Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From the American Council on Science and Health


Activist group scares parents about “toxic” school supplies
Publication Date: August 27, 2012
As the summer season draws to a close, students and parents are making their annual
back-to-school shopping trips, stocking up on pencils, notebooks, and backpacks.

U.S. appeals court rules in favor of stem cell research
Publication Date: August 27, 2012
In a unanimous ruling on Friday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
D.C. circuit upheld an earlier court decision permitting the use of federal funding for
research involving already-derived embryonic stem cells.

New pill sensor helps keep patients on track
Publication Date: August 27, 2012
Imagine a sensor about the size of a grain of salt that, once swallowed, can transmit
details about your heart rate and physical activity levels and track your adherence to a
drug regimen.


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