e-Cigarettes: Breakthrough or Setback?Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are changing the dynamic of the war on tobacco. As the number of people who use them continues to grow, debate is escalating about the potential risks and benefits of e-cigarettes and the role for regulation of a product that has unclear therapeutic or detrimental health consequences.
Understanding and reducing the effects of early deprivation: Therapeutic foster care improves outcomes of institutionalized childrenDr. Charles Nelson has been described as a pioneering contributor in the field of early childhood experiences on brain and behavioral development. In a recent BSSR seminar at NIH, Dr. Nelson presented his work on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, a 15-year study exploring the influence of institutionalized care against other care-settings. Dr. Nelson discussed how research is helping to improve outcomes for orphaned children, and how policy might be changed to take advantage of scientific knowledge to change a child’s life course.