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National Academies Press (U.S.)

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Works: 779 works in 1,195 publications in 1 language and 30,765 library holdings
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Classifications: HV6432, 660.6
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Health and medicine challenges for the chemical sciences in the 21st century by Workshop on Health and Medicine ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century Workshop on Health and Medicine was held on December 2-4, 2002, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California. The goal of the workshop was to identify and discuss new tools and approaches, new methods in synthesis and development, new directions in manufacturing and delivery, and major accomplishments and challenges in the chemical sciences relating to health and medicine
Conducting biosocial surveys collecting, storing, accessing, and protecting biospecimens and biodata by National Research Council (U.S.) ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Recent years have seen a growing tendency for social scientists to collect biological specimens such as blood, urine, and saliva as part of large-scale household surveys. By combining biological and social data, scientists are opening up new fields of inquiry and are able for the first time to address many new questions and connections. But including biospecimens in social surveys also adds a great deal of complexity and cost to the investigator's task. Along with the usual concerns about informed consent, privacy issues, and the best ways to collect, store, and share data, researchers now face a variety of issues that are much less familiar or that appear in a new light. In particular, collecting and storing human biological materials for use in social science research raises additional legal, ethical, and social issues, as well as practical issues related to the storage, retrieval, and sharing of data. For example, acquiring biological data and linking them to social science databases requires a more complex informed consent process, the development of a biorepository, the establishment of data sharing policies, and the creation of a process for deciding how the data are going to be shared and used for secondary analysis--all of which add cost to a survey and require additional time and attention from the investigators. These issues also are likely to be unfamiliar to social scientists who have not worked with biological specimens in the past. Adding to the attraction of collecting biospecimens but also to the complexity of sharing and protecting the data is the fact that this is an era of incredibly rapid gains in our understanding of complex biological and physiological phenomena. Thus the tradeoffs between the risks and opportunities of expanding access to research data are constantly changing. Conducting Biosocial Surveys offers findings and recommendations concerning the best approaches to the collection, storage, use, and sharing of biospecimens gathered in social science surveys and the digital representations of biological data derived therefrom. It is aimed at researchers interested in carrying out such surveys, their institutions, and their funding agencies."--Society website
Toward an integrated science of research on families workshop report ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Demographic changes, immigration, economic upheavals, and changing societal mores are creating new and altered structures, processes, and relationships in American families today. As families undergo rapid change, family science is at the brink of a new and exciting integration across methods, disciplines, and epistemological perspectives. The purpose of The Science of Research on Families: A Workshop, held in Washington, DC, on July 13-14, 2010, was to examine the broad array of methodologies used to understand the impact of families on children's health and development. It sought to explore individual disciplinary contributions and the ways in which different methodologies and disciplinary perspectives could be combined in the study of families. Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families documents the information presented in the workshop presentations and discussions. The report explores the idea of family research as being both basic and applied, offering opportunities for learning as well as intervention. It discusses research as being most useful when organized around particular problems, such as obesity or injury prevention. Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families offers a problem-oriented approach that can guide a broad-based research program that extends across funders, institutions, and scientific disciplines."--Publisher's description
Gulf War and health by Institute of Medicine (U.S.) ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gulf War and health by Institute of Medicine (U.S.) ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spacecraft water exposure guidelines for selected contaminants by National Research Council (U.S.) ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overcoming challenges to develop countermeasures against aerosolized bioterrorism agents : appropriate use of animal models ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) gives the highest priority to developing countermeasures against bioterrorism agents that are highly infective when dispersed in aerosol form. Developing drugs to prevent or treat illnesses caused by bioterrorism agents requires testing their effectiveness in animals since human clinical trials would be unethical. At the request of NIAID, the National Academies conducted a study to examine how such testing could be improved. Overcoming Challenges to Develop Countermeasures Against Aerosolized Bioterrorism Agents provides recommendations to researchers on selecting the kinds of animal models, aerosol generators, and bioterrorism agent doses that would produce conditions that most closely mimic the disease process in humans. It also urges researchers to fully document experimental parameters in the literature so that studies can be reproduced and compared. The book recommends that all unclassified data on bioterrorism agent studies -- including unclassified, unpublished data from U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) -- be published in the open literature. The book also calls on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve the process by which bioterrorism countermeasures are approved based on the results of animal studies
