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2014-03-17 23:25:45

Paul W. Davies, M.D., Founder and Medical Director of Kure Pain Management, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2014. Dr. Davies is one of 52 accomplished Maryland leaders selected to participate in the eight-month leadership program. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Paul W. Davies, M.D., Founder, President and Medical Director of KURE Pain Management, and a resident of Annapolis, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2014. Dr. Davies is one of 52...

2013-07-01 14:46:42

With death rates from cancer have remained largely unchanged over the past 60 years, a physicist is trying to shed more light on the disease with a very different theory of its origin that traces cancer back to the dawn of multicellularity more than a billion years ago. In this month's special issue of Physics World devoted to the "physics of cancer", Paul Davies, principal investigator at Arizona State University's Center for Convergence of Physical Sciences and Cancer Biology, explains...

Scientists Offer New Way To Look At The Origins Of Life
2012-12-13 15:45:08

[Watch Video: Paul Davies on the Origins of Life] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People have been trying to understand the origins of life on Earth through scientific means since the concept of science began and a pair of Arizona State University researchers suggests in a new report that we´ve been approaching the question incorrectly, almost from the beginning. In a paper titled, "The algorithmic origins of life,” Paul Davies and Sara Walker...

2012-10-04 14:44:37

The winners of a contest that encourages scientists and students across the globe to explore fundamental, big questions in astronomy and cosmology will present their proposals and essays in a joint conference Oct. 12-13 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant and Essay Competition, led by Donald G. York, the Horace B. Horton Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will award more than $4...

2011-02-07 18:27:57

Despite decades of research and billions of dollars, cancer remains a major killer, with an uncanny ability to evade both the body's defenses and medical intervention. Now an Arizona State University scientist believes he has an explanation. "Cancer is not a random bunch of selfish rogue cells behaving badly, but a highly-efficient pre-programmed response to stress, honed by a long period of evolution," claims professor Paul Davies, director of the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in...

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2010-12-02 13:50:00

Arizona State University scientists and their colleagues have found evidence that the toxic element arsenic can replace the essential nutrient phosphorus in biomolecules of a naturally occurring bacterium, which expands the scope of the search for life beyond Earth.  Scientists understand that all known life requires phosphorus, which is usually in the form of inorganic phosphate.  However, astrobiologists Ariel Anbar and Paul Davies of Arizona State University have...

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2010-11-15 09:00:00

Two U.S. scientists have proposed a unique and somewhat controversial solution to the challenges presented by a potential mission to Mars--they suggest making it a one-way trip. In their article "To Boldly Go: A One-Way Human Mission To Mars," which has been published in the latest edition of the Journal of Cosmology, authors Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State University and Paul Davies of Arizona State University propose that nixing a return flight "would cut the costs several fold but...

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2010-10-20 08:40:00

Proposal would cut costs dramatically, ensure long-term commitment For the chance to watch the sun rise over Olympus Mons, or maybe take a stroll across the vast plains of the Vastitas Borealis, would you sign on for a one-way flight to Mars? It's a question that gives pause to even Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a Washington State University associate professor, who, with colleague Paul Davies, a physicist and cosmologist from Arizona State University, argues for precisely such a one-way manned...

2010-03-01 11:02:22

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been dominated for its first half century by a hunt for unusual radio signals. But as he prepares for the publication of his new book The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone?, Paul Davies tells Physics World readers why bold new innovations are required if we are ever to hear from our cosmic neighbors. Writing exclusively in March's Physics World, Davies, director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University...

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2010-01-27 06:15:00

The question of whether there is life on other planets has kept scientists searching for years, but it now appears that the answer has come in variant life forms, likely miniscule microbes, found right here on Earth, according to award-winning Arizona State University physicist Paul Davies. Variant life forms could be hanging around "right under our noses "” or even in our noses," Davies told the Associated Press. "How do we know all life on earth descended from a single origin?" he...