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6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards

TEMPE, Ariz. Six Arizona State University faculty members have earned Faculty Early Career Development (Career) awards for 2009 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Career program is a NSF-wide activity that is one of the most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exem...

PNNL researchers earn top honors at Supercomputing conference

Richland, Wash. -- DNA sequencing is easier than ever, but the amount of data to be analyzed is piling up. An award-winning computer program now shows that genome sequence analysis can be made interactive and intuitive, helping researchers find hidden relationships in massive amounts of data. ...

Gear bans 'can help save reefs'

...earch we've found that fishers themselves prefer gear restrictions to total closures, because most fishers use several types of gear so they can still earn a living when the use of one sort of gear is banned. They are more likely to comply." The team investigated the effects of five main types of gear...

Help for climate-stressed corals

...earch we've found that fishers themselves prefer gear restrictions to total closures, because most fishers use several types of gear so they can still earn a living when the use of one sort of gear is banned. They are more likely to comply." The team investigated the effects of five main types of gear...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

...rbon treaties and accounting systems that are designed to reduce CO2 emissions and combat climate change. In the future, for instance, countries might earn credits for maintaining carbon-rich old-growth forests, or replanting trees on lands logged off previously for agriculture. Areas that once suppor...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

...rbon treaties and accounting systems that are designed to reduce CO2 emissions and combat climate change. In the future, for instance, countries might earn credits for maintaining carbon-rich old-growth forests, or replanting trees on lands logged off previously for agriculture. Areas that once suppor...

Biomedical engineering student recognized as IEEE's 'New Face of Engineering'

... oxygen-rich blood. Madhavan was born in a village in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India. He became the first person in his family's history to earn an engineering degree when he received his bachelor's (honors with distinction) in instrumentation and control engineering from the University of Madr...

Oxford's Dr. Rosalind Rickaby receives 2009 Rosenstiel Award

...e are looking for in a Rosenstiel Medal awardee: She is young and dynamic, and exhibits a broad range of original scientific theories that continue to earn her prestigious awards and international acclaim," said Dr. Peter Swart, chair of the division of Marine Geology and Geophysics. "Her broad range of i...

Stroke patients soon may have fun, high-tech tool

...tting at a table. A few bugs would fly around nearby. The patients' mission is to smash all of the virtual insects. Each time they succeed, they would earn a point. As patients improve their range of motion, more bugs would appear at greater distances, forcing patients to work harder and increase their ra...

Fishy future written in the genes

... The roadmap to the future of the gorgeously-decorated fish which throng Australia's coral reefs and help earn the nation $5 billion a year from tourism may well be written in their genes. Of particular importance may be to protect 'pioneer' fish populations...

New book tutors future presidents and public on science behind the headlines

...l follow - our example of reducing carbon emissions or our example of generating enormous wealth." Muller's efforts to present just the facts often earn him attacks from both sides of a debate, with each claiming he is on the other's side. One of his proudest moments came after a semester of discussion...

TORC at UH turns to virtual world of Second Life for new study

...l Health Challenge in Second Life will provide opportunities for avatars to earn Lindensthe currency of Second Lifefor walking on treadmills, riding bikes a...d trying new fruits and vegetables in Second Life. Participants compete to earn "Challenge Points" for their healthy behaviors. The country team that earns...

Second Life a first for UH department of health and human performance

...ntion Research award from the FDIP to investigate whether students who use SL for academic reasons get better grades than those who do not, or if they earn their degrees sooner (or at all) than those who do not. "We know young people easily accept new technology, but we want to know if using technolog...

Landscape study may offer solutions for fire managers

...riod while supporting reserve objectives for maintaining old-forest structure and reducing fire threat. In contrast, requiring landscape treatments to earn a profit negatively impacted both habitat and fire objectives over the same analysis period. In landscape treatments that generated revenue to o...

Census of Marine Life lists 122,500 known species, over halfway to complete inventory by Oct. 2010

...w the species with a name. "For years to come, as new species discoveries are validated and enter the literature, some individual researchers could earn that right hundreds of times over and we look forward to seeing thousands of new species identified through the Census eventually fed to the World Re...

