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Regenerative Medicine: Federal Investment, Information Sharing, and Challenges in an Evolving Field

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670930.pdf

Describes which federal agencies have conducted or funded regenerative medicine research, the direction of their investments, the information sharing they’ve engaged in with other agencies, and challenges they’ve encountered in doing such research.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

2016 Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel

Categories: Health/Medical,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/table-of-contents

Information for international travelers on health conditions in various countries and infectious diseases related to travel.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

2014 Mental Health Atlas

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/178879/1/9789241565011_eng.pdf?ua=1

Claims to be the best source for information on the global mental health situation.  Provides baseline data against which progress towards the objectives of the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 is to be measured.  From the World Health Organization

 

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2014-15: Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2013-14, and 12-Month Enrollment, 2013-14: First Look (Preliminary Data)

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015097.pdf

Reports that average cost for tuition and required fees was about $7,900 for in-state students and about $17,900 for out-of-state students for the 2014-15 year.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Education and Certification Qualifications of Departmentalized Public High School-Level Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015814.pdf

Examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public high school teachers and the percentages of teachers who have a major or certificate in their main assignment in a selection of 11 broad subject areas.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Army Corps of Engineers: Efforts to Assess the Impact of Extreme Weather Events

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources,Weather/Disasters

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671591.pdf

The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events are increasing.  This report covers how the Corps prepares for and responds to extreme weather events in planning water resources projects and its assessment about whether existing water resources infrastructure is prepared for such events.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process: The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2015

Categories: Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/070115TTAC-Enclosure%2017-State%20of%20Transportation%20in%20Hampton%20Roads%202015-Draft%20Report.pdf

Details the current status of all facets of the transportation system in the region including air, rail, water, and highways.  Includes commuting characteristics, bridge conditions, costs of congestion, highway funding and more.  Draft status.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Vienna, 14 July 2015

Categories: Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/docs/iran_agreement/iran_joint-comprehensive-plan-of-action_en.pdf

Text of the agreement between Iran, the U.S. and the P5+1 partners to ensure that Iran’s nuclear programme will be peaceful.  See also the Five Annexes to the agreement.   From the White House and the European Union

 

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