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Opioid Epidemic Still a Top Priority This Summer - Healthline, July 17, 2017

Half a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs last year - Washington Post, July 13, 2017

Expert panel to FDA: time to hold opioids to a new standard - Science, July 13, 2017

The U.S. should rethink its entire approach to painkillers and the people addicted to them, panel urges - Los Angeles, July 13, 2017

Report: U.S. Should Build Four Heavy-Duty Icebreakers - National Defense Magazine, July 11, 2017

US need for four polar icebreakers 'critical,' warns report - Agence France-Presse, July 11, 2017

The Pentagon Ponders the Threat of Synthetic Bioweapons - Wired, July 10, 2017

Morning Transportation - Politico, June 28, 2017

Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age - Associated Press, June 22, 2017

Dementia research conclusion: No evidence yet of behavior to prevent it - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 22, 2017

The Little Agency That Does - Washington Times, June 17, 2017

Artificial intelligence may help doctors keep up with new research - Reuters, June 14, 2017

Scientists Praise Energy Innovation Office Trump Wants to Shut Down - New York Times, June 13, 2017

Trump wants to cut this energy innovation program. Scientists just found that it works - Washington Post, June 13, 2017

The Energy Agency Trump Aims to Kill Could Instead Be a Model - Bloomberg, June 13, 2017

Experts: Shift brucellosis focus from bison to elk - Jackson Hole News & Guide, June 7, 2017

Study: Wildlife managers should prioritize preventing brucellosis transmission from elk - Bozeman Daily Chronicle, June 1, 2017

The most effective way to reduce brucellosis spread is to decrease elk populations, panel says - Billings Gazette, June 1, 2017

Elk Are The Primary Source Of Brucellosis In Yellowstone Area, Report Says - Montana Public Radio, May 31, 2017

Death of Colorado Springs Marine prompts congressman's call for probe - Colorado Springs Gazette, May 30, 2017

Federal committee examining health risks from surface mines - Associated Press, May 22, 2017

Meeting to hear comments on public health effects of surface mining - Slate Journal, May 19, 2017

Closing the Skills Gap for Technical Jobs - Inside Higher Ed, May 18, 2017

Why US nuclear sites are a ticking time bomb - Nature, May 17, 2017

Nonprofit to use grant for disaster prep in age of sea rise - Associated Press, May 16, 2017

Global health spending good for U.S. security and economy, National Academies say - Science, May 15, 2017

Louisiana coastal communities receive part of $3.2 million in grants - Times-Picayune, May 12, 2017

What broke the Safe Drinking Water Act? - Politico, May 10, 2017

The Real Uncertainties of Climate Science - New Republic, May 5, 2017

Can Hacking the Planet Stop Runaway Climate Change? - NBC, April 28, 2017

How many fish are really in the ocean? Some congressmen think federal fisheries can do a better job of finding out - Virginian-Pilot, April 25, 2017

A Good Deal For Eliminating Hepatitis C: Saving Money And Lives - Health Affairs, April 24, 2017

Scientists Don’t View Reproducibility as ‘Risky Business’ - Chronicle of Higher Education, April 20, 2017

Fake-drug crackdown, tackling misconduct and Europa’s plumes - Nature, April 19, 2017

Top Scientists Revamp Standards To Foster Integrity In Research - NPR, April 11, 2017

U.S. report calls for research integrity board - Science, April 11, 2017

Tackling Sexual Harassment in Science: A Long Road Ahead - Earth and Space Science News, April 7, 2017

Geophysics society hopes to define sexual harassment as scientific misconduct - Science, April 7, 2017

National Academies seeking information on coal mine dust - Associated Press, Apr 6, 2017

 

July 21, 2017

2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit


GGCS 2017The National Academy of Engineering announced three student teams and 10 individual students are winners of the Student Day Business Model Competition at the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit in Washington, D.C.


