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Job Prospects Termed Discouraging For This Year's New Science Grads
Job Prospects Termed Discouraging For This Year's New Science Grads
Science Grads Author: KAREN KREEGER, pp.1 Date: June 13,1994 Career analysts suggest that the latest crop of researchers hone their skills in other areas Clasping a diploma in one hand and a resume in the other, newly minted science graduates are celebrating their achievements all over the United States this month. However, their enthusiasm may be dampened somewhat when they get down to the hard business of job hunting in the to
Nine Women Among 60 Scientists Elected To NAS
Nine Women Among 60 Scientists Elected To NAS
Equality advocates, while heartened by the relatively high number of females honored, stress the need for further progress. The election of nine women to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) this year is being greeted with tempered enthusiasm on the part of the scientific community. While scientists are pleased that the academy has chosen the highest number of women ever in its 131-year history, they recognize that this year's w
Science In The Courtroom: What Evidence Is Admissible--And Who Decides?
Science In The Courtroom: What Evidence Is Admissible--And Who Decides?
Admissible--And Who Decides? Author: FRANKLIN HOKE, pp.1 Date: June 13,1994 Some scientists say a Supreme Court decision to deemphasize peer review has led to better court science Editor's Note: This article, the first of a two-part series on the role played by science--and scientists--in the court, looks at the aftermath of a pivotal case involving scientific evidence and at some of the fundamental questions raised at the junctu
Job Prospects Termed Discouraging For This Year's New Science Grads
Job Prospects Termed Discouraging For This Year's New Science Grads
Science Grads Author: KAREN KREEGER, pp.1 Date: June 13,1994 Career analysts suggest that the latest crop of researchers hone their skills in other areas Clasping a diploma in one hand and a resume in the other, newly minted science graduates are celebrating their achievements all over the United States this month. However, their enthusiasm may be dampened somewhat when they get down to the hard business of job hunting in the to
Nine Women Among 60 Scientists Elected To NAS
Nine Women Among 60 Scientists Elected To NAS
Equality advocates, while heartened by the relatively high number of females honored, stress the need for further progress. The election of nine women to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) this year is being greeted with tempered enthusiasm on the part of the scientific community. While scientists are pleased that the academy has chosen the highest number of women ever in its 131-year history, they recognize that this year's w
Science In The Courtroom: What Evidence Is Admissible--And Who Decides?
Science In The Courtroom: What Evidence Is Admissible--And Who Decides?
Admissible--And Who Decides? Author: FRANKLIN HOKE, pp.1 Date: June 13,1994 Some scientists say a Supreme Court decision to deemphasize peer review has led to better court science Editor's Note: This article, the first of a two-part series on the role played by science--and scientists--in the court, looks at the aftermath of a pivotal case involving scientific evidence and at some of the fundamental questions raised at the junctu
First Winner Of New Award For Women Scientists Sets High Standard
First Winner Of New Award For Women Scientists Sets High Standard
High Standard Author:BARBARA SPECTOR, pp.3 Date: June 13,1994 Members of the committee that selected Joan Argetsinger Steitz, a biochemist at Yale University's School of Medicine, as the first recipient of an award honoring women in science say their choice has established a standard of excellence for the prize. Steitz, the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI
First Winner Of New Award For Women Scientists Sets High Standard
First Winner Of New Award For Women Scientists Sets High Standard
High Standard Author:BARBARA SPECTOR, pp.3 Date: June 13,1994 Members of the committee that selected Joan Argetsinger Steitz, a biochemist at Yale University's School of Medicine, as the first recipient of an award honoring women in science say their choice has established a standard of excellence for the prize. Steitz, the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI

