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A Center for Advancing Translational Science can spur new therapies

Dr. Francis Collins

Sometimes, spurring the development of new drugs and therapies can be like trying to a cross shark-infested water without a bridge, Dr. Francis Collins, director of NIH, said during his keynote at the Translational Research Forum during the 2011 BIO International Convention. However, during a time of unprecedented scientific advances, but increasingly limited resources, the public and private sectors must learn to combine their respective efforts to relieve human suffering. Dr. Collins gave a rapid Read More >

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Environmentalists Want to “Stick” It to Farmers

Jason Hill of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment wrote recently in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, asking why the Waxman-Markey climate change bill should treat agricultural emissions differently from energy and transportation emissions, with a “carrot-and-stick approach, one in which fossil fuels suffer the stick while agriculture feasts upon the carrot.” Hill’s primary objection to the bill is the amendments added by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), which exempt agriculture and forestry from Read More >

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The Facts of Life on Waxman-Markey

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have … the Peterson amendment to the Waxman-Markey bill, formally known as H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). According to Grist contributor Meredith Niles, there are a number of positive inclusions in the amendment that were advocated by environmental groups. The good aspects, according to Niles, are those that will encourage improved agricultural practices. The bad Read More >

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