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American Chemical Society National Meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports on the 227th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) which took place at the end of March 2004 in Anaheim, California. Notes that the national meeting of the society is held twice a year, and is a working meeting of the membership, most of whom are involved in chemical research in the industrial and academic sectors; notes

April M. Love

2004-01-01

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American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting  

Cancer.gov

August 16, 2009 12:00 AM - August 20, 2009 12:00 AM Washington, DC + Add to Outlook Calendar Probe Development in Molecular Imaging and Therapy Print This Page American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting News & Events

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American Chemical Society: Twentieth northeast regional meeting. Program and Abstracts  

SciTech Connect

The proceedings contain papers on the following topics: preparation, characterization, and applications of fine particles; multinuclear NMR spectroscopy; chemical aspects of wine making; organic electrochemistry; chemical education; laboratory information management systems; laser-based processing and diagnostics of materials; modern liquid chromatography; high-temperature superconductivity; organic chemistry; chemometrics; colloid and surface science; biological chemistry; environmental sciences; drug analysis; and organometallic chemistry. Papers within the scope of the Energy Data Base have been processed separately.

Not Available

1990-01-01

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American Chemical Society - 240th national meeting - chemistry for preventing and combating disease: part 2.  

PubMed

The 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in Boston, included topics covering new therapeutic research. This conference report highlights selected presentations on (S)-adenosylhomocysteine (AHCY) inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, 2,4-diphenyl-1H-imidazole analogs as cannabinoid CB2 agonists for the treatment of pain, checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1) and Aurora kinase B as therapeutic targets for cancer treatment, pyridylmethylthio derivatives as VEGFR2 inhibitors, and Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) for the treatment of myeloproliferative disorders. Investigational drugs discussed include L-002259713 (Merck & Co), AZD-1480 (AstraZeneca), CYT-387 (YM Biosciences) and ruxolitinib (Incyte). PMID:20878583

Kibble, Alexandra

2010-10-01

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American Chemical Society - 240th national meeting - chemistry for preventing and combating disease: part 1.  

PubMed

The 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in Boston, included topics covering new therapeutic research. This conference report highlights selected presentations on negative allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, BACE1 inhibitors and ?-secretase inhibitors for the prevention or treatment of Alzheimer's disease, opioid modulators for the treatment of reward disorders, SGLT2 inhibitors for the treatment of diabetes, backup compounds to the DPP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin (Januvia) for type 2 diabetes, and MCH R1 inhibitors for the treatment of obesity. Investigational drugs discussed include SCH-1359113 and SCH-1682496 (both Merck & Co), NGP-555 (NeuroGenetic Pharmaceuticals), ALKS-33 (Alkermes), dapagliflozin (Bristol-Myers Squibb/AstraZeneca) and GSK-882380 (GlaxoSmithKline). PMID:20878582

Burt, Jessica

2010-10-01

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Society of Chemical Industry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society of Chemical Industry is "an international association of about 6000 members aimed at furthering applied chemistry." One of the highlights of its web site is its publication section, where, under "electronic publications," readers can find updated daily news, jobs and meetings listings on chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and the environment. The SCI home page also carries information about the organization, as well as details about its over 35 subject and geographical groups and their meeting schedules.

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American Chemical Society--238th National Meeting & Exposition. Novel small molecule therapeutics. 16-20 August 2009, Washington DC, USA.  

PubMed

The Novel Small Molecule Therapeutics session of the American Chemical Society 238th National Meeting and Exposition, held in Washington DC, included topics covering new therapeutic developments in CNS, anti-infective, cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory applications. This conference report highlights selected presentations on PAR2 (protease-activated receptor 2) antagonists, adenosine and P2Y receptor agonists and antagonists, antimicrobials and neuroprotective compounds. PMID:19790006

Rotella, David P

2009-10-01

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Symposium for Alfred Wolf's 75th birthday at American Chemical Society meeting  

SciTech Connect

This report contains abstracts from the symposium presented by the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society. Sessions covered the following topics: Therapeutic radionuclides--Making the right choice; Aspects of nuclear science; Nuclear structure with large gamma-ray detector arrays and their auxiliary devices; Thirty years of research in nuclear dynamics--From fission to the quark-gluon plasma; Chelated metal ions for diagnosis and therapy; Radiochemistry--Basic and applied; and Applications of small accelerators in science and industry.

NONE

1998-04-02

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Abstracts of the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (36th) Held at Raleigh, North Carolina on October 24-26, 1984.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides the program and abstracts of papers for the 36th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the Americal Chemical Society held October 24-26, 1984. Topics covered include: Organic chemistry, Toxicology, Chromatography, Polymers, Computer progra...

M. E. Hobbs

1984-01-01

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The past and future of chemical information - A report of the Chemical Information Division Session of the 200th Meeting of the American Chemical Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the historical meeting of the ACS CINF Division, the 1990 Herman Skolnik Award was presented to Dr. Ernst Meyer, who at BASF in Germany had developed a computer storage and retrieval system of chemical structures in 1960s. His and his colleagues' speeches in the award symposium were about the history of the development of chemical structure information in Germany. In the symposium of the Markush structure system, a hottest topic in this field, CAS's MARPAT and Markush-DARC co-developed by Questel, INPI, and Derwent were discussed by many papers. Other topics of this meeting were discussed, too.

Tokizane, Soichi

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Reports from the award symposia hosted by the American Chemical Society, Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting.  

PubMed

We would like to congratulate all of the award winners for the well deserved honor. The award symposia provided a snapshot of some of the state-of-the-art research at the interface between chemistry and biology in the glycoscience field. The presentations serve as prime examples of the increasing integration of chemical and biological research in the area of glycoscience and how tools of chemistry can be applied to answer interesting, important, and fundamental biological questions. We look forward to many more years of exciting developments in the chemistry and chemical biology of glycoscience and anticipate improved tools and approaches will drive major advances while also spurring interests in the wider field. PMID:24491206

Huang, Xuefei; Vocadlo, David J

2013-07-19

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American Chemical Society-239th national meeting--Investigating new therapeutic candidates: part 1. 21-25 March 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA.  

PubMed

The American Chemical Society 239th National Meeting, held in San Francisco, included topics covering developments related to the chemical optimization of therapeutics. This conference report highlights selected presentations on agents under investigation for the treatment of neurological disorders, malaria, HBV and diabetes. Investigational drugs discussed include PF-4888086, PF-4778574 and SAM-531 (all Pfizer Inc), a series of spirotetrahydro-beta-carbolines from Novartis AG, a series of biaryl ether analogs from Merck & Co Inc, and PF-04620110 (Pfizer Inc/Bristol-Myers Squibb Co). PMID:20432180

Macauley, Donald

2010-05-01

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American Chemical Society--238th National Meeting & Exposition. Developments in medicinal chemistry: part 2. 16-20 August 2009, Washington DC, USA.  

PubMed

The 238th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, held in Washington DC, included topics covering new compounds and developments in the field of medicinal chemistry. This conference report highlights selected presentations on inhibitors of PARP, a heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) inhibitor, NS3 protease inhibitors, a corticotrophin-releasing factor 1 (CRF-1) receptor antagonist, a cannabinoid receptor antagonist, diacylglycerol acyltransferase inhibitors, cathepsin and chymase receptor inhibitors, and MAPK inhibitors. Investigational drugs discussed include veliparib (Abbott Laboratories), MK-4827 (Merck & Co Inc), OB-24 (Osta Biotechnologies), BMS-339, BMS-764459, BMS-812204 and BMS-640994 (all Bristol-Myers Squibb Co), and JNJ-10311795 (Johnson & Johnson). PMID:19790005

Gater, Deborah; Macauley, Donald

2009-10-01

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Canadian Society for Chemical Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT) is dedicated to "the advancement of chemical technology, the maintenance and improvement of standards of practitioners and educators, and the continual evaluation of chemical technology in Canada." Users can learn about the Society's many activities including certifying chemical technologists and supporting student endeavors. The site features upcoming workshops and events held in Europe and North America. Visitors can learn about student and regional chapters.

2005-11-07

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American Chemical Society-239th national meeting--Investigating new therapeutic candidates: part 2. 21-25 March 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA.  

PubMed

The American Chemical Society 239th National Meeting, held in San Francisco, included topics covering developments related to the chemical optimization of therapeutics. This conference report highlights selected presentations on second-generation cholesterol absorption inhibitors (CAIs), CCK2 receptor antagonists to prevent acid rebound, HIF-PH inhibitors for anemia, the neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) as a target for autoimmune disease, and GPR119 agonists and GLP-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of diabetes. Investigational drugs discussed include LPD-608 (Lipideon Biotechnology AG), a second-generation CAI series from Merck & Co Inc, JNJ-26070109 and JNJ-42041935 (both Johnson & Johnson), SYN-1436 (Syntonix Pharmaceuticals Inc), a series of GPR119 agonists from Roche Holding AG and Schering-Plough Research Institute, and a series of GLP-1 receptor agonists from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. PMID:20432181

Kirkham, Konrad

2010-05-01

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American Chemical Society: Division of Organic Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established in 1908, the American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Chemistry Division created this website to illustrate its work to cultivate and promote the advancement of the field of organic chemistry. Researchers can learn about upcoming meetings and conferences. Chemistry students and educators can learn about fellowship, awards, and employment opportunities. The website provides an extensive list of links to scientific journals. Visitors can also learn about membership benefits and how to join the group.

2006-01-24

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Probing the ToxCastTM Chemical Library for Predictive Signatures of Developmental Toxicity - Poster at Teratology Society Annual Meeting  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA?s ToxCast? project is profiling the in vitro bioactivity of chemical compounds to assess pathway-level and cell-based signatures that correlate with observed in vivo toxicity. We hypothesize that cell signaling pathways are primary targets for diverse environmental chemicals ...

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Pulmonary pathology society biennial meeting abstracts.  

PubMed

Presented here are the Scientific Abstracts from the Biennial Pulmonary Pathology Society (PPS) Meeting, which took place in June 2013 in Grenoble, France. This meeting of pulmonary specialists from around the world was assembled under the direction and leadership of Elisabeth Brambilla, MD, then president of the PPS. All abstracts were reviewed for scientific content by an abstract review committee prior to their acceptance. PMID:24786130

2014-05-01

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Australian Neuroscience Society - 30th Annual Meeting and Australian Physiological Society - 50th Anniversary Meeting.  

PubMed

The joint 30th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Australian Physiological Society, held in Sydney, included topics covering new developments in the fields of neuroscience and physiology. This conference report highlights selected presentations on potential treatments for neuropathic pain, mood disorders and Alzheimer's disease. Investigational drugs discussed include 4-ACPBPA (Circadian Technologies Ltd/University of Sydney) and F-15599 (Pierre Fabre SA). PMID:20373243

Hannan, Anthony J

2010-04-01

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Society of Skeletal Radiology 2011 Annual Meeting.  

PubMed

Peer-reviewed abstracts presented at the 2011 Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) Annual Meeting were reviewed again following oral presentation. Topics representing new concepts, new or novel imaging techniques, and instructive case series involving the musculoskeletal system, felt to be of potential interest to investigators and practicing clinicians, have been highlighted in this compilation and analysis. ePoster highlights have also been submitted. PMID:22064984

Bancroft, Laura W; Schreibman, Ken L

2012-01-01

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73rd American Welding Society annual meeting  

SciTech Connect

The volume includes the abstracts of papers presented at the 73rd American Welding Society Annual Meeting. Detailed summaries are given for 118 technical sessions papers discussing computer and control applications in welding, stainless steel, nickel and nickel alloys, weld metal microstructure, shipbuilding, consumables, structural welding, investigations in arc welding and cutting, arc welding processes, weldability testing, piping and tubing, high energy beam welding processes, welding metallurgy of structural steels, new applications, weld metal behavior, NDT certification, aluminum welding, submerged arc welding, modeling studies, resistance welding, friction welding, and safety and health. The 23rd International AWS Brazing and Soldering Conference was also held during this meeting. The topics presented in 24 papers included recent developments in soldering technology, brazing of stainless steel, brazing of ceramics and nickel material, filler metal developments for torch brazing, and developments in diffusion and induction brazing.

Not Available

1992-01-01

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American Chemical Society Annual Report 1985 (Education).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a section of the American Chemical Society's annual reports dealing with precollege education, college/university education, continuing education, and professional training. Includes highlights of grants, project summaries, types of financial support, instructional materials, and other areas. (JN)

Chemical and Engineering News, 1986

1986-01-01

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Phytochemial Society of North America 50th Anniversary Meeting  

SciTech Connect

The Phytochemical Society of North America will have its 50th anniversary meeting from December 10 through 15th, 2011, on the big island of Hawaii. The society has a long tradition in the study of plant biochemistry, chemistry, natural products (whether for commodity chemicals, food and fiber sources, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and other bioactive substances). The meeting, being a very special celebration, is anticipated to attract a very broad range of researchers drawn from worldwide locations. This is also reflected in the international composition of our organizing and scientific program committees. We are now finalizing speakers for the PSNA 50 conference which has a variety of scientific themes, including biofuels/bioengineering, transcriptome profiling, metabolism and metabolomics, and new characterization technologies/methodologies. A most important part of our PSNA 50 conference is to provide opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research findings and exchange ideas with scientific colleagues. In this regard, the bulk of the funding in support of this conference is anticipated to come from sponsorships (industry, foundations, and so forth) and registrations which are currently underway. It is essential, however, that we strongly encourage the participation of both young graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at our historic meeting. In order to do this, we are requesting financial support from BES to help partially defray travel and registration costs to support 10 graduate students and 10 postdoctoral fellows in BES relevant areas of research. PSNA has a long history of supporting young scientists, including yearly graduate student and PDF competitions for best paper/poster awards. Support from BES would thus build on our previous successes, and enable a much broader and larger group of students/postdoctorals than at previous meetings.

Lewis, Norman G.

2012-05-01

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JPRS Report, Science Technology, Japan, Atomic Energy Society Fall Meeting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains selected papers with a focus on issues related to cold fusion. These papers were presented at the 1989 Fall Meeting of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan held 17-19 Oct 89 in Tokyo.

1990-01-01

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Abstracts, 19th Annual Meeting Society of Engineering Science, Inc.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The focal point of the activities of the Society of Engineering Science is its annual technical meeting. The technical program of this meeting consists of 48 sessions in which 330 papers are scheduled for presentation. This book contains the abstracts of these papers.

1982-10-01

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Chemical Case Studies: Science-Society "Bonding."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a unit designed to illustrate the "science-society-technology connection," in which three case studies of the chemical industry in Israel are presented to high school chemistry students. Chosen for the unit are case studies on copper production in Timna, on plastics, and on life from the Dead Sea. (CS)

Hofstein, Avi; Nae, Nehemia

1981-01-01

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71st American Welding Society annual meeting  

SciTech Connect

Detailed summaries are given for the 151 Technical and Brazing Conference papers presented at the 71st Annual Convention of the American Welding Society. Some of the topics covered were: computer technology for welding applications, weld testing, microstructure analysis, weld pool studies, electrode performance, welding processes and equipment development, thermal spraying, welding in marine and pipeline construction, weld cracking studies, aluminum welding, brazing, ceramic joining and low alloy steel welding. Also included are abstracts for the 29 poster sessions and 16 education session papers and the names and addresses of all professional program, poster session and education program participants.

Not Available

1990-01-01

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The 41st Japan Society of Applied Physics Spring Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 41st Japan Society of Applied Physics Spring Meeting attracted a thousands of Japanese scientists and a few non-Japanese scientists coming mostly from Japanese universities, Japanese industrial research laboratories, and Japanese federally funded research centers. During a four day meeting, there were more than fifty simultaneous sessions in progress, covering most of the applied physics disciplines such as radiation and plasmas, measurements, optics, quantum electronics, optoelectronics, thin film physics, beam physics, applied materials, superconductivity, bioelectronics, semiconductors, crystal formations, and non-metallic formations. Presented here is an overview of papers presented in three topical sessions which covered the future and prospects of new light emitting materials, nanostructure control and single-electron electronics, and recent progress in silicon carbide and nitride related wide bandgap material research. Mr. S. Nakamura, Nichia Chemical industries, Inc., presented the latest data on InGaN/AlGaN double heterostructure light emitting diodes, which showed a luminescence value of 1.2 candelas, corresponding to an increase in brightness by a factor of 100 as compared to the existing SiC diodes.

Yakura, S. J.

1994-03-01

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74th American Welding Society annual meeting  

SciTech Connect

The 74th annual convention of the American Welding Society was held April 25-29, 1993 in Houston,Texas. Detailed summaries are given for the 116 technical sessions papers, 219 Brazing and Soldering Conference papers, 17 education program papers, 3 student research papers, 22 Thermal Spray Symposium papers, 15 industrial technology papers, 5 International Institute of Welding Symposium papers, 2 invited lectures, and 25 poster session presentations. Among the topics discussed were sensors, welding consumables, metal surfacing,process controls, Structural welding, laser cutting and welding, work environment and worker safety, computer modeling, repair welding, HAZ studies, arc processes, duplex stainless steels, brazing, ceramics to metal systems, thermal spraying, filler metals, welding education, welding equipment, and welding dissimilar metals. Also included are the names and addresses of all authors, speakers, and presiding officers.

Not Available

1993-01-01

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LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING (42D, CHICAGO, DECEMBER 28-30, 1967). MEETING HANDBOOK.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS HANDBOOK WAS PREPARED BY THE CENTER FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS TO SERVE AS A GUIDE FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE FORTY-SECOND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA, AS WELL AS TO PROVIDE A PERMANENT RECORD OF THE PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE MEETING. THERE ARE THREE PARTS TO THE HANDBOOK--(1) THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE MEETING, (2) AUTHORS'…

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.

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CSSTEAP for meeting the challenges of society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Continuous development of human resources is crucial to ensuring the scientific and technological as well as economic &cultural development in any society/country. One such lead step was taken by UN-OOSA to introduce space science &technology Education for capacity building for direct social needs. Many such centres have been established across the developing regions of the world. One such centre is the Centre for Space Science for Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) established on November 1, 1995 in India for the Asia-Pacific region. It has been imparting education/training in the areas of Remote Sensing &GIS, Satellite Communications (SATCOM), Satellite Meteorology &Global Climate (SATMET), Space &Atmospheric science using modern infrastructure, technology &training tools and practices. The centre is conceived as an institute that offers the best possible education, research and applications programme and experiences to the participants in all the 4 disciplines. The centre conducts long (9 months) and short courses /workshops (2 - 4 weeks) for scientists, technologists, teachers, decision makers and planners etc, in the above disciplines. So far 340 participants from 39 countries have been benefited. The centre has established linkages with many International organizations. In addition to education/training, centre plans to start collaboration projects in the above disciplines, also to start internet based training programmes and data bank generation of Asia-Pacific region. The vision of the centre is to outreach all the Asia-Pacific countries and hopes to be in the hub for space education and training activities in the region - linking national programs and academia.

Deekshatulu, B.; Kant, Y.

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American Chemical Society - Chemistry Education Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The chemistry education resources that the American Chemical Society has placed on its website are quite impressive, and are a must see for teachers, motivated students, and even parents. Visitors will find "Classroom Resources" that range from "Elementary/Middle School" to "Two-Year Colleges" to "Graduate Education," near the top of the homepage. Also included on the Education Resources page are the categories of "Exams, Assessments, Study Aids," "Professional and Program Development," and "Student Programs." The latter category offers some "Games" with fun names in the Elementary and Middle School section. There is "Avogadro's Element Hunt," where students help Avogadro, a mole with glasses and green shoes, to find chemical elements in three rooms of his house. "Meg A. Mole's Bouncy Ball Factory" has a blue-shoed mole making a ball out of starch, borax and glue, but she waits for the student to decide how much of each goes into the mixer.

2012-01-20

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2011 Annual Meeting of the Safety Pharmacology Society: an overview.  

PubMed

The keynote address of 2011 Annual Meeting of the Safety Pharmacology Society examined the known and the still to be known on drug-induced nephrotoxicity. The nominee of the Distinguished Service Award Lecture gave an account of his career achievements particularly on the domain of chronically instrumented animals for assessing cardiovascular safety. The value of Safety Pharmacology resides in the benefits delivered to Pharma organizations, regulators, payers and patients. Meticulous due diligence concerning compliance of Safety Pharmacology studies to best practices is an effective means to ensure that equally stringent safety criteria are applied to both in-licensed and in-house compounds. Innovative technologies of great potential for Safety Pharmacology presented at the meeting are organs on chips (lung, heart, intestine) displaying mechanical and biochemical features of native organs, electrical field potential (MEA) or impedance (xCELLigence Cardio) measurements in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for unveiling cardiac electrophysiological and mechanical liabilities, functional human airway epithelium (MucilAir™) preparations with unique 1-year shelf-life for acute and chronic in vitro evaluation of drug efficacy and toxicity. Custom-designed in silico and in vitro assay platforms defining the receptorome space occupied by chemical entities facilitate, throughout the drug discovery phase, the selection of candidates with optimized safety profile on organ function. These approaches can now be complemented by advanced computational analysis allowing the identification of compounds with receptorome, or clinically adverse effect profiles, similar to those of the drug candidate under scrutiny for extending the safety assessment to potential liability targets not captured by classical approaches. Nonclinical data supporting safety can be quite reassuring for drugs with a discovered signal of risk. However, for marketing authorization this information should be complemented by a clear clinical proof of safety. The ongoing outsourcing process of Regulatory Safety Pharmacology activities from large Pharmas to contract research organizations should be taken as an opportunity to establish long-overdue in-house Exploratory Safety Pharmacology units fully dedicated to the optimization of clinical candidates on organ safety. PMID:22339583

Cavero, Icilio

2012-03-01

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Meteoritical Society Annual Meeting, 57th, Prague, Czech Republic, July 25-29, 1994. [Abstracts only  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ranging in size from mere grains and palm-size stones to boulders and many-mile- wide hunks of rock, meteorites hold many secrets of our solar system, and indeed of our universe. The 57th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society discussed many aspects of this fascinating 'chunk' of the evolution of the Solar System. Topics covered included: chemical composition, meteorite types, meteorite age determination, meteorite origins, and find locations, as well as a multitude of other important subjects.

1994-01-01

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Societies.  

PubMed

As the 2008 joint meeting of the European Pancreatic Club and the International Association of Pancreatology commences, it is appropriate to highlight the enormous benefits pancreatic societies, such as these, and their meetings offer. In the pancreas field, our strengths are in our societies, which bring us together as a community for common goals. With our societies, we have the potential to promote cooperation between scientists, encourage scientific responsibility and improvement, as well as support scientific education for the betterment of those suffering from diseases of the pancreas. and IAP. PMID:18497535

Lomberk, Gwen

2008-01-01

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The American Society for Virology--29th Annual Meeting.  

PubMed

The American Society for Virology 29th Annual Meeting, held in Bozeman, MT, USA, included topics covering new vaccine technologies, delivery methods and treatments in the field of virology. This conference report highlights selected presentations on human norovirus (HuNoV), SARS coronavirus and Rift Valley fever virus vaccine technologies; programmed cell death-1 (PD1) blockade and HyperAcute alpha-Gal platform technology methods; aerosol vaccination delivery; novel technologies to produce influenza virus-like particles (VLP) in mammalian cell lines; and investigational human rotavirus vaccines. PMID:20799142

Minieri Arroyo, Jennifer

2010-09-01

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Research on Estrogen and Behavior Is a 'Hot Topic' at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting  

ScienceCinema

The Society for Neuroscience has selected recent research on estrogen and its effect on behavior conducted at BNL for its "hot topics" book distributed to reporters attending the society's 2011 meeting in Washington, D.C., November 12-16.

Anat Biegon

2013-07-19

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Research on Estrogen and Behavior Is a 'Hot Topic' at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting  

SciTech Connect

The Society for Neuroscience has selected recent research on estrogen and its effect on behavior conducted at BNL for its "hot topics" book distributed to reporters attending the society's 2011 meeting in Washington, D.C., November 12-16.

Anat Biegon

2011-11-14

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A History of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry, from the founding of the American Chemical Society in 1876, the formation of the Division in 1957, and recent events. Includes tables listing officers of the Division and symposia titles at national meetings. (YP)

Bailar, John C., Jr.

