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Rising Maryland to welcome new biotech president

...as having the nation's third largest biotechnology sector and rapidly expanding, with $1.17 billion investments in private companies, more than 42,000 employees and about 250 companies. (source: non-profit MdBio Inc.). UMBI, with five research and education centers in the Baltimore/Washington corridor, ope...

Aslera™ improves lupus disease activity and symptoms

...ve lupus, according to U.S. government and private sector statistics. Lupus primarily affects women, many of whom experience the initial onset in their late teens and early twenties....

Aslera™ improves bone mineral density in lupus patients

...ve lupus, according to U.S. government and private sector statistics. Lupus primarily affects women, many of whom experience the initial onset in their late teens and early twenties....

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

...borators from academia, government and the private sector to conduct research that, through the successful development of new drug therapies, can dramatically improve people's lives." The grant will fill a critical void in research funding for the two tropical diseases, Tidwell said."Although the pharmaceut...

AAAS urges President Bush to fund stem-cell research

... of stem-cell research taking place in the private sector without public oversight. Public funding, the reports states, would help to ensure that the research is closely monitored and meets ethical standards. ...

Sea grant researchers developing new stress test for fish

...hannel catfish industry is the largest aquaculture sector in the United States, generating nearly $500 million annually, according to Noga. "One of the major goals of a successful aquaculture enterprise is to avoid a disease epidemic," said Noga. "This typically involves stress reduction in fish stocks."...

Deregulation will cause significant fluctuations in electricity prices, new study reveals

...The release of atmospheric pollutants in the power sector is sensitive to changes in electricity demand and generation, according to the study. For example, carbon dioxide emissions could be 7 to 10 percent higher by 2010 if power generation ends up being 12 percent higher than expected. Under the same cond...

Dr. Robert C. Gallo to Collaborate with Visiting Israeli Scientist on Promising HIV Vaccine Research at Marylands Institute of Human Virology

... biotech community with Israels burgeoning biotech sector for joint research and business activities. According to Sibel, the inaugural grant pairs Israeli scientist Dr. Jonathan Gershoni of Tel-Aviv University with world-renowned virologist Dr. Robert C. Gallo, director of the University of Marylands Inst...

X-ray crystallography at Advanced Photon Source

...r institutions and $1.5 million from the APS. The sector will be developed in three phases, with the first X-rays expected about a year after the start of construction. "We are very optimistic that some really important structural biology will come from all this," said Ealick. In addition to structural b...

Global consortium announces plans to sequence banana genome

...iology, we hope to be able to approach the private sector later from a position of strength," Frison said. "We want to guarantee that any results, such as disease-resistant banana strains, will be made available to small-holder farmers on a royalty-free basis, even if they have commercial applications."...

AAAS urges President Bush to fund stem-cell research

... of stem-cell research taking place in the private sector without public oversight. Public funding, the reports states, would help to ensure that the research is closely monitored and meets ethical standards....

AAAS letter to President Bush

...such research, now done exclusively in the private sector with virtually no public oversight, istransparent and monitored in a manner that safeguards the public's interest in ensuring the highestethical standards in conducting stem cell research. It is also important to recognize that embryosare discarded e...

The lands nobody wanted

...enerations, the authors point out that the private sector must be encouraged to protect plant and animal spe...st experience indicates that involving the private sector in creative strategies such as conservation easements, tax incentives, and other methods, can provid...

AAAS jobs survey shows continuing salary growth in the life sciences sector, but women still earn less

...ing that salary increases within the life sciences sector continue to outperform raises for many other jobs. The AAAS survey of 19,000 life scientists describes current compensation trends and identifies key issues affecting job satisfaction among researchers. Completed as a service for members of the non-...

Dupont donates patents to UCSD

...es new ways to transfer innovations to the private sector to benefit people everywhere. For more go to http://www.ucsd.edu or http://www.soe.ucsd.edu . About DuPont iTechnologies DuPont iTechnologies is comprised of technology-driven businesses that provide differentiated materials-enabled solutions fo...

NSF awards University of Georgia $8.7 million for crop genetics research

...stantial amount of funding available in the public sector to build genomic tools until the National Science Foundation kicked off this initiative in 1998, Paterson said. The earlier grant was awarded in the first year of that initiative. Looking for Genes to Help Crops Adapt UGA plant scientist Lee Pratt, a...

Earth's 'last edens' receive $20 million boost

...ogether local peoples, governments and the private sector to strike a strategic balance between the needs of wildlife and humans. Im delighted to be able to support the Wildlife Conservation Societys efforts to protect these extraordinary regions, Mr. Wilson said. The organization has an outstanding tr...

Access to healthy foods limited in poor neighborhoods

...economic policies, the researchers say. The retail sector has been affected by economic policies that support corporate retail chains, public- and private-sector loan policies that favor home ownership for white Americans and land use policies that facilitate development of predominately wealthy and white s...

Maryland's proposed crab regulations could have large economic impacts

...and places an inequitable burden on the processing sector of the blue crab industry." Dorchester County on Marylands Eastern Shore, with 21 of 30 active plants, would be hardest hit, absorbing more than 75% of the industry''s direct losses. The crab processing industry represents two percent of the county's...

Poorer farmers benefit most from organic practices

...or research and extension services for the organic sector and developing innovative ways of promoting knowledge transfer between local producer groups. Greenpeace says:This exciting new report makes clear that organic agriculture and agroecology can meet the requirements of the worlds population but it shou...

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