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Collaborative research initiative aims to cut drug development time in half

...n continued. "We are honored and grateful to these prestigious scientists for their enthusiasm and commitment to this important project."...

Quark Biotech generates a cholesterol-free mouse

... Inc. (QBI) today announced the publication in the prestigious peer reviewed scientific journal, Science, the results of a study of mice that contain virtually no cholesterol. The study was conducted together with scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel. Th...

CSIRO scientist wins highest global award for fisheries research

...accolade in the world for ecological research, the prestigious Japan Prize. Dr Keith Sainsbury, a CSIRO marine ecologist and mathematical modeller received the Prize for his international efforts to conserve fisheries and marine ecosystems. The award relates to food production based on sustainable ecosystems, a...

Sport hunting hits evolutionary traits in bighorn sheep

...The research appears in this week's edition of the prestigious scientific journal, "Nature." "Because you don't have the best rams mating, they aren't reproducing and the population isn't seeing the best genetic variability," said Dr. Curtis Strobek from the Faculty of Science at the University of Albert...

NYAS and Nature Publishing Group join forces

... forces with the New York Academy of Sciences, the prestigious international scientific society founded in 1817, to create a unique partnership designed to impact upon the pace of scientific achievement around the globe. The two organizations have agreed to collaborate on a series of new initiatives that will...

First-ever UN University diploma offered to grads of online water-management course

... of Freshwater, the course has been developed by a prestigious group of water experts over three years at a cost of US$1.6 million from the UN Development Account. UNU will also showcase the Water Virtual Learning Centre at the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society, Geneva, Dec. 10-12. UNU-INWEH, the...

Hebrew University Ph.D. graduate wins young scientist prize in US

... Amersham Biosciences and the journal Science. The prestigious prizes have been awarded annually since 1995 to outstanding Ph.D. graduates from around the world in the field of molecular biology. The award to Dr.Chen was based on her research in the laboratory of Prof. Orna Amster-Choder at the Hebrew Universi...

Members receive distinction as fellows of agronomy society

...f Fellows of the American Society of Agronomy. The prestigious awards were presented at the 2003 Annual Meetings of ASA, held in conjunction with the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) from Nov. 2-6, in Denver, CO. Named as Fellows are: Nicholas T. Basta , Prof...

Members receive distinction as fellows of crops society

...f the Crops Science Society of America (CSSA). The prestigious awards were presented at the 2003 Annual Meetings of CSSA, held in conjunction with the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) from Nov. 2-6, in Denver, CO. Named as Fellows are: John D. Berdahl , Resear...

Three genes linked to psoriasis susceptibility identified on chromosome 17

...nding, published in the December 2003 issue of the prestigious journal Nature Genetics, marks a significant advance in the understanding of psoriasis, an immune-mediated disease with both genetic and environmental triggers, and may lead to new treatments for the disease. "This is an exciting breakthrough that op...

UT Southwestern scientist receives international award for lipid research

...rich Wieland Prize for his research on lipids. The prestigious international science award is given annually to o...hwestern, agreed. "The Heinrich Wieland Prize is a prestigious international award that brings recognition not only to Dr. Mangelsdorf and the work he is doing, bu...

Sex in the soil

...zabeth Goodwin have published their results in the prestigious international journal, Science. Prahlad was a post-doctoral student in Pilgrim's lab before moving to the University of Wisconsin, where she completed the work in Goodwin's lab. Like humans, the female nematode worm bears XX chromosomes but the male ...

RSRF-funded study leads to breakthrough for Rett Syndrome research

...gators report in the October 31, 2003 issue of the prestigious journal Science, that the "Rett Syndrome gene", MECP2, regulates expression of the gene encoding brain-derived-neurotrophic factor (BDNF). The study was funded, in part, by the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation (RSRF). A paper by Yi Sun and colleague...

E-Commerce and the environment: Good news or bad?

...e coal." Emerging research, published in the prestigious Journal of Industrial Ecology, (and available for free in full text at http://mitpress.mit.edu/JIE/e-commerce ), is beginning to move expert understanding beyond opposing assertions. This complex and more nuanced understanding suggests that: See...

Nerac again named one of Connecticuts fastest growing technology companies

... year in a row, Nerac has been named to Deloitte's prestigious "Technology Fast 50" program for Connecticut, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues from 1998-2002. Nerac's President Kevin Bouley credits his dete...

New genomic data helps resolve biology's tree of life

...son, writing in the current issue (Oct. 23) of the prestigious journal Nature, has shown that new genomic-scale data offers powerful, unprecedented resolution of the evolutionary tree. The finding is important because an accurate depiction of a tree of life promises biologists a summary of the history of life on...

UT Southwestern scientist awarded prestigious American Cancer Society research professorship

...ts for these devastating tumors. "This is the most prestigious grant awarded by the society and the only one that carries the society's name. Dr. Parada is highly regarded for several groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of brain development and basic biology of the cancer cell." Funding is limited ...

Edward C. Roy Jr. to receive Ian Campbell award

...n Geological Institute (AGI) will present its most prestigious award, the Ian Campbell Medal, to Edward C. Roy Jr., distinguished professor of geology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and an advocate for Earth science education. The award will be presented during the Geological Society of America's P...

Science writer Ron Redfern to receive geoscience Award for Outstanding Contribution

...filmmaker Ron Redfern as the 2003 recipient of its prestigious Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences. The award will be presented during the AGI Past Presidents Dinner on Sunday, November 2, 2003, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers in Seattle, Washington. "Through hi...

Harvard Medical School launches new department to study human biology at the level of whole systems

...ed Canada's Gairdner Award (2002), one of the most prestigious international awards in medical research. Kirschner has also received Israel's Shacknai Prize (2003) and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's Rose Award (2001). He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Science in 1989 a...

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