Notebook

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Notebook
Weissmann Honored Long-Term Helping Hand NYNEX Winners Brandeis' First Genetic Counselling Class Government Software Guide Creature Comforts Heidi Weissmann, the radiology researcher who in 1989 prevailed in a copyright case against her former lab chief and earlier this year settled a sex-discrimination case against her former employers for $900,000 (B. Spector, The Scientist, April 18, 1994, page 1), was honored last month with a
Notebook
Notebook
Weissmann Honored Long-Term Helping Hand NYNEX Winners Brandeis' First Genetic Counselling Class Government Software Guide Creature Comforts Heidi Weissmann, the radiology researcher who in 1989 prevailed in a copyright case against her former lab chief and earlier this year settled a sex-discrimination case against her former employers for $900,000 (B. Spector, The Scientist, April 18, 1994, page 1), was honored last month with a

Leaders of Science

Jaleh Daie
Jaleh Daie
Date: June 13, 1994, pp.10 JALEH DAIE Professor of botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Senior Science Adviser to the University of Wisconsin system; and president-elect, Association for Women in Science, Washington, D.C. The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) was founded in 1971 with the mission of promoting women's advancement in science. As president-elect of AWIS, Jaleh Daie considers this mission to be more a societ
Jaleh Daie
Jaleh Daie
Date: June 13, 1994, pp.10 JALEH DAIE Professor of botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Senior Science Adviser to the University of Wisconsin system; and president-elect, Association for Women in Science, Washington, D.C. The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) was founded in 1971 with the mission of promoting women's advancement in science. As president-elect of AWIS, Jaleh Daie considers this mission to be more a societ

Opinion

Dangerous Diagnostics And Their Social Consequences
Dangerous Diagnostics And Their Social Consequences
The hope is to discover clues to these conditions before symptoms appear. The goal is to detect susceptible individuals--those who are "at risk." Reflecting the growing focus on the hereditary basis of disease, genetic testing is becoming a part of general medical practice--so much so that, in 1992, the American Medical Association recognized medical genetics as a separate subspecialty of internal medicine. Scientists should be awa
Dangerous Diagnostics And Their Social Consequences
Dangerous Diagnostics And Their Social Consequences
The hope is to discover clues to these conditions before symptoms appear. The goal is to detect susceptible individuals--those who are "at risk." Reflecting the growing focus on the hereditary basis of disease, genetic testing is becoming a part of general medical practice--so much so that, in 1992, the American Medical Association recognized medical genetics as a separate subspecialty of internal medicine. Scientists should be awa

Letter

Scientists With Disabilities
Scientists With Disabilities
The article in The Scientist by Neeraja Sankaran (March 7, 1994, page 3) discussing a report on the "composition of the United States work force" by the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST) completely ignores the presence of people with disabilities in the science and technology work force. This deficiency may be a reflection not on the author, but rather on the state of affairs in science and technology prof
Scientists With Disabilities
Scientists With Disabilities
The article in The Scientist by Neeraja Sankaran (March 7, 1994, page 3) discussing a report on the "composition of the United States work force" by the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST) completely ignores the presence of people with disabilities in the science and technology work force. This deficiency may be a reflection not on the author, but rather on the state of affairs in science and technology prof
Library Funding
Library Funding
The Scientist, Feb. 21, 1994, page 1), leave the wrong impression, I would like to emphasize that many of my consulting clients since 1981 have been not-for-profit organizations interested in achieving performance objectives in terms of the marketplace and their mission statements. No publisher, commercial or otherwise, dictated my writing or speech. I have openly disagreed with and criticized many publishers, such as the American P
Library Funding
Library Funding
The Scientist, Feb. 21, 1994, page 1), leave the wrong impression, I would like to emphasize that many of my consulting clients since 1981 have been not-for-profit organizations interested in achieving performance objectives in terms of the marketplace and their mission statements. No publisher, commercial or otherwise, dictated my writing or speech. I have openly disagreed with and criticized many publishers, such as the American P

