Tag: "public" at biology news
Two-month study of life in mid-Atlantic yields trove of species, new insights & questions
... Bergen, MAR-ECO is supported by a large number of public
and private contributors, listed online at http://www.mar-eco.no/about/sponsors...
Symptoms of foodborne botulism may help predict fatality
...n suspicion of botulism the physicians contact the public
health system immediately so that the source of the toxin can be identified and the population warned and protected." Patients should receive antitoxin and be placed in intensive care as soon as possible, he added. In an accompanying editorial commen...
Huge market for forest moss raises concerns
...times the moss is harvested legally, by permits on public
lands or contractual arrangement on private land, ... is a lack of record keeping and reporting on many public
lands, and clearly some illegal harvesting on both public
and private forests." But lega...
MSU group reviews Berkeley venture into brave new science funding world
...ions and angst over the very state of contemporary public
higher education in California, in land-grant inst...s a good idea." Do a better job of educating the public
on the specific nature of intellectual property, technology transfer, and the nature of institutiona...
Virginia Tech's smelly 'corpse plant' due to bloom Aug. 4
...head of football traffic, making it easier for the public
to visit the greenhouse. The first of these plants in the United States bloomed in 1937 at the New York Botanical Garden, and since, only about 20 have bloomed in this country. In 1999, when the plant bloomed in the Huntington Botanical Garden in Ca...
From science fiction to reality: Nanomedicine brings fresh hope to the medical world
... faces a strong challenge in the shape of negative public
perceptions with growing reports about the possibl...munication can help avert a situation in which the public
might actually reject the technology due to unexplained fears and worries....
UCSB professor and director receives two national awards
...unity, and to the larger purpose of ecology in the public
welfare. It will be presented on Monday, August 2, at the society's national meeting in Portland, Ore. The award salutes Reichman for his career of service, including his directorship of NCEAS. "Clearly its present role and prominence reflects Jim's ...
Ecologist calls for creation of an international panel to assess human behavior
...ford. ESA was founded in 1915 to promote and raise public
awareness of the importance of ecological science....
Colorado River Conference Aug. 26
...'s associate sponsor and organizer. The general public
is invited to attend. The registration fee is $25 per person, except $5 for students and seniors over age 65. The fee includes parking, a continental breakfast and lunch. "The Colorado and its tributaries are the primary source of water for much o...
Proteomic research centers target bioterrorism agents, infectious diseases
... supplied by six Proteomics Research Centers. Free public
access to the system and stored information will be provided through a website. Direct queries and client applications will be enabled through VBI's PathPort/ToolBus interface and other methods. VBI's Core Computational Facility will provide disk st...
OHSU researchers discover possible method for early detection, prevention of premature birth
...l Association . "Preterm births are a major public
health problem and are common in the United States with more than 10 percent of births taking place prematurely," explained Michael Gravett, M.D., chief of maternal-fetal medicine; a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the OHSU School of Medici...
Ancient brewery discovered on mountaintop in Peru
...nd the world. Through this expedition website, the public
can subscribe to free email dispatches from scientists working in the field. Currently, the site features Dr. Williams' dispatches from the Cerro Bal excavation site, and a video report on the ancient brewery. The chicha-making facility is unusual be...
Springtime blooms seen earlier now than in the past, say Boston University biologists
...ntific insights, the study may provide a model for public
participation in climate change research. The relatively low-tech, data-from-the-community protocol used by the team might open such studies to participation by botanical gardens, zoos, museums, or even individuals who, over the years, have carefull...
CBEN wins grant for undergraduate nanotech course
...n Kulinowski, executive director for education and public
policy at CBEN, a faculty fellow in the department of chemistry and principal investigator on the grant. "As students are introduced to the science and engineering aspects of nanotechnology, they will be considering the ways that new technologies lik...
Growing new breed of vaccine-producing plants to fight human diseases worldwide
...and introduction of new vaccines to improve global public
health faces many challenges, Arntzen noted. The vaccines must address the need for lower costs, oral-administration (needle-free), heat stability, and they must include combination vaccines including those that protect against diseases that occur pr...
Cutting-edge cancer researchers sought for international recognition
... is the goal of the foundation to bring heightened public
attention to landmark achievements in the continuing effort to prevent and cure cancer. The dynamic lectures given during the AACR Annual Meeting are the perfect forum for promoting and rewarding outstanding cancer research and for motivating cancer ...
Report outlines vision and recommendations for microbiology in the 21st Century
...e of earth are not widely appreciated as yet. The public
thinks of microbes as undesirable vermin "germs" .... At present, concerns for bioterrorism alert the public
to the hazards of agents of disease, but the public
is not generally aware of the global importance ...
Nature mimics industry
...s taken it upon himself to help scientists and the public
understand that there are more than 4,000 naturally occurring organohalogens, and many are similar or even identical to their synthetic counterparts. "Humans have been manufacturing organohalogen compounds like bleach, pesticides, pharmaceutical...
New framework for biodiversity conservation
...ting to reverse the rapid decline of species, both public
and private conservation groups from the Park Ser...Andelman. "In marine environments, where there is public
ownership, this may be possible, but this situation is rare on land. Conservation has to be staged ...
Annals of internal medicine tip sheet, July 20, 2004
... of death does not imply causality" and called for public
policy to address the problems of care for frail and older people dying from chronic, progressive illnesses (Editorial, p. 159). 4. ACP, insurers, patients, develop code of ethics for managed care...
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