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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...by teleconference with eminent national scientists serving as judges. The competition mirrors the real world of scientific research by: Requiring students to submit research proposals for evaluation by a scientific evaluation committee; Providing up to $200 in advance funding to approved stu...

4 October press briefing to focus on minority recruitment to science and engineering programs

...262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million. The non-profit AAAS ( www.aaas.org ) is open to all and fulfills its missio...

Researchers create nanotubes that change colors, form 'nanocarpet' and kill bacteria

...ion, these nanostructures look much like a heaping serving of Kraft macaroni or ziti pasta. Incredibly, when coaxed with simple processing, the tubes align into the more formal pattern of a nanocarpet. Just like any rug, a backing, also self-assembled from the same material, holds it all together. The nanoca...

UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska

...s fill an important niche in the marine ecosystem, serving as a transition habitat between rocky areas and barren, sandy areas. Rhodoliths provide habitat for a wide variety of species, from commercial species such as clams and scallops to true corals. The discovery of rhodoliths in Alaska is likely to fuel ...

MSU group reviews Berkeley venture into brave new science funding world

...d researchers and include administrators and those serving on national and international advisory panels. Encourage broad debate early in the process of developing new research agendas. Be attentive to creating new goals motivated by self-interest. "We found this created a rather strong bias for members...

Colorado River Conference Aug. 26

...ng Experiment Station at the University of Utah is serving as the meeting's associate sponsor and organizer. The general public is invited to attend. The registration fee is $25 per person, except $5 for students and seniors over age 65. The fee includes parking, a continental breakfast and lunch. "The...

Ottawa's leadership in biomedical and health research has paid off

... to modernize the research landscape in Canada and serving as the catalyst for major institutional change," said Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO of the CFI. "This transformation is happening rapidly thanks to the partnership approach and cooperation of all of those involved in the research enterpris...

NIH renews funding for continued Rb2 tumor suppressing gene research at Temple

...rdano discovered Rb2/p130 in the early 1990s while serving as a member of Temple's School of Medicine faculty and as a researcher at the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology. Over the past decade, Giordano and the other researchers at the Sbarro Institute ( http://www.shro.org ) have bee...

Dr. Patricia Limerick to speak at ESA annual meeting

...icated, with scientistsespecially ecologists often serving as agents of caution and second thoughts, in weighing the legacy of the nation's westward expansion and taking part in projects for remediation and restoration. And yet, over these two centuries, the role of naturalists and scientists in awakening th...

Researchers discover how worms' noses sense oxygen

.... elegans' response to NO. Perhaps this enzyme was serving as an oxygen detector, not as a NO detector, in C. elegans? By manipulating oxygen levels in Petri dishes filled with worms feeding on a lawn of bacteria, the researchers were able to show that bordering and clumping was actually a response to high o...

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Alfred Knudson Jr. named 2004 Kyoto Prize winner

...dson came to Fox Chase Cancer Center in 1976 after serving as a member of its scientific advisory committee for seven years. Knudson was named a Fox Chase Distinguished Scientist and senior advisor to the Fox Chase president in 1992. Previously, Knudson served as director of Fox Chase's Institute for Cance...

JGI, VBI help unravel sudden oak death & soybean disease

...to be rapidly transferred to P. ramorum, in effect serving as the Rosetta Stone for sudden oak death. "The genome sequence of P. ramorum will help researchers to track the spread of SOD much more accurately by enabling them to develop more detailed genetic fingerprints," says Tyler. "Based on exp...

UF researcher: New low-carb potato to debut in January

...drate compared to around 19 grams in the same size serving of a Russet Burbank potato. "Although potatoes are not part of the Atkins diet, the fact of the matter is that potatoes contain no fat, and they are a good source of fiber, protein and vitamins. They have vitamin C and B-6, and t...

UC Riverside professor to spend year with US State Department

... of security clearances. They will spend one year serving at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., traveling abroad to U.S. embassies as necessary. After their service, the fellows have agreed to return to their academic careers and to remain available as consultants to the Department of State for fi...

Genetic barrier to self-pollination identified

...naturally cross-pollinated by pollen from the line serving as male parent and planted in an adjacent row. However, this process is very labor intensive and invariably expensive. If the crop plants can be made self-incompatible by the introduction of the genes controlling self-incompatibility, then all seeds ...

The great flamingo round-up

...-- With South America's Mars-like Altiplano region serving as a surreal back-drop, a group of scientists from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) recently braved frigid temperatures, high winds, and altitudes of over 11,000 feet to fit bands on 300 threatened James' flamingoes chicks. Wo...

What it Takes: Design principles to broaden participation in SET

...265 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million. The non-profit AAAS ( http://www.aaas.org ) is open to all and fulfills its...

Biochemist becomes 15th UT Southwestern faculty member serving on National Academy of Sciences

...1, becomes the 15th UT Southwestern faculty member serving on the prestigious organization. On Monday he received the NAS Award in Molecular Biology, an honor given annually for a recent notable discovery in molecular biology by a young scientist. There are now 19 NAS members at Texas medical institutions. M...

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

... from the Houston area will support the program by serving as student and teacher mentors using "customized" mentors who represent minority or female groups and providing assistance to define appropriate service learning projects and application examples. GE also plans to host plant tours to showcase the t...

Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts

.... Dr. Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson Chairman, has been serving on the Executive Committee for CI's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business for the past three years, and CI's Board of Directors over the past two years. SC Johnson is also a member of CI's Business and Biodiversity Council, a community of ...

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