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From nanotechnology to raspberries, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives

...n patents during 2001. They will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. (VTIP) at a reception on May 8. "It is a pleasure to recognize the individuals whose discoveries have contributed to a successful 17 year technology transfer program," says Mike Martin, executive vice p...

Can we learn about sex from animals?

...CR as a faculty member in 1989, being drawn to the university by the academic strength of the department of biology. She can't pinpoint exactly when she got interested in studying animals. "I suspect I have always been attracted to the subject," she says. "I find it interesting, too, to see how people don't k...

Harden McConnell named winner of 2002 Welch Award in Chemistry

...ncluding funding for research grants, conferences, university endowed chairs andlectureships. BY MARK SHWARTZ...

New coastal research center to aid wildlife conservation in Texas

...ion Center of Excellence. The center will provide university faculty and students with a site for Texas coastal conservation research and the development of techniques to safeguard the fragile natural resources on the coast. "The University of Houston and the University of Houston System are increasing their r...

Science editor explores the role of environmental change on global security

...use political destabilization, according to former university president Donald Kennedy, now editor-in-chief of the journal Science. Kennedy, the Bing Professor of Environmental Science Emeritus, made his comments during a May 28 seminar titled "Environmental Change and Conflict Liability" sponsored by Stanfords...

Mosquitoes repelled by tomato-based substance

...s that the university patented the ...epels. The university has since licensed the right to produce the substance as an i...

Research shows how pollutants affect tree growth

...." UW-Madison scientists have joined more than 40 university and government researchers who are testing how carbon dioxide and ozone -- acting alone and in combination -- affect forests. The study now taking place on 80 acres of U.S. Forest Service land near Rhinelander includes more than 10 scientists from th...

UC Riverside scientists report molecular switch assists plant survival in floods

...which is recognized as the largest public research university system in the world. The picturesque 1,200 acre UC Riverside campus is located at the foot of the Box Springs Mountains near downtown Riverside, California. For more information about UC Riverside, visit http://www.ucr.edu ....

University of California, Riverside to host spider experts

...he 26th of June. The speakers include two medical university physicians, a dermatologist and several arachnologists who specialize on medically important spiders. "The speakers will address envenomation symptoms and treatment, misdiagnoses, overdiagnoses, misidentification of specimens, evolution of venoms, g...

Evidence that adults stem cells differentiate like embryonic stem cells published in Nature

...ith member faculty representing a diverse group of university schools, colleges and centers. For online information about the University of Minnesota's Stem Cell Institute, go to http://www1.umn.edu/stemcell ....

Scientists get no-strings awards for biodiversity leadership

...his includes bringing promising researchers to her university lab in the U.S. for hands-on training in conservation techniques. Several of these students now have returned to Madagascar and are filling leadership positions in the nation's scientific community. Ya-Ping Zhang studies the evolutionary history and...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $80 million for undergraduate science education

...p attract more Native American undergraduates, the university plans a six-week summer research and development p...dergraduate teaching careers will participate in a university teaching fellows program in which they will develop and teach introductory level undergraduate semi...

Communities dealing with hazardous waste need independent adviser, UCLA engineering professor says

... said. "This would be an excellent opportunity for university faculty to use their knowledge to help the public."...

Rice building Texas' fastest academic supercomputer

... will be approximately three times faster than any university computer in Texas. The RTC will consist of at leas...Technology Institute (CITI), RTC will be the first university computer in Texas with a peak performance of 1 teraflop, or 1 trillion floating-point operations per...

First drug developed for widespread use against botulism

An eight-year research effort by university and military scientists in the U.S. has produced the first drug that can be mass-produced to prevent or treat botulism, the paralyzing disease caused by a nerve toxin that is considered one of the greatest bioterrorism threats. The UCSF-led research...

UC Riverside to play active role in Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter

...ments of chemistry and chemical engineering at the university is a member of ICAM's Science Steering Committee. Some of the areas of research already explored at ICAM workshops include the organizing principles that may be responsible for the folding of proteins and their association with illnesses such as Alzh...

Rutgers spinoff success yields $4.3 million payback to university

...3 million in grant funding from the company to the university during the next five years. Rutgers will use the ...s through the transfer of technologies produced by university research," said Joseph J. Seneca, university vice president for academic affairs. "These funds will...

New broccoli compound appears promising against breast cancer

...nt of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy at the university and deputy director of its Cancer Center....

ORNL groundbreaking celebrates landmark partnership

...ational Laboratory," Sundquist said. "Our flagship university now has access to equipment, talent and research f...artnership," said UT President John Shumaker. "The university community is able to utilize computational research without solely building and maintaining the hard...

UC Riverside receives Dupont gift of intellectual property in form of herbicide

...DuPont Company for a novel class of herbicides the university hopes to further develop and eventually license for commercial use. "UCR is pleased to join an elite group of research institutions involved in this type of collaboration on intellectual property," said Steven R. Angle, dean of the College of Natural...

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