1989-01-01

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ChemCenter: A Service of the American Chemical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The new online home of the American Chemical Society, ChemCenter intends to be the starting point for those seeking chemistry resources on the Internet. The full text of current-year issues of several ACS journals is available: Biochemistry, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, and Environmental Science & Technology. Articles may be read in HTML format or downloaded as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files. The journal pages make intensive, though effective, use of browser frames. The site currently offers links to the home pages of the ACS's other journals, as well as Chemical Patents Plus and Analytical Chemistry's LabGuide; slated for availability in the next two months are a Graduate School Finder and a Chemcyclopedia. Links to the ACS's many professional services (career, membership, and grants) are arranged on a single page for easy reference. The "Conferences and Communications" page provides links to meetings, conferences, newsletters, policy groups, and outreach programs, as well as other Internet resources for chemists. The "Education Center" provides access to the ACS's extensive range of instructional offerings. Free registration, though not currently required, will be necessary to access special services in the future.

Society., American C.

1997-01-01

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The American Chemical Society: PEPing Up Its Rescue Efforts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a number of programs designed to assist members of the American Chemical Society obtain employment, including direct support for unemployed members and the exercise of political influence in stimulating employment opportunities. (AL)

Gillette, Robert

1972-01-01

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Electronic Publishing and the Journals of the American Chemical Society.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The American Chemical Society is developing a number of initiatives that implement emerging electronic technologies in order to provide a broad range of products and services to members and subscribers. Examples of products currently available, or under d...

J. D. Spring L. R. Garson

1996-01-01

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Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting (45th, Washington, D.C., December 28-30, 1970). Meeting Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Handbook has been prepared to serve as a guide to those attending the 45th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, and is also intended as a permanent record of the papers presented at the meeting. Contents include the official program, abstracts of the 65 papers scheduled for the regular sessions, and abstracts of the papers…

Grognet, Allene Guss, Ed.

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Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting (43rd, New York, New York, December 28-30, 1968). Meeting Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Handbook was compiled for the 43rd Linguistic Society of America Meeting in New York, December 28-30, 1968. It consists of the official program for the meeting, abstracts of 98 of the papers presented there, and advertisements. The abstracts are arranged in alphabetical order by author. , and in some cases are accompanied by handouts. (JD)

Grognet, Allene Guss. Ed.

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Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting (44th, San Francisco, California, December 29-31, 1969). Meeting Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook was compiled for the 44th Linguistic Society of America Meeting in San Francisco, December 29-31, 1969. It consists of the official program for the meeting, abstracts of the 78 papers presented there, and advertisements. The abstracts are arranged in alphabetical order by author, and in some cases are accompanied by handouts. (DO)

Grognet, Allene Guss, Ed.

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Review of the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2013, 4-6 December, London, UK.  

PubMed

This article reviews the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2013, the annual scientific meeting attended by over 2000 delegates and representing the depth and breadth of UK respiratory medicine. This year's meeting from 4 to 6 December in London featured cutting-edge research alongside keynote symposia from international experts in respiratory science, epidemiology and clinical trials. This article reviews the key symposia and selected abstract sessions from the 2013 meeting. PMID:24609894

Chalmers, James D; Greening, Neil J; José, Ricardo J; Janes, Samuel M

2014-04-01

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American Fisheries Society, Oregon Chapter: Annual Meeting and Symposium.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document contains the abstracts of papers presented at the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Topics included: land and water use, professional ethics, fishery management issues, hatchery problems, fish diseases, fish behavior, and asp...

1989-01-01

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The 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) in Reims, France  

PubMed Central

The 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society, Reims, France, October 23 to 25, 2013 focused on tissue repair and regenerative medicine covering topics such as stem cells, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and burns.

2014-01-01

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Support for the Annual Meeting (30th) of the Cognitive Science Society.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society is the premier international event for cognitive science work, and it also has been the historical center for interdisciplinary research related to cognition, as well as work that is specifically based o...

C. A. Sanchez

2008-01-01

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Program and Abstracts for the Seventh Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

With partial support from AFOSR, the Seventh Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR) took place in Jacksonville, Florida, May 10-13, 2000. More than 280 scientific papers and symposia were presented. There was strong participation...

J. C. Dunlap

2000-01-01

51

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Type G "Starter" Grants  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from the American Chemical Society describes various grant programs. The Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) grants listed on this site are made to nonprofit institutions in the United States and other countries in response to proposals. Fundamental research is currently supported in chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical engineering, and in related fields such as polymers and materials science. ACS PRF funding commitments in 2005 total $22.2 million.

Society, American C.

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Chemistry: A Project of the American Chemical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Finds ChemEd DL resources related to the sections of the General Chemistry textbook, Chemistry: A Project of the American Chemical Society, by Jerry Bell, Stephen Branz, Diane Bunce, Melanie Cooper, I. Dwaine Eubanks, Lucy Pryde Eubanks, Herbert Kaesz, Wayne Morgan, Dorit Noether, Maureen Scharberg, Robert Silberman, Emmett Wright published by W.H. Freeman and Company, 2005.

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Recommendations of the American Chemical Society Chemistry Education Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents selected recommendations from the American Chemical Society Chemistry Education Task Force's list of 39 principal and 52 supplementary recommendations. Those listed focus on all levels of education, elementary school science, high school chemistry and science, two-year college chemistry, college/university chemistry and science, chemistry…

Yankwich, Peter E.; And Others

1984-01-01

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Chemical Society Reinstates Iranian Chemists; Iranian-American Scholar Arrested  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The frosty relationship between the United States and Iran has created a chill in many areas of scholarly endeavor. One resulting battle, over whether Iranian scholars can belong to the American Chemical Society, has been largely resolved. But a new imbroglio looms with the arrest of a prominent U.S.-Iranian scholar who was visiting Tehran. The…

Bollag, Burton

2007-01-01

55

Final Report on Kokes Awards for the 20th North American Catalysis Society Meeting  

SciTech Connect

This Final Report describes how the Kokes Awards program was carried out for the 2007 meeting with regard to selection of students and disbursement of funds received from DOE and other sources. The objective of the Richard J. Kokes Travel Award program of the American Catalysis Society is to encourage graduate students to attend and participate meaningfully in the biennial North American Catalysis Society Meeting.

Wong, Michael S.

2008-01-01

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How Linus Pauling Finally Got the Priestley Medal of the American Chemical Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Late in 1981 I started firming up plans for a symposium marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Priestley in 1733. The symposium was scheduled for the 1983 Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society to be held in Washington D. C. Because of Priestley's wide-ranging interests and activities, the speakers were to include not only chemists and historians but also a political scientist, a grammarian, and a Unitarian minister. The closing session was to open with Melvin Calvin speaking on "Artificial Photosynthesis"-a phenomenon Priestley was the first to observe, albeit somewhat confusedly. Next came Fred Basolo, then president of the American Chemical Society, on "Synthetic Oxygen Carriers of Biological Interest"-Priestley had abeen among the first to remark on the role of dephlogisticated air (oxygen) in the interconversion of venous and arterial blood.

Davenport, Derek A.

1998-10-01

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American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Chapters: More Than Just Chemistry Clubs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Chemistry educators often examine and implement various instructional techniques, such as mentoring programs, to advance learning objectives and to equip students with analytical and technical skills, as well as the skills required of chemical science professionals. Student organizations, such as an American Chemical Society Student Affiliates (SA) chapter, can create a learning environment for undergraduates by engaging them in activities that develop communication, teamwork and inquiry, analysis, and problem-solving skills within a real-world setting. The environment is student-based, has personal meaning for the learner, emphasizes a process-and-product orientation, and emphasizes evaluation. Participation in SAs enhance the traditional chemistry curriculum, complementing the learning goals and meeting learning objectives that might not otherwise be addressed in the curriculum. In this article we discuss how SA chapters enhance the educational experience of undergraduate chemical science students, help develop new chemistry professionals, and shape enthusiastic and committed future chemical science leaders.

Montes, Ingrid; Collazo, Carmen

2003-10-01

58

Boston ACS Meeting, Chemical Education Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For those of us who had not been to Boston since the last ACS meeting it was surprising to see how vibrant the city was. The shops, restaurants, parks, and other attractions throughout the large inner city area made the meeting most enjoyable. Again, our banquet cruise of the harbor was blessed with excellent weather. The ship went out far enough so that we landlocked people could feel the waves. The entire program had a celebratory tone-two sessions marking the 70th birthday of Glenn Crosby, a memorial symposium celebrating the teaching innovations of Hubert Alyea, and the 75th anniversary of the Journal of Chemical Education (>p 1360). Content issues in upper division chemistry courses as well as general chemistry took up a large portion of the program. Some of the symposia are discussed in this article.

Wildeman, Thomas R.; Torre, Frank; Smist, Julianne

1998-11-01

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Acquisition of chemical recognition cues facilitates integration into ant societies  

PubMed Central

Background Social insects maintain the integrity of their societies by discriminating between colony members and foreigners through cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) signatures. Nevertheless, parasites frequently get access to social resources, for example through mimicry of host CHCs among other mechanisms. The origin of mimetic compounds, however, remains unknown in the majority of studies (biosynthesis vs. acquisition). Additionally, direct evidence is scarce that chemical mimicry is indeed beneficial to the parasites (e.g., by improving social acceptance). Results In the present study we demonstrated that the kleptoparasitic silverfish Malayatelura ponerophila most likely acquires CHCs directly from its host ant Leptogenys distinguenda by evaluating the transfer of a stable-isotope label from the cuticle of workers to the silverfish. In a second experiment, we prevented CHC pilfering by separating silverfish from their host for six or nine days. Chemical host resemblance as well as aggressive rejection behaviour by host ants was then quantified for unmanipulated and previously separated individuals. Separated individuals showed reduced chemical host resemblance and they received significantly more aggressive rejection behaviour than unmanipulated individuals. Conclusion Our study clarifies the mechanism of chemical mimicry in a social insect parasite in great detail. It shows empirically for the first time that social insect parasites are able to acquire CHCs from their host. Furthermore, it demonstrates that the accuracy of chemical mimicry can be crucial for social insect parasites by enhancing social acceptance and, thus, allowing successful exploitation. We discuss the results in the light of coevolutionary arms races between parasites and hosts.

2011-01-01

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NLST Presentations from the 2010 Radiological Society of North America meeting  

Cancer.gov

National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) investigators and other experts in the field discussed potential ramifications of the initial trial results at a session of the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) on November 29, 2010, in Chicago

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The 22nd annual meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) in Athens, Greece  

PubMed Central

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society, Athens, Greece, October 4 to 5, 2012 informed about pathophysiological mechanisms in tissue repair and on the development of clinical treatments of chronic wounds, fibrosis, and cancer, considering recent advances in molecular biology and biotechnology.

2013-01-01

62

Selected abstracts from the 3rd international meeting of the society for acute medicine.  

PubMed

Over 100 posters were presented at the 3rd International meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine, held on 1st-2nd October at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. The following are abstracts from the posters which were awarded 'best poster' prizes by the judging panel, in the categories for Case Reports, Service Organisation and Delivery and Audit/Research. PMID:21597571

2010-01-01

63

AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETING: Cool Comets, Barren Clusters, and a Maxed-Out Universe.  

PubMed

About 900 astronomers gathered 2 weeks ago near the birthplace of Eastman Kodak Co. to share their latest pictures of the sky at the American Astronomical Society's 196th Meeting. Notable findings pointed to a cold origin for comet Hale-Bopp, a nasty environment for extrasolar planets, and a maximum size for the biggest structures in the universe. PMID:17758900

Irion, R

2000-06-23

64

8th Argentinean Bioengineering Society Conference (SABI 2011) and 7th Clinical Engineering Meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

In September 2011, the Eighteenth Edition of the Argentinean Bioengineering Society Conference (SABI 2011) and Seventh Clinical Engineering Meeting were held in Mar del Plata, Argetina. The Mar del Plata SABI Regional and the School of Engineering of the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata invited All bioengineers, engineers, physicists, mathematicians, biologists, physicians and health professionals working in the field

Gustavo Javier Meschuino; Virginia L Ballarin

2011-01-01

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Report on the 40th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation  

PubMed Central

Introduction The EBMT is a non-profit scientific society representing 563 transplant centres from 57 countries in and outside Europe. Background From 29 March to 2 April 2014, the EBMT Annual Meeting took place at the Milan Convention Centre (MiCo), for the 40th Annual Meeting. Objective/Methods This report will summarise the meeting’s sessions and discuss the nursing scientific programme. Data source/extraction programme, interview, presentations, and abstracts. Conclusions This year’s 40th Anniversary congress in Milan received a record number of abstract submissions plus an extremely high attendance of more than 4600 participants—the second highest in the history of the EBMT. The meeting provided a venue for a constructive multinational and multidisciplinary dialogue. EBMT continues to monitor differences between countries and spreads good clinical practice.

Fatuzzo, Giuseppe

2014-01-01

66

Tripartite Meeting in Gene and Cell Therapy, 2008: Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy, British Society for Gene Therapy, and International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer  

Microsoft Academic Search

The second annual meeting of the Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy was held in Cork, Ireland on May 15 and 16, 2008 (http:\\/\\/crr.ucc.ie\\/isgct\\/). The meeting was jointly organized with the British Society for Gene Therapy and the International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer. Because of the location of the con- ference and the co-organization of

Barbara Guinn; Garrett Casey; Sara Collins; Tim O'Brien; M. Yvonne Alexander; Mark Tangney

2008-01-01

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Publication rates of abstracts presented at Biennial Meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study was carried out to determine the fate of abstracts presented at the Biennial Meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine. All abstracts presented at the 1997 and 1999 Biennial Meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine were entered into a database. A Medline search was performed in November

Jason C. Eck

2005-01-01

68

Proceedings of the 19th annual meeting of the Adhesion Society  

SciTech Connect

This is the proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, held February 18-21, 1996. Papers are presented on various aspects of adhesion, ranging from studies at the molecular level, to studies of the intermixing of polymer chains across interface joints, to the study of polymer/metal joints. Separate abstracts of articles from this proceedings have been indexed into the database.

Ward, T.C. [ed.

1996-12-31

69

18th meeting of the European Neurological Society, Nice, France, 7 to 11 June 2008.  

PubMed

Over 3200 neurologists attended the 18th Meeting of the European Neurological Society to participate in the exciting and highly scientific programe. There was a 19% rejection of the submitted abstracts which covered all the aspects of neurology. One major symposium, 27 oral presentations and 107 posters on multiple sclerosis (MS) were presented. Additionally, there were three teaching courses and one workshop on MS. PMID:18812057

Milonas, I

2008-09-01

70

Abstracts for the 54th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Abstracts of the papers presented at 54th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritic Society are compiled. The following subject areas are covered: Antarctic meteorites; nebula and parent body processing; primary and secondary SNC parent planet processes; enstatite chondrites and aubrites; achondrite stew; refractory inclusions; meteorite exposure ages and sizes; interstellar/meteorite connections; lunar origins, processes and meteorites; craters, cratering and tektites; cretaceous-tertiary impact(s); IDPs (LDEF, stratosphere, Greenland and Antarctica); chondrules; and chondrites.

1991-01-01

71

Update from the 7th annual meeting of the Italian Society of Virology.  

PubMed

The Italian Society of Virology (SIV) held a meeting in Orvieto (June 24-26, 2007) aimed at promoting interactions and collaborations between scientists in the field of Virology. The meeting had an attendance of about 170 virologists from Italy. In accordance with the normal format of the SIV National Meeting the conference transcended all areas of Virology. Sessions included invited speakers together with selected oral presentation. Covered topics included: General Virology and Viral Genetics, Medical Virology and Antiviral Therapy, Viral Biotechnologies and Gene Therapy, Viral Oncogenesis and Vaccines, Virus-Host Interactions and Pathogenesis, Emerging and Zoonotic Viral Infections. In this edition, a special effort was addressed to the HPV infection and prevention and to the guidelines for the preemptive (presymptomatic) therapy of human cytomegalovirus infections in transplant recipients. A summary of the main topics are reported. PMID:18247363

Salata, Cristiano; Calistri, Arianna; Palù, Giorgio

2008-07-01

72

Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies.  

PubMed

The ants are extraordinary in having evolved many lineages that exploit closely related ant societies as social parasites, but social parasitism by distantly related ants is rare. Here we document the interaction dynamics among a Sericomyrmex fungus-growing ant host, a permanently associated parasitic guest ant of the genus Megalomyrmex, and a raiding agro-predator of the genus Gnamptogenys. We show experimentally that the guest ants protect their host colonies against agro-predator raids using alkaloid venom that is much more potent than the biting defenses of the host ants. Relatively few guest ants are sufficient to kill raiders that invariably exterminate host nests without a cohabiting guest ant colony. We also show that the odor of guest ants discourages raider scouts from recruiting nestmates to host colonies. Our results imply that Sericomyrmex fungus-growers obtain a net benefit from their costly guest ants behaving as a functional soldier caste to meet lethal threats from agro-predator raiders. The fundamentally different life histories of the agro-predators and guest ants appear to facilitate their coexistence in a negative frequency-dependent manner. Because a guest ant colony is committed for life to a single host colony, the guests would harm their own interests by not defending the host that they continue to exploit. This conditional mutualism is analogous to chronic sickle cell anemia enhancing the resistance to malaria and to episodes in human history when mercenary city defenders offered either net benefits or imposed net costs, depending on the level of threat from invading armies. PMID:24019482

Adams, Rachelle M M; Liberti, Joanito; Illum, Anders A; Jones, Tappey H; Nash, David R; Boomsma, Jacobus J

2013-09-24

73

Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies  

PubMed Central

The ants are extraordinary in having evolved many lineages that exploit closely related ant societies as social parasites, but social parasitism by distantly related ants is rare. Here we document the interaction dynamics among a Sericomyrmex fungus-growing ant host, a permanently associated parasitic guest ant of the genus Megalomyrmex, and a raiding agro-predator of the genus Gnamptogenys. We show experimentally that the guest ants protect their host colonies against agro-predator raids using alkaloid venom that is much more potent than the biting defenses of the host ants. Relatively few guest ants are sufficient to kill raiders that invariably exterminate host nests without a cohabiting guest ant colony. We also show that the odor of guest ants discourages raider scouts from recruiting nestmates to host colonies. Our results imply that Sericomyrmex fungus-growers obtain a net benefit from their costly guest ants behaving as a functional soldier caste to meet lethal threats from agro-predator raiders. The fundamentally different life histories of the agro-predators and guest ants appear to facilitate their coexistence in a negative frequency-dependent manner. Because a guest ant colony is committed for life to a single host colony, the guests would harm their own interests by not defending the host that they continue to exploit. This conditional mutualism is analogous to chronic sickle cell anemia enhancing the resistance to malaria and to episodes in human history when mercenary city defenders offered either net benefits or imposed net costs, depending on the level of threat from invading armies.

Adams, Rachelle M. M.; Liberti, Joanito; Illum, Anders A.; Jones, Tappey H.; Nash, David R.; Boomsma, Jacobus J.

2013-01-01

74

Abstracts and program proceedings of the 1994 meeting of the International Society for Ecological Modelling North American Chapter.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document contains information about the 1994 meeting of the International Society for Ecological Modelling North American Chapter. The topics discussed include: extinction risk assessment modelling, ecological risk analysis of uranium mining, impacts...

J. R. Kercher

1994-01-01

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The Physical Therapy and Society Summit (PASS) Meeting: observations and opportunities.  

PubMed

The construct of delivering high-quality and cost-effective health care is in flux, and the profession must strategically plan how to meet the needs of society. In 2006, the House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association passed a motion to convene a summit on "how physical therapists can meet current, evolving, and future societal health care needs." The Physical Therapy and Society Summit (PASS) meeting on February 27-28, 2009, in Leesburg, Virginia, sent a clear message that for physical therapists to be effective and thrive in the health care environment of the future, a paradigm shift is required. During the PASS meeting, participants reframed our traditional focus on the physical therapist and the patient/client (consumer) to one in which physical therapists are an integral part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary health care team with the health care consumer as its focus. The PASS Steering Committee recognized that some of the opportunities that surfaced during the PASS meeting may be disruptive or may not be within the profession's present strategic or tactical plans. Thus, adopting a framework that helps to establish the need for change that is provocative and potentially disruptive to our present care delivery, yet prioritizes opportunities, is a critical and essential step. Each of us in the physical therapy profession must take on post-PASS roles and responsibilities to accomplish the systemic change that is so intimately intertwined with our destiny. This article offers a perspective of the dynamic dialogue and suggestions that emerged from the PASS event, providing further opportunities for discussion and action within our profession. PMID:20829448

Kigin, Colleen M; Rodgers, Mary M; Wolf, Steven L

2010-11-01

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International Society for Extracellular Vesicles: first annual meeting, April 17-21, 2012: ISEV-2012  

PubMed Central

Extracellular micro- and nano-scale membrane vesicles produced by different cells are recognised as an essential entity of physiological fluids in a variety of organisms and function as mediators of intercellular communication employed for the regulation of multiple systemic and local processes. In the last decade, an exponential amount of experimental work was dedicated to exploring the biogenesis and secretion mechanisms, physiological and pathological functions and potential applications of the extracellular vesicles (EVs). Noteworthy is the large heterogeneity of in vitro and in vivo models applied, technical approaches developed in these studies and the diversity of designations assigned to different or similar types of EVs. Hence, there is a clear necessity for a uniform nomenclature and standardisation of methods to isolate and characterise these vesicles. In April 2012, the first meeting of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) took place bringing together this exponentially grown scientific community. The University of Gothenburg (Krefting Research Centre) together with the Interim Board of the Society created in September 2011 (Jan Lötvall, Clotilde Théry, Xandra Breakefield, Marca Wauben, Yong Song Gho, Lawrence Rajendran, Graça Raposo, Douglas Taylor, Margareta Sjöstrand and Esbjörn Telemo) organised this fantastic event that counted 488 registered and contributing participants. This meeting report provides a retrospective summary of the broad spectrum of ISEV-2012 sessions. Again, we emphasise novel findings, discussions and decisions met by the community during the meeting.

Araldi, Elisa; Kramer-Albers, Eva-Maria; Hoen, Esther Nolte-'t; Peinado, Hector; Psonka-Antonczyk, Katarzyna Maria; Rao, Pooja; van Niel, Guillaume; Yanez-Mo, Maria; Nazarenko, Irina

2012-01-01

77

European Materials Research Society spring meeting: Book of abstracts. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This document contains abstracts of the various symposiums held as part of the European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting held on 16--19 June 98 in Strasbourg, France. Some of the topics discussed were Light Emission from Silicon; Defects in Silicon: Hydrogen; Thin Films Epitaxial Growth and Nanostructures; Surface Processing; Microsystem Technologies; Rapid Thermal Processing; Ion Implantation into Semiconductors, Oxides and Ceramics; Carbon Based Materials; Nitrides and Related Wide Band Gap Materials; Molecular Photonics for Optical Telecommunications; and Material and Processes for Submicron Technologies.

NONE

1998-06-19

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Summary of the 9th annual meeting of the Italian Society for Virology.  

PubMed

The 9th annual meeting of the Italian Society for Virology (SIV) comprised seven plenary sessions focused on: General virology and viral genetics; Virus-Host interaction and pathogenesis; Viral oncology; Emerging viruses and zoonotic, foodborne, and environmental pathways of transmission; Viral immunology and vaccines; Medical virology and antiviral therapy; Viral biotechnologies and gene therapy. Moreover, four hot topics were discussed in special lectures: the Pioneer in human virology lecture regarding the control of viral epidemics with particular emphasis on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Pioneer in plant virology lecture focused on cell responses to plant virus infection, a Keynote lecture on the epidemiology and genetic diversity of Crimea-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus, and the G.B. Rossi lecture on the molecular basis and clinical implications of human cytomegalovirus tropism for endothelial/epithelial cells. The meeting had an attendance of about 160 virologists. A summary of the plenary lectures and oral selected presentations is reported. PMID:20799282

Salata, Cristiano; Calistri, Arianna; Parolin, Cristina; Palù, Giorgio

2011-01-01

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1996 Central New Mexico Section [American Chemical Society] annual report  

SciTech Connect

The main goal of the Central New Mexico Section this year was to increase attendance at the local meetings. Throughout the course of the year attendance at the meeting more than doubled. This was brought on by several factors: having the meeting spread throughout the section (Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Socorro, Los Alamos); supplementing the ACS National Tour speakers with interesting local sections speakers; and making full use of the newly formed Public Relations Committee. Activities during 1996 are summarized.