'Women in Science' fellowship to fund postdoc's study of deep-sea methane

...pham, 33, a native of Sarasota, Fla., was one of 196 applicants. Those fellowships represent a much-needed investment. In the United States, women earn half of all science degrees and comprise half of the total workforce yet hold just 20 percent of the science jobs. Lapham's $40,000 award will unde...

Erich Jarvis named Howard Hughes Investigator

...chool of the Performing Arts in New York City. He ultimately decided that his contributions through science might be more rewarding. He went on to earn a B.A. in biology and mathematics from the City University of New York, Hunter College, and his Ph.D. in neurobiology and animal behavior from the Roc...

UC biology prof traces his roots to the first Earth Day

...logical principles we learned in class and what people were doing to the planet. After that, I went on to get a Master's, teach for two years and then earn a PhD in Ecology. Uetz continues to be involved in a variety of environmental organizations and projects. Ironically, Uetzs PhD was supported ...

Environmental groups call for increased protection of coral reefs

...bout more than aesthetics. For the more than one billion people living in coastal communities across the tropics, healthy reefs mean food and a way to earn a living. The continued existence of much of the worlds coral reefs is in doubt unless the worlds governments and private sector take immediate and ...

Pennsylvania Hospital recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery

...ists of surgeons, nutritionists, psychologists, and internists who provide each patient with expert care before and after weight loss surgery. To earn a Center of Excellence designation, the program underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the programs surgical processes wer...

Mongolian paleontologists with a dream come to Montana State University

... established the "Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs," a research and educational institution in Mongolia. After Bassanjav and Badamkhatan earn their graduate degrees, they will become researchers at this non-profit, non-government institute. Bolortsetseg is married to Jonathan Geisler, an ...

Having the climate cake and eating it, too

...eflects African realities, and to do this they need to engage in the debate. Taking Tanzania as an example, Zahabu estimates that the country could earn $630 million annually or $119 per rural household, from the REDD policy. Prof. Jon Lovett, an expert on Tanzania biodiversity and associate editor of...

First IEEE-USA Innovation Forum coming to Washington area in November

...ove their innovation skills. Current and future leaders from industry, academia and government are among those who should attend. Participants can earn 1.5 CEUs or 10 PDHs. The forum is part of the IEEE-USA Innovation Institute ( http://www.innovation-institute.org/ ). IEEE Fellows Norm Augustine a...

USP awards verified mark to Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Ltd. ingredients

...te to Dr. Reddys at the CPhI trade show in Milan on October 2. The certificate will recognize Ramipril and Finasteride as the first drug substances to earn the USP verification mark for pharmaceutical ingredients. USP looks forward to partnering with regulatory and compendial bodies around the world in...

New animal and plant species found in Vietnam

...f the Annamites are important water catchments, supplying water for thousands of people who depend on the regions rivers. Local ethnic minority groups earn more than half of their income from the non-timber resources of these same forests. ...

Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment

...d in walking. At age 17, Dr. Herr lost both legs below the knee in a mountain climbing accident, but returned to the classroom after a few years to earn an undergraduate degree in physics, a masters degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard. Today, his work at th...

Research on grey mould offers possible breakthrough in tomato cultivation

...rey mould (Botrytis cinerea). This is the conclusion of the STW-sponsored thesis by Richard Finkers from Wageningen University, with which he hopes to earn his doctorate on 3 April 2007. Finkers designed highly efficient methods whereby tomato varieties can be resistant to grey mould. The leading company ...

New tool helps blood specialists improve patient care

... patients," said Christine Cassel, MD, President and CEO of ABIM. "By completing the Hematology PIM, physicians have a convenient and effective way to earn points towards maintenance of certification, improve their practice, and, most importantly, enhance the quality of care they provide." ASH is devel...

Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

... WWF is helping local people to manage and directly benefit from these forest resources. According to the report, groups of community forest users can earn $4,760 annually in a nation where the per capita income is roughly $250. In the Indian village of Farida, a WWF awareness-raising program aimed at...

Dalai Lama, top scientists to discuss science & clinical applications of meditation

...nisms by which meditation may influence physical and mental health," Engle added. This event also provides medical professionals the opportunity to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. The Dalai Lama, Edward D. Miller, M.D., C.E.O. of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Dean of Johns Hopkins Univ...
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