Latest Peter Franks Stories

2011-08-29 11:15:41

People with lower incomes or education levels need more aggressive treatment People with lower socioeconomic status are much more likely to develop heart disease than those who are wealthier or better educated, according to a recent UC Davis study. Published online in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, the outcomes also show that this risk persists even with long-term progress in addressing traditional risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. "Being poor or...

2009-11-10 10:35:24

Drifters designed to provide new knowledge about marine protected areas, harmful algal blooms, oil spills In an effort to plug gaps in knowledge about key ocean processes, the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s division of ocean sciences has awarded nearly $1 million to scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif. The Scripps marine scientists will develop a new breed of ocean-probing instruments. Jules Jaffe and Peter Franks will spearhead an effort to design...

2008-04-02 03:00:00

By Farrelly, Matthew C Engelen, Mark; Franks, Peter; Jerant, Anthony F; Leigh, J Paul We read the provocative article by Franks et al. with great interest, because it concludes that since the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between states and tobacco companies, there has been a "dramatic decline in the effect of cigarette pack prices on smoking participation in both lower- and higher-income individuals."1(p1876) We were impressed with the authors' thoughtful analytic approach but...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.