Washington, DC - The USDA has announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Sign-ups began July 16, 2018 and will continue through November 16, 2018.

Washington, DC - More than half a million students participated in the 2018 National History Day Contest (NHD), including “more than 3,000 middle and high school students [who] presented documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites related to the 2018 theme, Conflict & Compromise in History.”

Washington, DC - A group of 14 patient and consumer groups issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s announcement that it will freeze risk adjustment payments:

Portland, Oregon - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detained a Texas murder suspect as he returned on a flight from Tokyo, Japan, Friday.

Washington, DC - Two years ago, nearly 250 Turkish citizens lost their lives, and thousands were wounded in the heinous failed coup attempt of July 15. We offer our deepest condolences to the friends and loved ones of those injured or killed.

Washington, DC - Findings from an animal study suggest that a non-invasive imaging technique could, with further development, become a useful tool to assess immune system recovery in people receiving treatment for HIV infection. Researchers used single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and a CD4-specific imaging probe to assess immune system changes throughout the bodies of macaques infected with SIV, a simian form of HIV, following initiation and interruption of antiretroviral therapy (ART). They evaluated pools of CD4+T cells (link is external), the main cell type that HIV infects and destroys, in tissues such as lymph nodes, spleen and gut.