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AIBS names 2009 emerging public policy leaders

WASHINGTON, DC The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has selected Adam Roddy, a graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley, and Anna Maria Stewart, a graduate student at the State University of New York (SUNY) - College of Environmental Science and Forestry, to re...

Hear about emerging trends in toxicology research

What: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will have a major presence at the annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting in Baltimore, Md. Scientists from the NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), which NIEHS ad...

AAAS Symposium: Emerging threats to tropical, temperate and ocean ecosystems

Three outspoken conservation scientists will present the AAAS Symposium, "Emerging Threats and Research Challenges for Global Ecosystems" on Friday, Feb. 13 at 10:30. William Laurance, senior staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and symposium moderator, recently co-o...

ASM biodefense and emerging diseases research meeting

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will host its 2009 Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting February 22-25, 2008 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together individuals who are carrying out research to def...

UD research study to shed light on emerging seaborne pathogen

A new research study at the University of Delaware seeks to determine why Vibrio parahaemolyticus , a microorganism that lives in seawater and is related to the bacterium that causes cholera, is expanding its range and virulence. V. parahaemolyticus is a leading cause of seafood-borne illnes...

NJIT seminar set for Nov. 6 to focus on bioelectronics -- emerging research area

Thanks to companies, universities, and inventors designing and manufacturing biomedical sensors, healthcare and its related economy will radically change over the next decade. Come learn what to expect from this new and growing fieldknown as bioelectronicsfrom nine experts at a one-hour free semin...

World leaders in infectious diseases convene to discuss emerging global viruses

WHO: The American Society Of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene (ASTMH) WHAT: The Latest Findings Regarding the Prevention, Treatment and Containment of Emerging and Global Infectious Diseases WHEN: December 7 - 11, 2008 WHERE: ASTMH's 57th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New Orleans, New Or...

INCF organizes the first congress dedicated to the emerging field of neuroinformatics

The first INCF Congress of Neuroinformatics will convene September 7-9 at the Stockholm City Conference Center in Stockholm. The emerging neuroinformatics field combines neuroscience and informatics research to develop advanced tools and approaches to understanding the structure and function of th...

Grant supports emerging field of massive data analysis and visual analytics

Enormous amounts of data are being generated in health care, computational biology, homeland security and other areas, but analyzing these massive and unstructured data sets has proven cumbersome and difficult. An emerging research field known as data and visual analytics is helping sift through s...

The emerging scientific discipline of aeroecology

(Boston) -- In the history of science and technology, there is an infrequent combination of empirical discoveries, theories and technology developments converge that make it possible to recognize a new discipline. Past examples include marine biology, biomechanics and astrobiology with more recent...

The emerging story of plant roots

An international group of European and US scientists led by the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at The University of Nottingham have uncovered a fascinating new insight into the unseen side of plant biology the root. Although less visible than shoots, leaves and flowers, plant roots are c...

Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses

A tiny whitefly is responsible for spreading a group of plant viruses that cause devastating disease on food, fiber, and ornamental crops, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). According to Judith Brown, professor of plant sciences at the University of Arizona...

Ticks, flukes, and genomics: Emerging pathogens revealed

Ehrlichiosis is no star of science. This emerging disease has an awkward name, vague flu-like symptoms, and a nasty habit of being caused by bacteria that live inside ticks and flatworms. But in the current issue of the journal Public Library of Science Genetics (PLoS Genetics), scientists put ehrl...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced four-year grants totaling approximately $80 million for two new Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (RCE). The grants to ...

U of M researcher examines newly emerging deadly disease

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified a newly emerging illness, named staphylococcal purpura fulminans. The disease begins as a respiratory tract infection, which then is infected by Staphylococcus aureus. The infection then moves to the lungs, making superantigens (bacterial t...

Ecological destruction fuels emerging diseases

The destruction of habitat by human activity and the extinction of species around the world is more than a looming environmental catastrophe, warns a Canadian zoologist. This ecological damage also endangers human health by turning parasites into "evolutionary land mines." Dr. Daniel (Dan) Brook...

Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique

...pence piece and they roamed the Earth during the Carboniferous period, 359 299 million years ago. This was a time before the dinosaurs, when life was emerging from the oceans to live on land. During this period, the world's continents were merging together near the equator to form one supercontinent and the ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... of previous studies that brines derived from hydrous salts and ice moved through a pressurized aquifer and erupted in the giant outflow channels. The emerging picture is that the Martian regolith still may be rich in water. A lacustrine carbonate record of Holocene seasonality and climate Chad A. W...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

...ocalities, does not combine the vigour of each parent rather they cancel each other out! Michelle Hollingsworth's work took advantage of the newly emerging DNA Fingerprinting techniques, and was able to show that not only was all Japanese Knotweed female, but all belonged to a single clone, produced by cu...

