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Worcester Polytechnic Institute to host national forum on locating first responders inside buildings

...t responders in three dimensions, displaying their positions and paths on a screen at the incident command center. The technology will be demonstrated during the Aug. 6-7 workshop. ...

Weill Cornell Medical College announces gifts totaling $400M

...ndowed faculty positions, endowed academic support positions and research and program enhancement. This program seeks to increase research faculty recruits, including full-time researchers, translational physician-scientists and clinical faculty recruits; and add new research centers and institutes. Stat...

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $8 million to infectious disease investigators

...arasitic. All awardees hold tenure-track faculty positions and must be nominated by degree-granting institutions in the United States or Canada. "The constant threat of infectious disease is of global concern, BWF President Dr. Enriqueta Bond said. "Understanding the underlying principles of how the micro...

The general public lacks basic medical knowledge

... health-related advice from trustworthy figures in positions of authority, rather than actively seek it themselves. It is essential that people know the symptoms and risk factors linked to serious clinical conditions since early detection can positively influence treatment outcome, say the authors. It can al...

Access to alcohol among middle school children

...y reminds parents that they need to consider their positions as role models at the crucial time when their middle school children are likely to have their first serious encounters with alcohol. Between 2002 and 2005, Principal Investigator Kelli Komro, lead author Mary O Hearst and colleagues studied a cohor...

Clinical trial coordinators need more financial conflict-of-interest training

...e-job experience and how coordinators new to their positions might benefit from additional education and training," Weinfurt said. The researchers surveyed 300 coordinators who were attending the 2006 international conference of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. The full report of this stud...

AACR awards minority and other underrepresented scientists

...vant to cancer research and hold full-time faculty positions at the level of assistant professor or above at an institution designated as minority-serving. They must also be engaged in meritorious basic, clinical or translational cancer research. Each of the 25 AACR-MSI Faculty Scholars chosen this year will...

A remedy for what ails medicine

...omen and minority faculty in leadership and senior positions in academic medicine. The National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine, (also known as "CChange" for cultural change) is supported by a $1.4 million grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation of New York. "There is an urgent na...

Schmalz to receive major IADR Pulp Biology Research Award

... over 30 years, during which time he has held many positions of leadership, both within his own academic institutions and within the broader academic and research community. Dr. Schmalzs contributions have bridged both the basic and clinical sciences, and he has been able to make significant achievements throu...

IADR presents Research in Prosthodontics & Implants Award to Stanford

...tiple national and international committees. These positions include leadership positions in the International Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Association, and the Ameri...

Measuring lung motion leads to better radiation treatment for lung cancer

...hantom through custom trajectories specified at 50 positions per second. Thus, it can reproduce real tissue motion. The research group's investigation of breathing motion has revealed that parts of the lung move a lot while others stay more stationary and that some parts move quickly while others move slowly. ...

How T lymphocytes attack

... These "defenders" methodically encircle the enemy positions and "patrol" until they meet a tumour cell, which they have previously learnt to recognise. They then halt to eliminate it, before resuming their rounds. The rapidity of the advance achieved by T lymphocytes is indicative of either the absence of a...

Should Muslims have faith-based health services?

...dequate ... representation of faith communities in positions of influence be they government bodies, research charities, or NHS trusts" Professor Sheikh says. He concludes that the long-term goal must be "to mainstream the understanding of the importance of religious identity." But Professor Aneez Esmail fr...

NeuroRx changes name to Neurotherapeutics

...ects the intended meaning of the journal title and positions it more accurately in the field," said Editor-in-Chief, Alan I. Faden, MD. Citations for prior issues of the journal, which is indexed by PubMed Central and MEDLINE, will be available under both NeuroRx and Neurotherapeutics....

Key to avoiding whiplash injury may lie in head restraint positioning

...ss involved moving the head restraint to different positions to look at spinal ligament distortion and see how it changed with each of these configurations," he says. "Ligament distortions were compared to previously determined failure thresholds. Our team also used previous studies and computer models to vali...

Georgetown establishes leading institute for global and national health law

...niversity President John J. DeGioia. "Their vision positions Georgetown as a leading home for national and global health law." The O'Neill Institute, co-founded by the Georgetown University Law Center and the Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS), will create centers on global health...

Sensory feedback during speech: The brain attunes to more than just sound

...e brain of the openness of the jaw or the changing positions of the tongue or lips. To investigate how such somatosensory cues are used during speech production, the researchers in the new work were able to dissociate the contribution of these cues from auditory cues by using a robotic device that slightly a...

UC Davis at forefront of national initiative to transform research to improve human health

...ing science across medical disciplines, additional positions within the dean's office to direct and support institutional change, and strengthened mentoring programs and the resources available for clinicians and scientists. "To improve human health, we need to do things better, as well as do better things,...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

...ng, Fahner-Vihtelic said. The addition of two such positions at Physiologic Communications, one of which was filled by an individual who relocated from Florida, will undoubtedly have a positive impact on Rochester. "Our economy recently has seen downsizing and layoffs," he said. "What Rochester needs are new...

The Lancet calls for transparency in the selection of a new executive director for the global fund

...ans poorly qualified people being installed in top positions for the wrong reasons. But it is a serious mistake to let this aversion erode its accountability", The Lancet warns. As things stand, no one will know the names on the ten-person shortlist being discussed by the Global Fund Nomination Committee--an...

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