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Scientists Predict Internet Will Revolutionize Research
Scientists Predict Internet Will Revolutionize Research
Already, they say, data exchange and E-mail are reshaping the way science is done--and this is only the beginning The vigorously expanding international computer network known as the Internet is changing the way science is done, researchers say. Sometimes dramatically, sometimes subtly, the Internet is altering the way scientists interact with their data, with their instruments, and with each other. Moreover, investigators predic
Lucrative Science Contests Spread Throughout The U.S. To Reward The Achievements Of Young Researchers
Lucrative Science Contests Spread Throughout The U.S. To Reward The Achievements Of Young Researchers
Glamorous competitions spur American students to excel in lab work by offering big-money prizes and high-profile acclaim In March, the 53rd annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search brought 40 high school students to Washington, D.C.--all of them finalists in the venerable annual competition. The purpose of the young people's visit was twofold: to showcase all of their research achievements and to select 10 of the finalists as win
Multitalented Directors Keep Societies On Course
Multitalented Directors Keep Societies On Course
The following list, reflecting the range of salaries paid to executive directors of United States science societies, was compiled from a variety of sources, principally from Science and Government Report ("Non-Profit Paychecks: SGR's Sixth Annual Survey," 23[5]:1-4, April 1, 1994), whose figures are used here with SGR's permission. John Crum, American Chemical Society--$258,455 Richard Nicholson, American Association for the Adva
Lucrative Science Contests Spread Throughout The U.S. To Reward The Achievements Of Young Researchers
Lucrative Science Contests Spread Throughout The U.S. To Reward The Achievements Of Young Researchers
Glamorous competitions spur American students to excel in lab work by offering big-money prizes and high-profile acclaim In March, the 53rd annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search brought 40 high school students to Washington, D.C.--all of them finalists in the venerable annual competition. The purpose of the young people's visit was twofold: to showcase all of their research achievements and to select 10 of the finalists as win
Multitalented Directors Keep Societies On Course
Multitalented Directors Keep Societies On Course
The following list, reflecting the range of salaries paid to executive directors of United States science societies, was compiled from a variety of sources, principally from Science and Government Report ("Non-Profit Paychecks: SGR's Sixth Annual Survey," 23[5]:1-4, April 1, 1994), whose figures are used here with SGR's permission. John Crum, American Chemical Society--$258,455 Richard Nicholson, American Association for the Adva
Scientists Predict Internet Will Revolutionize Research
Scientists Predict Internet Will Revolutionize Research
Already, they say, data exchange and E-mail are reshaping the way science is done--and this is only the beginning The vigorously expanding international computer network known as the Internet is changing the way science is done, researchers say. Sometimes dramatically, sometimes subtly, the Internet is altering the way scientists interact with their data, with their instruments, and with each other. Moreover, investigators predic
Long-Awaited Risk Assessment Commission Finally Ready To Convene
Long-Awaited Risk Assessment Commission Finally Ready To Convene
The 10-member RAMC is charged with evaluating current standards and methods of assessing environmental hazards and recommending how that information should be used in regulating toxic substances. Government officials, environmental scientists, and others associated with the field expect the commission's deliberations to have significant implications for researchers and regulators who evaluate and attempt to mediate the dangers posed
Long-Awaited Risk Assessment Commission Finally Ready To Convene
Long-Awaited Risk Assessment Commission Finally Ready To Convene
The 10-member RAMC is charged with evaluating current standards and methods of assessing environmental hazards and recommending how that information should be used in regulating toxic substances. Government officials, environmental scientists, and others associated with the field expect the commission's deliberations to have significant implications for researchers and regulators who evaluate and attempt to mediate the dangers posed
Assessing The Terms Of Risk
Assessing The Terms Of Risk
To Convene Ater a two-year delay, the congressionally mandated Risk Assessment and Management Commission (RAMC)--originally supposed to get down to business in 1992--is scheduled to convene its first meeting on May 16, according to commission officials. ASSESSING THE TERMS OF RISK The National Research Council's Risk Assessment in the Federal Government: Managing the Process (Washington, D.C., National Academy Press, 1983), defin
Assessing The Terms Of Risk
Assessing The Terms Of Risk
To Convene Ater a two-year delay, the congressionally mandated Risk Assessment and Management Commission (RAMC)--originally supposed to get down to business in 1992--is scheduled to convene its first meeting on May 16, according to commission officials. ASSESSING THE TERMS OF RISK The National Research Council's Risk Assessment in the Federal Government: Managing the Process (Washington, D.C., National Academy Press, 1983), defin
People; People Briefs
People; People Briefs
AWIS Chooses Wisconsin Botany Professor As President- Elect Stanford's Bradford Parkinson Named New Head Of NASA Advisory Council JAN HOLMGREN awarded the Louis Jeantet Prix de Medecine JAMES WOMACK received the 1993/94 Ciba Prize For Research In Animal Health BRUCE R. VOELLER -- Obituary Author: CRAIG MONTESANO Jaleh Daie, a professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has been voted president-elect of the Ass
People; People Briefs
People; People Briefs
AWIS Chooses Wisconsin Botany Professor As President- Elect Stanford's Bradford Parkinson Named New Head Of NASA Advisory Council JAN HOLMGREN awarded the Louis Jeantet Prix de Medecine JAMES WOMACK received the 1993/94 Ciba Prize For Research In Animal Health BRUCE R. VOELLER -- Obituary Author: CRAIG MONTESANO Jaleh Daie, a professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has been voted president-elect of the Ass

