Archive for February, 2013

Husband May Use Marital Funds Post-Separation

Husband, in wife’s view, should have paid for post-separation expenses from his separate funds (rather than from the marital accounts) because he amassed significant separate funds after the separation. Court says NO, he can...

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Tiny Particles with Big Benefits: Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials On October 3 2012,the European Commission published the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials.  In this latest addition to the regulatory environment addressing nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, the Commission encapsulates the regulatory challenge: “ensuring that society can...

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Predicting Treatment Response to a Rapid Antidepressant

Dr. Maura Furey and colleagues at NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have been studying scopolamine, a drug commonly used to treat motion sickness. The researchers discovered in 2006 that it can also...

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Boosting Cell Defenses

Scientists designed a compound that successfully induces autophagy, a cell “housekeeping” process that may help fight cancer, infection, neurodegenerative disease and aging. The compound showed promise in laboratory cells and protected mice from deadly...

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Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs National Academy

Authors: Gillian J. Buckley and Lawrence O. Gostin, Editors; Committee on Understanding the Global Public Health Implications of Substandard, Falsified, and Counterfeit Medical Products; Board on Global Health; Institute of Medicine Authoring Organizations Description:...

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Vaporware paid in advance by Virginia city

By Scott Daugherty The Virginian-Pilot © February 25, 2013 CHESAPEAKE When city officials hired a local software company in 2011 to develop a smartphone application, they hoped to use it to educate the public on what...

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Framework for Guiding Funding Decisions about Research Proposals with the Potential for Generating Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Viruses that are Transmissible among Mammals by Respiratory Droplets

The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a Framework for Guiding Funding Decisions about Research Proposals with the Potential for Generating Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 Viruses that are Transmissible among Mammals by...

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Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern

Life sciences research is essential to the scientific advances that underpin improvements in the health and safety of the public, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel, and national security. Despite its...

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Routine HIV Testing, Public Health, and the USPSTF — An End to the Debate

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is poised to release recommendations on screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that will endorse the routine testing of adults and adolescents, a position first adopted...

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Medicinal Use of Marijuana

Federal policy has failed to keep pace with recent scientific advances. Laboratory research has elucidated the far-flung endocannabinoid system that modulates neurotransmitter networks throughout the body through cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptors that are preferentially distributed...

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