Tag: "competitive" at biology news
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2007 Student Travel Awards
...ryland, March 3-7th, 2007. The recipients of this competitive
award are selected based on scientific merit, with priority given to those who will present a paper at the conference. Each awardee receives a travel grant and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, March 3, 2007. The 2007 recipients of the...
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2007 International Travel Awards
...encing financial difficulties. Recipients of this competitive
award are chosen based on scientific merit and their proposed presentation at the meeting. They will be honored at a reception on March 3, 2007. The 2007 recipients of the International Travel Award are: Yuri Antonenko, Moscow State University, ...
Study finds surfing safer than soccer
...researchers have computed the rate of injury among competitive
surfers and found they are less prone to harm than...rican Journal of Sports Medicine. "We found that competitive
surfing has a relatively low risk of injury 6.6 significant injuries per 1,000 hours of surfing - c...
UVA receives training grant for new kidney disease researchers
...UVA Medical Center. "Receiving one of these highly competitive
grants is a testament to the integrated, multi-disciplinary training program put together by Dr. Okusa and his colleagues."...
EMBO Installation Grants help scientists get set up in Europe
...tion round for EMBO Installation Grants was highly competitive
and the successful candidates were handpicked by a...ing countries, EMBO hopes to help them become more competitive
in European science. Three of the ten grantees will set up their groups in Poland, two in Portugal, ...
Former White House science advisor warns that nanotechnology's potential threatened
...level of national commitment to lead and keep them competitive
in the Nano Age." Finally, Lane called for "a deliberate effort to provide the public with balanced and easily understood information about nanotechnologys potential benefits and its possible risks and for more public engagement"led by government, ...
New clues to how sex evolves
... to maturity in only three days, is under a lot of competitive
pressure to reproduce quickly, and that different binding sites on different Pairing Centers makes for faster chromosome pairing and thus faster reproduction -- unlike organisms that need to find a mate before they can reproduce, and mature more slow...
Pendulums, predators and prey: The ecology of coupled oscillations
... eventually building up their numbers and combined competitive
strength enough to drive out the leopards---at least until the next low point in the lions' and cheetahs' population cycles. Predator-prey systems can also become coupled when a new prey species invades and competes for resources with prey species i...
Committee review of stem-cell fraud finds editors followed all rules
...res to try and verify the findings, but in today's competitive
publishing environment, more stringent, less trusting safeguards are now essential, an independent committee has concluded. Although editors at the journal Science "made a serious effort substantially greater than that for most papers" to scrutin...
Decreased genital sensation in competitive women cyclists
...exual Medicine. The researchers compared 48 women competitive
cyclists to 22 women runners. They used non-invasi...ct pressure in the perineal region. We found that competitive
women cyclists have a decrease in genital sensation. However, there were no negative effects on sexu...
Specter of possible harm threatens nanotech development, experts say
...nd preventing risk often has a low priority in the competitive
worlds of intellectual property, research funding and technology development." "Ultimately, this is not just a question about nanotechnology," says Maynard. "It is about whether governments, industry and scientists around the world are willing to ma...
Poor athletic performance linked to vitamin deficiency
...llegiate athletes in her research, as well as less competitive
individuals. The stress on the body's energy produ...etes, especially young athletes involved in highly competitive
sports, do not realize the impact their diets have on their performance," said Manore, who is also a...
Researchers to present advances in energy, health, technology at chemical engineering conference
...ificant part of the reason fuel cells are not more competitive
is because they require moving small quantities of liquid fuel, water and air through labyrinths of tiny channels either to or from reaction sites. One solution, Santiago says, could be to incorporate small ''electroosmotic'' pumps that use electric ...
HHMI awards $19 million to Latin American, Canadian scientists
...a five-year award totaling nearly $500,000. The competitive
awards recognize the accomplishments and promise of biomedical researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela. They also help build the research capacity of countries that have a strong tradition of science but insufficient ...
Modeling alien invasions: Plasticity may hold the key to prevention
...th resident and invader were nonplastic and had no competitive
advantage (that is, the same probability of death)...rier to invasion unless invaders were given a huge competitive
advantage (a 40% lower chance of death). To understand this puzzling pattern, the authors construct...
Columbia University Medical Center receives major new NIH Clinical Science 'investment' funds
...ters from across the nation to receive this highly competitive
grant. A total of 32 institutions applied for the initial grants. By 2012 NIH envisions having as many as 60 institutions linked in a consortium to energize the discipline of clinical and translational science. "The development of this consortium r...
UCSF set to transform itself into engine of translational research
...covery is translated into patient care. The highly competitive
funding mechanism, known as the Clinical and Translational Science Award, is being issued under the "NIH Roadmap," a strategic plan unveiled by NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, MD, in 2002 to drive the future of biomedical research. Universities were...
Video games: Medicine for the body
...nal games help students and workers learn globally competitive
skills in demand by employers. "Games increase motivation, but it is not entirely clear why. For example, games typically include competition - either against a human opponent or a computer-generated one. They are often story-based, feature strong c...
NIH director announces 2006 Pioneer Award recipients
...scientific community identified the 25 most highly competitive
individuals in the pool. The second group of outside experts then interviewed the 25 finalists at NIH in August 2006. The Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH, performed the final review and made recommendations to Zerhouni based on the evaluatio...
HHMI hosts international scientists at Janelia Farm Research Campus
...in their own countries and conduct internationally competitive
research. "HHMI's international research scholars are talented scientists who are respected leaders in their fields, known well beyond the borders of their own countries," said Peter J. Bruns, HHMI vice president for grants and special programs. "B...
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