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UK Government proposes long-term strategy for science

...skills and a broad understanding of science across society are also important drivers for educational and economic success. "That is why we have already invested more in the training of science teachers in developing and energizing the science curriculum in schools and massively increasing the investment in ...

Tony Hunter and Raymond N. DuBois awarded Landon-AACR Prizes for Cancer Research

... offered to cancer researchers from a professional society of their peers. Each recipient receives an unrestricted cash award of $200,000 and presents a scientific lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting, held this year from March 27-31 in Orlando, Florida. This year's winners are: Tony Hunter, Ph.D., professor...

First ever legal challenge filed against the patenting of an animal

...an inventions. Animal patents have no place in our society and are an inappropriate application of U.S. patent law." In addition, AAVS and PatentWatch are concerned about the incentive that animal patents provide to increase animal suffering. Most animal patents directly include harming, mutilating, killing...

Converting research into commercial reality

... some of the best projects so that the whole of UK society can benefit. The winning team are ThruVision Ltd from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire led by Dr Jonathan James. ThruVision is developing an innovative terahertz imaging technology initially for security screening products. A workin...

Experimental Biology 2004 - Translating the Genome

...rces center and placement service and many of the society specific mixers for students. A special genomics symposium and poster session on Health Disparities in Diabetes: Genetics and Therapeutic Applications" has been organized by the FASEB MARC Program Advisory Board and sponsored by the FASEB Career Re...

Final of the 2003/04 Research Councils' Business Plan Competition

... some of the best projects so that the whole of UK society can benefit. The five teams in the final are from the University of Kent at Canterbury; the University of Nottingham; Camberwell School of Arts which is part of the London Institute; De Montfort University in Leicestershire and the Rutherford Apple...

Pioneer in the genetics of programmed cell death honored

... AACR the world's oldest and largest professional society representing cancer scientists from the United States and more than 60 other countries to recognize world-class accomplishments in basic research, clinical care, therapeutics and prevention. "Dr. Korsmeyer's observations really opened the mol...

Seeing the forest for the trees: The future of environmental policy lies in interaction

...esources to best position students, scientists and society for change and balance for the future. "Understanding the complex interactions between people and their natural and built environments requires scientific analysis and synthesis that engage scientists and engineers to think more broadly and innovativ...

Report details growing climate change threat to coral reefs

...o numerous species as well as economic benefits to society in the form of fishing and tourism. One recent estimate concluded the world's reefs provide annual net economic benefits of $30 billion. But more than 10% of the reefs have been destroyed by human activity, and an additional 16% were extensively dama...

Scientists making advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment to receive awards

... AACR the world's oldest and largest professional society representing cancer scientists from the United Sta...e belief that those who reap unusual benefits from society have an obligation to repay the debt with creative and energetic contributions to human progress, fo...

Science's breakthrough of the year: Illumination of the dark, expanding universe

...n 2003, chosen for their profound implications for society and the advancement of science. The Top Ten list appears in the journal's 19 December issue. This year, information from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) telescopes confirmed s...

Dr. Walter Reich, Ph.D., receives prestigious AAAS 2003 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

...ant potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or established important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers. This annual award was established...

Call for Entries: The 2004 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award

... news-making area of biomedicine and its impact on society will be offered in association with the award ceremony each year. The seminar associated with the presentation of the 2004 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award will bring leading scientists and public health officials to The Wistar Institute to ...

Researchers probe how microbes speed up acid production at mining sites

...nion (AGU). The AGU is an international scientific society with more than 35,000 members dedicated to advancing the understanding of Earth and its environment. In mines, oxygen from the air initiates chemical reactions with pyrite, also known as fool's gold. Microbes subsequently react with the pyrite in cyc...

Use of new direct thrombin inhibitor may be as effective as current standard treatment

... of Hematology is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Its mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic, and vascular systems, by promoti...

Professor uses satellites to protect Amazon forests, global climate

...can Geophysical Union, an international scientific society with more than 35,000 members dedicated to advancing the understanding of the Earth and its environment. "[Selective logging] acts like a net - when you take down one tree, you end up taking five to 20 other trees around it," as the trees are often i...

NYAS and Nature Publishing Group join forces

...Sciences, the prestigious international scientific society founded in 1817, to create a unique partnership de...ices to our members, the scientific community, and society at large." Mr. Rubinstein noted that when Nature and the Academy started looking at what each was...

McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy receives $3 million SSHRC Grant

...goal of any patent system is to achieve benefit to society through access to innovation, wealth creation and employment. Our research will permit policy-makers in Canada, and other countries, to better ensure that patent laws serve the interests of both industry and society. The current patent regime is mor...

Study finds that fungus farming by snails causes marsh grasses to wither

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A startling mutual-aid society is linking fungus and snails in marine ecosystems, according to a study led by a Brown University biologist. The study presents the first evidence that a species of marine snail engages in a previously undemonstrated form of food acquisition and ecol...

Invitation to press lunch

...sometimes threatens - to be of great utility. As a society we must, therefore, ask ourselves important questi...at is acceptable to all individuals, as well as to society as a whole. The most important parts of the equation are dialogue and understanding between the huge...

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