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Stanford researchers win National Science Foundation grants for information technology research

...Science Foundation (NSF) announced the first grant recipients for a new $90-million program to spur fundamental research and innovative applications of information technology. Five Stanford projects were selected from more than 1,400 proposals. "This initiative will help strengthen America's leadership in a sec...

Major new initiative to resolve structure of protein families

...nitiative being launched by NIGMS, the seven grant recipients will each work with representative protein populat...along with that collected by the other NIGMS grant recipients is to form the foundation of a public resource linking sequence, structural, and functional informat...

Bio-X awards $3 million in grants for imaginative interdisciplinary research and education projects

...l of Medicine. Their project - one of the 19 grant recipients - combines diagnostic radiology with state-of-the-art-computer imaging. Over the past few years, Tomasi and his colleagues note in their proposal, medical imaging devices such as CAT scans and MRIs used to take pictures of the inside of the human bod...

Fledgling conservation group wins EPA award

...ection Agency Region 4. The U.S. EPA honored the recipients of its inaugural Environmental Merit Awards at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Aiken, SC-based group took the award for Environmental, Community and Non profit organizations. "Those honored today have gone above and beyo...

Searching for the secrets of drug-free transplants

...rch that has resulted in about 40 liver transplant recipients in a physician-controlled trial being able to be completely weaned off anti-rejection drugs. The patients have been drug-free for a mean of 6.6 years. Typically, a life-long regimen of anti-rejection drugs, or immunosuppressive drugs, is required t...

UCSD bioengineer to receive President's National Medal of Science

...CSD now counts five National Medal of Science recipients among its distinguished faculty. Dr. Fung was one of the first visionaries to recognize that quantitative and analytical engineering principles and technologies could be used to develop innovative ways to diagnose, treat and prevent ...

Raven one of 12 to receive National Medal of Science

...r 1, 2000. The people to be honored are the first recipients of the medal in the 21st century. The group includes a Nobel Prize winner from the 1950s and another from the 1990s. "On behalf of the Washington University community, I extend our warm and enthusiastic congratulations to Dr. Raven upon his being awa...

Fogarty International Center announces new awards under International Training And Research In Population And Health Program

...c population research programs, enabling NIH grant recipients to extend the geographic base of their work internationally, and will strengthen the ability of scientists from developing nations to contribute to global population research efforts and advance knowledge in support of population policies appropriate...

UNC-CH study indicates special vaccines could prevent insulin-dependent diabetes

... scientist said. But the compounds also could make recipients more susceptible to infectious diseases and cancers and produce other unknown but serious consequences when given over many years. Tisch's group used genetic vaccines they created to re-establish the natural balance between two kinds of immune ce...

American Society for Microbiology selects Mass Media Fellows

...tdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, as the recipients of its 2001 Mass Media Fellowships. As Mass Media Fellows, Davis will spend 10 weeks this summer working at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper in St. Louis, MO and Rezende at National Public Radio in Washington, DC. Each will participate in the ...

University of Pittsburgh researchers identify subtype of cell that promotes organ transplant acceptance

...e cells are present in liver and kidney transplant recipients who have been successfully weaned off immunosuppre...c cells are present in liver and kidney transplant recipients who are off all immunosuppression as part of a larger effort to identify laboratory profiles and tes...

UIC biologist awarded cancer research grant

...cal sciences Jennifer Schmidt is among 15 national recipients of this years Kimmel Scholar Award Program, which supports cancer research. As a Kimmel Scholar, Schmidt will receive $100,000 grants in each of the next two years to help further her research and establish a laboratory at UIC. The Kimmel program, n...

Louisiana researcher and Washington, Pennsylvania, North Carolina companies win Presidential awards for environmentally-conscious business innovation

...rnings as well as the environment. The 30 previous recipients of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge awar...; and 88.9 trillion BTUs of energy. The 2001 award recipients and their achievements follow. EDEN Bioscience Corporation (Bothell, Wash.) developed technology tha...

Widespread 'superbug' is expert at acquiring drug-resistance

...e staphylococci that must have served as the first recipients of the mecA gene were not only abundant among the clinical isolates of this era, but these bacteria already carried drug-resistance traits to as many as four antibiotics: penicillin, streptomycin, tetracycline and?often?to erythromycin as well. Eac...

Robert S. Langer to present the 2001 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture

...airdner Foundation International Award; fifty-four recipients of this award have subsequently received a Nobel Prize. He received the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT prize, the world's largest prize for invention, in 1998 for being, "one of history's most prolific inventors in medicine," and in 1989 Langer was elected t...

Rice center to study therapeutic and environmental imapct of nanotechnology

...ctivities in addition to research. The other grant recipients include Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Northwestern and Renssalaer Polytechnic. "Our goal is to shape nanoscience into a discipline with the relevance, triumphs, and vitality of a modern-day polymer science into something that people use every day," st...

U. of Colorado biology professor wins 2001 MacArthur Fellowship

...ur Foundation of Chicago. Pace, 59, was one of 23 recipients of the 2001 "no-strings attached" funding. "I am enormously pleased to be numbered among the MacArthur Fellows," said Pace. "It is a tremendous feeling." The MacArthur Foundation typically selects between 20 and 30 fellows annually "who provide the ...

Meetings launch international program to protect food security and conserve biodiversity

...ops and making farmers active players and not just recipients of research outputs." "The action will be in the field, where scientists and rural communities will work together in surveying and selecting varieties of these neglected crops. Their seeds will then be multiplied and distributed to farmers along with...

US researchers successfully clone first knockout miniature swine

...e risk of any harm posed by PERV to xenotransplant recipients may be purely theoretical, use of this line of miniature swine would help minimize this particular risk of this new technology. Based on the success reported today, we can now proceed with pig strains chosen solely for their advantages in xenotranspl...

HHMI awards $16.25 million to biomedical researchers from Canada and Latin America

...ge from $266,665 to $450,000 over five years. The recipients hold full-time appointments at nonprofit scientific institutions in the six countries, have made significant contributions to biomedical research and have significant publications in international English-language, peer-reviewed scientific journals. ...

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