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A Genetic Skeleton Key
...ine analogy, itis something like going throughback issues
of the magazine andfinding that human-gene 'stories'are less likely to contain phrasessuch as 'For Sale,' telephone numbers,and the dollar sign," Gelfandexplained. While better than randomreconstruction, these statisticalmethods are inaccurate at bes...
Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project
...ring the past year on topics ranging from land-use issues
to ecosystem protection, technological innovations... breakout sessions will focus on 1 . environmental issues
and perspectives redefined, 2 . critical sectors for environmental policy, and 3 . the search for ne...
Impact of Meteorites, Drop in Sea Level Caused Mass Extinctions 65 Million Years Ago
...has been among the most contentious, hotly debated issues
in paleontology," says Chris Maples, program director in NSF's division of earth sciences. "This work by Marshall and Ward is important because it may result in more agreement among proponents of different end-Cretaceous extinction scenarios." ...
Bigger Biology Tackled Through Keyboards
...is, and other universities. "Important biological issues
can and need to be understood throughcomputational biology," says co-author Alan Hastings, chair of theUC Davis environmental studies division. "Dynamic models are an essentialtool for understanding complex biological systems." Written by four of t...
U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support For Drinking Water, Earthquakes And Biological Sciences
...oyees at work in every stateinvestigating resource issues
of concern to nearly 2,000 local, state,regional and national organizations. Efforts range from about 45,000water measuring stations crucial to making flood and water supplyforecasts, to 80,000 different maps of the country, from the frontlineearthq...
American Academy Of Ophthalmology Sun Microsystems To Present Technology Seminar
... seminar covering various technologies and related issues
shaping the future of health care. INFOACCESS '97 is designed to bring together physicians, academicians, information technology specialists, scientists and researchers. Topics include the Internet, telemedicine, digital imaging, use of Intern...
Guidelines For Human Germ-Line Interventions Topic Of AAAS Forum
...ions on both scientific freedom and responsibility issues
andethical and religious issues
related to germ-line interventions. WHAT: AAAS Forum on Human Germ-Line Interventions WHEN: ...
Captive Lemurs To Depart For Madagascar Oct. 17 For First Release Into The Wild
... animals and their habitats -- and theconservation issues
facing them today," Welch said. "Local residents will be reminded that the Betampona refugeconstitutes a vital repository for clean drinking water and plentiful water for their rice fields, and also protects theirvillages from flooding," he said. Ma...
Hormonal Changes At Puberty Can Mask High Cholesterol In Blood
...ed a series of educational programsthat focused on issues
related to diet, including dietary saturated fat andcholesterol. Parents of the remaining children received "usual care," whichincluded printed materials and notification of the children's high cholesterollevels. Over the next three years, boys and g...
Banning Chemicals To Protect Ozone May Aggravate Global Warming
...researcher says. "By independently addressing the issues
of ozone depletion and globalwarming, we are jeopa...heric sciences. "We need to stop looking at these issues
asthough they are separate from one another, and start considering them togetherwhen we determine en...
1998 Declared Year Of The Ocean
...evelopment can proceedwhile critical environmental issues
are addressed," said NOAA Administrator D.James Baker. "Shifts in weather patterns associated with El Niño are powerfulreminders of how the ocean joins with the atmosphere to affect our lives," saidBaker. "In addition, the recent outb...
AAAS Announces Science Journalism Award Winners
... its comprehensive package ofarticles that connect issues
of neurophysiology and policy in a compelling way. Jenni Laidman of The Bay City Times won the award for the small newspapercategory for her February 2 -- July 2, 1997, series entitled "UnnaturalResources: Playing God in the Great Lakes." Laidman...
Discovery Channel Returns From Underwater Scientific Expedition Off The Coast Of Cuba
... the scientists about their findings and about the issues
of underwater conservation. Discovery Channel Online, the network's award-winning web site ( http://www.discovery.com ), is featuring a complete dispatch and photos from Friday's visit. Photos of Castro's visit may be downloadedfor press usage fr...
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Continues Support Of EurekAlert!
...about key science, health, medical, and technology issues
and to distribute embargoed information safely via the Internet. Since EurekAlert!'s debut, more than 1,400 reporters and 750 public information officers from around the world have registered to use the site. EurekAlert! is endorsed by the Internati...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...hile paying even greater attention to other global issues
such asnatural resource management and environment...nal lab to address agriculture and food processing issues
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Agriculture and Food ProcessingInitiative, established in l...
Performance Standards-Part II
...earch administratorsand others interested in these issues
are invited to attend. For more information about the meeting, pleasecontact the SCAW office...
USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species And Habitat Research
...at is why USGS scientists are at work every day on issues
of concern to every citizenacross our country, usi... work in every stateand Puerto Rico, investigating issues
of concern to every American, including nearly 2,000 local,state, regional and national organization...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...rofessional certification have become top priority issues
for the International Ergonomics Association and, indeed, for many national human factors/ergonomics societies and governmental groups, such as the European Union. Another reason, well known to us, is that "everyone is an operator" (Mallett, 1995)....
UF Researchers: Development Promotes Disease Among Gopher Tortoises
...ise without disrupting land development. Among the issues
discussed at the symposium were relocation, restocking and land mitigation banking. "Relocation involves moving a tortoise from one site to another," she said. "While this makes people feel good, it is not very effective and risks spreading t...
National Toxicology Program Meets On Transgenic Animals
...sts use fewer animals and cost less. Some of the issues
to be addressed are: Is the NTP approach to evaluation and validation of transgenic models sufficient and appropriate? How can existing models be best utilized? What are their limitations? What new models are needed? Should NTP seek to develop or...
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