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2014-09-11 23:02:43

A research team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today received a $12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a center that will screen massive data sets for new uses of existing drugs, and confirm them in human cell tests. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 A research team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today received a $12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a center that will screen massive data...

2013-11-07 00:20:08

Dr Florent Ginhoux from the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) is the only scientist from Asia to win the prestigious award this yearSingapore, Nov 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Dr Florent Ginhoux, Principal Investigator at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), has been awarded the prestigious EMBO Young Investigator 2013 award. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigator Programme (YIP) recognises young, promising researchers who are less...

Google To Sponsor Science Fair With Submissions Accepted In 13 Languages
2012-01-13 06:11:59

Google is accepting submissions for its 2012 international science fair. Last year, which was the first year of the science fair, they had over 7,500 entries from over 90 countries. Contestants were limited to offering projects written in English only. This year,  they have opened up their submissions to be written in one of 13 languages, making the competition more global. Eligible contestants need to be between 13 and 18 years of age and can include teams of up to three...

2011-03-09 18:34:54

U.S. researchers who collaborate with international scientists are more likely to have their work cited than peers who do not utilize overseas expertise, according to a new study released this week by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. U.S. collaborators with international scientists are also more likely to receive greater recognition and produce work with greater impact. The study, "International Stem Cell Collaboration: How Disparate Policies Between the United States and...

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2009-10-07 13:35:00

Three scientists were awarded the Nobel chemistry prize Wednesday for their groundbreaking work in mapping the ribosome, which creates protein for human life. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath would receive the chemistry award for using X-ray crystallography to show what a ribosome looks like and how it functions at the atomic level. Ribosomes are responsible for the creation of proteins: oxygen-transporting...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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