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Ag Biotech and E-Commerce hot topics at ASTA Annual Convention

...ed by Gary Arlen of Arlen Communications, a renown interactive industry professional. The impact of modern biotechnology on the seed industry will be discussed in a General Session on Biotechnology on Wed., June 21 at 8 AM, followed by a Q&A session. Paul Gilding, chairman of Ecos Corporation and former executi...

Virtual reality tool quantifies physics of a doctor's touch

... in the U.S. are doing atomic-unit modeling for an interactive VR environment. The system will have emergency-services, military and battlefield applications. UB's Virtual Human Model also could enhance the training of new physicians in one of the most formidable medical procedures they have to learn -- intuba...

Researchers at four universities develop most comprehensive CD to identify North American trees

BLACKBURG, Aug. 29, 2000 --A new interactive multimedia tutorial for the identification of woody plants, developed over a six-year period by Virginia Tech in cooperation with tree identification experts at Oregon State University, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Georgia...

UNC-Duke Scientists develop interactive learning tool simulating nerve function

...olina at Chapel Hill have developed a computerized interactive learning tool that simulates laboratory experiments on nerve cells. Stored on a CD-ROM, the new simulator opens a door into neurobiology education that allows students to duplicate experiments and extend them beyond what can be done in the laborato...

Biodiversity databases: biodiversity information on every desktop

... or reside on paper or other media not amenable to interactive searching. GBIF is a new framework for facilitating the digitization of biodiversity data, for compiling the data into searchable databases (both existing and newly formed ones), and for ensuring compatibility among these databases. In con...

Bio-X awards $3 million in grants for imaginative interdisciplinary research and education projects

...bers to propose imaginative new interdisciplinary, interactive research and educational projects in biology, medicine, computer science, engineering and other disciplines. On Oct. 2, the committee announced that of 85 proposals submitted, 19 have been awarded seed grants averaging $158,000 over a two-year perio...

Amgen introduces new rheumatoid arthritis book and first online resource for access to interleukin-1 (IL-1) research

...entation materials, such as "The Cytokine Network" interactive CD-ROM and accompanying slide programs, to assist rheumatologists in training their colleagues and staff about IL-1. Information on upcoming rheumatology-related conferences and symposia to enhance continuing education about the latest developments i...

Students learn mysteries of biological clocks at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's holiday lectures on December 4 and 5

...he lectures and participate live from Moscow in an interactive question and answer session with the lecturers. ...ation grants that the Institute awards, as well as interactive experiences and resources for science teachers and students....

Taking the show on the road - Leading researchers to conduct hands-on science symposium for 500 San Francisco area high school students

...ancisco Marriott. The half-day program includes interactive scientific activities as well as lectures on topics such as stem-cell transplantation, how blood cells function, the truth and consequences of genomic research as well as laboratory techniques. During the hands-on activities each student will: - isol...

Science's Top 10: genome sequencing named top scientific advance of 2000

...pher whole families of genes and whole pathways of interactive proteins. These advances will bring with them a host of ethical questions that we have only begun to address. Yet, genome sequencing's potential for advancing human health and our understanding of life has made its allure irresistible. Science ...

Debate over genetically modified food gets an educational home on the web

... the three topics that now occupy the Web site. An interactive component allows readers of the insights to respond, and the responses are also posted on the site. The SCOPE project brings together the worlds of science, education and journalism, that often lack understanding of each others role in teaching scien...

Dieting study finds Internet effective in producing initial weight loss

...igned to the behavior therapy group. They received interactive feedback from a trained therapist through e-mail and had access to an electronic bulletin board to facilitate social support among participants, in addition to informational resources about diet and exercise. Half ...

New tools for health care providers and the public to combat overweight and obesity

... of their overweight and obese patients, an online interactive menu planner, and consumer tips on behavior change...te "cyber" tool for devising low calorie meals an interactive menu planner. The menu planner allows the user to plan a single meal or a whole dayss meals. To us...

NHLBI unveils new resources to help consumers control their blood pressure

... from excessive amounts of alcohol. There are also interactive quizzes and tools, information on medications, rea...as preeclampsia. Continuing education programs and interactive software are available to help clinicians stay abreast of the latest recommendations in high blood p...

Scientists invite others to join them online to discuss exotic species threat

...one interested in the subject to log on during the interactive sessions beginning April 16 and running through April 29th. There is no cost and anyone may participate. The meeting's website can be found at http://exoticpests.apsnet.org/...

Joint research project to improve butterfly identification system

...al resources and environmental sciences, built the interactive butterfly identification key. Using a standard field guide to butterflies in Illinois, she put all of the species characteristics and photos into a database. Lokhaiser reports that there are 96 species of butterflies in Illinois, their wingspans ra...

Beyond global warming: Where on Earth are we going?!

...all goal of IGBP is to describe and understand the interactive physical, chemical and biological processes that regulate the total Earth system, the unique environment that it provides for life, the changes are that occurring in this system, and the manner in which they are influenced by human activities. IGBP w...

GIS, bioinformatics collaborations offer promising new perspectives

...ill go from being mere display tools to serving as interactive "mechanisms for discovery." Campbell said other possible long-term outcomes of connecting the two investigative fields are better modeling of the spread of insect infestations, for instance that of the gypsy moth in the United States; better monito...

Survival of quaking aspen groves a complex problem

...culture's Forest Service, The program, which is an interactive learning program, was produced by Penn State's Gould Center for Geography Education and Outreach and is available online at http://www.gouldcenter.psu.edu/lit or on CD by contacting Mark Johnson at mgjohnson@fs.fed.us by email. "Because aspen ar...

Whitaker Foundation to phase out grant programs

...l be held for grants to writetextbooks and develop interactive instructional materials.The final deadline for preliminary applications will be in May2003....

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