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An Extensive New Literature Concerning Low-Dose Effects of Bisphenol A Shows the Need for a New Risk Assessment
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2005-08)
Bisphenol A (BPA) is the monomer used to manufacture polycarbonate plastic, the resin lining of cans, and other products, with global capacity in excess of 6.4 billion lb/year. Because the ester bonds in these BPA-based ...
Large Effects from Small Exposures. I. Mechanisms for Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals with Estrogenic Activity
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2003-06)
Information concerning the fundamental mechanisms of action of both natural and environmental hormones, combined with information concerning endogenous hormone concentrations, reveals how endocrine-disrupting chemicals with estrogenic activity...
Semen Quality in Relation to Biomarkers of Pesticide Exposure
(Environmental Health Perspectives, 2003-09)
We previously reported reduced sperm concentration and motility in fertile men in a U.S. agrarian area (Columbia, MO) relative to men from U.S. urban centers (Minneapolis, MN; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY). In the present ...
This overviews Autism, including causes, evaluation Strategies, genetic counseling, management and further resources.
Overview of State Government
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2006-11)
General overview of the organization of Missouri state government prepared by David C. Valentine for the Missouri Legislative Academy.
Why Public Health Agencies Cannot Depend on Good Laboratory Practices as a Criterion for Selecting Data: The Case of Bisphenol A
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009-03)
mediating adverse effects. We examined the methods and results in the GLP studies that were pivotal in the draft decision of the U.S. FDA declaring BPA safe in relation to findings from studies that were competitive for U.S. National Institutes of Health...
Do Canadian Consumers Have Concerns about Genetically Modified Animal Feeds?
This article analyzes responses from a 2008 survey of Canadian meat consumers about concerns regarding genetically modified (GM) feed used in livestock meat production. Approximately 50% of the sampled consumers express ...
Does quinine reduce leg cramps for young athletes?
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2005-01)
Very little evidence exists regarding the use of quinine for cramps in young adult athletes. Quinine may be an effective treatment for heat cramps in athletes (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, 1 case series involving ...
Depression in children/adolescents
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-12)
This issue of eMedRef provides information to clinicians on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics of depression in children and adolescents.
Organizational Immersion and Diagnosis: The Work of Harry Levinson
(Karnac Books Ltd., 2003)
In the following, I present readers with an overview of Harry Levinson's contributions to psychoanalytic organization psychology. Then, I share excerpts from an interview conducted with him in August 2002 during the American Psychological...
Privatizing Functions of State Government
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2005-03)
Privatization of traditional governmental functions has been extensively discussed in the United States for more than two decades, and states have chosen a wide range of programs for privatization and selected a variety ...
Is methylphenidate useful for treating adolescents with ADHD?
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2004-08)
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is effective in the shortterm treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, multiple randomized control trials). Though the immediate-release ...
Energy-Aware Portable Video Communication System Design for Wildlife Activity Monitoring
In this paper, we introduce our recent research and development effort on energy-efficient portable video communication system design for wildlife activity monitoring. The capability of seeing what an animal sees in the ...
Personnel Policy in Traditional Public, Private, and Charter Schools
(NCSC Review, 2003)
A major policy discussion in K-12 education today concerns the issue of teacher quality. Research suggests that one of the most important contributions of schools to student achievement gains is the quality of classroom ...
Constitutional Amendments, Statutory Revision and Referenda Submitted to the Voters by the General Assembly or by Initiative Petition, 1910-2004
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2006-05)
This report summarizes how proposals to revise the Missouri Constitution and Missouri laws are submitted to the voters for approval and provides information about all measures submitted to the voters since 1910.