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Transparency of Clinical Trial Data

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-461.pdf

Examines controversies related to clinical trials in Britain and the question of openness to the public of clinical trial literature.  This report summarizes the issues raised by improving the transparency of four different levels of information about clinical trials.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Surveillance of Infectious Disease

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-462.pdf

Describes current surveillance efforts and examines new technological developments and their likely impacts on United Kingdom and international public health.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Trade Barriers that U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4455.pdf

Cites problems related to standards, trade secrets, patenting costs, and logistics as major barriers for small and medium-sized companies for trading in the European market.  From the investigation of the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.regulations.gov/contentStreamer?objectId=09000064814d53fc&disposition=attachment&contentType=pdf

Proposed rule to require domestic and foreign food facilities to protect food from contamination by acts of terrorists.   From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Why Are Americans Consuming Less Fluid Milk? A Look at Generational Differences in Intake Frequency

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/ersDownloadHandler.ashx?file=/media/1118789/err149.pdf

Declining consumption since the 1970s reflects changes in the frequency of milk consumption, rather than changes in portions. Compared to the 1970s, Americans are now less likely to drink milk with midday and evening meals. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Drop by 11% in FY2011

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14309/nsf14309.pdf

Federal agencies committed $31.4 billion  to academic institutions for science and engineering research in FY2011, a drop of 11% from 2010.  Presents statistics on obligations by agency, activity, and recipient institution.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Characterization of the Marcellus Shale Based on Computer-Assisted Correlation of Wireline Logs in Virginia and West Virginia

Categories: Geology/Mining,Maps/Geography

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5131/pdf/sir2013-5131.pdf

Provides information about the thickness and composition of the Marcellus Shale layer in Virginia and West Virginia.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Preliminary Interpretation of Pre-2014 Landslide Deposits in the Vicinity of Oso, Washington

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Maps/Geography,Weather/Disasters

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1065/pdf/ofr2014-1065.pdf

Presents a 2013 interpretation of the topography of the area where the tragic March2014 mudslide occurred.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

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