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Apr 3, 2008

Marketing of Unproven Genetic Tests a Threat to Public Health

No mechanism currently exists to ensure that genetic tests are supported by adequate evidence before they go to market, or that marketing claims are truthful and not misleading, according to a policy analysis to be published April 4 in Science. Misleading claims about genetic tests may lead health-care providers and patients to make inappropriate decisions about which tests to take and how to use genetic tests that have potential for profound medical consequences, the authors argue.

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Oct 29, 2008

McCain and Obama Agree on an Important Policy Proposal – The Retirement Security Project's Automatic IRA

In the midst of a campaign with opposing views on most aspects of domestic policy, the presidential candidates have now both endorsed the Automatic IRA. 

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Jun 16, 2009

Medical Students, Pew Find Improvement in Medical School Pharmaceutical Conflict-of-Interest Policies, But Many Lag

Over one-fifth of U.S. medical schools improved their conflict-of-interest rules in the past year, yet dozens of others lag behind according to the 2009 American Medical Student Association (AMSA) PharmFree Scorecard, released today.

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Conflicts of Interest
May 3, 2011

Moms Across America Uniting to Preserve Effectiveness of Antibiotics

The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming today launched "Moms for Antibiotic Awareness," a grassroots movement of moms working to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for their children and families.

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Sep 30, 2013

Most Schools Expected to Meet Healthier Lunch Standards

Ninety-four percent of U.S. school districts expected to meet updated federal nutrition standards for lunches by the end of the 2012-13 academic year, according to a national survey commissioned by the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project.

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School Food
Jan 15, 2009

Nanotech Safety High on Congress’ Priority List

The House Science and Technology Committee introduced legislation today that highlights the growing attention on Capitol Hill to the need to strengthen federal efforts to learn more about the potential environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks posed by engineered nanomaterials. Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that promises to usher in the next Industrial Revolution and is the focus of an annual $1.5 billion federal research investment.

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Health Topics
Aug 25, 2009

Nanotech-Enabled Consumer Products Top the 1,000 Mark

Over 1,000 nanotechnology-enabled products have been made available to consumers around the world, according to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN). The most recent update to the group’s three-and-a-half-year-old inventory reflects the increasing use of the tiny particles in everything from conventional products like non-stick cookware and lighter, stronger tennis racquets, to more unique items such as wearable sensors that monitor posture.

 

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Health Topics
Sep 29, 2009

Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology: What Does the American Public Think?

Nanotechnology and synthetic biology continue to develop as two of the most exciting areas of scientific discovery, but research has shown that the public is almost completely unaware of the science and its applications. A groundbreaking poll of 1,001 U.S. adults conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) found 90 percent of Americans think that the public should be better informed about the development of cutting-edge technologies.

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Health Topics
Feb 5, 2009

Nanotechnology and the Consumer

As part of a 6-DVD lecture series produced by the Museum of Science, Boston, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski covers the topic of nanotechnology in consumer products.  This set, Talking Nano, provides an excellent overview of nanotechnology.

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Health Topics
Jun 13, 2013

Nas fronteiras da Ciência: 10 Pew Fellows são selecionados para pesquisar doenças

Dez cientistas foram hoje nomeados Pew Latin American Fellows nas Ciências Biomédicas, pelo Pew Charitable Trusts. Este prêmio oferece suporte para que jovens cientistas avancem em suas pesquisas, permitindo-lhes colaborar com renomados cientistas nos Estados Unidos, além de investir capital para ajudá-los a estabelecer novos laboratórios em seus países de origem.

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Biomedical Research