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Singapore's Ministry of Education to improve life sciences education

... the Ministry of Education on the establishment of infrastructure to support the teaching and learning of the life sciences, developing the curriculum and learning resources, administering teacher-training activities both in New York and Singapore, and providing hands-on enrichment for teachers. The Ministry of Edu...

ORNL receives $21.7 million for DOE's Genomes to Life

...p advanced computational methods and computational infrastructure to support the biological analysis and simulation of protein complexes, their regulation and collective behavior. "Biology is undergoing a major transformation that will be enabled and ultimately driven by computation," said Thomas Zacharia, ORNL ass...

Corroding plumbing materials producing environmental problems

...sumer, and biochemical dimensions of potable water infrastructure corrosion. The findings will especially be of interest to the Environmental Protection Agency, manufacturers of plumbing materials, and the potable water industry. The NSF grant is part of its Biocomplexity in the Environment program housed in the ag...

Amazonian devastation: Common sense quantified to predict disaster

...se immigration and dramatically expand highway and infrastructure networks in the Brazilian Amazon will have important impacts on deforestation activity. Deforestation will be greatest in relatively seasonal, south-easterly areas of the basin, which are most accessible to major population centers and where large-sc...

Hopkins researchers to lead independent study of 'next generation' ethics issues

...Ethics and Public Policy. The program provides the infrastructure for considering policy options and issues related to research with and potential medical use of reprogrammed human cells. "The idea is to anticipate the issues that will arise as research with embryonic and adult stem cells advances so we can avoid...

UC Riverside scientists report molecular switch assists plant survival in floods

...botany and plant sciences, in part by providing an infrastructure that promotes interdisciplinary research and interaction among researchers. For more information, please visit http://www.cepceb.ucr.edu/ . The University of California, Riverside, founded in 1954, offers undergraduate and graduate education to nea...

Bacterial control of zebra mussels, low power radio

... which can cause major problems at water dependent infrastructure including electric power generation stations, water treatment plants, in irrigation systems, and other industrial and recreational facilities. Since 1991, researcher Daniel Molloy has led a Sea Grant-supported effort to identify predators, parasites,...

Science editor explores the role of environmental change on global security

...Kennedy predicted. "We have a crappy public health infrastructure in this country poor coordination between local jurisdictions, states and federal," noted Kennedy, the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "One of the aspects of anti-terrorist strategies in the United States, I think its ...

NHGRI prioritizes model organisms for sequencing

...f inter-agency cooperation to leverage the nations infrastructure of high-throughput DNA sequencing." As researchers submit additional white papers to NHGRI, more organisms will be added to thepriority groups that can be sequenced by the centers. NHGRI currently allocates $155 millionper year to the support of the...

DNA testing identifies suspect bacteria in coral reef disease

...zation is a necessary first step for the bacterial infrastructure development of black band disease....

Cell Genesys reports long term survival data in Phase II trial of GVAX prostate cancer vaccine

...ve the necessary manufacturing and quality control infrastructure in place to ensure the highest quality of product will be available for our Phase III trials and potential subsequent market launch, stated Joseph J. Vallner, Ph.D., president and chief operating officer of Cell Genesys. Given the data presented tod...

NIH grants infrastructure awards for human embryonic stem cell research

...alth announced today the granting of four resource infrastructure enhancement awards for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. These awards will stimulate the use of hESC in basic research by providing funds for expansion, testing, quality assurance, and distribution of existing cell lines that meet the Presi...

Dynamic brain atlas may help diagnose patients using advanced brain scans

...dds the power to process this data. It provides an infrastructure that allows sharing of dynamic collections of computational systems, large data storage and other remote facilities that an individual may use. The Grid is fundamental toe-Science, future large-scale science that can be carried out through global col...

Green roofs cool for summer, environmentalist says

Green roofs composed of special infrastructure to support soil and plants are better than convent...rane - one of the most sensitive parts of a roof's infrastructure - from extreme temperatures than a conventional roof," says Professor Brad Bass of the Institute for...

Failure of critical protein connection at heart of cardiomyopathy

... heart beats, the more likely it is to destroy the infrastructure of the myocardium (heart muscle), said Towbin. You put the heart to rest and it reconnects the end of the dystrophin molecule to the membrane. In the studies with patients on the ventricular assist device, the Baylor team found that after four to six...

Research institutions, NCSA, HP join Gelato Federation

...ach institution will provide financial backing, IT infrastructure and human resources to oversee and support Gelatos mission and operations. Representatives of these organizations bring expertise in biotechnology, grid computing, compilers and languages, Linux kernel performance, security, among other capabilities....

Corporations and environmentalists can be allies to reduce industrys ecological footprint

...ging, mining, oil and gas development, and related infrastructure on the Earths critical ecosystems. This broad spectrum of case studies also demonstrates that companies can realize a host of benefits when biodiversity conservation and community development become core business values. Benefits range from an enha...

Fogarty International Center announces new global health research initiative program for foreign investigators

...oader effort by FIC to enhance scientific research infrastructure in developing countries, while supporting research...nd international colleagues to strengthen research infrastructure in the developing world," he added. "GRIP is an important part of this process, combating "brain dr...

Smithsonian researchers show Amazonian deforestation accelerating

...he scariest thing is that many of the highways and infrastructure projects will penetrate right into the pristine heart of the Amazon, says Laurance. That could increase forest loss and fragmentation on an unprecedented scale....

USDA establishes Honeybee Genetics and IPM Center

... university-based, honeybee research and extension infrastructure in the country. The new center will focus on developing solutions to the two major threats to honeybees, insects that are responsible for agricultural pollination valued in the billions of dollars. The director is Nicholas W. Calderone, Cornell ass...

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