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NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways

... available to hundreds of investigators across the country who are working in every disease area."...

UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative

...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 nutrition. "We're trying to get a hand...

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

...Award. McCune is among nine researchers across the country chosen to receive the prestigious award, established last year and awarded for the first time this year. The NIH Director's Pioneer Award (NDPA) program was created to identify and fund investigators of exceptionally creative abilities and to provide...

Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly

...zone levels have not improved in some parts of the country as much as was anticipated with the enactment of c...human-produced VOCs. However, in some parts of the country -- particularly the area extending from Alabama up through the Tennessee Valley and Virginia -- thes...

The American Phytopathological Society announces 2004 awards

...tributions to plant pathology by APS members for a country other than his or her own. The Lee M. Hutchins Award was presented to Mark L. Gleason, Iowa State University. This award honors the best contribution presented in one or more full-length papers reporting basic or applied research of diseases of pe...

Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort

...rs and mathematicians from universities across the country to try to understand the mechanical and neurological basis of locomotion. The grant is one of six totaling nearly $30 million through NSF's Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR) program, which supports integrative research that addresse...

DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders

..., first responders and firefighters throughout the country are saying they need improved protection from weapons of mass destruction without compromising the weight and existing protection of their turnout gear," said Dale Outhous, DuPont Personal Protection business director. "We believe this emerging tech...

Newborns have ear preferences, too

...sted hearing in more than 7,000 infants across the country in the 1990s. The project goal was to find the best tool for screening newborns for hearing impairment. Cone-Wesson, who directed the project in Los Angeles County, tested more than 3,500 infants at her hospital. And, after it all, Cone-Wesson said,...

The birth of reproductive health: A difficult delivery

...of the US. Although it spends more than any other country on reproductive health--$429 million this year--th...mitments they made at the Cairo conference. "Rich country contributions reached an estimated $2.3 billion in 2003, a far cry from the conference target of $6....

Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose

...my of Medical Sciences. The group's status in that country is on a par with the esteemed National Academy of Sciences in the United States. In May he received an honorary diploma in Moscow. Davis and colleagues have extended their cancer-risk studies to older Chernobyl survivors and are investigating how the...

Tiny collars fitted on youngest-ever tiger cubs

...ervation organization that studies tigers in every country where these cats occur....

Congress to fund Sequim-based coastal security research effort

...ncluding weapons of mass destruction, to enter our country with relative ease." In the same hearing, Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, director of port security in the Marine Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection Directorate within the U.S. Coast Guard, said, "Our nation faces a growing array of threats fr...

Infant rats eagerly accept high concentrations of alcohol upon first exposure

...y since more than half of the pediatricians in the country tell their patients that breastfeeding may be facilitated by consuming alcohol beforehand. It is also common in some parts of Latin America, for example, to place a cotton ball soaked with alcohol on the stomach of a fussy infant, which brings relie...

T. rex owes its giant size to the ultimate teenage growth spurt

...unveiled in May 2000, and millions more around the country have seen traveling casts of Sue. This research determines that Sue was 28 years old at the time of death, although the fossil is 67 million years old. For more information on Sue, visit http://www.fmnh.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/sue/default.html . ...

Afghan sees opportunity in nation's recovery from war

...s of energy to help reconstruction of the war-torn country and to further development, Dr. Azizi says. He and...oncerned that booming energy needs might strip the country of its precious forests and result in inefficient buildings. Applying energy efficiency and renewabl...

EURYI Award given for the first time to 25 young European researchers

...nes apply for the EURYI Award in the participating country in which they wish to carry out their research. This requires an invitation from the host research institutions indicating their willingness to facilitate the young researchers and their working groups. The review process and final selection are base...

Transcriptional gene silencing in nucleus shown by UCSD/VA medical researchers

...ntinuing studies, the Looney lab and others in the country will investigate this new method's persistence within the human-cell nucleus, its successful targeting of human promoters, and whether it is feasible to use this technique to inhibit HIV or other viruses. ...

8 environmental stewards win $900,000 in biodiversity awards

...e only and highest service I can ever render to my country is to be involved in activities related to conservation of biodiversity and the environment and promotion of wise use of natural resources. Conservation is my lifestyle." Wondafrash currently is studying environment and development at Reading Univers...

Forest managers can fight invasive species that come with roads

...fe estimate for wooded areas in other parts of the country as well," he says. He points out that these roads stretch beyond the state and county highways to include a vast network of local access and logging roads. In fact, in northern Wisconsin, an area considered relatively undeveloped, a visitor is rarely...

Satellites are tracing Europe's forest fire scars

...t methods of recording fire damage vary greatly by country or region. The purpose of this new service part of a portfolio of Earth Observation services known as Risk-EOS is to develop a standardised burn scar mapping methodology for use throughout Europe, along with enabling more accurate post-fire damage ...

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