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5AM Solutions releases Microarray Enterprise Manage(TM) Software

...d," said Stephan. Dr. Tom Miller, who provides NIH oversight of the Consortium, said, "The public repository and control over its content will feed the international repositories with Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment (MIAME) compliant and verifiable data, a significant achievement." MEM contai...

Collaborative research initiative aims to cut drug development time in half

...een labs, and provides for business and scientific oversight boards to guide research toward successful results. To underwrite this initiative and achieve success in the development of MS treatments, MRF intends to raise a total of $25 million over the next four years. "Medical research experts, like top scie...

Genetic testing of embryos

...e limits to its uses? Are current regulations and oversight sufficient? The John Hopkins University Genetics and Public Policy Center is convening a diverse panel of thought leaders to discuss the ethical, social, and scientific implications of this potent new technology. Please join us. ...

Ethical guidelines needed before 'nutrigenomic' groceries come to market

... society's obligation to fund it. Regulation and oversight Governments are looking at what if any regulations are needed to cover issues in this field, including scientific research, consent, counseling, testing technology and standards, who gets to provide nutritional genomics services, and access to nutrit...

Biotech regulations impede crop domestication

...ng. But the current environment of regulations and oversight is making this almost impossible for all but large, wealthy companies." In the early days of genetic engineering, Strauss said, it was in fact more common for very unusual genes to be inserted into a plant that never would have naturally contained s...

Aspirin prevents polyps in colon cancer patients

... CALGB committee that provided oversight to the study and associate director of population sciences at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institut...

School of Public Health awarded $30 million to develop and introduce pneumococcal vaccine

...ill be measured against these objectives by a GAVI oversight board. "Our approach is a departure from previous vaccine efforts. We will take our scientific data and efficacy results directly to decision-makers in developing countries that have the power to set policy. We will support them in their efforts to e...

'OptIPuter' design for data-intensive computer wins $13.5 million NSF award

...ter (SDSC) at UCSD, who will provide expertise and oversight on application drivers, grid and cluster computing...ti and Jason Leigh, who will provide expertise and oversight on networking, visualization and collaboration technologies. "Think of the OptIPuter as a giant grap...

Statement by the Ethics Advisory Board of Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.

...e health of donors is protected by careful medical oversight and drug stimulation regimens that err on the side of safety. Although egg donors are compensated for the time and effort they put into the donation process, most report that a principal motivation for their donation is the wish to assist scientific ...

Keck grant launches Gulf Coast Consortia

...ic community," said Dr. Wah Chiu, chair of the GCC oversight committee and a professor of biochemistry and mole...f Natural Sciences at Rice and co-chair of the GCC oversight committee. "Each of the GCC members has been actively hiring faculty devoted to cross-disciplinary r...

New resources to assist with gene transfer clinical studies

...igators' requests for NGVL services and to provide oversight of compliance with NGVL policies, procedures, and administrative matters. The Indiana NGVL will produce lentiviral and retroviral vectors; maintain a generally accessible master file that contains toxicology data on adeno-associated virus (AAV), a co...

Plant health scientists issue statement in support of biotechnology

...gy, while advocating responsible and science-based oversight and regulation, the APS members hope to call attention to the importance of biotechnology in their work. Virtually all aspects of plant pathology are affected by biotechnology, states Sue Tolin, a plant pathologist with Virginia Polytechnic Institute...

Are you a 'Nitrogenius?'

... Nitrogen Conference, N2001, will help remedy this oversight as scientists, policy makers, researchers and industry leaders gather to discuss nitrogen's current role in the environment. Organized by several national and international organizations, N2001 will be held at the Bolger Conference Center in Potomac,...

Johns Hopkins experts launch Palm OS version of digital antibiotics and infectious disease guide for physicians

...t of medical knowledge," says McAvinue. A Hopkins oversight board is being formed to consider the potential uses of aggregate data, both academically and commercially, according to McAvinue. Development of the ABX Guide was funded through unrestricted educational grants to Hopkins POC-IT from Abbott, Bris...

Purdue center to lead national research in dietary supplements

... "Marketers of these products face less regulatory oversight than required for food additives and drugs. The problem is compounded by the fact that the burden of proof rests on the shoulders of the Food and Drug Administration, not the manufacturers." The center's role, however, goes beyond testing, she said. ...

Inheritable gene modification research should not proceed on humans without standards and oversight, AAAS report says

...d religious implications and the absence of public oversight as issues that must be addressed before further re... made to proceed with IGM research, "comprehensive oversight mechanisms should be put in place to review and approve all IGM protocols for research and applicati...

Progressor chimpanzees could reveal mechanism for resisting AIDS

...e, National Institutes of Health, and professional oversight bodies. Personnel who work with HIV-infected chimpanzees also follow established biohazard guidelines to ensure their safety....

ASTA supports U.S. government's efforts to increase consumer confidence in bioengineered foods

...duced by modern biotechnology by making government oversight more formal and transparent. "Establishing a viable consultation process may build consumer confidence without altering the way U.S. biotechnology companies are already accustomed to working with the FDA," says ASTA Executive Vice President Dean Urms...

AAAS study calls for federal funding for stem cell research but sees no need for new oversight mechanisms

... basis for public approvalthrough well-established oversight mechanisms and would help guarantee that theresult...arch, and it is important not to createunnecessary oversight mechanisms or regulatory burdens, the study says. The Foodand Drug Administration, for example, has ...

Biologist Experiments With His Own Front Yard

...aint)and the neighborhood association served as an oversight committee for his lab practices. Wanting to share the rewards of his domestic discoveries, Alcock has written a book about hisexperiences, In a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects , published by W.W. Norton andCompany, 1997. Beauti...

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