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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...ss designed to introduce hundreds of students each year to the real world of biotechnology through project...Aventis Biotech Challenge. Currently in her second year in the University of Ottawa's Biopharmaceutical program, she is the 2004 award under the Women in En...

New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse

...Seventy-one percent of inhalant users are 12 to 25 year olds, according to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health performed by the U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. Stephen Dewey and Jonathan Brodie, a psychiatrist at the New York University School of Medicine, h...

Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified

...genetic syndrome that is often fatal by the second year of life, but which may be treatable with calcium channel-blocking drugs. Findings are reported in the October 1 issue of the journal Cell . The disease, named Timothy syndrome after one of the paper's authors, is characterized by a variety of probl...

Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle

...to 55 billion tons of organic carbon produced each year in the sea, and in the process use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. And they are an important food source for many other marine organisms. The genome work, funded by the Department of Energy and conducted at its Joint Genome Institute in Californi...

Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases

...ected to increase to almost 3 million by 2020.Each year 1.3 million Americans over age 20 are diagnosed wi... poor wound healing, and infections. In the second year pilot projects will test the hypotheses, and in the third year results will be evaluated. (See deta...

Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award

...to receive the prestigious award, established last year and awarded for the first time this year. The NIH ...o provide them with enough funding -- $500,000 per year in direct costs over five years -- to develop and test far-ranging ideas. The only constraint on the...

UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award

...ly creative investigators. The award, $500,000 per year for five years, is in its inaugural year and aims at encouraging investigators to take on creative, unexplored avenues of research that carry...

St. Petersburg/New Haven Partnership for HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment and Support launched

...The Partnership is made possible by a two and half year grant funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Yale AIDS Program and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). The goal is to develop a partnership between the Yale School of Medicine and the New...

4 October press briefing to focus on minority recruitment to science and engineering programs

More than one year after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the value of diverse learning environments but struck down formulaic or points-based approaches to undergraduate admissions, a new report--scheduled for release 4 October--will clarify legally defensible options ...

Far more men than women favor routine paternity testing at birth

...when a baby is born. The answers were very similar year after year, he said, but those results were never formally compiled for research purposes. While working as a teaching assistant in Rohwer's class, Hayward agreed to compile the results into a research paper. Surveys were given to 733 adults, ...

DNA barcode finds four new bird species

...," says Stoeckle. In fact, earlier this year an International Consortium for the Barcode of Life was formed and includes among its members natural history museums, herbaria, biological repositories and biodiversity inventory sites, as well as academic and commercial experts in genomics, electro...

Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs

...e less contaminated. Another study, published last year in the National Institutes of Health journal Environmental Health Perspectives and co-authored by Hites and IU School of Medicine scientist Robert Bigsby, showed that polybrominated diphenyl ether levels are elevated in the blood of mothers and their...

Marijuana use could cause tubal pregnancies

...ctopic pregnancies occur in the United States each year (out of more than 6 million total pregnancies) and account for about 9 percent of all pregnancy-related deaths in the country. Risk factors include pelvic inflammatory disease, which can scar the fallopian tubes, and smoking. At the same time, survey...

UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award

...sco in November. The award, given only every other year since 1978, recognizes outstanding achievement in applied anthropology 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 members, the American Anthropologi...

No role for simian virus 40 in human pleural mesotheliomas

...of the chest cavity that kills about 2000 people a year in the United States. Seventy to eighty percent of patients with this rare cancer have had exposure to asbestos. It has also been proposed that simian virus 40 (SV40), a contaminant in some polio vaccines administered in the 1950's and 1960's, might ...

$7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer

...Cellular Transformation," is currently in its 31st year and is one of the largest and longest-running basic science grants at Yale. It coordinates studies to understand how viral genes and related cellular genes cause cells to escape normal growth controls and induce cancer. "Because viruses are so wel...

DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine

...ically integrate devices on a single chip. "Every year bandwidth increases, and it shot up tremendously with the advent of the Internet," she said. "It's caused us to take a 90-degree change in perspective in how we view traditional telecommunications applications. This work represents new applications...

NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research

...NSF) has made 22 new awards as part of the seventh year of its Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP). From apples to Zea mays, the program's goal is to expand knowledge about the biology of the plant kingdom, especially plants that people around the world rely on for food, clothing and other needs. The awa...

Chemical genetics identifies SARS inhibitors

...causative agent of an atypical pneumonia. Within a year the virus infected more than 8000 people in 29 countries and claimed more that 900 human lives. Lack of knowledge about the novel virus and the absence of therapeutics were the primary reasons that the outbreak could not be contained and managed effi...

Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'

...eed at which it can happen. He spends two months a year in Antarctica, using high-resolution GPS receivers to measure ice-flow rates and collecting humidity and wind records. The data is fodder for numerical models he uses to interpret past climate changes and predict future ones. His research reveals an ...

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