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NEW REPORT

Health Effects Linked to Gulf
War Military Service

Feb. 11 - Although federally funded research on Gulf War veterans has produced many findings, there has been little substantial progress in the overall understanding of health effects, particularly Gulf War illness, resulting from service in the war, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Health Effects Linked to Gulf
    War Military Service

    Feb. 11 - Although federally funded research on Gulf War veterans has produced many findings, there has been little substantial progress in the overall understanding of health effects, particularly Gulf War illness, resulting from service in the war, says a new Academies report.

  • ELECTION

    NAE Elects New Members

    Feb. 8 - The National Academy of Engineering has elected 80 new members and 22 foreign members, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,275 and foreign members to 232.

  • NEW REPORT

    Ethical Considerations of Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques

    Feb. 3 - Conducting clinical investigations of mitochondrial replacement techniques in humans is ethically permissible as long as significant conditions are met, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Reducing the Use of Highly Enriched
    Uranium in Civilian Research Reactors

    Jan. 28 - A new Academies report affirms goal of eliminating civilian use of highly enriched uranium and calls for step-wise conversion of civilian research reactors still using weapon-grade uranium.

New Guide to Conducting Research Responsibly

Doing Global Science report coverDoing Global Science: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise, a new publication from the InterAcademy Partnership, offers guidance on conducting research responsibly in an environment that is increasingly international and multidisciplinary. The guide identifies responsible practices at each phase of the research process and practices that researchers should avoid.

Feb. 16 Workshop: Zika Virus & U.S. Research Priorities

©Prikhnenko/iStock/ThinkstockThe rapid spread of the mosquito- borne Zika virus in Brazil and its presence in more than 25 countries have raised concerns about U.S. outbreaks. At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Academies will convene a Feb. 16 workshop to identify basic research priorities that could be implemented in real time to help minimize the likelihood of Zika virus transmission in the U.S. and inform public health responses. Watch plenary sessions and discussions via video webcast | Draft agenda 

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