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At AAAS Seminar, Judges Explore the Impact of Neuroscience on Justice

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At AAAS Seminar, Judges Explore the Impact of Neuroscience on Justice

RENO, Nev.—It was the sort of case that makes news headlines: A man was arrested for soliciting child sex online, and the case was slated for trial. But in the pre-trial investigation, a scan of the suspect's brain using positron emission tomography revealed serious damage to the frontal lobe of his brain, apparently the result of a stroke.. .


By AAAS, USA.


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Louisville, KY Passes Trans Fat Measure

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Louisville, KY Passes Trans Fat Measure

Yesterday the Louisville Metro Council passed a resolution directing its public health department to conduct an education campaign about the dangers of consuming products that contain trans fats, and to consider regulations on the use of trans fat in restaurants. The health department's director told the Louisville Courier-Journal that he believes eliminating trans fat is a logical step. According to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Council's move is yet another strong signal to the food industry that artificial trans fat—or the trans fat that comes from partially hydrogenated oil—is on its way out.


By CSPINET, USA.


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Congress Tells FDA to Tighten Standards for Health Claims

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Congress Tells FDA to Tighten Standards for Health Claims

The new hybrid peacekeeping force for Darfur is being set up to fail, a group of 35 nongovernmental organizations warned in a report released today. Sudanese obstruction and the lack of critical support from participating states means that the UN/AU Hybrid Mission for Darfur (UNAMID) will be barely one-third of its promised size on December 31, when it officially assumes authority. Most of that force will consist of the existing beleaguered AU mission.


By CSPINET, USA.


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