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July 20, 2017

United States' Electric Grid Remains Vulnerable to Natural Disasters, Cyber and Physical Attacks; Actions Needed to Improve Resiliency of the Power System


©imaginima/iStock/Getty ImagesWith growing risks to the nation's electrical grid from natural disasters and as a potential target for malicious attacks, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security should work closely with utility operators and other stakeholders to improve cyber and physical security and resilience, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Read More


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July 18, 2017

New Report Lays Out Strategy to Evaluate Evidence of Adverse Human Health Effects From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals at Low Doses


©Pixtural/iStock/Getty ImagesA new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should use to evaluate the evidence of adverse human health effects from low doses of exposure to chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system. Read More


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July 18, 2017

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award $10.8 Million to Build Healthy, Resilient Coastal Communities


The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today announced awards totaling $10.8 million to support four new projects in Louisiana and Alabama. All four projects are aimed at enhancing the science and practice of resilience in coastal communities located in the Gulf of Mexico region. The projects will increase understanding of community attributes that influence resilience and develop tools and strategies communities can use to strengthen their resilience. Read More


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July 14, 2017

NAS Announces Awards for Building Capacity for Science Communication Partnerships


In an effort to encourage innovative approaches to building productive public engagement with science, the National Academy of Sciences, with support from the Rita Allen Foundation, is pleased to announce recipients of two Building Capacity for Science Communication Partnership Awards. These competitive awards of $37,500 each will support partnerships of science communication researchers and practitioners and facilitate a collaborative project. The award recipients will present their projects at a special session of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication III, to be held Nov. 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C.


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July 13, 2017

National Strategy to Reduce Opioid Epidemic


Report coverYears of sustained and coordinated efforts will be required to contain and reverse the harmful societal effects of the prescription and illicit opioid epidemics, which are intertwined and getting worse, says a new National Academies report that was requested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The report says it is possible to stem the still-escalating prevalence of opioid use disorder and other opioid-related harms without foreclosing access to opioids for patients suffering from pain. Some of the report's recommended actions include promoting more judicious prescribing of opioids, expanding access to treatment for opioid use disorder, preventing more overdose deaths, weighing societal impacts in opioid-related regulatory decisions, and investing in research to better understand the nature of pain and develop non-addictive alternatives.


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July 11, 2017

New Report Recommends Construction of Four New Polar Icebreakers of the Same Design as the Lowest-Cost Strategy for Protecting U.S. Interests in Arctic and Antarctic


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, photo by Petty Officer Prentice DannerThe U.S. lacks icebreaking capability in the Arctic and Antarctic and should build four polar icebreakers with heavy icebreaking capability to help minimize the life-cycle costs of icebreaker acquisition and operations, says a new congressionally mandated letter report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Four heavy icebreakers would allow the U.S. Coast Guard to meet its statutory mission needs at a lower cost, and would provide three ships for a continuous presence in the Arctic and one ship to service the Antarctic. Read More


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July 6, 2017

New NAM Special Publication Examines 'High-Needs Patients'


©eva-katalin/iStock/Getty ImagesNearly half of the nation's spending on health care is driven by 5 percent of patients, and improving health outcomes and curbing spending in health care will require identifying who these high-needs patients are and providing coordinated services through successful care models that link medical, behavioral, and community resources, says a new National Academy of Medicine special publication. The needs of this population extend beyond care for their physical ailments to social and behavioral services that are often central to their overall well-being. As a result, addressing clinical needs alone will not improve their health outcomes or reduce health care costs. Read More 


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June 27, 2017

New Report Finds FMCSA's Safety Measurement System to Be Conceptually Sound, Recommends Implementation Improvements


©Rasica/iStock/Getty ImagesWhile the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) used to identify commercial motor vehicle carriers at high risk for future crashes is conceptually sound, several features of its implementation need improvement, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Over the next two years, FMCSA should develop a more statistically principled approach for the task, based on an item response theory (IRT) model -- an approach that has been applied successfully in informing policy decisions in other areas such as hospital rankings. If the model is then demonstrated to perform well in identifying motor carriers that need interventions, FMCSA should use it to replace SMS. Read More


