Tag: "projects" at biology news
$6 million appropriation to focus Sandia research on drinking water desalination, removal of arsenic
...focus on advanced research projects. Some of these projects
will be tested at the Tularosa Basin National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, now in the early stages of construction. In 2002 Congress appropriated funds to Sandia and the Bureau of Reclamation to develop a conceptual design for the fa...
Scientists call for better protection for coral reefs
...voided taking positions onspecific developments or projects
impacting reefs, there is overwhelmingmembership support for a more proactive role in communicating scientificfindings to a broader audience. "We should be promoting important scientific information appliedto important management and conservation is...
$5 million grant funds partnership, studies of minority-based issues in reproductive health
... and this center proposes a number of interrelated projects
to address this lack of knowledge," Legro said. "The clinical projects
focus on this major theme with the goal of understanding the differences to improve the reproductive...
New national research effort needed to secure clean, adequate water supply in coming decades
...l research portfolio on water resources. Research projects
should involve scientists from multiple disciplines, study systemwide effects, consider uncertainties, and address how humans and ecosystems can adapt to changes in water resources....
Lupus Research Institute awards $3 million in novel research grants to further new science in lupus
...s new round of grants brings the total of research projects
supported by the LRI to 42, the largest number of lupus scientists supported by private sector funding. LRI-funded grants include 28 devoted to novel research or brand new scientific hypotheses and methodologies, and 14 for Fellowship and Career Deve...
Two billion vulnerable to floods by 2050; number expected to double or more in two generations
... UNU-EHS has already initiated or planned joint projects
and activities with such organizations as the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the German Committee for Disaster...
JGI, VBI help unravel sudden oak death & soybean disease
...h the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI). The projects
received nearly $4 million in support from the U.S...ssistant Director for the Biological Sciences. The projects
to sequence the genomes of Phytophthora sojae, which attacks primarily soybeans, and Phytophthora ra...
First ever standards linking climate change, biodiversity and poverty seek global peer review
...he first ever set of standards certifying land use projects
that reduce global warming while conserving the en... identify cost-effective carbon emission reduction projects
that also have a positive impact on biodiversity and local communities. The CCBA members include: ...
2004 BP Conservation Programme winners pave the way for protecting wildlife
... people who are undertaking important conservation projects
globally. The BP Conservation Programme is a part...ns: Dead or Alive?, several of this year's winning projects
are focusing on marine issues, ranging from the conservation of critically endangered Dugong in Moza...
K-State researchers share $1 million grant to study insect pests
... This process is under way. Brown said both beetle projects
will further enhance the use of the insect for a variety of basic and applied research studies....
$5.5 million awarded to tree-ring research and climate studies
...(TRL) are actively involved in pioneering research projects
in many parts of the globe, from the high latitudes of both hemispheres to the low-latitude tropics of Asia and the Americas. Many of these studies have successfully developed and used tree-ring analyses to reconstruct and produce better understandi...
Brain disease research, particle physics meet in the middle (ware)
...large systems-integration teams, NMI funds smaller projects
that focus on experimental middleware applications. As a leading part of the emerging cyberinfrastructure, NMI software and services are used by thousands of researchers and educators in the United States and beyond....
Mite transmits viruses damaging to wheat
... Panhandle," he said. But new and focused research projects
will need to be initiated. Rush also envisions efforts to help identify germplasm with resistance to High Plains virus. "The good thing to remember is the virus outbreaks may not be the same next year," he said....
Promising research: From employment issues to virology
...rs from different research institutions on certain projects
in develop-ing fields of research. As a rule, Priority Programmes run for six years. The new Priority Programmes are: Life Sciences The Priority Programme "Membranes Enveloping Virus Particles and Cellular Struc-tures" unites the fields of cell b...
New highways drive accelerating deforestation in Amazonia
...s, and river-channelization projects. These huge projects
will criss-cross the basin, say the team members, ... to pristine tracts of forest. "In the past, such projects
have led to striking increases in illegal deforestation, logging, mining, and hunting activities," s...
Field Museum gives Parker/Gentry Award to Chinese conservationist
...r way-of-life if the Nu dams were built. Other dam projects
around the world have endangered, displaced or destroyed communities. The RBI surveyed ethnic minorities living near the Nu, including the Han, Lisu, Bai, Dai, Yi and Hui. It identified resources and capacities that could help the communities develo...
Dartmouth Medical School awarded $9 million grant for genomics research
...titutions and will be spent on four interconnected projects
aimed at shedding light on Neurospora's potentially wide range of genomic functions. The research projects, whose results will be available to the public, will: Pursue the systematic disruption of genes through targeted gene replacements; Produce ...
Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala
...ent in the 9th century. "One of our most ambitious projects
has been the stabilization of an 18-meter temple pyramid that was structurally undermined by looting," Freidel says. Under the consecutive direction of Guatemalan archaeologists Juan Carlos Prez (2003) and Horacio Martnez (2004), a team of masons has...
ESA's minature Earth observer put to many uses
...t groups responded, and we are hearing about their projects
during this event." Looking at life on land CHRIS's ability to retrieve hyperspectral and multi-angular data makes it especially useful for the study of vegetation cover on land. Francois Kayitakire of the University of Louvain's Water and Forest...
Leslie Ann Schiff wins 2004 Carski Foundation Award
...s. These students' pursuit of independent research projects
has resulted in a host of awards, presentations at national meetings, and publications. Schiff has received numerous awards at the University of Minnesota for her efforts, culminating in her 2002 election to the University of Minnesota's Academy of D...
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