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Friday Pearls

Fracking: Sometimes a Great Notion Fails

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The economy of nature is not money, it is life.  ~Vandana Shiva, PhD     According to a research article just published in Science Advances, the growth in unconventional gas production involving hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is suggested by many to transform the energy landscape: reduce energy prices, decrease conventional air pollution by displacing coal in electricity generation, disrupt international energy trading arrangements, and increase the prospects for energy self-sufficiency for the United States.

Ocular Surface Mucins

Friday, August 10, 2018

Mucins are glycoproteins expressed by epithelial tissues of mucosal surfaces. Mucins are classified as either secretory or membrane spanning, and the ocular epithelium contain both types. Since the mid-1990s, a large number of mucin (MUC) genes have been identified: MUC1, MUC2, MUC4, MUC5A, MUC5B, MUC7MUC13, MUC15, MUC16 and MUC17.

On Andrew Wheeler and the EPA: Cautious, but Hopeful

Friday, July 27, 2018

Even small children are smart enough to get it: the environment, clean air and water matters where public health is concerned. According to Kathleen Rest, PhD, the executive director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, "Families and communities country-wide clearly value a clean environment and rely on strong science-based public standards to provide the protection they need, expect, and deserve."

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