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February 9, 2018

SCCS opinion on sprayable TiO2 in sunscreens

NIA – The European Commission Scientific Committe on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has just published its scientific opinion on 'Titanium Dioxide (nano form) as UV-Filter in sprays'. The SCCS concludes that 'the information provided is insufficient to allow assessment of the safety of the use of nano-TiO2 in spray applications that could lead to exposure of the consumer’s lungs'. 

February 8, 2018

Duke Science & Society is seeking a Grant Writer

The Duke Initiative for Science & Society is seeking a Grant Writer to help identify funding opportunities and promote its strategic growth initiative. This individual will be responsible for executing the organization’s grant writing, reporting, and foundation cultivation processes. This individual will report to the Associate Director for Science & Society.

February 8, 2018

NIH and opioid response get boost in Senate budget deal

STAT – Senate leaders announced a bipartisan budget agreement that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health by $2 billion and raise spending meant to address the opioid and mental health crisis by $6 billion over the next two years.