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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...ntestants said the Aventis Biotech Challenge (ABC) helped them plan their studies or find vocations in fields such as biotechnology, healthcare, agriculture, and the environment. In a survey this summer commissioned by the Canadian Biotechnology Education Research Centre, Tanka Research found a large major...

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

...rtunities and workshop courses provided by H-LSAMP helped me develop a strong scientific background, so that I felt totally prepared for medical school. I feel indebted to UH and to H-LSAMP in particular for supplying the resources necessary for me to realize my dream of becoming a doctor." Many...

Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise

...done some wonderful things," he continued. "It has helped thousands of people cope with the grief of losing a pet. It has helped our veterinarians reach out to their clients. It has built bridges between the association and the c...

Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs

...d." Discoveries by IADN scientists and others have helped reduce toxins in and around the Great Lakes, and improved the quality and safety of the lakes in recent decades. PCBs are semi-volatile, which means the toxins can easily alternate between liquid and gaseous states. Hites and other environmental scie...

UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award

...nd biologists. Additionally, Roscoe says, "Jim has helped develop over the years theories of how institutions and rules evolve that can be used in other disciplines. In helping to identify successful ways to regulate public policy, Acheson has provided insight into "what most of us cultural anthropologists ...

Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene

... the burial of seeds was an adaptation that likely helped plants spread from humid, wet climates to drier, hostile environments. In a study published in the Sept. 24 issue of the journal Science, the researchers describe how a gene called phytochrome-interacting factor 1, or PIF1, affects the production ...

Keep genome data freely accessible

...nt of vaccine candidates and diagnostic tests, and helped guide the antiviral drug research. "Unfettered, free access to the results of life-science research . . . has served science and society well", the panel argues, accelerating research and speeding the "life-saving benefits" of that research'. The edi...

A long-necked sea predator from China described in Science

... The new creature's specialized neck ribs may have helped the aquatic reptile hunt. The sea predator's hunting strategies, as proposed by the authors, may cause others to revisit conclusions about how Tanystropheus and other protorosaurs used their necks during the hunt, said coauthor Olivier Rieppel from t...

Secretary of Energy announces seven E.O. Lawrence Award Winners

... nuclear weapons design and his expertise that has helped certify the safety and reliability of nuclear weapons in an era without nuclear testing. Mortensen is a project design leader in the thermonuclear applications group at LANL as well as a Laboratory Fellow. Saykally, a chemist, will...

Green, leafy spinach may soon power cellphones and laptops

...ctants-similar to the main ingredient in soap-that helped the photosynthetic complexes self-assemble and stabilize while the circuit was fabricated. So far, scientists and engineers' efforts to harness the photosynthetic properties of green plants have been most successful with naturally soft organi...

US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile

...thern Cone of South America. In that time WCS has helped create protected areas to safeguard populations of...vities to include other marine sites, and recently helped to establish the Patagonia Coastal Zone Management Plan. In terrestrial regions, WCS is working on t...

Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'

...rom provable universal laws. Her single-mindedness helped prove the perfect-graph conjecture, a hypothesis that stumped generations of her predecessors. Kurt Cuffey , 34, University of California, Berkeley, for his work in the field of glaciology. Cuffey is helping to reframe the debate about global war...

Researchers identify distinctive signature for metastatic prostate cancer

...hway has escaped the normal control mechanisms and helped spur uncontrolled cell proliferation. These include cancers arising in organs of the gastrointestinal tract, such as the stomach, pancreas, esophagus and biliary tract. According to Beachy, since all these cancers arise in organs of endodermal origi...

Ventilation in bars, casinos doesn't control health risk for hospitality workers

...ffects of secondhand smoke. Funds from the award helped make this study possible. Repace assessed air quality in the eight hospitality venues on Friday evenings in November 2002 before Delaware's smoking ban -- and again in January 2003, two months after the ban took effect. Using state-of-the art monit...

Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease

...ic, the basic idea that genetic variationthat once helped us but is now working against us may indeed turn out to betrue for some genes that increase susceptibility to complex diseases. Ifthis is true, finding genes that have been affected by natural selection mayalso help us find complex disease genes," Ak...

Pneumococcal vaccine reduces ear infections, pneumonia, new study shows

...system -- but doctors needed good evidence that it helped control other illnesses. Ear infections (otitis media) and pneumonia are common infections in children; there are more than seven million cases of ear infection and more than one half million cases of pneumonia each year. Poehling and colleagues s...

As informatics grows, Indiana University helps set 'research agenda'

... distinguished scientist and software engineer who helped perfect handwriting recognition software used by the Apple Newton -- the world's first PDA; * Jean Camp and Markus Jakobsson, leading experts on cybersecurity and Internet privacy; * Christopher Raphael, a professional oboist (and soloist with the Sa...

Men from early middle ages were nearly as tall as modern people

...a before effective public health measures probably helped to protect people from communicable diseases, Stec...t increasing pressure on resources, which may have helped lead to a smaller stature." Exactly why average height began to increase during the 18th and 19th ce...

Green tea research leads to gum and other products

...er rates than populations that don't. His research helped determine that green tea polyphenols help eliminate free radicals, which can damage DNA and lead to cancer. He further found that green tea-induced p57--a protein that helps regulate cell growth and differentiation--changes the behavior of healthy ce...

One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today

...e heart of the Soho district, a move that may have helped to hasten the end of a deadly cholera epidemic that had killed hundreds of people. What Snow correctly suspected was that the water coming from that pump was carrying particles or what he called "special animal poisons" that caused the disease, an ...

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