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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 35 items )  

ACA Connects Praises Introduction Of Bipartisan Modern Television Act Of 2019
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 29 -- ACA Connects issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Eliminates Needless Regulation, Protects Consumers From Harm, and Ensures Small Cable Operators Are Treated Fairly In Market * * * ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement today regarding introduction of the Modern Television Act of 2019 by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.): "I applaud Reps. Scalise and Eshoo for introducing the Mode  more

American College of Physicians Reminds Adults: Vaccines Are Not Just for Children
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 30 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: During National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the American College of Physicians (ACP) is reminding adults about the importance of vaccinations for protection against many common and serious diseases. "Many adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives and so have not received recommended vaccinations," said ACP President Robert M. McLean, MD, FACP. "Adul  more

ASTM International Hosts Second Additive Manufacturing Workshop, Hires Singapore Staff
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence is hosting its second workshop on Sept. 16 at the Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry (CETIM) in Senlis, France. The workshop offers participants a unique and comprehensive snapshot o  more

ASTM International: Proposed High-Strength Steel Standard Aims to Support Lighter, More Efficient Cars
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, July 29 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: ASTM International's committee on steel, stainless steel, and related alloys (A01) is developing its first proposed standard on ultra-high-strength steel tubing, which is increasingly needed for innovation in the auto industry. "There are no ASTM standar  more

ASTM International: Proposed Hydraulic Fluid Specification Aims to Support Tractors and Equipment
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: A proposed standard from ASTM International's petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants committee (D02) would set minimum performance requirements for tractor hydraulic fluids (THF). According to committee members, this specification aims to provide  more

Cancer Discovery Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- Cancer Discovery, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that says it describes major advances in research and clinical trials, published six research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * Aging Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells Manifest Profound Epigenetic Reprogramming of Enhancers That May Predispose to Leukemia * Clonal Selection with RAS Pathway Activation Mediates Secondary Clinical Re  more

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Journal Issues 16 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that says it publishes population-based research on cancer etiology, prevention, surveillance and survivorship, published 16 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Allergies and Asthma in Relation to Cancer Risk * Association between Liver Fibrosis and Serum PSA among U.S. Men: National Health and Nutrit  more

Cancer Immunology Research Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- Cancer Immunology Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that says it disseminates knowledge of immunology to the cancer research community, catalyzing cross-disciplinary work that yields a deeper understanding of the host-tumor relationship, more potent cancer treatments and improved clinical outcomes, published 14 research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * Activating KIRs on Educated NK   more

Cancer Prevention Research Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- Cancer Prevention Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that covers the biology of premalignancy, risk factors and risk assessment, early detection research, immunoprevention and chemopreventive, published seven research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * A Pilot Study of a Grape Seed Procyanidin Extract for Lung Cancer Chemoprevention * Association of Human Papillomavirus Genotype 16 Viral Varian  more

Cancer Research Journal Issues 19 Research Articles in Aug. 1, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that offers pathobiological and translational impact to inform the personal, clinical and societal problems posed by cancer, published 19 research articles, including the following topics, in its Aug. 1, 2019 edition: * An ERG Enhancer-Based Reporter Identifies Leukemia Cells with Elevated Leukemogenic Potential Driven by ERG-USP9X Feed-Forward Regulation * Anthropometric Risk Fac  more

Center for Responsible Lending Issues Statement on Think Finance Violation of Pennsylvania Interest Rate Cap
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 29 -- The Center for Responsible Lending issued the following statement by Diane Standaert, director of state policy and executive vice president: Last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a settlement with Think Finance LLC, a fintech company that had engaged in multi-party schemes to make loans with interest rates of up to 448% in Pennsylvania in violation of the state's interest rate cap. Under the terms, Think Finance and its investor Victo  more

Clinical Cancer Research Journal Issues 25 Research Articles in Aug. 1, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- Clinical Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that publishes clinical and translational cancer research studies that bridge the laboratory and the clinic, published 25 research articles, including the following topics, in its Aug. 1, 2019 edition: * Activity and Safety of Palbociclib in Patients with Advanced Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Refractory to Imatinib and Sunitinib: A Biomarker-driven Phase II Study * Al  more

Erie Community Foundation: Giving Back to Erie Gives Donors!
ERIE, Pennsylvania, July 30 -- Erie Community Foundation issued the following news release: Erie Gives has become an important day to our nonprofit sector, thanks largely to the generous support of donors. Last year, over $4.4 million was raised for over 300 nonprofits in just 12 hours. This year, as a way to say thank you to Erie Gives donors, The Erie Community Foundation has teamed up with local businesses to give back. Every hour during Erie Gives, we will give away a gift card donated by a  more

