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BP Conservation programme marks 15th anniversary

...he past 5 years alone, BP Conservation Programme's award winners have described approximately 25 species new to science, rediscovered 3 bird species thought extinct, and have influenced the environmental awareness of countless local communities. Teams have frequently collected the first essential baseline ...

San Francisco State University receives JavaOne award

... Named after the Java technology mascot, Duke, the award recognizes innovation and the exceptional use of Java technology. NetBEAMS gathers information from a network of sensors placed in different parts of the San Francisco Bay. It then transmits data such as water depth, temperature, salt content and a...

150K to find out why you're a slime ball

...s prestigious Lister Institute Research Prize. The award will allow him to develop his work on slime moulds microscopic organisms that show remarkable qualities of cooperation and self-sacrifice. "People might wonder why bother studying slime mould but it could lead to a greater understanding of human beh...

Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative funds Yale project

...fect on communities worldwide." The goal of this award is to provide to the research community a suitable model system to test live attenuated vaccines for use in the developing world. Flavell said the mice generated would be made available to the broader scientific community in order to meet the charita...

Steward T. A. Pickett, director of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, honored by CERC

...ban planning and conservation perspective. In his award acceptance speech, Dr. Pickett noted, "As human populations concentrate more and more in cities, both the promise and the risk of urban systems increase dramatically. I hope that an improved ecological understanding of cities can help make our urban ...

Is it me or my genes?

...new author. The EMBO Science Writing Prize and an award of 1,500 Euro were presented to the winner at the EMBO Media Workshop in Heidelberg, Germany....

Genetics center to launch new genetic-testing initiative

...Hopkins. "We are thrilled that this extraordinary award from The Pew Charitable Trusts will allow our Genetics and Public Policy Center to fill this important gap in allowing all of us to benefit responsibly from advances in genetic testing." The $3 million, two-year grant supplements a previous investmen...

Stephen P Goff awarded inaugural Retrovirology Prize

...A, will receive a crystal trophy and a $3,000 cash award in recognition of his excellence in basic retrovir...h. Editor-in-Chief Kuan-Teh Jeang writes about the award in an editorial published this week in the Open Access journal Retrovirology. The editorial includes...

Menzies Research Institute director named HHMI International Research Scholar

...e awarded this international scholarship, with the award providing the Institute the opportunity to further expand its medical research in Tasmania. "This funding will allow the Menzies Research Institute to expand its genetic research program to include malaria, which is the third most lethal disease glo...

Melbourne scientists dominate international Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards

...y Australian city to receive awards apart from one award shared with Hobart. The HHMI is awarding a total of AUD$23.3 million worldwide to tackle infectious and parasitic diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, haemorrhagic fevers and anthrax. The objective is to stimulate international efforts to underst...

Device creates electricity and treats wastewater

...n the process. He has received a $40,000 Bear Cub award from Washington University to develop the concept. The Bear Cub Fund was initiated by the Washington University vice chancellor for research to support faculty in applied studies not normally supported by federal grants from NIH, NSF, and other sourc...

France's highest scientific honor awarded this year to Salk Institute scientist Ronald M. Evans

...he French Academy of Sciences in Paris. Previous award recipients include Louis Pasteur, Pierre and Marie Curie, Gustave Eiffel and Henri Poincare. Nobel laureate and theoretical physicist David Gross of University of California at Santa Barbara was awarded the prize last year. A faculty member at Salk s...

Albert Szent-Gyrgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research announced

... his study on Vitamin C and cell respiration--this award embraces and extends his vision of pursuing a cure for cancer by encouraging scientific innovation and fostering collaboration. Dr. Szent-Gyrgyi was a pioneer who, with Franklin C. Salisbury, co-founded the National Foundation for Cancer Research to ...

Beyond genes: Lipid helps cell wall protein fold into proper shape

...ce University. Dowhan recently was granted a MERIT award by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. These rare awards provide long-term grant support for scientists whose research competence and productivity are distinctly superior and who are likely to con...

Duke professor to lead $300 million NIH center for HIV vaccine research

...develop and test novel HIV vaccine candidates. The award will help transform HIV research in the U.S. into a more cooperative and collaborative system. "Duke is honored to lead and coordinate this important program between universities and academic medical centers," said Victor Dzau, M.D., president and C...

Australian discovery of adult stem cells in the uterus could restore your pelvic floor & more

...rnational reproduction experts. Taking out a major award at the recent European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) conference in Copenhagen, one of the most prestigious meetings in this field, Dr Gargett explained how two types of adult stem cells have been extracted from endometrial tis...

Improving artificial heart top goal of award-winning research at UH

...'s a special honor to be considered and to get the award when the other candidates are graduate students, research engineers, assistant professors and instructors of biomedical engineering."...

Siemens Medical solutions pledges $1.5 million to accelerate clinical cancer research

...focus on cutting-edge translational research. The award also includes payment of up to $100,000 of their outstanding medical school debt. This nationally recognized program began in 2000, and the Foundation has since given awards to 29 junior physicians from around the country. Award recipients are uti...

W. M. Keck Foundation announces 2005 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research

... recipient of the Keck Distinguished Young Scholar award has demonstrated extraordinary promise for breakth...ant recipient's sponsoring institution receives an award of as much as $1 million to support the scientist's research activities for a period of five years. ...

Jonathan Baell wins Biota Award for Medicinal Chemistry

...emistry has earned Dr Jonathan Baell a significant award from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. The...eflecting on the award, Dr Baell added, "The Biota award will, I hope, raise the profile of early phase medicinal chemistry and emphasise its fundamental rol...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... sample of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions, a ... a higher molecular diagnostic yield than traditional molecular diagnostic ... . The study is being released to coincide with ... Exome sequencing, which sequences the protein­coding region of the ... present in a cell or organism), has been rapidly ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... the University of Copenhagen have shown for the first ... of Cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to ... chronic infections. , The study also discovered the bacterial ... patients was halted or slowed down by the immune ... the oxygen and helped "suffocate" the bacteria, forcing the ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Virginia Institute of Marine Science have received a ... to identify the streams and wetlands most vulnerable ... help local governments and citizens conserve these important ... dataset of tidal-marsh observations first gathered by VIMS ... baseline can today,s researchers accurately map the slow ...
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