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Nobel Laureate Dr. Susumu Tonegawa with MIT scientists Xu Liu and Steve Ramirez create false memory in a mouse

Posted by AC Team - on Friday, 26 July 2013

Nobel Laureate Dr. Susumu Tonegawa with MIT scientists Xu Liu and Steve Ramirez create false memory in a mouse
A team led by Nobel Laureate Dr. Susumu Tonegawa, including scientists Drs. Xu Liu, Steve Ramirez, Pei-Ann Lin, Junghyup Suh, Michele Pignatelli, Roger L. Redondo and Tomas J. Ryan have reported in the journal Science that they have created a false memory in a mouse, a monumental discovery which sheds light on how such memories can form in human brains.  For the full report click here to the story by James Gorman of the New York Times. Dr. Tonegawa is the founder of the Picower...

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California Governor Signs Bill Requiring Accurate Collection of Information on AAPIs

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 14 October 2011

LOS ANGELES –

APALC News Release:

October 10, 2011

 

Bill co-sponsored by APALC requires the disaggregation of data on Asian ethnic groups in key state departments.

Legislation requiring key state agencies to collect and post information about job programs participation and employment and housing discrimination faced by Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicities was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday.

Assembly Bill (AB) 1088, introduced by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) and co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice; Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE); and Asian and Pacific Islanders California Action Network (APIsCAN), requires two key state agencies to include the full spectrum of Asian American (AA), as well as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) ethnicities in their data collection, consistent with those groups reported by the U.S. Census.

“We are extremely pleased that Governor Brown signed AB 1088 into law,” said Assemblymember Eng. “Asian Americans, as well as Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, represent over 30 ethnicities, and each community experiences its own unique challenges. Because information about these communities is frequently reported under one or two large categories, the experiences of specific ethnicities can be masked, preventing policy-makers, advocates, and elected officials from understanding the real issues that affect our communities. With this passage, the Governor recognizes the disparities within the Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander communities, and the role that the State of California has in addressing these issues.”

Current law already requires the collection and disaggregation of some Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander groups, such as Chinese, Japanese,...

Hong Kong student's Steve Jobs graphic leads to job offer and merchandise

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Jonathan Mak, a 19 year old Hong Kong student created an Apple logo with a profile of Steve Jobs which goes viral. The design garners him worldwide attention, a job offer, and merchandise with the graphic can be found for sale on eBay


. Click here for the full story. 

SF Native Betty Ong Remembered - Flight Attendant was on the 1st plane to hit the World Trade Center 9/11

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 14 September 2011

COLMA, Calif. (KGO) -- KGO TV reporter Vic Lee reports.

San Francisco native Betty Ong was a flight attendant aboard the first plane to hit the World Trade Center in New York. In a way, she was one of the first responders: Ong risked her life by alerting American Airlines that a hijacking was under way. For the full story click here.

June 19th is the 29th Anniversary. Remembering Vincent Chin - by Emil Guillermo

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 20 June 2011

Remembering Vincent Chin? Vincent Who? Asian Americans know him, but do they know Ronald Ebens? Click here for Emil Guillermo's commentary. Visit Emil Guillermo's official blog at www.amok.com

Steven Chu U.S. Energy Secretary says one Reactor core in Japan may have suffered as much as 70% damage

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 01 April 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says approximately 70% of reactor No.1's core at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant had suffered severe damage. Read the full story by the NY Times.

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