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Monday, December 10, 2018

A Yale Football Player Quits To Save His Brain

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

Andrew Grinde was not just another football player. As a running back at C.M. Russell High School in Great Falls, Montana, he rushed for 2,180 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2014, leading the Rustlers to the state title game, and was named Montana Gatorade Football Player of the Year.

Swift, stocky, powerful and fearless, he outran some defenders and bowled others over. His highlight video is worth watching (http://www.hudl.com/profile/2376679/Andrew-Grinde).

With a 4.0 grade-point average, Grinde (rhymes with Lindy) was recruited by Ivy League schools, as well as the University of Montana and Montana State.…

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Trump Calls Halt To Medical Progress Over Stem Cell Research

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

The Trump administration is considering cutting $100 million worth of crucial medical research into developing new vaccines and treating diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

“It will slow some projects down that are vital for sick Americans,” Larry Goldstein, the director of UC San Diego’s stem cell program, told Politico, blasting the proposal by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to discontinue National Institutes of Health (NIH) research that uses fetal tissue.

Research on stem cells derived from fetal tissue is absolutely essential to medical progress. It brought us the vaccines for polio and measles, and it’s currently being used to develop potential vaccines for HIV/AIDS and influenza, as well as treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, and more.…

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How Doctors Shamed Arrogant NRA

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

The NRA launched an attack on doctors, urging medical professionals to “stay in their lane” and not comment on gun violence. The ill-advised smear prompted outrage and for a week, doctors have been shaming and confronting the gun extremists by detailing why they deserve to be heard.

The public relations debacle is yet another black eye for the NRA, who has found itself on the losing end of the recent midterm elections and on the wrong side of history when it comes to supporting gun safety.

Responding to a position paper from the American College of Physicians recommending several gun safety remedies, the NRA tweeted, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.”



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