Commentary

In Revising The Guide For Lab Animal Use, We Welcome Comments From All Quarters
In Revising The Guide For Lab Animal Use, We Welcome Comments From All Quarters
Comments From All Quarters Author:Thomas L. Wolfle pp.13 Date: June 13,1994 For the past several months, the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee to Revise the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been poring over an 83-page booklet that provides humane guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals. The committee's charge from NRC is to revise and update the booklet--first published in 1963-- while k
In Revising The Guide For Lab Animal Use, We Welcome Comments From All Quarters
In Revising The Guide For Lab Animal Use, We Welcome Comments From All Quarters
Comments From All Quarters Author:Thomas L. Wolfle pp.13 Date: June 13,1994 For the past several months, the National Research Council's (NRC) Committee to Revise the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been poring over an 83-page booklet that provides humane guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals. The committee's charge from NRC is to revise and update the booklet--first published in 1963-- while k

Research

Citations Reveal Leaders In Neuroscience
Citations Reveal Leaders In Neuroscience
Sidebar: The Most-cited Papers In Neuroscience, 1988-92 Editor's Note: In 1989, the United States Congress declared the 1990s as the Decade of the Brain. In an effort to assess the neuroscience research being conducted during this period, the newsletter Science Watch compiled a list of the top neuroscience research centers and most-cited papers for the five-year period 1988-92. Science Watch --published by the Philadelphia-based Ins
Citations Reveal Leaders In Neuroscience
Citations Reveal Leaders In Neuroscience
Sidebar: The Most-cited Papers In Neuroscience, 1988-92 Editor's Note: In 1989, the United States Congress declared the 1990s as the Decade of the Brain. In an effort to assess the neuroscience research being conducted during this period, the newsletter Science Watch compiled a list of the top neuroscience research centers and most-cited papers for the five-year period 1988-92. Science Watch --published by the Philadelphia-based Ins

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Biochemistry #2
Biochemistry #2
R. Seger, N.G. Ahn, J. Posada, E.S. Munar, A.M. Jensen, J.A. Cooper, M.H. Cobb, E.G. Krebs, "Purification and characterization of mitogene-activated protein kinase activator(s) from epidermal growth factor- stimulated A431 cells," Journal of Biological Chemistry, 267:14373-81, 1992. Rony Seger (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington, Seattle): "MAP kinases are a family of protein kinases known to participate in a
Biochemistry
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M. Camps, C. Hou, D. Sidiropoulos, J.B. Stock, K.H. Jakobs, P. Gierschik, "Stimulation of phospholipase C by guanine nucleotide-binding protein bg subunits," European Journal of Biochemistry, 206:821-31, 1992. Montserrat Camps (Molecular Pharmacology Division, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany): "This work was done in the laboratory of Peter Gierschik at the University of Heidelberg department of pharmacology. We w
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
M. Camps, C. Hou, D. Sidiropoulos, J.B. Stock, K.H. Jakobs, P. Gierschik, "Stimulation of phospholipase C by guanine nucleotide-binding protein bg subunits," European Journal of Biochemistry, 206:821-31, 1992. Montserrat Camps (Molecular Pharmacology Division, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany): "This work was done in the laboratory of Peter Gierschik at the University of Heidelberg department of pharmacology. We w
Biochemistry #2
Biochemistry #2
R. Seger, N.G. Ahn, J. Posada, E.S. Munar, A.M. Jensen, J.A. Cooper, M.H. Cobb, E.G. Krebs, "Purification and characterization of mitogene-activated protein kinase activator(s) from epidermal growth factor- stimulated A431 cells," Journal of Biological Chemistry, 267:14373-81, 1992. Rony Seger (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington, Seattle): "MAP kinases are a family of protein kinases known to participate in a
Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric Chemistry
T.J. Wallington, M.D. Hurley, J.C. Ball, E.W. Kaiser, "Atmospheric chemistry of hydro-fluorocarbon 134a: Fate of the alkoxy radical CF3CFHO," Environmental Science & Technology, 26:1318-24, 1992. Tim Wallington (Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.): "Recognition of the adverse impact of chlorofluoro-carbons (CFCs) on stratospheric ozone has prompted an international effort to replace CFCs with environmentally acceptable alternatives. Hy
Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric Chemistry
T.J. Wallington, M.D. Hurley, J.C. Ball, E.W. Kaiser, "Atmospheric chemistry of hydro-fluorocarbon 134a: Fate of the alkoxy radical CF3CFHO," Environmental Science & Technology, 26:1318-24, 1992. Tim Wallington (Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.): "Recognition of the adverse impact of chlorofluoro-carbons (CFCs) on stratospheric ozone has prompted an international effort to replace CFCs with environmentally acceptable alternatives. Hy

