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Christopher Walsh wins 2004 Promega Biotechnology Research Award

...atural Product Antibiotic." Walsh's invaluable achievements include uncovering how disease-causing enterococci can make themselves resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin, how antibiotics such as gramicidin and tyrocidine are naturally synthesized by bacteria, and how bacteria use iron-binding substances calle...

Jennie Hunter-Cevera wins 2004 USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award

...ource centers. Another hallmark of Hunter-Cevera's achievements is her innovative application of existing technologies: at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, she deployed such techniques as infrared microspectroscopy and stable carbon dioxide isotopes to localize bacteria and characterize their biological activity...

Campbell to receive American Society for Microbiology lifetime achievement award

... ASM officials cited his "exceptional insights and achievements in the field of molecular genetics - a career of groundbreaking research that has had a profound influence on several fields, including molecular cloning and gene therapy." One of his most celebrated accomplishments, ASM officials noted, was demo...

Polio victory remembered

...een cited as one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Millions of children have been vaccinated, and millions of cases of disease, disability and death have been prevented," said Dr. Steve Cochi, Acting Director of the CDC's National Immunization Program. On site today wi...

Plant biologists Delmer, Quail, Bennetzen elected to National Academy of Sciences

...ade this possible. I am enormously proud of their achievements and wish to share this recognition with them." Bennetzen is Norman Giles Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia, Athens. He was Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, from 1991 to 2003. Bennetzen ear...

Annotation marathon validates 21,037 human genes

...o was widely hailed as one of the great scientific achievements in modern history. But sequencing the genome is just a first step -- the monumental task of ascribing biological meaning to those sequences has just begun. The H-Invitational international consortium, led by Takashi Gojobori (Tokyo, Japan) has taken ...

National Academies news: 72 new members chosen by academy

... recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The election was held this morning during the business session of the 141st annual meeting of the Academy. Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or e...

UGA professor Jeffrey Bennetzen named to National Academy of Sciences

...e National Academy represents the summit of career achievements for scientists and engineers in the United States, and only a small fraction of working scientists are elected to the group. Although anyone can suggest a name for membership, formal proposals for nomination must come from members of the Academy. New...

Making sense of the brain's mind-boggling complexity

...euroinformatics specialists will recap the field's achievements and forecast its future technological, scientific and social challenges and opportunities. "The explosion of data about the brain is overwhelming conventional ways of making sense of it," said Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., Director of the National Instit...

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz prizes 2004

...e of alternatives. Dr. Eisenbrand's groundbreaking achievements have made fundamental contributions to the theory and algorithms of discrete and combinatorial optimisation, thus gaining worldwide recognition. His work has contributed to a deeper understanding of the degrees of difficulty of specific problems and ...

Pioneering flu researcher wins major Imperial scientific award

...volve so it can be transmitted between people, the achievements of this year's Ernst Chain Prize winner are a timely reminder of how far we have come in combating this deadly disease. Sir John Skehel's dedicated and brilliant effort over the past three decades has not only unlocked some of the secrets of flu, but...

Researchers discover 1.2 million new genes in Sargasso Sea microbes

...and other organisms, stands as one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. Yet these complete genome sequences, the "recipes for life," serve merely as a foundation for the biology of the 21st century, the departure point for an effort aimed at the most far reaching of all biological goals: to achieve a...

Tony Hunter and Raymond N. DuBois awarded Landon-AACR Prizes for Cancer Research

...izes bring heightened public attention to landmark achievements in the continuing effort to prevent and cure cancer through quality research....

ORNL earns four Federal Laboratory Consortium awards

...ercial marketplace. "These outstanding scientific achievements by ORNL's staff not only benefit the nation's economy through creation of marketable products, but they also represent the world-class scientific research that is contributing to the nation's security," said Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham. The E...

USAMRIID scientist Peter B. Jahrling elected fellow by AAAS

...e is receiving this recognition as a result of his achievements in the pursuit of scientific knowledge." Jahrling began his USAMRIID career as an Army Captain and immunologist assigned to the Institute in 1972. He was honorably discharged in 1976 and remained with USAMRIID in a civilian capacity. Currently he s...

Scientists making advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment to receive awards

...y breast cancer. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the fields of epidemiology, biomarkers and prev...ancer Research Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research. Dr. Bloomfield has done pioneering work in adult leukemia and lymphoma...

Science's breakthrough of the year: Illumination of the dark, expanding universe

... Science also salutes nine other scientific achievements of 2003. Except for the first runner up, the others are in no particular order. Cracking Mental Illness: Researchers identified particular genes that reliably increase one's risk of inherited disorders, such as schizophrenia, depress...

Leibniz Prizewinners 2004

...onics, climate and surface processes interact. His achievements include fundamental findings on "Global Change", where he used methods taken from structural geology, physical geography and palaeontology. His work deals with topics such as neotectonics, the geology and geomorphology of interference zones, the deve...

Mouse embryonic germ cells and male gametes created in the lab

BOSTON - A pair of achievements in the laboratory offer new tools for better understanding how gametes (reproductive cells) form, and may offer insights to help scientists "reprogram" adult cells to create different tissues needed by the body. Working with embryonic stem cells fr...

ASH presents advocacy awards to Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Claude Lenfant, M.D.

...nt care related issues and is pleased to honor her achievements with the 2003 ASH Award for Public Service. Established in 1997, this Award is presented annually by the Society to an elected U.S. public official who has demonstrated effective leadership on issues of importance to hematology research and practice...

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