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APS recognizes Intel high school finalists for experiments in physiology

Portland, Oregon The American Physiological Society presented special awards for outstanding projects in physiology, including cellular physiology, animal physiology, and neurophysiology, to four finalists at the 55th Annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), sponsored by Intel Corp. ... ...Allison Jaye Landstrom, a senior from Southridge High School, Beaverton, Oregon, was a una...

Intelligent design: The new 'big tent' for evolution's critics

SEATTLE - Since the advent of Darwinism in the mid-19th century, a variety of movements have jousted for the intellectual high ground in the epic evolution versus creationism debate. ... ...At one end of the spectrum reside the "naturalistic evolutionists" who argue that life neither requires nor benefits from a divine creator. At the other pole, "scientific creationists" compress the entire hist...

McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy receives $3 million SSHRC Grant

Dean of the McGill Faculty of Law, Nicholas Kasirer, announced today that Professor E. Richard Gold and his Intellectual Property Modeling Group (IPMG) were awarded a 3 million dollar research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)*. Dr. Gold, holder of the Bell Chair in e-Governance and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP), and...

Intel and Fred Hutchinson to explore the use of nanotechnology tools for early disease detection

STANFORD, Calif., Oct. 23, 2003 - Intel Corporation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center today announced a collaborative research effort to apply Intel's expertise in nanotechnology to develop improved methods of studying, diagnosing and preventing cancer. The announcement was made at the BioSilico Seminar, held at Stanford University. ... ..."To launch the effort, Intel is building an...

Detecting chemical threats with 'intelligent' networks

Prototype microsensor arrays connected to artificial neural networks--computer models that "learn"--can reliably identify trace amounts of toxic gases in seconds, well before concentration levels become lethal, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists and a guest researcher reported Sept. 7 at the American Chemical Society annual meeting in New York City. The system has th...

Researchers envision intelligent implants

NEW YORK July 8, 2003 -- Imagine a replacement hip or knee that was intelligent enough to recognize if it was infected, diagnose and treat the infection and report back to the doctor what it had done. Well it may not be a reality yet, but researchers today announced the development of an interdisciplinary group of scientists that hopes to design and build such a device.... ... "Two to three per...

Intelligent device shows promise in physical activity measurement market

San Jose, Calif.--March 3, 2003--Rapid strides in microelectronics and computers are facilitating the design and development of smart devices such as the Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity (IDEEA) that can accurately monitor physical activities and even provide guidance on suitable amount and type of activity. ... ...Leagues ahead of measurement devices like the pedometer or a...

Brain imaging study sheds light on inner workings of human intelligence

St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 13, 2003 -- Human intelligence is like a mental juggling act in which the smartest performers use specific brain regions to resist distraction and keep attention focused on critical pieces of information, according to a new brain imaging study from Washington University in St. Louis. ......"Some people seem to perform better than others in novel,...mentally-demanding situati...

Waging war: The curse of human intelligence

ORONO With America and its allies poised to attack Iraq and the U.S. and North Korea locked in a showdown over nuclear weapons, diplomats and politicians would do well to remember that humans may have nuclear technology but still only possess stone-age brains. This is often a lethal combination, says University of Maine anthropologist Paul Roscoe who will present a paper on tribal warfare in New...

Genetics, genes and intelligence

ARTICLE 1: "Cathepsin D exon 2 polymorphism associated with general intelligence in a healthy older population."...... A Payton (1), F Holland (2), P Diggle (3), P Rabbitt (4), M Horan (5), Y Davidson (5), L Gibbons (5), J Worthington (1), W E R Ollier (1) and N Pendleton (5)...... (1) Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research, Stopford Building, Manchester University, Oxford Road, Mancheste...

AAAS urges opposition to 'intelligent design theory' within U.S. science classes

... ...The world's largest general scientific organization--the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)--today urged policymakers to oppose teaching "Intelligent Design Theory" within science classrooms, but rather, to keep it separate, in the same way that creationism and other religious teachings are currently handled.... ..."The United States has promised that no child will...

Artificial intelligence, swimmer detectors, and blast resistant structures

For the last 50 years, the Office of Naval Research has been in the business of guiding the most "imaginative research" * found across the country. Technologies taken for granted today the cell phone, the Global Positioning System, the laser, the national bone marrow donor program, for example all came from initial Navy science support. It all started during the final months of World War II a...

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide donates intellectual property to Rensselaer

TROY, N.Y. - Kimberly-Clark Worldwide has donated two U.S. patents to Rensselaer. The technology is key in the manufacture of microbial cellulose, which holds great promise in the tissue engineering industry. Rensselaer will own the patents outright, as well as any foreign equivalents that result. ......Rensselaer recently licensed the patents to Xylos Corporation, a company originally establish...

UC Riverside receives Dupont gift of intellectual property in form of herbicide

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) today announced it has received a donation of intellectual property from the DuPont Company for a novel class of herbicides the university hopes to further develop and eventually license for commercial use.... ..."UCR is pleased to join an elite group of research institutions involved in this type of collaboration on intellectual property," said Steve...

Intels Gordon Moore and CIs Claude Gascon to receive major award

Washington, DC, April 18, 2002Intel Corporation co-founder Gordon Moore and Conservation International Senior Vice President Claude Gascon will be awarded the prestigious Order of the Golden Ark by His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands for their outstanding contributions to nature conservation. A ceremony honoring them and five other environmentalists will be held at the Soestdijk...

New gene identified: Involved in both intellectual disability and epilepsy

Intellectual disability and epilepsy often occur together and frequently have genetic causes. Now, for the first time, researchers from the Womens and Childrens Hospital, Adelaide have identified a major gene that is responsible for both conditions. ......Senior hospital scientist Dr Jozef Gecz from the Dept of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics says, This gene is found on the X-chromosome and...

UCLA team maps how genes affect brain structure, intelligence; dramatic images shed light on brain diseases, personality differences

UCLA brain mapping researchers have created the first images to show how an individuals genes influence their brain structure and intelligence....... The findings, published in the Nov. 5 issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, offer exciting new insight about how parents pass on personality traits and cognitive abilities, and how brain diseases run in families. ...... The team found that the...

Baboons can think abstractly, in the first study to show that a non-human, non-ape animal shares a central aspect of human intelligence

.........WASHINGTON More non-human animals may be capable of abstract thought than previously known, with profound implications for the evolution of human intelligence and the stuff that separates homo sapiens from other animals. A trans-Atlantic team of psychologists has found evidence of abstract thought in baboons, significant because baboons are "old world monkeys," part of a different pri...

Formula additives boost small children's intelligence in study

. Adding two substances found in breast milk to infant formula boosted the average intelligence scores in a group of 18-month-old children significantly, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). .The study, conducted by researchers at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest in Dallas, Texas, appears in the March Developmental Medicine an...
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