Tools and Technology

New Microcentrifuges: Emphasizing The Fundamentals
New Microcentrifuges: Emphasizing The Fundamentals
In just the past few years, the number of microcentrifuges able to cool samples during centrifugation has grown significantly. While this feature had been available in larger-capacity centrifuges for some time, only recently have microcentrifuge manufacturers begun to consider it a central feature of their more sophisticated instruments. "When they first came out with the microcentrifuge tubes, these little 1.5 ml tubes, people d
New Microcentrifuges: Emphasizing The Fundamentals
New Microcentrifuges: Emphasizing The Fundamentals
In just the past few years, the number of microcentrifuges able to cool samples during centrifugation has grown significantly. While this feature had been available in larger-capacity centrifuges for some time, only recently have microcentrifuge manufacturers begun to consider it a central feature of their more sophisticated instruments. "When they first came out with the microcentrifuge tubes, these little 1.5 ml tubes, people d

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Labsystems Introduces Finnpipette Vacupette Nalge Unveils New Splash Shield MEGALON's ChemStructure For Windows IN/US Systems' GC-RAM Radio-GC Beta Detectors Make Debut The Nest Group Offers Nucleobond AX L-Kit The Finnpipette Vacupette, available from Labsystems of Needham Heights, Mass., is a vacuum pipettor for use in tissue-culturing techniques or in situations in which aspirating by vacuum suction is required. The Vacupette is
New Products
New Products
Labsystems Introduces Finnpipette Vacupette Nalge Unveils New Splash Shield MEGALON's ChemStructure For Windows IN/US Systems' GC-RAM Radio-GC Beta Detectors Make Debut The Nest Group Offers Nucleobond AX L-Kit The Finnpipette Vacupette, available from Labsystems of Needham Heights, Mass., is a vacuum pipettor for use in tissue-culturing techniques or in situations in which aspirating by vacuum suction is required. The Vacupette is

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A Boost For New Faculty At Non-Ph.D. - Granting Schools
A Boost For New Faculty At Non-Ph.D. - Granting Schools
Before she even taught a class, the 33-year-old academic was nominated by her department head for a research-support grant from the New York-based Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, which had recently begun a new program for faculty at non-Ph.D.-granting institutions. "It was all the department chair's idea," recalls Leung, who was more than happy to follow up on the suggestion that she apply for the grant. "I hadn't even heard
A Boost For New Faculty At Non-Ph.D. - Granting Schools
A Boost For New Faculty At Non-Ph.D. - Granting Schools
Before she even taught a class, the 33-year-old academic was nominated by her department head for a research-support grant from the New York-based Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, which had recently begun a new program for faculty at non-Ph.D.-granting institutions. "It was all the department chair's idea," recalls Leung, who was more than happy to follow up on the suggestion that she apply for the grant. "I hadn't even heard
People - Killen Pickering Krigel
People - Killen Pickering Krigel
John Y. Killen, Jr., Acting Director Of NIAID's AIDS Unit Takes Over As Head Of The Division John Y. Killen, Jr., was named director of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., effective April 17. He had been acting director of the division since June of last year. As the division's new chief, Killen plans to continue th
People - Killen Pickering Krigel
People - Killen Pickering Krigel
John Y. Killen, Jr., Acting Director Of NIAID's AIDS Unit Takes Over As Head Of The Division John Y. Killen, Jr., was named director of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., effective April 17. He had been acting director of the division since June of last year. As the division's new chief, Killen plans to continue th