Tag Archives: Research

Quick hit: How sequestration screws over breast cancer researchers

TweetAt TPM Cafe today, there’s a great piece about how sequestration cuts are making it harder for scientists to do research on lifesaving medical treatments: The sequester was supposed to be so draconian that it would drive politicians to accept some alternative budget compromise. Unfortunately compromise seems to be a dirty word in Washington, and [...]
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Why young women are still relying on partners to “pull out”

TweetAs ThinkProgress reports, new research has found that a third of young women are still relying on the “withdrawal method” to prevent pregnancy. As those of us lucky enough to have benefited from a more comprehensive sex education probably know, this method is far from reliable as a form of birth control. According to the [...]
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Chart(s) of the day: Americans consistently support abortion rights, but attitudes vary by region

TweetIf you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you might have the impression that everyone and their mama, no pun intended, wants to slash abortion rights. Not true, according to recent data collected by the Pew Research Center. In fact, according to a national survey conducted July17-21 among 1,480 adults (that’s sound methodology, folks!), over [...]
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Scientists say a baby girl born with HIV has been cured

TweetA turning point in HIV/AIDs medicine yesterday–scientists have found a baby girl that they believe has been cured of HIV through the application of heavy doses of anti-viral drugs within the first 2 days of birth. via NPR, The fact that the newborn tested positive for HIV within 30 hours of birth is a sign [...]
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Study confirms that women don’t speak up as much when outnumbered by men

TweetA new study confirms what most of us probably already know: Scholars at Brigham Young University and Princeton examined whether women speak less than men when a group collaborates to solve a problem. In most groups that they studied, the time that women spoke was significantly less than their proportional representation – amounting to less [...]
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