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New age for Mungo Man, new human history

...firms that the first Australians had colonised the country by 50,000 years and by 40,000 years had brought with them art and ritual burial," he says. The Lake Mungo remains are still Australia's oldest human remains. Mungo Man is still the first well-dated evidence found anywhere in the world of such cult...

Science champion William T. Golden makes historic $5.25 million gift to AAAS

...lden offered advice to President Truman on how the country could most effectively mobilize its scientific resources during the U.S.-Korean War. He invented an advisory system to guide Presidential decisions on key scientific issues: His recommendation for the creation of the position of Presidential science ...

Study examines chemical safety across United States, effects on population

...in terms of chemical safety. "It's amazing in this country how we track anything to do with financial resources," said Mannan, who is also a professor in Texas A&M University's Department of Chemical Engineering. "We can tell you to the decimal point how good or bad the stock market is doing. We don't do tha...

Research reveals use of tree rings and ocean temperature shifts in anticipating megadroughts

...of "megadroughts" that affect large regions of the country for a decade or more, such as occurred in the late 1500s and the 1950s, said Julio Betancourt, of the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Arizona's Desert Laboratory in Tucson, Ariz., and one of the paper's authors. The 1950s drought was as...

Fasting forestalls Huntington's disease in mice

...ase passed from parent to child, is found in every country of the world. In the United States alone, about 30,000 people have HD; estimates of its prevalence are about 1 in every 10,000 persons. At least 150,000 others have a 50 percent risk of developing the disease passed to them by an affected parent, and...

Univ of MD study on prevalence of celiac disease

...ds that celiac disease is much more common in this country than previously thought. For the study, published in the February 10, 2003 edition of Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers screened more than 13,000 people in 32 states. "We now believe that more than 1.5 million Americans suffer from celiac...

New Northwestern center targets brain disorders

...an in universities. "Very few universities in the country have direct access to gene chip technology of this caliber," said Roger Kroes, chief of molecular neuro-oncology at Falk and assistant research professor of biomedical engineering. "In the Chicago area, only a handful of programs in academia and the ...

Genetically modified crops in India produced greater yields, reduced pesticide use, new study finds

...nt yield gains in its transgenic crops is that the country has long had a well-developed infrastructure to support pesticide use for its farmers. Since pesticide sprays are widely used for non-transgenic crops, the loss of yield is not as severe. But for the majority of developing nations, the high cost of ...

Sex, flounder and donuts

... in the processes of implementing MPAs around the country in recent years and facilitated discussion of how we might develop an inclusive process for moving towards a system of MPAs in the Gulf of Maine based on consensus. Sponsored by The Maine Fishermen's Forum and Maine Sea Grant CONTACT: Paul Anderson,...

Genetic heterogeneity of Icelanders

...ndic population. The geographical isolation of the country with little migration for over 1000 years, combined with a series of disasters such as plague and famine, was presumed to have minimized variation in the gene pool. Researchers now suggest that there was a lack of evidence to confirm this homogeneity...

Too little attention is paid to the side effects of emission-limiting measures

...an increased emission of methane. The outcomes per country differ considerably, dependent on the measures implemented to reduce the emissions. The most important measures which simultaneously ensure a decrease in ammonia, nitrous oxide and/or methane emissions are less nitrogen in the feed, the more efficien...

Mongolian road threatens last great over-land migration of Asian wildlife

...e need for the people of Mongolia to develop their country and seek economic prosperity," said Schaller. "If development proceeds with foresight and concern for the environment, both people and wildlife can prosper and Mongolia can retain its natural heritage for future generations."...

Two Max Planck researchers recieve the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine 2003

... in basic or clinical medical research in a member country of the Council of Europe, although they need not be themselves European nationals. Since its inception in 1986, the Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine has been awarded to fifty-six researchers working in Europe: seventeen in the United Kingdom, twelve...

Leading cloning experts challenge Clonaid to prove claim

...se reported claims underscore the urgency for each country to enact responsible human reproductive cloning legislation," said Schatten, who is also director of the Pittsburgh Development Center at the Magee-Womens Research Institute....

First study to show the potential for effective prevention of migraine with an AT1 receptor blocker

...ended treatments for migraine prevention vary from country to country. Common treatment options include beta-blockers, serotonin antagonists and anticonvulsants, however, these treatments are often associated with side effects. Beta-blockers, such as propranolol and timolol, are associated with fatigue, dep...

'Scientific balancing act' dominates AAAS top ten list of science policy stories for 2002

...ly for visas to permit foreign scientists from any country to work in its labs. The new policy does not allow exceptions for researchers from friendly countries who pose little or no risk to the United States. "It's just easier for us to do this across the board," a spokesperson for the Secretary of Agricult...

Stretch of I-40 part of ORNL, UT environmental lab initiative

...rchers hope to attract researchers from across the country and make a major contribution to understanding truck emissions. "This is a major undertaking, and to be successful we'll need help from the state, truck stop operators and many others," McGill said. "Ultimately, the data we're able to collect and ana...

New UNC emergency room wall chart will help health workers respond to chemical terrorism

...han botulism." North Carolina ranks eighth in the country in its risk of accidental exposure because of the type, placement and volume of chemicals it manufactures, stores and transports, she said. "Recognition of exposed persons will fall on primary-care physicians, emergency room physicians, EMTs and in...

First awards for FIC global health research initiative program for new foreign investigators

...provides support for research projects. Developing country scientists supported by this grant are expected to continue to pursue independent and productive careers, including expert training, consultation and/or research on scientific issues, and teaching within their home institutions. "This grant allows yo...

AAAS Science Project/Unisys prize encourages student-led scientific inquiry on flight to soar

...c Science Day, March 20, 2003, students across the country will share their flight-inspired Web sites at community events in their local areas, and will post their results on the Web to share with the world. A panel of science and educational experts will judge the sites, and a winner will be named in late M...

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