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Al Gore and Tom Stoppard among 2008 Dan David Prize Winners at TAU

The seven 2008 Dan David Prize laureates, including Al Gore and Sir Tom Stoppard, were recognized for their impact on the world at a ceremony held May 19 at Tel Aviv University. Israeli President Shimon Peres gave the keynote address. Laureates were selected based on their activities in the thr...

DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

...computers, made of DNA and other biological molecules, only exist today in a few specialized labs, remote from the regular computer user. Nonetheless, tom Ran and Shai Kaplan, research students in the lab of Prof. Ehud Shapiro of the Weizmann Institute's Biological Chemistry, and Computer Science and App...

Earliest animals lived in a lake environment, research shows

...interpreted to be animal embryos. "Our first unusual finding in this region was the abundance of a clay mineral called smectite," said lead author tom Bristow , who worked in Kennedy's lab. "In rocks of this age, smectite is normally transformed into other types of clay. The smectite in these South ...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

...Fisheries began developing JSATS in 2001 to determine the survival rate of subyearling Chinook salmon in the Columbia River estuary. PNNL researcher tom Carlson will discuss the JSATS technology and more of the study's findings during a presentation Wednesday at Waterpower XVI. 8:30-10 a.m., Wednesda...

2 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists receive Presidential Early Career Award

...ai. He completed his doctoral work in molecular evolutionary biology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., where, under the mentorship of tom Eickbush, Ph.D., he first became intrigued by the study of genetic conflict. Malik joined the Hutchinson Center faculty in 2003. Peters, who was nom...

Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch

...mendous opportunities to integrate biomass production with food crops and forest management to enhance both economic and environmental outcomes," said tom Richard, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering and director of Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment. The th...

RSA Designated as the Leader in One-Time Password Market by Frost & Sullivan

...ell positioned to continue leading the way in helping organizations protect identities, infrastructures and information against outside attacks," said tom Corn, Vice President of Product Marketing at RSA. "We are achieving this by providing a broad choice of innovative strong authentication methods that ...

Elephant-size loopholes sustain Thai ivory trade

...ne of the world's top five countries most heavily implicated in the illicit ivory trade, but shows little sign of addressing outstanding issues," said tom Milliken, of TRAFFIC, which oversees a global monitoring programme, the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), for the Convention on International ...

Nonstick and laser-safe gold aids laser trapping of biomolecules

... could lead to a 10-fold increase in numbers of single molecules studied in certain assays, from roughly five to 50 per day, according to group leader tom Perkins of NIST. The ability to carry out more experiments with greater precision will lead to new insights, such as uncovering diversity in seemingly...

NIH funds $9.5 million for research on HIV and the human innate immune system

... dermatology, oral medicine and genetics. Along with Weinberg, project leaders will be School of Medicine's Scott Sieg, Department of Medicine, and tom McCormick, Department of Dermatology, and the School of Dental Medicine's Richard Jurevic, Department of Biological Sciences. Weinberg and colleag...

UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogen's impacts

...ed nitrogen from agricultural production affects the quality of our air, water, and soil and has huge potential to contribute to climate change," said tom Tomich, director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis. "Many members of the public and politicians are unaware of the scope of ...

USC researchers present diabetes findings at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

...ons for the Prevention and Treatment of Exercise and Post-Exercise Induced Hypoglycemia). Pancreatic Beta Cell Mass in Development of Diabetes tom Buchanan, M.D., professor of medicine, associate dean for clinical research, chief, division of endocrinology and diabetes, and program director for t...

Scientists tackle the mystery of white-nose syndrome in bats

...what conditions the disease might spread. Ultimately, the models would be used to help devise appropriate management strategies for controlling it. tom Hallam, workshop co-organizer and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UT Knoxville, said so far two management strategies have been propo...

Scientists unravel the mystery of white-nose syndrome

...hat conditions the disease might spread. Ultimately, the models would be used to help devise appropriate management strategies for controlling it. tom Hallam, workshop co-organizer and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UT Knoxville, said so far two management strategies have been propo...

