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March for Life: Science has changed since Roe v. Wade, now abortion laws must change – USA TODAY

March for Life: Science has changed since Roe v. Wade, now abortion laws must change – USA TODAY

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opinion Jeanne F. Mancini opinion contributor Published 5:00 AM EST Jan 18, 2019 The abortion debate isn’t settled, but the underlying science certainly is. Abortion is perhaps the single most contentious topic in national discourse. Consider any judicial confirmation hearing from the past few years — the one inflammatory constant is abortion. Pro-choice politicians fear the overturning of Roe v. Wade and will stop at nothing to dramatically draw this out during the process of confirmation. There’s something ...
Your Good Health: Volume of medical research staggering – Times Colonist

Your Good Health: Volume of medical research staggering – Times Colonist

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Dear Dr. Roach: Is medical research shared? It seems that after all these years of battling various types of diseases and maladies, more progress should have been made than has been done. I suspect that if medical research were fully shared and people pooled their knowledge, more progress could be made. Is it just that various entities don’t want to share because each one wants to be the one to get the Nobel Prize for Medicine? G.A. article continues below Trending Stories You would be shocked at the amount of research knowledge that is published every year on all aspects of clinical medicine and basic science. Back when I was in in medical school, it was estimated that if a clinician or scientist read eight hours a day, five days a...
Amount of research done each year is impressive and shared – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Amount of research done each year is impressive and shared – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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Dear Dr. Roach: Is medical research shared? It seems that after all these years of battling various types of diseases and maladies, more progress should've been made than has been done. I suspect that if medical research were fully shared and people pooled their knowledge, more progress could be made. Is it just that various entities don't want to share because each one wants to be the one to get the Nobel Prize for Medicine? — G.A.Dear G.A.: You would be shocked at the amount of research knowledge that is published every year on all aspects of clinical medicine and basic science. Back when I was in in medical school, it was estimated that if a clinician or scientist read eight hours a day, five days a week, 52 weeks a year, just on his or her own field of expertise, at the end o...
Diversity in clinical trials defines good science and better medicine – STAT

Diversity in clinical trials defines good science and better medicine – STAT

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Hispanic Americans have higher levels of diabetes and less access to health care services, yet they live on average about three years longer than non-Hispanic whites and six years longer than African-Americans. Why? No one really knows. Hispanics are underrepresented in both clinical trials and the genome-wide association studies that have informed our understanding of the molecular foundation of health and disease, so we can only guess. advertisement But new research is offering some insights. A study published in Genome Biology suggests that people age differently based on how their genes interact with the environment at the so-called epigenetic level. (Think of epigenetics as molecular switches that can turn genetic processes on or off.) Most of the differences in life expectancy am...
10% reservation for economically weaker sections achieved due to political will of my govt: PM Modi – All India Radio

10% reservation for economically weaker sections achieved due to political will of my govt: PM Modi – All India Radio

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Jan 17, 2019, 8:59PM 10% reservation for economically weaker sections achieved due to political will of my govt: PM Modi PIB Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that said the Constitutional amendment to provide 10 per cent reservation to economically poor in the general category was achieved due to the political will of his government. Mr Modi said, the economic reservation has been given without impacting the existing social reservations. He said, the new reservation will be implemented in 40,000 colleges across 900 universities in the country from this academic year. Prime Minister said, the number of seats...
Government shutdown freezes Dallas scientists' work — and paychecks – Dallas News

Government shutdown freezes Dallas scientists' work — and paychecks – Dallas News

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Jason and Jennifer Dunn, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, haven't been paid since December but are required to work because the government deems them essential. They have two small daughters."There is no money coming into our household," said Jason, who is a union representative for the National Weather Service Employees Organization. "We have some savings we could live off of for a while, but a lot of federal employees are not in that boat. They live paycheck to paycheck, and there are real consequences."The Dunns estimate their savings will last another month or two."I think the biggest impact is just the stress level," he said. "The added stress of having to worry about, 'How much longer is this gonna go on? Am I going to miss a payment here and there?'...
Rome and Philadelphia make medical history – Wanted in Rome

Rome and Philadelphia make medical history – Wanted in Rome

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Former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino was instrumental in establishing the world's first dual international medical degree.Rome's Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) and the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have created a pioneering international medical degree programme, hailed as the first of its kind in the world. The agreement gives medical students at UCSC the chance to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Thomas Jefferson University and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and UCSC, all within six years.Current medical education requirements differ vastly between the US and Europe. Medical students in the US must earn a four-year undergraduate degree and then a four-year medical degree in order to practice
Why Science Strengthens the Pro-Life Argument – RealClearPolitics

Why Science Strengthens the Pro-Life Argument – RealClearPolitics

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COMMENTARY X Story Stream recent articles Can science undo the havoc that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey wreaked on America?  The country’s leading pro-life leaders believe so.  “Unique From Day One:  Pro-life Is Pro-science,” the theme for this year’s pro-life March for Life, focuses on the natural alliance between mother and child. This year the March for Life will showcase experts on modern ultrasound and other tools of fetal monitoring and the benefit that these tools offer to expectant parents. These scientific and technical advances reveal the vitality of the developing child at the earliest stages in pregnancy. T...
How Virtual Reality Will Transform Medicine – Scientific American

How Virtual Reality Will Transform Medicine – Scientific American

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If you still think of virtual reality as the province of dystopian science fiction and geeky gamers, you had better think again. Faster than you can say “Ready Player One,” VR is starting to transform our world, and medicine may well be the first sector where the impact is profound. Behavioral neuroscientist Walter Greenleaf of Stanford University has been watching this field develop since the days when VR headsets cost $75,000 and were so heavy, he remembers counterbalancing them with a brick. Today some weigh about a pound and cost less than $200. Gaming and entertainment are driving current sales, but Greenleaf predicts that “the deepest and most significant market will be in clinical care and in improving health and wellness.” Even in the early days, w...