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Bilbies invade central Australia

A mining project in Central Australia has won a prestigious award - for environment corporate citizenship and environmental achievements. It is a fitting recognition, because the project brings together a large range of dedicated players, all combining their skills to restore a huge section of desert country...

Raven one of 12 to receive National Medal of Science

...d American scientists and engineers to receive the prestigious National Medal of Science. President Clinton made...pient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious International Prize for Biology from the government of Japan; Environmental Prize of the Institut de...

UCSD bioengineer to receive President's National Medal of Science

... Fung is the first bioengineer to receive the prestigious National Medal of Science since it was established in 1959. He is also the only engineer among this years honorees. UCSD now counts five National Medal of Science recipients among its distinguished faculty. Dr. Fung was one of the fi...

Five Rutgers professors named fellows of national science association

...l recognition our professors have achieved in this prestigious selection process and by the role these faculty play in educating the next generation of scholars and researchers and advancing their disciplines through their research." Jolie A. Cizewski, professor in the department of physics and astronomy, Facult...

LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

...nt Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with its prestigious International Energy Project of the Year in late October for designing and implementing a multi-million dollar energy efficiency program at the Gostomel Glass Plant in Ukraine. Together with its partners - the Ukrainian Energy Efficiency Center ...

Dinosaurs: New study counters age-old theory

...nmental Biology, has co-authored a paper in the prestigious Proceedings of the Royal Society in London, which argues it was physically impossible for sauropods to behave in this way. The paper argues that due to the sauropods possible heart size and metabolic rates, the only way they could have function...

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

...tional scientific cooperation. AAAS publishes the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Science, as well as a number of electronic features on the World Wide Web....

Oliver Smithies wins major award from Japanese research foundation

... to medical research. The award, one of the most prestigious given in Japan, consists of 1 million yen -- about $10,000 -- a gold medallion and a certificate. Dr. Hiroo Imura, chairman of the foundation's board of directors, presented it to the UNC-CH scientist in Kyoto July 14 in a special ceremony during tha...

Cincinnati Children's researchers uncover critical food allergy pathway

...arned numerous international awards, including the prestigious Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation International Award for 1998. Dr. Rothenberg's other awards include the Young Investigator Award and the Scholar in Allergy Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He recently receiv...

Warman named to Hughes Institute

...s, is one of Burroughs Wellcome's largest and most prestigious awards. The award will begin July 1. He will use the funds to support his research in arthritis, specifically to delineate the proteins and pathways that maintain human joints and their potential for treating heritable and acquired forms of the disea...

University of Washington partners with Advanced Tissue Sciences and others in $10 million grant to 'grow' human heart tissue

...er's group at the University of Washington and the prestigious group of researchers participating in this project, we will together continue to advance the field of tissue engineering. With our combined efforts, the goal of tissue-engineering a human heart ventricle has the potential to become a reality." The ...

$1.5 million awarded to marine conservationists

World's largest and most prestigious award for preservation of the sea Ten ocean ambassadors from five continents, ranging from nonprofit conservation managers, to an environmental writer and marine scientists, to ocean advocates and policy makers, have been awarded $150,000 each by t...

Five Seattle scientists selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

...ng 48 scientists chosen earlier this week for this prestigious appointment. They were selected from a pool of 430 candidates nominated by more than 200 U.S. institutions.The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, or HHMI, based in Chevy Chase, Md., is a medical research organization that enters into long-term research...

President Clinton awards nation's highest honor for science and technology

...SHINGTON, DC -- President Clinton will bestow the prestigious National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology on 16 individuals and one corporation in a White House ceremony on March 14. The 1999 laureates will participate in a roundtable discussion on "Science and Technology in 2025," on Tuesd...

Pioneering evolutionist Ledyard Stebbins dies at age 94

... in animals." In 1952, Stebbins was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Over time, hecontinued to expand his thinking about evolution and plants in other books and important papers. "He was extremely centered," said Mel Greene, UC Davis emeritus professor of genetics. "Hiswhole life was evol...

University of Georgia professor writes first book on phylogeography--a field of study that he helped found

...se had some time before been named a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences....

Parsons preaches magnets

...Fields later this week. The conference is a highly prestigious event with backing from the Japanese Science and Technology Corporation, the National Research Institute for Metals, Japan, and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the USA. In December Simon will be part of a British Water -DTI trade mis...

Science and Amersham Pharmacia Biotech award Young Scientist Prize

...enter in Baltimore, is the grand prize winner of a prestigious science award for his enterprising work on a technique that provides a "snapshot" of all the active genes inside a cell. This method promises to be a boon for scientists worldwide searching for cures to cancer and other diseases. On the eve of the co...

Richard Amasino wins Alexander von Humboldt Award

...he Alexander von Humboldt Award is one of the most prestigious awards foragricultural research in the United States. Named in honor of the 19th-centuryGerman naturalist and geographer, the award is presented each year to anindividual considered to have made the most significant contribution toagriculture in the ...

New hope for self-injury sufferers

...ndings on self-injury as the keynotespeaker at the prestigious British Intellectual and Learning Disabilities (BILD)Conference in London Sept. 14. Thompson and his colleagues have concluded that many of the estimated 50,000 to300,000 Americans with developmental disabilities who injure themselves withacts such ...

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