SETAC Europe addresses global ecosystem health in Gothenburg

...the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm will discuss "Risk assessment for a sustainable chemical use - Within REACH, and beyond"; Monday 1 June tom Hutchinson from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory in England will share his views on "Our seas, our health, our wealth the human wildlife connection". ...

Stanford scientists find heat-tolerant coral reefs that may resist climate change

...globe and to learn more about the biological processes that allow them to adapt to higher temperatures. In 2006, Palumbi and graduate student tom Oliver, now a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford, traveled to Ofu Island in American Samoa. Ofu, a tropical coral reef marine reserve, has remained h...

Supply-Chain Council Announces Winners of 2009 Supply Chain Excellence Awards

...manufacturer with clear mapping to SCOR mega processes in order to gain process and data visibility of upstream and downstream supply chain," said Dr. tom Janoshalmi, Chair of the SCC Technical Development Steering Committee and Manager, Corporate Strategy, SAP & Business Process Management Lead - Am...

Swine flu genes dissimilar to past pandemics

...find most of these markers, described in the open access journal BMC Microbiology , in samples of the current swine-flu strain. Jonathan Allen and tom Slezak from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, America, published their analysis identifying 34 conserved amino acid markers from past pandemic f...

Bowman Global Change says public engagement critical to solving climate crisis

... May 1, 2009 Signal Hill, CA tom Bowman, president of Bowman Global Change, a firm that helps organizations make sustainable transformations, has written a paper defining the adjustme...

New Southern California beetle killing oaks

...ty. But, aerial surveys of dying trees in the area suggest it might have arrived before 2002. Last summer, Seybold and Forest Service Entomologist tom Coleman assessed oak tree mortality in the Cleveland National Forest near Barrett Lake, Mount Laguna, and the community of Descanso. It was there t...

IVCC and Syngenta start project for novel insecticidal active ingredient for malaria control

...he data generated by the screening process with Syngenta experts to identify the best candidates that will be taken forward to the next phase. Dr tom McLean, Senior Executive Officer, explained the importance of IVCC's intervention: "The unique skills base within the agrochemical industry places th...

Bovine genome provides clues to possible new developments

...annotations, as well as Kris Wunderlich (doctoral candidate) and Colette Abbey (research associate). AgriLife Research scientists Drs. Penny Riggs and tom Welsh also contributed to the annotation process. Womack said the cattle sequence took six years to complete, annotate and analyze with more than 30...

UNH: Pavement sealcoat a source of toxins in stormwater runoff

...he New Hampshire Seacoast, the sudden spike in the hydrocarbon concentrations in water draining from a university parking lot used for research caused tom Ballestero, UNH associate professor of civil engineering, to be concerned about unknown impacts. "Our society has been sealcoating pavement for de...

'Freaks' help scientist unravel nature and nurture

...erg also addresses how people have viewed "freaks" over time. P.T. Barnum extracted money from the Victorian public by parading his "specimens" -- tom Thumb, The Elephant Man, the Bearded Lady, the Siamese Twins -- at fairs and circuses. In Elizabethan England during the 16th and 17th centuries, defo...

Rett Syndrome Research Trust advisor makes significant discovery

...ir of the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University and a glial cell expert. Recent studies from multiple groups, including the lab of Dr. tom Maniatis, a neurodegenerative disease researcher at Harvard University, have implicated glia in Lou Gehrig's disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis A...

Lake Michigan fish populations threatened by decline of tiny creature

...ood web. "Quagga mussels have displaced other more energy-rich food sources and leave fish and other aquatic species with fewer food options," said tom Nalepa, NOAA research biologist. "The invasive mussels are low in calories and their shell has no nutritional value. Fish feeding on quagga mussels ex...

New York, Florida schools win awards at national student competition

...ashington on Capitol Hill. The team included students Zubin Mukerjee, Abigail Schooner and Joseph Sipzner; engineer-mentor Robert Sipzner, PE; and tom McGreevy, the school's technology education teacher. Robert Sipzner is a civil engineer. Farnsworth earned its trip to the nation's capital by winn...

