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Harvard biologist Jonathan Losos to receive 2009 E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award
The American Society of Naturalists is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan B. Losos of Harvard University has been selected to receive the 2009 E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award. (2009-06-09)

Biologists devise unifying framework to explain evolutionary puzzles
Leading theoretical biologists, ecologists and mathematicians will gather at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, June 10-12, to develop a new unified framework for evolutionary biology. (2009-06-04)

Tulane receives grant to study limb regeneration
Could the salamander's natural ability to grow back severed appendages lead to a scientific breakthrough for humans who have lost limbs? (2009-06-02)

Yellowfin tuna biz concept a winner
For the second year in a row, the annual University of Miami School of Business Entrepreneurship Competition awarded prizes to a sustainable fisheries project developed by students from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. This year John Stieglitz, a Marine Affairs and Policy student, was runner-up in the competition's High-Potential Venture category for his sustainable yellowfin tuna concept. This category was won last year by aquaculture students Ronald Hoenig and Aaron Welch for their unique (2009-05-28)

Research suggests we are genetically programmed to care about climate change
Humans may be programmed by evolution to care about the future of the environment, suggests research published today. (2009-05-27)

University of Miami received high rankings in the Urban Land Institute student competition
A team of students from the University of Miami School of Architecture and the School of Business placed among the top four at the prestigious annual Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition '09. UM's entry, titled (2009-05-26)

Best practices of the world's most successful 'hidden' companies
What do Tetra aquarium supplies, Elector-Nite sensors and Nissha touch panels have in common? They are typical (2009-05-25)

NTU students crowned L'Oréal Brandstorm National Champions 2009
Three students from the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University have clinched the title of L'Oréal Brandstorm National Champions 2009. The NBS trio, Magnifique, will represent Singapore at the International Finals of the highly anticipated annual marketing competition on June 29-30, 2009, in Paris, France. (2009-05-22)

Snail venoms reflect reduced competition
A study of venomous snails on remote Pacific islands reveals genetic underpinnings of an ecological phenomenon that has fascinated scientists since Darwin. (2009-05-20)

Study sees transient heart dysfunction in some long-distance runners
A new study using advanced cardiac imaging technology indicates that cardiac abnormalities experienced by some marathon runners following competition are temporary, and do not result in damage to the heart muscle. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba, marked the first use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or CMR, in a post-marathon setting. (2009-05-17)

ChloroFilms announces video contest winners
ChloroFilms announced May 15 the winners of its competition for new plant biology videos on YouTube. Over $8,000 in cash prizes were awarded in this first competition, which promotes the creation of fresh, attention-getting and informative videos about plant life. (2009-05-15)

French software and Dutch national supercomputer Huygens establish a new world record in Go
At the Taiwan Open 2009, held in Taiwan from Feb. 10-13, the Dutch national supercomputer Huygens, which is located at SARA Computing and Networking Services in Amsterdam, defeated two human Go professionals in an official match. (2009-05-14)

Exhibition showcases the 'art of science'
The Art of Science 2009, showcasing (2009-05-14)

More 'Star Trek' than 'Snuggie': Student design to protect lunar outpost from dangerous radiation
Alien creatures are the least of NASA's worries when it comes to moon travel. There are several potential threats to future missions -- with space radiation at the top of the list. Now, a group of students at North Carolina State University has developed a (2009-05-11)

UT nanomedicine project to be tested in space
When a spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the future, its cargo will include a small box containing a nano-fluidics experiment designed by scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. (2009-05-11)

Medical and Veterinary Entomology
The latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance with two separate indexes for enhanced searchability: taxonomic and subject, as well as increased focus on the molecular aspects of entomology, genome projects and forensic studies. (2009-05-07)

Weight loss competitions produce encouraging results
A study of results from the Shape Up Rhode Island 2007 weight loss competition showed many people can successfully lose weight through such competitions at minimal cost. Details are in Obesity online, with a print version set for the journal's May edition. (2009-05-01)

Fertilization intensifies competition for light and endangers plant diversity
Fertilized grasslands are more productive but poorer in species. Researchers from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich have now identified the mechanisms that lead to loss of biodiversity through fertilization. The new results show that nutrient enrichment of grasslands must be more strongly controlled if plant diversity is to be preserved. (2009-04-30)

HP wins INFORMS 2009 Edelman prize
The application of operations research and analytics to streamlining its millions of product configurations allowed HP to win the 2009 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences at a banquet in Phoenix on Monday night. (2009-04-29)

Entomological Society of America's Linnaean Games teams selected
Each year, the Entomological Society of America features the Linnaean Games at its Annual Meeting. The Games are a lively question-and-answer, college bowl-style competition on insect facts played between university-sponsored student teams. Ten teams will compete this year. (2009-04-27)

EPA's P3 award winners celebrate a green future
EPA has announced the university teams who won the annual People, Prosperity and the Planet competition. The P3 award competition encourages college students to apply technology in innovative ways to tackle global environmental challenges. P3 designs must be economically profitable, which is why each winner receives funding up to $75,000 to commercialize their designs. (2009-04-21)

