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At a AAAS briefing, experts challenged misconceptions about the permanence of post-traumatic stress and described evidence-based treatments that have helped veterans and other trauma survivors.

A difficult funding environment and quantum changes in the tools and discoveries of science demand a fundamental rethinking of how the research and development community uses available money and conducts science and technology research in the United States, AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner said in a recent forum.

Part of that rethinking, he noted, must include creating a new paradigm of engagement—two-way communication—between researchers and the public toward conduct of research that is meaningful for all parties.