Cournoyer, M.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Chemistry Science and Technology Div.

1997-02-07

80

Aspirin for the older person: report of a meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 3rd November 2011.  

PubMed

On November 23rd 2011, the Aspirin Foundation held a meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine in London to review current thinking on the potential role of aspirin in preventing cardiovascular disease and reducing the risk of cancer in older people. The meeting was supported by Bayer Pharma AG and Novacyl. PMID:22423252

Armitage, J; Cuzick, J; Elwood, P; Longley, M; Perkins, A; Spencer, K; Turner, H; Porch, S; Lyness, S; Kennedy, J; Henderson, Gn

2012-01-01

81

Aspirin for the older person: report of a meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 3rd November 2011  

PubMed Central

On November 23rd 2011, the Aspirin Foundation held a meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine in London to review current thinking on the potential role of aspirin in preventing cardiovascular disease and reducing the risk of cancer in older people. The meeting was supported by Bayer Pharma AG and Novacyl.

Armitage, J; Cuzick, J; Elwood, P; Longley, M; Perkins, A; Spencer, K; Turner, H; Porch, S; Lyness, S; Kennedy, J; Henderson, GN

2012-01-01

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American Fisheries Society 136th Annual Meeting Lake Placid, NY 10-14 September, 2006  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation invite you to experience the beauty of New York's famous Adirondack Park as the American Fisheries Society (AFS) convenes its 136th Annual Meeting in the legendary Olympic Village of Lake Placid, NY, 10-14 September 2006. Our meeting theme "Fish in the Balance" will explore the interrelation between fish, aquatic habitats, and man, highlighting the challenges facing aquatic resource professionals and the methods that have been employed to resolve conflicts between those that use or have an interest in our aquatic resources. As fragile as it is beautiful, the Adirondack Region is the perfect location to explore this theme. Bordered by Mirror Lake and its namesake, Lake Placid, the Village of Lake Placid has small town charm, but all of the conveniences that a big city would provide. Whether its reliving the magic of the 1980 hockey team's "Miracle on Ice" at the Lake Placid Olympic Center, getting a panoramic view of the Adirondack high peaks from the top of the 90 meter ski jumps, fishing or kayaking in adjacent Mirror Lake, hiking a mountain trail, or enjoying a quiet dinner or shopping excursion in the various shops and restaurants that line Main Street, Lake Placid has something for everyone.

Einhouse, D.; Walsh, M. G.; Keeler, S.; Long, J. M.

2005-01-01

83

The Cytokine Odyssey 2001, a joint meeting of the Society of Leukocyte Biology and the International Cytokine Society. 8-11 November 2001, Maui, Hawaii, USA.  

PubMed

The Cytokine Odyssey 2001 was held at the Outrigger Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii, USA. The meeting, jointly sponsored by the International Cytokine Society (ICS, 9th Annual Meeting) and the Society of Leukocyte Biology (SLB, 35th Annual Meeting), was organised by Carl Ware (Chair) from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (La Jolla, USA) and Thomas Hamilton (Co-Chair) from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, USA). This international conference was designed to bring together leading investigators in molecular and cellular biology, physiology and genetics, interested in cytokines and cells of the immune system. This forum was aimed to assess the impact of this expanding science on new approaches to disease intervention [1]. PMID:11901477

Delhase, Mireille; Ware, Carl

2002-02-01

84

Highlights of the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology and the 14th International Symposium on Respiratory Psychophysiology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a review of selected presentations and events that highlighted the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP) and the 14th International Symposium on Respiratory Psychophysiology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 1995. The meeting, which was scheduled as a satellite to the 35th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, included two

Ronald Ley; Beverly Timmons; Harry Kotses; Andrew Harver; Cornelis J. E. Wientjes

1996-01-01

85

The Bioelectromagnetics Society eleventh annual meeting, 1989. [Extremely low frequency radiation  

SciTech Connect

This volume contains the abstracts from the symposia and poster sessions at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, held on June 18--22, 1989, in Tucson, AZ. Five special symposia were held which dealt with: Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) fields and neuroendocrine function; electromagnetic (EM) therapy for cardiac arrythmia; application of time-varying fields for tissue healing; the biophysics of resonance phenomena in EM interactions with biomolecular systems; and new probes for biological assessments. Additional symposia dealt with radiofrequency (RF) and microwave effects on neural and ocular systems; pulsed and ELF fields; calcium and ELF; ELF and static magnetic fields; ELF and RF, dosimetry and instrumentation; ELF and biomembranes; RF and ultrasound; behavioral effects of EM; physiological effects of RF; RF hyperthermia and tumor treatment; modeling; and the neurological and endocrine effects of ELF.

Not Available

1989-01-01

86

DOE contractor's meeting on chemical toxicity  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) is required to determine the potential health and environmental effects associated with energy production and use. To ensure appropriate communication among investigators and scientific disciplines that these research studies represent, OHER has sponsored workshops. This document provides a compilation of activities at the Third Annual DOE/OHER Workshop. This year's workshop was broadened to include all OHER activities identified as within the chemical effects area. The workshop consisted of eight sessions entitled Isolation and Detection of Toxic chemicals; Adduct Formation and Repair; Chemical Toxicity (Posters); Metabolism and Genotoxicity; Inhalation Toxicology; Gene Regulation; Metals Toxicity; and Biological Mechanisms. This document contains abstracts of the information presented by session.

Not Available

1987-01-01

87

75 FR 21002 - Notice of Meeting: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society Pursuant to Public...the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS), U...public comment on any issue related to genetics, health and society. Please note...

2010-04-22

88

75 FR 21295 - Notice of Meeting: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society Pursuant to Public...the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS), U...public comment on any issue related to genetics, health and society. Please note...

2010-04-23

89

Accelerating vaccine development and deployment: report of a Royal Society satellite meeting  

PubMed Central

The Royal Society convened a meeting on the 17th and 18th November 2010 to review the current ways in which vaccines are developed and deployed, and to make recommendations as to how each of these processes might be accelerated. The meeting brought together academics, industry representatives, research sponsors, regulators, government advisors and representatives of international public health agencies from a broad geographical background. Discussions were held under Chatham House rules. High-throughput screening of new vaccine antigens and candidates was seen as a driving force for vaccine discovery. Multi-stakeholder, small-scale manufacturing facilities capable of rapid production of clinical grade vaccines are currently too few and need to be expanded. In both the human and veterinary areas, there is a need for tiered regulatory standards, differentially tailored for experimental and commercial vaccines, to allow accelerated vaccine efficacy testing. Improved cross-fertilization of knowledge between industry and academia, and between human and veterinary vaccine developers, could lead to more rapid application of promising approaches and technologies to new product development. Identification of best-practices and development of checklists for product development plans and implementation programmes were seen as low-cost opportunities to shorten the timeline for vaccine progression from the laboratory bench to the people who need it.

Bregu, Migena; Draper, Simon J.; Hill, Adrian V. S.; Greenwood, Brian M.

2011-01-01

90

A golden anniversary: highlights of the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology  

PubMed Central

The 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed a shift in the culture of cancer research, moving towards multidisciplinary, integrated, and patient-centric work. Hormone-sensitive cancers were particularly highlighted at this meeting, and impressive strides were made in the previously underserved areas of the lung and thyroid cancer. Interestingly, immunotherapy was one of the strongest themes to emerge.

McVie, Gordon; Nailor, Audrey

2014-01-01

91

Postscript relating to new allegations made by Edward Hooper at The Royal Society Discussion Meeting on 11 September 2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

At The Royal Society Discussion Meeting, Origins of HIVand the AIDS epidemic , which this issue records, Edward Hooper added two newsmoking guns' to the accusations published previously in The river. These were proposed as conclusive evidence for the hypothesis that simian immunode¢ ciency virus- contaminated CHAT polio vaccine caused the HIV-1 group M epidemic. We have investigated the facts

Stanley A. Plotkin; Dirk E. Teuwen; Abel Prinzie; Jan Desmyter

2001-01-01

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Philosophical Studies in Education: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (1979).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proceedings consist of the presidential address, papers, summary reviews of papers, responses, and minutes presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society. Papers emphasize several themes: (1) areas of educational theory and practice in which philosophers could be helpful, (2) suiting educational efforts to…

Carter, John E., Ed.; Angelo, Richard, Ed.

93

27th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease.  

PubMed

The 27th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease (ESPID) was held in Brussels, Belgium, on 8-13 June 2009. Europe's largest pediatric infectious disease congress brought international pediatricians and experts on pediatric infectious disease and vaccine together. Owing to the numerous pediatric infectious topics and issues that were discussed, in this report we summarize the current knowledge about pneumococcal disease and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs). The main topics covered are current pneumococcal seroepidemiology after the introduction of the 7-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7), the efficacy and immunogenicity of a reduced-dose schedule of PCV7, and the effectiveness of PCV7 against invasive pneumococcal disease, otitis media and related conditions, pneumonia, and nasopharyngeal carriage. New studies, including that on the cost-effectiveness of the currently licensed 10-valent pneumococcal vaccine, which uses protein D from the nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae protein (PHiD-CV) and investigational PCVs (investigational 13-valent PCV [PCV13] and 11-valent PCV [PCV11]), were also presented. Next year, the 28th ESPID meeting will be held in Nice, France, on 4-8 June 2010. We will have a chance to see and evaluate, after the PCV7 and PHiD-CV era, current efficacy studies about new vaccines and investigational vaccines. With the 2015 key millennium development goalonly 5 years away, we need to accelerate the introduction of current vaccines and also evaluate newcomer vaccines in order to reduce the mortality rate among children younger than 5 years of age by two-thirds. PMID:19722887

Dinleyici, Ener Cagri; Yargic, Zeynel Abidin

2009-09-01

94

Autism: Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the National Society for Autistic Children (4th, June 22-24, 1972, Flint Michigan).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are proceedings of the 4th annual (1972) meeting of the National Society for Autistic Children including 11 papers given at the meeting. Listed are officers and board members of the society, the convention committee members, and recipients of citations and awards. The president's report notes past goals, accomplishments, and future…

National Society for Autistic Children, Syracuse, NY.

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75 FR 52949 - Notice of Meeting: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society Pursuant to Public...the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS), U...review of the revised draft report on genetics education and training and...

2010-08-30

96

Programs and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Society for College Science Teachers (Boston, Massachusetts, March 25-28, 1992). Volume 12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The program and abstracts of the presentations of the 1992 meeting of the Society for College Science Teachers are the topics of this report. Society officers are listed, a history of the society is provided, and membership information is given. The presentations reflect different topics in the teaching of college science. The abstracts of…

Society for College Science Teachers.

97

Programs and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Society for College Science Teachers (Houston, Texas, March 27-30, 1991). Volume 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The program and abstracts of the presentations of the 1991 meeting of the Society for College Science Teachers are the topics of this report. Society officers are listed, a history of the society is provided, and membership information is given. The presentations reflect different topics in the teaching of college science. The abstracts of…

Society for College Science Teachers.

98

Recommendations for Content from the American Chemical Society for the Subject of Chemistry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document concerns recommendations for the chemistry content needed for preservice science teachers as determined by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Topics include: (1) process description; (2) relationship to National Science Education Standards; (3) recommendations for content; and (4) contributors to the project. (KHR)

Palladino, George; Tinnesand, Michael

99

Dialog and the American Chemical Society Play a High Stakes Game.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses Dialog Information Service's lawsuit against the American Chemical Society (ACS) over online searching capabilities. Antitrust law is discussed, fair competition issues are raised, the user's point of view is considered, possible outcome scenarios are suggested, and a sidebar summarizes claims and counterclaims by Dialog, ACS, and…

O'Leary, Mick

1991-01-01

100

[Consensus meeting on sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer. Spanish society of mastology and breast disease].  

PubMed

Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a useful diagnostic technique in the management of breast cancer and is widely used and accepted in clinical practice. The results of this technique allow adequate staging with lower associated morbidity. However, at present, there are numerous methodological issues that remain to be resolved in on-going trials and investigations and Consensus Meetings are required to standardize the methodological variations and indications of this procedure. The conclusions of the Consensus Meeting held in Murcia, Spain, organized by The Spanish Society of Mastology and Breast Disease, are reported in this document. PMID:17916284

Piñero, Antonio; Giménez, Julia; Merck, Belén; Vázquez, Carlos

2007-09-01

101

The Educational and Moral Significance of the American Chemical Society's The Chemist's Code of Conduct  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While the usefulness of the case study method in teaching research ethics is frequently emphasized, less often noted is the educational value of professional codes of ethics. Much can be gained by having students examine codes and reflect on their significance. This paper argues that codes such as the American Chemical Society‘s The Chemist‘s Code of Conduct are an important supplement to the use of cases and describes one way in which they can be integrated profitably into a class discussion of research ethics.

Bruton, Samuel V.

2003-05-01

102

8th Argentinean Bioengineering Society Conference (SABI 2011) and 7th Clinical Engineering Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In September 2011, the Eighteenth Edition of the Argentinean Bioengineering Society Conference (SABI 2011) and Seventh Clinical Engineering Meeting were held in Mar del Plata, Argetina. The Mar del Plata SABI Regional and the School of Engineering of the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata invited All bioengineers, engineers, physicists, mathematicians, biologists, physicians and health professionals working in the field of Bioengineering to participate in this event. The overall objectives of the Conference were: To provide discussion of scientific research results in Bioengineering and Clinical Engineering. To promote technological development experiences. To strengthen the institutional and scientific communication links in the area of Bioengineering, mainly between Universities of Latin America. To encourage students, teachers, researchers and professionals to establish exchanges of experiences and knowledge. To provide biomedical engineering technology solutions to the society and contributing ideas for low cost care. Conference photograph Conference photograph Conference photograph Conference photograph EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SABI 2011 Chair Dra Virginia L Ballarin Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Co-Chair Dra Teresita R Cuadrado Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Local Comittee Dr Gustavo Abraham Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Dra Josefina Ballarre Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Dr Eduardo Blotta Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dra Agustina Bouchet Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dr Marcel Brun Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dra Silvia Ceré Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Dra Mariela Azul Gonzalez Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Dra Lucia Isabel Passoni Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dr Juan Ignacio Pastore Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Dra Adriana Scandurra Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE President Dr Gustavo Meschino Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Comittee Dr Gustavo Abraham Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Mg Rubén Acevedo Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos Ing Pablo Agüero Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Ing Mariela Ambrustolo Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dr Ricardo Armentano Universidad Favaloro Dra Virginia L Ballarin Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dra Josefina Ballarre Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Dr Eduardo Blotta Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Ing Marco Benalcázar Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Mg Freddy Geovanny Benalcázar Palacios Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador Dr Roberto Boeri Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET - INTEMA Dra Agustina Bouchet Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dr Ariel Braidot Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos Dr Marcel Brun Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dra Silvia Ceré Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Ing Fernando Clara Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dr Raúl Correa Prado Universidad Nacional de San Juan Bioing Pablo Cortez Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dra Teresita R Cuadrado Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - CONICET Ing Eduardo De Forteza Universidad Favaloro Dra Mariana Del Fresno Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Dr Martín Diaz Informática Médica Hospital Aleman de Buenos Aires - GIBBA Ing Julio César Doumecq Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Mg Ana María Echenique Universidad Nacional de San Juan Bioing Pedro Escobar Universidad Nacional del Centro, Olavarría, Pcia de Buenos Aires Dr Fernando Daniel Farfán Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Dr Carmelo Felice Universidad Nacional de Tucumán - CONICET Dr Elmer Fernández Universidad Católica de Córdoba - CONICET Ing José Flores Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos Dr Arturo Gayoso Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata Dra Bioing Agustina Garcés Universidad Nacional de San Juan ¬- CONICET Bioing Luciano Gentile Universidad Favaloro Mg María Eugenia Gómez Universida

Meschino, Gustavo Javier; Ballarin, Virginia L.

2011-12-01

103

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Posters from the 215th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society  

DOE Data Explorer

The 8.4 meter Large LSST will survey the entire visible sky deeply in multiple colors every week with its three-billion pixel digital camera, probing the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, and opening a movie-like window on objects that change or move rapidly: exploding supernovae, potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids, and distant Kuiper Belt Objects. [Copied from http://www.lsst.org/lsst/about]

The LSST is still in the design and development phase and will be ready for its scientific work approximately four years after construction starts in Chile. The scientific posters prepared by members of the LSST Project Team for the 215 meeting of the American Astronomical Society in January of 2010 provide a detailed, technical look at the project components. Titles of posters available online include:

  • LSST Observatory and Science Opportunities
  • The LSST: A System of Systems
  • LSST: from Science Drivers to Data Products
  • LSST Education and Public Outreach
  • LSST Operations Simulator
  • Simulating the LSST
  • Inventorying the Solar System with LSST
  • Stellar Population Science with LSST
  • Eclipsing Binary Science with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
  • Mapping Milky Way and Local Volume Structure with LSST
  • Galaxy Evolution with LSST
  • Photometric Redshift Performance of LSST
  • LSST Cosmological Probes
  • Probing Dark Energy with Weak Lensing: Ground versus Space
  • Strong Gravitational Lensing with LSST
  • AGN Science with the LSST
  • Exploring the Transient and Variable Universe with LSST
  • Investigation of LSST RR Lyrae Lightcurve Recovery
  • Calibation of LSST Instrument and Data
  • White Dwarf Starts as LSST Calibrators
  • The Camera for LSST and its Focal Plane Array
  • LSST Telescope and Optics Status
  • Data Management R&D for the LSST Project
  • The Spectrum of LSST Data Analysis Challenges: Kiloscale to Petascale
  • Accelerating LSST Source Catalog Simulations with Graphics Processing Units

LSST Project Team Members

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AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY 2002 ANNUAL MEETING: OVERVIEW OF EPA'S GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM'S 10-YEAR PLAN  

EPA Science Inventory

This is a PowerPoint slide presentation given by Dr. Janet Gamble to the American Meteorological Society in January 2002. This presentation describes EPA's Global Change Research Program and its planned activities for the next decade....

105

Japan Society of Applied Physics Spring Meeting (41st) Held at Meiji University in Kawasaki, Japan on March 28-31, 1994.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 41st Japan Society of Applied Physics Spring Meeting attracted thousands of Japanese scientists and a few non-Japanese scientists coming mostly from Japanese universities, Japanese industrial research laboratories, and Japanese federally funded resear...

S. J. Yakura

1994-01-01

106

Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry (10th) Held at Riva del Garda, Italy on 19-24 May 1985.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Tenth Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry was held in Riva del Garda, Italy, from 19 through 24 May 1985. This report discusses presentations on molecular neurobiology, post-translational modification, neurotransmitter receptors, n...

C. E. Zomzely-Neurath

1985-01-01

107

Meeting report: British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) annual scientific meeting 2012, Aston University, Birmingham, 3rd to 4th July 2012  

PubMed Central

The focus of the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) annual scientific meeting 2012 was aging mechanisms and mitigants. The themes covered included epigenetics, stem cells and regeneration, aging pathways and molecules, the aging bladder and bowel, as well as updates from the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) programme. The topics incorporated new directions for staple aging research in caloric restriction (CR), inflammation, immunesenescence, neurodegeneration, homeostasis and stress resistance, as well as newer research areas such as bioengineering of tissues, including the internal anal sphincter and thymus.

2013-01-01

108

Meeting report: British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) annual scientific meeting 2012, Aston University, Birmingham, 3rd to 4th July 2012.  

PubMed

The focus of the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) annual scientific meeting 2012 was aging mechanisms and mitigants. The themes covered included epigenetics, stem cells and regeneration, aging pathways and molecules, the aging bladder and bowel, as well as updates from the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) programme. The topics incorporated new directions for staple aging research in caloric restriction (CR), inflammation, immunesenescence, neurodegeneration, homeostasis and stress resistance, as well as newer research areas such as bioengineering of tissues, including the internal anal sphincter and thymus. PMID:24472617

Greenwood, Hannah; Bartlett, David B

2013-01-01

109

Society for Neuroscience - 39th Annual Meeting. Part 2 - Novel therapies for neurodegenerative disorders and other CNS diseases.  

PubMed

The 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), held in Chicago, included topics covering new therapeutic developments in the field of neuroscience. This conference report highlights selected presentations on novel neuroprotective and antiparkinsonian agents, and compounds in development for the treatment of dementia, schizophrenia, depression, obesity and spinal muscular atrophy. Investigational drugs discussed include velusetrag and TD-8954 (both from Theravance Inc), SEP-228791 and SEP-226330 (both from Sepracor Inc), ADL-5510 (Adolor Corp), PF-217830 (Pfizer Inc), KB-099520 (Karo Bio AB), tesofensine (NeuroSearch A/S) and TRP6-01 (Theraptosis). PMID:19943211

Al-Shamahi, Asma; Kirkham, Konrad; Hookes, Livia

2009-12-01

110

Antibody engineering and therapeutics, The Annual Meeting of the Antibody Society: December 8-12, 2013, Huntington Beach, CA.  

PubMed

The 24th Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics meeting brought together a broad range of participants who were updated on the latest advances in antibody research and development. Organized by IBC Life Sciences, the gathering is the annual meeting of The Antibody Society, which serves as the scientific sponsor. Preconference workshops on 3D modeling and delineation of clonal lineages were featured, and the conference included sessions on a wide variety of topics relevant to researchers, including systems biology; antibody deep sequencing and repertoires; the effects of antibody gene variation and usage on antibody response; directed evolution; knowledge-based design; antibodies in a complex environment; polyreactive antibodies and polyspecificity; the interface between antibody therapy and cellular immunity in cancer; antibodies in cardiometabolic medicine; antibody pharmacokinetics, distribution and off-target toxicity; optimizing antibody formats for immunotherapy; polyclonals, oligoclonals and bispecifics; antibody discovery platforms; and antibody-drug conjugates. PMID:24589717

Almagro, Juan Carlos; Gilliland, Gary L; Breden, Felix; Scott, Jamie K; Sok, Devin; Pauthner, Matthias; Reichert, Janice M; Helguera, Gustavo; Andrabi, Raiees; Mabry, Robert; Bléry, Mathieu; Voss, James E; Laurén, Juha; Abuqayyas, Lubna; Barghorn, Stefan; Ben-Jacob, Eshel; Crowe, James E; Huston, James S; Johnston, Stephen Albert; Krauland, Eric; Lund-Johansen, Fridtjof; Marasco, Wayne A; Parren, Paul W H I; Xu, Kai Y

2014-01-01

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[Consensus meeting on selective biopsy of the sentinel node in breast cancer. Spanish Society of Senology and Breast Disease].  

PubMed

Selective biopsy of the sentinel node is a useful diagnostic technique in the management of breast cancer that has been introduced into the clinical practice and is widely used and accepted. Based on its results, adequate staging can be made with less associated morbidity. However, at present, there are many methodological variations in how it is done that are pending to be answered in on-going trials and investigations. This involves making Consensus Meetings to try to homogenize the aspects related with the method and indication of the technique. The conclusions of the Consensus Meeting held in Murcia and organized by The Spanish Society of Senology and Breast Disease are expressed in this document. PMID:17524315

Piñero, A; Giménez, J; Merck, B; Vázquez, C

2007-01-01

112

Proceedings of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiologists' 23rd annual meeting. [Lead abstract  

SciTech Connect

Abstracts of 139 papers presented at this meeting are included in these proceedings. Abstracts of 23 poster presentations are also presented. Abstracts of 27 alternate papers (not presented) are also included. A variety of oncologic topics were discussed in the sessions of the meetings including: Hodgkins lymphomas; colonectal cancer; radiation physics; radiotherapy trials with high-LET particles; radiotherapy of specific sites; hyperthermia; radiobiology; combined modality therapy, radioprotective substances and sensitizers; treatment planning; and side effects of radiotherapy. (ERB)

Not Available

1981-09-01

113

22ND Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery was held 9-13 April 2003 in Anaheim CA, AFOSR funding enabled the participation of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and an workshop on 'Covers in Laser Medicine', attended by over 150 peop...

