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Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education

...ts in law, business and sociology will explore the intersection of law, innovation and entrepreneurship. He will introduce a second seminar in which pre-law undergraduates will learn about the practices and life-histories of local attorneys. Helen Na, an electrical engineer at the Universityof California-Los An...

Mojave Desert Is Subject Of Las Vegas Science Meeting

...ll be held in the Tam Alumni Center, near the intersection of Harmon and Maryland Parkway on the east side of campus, and will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday and 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Registration at the door starts at 8:00 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and includes two-day registration and luncheo...

Conference on the chemistry of light will draw international audience to Duke

...oss ChemicalLaboratories on Science Drive near its intersection with Towerview Road. An event held every two years, the 1999 conference is sponsored byDuke's department of chemistry and Office of the Vice Provost for Academic andInternational Affairs, the Eastman Kodak Co., the American Chemical Society's...

Smog impacts: Hurtling through airways, tiny particles may do more damage than previously assumed

...nd, particle-laden air mixes with clean air ateach intersection of the respiratory branches. All that secondary mixing"dramatically speeds the movement of these fine particles through therespiratory system," Wexler reports. The next step, Sarangapani says, is to further investigate why fine particlescan be toxic ...

Roundworms provide clues to human kidney disease

...lycystic kidney disease. "The work is a surprise intersection of two different areas," Sternberg said.The agreement in the amino acid sequences of the two proteins suggests that theLOV-1 and PKD1 proteins encoded by these two genes might perform similar rolesin worm and kidney cells. PKD1's function is still a ...

Whitaker Foundation funds Washington University biomedical engineering facility

...gineering building, to be located southeast of the intersection of Hoyt Drive and Millbrook Boulevard. The preliminary cost for the building is estimated at $33 million. Features of the proposed building include a 250-person auditorium; 22,000 square feet of wet and dry laboratory space and 12,580 additional squ...

Wake Forest University School of Medicine launches major research initiative

...aza II, a large office building at the Five Points intersection of Stratford and Country Club roads and Miller and First streets would be renovated for the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Women's Health Center. The initiative also envisions major improvements in research support by: Strengthening ...

Genome scientists muster computer software tools for handling the flood of raw data from the Human Genome Project and related efforts

...NGTON, D.C. -- A new discipline has emerged at the intersection of computer science and biotechnology, bringing the power of advanced computational techniques to bear on complex problems in molecular biology. Called bioinformatics or computational biology, this new field is providing essential tools for scientist...

Saving the whales -- how scientists measure success

...tention and, ultimately, money. It is here, at the intersection of sentimentality and scientific controversy, that conservation biologists typically face their greatest challenge." They describe the two-fold challenge: "First, biologists need to determine which populations really need recovery action, and just a...

2000 FALL MEETING: updated press conferences, press registration, and other information

...ional Science Foundation, breaks new ground at the intersection of science, technology and business. Panelists: Brian J. Anderson, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel Maryland; Colin L. Waters, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; Robert M. Robinson, Magnetospheric Physic...

Across the countryside: How ecology predicts the movement of parasites and disease

...ation, Good medicine for conservation biology: the intersection of epidemiology and conservation theory, Lafferty and Gerber will discuss the role disease plays in the health and size of the otters' overall population. Their study will propose that contaminants in the sea may have led to the suppression of the ot...

Largest fossil cockroach found: Site preserves incredible detail

... "7-11 Mine" because it is located at the intersection of Ohio State Routes 7 and 11. When Easterday compared the fossil cockroach from the 7-11 Mine to cockroaches living in the tropics today, he found them similar. Though ...

January media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY

...ates. The researchers located the structure at the intersection of two distinctly different trends of elongated ab...former tectonic plate boundaries. They mapped this intersection by zigzagging the research vessel back and forth across it as the sonar system traced out the shapes...

February media highlights - GSA Bulletin

... Around 500,000 years ago, the northward migrating intersection of the Pacific, Gorda, and North American plates known as the Mendocino triple junction approached Cape Mendocino, California causing the entire margin up to 20 km north to uplift, tilt northward, and erode, and causing the sediment delivered by the ...

M.R.C. Greenwood elaborates on the risky business of research universities

...or ways in which science and technology, and their intersection with national policy, can become more important than ever in the quest for peace, security and justice." Chancellor Greenwood, a visionary and role model for the next generation of great leaders in science policy, has spent a career encouraging women...

Twenty years of monkey research boosts AIDS knowledge

...aid Gardner. An authority on retroviruses and the intersection of the simian and human immunodeficiency viruses, Gardner will give the keynote address at the conference, highlighting important contributions of nonhuman primate research to knowledge of AIDS. According to Gardner, some of the key achievements made...

Research reveals how an acid dissolves, molecule by molecule

... and observed the reactions that occurred at their intersection using incredibly fast lasers. "Our femtosecond lasers emit very short pulses of laser light on the order of 10 to the minus 15 seconds, which is as fast as molecules vibrate," says Sean M. Hurley, a postdoctoral scholar in Castleman's lab and a co-a...

UW-Madison researchers identify key to cancer cell mobility

...nals. By blocking the activity of PIPKI?661 - the intersection of focal adhesion assembly - cancer cells could become immobile, thereby unable to migrate to other parts of the body. "Exactly how cancer cells metastasize has been poorly understood," says Anderson. "This discovery is a real breakthrough that coul...

UC Berkeley scientists detail neural circuit that lets eye detect directional motion

...e street, anticipating when traffic will reach our intersection and deciding when to cross. "Barry Bonds probably has superior motion-detecting neurons," he added, referring to the home-run hitter with the San Francisco Giants. "He takes a simple movement detector and, in the context of a highly sophisticated act...

New books show social side of weather and climate

...entist and a population policy expert, examine the intersection of population growth and human-influenced climate change and find reason for optimism.The book opens with a scenario for the next 50 years in which social, economic, and technological changes have brought people and the planet to a far healthier posi...

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