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AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment

...resident has threatened to veto any appropriations bills that exceed his budget request, these R&D increases could disappear or diminish this fall in negotiations between the president and Congress over final funding levels, Koizumi concluded. Koizumi noted that earmarksfunds designated by Congress to be...

Nearly 90 percent of babies receive recommended newborn screening tests

...ton (D-NY) and Rep. Thomas Reynolds (R-NY). These bills would lay the groundwork for national guidelines and authorize funding for several new federal initiatives designed to increase educational resources for parents and health care providers, improve follow-up care for infants, provide assistance to sta...

New bird species found in Idaho

...in turn exerted selection on crossbills for larger bills to deal with these increased seed defenses. This coevolution has caused these crossbills to diverge substantially in bill morphology from other crossbills. Because the South Hills crossbill is adapted to remove seeds from the well-defended cones ther...

Virtual duck bills demonstrate species coexistence

...articles." To test his idea, Gurd created virtual bills using computer software typically used by engineer...o create exact, three-dimensional replicas of duck bills complete with articulating joints" said Gurd. "The replicas allowed me to determine the particle siz...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2007

...vings . . . Homeowners could see their electric bills reduced considerably with Oak Ridge National Laboratory's integrated heat pump. The unit, which combines water heating with heating and cooling, dehumidification and ventilation functions, can use 50 percent less energy than standard heat pumps and w...

SNM takes action to alter DRA provision for imaging payment caps

...armaceuticals used with imaging procedures. This bills provisionalong with the 5 percent cut scheduled for 2007 due to the sustainable growth rate formula that will affect all physicianswill change how, where and whether Medicare patients will receive imaging services, said Peter S. Conti, former SNM pre...

Ohio University researchers discover evolutionary oddity in flamingos

...n shallow water, they bend their necks, tilt their bills upside down in the water and swish their heads from side-to-side. Their large tongue acts like a piston, sucking water into the front of the bill and then pushing it out the sides. Fringed plates on the tongue trap algae and crustaceans in the circul...

AAAS denounces anti-evolution laws as hundreds of K-12 teachers convene for 'Front Line' event

... South Carolina S 909 and Utah SB 96 Some of these bills would seek to discredit evolution by emphasizing "... scientific community, the AAAS Board noted. Other bills would encourage teachers and students to explore the concept of intelligent design or other non-scie...

Doubling of US science funding announced in State of the Union Address

...at with strongly supported bipartisan "Innovation" bills awaiting action in the Senate and with the House Democrats having made their innovation agenda their number one priority for 2006, it only remains for House Republicans to join the action. "I fully expect they will. On this issue, we must set polit...

War on terror meets war on cancer

...e source of illegal drugs, explosives, counterfeit bills and biological warfare agents may have some new us...ars ago, Ehleringer analyzed counterfeit U.S. $100 bills and showed cotton in the counterfeits had different oxygen isotope ratios than Texas-grown cotton in...

Scripps scientists identify target of an immune suppression molecule called CD22itself

...ks that bank tellers carefully tuck into stacks of bills handed over to unwary bank robbers. Once the dye p...Then it explodes and covers the rest of the stolen bills in the sack with a telltale fluorescent dye. Similarly, B cells, once they are alerted to the prese...

Lack of coherent cloning policies reflects polarized debate, limited understanding, study says

...cloning, although Congress has considered numerous bills in every session since 1997. "Congress currently is gridlocked on cloning issues," says the report's principal analyst, Gail Javitt. "The controversy about human embryo research, on the one hand, and the specter of human reproductive cloning, on th...

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