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2014-06-02 08:30:30

New website launches providing leadership pathways for girls in the areas of healthcare and science PALO ALTO, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Women In Healthcare & Life Sciences (WIHLS)--a global, non-profit, non-partisan research institute committed to advancing women in the healthcare and life science industries--announces the launch of a new initiative aimed to encourage research and scientific interests of girls. The Science Runway (thesciencerunway.com) is a...

2013-07-19 15:27:41

Many U.S. universities have no women at all among their physics faculty, and when people talk about gender equity in physics, this fact is often cited as evidence of a hiring bias. But a new analysis by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center challenges this argument, finding that the existence of all-male departments is not necessarily evidence of a hiring bias. By comparing the actual distribution of women in physics with simulated results, the report shows,...

2011-07-13 23:55:00

Farmers and other astute observers of nature have long known that crops like corn and sorghum grow taller at night. But the biochemical mechanisms that control this nightly stem elongation, common to most plants, have been something of a mystery to biologists"”until now. In this week\'s early online publication of the journal Nature, biologists at the University of California, San Diego report their discovery of a protein complex they call the "evening complex" that regulates the...

2005-08-18 17:51:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women trying to make it as scientists face bias, hostility and a lack of respect that all combine to hold them back, a team of researchers reported on Thursday. These barriers both frighten women away from scientific careers and block the women who try to succeed, the researchers report in Friday's issue of the journal Science. "There is still a lot of covert and overt hostility toward women," said Jo Handelsman, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at...

2005-08-18 14:05:00

MADISON -- Despite gains in the training of women scientists and the implementation of programs to help women overcome ingrained barriers, the career path of most women scientists at universities remains a difficult trek, fraught with roadblocks of bias, a sometimes chilly campus climate and the challenge of balancing family and work. That, in short, is the conclusion of a group of prominent women scientists and administrators, including chancellors and provosts, in an analysis of the issue...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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