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Canadian-based UN coral reef expert honored at world meeting in Australia

World experts meeting in Australia have presented a Canadian-based UN coral reef specialist with a distinguished award for his lifetime of achievement in marine research. Peter Sale, Assistant Director for Coastal Zones at the United Nations University's International Network on Water, Environm...

Vitamin D expert receives Linus Pauling Prize for Health Research

PORTLAND, Ore. Dr. Michael Holick, a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at the Boston University School of Medicine who has revolutionized the understanding of vitamin D and its role in disease prevention, today received the $50,000 Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research....

Beyond 'ooh-ooh, aah-aah'-- expert on monkey communication kicks off Darwin series, May 5

Robert Seyfarth, a noted expert on monkey communication, will present "Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind" from 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, in Room 130 Sharp Hall at the University of Delaware. The lecture will kick off the University of Delaware's Year of Darwin Celebration, w...

NJIT sustainability expert to discuss high performance schools at seminar

NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. The talk, set for Nov. 5, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, will include a review of the status of ...

Climate change expert to discuss grim global warming predictions

HOUSTON, Oct. 28, 2008 On the day Americans elect a new president, one of the nation's leading climate change experts will speak at the University of Houston and outline the daunting global warming challenges awaiting the next administration. Kevin Trenberth, head of climate analysis at the ...

bioMETRX, Inc. Welcomes Residential and Commercial Security Expert to Board of Directors

JERICHO, N.Y., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- bioMETRX, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: BMRX), the leading developer of consumer-based finger activated products, today announced that Frank Santamorena, a world renowned security expert, has joined the Company's Board of Directors effective Octobe...

Springer bee expert Juergen Tautz wins prize for public communication

Juergen Tautz will receive a special discretionary prize as part of the 2008 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. The award was made in recognition of Tautz's long-term public communication activity on a single organism using all available m...

Climate change could be impetus for wars, other conflicts, expert says

Hurricane season has arrived, sparking renewed debate regarding possible links between global warming and the frequency and severity of hurricanes, heat waves and other extreme weather events. Meanwhile, a related discussion has ensued among international-security experts who believe climate-ch...

Nothing stops an expert in the art of living

This release is available in German . There are few things more irritating than a fly buzzing around the house. South African's have an unconventional solution to the problem. They hang up a bunch of Roridula gorgonias leaves. Attracted to the shiny adhesive droplets on the leaf's hairs,...

Center for Computer Forensics Offers Expert to Volunteer as CFCE Certification Applicants Coach

Forensic examiner coaches law enforcement agents, supports CFCE training by providing volunteer coaching SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Computer Forensics (CCF) announced today that it will be lending Ed Moore, one of its examiners, as a volunteer co...

Deadly dose: Rensselaer heparin expert helps uncover source of lethal contamination

Troy, N.Y. -- The mysterious death of patients around the world following a routine dosage of the common blood thinner, heparin, sent researchers on a frantic search to uncover what could make the standard drug so toxic. A researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was among a small group of s...

Inaugural Kirkham Gold Medal presented to expert on soil physics

The first Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Gold Medal was awarded to Donald R. Nielsen, University of California-Davis. He was presented with the medal at the Third Kirkham Conference, held February 24-26, 2008, and sponsored by the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and the Agronomic Scienc...

NASA expert to address Earth's vanishing polar ice, April 10, at UD

From research camps atop glaciers in some of the most remote regions of the planet, Waleed Abdalati, head of the Cryospheric Sciences Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has witnessed remarkable changes in the Earth's ice cover. Striking images taken by NASA satellit...

UC Davis bird-flu expert calls for changes in early-warning system

The international science community is not doing enough to track the many avian influenza viruses that might cause the next pandemic, a UC Davis researcher says in today's issue of the journal Nature. Global surveillance is critical for identifying and tracking potential pandemic viruses such a...

Rice University expert calls for coordination in nanotechnology research

Nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of cancer therapy and water treatment, but concerns about the safety of nanoproducts may limit these important technological developments, Vicki Colvin said today in comments to the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology. Colvin, directo...

Rice University nanotechnology expert to give testimony

Vicki Colvin, director of Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, will testify before the House Science Committee at its hearing on Research on Environmental and Safety Impacts of Nanotechnology Oct. 31. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. EDT in the Rayburn House Offic...

Reforming defense department acquisition policy: UM expert

COLLEGE PARK, Md. There's no "silver bullet" for reforming U.S. Department of Defense purchasing and acquisition policies, but they do need reforming, says University of Maryland public policy professor Jacques Gansler, who testified today before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Gansler d...

Decisive action needed as warming predictions worsen, says expert

Stanford, CA Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are rising more rapidly than expected, increasing the danger that without aggressive action to reduce emissions the climate system could cross a critical threshold by the end of the century, warns a leading member of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergove...

Autism Speaks collaborates on grant with the Allen Institute for Brain Science and autism expert

NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2008) Autism Speaks, the nations largest autism advocacy organization along with the Allen Institute for Brain Science and one of the countrys leading autism researchers will join forces on a new research grant that will examine the architecture of the autistic brain. Led b...

Biotechnology needs 21st century patent system: Expert

Biotechnology discoveries like the method for creating synthetic life forms are at risk of being unduly hindered or taken hostage by private corporations unless patent systems are brought into the 21st century, an expert from The Australian National University argues. Dr Matthew Rimmer from t...

