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The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness is a standardized test used in Texas primary and secondary schools to assess students’ attainment of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies skills required under Texas education standards. Klaus Ley, MD, ATVB/PVD 2017 Distinguished Lecturer, talks about his research into the potential for exploiting protective autoimmunity to develop a vaccine against atherosclerosis and the importance of the American Heart Association to scientific research efforts.science in the news

It is also home for many of our iconic animals such as orcas, porpoises, otters, and all five species of salmon. In a press release issued this past Tuesday, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids congratulated Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his election as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

As science becomes ever more beset by commercial and ideological pressures, there is urgent need for scientific reporting and analysis from an independent, expert, public interest perspective. In conclusion, indications are that warming in the Arctic will continue in 2017, which spells bad news for Arctic sea ice and for the world at large, as discussed in earlier posts.science in the news

The polynomial trend is based on NASA January 2012-February 2017 anomalies from 1951-1980, adjusted by +0.59°C to cater for the rise from 1750 to 1951-1980. Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven’t always been so huge. This year, Regeneron becomes only the third sponsor of the Science Talent Search, with a 10-year, $100 million commitment.science in the news

News must be accurate and trustworthy, but facts alone can miss the whole story – the story of us. We are much better than much of today’s news portrays us to be. We will have the courage to look into both the best and the worst in us – and not to blame, but to demand better.