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Leading science, higher-education and engineering groups urge six improvements to U.S. visa quagmire

...ommendation: Establish a timely process by which exchange visitors holding F and J visas can revalidate their visas, or at least begin the visa renewal process, before they leave the United States to attend academic and scientific conferences, visit family, or attend to personal business. Problem: La...

Emory scientists receive NIH MIDAS grant for computer modeling of infectious diseases

...ent, evaluate progress and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas within and beyond the MIDAS network. "MIDAS is designed not only to help prepare us for infectious disease crises, but also to be an active part of the response," said Jeremy M. Berg, PhD, NIGMS director. "In the case of a national medical...

Chemistry meets Biology

...sessionscreate the opportunity for interaction and exchange between chemists and biologists. Further details: http://www.embo.org/projects/yip/chemicalbiology/index.html...

Computer modeling targets epidemics, bioterror

...ent, evaluate progress and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas within and beyond the MIDAS network. "MIDAS is designed not only to help prepare us for infectious disease crises, but also to be an active part of the response," said Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., NIGMS director. "In the case of a national medic...

Campbell wins 2004 Abbott-ASM Lifetime Achievement Award

...emical studies of site-specific recombination, the exchange of genetic information between the genomes of different species. It also stands as a landmark precursor of current research on the manipulation of genomes. These early studies led to other noted achievements, including Campbell's discovery of no...

Campbell to receive American Society for Microbiology lifetime achievement award

...mical studies of site-specific recombination - the exchange of genetic information between the genomes of different species - as well as current research on the manipulation of genomes. "These early studies led to other noted achievements, including Campbell's discovery of nonsense mutations and important...

Mexican farmers effectively cultivate phenotypic diversity in maize

...vest. However, from time to time farmers decide to exchange seed batches with other neighbouring farmers, situated more or less geographically distant, in order to run experimental crops from these seeds. Each farmer thus judges the value of these seeds according to their characteristics. Selection criteria a...

DFG establishes first German-Sino Research Training Group

...ining Groups. This measure is meant to support the exchange of expertise and ideas as well as the members' personal initiative. In addition, from 1 July 2004 onwards, the fellowship rates for doctoral students will be increased from 921 to 1,000 per month. At present, the DFG funds a total of 260 Research Tra...

NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake

...of natural processes involved in forest-air carbon exchange may lead to more accurate monitoring methods and n...lly interested in a side trip to assess forest-air exchange over the 150,000-acre Hayman fire burn area. "Wildfires play a big role in controlling vegetation an...

Chicken litter harbors agents that generate antibiotic multi-resistance, according to UGA study

...ing resistance to many antibiotics and can readily exchange these clusters, then the treatment options are limited. "That's what we have today, and the surprising abundance of integrons in the environment is a key as to why we have this problem," said Summers. The discovery is now leading Sum...

Rewriting textbooks on DNA crossover

...nown as homologousrecombination, can result in the exchange of chunks of DNA betweenchromosome arms -- a crossover. Or a break can be healed withoutexchanging DNA to give a non-crossover recombination. Recombination stabilizes chromosome pairing, and crossovers arespecifically required for the accurate...

UF researcher: Animals think in their own way, but unlike humans

...Wynne said, they don't communicate as humans do to exchange information. Even the sexual habits of dolphins have been fodder for fallacies. "Have you ever heard that dolphins are the only species apart from humans that engage in sex for pleasure and not for procreation?" Wynne asked. "I've heard this so man...

The American Academy of Microbiology releases report

...ll microorganisms exist in communities, where they exchange genetic material, nutrients, and biochemical signals. Most interactions, evolutionary processes, and biogeochemical activities in microorganisms occur at the community level and have immense impacts on human health and the planetary biosphere. Althou...

Leading experts in field of gene therapy to meet in Minneapolis

.... ASGT is committed to promoting and fostering the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas related to gene therapy and encouraging the general field of research. For more information, contact John Gardner at 414/278-1341 or visit www.asgt.org...

UC San Diego bioinformatics experts help reconstruct the genomic makeup of our ancestors

...especially for the sex X chromosome, which doesn't exchange genetic material with the other chromosome," explained Pevzner. "We can come to a very reliable evolutionary scenario and genomic architecture of the X chromosome. So essentially we are solving the original phylogeny problem -- how to reconstruct the...

'Meeting of the minds' leads new era in fight against cancer

...h a diverse group facilitates a cross-disciplinary exchange of new ideas and formulations of new collaborations. This year, more than 5,700 abstracts were submitted for presentation, complementing an outstanding program of scientific and educational events already scheduled. Other meeting highlights include...

First DFG research conference in the USA

...The aim is to promote high-level interdisciplinary exchange on current scientific issues and to initiate international research cooperation. This first conference, which will be attended by approximately 70 German and American researchers, deals with issues in Earth System Science, in particular with the eff...

AACR awards scholarships to minority and underrepresented scientists

...ve officer. "Our primary mission is to promote the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among the scientists on the front lines of the quest for the prevention and cure of cancer," Foti added. "These awards seek to improve the inclusiveness of cancer research, so that no pool of potential talent goes untapped...

Are you slow in coordinating your thoughts?

...y that brain areas, within which rapid information exchange is essential, have to be highly connected....

New human embryonic stem-cell lines to be made available to researchers

...dent, non-profit organization formed to foster the exchange of information about stem cell research, says the number of available human embryonic stem cell lines is a matter of some debate. The ISSCR Web site states that only about 8-10 cell lines in total are currently widely accepted as true human embryonic...

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