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National Science Board Honors Maxine Frank Singer With Vannevar Bush Award
... science matters facing society and forinfluencing national
science policy, particularly where there were soci...cience and technology, and for thedevelopment of a national
science policy. Five years later, Congress passed abill creating the NSF. Singer will recei...
Nobel Laureate David Baltimore To Speak To NYU Undergrads
...obel Prize, Dr. Baltimore has been atthe center of national
policy-making on issues such as AIDS and recombinant DNAresearch. The Jurow Lecture was endowed by NYU alumnus Irving H. Jurow to bring a leadingintellectual or cultural leader to NYU's undergraduate community. The inaugurallecture was given by Step...
ASM Calls For Focus On Microbial Pollution Of Nation's Water Supply
... date. There is a critical needfor an integrated, national
initiative on the microbial quality of water and onrisk assessment as related to public health. To View the Video: click here to view for 28.8k or click here to view for 56k...
Tipsheet: Environmental Story Ideas
...sday, April 22, environmentalissues will be in the national
spotlight. Here are some examples of Universityof Wisconsin-Madison research that focuses on environmentally friendlypractices. Wisconsin-Style Recycling: New Uses For Cow Manure Aside from an annual cow chip toss, the world hasn't stumbled on too ...
In Logged Forests, Hunting of Wildlife Becomes Deadly 'Second Harvest'
... explosion of bushmeat in logged areas, as well as national
legislation tolimit hunting of wild game. Some laws have already been enacted. Last year,working with WCS, Sarawak passed legislation that involved logging companies bybanning the commercial sale of bushmeat. "The situation is critical, but...
Bees The Buzz In Landmine Detection
...led resources from threefederal agencies and three national
laboratories to conduct this research. In...rage and rangereading capabilities of the tags for national
Invading Beetle Threatens Canada's Pine Forests
...nly lumber forests but tourist attractions such as national
parks could bedecimated by this beetle. "As of 1997, the Introduced Pine Shoot Beetle hadinfested 18 Ontario counties and our research shows that during a warm summerand fall, they could reproduce not once but twice," says Smith, whose researchis fun...
Endangered Species' Recovery Plans Face Comprehensive Scientific Review
...iversity of Washington zoologist is spearheading a national
effort toreview 200 recovery plans in detail. It i...plants, suchas solano grass in California; and the national
symbol, the bald eagle, whichremains a threatened species in the lower 48 states. Since last fall, 2...
New Carbon Monoxide Sensor Developed For Occupational Use
...n monoxideconcentrations are regulated outdoors by national
and state ambient air qualitystandards, most people spend 90 percent or more of their time indoors, which iswhere elevated CO exposures are likely to occur," said Apte. The LBNL/QGI Occupational CO Dosimeter (LOCD) consists of a square polystyrenevia...
USGS Finds Palila Population Remaining Stable
...sponsible forconducting biological research in the national
parks and national
wildliferefuges and other lands in Hawaii and other Pacific islands. The Center isheadquartered in ...
Mouse Map Leads Way To Human Disease Exploration
...ey become ill." Recent years have seen an"enormous national
effort to understand what humans have in common with mice,"she explained. In today's renaissance of human genetics, as more and more genetic explanationshave been found for human disease and behavior, the potential of applying thatknowledge to a work...
National Laboratory, National Parks And Forests Leaders Seek To Share Resources
...tingApril 7 and 8, they spent two days touring the national
lab in Idaho Falls,Idaho, and at the site in the I...not know the scope ofwork INEEL engaged in." Every national
park and forest has a myriad of natural resources to take careof, including species of bacteria and ...
Symposium Probes Impact Of Toxins On Development
...ironmentalHealth Sciences (NIEHS). It is the first national
event sponsored by the new UWcenter, directed by pharmacy professor Colin Jefcoate. "In the past five to 10 years, there has been an explosion of work indevelopmental biology," Jefcoate said. "We want to close the gap between thestudy of animal model...
Undiscovered Biological Diversity: A Symposium On Bioprospecting
...xtensive land conservation programs --Costa Rica's national
park system makes up 25 percent of the nation's territory.In 1989, Costa Rica created the National Institute for Biodiversity (INBio) topromote biodiversity conservation and to learn to use its biodiversity toimprove the quality of human life. ...
USGS Study Confirms An Urban Air-Pollution Problem At Mount Rainier National Park
...owing body of evidence that protected areas suchas national
parks are vulnerable to pollution from outside sou... this from other regions of NorthAmerica including national
parks such as Sequoia and Great Smoky Mountains." Sources of ozone-producing compounds, including ...
Stanford launches interdisciplinary initiative in the biological sciences
...s needed." Although Stanford rose from regional to national
prominence in the 1950s bybuilding and maintaining "steeples of excellence"-clusters of world-classresearchers working in various disciplines- Bio-X proponents argue that a newapproach is needed today to address the challenges posed by recent progres...
Germany needs a national genome initiative
...gy. According to the DFG statement Germany needs a national
genomeinitiative in order to take advantage of the...h and to create bridges to industry. In addition a national
committee should be responsible for co-ordinating genomeprojects. It is suggested that genome projec...
Remarkable results from a new observatory
...t researcher. Pacific Northwest, a premier national
environmental research laboratory,is working to un... fields of environment, energy, healthsciences and national
security. Battelle, based in Columbus, Ohio, has operatedPacific Northwest for DOE since 1965....
NIAID launches major step in trial of experimental shingles vaccine
...o, M.D., principalinvestigator on the study. The national
trial of approximately 20 medical centers is recruiting a total of37,000 volunteers - 1,800 in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area - and isfunded by the Veterans Administration, Merck & Co., and NIAID. Volunteers Needed People are invited to par...
Jefferson researchers find access to new methods of HIV prevention for pregnant women and newborns may depend on where they were receiving care
...ssion of AIDS by as much as two-thirds. Along with national
educationalefforts, New York State mounted an information campaign, sending letters tophysicians and other health care specialists, even conducting marketingcampaigns to high-risk groups. Researchers at Jefferson Medical College asked, how qu...
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