Tag: "opinions" at biology news
How to make boaters slow down for manatees
...loping media campaigns that feature law enforcers' opinions
on obeying speed limits, and by reporting recent incidents of enforcement to local newspapers and radio stations. News conferences and press releases should highlight the negative consequences of violating speed limits and no-entry zones, such as the...
Poll: NY residents split on biotechnology in food and agriculture
... New York state residents' knowledge, interest and opinions
about biotechnology in agriculture and food production, as well as news coverage of the topic in local media. According to Steve Kresovich, director of that institute, the goal in sponsoring this research is "to understand better how the people of Ne...
Americans' knowledge of genetically modified foods remains low and opinions on safety still split
...etically modified (GM) foods remains low and their opinions
about its safety are just as divided as they were ...ds has softened somewhat in the last two years but opinions
about safety remain split. Today, 25% of people polled reported they would support the introduction...
Awareness of GM foods increasing, while overall support slipping
...The new study, however, also found that American's opinions
about GM foods are not firmly held. Simply mentioning potential benefits of GM foods significantly increased approval ratings for those products. For example, of those who disapproved of plant-based GM food products, 30% said they would purchase a G...
Americans speak out on cancer
...tionwide survey that measured public attitudes and opinions
about the country's efforts to eliminate cancer. The survey was commissioned by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). Cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, quintuple winner of the Tour de France, an...
Survey reports fall in stem cell transplants for breast cancer
... survey on current practice enabled differences in opinions
between transplant specialists to be quantified. "Data in 2002 suggest that there is consensus in Europe on autologous transplants in Ewing's sarcoma and near consensus on neuroblastoma and germ cell cancer. It reflects current practice, gives inform...
Four IU professors are 2004 Guggenheim Fellows
... book will put to rest speculative and unsupported opinions
about the nature of plant species as well as what types of evolutionary processes are likely to produce new species. Beckwith, a world-renowned expert on Tibet, Nepal and other political entities in central Asia, will use his Guggenheim award to wri...
Microscopy scans show how brain cells process energy
...olysis." "Our results unify existing contradictory opinions
and should be a win-win situation for both factions," said Kasischke, who is a research associate in the Developmental Resource for Biophysical Imaging and Opto-electronics (DRBIO) laboratory headed by Watt W. Webb. Webb, Cornell's S.B. Eckert Profes...
Study shows how consensus is attained in a noisy world
... to do," said Amaral. "People tend to adjust their opinions
based on what the majority is telling them." In addition to Amaral, other authors on the PNAS paper are Andr A. Moreira, Abhishek Mathur and Daniel Diermeier, from Northwestern University. Diermeier is co-director of Northwestern's Institute for Com...