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Global Program on Alzheimer’s Stem Cells to Accelerate Discovery of Causes and Cures for the Most Common Dementia: Effort Described as the Search for the “Alzheimer’s Holy Grail”

Uncovering the cure for Alzheimer’s Disease at a rate never before possible and giving individuals a way to better understand their future chances of facing Alzheimer’s are the outcomes of new advances in stem cell research from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) Stem Cell Research Consortium that use skin samples to identify potential therapies for the disease.

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Hundreds of UMWA members rally at U. S. Courthouse, Peabody headquarters

More than 750 members and supporters of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) rallied in front of the United States Courthouse then marched to the headquarters of Peabody Energy here today, in protest of a long-term scheme to strip thousands of active and retired coal miners, their dependents and widows of critically-needed health care and other earned benefits.


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2.7 Million U.S. Jobs Lost Over the Last Decade Due to Growing Trade Deficit with China

Washington, D.C. More than 2.7 million American jobs—2.1 million of them in manufacturing—have been lost or eliminated since 2001, due to the United States’ mushrooming trade deficit with China since that country joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) a decade ago, according to a report released today by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).


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Science Board Concerned about Declines in Public Research University Funding

Declines in state funding threaten the ability of major public research universities to educate new scientists and engineers, recruit and retain the best faculty and students, and continue performing top-quality research, according to a new report released today by the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation. The NSB said it is “concerned with the long-term financial health” of these institutions.

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