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2014-10-22 23:06:14

Veteran energy and utilities professional appointed to distinguished congressional committee New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The National Academy

2014-09-16 12:31:09

Free public service leadership conference to be held November 6-7, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept.

2014-08-26 08:28:14

SEATTLE, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glencoe Software, Inc.

2014-07-28 10:01:24

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear plants.

2014-05-19 23:02:20

A University of Maryland study of a rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging and early death may help explain the effects of normal aging on the cardiovascular system.

2014-05-07 08:54:14

Each time a human cell divides, it must first make a copy of its 46 chromosomes to serve as an instruction manual for the new cell.

2014-05-07 08:45:28

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells.

2014-05-06 15:07:45

Populations of predators and their prey usually follow predictable cycles.

2014-05-02 10:06:07

Johns Hopkins biochemists have figured out what is needed to activate and sustain the virus-fighting activity of an enzyme found in CD4+ T cells, the human immune cells infected by HIV.

2014-05-01 23:01:47

Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., joins an illustrious group of scientists recognized by the academy. Memphis, Tenn.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.