Geisinger Commonwealth Holds White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2023
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: * * * - F. Dennis Dawgert, MD delivers The Dr. Lester Saidman Memorial Lecture * * * Two Marine Corps veterans, a VISTA volunteer; a rescue ranger; 30 students with graduate degrees and 20 students who are the first member of their family to go to college and other accomplished future doctors received the first symbol of their new profession as Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) held its 11th  more

Geisinger Offers Scholarships to Eight Employees
LEWISTOWN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: The Geisinger Lewistown Auxiliary recently awarded the Mildred Crawford and Sophie Snook scholarships to eight employees in Mifflin and Juniata counties who are continuing their higher education in the medical field. The Geisinger Lewistown Auxiliary awards the scholarships annually. The Sophie Snook Scholarship was established in memory of Sophie Snook, the first graduate of Geisinger Lewistown Hospital Sc  more

Journal of Economic Perspectives Issues 7 Research Articles in Summer 2019 Edition
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- The Journal of Economic Perspectives, a journal that aims to synthesize and integrate lessons learned from economic research from the American Economic Association, published seven research articles on the following topics in its Summer 2019 edition: * A Bridge from Monty Hall to the Hot Hand: The Principle of Restricted Choice * A Toolkit of Policies to Promote Innovation * Do Increasing Markups Matter? Lessons from Empirical Industrial Organization * How  more

Journal of Materials Research Issues 15 Research Articles in July 28, 2019 Edition
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, July 30 -- The Journal of Materials Research, a journal that says it features creation of materials and materials with novel functionalities, fundamental understanding of processes that control the response of materials and development of materials from the Materials Research Society, published 15 research articles, including the following topics, in its July 28, 2019 edition: * A new nanoindentation creep technique using constant contact pressure * A self-aligning mi  more

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition: Individuals With Obesity Get More Satisfaction From Their Food
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 30 -- The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition issued the following news release: * * * - New study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that levels of satisfaction derived from food differ among adults who were normal-weight, overweight, and obese * * * The propensity to overeat may, in part, be a function of the satisfaction derived from eating. A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsev  more

Molecular Cancer Research Journal Issues 15 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- Molecular Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that prioritizes analyses performed at the molecular and cellular level that reveal novel mechanistic insight into pathways and processes linked to cancer risk, development and progression, published 15 research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * BRD4 Regulates Metastatic Potential of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer through AHNAK   more

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Journal Issues 12 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that publishes focuses on discovery and preclinical developments of novel therapeutic agents for oncology, preclinical studies of approved therapeutics, mechanisms of drug action, mechanisms of drug resistance, biomarkers of drug response, novel models and technologies and drug toxicity mechanisms, published 12 research articles on the following topics in its August 20  more

New National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines Are First to Address Small Intestine Cancers
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued the following news release: * * * - New NCCN Guidelines for Small Bowel Adenocarcinoma are first clinical guidelines in the United States to address this rare but growing cancer type, which is sometimes associated with hereditary causes like Lynch syndrome. - Updated NCCN Guidelines for Genetic/Familial Risk Assessment: Colorectal Cancer and Colorectal Cancer Screening clarify how to use genetic testing  more

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Again Listed Among Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, July 30 -- Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center issued the following news: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has again been listed among the best hospitals in the nation in multiple specialties by U.S. News & World Report. For 2019-20, the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is ranked as one of the best in orthopedics and urology. Additionally, Hershey Medical Center is recognized as "high performing" in seven specialties: cancer, cardiology a  more

Penn State Health: The Medical Minute - Take Steps to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type of dementia. It slowly kills brain cells and is the fifth-leading cause of death for Americans age 65 and over. But contrary to popular belief, steps can be taken to slow it down. "People think Alzheimer's is an entirely genetic disorder, but most often, it's not," said Dr. Charles Duffy, a neurologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The disease N  more

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry: ChamberPAC Endorses David Rowe for Special State House Election
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following news release: ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Republican David Rowe for state representative of the 85th House District. The special election for the House seat will take place on Tuesday, August 20. The 85th House District comprises parts of Snyder and Union Counties. "David's combined experience in b  more

Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association Adds Wawa's Marc Maiolino to Board of Directors
CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA) today announced the appointment of Marc Maiolino to its Board of Directors. Maiolino serves as the Director of Store Operations for Wawa, Inc., a PFMA member, where he's worked for the past 33 years in a variety of roles. Maiolino will fill the seat occupied by Wawa Loss Prevention Manager Lou Mola, who announced his retirement at  more

PETA: Video Shows Suffering, Panting Animals at Sportsmen's Club
MILLMONT, Pennsylvania, July 29 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Offers to Find New Homes for Suffering Animals, Calls On Feds to Investigate After Concerned Citizens Blow the Whistle * * * Armed with photos, video footage, and concerned citizens' reports of animals in need of urgent veterinary care at the Union County Sportsmen's Club, PETA has reached out with an offer to help the club transfer all the animals there to reputable  more

Printing Industries Releases Detailed Descriptions of 2019 InterTech Technology Award Recipients
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The Printing Industries of America issued the following news: As a follow-up to last week's announcement, Printing Industries of America released today detailed descriptions of the ten recipients of the 2019 InterTechTM Technology Awards. The independent panel of judges deliberated over technology nominations, which showcased the dynamic and innovative nature of the industry. The judges singled out the following technologies as meeting the award criteria of   more

Project Management Institute Launches Alexa Skill to Enhance Customer Experience
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 31 -- The Project Management Institute issued the following news release: Project Management Institute (PMI) today announced the launch of its first Alexa Skill for Customer Care to assist customers and members with additional support for its products and services. The new Alexa skill will perform a range of tasks to answer frequently asked questions, including requests for information on membership costs, renewals, benefits, and requirements needed for PMI cert  more

Renewable Fuels Association Extends Ethanol Invite as EPA Head Visits Oil Refinery
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Renewable Fuels Association issued the following news release: The Renewable Fuels Association has invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to visit an ethanol plant as a follow-up to his tour of a Pennsylvania oil refinery. Wheeler was scheduled to visit Monroe Energy's plant in Trainer, Penn., today at the invitation of Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), who just last week filed legislation in Congress to gut the Renewable Fuel Standard. "Admi  more

SAE International Announces Winners of the 2019 Forest R. McFarland Award
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, July 30 -- SAE International issued the following news: * * * - 26 Individuals Honored for their Sustained Contributions in Support of SAE Engineering Event * * * SAE International today announced 26 mobility engineering professionals as winners of the 2019 Forest R. McFarland Award. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding, sustained contributions to support SAE Engineering Events through planning, operations, development and dissemination of information for t  more

Slavic Review Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in Summer 2019 Edition
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 3 -- Slavic Review, a peer-reviewed journal from the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, published eight research articles on the following topics in its Summer 2019 edition: * 'Tis Eighty Years Since: Panteleimon Kulish's Gothic Ukraine * Afterword to "The New War Frontiers and the End of Postsocialism" * Commemoration and the New Frontiers of War in Ukraine * Phantom Borders in Eastern Europe: A New Concept for Regional Research * Sov  more

The American College of Financial Services Names David Stoeffel Senior Vice President for Business Development
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1 -- The American College of Financial Services issued the following news release: * * * - Stoeffel will be responsible for leading the Business Development sales team and for the development and implementation of a strategy that will further position The College as the leader in financial services education by partnering with companies. * * * President and CEO George Nichols III today named David Stoeffel, CLU(R), ChFC(R), as senior vice president for bus  more

U.S. News & World Report Names Lehigh Valley Hospital Among Nation's Best in Orthopedics
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania, July 30 -- Lehigh Valley Hospital, a part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, issued the following news release: * * * - LVH nationally recognized 23 of past 24 years * * * Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. For the third consecutive year, LVH is in the top five among Pennsylvania's top hospitals. The 2019-20 list names LVH-Cedar Crest No. 35 nationally for orthopedics, among the  more

United Steelworkers Joins Filing Seeking Anti-Circumvention Inquiry in Uncoated Paper Orders on Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia and Portugal
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) union today joined with several domestic paper producers in filing a request with the U.S. Department of Commerce to address the circumvention of existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on uncoated paper imports. The original case covered uncoated paper in sheets, largely copy paper. Foreign producers have shifted to flooding the United States with essentiall  more

VP Mike Pence to Join Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Manitowoc in Support of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, July 31 -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers issued the following news release: Tune in live tomorrow, Thursday, August 1, at 11 AM ET on AEM's Facebook page or at www.imakeamerica.org/usmca to watch the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, deliver remarks on the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in front of more than 1,000 Manitowoc employees in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania. Vice President Pence will tou  more