Notebook

Notebook
Notebook
Franklin Institute Honorees Global Warming Clues Let The Games Begin Toward Healthier Potatoes Dermatology Funding Tanager Alert Monkeys At Work pp. 4. Philadelphia's Franklin Institute combined its Bower Award ceremonies with its traditional "Medal Day" last month, honoring six scientists and a businessman at a gala ceremony. Individual medals, which do not carry a cash prize but are a time-honored tradition at the institu
Notebook
Notebook
Franklin Institute Honorees Global Warming Clues Let The Games Begin Toward Healthier Potatoes Dermatology Funding Tanager Alert Monkeys At Work pp. 4. Philadelphia's Franklin Institute combined its Bower Award ceremonies with its traditional "Medal Day" last month, honoring six scientists and a businessman at a gala ceremony. Individual medals, which do not carry a cash prize but are a time-honored tradition at the institu

Opinion

Biotech In The 1990s: What's In Store?
Biotech In The 1990s: What's In Store?
The first biotech company--Genentech Inc.--was casually conceived in 1976 by Herbert Boyer, a University of California, San Francisco, biologist, and Robert Swanson, a member of a West Coast venture capital firm, while they were discussing, over a beer, the uses of recombinant DNA technology. Boyer presumably was excited by the prospect that this science could be used to improve the condition of mankind and provide meaningful employ
Biotech In The 1990s: What's In Store?
Biotech In The 1990s: What's In Store?
The first biotech company--Genentech Inc.--was casually conceived in 1976 by Herbert Boyer, a University of California, San Francisco, biologist, and Robert Swanson, a member of a West Coast venture capital firm, while they were discussing, over a beer, the uses of recombinant DNA technology. Boyer presumably was excited by the prospect that this science could be used to improve the condition of mankind and provide meaningful employ

Letter

Literary Agents
Literary Agents
The Scientist, Feb. 7, 1994, page 21). I wouldn't dream of submitting my novel to a publisher without going through an agent. Any scientist wanting to see his or her manuscript published without using one is either naive, arrogant, or both. As to an author's nightmare about being "remaindered," it happens to virtually all authors; it's as inevitable as the proverbial death and taxes. In the last few years, I've bought hardback rema
Corporate Boards
Corporate Boards
The Scientist, Jan. 10, 1994, page 21): Sheldon Krimsky appears to take the view that if a scientist serves on a board, he or she is guilty until proved innocent. What is the scientist guilty of? The litany includes: (1) not being interested in seeking the truth, as academic purists are, and (2) having a clear conflict of interest if evaluating research, whether the company's or others', in any peer review related to the company's in
Literary Agents
Literary Agents
The Scientist, Feb. 7, 1994, page 21). I wouldn't dream of submitting my novel to a publisher without going through an agent. Any scientist wanting to see his or her manuscript published without using one is either naive, arrogant, or both. As to an author's nightmare about being "remaindered," it happens to virtually all authors; it's as inevitable as the proverbial death and taxes. In the last few years, I've bought hardback rema
Corporate Boards
Corporate Boards
The Scientist, Jan. 10, 1994, page 21): Sheldon Krimsky appears to take the view that if a scientist serves on a board, he or she is guilty until proved innocent. What is the scientist guilty of? The litany includes: (1) not being interested in seeking the truth, as academic purists are, and (2) having a clear conflict of interest if evaluating research, whether the company's or others', in any peer review related to the company's in

