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Surveillance and containment would be effective intervention against deliberate smallpox attack

...own contact groups, including their own household, schools or daycare centers, their neighborhood and their community. The model was based on a network of these structured subpopulations of people connected through adult workplaces, high schools, and a hospital to form a population of 48,000 people. The inv...

Intelligent design: The new 'big tent' for evolution's critics

... pass legal muster. They're trying to get into the schools that way, and they may be successful, I think." Scientists and other proponents of evolution, tend to conflate creationism and intelligent design. "They see intelligent design as little more than gussied up creationism, despite the significant differ...

New 'Understanding Evolution' Web site provides one-stop-shop for nation's science teachers

...on provides a much-needed resource for teachers as schools across the nation are being challenged to kick evo...that the way to ensure that evolution is taught in schools is to give teachers the resources, information and activities that they need to do a good job teachi...

New DVD 'virtual' microscope at UNC-Chapel Hill

....The new DVD is cost-effective. Typically, medical schools struggle to maintain their teaching microscopes. UNC has hundreds of microscopes that are at least 30 years old, difficult to maintain and ripe for replacement. Replacement costs may approach $1 million, even without taking into account support perso...

UK Government proposes long-term strategy for science

...eveloping and energizing the science curriculum in schools and massively increasing the investment in research and research facilities in our universities. Our commitment to science will continue with the ten-year framework, which will make sure we remain at the cutting edge of scientific change, innovation ...

Young scientists awarded for achievements in cancer research

...findings from their school projects. Participating schools include: Apopka High School, Apopka, Fla. Bishop Moore High School, Orlando, Fla. Robert Hungerford Prepatory High School, Eatonville, Fla. Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Fla. Orlando Christian Preparatory High School, Orlando,...

Scientists discover why not enough choline results in fewer brain cells, poorer memory

...eisel, professor and chair of nutrition at the UNC schools of public health and medicine. Dr. Yutaka Yamamuro, a former postdoctoral fellow in Zeisel's laboratory now with Nihon University in Japan, was a key contributor. "We found that if we provided them with less choline, those nerve cells divided less an...

Grant from GE Foundation to University of Houston to strengthen math, tech 'pipeline'

...ofessionals and faculty and staff from Houston ISD schools to effectively partner to create a much-needed mathematics and technology pipeline in Houston." In partnership with Ross Shaw Sterling High School and Thomas Middle School (a feeder school for Sterling) in HISD, NSM's Department of Mathematics is wo...

University of Pittsburgh receives NIH funding to develop heart assist device for infants

...bioengineers, surgeons and researchers from Pitt's schools of Engineering and Medicine and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Working as subcontractors will be pediatric cardiologists from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, bioengineers from Carnegie Mellon University and research teams from Me...

Children's eating patterns show 'striking' changes in two decades

...erall dietary quality. This study reminds parents, schools and health professionals to keep nutrition educati... an important part of life's education in both our schools and homes," Frank said....

Staying close to mother helps baby dolphins swim

...d allow fishermen to set their nets around dolphin schools to catch the tuna living alongside, so long as no dolphins were killed or seriously injured. Weihs's results suggest that relying on fishermen's observations of injuries to dolphins would underestimate the damage inflicted on dolphin populations....

U of T study finds music teachers at risk of hearing loss

...sure exposure for 18 teachers from 15 Toronto high schools and found that the peak noise level exceeded 85 dB for 78 per cent of the teachers. During an average eight-hour exposure, the team determined that 39 per cent of the teachers faced potentially harmful noise levels. Most of the classrooms are constru...

New $9 million NSF grant to fund creation of center at LSU

...be a major outreach component, primarily to middle schools throughout the state, which aims to "educate a diverse community of students, teachers and the public in the science and application of cutting-edge biological modular microsystems." "This center draws upon the significant amount of investment by t...

$1.6 million grant to Williams College

...rt active science learning in the local elementary schools in Williamstown and North Adams, and fund research...or students and faculty from Berkshire County high schools and from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)," she said. "I feel like this grant is a ...

Research to Prevent Blindness awards $4.8 million

...ants to departments of ophthalmology at 22 medical schools and 22 awards to individual scientists. The recently-approved grant projects include: a clinical trial of cyclosporin as a treatment for severe atopic keratoconjunctivitis (a severe and chronic form of ocular allergy that causes blindness in 70%...

CBEN wins grant for undergraduate nanotech course

... allows Rice to join a small but growing number of schools offering undergraduate nanotech classes aimed at preparing students for a future in which nanotech is an integral part of the technology landscape. "What's innovative about the Rice approach is the combination of technical content with social context...

Endangered turtles' trek along ocean currents revealed by satellite

...y expend throughout their migration." French schools have been given the chance to take part as part of an educational oceanographic scheme called Argonautica, with classes participating in the Argo-luth project, analysing turtle movements against outputs from MERCATOR, a model that presently covers th...

As informatics grows, Indiana University helps set 'research agenda'

...lleges, the vast majority of the world's dedicated schools of informatics are located in Great Britain, Europe, Japan and Australia. To speak with Dunn, for short bios of new School of Informatics faculty members, and for more information about the conference "Informatics: Defining the Research Agenda," con...

NJIT professor receives Presidential Award for breakthrough research with adult stem cells

...gineering, and is doing community outreach to high schools in New Jersey and New York. Arinzeh hopes the above training will help increase the number of minorities and women in the field of engineering. Two years ago, Arinzeh published an influential paper in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research tha...

Tufts University establishes $4 million dollar tissue engineering resource center

...d and includes a consortium of experts from Tufts' schools of engineering, arts and sciences, medicine, denta... In 2002, Kaplan and his colleagues from Tufts' schools of engineering and medicine developed a tissue engineering strategy to repair one of the world's mos...

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