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NAS requests nominations for outstanding scientists

... of science, and the application of science to the public welfare. Awards for young investigators will be given in biology and medicine, molecular biology, psychology, and computational science/applied mathematics. Nominations will be accepted through September 10, 2004....

TIGR president discusses significance of finding anthrax toxin

...iences (PNAS). The ASBMB meeting will be the first public forum in which Dr. Fraser will discuss the paper, ...C study also shows how genomics can rapidly assist public health experts in responding not only to clearly identified biothreat agents, but also to novel path...

Volcanic soils yield new clues about the emergence of powerful chiefdoms in Hawaii

...fully exploited them for hundreds of years. "The public perception of the early Polynesians focuses on their greatness as navigators and they were the greatest navigators of their era," said Peter Vitousek, a professor of biological sciences at Stanford University and lead author of the Science study. "B...

JGI, VBI help unravel sudden oak death & soybean disease

...er molecules with high affinity and specificity. A public biotechnology company, Affymetrix, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., has utilized the publicly available sequence generated by JGI and VBI to develop a GeneChip® Microarray containing probes to detect DNA transcripts of Phytophthora sojae for...

NIH launches first center in Nationwide Chemical Genomics Network

..., but it should not be viewed as an effort to turn public sector researchers into drug developers," said NHG... industries. For the first time, biologists in the public sector will be able to take full advantage of the tremendous power of small molecules to serve as pr...

Kangaroo hops in line for genome sequencing

...f the effort. The data will be deposited into free public databases that are easily accessible to researchers worldwide. In addition to its scientific challenges, the kangaroo genome project holds a special personal appeal for Richard Gibbs, Ph.D., director of the Baylor sequencing center. Dr. Gibbs grew u...

Nanotechnology pioneer slays 'grey goo' myths

...has spurred fears that have long hampered rational public debate about nanotechnology. Writing in the Institute of Physics journal Nanotechnology, Drexler slays the myth that molecular manufacture must use dangerous self-replicating machines. "Runaway replicators, while theoretically possible according to...

First ever standards linking climate change, biodiversity and poverty seek global peer review

...ww.climate-standards.org . The first stage of the public comment period runs from June 7th through July 15t... can be used for projects with private investment, public investment or a combination. "The CCBA offers Intel the opportunity to efficiently address several i...

Nation's plant database falling behind, survey shows

... and large collections of plants or herbaria, from public and private institutions, universities, museums an...ant collections play an active role in medical and public health and forensic science, Prather said. For example, if a child eats an unknown plant, workers in...

Susceptibility of mice to mousepox offers promise of smallpox protection

...been all but eradicated for years. Researchers and public health officials therefore had little motivation to understand the immune responses generated. Also, although Karupiah's group has been working with mousepox for 15 years, investigators worldwide have been generally wary of working with the pathogen ...

Margaret Foti to be honored for significant contributions to cancer care

...ca Oncology Award for "outstanding work in raising public consciousness in the support of cancer research, treatment, and prevention," the Ville de Paris Award for her contributions to the field of cancer, and several awards from the AACR for advancing progress against cancer. Previous recipients of the ASC...

Why lung cancer in women is different from men

...4WALC.org ) was established in 2001 to educate the public and health care professionals about the magnitude of the lung cancer problem in women. WALC supports and encourages research in gender-related differences in the causes, treatments and prevention of lung cancer. WALC also mentors women health care...

After natural disasters, the risk of infection, epidemics from dead bodies is negligible

...dia reports on the supposed dangers from cadavers, public officials take unwarranted measures that leave sur...sionals can and should stand up to the pressure of public opinion and protect the rights of the survivors when fears of the unknown are running rampant and of...

Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Our Aging Population with Technology

...e held to identify: needs, problems; technologies; public policy, regulatory and legislative issues, barrier... McCarter, IEEE-USA director of communications and public relations, p.mccarter@ieee.org , tel. +1 202 785 0017, ext. 8353; or Chris McManes, IEEE-USA senior...

Ecological science for a crowded planet

...d management foster an ecologically knowledgeable public today and in future generations build the intelle... Maryland and Chair of the committee. "Creating a public that understands humanity's dependence on natural systems is critical. Without that, even the best ...

Loyola decides to test new blood substitute in trauma patients at the scene of injury

...B) approved the clinical trial following extensive public education activities. Since February, Loyola has ...p; open forums with members of the public; placing public notices in community newspapers; and distributing flyers in schools, churches, grocery stores and pu...

Patent on beagle dogs cancelled

...S/PatentWatch challenge represented the first time public interest organizations had requested the reexamina...of many patents on animals that will crumble under public scrutiny when the truth is told."...

UC Riverside professor to spend year with US State Department

...de their own disciplines; and become familiar with public policy issues and the protocol under which the department operates. They also have been investigated for assignment of security clearances. They will spend one year serving at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., traveling abroad to U.S. emb...

U-M scientists use 21st-century technology to probe secrets of M. tuberculosis

...d TB, because the disease is a serious and growing public health problem." According to Kirschner, approximately 2 billion people worldwide are infected with M. tuberculosis, and the disease kills about 3 million people every year. In the early stages of infection, tuberculosis can be treated with powerful ...

Leroy Hood to receive 2004 Biotechnology Heritage Award

...h discovery, innovation, commercialization, and/or public understanding. In honoring these individuals, the ...ourage emulation, inspire achievement, and promote public understanding of modern science, industry, and economics in this rapid-growth area. The award comple...

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