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UT multimedia program increases middle school interest in science

Middle school students who were part of a unique science learning program developed by The University of Texas School of Public Health showed significant increases in interest and achievement scores compared to other students, a recent study found. Results from the study are published in the Ju...

NYC science symposium marks Gruber Prize program 10th anniversary

New York, NY, June 26 The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation International Prize Program will celebrate its tenth anniversary on July 1, 2009, with an event to be held at Rockefeller University in New York City. The 2009 Gruber Genetics Prize and Neuroscience Prize recipients will be announce...

McGill University receives almost $63 million under CFI program to support five research projects

This release is available in French . Dr. Denis Thrien, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) of McGill University today welcomed the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) investment of $32,649,184 supporting five projects led by Dr. David Plant, Dr. Paul Lasko, Dr. Davi...

New research program BioInterfaces launched

This will lead, for example, to new ways of growing stem cells, or manipulating cells in the organism and in bioreactor systems. These key technologies will ultimately contribute to the development of new therapies for many degenerative diseases that affect muscle, the retina or the central nervou...

Web-based program designs more efficient farm terrace layouts

COLUMBIA, Mo. From the time of the Babylonians to the Incas, terracing has been used to prevent water from eroding steep and hilly croplands. Designing terrace layouts can be time consuming and labor intensive. Now, University of Missouri researchers are developing a Web-based program that will de...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

The National Institutes of Health is launching the first integrated, drug development pipeline to produce new treatments for rare and neglected diseases. The $24 million program jumpstarts a trans-NIH initiative called the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases Program, or TRND. The progr...

JCVI program trains USDA scientists on eukaryotic genome analysis

As part of the ongoing mission to train and educate scientists on the latest tools, methods and advances in genomics, the J. Craig Venter Institute's (JCVI) Eukaryotic Genome Annotation and Analysis Team will travel to Lubbock, TX March 3rd-5th to train 40 United States Agriculture Department (USD...

Toxicology program features wide range of human health and environment topical sessions

Reston, VA (February 19, 2009) - Nearly 6,500 toxicologists from around the world will be gathering in Baltimore, Maryland March 15-19, to create an unparalleled venue for discussion of a number of health and environmental topics of concern to the public. The Society of Toxicology's 2009 Annual Me...

Biophysical sciences program receives $2 million training grant

The University of Chicago has developed a recipe for creating first-rate interdisciplinary biophysical scientists. Two of the key ingredients: take the very best physical sciences undergraduates, then put them through an experimental biology wringer during their first year as graduate students...

Nutritional supplementation program helps prevent weight loss among children in African country

Children in Niger who received a daily nutritional supplement for three months had a lower rate of weight loss and a reduced risk of wasting compared to children who did not receive the supplementation, according to a study in the January 21 issue of JAMA . Wasting (defined as a certain deviat...

CACI Awarded a Prime Position on $500 Million, Multiple-Award Program with Biometrics Operations and Support Services

Company to Assist with Solutions and Services to Support U.S. Army's Biometrics Task Force Worldwide ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CAI ) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract to support the U.S. Army's Biometrics Task For...

New research program for energy innovations

The program will award seed money grants of up to $200,000 annually for two years to projects that explore alternative energy innovations for transportation. Each project must have researchers from both U-M and Fraunhofer, have strong potential to eventually attract external funding and ultimately...

Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research program grants

Seattle (December 16, 2008) The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced its latest grant recipients. Four Washington State-based research organizations will receive life sciences program grants totaling more than $18 million. The newly-funded health research initiatives will focus on...

NWO and Academy launch research program with China

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) have joined forces with colleagues in China to launch a new research programme: the Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP). It is the first time that NWO and the Ac...

SAIC Awarded $37 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Program Executive Office - Enterprise Information Systems

Company to Maintain and Enhance the Biometrics Automated Toolset - Army System SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI ) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office ...

ICSU launches new program to understand the human impact on Earth's life-support systems

This release is available in French . Maputo, MozambiqueThe global scientific community has approved a new international research programme designed to understand the relationship between humans and the ecosystems that provide essential life-supporting services. The decision was made today...

International Council for Science launches major research program on natural disasters

Maputo, Mozambiquein response to the urgent need to reduce the impacts of natural disasters, the International Council for Science (ICSU) has launched a new, 10-year, international research programme designed to address the gaps in the knowledge and methods that are preventing the effective applic...

Evolved Machines Selected as a Prime Contractor for DARPA Program to Engineer an Artificial Olfaction System

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolved Machines, Inc. has been selected as a prime contractor under a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to engineer an artificial olfaction system incorporating "brain-like" neural pattern recognition. The $5.1 million dol...

'Color My Pyramid' nutrition education program battles obesity in DC schools

FAIRFAX, Va. An online game might be the secret weapon for winning the war against childhood obesity. Researchers at George Mason University have designed and tested a nutrition education program called "Color My Pyramid" to teach students how to evaluate their dietary intake and activity level. ...

Researchers develop new self-training gene prediction program for fungi

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a computer program that trains itself to predict genes in the DNA sequences of fungi. Fungi which range from yeast to mushrooms are important for industry and human health, so understanding the recently sequenced fungal genomes...

Major European program for the environment under the spotlight in Lille, France

On 16 and 17 September, in the context of France's presidency of the EU, Lille will play host to 'Forum GMES 2008' at the Grand Palais. The GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) programme has been set up to provide services relating to the environment, climate change, resource m...

