William Cummings USA TODAY Published 8:45 AM EDT Oct 22, 2018 The Trump administration may move to rigidly define gender as a fixed status determined biologically by the genitalia a person is born with, reversing Obama-era policies that granted federal recognition to transgender individuals, according to a Sunday report from The New York Times. The paper said it obtained a memo detailing how the Department of Health and Human Services plans to create a legal definition of gender. The definition would be implemented under the Title IX law, which bans discrimination based on sex in federally funded education programs, the Times reported. The HHS memo said that gender should be defined "on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable," the Times said. A person's gender would be strictly male or female and it would be unchanging. "Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological … [Read more...] about NYT: Trump administration moves to define gender as fixed biologically
Dr. Phil Kronk Guest column Published 12:00 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 For decades, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was viewed in terms of underlying anxiety. In many ways, it was seen as more of a “mental” problem than a biological disorder. That has changed. In the latest 5th edition of the psychiatry’s diagnostic manual, OCD has been moved from the anxiety section to one called, “Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.” What are these related disorders? They include: Hording Disorder, Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder,) Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which involves a preoccupation with perceived defects or flaws in one’s physical appearance.) OCD can be found alongside of these other disorders, as well as being closely related to anxiety disorders (which is why it follows the anxiety diagnoses in the diagnostic manual.) OCD also has a prominent cognitive aspect. First, the amount of insight a … [Read more...] about Dr. Phil Kronk: Is obsessive-compulsive disorder biological?
TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flow Capital Corp. (the “Company” and “Flow”) (TSX VENTURE:FW) announces that it has filed an early warning report under National Instrument 62-103 in connection with the disposition of 2,435,000 common shares of Lattice Biologics Ltd. (“Lattice”). On October 16, 2018, Flow disposed of common shares of Lattice, which in the aggregate, resulted in the cumulative disposition of more than 2% of the outstanding common shares of Lattice, thereby triggering the requirement to file an early warning report. As of October 16, 2018, Flow had disposed of a total of 2,435,000 common shares of Lattice for total consideration of $92,773.50, or an average price of $.0381 per common share. Immediately prior to the disposition, Flow beneficially owned 18,246,600 common shares of Lattice, representing approximately 19.52% of Lattice's issued and outstanding common shares. As a result of the disposition, Flow … [Read more...] about Flow Capital Disposes of Ownership of Lattice Biologics Ltd. Common Shares
Davis County Sheriff's Office William Clyde Allen III Related Links Utah man who allegedly mailed ricin to White House to remain behind bars Utahn in ricin case claims he also sent letters to queen and Putin, feds say SALT LAKE CITY — Federal prosecutors charged a Logan man who allegedly mailed ricin to the White House with making biological weapons' threats against the president and other government leaders Thursday. A federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment against William Clyde Allen III charging him with threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon, mailing a threat against the president and mailing threatening communications to an officer or employee of the United States. Allen, 39, pleaded not guilty in a brief appearance in U.S. District Court on Thursday. Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead scheduled a trial to start Dec. 26. Allen allegedly sent letters to President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, CIA Director Gina … [Read more...] about Utah man in ricin case charged with making biological weapon threat against Trump
The “10 Questions” lecture series, which will address a different question each week, doubles as a course for students and a panel open to the public. The series will explore open-ended questions such as “What is beauty?”, “What is failure?” and “What is knowledge?” Each week’s panel will feature two faculty members from the School of the Arts and Architecture and two faculty members from other departments who will approach the question of the week from the perspective of their academic disciplines. UCLA faculty from diverse fields such as film and ecology and evolutionary biology responded to the question, “What is beauty?” at the panel Tuesday. Kathleen McHugh, professor and chair of film, television and digital media, defined beauty in the context of cinema. She said the perceiver of beauty is moved to act, seduce and contemplate the beautiful object, while the role of the object is merely to exist. McHugh said this … [Read more...] about ’10 Questions’ beholds beauty in film, theater, art and evolutionary biology