J. T. Walsh

2003-01-01

114

International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer: 2005 meeting in Shenzhen, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2005 International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer (ISCGT) Congress was held in Shenzhen, China (www.iscgtchina2005.com) from December 9th–11th 2005. Here, we describe a representation of the most seminal presentations providing an overview of the progress in the field of cancer gene therapy including the successful introduction of the first approved gene therapy drug.

B A Guinn; J S Norris; F Farzaneh; A B Deisseroth

2007-01-01

115

Service Learning: Connecting Higher Education and Civil Society--Are We Meeting the Challenge?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The decline in civic participation, dwindling support for social services and deficits in state budgets, has created a climate in which higher education, supported by several policies, has to make a commitment to contribute to the reconstruction and development of society by linking academic programmes to community-based priorities (Campbell…

Naidoo, B.; Devnarain, B.

2009-01-01

116

An Analysis of the Abstracts Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Neuroscience from 2001 to 2006  

PubMed Central

Annual meeting abstracts published by scientific societies often contain rich arrays of information that can be computationally mined and distilled to elucidate the state and dynamics of the subject field. We extracted and processed abstract data from the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) annual meeting abstracts during the period 2001–2006 in order to gain an objective view of contemporary neuroscience. An important first step in the process was the application of data cleaning and disambiguation methods to construct a unified database, since the data were too noisy to be of full utility in the raw form initially available. Using natural language processing, text mining, and other data analysis techniques, we then examined the demographics and structure of the scientific collaboration network, the dynamics of the field over time, major research trends, and the structure of the sources of research funding. Some interesting findings include a high geographical concentration of neuroscience research in the north eastern United States, a surprisingly large transient population (66% of the authors appear in only one out of the six studied years), the central role played by the study of neurodegenerative disorders in the neuroscience community, and an apparent growth of behavioral/systems neuroscience with a corresponding shrinkage of cellular/molecular neuroscience over the six year period. The results from this work will prove useful for scientists, policy makers, and funding agencies seeking to gain a complete and unbiased picture of the community structure and body of knowledge encapsulated by a specific scientific domain.

Lin, John M.; Bohland, Jason W.; Andrews, Peter; Burns, Gully A. P. C.; Allen, Cara B.; Mitra, Partha P.

2008-01-01

117

Meeting the challenges--the role of medical informatics in an ageing society.  

PubMed

The objective of this paper is to identify trends and new technological developments that appear due to an ageing society and to relate them to current research in the field of medical informatics. A survey of the current literature reveals that recent technological advances have been made in the fields of "telecare and home-monitoring", "smart homes and robotics" and "health information systems and knowledge management". Innovative technologies such as wearable devices, bio- and environmental sensors and mobile, humanoid robots do already exist and ambient assistant living environments are being created for an ageing society. However, those technologies have to be adapted to older people's self-care processes and coping strategies, and to support new ways of healthcare delivery. Medical informatics can support this process by providing the necessary information infrastructure, contribute to standardisation, interoperability and security issues and provide modelling and simulation techniques for educational purposes. Research fields of increasing importance with regard to an ageing society are, moreover, the fields of knowledge management, ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction. PMID:17108500

Koch, Sabine

2006-01-01

118

Redesigning Curriculum to Meet Society Needs on Both Sides of the Border  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our university is located in the United States and on the border with Mexico. It is separated by a river, but is like one city with families living on both sides. The population lives in a bilingual and bicultural setting. We prepare teachers to teach in the elementary schools in Spanish and English to meet the children's needs. The school

Bobbette M. Morgan; Graciela P. Rosenberg

119

Proceedings of the American Radium Society's 62nd annual meeting. [Abstracts of papers only  

SciTech Connect

Abstracts of the 110 papers presented at the annual meeting are included in these proceedings. The papers are categorized into sections dealing with the following topics: head and neck oncology; breast oncology; gynecologic oncology; urologic oncology; colorectal oncology; central nervous system oncology; medical oncology; general oncology; hyperthermia in treatment of cancer; and mechanisms of radiotherapy. (ERB)

Not Available

1980-04-01

120

Summary of summit meeting of professional society presidents and/or executive directors  

SciTech Connect

The Board on Earth Sciences convened a meeting of presidents and executive directors of major American solid earth sciences professional organizations on February 7, 1986, to explore the commonalities of goals and to enhance the effectiveness of individuals and organizations. The following items were discussed by leaders in the earth sciences: responsibilities of the Board on Earth Sciences and the American Geological Institute; new scientific initiatives in the solid earth sciences; the 1989 International Geological Congress; the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program; the International Decade of Hazard Reduction; the deteriorating situation in the American energy and mineral resources industries; the state of geological mapping in the United States; and funding for research in the solid earth sciences. Policy statements were developed on several of the above topics. Problem areas were identified that require the continuing attention of the earth sciences community. The problem areas enumerated during the meeting are presented in summary in the text. 3 figs.

Not Available

1986-04-01

121

Program and Abstracts for Clay Minerals Society 28th Annual Meeting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This volume contains abstracts that were accepted for presentation at the annual meeting. Some of the main topics covered include: (1) fundamental properties of minerals and methods of mineral analysis; (2) surface chemistry; (3) extraterrestrial clay minerals; (4) geothermometers and geochronometers; (5) smectite, vermiculite, illite, and related reactions; (6) soils and clays in environmental research; (7) kaolinite, halloysite, iron oxides, and mineral transformations; and (8) clays in lakes, basins, and reservoirs.

1991-01-01

122

Proceedings of the American Radium Society's 63rd annual meeting. [Abstracts of papers only  

SciTech Connect

Abstracts of the 64 papers presented at the meeting and 88 papers submitted but not presented are included in these proceedings. The papers are grouped in the following subject areas: radiotherapy of neoplasms of the head and neck, central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, mammary glands, and genitourinary tract; therapy of gynecologic and hematologic neoplasms; hyperthermia; radiobiology (side effects); and reports of clinical cooperative groups. (ERB)

Not Available

1981-03-01

123

Proceedings of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiologists' 22nd annual meeting. [Abstracts of papers only  

SciTech Connect

Abstracts of 146 papers presented at the meeting, 17 alternate papers, and 24 papers not accepted for oral presentation are included in these proceedings. The proceedings are divided into sections discussing the following topics: radiotherapy of pulmonary, mammary, CNS, gastrointestinal, head and neck, urological, gynecological, and colorectal neoplasms; clinical radiobiology and radiation physics; radiosensitizers and radioprotectors; effectiveness and toxicity of combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy; radiotherapy of Hodgkins disease, lymphomas, and leukemia; pediatric radiotherapy; high LET particle radiotherapy; post-radiotherapy local recurrences; hyperthermia; and tumor localization. (ERB)

Not Available

1980-10-01

124

Tales from the Jazz ASH: highlights from the 2013 American Society of Haematology meeting.  

PubMed

The 55th annual ASH meeting was held in pleasant New Orleans and was the largest in its history, with 22,495 participants coming from 113 nations. A 'bench-to-bedside and back' attitude characterises haematology probably more than any other discipline in medicine and, as usual, this was reflected in the extremely wide breadth of the topics covered, including the last results from clinical trials and cutting-edge advancements in basic science. This year, the balance was arguably skewed: few truly clinical practice-changing results were presented. On the other hand, a great number of basic and translational studies significantly increased our understanding of the biology of numerous malignancies and heralded the coming of age of disruptive technologies. Namely, above all, next generation sequencing and T cell engineering-based cell therapy. PMID:24678345

Mazzarella, Luca

2014-01-01

125

Proceedings of the 24th Day of Scientific lectures and 20th Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists  

SciTech Connect

The National Society of Black Physicists will hold its Twentieth annual meeting and its XXIIII Day of Scientific Lectures at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on March 27th - 30th, 1997. The meeting provides a major opportunity for African American physicists and students to present their current research and discuss issues germane to the constituency. It is therefore crucial to have the broadest cross-section of the membership at each meeting. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was chosen as the site of the 20th annual meeting because of its historical significance to Physics (being one of the first national laboratories in the United States) and the laboratories continuing support of the goals and objectives of the society.

Jackson, K.H; Carwell, H.V.

1999-11-29

126

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society (7th, Chicago, Illinois, October 27-28, 1972).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first journal publication of the Midwest History of Education Society contains papers presented at its 1972 annual meeting and three papers on Canadian education. "University Extension in the United States, 1885-1915" (G. M. Woytanowitz) defines the U.S. origins of the university extension as an adult education agency. "She Could Always Teach"…

Rutkowski, Edward, Ed.

1973-01-01

127

Program and Abstracts of the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Volume 53, Number 2.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There were two main objectives of the Army funding to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The first was to support and enhance the Annual Meeting of the ASTMH, as a means for promoting research, collaboration between scientists,...

P. F. Weller

1996-01-01

128

Highlights of the 13th International Symposium on Respiratory Psychophysiology held at the inaugural meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a summary of selected events that highlighted the 13th International Symposium on Respiratory Psychophysiology held at the inaugural meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology, Saint Flour, France, 1994. The topic of basic and applied research includes summaries of presentations of research on (a) the control of breathing, (b) dyspnea, (c) dyspneic-fear, (d)

Ronald Ley

1995-01-01

129

Philosophical Studies in Education: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (November 21-22, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains the proceedings of the 1980 annual meeting of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) held at the University of Kentucky. There are four parts to the proceedings. The first part presents the presidential address "Strategic Thinking, Reason, and Education: A Critique of Re-Industrialization" and a response…

Senchuk, Dennis M., Ed.

130

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society (8th, Chicago, Illinois, October 24-27, 1973).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These papers from the Midwest History of Education Society's 1973 annual meeting include topics on United States and Japanese education, A. S. Neill, and Ella Flagg Young. The editor's supplement includes two papers on U.S. educational administration. "American Education at the Turn of the Century" (P. A. Graham) urges that research of this period…

Rutkowski, Edward, Ed.

1974-01-01

131

Special report: highlights of the twenty-fifth annual summer meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Vancouver, Canada, July 16-18, 2009.  

PubMed

The Twenty-fifth Annual Summer Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) was held 16-18 July 2009 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. There were 521 registered attendees, including 339 (65%) individuals from 42 of the United States and 182 (35%) attendees from 32 countries outside the United States. PMID:21276565

Trepman, Elly; Thordarson, David B; Anderson, Robert B; Davis, W Hodges

2011-03-01

132

Focus on the target: the tumor microenvironment, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Annual Meeting Workshop, October 24th-25th 2012  

PubMed Central

The Workshop associated with the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), North Bethesda, MD, October 24-25, 2012 focused on targeting the tumor microenvironment as part of an integrative approach to immune-based cancer therapy.

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Abstracts of twenty-ninth annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 31 May-4 June 1981. [Lead abstract  

SciTech Connect

This section contains 378 abstracts of papers presented at the twenty-ninth annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society. All items are presented as abstracts only and this issue of Radiation Research is the only source of these abstracts. (KRM)

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1981-08-01

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EDITORIAL: Special section: Selected papers from OMS'05, the 1st Topical Meeting of the European Optical Society on Optical Microsystems (OMS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

OMS'05 is the first international conference wholly dedicated to optical microsystems. It was organized by the European Optical Society (EOS) in the frame of its international topical meeting activity and was held in Italy, September 2005, amidst the wonderful scenery of the Island of Capri. A possible definition of an optical microsystem is a complex system, able to perform one

Ivo Rendina; Eugenio Fazio; Pietro Ferraro

2006-01-01

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The Effects of Microprocessors on Industry, Society and Employment: A Meeting of the Frontier Group on Strategies for Change in a Technological Society (Bath, England, March 13, 1979).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussed are the multiple impacts of microelectronics on society. Included are discussions of the problem of predicting effects, difficulty of exploiting new technology, manpower consequences, and needs within the United Kingdom relating to microprocessors. (RE)

Harris, N. D. C.

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Updates in Gastrointestinal Oncology - insights from the 2008 44th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology  

PubMed Central

We have reviewed the pivotal presentations rcelated to colorectal cancer (CRC) and other gastrointestinal malignancies from 2008 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). We have discussed the scientific findings and the impact on practice guidelines and ongoing clinical trials. The report on KRAS status in patients with metastatic CRC receiving epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) targeted antibody treatment has led to a change in National Comprehensive Cancer Network guideline that recommends only patients with wild-type KRAS tumor should receive this treatment. The results of double biologics (bevacizumab and anti-EGFR antibody) plus chemotherapy as first-line treatment in patients with metastatic CRC has shown a worse outcome than bevacizumab-based regimen. Microsatellite Instability has again been confirmed to be an important predictor in patients with stage II colon cancer receiving adjuvant treatment. Adjuvant gemcitabine therapy for pancreatic cancer was investigated by the CONKO-001 study; this resulted in superior survival as compared with observation and can be regarded as an acceptable option, without the addition of radiotherapy. The addition of bevacizumab to gemcitabine and erlotinib was not supior to gemcitabine and erlotinib for advanced disease. Second-line therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer with 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin resulted in a survival benefit. Irinotecan plus cisplatin and paclitaxel plus cisplatin result in similar survival when combined with radiotherapy for esophageal cancer. The novel fluoropyrimidine S1 appears to be active in gastric cancer, as a single agent or as combination therapy. Adjuvant intraperitoneal mitomycin-C may decrease the incidence of peritoneal recurrence of gastric cancer. Sorafenib is an effective agent in Asian patients with hepatocellular carcinoma secondary to hepatitis B; its utility in child's B cirrhosis remains to be proven. Sunitinib is also an active agent in hepatocellular carcinoma, and may represent an alterative to sorafenib for advanced disease. These and other important presentations from the 2008 ASCO annual meeting are discussed in this article.

Javle, Milind; Hsueh, Chung-Tsen

2009-01-01

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Trends in Qualifying Biomarkers in Drug Safety. Consensus of the 2011 Meeting of the Spanish Society of Clinical Pharmacology  

PubMed Central

In this paper we discuss the consensus view on the use of qualifying biomarkers in drug safety, raised within the frame of the XXIV meeting of the Spanish Society of Clinical Pharmacology held in Málaga (Spain) in October, 2011. The widespread use of biomarkers as surrogate endpoints is a goal that scientists have long been pursuing. Thirty years ago, when molecular pharmacogenomics evolved, we anticipated that these genetic biomarkers would soon obviate the routine use of drug therapies in a way that patients should adapt to the therapy rather than the opposite. This expected revolution in routine clinical practice never took place as quickly nor with the intensity as initially expected. The concerted action of operating multicenter networks holds great promise for future studies to identify biomarkers related to drug toxicity and to provide better insight into the underlying pathogenesis. Today some pharmacogenomic advances are already widely accepted, but pharmacogenomics still needs further development to elaborate more precise algorithms and many barriers to implementing individualized medicine exist. We briefly discuss our view about these barriers and we provide suggestions and areas of focus to advance in the field.

Agundez, Jose A. G.; del Barrio, Jaime; Padro, Teresa; Stephens, Camilla; Farre, Magi; Andrade, Raul J.; Badimon, Lina; Garcia-Martin, Elena; Vilahur, Gemma; Lucena, M. Isabel

2012-01-01

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Recent advances in gastrointestinal oncology - updates and insights from the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology  

PubMed Central

We have reviewed the pivotal presentations related to gastrointestinal malignancies from 2009 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology with the theme of "personalizing cancer care". We have discussed the scientific findings and the impact on practice guidelines and ongoing clinical trials. Adding trastuzumab to chemotherapy improved the survival of patients with advanced gastric cancer overexpressing human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. Gemcitabine plus cisplatin has become a new standard for first-line treatment of advanced biliary cancer. Octreotide LAR significantly lengthened median time to tumor progression compared with placebo in patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors of the midgut. Addition of oxaliplatin to fluoropyrimidines for preoperative chemoradiotherapy in patients with stage II or III rectal cancer did not improve local tumor response but increased toxicities. Bevacizumab did not provide additional benefit to chemotherapy in adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II or III colon cancer. In patients with resected stage II colon cancer, recurrence score estimated by multigene RT-PCR assay has been shown to provide additional risk stratification. In stage IV colorectal cancer, data have supported the routine use of prophylactic skin treatment in patients receiving antibody against epidermal growth factor receptor, and the use of upfront chemotherapy as initial management in patients with synchronous metastasis without obstruction or bleeding from the primary site.

2010-01-01

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76 FR 77585 - Meeting of Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue With Civil Society  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live at https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/csenglish. DATES...meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live at: https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/csenglish....

2011-12-13

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The Case for Linguistic Determinism in Social Research. Papers from the Michigan Linguistic Society Meeting, Vol. 1, No. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social scientists have tended to neglect the relationship of language and "reality" in their formulations of mind, self, and society. Recently, however, a flurry of studies dealing with the congruence of language, cognition, and society has emerged. The initial sources of this concern may be traced to the rich tradition of the French school of…

Davis, Nanette J.

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Meetings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the first Meeting Chairman for the Spring and Fall meetings, Martin Walt has achieved notable success in realizing the many goals set forth by the Union for its annual meetings. Under his guidance, the Meeting Program Committee has been able to reduce the number of conflicting sessions and provide for the presentation of well-organized and effectively displayed poster sessions. The early planning of Union sessions and the introduction of ‘mini-frontiers,’ along with careful scheduling, has provided an increased opportunity for participation. A record high of 2785 registrants was recorded during the 1981 Fall Meeting, topping very slightly the old record of 2775 for the 1974 Spring Meeting.

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Critical Issues in Two-Year College Chemistry: Report with Recommendations. Report of the 1985 Invitational Education Conference Sponsored by the Society Committee on Education of the American Chemical Society (Chevy Chase, Maryland, November 15-17, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In November 1985, the American Chemical Society's (ACS's) Committee on Education invited 43 participants, including two- and four-year college chemistry teachers, administrators, and representatives from various agencies and the chemical industry, to identify issues affecting two-year college chemistry education and to make recommendations to…

American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.

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IBC's 23rd Annual Antibody Engineering, 10th Annual Antibody Therapeutics International Conferences and the 2012 Annual Meeting of The Antibody Society  

PubMed Central

The 23rd Annual Antibody Engineering, 10th Annual Antibody Therapeutics international conferences, and the 2012 Annual Meeting of The Antibody Society, organized by IBC Life Sciences with contributions from The Antibody Society and two Scientific Advisory Boards, were held December 3–6, 2012 in San Diego, CA. The meeting drew over 800 participants who attended sessions on a wide variety of topics relevant to antibody research and development. As a prelude to the main events, a pre-conference workshop held on December 2, 2012 focused on intellectual property issues that impact antibody engineering. The Antibody Engineering Conference was composed of six sessions held December 3–5, 2012: (1) From Receptor Biology to Therapy; (2) Antibodies in a Complex Environment; (3) Antibody Targeted CNS Therapy: Beyond the Blood Brain Barrier; (4) Deep Sequencing in B Cell Biology and Antibody Libraries; (5) Systems Medicine in the Development of Antibody Therapies/Systematic Validation of Novel Antibody Targets; and (6) Antibody Activity and Animal Models. The Antibody Therapeutics conference comprised four sessions held December 4–5, 2012: (1) Clinical and Preclinical Updates of Antibody-Drug Conjugates; (2) Multifunctional Antibodies and Antibody Combinations: Clinical Focus; (3) Development Status of Immunomodulatory Therapeutic Antibodies; and (4) Modulating the Half-Life of Antibody Therapeutics. The Antibody Society’s special session on applications for recording and sharing data based on GIATE was held on December 5, 2012, and the conferences concluded with two combined sessions on December 5–6, 2012: (1) Development Status of Early Stage Therapeutic Antibodies; and (2) Immunomodulatory Antibodies for Cancer Therapy.

Klohn, Peter-Christian; Wuellner, Ulrich; Zizlsperger, Nora; Zhou, Yu; Tavares, Daniel; Berger, Sven; Zettlitz, Kirstin A.; Proetzel, Gabriele; Yong, May; Begent, Richard H.J.; Reichert, Janice M

2013-01-01

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Meeting report of the 19th Annual International Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society (Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia, June 12-15, 2013).  

PubMed

The International Liver Transplantation Society held its annual meeting from June 12 to 15 in Sydney, Australia. More than 800 registrants attended the congress, which opened with a conference celebrating 50 years of liver transplantation (LT). The program included series of featured symposia, focused topic sessions, and oral and poster presentations. This report is by no means all-inclusive and focuses on specific abstracts on key topics in LT. Similarly to previous reports, this one presents data in the context of the published literature and highlights the current direction of LT. PMID:24136728

Oniscu, Gabriel C; Diaz, Geraldine; Levitsky, Josh

2014-01-01

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Report on the 6th African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG) Meeting, March 12-15, 2009, Yaound?, Cameroon  

PubMed Central

The African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG), founded in 2003 with its inaugural meeting in Accra, Ghana,1 has the stated missions of (1) disseminating information about human genetics research in Africa, (2) establishing a mentorship network providing educational resources, including the development of appropriate technology transfer, (3) providing advocacy for human genetic research in Africa, and (4) encouraging collaborative research. Despite its young age, the AfSHG has developed a strong cadre of active researchers, both within and outside of Africa, with more than 400 members (from 16 countries across Africa as well as 8 other countries), and has held six successful meetings, five in Africa and one in the United States.

Sirugo, Giorgio; Williams, Scott M.; Royal, Charmaine D. M.; Newport, Melanie J.; Hennig, Branwen J.; Mariani-Costantini, Renato; Buonaguro, Franco M.; Velez Edwards, Digna R.; Ibrahim, Muntaser; Soodyall, Himla; Wonkam, Ambroise; Ramesar, Raj; Rotimi, Charles N.

2010-01-01

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Technical and Vocational Education and Training in an Ageing Society. Experts Meeting Proceedings (Adelaide, Australia, October 3-4, 2006)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the most striking features of the modern world is its changing demographic profile. In almost any policy arena, the issue of demographic change (or ageing) sits alongside globalisation, climate change and the knowledge revolution as areas which are transforming societies, including the ways in which we organise and go about our work…

Karmel, Tom, Ed.; Maclean, Rupert, Ed.

2007-01-01

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Biomaterials '84: Transactions World Congress on Biomaterials (2nd), Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials (10th), International Biomaterials Symposium (16th) Held in Washington, DC on April 27-May 1, 1984. Volume 7. Appendix.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Second World Congress on Biomaterials was held in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., on April 27 - May 1, 1984. The meeting was the 16th international biomaterials symposium and was held in conjunction with the 10th annual meeting of the Society for Biomateria...

S. F. Hulbert J. M. Anderson A. C. Fraker

1984-01-01

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IBC's 23rd Antibody Engineering and 10th Antibody Therapeutics Conferences and the Annual Meeting of The Antibody Society: December 2-6, 2012, San Diego, CA.  

PubMed

Now in its 23rd and 10th years, respectively, the Antibody Engineering and Antibody Therapeutics conferences are the Annual Meeting of The Antibody Society. The scientific program covers the full spectrum of challenges in antibody research and development from basic science through clinical development. In this preview of the conferences, the chairs provide their thoughts on sessions that will allow participants to track emerging trends in (1) the development of next-generation immunomodulatory antibodies; (2) the complexity of the environment in which antibodies must function; (3) antibody-targeted central nervous system (CNS) therapies that cross the blood brain barrier; (4) the extension of antibody half-life for improved efficacy and pharmacokinetics (PK)/pharmacodynamics (PD); and (5) the application of next generation DNA sequencing to accelerate antibody research. A pre-conference workshop on Sunday, December 2, 2012 will update participants on recent intellectual property (IP) law changes that affect antibody research, including biosimilar legislation, the America Invents Act and recent court cases. Keynote presentations will be given by Andreas Plückthun (University of Zürich), who will speak on engineering receptor ligands with powerful cellular responses; Gregory Friberg (Amgen Inc.), who will provide clinical updates of bispecific antibodies; James D. Marks (University of California, San Francisco), who will discuss a systems approach to generating tumor targeting antibodies; Dario Neri (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich), who will speak about delivering immune modulators at the sites of disease; William M. Pardridge (University of California, Los Angeles), who will discuss delivery across the blood-brain barrier; and Peter Senter (Seattle Genetics, Inc.), who will present his vision for the future of antibody-drug conjugates. For more information on these meetings or to register to attend, please visit www.IBCLifeSciences.com/AntibodyEng or call 800-390-4078. Members of The Antibody Society and mAbs journal subscribers receive a 20% discount for meeting registration. To obtain this discount, email kdostie@ibcusa.com. mAbs is the official therapeutics journal of The Antibody Society and offers a discounted subscription to Society members for $49. PMID:23007482

Marquardt, John; Begent, Richard H J; Chester, Kerry; Huston, James S; Bradbury, Andrew; Scott, Jamie K; Thorpe, Philip E; Veldman, Trudi; Reichert, Janice M; Weiner, Louis M

2012-01-01

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Laparoscopic vs conventional tension free inguinal herniorrhaphy: 2005 Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) annual meeting debate  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes the 2005 Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons’ inguinal herniorrhaphy debate.\\u000a Most inguinal herniorrhaphies in the United States are performed using one of several prosthesis-based, tension-free (TFR)\\u000a procedures. Approximately 15% of the procedures used are laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphies (LIH). Technical ease, lower\\u000a cost, and local anesthesia are the major advantages attributed to TFR, whereas superior cosmesis,

V. Puri; E. Felix; R. J. Fitzgibbons Jr

2006-01-01

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Bulletin of the Chemical Society Belgrade, Vol. 31, No. 4/5/6.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Panta S. Tutundzic: 1900-1964; Study of the structure of some aromatic disulphides and diselenides by physico-chemical methods; Conductometric and pH-metric investigations of the reaction of sodium molybdate with monobasic organic acids; Complex...

