NEWARK - A researcher specializing in pharmacogenetics at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School has been awarded a grant for more than $3 million to determine the effects of the mineral fluoride on dental and bone health in children.
Water fluoridation has emerged as one of the top public health achievements in the 20th century, reducing the incidence of dental caries (tooth decay) and its associated suffering. It has saved over $25 billion in… Continue
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This chapter identifies potential food safety concerns for meat or animal products derived from animal biotechnology. The species considered include beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, swine, rabbits, and a wide array of finfishes and shellfishes.
The scope of this chapter encompasses: (1) non-genetically engineered animals that are… Continue
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Missiles fired from suspected US drones killed at least 15 people inside Pakistan today, the first such strikes since Barack Obama became president and a clear sign that the controversial military policy begun by George W Bush has not changed.
Security officials said the strikes, which saw up to five missiles slam into houses in separate villages, killed seven "foreigners" - a term that usually means al-Qaeda - but locals also said that three… Continue
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The rate of sudden deaths increased six-fold in the first year that California law enforcement agencies deployed the use of stun guns, according to a UCSF study. Findings also showed a two-fold increase in the rate of firearm-related deaths during the same time period.
The most widely used brand of stun gun is the Taser, and the team surveyed for outcomes related… Continue
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A career government official involved in overseeing financial markets, Geithner is one of three protégés
of Clinton administration Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin (former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs and until January 9 board member and special counsel at Citigroup) who have been named to top economic and budget positions in the Obama administration. He served in… Continue
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The only way consumers can protect their families and avoid potentially harmful so-called Frankenfoods is to buy directly from the grower, says a leading plant scientist.
"The important thing in local communities is know the producer," Arpad Pusztai told a crowd of about 30 people gathered to hear him speak about genetically modified food at the Niagara Artists' Centre on St. Paul Street in St. Catharines Saturday… Continue
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Moving quickly to undo the Bush administration's regime of secrecy, President Obama on Wednesday repealed a 2001 executive order granting former presidents, and even vice presidents, the ability to keep documents secret long past the 12… Continue
Madison Avenue Magic: Study Reveals Positive Effects of Unconscious Exposure to Advertisements
Findings could help marketers optimize advertising for the human mind
Fads have been a staple of American pop culture for decades, from spandex in the 1980s to skinny jeans today. But while going from fad to flop may seem like the result of fickle consumers, a new study suggests that this is exactly what should be expected for a… Continue
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Big government has been tried and has failed miserably. What we need now is small government, and freedom. We need the freedom to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps again, as we traditionally do in this country. But try to start a business or charity today, and you will understand how little economic freedom we really have left. Freedom, not government, made this the land of opportunity. Freedom laid the foundation that… Continue
Added by 7R33SandR0P3S on January 20, 2009 at 7:58am —
You can see the road blocks and the cops in every cam view its nuts! >>> the inauguration will see a security crackdown of nearly unprecedented proportions. More than 40,000 police, military, Secret Service, FBI and National Guard personnel will be on duty on the day, while the Secret Service intends to screen every… Continue
Mr."O"~Eligibility battle rages on 3 fronts
Well, here are the arguments about Obama's eligibility. You decide whether they have merit or not. As for me, I think that the failure of Obama to respond -- even to actively prevent discovery -- evidences culpability. If BO has nothing to hide then why is he so evasive? Why aren't these records publicly available? Something ain't right here.
"Obama has refused to submit certified copies of… Continue
Bush commutes sentences of former US border agents
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday commuted the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited fierce debate about illegal immigration.
Bush's decision to commute the sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who tried to cover up the shooting, was welcomed by both Republican and… Continue
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she plans to provide travel services to illegal immigrants who are trying to reunite with their families after unlawfully crossing the border into the United States.Clinton attended OZY Fest…See More
In America’s rural and working-class areas, keeping chickens has long been a thrifty way to provide fresh eggs. In recent years, the practice has emerged as an unlikely badge of urban modishness. But in the Bay Area — where the nation’s preeminent…See More
Is this treason?• Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis• Only official US government communications protected• Agency insists it complies with rules governing privacyIsraeli and American flagsThe agreement for the US to…
MI5 ‘blackmailed pedophile politicians’ over Belfast boys’ home abuse, inquiry hearsPublished time: 31 May, 2016 15:35An inquiry into allegations of mistreatment – including sexual abuse – at a Belfast boys’ home has restarted amid claims MI5 agents…See More