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The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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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.