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Academy launches eBriefings Web site to help scientists

The New York Academy of Sciences has launched "eBriefings" - a series of user-friendly web sites that offer comprehensive information on issues such as diabetes, SARs, autism, adolescent brain development, neuroethics, and oral tolerance. Based on recent Academy symposiums, ebriefings are a gateway to online information on cutting-edge issues of concern to the scientific community and general public.

Some of the latest eBriefings include:

Autism: New Frontiers in Research and Drug Discovery
www.nyas.org/aeb/autism

Why is autism afflicting more than 1 million people in the U.S.? Why does autism often strike children at 2-3 years of age? Why are boys four times as likely to develop the disease than girls? What are some of the possible factors that trigger autism, and how can drug treatments be beneficial? Read what experts have to say about this condition and learn about the latest advances in treating autism.

Adolescent Brain Development: Vulerabilities and Opportunities
www.nyas.org/aeb/abd

Why are adolescents at high risk for serious health problems such as suicide, homicide, depression and substance abuse? Why are morbidity and mortality rates 200-300% higher in adolescents than in children? These are some of the questions addressed at this site, which includes the latest information on adolescent brain development.

Neuroethical Challenges in Cognitive Enhancement and Learning
www.nyas.org/aeb/neuroethics

What are the ethical, legal and moral dilemmas surrounding the development and distribution of cognitive enhancing drugs? Read what leading figures in the fields of neuroscience, bioethics, health policy, and education have to say about drugs designed to alter criminal behavior, increase a perso
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Contact: Jennifer Tang
jtang@nyas.org
212-838-0230 x257
New York Academy of Sciences
29-Oct-2003


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