State-funded tobacco control programs and laws that outlaw smoking in workplaces, bars and restaurants are effective strategies for curbing youth smoking, according to a new study by researchers from RTI International, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and...
Study Identifies New Gene Regions Related to Lung Function by Considering Environmental Interactions
Using a novel statistical method that considers environmental interactions, like cigarette smoking, to better understand genetic risk factors for lung disease, a study led by an RTI International investigator identified new gene regions related to lung function.
Better Syringe Designs Could Nearly Eradicate Global Annual HIV Infections from Syringe Sharing Within Eight Years
Switching the type of syringe used by people who inject drugs could help curb HIV transmission in countries with injection-driven epidemics within eight years, according to a new article by researchers at RTI International and Futures Institute.
A six-year interdisciplinary ecological research program led by RTI International and sponsored by DoD’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), has earned an award for its work helping the DoD manage its coastal installations in more effective and sustainable ways.
A new book discusses the wide range of disciplines representative of the essence of contemporary toxicology practices. The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory, 2nd Edition, contains valuable, state-of-the-art information that explores the practice and teaching of toxicology in the current clinical...
Study: Replacing Prison Terms with Drug Abuse Treatment Could Save Billions in Criminal Justice Costs
Sending drug abusers to community-based treatment programs rather than prison could help reduce crime and save the criminal justice system billions, according to a new study by researchers at RTI and Temple Univ.
As the spotlight on healthy eating and nutrition grows brighter, new research suggests that including colorful and graphic nutrition information on product packages helps consumers better understand the information.
Increasing sales taxes on sugary foods to promote healthier food choices among grocery store shoppers is unlikely to be effective because many consumers are unaware of the tax differences on food items sold in grocery stores, according to a new study by RTI International and Cornell University...
RTI International today announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire the education research firm MPR Associates, Inc., based in Berkeley, Calif., with offices in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore.
Abhik Das, Ph.D., a senior research statistician at RTI International, has been elected a member of the Society for Pediatric Research.