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Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Erin P. Balogh, Bryan T. Miller, and John R. Ball, Editors; Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care; Board on Health Care Services; Institute of Medicine; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem etc...

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals:

Subcommittee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels, Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council

In the Bhopal disaster of 1984, approximately 2,000 residents living near a chemical plant were killed and 20,000 more suffered i etc...

Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats

Subcommittee on Dog and Cat Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition, National Research Council

Updating recommendations last made by the National Research Council in the mid-1980s, this report provides nutrient recommendatio etc...

Science, Evolution, and Creationism

Committee on Revising Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

How did life evolve on Earth? The answer to this question can help us understand our past and prepare for our future. Although ev etc...

A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K-12 Science Education Standards; National Research Council

Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity& etc...

Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability

Committee on Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research; Science and Technology for Sustainability Program; Policy and Global Affairs; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Division on Earth and Life Sciences; National Research Council

By 2050 the world's population is projected to grow by one-third, reaching between 9 and 10 billion. With globalizati etc...

Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism

Committee on Research Standards and Practices to Prevent the Destructive Application of Biotechnology, National Research Council

In recent years much has happened to justify an examination of biological research in light of national security concerns. The de etc...

On Being a Scientist

Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine

The scientific research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Scientists trust that the results reported by others are va etc...

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory

The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update; National Research Council

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice etc...

Nutrient Requirements of Fish and Shrimp

Committee on the Nutrient Requirements of Fish and Shrimp; National Research Council

Aquaculture now supplies half of the seafood and fisheries products consumed worldwide and is gaining international significance etc...

Nutrient Requirements of Swine

Subcommittee on Swine Nutrition; Committee on Animal Nutrition; National Research Council

Since 1944, the National Research Council has published 10 editions of the Nutrient Requirements of Swine. This reference has gui etc...

Fueling Innovation and Discovery

Committee on the Mathematical Sciences in 2025; Board on Mathematical Sciences And Their Applications; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council

The mathematical sciences are part of everyday life. Modern communication, transportation, science, engineering, technology, medi etc...

The Mathematical Sciences in 2025

Committee on the Mathematical Sciences in 2025; Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council

The mathematical sciences are part of nearly all aspects of everyday life--the discipline has underpinned such beneficial modern etc...

Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care

Laura Levit, Erin Balogh, Sharyl Nass, and Patricia A. Ganz, Editors; Committee on Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population; Board on Health Care Services; Institute of Medicine

In the United States, approximately 14 million people have had cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year etc...

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change

Committee on Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change and Its Impacts; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council

Climate is changing, forced out of the range of the past million years by levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases not etc...
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