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

...ch year to the real world of biotechnology through projects of their own design. Each student (or team) works with a mentor for advice and access to equipment and supplies. Cash prizes (plus, in some cities, university scholarships or summer jobs) are awarded at regional competitions, whic...

Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise

...ult of the fund. Veterinary Memorial Fund research projects have funded projects across the spectrum of modern clinical veterinary medicine, from ophthalmology to orthopedics, from ...

Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories

...fic and offshore Southern California. "A number of projects are already underway to deploy ocean observatories...'s Electronic Visualization Laboratory. Two other projects based at UCSD -- ROADnet and HiSeasNet -- will provide data-handling software and ocean-to-shore, hi...

Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases

... healing, and infections. In the second year pilot projects will test the hypotheses, and in the third year results will be evaluated. (See detailed abstract on Schepens website at http://www.theschepens.org/nih_roadmap.htm ) In addition to solving some of the major biomedical dilemmas involved in eye resea...

UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award

...f gene regulation in the brain. One of his current projects has led to the discovery of genes that control the body's internal clock and regulate such processes as sleep, wakefulness and hunger signals. Research in the McKnight lab has recently shown mutations in a class of genes related to these "clock" func...

UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...CSF Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. "He projects seemingly endless energy and infectious enthusiasm... our wildest expectation. Among the many lucrative projects that could be tackled with microarray technology, Joe has focused a significant fraction of his rese...

USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America

...ivities will focus on CI's Conservation Coffee TM projects in Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. Alliance effort...rally and economically. CI is currently working on projects in more than 40 countries on four continents to protect global biodiversity and demonstrate that hum...

Posters highlight water, energy and other natural resource research

...aff by funding several diverse multi-year research projects in the critical mission areas of the Laboratory, including Environment Management, Energy Sciences and National Security....

$7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer

.... "Working collaboratively on these related projects has enabled us to make much more rapid progress in understanding the molecular basis of cancer," said DiMaio. ...

AAAS expert panel calls for voter-system research and reform

...chnologies. This segment includespossible research projects on the performance ofnew voting technologies; the error rates ofexisting technologies and their susceptibility totampering and fraud; trade-offs between opensource and proprietary software in electronicvoting systems; the impact of ballot design onvo...

NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research

...uced by the scientific community. In addition, all projects continue the commitment of the PGRP to train the n...o the development of cotton fibers. As one of six projects focusing on aspects of maize (Zea mays), researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia will lea...

Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant

...egrative Biological Research (FIBR) program. These projects pull together scientists from different areas of biology as well as other fields to answer significant scientific questions. Schmitt's team will include experts in plant, molecular and evolutionary biology, as well as ecologists, geneticists and comp...

NSF announces six 'FIBR' awards to tackle some of biology's most challenging questions

...ntegrative approaches to research in biology, FIBR projects tackle grand challenges and promote the training o...dular units throughout biology. The six FIBR projects integrate varied expertise from several universities and research institutes. Combined, the six proj...

Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded

...tes of Health (NIH) have announced funding for six projects under the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (EID) pro...smission of infectious diseases. Interdisciplinary projects funded through the EID program will study how large-scale environmental events--such as habitat dest...

Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center

...search or clinical utility. One of the first projects will be a study of biomaterial structure and morphology and the impact of these factors on stem cell differentiation toward specific tissue types, such as bone, cartilage and myocardial tissues. The Center laboratories will offer researchers fr...

Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars

...f the project. "The difference [between our projects and this one] is the sensors Sandia is installing to check things there," Gallegos said in a telephone interview from Chihuahua. "Normally we only use a humidity sensor to know when to run our irrigation." The Sandia-placed sensors and compu...

Better living through urban ecology

..." Dr. Pickett comments. Future management-relevant projects include investigating how urban trees influence ai...pport the restoration of the urban watershed. Both projects will yield results useful to managers and decision makers, as well as educators and community groups...

Review article makes case for a new source of cells in the body

...in chicken, quail and duck embryos and one of many projects is to move into the mouse model to enable detailed genetic studies....

University of Pittsburgh receives $10 million grant for head and neck cancer

... The grant funds four major translational research projects that focus on genetic changes that are potential risk factors for head and neck cancer, intracellular signaling proteins activated during head and neck cancer, and new treatment strategies designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality from head and ...

JGI announces community sequencing program portfolio

...hly 50 percent of JGI's total capacity--for the 23 projects selected from nearly 60 submitted earlier this yea...omics has benefited from having a series of genome projects along the tree of life--mouse, puffer fish, fruit fly, worm--while plant genomics has suffered since...

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