1968-01-01

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Fuel Cells: Proceedings of the SERC Appraisal Meeting on Fuel Cells at the Royal Society, London on 8 March 1982.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The seven papers presented at this meeting provided an overview of current research and development in the field of fuel cell technology. Two papers reviewed current funding in the USA and UK and described major projects and their related problems in the ...

G. E. Gallagher Daggitt

1982-01-01

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WSES SM (World Society of Emergency Surgery Summer Meeting) highlights: emergency surgery around the world (Brazil, Finland, USA)  

PubMed Central

Emergency surgery is performed in every hospital with a A and E unit all around the world. However it is organized in different ways with different results. Aim of this paper is to present history, current scope, current training program and new politics for training national program of 3 countries of different continents. Brazil, Finland and US emergency surgery models are presented discussing all criticisms showed during the WSES Summer Meeting 2008.

Poggetti, Renato; Leppanemi, Ari; Ferrada, Paula; Puyana, Juan Carlos; Peitzman, Andrew B; Ansaloni, Luca; Catena, Fausto; Pinna, Antonio D; Moore, Ernest E

2009-01-01

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Public Health Protection: A Statement of Principles from The Endocrine Society  

PubMed Central

An endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) is an exogenous chemical, or mixture of chemicals, that can interfere with any aspect of hormone action. The potential for deleterious effects of EDC must be considered relative to the regulation of hormone synthesis, secretion, and actions and the variability in regulation of these events across the life cycle. The developmental age at which EDC exposures occur is a critical consideration in understanding their effects. Because endocrine systems exhibit tissue-, cell-, and receptor-specific actions during the life cycle, EDC can produce complex, mosaic effects. This complexity causes difficulty when a static approach to toxicity through endocrine mechanisms driven by rigid guidelines is used to identify EDC and manage risk to human and wildlife populations. We propose that principles taken from fundamental endocrinology be employed to identify EDC and manage their risk to exposed populations. We emphasize the importance of developmental stage and, in particular, the realization that exposure to a presumptive “safe” dose of chemical may impact a life stage when there is normally no endogenous hormone exposure, thereby underscoring the potential for very low-dose EDC exposures to have potent and irreversible effects. Finally, with regard to the current program designed to detect putative EDC, namely, the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, we offer recommendations for strengthening this program through the incorporation of basic endocrine principles to promote further understanding of complex EDC effects, especially due to developmental exposures.

Brown, T. R.; Doan, L. L.; Gore, A. C.; Skakkebaek, N. E.; Soto, A. M.; Woodruff, T. J.; Vom Saal, F. S.

2012-01-01

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Mexican Society of Bioelectromagnetism  

SciTech Connect

In July 2007 physicians, biologists and physicists that have collaborated in previous meetings of the medical branch of the Mexican Physical Society constituted the Mexican Society of Bioelectromagnetism with the purpose of promote scientific study of the interaction of electromagnetic energy (at frequencies ranging from zero Hertz through those of visible light) and acoustic energy with biological systems. A second goal was to increase the contribution of medical and biological professionals in the meetings of the medical branch of the Mexican Physical Society. The following paragraphs summarize some objectives of the Mexican Society of Bioelectromagnetism for the next two years.

Canedo, Luis [Sociedad Mexicana de Bioelectromagnetismo, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos (Mexico)

2008-08-11

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Is timing everything? A meeting report of the Society for Women's Health Research roundtable on menopausal hormone therapy.  

PubMed

The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Washington DC that is dedicated to transforming women's health through science, advocacy, and education. For more than 10 years, women and the physicians who treat them have been concerned about the safety of menopausal hormone therapy, largely since the early termination of two large federally funded studies. Considerable confusion remains despite decades of accumulated evidence from observational studies, clinical trials, and meta-analyses. In November 2012, SWHR convened 18 of the foremost experts within the field for a roundtable event to discuss the collective evidence related to the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. This report includes a synopsis of those discussions, the clinical statements that were generated and agreed upon, and the research recommendations suggested by the assembled experts. PMID:23586798

Davies, Erika; Mangongi, Ngoda P; Carter, Christine L

2013-04-01

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75 years of the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.  

PubMed

The Division of Analytical Chemistry is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding in 1938. We celebrate the continuing high importance of our discipline for all aspects of chemical science and for its applications in so many aspects of everyday life. We especially celebrate the accomplishments of our fellow analytical chemists through the years, and the impact we have had on the profession. This article is a short history of the Division within the context of the parallel development of our profession and our science. PMID:23458839

Hirsch, Roland F

2013-04-01

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Society for Applied Spectroscopy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"The Society for Applied Spectroscopy is a nonprofit organization formed to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy" as well as to advance the professional standing of the Society and foster a close bond among its members. The website provides the Society's latest news, meetings, and conferences. Visitors can learn about the winners of the Society's yearly awards. Everyone can download copies of current and archived issues of the Society's newsletter describing the accomplishments of its members, employment opportunities, official Governing Board minutes, and more. Interested scientists can also find out about membership opportunities.

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American Society of Neuroradiology  

Cancer.gov

May 31, 2008 12:00 AM - June 05, 2008 12:00 AM Ernest N Morial Convention Center New Orleans, LA + Add to Outlook Calendar 46th Annual Meeting Print This Page American Society of Neuroradiology News & Events

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Society of Interventional Radiology  

Cancer.gov

March 15, 2008 12:00 AM - March 20, 2008 12:00 AM Washington Convention Center Washington, DC + Add to Outlook Calendar 33rd Annual Meeting Print This Page Society of Interventional Radiology News & Events

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Society of Nuclear Medicine  

Cancer.gov

June 14, 2008 12:00 AM - June 18, 2008 12:00 AM Ernest N Morial Convention Center, Booth 419 New Orleans, LA + Add to Outlook Calendar 2008 Annual Meeting Print This Page Society of Nuclear Medicine News & Events

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Meeting summary housing and registration information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 1986 Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union and the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) will be held January 13-17, 1986, in New Orleans, La., at the Fairmont Hotel. Co-sponsoring societies are the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the Marine Technology Society (MTS), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Oceanic Engineering Society (OES).Some of the most compelling problems in science and technology span two or more disciplines, and this is especially true of oceanography, which is an amalgamation of several sciences with technology. This meeting will cover topics that include physical and biological oceanography, atmospheric sciences, chemical and geological oceanography, underwater acoustics, and ocean technology.

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Great Lakes: Chemical Monitoring  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Tenth Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society met to assess current Chemical Research activity in the Great Lakes Basin, and addressed to the various aspects of the theme, Chemistry of the Great Lakes. Research areas reviewed included watershed studies, atmospheric and aquatic studies, and sediment studies. (BT)

Delfino, Joseph J.

1976-01-01

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New Perspectives on Aging in the Post Genome Era. Program Abstracts. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (52nd, San Francisco, California, November 19-23, 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This special issue of "The Gerontologist" contains session-by-session abstracts from the society's 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstracts are arranged numerically by session number and in the order of presentation within each session. There are a total of 375 sessions. An index of participants is provided with references to their session…

Greene, Vernon L., Ed.

1999-01-01

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The Changing Contexts of Aging: Opportunities and Challenges in the New Millennium. Program Abstracts. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (51st, Philadelphia, PA, November 20-24, 1998).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This special issue of "The Gerontologist" contains session by session abstracts from the society's 51st Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstracts are arranged numerically by the number of the session in which they appeared and in the order of presentation within each session. There are a total of 391 sessions. Session topics are not provided; and there…

The Gerontologist, 1998

1998-01-01

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Linking Research to Policy, Practice, and Education: Lessons Learned, Tasks Ahead. Program Abstracts. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (53rd, Washington, DC, November 17-21, 2000).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains abstracts from the 53rd annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. The abstracts are arranged numerically by the session number in which they appear. Several abstracts are listed under each of the 388 sessions. Although the sessions are not limited to one topic, the dominant theme is education concerning all…

Gerontologist, 2000

2000-01-01

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Clinical trials update from European Society of Cardiology meeting 2008: TIME-CHF, BACH, BEAUTIFUL, GISSI-HF, and HOME-HF.  

PubMed

This article provides information and a commentary on trials relevant to the pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of heart failure presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting which was held in Munich, Germany from 30th August to 3rd September 2008. Unpublished reports should be considered as preliminary, as analyses may change in the final publication. The TIME-CHF study failed to show that BNP guided therapy was superior to usual care in patients with heart failure. The BACH study suggested that a new biomarker, MR-proANP, was as good as BNP for the diagnosis of heart failure in patients presenting with breathlessness. Ivabradine failed to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular systolic dysfunction in the BEAUTIFUL study, but patients with higher heart rates might have benefited. In GISSI-HF, n-3 PUFA reduced mortality and cardiovascular hospitalisation by a small amount compared to placebo in patients with chronic heart failure, but rosuvastatin had no effect on clinical outcomes. In the HOME-HF study, telemonitoring support failed to reduce the time to first re-hospitalisation or death, or days alive and out of hospital, compared with usual care. PMID:19008149

Coletta, Alison P; Cullington, Damien; Clark, Andrew L; Cleland, John G F

2008-12-01

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EDITORIAL: Special section: Selected papers from OMS'05, the 1st Topical Meeting of the European Optical Society on Optical Microsystems (OMS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

OMS'05 is the first international conference wholly dedicated to optical microsystems. It was organized by the European Optical Society (EOS) in the frame of its international topical meeting activity and was held in Italy, September 2005, amidst the wonderful scenery of the Island of Capri. A possible definition of an optical microsystem is a complex system, able to perform one or more sensing and actuation functions, where optical devices are integrated in a smart way with electronic, mechanical and sensing components by taking advantage of the progress in micro- and nano-technologies. The increasing interest in this field arises from the expected applications that would significantly improve the quality of life. The list of possibilities offered by the optical microsystem enabling technologies is very long and seems to increase day by day. We are not only thinking about the next generation of optical telecommunication networks and computers, but also about low-cost, compact microsystems for environmental monitoring, in order to improve safety in the avionic and automotive fields, medical diagnostics and proteomic/genomic studies, or just finding general applications in several industrial fields. The goal of the conference was to involve scientists and young researchers from the main public and private laboratories, giving them the opportunity to present new scientific results and compare their know-how in the exciting and emerging field of optical microsystems. We believe that we succeeded in this. More than 200 scientists from all over the world attended the conference. We had more than 100 oral presentations and approximately 20 from the keynote lectures and invited speeches. It was an opportunity to define the most recent progress carried out in the field and to outline the possible road-map leading to the expected results in the industrial and social fields. We strongly believe that research and technology are closely interconnected at present and cannot move forward separately. Thus, we wanted the meeting to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas of all the people involved and active in the areas of optics, photonics, microelectronics and materials, by gathering together theoreticians, experimentalists and those interested in industrial applications. For these reasons the conference programme focused on fundamental as well as more applied topics. Photonic crystals, non-linear and quantum optics in micro-devices, nanophotonic-based devices, silicon-based optoelectronics and MOEMS, microsensors, biochips and the new characterization methods for materials and devices were among the hot topics of the conference. Special emphasis was also given to industrial applications and to technologies enabling the production of microsytems and their sub-components. In this special section of Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, a series of interesting papers has been collected, reporting progress in the different aspects of microsystems design, production, characterization and testing. The papers embrace most of the various topics that were debated during the conference. We hope that these papers will not only report the most up-to-date research progress made in this field, but will also involve and stimulate everyone working in these areas to continue in the effort of developing more and better optical microsystems in the future. We would like to thank all the members of the Scientific and Industrial Committees for the high scientific content of the meeting and the European Optical Society for its support of the conference organization.

Rendina, Ivo; Fazio, Eugenio; Ferraro, Pietro

2006-07-01

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ESC: The Electrochemical Society, Inc.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Electrochemical Society, Inc. (ESC) is described as a leading international "society for solid-state and electrochemical science and technology." Visitors can view the abstracts of the many authors participating in the 205th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society. The website provides information on future international meetings held both in the spring and fall to discuss the latest advancements. Students and researchers can discover the many awards distributed by the society. Interested visitors can find the locations and contact information on the society's locations.

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News Quantum physics: German Physical Society spring meeting Journal access: American Physical Society's online journals will be available for free in all US high schools Award: High-school physics teacher receives American award for excellence Teacher training: Fobinet offers coordination of teacher-training activities Astronomy: Astronomy fans see stars at Astrofest Conference: Delegates enjoy the workshops and activities at CPD conference Forthcoming events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Quantum physics: German Physical Society spring meeting Journal access: American Physical Society's online journals will be available for free in all US high schools Award: High-school physics teacher receives American award for excellence Teacher training: Fobinet offers coordination of teacher-training activities Astronomy: Astronomy fans see stars at Astrofest Conference: Delegates enjoy the workshops and activities at CPD conference Forthcoming events

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News & Information President Chen Yiyu Meets with Omi Professor Wang Jie Meets with NSF Assistant Director Vice President Sun Jiaguang Visited Japan and Germany on International Evaluation Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets JST Delegation Vice President Wang Jie Meets with Vice President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 12th Meeting of China-Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research Held Further Implement the Scientific Outlook for Development and Open up a New Prospect for Science Funding Panel Meeting for A3 Foresight Program 2008 held in Hangzhou Department Director's Fund for Earthquake Relief Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets IRRI Officials President Chen Yiyu Visits Taiwan Province NSFC VIP Attends the NSFC-JST Workshop 1st NSFC-JST Joint Evaluation for Funded Projects Ends Successfully NSFC Delegation Visits the U.S. Top Heads Meet at China-US Computer Science Leadership Summit President Chen Yiyu Met with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chari Sirindhorn of Thailand  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

President Chen Yiyu Meets with Omi Professor Wang Jie Meets with NSF Assistant Director Vice President Sun Jiaguang Visited Japan and Germany on International Evaluation Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets JST Delegation Vice President Wang Jie Meets with Vice President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 12th Meeting of China-Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research Held Further Implement the Scientific Outlook for Development and Open up a New Prospect for Science Funding Panel Meeting for A3 Foresight Program 2008 held in Hangzhou Department Director's Fund for Earthquake Relief Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets IRRI Officials President Chen Yiyu Visits Taiwan Province NSFC VIP Attends the NSFC-JST Workshop 1st NSFC-JST Joint Evaluation for Funded Projects Ends Successfully NSFC Delegation Visits the U.S. Top Heads Meet at China-US Computer Science Leadership Summit President Chen Yiyu Met with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chari Sirindhorn of Thailand

2008-01-01

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Does gender bias influence awards given by societies?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

AGU is a participant in a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project called Advancing Ways of Awarding Recognition in Disciplinary Societies (AWARDS), which seeks to examine whether gender bias affects selection of recipients of society awards. AGU is interested in learning why there is a higher proportion of female recipients of service and education awards over the past 2 decades. Combined with a lower rate of receipt of research awards, these results suggest that implicit (subconscious) bias in favor of male candidates still influences awardee selection. Six other professional societies (American Chemical Society, American Mathematical Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Mathematical Association of America, Society for Neuroscience, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) are participating in the project. Volunteers from each participant society attended an Association for Women in Science (AWIS)-sponsored workshop in May 2010 to examine data and review literature on best practices for fair selection of society awardees. A draft proposal for implementing these practices will be brought before the AGU Council and the Honors and Recognition Committee at their upcoming meetings.

Holmes, Mary Anne; Asher, Pranoti; Farrington, John; Fine, Rana; Leinen, Margaret S.; LeBoy, Phoebe

2011-11-01

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Newborn Screening: After the Thrill Is Gone The Donough O'Brien Presidential Lecture Presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders Nashville, TN  

PubMed Central

Expanded newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism by tandem mass spectrometry has raised the stakes for specialists in metabolic medicine. New disorders and a broader clinical spectrum of disease call for new paradigms in approaching inborn errors of metabolism. The Society for Inherited Disorders has been at the forefront of advances in newborn screening for many years and faces new challenges in meeting new needs.

Vockley, Jerry

2009-01-01

173

Astronomical Society of Victoria  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Astronomical Society of Victoria website promotes its efforts to act as a forum for a wide variety of people interested in astronomy. Users can find learn about the monthly meetings open to the public. The website introduces the Society's many sections including Computing, Cosmology and Astrophysics, Current Phenomena, and Radio Astronomy. The Newcomers link furnishes helpful lists of astronomy books, magazines, and computer software. Everyone will enjoy the fantastic images of the Great Orion Nebula, the Trifid Nebula, and other space phenomena.

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Memphis Astronomical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Web site for amateur astronomers offering free "Getting Started with Your New Telescope" article (PDF), monthly newsletter, weblog ("MemphisAstro"), and information for ordering inexpensive out-of-print amateur's guides to finding Messier objects. The Society is a public-service organization promoting interest and education in astronomy and holding monthly meetings and offering lectures and demonstrations to local (Memphis, Tennessee) members.

2007-03-18

175

Genomic and Systems Biology Analyses of Social Behavior or Evolutionary Genomic Analyses of Insect Society: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary(2011 JGI User Meeting)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the

2011-01-01

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New England Rug Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Appreciation of antique rugs is widespread throughout the United States, and New England is no exception to this phenomenon. The New England Rug Society was formed in 1985 as the New Boston Rug Society, and now it has over 130 members who "share a common love of the traditional creative textile arts." On their website, visitors will find sections such as "Meetings", "Newsletter", "Gallery", "Literature", and "Blog". The "Gallery" area contains a selection of excellent online exhibits, including "Rare and Unusual Turkmen Pile Weavings" and "Small Weavings of the South Persian Nomads". Next up is the "Literature" section. Here visitors will find links to thoughtful pieces authored by Society members, and the offerings including "How Good is My Rug Collecting?" and "Some Thoughts on Islamic Prayer Rugs and Related Textiles". The site is rounded out by information on joining the Society and a link to their blog.

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THE SOCIETY FOR GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Society for General Microbiology was founded to promote the advancement of micro- biology, providing a common meeting ground for those working in various specialized fields including medical, veterinary, agricultural and economic microbiology. The Society is concerned with the more fundamental aspects of the study of bacteria, viruses, micro-fungi, protozoa and microscopic algae and in their various biological activities, its

D. H. WATSON; F. I. Biol; H. J. ROGERS; S. W. GLOVER

1982-01-01

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Genomic and Systems Biology Analyses of Social Behavior or Evolutionary Genomic Analyses of Insect Society: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary (2011 JGI User Meeting)  

ScienceCinema

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the genomics of renewable energy strategies, carbon cycling, environmental gene discovery, and engineering of fuel-producing organisms. The meeting features presentations by leading scientists advancing these topics. Gene Robinson of the University of Illinois on "Genomic and Systems Biology Analyses of Social Behavior" at the 6th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011

Robinson, Gene

2011-06-03

179

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (81st, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998). Mass Communication and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mass Communication and Society section of the Proceedings contains the following 19 papers: "Talk Radio as Forum and Companion: Listener Attitudes and Uses and Gratifications in Austin, Texas" (John Beatty); "'Willingness to Censor': Developing a Quantitative Measurement across Speech Categories and Types of Media" (Jennifer L. Lambe); "Can…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Scandinavian society for cell toxicology - thirty years of scientific pioneering.  

PubMed

In 1983, cell toxicologists from the Nordic countries formed the Scandinavian Society for Cell Toxicology, the SSCT, on the initiative of the Swedish cell toxicologist Björn Ekwall, 1940-2000. The missions of the Society were established: to arrange annual meetings for toxicologists to discuss and promote the study of effects of chemicals in cellular models and to take on the responsibility for performing a large international study. The second mission was concretized in the form of the Multicentre Evaluation of In vitro Cytotoxicity, that is, the MEIC programme, directed by B. Ekwall, at an evaluation of the predictive value for human toxicity of in vitro cytotoxicity tests. PMID:24428783

Walum, Erik

2014-07-01

181

IBC's 22nd Annual Antibody Engineering and 9th Annual Antibody Therapeutics International Conferences and the 2011 Annual Meeting of The Antibody Society, December 5-8, 2011, San Diego, CA.  

PubMed

The 22nd Annual Antibody Engineering and 9th Annual Antibody Therapeutics international conferences, and the 2011 Annual Meeting of The Antibody Society, organized by IBC Life Sciences with contributions from The Antibody Society and two Scientific Advisory Boards, were held December 5-8, 2011 in San Diego, CA. The meeting drew ~800 participants who attended sessions on a wide variety of topics relevant to antibody research and development. As a preview to the main events, a pre-conference workshop held on December 4, 2011 focused on antibodies as probes of structure. The Antibody Engineering Conference comprised eight sessions: (1) structure and dynamics of antibodies and their membrane receptor targets; (2) model-guided generation of binding sites; (3) novel selection strategies; (4) antibodies in a complex environment: targeting intracellular and misfolded proteins; (5) rational vaccine design; (6) viral retargeting with engineered binding molecules; (7) the biology behind potential blockbuster antibodies and (8) antibodies as signaling modifiers: where did we go right, and can we learn from success? The Antibody Therapeutics session comprised five sessions: (1)Twenty-five years of therapeutic antibodies: lessons learned and future challenges; (2) preclinical and early stage development of antibody therapeutics; (3) next generation anti-angiogenics; (4) updates of clinical stage antibody therapeutics and (5) antibody drug conjugates and bispecific antibodies. PMID:22453091

Nilvebrant, Johan; Dunlop, D Cameron; Sircar, Aroop; Wurch, Thierry; Falkowska, Emilia; Reichert, Janice M; Helguera, Gustavo; Piccione, Emily C; Brack, Simon; Berger, Sven

2012-01-01

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12th meeting of the Scientific Group on Methodologies for the Safety Evaluation of Chemicals: susceptibility to environmental hazards.  

PubMed Central

The 12th meeting of the Scientific Group on Methodologies for the Safety Evaluation of Chemicals (SGOMSEC) considered the topic of methodologies for determining human and ecosystem susceptibility to environmental hazards. The report prepared at the meeting describes measurement of susceptibility through the use of biological markers of exposure, biological markers of effect, and biomarkers directly indicative of susceptibility of humans or of ecosystems. The utility and validity of these biological markers for the study of susceptibility are evaluated, as are opportunities for developing newer approaches for the study of humans or of ecosystems. For the first time a SGOMSEC workshop also formally considered the issue of ethics in relation to methodology, an issue of particular concern for studies of susceptibility.

Barrett, J C; Vainio, H; Peakall, D; Goldstein, B D

1997-01-01

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Chemical dependency in women. Meeting the challenges of accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.  