Reprogramming human cells without inserting genes

...es in fibroblasts that would be beneficial in development of patient-specific cell therapy approaches," the authors wrote in the paper. Early on, the emerging field of regenerative medicine focused on embryonic stem cells, which are pluripotent, meaning they can grow into all the tissues of an adult organism...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...size. Back in 1878 Lord Rayleigh, a professor of experimental physics at Cambridge University, discovered that a smooth, cylindrical jet of liquid emerging from an orifice spontaneously breaks up to form a train of spherical droplets. In the late 1990s, physicist Alfonso Gan-Calvo of the University of Sev...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year

...ry. The recipient company has shown innovation by launching a broad line of emerging products and technologies. Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices A...rages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 35 offices on six co...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

...cteristics, allows researchers to use them in experimental settings and to establish their structure. " C. difficile is a high-profile and rapidly emerging pathogen and is responsible for the death of a patient every hour in our hospitals - but its biology and transmission are so far poorly understood," s...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

...and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 35 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost....

Scientists report first remote, underwater detection of harmful algae, toxins

...gae can vary widely from little or no toxicity to highly toxic." Beyond improving forecasting of HABs, this research will contribute to the rapidly emerging U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) by adding a new way to make coastal ocean observations. IOOS is a network of people and technology coord...

Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

...and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 35 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com . ...

Mount Sinai's Dr. Benjamin tenOever to be honored by White House

...ng him $1 million for research over five years. Dr. tenOever's lab focuses on developing novel vaccine strategies to combat influenza virus and other emerging pathogens. "My receipt of this Presidential Award reflects the priority Mount Sinai School of Medicine places on discoveries that have immediate i...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

...how drugs affect the mind), it includes research of neuropathology, pharmacodynamics (drug action), psychiatry and neurology. It also has an impact on emerging cross-disciplinary disciplines such as neuroethics, neuropedagogics, neurophilosophy or neurotheology. A central assumption in neuropsychopharmaco...

Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change

... and diversity of a population from its foundation, through to its extinction, in the context of Holocene climate change. We learned that new habitat emerging within the species' migratory range could be quickly taken advantage of, but that the reverse was not true. The movement patterns of seals from this ...

Contaminated site remediation: Are nanomaterials the answer?

...HP) co-authored by Dr. Todd Kuiken, a research associate for the Project on emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), focuses on the use of nanomaterials for environment...efits had been conducted. The European Commission's Scientific Committee on emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) called for further risk researc...

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: New patient radiation safety guidelines

...gy assessment documents. One new feature added since the 2003 supplement is emerging technologies articles; these state-of-the-art works are written by thought leaders in emerging topics, such as nanotechnology, genetic therapy and digital detectors in co...

UTSA infectious disease researchers advancing vaccine against Valley fever

... San Antonio Medical mycologists in The South Texas Center for emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) and the Department of Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have significantly advanced the fight agai...

July 9-10 symposium on synthetic biology

... The emerging field of synthetic biology uses engineering techniques to manipulate biological materials, enabling scientists to create new biological systems or eve...

New national genome center launched

...d tolerance of drought, and the breeding of livestock better able to resist emerging exotic disease. TGAC will underpin these advances as well as making a signi...nable bioenergy a real option Protecting livestock from exotic diseases. emerging exotic diseases pose a serious threat to UK livestock. A major outbreak wou...

Frost & Sullivan Looks at Biometrics Advancement in Civil Security: Exploring Opportunities for Today and Beyond

...manufacturers, system integrators, distributors and end-users by discussing emerging trends and providing challenges along with the growth/restraining factors f...rages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 35 offices on six co...

Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

...ases have animal origins and up to 80 per cent of emerging infectious human diseases come from livestock or w...ses in the endemic setting and to identify new and emerging diseases early". Professor Jeff Waage, Director of...ary working groups investigating topics including: emerging and zoonotic diseases, linkages between agricultur...

Double success for Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia scientists working on chromosome segregation

...ce of our work and the science we propose in this project. Moreover, entry into the EMBO Young Investigator Programme allows me to fully integrate our emerging laboratory in the larger European scientific community. The IGC has been extremely supportive of our efforts and remains critically important in creat...

Further gene mutations linked to autism risk

... Pieces in the complex autism inheritance puzzle are emerging in the latest study from a research team including geneticists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of P...

CWRU receives $5 million from Ohio Third Frontier Commission

...m cell technologies including two commercial, four emerging and three pilot projects. This funding will be mat...ier funding will support the following commercial, emerging and pilot programs: Commercial programs Th...I clinical trial for critical limb ischemia. emerging programs With further refinement of already es...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

...cheme has resonated with existing research programmes across the UK, but it has also stimulated new research teams to consider medical applications of emerging technology. This proves the value of the joint initiative in fostering highly potent partnerships and the new inventions that will result, which could...
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