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L.A.Times Book Prize Finalist: Book On Evolution Of Bird Flight

...enc GeneralPrize, given annually for the best book promoting the public understanding ofscience published in English, for her book, The Wisdom of the Bones, publishedby Alfred A. Knopf and coauthored with her husband, Alan Walker, also of PennState....

New Insights About 'Good Cholesterol'

... LCAT'srolewas previously thought to be limited to promoting cholesterol transport andclearance. While the mechanism for LCAT's antioxidant actions is still underinvestigation, Sparks maintains "the antioxidant activity is not short-lived aswithvitamins C or E, since LCAT appears able to regenerate itself and...

Walker named a Fellow of the British Royal Society

... of science by advising the British government and promoting the naturaland applied sciences both nationally and internationally. Election to the fellowship of the Royal Society is recognized worldwide as asign of the highest regard in science. New Fellows must be proposed by at leastsix existing Fellows an...

Conservation Biologists And Natural Resource Managers Can Meet In Cyberspace

...basis ofenvironmental decision making, the CNIE is promoting a National Institute forthe Environment (NIE). Endorsed by the Society for Conservation Biology, theNIE had 92 bipartisan co-sponsors in the last Congress and is gaining supporters in thecurrent Congress....

Germany needs a national genome initiative

...o points out how this has created a broadbasis for promoting and utilising gene technologies in other countries... to diagnosis and therapy. TheBio-Regio initiative promoting the founding of new enterprises has provided aninitial impetus and has led to the establishment of n...

Farming's genetic revolution has yet to materialise

...ofmodified crops were no better. Companies promoting genetically modified crops have argued that farmersgrowing them will benefit from improved yields and reduced pesticide costs. Andthey are taking heart from some improvements seen within the USDA's analysis. Inone region in the Midwest, for instance,...

Mechanical forces found to exert larger role in blood vessel health and disease

...issue. VEGF is multifunctional and, in addition to promoting thegrowth of new blood vessels, it affects the ability of the cells on the interiorsurface of blood vessels, the endothelium, to allow fluid to pass through to thecells beneath. The researchers showed that shear stress and VEGF not only caus...

Scientists uncover how a colon-cancer prevention drug works

...c and its breakdown products inhibitcell growth by promoting programmed cell death - a mechanism by whichpotentially cancerous cells commit suicide. They found that sulindac preventedthe activation of the cellular regulatory protein NF-kB. It is known that NF-kBis critical in regulating cellular growth and sti...

Significant health benefits of a daily fish meal as part of a weight loss regimen

... beneficial effect on their glucose metabolism and promoting successfulweight loss. The critical, and positive, difference with this specific regimenwas that the fish meals were part of a relatively low fat diet (30% or less ofcalories from fat), while in a previous study the fat content of the prescribeddiet...

Lizard research bolsters theory that forest edges are hotbeds of speciation

...ts that natural selection rather than isolation is promoting these physical differences," says Schneider. "This stands in stark contrast to the prevailing view that geographic isolation alone is the key to population divergence and speciation." "The skink work strengthens our ideas that this is not ju...

$500,000 gift launches new clinical research effort in peripheral neuropathy

...nd decided to intervene. "I admit my interest in promoting this research is, in part, somewhat selfish," Miller said. "But there is a real need for more and better knowledge about this disorder and I was glad to be in a position to make a difference, not just for me but for a surprisingly large number of peo...

DFG to set up 21 new collaborative research centres in 2000

... be terminated. From January 2000, the DFG will be promoting a total of 285 collaborative research centres in 59 universities, for which DM 631 Million are available. Three of the new collaborative research centres will be in the Cultural Sciences, eight in Biology/Medicine, and five each in the Natural and En...

Researcher finds alternatives to antibiotics for growing chickens

...ly and at low cost. The routine addition of growth promoting antibiotics to animal feed soon became commonplace in agriculture. When the practice began, researchers didn't fully understand why antibiotics improved animal growth, according to Cook. "You might expect that infectious microbes themselves decre...

Delivering the fruits of biotechnology to the developing world: Institute for Global Health sponsors global health forum, February 18-21

...ebate is whether efforts shouldconcentrate more on promoting research and development on drugs and vaccinesfor diseases like malaria and river blindness, or put more emphasis onstrengthening the markets for these products in developing countries. "There's a lot of uncertainty among pharmaceutical companies abo...

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

...kings of the physical world; for his leadership in promoting interdisciplinary work among scientists; and for an unwavering commitment to bringing a relevance and appreciation of math to the public; Ronald R. Coifman, Phillips Professor of Mathematics, Yale University, has been a world leader in harmonic ...

Diversity of trees in forests may be caused by soil pathogens, IU biologists find

... to take root and flourish near that tree, thereby promoting diversity of trees in forests, according to a study published in the March 16 issue of the journal Nature by Indiana University biologists Alissa Packer and Keith Clay. The study is described in an article on Nature's Web site at http://helix.natu...

Life sciences designated a Missouri lead industry

... other departments that potentially have a role in promoting life sciences in Missouri. Speaking at BIO 2000, an international life sciences and biotechnology conference, Driskill noted that Missouri is home to more than 100 life sciences companies, placing it among the top third of all U.S. states in the numb...

New USGS research shows how land use affects amphibians

... resource managers who have been given the task of promoting healthy and diverse amphibian populations. The new research also confirmed the role of forests as important amphibian habitat. While wetlands are their primary breeding habitats, many frog and toad species spend part or all of their nonbreeding seaso...

DFG approves 14 new research training units

... reforming doctorates for medics. The DFG has been promoting collaboration among specially qualified doctoral candidates from all disciplines in the Research Training Units since 1990. Under the supervision of professors who have attained special levels of proficiency in research and teaching, groups of 15 to ...

'Obesity gene' causes cancer of fat tissue, Schepens scientists find

A gene previously identified as important in promoting obesity also appears to be responsible for causing a common human tumor, researchers at The Schepens Eye Research Institute have found. The gene, known as HMG I-C, causes tumors called lipomas, a common tumor in fat tissue in humans. Lipomas start a...

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