Nanoparticle exposures happen, says expert

WASHINGTON, DC Some nanotechnology fanciers suggest that, like proverbial birds of a feather, engineered nanoscale materials will flock or clump together. This tendency, they maintain, should reduce or eliminate risks as nanotechnology manufacturing increases and the number of nanotechnology-e...

Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

Filtering white cells from donor blood before a transfusion is much safer for patients and long overdue as a national standard for all surgical procedures, according to University of Rochester researchers who present their analysis in the April journal, Transfusion. The practice of removing the w...

Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers

Johns Hopkins' senior hospital epidemiologist and flu expert is calling for mandatory vaccination of all health care workers as the best means of protecting patients and hospital staff from widespread outbreaks of the viral illness. Studies by other United States researchers show that voluntary va...

Infectious disease expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

An infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins who has spent nearly three decades studying the life-threatening, tick-borne infection known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever warns that the first widespread outbreak of the bacterial disease in Arizona is a growing and dangerous sign of how humans can i...

AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS

Thomas C. Quinn, M.D., a Johns Hopkins physician and scientist, who has spent the best part of the last 25 years leading major efforts to combat HIV and AIDS throughout the world, is calling for global strategies and resources to confront the rapid "feminization" of the AIDS pandemic. Quinn, a pr...

Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk

...e-positive results, which often lead to biopsy. This will minimize the anxiety that comes along with such a diagnosis. Patients should consult with an expert in advance and stay in contact with them to see how the science may be changing over time," she advised. "This is an ongoing conversation that needs t...

Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

...heart disease, according to a report in Academic Pediatrics by an obesity expert at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medi...ese, Skelton said, whereas in an adult, that is considered a normal BMI. An expert committee convened by the American Medical Association, the Centers for Dis...

Bizarre walking bat has ancient heritage

...evolved in the absence of any ground-dwelling mammal competitors or predators, says an international team of researchers led by Dr Suzanne Hand, a bat expert at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Along with the American common vampire bat - Desmodus rotundus - the NZ bat is one of only two of 1,...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, nonthreatening

...ego being menaced by large numbers of Humboldt's or jumbo squid have raised the ire of University of Rhode Island biologist Brad Seibel. As a leading expert on the species who has dived with them several times, he calls the reports "alarmist" and says the squid's man-eating reputation is seriously overblow...

URI researcher sheds light on 'man-eating' squid; finds them timid, non-threatening

...ego being menaced by large numbers of Humboldt's or jumbo squid have raised the ire of University of Rhode Island biologist Brad Seibel. As a leading expert on the species who has dived with them several times, he calls the reports "alarmist" and says the squid's man-eating reputation is seriously overblow...

IOS Press announces launch of Journal of Berry Research

...s our vision that the Journal will serve as a vehicle for increased collaboration and consequently would stimulate new insights." A world-renowned expert in the field of berry research, Battino will be joined by a prestigious international editorial board whose expertise will encompass all aspects of be...

UCLA researchers discover new molecular pathway for targeting cancer, disease

... Parhami said. Dr. William Matsui of Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, an expert on Hh signaling in cancer development, noted the importance of the UCLA stu...of hedgehog pathway modulation," said study author Dr. James A. Waschek, an expert on Hh signaling in brain tumor development and a professor of psychiatry an...

UK bioscience sparkles with new Diamond fellowship

...vital exchange of knowledge and expertise between academic and industrial sectors - helping to accelerate the development of new drugs by embedding an expert from the pharmaceutical industry in an academic research lab. Institute Career Path Fellowship awarded to an early career researcher who will be ...

Climate change may spell demise of key salt marsh constituent

...espite the stresses associated with global warming, pannes are "plant diversity hotspots," according to Keryn Gedan, a graduate student and salt marsh expert at Brown University. At least a dozen species of plants known as forbs inhabit these natural depressions, Gedan said. The species include the purple f...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

...nabled the Arbitration Court of Moscow to initiate forensic examination and expert study -- BOULDER, Colo., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Parascript, LL...rovided conclusive proof for initiating subsequent forensic examination and expert study in the Russian Federal Center of Forensic Sciences under the Ministry...

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

...on, finds that the market is expected to have total revenues of more than euro 240 million from 2008 to 2015. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts examine the following markets: screening and detection systems, access control and surveillance systems in the maritime industry. "The s...

Landmark project to map genomics of complex ant systems

..., produce bio-fuels, or improve our agricultural methods." Gerardo is an expert in the ecology and evolution of fungus-growing ants. These "gardening" inse...around this project to facilitate broader analysis," says Taylor, a leading expert in bio-informatics. "We will provide supporting infrastructure to allow peo...

When it comes to brain damage, blankets take the place of drugs

... and is currently treated with sedatives and other drugs. Now, a study recommended by Andreas Kramer, a member of Faculty of 1000 Medicine and leading expert in the field of critical care medicine, demonstrates that simply warming the skin can decrease shivering in many patients, without the need for drugs....

New e-science service could accelerate cancer research

...s the difficulty in locating those that perform the analysis the scientist is interested in. With Biocatalogue.org , Web Services are annotated by expert curators, service providers and by the wider Community using tags, rating, comments and ontologies. Automated mining and monitoring tools are also use...

Discovery may provide new treatments for alcohol dependence

...portance for all kinds of addictions, including chemical drugs such as alcohol and even food" says Suzanne Dickson, Professor of Physiology, a leading expert in appetite regulation. The work emerged from a unique collaboration between the research groups of Prof Suzanne Dickson and Prof Emeritus Jrgen E...
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