PubMed Central

Women dependent on alcohol or prescribed or nonprescribed psychoactive drugs present special diagnostic challenges to physicians. Chemical dependency likewise has adverse effects on women who are nonusers through the disease of co-dependency. The natural history of chemical dependency in women includes sex-specific differences in presenting signs and symptoms. Collateral medical history may come from a variety of community sources. Diagnoses may also use sex-specific criteria, with simultaneous diagnoses of chemical dependency and co-dependency considered. Images

Unger, K B

1988-01-01

184

Quantum catalysis in enzymes: beyond the transition state theory paradigm. A Discussion Meeting held at the Royal Society on 14 and 15 November 2005  

PubMed Central

How do enzymes work? What is the physical basis of the phenomenal rate enhancements achieved by enzymes? Do we have a theoretical framework that accounts for observed catalytic rates? These are the foremost questions—with particular emphasis on tunnelling phenomena—debated at this Discussion Meeting by the leading practitioners in the field.

Scrutton, Nigel S; Sutcliffe, Michael J; Leslie Dutton, P

2006-01-01

185

Quantum catalysis in enzymes: beyond the transition state theory paradigm. A Discussion Meeting held at the Royal Society on 14 and 15 November 2005.  

PubMed

How do enzymes work? What is the physical basis of the phenomenal rate enhancements achieved by enzymes? Do we have a theoretical framework that accounts for observed catalytic rates? These are the foremost questions-with particular emphasis on tunnelling phenomena-debated at this Discussion Meeting by the leading practitioners in the field. PMID:16849275

Scrutton, Nigel S; Sutcliffe, Michael J; Leslie Dutton, P

2006-06-22

186

Education: A Moral Enterprise. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (32nd, Durham, North Carolina, October 16-17, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following papers were presented at this meeting: (1) "The Moral Import of the Concept of Education" (Robert D. Heslep) Response: J. Gordon Chamberlin; (2) "Religion and Public Education: Formulating a Rational Legacy" (William F. Losito) Response: James W. Garrison; (3) "Using Scientific Logic To Reconcile Theism and Secular Humanism as…

Craver, Samuel M., Ed.

187

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society (10th, Chicago, Illinois, October 25-26, 1974).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proceedings papers include topics on educational reform and intellectuals, religious education, immigrants, and the history of education as a discipline. The theme of an Editor's Supplement is utopianism and education, and the papers deal with Robert Owen. These three papers are reprinted from the 1973 meeting of the National History of…

Rutkowski, Edward, Ed.

1975-01-01

188

Chemistry Societies Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Users gain access to the heart of CSN's site through the site gateway which leads them to CSN's information arcade, education arcade, societies, chembytes, and conferences and events. The information arcade provides links to experts and specialists, and chemistry societies. The education arcade contains a wealth of information for educators in the chemistry arena. Societies lists chemical and chemistry-related societies, divided alphabetically by country. Chembytes provides access to a variety of news, including recent findings and discoveries, business updates, and news from around the globe. Chembytes also features a continuing series which looks in-depth at a topic recently in the news. Currently featured is NASA's attempt to return to the moon. Conferences and Events is searchable and browseable and contains a submission form so visitors can list an event. CSN's site also includes Useful Links, a listing of sites categorized and reviewed by Chemsoc and Science Park, which links to four companies offering chemistry related resources on the web.

2007-05-22

189

Ecological Society of America  

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Founded in 1915, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists that is dedicated to several primary goals related to the promotion of ecological science, raising the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science, and increasing the resources available for the conduct of ecological science. The website is an indispensable source of material about ecological science and the society's various activities, including the annual meeting, career opportunities, membership information, and publications. The publications section is particularly useful, as visitors can learn about society journals (such as _Ecology_), monographs, and the popular Issues in Ecology series. Visitors have complete access to the Issues in Ecology series (in English and Spanish). Journalists and the general public will want to look at the Public Affairs Office area which features news releases and the bi-weekly Policy News update, which summarizes major environmental and science policy news from the previous two weeks.

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Meeting the Information Needs of Lower Income Cancer Survivors: Results of a Randomized Control Trial Evaluating the American Cancer Society's "I Can Cope".  

PubMed

The American Cancer Society is a leader in the development of cancer survivorship resources. One resource of the American Cancer Society is the I Can Cope program, an educational program for cancer survivors and their families. Evaluations of this program indicate that cancer patients highly rate its objectives. Yet, there are gaps in the understanding of the full impact of the program on diverse cancer survivors. In this study, the authors used a randomized trial to evaluate the program. Participants included 140 low-income survivors (79% Black; 38% breast cancer) from community hospitals who were randomized to 4 sessions of I Can Cope (learning about cancer; understanding cancer treatments; relieving cancer pain; and keeping well in mind and body) or 4 sessions of a wellness intervention (humor, meditation, relaxation, and music therapy). The authors' primary outcome was "met information needs." After controlling for covariates, their analysis indicated that I Can Cope was no more effective than the wellness intervention in addressing survivor information needs relative to the learning objectives. Participants provided high overall ratings for both interventions. Self-efficacy for obtaining advice about cancer, age, education, and income were associated with information needs. Educational programs tailored to levels of self-efficacy and patient demographics may be needed. PMID:24433231

Martin, Michelle Y; Evans, Mary B; Kratt, Polly; Pollack, Lori A; Smith, Judith Lee; Oster, Robert; Dignan, Mark; Prayor-Patterson, Heather; Watson, Christopher; Houston, Peter; Andrews, Shiquina; Liwo, Amandiy; Tseng, Tung Sung; Hullett, Sandral; Oliver, Joann; Pisu, Maria

2014-04-01

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Societies Drifting Apart? Behavioural, Genetic and Chemical Differentiation between Supercolonies in the Yellow Crazy Ant Anoplolepis gracilipes  

PubMed Central

Background In populations of most social insects, gene flow is maintained through mating between reproductive individuals from different colonies in periodic nuptial flights followed by dispersal of the fertilized foundresses. Some ant species, however, form large polygynous supercolonies, in which mating takes place within the maternal nest (intranidal mating) and fertilized queens disperse within or along the boundary of the supercolony, leading to supercolony growth (colony budding). As a consequence, gene flow is largely confined within supercolonies. Over time, such supercolonies may diverge genetically and, thus, also in recognition cues (cuticular hydrocarbons, CHC's) by a combination of genetic drift and accumulation of colony-specific, neutral mutations. Methodology/Principal Findings We tested this hypothesis for six supercolonies of the invasive ant Anoplolepis gracilipes in north-east Borneo. Within supercolonies, workers from different nests tolerated each other, were closely related and showed highly similar CHC profiles. Between supercolonies, aggression ranged from tolerance to mortal encounters and was negatively correlated with relatedness and CHC profile similarity. Supercolonies were genetically and chemically distinct, with mutually aggressive supercolony pairs sharing only 33.1%±17.5% (mean ± SD) of their alleles across six microsatellite loci and 73.8%±11.6% of the compounds in their CHC profile. Moreover, the proportion of alleles that differed between supercolony pairs was positively correlated to the proportion of qualitatively different CHC compounds. These qualitatively differing CHC compounds were found across various substance classes including alkanes, alkenes and mono-, di- and trimethyl-branched alkanes. Conclusions We conclude that positive feedback between genetic, chemical and behavioural traits may further enhance supercolony differentiation through genetic drift and neutral evolution, and may drive colonies towards different evolutionary pathways, possibly including speciation.

Drescher, Jochen; Bluthgen, Nico; Schmitt, Thomas; Buhler, Jana; Feldhaar, Heike

2010-01-01

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Outline of Meeting Sessions and Workshops: 15th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 15th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (15-BCCE), sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Education, will be held at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, August 9-13, 1998. Reg Friesen is the General Chair and Anna Wilson is the Program Chair. The technical program includes more than 600 oral and poster presentations, 70 workshops, and 12 special lectures on modern perspectives in chemistry. Plenary lectures will be given by Bonnie Bracey, Katherine Coleman, David Dolphin, Ernest Eliel, Arthur Ellis, Steve Spangler and Mary Anne White. The complete program, including abstracts, is available at http://www.biochem.purdue.edu/~bcce.

Wilson, Anna M.

1998-06-01

193

American Society of Plant Taxonomists  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) "promotes research and teaching in the taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of vascular and nonvascular plants." One particularly useful online service from ASPT is a Current News section which provides information about a variety of relevant post-docs, internships, and fellowships; awards and other funding opportunities; upcoming meetings and symposia around the world; herbaria news; and more. The site also provides ASPT specific information about graduate research grants, bylaws, membership, publications, and the upcoming Botany 2005 Annual Meeting (held in conjunction with the American Fern Society, Botanical Society of America, and American Bryological and Lichenological Society). In addition, ASPT provides access to a membership database, email addresses for officers and committee members, and a Herbaria electronic mailing list.

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Proceedings of the DOE Physical and Chemical Energy Storage Annual Contractors' Review Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

s are prepared for the papers presented in the following areas of interest: (1) thermal energy storage for building heating and cooling and industrial applications; (2) solar thermal energy storage; (3) developmental thermal energy storage; (4) chemical/hydrogen energy systems; (5) mechanical energy storage; (6) superconducting magnetic energy storage; and (7) underground energy storage.

1983-09-01

195

Rudolph Diesel Meets the Soybean: "Greasing" the Wheels of Chemical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of biodiesel on classrooms and teaching laboratories has potential similar to country's energy security and could help introduce environmental concepts, thermodynamics, titrations, combustion and chemical reactions. While researchers are exploring new methods and approaches to alternative fuels and renewable energy, the educators could…

King, Angela G.; Wright, Marcus W.

2007-01-01

196

78 FR 34377 - Trichloroethylene TSCA Chemical Risk Assessment; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunity to...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TSCA Workplan Chemical Risk Assessment for Trichloroethylene: Degreaser...unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send...contact information in the body of your comment and with any...Stan Barone, Jr., Risk Assessment Division (7403M),...

2013-06-07

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78 FR 59679 - Antimony Trioxide TSCA Chemical Risk Assessment; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunity To...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TSCA Workplan Chemical Risk Assessment for Antimony Trioxide...unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send...contact information in the body of your comment and with any...Stan Barone, Jr., Risk Assessment Division (7403M),...

2013-09-27

198

Proceedings, joint conference of the 21st annual meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 25th West Virginia Surface Mine Drainage Task Force symposium  

SciTech Connect

Topics covered include: underground mine hydrology; valley fills; acid drainage technology initiative; reforestation/forestry; passive treatment of acid mine drainage; hydrology; selenium; acid mine drainage and remining; overburden/soils; forestry in West Virginia; revegetation and wildlife; mine soils; tailings; stream restoration; chemical treatment of acid mine drainage; watershed restoration; acidity; aquaculture; and stream characterisation. The poster papers and plenary session papers are also included.

Barnhisel, R.I. (ed.)

2004-07-01

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Entomological Societies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online directory of professional entomological societies covers the entire country. For each resource, contact information, including a link to its Web site, is provided. The list is divided into the following categories: general resources, national headquarters, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, and California and Hawaii.

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British Society of Scientific Glassblowers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this website, the British Society of Scientific Glassblowers (BSSG) describes its work to organize meetings, present papers, and encourage the enhancement of knowledge about glass and the related equipment. Visitors can read council reports, learn the rules of the society, and find out how to become certified in the science of glassblowing. The site features past and future symposiums held at one of the Society Sections, which includes various places in the United Kingdom as well as overseas. Prospective members can learn about many membership benefits including access to the largest scientific glass library in the World.

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Medical Deontology towards medical students, our colleagues and our patients. About meetings, medical journals, candidacy for higher posts and the "silent" society.  

PubMed

Unfortunately, today very few care about medical deontology-ethics that is about how to behave and respect others when we exercise our medical duties. Perhaps we do not show our real care and kind leadership to our students. We do not very much respect our medical colleagues. We are often tired to spend much time examining patients. We attend medical meetings for pleasure or because our expenses are covered by pharmaceutical firms. We write unimportant papers in order to have a rich curriculum. We consider the Impact Factor of a journal as awarded only to underline the importance of a letter to the Editor we publish in a prestigious journal. We refrain from useful research. We are not always truthful in publishing the results of our research. Many such examples are included in this paper. Overall, we go for a financial success disregarding the "old" Hippocratic ideas and oath. We are supposed to seak for life-happiness. Instead, we feel guilty, inconvenient as to our social behaviour and unhappy. "The Lancet" mentioned long ago (1969) a phrase by John Keats: "Truth is beauty...this only exists on Earth and this is what we need to know". PMID:24701596

Grammaticos, Philip C

2014-01-01

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Grout to meet physical and chemical requirements for closure at Hanford grout vaults. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) developed a grout based on portland cement, Class F fly ash, and bentonite clay, for the Hanford Grout Vault Program. The purpose of this grout was to fill the void between a wasteform containing 106-AN waste and the vault cover blocks. Following a successful grout development program, heat output, volume change, and compressive strength were monitored with time in simulated repository conditions and in full-depth physical models. This research indicated that the cold-cap grout could achieve and maintain adequate volume stability and other required physical properties in the internal environment of a sealed vault. To determine if contact with 106-AN liquid waste would cause chemical deterioration of the cold-cap grout, cured specimens were immersed in simulated waste. Over a period of 21 days at 150 F, specimens increased in mass without significant changes in volume. X-ray diffraction of reacted specimens revealed crystallization of sodium aluminum silicate hydrate. Scanning electron microscopy used with X-ray fluorescence showed that clusters if this phase had formed in grout pores, increasing grout density and decreasing its effective porosity. Physical and chemical tests collectively indicate a sealing component. However, the Hanford Grout Vault Program was cancelled before completion of this research. This report summarizes close-out Waterways Experiment Station when the Program was cancelled.

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1994-07-21

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Chemistry meets proteomics: the use of chemical tagging reactions for MS-based proteomics.  

PubMed

As proteomics matures from a purely descriptive to a function-oriented discipline of the life sciences, there is strong demand for novel methodologies that increase the depth of information that can be obtained from proteomic studies. MS has long played a central role for protein identification and characterization, often in combination with dedicated chemical modification reactions. Today, chemistry is helping to advance the field of proteomics in numerous ways. In this review, we focus on those methodologies that have a significant impact for the large-scale study of proteins and peptides. This includes approaches that allow the introduction of affinity tags for the enrichment of subclasses of peptides or proteins and strategies for in vitro stable isotope labeling for quantification purposes, among others. Particular attention is given to the study of PTMs where recent advancements have been promising, but many interesting targets are not yet being addressed. PMID:16972287

Leitner, Alexander; Lindner, Wolfgang

2006-10-01

204

Society for Conservation Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1985, the "Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity." Online services provided by SCB include a great conservation jobs database; a bulletin board for conservation-related postings; listings for educational resources, and academic programs in the field of Conservation Biology. Site visitors can also peruse SCB annual reports, archived online newsletters, and information about local chapters, committees, membership, and meetings.

205

Second insulin pump safety meeting: summary report.  

PubMed

Diabetes Technology Society facilitated a second meeting of insulin pump experts at Mills-Peninsula Health Services, San Mateo, California on November 4, 2009, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories. The first such meeting was held in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 12, 2008. The group of physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, and engineers from across the United States discussed safety issues in insulin pump therapy and recommended adjustments to current insulin pump design and use to enhance overall safety. The meeting discussed safety issues in the context of pump operation; software; hardware; physical structure; electrical, biological, and chemical considerations; use; and environment from engineering, medical, nursing, and pump/user perspectives. There was consensus among meeting participants that insulin pump designs have made great progress in improving the quality of life of people with diabetes, but much more remains to be done. PMID:20307411

Zhang, Yi; Jones, Paul L; Klonoff, David C

2010-03-01

206

International Genetic Epidemiology Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) is composed of "geneticists, epidemiologists, statisticians, mathematicians, biologists, related biomedical researchers and students interested in the research of the genetic basis of the diseases, complex traits and their risk factors." Hosted by the Division of Biostatistics at Washington University School of Medicine, the IGES website provides information about annual scientific meetings; organizational information such as bylaws; the official IGES journal, _Genetic Epidemiology_; books of interest; relevant courses and training programs, and meetings for related organizations. Notably, the site posts an extensive list of available positions (at institutions in a number of countries) such as post-docs, research fellows, faculty positions, research associate positions, and more. The website links to an IGES membership directory as well.

207

North American Benthological Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1953, the "North American Benthological Society (NABS) is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote better understanding of the biotic communities of lake and stream bottoms and their role in aquatic ecosystems, by providing media and disseminating new investigation results, new interpretations, and other benthological information to aquatic biologists and to the scientific community at large." Notably, NABS hosts a Classified Ads and Announcements section with listings for a variety of jobs; postdoctoral and graduate student positions; conferences and meetings; publications; and more. Academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NABS members are all invited to post suitable advertisements free of charge. The NABS website also offers information about the upcoming annual meeting in New Orleans, NABS publications, opportunities for graduate student involvement, and the Freshwater Algae and Macroinvertebrate Slide Library.

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Clinical trials update from the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association meetings in 2008: SADHART-CHF, COMPARE, MOMENTUM, thyroid hormone analogue study, HF-ACTION, I-PRESERVE, beta-interferon study, BACH, and ATHENA.  

PubMed

This article provides information and a commentary on trials relevant to the pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of heart failure presented at the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association meetings in 2008. Unpublished reports should be considered as preliminary, as analyses may change in the final publication. (i) SADHART-CHF showed no difference in outcome for heart failure patients with depression treated with sertraline compared with placebo. (ii) A controlled release carvedilol formulation showed similar LV haemodynamic effects to the standard carvedilol formulation in the COMPARE study. (iii) A post hoc analysis of the MOMENTUM study suggested that patients with less severe heart failure may be more likely to benefit from a continuous aortic flow augmentation device. (iv) A thyroid hormone analogue was poorly tolerated in patients with heart failure. (v) HF-ACTION showed that exercise training is safe and offers modest clinical benefits in patients with heart failure. (vi) Irbesartan failed to improve outcomes in patients with preserved ejection fraction in the I-PRESERVE study. (vii) A phase II study of beta-interferon administration in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy showed encouraging results. (viii) The BACH study showed that mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin was more accurate than BNP or NT-proBNP at predicting outcome at 90 days in patients with acute heart failure. (ix) A secondary analysis from ATHENA showed a reduction in cardiovascular hospitalizations and strokes for patients with atrial fibrillation receiving dronedarone compared with placebo. PMID:19168521

Coletta, Alison P; Clark, Andrew L; Cleland, John G F

2009-02-01

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Clinical trials update from the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association meetings in 2008: SADHART-CHF, COMPARE, MOMENTUM, thyroid hormone analogue study, HF-ACTION, I-PRESERVE, ?-interferon study, BACH, and ATHENA  

PubMed Central

This article provides information and a commentary on trials relevant to the pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of heart failure presented at the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association meetings in 2008. Unpublished reports should be considered as preliminary, as analyses may change in the final publication. (i) SADHART-CHF showed no difference in outcome for heart failure patients with depression treated with sertraline compared with placebo. (ii) A controlled release carvedilol formulation showed similar LV haemodynamic effects to the standard carvedilol formulation in the COMPARE study. (iii) A post hoc analysis of the MOMENTUM study suggested that patients with less severe heart failure may be more likely to benefit from a continuous aortic flow augmentation device. (iv) A thyroid hormone analogue was poorly tolerated in patients with heart failure. (v) HF-ACTION showed that exercise training is safe and offers modest clinical benefits in patients with heart failure. (vi) Irbesartan failed to improve outcomes in patients with preserved ejection fraction in the I-PRESERVE study. (vii) A phase II study of beta-interferon administration in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy showed encouraging results. (viii) The BACH study showed that mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin was more accurate than BNP or NT-proBNP at predicting outcome at 90 days in patients with acute heart failure. (ix) A secondary analysis from ATHENA showed a reduction in cardiovascular hospitalizations and strokes for patients with atrial fibrillation receiving dronedarone compared with placebo.

Coletta, Alison P.; Clark, Andrew L.; Cleland, John G.F.

2009-01-01

210

American Society for Microbiology National Meeting  

Cancer.gov

Let me tell you briefly how it happened. Just a few years ago, my interests in the politics of science were barely noticeable. Like most of you, I was reasonably content, and often very happy, to be doing science in this remarkably exciting era in biology. Then, seemingly all at once, a number of things happened.

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Update from the''Radiochemistry at RIA'' Symposium held March 27, 2003 at the 225th American Chemical Society Meeting in New Orleans, LA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The scientific case for a new high-luminosity Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) Facility capable of accelerating essentially the entire chart of the nuclides has been established over more than a decade.[1-5] Preliminary experiments at new facilities [6] are promising as the frontier of RIB research continues to expand at a fast rate. Radiochemical experiments that could benefit many areas of research,

M A Stoyer; P F Mantica

2003-01-01

212

Society for Neuroscience  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Formed in 1970, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) "is a nonprofit membership organization of basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system." SfN is the largest organization of its kind with over 34,000 members, and their "primary goal is to promote the exchange of information among researchers." The site offers a nice Classified Ads section with listings for equipment exchanges, future meetings, and available positions at many different universities and other institutions. The SfN site contains a healthy list of fellowships, awards, and prizes as well. The Publications section includes information about various SfN publications, most notably the _The Journal of Neuroscience_, which members receive online weekly . The SfN website also contains detailed information about the organization with sections for the Mission, Strategic Plan, Bylaws, Committees, Staff, and more.

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American Association of Engineering Societies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1980, the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) convened for the first time, hoping to become the voice of the engineering profession in the United States. Today, the primary goal of AAES is to advance the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering. On the website, visitors can make their way through six primary sections, including News, Meetings/Events, Publications, and Resources. This last area is a great place to start, as it contains instructional and professional videos from different related groups, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineering. The Working Groups/Committees area includes information on how different affinity groups (such as the K-12 Working Group) are assisting in advancing the cause of the engineering disciplines. The site is rounded out by the News area, which includes updates about the Association's latest partnerships and outreach efforts.

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Science, Society and Policy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Apart from the journals they produce, scientific societies play an important role in communicating scientific findings and norms to the broader society. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) includes among its goals to promote and defend the integrity of science and its use; provide a voice for science on societal issues; promote the responsible use of science in public policy; and increase public engagement with science and technology. AAAS websites and programs, including Communicating Science (www.aaas.org/communicatingscience), Working with Congress (http://www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/wwc/book.htm) and ScienceCareers.org (http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org), provide tools for scientists to become more directly engaged in effectively communicating their findings and involved in the policy process. Education programs work to build the next generation of scientists and a science-literate public. To bridge the current communication gap between scientists, the public and policymakers, AAAS, like other scientific societies, maintains policy and outreach programs with limited budgets and staff. AAAS works to engage policymakers and provide scientific underpinning to key issues through congressional briefings, meetings, policy briefs, and media outreach. AAAS responds to challenges to accepted scientific findings and processes through op-eds, letters to government officials, resolutions, and Board statements. Some of these initiatives occur on a local level in partnership with local civic leaders, whose endorsement makes them more powerful. On a national scale, they assure that the voice of science is included in the debate. The changing media landscape presents opportunities and challenges for future AAAS endeavors.

White, K. S.; Teich, A. H.

2010-12-01

215

Astronomical Society in Zrenjanin.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomical Society "Milutin Milankovi?" was established in Zrenjanin at the beginning of 1996. The programme of the Society includes the cooperation with elementary and high schools and astronomical societies in the country and abroad.

Naumovski, K.; Braci?, M.

1997-08-01

216

NASPE-Heart Rhythm Society: state of the society.  

PubMed

I am fortunate to have had my presidency coincide with the 25th anniversary of our Society. Wise and visionary pioneers founded our organization. Its remarkable success, is attributable to the tireless efforts of dedicated staff and to the effective leadership of my predecessors, each of who has brought to the presidency a strong inner rudder that has preserved us as a professional society but enabled us to grow and adapt to our changing field and our changing world. After 25 years, the Society has the maturity to respect and learn from the past, celebrate with pride its impressive achievements, realize the importance of collaborating with others who share common interests, enrich the lives of our members, staff, and friends. The Society has the wisdom and confidence to understand and realize that fulfillment of our mission requires continuous remodeling and the courage to explore new endeavors. As we celebrate this milestone and embark on year 26, I am fortunate to belong to a Society that still has sufficient youth to attract new members having high aspirations, energize and mentor future leaders to fulfill the mission, support that change is required to fulfill our mission, and embrace the future as our time to shine brighter. The Society is well positioned to meet the challenges that lie ahead. The worked required is intense. The output of the Society in response to the last Future's Conference is impressive and worthwhile. It will soon be time to hold another Future's Conference. In the end, our members determine our future. PMID:23570113

Cain, Michael E

2004-11-01

217

Immunotoxicity evaluation by immune function tests: focus on the T-dependent antibody response (TDAR) [Overview of a Workshop Session at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) March 5-9, 2006 San Diego, CA].  

