Monthly Archives: June 2010
|June 26, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Policy, Research||
- Getting bigger
- Getting older
- Staying put
- Experiencing increases in educational & economic disparity
Many of these trends, such as increased racial and ethnic diversity and a growing aged population, are the continuation of those identified from Census 2000 data, but according to Allen Berube, Senior Fellow and Research Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, cities are also transforming. Based on a new metropolitan classification system introduced by Berube and his colleagues, Pittsburgh is considered a “skilled anchor” city characterized by slower growth, homogeneity and higher education achievement – very similar to the New England metros.
|June 21, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Behavorial Health, Children and Family, Health, Research||
A new crop of Autism studies made headlines this spring with topics running the gamut from the use of gluten and casein-free diets to the breakup of the family unit after a diagnosis to uncovering additional genes that may play a role in autism.
A look at the effectivess of the “autism diet” by researchers at the University of Rochester in New York state.
New genes that may be linked to autism have been identified according to reports from a large international study.