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51 globally threatened species get new lease on life in the Caucasus

...ouncement came as part of a series of events being held in Tbilisi this week, including a workshop May 25-26 for NGOs, government representatives and other stakeholders to learn more about the CEPF investment strategy and to help develop an action plan for its implementation. The first meeting of the Regi...

National nanotech expert to address UW-Madison conference

...Wisconsin Nanotechnology Conference, which will be held Thursday, June 3, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. University faculty engaged in the study and uses of nanotechnology will gather with representatives of business and industry for the all-day conference in the Grainger Technology Transfer Audi...

Beagles win first round in fight for reprieve from patenting

...of the University of Texas. Students at UT Austin held a campus rally, collected over 300 signed letters, and delivered them to their University's President urging him to reclaim the patent. In addition, AAVS constituents sent over 2,100 petitions to the USPTO Director in support of the AAVS/PatentWatch...

20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion

... noon, is free and open to the public, and will be held in the AAAS auditorium located at 1200 New York Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. What might be the personal and social impact of these products? "If my 5-year-old loses too many games of tic-tac-toe in a row, and I sense her frustration, I might decide...

Stuart Lipton honored with Jung Prize for Medicine

...igious Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine in ceremonies held May 14th in Hamburg, Germany. Endowed by German industrialist Ernst Jung, this international award is given annually in recognition of discoveries that have a major impact on experimental medicine. Dr. Lipton shares this year's award with Prof. Dr....

Bird's eye views earth's magnetic lines

...e took advantage of the fact that migratory birds held in "orientation cages" during their normal seasonal migrations use the magnetic field as a source of compass information to hop in the appropriate migratory direction. To distinguish between the photoreceptor and magnetite mechanisms, European robins...

Landmark, pivotal Phase IIb/III trial of biotoxin for cancer pain begins

...ain Society and the Canadian Pain Society that was held in Vancouver, B.C, on May 6-9, 2004. The Phase IIa results demonstrate that Tectin TM , administered intramuscularly for four days at the studied doses, is well tolerated and can relieve refractory cancer pain for up to two weeks in some patients. C...

Landmark conference for United Nations on human cloning and stem cell research

...n All Its Aspects for the United Nations," will be held at the United Nations Headquarters. Conference panelists include the leading scientists in the fields of somatic-cell nuclear transfer, in vitro-fertilization, experimental biology and regenerative medicine. The conference will be moderated by Gerald...

Lewis and Clark data show a different Missouri River

...tral Section of the Geological Society of America, held in St. Louis. The emplacement of wing dikes and levees, mostly after World War I, and the building of six main-flow reservoirs between 1937-63 have created a river that Lewis and Clark would not recognize if they were here today. The struct...

Studies show success of Mectizan partnerships

...f a Public-Private Partnership." The event will be held from 12:15-1:30 p.m. at the School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md. and will feature discussions of the latest study findings from researchers from the School of Public Health and representatives from Merck and the Mectizan Donation Program. "The ...

Wisconsin chemists find a new chink in TB's armor

...dy. And although the diseases they cause have been held in check for the past 50 years by antibiotics, some strains are becoming increasingly resistant to existing therapy. Now, however, a new chink has been found in the cellular armor that makes these infectious diseases difficult to treat. The discovery...

Latest findings on PCBs to be subject of June workshop at Illinois

...pment at disposal sites. The PCB Workshop will be held at the Hawthorn Suites Conference Center , 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign. The workshop is designed to allow researchers from various scientific fields to integrate their knowledge and experience. The co-organizers are Hansen, Larry W...

2004 Max Planck Research Prize for Martin Vingron and Eugene W. Myers

...l Meeting of the Max Planck Society, which will be held at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart on June 24, 2004 at 5:30 p.m....

Chromosome losses mean poor survival in childhood leukemia

...d 9 remained disease-free at five years. That rate held true even when other chromosome abnormalities were present.Surprisingly, cases of this kind of leukemia that showed a second Philadelphia chromosome also did better than all cases combined. ALL is the most common childhood leukemia, and it accounts...

Animal studies show promise treating severe chronic pain

...deleted the C-fiber neurons permanently. The same held true when they injected the drug into multiple ganglia that connect to the tail and hind legs. In both experiments, rats maintained their normal motor function as well as their ability to respond to other sensory stimuli, such as warm and very hot ...

Annual Chemical Biology Symposium at Yale May 14, 2004

... of chemistry and biology. The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 110, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 225 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut. The annual symposium began in 1998, fueled by the energy of several young and many seasoned faculty in Chemistry, Molecular Biophysi...

Campbell to receive American Society for Microbiology lifetime achievement award

...ociate editor of Annual Review of Genetics and has held editorial positions with Virology, Journal of Virology, Gene and other journals. Campbell, who joined the Stanford faculty in 1968, earned his bachelor's degree at the University of California-Berkeley and master's and doctoral degrees from th...

The Hunter's Breath tells a story of adventure and discovery in Antarctica

...Lynn Chair in Ocean Health at UCSC, which Williams held from 2000 to 2003. Support from the endowed chair allowed her to devote the time and energy needed to bring the book to fruition. ...

Risk of preeclampsia rises sharply with increased pre-pregnancy body mass index

...more likely she was to develop preeclampsia. This held true for body mass indices of 15 to 35; there were too few women in the study at BMI values over 35 to accurately assess the relationship between BMI and preeclampsia at those values. Elevated risk of preeclampsia was curvilinear, meaning that the ri...

National Academies news: 72 new members chosen by academy

...chievements in original research. The election was held this morning during the business session of the 141st annual meeting of the Academy. Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. Those elected today bring the tota...

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