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2014-03-04 14:09:11

In a new paper in the journal Health Affairs, several participants in a workshop convened by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine unveil their recommendations to improve health care for prisoners both during incarceration and after release. From a public health standpoint, they argue, it’s shortsighted to regard prison populations as separate from the community. The very premise of prison invites members of society to think of the people there as walled-off and...

2013-09-09 12:27:59

- National biotechnology research competition inspires teens to choose STEM careers - TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Sanofi Group in Canada announced today that it has selected Partners In Research as the new national coordinator for the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC), a national biotechnology research competition founded in 1993 to help advance careers in science among high school students. Partners In Research (PIR) helps Canadians understand the significance,...

2013-07-10 16:03:54

While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured without considering the goods and services provided by the Gulf, says a new report from the National Research Council. The congressionally mandated report offers an approach that could establish a more comprehensive understanding of the impacts and help inform options for...

2013-06-25 19:14:43

Diluted bitumen has no greater likelihood of accidental pipeline release than other crude oils, says a new report from the National Research Council.  The committee that wrote the report found that diluted bitumen has physical and chemical properties within the range of other crude oils and that no aspect of its transportation by pipeline would make it more likely than other crude oils to cause an accidental release.  The committee was not asked to address whether the consequences of a...

2013-04-30 23:31:52

Pesticides Pose to Endangered and Threatened Species When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) should use a common scientific approach, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Specifically, the agencies should use a risk assessment approach that addresses problem formulation, exposure analysis,...

2013-03-26 16:28:40

BELLEVILLE, ON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC) (ASX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today provided its reaction to last week's Canadian Budget 2013. The Company is encouraged to see the Canadian government expressing support for business innovation, to allow Canadian companies to become more competitive in global markets. Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario The Company was...

2013-03-07 12:27:42

TORONTO, March 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Over the past 20 years, over 4,500 high school students across Canada have participated in the "Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC)", a national biotechnology research competition that encourages students to pursue careers in science. Inspired by the question "How will you change the world?" these Canadian teens, mentored by leading academics and scientists, have created astounding and life-changing scientific discoveries, many of which have...

2013-02-07 23:02:13

Funding from the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program Ottawa Canada (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 Northforge Innovations, a provider of expert software consulting and development services, is pleased to announce it has been awarded funding by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to develop a Software as a Service (SaaS) product through cloud enablement of a proprietary framework. “We are pleased to...

How Solar Activity Affects Our Planet
2013-01-10 11:02:17

NASA Science In the galactic scheme of things, the Sun is a remarkably constant star. While some stars exhibit dramatic pulsations, wildly yo-yoing in size and brightness, and sometimes even exploding, the luminosity of our own sun varies a measly 0.1% over the course of the 11-year solar cycle. There is, however, a dawning realization among researchers that even these apparently tiny variations can have a significant effect on terrestrial climate. A new report issued by the National...

2012-12-19 16:26:04

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Arius3D Corp. ("Arius3D" or the "Company") (TSXV: LZR) announces management and Board of Director changes after the National Research Council of Canada ("NRC") sent Arius3D Corp. (the "Company") a notice of termination regarding the license of certain technology (the "Technology") for non-payment of royalties owing pursuant to the license granted by the NRC to the Company.   Discussions with the NRC indicate that it is open to negotiating a new...