Biotechnology unzipped promises & realities by Eric S Grace ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Integrating large-scale genomic information into clinical practice workshop summary ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[T]he workshop committee decided to focus on several key topics, including the analysis, interpretation, and delivery of genomic information to health care providers plus workforce, ethical, and legal issues. This workshop report summarizes the speakers' presentations and the discussions that followed them. It begins by providing an overview of the current state of the field of genomic medicine, of how approaches to basic and clinical research are changing, and of areas in which steps can be taken immediately to build the necessary infrastructure (Chapter 2). The next two chapters describe the discussions that took place concerning the analysis and interpretation of genomic data (Chapters 3 and 4), while the following three chapters examine practical issues: the delivery of genomic information (Chapter 5), ethical and legal issues (Chapter 6), and developing the necessary workforce skills and knowledge (Chapter 7). The last chapter describes panel discussions on how to maintain curated databases, the role of the field in public health, and how each stakeholder could be involved in helping address the current challenges (Chapter 8). The main objective of this workshop was to start a discussion of what needs to be done to prepare the necessary infrastructure and to address the various challenges so that patients will be able to benefit from genomics-based research
HIV screening and access to care exploring barriers and facilitators to expand HIV testing by Institute of Medicine (U.S.) ( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"More than 200,000 people in the United States living with HIV/AIDS do not know they are infected. The Institute of Medicine's Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care held a workshop and reviewed literature to explore barriers and facilitators to more widespread HIV testing. This book contains the committee's conclusions."--Publisher's description
Fueling innovation and discovery the mathematical sciences in the twenty-first century ( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning to think spatially by National Academies Press (U.S.) ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning to Think Spatially examines how spatial thinking might be incorporated into existing standards-based instruction across the school curriculum. Spatial thinking must be recognized as a fundamental part of K-12 education and as an integrator and a facilitator for problem solving across the curriculum. With advances in computing technologies and the increasing availability of geospatial data, spatial thinking will play a significant role in the information-based economy of the twenty-first century. Using appropriately designed support systems tailored to the K-12 context, spatial thinking can be taught formally to all students. A geographic information system (GIS) offers one example of a high-technology support system that can enable students and teachers to practice and apply spatial thinking in many areas of the curriculum
Environmental impacts of wind-energy projects by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There has been rapid growth in the construction of wind-powered electricity generating facilities over the past 25 years in the United States. Wind-energy facilities emit no atmospheric pollutants and are driven by a renewable source, addressing multiple environmental concerns such as air quality and climate change. But the expansion of such facilities can carry adverse environmental impacts. As wind energy development continues to expand, federal, state and local agencies should adopt a coordinated approach to evaluating the planning, regulation, and location of wind-energy projects. This National Research Council report provides a framework that can help in evaluating tradeoffs between the benefits of new wind-energy projects and risks of adverse environmental impacts before projects begin
Drawing Louisiana's new map addressing land loss in coastal Louisiana ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1. Introduction -- History and causes of land loss in Louisiana -- History of coastal protection in Louisiana -- LCA study -- Origin and scope of the current study -- 2. The historic and existing Louisiana coastal systems -- The modern, anthropogenically modified river and delta -- The future Louisiana coastal system -- 3. Conflicts and limitations to achieving goals -- Land loss patterns and proposed sediment distribution -- Stakeholders with conflicting interests -- Increasing the success of the LCA study's implementation -- 4. Plans and efforts at restoring coastal Louisiana -- Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act -- Coast 2050 -- Reconnaissance-level report -- Draft LCA comprehensive study -- LCA study -- Implementation of the LCA study : organization, duration, and funding -- Relationship of Coast 2050 and the LCA study to CWPPRA projects and experiences -- Improving ongoing restoration efforts
America's climate choices by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Convened by the National Research Council in response to a request from Congress, America's Climate Choices is a suite of five coordinated activities designed to study the serious and sweeping issues associated with global climate change, including the science and technology challenges involved, and provide advice on the most effective steps and the most promising strategies that can be taken to respond. A Summit on America's Climate Choices was convened on March 30-31, 2009, to help frame the study, provide an opportunity for high-level participation and input on key issues, and hear about relevant work carried out by others. The Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change was charged to describe, analyze, and access strategies for reducing the net future human influence on climate, including both technology and policy options. The Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change was charged to describe, analyze, and assess actions and strategies to reduce vulnerability, increase adaptive capacity, improve resilience, and promote successful adaptation to climate change in different regions, sectors, systems, and populations. The Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change was charged to provide a concise overview of current understanding of past, present, and future climate change, including its cause and its impact, then recommend steps to advance our current understanding, including new observations, research programs, next-generation models, and the physical and human assets needed to support these and other activities. The Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change was charged to describe and assess different activities, products, strategies, and tools for informing decision makers about climate change and helping them plan and execute effective, integrated responses
