Science Education & Policy
- Do Campaign Contributions Improve Expertise In Congress?
Do hard money contributions by interest groups to members of Congress contribute to better quality policy deliberations and outcomes in congressional committees? A new study conducted by political scientist Kevin M. ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 22 2007 - 11:47am
- Nanotech Promises Big Things For Poor-- But Will Promises Be Kept?
"Nanotechnology has the potential to generate enormous health benefits for the more than five billion people living in the developing world," according to Dr. Peter A. Singer, senior scientist at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health an ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2007 - 12:45am
- Another Reason To Love Big Macs- They Stabilize Gold Nanoparticles
The future of cancer detection and treatment may be in gold nanoparticles- tiny pieces of gold so small they cannot be seen by the naked eye. The potential of gold nanoparticles has been hindered by the difficulty of making them in a stable, nontoxic form ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2007 - 1:22am
- Internet Source Of Behavioral Health Information, Not Counseling
A national survey of commercial health plans has found that most plans provide online information regarding mental health and substance abuse but few provide clinical services such as counseling via the Internet. The nationally representative health plan ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2007 - 4:33pm
- Scientists Expand Microbe 'gene Language'
An international group of scientists has expanded the universal language for the genes of both disease-causing and beneficial microbes and their hosts. This expanded "lingua franca," called The Gene Ontology (GO), gives researchers a common set ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 7:19pm
- Murder And The Operations Researcher- Crime Fighting Increased Crime, Says Professor
The criminal justice system, often the subject of political controversy, gains major insights from the unbiased analytical tools that operations researchers introduced beginning with the President's Crime Commission in the 1960s, according to a caree ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 2:32pm
- Carnegie Mellon Researchers Urge Regulators To Rethink Strategies For Soot Emission
Carnegie Mellon University researchers say government officials need to adopt new ways of measuring and regulating the fine particles of smoke and soot so endemic to serious health problems and the global warming crisis. In a March 2 article published in ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 2 2007 - 2:44am
- A Look At 2007- Predictions
[Note to scientific blogging readers: I posted the following column on my other blog, www.evolutionshift.com in the first week of 2007. Since I write here under Future Thought under the category Culture, I thought it appropriate that I should post these ...
Article - David Houle - Apr 10 2007 - 5:28pm
- Researchers Find The Mechanism By Which Cells Resist Chemotherapy
A team of researchers from the UAB's Mutagenesis Group, led by Dr Jordi Surrallés, has identified one of the mechanisms used by cancer cells to resist chemotherapy. In his paper, to be published in The EMBO Jorunal, Dr Surrallés describes how protein ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 7:18pm
- Cornell Scientists Map Spinal Cord Nerves In Zebrafish
Using a state-of-the-art technique to map neurons in the spinal cord of a larval zebrafish, Cornell University scientists have found a surprising pattern of activity that regulates the speed of the fish's movement. ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2007 - 3:52pm