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New Internet Capabilities Fueling Innovative Science
New Internet Capabilities Fueling Innovative Science
Editor's Note: This second part of a two-part series looks at the Internet's growing capabilities for scientists. For more and more researchers, the network is making crucial information resources available online. In addition, several ongoing demonstration projects in remote instrument control and in networked laboratories suggest a much-changed future for science as a result of the Internet. The first part of this series, which ex
Supporters Of National Environment Institute Say Proposed Agency Could Become Reality Within Year
Supporters Of National Environment Institute Say Proposed Agency Could Become Reality Within Year
Proponents believe that legislation establishing new science funding unit may be introduced in the U.S. Senate this summer Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia) Air and Waste Management Association American Academy of Veterinary and Comparative Toxicology American Agricultural Economics Association American Anthropological Association American Association for the Advancement of Science (Biological Science Section) Amer
Presidential Science Council Has Low Profile But Lofty Objectives
Presidential Science Council Has Low Profile But Lofty Objectives
Some observers laud body's work to date; others await evidence of true progress Despite President Bill Clinton's headline-grabbing political hassles and the furor surrounding the White House's campaign to enact health-care reform, his comparatively low-profile National Science and Technology Council -- a Cabinet-level policy body he formed late last year -- is functioning undaunted. So far this year, the 16-member panel, composed
Presidential Science Council Has Low Profile But Lofty Objectives
Presidential Science Council Has Low Profile But Lofty Objectives
Some observers laud body's work to date; others await evidence of true progress Despite President Bill Clinton's headline-grabbing political hassles and the furor surrounding the White House's campaign to enact health-care reform, his comparatively low-profile National Science and Technology Council -- a Cabinet-level policy body he formed late last year -- is functioning undaunted. So far this year, the 16-member panel, composed
Supporters Of National Environment Institute Say Proposed Agency Could Become Reality Within Year
Supporters Of National Environment Institute Say Proposed Agency Could Become Reality Within Year
Proponents believe that legislation establishing new science funding unit may be introduced in the U.S. Senate this summer Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia) Air and Waste Management Association American Academy of Veterinary and Comparative Toxicology American Agricultural Economics Association American Anthropological Association American Association for the Advancement of Science (Biological Science Section) Amer
New Internet Capabilities Fueling Innovative Science
New Internet Capabilities Fueling Innovative Science
Editor's Note: This second part of a two-part series looks at the Internet's growing capabilities for scientists. For more and more researchers, the network is making crucial information resources available online. In addition, several ongoing demonstration projects in remote instrument control and in networked laboratories suggest a much-changed future for science as a result of the Internet. The first part of this series, which ex
Sex Discrimination Case Hinges On Concept Of Mentoring
Sex Discrimination Case Hinges On Concept Of Mentoring
Author: FRANKLIN HOKE, pp.3 Date: May 16,1994 Denial of mentoring in a research setting can constitute a form of sex discrimination, according to a recent jury verdict in federal court. But as a result of a subsequent Supreme Court ruling, the case will go back to the presiding judge for determination. If the judge agrees with the jury, the case could set an important legal precedent, according to the female researcher who brought
