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Tobacco settlement $ = biomedical research; business development

...tive vice president for medical affairs. "Sharing infrastructure will increase scientific collaboration and product...nd licenses to existing companies." "This research infrastructure proposal will catalyze the development of life science research and associated economic development ...

Finding a market for 'ecosystem services'

...he United States, and most are faced with an aging infrastructure that could require a total of $1 trillion to upgrade and maintain. Therefore, he argued, watershed conservation could become a more attractive option for cash-strapped local agencies. Thompson pointed out that Salt Lake City, Seattle and Portland, M...

Gene found to contribute to deadly form of breast cancer

...the "skeletal" protein actin, which helps form the infrastructure for cells that are dividing to make new cells, extending themselves in a particular direction, attaching to a surface, and stimulating new blood supply routes. An increased ability to perform all those activities is a hallmark of cells that have been...

What are 'life-style' genes?

...o decode the genome of organisms without extensive infrastructure and manpower. The genes of Thermoplasma were analysed in a collaboration between a German and an American group of scientists. The genes of Thermoplasma exhibit an unusual strong resemblance to genes of another, distantly related inhabitant of aci...

NSF boosts research for understanding structure and function of complex plant genomes

...ke full and effective use of plant genome research infrastructure developed by the past awards. I am confident that the new awards along with the past awards will make the progress needed to meet the goals of the National Plant Genome Initiative, of which this NSF program is a part." As scientists move from ...

Stanford researchers win National Science Foundation grants for information technology research

...l be a formal but practical information-technology infrastructure to make governmental regulations publicly and beneficially available online. The pilot application focuses on regulations related to hazardous waste management. Federal and state environmental protection agencies, as well as local governments, impose...

Gorillas in the bits: remote sensing boosts efforts to protect mountain gorillas & rebuild Rwanda's economy

...that we are building scientific and technical infrastructure there," said Richardson. "Ultimately, we want to have centers for GIS and remote sensing dotted all around the globe." To further that goal, Faust and collaborators at Georgia Tech's Center for Geographic Information Systems spent five...

The future of planet earth: scientific challenges in the coming century

...er Infrastructure The objectives for the nation's infrastructure of dams, levees, navigation systems and diversions...predict how changes in the management of our water infrastructure will affect its traditional goals and serve the newer environmental goals. USGS scientists are look...

ASM statements on FY 2001 federal budget proposal: NIH, CDC, NSF

...nology." ASM applauds increases for public health infrastructure needs and urges additional funding for CDC emergin...e of $130 million in FY 2001 to fund public health infrastructure needs. These funds are essential for CDC to modernize and construct laboratory and support facilitie...

University of Chicago receives $2.4 million grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support immunology and structural biology programs

...eeds of academic medical centers and toprovide the infrastructure support to help us recruit faculty, build much needed core facilities andprovide flexible monies for pilot projects. We are grateful to have been among this year's group ofawardees," Steele said. The Biomedical Research Support Program aims to suppo...

Abgenix initiates phase III clinical trial of graft versus host disease therapy

...biotech company with the development and marketing infrastructure to maximize the commercial potential of ABX-CBL. We plan to begin the Phase III trial on our own, but would like to have a partner on board before it is completed." GVHD occurs in about 50 percent of patients receiving transplants of stem cells, f...

UVic creates research chair on drinking water ecology

...over five years as indirect support for equipment, infrastructure and analysis. The chair will work with, not for, its partners, stresses Mazumder. "We're here to do top quality fundamental and applied research," he says. "It is our intention that industry and government will use the scientific results to develop ...

Microbial janitors tackle nuclear clean-up problems

... action at work in thistechnology is affecting the infrastructure of our society every day, fromconcrete bridges to canals and waterworks, to septic systems. "You can see thisphenomena all around you -- you just don't realize it," said Johnson. "We'vejust optimized what is happening." At first, the research team t...

National Science Board calls for significant new investment in research on the environment

...hicles. High priority should be given to enhancing infrastructure for innovativeenvironmental information networking capacity. NSF should take the lead in enabling a coordinated, digital, environmentalinformation network....

Conservation Biologists And Natural Resource Managers Can Meet In Cyberspace

...h studies is difficultbecause the "science funding infrastructure has no home for what we do," says Blockstein. To increase funding for research designed to improve the scientific basis ofenvironmental decision making, the CNIE is promoting a National Institute forthe Environment (NIE). Endorsed by the Society fo...

National Laboratory, National Parks And Forests Leaders Seek To Share Resources

...ithsimilar issues such as regional transportation, infrastructure such asbuildings, sewers, roads and electricity generation, and natural resourcemanagement. "One of the functions of the GYCC is to coordinate decisions and manage databetween agencies," said Henry Shovic, a soil scientist with Gallatin NationalFore...

Plastics - Easier To Recycle Than Commonly Thought

... Paul suggests, with an improved plasticsrecycling infrastructure the number of products made from recycled material,such as fleece clothing and street furniture, could increase dramatically....

Cutting The Time And Cost Of Developing New Cures: Lord Sainsbury Launches World's First Biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometer In York

...uld have enormous benefits for the UK's scientific infrastructure and will boost York's reputation for science."...

DOE Joint Human Genome Effort Exceeds Sequencing Goal

...ablished anunparalleled scientific and engineering infrastructure in its nationallaboratories and a track record of success in conducting large-scalemultidisciplinary projects. In 1986, the DOE was the first federal agency tolaunch a major initiative to completely decipher the entire human genetic code. Building on...

New "Gene Map" Doubles Number Of Genes

...f 1996. The map provides an important scientific infrastructure for understanding how genes interact with one other to maintain normal health and how defects in those genes can lead to common illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Researchers around the world can tap into the GeneMap'98 data throug...

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