HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Illustrated guidebook published for Chinese biomedical scientists and students

Of the half million students from foreign countries studying in the United States, the largest proportion originate from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. China is among the top six countries of origin of foreign-born scientists and engineers employed in the U.S. Like many similar institutions, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the world-renowned center for cancer and genetics research in Long Island, New York, has benefited greatly from this influx of talented Chinese students and postdoctoral fellows. Now Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press has published a book and a talking website intended to build confidence among Chinese speakers in the specialized English language terms required for work in biomedical research laboratories.

"An Illustrated Chinese-English Guide for Biomedical Scientists" was written by scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Maryland, Weidong Wu, Yuh-Chin Huang, Xinchao Wang, and James Samet. Frustrated by frequent interruptions to laboratory discussions caused by confusion over the meaning of common scientific terms, they conceived the idea of a portable, practical, look-up guide much like the field guides to birdlife invented by Roger Tory Peterson. Their book has two main components: illustrations of laboratory equipment used for tasks like measuring, culturing, and separating; and a list of technical terms commonly used in laboratory life. Each tool and term is named in both simple and complex Chinese. The book also contains useful travel information for visitors to the U.S. And on an associated website (http://chinese-english.cshl.org), each of the English terms used in the book can be listened to, as an aid to learning pronounciation.

Dr John Inglis, Executive Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, comments: "We were delighted when Dr Samet and his colleagues approached us with the idea for the book, which we are confident will be a very valua
'"/>

Contact: Ingrid Benirschke
benirsch@cshl.edu
619-275-6021
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
19-Aug-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Alleviating and managing pain in animals is focus of new guidebook
2. Articles on forest fire risks published in BioScience
3. Canine word-learning research published in Science
4. Articles on remote sensing in ecology published in BioScience
5. Revised guidelines published for testing for hereditary type of colorectal cancer
6. Bacteriophage genomics approach to antimicrobial drug discovery published in Nature Biotechnology
7. Results of pivotal study for GlaxoSmithKlines Valtrex published in New England Journal of Medicine
8. Articles on life in tropical island streams published in BioScience
9. SCOPE/IUPAC report on endocrine active substances to be published
10. Dog genome published by researchers at TIGR and TCAG
11. Articles on protected area management published in BioScience

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/15/2014)... Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in ... hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. ... studies to determine how the hormone helps plants ... by the continuing increase in the atmosphere,s carbon ... achievement appears in the April 15 issue of ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Looking at the question of how social behavior has ... universities in Mainz and Basel have gained new insights ... simply compete for food. Rather the siblings share what ... absent," explained Dr. Jol Meunier of the Evolutionary Biology ... University of Mainz (JGU). The team of biologists from ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... (April 15, 2014) The American Association of Anatomists ... All awards will be presented during the Closing ... Hotel on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. during ... , The 2014 award winners are: , ... PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biologists develop nanosensors to visualize movements and distribution of plant hormone 2Sibling cooperation in earwig families gives clues to early evolution of social behavior 2American Association of Anatomists 2014 award winners 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 This webinar ... on nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. ... guide a path for biosimilar drug development, however ... of biosimilarity with regards to quality, safety and ... of biosimilar drug development and registration, development strategies ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... an enhancement to its Online Web Portal for Life ... now have the ability to specify the subject matter ... nearly 50 life science sub-domains. This will help reduce ... and scientific fields, and decrease the likelihood of error. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... – 11 p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 ... Hepatitis B Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely ... improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide, ... 11 at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... initiated coverage of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua ... and marketing proprietary products to serve the wound ... , In late 2012, Alliqua was restructured ... launched the company’s new strategy to become a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
Cached News: