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UCSF School of Medicine receives $3.8 Million grant for biomedical research

...ded 41 similar grants,including UCSF's, to medical schools across the country in an effort to refillthe fundi...y HHMIin a competition among more than 100 medical schools for a total of $92 milliondollars. The grant will be paid over a four year period, and may be spent ...

CWRU med school snares $3 million Howard Hughes Institute grant to build structural biology program

...HHMI announced December 15 to help 41 U.S. medical schools find new ways to combine basic biomedical research...e the second in a series of HHMI grants to medical schools to help strengthen their ability to do research at a time when managed care and other changes in tra...

Unique international conference to focus on effectiveness, safety of medicinal herbs

...fessor of epidemiology and nutrition at the UNC-CH schools of medicine and public health. "Right now, the public has stopped asking, and even if they were, most health professionals do not feel that they are in a position to give advice. "As a result, the train is running wild down the track. People are ...

Professor says college athletic departments must pay more attention to eating disorders

...ticed many young women in New England Division III schools who appeared to have eating disorders," Bickford s...d pose legal liability by making the argument that schools owe a duty to athletes who experience eating disorders, then maybe these people would take the probl...

International experts to say what's known, what's speculation about medicinal herbs

...ored by the UNC Institute of Nutrition, the UNC-CH schools of medicine and public health, Duke University, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and other organizations. Television crews can unload equipment in front of the center, which is located just off N.C. 54 roughly midway between I...

$1.6 million in new grants to local schools will put more Maryland teens, teachers in research labs

...imately 17 high school sophomores and juniors from schools throughout Montgomery County are selected from nearly 100 applicants. They take a summer course in laboratory principles, techniques and practices, then work side-by-side with NIH scientist-mentors throughout the school year. At the year's end, they...

UNC-CH bus brings mobile lab, high-tech science focus to underserved N.C. schools

...st technology and teaching tools to North Carolina schools lacking science resources. A custom-built 40-foot...trong links between the university and our state's schools as well as with longtime benefactor and collaborator Glaxo Wellcome. "By partnering together, both ...

Anti-convulsant treatment benefits disruptive, explosive youth

...children and youth is a significant problem in our schools and communities and deserves further research. This study suggests that a particular type of disruptive behavior -- characterized by explosive temper driven by irritable mood -- may have a biological component that responds positively to anti-convul...

No apparent increase in cancer deaths among Three Mile Island residents, report University of Pittsburgh researchers

...ealth of Pennsylvania and is one of the top-ranked schools of public health in the United States....

JDF awards $10 Million to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh for new research center to help speed diabetes cure

... Schools of the Health Sciences, which include the schools of Nursing, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Graduate School of Public Health. Their combined mission is to train tomorrow's health care specialists and biomedical scientists, engage in groundbreaking research th...

Study: too much sugar, not enough milk may damage U.S. teens' health

...Barry Popkin, professor of nutrition at the UNC-CH schools of public health and medicine. "Iron, folate and calcium intakes continue to be below recommendations for girls." A report on the findings appears in the July issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood, a professional journal. Besides Popkin, authors...

Kansas evolution

The issue of teaching evolution in schools has resurfaced in Kansas. The three incumbent Board members who were removed in Tuesday's primary were the same members who, in a 6-to-4 vote last year, decided to change the science standards to de-emphasize evolution theory. The three conservative...

Childhood obesity focus of Washington conference Sept. 13-14

... physicians will explore questions such as: are schools responsible for helping students maintain a healthy weight? what do results of a new survey on parents' perceptions of their children's weight tell us? what are successful strategies in dealing with childhood obesity? what is the latest cos...

Teaching evolution in US schools: new report to be released Sept. 26

...er's report looks at the current situation in U.S. schools and the causal factors. The daylong symposium expa...5 Break 11:00 Panel 1 - Teaching evolution in the schools Moderator - Jim Miller, AAAS/Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Caryn Galatis, Depart...

UNC-CH study offers new evidence that garlic protects against cancers

...fessor of epidemiology and nutrition at the UNC-CH schools of public health and medicine. "It doesn't matter if they're consuming garlic in China or in the United States, the effect is still there." UNC-CH researchers could not show similar benefits from taking garlic supplements, however, said Arab, a membe...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $15.1 million to treat African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis

...chard R. Tidwell, a professor in UNC-Chapel Hill's schools of medicine and pharmacy, is principal investigator for the project, which involves a consortium of more than a dozen faculty and scientists from UNC-CH, Georgia State University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Ohio State Univers...

ST@T SHEET: A monthly update on science/technology @ Temple University

...The award was created to recognize individuals and schools who "foster timely dissemination of innovative e-b...usiness Institute, was one of only nine faculty or schools nationwide to receive this highly competitive award. http://www.temple.edu/news_media/pm260.html ...

Scientists see early indications of lobster decline

...itoring the total number of students in elementary schools as an indicator of future high school class sizes. If significant changes occur in the abundance of lobster larvae, those changes should immediately translate to changes in that year-class on the bottom. A couple of years later, changes should be evi...

A bizarre new predatory dinosaur unearthed on Madagascar

...y Fund, a non-profit society dedicated to building schools and clinics in remote areas of Madagascar. Shown here are two children from the village of Berivorta. Copyright Scott Sampson, University of Utah. Masiakasaurus and Majungatholus, the two known Malagasy theropods, are members of an enigmatic ...

UW researchers show that the human genome is helpless in the face of chocolate

...resso coffee. Dr. Adam Drewnowski, director of the schools Nutritional Sciences Program, says the study by graduate student Agnes Ly and himself showed that any aversion to bitter taste, genetic or not, was easily overcome by the addition of a little sugar or a lot of fat. The study was published in the Janu...

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