Friday Blog Roundup

A group of concerned universities put out a statement about how flat funding for the National Institute of Health “puts a generation of science at risk,” and the House Committee on Science and technology has been holding hearings. Naturally, science bloggers have some thoughts on this:

Elsewhere:

Mike Hall at AFL-CIO Weblog, Workplace Kahuna at Weekly Toll, and Kane at OSHA Underground report on the House Education & Labor Committee hearing on combustible dust.

Shelley Batts at Of Two Minds considers the warnings about declining U.S. life expectancy, and the role obesity plays in life expectancy trends.

Merrill Goozner at GoozNews tells us what the re-use of needles and sedative vials at a Las Vegas clinic demonstrates about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

At RH Reality Check, William Smith and Pamela Merritt explain what’s wrong with the PEPFAR prostitution pledge, using outreach to sex workers in Zambia and St. Louis as examples. 

Tom Philpott at Gristmill describes a group of college students’ campaign to get Smithfield pork out of their dining halls.

Robert McClure at Dateline Earth warns of an upcoming mining boom in the western U.S.

Jennifer Sass at Switchboard and Andrew Schneider at Secret Ingredients look at EPA and FDA activity on nanotechnology.

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