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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Mon Jun 18 2001 - 11:48:05 PDT


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June 15, 2001
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WHAT'S NEW at national-academies.org -- your weekly guide to what's new on
the
Web from the National Academies, comprising the National Academy of
Sciences,
National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National
Research
Council.

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TOP NEWS

Despite three decades of progress in controlling discharges from wastewater
treatment plants and industry, pollution from other sources is jeopardizing
water quality and the ability of states to achieve further progress. A new
National Academies' report calls for a science-based approach to improve a
federally mandated program requiring states to clean up U.S. lakes and
rivers.
http://www.nationalacademies.org/topnews/#0615

The federal government should promote routine early screenings of children
for
autism and related disorders, says a new National Academies' report. Early
diagnosis is important because prompt educational intervention is the key to
greater progress in children's mastery of fundamental communication, social,
and
 cognitive skills.
http://www.nationalacademies.org/topnews/#0613

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SCIENCE IN THE HEADLINES

A U.S. government investigation has found no evidence linking bioengineered
"Starlink" corn to allergic reactions reported by dozens of Americans after
it
was discovered in food supplies last fall. A Web Extra feature from the
National
 Academies, "Technology to Feed the World," examines the ongoing scientific
issues surrounding biotechnology used for agriculture and food production.
http://www.nationalacademies.org/headlines/#0615

Violent crime in the United States decreased almost 15 percent last year,
the
largest annual drop ever recorded, says the U.S. Justice Department. Even as
crime rates fall, public concern -- especially about juvenile crime --
remains
high. A National Academies' report examines patterns and trends in children
and
adolescent crimes, and recommends how families, schools and communities can
most
 effectively address juvenile crime.
http://www.nationalacademies.org/headlines/#0614b

U.S. middle school students spend more classroom time reading, writing and
studying mathematics than students in most other developed countries.
Several
National Academies' reports examine what students need to know and
understand at
 different grade levels, how teachers and schools can help children learn
most
effectively, as well as better ways to assess student, teacher and school
achievement.
http://www.nationalacademies.org/headlines/#0614

Air pollution can increase the risk of heart attack for people who are
obese,
inactive or have a history of heart problems, say researchers. A study
published
 by the American Heart Association shows the onset of heart-attack symptoms
is
related to high levels of tiny particle pollutants in the air. A National
Academies' report evaluates the initial phases of a national research
program
examining the sources and health effects of airborne particle pollution.
http://www.nationalacademies.org/headlines/#0612

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SITE HIGHLIGHT

"A Celebration of Barrier Islands," a collection of batiks by Mary Edna
Fraser,
will be on display until Sept. 12 at the National Academies' main building.
http://www4.nas.edu/nas/aiashowtime.nsf/(ByDocIDView)/4E922722A1742D9A852569
5800535C9A?OpenDocument

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NEW ONLINE CONTENT

Biology
Why should biomedical researchers pay more attention to the differences
between
the sexes? Find out what Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Mary-Lou
Pardue
 has to say in a recent article from the National Academies' Op-Ed Service.
http://www4.nas.edu/onpi/oped.nsf/(Op-EdByDocID)/059B70C309ECF7FC85256A65005
FEC71?OpenDocument

Heath & Medicine
Improving palliative care for cancer patients will be the topic of a
one-hour
public briefing beginning at 9 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 19, 2001, in
Washington,
D.C. Please register to attend.
http://www.iom.edu/IOM/IOMHome.nsf/Pages/Upcoming+Events+More

Mathematics & Physics
New trends in the study of physics - including its intersection with
biology,
information technology, and astronomy - will be the topic of a symposium on
Tuesday, June 19, 2001, in Washington, D.C. Those who cannot attend the
event
can listen via live audio Webcast (requires RealPlayer), and submit
questions
using an email form; both accessible on the National-Academies.org home page
beginning at 10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 19.
http://www.nationalacademies.org/bpa/Whats_New/psovagenda.html

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NEW ONLINE BOOKS
The following titles from the National Academy Press catalog and backlist
are
now available online.

Educating Children with Autism
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10017.html?onpi_listserv061501

Growing Populations, Changing Landscapes: Studies from India, China, and the
United States
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10144.html?onpi_listserv061501

The Advanced Technology Program: Assessing Outcomes
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10145.html?onpi_listserv061501

Immunization Safety Review: Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autism
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10101.html?onpi_listserv061501

Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter: III. Early Research
Progress
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10065.html?onpi_listserv061501

Contracting for Bus and Demand-Responsive Transit Services: A Survey of U.S.
Practice and Experience -- Special Report 258
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10141.html?onpi_listserv061501

Assessing the TMDL Approach to Water Quality Management
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10146.html?onpi_listserv061501

Report on the Case of Dr. Saad Eddin Mohamed Ibrahim, Imprisoned
Sociologist,
Cairo, Egypt
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10148.html?onpi_listserv061501

Managing Coastal Erosion (1990)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1446.html?onpi_listserv061501

Advances in Photoreception: Proceedings of a Symposium on Frontiers of
Visual
Science (1990)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1570.html?onpi_listserv061501

Medical Professional Liability and the Delivery of Obstetrical Care: Volume
II,
An Interdisciplinary Review (1989)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1205.html?onpi_listserv061501

Measuring and Understanding Coastal Processes (1989)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1445.html?onpi_listserv061501

Biologic Markers in Immunotoxicology (1992)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1591.html?onpi_listserv061501

Pay for Performance: Evaluating Performance Appraisal and Merit Pay (1991)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1751.html?onpi_listserv061501

Shiphandling Simulation: Application to Waterway Design (1992)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/2015.html?onpi_listserv061501

Biotechnology in China (1989)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/2074.html?onpi_listserv061501

Science and Babies: Private Decisions, Public Dilemmas (1990)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1453.html?onpi_listserv061501

Assessment of Diagnostic Technology in Health Care: Rationale, Methods,
Problems, and Directions (1989)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/1432.html?onpi_listserv061501

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