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June 22, 2017

Evidence Is Encouraging but Insufficient That Three Interventions Might Slow Cognitive Decline and the Onset of Dementia


©Creatas/Getty ImagesCognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest but inconclusive evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but there is insufficient evidence to support a public health campaign encouraging their adoption, says a new report from the National Academies. Additional research is needed to further understand and gain confidence in their effectiveness. Although the strength of evidence does not warrant aggressive public health campaigns, it does suggest that information should be made available to the interested public. It is appropriate to provide accurate information about the potential impact of these three interventions where people can access it, such as on websites, as well as for public health practitioners and health care providers to include mention of the potential cognitive benefits of these interventions when promoting their adoption for the prevention or control of other diseases and conditions. Read More


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June 20, 2017

Workshop: Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia


The National Academies are conducting a study on the influence of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. The study committee convened a workshop in Irvine, Calif., on June 20 where scholars, educators, professional society leaders, and policy experts discussed the prevalence, nature, and impacts of sexual harassment, as well as policies, strategies, and practices for addressing sexual harassment in academia. Agenda | Video webcast


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June 15, 2017

New Report Finds EPA's Science to Achieve Results Grants Program Provides Numerous Public Benefits


©DenGuy/iStock/Getty ImagesThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's primary extramural grants program – Science to Achieve Results (STAR) – has played an integral role in addressing environmental and human health research priorities that help improve air and drinking water quality and protect children's health, among other outcomes, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. EPA should continue to use the program to respond to the nation's emerging environmental and health challenges, the report recommends. Read More


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June 13, 2017

ARPA-E Making Progress Toward Its Mission


ARPA-E Making Progress Toward Its Mission The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is making progress toward achieving its statutory mission and goals, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. ARPA-E has funded research that no other funding source was supporting at the time, and the results of some of these projects have received follow-on funding from private and other public sources for various technologies, the report says. Read More


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June 12, 2017

Keck Futures Initiative and the Gulf Research Program Award $1.55 Million for 21 Projects


The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) and the Gulf Research Program -- programs of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -- are pleased to announce recipients of 21 interdisciplinary seed grants, totaling $1.55 million. These competitive grants support collaborations and investigations resulting from Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement, the 14th annual Futures conference, held last November.


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June 9, 2017

New Report Calls for NSF to Develop Strategic Plan Specifying Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Research Priorities


©Stock Images AT/Getty ImagesThe social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences make significant contributions to the National Science Foundation's mission to advance health, prosperity and welfare, national defense, and progress in science, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. NSF should undertake a systematic and transparent strategic planning process that defines SBE research priorities, the required resources, and how success in addressing SBE priorities will be evaluated over time.

Although it is commendable that NSF consults with advisory groups and the broader scientific community to identify needs and opportunities in the SBE sciences, such as those outlined in its "Rebuilding the Mosaic" document, in the absence of a strategic plan, it is unclear how this input is combined and integrated in the agency's SBE research priorities. Read More


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May 31, 2017

New Report Calls on Federal and State Collaboration to Address Brucellosis Transmission From Elk


©Earle_Keatley/iStock/Getty ImagesEfforts to control brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area should focus on reducing the risk of transmission from elk, which are now viewed as the primary source of the infection in new cases occurring in cattle and domestic bison, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Federal, state, and tribal groups should work in a coordinated and transparent manner to address brucellosis in multiple areas and jurisdictions. Read More


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May 19, 2017

National Academies' Presidents Comment on Proposal for New Questions for Visa Applicants


In a letter to the U.S. Department of State, the presidents of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine expressed concern that a proposal to add supplemental questions for visa applicants, published in the Federal Register on May 4, "will have significant negative unintended consequences on the nation's international leadership in research, innovation, and education." The presidents warned that the proposal could discourage leading researchers from coming to the U.S. and could lead science, engineering, and medical societies to hold meetings elsewhere. International collaborations in science, engineering, and medicine have increased dramatically in the last two decades and are critical to the U.S. research enterprise, the presidents wrote. They also emphasized the important contributions of foreign students studying and working in laboratories here, who they fear may no longer see the United States as "a welcoming country." Approximately 25 percent of the members of NAS, NAE, and NAM who are U.S. citizens were born outside the country, the letter notes.