Learning science through computer games and simulations by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At a time when scientific and technological competence is vital to the nation's future, the weak performance of U.S. students in science reflects the uneven quality of current science education. Although young children come to school with innate curiosity and intuitive ideas about the world around them, science classes rarely tap this potential. Many experts have called for a new approach to science education, based on recent and ongoing research on teaching and learning. In this approach, simulations and games could play a significant role by addressing many goals and mechanisms for learning science: the motivation to learn science, conceptual understanding, science process skills, understanding of the nature of science, scientific discourse and argumentation, and identification with science and science learning. To explore this potential this book reviews the available research on learning science through interaction with digital simulations and games. It considers the potential of digital games and simulations to contribute to learning science in schools, in informal out-of-school settings, and everyday life. The book also identifies the areas in which more research and research-based development is needed to fully capitalize on this potential. It will guide academic researchers, developers, publishers, and entrepreneurs from the digital simulation and gaming community, and education practitioners and policy makers toward the formation of research and development partnerships that will facilitate rich intellectual collaboration. Industry, government agencies and foundations will play a significant role through start-up and ongoing support to ensure that digital games and simulations will not only excite and entertain, but also motivate and educate
Informing the future critical issues in health by Institute of Medicine (U.S.) ( )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This booklet provides a brief look at the work of the Institute of Medicine and highlights some of the policy areas that they believe will be important in the next several years. It is organized into two sections. The first section illustrates the work that they have done in several topic areas and the last section provides a comprehensive bibliography of IOM reports published since 2001
Information technology for counterterrorism immediate actions and future possibilities by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Information technology (IT) is essential to virtually all of the nation s critical infrastructures making them vulnerable by a terrorist attack on their IT system. An attack could be on the system itself or use the IT system to launch or exacerbate another type of attack. IT can also be used as a counterterrorism tool. The report concludes that the most devastating consequences of a terrorist attack would occur if it were on or used IT as part of a broader attack. The report presents two recommendations on what can be done in the short term to protect the nation s communications and information systems and several recommendations about what can be done over the longer term. The report also notes the importance of considering how an IT system will be deployed to maximize protection against and usefulness in responding to attacks
Real prospects for energy efficiency in the United States ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As part of the America's Energy Future project, Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States examines the potential for reducing energy demand through improving efficiency by using existing technologies, technologies developed but not yet utilized widely, and prospective technologies. The book evaluates technologies based on their estimated times to initial commercial deployment, and provides an analysis of costs, barriers, and research needs. This quantitative characterization of technologies will guide policy makers toward planning the future of energy use in America. This book will also have much to offer to industry leaders, investors, environmentalists, and others looking for a practical diagnosis of energy efficiency possibilities."--Web site
Status of pollinators in North America by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pollinators--insects, birds, bats, and other animals that carry pollen from the male to the female parts of flowers for plant reproduction--are an essential part of natural and agricultural ecosystems throughout North America. For example, most fruit, vegetable, and seed crops and some crops that provide fiber, drugs, and fuel depend on animals for pollination. This report provides evidence for the decline of some pollinator species in North America, including America & rsquo;s most important managed pollinator, the honey bee, as well as some butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds. For most managed and wild pollinator species, however, population trends have not been assessed because populations have not been monitored over time. In addition, for wild species with demonstrated declines, it is often difficult to determine the causes or consequences of their decline. This report outlines priorities for research and monitoring that are needed to improve information on the status of pollinators and establishes a framework for conservation and restoration of pollinator species and communities
 
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