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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...strong supporter of this effort, designed to raise public
awareness, especially among students and educators...earch and the scope for careers in the private and public
sector was much broader. "The Aventis Biotech Challenge was the best, genuine learning e...
Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies
...s in Haiti, and need to be checked, according to a public
health researcher who has studied the potential ri...on in Haiti, the risk that dead bodies pose to the public
is extremely small', he adds. Morgan found that most of the victims usually die from trauma rather ...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...sity and diabetes, are going to be a major area of public
health and medicine in this country because the metabolic interactions represent an emerging problem that is going to bring on significant premature cardiovascular disease and diabetes over the next few decades," said Dr. Grundy, chairman of human nu...
AAAS US Presidential Candidates' Forum
...candidates for the U.S. presidency and the general public
as science and technology issues increasingly motivate major policy decisions. On September 30, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will host a special Candidates' Forum on Science & Technology Policy, at which representa...
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
..., a professor of molecular and cell biology and of public
health and a member of UC Berkeley's Health Sciences Initiative, identified the genes in listeria that make it virulent and, with Cerus scientists, knocked them out. The modified bacteria ignite a full-blown "innate" immune response in the vaccinated...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...ss, and to represent and predict likely effects of public
policy choices. "At the heart of our ef...management, psychology, math, computer science and public
affairs will work with our community partners (City of Phoenix, SRP, Arizona Department of Water Res...
High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
...vice for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and public
organisations involved in humanitarian relief operations....
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...d teacher, an active participant in university and public
service, and a wonderful human being. Joe's impact to date has been well beyond our wildest expectation. Among the many lucrative projects that could be tackled with microarray technology, Joe has focused a significant fraction of his research on mal...
Agronomy, crop, and soil science societies to meet Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Seattle
...eregistration Brochure. Media representatives and public
information officers can apply to receive complimentary registration for access to all technical sessions and the Press Room. Please e-mail, fax, or mail your name, company, address, phone, and e-mail address to: Sara Uttech. A Press Room will be loc...
Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars
...ugh the eyes and various sensors of the rover. The public
can access the same kind of data experienced by scientists by downloading the EventScope interface from the Internet at: http://www.eventscope.org/atacama ...
Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test
...alsy and stroke patients. It is best known to the public
by the trade name Botox, which, in minute doses, is widely used in cosmetic procedures to smooth frown lines and wrinkles. Last year, Chapman's group identified the mechanism by which the toxin enters cells. Inside the cell, the toxin targets three k...
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
...vered plant and animal species, and to establish a public
online database of DNA barcode sequences. The consortium arose from two conferences on DNA and taxonomy organized in 2003 with leadership from Rockefeller Professor Emeritus Norton Zinder, Ph.D., the first chair of the Human Genome Project...
Operation Dangling Dino
...years), it will be displayed at the museum for the public
to enjoy (the skull is already on display at the Utah Museum of Natural History). WHERE: Northeast of Henrieville, Utah, near Highway 12 in The Blues area, south of Powell Point. WHEN: The airlift will take place on Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. MDT. ...
Bronfenbrenner book sums up human development
...d Bronfenbrenner's role in shaping educational and public
policies, for instance, as a co-founder of the Hea...uman development and family studies, education and public
policy. In addition to a foreword by Lerner, the book includes an afterward by two of Bronfenbrenner...
UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award
...ssociation's Kimball award for effecting change in public
policy. Acheson, a cultural anthropologist, author...nthropology and research that has had an impact on public
policy. "It was something I never expected," Acheson says. Founded in 1902 and with nearly 30,000 m...
March of Dimes statement on newborn screening report
...essionals about newborn screening. We urge public
and private entities to work together to strengthen newborn screening programs. This would include developing and validating methods to detect and treat disorders, as well as ensuring prompt followup and counseling for affected families. Newb...
Scientists discover potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria
...drug-resistant bacteria, an increasingly worrisome public
health problem. The new research, funded by the Na...an control resistant bacteria, which are a growing public
health concern," says David L. Klein, Ph.D., who oversees bacterial respiratory disease research at ...
AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform
...aid Henry Brady, professor of politicalscience and public
policy at the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley. "...bersecurity and votingmachines, representatives of public
interestgroups, and workers in the trenches - the electionofficials who actually oversee the whole v...
Environmental issues center of Inland Northwest Research Alliance 4th Annual Symposium
... factors such as traditional ecological knowledge, public
desire, laws and regulations also play a factor. He encouraged the graduate students in the audience working to become future scientists - to keep abreast with the latest issues regarding a number of different Interior Department opportunities. The ...
AIBS tapped to coordinate design of ecological observatories
...que educational opportunities for students and the public
alike. A 10-member Senior Management Team will lead the consortium's suite of committees comprising more than 100 scientists, educators, and engineers in the development of a network blueprint and implementation plan. Hayden, along with William Mi...
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