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May 17, 2017

Actions Needed to Strengthen U.S. Skilled Technical Workforce


©monkeybusinessimages/iStock/Getty ImagesPolicymakers, employers, and educational institutions should take steps to strengthen the nation's skilled technical workforce, says a new report. Action is needed to support students in completing education and training programs and workers in upgrading their skills throughout their lives. Evidence suggests that as a nation, the United States is not adequately developing and sustaining a workforce with the skills needed to compete in the 21st century. Read More


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May 15, 2017

New Report Recommends Priority Actions to Achieve Global Health Security, Protect U.S. Position as Global Health Leader, and Safeguard Billions of Dollars in Health Investments


©mkurtbas/iStock/Getty ImagesA new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies global health priorities in light of current and emerging health challenges and makes recommendations to address these challenges, while maintaining U.S. status as a world leader in global health. Prioritization of resources for each issue or disease is necessary, and it is also essential to embrace a systems-focused approach to capacity building and partnership to achieve results more comprehensively. The committee that wrote the report identified four priority areas encompassing 14 recommendations for global health action: achieve global health security, maintain a sustained response to the continuous threats of communicable diseases, save and improve the lives of women and children, and promote cardiovascular health and prevent cancer. Read More


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May 11, 2017

Gulf Research Program Awards $3.2 Million in Capacity-Building Grants to Benefit Coastal Communities


The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today the recipients of 12 capacity-building grants, totaling almost $3.2 million. These competitive grants support community organizations as they conduct science-based projects designed to benefit their coastal communities from the Gulf of Mexico to Maine to Alaska.


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May 9, 2017

New Report Examines How Assistive Technologies Can Enhance Work Participation for People With Disabilities


©Eucalyptys/iStock/Getty ImagesAssistive products and technologies -- such as wheelchairs, upper-limb prostheses, and hearing and speech devices -- hold promise for partially or fully mitigating the effects of impairments and enabling people with disabilities to work, but in some cases environmental and personal factors create additional barriers to employment, says a new report from the National Academies. Read More


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May 3, 2017

G7 Academies Release Statements on Cultural Heritage, Economic Growth, Neurodegenerative Diseases


G-7 2017Joint statements from the national science academies of the G7 nations were delivered today to the Italian government in advance of the G7 Summit to be held in Taormina, Italy, at the end of May. The statements, which are intended to inform discussions at the summit, call for actions to protect cultural heritage from natural disasters; invest in science, technology, and infrastructure to drive economic growth; and address the growing burden of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders.

G7 Academies’ Joint Statements 2017:


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May 2, 2017

Academy Elects New Members, Foreign Associates


Academy Elects New Members, Foreign AssociatesThe National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to the Academy is widely regarded as one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Read More


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May 1, 2017

NAS President Marcia McNutt Delivers Her First Annual Address to Members


McNutt 2017 Address to MembersToday during the National Academy of Sciences' 154th annual meeting, in her first speech to the members of the Academy, NAS President Marcia McNutt stressed the ongoing vitality of America’s scientific enterprise, and called on the country to strengthen its support for science and to continue to turn to science for solutions to the nation’s and the world’s most pressing challenges. Read More


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May 1, 2017

Kavli Portrait Unveiled


Fred Kavli PortraitA portrait commemorating the late physicist, entrepreneur, innovator, business leader, and philanthropist Fred Kavli was unveiled at the National Academy of Sciences 154th Annual Meeting. It can be found at the entrance of the Academy's Fred Kavli Auditorium, newly named in honor of a generous $10.5 million gift from The Kavli Foundation. Read More


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May 1, 2017

NAS Honors Award Winners


During a ceremony at its 154th annual meeting, the National Academy of Sciences presented the 2017 Public Welfare Medal to Jane Lubchenco for her "successful efforts in bringing together the larger research community, its sponsors, and the public policy community to focus on urgent issues related to global environmental change." NAS also honored 21 other individuals with awards for their outstanding scientific achievements.

News Release - Public Welfare Medal
News Release - Awards


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April 25, 2017

U.S. DRIVE Partnership Makes Significant Technology Advancements for Light-Duty Vehicles; Lack of Infrastructure for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Remains a Challenge


Partnership Makes Significant Progress; Some Challenges Remain The U.S. DRIVE Partnership -- a government-industry partnership that fosters the development of precompetitive and innovative technologies for clean and efficient light-duty vehicles -- has made significant progress in many technical areas including advanced combustion technologies, durability and cost of hydrogen fuel cells, and electric drive systems such as motors, power electronics, and batteries, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, high costs for essentially all the technologies under development and lack of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure for deployment of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles remain challenges. Read More


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April 21, 2017

NAE Elects Treasurer and Four Councillors


The National Academy of Engineering has re-elected Martin B. Sherwin, retired vice president of W.R. Grace, to serve a four-year term as the NAE's treasurer. Re-elected to second terms as councillors are Frances S. Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the joint department of biomedical engineering at the North Carolina State University College of Engineering and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and H. Vincent Poor, Michael Henry Strater University Professor at Princeton University. And newly elected councillors are Katharine G. Frase, retired vice president of education business development at International Business Machines Corporation, and Yannis C. Yortsos, dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. All terms begin July 1, 2017. Read More


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April 19, 2017

Report Identifies Grand Challenges for Scientific Community to Better Prepare for Volcanic Eruptions


©kalistratova/iStock/Getty ImagesDespite broad understanding of volcanoes, our ability to predict the timing, duration, type, size, and consequences of volcanic eruptions is limited, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. To improve eruption forecasting and warnings to save lives, the report identifies research priorities for better monitoring of volcanic eruptions and three grand challenges facing the volcano science community. Read More


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April 17, 2017

The Kavli Foundation Gives $10.5 Million to the National Academy of Sciences to Establish Fred Kavli Endowment Fund; NAS Auditorium to Be Renamed in Kavli's Honor


Fred Kavli photo by Dan DryThe National Academy of Sciences announced today that it has received a $10.5 million gift from The Kavli Foundation to establish the Fred Kavli Endowment Fund, which honors the late physicist, entrepreneur, innovator, business leader, and philanthropist. To recognize Kavli's generous and unwavering support for science, the auditorium of the historic National Academy of Sciences building will be renamed the Fred Kavli Auditorium. A portrait of Fred Kavli and a commemorative plaque will be unveiled at the NAS annual meeting, which will take place April 29-May 2.


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April 12, 2017

Integrating Clinical Research Into Epidemic Response


Ebola (c)traffic_analyzer/iStock/Getty ImagesMobilization of a rapid and robust clinical research program to combat the next infectious disease epidemic will depend on strengthening capacity in low-income countries for response and research, engaging people living in affected communities, and conducting safety trials before an epidemic, says a new report from the National Academies. Read More


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April 11, 2017

Actions Needed to Protect Integrity in Research


©Reptile8488/iStock/Getty ImagesStakeholders in the scientific research enterprise -- researchers, institutions, publishers, funders, scientific societies, and federal agencies -- should improve their practices and policies to respond to threats to the integrity of research, says a new report from the National Academies. Actions are needed to ensure the availability of data necessary for reproducing research, clarify authorship standards, protect whistleblowers, and make sure that negative as well as positive research findings are reported, among other steps. The report also recommends the establishment of an independent, nonprofit advisory board to support ongoing efforts to strengthen research integrity. Read More