PubMed

Increased expectations from a number of regulatory agencies, e.g., Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMEA), and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan, call for the evaluation of potential adverse effects on the immune system. As recently summarized in the ICH S8 guideline, the T-cell-dependent antibody response (TDAR) has been identified in a regulatory context as a main functional test of immunotoxicity. While the characterization of immunotoxic potential is pertinent to both the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, the use of immunotoxicology data for hazard identification and/or risk assessment in each case is different. Therefore, multiple approaches to immunotoxicity testing have evolved. The assays that evaluate TDAR function include both well-established tests, e.g., anti-sheep red blood cell plaque-forming cell (PFC) assay, and newer models, e.g., anti-keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) antibody ELISA. These tests vary in the study design, antigen application and analytical methods. However, they all evaluate the same endpoint-a competent immune (e.g., antibody) response to an antigen. Numerous issues have been identified in the application of TDAR tests, including high animal to animal variability; differences in antigen source and potency; a lack of established "normal range" of the immune response and uncertainty about the degree of inhibition of the TDAR to be considered toxicologically important. As such, the need for a forum to discuss these issues was recognized by the immunotoxicology community, and was addressed at the 2006 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Workshop. A series of papers will summarize that forum with the ultimate objectives being to build a consensus among immunotoxicologists on the implications of these factors on using TDAR results in hazard identification and/or risk assessment, and to establish a criteria to classify compounds as immunotoxicants. PMID:18958722

Herzyk, Danuta J; Holsapple, Michael

2007-04-01

218

Knowledge: Creation, Organization and Use. ASIS '99: Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) Annual Meeting (62nd, Washington, DC, October 31-November 4, 1999). Volume 36.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1999 American Society for Information Science (ASIS) conference explored current knowledge creation, acquisition, navigation, correlation, retrieval, management, and dissemination practicalities and potentialities, their implementation and impact, and the theories behind the developments. Speakers reviewed processes, technologies, and tools,…

Woods, Larry, Ed.

219

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is a professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. The society supports programs in public education, outreach and public policy, while also encouraging student participation in the aquatic sciences. The site provides links to research journals, interdisciplinary meetings, educational resources for both students and instructors, and programs for students and post-grads. Also featured is a link to ASLO's annual meeting, Global Challenges Facing Oceanography and Limnology, which hopes to influence public policy regarding oceans and lakes.

Oceanography, American S.

220

Science for Tomorrow's Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The British Council hosts a series of virtual publishing exhibitions on the Internet, the latest of which is entitled Science for Tomorrow's Society. Due to be replaced in October 1999, this exhibition represents a succinct selection of UK-published science titles covering subject areas that promise to impact the future. A section on Award-winning Books features books for both children and adults that have won or been short-listed for a major award. For example, last year's winner of the Science Book Prize, The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide, is described here. Other sections include Biotechnology and Bioscience, Information and Communication Technology, Public Understanding of Science, and Science Policy and Exploitation. Depending on the section, titles are aimed at both professional and general audiences.

221

[Future perspectives of Japanese Society of Nephrology].  

PubMed

The Japanese Society of Nephrology is established in 1958 by Drs Oshima, Yoshitoshi and Ueda and since then has grown to the current membership over 6,000. The Society has recently been incorporated and is expected to play a more leadership role in clinical practice, research, education and training of professionals in nephrology and in dissemination of new knowledge to the public domain. The strength and growth of the Society have been clearly seen in the quality and the number of publications by its membership to such prestigious journals as Kidney International and American Journal of Physiology, and submission of abstracts to the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. Proposals for the future of the Society are briefly outlined. PMID:7967180

Kurokawa, K

1994-09-01

222

Chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors III; Proceedings of the Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept. 4, 5, 1991  

SciTech Connect

Various papers on chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors are presented. Individual topics addressed include: fiber optic pressure sensor for combustion monitoring and control, viologen-based fiber optic oxygen sensors, renewable-reagent fiber optic sensor for ocean pCO2, transition metal complexes as indicators for a fiber optic oxygen sensor, fiber optic pH measurements using azo indicators, simple reversible fiber optic chemical sensors using solvatochromic dyes, totally integrated optical measuring sensors, integrated optic biosensor for environmental monitoring, radiation dosimetry using planar waveguide sensors, optical and piezoelectric analysis of polymer films for chemical sensor characterization, source polarization effects in an optical fiber fluorosensor, lens-type refractometer for on-line chemical analysis, fiber optic hydrocarbon sensor system, chemical sensors for environmental monitoring, optical fibers for liquid-crystal sensing and logic devices, suitability of single-mode fluoride fibers for evanescent-wave sensing, integrated modules for fiber optic sensors, optoelectronic sensors based on narrowband A3B5 alloys, fiber Bragg grating chemical sensor.

Lieberman, R.A.

1992-01-01

223

Events – Meetings and Workshops  

Cancer.gov

In Vivo Small Animal Imaging Workshop March 23, 2009 12:00 AM - March 26, 2009 12:00 AM 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Interventional Radiology March 07, 2009 12:00 AM - March 12, 2009 12:00 AM 4th Annual Symposium on PET/CT and Molecular

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RAS Ordinary Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As well as the talks summarized below, the January meeting included the announcement of the Society's medals and awards for 2014 (see A&G February 2014 p1.37), followed by Dr Allan Chapman speaking about a natural ancestor of Sir Patrick Moore: Bishop John Wilkins, born in 1614 (see A&G February 2014 p1.26).

2014-06-01

225

Biomaterials '84: Transactions World Congress on Biomaterials (2nd), Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials (10th), International Biomaterials Symposium (16th). Volume 7. Held at Washington, DC on April 27-May 1, 1984.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Second World Congress on Biomaterials highlighted important advances in fundamental and applied biomaterials science, and in clinical research on biomaterials. Technical sessions at this meeting emphasized materials for use in cardiovascular system, o...

J. M. Anderson

1984-01-01

226

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) "is dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialties." The website presents the latest and upcoming meetings, workshops, and other events. Individuals can find newsletters of the many SEPM sections and information on publications. Users can learn about the scientific achievements of many geologists in the Awards & Metals link. Students and researchers can discover the benefits of a SEPM membership including short courses and field trip opportunities.

227

American Rocket Society  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In addition to Dr. Robert Goddard's pioneering work, American experimentation in rocketry prior to World War II grew, primarily in technical societies. This is an early rocket motor designed and developed by the American Rocket Society in 1932.

2004-01-01

228

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (85th, Miami, Florida, August 5-8, 2002). Mass Communication and Society Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mass Communication and Society Division of the proceedings contains the following 11 papers: "Evaluating the Credibility of Online Information: A Test of Source and Advertising Influence" (Jennifer Greer, Jane Baughman, Patricia Cunningham-Wong, Ethnie Groves, Catherine McCarthy, Megan Myers and Cindy Petterson); "Disruptive and Cooperative…

2002

229

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (77th, Atlanta, Georgia, August 10-13, 1994). Part III: Media and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Media and Society section of this collection of conference presentations contains the following 14 papers: "A Portrait of Urban Conflict: The 'L.A. Times' Coverage of the Los Angeles Riots" (Tony Atwater and Niranjala D. Weerakkody); "Perceptions of News Media Managers toward Their Own Corporate Community Responsibility" (David A. Olsen and…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

230

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (74th, Boston, Massachusetts, August 7-10, 1991). Part III: Society and Mass Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Society and Mass Media section of the proceedings contains the following 16 papers: "The Relationship of Mass Media and Interpersonal Channels to Societal and Personal Risk Judgments" (Cynthia-Lou Coleman); "Freedom of Expression: How Much Will the Public Tolerate?" (Daniel Riffe and Charles F. Aust); "Economic Recession and the News" (Robert…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

231

Meeting at the Crossroads. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2001) (18th, Melbourne, Australia, December 9-12, 2001).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings contains 63 papers presented at ASCLITE (Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) 2001. The focus is on the following themes related to the use of computers in higher education: (1) reflection in and on action, for reflective inquiry, for students, for teachers, for design and…

Kennedy, Gregor, Ed.; Keppell, Mike, Ed.; McNaught, Carmel, Ed.; Petrovic, Tom, Ed.

232

Science As a Way of Knowing III--Genetics. Proceedings of a Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Zoologists (Baltimore, Maryland, December 27-30, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Science as a Way of Knowing" is a project of the Education Committee of the American Society of Zoologists and ten other organizations. The goal of the project is to offer suggestions for making the teaching of biology at the college and university level more effective. The proceedings of the 1985 symposium on genetics are presented in this…

Moore, John A.; And Others

1986-01-01

233

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (84th, Washington, DC, August 5-8, 2001). Mass Communication and Society Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mass Communication and Society section of the proceedings contains the following selected 14 papers: "When No News Is Not Good News, Ignorance Is Not Bliss, and Your Mama May Not Have Told You: Female Adolescent Information Holding and Seeking about Sexually Transmitted Diseases" (Donna Rouner and Rebecca E. Lindsey); "Newspapers & the…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

234

ISCB: International Society for Computational Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The goal of the International Society for Computational Biology is to understand living systems through computation and share those understandings with the world. They disseminate this information through scholarly publications, yearly meetings, and conferences that serve as an outlet for information about training, education, and employment associated with computational biology.

235

American Thoracic Society  

MedlinePLUS

... the ATS has grown to tackle asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea, among other diseases. The Society’s 15,000 members and its patient arm, the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable, believe that disease is vanquished faster when ... Copyright © 2014 American Thoracic Society · Privacy Statement

236

Optical Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Optical Society of America (OSA) is a professional society of optical engineers and scientists devoted to advancing the fields of optics and photonics. The Optical Society of America goals are to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied, to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers, and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds.

2003-10-10

237

Chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors IV; Proceedings of the Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept. 8, 9, 1992  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Various paper on chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors are presented. Some of the individual topics addressed include: evanescent-wave fiber optic (FO) biosensor, refractive-index sensors based on coupling to high-index multimode overlays, advanced technique in FO sensors, design of luminescence-based temperature sensors, NIR fluorescence in FO applications, FO sensor based on microencapsulated reagents, emitters and detectors for optical gas and chemical sensing, tunable fiber laser source for methane detection at 1.68 micron, FO fluorometer based on a dual-wavelength laser excitation source, thin polymer films as active components of FO chemical sensors, submicron optical sources for single macromolecule detection, nanometer optical fiber pH sensor. Also discussed are: microfabrication of optical sensor array, luminescent FO sensor for the measurement of pH, time-domain fluorescence methods as applied to pH sensing, characterization of a sol-gel-entrapped artificial receptor, FO technology for nuclear waste cleanup, spectroscopic gas sensing with IR hollow waveguides, dissolved-oxygen quenching of in situ fluorescence measurements.

Lieberman, Robert A.

238

Chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors IV; Proceedings of the Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept. 8, 9, 1992  

SciTech Connect

Various paper on chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors are presented. Some of the individual topics addressed include: evanescent-wave fiber optic (FO) biosensor, refractive-index sensors based on coupling to high-index multimode overlays, advanced technique in FO sensors, design of luminescence-based temperature sensors, NIR fluorescence in FO applications, FO sensor based on microencapsulated reagents, emitters and detectors for optical gas and chemical sensing, tunable fiber laser source for methane detection at 1.68 micron, FO fluorometer based on a dual-wavelength laser excitation source, thin polymer films as active components of FO chemical sensors, submicron optical sources for single macromolecule detection, nanometer optical fiber pH sensor. Also discussed are: microfabrication of optical sensor array, luminescent FO sensor for the measurement of pH, time-domain fluorescence methods as applied to pH sensing, characterization of a sol-gel-entrapped artificial receptor, FO technology for nuclear waste cleanup, spectroscopic gas sensing with IR hollow waveguides, dissolved-oxygen quenching of in situ fluorescence measurements.

Lieberman, R.A.

1993-01-01

239

Influence of target and sample properties on nuclear data measurements. Summary report of the IAEA advisory group meeting in co-operation with the International Nuclear Target Development Society (INTDS), held in Darmstadt, Germany, 5-9 September 1988.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The IAEA Advisory Group Meeting (AGM) on The Influence of Target and Sample Properties on Nuclear Data Measurements was held at the Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung mbH, Darmstadt, Federal Republic of Germany, during the week 5-9 September 1988. The...

K. Okamoto

1988-01-01

240

Ethics and Democratic Values in the Education Profession. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (34th, Winston Salem, North Carolina, October 6-7, 1989).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Included in this publication are the following addresses to the meeting: (1) "The Professional Ethics of Teachers in a Democratic School" (Betty A. Sichel); (2) "The 4Cs of the New Scholarship on Women" (James W. Garrison and Anne Phelan); (3) "Is It Possible to be Philosophical About Poverty?" (J. Gordon Chamberlin); (4) "Moral Images, Democratic…

Strandberg, Warren, Ed.

241

[Gender equality activity in the Bioimaging Society].  

PubMed

Gender equality activity in the Bioimaging Society was initiated in 2005 when it joined the Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering (EPMEWSE). The Gender Equality Committee of the Bioimaging Society is acting on this issue by following the policy of the EPMEWSE, and has also been planning and conducting lectures at annual meetings of the society to gain the understanding, consents, and cooperation of the members of the society to become conscious of gender equality. Women's participation in the society has been promoted through the activities of the Gender Equality Committee, and the number of women officers in the society has since increased from two women out of 40 members in 2005 to five out of 44 in 2013. The activities of the Gender Equality Committee of the Japanese Association of Anatomists (JAA) have just started. There are more than 400 women belonging to the JAA. When these women members join together and collaborate, women's participation in the JAA will increase. PMID:24066392

Suzaki, Etsuko

2013-09-01

242

RSC: The Royal Society of Chemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website promotes the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) role as one of the top independent organizations for advancing chemistry in Europe. Both industrial and academic chemists can learn about the society's professional training activities, conferences, and numerous awards, metals, and lectureships. Visitors can learn about RSC's six scientific divisions and seventy interest groups, which support all aspects of the chemical sciences. With its many educational activities, students and teachers will surely find valuable information at this website. Potential members can learn about the benefits of belonging to the society including access to RSC's online resources, professional support area, library, and journals

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Magnolia Society International  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To many, they are one of the first, sweet smells and sights of spring. Magnolias! And this site of Magnolia Society International is the online home of "a worldwide organization devoted to the appreciation and study of magnolias." This exceptionally comprehensive site offers all sorts of information, ranging from details about research funds, related publications, care and propagations of magnolias, cultivar information, and even magnolia-related merchandise (cool t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags). Visitors to the site can even consider joining the society and being part of an organization 700 members strong, representing 32 countries. With membership comes a subscription to the society's journal: _Magnolia: Journal of the Magnolia Society_.

244

Society for Industrial Archeology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for Industrial Archeology is an association of "members, world-wide, who have a strong interest in preserving, interpreting and documenting our industrial past and heritage." Anyone interested in the industrial past is welcome to join the Society. The newsletter, which is available free to download, provides information on current news, recent publications and notices of conferences and events of interest to Society members. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology (IA) is available by paid subscription and includes essays and book reviews, as well as peer-reviewed articles on current research in industrial archeology. The Links section provides a list of online related resources.

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SOLVENT-FREE CHEMICAL TRANSFORMATIONS USING MICROWAVE IRRADIATION. 32ND ACS CENTRAL REGIONAL MEETING, MAY 16-19, 2000, ABSTRACTS & PROGRAM, NORTHERN KENTUCKY CONVENTION CENTER, COVINGTON, KY. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 1999, P. 121.  

EPA Science Inventory

Microwave-expedited solvent-free synthetic processes will be described that involve the exposure of neat reactants to microwave (MW) irradiation in the presence of supported reagents or catalysts on minineral oxides. Recent developments will be presented on the synthetic utility...

246

Proceedings of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland  

PubMed Central

The Annual General Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland was held at Newcastle University Medical School, from 6th to 8th January 1998. It included a symposium on ‘Developmental Neuroscience’ on Wednesday 7th January. The following are abstracts of communications and posters presented at the meeting.

1998-01-01

247

Scientific meeting abstracts: significance, access, and trends.  

PubMed Central

Abstracts of scientific papers and posters that are presented at annual scientific meetings of professional societies are part of the broader category of conference literature. They are an important avenue for the dissemination of current data. While timely and succinct, these abstracts present problems such as an abbreviated peer review and incomplete bibliographic access. METHODS: Seventy societies of health sciences professionals were surveyed about the publication of abstracts from their annual meetings. Nineteen frequently cited journals also were contacted about their policies on the citation of meeting abstracts. Ten databases were searched for the presence of meetings abstracts. RESULTS: Ninety percent of the seventy societies publish their abstracts, with nearly half appearing in the society's journal. Seventy-seven percent of the societies supply meeting attendees with a copy of each abstract, and 43% make their abstracts available in an electronic format. Most of the journals surveyed allow meeting abstracts to be cited. Bibliographic access to these abstracts does not appear to be widespread. CONCLUSIONS: Meeting abstracts play an important role in the dissemination of scientific knowledge. Bibliographic access to meeting abstracts is very limited. The trend toward making meeting abstracts available via the Internet has the potential to give a broader audience access to the information they contain.

Kelly, J A

1998-01-01

248

Schools, Violence, and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The seeming increase of violence in American society and its schools has become a pressing issue. Some researchers argue that the American education system mirrors the dynamics of society. The articles in this book address the following issues: the extent of violence in American schools; the forms that violence takes; its root causes; the effects…

Hoffman, Allan M., Ed.

249

The Emerging Information Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on role of library and agencies charged with provision of information in an environment of technological change. Predictions concerning aspects of the emerging information society (computer literacy, home computers), the death of libraries, and effects of a paperless society on libraries in developing countries are noted. Footnotes are…

Ochai, Adakole

1984-01-01

250

Environment, energy, and society  

SciTech Connect

This book delineates the major ways in which human society and the environment affect each other. To study the structure of societies, it employs three conceptual models, or sociological paradigms, conservative, liberal, and radical. The book explains the courses in environmental sociology, international development, natural resources, agriculture, and urban or regional planning.

Humphrey, C.R.; Buttel, F.R.

1986-01-01

251

Electrochemical Society Digital Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sample articles that the Electrochemical Society deems particularly noteworthy from the Journal of the Electrochemical Society and Electrochemical Solid State Letters are available online in .pdf format. The Society describes the journals as follows: "Each issue of the Journal includes over 400 pages of over 60 original papers that are selected by a prestigious editorial board on topics covering both electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. Papers published in Letters represent the same kind of important scientific and technical breakthroughs featured in the past in the Letters-section of the Journal. Letters is a joint publication of The Electrochemical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Electron Devices Society (EDS)." Five articles, all very recent, are featured at the sample page.

2005-11-02

252

Centre for Civil Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) is a "leading international organization for research, analysis, debate and learning about civil society". Under the direction of Professor Jude Howell, the group performs a broad range of research on the general topic of civil society across the globe, and its Working Papers series is definitely worth a look. Some of the papers here include "Civil society as a metaphor for western liberalism" and "Public-private partnership in the United States: Historical patterns and current trends". Guests arriving on the site may also want to look at the section on current and recently completed projects, which include work on European social policy, social capital, and local civil society.

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Activities for the Promotion of Gender Equality in Japan-Japan Society of Applied Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 1946, the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) has strived to promote research and development in applied physics for benefits beyond national boundaries. Activities of JSAP involve multidisciplinary fields, from physics and engineering to life sciences. Of its 23,000 members, 48% are from industry, 29% from academia, and about 7% from semi-autonomous national research laboratories. Its large industrial membership is one of the distinctive features of JSAP. In preparation for the First IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics (Paris, 2002), JSAP members took the first step under the strong leadership of then-JSAP President Toshio Goto, setting up the Committee for the Promotion Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Technology. Equality rather than women's advancement is highlighted to further development in science and technology. Attention is also paid to balancing the number of researchers from different age groups and affiliations. The committee has 22 members: 12 female and 10 male; 7 from corporations, 12 from universities, and 3 from semi-autonomous national research institutes. Its main activities are to organize symposia and meetings, conduct surveys among JSAP members, and provide child-care facilities at meetings and conferences. In 2002 the Japan Physics Society and the Chemical Society of Japan jointly created the Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association for the Promotion of Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering. Membership has grown to 44 societies (of which 19 are observers) ranging from mathematics, information, and life sciences to civil engineering. Joint activities across sectors and empower the whole. The Gender Equality Bureau in the Cabinet Office recently launched a large-scale project called ``Challenge Campaign'' to encourage girls to major in natural science and engineering, which JSAP is co-sponsoring.

Kodate, Kashiko; Tanaka, Kazuo

2005-10-01

254

The phenomenon of spontaneous genetic reversions in the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome: a report of the workshop of the ESID Genetics Working Party at the XIIth Meeting of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID). Budapest, Hungary October 4-7, 2006.  

PubMed

The Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a primary immunodeficiency disease caused by mutations in the Wiskott-Aldrich Protein (WASP) gene, which typically leads to absent WASP protein expression in WAS leukocytes. However, some patients have been found with small populations of WASP-expressing cells caused by reverse or second-site mutations that allow protein expression. An international consortium was established to further investigate these phenomena. This paper summarizes data collected by this consortium that was presented at a workshop held during the XIIth Meeting of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID), October, 2006. WASP reversions were noted in approximately 11% of 272 patients tested. Many different cell lineages showed reversions. These data form the foundation for further investigation into this phenomenon, which has implications for therapy of this disease. PMID:17690954

Stewart, Donn M; Candotti, Fabio; Nelson, David L

2007-11-01

255

The Astronomical Society of New York  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The New York Astronomical Corporation was formed in 1968 by astronomers at New York State universities, colleges and observatories with the aim of building a large telescope for the use of astronomers in the state. Hawaii was selected as a possible site for a 150-in telescope and for a period of five years a vigorous effort was made at fund raising. A grant was received from the New York State Science and Technology Foundation to help in the organization of the group. By 1973 it was decided to stop plans for a New York Telescope since we had no success in the fund raising. However our group was already involved in holding meetings at the member institutions and staff and students would give reports on their work. In 1973 we formally set up the Astronomical Society of New York. Meetings are held twice a year. The Fall meeting is held at Union College or RPI and at this time the business meeting of NYAC is held. The Spring meeting is held at the other member institutions, from Alfred University in the west and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, in the east. The proceedings of the meetings are published in the News Letter of the Astronomical Society of New York. Prizes are awarded for the best graduate and the best undergraduate papers submitted to the Prize Committee. The winners give invited talks at a meeting following the award. Travel grants are awarded to both graduate and undergraduate students who are granted time to observe on optical or radio telescopes. ASNY has provided a good platform for students to give their first papers and by awarding the prizes and travel grants ASNY has been able to support student research. The meetings help to maintain good contacts among New York astronomers.

Philip, A. G. D.

2000-05-01

256

The American Society for Cell Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website presents the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), an organization whose "objective is to provide for the exchange of scientific knowledge in the area of cell biology." The site offers sections on Careers & Opportunities, Publications, Awards, Membership, and more. Site visitors can learn about upcoming ASCB meetings, as well as access information from past meetings including program schedules, abstracts, and selected audio and video recordings of lectures. The site also provides information about various ASCB committees including the Public Policy Committee, Women in Cell Biology Committee, Minorities Affairs Committee, and the Sub-Committee on Postdoctoral Training.

2005-11-06

257

Consumption in the Information Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current state of the economy in the developed countries make it possible to characterize them using concepts and terms such as the postindustrial society, the new economy, the service economy, the creative economy, the posteconomic society, the information society, the knowledge society, and the consumer society. Among these terms and…

Zherebin, V. M.; Ermakova, N. A.; Makhrova, O. N.

