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AAAS Pacific division scientific conference to meet in San Francisco Aug. 14 - 19

WHAT: The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Pacific Division will convene its 2009 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, bringing together scholars from the Western U.S. to share their work. Marking 150 years since publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, the ...

USC researchers present diabetes findings at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

New Orleans, LA June 4, 2009---Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California will present new findings at the American Diabetes Association's scientific sessions June 5 9 in New Orleans, LA. Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty, students and post-doct...

SRI International announces findings from new upper atmospheric radar system for scientific research

MENLO PARK, Calif. June 2 , 2009 SRI International, an independent nonprofit research institute, announced today that early scientific results are now available from the Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar (AMISR), a modular, transportable radar system funded by the National Science Foundat...

Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics

WASHINGTON The National Academies announced today this summer's lineup of lectures called Distinctive Voices@The Jonsson Center. The public events in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, feature diverse subjects for those curious about science, technology, and medicine. This year, the program will explor...

UC Riverside professor receives top scientific honor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. UC Riverside's Alexander Raikhel , a professor of entomology, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his excellence in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in th...

Virginia Tech graduate student receives first Rachel Carson award for scientific excellence

Blacksburg, Va. -- Rachel Mair of Virginia Beach, a graduate student in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources, has received the first-ever Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Mair is a biologist at the agency's White Sulphur Springs Nationa...

3 Woods Hole scientific institutions forge alliance to address societal issues

Woods Hole, MA -- Three leading research centers based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, announce the creation of the Woods Hole Consortium, a new alliance that will bring their combined scientific power to bear on some of the major issues facing society today and spawn scientific growth and job oppor...

Meet-the-expert sessions on 20 key topics to enhance scientific programme of IOFWCO-ECCEO10

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) will hold a joint global congress, IOF WCO- ECCEO10, in Florence, Italy from May 5-8, 2010. Complete programme information, online registration...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

Blacksburg, Va. Scientists across the world are building an extensive repository of genetically modified rice plants in the hope of understanding the function of the approximately 57,000 genes that make up the genome of Oryza sativa. The International Rice Functional Genomics Consortium recently ...

APS commends President Obama's memorandum on scientific integrity

WASHINGTON, D.C. The American Physical Society today commends President Obama's decision to sign a Memorandum on Scientific Integrity that will ensure that fact-based, scientific evidence is used in the development of solutions to the nation's most pressing challenges. "This memorandum rightl...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

Blacksburg, Va. Scientists across the world are building an extensive repository of genetically modified rice plants in the hope of understanding the function of the approximately 57,000 genes that make up the genome of Oryza sativa. The International Rice Functional Genomics Consortium recently ...

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...

Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 34th annual scientific meeting

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) will present the latest research on treatments for individuals with kidney, prostate and bone cancer; herniated disks; peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and related complications; childbirth difficulties; and more at its 34th Annual Scientific Meeting ...

Register now for the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting

FAIRFAX, Va.Nearly 5,300 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals are expected to attend the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting March 7-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. Scientific press conferences are scheduled for 9-10:30 a.m. on both Monday,...

AZTI-Tecnalia coordinates a platform promoting the use of zebrafish in scientific research

This release is available in Spanish . AZTI-Tecnalia is coordinating the First Spanish Technological Platform on the promotion of zebrafish as an animal model in all fields of scientific research. The platform, known as DareNET, has the support of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innov...

ABC publishes monograph on scientific and clinical research of Sinupret

Austin, Texas (February 5, 2009) The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) has just published a monograph summarizing the scientific and clinical studies of Sinupret, a clinically-tested herbal combination for upper respiratory tract health, including conditions associated with sinusitis and ...

Ocean research officials hail completion of modernization for US scientific ocean drilling vessel

Senior officials from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Implementing Organization for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program today marked the occasion of the research vessel JOIDES Resolution sailing off from Singapore for science sea trials and transit to Honolulu, after a complete...

Argonne advancing DOE INCITE scientific research projects

Based on their potential for breakthroughs in science and engineering research, twenty eight projects have been awarded 400 million hours of computing time at Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) through the Department of Energy's (DOE) Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory...

Tips for making a 'green' holiday from the world's largest scientific society

Move over, white Christmas, and make way for a "green" holiday. Here are a few tips that can make your holidays more environmentally friendly, courtesy of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. The Institute works to fost...

New scientific knowledge on juvenile diabetes

Finnish scientists have reported a breakthrough in the attempts to understand the development of type 1 diabetes. They discovered disturbances in lipid and amino acid metabolism in children who later progressed to type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes. The alterations preceded the autoi...

A scientific breakthrough on the control of the bad cholesterol

Montral, November 24, 2008 A study performed by the team of Dr. Nabil G. Seidah, Director of the Biochemical Neuroendocrinology Research Unit at the IRCM, shows for the very first time that the degradation by PCSK9 of the LDLR receptor, which is responsible for removing the bad cholesterol (LDL-c...

