Tag: "projects" at biology news
Scientists take major step to improve river restoration efforts
...al and national trends in the numbers and types of projects
being performed, along with their costs and environmental benefits. Although restoration is clearly beneficial to the health of streams and rivers, one key finding is that much more work needs to be done to evaluate the environmental benefits of dif...
River restoration field booms, matures
...the Science article, more consistent monitoring of projects
after they are completed and sharing this data wit...he river restoration field. Only 10% of the 37,000 projects
in the database include any mention of monitoring effectiveness although some states are investing m...
Project shows need for better monitoring of river restoration
... that pre- and post-project monitoring of regional projects
is largely inadequate to determine their ecologica...niversity teams, included 37,099 river restoration projects
across the country, said David Allan, professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, ...
Restoring polluted rivers hindered by lack of coordination
...ed rivers are to be rehabilitated, the restoration projects
must be better organized and coordinated, accordin... biologist Emily Bernhardt. Assessing 37,099 NRRSS projects
included as of July, 2004, the researchers concluded that restoration efforts have "increased expone...
Researchers estimate polluted O.C. beaches cost public $3.3 million annually
... tool for officials evaluating the cost-benefit of projects
to treat sewage and urban runoff headed for local beaches. "The ultimate value of this research is for policymakers, who are well aware of the substantial costs involved with cleaning up water pollution, but need to know the other side of the equati...
Wild grasses and man-made wheats advance research capabilities
...mited genetic variability for these traits. Two projects
growing in the Texas Agricultural Experiment Stati...designed to increase the geneticvariability. These projects
are being funded by the Texas Wheat ProducersBoard. "My preference is to cross wheat with wheat,"...
Columbia dedicates new 300,000 sq. ft. Irving Cancer Research Center
...e 1980s, they have continued sponsoring innovative projects
and programs in medical research and clinical care, with an emphasis on cancer, which include the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Herbert Irving Pavilion, a clinical facility on the Columbia campus. In the 1990s, Mr. and Mrs. Irv...
Pitt Professor awarded competitive Sloan Research Fellowship
...oratories and establish their independent research projects
with little or no outside support. Currently, a total of 116 fellowships are awarded annually in seven fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics....
New NSF-AAAS report highlights 'learning communities,' other STEM educational strategies
...years ago, has supported 1,750 innovative teaching projects
at 600 institutions, involving 1.4 million students and 25,000 faculty members. Successful inquiry-based strategies "often involve multiple institutions working together," Haggett said. "It's also important for educators to know what their students ...
Shared computing grid cuts data mountains down to size
...of scientists engaged in one of biology's grandest projects
must sort through 20,000-25,000 genes and the hundreds of millions of base pairs - long, contiguous sequences of DNA that are the genes' biochemical memory. Such tasks, Schwartz notes, are computationally intense. With a handful of computers, analysi...
DFG to fund 14 new research training groups
...uated 70 new funding proposals and approved 14 new projects
from a shortlist of 37. Ninety-eight new funding p...sports scientists, historians, and theologians. In projects
focussed on specific topics, this group of researchers will be testing, analysing and evaluating fac...
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine gets $4 million to make 'smart nanoparticles'
...and improvements in the health of Ohioans. Awarded projects
are collaborations among Ohio higher education institutions, non-profit research organizations and Ohio companies in the areas of human genetics and genomics, structural biology, biomedical engineering, computational biology, plant biology and enviro...
'Scientists@work' gives over 1800 Flemish students the chance to work in a biotech lab
...the guidance of practicing scientists, carried out projects
in the context of the Scientists@work competition....a professional jury, and they are to present their projects
at the closing celebration at Ghent University on 11 May 2005. Scientists@work in figures... 1...
Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists
...hould be carried out in the first instance so that projects
can be undertaken with the minimum of impact. Dr Edwards added: "For example, many developers like to build right on the coastline but they would be better advised to set back their developments a little to minimise the impact on sea life. Communi...
DOE JGI announces 2006 Community Sequencing Program portfolio
...emerged from the depths of Lake Malawi. Other CSP projects
of note include: Arabidopsis lyrata and Capsella rubella, two mustard relatives whose sequence will shed light on the genetics, physiology, development, and structure of plants in general and how they respond to disease and environmental stresses;...
Yale scientist studying virus infections named Burroughs Wellcome Investigator
...ue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects
that hold potential for advancing the understanding of how infectious agents and the human body interact. Iwasaki is the first Yale faculty member to receive one of these awards....
Experiment station researchers to explore genome of disease-fighting fungus
... Ebbole said. The project is one of 40 new genome projects
announced Thursday by the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. "Through the Community Sequencing Program, we are leveraging the dramatic advances in genomic technology accrued since DOE launched the Human Genome Project nearly 20 years ago,"...
Deeply held values fuel debate over offshore wind power
...ower plants. Some mentioned successful wind-energy projects
in other countries, particularly in Europe. Other supporters felt that the project would increase U.S. energy independence and security. "At the time of our interviews in late 2003, U.S. soldiers were engaged in Iraq, and the destruction of the World...
Ape computers introduced in the US
...otech.The symposium will deal also with equivalent projects
to ApeNext, such as the American QcdOC developed by the Columbia University in collaboration with Ibm, and with similar systems realized by Japanese researchers. These powerful supercomputers have been conceived to response to the complex calculation...
NSF grant to Carnegie Mellon establishes research experiences for undergraduates site
...icipants will conduct intensive, mentored research projects
in the following fields: molecular biology and genetics, cell and developmental biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, neuroscience, and computational biology and bioinformatics. In addition to conducting their own high-quality resear...
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