Nov

10

2017
In The Age Of Legalization, Talking To Kids About Marijuana Gets Tougher

In The Age Of Legalization, Talking To Kids About Marijuana Gets Tougher

Enlarge this image Kids who saw an ad for legal marijuana were more likely to report smoking it one year later, according to a RAND report. Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tomas Rodriguez/Getty Images After Yarly Raygoza attended the drug prevention program at the Boys & Girls Club in Westminster, Calif., last year, she used what she learned to talk a few friends…

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Nov

09

2017
New strategies for reducing achievement gap

New strategies for reducing achievement gap

Successful implementation of preschool to third grade programs yields benefits in increasing school readiness, improving attendance, and strengthening parental involvement in school education — strategies that can close the achievement gap for children at risk, according to a new study.


Nov

08

2017
Genetically Altered Skin Saves A Boy Dying Of A Rare Disease

Genetically Altered Skin Saves A Boy Dying Of A Rare Disease

Enlarge this image Researchers grew sheets of genetically altered skin cells in the lab and used them to treat a boy with life-threatening epidermolysis bullosa. CMR Unimore/Nature hide caption toggle caption CMR Unimore/Nature A child who was on the verge of death from a rare inherited disease has been treated with genetically engineered skin cells that replaced most of the skin on his body. The…

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Nov

07

2017

5 Lessons From a Diplomat for Bridging the Parent-Teacher Divide

By AMY E. ROBERTSON November 7, 2017 Recently, I’ve been using globally tested advocacy and solution-building strategies to help smooth a critical friction point close to home: the parent-teacher conference. “Gosh, those teachers were defensive,” I said to my husband, Luca, as we walked out of a grade school parent-teacher conference for our son. “Well …” he hesitated, and then cut to the chase. “Your question about spelling…

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Nov

06

2017
A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes

A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes

Enlarge this image Patients with Type-1 diabetes don’t have enough healthy islets of Langerhans cells — hormone-secreting cells of the pancreas. Granules (orange in this image) inside these cells release insulin and other substances into the blood. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source hide caption toggle caption Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source Scientists in California think they may have found a way to transplant insulin-producing cells into diabetic patients who…

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Nov

06

2017
A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes

A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes

Enlarge this image Patients with Type-1 diabetes don’t have enough healthy islets of Langerhans cells — hormone-secreting cells of the pancreas. Granules (orange in this image) inside these cells release insulin and other substances into the blood. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source hide caption toggle caption Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source Scientists in California think they may have found a way to transplant insulin-producing cells into diabetic patients who…

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