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Center For Ion Mobility Spectrometry Established At INEEL

... get there?" The IMS Center welcomes other university and industrial partners. Contact Dave Atkinson at 208-526-9745; bigdog@inel.gov. INEEL celebrates its 50 year anniversary in 1999. The nationallaboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Lockheed MartinIdaho Technologies Co...

Story Tips: Engineering Students Pursue Cutting-Edge Research

...nd build a smallrobotic submarine to represent the university in an international competitionfor underwater vehicles, held last August in Panama City, Fla. About six months earlier, biophysics major Joshua Apgar, 21, of Newton, Mass.,had learned about the event and recruited Alquaddoomi, Morris and several othe...

Breakthrough On Microbial Disease Published In Science

...at the University of California,Santa Barbara at a university press conference to be held at 10 a.m. PacificDayl...eatest contribution to theintellectual life of the university through outstanding teaching, research, andcommunity service. He received a B.S. in biochemi...

Media Advisory: 1999 Spring Meeting -- Updated Press Conference Schedule

...ing from changing regional climates.Government and university researchers focus on issues specific to theirrespective regions. New data on how climate change is affecting metropolitanareas, the Pacific Northwest, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the Southwest will bediscussed at this session. (Relates to Sessions ...

Stanford launches interdisciplinary initiative in the biological sciences

...he way Stanford University, or for that matter any university in the country,goes about doing research." For the...me advantages that will make it hard to beat. The university not only has top research programs in all the key areas, but italso has a key geographic advantage o...

Germany needs a national genome initiative

...hurdles of individual special fields, to integrate university andextramural research and to create bridges to industry. In addition a national committee should be responsible for co-ordinating genomeprojects. It is suggested that genome projects be accompanied byinterdisciplinary research focusing on ethical, l...

Growth hormone involved in diabetic kidney disease, study finds

...ases, including diabetic retinopathy. The university received U.S. patents on growth hormone antagonist in1994 and 1997. Four more patents are pending. Sensus Drug Development Corp. inAustin, Texas, holds the license for the invention and currently is using thetechnology to develop growth hormone antag...

USGS will re-evaluate its Alaska strategy

...federal agencycooperators, state agency personnel, university administrators and privatesector organization representatives. "Nowhere in the United States are theregreater untapped renewable and nonrenewable resources and nowhere do we knowless about them," he noted. "As pressure on these resources develop in...

International biotech firm to locate in Southwest Virginia

...ersity's Pharmaceutical Engineering Institute, the university hasprogressively increased the ability of the worl...' office works to bring the business community and university facultytogether in projects that can create jobs. In this instance, the universityworked behind the...

Digital plant doctor diagnoses plant problems

...Jiannong Xin, the DDIS also is a perfectexample of university research responding to the concerns of Floridaresidents. "While many projects are initiated by software developers, this one wasinitiated by county extension agents who came to us with what they needed,"said Xin. In fact, the development of the DDIS ...

National Science Board approves five new NSF Science and Technology Centers

...tainability,led by the University of Arizona. The university has established a complexpartnership among a host of universities, government labs and private sources toexplore water management in semi-arid regions, a particularly contentious issuethat will be studied from the scientific, social, political and ed...

W.M. Keck Foundation gives USC $110 million

...w initiative. Historic Gift USC is now the first university in history to secure three gifts of $100 millionor more. The W.M. Keck Foundation's $110 million gift is the third donation of $100million or more made to USC during its current campaign, following gifts of $120million by Ambassador Walter H. Annenbe...

Universities to compete in second annual autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) competition

...ging underwater environment," said Dr.Curtin. Six university teams, including three returning competitors, MassachusettsInstitute of Technology (last year's champions), Stevens Institute ofTechnology (last year's second place winners) and the University of Florida, andthree new challengers, Florida Atlantic Un...

Rockefeller scientists discover surprising new cancer gene

...of the scientificfield of modern cell biology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates.Thirty-three faculty members are elected members of the U.S. National Academy ofSciences, including Dr. Darnell and Rockefeller University President Arnold J.Levine, Ph.D....

Biotechnology requires training across disciplines, and in business

...y their skills." Even if they do end up as university researchers, people withbiotechnology skills often find themselves involved in a business of their own,says Wilkins, who is co-owner and president of TechLab, Inc., a firm thatdevelops diagnostic tests and vaccines for human diseases. Wilkins also st...

Rockefeller and Aaron Diamond researchers say resistance to HIV drugs may be higher than previously thought

...of the scientific field ofmodern cell biology. The university has ties to 19 Nobel laureates. Thirty-threefaculty members are elected members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences,including the president, Arnold J. Levine, Ph.D. The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center was established in 1991 t...

UVic creates research chair on drinking water ecology

...raduate students, and collaborators from industry, university and government. Mazumder joined the biology department at UVic in July and is an internationally known aquatic ecologist. For his PhD he demonstrated how nutrients and fish communities interact to affect water quality. "The major conclusion was that...

Carilion, Virginia Tech, U.Va. create biomedical institute -- Virginia Tech forms optical sciences and engineering research center

... The program establishes a research center at each university -- the Optical Sciencesand Engineering Research (O...l devices and systems with BF Goodrich, joined the university in July to work onthe OSER center. Project areas for the OSER center's initial year are: Multi-Spec...

UB establishes institute for research on lasers, photonics and biophotonics

...laboratory for about three years. "UB is the only university our division is working with right now," said Steve Goldstein, manager, technical services,BASF Colorants and Additives for Plastics division. "With Prasad's lab, we are working on ways to enhance our product linein thermoplastic resins that can be ...

Peter H. Raven voted president-elect of AAAS

...urrent president-elect, Mary Good, Ph.D., Donaghey university professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock and managing member for Venture Capital Investors, LLC, will become president. Current president Stephen Jay Gould, Ph.D., professor of zoology and of geology at Harvard and curator of invertebrate...

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