G8+5 science academies call for action on climate change
Today the science academies
for the G8+5 countries issued statements urging leaders worldwide to take action on two pressing global challenges. To mitigate and adapt to climate change, nations must begin a transition to being "low-carbon societies," a shift that will require energy-saving changes...
Safe water is theme of African science academies conference in Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal -- The National Academy of Sciences and Technologies of Senegal is hosting the third annual conference of the African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI), a 10-year effort to boost the ability of African academies
to provide their nations with evidence-based advice. The ...
National Academies advisory: genes and toxic chemicals
Research is increasingly revealing how toxic chemicals disrupt gene activity and other cell processes in ways that lead to health problems -- and why some individuals are particularly vulnerable. For example, studies suggest that genetic variations make some people more likely to experience side e...
Kansas Delegation: GAO Report Short on Expertise, Long on Errors; NBAF Critical to Protect Nation's Food Supply
...ional Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Kansas followed a six year process with risk, environmental and security assessments based on a National academies
of Science report and peer review by USDA and other outside experts.
"DHS has said it will continue to work with Congress to ensure this crit...
DOD, VA should take stronger steps to combat tobacco use in military, veteran populations
...adually phase in a ban on tobacco use in the military, starting at military academies
and officer training programs and among new recruits, the report says. DOD...hieved in 20 years or even sooner, if the plan's initial phase for military academies
and new recruits starts within a year, the report says.
Only with assi...
NASAC statement on the occasion of the G8+5 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy
... A group of scientific academies
in Africa encourages the G8+5 countries to help Af...statement issued by the Network of African Science academies
(NASAC), a group of 13 merit-based science academies
in Africa. The statement will be formally presente...
Americans Support U.S. Working to Improve Health in Developing Countries
...The poll was conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org in collaboration with, and with financial support from, the Institute of Medicine of the National academies
A key reason for making such efforts is altruism. Seventy-five percent say these programs "express Americans' key values - compassi...
AIBS honors outstanding contributions to biology
...rch Council. He continues to serve as an ex officio member of the National academies
Teacher Advisory Council, which he initiated. Committed to improving scien...ademy Council, a new organization governed by the presidents of 15 national academies
of science and established to provide scientific advice to the world. Wide...
Coalition of Leaders in Science and Research Commend Obama Administration for Commitment to Medical Innovation During 'First 100 Days'
...ght on this issue."
President Obama has already set significant goals for U.S. investment in medical innovation. On Monday, he told the National academies
of Science, "I am here today to set this goal: we will devote more than three percent of our GDP to research and development. We will not just meet, b...
Salmon of the America's Responds to PEW Environmental Group
...ican consumer the absolute safety of our product.
Recommendations by the American Heart Association and The Institute of Medicine of the National academies
continues to urge consumers to routinely include seafood like salmon as part of a healthy diet. Consumers can do so with absolute confidence in the sa...
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National Academies advisory: Invasive aquatic species in the Great Lakes
On May 7, a National Research Council committee will hold a meeting in Toronto to gather information on trade in the Great Lakes region and ways to eliminate further introductions of nonindigenous aquatic species into the lakes by vessels traveling the St. Lawrence Seaway. The committee's final rep...
Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics
... WASHINGTON The National academies
announced today this summer's lineup of lectures called Distinctive Voices@... Award-winning scientists and engineers -- many of whom are members of the academies
-- will speak about recent findings and research developments.
To give a...
Admiral to discuss piracy on high seas at IEEE Homeland Security Conference
...throughout the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. He came to MMA in 1978 and became president nearly four years ago. MMA, one of six state maritime academies
in the country, has been training business leaders, ship captains, engineers and professional officers since the 19th century.
HST 09 is an annual...
Translating the conversation between the brain and blood vessels
... Physiology in Medicine ( Annals of Internal Medicine ) and past president of the Association of American Physicians. He is a member of the National academies
of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Schreihofer has won three previous awards from The American Physiological Society. Sh...
Down to Earth carbon science: Briefing April 15 in DC
...e science suggests that this is a feasible option and it is time for policy to be shaped by the science," said Dr. Paul Bertsch, Chair of the National academies
U.S. National Committee for Soil Science and Presdient of the Soil Science Society of America.
"Carbon sequestration will be a key part of Congress...
