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2011-06-06 07:00:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Maps, Inc. launched the 2012 BIOSCIENCE EAST campaign this morning, showcasing Life Sciences related companies in the East Coast regions of the U.S. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/AQ14103) The campaign features more than 150 Life Science employers. Each participant's logo is added to an electronic and printed Map campaign that is promoted online, displayed at airports and at industry events. "We have eight...

2011-05-04 14:11:25

Coordinating networks could improve the value of studies A group of 12 biology educators at US colleges and universities that teach mostly undergraduates argues in the May issue of BioScience for coordinating networks to expand the study and teaching of ecology conducted at these institutions. The group, which has launched a network dedicated to continental-scale observations, argues that better coordination of current research efforts will allow "transformative contributions"...

2011-04-01 15:50:53

Large-scale, persistent impacts and limited predictability of some alien invasions demand a coordinated response strategy Biological invasions get less prime-time coverage than natural disasters, but may be more economically damaging and warrant corresponding investments in preparedness and response planning, according to three biologists writing in the April issue of BioScience. Anthony Ricciardi of McGill University and his coauthors point out that species invasions are becoming more...

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2011-02-03 09:05:00

Experts are calling for some reefs to be closed to oyster harvesting based on research that they claim has revealed that the global population of the mollusk species is declining rapidly. An international team of investigators, led by Michael Beck, a Senior Scientist with the Nature Conservancy and a Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, examined oyster reefs in 144 bays across 44 different ecoregions, according to an American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)...

2011-01-26 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novel solutions to 21st century innovation challenges is the theme of Keck Graduate Institute's fourth annual executive education conference for female leaders in the life science industry, to be held April 3-5, 2011. The Women Innovate Conference will feature panels of female industry leaders in engineering, science and business ranging from small start-ups to global corporations. Together, the 20 distinguished panelists have been awarded...

2010-12-06 21:14:18

Nonindigenous insects and pathogens, including many that cause serious damage, have established in forests in the United States with regularity over 15 decades Nonindigenous insects and pathogens continue to become established in US forests with regularity despite regulations intended to prevent this, according to a study published in the December 2010 issue of BioScience. The study, by a team led by Juliann E. Aukema of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa...

2010-12-06 07:00:00

CLAREMONT, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) announced today the establishment of the new Science Heritage Center which showcases inventors Arnold Beckman and Wallace Coulter, whose pioneering analytical instruments revolutionized the bioscience and diagnostic industries. "We want this exhibit to showcase analytical inventions and systems that changed the life science landscape," said Jim Osborne, PhD, KGI's Robert E. Finnigan professor, who was...

2010-11-01 15:56:16

Study finds that the areas are most important for a limited range of land cover types Protected areas are generally seen as a triumph for the preservation of nature, yet the reality on the ground is more complex. The world's largest protected areas encompass vast amounts of wilderness but do not extensively overlap the highest priority areas for conservation or include unusually large numbers of birds, amphibians, or mammals, according to an analysis published in the November issue of...

2010-10-01 14:24:02

Study evaluates prospects for boosting carbon sequestration from the atmosphere by modifying natural biological processes and deploying novel food and fuel crops Forests of genetically altered trees and other plants could sequester several billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year and so help ameliorate global warming, according to estimates published in the October issue of BioScience. The study, by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National...

2010-09-20 15:33:00

N. BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, Inc., the leading manufacturer of instruments and consumables for measuring cellular metabolism announced today that Chief Executive Officer, Jay Teich, will present at the 2010 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. EDT at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Mr. Teich will highlight the company's strategy for maintaining rapid growth of 85% CAGR in a new $1BB Life Science...


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