Sex Discrimination Case Hinges On Concept Of Mentoring
Sex Discrimination Case Hinges On Concept Of Mentoring
Author: FRANKLIN HOKE, pp.3 Date: May 16,1994 Denial of mentoring in a research setting can constitute a form of sex discrimination, according to a recent jury verdict in federal court. But as a result of a subsequent Supreme Court ruling, the case will go back to the presiding judge for determination. If the judge agrees with the jury, the case could set an important legal precedent, according to the female researcher who brought
Private Money Keeps Hunt For E.T.'s Alive
Private Money Keeps Hunt For E.T.'s Alive
(The Scientist, Vol:8, #10, May 16, 1994) Renamed Project Phoenix, for the mythical creature that rises anew from its own ashes, the world's largest, most comprehensive atempt to search for signs of intelligent life forms in other parts of the universe continues to function, despite being cut out of the federal budget last year. The effort--formerly under the aegis of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and call
Private Money Keeps Hunt For E.T.'s Alive
Private Money Keeps Hunt For E.T.'s Alive
(The Scientist, Vol:8, #10, May 16, 1994) Renamed Project Phoenix, for the mythical creature that rises anew from its own ashes, the world's largest, most comprehensive atempt to search for signs of intelligent life forms in other parts of the universe continues to function, despite being cut out of the federal budget last year. The effort--formerly under the aegis of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and call
Radioimmunoassay: A Proven Performer In the Bio Lab
Radioimmunoassay: A Proven Performer In the Bio Lab
AUTHOR: REBECCA KRUMM, pp.17 Date: May 16,1994 SUPPLIERS OF RADIOIMMUNOASSAY KITS, REAGENTS, AND SUPPLIES The following companies offer radioimmunoassay supplies and equipment. Please contact the companies directly for more information concerning specific products. Advanced Chemtech 5609 Fern Valley Rd. Louisville, Ky. 40228 (502) 969-0000 Fax: (502) 968-1000 AMAC Inc. 160B Larrabee Rd. Westbrook, Maine 04092 (207) 854-0426 Fax
Radioimmunoassay: A Proven Performer In the Bio Lab
Radioimmunoassay: A Proven Performer In the Bio Lab
AUTHOR: REBECCA KRUMM, pp.17 Date: May 16,1994 SUPPLIERS OF RADIOIMMUNOASSAY KITS, REAGENTS, AND SUPPLIES The following companies offer radioimmunoassay supplies and equipment. Please contact the companies directly for more information concerning specific products. Advanced Chemtech 5609 Fern Valley Rd. Louisville, Ky. 40228 (502) 969-0000 Fax: (502) 968-1000 AMAC Inc. 160B Larrabee Rd. Westbrook, Maine 04092 (207) 854-0426 Fax
People: NSF Presents $500,000 Waterman Award To Courant Institute Mathematician, British Oceanographer Nets Woods Hole's Stommel Medal; Obituary
People: NSF Presents $500,000 Waterman Award To Courant Institute Mathematician, British Oceanographer Nets Woods Hole's Stommel Medal; Obituary
Mathematician John Swallow, British Oceanographer Nets Woods Hole's Stommel Medal Paul R. Feyerabend -- Obituary AUTHOR: CRAIG MONTESANO, pp. 23 DATE: May 16, 1994 Mathematician Gang Tian, a professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University (NYU), is the recipient of the 1994 Alan T. Waterman Award, presented by the National Science Foundation and the National Science Board (NSB) to
People: NSF Presents $500,000 Waterman Award To Courant Institute Mathematician, British Oceanographer Nets Woods Hole's Stommel Medal; Obituary
People: NSF Presents $500,000 Waterman Award To Courant Institute Mathematician, British Oceanographer Nets Woods Hole's Stommel Medal; Obituary
Mathematician John Swallow, British Oceanographer Nets Woods Hole's Stommel Medal Paul R. Feyerabend -- Obituary AUTHOR: CRAIG MONTESANO, pp. 23 DATE: May 16, 1994 Mathematician Gang Tian, a professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University (NYU), is the recipient of the 1994 Alan T. Waterman Award, presented by the National Science Foundation and the National Science Board (NSB) to

