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DFG approves 14 new research training units

...h Training Units aims at providing a novel type of academic qualification for medics. At the "Molecular and Structural Foundations of Tumour Stability" unit, which is located in Würzburg, medics who have passed their third state examination work together with doctoral candidates from the natural sciences...

HHMI announces selection of 48 new investigators

...llaboration agreements with universities and other academic research organizations, where its investigators hold faculty appointments. Under these agreements, HHMI investigators and their teams, who are employees of the Institute, carry out research with considerable freedom and flexibility in HHMI laborator...

Spring meeting press conferences

...n North America are poorly represented in both the academic and professional study and practice of the Earth Sciences. Fortunately, many efforts are underway to increase minority participation in the geosciences. This is most often accomplished through the incorporation of place-based, culturally specific kno...

Warman named to Hughes Institute

...llaboration agreements with universities and other academic research organizations where its investigators hold faculty appointments. HHMI expects to spend between $500,000 and $1 million annually for each of its new investigators, including support to the host institutions for graduate training, library res...

Valuable Arabidopsis data released through unique public-private partership

...n could well set the standard for future models of academic access to important industrial datasets," said Pau...rich collection of polymorphisms accessible to the academic and nonprofit sector. These data will greatly facilitate the isolation of genes by map-based clonin...

Welch Award honors 2 for unlocking nature's secrets

...sized Texas education institutions, underwrites 35 academic chairs in chemistry, organizes a visiting lecture series of prominent scientists, supports a summer scholar program for high school students, and helps fund a biennial conference for chemistry and science teachers at the high school and junior high l...

McGill launches Centre for Bioinformatics

...me researchers working together, including current academic staff involved in genomics, structural biology, genetic epidemiology, physiology, computer science, bio-instrumentation, proteomics and other related fields. Dr. Luc Vinet, vice-principal (academic), who has backed the project since its incepti...

Nurses, alert janitors boost seniors' mental health

...volved an unusually tight collaboration between an academic center and state and city agencies --in this case Hopkins, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. One city housing administrator, for example, was on the PATCH program's board of directors. ...

Frequent pressure shifts increase risk of blindness in glaucoma patients

...tudy by researchers at Johns Hopkins and two other academic medical centers. "For years physicians have been focused on lowering high intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma," says Ran Zeimer, Ph.D., director of the Ophthalmic Physics Laboratory at Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute. "Our study shows that's...

Immunologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia receives national award in clinical laboratory immunology

... a professor of Pediatrics and associate chair for academic affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the nation's first children's hospital, is a leader in patient care, education and research. This 373-bed multispecialty hospital provides comprehe...

ASPP publishes major plant biology textbook

...th. The three scientific editors collaborated with academic colleagues in the top tier of plant biologists working around the world to create a boldly contemporary picture of plant biochemistry and molecular biology, integrated around the themes of compartmentation, cell reproduction, energetics, metabolism, ...

First-ever Technology Transfer Fair featured at ACS National Meeting

... which will feature speakers from government labs, academic institutions and chemical companies, as well as entrepreneurs involved in the development of new technology. The fair, the first of its kind at a national meeting, was developed as a way for chemistry innovators to share ideas and solicit support for...

Major air pollution study launched

...researchers from more than 40 public, private, and academic institutions, will study air pollution in the Houston region and the eastern half of Texas. Their aim is to better understand the complex interactions among various sources of pollution, meteorology, and other variables that contribute to ozone p...

NIGMS awards 'Glue Grant' to create virtual cell

...pproximately 50 scientists working at 20 different academic institutions around the country. AFCS researchers...ned core laboratories located at several different academic centers, including the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena; the San Francisco Veterans Ad...

Winners of the DFG Bioinformatics Initiative

...ified training for urgently required new blood for academic research and industry and, in doing so, to improve Germany as a science location. On the basis of recommendations drawn up by an international team of experts, and in the framework of the Bioinformatics Initiative, the Central Committee has selected ...

Defense Department awards Stanford nearly $5.3 million for a 'revolutionary' biosciences project

...ingled out Stanford's leading role in tearing down academic barriers that often divide chemists, physicists, biologists, computer scientists, engineers and other researchers. He specifically pointed to the Bio-X program created in 1999 through a $150 million endowment from Jim Clark, a former professor of ele...

Five New York City research institutions collaborate to study 3-D structures of proteins

...rmined structure will be of immediate relevance to academic and/or industrial research teams studying that biological system. Second, by publicizing target lists on the Internet, the structural genomics pilot studies could generate scientific interest and expertise and attract suggestions for additions to th...

Genome sequencing sheds light on bacterium harmful to newborns

...icro-sequencing center" may encourage other small, academic labs to take on genome projects of their own....

Two distinguished Rutgers chemists named Biophysical Society Fellows

...id Joseph J. Seneca, university vice president for academic affairs. "They have demonstrated excellence in research areas that have profound implications for the future well-being of society and a life time of deep commitment to the education and training of the next generation of scientists." Berman, a ...

UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center program triumphs

...A prostate cancer survivor, he says he has both an academic and personal interest. "I couldn't be more excited," he says. "My goal is to make us the best organ-specific cancer research program in the world."...

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