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African-American women less likely to undergo genetic testing than white women

...ed to move forward in developing health and social policy that ensures the potential benefits of the Human Genome Project are realized for all segments of the U.S. population," the authors write. (JAMA. 2005;293:1729-1736. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com) Editor's Note: Dr. Armstrong is supported by t...

Northwest forest plan research and monitoring to be shared during 2-day conference

...ring program status and trends report, and explore policy and management implications surrounding the science findings. To register for the conference, contact the outreach education office at Oregon State University at 541-737-2329 or http://outreach.cof.orst.edu/nwforestplan/index.php Copies of the ...

Why is Scotland's population shrinking and ageing? - A new research initiative

...Current population trends therefore pose important policy questions, argues Professor Ian Diamond, Chief Executive of the ESRC: "What implications does changing population have for the Scottish economy? Why is the population in Scotland falling when no other EU country is experiencing a similar decline? Wha...

Cornell graduate student named 2005 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader

... undergraduate degree in environmental science and policy from Duke University in 1997. She has received a v...nterested in looking at domestic and international policy dealing with agriculture and sustainable development," she says. Laughlin's doctoral research is a s...

Can money grow on trees? Win-win strategies for 'sustainable bioprospecting'

...nt and accountable regulatory framework". The key policy recommendations for developing countries focus on how they can: Devise effective policies and institutions to tap the true potential of bioprospecting; Integrate bioprospecting as part of wider health care; Harness bioprospecting collaborations to...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...gether partners representing fishermen, fisheries, policy and science to find solutions that will reduce the unnecessary decline of vulnerable species due to bycatch. Applicants from 16 countries applied their ingenuity and expertise to solving this global problem. WWF and its partners will assist the winne...

A decade after launch, ERS-2's mission continues

...lobal monitoring capability in support of European policy goals. Near-real time results for weather forecasting and ozone monitoring ERS-2 also carries a C-band scatterometer measuring ocean wind fields the only instrument of its type currently in orbit, capable of making observations in the very heavi...

Brown wins major award to improve environment, protect RI health

...nduct research and quickly translate findings into policy briefs, educational materials or marketable technologies that benefit the public. Under the University's program, researchers from Brown Medical School will evaluate the health effects of exposure to common toxicants such as asbestos, PCBs and mercur...

The state of river restoration in the US

...s database will help scientists, practitioners and policy makers think more holistically about when restoration needs to happen and help set priorities," Meyer said. Today's article presents the group's first analysis of the more than 37,000 current river restoration projects included in the National River ...

Scientists take major step to improve river restoration efforts

...r-restoration movement from an art to a science. A policy paper, appearing in the April 29 edition of the journal Science, details key results from the first comprehensive effort to evaluate the science and practice of river restoration throughout the nation. The group of 25 scientists has developed a data...

Restoring polluted rivers hindered by lack of coordination

... issue of the journal Science. First author of the policy paper was Duke University biologist Emily Bernhard...gly prominent role in environmental management and policy decisions," their report said. However, the report's authors wrote that a comprehensive assessment o...

Risk assessments urged for fish escaping from net-pen aquaculture

...hors conclude in their article that without a firm policy mandate for risk assessment of escaping farm fish, aquaculture will "almost certainly lead to extensive competition between wild fish and continuously released farm fish--or widespread establishment of exotic fish species--and thus to a further decli...

From photovoltaics to solar thermal collectors: Evaluating and improving green design

...nter is dedicated to science, education and public policy for a habitable Earth, seeking to conserve and sus...s, consisting of scientists, international law and policy experts, researchers, and administrative staff....

Microbes yield secrets of survival

...nd planetary science and of environmental science, policy and management at UC Berkeley. Last year it became the first microbial community characterized at the genetic level through large-scale genome sequencing at the DOE Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, Calif. "This work illustrates the power of t...

Children at risk, says Illinois agricultural economist who helped assess the world's ecosystem

... is: can research and development, and enlightened policy deal with the pressures on ecosystems?"...

'Environmentalism: Retrospect and Prospect' symposium to be held in Woods Hole on June 3

...nter is dedicated to science, education and public policy for a habitable Earth. Center staff seek to conserve and sustain forests, soils, water, and energy by demonstrating their value to human health and economic prosperity. The Woods Hole Research Center has initiatives in the Amazon, the Arctic, Africa...

DFG to fund 14 new research training groups

... made in 2003 are having a genuine effect. Science policy is also having a decisive effect, however. By establishing Research Training Groups, universities align themselves with the Bologna Declaration, which aims to establish a system of doctoral degrees that are comparable throughout Europe. As well as th...

Joslin hosts conference on diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Natives, May 16-19 in Denver

...ommunity members/leaders, federal and state health policy makers, and urban and community health leaders will attend the conference which will be held May 16-19, 2005 at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place in Denver. CVD has become a leading health issue among AI/AN over the past several decades. Ac...

New book explains antibiotic resistance for a broad audience

...; accounts of positions on all sides of the public policy debate are presented; and less common issues such as what happens to antibiotics once they are released into the environment, are addressed. "Every other book on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance that has stressed the scientific aspects of the t...

Scientific Integrity text adds website support to new edition

...ble supplementary information, link instructors to policy and regulatory updates pertaining to research conduct. It will be verified and updated regularly. "The 3rd Edition of Scientific Integrity aims to plant the seeds of awareness of existing, changing, and emerging standards in scientific conduct. Lik...

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