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Adam and Eve Online Wanted: Words Buoying Water Research Chemistry on Camera Bargains In Bone Prized Dermatology Natural Education Damage Control pp. 4 After 2 1/2 years of looking, the Visible Human Project at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Md., settled recently on the cadavers of a 38-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman to represent the online human body. Using digitized photography, computerized to
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Adam and Eve Online Wanted: Words Buoying Water Research Chemistry on Camera Bargains In Bone Prized Dermatology Natural Education Damage Control pp. 4 After 2 1/2 years of looking, the Visible Human Project at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Md., settled recently on the cadavers of a 38-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman to represent the online human body. Using digitized photography, computerized to

Opinion

Science, Religion Must Share Quest For Global Survival
Science, Religion Must Share Quest For Global Survival
Author: VAN RENSSELAER POTTER, pp.12 Date: May 16,1994 The continued degradation of the global environment and the international population explosion that contributes to it are matters that must concern every scientist. Each of us is capable of participating in efforts in the interest of the biosphere and human survival; each of us has something to contribute to the solution of the seemingly intractable problems confronting us. N
Science, Religion Must Share Quest For Global Survival
Science, Religion Must Share Quest For Global Survival
Author: VAN RENSSELAER POTTER, pp.12 Date: May 16,1994 The continued degradation of the global environment and the international population explosion that contributes to it are matters that must concern every scientist. Each of us is capable of participating in efforts in the interest of the biosphere and human survival; each of us has something to contribute to the solution of the seemingly intractable problems confronting us. N

Commentary

Global Change: A Challenge And Opportunity For Basic Research
Global Change: A Challenge And Opportunity For Basic Research
Research Author: THOMAS F. MALONE, pp.13 Date: May 16,1994 For hundreds of millions of years, the changes in global environment that nourish human life have had their natural roots in the interaction of physical, chemical, and biological systems driven by solar energy. Within the last century, however, socioeconomic forces--manifestations of the expanding power of human activity on planet Earth--have emerged as a perturbing influe
Global Change: A Challenge And Opportunity For Basic Research
Global Change: A Challenge And Opportunity For Basic Research
Research Author: THOMAS F. MALONE, pp.13 Date: May 16,1994 For hundreds of millions of years, the changes in global environment that nourish human life have had their natural roots in the interaction of physical, chemical, and biological systems driven by solar energy. Within the last century, however, socioeconomic forces--manifestations of the expanding power of human activity on planet Earth--have emerged as a perturbing influe

Letter

Women in Science
Women in Science
Author: Judith S. Weis, pp.13 Date: May 16,1994 The commentary by Neal Lane, director of the National Science Foundation, regarding the need for more women in science [The Scientist, Jan. 24, 1994, page 12] was very welcome. Lane would do well to examine his own agency's programs to encourage more women to enter science. I investigated NSF's educational programs for women and minorities several years ago (Journal of College Scien
Women in Science
Women in Science
Author: Judith S. Weis, pp.13 Date: May 16,1994 The commentary by Neal Lane, director of the National Science Foundation, regarding the need for more women in science [The Scientist, Jan. 24, 1994, page 12] was very welcome. Lane would do well to examine his own agency's programs to encourage more women to enter science. I investigated NSF's educational programs for women and minorities several years ago (Journal of College Scien
Crediting A Leader
Crediting A Leader
Author: THE VERY REV. JAMES PARKS MORTON, pp.13 Date: May 16,1994 In your Dec. 13, 1993, article "Scientists Join Forces With Clergy in Addressing Environmental Issues" [E.R. Silverman, page 1], you describe the effort as "being led" by Henry Kendall. Kendall has indeed very recently become active in the work of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. But he, as well as the numerous religious leaders and other scien
Crediting A Leader
Crediting A Leader
Author: THE VERY REV. JAMES PARKS MORTON, pp.13 Date: May 16,1994 In your Dec. 13, 1993, article "Scientists Join Forces With Clergy in Addressing Environmental Issues" [E.R. Silverman, page 1], you describe the effort as "being led" by Henry Kendall. Kendall has indeed very recently become active in the work of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. But he, as well as the numerous religious leaders and other scien