Concordia University receives more than $22 million for genomics research
Dr. Tsang was awarded $17.4 million for his project on the discovery of novel approaches for biofuel production. (2009-04-20)

What do neurologists do for entertainment?
One of the highlights of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology is (2009-04-16)

Students gather at national collegiate cyber defense competition April 17-19 in San Antonio
Baker College at Flint, Mich. will defend its Alamo Cup title this weekend when it joins seven other teams in San Antonio at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on April 17-19. The event is the fourth iteration of the nation's largest collegiate cyber security competition, which was created by and is hosted by the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, a nationally recognized leader in cyber security education and training at UTSA. (2009-04-14)

IADR holds 87th General Session and Exhibition
From April 1-4, 2009, thousands of dental research scientists, students, and educators from around the world will convene in Miami, Fla., as the International Association for Dental Research holds its 87th General Session & Exhibition at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This is also the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. (2009-03-24)

No small measure: Origins of nanorod diameter discovered
A new study answers a key question at the very heart of nanotechnology: Why are nanorods so small? Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered the origins of nanorod diameter, demonstrating that the competition and collaboration among various mechanisms of atomic transport hold the key to nanorod size. The researchers say it is the first study to identify the fundamental reasons why nearly all nanorods have a diameter on the order of 100 nanometers. (2009-03-19)

Biofilms: Even stickier than suspected
Researchers find evidence for evolution in a single-species biofilm, a type of bacterial colony known to resist antibiotics and clog medical devices. Older cultures tend to be hardier. (2009-03-12)

Conference spotlights how successful organizations integrate analytics into decision making
During these difficult times for the economy, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences is hosting a conference focusing on ways that successful organizations use quantitative methods to make critical business and organizational decisions. Applying Science to the Art of Business: the 2009 INFORMS Conference on Operations Research Practice will take place at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown April 26-28, 2009. (2009-03-11)

American carnivores evolved to avoid each other, new study suggests
A large-scale analysis suggests that strategies that help America's carnivores stay away from each other have been a driving force in the evolution of many of these species, influencing such factors as whether they are active daytime or nighttime, whether they inhabit forests or grasslands, or live in trees or on the ground. (2009-03-09)

SIAM wins ASAE's 2009 Associations Advance America Award of Excellence
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics is one of only 21 organizations nationally to receive an Award of Excellence in the first round of the 2009 Associations Advance America Awards program. SIAM received the award for its role in organizing and administering Moody's Mega Math Challenge, and is now in contention to receive a Summit Award, ASAE and the center's top recognition for association programs. (2009-03-06)

MIT, BU team combats antibiotic resistance with engineered viruses
A new approach to fighting bacterial infections, developed at MIT and Boston University, could help prevent bacteria from developing antibiotic resistance and help kill those that have already become resistant. (2009-03-02)

New York, Florida schools win awards at national student competition
Middle schools from Florida and New York won national awards sponsored by IEEE-USA at the Future City Competition National Finals. (2009-02-20)

IEEE-USA awards $5,000 in video competition scholarship awards to US undergraduates
Coinciding with Engineers Week from 15-21 February, IEEE-USA is announcing $5,000 in scholarship awards to five undergraduates at four US universities, who entered the organization's 2009 (2009-02-17)

Peer victimization in middle and high school predicts sexual behavior among adolescents
Peer victimization during middle and high school may be an important indicator of an individual's sexual behavior later in life. These are the findings of Binghamton University researchers Andrew C. Gallup, Daniel T. O'Brien and David Sloan Wilson, and University at Albany researcher Daniel D. White. The findings will be published in an upcoming issue of Personality and Individual Differences, the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. (2009-02-16)

The law of the weakest
Researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen have shown in computer simulations that in a cyclical competition of three species, it is nearly always the weakest species that comes out as victor -- while the other two are condemned to extinction. (2009-02-13)

Troubled world economy puts spotlight on 2009 INFORMS Edelman Best Cases competition
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences today announced six finalists that will compete for the 2009 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences in Phoenix this year. The finalist teams represent CSX Transportation, HP, IBM, Marriott International, Norske Skog and Zara. (2009-02-10)

Brown expert offers guide to end-of-life care
Joan Teno, M.D., professor of community health and medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has co-written a guide to help doctors place their patients in the best possible hospice care. Details on the guide will be published in the Feb. 11, 2009, edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2009-02-10)

WWF seeks innovative solutions to bycatch through worldwide competition
Designed to inspire innovative ideas for environmentally friendly fishing gear, World Wildlife Fund launched the 4th International Smart Gear Competition with a call for new designs for fishing devices that reduce bycatch -- the capture of unintended species in fishing gear. The competition is open to anyone and carries with it the chance to win $57,500 in prizes. (2009-01-27)

Infidelity produces faster sperm
Until now, it has been difficult to prove that fast-swimming sperms have an advantage when it comes to fertilizing an egg. But now Swedish researchers can demonstrate that unfaithful females of the cichlid fish species influence the males' sperm. (2009-01-19)

Leading research agencies announce new international competition: 'The Digging Into Data Challenge'
Today, a new, international competition called the (2009-01-16)

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