Biology and Life Sciences


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    On Vaccines, Trump Should Rely on Science

    Jan 25, 2017

    Research has proven that vaccines are extremely safe and effective. The public health implications of questioning this are serious. America should take every opportunity to protect kids by vaccinating them against every vaccine-preventable disease.

  • MRSA bacteria or superbug bacteria


    Europe's Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

    Nov 3, 2016

    The EC's AMR Action Plan included measures to ensure antimicrobials are used more appropriately in both humans and animals and measures to stimulate R&D of new antibiotics. One area that was not sufficiently covered was the environment.

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    A Preliminary Model of Double-Minute-Mediated Gene Amplification

    Develops a mathematical model of double minute (dm) population dynamics based on current concepts of the saltatory replication, random partitioning, nuclear exclusion and loss, and cellular growth inhibition of these extrachromosomal elements.

    Apr 1, 1983

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    Policy Analysis for Federal Biomedical Research

    An essay addressing two questions: First, is it possible to perform analysis--cost benefit analysis--that will provide answers to the questions of how much and where the federal government should make its investment in biomedical research? Second, if outright answers are not possible, is it possible to perform analysis that will lead to better informed judgments as to how much, where, and in what manner the government should invest in biomedical research?

    Dec 31, 1975

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    The Effect of Federal Biomedical Research Programs on Academic Medical Centers

    Examines, through the use of multivariate analysis, the simultaneous effects of multiple factors--including federal research programs--that affect academic medical centers.

    Dec 31, 1975

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    Future Space Exploration: An Equal Opportunity Employer?

    A discussion of the feasibility of women as future space travelers.

    Aug 1, 1975

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    Peer Review, Citations, and Biomedical Research Policy: NIH Grants to Medical School Faculty

    Considers two descriptions of the scientific output of grants from NIH to medical school faculty: the judgments rendered on grant applications by NIH study sections, and counts of citation data.

    Dec 31, 1973

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    Remarks at Conference on Directions in Health Economics Regarding Research on Health Insurance and Biomedical Research and Development.

    Comments on significant research opportunities for economists: (1) Why does health insurance cover minor costs better than major ones--why comparatively low upper limits? (2) What is the effect of methods of reimbursing providers of medical care? (...

    Dec 31, 1972

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    Organization of and Allocation of Resources to Biomedical Research and Development.

    Analytically, research and development are distinguished as follows: (1) Development involves improvement of a technology whose dimensions are known; in research, unknown. (2) Development generally involves the ultimate production of a marketable pr...

    Dec 31, 1971

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    Mathematical Problems Arising in Biomedical Research.

    An examination of mathematical problems in biomedical research. Discussed are (1) analytic problems originating in chemotherapy; (2) aspects of the heart-lung complex; (3) questions initiated by cardiology; and (4) problems stimulated by current rese...

    Dec 31, 1964

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    The Manuscripts of Social Welfare

    The author invites the attention of American archivists and social work leaders to the nature of social welfare from a record-keeping standpoint.

    Dec 31, 1959

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    Representation of Events in Nerve Nets and Finite Automata

    An elementary exposition of the problems and results obtained during investigations in August, 1951, of the kinds of events any finite automation can respond to by assuming one of certain states.

    Dec 14, 1951

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    Philip S. Anton

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. and M.S. in information and computer science (artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience), University of California, Irvine; B.S. in engineering (computer engineering), University of California, Los Angeles

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    Joan Chang

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in global health sciences, University of California, San Francisco; TOP in language certificate, National Taiwan Normal University; M.S. in physical chemistry, University of California, Davis; B.S. in chemical biology, University of California, Berkeley

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    Ritika Chaturvedi

    Education B.S. in biomedical engineering, Northwestern University; Ph.D. in bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

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    Sangita M. Baxi

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A.S. in health policy & law, University of California - San Diego and California Western School of Law; B.S. in biology, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    Adam Bertscher

    Research Assistant
    Education M.P.H. in health systems, University of Cape Town; B.A. (Hons) in psychology, University of South Africa; B.Soc.Sci. in philosophy and psychology, University of Cape Town

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    Camilla d'Angelo

    Education Ph.D. in experimental psychology, University of Cambridge; B.Sc. (Hons) in pharmacology, University College London

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    Suzanne Lee Genc

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in physics, University of California, Irvine

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    Daniel M. Gerstein

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in biodefense, George Mason University; M.S. in national security, National Defense University; M.M.A.S. in national security strategy, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College; M.S. in operations research, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in engineering, United States Military Academy

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    Jakub P. Hlavka

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in international affairs, Georgetown University; B.Sc. in international trade, University of Economics, Prague

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    Eric Landree

    Associate Director, Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center, National Security Research Division; Senior Engineer; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, Northwestern University; B.S. in physics, Allegheny College