Research could lead to new non-antibiotic drugs to counter hospital infections
...hate can turn a common bacterium into a killer, according to research to be published in the April 14, 2009, issue of the Proceedings of the National academies
of Science . The findings could lead to new drugs that would disarm the increasingly antibiotic-resistant pathogen rather than attempting to kill it. ...
Biomedical engineering student recognized as IEEE's 'New Face of Engineering'
...cognized for his medical device research.
Last fall Madhavan was selected for a science, technology and economic policy fellowship at the National academies
in Washington. He believes that this experience has helped prepare him for a career in public policy related to economic development and sustainabilit...
More accurate FEMA flood maps could help avoid significant damages and losses
...nce, technology, and health policy advice under an 1863 congressional charter. Committee members, who serve pro bono as volunteers, are chosen by the academies
for each study based on their expertise and experience and must satisfy the Academies' conflict-of-interest standards. The resulting consensus report...
Chemistry professor 1 of only 3 at UH to achieve prestigious AAAS status
...tors, the retiring section chairs, and delegates from each electorate and regional division, as well as two delegates from the National Association of academies
of Science. This year's AAAS Fellows were announced Dec. 19 in the AAAS News & Notes section of Science , the world's leading journal of original sc...
Tiny protein provokes healthy bonding between cells
...ional bonding is linked to the spread of cancer.
The research was published in the Nov. 18 early online edition of the Proceedings of the National academies
of Sciences and appears in the journal's Nov. 25 print edition.
"Bonding between cells has important health implications," said the study's senior...
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Canary Foundation's Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Elected to the National Academies Institute of Medicine
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation, a
nonprofit organization that funds research in early cancer detection,
announced that its Scientific Program Director, Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, has
been elected as a new member of the U.S. National Academies
IQ Academies brings online learning into Wisconsin homes
Through Feburary 25, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will foot the bill if high-school students enroll in a school outside their districts, including a completely online program offered by the Waukesha district called the IQ Academies
IQ Academies, the largest accredited online...
National Academies induct five UW researchers
Madison, Wis. - Five University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty have won a distinct honor for their research accomplishments: induction into the National Academies
Election to the National Academies
- comprised of the National Academy of Sciences , the National Academy of Engineering , the...
MSNBC Publishes Free Online Abridgment of 'Biocentrism'
...leading astronomer Bob Berman) Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe on its National academies
award-winning site "Cosmic Log." The article by Science Editor Alan Boyle includes an exclusive online abridgment of the book based on Lanza's essay ...
Science Magazine to Host Webinar on Advances in Cancer Genomics
...ntific society, and publisher of the journal, Science ( www.sciencemag.org ). AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies
of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit AAAS ( www.aaas.org ) is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and s...
Debiopharm and Pharmaleads Sign License Agreement for Debio 0827 or PL37 in Treatment of Chronic Pain Conditions
...ads was founded in 2001 by
Professors Bernard P. Roques, pharmacist and pharmacologist and PhD in
physico-chemistry, Member of the French and European academies
and Marie-Claude Fournie-Zaluski, PhD in chemistry. Professors Roques and
Fournie-Zaluski are the inventors of two marketed drugs, and ha...
Penn State gets $5M NSF grant for Nanotech Applications and Career Knowledge
...e degrees in nanofabrication were awarded in Pennsylvania through this partnership. The NMT Partnership also offers enormously popular summer Nanotech academies
for high school students, as well as professional development workshops for educators and industry personnel.
The goal of the NACK Center is to pr...
Nomad Bioscience: New Plant Biotechnology Company Founded to Focus on Biomaterials and Biopharmaceuticals
...ntist and inventor as evidenced by his more than
200 research papers, books and over 30 patent families and election to six
national and international academies
of science. Over the next few months,
NOMAD intends to build a team of managers that have the necessary
Consumers Call On Interstate Stem Cell Group To Endorse Open Meetings
...e the Boston meeting is open to the public, Simpson
was ejected from an earlier session of the group in Irvine, CA by a
representative of the National academies
of Science. NAS is coordinating
Alliance meetings. Without a formal commitment to openness, FTCR said,
public access could be thwarted by the whim of ...
Boehringer Ingelheim Receives Top Honor as World's Most Respected Biopharmaceutical Employer in Science 2007 Top Employers Survey
...society, and publisher of the journal,
Science (http://www.sciencemag.org ). AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some
262 affiliated societies and academies
of science, serving 10 million
individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed
general science journal in the world, with a...