Notebook

Notebook
Notebook
(p.4) More Cracked Than Shattered Underfunded States Get DOE Boost Supercollider Lab Looks Outward NIH Makes First Shannon Awards Down For The Count More Cracked Than Shattered Are women being repressed in their scientific pursuits? The presence last month of a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 women (and perhaps a half-dozen men) in an NIH auditorium testified to the pertinence of the question at a Women's Equality Day program on the issue of "Shattering the Glass Ceiling."

News

PRESIDENT BESTOWS 20 SCIENCE MEDALS
PRESIDENT BESTOWS 20 SCIENCE MEDALS
VOLUME 5, No:19 The Scientist September 30, 1991 PRESIDENT BESTOWS 20 SCIENCE MEDALS -------- WASHINGTON--President Bush recently honored 20 scientists for their lifetime achievements. A September 16 White House ceremony marked the annual presentation of the National Medal of Science. At the ceremony, the president also presented the National Medal of Technology to 18 researchers for their achievements in advanced manufacturing and technology, product and process innovation,

Research

Lasker Awards Target Developmental, Diagnostic Genetics
Lasker Awards Target Developmental, Diagnostic Genetics
The Laskers are among the most prestigious medical research awards in the world and among the oldest in the United States. Since they were first presented in 1944, 49 winners have gone on to win Nobel Prizes. Jordan Gutterman of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, executive vice president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, and director of the awards program since earlier this year, attributes the prestige of the awards to their longevity and to the "extraordinary quality&quo

Profession

COUNTING DOUBLE: HOW MANY SCIENTIFIC COUPLES?
COUNTING DOUBLE: HOW MANY SCIENTIFIC COUPLES?
COUNTING DOUBLE: HOW MANY SCIENTIFIC COUPLES? Author: Elizabeth Culotta Date: September 30, 1991 Those torn between a spouse on one coast and the job of a lifetime on the other can take comfort in one fact: They aren't alone. Nationwide, there were 3.3 million dual-career couples in 1983, and the number has grown considerably since then, according to a Pennsylvania State University study on the status of women. There are no reliable data on exactly how many of those 3.3 million

Briefs

Funding Briefs
Funding Briefs
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund offers a five-year, $300,000 Scholar Award to a researcher in the field of clinical pharmacology. Any degree-granting medical school in the United States may nominate a senior researcher for the award. To be eligible, a nominee must have been selected to develop a new research and teaching unit devoted to clinical pharmacology, serve as a focus for research and teaching of the discipline in an institution with no department specifically devoted to it, or be a member

Technology

Mutants, And Their Suppliers, Are Key To Modern Research
Mutants, And Their Suppliers, Are Key To Modern Research
Through History Mutants forged the field of genetics, starting with Gregor Mendel's short or tall, yellow or green, round or wrinkled pea plants. Since Mendel's work in the 19th century, geneticists have used white-eyed flies to demonstrate sex linkage and bread mold spore variants to study the recombination of traits that occurs during sexual reproduction. Christiane Nusslein-Volhard and Edward Lewis, two of this year's Lasker award winners, are being recognized for pioneering work in developm