Body image program reduces onset of obesity and eating disorders

In their research on eating disorders, Oregon Research Institute (ORI) scientists help young women reduce the influence of the thin ideal, which is described as associating success and happiness with being thin. ORI scientist Eric Stice, Ph.D. and his colleagues have found that their obesity p...

AAAE Applauds Expansion of Registered Traveler Program to Nation's Capital

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Association of Airport Executives President Chip Barclay today applauded the expansion of the Registered Traveler (RT) program with the opening of RT lanes at Washington-Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington Nati...

DHS Expands Biometrics-at-Sea Program to the Florida Straits

Fingerprints Help Apprehend and Deter Illegal Migrants Attempting U.S. Entry WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Coast Guard and US-VISIT announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the operation of their successful...

Stevens researchers provide oversight for three-year mariculture program in Egypt and Israel

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Researchers in the Center for Maritime Systems (CMS) at Stevens Institute of Technology have been awarded a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that is focused on enhancing mutual cooperation between scientists from Egypt and Israel through sc...

A pilot program for harvesting Kodiak rockfish

In 2007, fishing for Pacific Rockfish (Sebastes sp.) took place in the Central Gulf of Alaska under a 5-year pilot program that incorporated fishery cooperatives instead of the usual race for fish. Results after the first year indicate increased retention rates, reduced bycatch of non-target spec...

University of Chicago launches research program in catastrophic deformation

The University of Chicago has received a $1.8 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to launch a new research program on the sudden and dramatic transformations that occur in processes where small-scale structural rearrangements result in rapid and far-reaching outcomes. These include the bre...

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's lung cancer research program awarded $100,000 grant

Cold Spring Harbor, NY Cold Spring Harbor Laboratorys (CSHL) researcher Raffaella Sordella, Ph.D. was awarded $100,000 by Joans Legacy: The Joan Scarangello Foundation to Conquer Lung Cancer. The two-year grant will fund CSHLs pioneering lung cancer research involving a new class of genetic mutat...

DOE JGI Community Sequencing Program delivers first moss genome

WALNUT CREEK, CAMessages from nearly a half-billion years ago, conveyed via the inventory of genes sequenced from a present-day moss, provide clues about the earliest colonization of dry land by plants. The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) was among the leaders of an int...

Cleveland Clinic leading clinical program to improve early-stage lung cancer detection

Chicago, November 26, 2007 Cleveland Clinic and Riverain Medical today announced the establishment of the first study in an ongoing program to determine whether chest X-ray CAD (computer-aided detection) can improve practical early detection of lung cancer. The program is designed to determine w...

Nationwide Children's Hospital involved in expanded access program for treatment of PKU

Nationwide Childrens Hospital announced today its involvement in an expanded access program for sapropterin dihydrochloride, or sapropterin, an investigational treatment for phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic metabolic disorder that, if left unmanaged in infants and children, can result in seve...

Alaska graduate program in sustainability receives $3.2 million award

FAIRBANKS, Alaska Graduate students and scientists of the Resilience and Adaptation Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address questions of social-ecological resilience, adaptation and sustainability. R...

A new milestone in the GMES Space Component Program successfully achieved

Yesterday ESAs Member States participating in the GMES Programme approved the transition to Phase-2 of Segment 1 of the GMES Space Component Programme. Oversubscription of the programme by the ESA Council at ministerial level in 2005 was confirmed, with oversubscription to phase 2 of 116%, givi...

IDEMA Reveals Program Highlights for DISKCON USA 2007

Conference Embarks on New Strategic Direction in 21st Year of Service and Embraces Both Flash and HDD Suppliers Under One Roof SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to the storage industry and its robust dynamic supply chain, IDEMA today announced program highlights for...

Computer program traces ancestry using anonymous DNA samples

Troy, N.Y. -- A group of computer scientists, mathematicians, and biologists from around the world have developed a computer algorithm that can help trace the genetic ancestry of thousands of individuals in minutes, without any prior knowledge of their background. The teams findings will be publis...

Scientists launch deep-sea scientific drilling program to study volatile earthquake zone

Shingu Port, Japan- Sept. 21, 2007 - Today, the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment (NanTroSEIZE) gets underway, with the Japanese drilling vessel Chikyu departing from Shingu Port with scientists aboard, all ready to log, drill, sample, and install monitoring instrumentation in one of the m...

IDEMA Reveals Program Highlights for DISKCON USA 2007

Conference Embarks on New Strategic Direction in 21st Year of Service and Embraces Both Flash and HDD Suppliers Under One Roof SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to the storage industry and its robust dynamic supply chain, IDEMA today announced program highlights for...

Australia, India, New Zealand join integrated ocean drilling program

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), the world's largest ocean research program, has expanded its base of international and scientific support by welcoming Australia, India, and New Zealand as its newest Associate Members. Australia's and New Zealand's membership is agreed upon in a memor...

Anatomical Science International joins Springer's publishing program

The Japanese Association of Anatomists has chosen Springer to publish its official journal, Anatomical Science International . The first issue will be published at Springer in April 2009. The journal was previously published by Wiley-Blackwell. Anatomical Science International focuses on t...

World Congress on Osteoporosis 2010 presents outstanding scientific program

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) have joined forces to present an outstanding scientific programme for the upcoming IOF WCO- ECCEO10, a global congress to be held in Florence, Italy...
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