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The new head of the National Center for Science Education promises to "fight the good fight" against attacks on...
Analyses of the H7N9 strains isolated from four new cases show that the virus is evolving rapidly, heightening anxiety...
In 2009, Jack Szostak shared a Nobel Prize for his part in discovering the role of telomeres, the end bits of...
Science has exposed a thriving academic black market in China involving shady agencies, corrupt scientists, and...
Paper-selling agencies flourish in the aura of reputable businesses. For some scientists, it may be difficult to tell...
Featuring the first lunar rover in 40 years, Chang'e-3 is seen as an important milestone on China's quest to send a...
Data collected by satellites and floating probes have chronicled a 2-decade rise in the temperature and thickness of a...
Cholesterol, the artery-clogging molecule that contributes to cardiovascular disease, has another nasty trick up its...
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Each year, roughly 30,000 people in the United States die of firearm-related homicides and suicides. When President Barack Obama recently unveiled his ambitious gun control agenda, he called the death toll “a public health crisis” and ended a 17-year freeze on federally funded gun violence research. What are the risk factors for gun violence? How can we prevent it? And who should study these questions?
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Dr. Garen Wintemute is the inaugural Baker-Teret Chair in Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis, and professor of emergency medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine. His research focuses on the nature and prevention of violence and the development of effective violence prevention policies.
John Vernick is the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. His research focus has been on the use of law and legal interventions to further public health and injury prevention goals. He has concentrated on the ways in which science, law, regulation, and litigation can work together to reduce the incidence and severity of injuries, particularly those caused by firearms, motor vehicles, and other consumer products.
Dr. Mark Rosenberg is President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health, in Decatur, Georgia.