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Majority of Americans want local action on global warming, says poll

New Haven, Conn. Nearly three-quarters of Americans are willing to pay more in taxes and other expenses to support local government-led initiatives designed to reduce global warming, according to a first-of-its kind survey conducted by GfK Public Affairs and the Yale School of Forestry & Environm...

Our 'caveman logic' embraces ESP over evolution

... our Pleistocene-era brain circuitry." He asserts that much of this primitive thinking is supported by modern social institutions. For example, a 2007 poll found that nearly 70 percent of Americans believe angels and demons are active forces in the world, while a 2009 survey concluded that only 39 percent...

American Journal of Botany named a top 10 most influential journal of the century

...edical and Life Sciences Division (DBIO) of the SLA convened an international panel of 9 eminent subject experts to compile a ballot for an electronic poll of their membership to determine the 100 most influential journals of biology and medicine over the 100 years of the association's existence. The AJB...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

...tegy to reduce the lung injury that accompanies oxygen therapy." van Zoelen MAD, Florquin S, de Beer R, Pater JM, Verstege MI, Meijers JCM, van der poll T: Urokinase plasminogen activator receptor-deficient mice demonstrate reduced hyperoxia-induced lung injury. Am J Pathol 2009, 174: 2182-2189 ...

'Annals of the ESA' selected as one of 100 most influential journals

... A poll conducted by the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division (DBIO) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) to identify the 100 most influential journals o...

3 prominent Cell Press journals named among the 100 most influential journals in past 100 years

..., the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division (DBIO) convened an international panel of nine eminent subject experts to compile a ballot for an electronic poll of SLA members concerning the 100 most influential journals of biology and medicine over the 100 years of SLA's existence. Cell , the pioneer Cell...

Three prominent Cell Press journals named among the 100 most influential journals in past 100 years

..., the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division (DBIO) convened an international panel of nine eminent subject experts to compile a ballot for an electronic poll of SLA members concerning the 100 most influential journals of biology and medicine over the 100 years of SLA's existence. Cell , the pioneer Cell...

VCU survey: US public supports genetic research, testing and government spending on research

...ciences Survey, in its eighth year, was conducted by telephone with 1,005 adults nationwide, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 7, 2008. The margin of error for the poll is plus or minus 3.8 percentage points. This is the eighth annual VCU Life Sciences Survey, conducted for VCU Life Sciences and the VCU College of Hum...

Bonefish census reveals population holding steady

...determine a baseline for scientifically evaluating changes in the Florida Keys bonefish population. With help from flats guides and their customers to poll the flats looking for bonefish, they counted the quantities of bonefish observed and caught. This year, the boats set out on October 29, to visually a...

Nanotech and synbio: Americans don't know what's coming

... Washington, DC A groundbreaking poll finds that almost half of U.S. adults have heard n...ife. Yet the results from the first U.S. telephone poll about synthetic biology show that most adults have...ll about it," says PEN Director David Rejeski. The poll findings are contained a report published today, T...

New study looks to define evangelicals and how they affect polling

...ichael Lindsay, one of the researchers. "That depends a great deal on which poll you are looking at and, more importantly, how the survey defines the evange...he Scientific Study of Religion . There are three distinct ways national poll organizations define evangelicals: Denominational affiliation, as is d...

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

...e" during his deployment in Iraq, saying that the course teaches "the basics needed to be an informed, critical-thinking citizen of our country." In a poll taken last semester by the Daily Californian, UC Berkeley's student newspaper, Muller's class was voted "Best of Berkeley." Muller has received e-mail...

Most people believe smallpox not an extinct disease

...reets of Edinburgh are unaware of one of the greatest achievements of medical science the eradication of smallpox from the world over 40 years ago. A poll sponsored by the Society for General Microbiology (SGM), in conjunction with the Edinburgh International Science Festival, has revealed that 87% of 20...

Poll Shows Strong Doubts About Effectiveness of Federal Employment Verification System

...hods for stopping illegal immigration. The new poll also suggests that Americans are looking for impro...g illegal immigrants from obtaining jobs." The poll also found that Americans overwhelmingly support a...n Resource Management. Detailed results of the poll are available at http://www.legal-workforce.org ....

Widespread support for nonembryonic stem cell research, VCU Life Sciences Survey shows

... The VCU Life Sciences Survey is the first poll to reflect the discovery reported internationally in November that human skin cells can be used to create stem cells or their near equivalents. When a...

Nanotechnology: What's that?

...l telephone survey of adults conducted in August 2007. It repeats a similar poll carried out last year--which found that only 1 in 10 Americans had heard a ....wilsoncenter.org/nano What: Results of U.S. Nanotechnology Opinion poll Who: Geoffrey Garin, President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates D...

Chronic pain up almost 40 percent among US workers in past decade

...cNeil, Inc., and conducted in partnership with the National Pain Foundation (NPF). The survey was an update to the 1996 Louis Harris & Associates poll on the subject, sponsored by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. "Chronic pain appears to be increasing in prevalence among U.S. workers as Americans ...

Americans support free access to research

...rch is more important than ever. The public recognizes its stake in open sharing of research, and the Harris data gives voice to their stand." "The poll results show that research must be a collaborative, informed process between investigators and the public to be successful and increase trust," said R...
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