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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...ts, and 63% of those out of school); 85% said ABC participation provided a positive understanding of Canada's biot...he biotech industry; Many of the 26% who said ABC participation was not helpful in choosing a study or career path reported their plans had been set prior to being ...

A long-necked sea predator from China described in Science

...a second hunting strategy that would have required participation from the pliable ribs that ran along the sides of the neck. Contraction of Dinocephalosaurus' proposed neck muscles could have rapidly straightened the neck and splayed the neck ribs outward. This could have increased throat volume enough to allow th...

AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform

...iduals' perceptionsof the voting process and their participation init. Election administration. As electiontechnology has developed, local and state electionofficials have become more powerful and their jobshave become more complex, requiring that theyoversee a complex array of technology and an army...

Genes expose secrets of sex on the side

...erns in humans. Men and women differed in their participation in reproduction, the researchers report. More men than women get squeezed out of the mating game. As a result, twice as many women as men passed their genes to the next generation. "It is a pattern that's built up over time. The norm through human...

Rensselaer marks the opening of the center for biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies

...rnment is rarely assembled in one place, and their participation is a testament to what the Rensselaer community has accomplished in a few short years," said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. "By establishing the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, we have created a gathering place wher...

APS awards more than $140,000 to minority students of physiology

...he Porter fellowships are designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minority students in the physiological sciences and to encourage their recruitment to responsible positions in academic institutions throughout the United States. In May, APS was honored with the 2003 Presidential Award for Excel...

New diagnostic technology helps justify earlier cataract surgery

...ts have made it dangerous or they have to cut back participation in other activities that enrich their lives, but they can't seek treatment because insurance testing criteria exclude them from coverage until their vision degrades to a point that is measurable by an outdated test," Masket said. ...

Ecologist calls for creation of an international panel to assess human behavior

...ernments, which would work to provide wide citizen participation and substantial and continuous media coverage. ''It would deal with tough questions,'' he said. ''It could explore how to reconcile different ethical standards. It could discuss who should 'own' and have the right to exploit global resources like f...

Springtime blooms seen earlier now than in the past, say Boston University biologists

...insights, the study may provide a model for public participation in climate change research. The relatively low-te...otocol used by the team might open such studies to participation by botanical gardens, zoos, museums, or even individuals who, over the years, have carefully collect...

Presidential Recognition Awards presented at the 2004 AIUM Annual Convention

...ard. "They were selected because of their intense participation in activities of the AIUM, their willingness to manage important committees, and their great teaching in AIUM courses," said Dr Nelson. Dr Whitman is currently associate professor of radiology in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging ...

Endurance exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in improving cardiac health

...nstraints that might prevent the them from regular participation in a supervised exercise training program. After exclusions, 28 patients randomized either to a group (n = 16, age: 66.4 1.3 yrs old) that exercised or to a group (n = 12, age: 65.3 1.2 yrs old) that received hydrochlorothiazide for six months. En...

The first domesticated donkey was born in Africa

...sh An international team of researchers, with the participation of UAB professor, Jordi Jordana, has published in Science magazine the results of their investigation into the origins of the domesticated donkey. The authors have discovered by using genetic analysis that the domesticated donkey originated in northe...

Hope Clinic of Emory Vaccine Center receives CDC contract

...vention research is important. We will need their participation to make an effective microbicide against HIV a reality."...

The protection of human subjects in gene transfer research explored at conference in July

...ials; privacy and compliance officers; patient and participation advocates, legal counsel and staff, research staff and coordinators and institutional officials may register for continuing medical education (CME) credits. To register for the conference, call 1-866-761-7808. ...

North Shore-LIJ research collaboration with Correlogic Systems to advance ovarian cancer blood test

...p, we will save women's lives." North Shore-LIJ's participation in this collaboration is financed through the support of The Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research, Row for a Cure and the Sonia L. Totino Gynecologic Cancer Research Fund, whose combined contributions total more than $200,000. These org...

Strengthening independent junior research groups in collaborative research centres

...for Collaborative Research Centres apply regarding participation from outside the universities and the provision of core support by universities. The new Collaborative Research Centres in detail: Humanities The Collaborative Research Centre "The representation of social orders in transition: compa...

Ecological science for a crowded planet

...ions, debates and discussions, which also included participation of the Society's 8,000 members, as well as colleagues with other scientific societies, government agencies, industry, and non-governmental organizations." In particular, the report includes the following recommendations: integrate advances in ecol...

Loyola decides to test new blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury

...re unsatisfactory; potential risks are reasonable; participation in the study could help some patients; and the research could not be practicably conducted without an exception from informed consent requirements....

Fostering Diversity in the Sciences Symposium

Increasing participation of underrepresented groups in the environmental and biological sciences is the theme for an upcoming symposium presented by the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). The symposium is scheduled for August 12-13, 2004 at Howard University in Washing...

UC Riverside professor to spend year with US State Department

...rate," Eastmond said. "In addition, I hope that my participation in this program will make valuable contributions to improving the environment and improving the health and quality of life for many throughout the world." The State Department will ask the fellows to discuss science and technology with policymakers ...

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