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Medical geneticists elected to Institute of Medicine

..., who himself was elected to the IOM in 1991. As deputy director of NHGRI, Dr. Guttmacher guides strategic planning for the institute and plays a lead role in integrating genomics into medical practice. In addition, as director of NHGRI's Office of Policy, Communications and Education, Dr. Guttmacher over...

Denmark makes national Open Access commitment

...nistry of Culture. Bo hrstrm, DEF co-ordinator and deputy director of the Danish National Library Authority, explained why DEF took the decision, "Open Access publications help disseminate research but also represent a completely new development in journal publishing. A national agreement like this benefits...

By age 6, children of overweight mothers are also prone to obesity

...the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition and deputy director of the Joseph Stokes Research Institute at Children's Hospital. "It points to an important target group--children whose mothers are overweight. There could be greater benefits to focusing intense prevention efforts toward these children, rat...

The effects of economic growth on interior forests of the Southeast

...of edge and interior habitats," says Kurt Riiters, deputy program manager for the SRS Forest Health Monitoring unit. "As development proceeds, edge habitat becomes more plentiful and interior habitat more scarce. For this study, we focused on interior forest as an indicator of available habitat for species ...

Florida Tech International Sustainability Forum attracts renowned keynote speakers

... American Chemical Society; Dr. William F. Koch, a deputy director of the National Institutes of Standards a..., Ind., where he teaches polymer chemistry. Koch, deputy director of the NIST's Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, is also chairman of the NIST Safe...

National Academies advisory: Feb. 15 program for African-American History Month

...ed president, Spelman College, Atlanta, and former deputy U.S. Surgeon General VIVIEN THEODORE THOMAS (deceased), former supervisor, Surgical Research Laboratories, Johns Hopkins University, and former instructor in surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore DETAILS: 10:30 a.m. to no...

Educators in Pennsylvania and North Carolina earn top 2004 Mentoring Awards from AAAS

...ematics and science," explained Yolanda S. George, deputy director of Education & Human Resources at AAAS. "She works very closely with her students and has been successful in obtaining many grants that were used to promote student research and professional opportunities in mathematics. This has helped stud...

Fred Hutchinson announces 2005 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Awardees

...ple and elegant," said Mark Groudine, M.D., Ph.D., deputy director of Fred Hutchinson and a former friend and colleague of Weintraub. "By nurturing colleagues, students and postdocs, and helping all of us become better scientists, Hal was instrumental in establishing the collegial atmosphere at the Hutchins...

Cure no quick fix for cancer survivors on long road to recovery

...tor of the blood and marrow transplant program and deputy director of the UF Shands Cancer Center for the Gainesville campus. The study was the largest to date to assess long-term quality of life issues among these patients. "A cure is not necessarily synonymous with total resumption of good health," Winga...

Leslie Roberts of Science wins ASM Public Communications Award

... technical accuracy." Since 2000, Roberts has been deputy news editor at the weekly magazine Science, where she works with a team of reporters covering infectious diseases, both old foes like polio and emerging threats like avian influenza. She also coordinates the magazine's coverage of biomedicine and env...

Leslie Roberts, Science Deputy News Editor, wins prize for 'first-rate' polio story

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor of the journal Science, has won the 20...t chance" to succeed. Since 2000, Roberts has been deputy news editor at Science, working with a team of reporters covering infectious diseases. She also coor...

Aldo Leopold leadership program moves to Stanford University and awards new fellowships for 2005

...cticut-Storrs Enric Sala, associate professor and deputy director, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego Steven Strauss, professor, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University- Corvallis...

Research shows overfishing of sharks key factor in coral reef decline

...re the stability of the entire system," said Sala, deputy director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps. When sharks are overfished, a cascade of effects can lead to a depletion of important grazers of plant life. This is because there are fewer sharks to feed on carnivorous fis...

New frontiers in molecular bioscience topic of UD symposium

...ine Sciences, University of Maine; Colin Brownlee, deputy director and senior research fellow, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, United Kingdom; Anthony J. Cavalieri, conservation agriculture adviser, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Va.; John Heidelberg, assistant investigator, The Institute for G...

New NSF-AAAS report highlights 'learning communities,' other STEM educational strategies

...efer the lecture method," noted Yolanda S. George, deputy director of Education & Human Resources at AAAS, a co-author of the new NSF-AAAS report. "Fostering inquiry-based teaching in a biology or physics course can be a hard sell." Yet, inquiry-based learning methods "are a more effective, more inclusive ...

Science, AAAS select two for new minority internship

...cience writers do," said Jeffrey Mervis, Science deputy news editor and head of the Minority Science Writers Internship program. "We hope they'll learn that it can be as much fun, if not more, than covering other beats. And we hope that they'll carry that message with them--back to their campus, or to th...

Maryland's poor, African-American communities suffer disproportionate cancer risk from air pollution

...id Ronald H. White, MST, coauthor of the study and deputy director of the Bloomberg School's Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute. The study authors suggest that low-income areas should be targeted for emissions-reduction policies, especially for on-road vehicles and area sources, to help decrease the ...

Groundbreaking study shows adult stem cells have same ability to self-renew as embryonic

... it comes to autoimmunity, according to Dr. Huard, deputy director of the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine and associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The use of embryonic stem cells cou...

New Scripps Oceanography project to study sediments and ecosystem restoration in Venice lagoon

...entists and citizens of Venice," said John Orcutt, deputy director of research at Scripps. "Theseprojects extend from (Scripps Research Professor) Walter Munk's recommendations of gates to limit the effects of flooding at Venice in the early '70s, to nondestructive cleaning of statuary with lasers and (Scri...

Using nanoparticles, in vivo gene therapy activates brain stem cells

...stroke," said Earl J. Bergey, Ph.D., co-author and deputy director of biophotonics at the institute. The group's next step is to conduct similar studies in larger animals....

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