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2 MSU professors spearhead international water project

... opportunities for involvement of underrepresented minorities and women and will have an impact on future generations of scientists, according to Tarabara. When the nonrenewable five-year, grant expires, Tarabara said, the project will live on. We are working with industrial partners in the United States an...

No sign that ethnic groups' genes cause diabetes, international research team says

...inding that genes are no more important for ethnic minorities than for anyone else," said Stephanie Fullerton, a population geneticist and bioethicist at the University of Washington and co-author of the study. Also, it was found that in most existing studies of the suspected genes that contribute to diabetes...

Health disparities -- Genetics, society and race play an important role in access to healthcare

...medical care, despite having access to it. While minorities have been shown to have higher rates of dying from...f preventive medicine at USC. Using proportions of minorities in census tracts or income and education statistics hasn't been totally effective in identifying sub...

Nanotech promises big things for poor -- but will promises be kept?

...gerif market forces are the only dynamicthat small minorities of people in wealthy nations will benefit from nanotechnology breakthroughs in the health sector, while large majorities, mainly in the developing world, will not," noted Dr. Andrew Maynard, chief science advisor for the Woodrow Wilson Centers Projec...

Study verifies more hazardous waste facilities located in minority areas

...ant professor at University of Montana, shows that minorities were living in the areas where hazardous waste fac...nally. These were located disproportionately where minorities were concentrated, Mohai's study found. Furthermore, using 1970 census data, Mohai found that whites...

Educators in Georgia and Maryland earn top 2006 Mentoring Awards from AAAS

...ss of our department in educating underrepresented minorities has been based on the leadership of Ray Johnson." Johnson also has been an influential voice nationally in efforts to foster greater opportunities for African Americans in mathematics. He has served on the Board of Governors of the two leading mathem...

Manipulating nature: Scientists query wildlife birth-control method

...contraceptives are ineffective against substantial minorities of animals, probably for genetic reasons," Professor Cooper says. "If so, the genes responsible for this lack of response will be passed on to offspring. Within a few generations most of the population will be unresponsive to the immunocontraceptive,...

Maxine F. Singer to receive Public Welfare Medal

...issues. She has championed the cause of women and minorities in science, fostering equal access to education and career opportunities, and has worked tirelessly to improve science education. As a leader on issues related to the use of genetic manipulation in research and its promise in curing disease, Singer...

Maxine Singer awarded 2007 NAS Public Welfare Medal

... policy. She has championed the cause of women and minorities in science by fostering equal access to education and career opportunities, and has worked tirelessly to improve science education. As president of the Carnegie Institution from 1988 to 2002, Singer reinforced the institution's position of preeminen...

APS names UC Davis professor 'Bodil Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist'

...imed at increasing the number of under-represented minorities in biomedical research. Her teaching and mentoring excellence has been recognized with numerous awards, including the: APS Arthur C. Guyton Physiology Teacher of the Year Award University of California Presidential Award for Excellence in ...

NHGRI funds large-scale sequencing centers

...rogram to increase the number of under-represented minorities in genomic sciences. Over the next four years, the centers in NHGRI's Large-Scale Sequencing Research Network will utilize existing technology to continue large-scale sequencing of important targets. Almost half of the sequencing capacity will be ...

Conference supports minority students to pursue biomedical careers

...nges involved in reducing health disparities among minorities in the United States....

Adverse effects of chemotherapy may be under-reported

...nder-represented populations and racial and ethnic minorities but note that the results are "important and intriguing." They write, "As new drugs of increasing efficacy and few acute toxicities emerge, the tendency will be to push them to market, and there will be few incentives for longer term toxicity studie...

HHMI awards $86.4 million for undergraduate science education

...o help prepare undergraduates, including women and minorities underrepresented in the sciences, for graduate stu...re scientists. A key goal is to attract and retain minorities who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Another is to reach out into the high ...

HHMI awards Brandeis professor $1 million to draw minorities into science

...graduate level--comes at a time when the dearth of minorities in the scientific workforce is becoming a national...ttempt to increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities in science and medicine, but the list of success stories is dauntingly small." Epstein's strategy to...

52 minority scientists receive APS/NIDDK travel fellowships totaling $90,000

...ril 1-5. The program is designed to encourage more minorities to become scientists and remain in the field. African-American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students and faculty are eligible for the fellowships. The APS has awarded travel fellowships to ...

Summer research programs for undergraduates evaluated nationally

...s similar. Moreover, males and females as well as minorities all have similarly positive experiences in summer research programs, regardless of institution type. "At a college level, generally the major professor of the lab is also the "bench" mentor, meaning that the professor instructs the summer interns i...

New study: Inequality in recreational resources decreases physical activities, boosts weight gain

In general, minorities and people with lower incomes have much less access than wealthier people to recreational facilities, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigation concludes. The result is that they are less physically active and are more likely to...

Pritzker gift to fund possible solutions for child obesity including testing YMCA programs

...S. is truly a growing epidemic, particularly among minorities and the socio-economically disadvantaged whom YMCAs serve in significant numbers. We at Harvard are enormously gratified by Penny and Bryan's strong commitment to partnering with us in this effort. I believe together we will learn and develop creativ...

ACS Chemistry Enterprise 2015 report predicts strong growth, expanding markets

...creased representation at all levels for women and minorities on both technical and managerial tracks. Chemists will still work primarily in industry, although perhaps in smaller companies and in a wider variety of careers rather than just in the field of chemistry. Government Research Funding. Invest...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing ... than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study ... released to coincide with the American Society of Human ... protein­coding region of the genome (the complete set of ... organism), has been rapidly applied in research settings and ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. ... a stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as ... becoming aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly ... in the laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor ... the conditions surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Syncytial Virus causes severe respiratory tract infections and ... year. Scientists at VIB and Ghent University have ... counteract this common virus infection. , Xavier ... that paves the way for the development of ... virus that causes suffering in numerous small children ...
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