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    Toward Precision Medicine: Building a Knowledge Network for Biomedical Research and a New Taxonomy of Disease

    By National Research Council

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    Motivated by the explosion of molecular data on humans-particularly data associated with individual patients-and the sense that there are large, as-yet-untapped opportunities to use this data to improve health outcomes, Toward Precision Medicine explores the feasibility and need for "a new taxonomy of human disease based on molecular biology" and...

    Achieving High Educational Standards for All: Conference Summary

    By National Research Council

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    Summarizes a range of scientific perspectives on the goal of achieving high educational standards for all students. Based on a conference held at the request of the US Department of Education, this volume draws on the conclusions of a number of important NRC reports.

    Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture

    By National Research Council

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    Over the years, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions - especially among youth. This book reviews the science of sports-related concussions in youth from elementary school through young adulthood, as well as in military personnel and their dependents.

    An Ecosystem Services Approach to Assessing the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

    By National Research Council

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    Discusses the benefits and challenges associated with using an ecosystem services approach to damage assessment, describing potential impacts of response technologies, exploring the role of resilience, and offering suggestions for areas of future research.

    Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences

    By National Research Council

    Paperback £27.96

    Ocean science connects a global community of scientists in many disciplines - physics, chemistry, biology, geology and geophysics. New observational and computational technologies are transforming the ability of scientists to study the global ocean with a more integrated and dynamic approach. This enhanced understanding of the ocean is becoming ever...

    Learning, Remembering, Believing: Enhancing Human Performance

    By National Research Council

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    Addresses issues in learning and performance. This book presents theories and findings from a range of research settings: from pilots learning to fly to children learning about physics by throwing beanbags. It also explores common folklore and identifies promising research directions. It evaluates the effects of subjective experience on learning.

    Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

    By National Research Council

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    Every day in the United States, children and adolescents are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. This title examines commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of US citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States under age 18.

    New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research

    By National Research Council

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    In 1993, the National Research Council NRC issued the report, Under-standing Child Abuse and Neglect, which provided an overview of the research on child abuse and neglect. This title updates the 1993 report and provides recommendations to respond to this public health challenge.

    The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income: Implications for Federal Programs and Policy Responses

    By National Research Council

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    The U.S. population is aging. Social Security projections suggest that between 2013 and 2050, the population aged 65 and over will almost double, from 45 million to 86 million. One key driver of population aging is ongoing increases in life expectancy. Average U.S. life expectancy was 67 years for males...

    Estimating the Incidence of Rape and Sexual Assault

    By National Research Council

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    The Bureau of Justice Statistics' BJS National Crime Victimization Survey NCVS measures the rates at which Americans are victims of crimes, including rape and sexual assault, but there is concern that rape and sexual assault are undercounted on this survey. This book concludes that it is likely that the NCVS...

    Reaching Students

    By National Research Council

    Paperback £27.11

    The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn science and engineering shows that teaching strategies that motivate and engage students will improve their learning. So how do students best learn science and engineering? Are...

    Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond

    By National Research Council

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    Convergence of the life sciences with fields including physical, chemical, mathematical, computational, engineering, and social sciences is a key strategy to tackle complex challenges and achieve new and innovative solutions. However, institutions face a lack of guidance on how to establish effective programs, what challenges they are likely to encounter,...

    A Strategic Vision for Department of Energy Environmental Quality Research and Development

    By National Research Council

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    The National Academies' National Research Council undertook this study in response to a request from the Under Secretary of Energy to provide strategic advice on how the Department of Energy could improve its Environmental Quality R&D portfolio. The committee recommends that DOE develop strategic goals and objectives for its EQ...

    A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System

    By National Research Council

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    How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans' well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality, and the federal budget. From the earliest developments of...

    Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security: A Framework for Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues

    By National Research Council

    Paperback £40.71

    Offers a study on the ethical, legal, and societal issues relating to the research on, development of, and use of rapidly changing technologies with low barriers of entry that have potential military application, such as information technologies, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology.

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