Research

NIDR Supports New Research Pathways
NIDR Supports New Research Pathways
AUTHOR: KAREN YOUNG KREEGER, pp.14 Date: May 16,1994 Arthritis, AIDS, and signal transduction may not be areas of investigation that immediately come to mind when one thinks of dental research. But the National Institute of Dental Research's (NIDR) range of interests and achievement has in recent years broadened well beyond the institute's original 1948 mandate to improve the oral health of the American people. In 1948, a congre
NIDR Supports New Research Pathways
NIDR Supports New Research Pathways
AUTHOR: KAREN YOUNG KREEGER, pp.14 Date: May 16,1994 Arthritis, AIDS, and signal transduction may not be areas of investigation that immediately come to mind when one thinks of dental research. But the National Institute of Dental Research's (NIDR) range of interests and achievement has in recent years broadened well beyond the institute's original 1948 mandate to improve the oral health of the American people. In 1948, a congre

Hot Paper

Plant Biology
Plant Biology
Date: May 16,1994, pp.16 G.F.J.M Van Den Ackerveken, J.A.L. Van Kan, P.J.G.M. De Wit, "Molecular analysis of the avirulence gene avr9 of the fungal tomato pathogen Cladosporium fluvum fully supports the gene-for- gene hypothesis," Plant Journal, 2:359-66, 1992. Pierre J.G.M. De Wit (Department of Phytopathology, Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, the Netherlands): "Many plant pathologists interested in communication b
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Date: May 16,1994, pp.16 R.A. Kahn, P. Randazzo, T. Serafini, O. Weiss, C. Rulka, J. Clark, M. Amherdt, P. Roller, L. Orci, J.E. Rothman, "The amino terminus of ADP-ribosylation factor (ARF) is a critical determinant of ARF activities and is a potent and specific inhibitor of protein transport," Journal of Biological Chemistry, 267:13039-46, 1992. Richard A. Kahn (Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, National Cancer Institute, Beth
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Date: May 16,1994, pp.16 R.A. Kahn, P. Randazzo, T. Serafini, O. Weiss, C. Rulka, J. Clark, M. Amherdt, P. Roller, L. Orci, J.E. Rothman, "The amino terminus of ADP-ribosylation factor (ARF) is a critical determinant of ARF activities and is a potent and specific inhibitor of protein transport," Journal of Biological Chemistry, 267:13039-46, 1992. Richard A. Kahn (Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, National Cancer Institute, Beth
Plant Biology
Plant Biology
Date: May 16,1994, pp.16 G.F.J.M Van Den Ackerveken, J.A.L. Van Kan, P.J.G.M. De Wit, "Molecular analysis of the avirulence gene avr9 of the fungal tomato pathogen Cladosporium fluvum fully supports the gene-for- gene hypothesis," Plant Journal, 2:359-66, 1992. Pierre J.G.M. De Wit (Department of Phytopathology, Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, the Netherlands): "Many plant pathologists interested in communication b

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Epoxy-Modified Particles From Bangs Labs PowerSearch Conformational Searching Software New Micro-Plate Cultures From Diagnostic Hybrids World Precision Instruments' Iso-NO Nitric Oxide Sensor Molecular Dynamics Offers PhosphorImager SI Filmless Autoradiography Instrument Date: May 16, 1994, pp.20 Bangs Laboratories of Indianapolis has announced the availability of a new class of particles featuring what the company calls "kinder, g

Profession

Students Experience `Real' Research At Coriell Institute
Students Experience `Real' Research At Coriell Institute
AUTHOR: REBECCA KRUMM, pp.21 Date: May 16,1994 A fundamental experience of the research scientist is that of discovery--of finding something new, or trying something new without knowing what the outcome will be. But most high school science students' experiences are a far cry from this ideal. Rather, cookbook experiments are the norm, with the goal of achieving the "correct" outcome. Some research institutions, however, are broade
Students Experience `Real' Research At Coriell Institute
Students Experience `Real' Research At Coriell Institute
AUTHOR: REBECCA KRUMM, pp.21 Date: May 16,1994 A fundamental experience of the research scientist is that of discovery--of finding something new, or trying something new without knowing what the outcome will be. But most high school science students' experiences are a far cry from this ideal. Rather, cookbook experiments are the norm, with the goal of achieving the "correct" outcome. Some research institutions, however, are broade
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