Risk Innovation Lab Fellow Michael Bennett was recently interviewed by ASU Now on the potential impacts of US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership
Read the full article here: https://asunow.asu.edu/20170124-asu-professor-says-tpp-would-have-been-check-chinas-rise
Andrew Maynard was recently a guest on the Big Picture Science podcast with Seth Shostak, talking about risk in the context of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance in 1937.
Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: Andrew Maynard / Inescapable Uncertainty
You can listen to the whole podcast here – Andrew’s portion starts at around minute 42:30
The Risk Innovation Lab has launched a new initiative aimed at providing researchers with a platform for publishing short, engaging and informative videos about the work they do.
Science Showcase is a YouTube channel designed to connect researchers with casual learners through the medium of video:
You can read more about the initiative here, and follow us on YouTube and on Twitter
ASU has posted a new KEDTalk with Andrew Maynard talking about risk:
You can see the video and other ASU KEDTalks here: https://research.asu.edu/kedtalks
A new paper has just been published by Andrew Maynard, Diana Bowman and James Hodge that addresses the elevated probability of teens giving birth to a child with microcephaly and multiple other disabilities.
Mitigating Risks to Pregnant Teens from Zika Virus
Andrew D. Maynard, Diana Megan Bowman and James G. Hodge Jr.
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2017
Abstract: Zika infection in pregnant women is associated with an elevated probability of giving birth to a child with microcephaly and multiple other disabilities. Public health messaging on Zika prevention has predominantly targeted women who know they are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, but not teenage females for whom unintended pregnancy is more likely. Vulnerabilities among this population to reproductive risks associated with Zika are further amplified by restrictive abortion laws in several Zika-impacted states. Key to prevention is enhanced, targeted public health messaging centered on teens nationally and particularly in certain high-risk regions.
Read more: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1073110516684814
To coincide with new guidelines NIH on exposing infants to peanuts, the Washington Post featured a video from the Risk Bites Youtube channel:
The video explores recent research that suggesting that some exposure to peanut products early on might be helpful in reducing the risks of later allergic reactions.
You can watch the original Risk Bites video here: