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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...to equipment and supplies; and Having each student project
judged by fellow students (peer review) and by jud...ins were ABC first prize winners in 2002 for their project
which developed a home test kit that could detect minute quantities of peanut allergens in food. The...
Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
...is, visualization, and collaboration." The LOOKING project
is emblematic of a growing focus on global, coastal and regional-scale observatories since the NSF initiated its Ocean Observatories Initiative in 2001. That federally-funded initiative is scheduled to be funded in fiscal 2006 with $245 million over ...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
...ic material to create a new hybrid genome. "This project
helps illustrate the amazing diversity of life on our planet," Armbrust says. "Diatoms display features traditionally thought to be restricted to animals and other features thought to be restricted to plants. Diatoms, with complete disregard for thes...
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...tt, and Gilmore, Institute experts involved in the project
are Patricia D'Amore, PhD, Co-Investigator and Associate Director of Research, and Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Investigator and Senior Scientist, and Ashley E. Dunning, MA, Administrative Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Off...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...ents on various body tissues. At the heart of the project
is the safety of phytoestrogens -- estrogen-like c...buted to soy consumption in numerous studies. The project
is funded by an $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Leading the effort is Willi...
Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide
... the drug's onslaught," said Dr. Hegi, who is also project
leader at the national Centre of Competence in Research Molecular Oncology at ISREC in Epalinges, Switzerland. She said that the study was the first randomised trial to test MGMT methylation status in a large patient population. "The test ...
High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
...al houses and even cars, supplied by an ESA-backed project
called HUMAN, set up to provide geo-spatial mappin...ties. Once available, the results will condition a project
extension to those areas. As well as house inspection, MSF is also looking at screening blood trans...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...co, CI has established several Conservation Coffee project
sites within regions scientists have classified as...lity, sustainable coffees from Conservation Coffee project
available to Starbucks customers across North America and in select international markets. These co...
Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars
...located in California's Silicon Valley. She is the project
science lead and co-investigator on the "Life in t...n the Atacama project. The first phase of the project
began in 2003, when a solar-powered robot named Hyperion, also developed at Carnegie Mellon, was tak...
Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs
...id. "In fact, it's only through the long-term IADN project
that we've been able to establish any decrease of atmospheric PCB concentrations." Hites, an expert on environmental toxins, co-authored a Science report in January that showed that PCBs and other toxins exist at high levels in much of the world's fa...
Alaska scientists find Arctic tundra yields surprising carbon loss
...rmer climate. The plots are part of a 20-plus-year project
by Terry Chapin of IAB, and Gus Shaver of The Ecos...t never limited by nitrogen availability, but this project
suggests that we don't understand decomposition as well as we thought we did. Better understanding o...
'Gene chips' research in cotton could lead to superior variety
...king on a $5.7 million National Science Foundation project
led by Thomas Osborn at the University of Wisconsin, and a project
funded by the National Institutes of Health on translating gene expression mechanisms using plants a...
Groundbreaking research could ignite new solutions to heat transfer in nano-devices
...'s Dexter Hanley College for adult students. "This project
gave me the opportunity to see what my future would be like if I pursue a research track," said Mr. Sechler, a junior who now plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. The research used vibrational spectroscopy with picosecond time resolution to monitor ...
Florida Tech earns $50,000 grant to create coral database
...l be a key element in the practical application of project
results. Van Woesik, a noted expert on coral bleaching, has established a Web site for the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS), which is hosted by Florida Tech. He is working with Koksal to create a model to better underst...
New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins
... the mysteries of the Lau Basin. Lanmuir said the project
is the most complex cruise that he has been involved with because of the large number of different programs that have to be coordinated and the large number of high-tech and low-tech instruments that will be deployed. The team will use tools ranging...
'Smart antibiotics' may result from UCLA research
...aid. As is often the case in science, the project
was initially undertaken for an unrelated reason. Minghsun Liu, a former UCLA M.D.-Ph.D. student in Miller's laboratory, was looking for bacterial viruses to study genetics when he found a remarkable property in a particular virus. Miller's team dec...
Microbes eat their way to better concrete
...sibly as a dust controller for surface soils. The project
also provides excellent research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students who are actively involved conducting research experiments, analyzing data, presenting their findings at conferences and preparing journal publications. The research...
Secretary of Energy announces seven E.O. Lawrence Award Winners
...in an era without nuclear testing. Mortensen is a project
design leader in the thermonuclear applications group at LANL as well as a Laboratory Fellow. Saykally, a chemist, will receive the award in the chemistry category for his invention of new, powerful methods such as velocity modulati...
$7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer
...recently awarded a five-year, $7.5 million program project
grant to investigators at the Yale School of Medicine to continue studies on the role of viruses and mutant cellular proteins in tumorigenic transformation of cells. This grant, "Program on the Molecular Basis of Viral and Cellular Transformation,...
The book opens on the first tree genome
... $4 million for associated research. The two-year project
was coordinated out of the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and powered by the sequencing engine of the DOE Joint Genome Institute. The partnership includes Genome Canada, through Genome British Columbia and the University of B...
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