Barrow scientists solve 200-year-old scientific debate involving visual illusions

Neuroscientists at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center have discovered a direct link between eye motions and the perception of illusory motion that solves a 200-year-old debate. Stephen Macknik, PhD, director of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neurophysiolog...

Top scientific meeting urges coordinated response to economic and environmental crises

A fix for the economy must address ecological threats, a top international scientific meeting here has urged. Human society is moving dangerously beyond the planet's natural limits in a striking parallel to the financial debt crisis. "We're running the planet like a subprime loan," Dr. Johan Rocks...

Loggerhead release to provide vital information to scientific community

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Thursday, November 6, 2008, Dr. Kirt Rusenko, Marine Conservationist, and staff from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton will release two juvenile loggerhead sea turtles raised in captivity into the Indian River Lagoon near Sebastian Inlet. The loggerheads, dubbed Milton...

NIAID scientists to speak on range of infectious disease topics at major scientific meeting

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., will speak during the opening session of ICAAC/IDSA 2008, a joint meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, in Washington, DC. His keynote lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, is titled Global Health and Infectio...

ETH Zurich-administered fund ends scientific anonymity

Reporting in Nature Genetics, and working in conjunction with Society in Science, the ETH Zurich-administered fund that is dedicated to exploring new avenues in the relationship between science and society, scientist Robert Hoffmann, has developed the first Wiki where authorship really matters. ...

Gene therapy anti-cancer research featured in Scientific American

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Scientific American magazine focused on two University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers in a news story on experimental next-generation anti-cancer therapies. David T. Curiel, M.D., Ph.D., is a UAB professor of medicine and director of t...

In scientific first, Einstein researchers correct decline in organ function associated with old age

(BRONX, NY) As people age, their cells become less efficient at getting rid of damaged protein resulting in a buildup of toxic material that is especially pronounced in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders. Now, for the first time, scientists at the Albert ...

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...

Significant impact factor boost for scientific journal Genome Research

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (July 7, 2008) Earlier this month, ThomsonReuters released the 2007 Journal Citation Reports , which includes impact factors for the world's most important scholarly journals. The scientific journal Genome Research , published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, wa...

National scientific meeting on child mental health at Kentucky

As the nation observes National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday, the University of Kentucky Center for the Study of Violence Against Children (CSVAC) will host national experts at the scientific meeting "From Neuroscience to Social Practice: Translational Research on Violence Ag...

Outstanding German-Polish scientific cooperation

This release is available in German . Professor Wolfgang Domcke, a chemist from Munich, and Professor Andrzej Sobolewski, a physicist from Warsaw, have been selected to receive the Copernicus Award by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Foundation...

Kansas state flower receives scientific attention

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- Anyone who has seen Kansas prairies in late summer to early fall can attest to the abundance of sunflowers decorating fields and lining roadways, giving Kansas the well deserved nickname, the Sunflower State. Despite its beauty, the sunflower is more than just a pretty flower...

A call to infuse scientific knowledge into the human experience

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. In a provocative new book, distinguished geneticist and historian Elof Axel Carlson argues for a more scientific view of human nature, one that is based on our biologyour cellular organization, genetics, life cycle, and evolution. [M]ost of humanity has an outmode...

Women's health-related scientific findings presented by University of Pittsburgh researchers

SAN DIEGO, March 27 The clinical and basic science research findings of nearly two dozen studies are being presented by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh-affiliated Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) at the 55th annual meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI). In...

Human Proteinpedia, a portal to share human protein data among the scientific community

Today, scientists have access to a large amount of biological information through the Internet. Nevertheless, these databases do not always have the endorsement of experimental evidence, and are usually distributed in several web locations, a fact that makes information retrieval difficult to achi...

UTSA receives $822,000 from Kleberg Foundation to enhance scientific research

UTSA President Ricardo Romo used the occasion of the dedication of the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Commons on the Universitys 1604 Campus to announce an $822,000 gift from the charitable foundation that honors the two Texans. For some time, we have wanted to create a lasting tri...

Major scientific push to tackle agricultural productivity and food security in developing world

7M of new research is being launched today to tackle some of the most damaging and widespread pests, diseases and harsh environmental conditions which can devastate crop yields across the developing world. Three out of four poor people in developing countries live in rural areas and most depend on...

Evolution education is a 'must' says coalition of scientific and teaching organizations

A coalition of 17 organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences, the American Institute of Physics, and the National Science Teachers Association, is calling on the scientific community to become more involved in the promotion of science education, including evolution. According to an ...

PNNL's Richard Smith named to prestigious Scientific American 50 list of outstanding leaders

Richland, Wash. Richard D. Smith, Battelle Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been named one of 50 outstanding leaders in the 2007 Scientific American 50. Each year the magazine recognizes its list of 50 key contributors in science and technology....
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