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Sir David Lane honored with Royal Gold Medal by Royal Society of Edinburgh

Sir David Lane, chairman of Singapore A*STAR's Biomedical Research Council, has received the Royal Gold Medal for his outstanding contribution to cancer research through his discovery of p53 tumour suppressor gene. The Royal Gold Medal is one of the highest accolades from the Royal Society of...

Stanford's Woods Institute awards new round of Environmental Venture Projects

... M. Kennedy. "The EVP program is entering a new, 'mature' phase," said Kennedy, professor emeritus of history and director of Stanford's Bill lane Center for the American West. "Many of the earliest projects funded by the program have now come to completion, and several of those have gone on to s...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

...roximately 13 miles per hour. The GM team drew upon existing technology already offered in some of their vehicles that can assist in parking or detect lane markers and trigger alarms if the drivers are coming too close to the shoulder of the road. For the DARPA challenge, they developed a more sophisticat...

Study reveals conflict between doctors, midwives over homebirth

...ese encounters are bound to increase and a plan needs to be in place so that doctors and midwives know what protocol to follow. She is working with lane County obstetrician Dr. Paul Qualtere-Burcher to draft guidelines that would help midwives and their clients decide when they need to seek medical hel...

Eugene-Springfield face Upper Willamette climate threats

... basin is home to $32 billion in taxable property, with 94 percent of it in lane County's two side-by-side cities, which together make up the state's second...me heat events for low income families, the elderly and infirmed. "While lane County farm and forest businesses will be affected by warming temperatures,...

Running on rocket fuel

... currency is energy, and in theory, keeping the cost of living low leaves more in the "piggy bank" for reproduction. However, staying in nature's fast lane isn't easy, and necessitates that evolution comes up with a "business plan" to bank energy (nature's surrogate for wealth!) to survive. In the face of...

A second career for a growth factor receptor: keeping nerve axons on target

... as it starts to develop an axon. When flanking lanes are carpeted with repellant factors, the sprouting axon bursts from the block but remains in its lane like a well-coached runner, avoiding neighboring tracks. Constructing tracks made from the repulsive factor sensed by ephrin-A, the researchers con...

New planning grants to fund research on freshwater issues

...ysics); Frank Wolak (Economics) Water in the West: A Regional Approach (jointly funded by the Woods Institute, the School of Medicine and the Bill lane Center for the Study of the North American West at Stanford): Researchers will develop a series of workshops endeavoring to lead to regional solutions...

New round of Environmental Venture Projects from Stanford's Woods Institute

...for proposals in the autumn quarter of 2008. "Two considerations distinguish EVP grants from others," added Kennedy, co-director of Stanford's Bill lane Center for the Study of the North American West. "They are designed to bring together researchers from various disciplines that do not habitually coll...

A baby's smile is a natural high

...he journal Pediatrics today. The finding could help scientists figure out the special mother-infant bond and how it sometimes go wrong, said Dr. lane Strathearn, assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM and Texas Children's Hospital and a research associate in BCM's Human Neuroimaging Laboratory. ...

At ACS' national meeting, global initiative set to tackle water issues

...aid Thomas H. Lane, President-Elect of ACS and co-host during the session. Managing such a challenge is going to require interdisciplinary strategies, lane said, including help from leaders in industry, academia and the government. Another focus of Gii is to help advance chemistry and other branches o...

What farmers think about GM crops

...attitudes of the people who would use GM crops. lane and his colleagues found that both farmers who hav...hat it is a matter of right or wrong. Professor lane said: New technology such as GM is attractive to f...herbicide. This involves new management practices. lane and his colleagues found that farmers who have bee...

Extended wakefulness, combined with alcohol, severely impairs driving performance

... According to the results, extended wakefulness, combined with low-dose alcohol (0.03 percent BAC), resulted in more lapses and greater variation in lane position and speed than did a BAC of 0.05 percent in a rested state. In addition to alcohol, sleepiness also increases the risk of road crashes. I...

Alcohol and sleep restriction can affect young men's alertness and driving performance

...leepiness and negative driving performance ratings compared to control or sleep restriction alone. The ability to keep the car in the middle of the lane is critical to safe driving, and is one of the more sensitive measures of driving impairment, said Vakulin. Although steering deviation was not signi...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

...response of the body's immune system. The theory, lane says, is that allergies and asthma result from gen...outgrowths resulting from the inflammation, which, lane says, are particularly hard to treat. In the...learing a path for the sinuses to drain normally. lane says that if left untreated, polyps can lead to se...

Sandia research to focus on early detection of harmful algal blooms

... Sandia National Laboratories researchers Todd lane and Victoria VanderNoot have been awarded a resear...tion (NOAA) and the University of New Hampshire. lane and VanderNoot, a molecular biologist and an analy...to quickly sample organisms low on the food chain, lane said, can provide an early warning system to help ...

Smooth sailing: 'cruise ship virus' tackled by UH, Baylor College of Medicine

...ctors, specially designed cubes that reflect light back to its point of origin, that are used on the macroscale for items such as reflective vests and lane markers on roads. Ruchhoeft, however, will create retroreflectors that measure just a few micrometers wide. Three sides of the reflectors will ...

Sugar helps control cell division

...e and Kidney Diseases and the National Cancer Institute. Authors on the paper are Slawson, Natasha Zachara, Keith Vosseller, Win Den Cheung, Daniel lane and Gerald Hart, all at Johns Hopkins while working on this project. Vosseller is now at Drexel University. O-GlcNAc modification of proteins is de...

Gene loss accelerates aging

...study but are familiar with its findings include: Carol Prives (Columbia University); Judith Campisi (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory); David lane (University of Dundee); Lawrence Donehower (Baylor College of Medicine) ...

Researchers add new tool to tumor-treatment arsenal

...ells to these agents. The research, led by George Thomas, PhD, professor at the University of Cincinnati's (UC) Genome Research Institute, and Heidi lane of Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, appears in the March 25, 2005, issue of the journal Cell. Dr. Thomas and a co-author Stefano Fumaga...
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