Tag: "academic" at biology news
BioMed Central to consider charging authors for paper submissions
...ubscription fees, thereby reducing the cost to the academic
community as a whole. The scientific research com...arch they have conducted and funded.' In addition, academic
funding bodies have said they are not adverse for grant funding to be allocated to author publicatio...
Rutgers to start up National Program of Excellence in Biomedical Computing
...id Joseph J. Seneca, university vice president for academic
affairs. "The plan is closely affiliated with a n...ocation plan that shifts administrative savings to academic
priorities. As an annual revolving resource of $4 million, the SROA program is an important source ...
School kids as master gardeners
...d will focus on the relevance of school gardens to academic
curricula. As a workshop highlight, participants will have the opportunity to see a youth gardening program in action by touring the Thanksgiving Point Institutes garden in Salt Lake City. Adds Raid, "As scientists were excited about what these prog...
Supercomputing center partners with Institute for Systems Biology
...rchers within the University of Alaska and other academic
institutions as well as the Department of Defens...he University, the Department of Defense and other academic
and government agencies. Founded in 1993, the center supports a 32-processor Cray SV1ex, a 272-p...
Scientists discover new source of natural fertilizer in oceans
...fixation in the open ocean isn't just a matter for academic
curiosity. It has implications for global warming because nitrogen stimulates the growth of marine algae, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Scientists estimate the amount of nitrogen in the ocean by comparing samples from deep water a...
UNC Center for Genome Sciences to inaugurate new seminar series with help of national experts
...s in those fields will follow during the 2001-2002 academic
year. Smithies address is titled Mouse Solutions to Pharmacological Problems. He is excellence professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. He also is developer of gene targeting, a renowned technique that allows scie...
Genetically modified crops -- what do scientists say?
... the distortions of science that have arisen as an academic
debate concerning the safety of transgenic maize to Monarch butterfly larvae, has become the basis of a propaganda war. Drs. Jesse Machuka of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Luis R. Herrera-Estrella, Professor at Cinvestav-Me...
URI scientist receives research award from National Park Service
... been instrumental in uniting the strengths of the academic
community with the strengths of the resource management professionals. He is creative and has inspired much research interest in national parks among the scientific community." Our coastal national parks are very special places, said Roman, and I am...
Cal-(IT)2 adds new industrial partner SGI
.... We believe this has never been done before in an academic
environment. About Cal-(IT)2 The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology is one of four institutes funded through the California Institutes for Science and Innovation initiative. Created in late 2000 by Gov. Gray Davis...
New HHMI program challenges research scientists to 'break the mold' in undergraduate science education
... and maintain those relationships throughout their academic
careers. Prepare students by their senior year t...of research projects for which they receive either academic
credit or a salary. (Boyer Commission) The Georgia Institute of Technology has committed $250,000 t...
3rd animal species cloned at Texas A&M
...y have cloned a litter of pigs, becoming the first academic
institution in the world to have cloned three different animal species. Texas A&M researchers have successfully cloned cattle, goats and, most recently pigs, and are aggressively working to clone dogs, cats, and horses. The first of five litters of ...
Leading snake expert dies at 38
...lowinski has authored and co-authored more than 40 academic
papers in herpetology and is the author of Introduction to Genetics. His field work in Myanmar was twice featured in National Geographic Television series, in California Wild magazine, San Francisco Examiner Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicl...
Rutgers scientists mapping DNA links to complex diseases
...on of the pharmaceutical industry, several leading academic
centers, a major medical research charity and other firms. Rutgers' Laboratory of Computational Genetics in the department of genetics will analyze data provided by the consortium to create a map of the interaction among some 2,000 single nucleot...
Emerging trends: Scientific evidence in the courtroom
...ce professionals and members of the scientific and academic
communities will explore emerging issues regarding the use of scientific evidence in the courtroom. The three-day program will include sessions and presentations on courtroom evidence and a mock admissibility hearing on electronic/digital evidence. ...
New family of 10 cancer related genes discovered by NCI, University of Texas and M.D. Anderson researchers; licensed by Introgen
...is work highlights the ability of Introgen and its academic
partners to identify and develop new therapeutic genes using its cancer genomics capabilities, which is the ultimate goal of genomics programs. Introgen is a leader in the development and production of gene-based drugs for the treatment of cancer and...
AAAS jobs survey shows continuing salary growth in the life sciences sector, but women still earn less
... ($35,296 in 2000). In contrast, the AAAS reports, academic
life scientists are earning median salaries of $80...aries with a midpoint 20 percent higher than their academic
counterparts-around $96,000. But, male life scientists in academia earn median salaries that are 32-...
Whitaker Foundation to phase out grant programs
...lay a rolein bringing this emerging field into the academic
mainstream." Ten years ago, student interest was rising, employmentopportunities were expanding, and research advances were openingup broad new areas for commercial development and clinicalapplication. At that time, the foundation decided it could ...
32,000 graduate students grade their doctoral programs, poor report cards in career guidance and preparation for teaching
...rograms are doing a good job of preparing them for academic
careers, only 52% felt prepared for nonacademic careers. A particular area of concern is the lack of information about the career outcomes of former students. Only 30% of respondents reported receiving information on graduation rates for their progra...
Lilly Endowment grants almost $26 million to Purdue Discovery Park
...this park will not be designed around any existing academic
disciplines, but rather around new interdisciplina...um by breaking down the traditional barriers among academic
disciplines and between institutions," Jischke said. "Discovery Park will be designed around the ass...
HFES honors 2001 awardees at 45th Annual Meeting
...f psychology, University of Surrey. Moray has held academic
appointments for 34 years and has countless publications to his name. His current areas of research interest include human factors of nuclear power safety, operator mental workload estimation, and human error. He has served on the editorial boards of...
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