global monitoring networks
(Virginia Tech) In recent years, there have been numerous calls for coordinated global monitoring networks to understand and mitigate the effects of ecosystem change and biodiversity loss around the world. A new study led by Lindsey Rich, who recently completed her doctorate in wildlife conservation in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, demonstrates that camera traps are one of the most effective methods of collecting this type of data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Child safety or parental duty: New study maps out core concepts in the vaccination debate
(Virginia Tech) 'A single phrase can conjure up completely different images in our minds, depending on how that concept is organized in our mental models,' said Samarth Swarup, a research assistant professor at Virginia Tech. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research finds common household chemicals lead to birth defects in mice
(Virginia Tech) A new study at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Who to vaccinate when flu season strikes
(PLOS) Immunizing children and the elderly, after the high-risk individuals, will have the greatest overall benefit when there are limited vaccine resources, saving both lives and money, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology by Nargesalsadat Dorratoltaj of the Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Regenerative medicine researcher's startup companies give hope to patients
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist takes commercial route to develop new treatments for wound healing and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Howard Hughes Medical Institute research award a first for Virginia Tech Carilion
(Virginia Tech) A Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has been awarded a highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship to devote a year to in-depth, mentored biomedical research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Early career scientist receives recognition from Microscopy Society of America
(Virginia Tech) Rengasayee 'Sai' Veeraraghavan, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, became the sixth person in the world to receive the George Palade Award from the Microscopy Society of America. Veeraragahavan began using a new imaging technology called STochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM), which earned the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, to study proteins in the narrow space between heart cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Americans Would Pay $17.2 Billion To Prevent Another Deepwater Horizon Disaster
As the world looks back on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster seven years later, a study released this week highlights the costly ecological impacts of the largest maritime oil spill on record. Scientists found that Americans would be willing to pay an estimated $17.2 billion to prevent another catastrophe like the BP oil spill, which leaked more than 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissioned the study, which offers the first comprehensive appraisal of the disaster’s financial impact on affected natural resources, like bea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Would Pay $17.2 Billion To Prevent Another Deepwater Horizon Disaster
As the world looks back on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster seven years later, a study released this week highlights the costly ecological impacts of the largest maritime oil spill on record. Scientists found that Americans would be willing to pay an estimated $17.2 billion to prevent another catastrophe like the BP oil spill, which leaked more than 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissioned the study, which offers the first comprehensive appraisal of the disaster’s financial impact on affected natural resources, like bea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers find
(Virginia Tech) In new research, Sudipta Sarangi of the Virginia Tech Department of Economics, analyzed data from more than 150 countries, showing the more Facebook penetrates public usage, the higher the likelihood of government corruption meeting protest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Flint water crisis likely the cause of deadly Legionnaires outbreak
Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards released to CNN the unpublished results of a study that show the Flint water crisis most likely caused the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires disease that killed at least 12 people since 2014. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news