Tom Cruise smile comes with a sunburn price

...damages skin and eyes up to four times as much as sunbathing, reports a study in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences . Those looking to match tom Cruise's glittering pearly-whites would be better off ignoring claims of better bleaching with UV light treatment. The treatment is at least as dam...

High school students' paper published in prestigious college math journal

...mitted to the Internet-based applied math competition last March by Afanasiy Yermakov and Jason Zukus, current seniors at High Technology High School, tom Jackson, now a freshman at Cornell University, and Kelly Roache, currently a freshman at Princeton University. Coached by their math teacher Dr. Raymo...

Hind wings help butterflies make swift turns to evade predators, study finds

... help these creatures take tight turns to evade predators. "To escape a predator, you don't have to be fast, you just have to be more erratic," said tom Eisner, a world authority on animal behavior, ecology and evolution and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Chemical Ecology at Cornell. Ei...

Developer of advanced computing memory, father of biochemical engineering, and innovative engineering educators win highest engineering honors of 2009

...rs for large-scale, low-cost production of antibiotics and other drugs." tom BYERS and TINA SEELIG will share the Bernard M. Gordon Prize -- a $500,000 .... He was elected to the NAE in 1974. THE BERNARD M. GORDON PRIZE tom Byers and Tina Seelig are recognized for their work with the Stanford Techn...

Rivers are carbon processors, not inert pipelines

... Microorganisms in rivers and streams play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle that has not previously been considered. Freshwater ecologist Dr. tom Battin, of the University of Vienna, told a COST ESF Frontiers of Science conference in October that our understanding of how rivers and streams deal ...

Keeping chromosomes from cuddling up

...tuses in humans. The research will be published in two separate papers. "Chromosome Alignment and Transvection are Antagonized by Condensin II," by tom A. Hartl and Helen F. Smith, UA doctoral students, and Bosco is scheduled for publication in the Nov. 28 issue of the journal Science . Bosco is also...

Mammals can be stimulated to regrow damaged inner retina nerve cells

...y dish. Today's report gives evidence that retina cells can be encouraged to regenerate in living mice. The UW researchers in the laboratory of Dr. tom Reh, professor of biological structure, studied a particular retinal cell called the Mller glia. "This type of cell exists in all the retinas of al...

Annuals converted into perennials

...to the growth tops to activate a limited number of blooming-induction genes. Deactivating two genes VIB researchers, such as Siegbert Melzer in tom Beeckman's group, have studied two such flower-inducing genes. They have deactivated them in thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), a typical annual. The...

Wildfires result in loss of forests reserved by Northwest Forest Plan

...rvest reductions in the loss of older forests. "Fire is a more important factor of loss to old-growth than harvesting between 1993 and 2002," says tom Spies, a research ecologist and co-author on a study on the dynamics of older forests. The study, which was published in the journal, Ecosystems , co...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

...centimeters before dying out. The talk, "Ultrasonic characterization of insect wing reflectivity and wing-beat motion at 200 kHz" by David Swanson, tom Baker, and Ryan terMeulen is at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13. 12) LAPTOP MUSIC The Internet allows musicians to perform together remotel...

New type of fuel found in Patagonia fungus

...el said. "This is a major discovery." Strobel is the lead author of the paper published in Microbiology . His MSU co-authors are Berk Knighton and tom Livinghouse in the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, and Katreena Kluck and Yuhao Ren in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology. Oth...

Trustee makes donation to start new solar energy research center at Rensselaer

...gy converting power of plants to develop new technologies that mimic this extremely efficient natural system. "We are grateful to have a partner in tom Baruch who fully understands the vision of The Rensselaer Plan, and the pressing need to pursue visionary and innovative efforts to develop new approa...

World's rarest big cat gets a check-up

...rt from several leaders in the U.S. Congress notably Senators Joe Lieberman (CT-I), Barbara Boxer (CA-D) and Sam Brownback (KS-R) and Representatives tom Udall (NM-D), John Tanner (TN-D), Hal Rogers (KY-R) and Ed Royce (CA-R). Timely action by the U.S. Senate would ensure passage of this important legi...
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