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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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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.