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2009-11-02 15:18:23

Official efforts to protect China's environment have had some success, although severe problems remain and some are still worsening The rapid growth of China's forests over the past 20 years makes them the fastest growing forest resources in the world, according to an assessment published in the November issue of BioScience. The study, by Haigen Xu of the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences and nine colleagues, examined an array of indicators of biodiversity in China as part of an...

2009-08-26 16:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a group of national and California-based partners hosted the California Bioscience Business Roundtable (BBR) event at the Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park. The event also featured Sam Youngman, the White Correspondent for The Hill newspaper, who provided a reporter's front row perspective on the unfolding health reform debate in Washington, D.C. Bioscience represents a major source of potential economic development in...

2009-08-25 15:33:32

The UK has made its first substantial commitment to a major emerging pan-European science project with a £10M investment (25 August) by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).BBSRC has awarded funding to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), based at Hinxton near Cambridge, to permit a dramatic increase in the Institute's data storage and handling capacity. The funding is the first step in developing the...

2009-05-21 11:13:00

BALTIMORE, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Greater Baltimore Committee, the region's most prominent business organization, today applauded Governor Martin O'Malley's release of the Life Sciences Advisory Board report in Atlanta, Georgia. Greater Baltimore Committee President Donald C. Fry said, "The Life Sciences Advisory Board process has been of great value to the bioscience industry and Governor O'Malley's leadership on this issue is appreciated by the business community. He is...

2009-04-01 13:57:50

New evidence suggests that both acquired and innate immunity play a role in fighting off the fungal disease that is leading to dramatic declines in amphibian populations worldwide Amphibian populations are declining worldwide, principally because of the spread of the fungal disease chytridiomycosis. Researchers know that some amphibian populations and species are innately more susceptible to the disease than others. Recent preliminary evidence, described in the April issue of BioScience,...

2008-12-01 07:30:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Collexis Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CLXS), a leading developer of semantic search and knowledge discovery software, announced today a partnership with BioFlorida, Inc., Florida's statewide bioscience association, to promote BiomedExperts.com to the association's 200+ membership base. Through the partnership, BiomedExperts.com will serve as the primary professional network for BioFlorida, helping to facilitate collaboration and...

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2008-04-01 12:05:00

Transportation and construction projects provide fertile ground for plants and spread animalsThe rapid growth of China's industrial and transportation infrastructure is helping to establish non-native species throughout that country and "setting the stage for potentially rampant environmental damage," according to an article in the April 2008 issue of BioScience. The article, by a Chinese-US team, describes how more than 400 alien plants and animals are now considered invasive in China,...

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2008-03-03 11:15:00

Widespread damage from 2007 Eastern US spring freeze attributed to earlier warmingWidespread damage to plants from a sudden freeze that occurred across the Eastern United States from 5 April to 9 April 2007 was made worse because it had been preceded by two weeks of unusual warmth, according to an analysis published in the March 2008 issue of BioScience. The authors of the report, Lianhong Gu and his colleagues at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and collaborators at NASA, the University of...

2006-05-30 18:55:00

By Joan Gralla NEW YORK -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday the city will finalize a lease for an East River Science Park in the next few months, joining other cities and states in the race to attract high-paying bioscience jobs. The Republican mayor said the city's 11 renowned teaching hospitals, 90 life science companies and 128 Nobel Prize winners will help it become a leading center in this rapidly growing field, which is viewed as the dot-com industry's successor. "It's...

2006-05-30 18:54:49

By Joan Gralla NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday the city will finalize a lease for an East River Science Park in the next few months, joining other cities and states in the race to attract high-paying bioscience jobs. The Republican mayor said the city's 11 renowned teaching hospitals, 90 life science companies and 128 Nobel Prize winners will help it become a leading center in this rapidly growing field, which is viewed as the dot-com industry's...


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