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So just how many genes do we have?

...arns Haseltine. Meanwhile, the rival parties are heading for a showdown. "There's a simple way to settle the question," says Eric Lander of the Whitehead Institute, one of the leaders of the consortium. "Let's randomly select 3 per cent of the genome, have everyone declare the genes that they believe to be...

Heroin users' mystery a hope for back pain sufferers

...artment of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology is heading thestudy, which highlights a little-known and mysterious, often permanent sideeffect of heroin and other opiate drug use. The side effect is extreme sensitivity to pain. Former users of heroin,methadone, even long-term morphine users can develop a "...

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

...rs, many potential benefits may be lost. Norton is heading an effort centered at Virginia Tech and including scientists worldwide that will investigate the social and economic effects of biotechnologies. The project is funded by a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The scientific ach...

Highlighted speakers at first IMFAR conference challenge researchers to raise the bar on autism research

... increase in autism is Eric Fombonne, M.D., who is heading the McGill University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Montreal Children's Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. Rates of autism are certainly much higher than they were 30 years ago but researchers are questioning whether that reflects a...

Skin expert issues winter sports warning

...K. Millions of winter sports men and women will be heading for the slopes of Europe, America and elsewhere this season and the some of the worlds finest atheletes will compete in the Winter Olympics in Utah in February 2002. Few think they need to worry about the effects of the sun the wrong attitude, says...

Prizes awarded in the 2002 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme

... to the University of Brunswick and has since been heading the Institute of High-Frequency Technology there. Wolfgang Kowalsky deals with the research field of organic semiconductors. He has made pioneering achievements by demonstrating the use of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) in flat screens. The re...

HHMI awards $2 million to European Molecular Biology Organization

...molecular biologists in their first three years of heading independent laboratories. Currently, there are 78 EMBO Young Investigators in 17 out of 24 member countries. HHMI launched its International Program in 1991 to recognize the international scope of modern biomedical research and the contributions of ...

Physics tip sheet #13 May 15, 2002

... series of phases starting from uniform matter and heading through spherical, cylinder-like, slab-like phases and then as more uniform matter with holes that are cylindrical and then spherical before the whole lot becomes uniform again at a lower temperature. Preprint: http://www.arxiv.org/abs/nucl-th/02050...

Future advances of 20,000-year-old coatings technology detailed in upcoming Science magazine

...chnology is a good example of the direction we are heading in coatings technology. We are fortunate to have the coatings expertise of Bob Matheson and his team to help guide us moving forward."...

Illinois lands research center for advanced water purification

... possibility of a five-year renewal. "The world is heading toward a severe water crisis," said James Economy, a professor of materials science and engineering at Illinois and the director of the new center. "There are intelligence reports saying that within a decade or two, water -- not food or fuel -- will...

University of New Hampshire launches biomedical research network with $5.6 million grant

...h schools such as Johns Hopkins and Harvard, he is heading a group of UNH researchers who are applying for a $10 million National Institutes of Health grant. Even for Reinhold, a prominent researcher in the field who came to UNH from Harvard, "this prospect would have been unthinkable without the talented re...

Asian dust storm causes plankton to bloom in the North Pacific

...y of the launch, the dust cloud was over Japan and heading for the North Pacific. It reached Ocean Station PAPA on April 12, where it kicked up the waves and deposited a large amount of dust. Although high waves temporarily kept the Carbon Observers from reporting by satellite, data collection continued un...

Coralreef fish desperately needs mangrove forests and seagrass fields

...coral fish really do choose nursery grounds before heading for the coral reef. According to the researchers, managers of the waters around the Caribbean islands must devote more attention to the coast as a whole and not just to the protection of coral reefs. Up until now scientists suspected that seagrass fi...

Symposium on how 'nature and nurture' impact child development

...Section on Neuroscience) Regina Pally, M.D.will be heading a symposium on how "'Nature and Nurture' Impact Child Development at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The symposium will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2003 from 8:30 am until 11:30 am, U.S. Moun...

Gretchen Daily named Nature Conservancy senior scholar

... per year - and yet most environmental trends are heading in the wrong direction, many at accelerating rates," Daily said. "We have to make it more profitable to protect the environment than to destroy it, and to do that we need to make conservation a central activity rather than the marginal activity it is...

Carnegie Mellon, NASA to develop robot illustrating how to seek life on distant planets

... addition to Wettergreen, the Carnegie Mellon team heading to the Atacama includes William L. "Red" Whittaker, the Robotics Institute's Fredkin research professor and the project's principal investigator; Alan S. Waggoner, professor of biological sciences and director of Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Cente...

Nick Smith (R-MI) honored by 2 science coalitions in D.C.

...ltural and biological scientists at the event were heading off to meet with their congressional offices and Froelich's presentation provided participants with context and areas of concern, such as the frequent misperception that the biological sciences have benefited from the well-deserved funding boosts to ...

Solid management, natural resilience both key to sockeye success

...a year, sometimes more, in freshwater lakes before heading to sea. Alaska's Bristol Bay sockeye has traditionally been the most valuable salmon fishery in the world, at its height worth $200 million to $400 million and, with today's prices, worth between $30 million and $50 million. In work funded by the...

Trawlers threaten ocean's biodiversity

...that faltering fish stocks mean fishing fleets are heading into deeper waters in search of new catches. The boats are increasingly targeting pristine oceanic seamounts, home to highly marketable species such as orange roughy, alfonsino and deep-water redfish. Trawlers are often the first to discover seamount...

National Science Foundation announces $14M planetary biodiversity inventory awards

...dees are: Lynn Bohs at the University of Utah, is heading a team to classify plants in the genus Solanum, which includes major crops such as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplants, as well as numerous lesser-known crops of tropical and subtropical regions, sources of pharmaceutical agents, and poisonous weeds lik...

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