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With HIV rising, UMBI tailors vaccine for Nigeria

...ssociate professor. "I am in a position to help my nation with its growing AIDS problem. I have a lot of faith in this approach to developing a vaccine and now we have a plan to put it to use," said Agwale. The experimental Nigerian HIV-1 vaccine is now entering preclinical testing in laboratory animals. I...

AAAS atlas shows human impact on environment

...orld's top per-capita water consumers and how each nation allocates its water use. The last section of the atlas, produced by the World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy, consists of six case studies that examine the relationship between population and environment in areas of North and South America,...

Violence and aggression: University of New Orleans researchers offer provocative insights

...thorn, roughly one of a dozen psychologists in the nation whose research focuses primarily on violence and aggression in girls ages 12 to 18, suggests that puberty serves as a triggering mechanism for anti-social, adolescent girls. While boys may begin to manifest anti-social behavior in either childhood...

President's FY 2002 budget for USGS -- contributions to energy security and America's environment

...onal strategy for a sound energy policy and to the nation as it continues to grow, said Groat. To focus resources for these USGS activities, the budget proposes to reduce funding for one-time projects, Congressional add-ons, lower priority programs, and specific programs that may be more appropriately fund...

Like USA children, young adults snacking more now than they did two decades ago

...tributors of empty calories. "It's clear that the nation is in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but why is not so evident," said Zizza, who worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a dietician for seven years before returning to school. "Some people say Americans eat too much, while others say lac...

UW, PNNL think big, aim small with creation of joint nanotechnology institute

...d challenges of our time that are important to the nation and to society. The agreement calls for each part...Last summer, it became the first university in the nation to launch a doctoral degree program in the field. About 30 professors teach courses through the Cen...

USGS issues wildlife health alert for foot-and-mouth disease

... FMD into the United States. The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. For we...

LSU program for graduate education could become model for U.S.

...ram. The 57 different IGERT programs around the nation span all areas of research, from the biological sciences to the social sciences. But all use a multidisciplinary approach, bringing researchers and students from a variety of fields together to study different aspects of one main topic or theme. Th...

USGS finds mixing between California spotted owls and northern spotted owls

...es among the three subspecies. The USGS serves the nation by providing impartial scientific information to describe and understand the Earth, its resources and processes; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and prote...

Scripps scientists, diving officer receive honors

..., Calif., is among 185 new Fellows from across the nation and 28 Foreign Honorary Members named to the academy, an international society of the worlds leading scientists, scholars, artists, business people, and public leaders. John Largier, an associate research oceanographer with the Scripps Marine Life ...

NOAA fisheries, Connecticut, New York Sea Grant Programs announce research grants: $3.5 million in sound research to address lobster die-offs

...arch communities of Connecticut, New York, and the nation on short notice to address the several puzzling aspects of the recent lobster fisheries disaster in Long Island Sound," Edward C. Monahan, Director of Connecticut Sea Grant said. "But, it is one our program, working in conjunction with these other ag...

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... mystery . . . Thousands of landfills around the nation may be serving as bioreactors, turning inorganic mercury into methylated or organic mercury, according to a study by researchers at ORNL. An unknown but likely significant amount of methylated mercury, which is far more toxic than inorganic mercury...

From rockets to hot rods to....

...by their Spanish-given name, Papago. In 1986, the nation reverted to their original name, meaning Desert People....

Terrorist threats to agriculture studied

...orist crossings, according to Clarke. He said the nation must not only consider immediate actions that need to be taken, but should simultaneously adapt existing technology for the short run and develop new knowledge and technology for future protection. "It is critically important that all three approach...

Researchers discover secrets of Anthrax's killer toxin

...ing new opportunities for study at a time when the nation is paying unprecedented attention to the disease, although the research reported here was begun long before recent events brought anthrax to the public spotlight. "The persistence of new and re-emerging infectious diseases, brought about by natural ...

Introgens gene drug demonstrates tumor growth control

.... D. Anderson is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding integrated programs in patient care, research, education and prevention. Since 1944, nearly 500,000 patients have turned to M. D. Anderson for cancer care in the form of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immu...

Lilly Endowment grants almost $26 million to Purdue Discovery Park

...ill be among the best university facilities in the nation dedicated to nanotechnology research, Jischke said. It will be funded with a combination of private and public money. HDR Inc., a worldwide architectural-engineering firm headquartered in Omaha, Neb., is designing the center. HDR recently designed th...

University of Pennsylvania announces largest-ever U.S. purchase of wind energy

...nts the largest retail wind energy purchase in the nation to date and will satisfy 5 percent of Penns annual energy needs. "Penn is leading the way to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future," CEI president Brent Alderfer said. "Penn students, faculty, staff and alumni can take pride knowing five la...

Dupont donates patents to UCSD

... National Science Foundation ranks UCSD 6th in the nation in the amount of federal research funding competitively awarded to its faculty--$462 million last year. Total enrollment exceeded 2,000 in the 2001-02 academic year. Of those, 4,550 graduate and undergraduates were enrolled in the Irwin and Joan Jaco...

Crater makes an impact on three sessions at GSA

...es Convention Center Room 304. The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to: describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life....

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