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Carl and Ruth Shapiro family donates $25 million for new science center at Brandeis University

...aring. The University has pioneered the scientific frontiers at the boundaries of different disciplines biology and physics or psychology and neuroscience to create promising new fields of endeavor. Brandeis is the alma mater of Roderick MacKinnon '78, the 2003 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, and five membe...

Northwest Branch Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, March 10-12 in Seattle

...diversity & evolution Clinical microbiology New frontiers in microbial evolution The schedule, maps, and so on are online at: http://depts.washington.edu/micro/...

Countdown to International Polar Year

...Year will build on the success of IGY and push the frontiers of our understanding of Earth. The results will provide the crucial information that international governments need to make informed decisions about how society needs to adapt to our changing world. Public engagement, education and outreach are a maj...

Salk scientist Ron Evans wins 2006 Gairdner Award for his discovery of hormone sensors

...ce leaders whose accomplishments have advanced the frontiers of knowledge. The Gairdner Award in Canada is comparable to the Lasker Award in the United States, both being the highest scientific honors in their respective countries and often the precursors to the Nobel Prize" said Dr. Richard Murphy, President ...

A reunion between science and spirituality

... "What scientists are now finding at the outermost frontiers of every field is overturning all the basic premises concerning the nature of matter and reality. The universe is not a world of separate things and events but is a cosmos that is connected, coherent, and bears a profound resemblance to the visions h...

Einstein's Susan Band Horwitz, PhD wins Bristol-Myers Squibb Cancer Research Award

...research and the reach of her contributions to new frontiers and discoveries that will benefit humankind." Dr. Horwitz received her B.A from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Brandeis University. She joined the Albert Einstein College of Medicine faculty in 1968, was named assistant professo...

NAU researchers chirping over discovery of new cricket genus

...North America is rare. "Caves are one of the final frontiers in temperate regions for discovering new taxa," Cobb said. "Because caves are extreme environments, cave arthropods are very specialized and possibly endemic to a single cave system or region. They present interesting and odd evolutionary forms that ...

Scientists uncover new clues to limb formation (and loss) in some sea mammals

...evolutionary and developmental biology play at the frontiers of the evolutionary sciences," said Lane. Thewissen and his colleagues began by exploring the embryonic development of whales' cousins, the dolphins. These creatures are intriguing because for a brief time during development they do sprout hind limbs...

Nano probe may open new window into cell behavior

...biological and medical scientists in advancing the frontiers of biomedical research." The key challenge for the Georgia Tech team, which includes Dr. Levent Degertekin, was to create a way for a mass spectrometer, the primary tool for studying proteins, to sample biomolecules from a small domain and do it dy...

NSF gives $12M to Rice to study nanotech's impact on health, environment

... exposed thousands of young people to the exciting frontiers of nanoscale science," she said. "In addition, we have helped encourage companies to move nanotechnology from the laboratory to the marketplace through a varied set of collaborations with diverse groups like the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entre...

EURYI to showcase the future of European science in Prague

...nd nurturing young researchers to push forward the frontiers of European science since its inception in 2003," said Professor Bertil Andersson, Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation. "Cultivating and promoting ground-breaking scientific discoveries in Europe have always been the goals for the ESF ...

16 outstanding researchers receive Singapore's highest honor in science and technology

...aterial and device technologies and to advance the frontiers of nanoelectronics. For his research on nanoelectronics and semiconductor devices, Assistant Professor Yeo Yee Chia is awarded the Young Scientist Award 2006. Young Scientist Award 2006 Dr Han Yu Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 1, 2006

...e then, chemists played key roles in expanding the frontiers of knowledge, advancing medicine and industry, and creating products from aspirin to zippers. The ACS's National Historic Chemical Landmarks program tells those stories. The most recent unfolded Oct. 25, when ACS designated Procter & Gamble's devel...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 8, 2006

...n, chemists have played key roles in expanding the frontiers of knowledge, advancing medicine and industry, and creating products from aspirin to zippers. The ACS' National Historic Chemical Landmarks program recognizes these outstanding accomplishments and tells the stories behind the research. The most rec...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 15, 2006

...n, chemists have played key roles in expanding the frontiers of knowledge, advancing medicine and industry, and creating products from aspirin to zippers. The ACS' National Historic Chemical Landmarks program recognizes these outstanding accomplishments and tells the stories behind the research. The most recen...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 29, 2006

...n, chemists have played key roles in expanding the frontiers of knowledge, advancing medicine and industry, and creating products from aspirin to zippers. The ACS's National Historic Chemical Landmarks program recognizes these outstanding accomplishments and tells the stories behind the research. The most rece...

Supercomputing equipment to advance the frontiers of computational biology

...Polytechnic Institute will continue to advance the frontiers of computational science with the help of IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer. Awarded under IBM's Shared University Research (SUR) program, this Blue Gene will complement the $100 million partnership between Rensselaer, IBM, and New York state to create o...

Extreme life, marine style highlights 2006 ocean census

...scoveries and revelations that stretch the extreme frontiers of marine knowledge were achieved by the Census of Marine Life in 2006, highlights of which were released today. They include life adapted to brutal conditions around 407C fluids spewing from a seafloor vent (the hottest ever discovered), a mighty...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- December 6, 2006

...n, chemists have played key roles in expanding the frontiers of knowledge, advancing medicine and industry, and creating products from aspirin to zippers. The ACS's National Historic Chemical Landmarks program recognizes these outstanding accomplishments and tells the stories behind the research. The most rece...

2006 is banner year for discoveries of new species in Borneo's rainforests

...n the Heart of Borneo are one of the world's final frontiers for science," said Adam Tomasek, director of WWF-US's Borneo & Sumatra Program. "Certainly, many new species are yet to be discovered there. These forests are also vital because they are the source of most of the island's major rivers, and provide l...

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