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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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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.

Asian Population is Fastest Growing Race: +43% In the Last Decade, U.S. Census Shows

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 25 March 2011

A special announcement released by the 
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders March 25, 2011 WASHINGTON – The nation’s Asian population became the fastest growing race over the past decade, experiencing a 43 percent increase from 2000 to 2010, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Asian population grew from 10.2 million in 2000 to 14.7 million in 2010, gaining the most in the share of the total population, growing from 4 percent to about 5 percent over the last decade.
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders director Kiran Ahuja noted the importance of understanding the needs of this growing population.
“We must come together and understand what these changes in our country’s demographics mean for public policy,” said Ahuja. “We see increasing numbers of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders representing influential positions, but many pockets of this community are in great need of basic protections and services.”
According to the Census Bureau, most people in the 2010 Census reported only one race. Of these individuals, about 14.7 million people – or about 5 percent of all respondents – identified their race as Asian alone. The smallest major race group was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.5 million), which represented 0.2 percent of the total population.
For more information details about the Census data, please visit http://www.census.gov. For more information on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, please go to http://www.aapi.gov. 

Brooklyn's Asian Population jumps 41% from 2000-2010 says 2010 U.S. Census

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 25 March 2011

Brooklyn's Asian population jumps +41% according to the 2010 Census. Click here for a report by NY1's Jeanine Ramirez. 

The Asian population count has grown from 186,000 to 262,000 from 2000-2010 according to U.S. Census figures, but Paul Mak, the founder and director of the Brooklyn Chinese American Association says the community is still undercounted.

NY Asian population grows +36% says New York Census from 2000-2010

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 25 March 2011

New census data for New York State shows a 36% gain in Asian population to 1.4 million. That's 375,000 more Asian New Yorkers from 2000 to 2010. 

Hispanic New Yorkers gained the most in population with 549,000, an increase of 19% to 3,1 million.

Click here for the full story.  

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