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Apr 12, 2009

UCSF Team Closer to Creating Safe Embryonic-Like Stem Cells

A team of UCSF researchers has for the first time used tiny molecules called microRNAs to help turn adult mouse cells back to their embryonic state. These reprogrammed cells are pluripotent, meaning that, like embryonic stem cells, they have the capacity to become any cell type in the body.


Biomedical Research
Sep 3, 2009

U.S. Sen. Harkin: Statement on The Pew Charitable Trusts Forum on Food Safety

The office of Iowa Senator Tom Harkin issued the following news release.


Food Hazards
May 10, 2010

U.S. Food Safety System Needs To Integrate Human Health, Animal, and Plant Pathogen Data - Lessons to Be Learned from European Reforms

The Produce Safety Project today issued a report that examines the steps taken by select European Union (EU) countries to reform their food safety data collection and analysis systems since the 1990s. Authored by Michael Batz, head of Food Safety Programs, Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, and J. Glenn Morris, Jr., director at the Institute, the report, "Building the Science Foundation of a Modern Food Safety System," looks at European countries with strong food safety systems and makes a number of recommendations on how to improve those in the United States.


Food Safety
Nov 6, 2009

U.S. and European Experts Applaud Creation of New Transatlantic Task Force on Global Antibiotic Resistance Threat

Experts on both sides of the Atlantic applaud President Barack Obama and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, representing the European Union (EU) Presidency, for establishing a transatlantic task force to address antibiotic resistance, an urgent and growing problem that threatens patient safety and public health worldwide.


Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
May 10, 2011

Two Years after Credit Card Act, Pew Finds Interest Rates and Other Fees Stabilized

Credit card holders are seeing stabilized interest rates, the elimination of overlimit penalty charges, a reduction in late fees charged by banks and minimal changes in annual fees since the Credit CARD Act of 2009 took effect, according to new research by the Pew Health Group’s Safe Credit Cards Project.


Sep 24, 2007

Two Pew Scholars Receive New Innovator Award From NIH

Drs. Ekaterina Heldwein and Michael Rape, 2007 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences, each will receive $1.5 million over a five-year period to further their innovative biomedical research as part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) New Innovator Award Program.


Biomedical Research
Jan 5, 2012

Twin Cities Light Rail Project Presents Both Opportunities And Risks, According To Health Impact Assessment

The rezoning around a planned light rail line in the Twin Cities would create both opportunities and potential risks for the health of the people in the communities it would pass through, according to a health impact assessment (HIA) released today by PolicyLink, TakeAction Minnesota, and ISAIAH, a nonprofit coalition of 90 congregations of various faiths in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and St. Cloud region. The HIA was made possible through a grant by the Health Impact Project, which is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.


Health Impact Assessment
Jun 14, 2011

Twenty-Two of America's Most Promising Scientists Selected as 2011 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Twenty-two of America’s most promising scientists have been named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts.


Biomedical Research
Jun 17, 2010

Twenty-one of America’s Top Early-Career Scientists Named 2010 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 21 talented scientists as Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences.


Biomedical Research
Jun 12, 2008

Twenty of America’s Most Promising Scientists Selected as 2008 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) announced today that 20 exceptional researchers have been selected as 2008 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences.


Biomedical Research