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Delivering the fruits of biotechnology to the developing world: Institute for Global Health sponsors global health forum, February 18-21

...rivate sector response to theHIV pandemic, and the economics of HIV vaccines. The Institute for Global Health was established in May, 1999, by UC SanFrancisco and UC Berkeley, in close collaboration with Stanford University, andwith leading corporations and organizations in the Bay Area. The Instituteconducts...

President Clinton awards nation's highest honor for science and technology

...t on economic growth, which has greatly influenced economics and it policies worldwide; Kenneth N. Stevens, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for pioneering work in the area of speech science that led to the development of new technologies to synthesize and recogn...

UC Davis researchers were key to Clinton's order for marine reserves

...f agricultural and resource economics, studies the economics of marine reserves. Wilen is a member of a committee of the National Research Council advising the federal government on marine reserves. "Our efforts at UC Davis are the first to link biological and economic models for the purpose of analyzing spati...

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist is named ESA president

...utrophication, non-point pollution, and ecological economics of freshwater. Since 1989, Carpenter has served on the zoology faculty and in the UW-Madison Center for Limnology, which is devoted to inland freshwater research. The Center was created in 1982 but grew out of nearly a century of lake research at...

Finding a market for 'ecosystem services'

...rojects. Larry Goulder, an associate professor of economics at Stanford, chaired a working group on flood management at the workshop. Goulder's group concluded that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should reduce its reliance on dams and levees to control floods in favor of paying farmers and other landowners ...

Tax top of the food chain to aid environmental sustainability

... Such groups, they write, "should ensure that good economics prevail, including accounting for full environmental and social costs." The authors would make exceptions in their tax plan for small-scale meat and milk production, such as natural range-fed cattle, the family cow or pig and scrap-fed chickens. But...

Passport, please: A global strategy to curb invasive species

..., hardy water hyacinth strangled the ecosystem and economics of Lake Victoria in Africa until a multimillion dollar international control program was put into effect. Crazy ants form supercolonies in the rainforests of Christmas Island, changing the habitat and preying on the animals of the forest floor. The...

Genomics portends the next revolution in agriculture

...l companies. "The controversy is as much about the economics of the system as it is about the technology or its safety," he says. "The industrialized model of agriculture that we depend on won't work very well in the world at large where nearly half of the population is engaged in food production. We need new...

One change in farming makes for cleaner waterways

...nvironmental and development economics at Ohio State. Farm-related pollution levels in Lake Erie decreased anywhere from 5 percent to more than 50 percent in a 10-year period. The most striking change in farming practices...

Global warming: Science, economics, politics

College Station The science, economics and politics of global warming will be the focus o...nce and international perspectives, says Texas A&M economics professor and coordinator of the conference James M. Griffin. Leading scientific and economi...

Penn State to lead Atlantic Slope Consortium with a $6 million grant from U.S. EPA

...iate; Dr. James Shortle, professor of agricultural economics and rural sociology; Dr. Robert O'Connor, assistant professor of political science; and Egide Nizeyimana, ERRI senior research associate. The population explosion along the coasts of the United States has put enormous pressure on estuarine ecosy...

Standing tall: Plains indians enjoyed height, health advantage

... of the study and professor of economics and anthropology at Ohio State University. "What these height data show is the ingenuity and adaptability of the equestrian Plains tribes in th...

ESA Corporate Award winner 2001: Weyerhaeuser Company Limited British Columbia Coastal Forest Project Team

...model for others who strive to balance ecology and economics in forestry management. The British Columbia Coastal Group is currently working with environmental groups and three British Colombia forest companies to create proposals for innovative solutions for forestry management of the Central and North Coast...

Integrated pest management promises crop yields with fewer chemicals, but will it prove effective in the long run

...cial symposium at the end of August to discuss the economics of what is called Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. At one time common practice held that growers applied chemicals to their crops on a rotating basis whether they had pests or not. But with IPM, chemicals are used only when a pest infestation has ...

Leading experts address safety and economics of biotech crops

...McCormick Place South, Room S505A, Level 5.) The economics of biotechnology Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri in Columbia, poses the question, "Will agrobiology live up to the high expectations?" He will discuss emerging economic and trade trends and what they mean to the fut...

American Chemical Society meeting features cutting-edge research August 26-30 in Chicago

...dnesday, August 29 Symposium explores safety, economics of biotech crops A three-day symposium will explore the safety and economics of biotech crops. Topics include efforts to create a healthier and more disease-resistant variety of...

Virginia Tech leads global effort to sort out social, economic impacts of agricultural biotechnology

... Norton. The professor of agricultural and applied economics at Virginia Tech says sorting out these social and...ticals from plants and animals. "We cant look into economics or social issues in a vacuum," Norton says. "Well have to inform ourselves [about the scientific asp...

Potential of tailoring drugs to genetic makeup confirmed--but challenges remain

... the report and UCSF associate professor of health economics and health services research in the UCSF School of Pharmacy and the Institute for Health Policy Studies. In the future, the authors conclude, we may all carry a gene chip assay report that contains our unique genetic profile that would be consulted b...

UC Davis mathematician, neuroscientist win Sloan Fellowships

...mistry, pure or applied mathematics, neuroscience, economics or computer science. Since the program began in 1955, 26 Sloan fellows have gone on to win Nobel prizes....

Unique social system found in famous Tsavo lions

...siological context of manelessness, as well as the economics of the Tsavo lions social system, Patterson says....

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