Commentary

Progress Demands That Scientists Now Put Internet Addresses On All Communications
Progress Demands That Scientists Now Put Internet Addresses On All Communications
New York Times Magazine of April 17 (page 19) humorously addresses the problem of "Address Proliferation." The writer cynically observes that "stationery is becoming top- heavy." The item laments the passing of the good old days, when "all you needed was an address." Thanks to "E-mail mania," letterheads now are so cluttered with information that there is little room left for a message. The writer refers to the appearance of E-mail a
Progress Demands That Scientists Now Put Internet Addresses On All Communications
Progress Demands That Scientists Now Put Internet Addresses On All Communications
New York Times Magazine of April 17 (page 19) humorously addresses the problem of "Address Proliferation." The writer cynically observes that "stationery is becoming top- heavy." The item laments the passing of the good old days, when "all you needed was an address." Thanks to "E-mail mania," letterheads now are so cluttered with information that there is little room left for a message. The writer refers to the appearance of E-mail a

Research

Hot Scientists Have Philosophies In Common
Hot Scientists Have Philosophies In Common
Indeed, Selkoe, Schrieber, and Kinzler are among the scientists who have produced the greatest number of highly cited papers over the last three years, as identified by ISI's newsletter Science Watch (4[10]:1-2, December 1993), based on a ranking from ISI's Hot Papers Database. Others on the list who have produced five or more of these papers--research articles with a substantially greater number of citations than other papers in si
Hot Scientists Have Philosophies In Common
Hot Scientists Have Philosophies In Common
Indeed, Selkoe, Schrieber, and Kinzler are among the scientists who have produced the greatest number of highly cited papers over the last three years, as identified by ISI's newsletter Science Watch (4[10]:1-2, December 1993), based on a ranking from ISI's Hot Papers Database. Others on the list who have produced five or more of these papers--research articles with a substantially greater number of citations than other papers in si

Hot Paper

Neuroscience
Neuroscience
M.M. Dugich-Djordjevic, G. Tocco, D.A. Willoughby, I. Najm, G. Pasinetti, R.F. Thompson, M. Baudry, P.A. Lapchak, F. Hefti, "BDNF mRNA expression in the developing rat brain following kainic acid-induced seizure activity," Neuron, 8:1127-38, 1992. Franz Hefti (Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles): "The discovery of the neurotrophin growth factor family, which includes nerve growth factor (NGF),
Cardiology
Cardiology
M.A. Pfeffer, E. Braun-wald, L.A. Moye, L. Basta, E.J. Brown, Jr., T.E. Cuddy, B.R. Davis, E.M. Geltman, S. Goldman, G.C. Flaker, M. Klein, G.A. Lamas, M. Packer, J. Rouleau, J.L. Rouleau, J. Rutherford, J.H. Wertheimer, C.M. Hawkins, for the SAVE investigators, "Effect of captopril on mortality and morbidity in patients with left ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction," New England Journal of Medicine, 327:669- 77, 199
Cardiology
Cardiology
M.A. Pfeffer, E. Braun-wald, L.A. Moye, L. Basta, E.J. Brown, Jr., T.E. Cuddy, B.R. Davis, E.M. Geltman, S. Goldman, G.C. Flaker, M. Klein, G.A. Lamas, M. Packer, J. Rouleau, J.L. Rouleau, J. Rutherford, J.H. Wertheimer, C.M. Hawkins, for the SAVE investigators, "Effect of captopril on mortality and morbidity in patients with left ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction," New England Journal of Medicine, 327:669- 77, 199
Physics
Physics
J.-C. Vial, A. Bsiesy, F. Gaspard, R. Herino, M. Ligeon, F. Muller, R. Romestain, R.M. Macfarlane, "Mechanisms of visible- light emission from electro-oxidized porous silicon," Physical Review B, 45:14171-6, 1992. Jean-Claude Vial (Laboratoire de Spectromtrie Physique, Universit Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, Saint Martin d'Hres, France): "A great deal of research has recently been devoted to understanding the efficient visible-light
Physics
Physics
J.-C. Vial, A. Bsiesy, F. Gaspard, R. Herino, M. Ligeon, F. Muller, R. Romestain, R.M. Macfarlane, "Mechanisms of visible- light emission from electro-oxidized porous silicon," Physical Review B, 45:14171-6, 1992. Jean-Claude Vial (Laboratoire de Spectromtrie Physique, Universit Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, Saint Martin d'Hres, France): "A great deal of research has recently been devoted to understanding the efficient visible-light
Neuroscience
Neuroscience
M.M. Dugich-Djordjevic, G. Tocco, D.A. Willoughby, I. Najm, G. Pasinetti, R.F. Thompson, M. Baudry, P.A. Lapchak, F. Hefti, "BDNF mRNA expression in the developing rat brain following kainic acid-induced seizure activity," Neuron, 8:1127-38, 1992. Franz Hefti (Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles): "The discovery of the neurotrophin growth factor family, which includes nerve growth factor (NGF),

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