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March 28, 2017

U.S. Could Be Rid of Hepatitis B and C as Public Health Problems


©RapidEye/iStock/Getty ImagesA new report from the National Academies presents a strategy to eliminate hepatitis B and C as serious public health problems -- diseases that kill more than 20,000 people every year in the U.S. -- and prevent nearly 90,000 deaths by 2030. Read More


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March 28, 2017

New Report Finds EPA's Controlled Human Exposure Studies of Air Pollution Are Warranted


©J33P312/iStock/Getty ImagesThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information about the effects of outdoor air pollution on human health. A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds these studies are warranted and recommends that they continue under two conditions: when they provide additional knowledge that informs policy decisions and regulation of pollutants that cannot be obtained by other means, and when it is reasonably predictable that the risks for study participants will not exceed biomarker or physiologic responses that are of short duration and reversible. Read More


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March 27, 2017

New Guidebook for Educators Outlines Ways to Better Align Student Assessments With New Science Standards


Aligning Student Assessments With Science StandardsA new book from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine outlines how educators can develop and adapt student assessments for the classroom that reflect the approach to learning and teaching science described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and similar standards, which stress the integration of knowledge of science with scientific and engineering practices.


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March 27, 2017

Decision Framework for DOD Regarding Genetic Tests in Clinical Care


Advances in genetics and genomics are transforming medical practice, resulting in the dramatic growth of genetic testing, which includes testing for inherited cancer syndromes, predictive testing of newborns for evidence of treatable diseases, and prenatal testing to detect abnormalities in the genes or chromosomes of a fetus. Given the rapid pace in the development of genetic tests and new testing technologies – both laboratory developed tests and those marketed directly to the consumer – and the lack of federal regulation governing genetic tests, the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Health Affairs asked the National Academies to recommend a framework for DOD decision making regarding the use of genetic tests in clinical care. A new report lays out the decision framework.


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March 22, 2017

G20 Science Academies Issue Statement on Global Health


G20 Science Academies Issue Statement on Global HealthAt the Science20 Dialogue Forum held today at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, a statement on improving global health was handed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel by representatives of the G20 science academies. The statement recommends actions to combat communicable and non-communicable diseases, which endanger individual well-being and threaten the global economy. It is intended to inform discussions during the G20 Summit, which will be held in July in Hamburg, Germany.


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March 21, 2017

Vital Directions to Improve Nation's Health System


Vital Directions to Improve Nation's Health System The National Academy of Medicine today released a new publication that provides a succinct blueprint to address challenges to Americans' health and health care that span beyond debates over insurance coverage. The paper is part of the NAM's Vital Directions for Health and Health Care Initiative, which conducted a comprehensive national health and health care assessment over the past 18 months. Written by the initiative's bipartisan steering committee, the publication presents a streamlined framework of eight policy directions, consisting of four priority actions and four essential infrastructure needs. Read More


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March 16, 2017

New Report Outlines Research Agenda to Address Impact of Technology on Workforce


Federal agencies or other organizations responsible for sponsoring research or collecting data on technology and the workforce should establish a multidisciplinary research program that addresses unanswered questions related to the impact of changing technology on the nature of work and U.S. national economy, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Read more


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March 15, 2017

Two $30,000 Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants Awarded


Two Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants of $30,000 each have been awarded to attendees of the National Academy of Engineering's 2016 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Amin Karbasi (Yale University) and Amit Surana (United Technologies Research Center) have received a Grainger Grant to "develop a unified approach for saliency detection in heterogeneous temporal data." The second Grainger Grant has been awarded to Marco Pavone (Stanford University) and Julian Rimoli (Georgia Institute of Technology) for research of "the development of tensegrity damping strategies for the exploration of low-gravity planetary bodies, e.g., asteroids and small moons."


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