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Leader in cancer treatment and prevention research honored

...ch. This premier cancer prevention meeting will be held October 16-20, 2004, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle. In 2003, the AACR honored Dr. Alberts with the 8th AACR-Joseph H. Burchenal Clinical Cancer Research Award. He serves as co-editor-in-chief of the AACR journal, Cancer...

Genetic mutations linked to the practice of burning coal in homes in China

...Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society being held Oct. 2 to 6 at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers. "Lung cancer mortality rates in Xuan Wei are among the highest in China in both nonsmoking women and men who smoke, and are associated with exposure to indoor emissions from the burning of smoky coal,"...

Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance

...ll convene at the Fourth Annual H-LSAMP Conference held October 1-3, 2004, at the University of Houston. Put on by H-LSAMP, the conference is open to anyone who wants to register and attend. There will be workshops for various graduate and undergraduate programs, GRE classes, exhibitors recruiting stude...

Cigarette smoke causes breaks in DNA and defects to a cell's chromosomes, Pitt study finds

...nd Disease: The Environmental Connection," will be held Oct. 2 to 6 at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers. While most research has focused on the changes in DNA sequence caused by cigarette smoke, little attention has been given to how smoke affects genomic stability of cells. In laboratory studies using hu...

DNA barcode finds four new bird species

...brate groups. Taking samples mainly from specimens held at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada, they analyzed COI sequences from 260 bird species that breed in North America. The researchers first measured how much the COI barcode varied within members of the same species. Then they compa...

Knock knock knocking on rhythm's neural doors

...tly connected with motor execution. The difference held up even when careful controls made sure that the amount of actual activity the number of up and down flexes, and their velocity was the same. "We believe that these results provide strong evidence to refute the hypothesis that rhythmic movement is...

ICTP celebrates 40th anniversary, 'Legacy for the Future'

...rsary conference, 'Legacy for the Future,' will be held in the Centre's Main Building located on the Miramare campus in Trieste, Italy. Some 200 scientists will be coming to Trieste to celebrate the anniversary of an institution that is widely respected and revered as one of the premier organizations for...

Alaska scientists find Arctic tundra yields surprising carbon loss

...eagues set out to investigate whether the commonly held assumption that a warming climate will lead to bigger plants that can store more carbon and thereby reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide was indeed a silver lining in the global warming cloud that some people had hoped for. Apparently not. "The broadest...

A long-necked sea predator from China described in Science

...o lay eggs. To breathe, Dinocephalosaurus probably held its neck parallel to the water's surface. Extending the head and neck vertically to gulp air would have been impossible because surrounding water pressure would have prevented the lungs from inflating. Both Dinocephalosaurus and Tanystropheus have ri...

Posters highlight water, energy and other natural resource research

...ce Environmental and Subsurface Science Symposium, held Sept. 19-22 at the Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA. More than 30 posters were entered by both INRA and non-INRA university students and three winners were presented cash awards totaling $1,750. W. Robert Bolton of the University of Alaska Fairbanks was ...

Certain genes boost fish oils' protection against breast cancer

...ce that fish oils reduced breast cancer risk. That held true for both pre- and postmenopausal women. Interestingly, laboratory studies have shown that cancer growth is suppressed by n-3 fatty acid byproducts, and the suppression is enhanced by drugs that increase lipid peroxidation. When antioxidants are ...

Milk genome symposium

...r the healthfulness of milk. The symposium will be held at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa, Calif., and is sponsored by the California Dairy Research Foundation. Media interested in attending should contact Jennifer Giambroni, California Dairy Research Foundation, at (510) 530...

Health of world's sea lions the focus of Wakefield Symposium

... The Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium has been held annually since 1982. The series is named in honor of Lowell Wakefield, a long-time Alaska fisherman, who is credited with modernizing Alaska's red king crab fishing industry. Changes in the abundance of sea lions is a growing concern to fisheries an...

Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant

...see if their predictions of successes and failures held up. "It will be a Darwinian fitness test," Schmitt said. Because Arabidopsis is closely related to canola, cabbage and other edible crops, Schmitt said the findings should help improve food production. Schmitt said the research should also help scien...

Pioneering AIDS researcher to speak at UH

...ion for Asian Pacifics (LEAP). The event is being held in conjunction with a daylong Asian-American professional development workshop co-hosted by LEAP and C-100 at the Houston Community College administration building. Holding six honorary doctorates, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the Natio...

Chemical signals health of brain cells Symposium

...al Symposium on N-acetylaspartate," (NAA), will be held September 13-14, 2004 at the National Institutes o...ansmitter. The first comprehensive meeting ever held on NAA, the Symposium features presentations by leading investigators and a poster session. The meet...

Joslin President awarded medal from international diabetes organization

...ght of the weeklong EASD annual meeting, which was held Sept. 5-9. Dr. Kahn discussed how communication between the brain and tissues of the body relates to the pathogenesis of diabetes. Dr. Ele Ferrannini, the president of the EASD, presented Dr. Kahn with the Claude Bernard Medal immediately following ...

Berkeley Lab soil scientist Margaret Torn receives Presidential Early Career Award

BERKELEY, CA -- In a White House ceremony held Thursday, September 9, 2004 in the nation's capital, Margaret Torn, a scientist with the Earth Sciences Division of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engine...

Origin and Development of the Vertebrate Traits

...Development of the Vertebrate Traits", and will be held from April 11 to 13, 2005, in the CDB auditorium. This symposium will cover subjects relating to vertebrate evolutionary developmental biology, with special focuses on the evolution of morphogenesis (Day 1), the neural crest, sensory systems and the ...

Screen siblings, parents of infants with severe heart abnormalities

.... The finding solidifies the currently held belief that such disorders are related to several genes - as few as two and as many as six, said Belmont. "What this tells us, is that multiple other relatives including parents and siblings are at risk for progressive heart disease and...

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