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Translational Genomics Research Institute, Arizona State University, Phoenix Children's Collaborate to Better Diagnose, Treat Disease Affecting Latino Youth
PHOENIX, Arizona, Sept. 30 (TNSres) -- The Translational Genomics Research Institute issued the following news release:

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A new grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) will help researchers from TGen, ASU, and Phoenix Children's better understand fatty liver disease in Latino youth with obesity.

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The prevalence of nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, NAFLD, is rising in American children, with kids of Latino ancestry being hit disproportionately hard by the disease. This chronic condition can progress to more severe forms of liver disease, ... Show Full Article

Sierra Club: New Report - How North Carolina Can Achieve Its Clean Transportation & Climate Commitments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 30 (TNSrpt) -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release on Sept. 28, 2022:

In the midst of National Drive Electric Week, the Sierra Club, Clean AIRE NC, NC League of Conservation Voters, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, NC Conservation Network and the NC Justice Center released a report of independent modeling and analysis of the state of North Carolina's electric vehicle charging infrastructure and the significant benefits of the state transitioning away from fossil fuel vehicles to electric ones.

Produced by energy analysis firm Synapse Energy Economics, ... Show Full Article

Public Citizen: Members Of Congress Should Not Be Allowed To Trade Stocks
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSgov) -- Public Citizen issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

Congress should pass the Combatting Conflicts of Interest Act, which would ban lawmakers, their spouses, and senior staff from playing in the stock market, Public Citizen said today. The U.S. House is expected to vote on the bill this week.

"Members of Congress have routine access to confidential inside information of public policies that directly and substantially affect the economy - and the stock markets. Yet these same lawmakers buy and sell stocks at whim, often after confidential briefings ... Show Full Article

Pacific Legal Foundation: Lawsuit Against Unlawful Student Debt Cancellation Continues
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 30 (TNSgov) -- The Pacific Legal Foundation issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

Pacific Legal Foundation's motion for a temporary restraining order was denied without prejudice, but the case continues as we amend our complaint and continue to challenge this flagrantly illegal abuse of executive power.

"Since Pacific Legal Foundation filed the case on Tuesday, the government has made two staggeringly large changes to the program via quiet revisions to a Department of Education website, which only serves to underscore the lawless nature of this program," ... Show Full Article

Martin Luther King III & End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund Endorse Supreme Court Expansion At Demand Justice Forum
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSgov) -- Demand Justice issued the following news release:

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King III and End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund both announced support for expanding the Supreme Court at a forum convened by Demand Justice on Wednesday.

"We've always used the law to expand. Now we're going backward. That's why we have to expand the Court," said King in a conversation moderated by CNN analyst Bakari Sellers. "The Court used to be a place we went to for relief. Now it is causing a lot of pain. The Court is out of step with the public. We need ... Show Full Article

Environmental Defense Fund: Stronger Focus On Equity Can Improve Energy System Reliability - New Report
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSrpt) -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release on Sept. 28, 2022:

Robust community engagement and changes in the decision-making processes of government agencies would result in more reliable and equitable energy systems that better meet the needs of all Americans, according to a new report.

The report, Embedding Equity into Energy Regulatory Decisions, was prepared by Applied Economics Clinic on behalf of Environmental Defense Fund. Energy companies are exploring a wide variety of solutions to the risks from climate change, but those solutions ... Show Full Article

Consumer Reports Applauds The House For Advancing Bipartisan Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (TNSgov) -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release:

Consumer Reports applauds the House for advancing the bipartisan Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act . The bill will strengthen enforcement of our antitrust laws by helping to inject much-needed funds to the antitrust enforcement agencies, the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission, and allow them to properly fulfill their role safeguarding the economy and consumers from anticompetitive conduct and harmful mergers.

Consumer Reports joined 36 other organizations in a letter ... Show Full Article