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Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project

...he project will go beyond the traditional academic mission with a substantial outreach effort to make the ideas known in communities across the country," said F&ES Dean Jared Cohon, who will join Law School Dean Anthony Kronman as a speaker at the workshop. Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on 1 . envi...

Discovery Of Cell Sites May Shed Light On How Bodily Systems Interact

... offers a new window for research, Kelleysaid. The mission now, he added, is to determine what the receptors actuallydo. "We've discovered what physiologists learned 100 years ago," Kelleysaid. "There are physiological feedback systems, but this is in thecontext of not the heart talking to the kidney, not t...

Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms

...rch for Meteorites, akin to a bargain-priced space mission on snowmobiles led by Ralph Harvey of Case Western Reserve University. Antarctica is actually unrivaled in its abundance of meteorites. Since 1976, the program has found more than 7800 specimens, including samples of the Moon and Mars, expanding kn...

'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data

... and use, while there still is time to help." The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. The Society is supported by 550,000 members and 518 chapters natio...

Researchers Construct Genetic Map For Dogs

...te. Using basic and applied research, the Center's mission is to eliminate cancer, and other potentially fata...ne at Cornell University, established in 1894; the mission of the College is to advance animal and human health through education, research, and public service...

Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy

...and power plants. Instead theWorld Bank's central mission should be to do what national governments will not: underwrite prevention and control of transboundary pollution. "This would mean, for example, that the World Bank would help theChinese build high-efficiency electric generating stations wit...

IFT Foundation Receives Grant For Graduate Nutrition Fellowships

... well as to promote careers in food science. The mission of the Gerber Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children. As a result, the foundation has a variety of partnerships with non-profit organizations to deliver education, support, and care programs to parents and childre...

STS-89 Will Carry Five Science Payloads From NASA/Marshall

...avity Research Program Office,said that the STS-89 mission will continue NASA's science program aboardMir. B...aterials(MGM) experiment first flew on the STS-79 mission in 1996. On STS-89,it will make twice as many test runs under an expanded range of conditions.It com...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

... engineer for both human factors and the alternate mission provisions. The C-141 was to be designed so that i...compartment, through the installation of alternate mission kits, could be reconfigured for cargo aerial delivery, carrying paratroopers and paratroop jumping, ...

Top Scientists Challenge Others: Join Biodiversity Year

...entific Unions and other scientific societies. Its mission is to promote research on fundamental aspects of biodiversity, and to relate the results to policies on conservation and sustainable management. "Most nations in world except the U.S. have ratified the 1992 Convention on Biodiversity," Sarukhn said...

$2 Million Dollar Grant Funds Salton Sea Web Site

...ogram would meet both theuniversity's liberal arts mission and the EPA's standards of research andreporting. The Salton Sea program will be operated through the university's Center forEnvironmental Management, a GIS-based resource management and planning program. Krantz is interim director of the center. The...

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Launches Innovative Therapeutics Development Centers

...ving therapeutics must be developed. The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease....

US-Cuban Scientific Collaborations Jeopardized By Travel Restrictions

... The report is based on the results of a 1997 AAAS mission to Cuba in which 25Cuban scientists in Havana were interviewed about their experiences in obtainingentry visas to the US to conduct legitimate scientific work. Problems cited bythe Cuban scientists include extreme delay in receiving approval, lack of...

ASU Scientists Join NASA Astrobiology Institute

...st has focusedNASA's attention on developing a new mission there in 2003. With the prospectof a record of past life on Mars and living organisms on Europa, missions to Marsand Europa will provide ample opportunities to apply the lessons learned from theother astrobiological studies and to refine strategies i...

Report Focuses On Managed Care Impact In Clinical Microbiology Labs

...logy as well as infectious diseases. The Society's mission is to promotea better understanding of basic life processes and the application of thisknowledge for improved health and environmental well being. The colloquium report is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.asmusa.org/acasrc/aca1.h...

Purdue Golf Course Serves Double Duty As Research Lab

...rway less traveled One place where the unique mission of Purdue's Kampen Golf Course will be obvious to golfers is on hole No. 7. Dye designed this hole with two fairways, separated by an enormous sand bunker that runs the length of the hole. The idea is that golfers will be allowed to play one fair...

As The City Goes, So Goes The World: Symposium At ESA Meeting To Examine The Ecology Of Cities

...ities. But, like the more traditional LTERs, their mission is to monitor ecologicalcycles over time and space. Lawrence Band of the University of North Carolina,Chapel Hill, will discuss how the Baltimore LTER is linking hydroecological andsocioeconomic factors over a gradient of urbanization in the Baltimo...

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Signs Licensing Agreement With American Cyanamid For Herbicide-Tolerant Rice

...road. "We are fulfilling the state-mandated mission to develop technologiesthat improve the efficiency, productivity and profitability of farmers and thuscontribute to the economic development of our state and to the quality of lifefor people in Louisiana," Rogers said. "The products we are se...

One In Three Doctors Recommends Herbal Supplements To Patients

...place. As a leader in the category, the company's mission isto enhance the reputation and growth of the natural health care industry as awhole. Part of that charge is to adhere to the guidelines set forth in theDietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and to self-police theindustry for unfair or...

Hurricane Georges Puts On A Light Show

...archers to a rare light show as they flew the last mission of the most ambitious hurricane study campaign in the Atlantic Ocean. Rarely seen lightning fields and purple sprites were detected in the eye of the hurricane by the ER-2 pilot as he flew more than 19.8 km (65,000 ft) above the Atlantic. The thir...

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