2010-01-01

258

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Formed in 1902 as a merger between two societies (the Central Naturalists and the American Morphological Society), the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) is widely known for its scientific journal, American Zoologist. SICB is comprised of ten divisions: Animal Behavior, Comparative Endocrinology, Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry, Developmental & Cell Biology, Ecology & Evolution, Integrative & Comparative Issues, Invertebrate Zoology, Neurobiology, Systematic & Evolutionary Biology, and Vertebrate Morphology. For general information about SICB, visit the Overview and Divisions sections. Helpful information for up-and-coming biologists is provided in Careers in Biology; schedules of recent or upcoming SICB symposia with hyperlinks to abstracts of scientific presentations are given in Meetings; and a superb collection of links can be found in Related Sites.

1999-01-01

259

Third Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Third Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting was presented by the Diabetes Technology Society at the San Diego California Marriott Mission Valley Hotel on April 20-21 2007. The attendance was 378 healthcare providers and scientists. The first day...

D. D. Klonoff

2007-01-01

260

Second Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Second Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting was presented by the Diabetes Technology Society at the Cambridge, Massachusetts Hyatt Regency Hotel in April 21-22, 2006. The first day covered Continuous Glucose Monitoring and the second day covere...

D. Klonoff

2006-01-01

261

National Brain Tumor Society  

MedlinePLUS

... Community June 24, 2014 The (Critical) Case for Pediatric Brain Tumor & Cancer Advocacy National Brain Tumor Society is one of ... grade glioma , NCI , NIH , pediatric , pediatric brain tumor , pediatric cancer , pharmaceutical companies More from the blog Search By ...

262

Biophysical Society: Educational Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Biophysics Society maintains a set of educational resources in three topical areas: molecular structures, biophysical techniques, and biological mechanisms. A definition and annotated list of specific resources is provided for each area.

2003-10-10

263

Royal Photographic Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Chartered in 1853, the Royal Photographic Society is one of the worldâÂÂs most renowned photographic organizations and counts among its members both amateur and seasoned photographers of all ages and backgrounds. Throughout the course of an average year, the Society sponsors 250 events across the United Kingdom, including workshops, lectures, as well as other activities through some of its overseas chapters as well. Visitors to the site can learn about joining the Society and also learn a bit more about some of their educational opportunities. One feature of the site that is worth a look is their official online forum, which offers visitors the chance to submit questions about photography equipment, the history of photography, and of course, any number of âÂÂhow-toâ type queries. Not surprisingly, the site also contains a âÂÂPortfolioâ section that contains photograph portfolios created by Society members and posted online here.

264

American Headache Society Newsletter  

MedlinePLUS

... Taylor, MD, FAHS, Director of the Park Nicollet Headache Clinic and Research Center and Adjunct Professor of ... view the newsletters in PDF Copyright © 2011 American Headache Society®. All rights reserved. Disclaimer & Privacy Statement | Site ...

265

Iran Chamber Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 2001, the Iran Chamber Society was created in order to provide a non-partisan, non-commercial, comprehensive source of information on Iran. The website's "About Us" section states that their aim is to "create a global awareness about Iranian society and eradicate the misunderstandings and misconceptions about Iranian society, and to play an educational role as well." Visitors will find the website divided up into "Art and Culture", "History", "Society" and "Iran's Guide". The "Exhibitions and Conferences" link on the right side of the homepage leads visitors to a number of exhibitions, including the fascinating "Artistic Murals of Tehran's Metro Stations", which offers a dozen pictures of the beautifully handcrafted murals made of pottery, metal, cement and other materials. The "History" section offers pictures and documents, including some disturbing graphic photos from the Iran-Iraq War in 1980-1988 that appear at the end of the Historic Periods and Events section.

266

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  

MedlinePLUS

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality ...

267

Physics and Society Newsletter  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The newest issue of the American Physical Society's e-newsletter is out (HTML). Articles include one on fission and fusion and also a diversion from the norm: a commentary on the creationist movement.

2005-11-02

268

British society for parasitology.  

PubMed

Now boasting a healthy membership of more than 1,500 individuals, the British Society for Parasitology was formed in 1962 and is a window into the fascinating world of infectious diseases and parasites. PMID:24823578

Ryan, Bridget

2014-05-14

269

National Multiple Sclerosis Society  

MedlinePLUS

... Join the Community Stay Informed Corporate Support A WORLD FREE OF MS The National MS Society mobilizes ... Learn More NOW Rick, diagnosed in 1991 worldMSday World MS Day is May 28. Join the global ...

270

Florida Panther Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With only 30 to 50 individual cats remaining in Florida's wild areas, Florida panthers are a conservation concern. The Florida Panther Society is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the recovery of the Florida panther population. The Society's Webpage offers background information on panthers, genetic restoration efforts, the state's panther population, field notes on current research/ restoration activities, and photographs of some of the remaining individuals.

271

Swiss Neutron Scattering Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Swiss Neutron Scattering Society's goals are to advance neutron scattering, support young scientists, exchange scientific ideas, cultivate interdisciplinary relations, support access to neutron sources, and communicate with international associations. Visitors can find the Society's By-laws, news, downloads to the organization's_Swiss Neutron News_, information on the General Assembly, and more. The website offers summaries and participation information on a variety of neutron scattering-related conferences held throughout the world.

272

Royal Meteorological Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Royal Meteorological Society is the national society for all those whose profession or interests are in any way connected with meteorology or related subjects. Site features the latest news, information, publications, and events all revolving around this global meteorological resource. Learn about METLink, RMetS flagship weather project where participants around the world exchange weather observations using an online database. Membership, teaching aids, and more available for purchase.

273

The meeting goer's lament.  

PubMed

Executives spend about 69% of their time in meeting with at least two other people, according to a recent study out of McGill University. In spite of this, participants do not consider this to be time used wisely and, according to the respondents, the problem seems to be growing worse. Despite the claims of some executives that government regulations or increased corporate complexity underlies the problem, society at large is viewed as the source of the change. Meyer asserts that all institutions have become less authoritarian and the trend away from command has left persuasion and consensus as the basis for corporate level decision-making. Although executives seem to agree that most time is wasted because participants fail to be succinct, the author argues that leaders could improve meetings by choosing the right participants, guiding them briskly through the agenda, and closing the meeting before it degenerates into a shouting match. The article suggests that chief executives are concluding that meeting skills can be learned. Most of the FORTUNE 500 companies have hired outside experts to teach these skills and some companies are building inhouse units for the same purpose. Since meetings have become an integral part of the business day, Meyer concluded that the goal of the executive should be to use the meeting time well. PMID:10247927

Meyer, H

1980-10-22

274

SMB: Society for Mathematical Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) is an international society devoted to increasing communication between the mathematical and biological communities through holding conferences and publishing journals.

275

World Summit on the Information Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Convened first by the United Nations in 2003 in Geneva, the World Summit on the Information Society is concerned with providing a place for dialogue on a number of crucial issues, such as the ongoing âÂÂdigital revolutionâ that is transforming the developed and developing world as well as the âÂÂdigital divideâÂÂ. The most recent international World Summit took place in November 2005, and this website provides detailed information on its proceedings, meetings, and focus groups. From the homepage, visitors can view a list of final documents submitted at the meeting, read a list of speakers, and view some of the webcasts from the proceedings. To get a sense of the broad scope of the general nature of the goals of this summit, visitors may wish to read the text of the opening address given by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the meeting. Finally, visitors may also wish to view the four documents adopted at this meeting, including the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society.

2003-01-01

276

The Lepidopterists' Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1947, the Lepidopterists' Society "embraces a wide range of interests and viewpoints concerning the study and appreciation of moths and butterflies" and includes both academic experts and dedicated amateurs in the ranks of a membership that spans 60 countries. In addition to information about the Society and membership therein, the website includes several features of interest. From the Publications section, Visitors may download in pdf format free of charge recent issues of the Society's newsletter, _News of the The Lepidopterists' Society_, and also view the Contents pages from recent issues of the organization's peer-reviewed scientific _Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society_. The News includes a special Season Summary supplement each year, containing reports of species identified by members in the various reporting regions during the preceding year, all of which the site presents in a searchable database dating to 1995. The Identification Aids section offers photos and other identifying information for the nearly 165,000 species known worldwide. Certainly one of the more intriguing features of this website is the Unknowns page, which invites users to identify photos of Lepidoptera that have stumped someone. For neophytes, a Frequently Asked Questions page contains expert answers to a list of essential questions, such as "I've heard that you can predict how cold the winter will be by looking at how thick the black bands are on a Woolly Bear caterpillar. Any truth in that?"

2006-01-03

277

Advanced information society(2)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our modern life is full of information and information infiltrates into our daily life. Networking of the telecommunication is extended to society, company, and individual level. Although we have just entered the advanced information society, business world and our daily life have been steadily transformed by the advancement of information network. This advancement of information brings a big influence on economy, and will play they the main role in the expansion of domestic demands. This paper tries to view the image of coming advanced information society, focusing on the transforming businessman's life and the situation of our daily life, which became wealthy by the spread of daily life information and the visual information by satellite system, in the development of the intelligent city.

Masuyama, Keiichi

278

The Edith Wharton Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Edith Wharton Society has created a Website to promote the study and discussion of the life and work of this major American novelist and short story writer. Wharton (1862-1937) -- author of Ethan Frome (1911) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence (1920), among many other titles -- is highly regarded as a writer of keen insight and polished prose who deftly exposed the social hypocrisy of her era. The Society's Website, hosted by Professor Donna M. Campbell of Gonzaga University, provides information about the society, maintains a membership directory, offers a timely News and Announcements section, posts calls for papers, lists upcoming conferences, and publishes a current Wharton bibliography that includes titles from 1992 to the present. In addition, the site links to Wharton's writings on the Web and sponsors an electronic discussion list, wharton-l.

279

International Symbiosis Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Symbiosis Society (ISS) "is primarily involved with the promotion of research and education in the growing field of symbiosis. The Society seeks also to build ongoing and useful communication between the many researchers working in the various sub-fields of symbiosis, as well as connect symbiologists to those in other areas of ecology and biological sciences generally." Hosted by Boston University, the ISS website contains information about membership, and the international journal _Symbiosis_. For authors interested in submitting a manuscript to the journal, the site provides brief, downloadable instructions. In addition, the site links to the websites of Society members working in a variety of areas including Bark Beetles/Fungi, Cyanobacterial Symbioses, Lichens, Marine Symbioses, Mycorhizae, and more. Also, be sure to check out the fascinating images in the Symbiosis Gallery! This site is also reviewed in the June 10, 2005 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.

280

American Antiquarian Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library that was founded in 1812. Its rather impressive collections document the life and spirit of America from the colonial period until the end of Reconstruction in 1876. The Society's holdings include books, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, music, and local histories. For visitors who may be interested in visiting the AAS to do research, they will want to take a look at the online guidebook to its collections and programs, titled "Under its Generous Dome". The site also offers some online exhibits drawn from the Society's holdings, including "Visions of Christmas", which exhibits the holiday-themed artwork of such individuals as Thomas Nast and Louis Prang. Finally, visitors can also read about various fellowship opportunities offered by the AAS, along with information about tours of the AAS for the general public.

281

Science and Society Colloquium  

ScienceCinema

Mr. Randi will give an update of his lecture to the American Physical Society on the occasion of his award of the 1989 Forum Prize. The citation said: "for his unique defense of Science and the scientific method in many disciplines, including physics, against pseudoscience, frauds and charlatans. His use of scientific techniques has contributed to refuting suspicious and fraudulent claims of paranormal results. He has contributed significantly to public understanding of important issues where science and society interact". He is a professional magician and author of many books. He worked with John Maddox, the Editor of Nature to investigate the claims of "water with memory".

None

2011-04-25

282

Science and Society Colloquium  

ScienceCinema

Mr. Randi will give an update of his lecture to the American Physical Society on the occasion of his award of the 1989 Forum Prize. The citation said: "for his unique defense of Science and the scientific method in many disciplines, including physics, against pseudoscience, frauds and charlatans. His use of scientific techniques has contributed to refuting suspicious and fraudulent claims of paranormal results. He has contributed significantly to public understanding of important issues where science and society interact". He is a professional magician and author of many books. He worked with John Maddox, the Editor of Nature to investigate the claims of "water with memory".

283

Advanced information society(7)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Various threats are hiding in advanced informationalized society. As we see car accident problems in motorization society light aspects necessarily accompy shady ones. Under the changing circumstances of advanced informationalization added values of information has become much higher. It causes computer crime, hacker, computer virus to come to the surface. In addition it can be said that infringement of intellectual property and privacy are threats brought by advanced information. Against these threats legal, institutional and insurance measures have been progressed, and newly security industry has been established. However, they are not adequate individually or totally. The future vision should be clarified, and countermeasures according to the visions have to be considered.

Chiba, Toshihiro

284

Science and Society Colloquium  

SciTech Connect

Mr. Randi will give an update of his lecture to the American Physical Society on the occasion of his award of the 1989 Forum Prize. The citation said: "for his unique defense of Science and the scientific method in many disciplines, including physics, against pseudoscience, frauds and charlatans. His use of scientific techniques has contributed to refuting suspicious and fraudulent claims of paranormal results. He has contributed significantly to public understanding of important issues where science and society interact". He is a professional magician and author of many books. He worked with John Maddox, the Editor of Nature to investigate the claims of "water with memory".

None

2008-03-10

285

International Isotope Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The international isotope society (IIS) "aims to encourage the synthesis and applications of isotopes and isotopically labeled compounds to benefit of all." Visitors can find information about upcoming international conferences as well as summaries of past symposiums. The website provides copies of the presentation speeches discussing the activities of award winning scientists. Researchers can find out about the society's low level radioactive waste committee's activities to create a positive public image of the use of radioisotopes in research. An online technical report educates students and teachers about photomultipliers and their applications.

286

Virginia Herpetological Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Displaying an earnest enthusiasm for their local herp populations, the Virginia Herpetological Society (VHS) proclaims itself to be a "society for everyone interested in the Education, Conservation, and Research of amphibians and reptiles." The main VHS site links to a host of resources including photos of, and information about, anurans, lizards, salamanders, snakes, and turtles. The site also links to such features as the Virginia Snake ID Guide, downloadable Virginia Herpetological Atlases, Marty's Timber Rattlesnake Summary, Species Accounts, and the Photograph of the Month. Site visitors can even test their knowledge with a fun photographic Virginia Herp Quiz.

287

Society for Vector Ecology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Formed in 1968, the Society for Vector Ecology (SOVE) is dedicated to studying "all aspects of the biology, ecology, and control of arthropod vectors and the interrelationships between the vectors and the disease agents they transmit." Comprised of researchers and operational and extension personnel around the globe, SOVE tracks and studies the biological organisms that transmit diseases. The SOVE Website contains information related to the Society (e.g., mission, history), its publications (journal, newsletter -- both .pdf format), and professional opportunities (conferences, employment). Several dozen links to additional vector ecology resources are provided.

2008-09-12

288

A developmental history of the American Psychology-Law Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Psychology-Law Society, now in its 22nd year, began in 1969 after an, organizational meeting in 1968. It played a role in the creation of Division 41 (Psychology and Law) of the American Psychological Association in 1981. The Division became the American Psychology-Law Society\\/Division 41 with the merger of the two organizations in 1984. The present narrative history of

Thomas Grisso

1991-01-01

289

Managing Meetings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Meetings are a means of giving people a chance to contribute. Meetings are also the nursery where the people's skills of listening, speaking, and building good working relationships are honed. They are where people practice being courteously challenging and confident, and they are where people are fascinated and fascinating. Meetings are where…

Hay, Susan

2010-01-01

290

History of International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.  

PubMed

Interest in the brain's circulation dates back more than a century and has been steadily growing. Quantitative methods for measurements of cerebral blood flow (CBF) and energy metabolism became available in the middle of the 20th century and gave a new boost to the research. Scientific meetings dealing with CBF and metabolism were arranged, and the fast growing research led to a demand for a specialized journal. In this scientific environment, the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM) and its official Journal of Cerebral Metabolism were established in 1981 and has since then been a major success. The development of new brain imaging methods has had a major impact. Regulation of CBF and ischemia has been the main topics at the meetings. A new field of brain mapping research emerged and has now its own society and meetings. Brain emission tomography research has grown within the society and is now an integrated part. The ISCBFM is a sound society, and support of young scientists is among its goals. Several awards have been established. Other activities including summer schools, courses, satellite meetings, and Gordon conferences have contributed to the success of the society and strengthened the research. PMID:22186671

Paulson, Olaf B; Kanno, Iwao; Reivich, Martin; Sokoloff, Louis

2012-07-01

291

History of International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism  

PubMed Central

Interest in the brain's circulation dates back more than a century and has been steadily growing. Quantitative methods for measurements of cerebral blood flow (CBF) and energy metabolism became available in the middle of the 20th century and gave a new boost to the research. Scientific meetings dealing with CBF and metabolism were arranged, and the fast growing research led to a demand for a specialized journal. In this scientific environment, the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM) and its official Journal of Cerebral Metabolism were established in 1981 and has since then been a major success. The development of new brain imaging methods has had a major impact. Regulation of CBF and ischemia has been the main topics at the meetings. A new field of brain mapping research emerged and has now its own society and meetings. Brain emission tomography research has grown within the society and is now an integrated part. The ISCBFM is a sound society, and support of young scientists is among its goals. Several awards have been established. Other activities including summer schools, courses, satellite meetings, and Gordon conferences have contributed to the success of the society and strengthened the research.

Paulson, Olaf B; Kanno, Iwao; Reivich, Martin; Sokoloff, Louis

2012-01-01

292

North American Menopause Society  

MedlinePLUS

... changes 25 years of serving clinicians and women Homepage Left Clinician Guide Clinician's Textbook » Login » Sample » Purchase ... your colleagues ? Follow-up on Annual Meeting topics Homepage Right Guidebook The Menopause Guidebook Help for perimenopause, ...

293

American Headache Society  

MedlinePLUS

... Public Quick links for Members 56th Annual Scientific Meeting - June 26-29, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA : Register today! Click here for abstract information! Member Login : Pay Dues / Renew Membership! Download ...

294

American Geriatrics Society  

MedlinePLUS

... Resources 2014 Program Schedule Poster Presenter Instructions JAGS Abstract Supplement Meeting Handouts Social Media Contest Every picture you post on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #AGSFromTwittertoNetworking counts as ...

295

National Rosacea Society  

MedlinePLUS

... latest issue of Rosacea Review issue is now online, featuring an article on Rosacea Awareness Month as well as rosacea insights from the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting. Read More » What’s in Your Summer ...

296

Values and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The idea of a democratic society based on human rights and social justice is the social issue examined in this book which is one of a series on challenges and choices in American values. The format followed in the series includes the following for secondary students: case studies illustrating the issue by focusing on human institutions, factual…

Nelson, Jack L.

297

Literacy in Traditional Societies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This series of essays derives from an interest in communications, in media and their effect upon human intercourse. Primarily, this concern with the technology of the intellect centers upon the effect of literacy on human culture, especially in 'traditional' or pre-industrial societies. In most of the essays, the effects of literacy are considered…

Goody, Jack, Ed.

298

[The Closing Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the root of student unrest are two basic factors: (1) the "involuntary campus," and (2) the "manipulated society." Many students attend a university not because they want to, but because of parental pressure, to avoid the draft, to get the right job, or to satisfy the notion that in order to be really accomplished it is necessary to have a…

Brewster, Kingman, Jr.

299

The Duplex Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The duplex society, in which the poor live in close proximity to others but in a separate compartment, is already with us. Unless something deeply changes about family income, more than one-third of future generations will come to adulthood having spent a portion of their childhood in official poverty. (RM)

Schorr, Alvin L.

1984-01-01

300

Science Serves Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book discusses how some of the topics taught in a conventional physics course have been used to solve interesting technical problems in industry, medicine, agriculture, transportation, and other areas of society. The topics include heat, optics, magnetism and electricity, nuclear physics, and sound. (MLH)

Sneed, G. C.

301

Garbage, work and society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the contribution of the book ‘The Garbage Society: Caciquismo in Mexico City’; written 20 years ago when no official statistics on garbage production were available, to the development of sustainable waste management practice in Mexico. At that time public information was extremely difficult to obtain and environmental pollution was not regarded as an important research area for

Héctor Castillo Berthier

2003-01-01

302

The Deviance Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Debate has recently become lively about the state of the sociology of deviance in our discipline. While some have condemned it as stale, lacking in new theoretical advances, we disagree with this assessment. We assert, rather, that the field of deviance offers unparalleled insight into society, particularly in current times. Deviance thrives in America, from the underbelly of hidden life

Patricia A. Adler; Peter Adler

2006-01-01

303

Astronautics and society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The economic, ecological, and social benefits of various space programs are assessed. It is noted that society can benefit from such programs as space manufacturing, manned space stations, solar electric power stations, an air-space transportation system, and lunar bases. Ways to finance such projects and avenues of space commercialization are examined.

Avduevskii, V. S.; Leskov, L. V.

304

Big Society, Big Deal?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Political leaders like to put forward guiding ideas or themes which pull their individual decisions into a broader narrative. For John Major it was Back to Basics, for Tony Blair it was the Third Way and for David Cameron it is the Big Society. While Mr. Blair relied on Lord Giddens to add intellectual weight to his idea, Mr. Cameron's legacy idea…

Thomson, Alastair

2011-01-01

305

Slovak Metrological Society.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The brief communication describes the establishment of the Slovak Metrological Society (SMS). SMS came into being on October 16, 1990, as the result of a special founding Congress held in DT Zilina with 137 delegates from the whole of Slovakia in attendan...

J. Mandak

1991-01-01

306

Toward a Multicultural Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this country, immigration continues and provides our society with a constant source of cultural and ethnic richness. Article presents the case for immigrants, their education, and the recognition that to endorse cultural pluralism is to endorse no model American. (Author/RK)

Cardenas, Rene; Fillmore, Lily Wong

1973-01-01

307

The Massachusetts Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From its auspicious beginnings in 1792, the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) has grown to be one of the major historical research libraries and manuscript repositories in New England. Along with its public outreach programs (which visitors can learn about on the site), the society also offer a number of fellowship programs for visiting scholars and persons interested in utilizing its collections. For persons interested in doing research at the society, there are over 51 digitized online finding aids available here as well, along the ABIGAL online catalog which may also prove useful. From the homepage, visitors can also view the Object of the Month feature, which gives detailed information and a digitized image of an important object in the Society's holdings, such as a dramatic photograph of the Boston & Albany passenger train from 1885. Of course, users will not want to miss the fine online resources here, including the electronic archive of correspondence of the Adams Family (including those legendary letters between John and Abigail Adams) and the wonderful electronic archive that contains many original documents and papers from Thomas Jefferson in the collection of the MHS.

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Science, Technology, Society: Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The science-technology-society (STS) movement is emerging at the collegiate level. In elementary and secondary school science, social studies, and industrial arts classes, there is a growing awareness of the need for students to learn about technology and the methods by which it can be directed, made more appropriate, and controlled. This issue of…

Lux, Donald G., Ed.

1991-01-01

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Exploratory of society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A huge flow of quantitative social, demographic and behavioral data is becoming available that traces the activities and interactions of individuals, social patterns, transportation infrastructures and travel fluxes. This has caused, together with innovative computational techniques and methods for modeling social actions in hybrid (natural and artificial) societies, a qualitative change in the ways we model socio-technical systems. For the first time, society can be studied in a comprehensive fashion that addresses social and behavioral complexity. In other words we are in the position to envision the development of large data and computational cyber infrastructure defining an exploratory of society that provides quantitative anticipatory, explanatory and scenario analysis capabilities ranging from emerging infectious disease to conflict and crime surges. The goal of the exploratory of society is to provide the basic infrastructure embedding the framework of tools and knowledge needed for the design of forecast/anticipatory/crisis management approaches to socio technical systems, supporting future decision making procedures by accelerating the scientific cycle that goes from data generation to predictions.

Cederman, L.-E.; Conte, R.; Helbing, D.; Nowak, A.; Schweitzer, F.; Vespignani, A.

2012-11-01

310

EDITORIAL: Nano Meets Spectroscopy Nano Meets Spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The multidisciplinary two-day Nano Meets Spectroscopy (NMS) event was held at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington, UK, in September 2011. The event was planned from the outset to be at the interface of several areas—in particular, spectroscopy and nanoscience, and to bring together topics and people with different approaches to achieving common goals in biomolecular science. Hence the meeting cut across traditional boundaries and brought together researchers using diverse techniques, particularly fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. Despite engaging common problems, these techniques are frequently seen as mutually exclusive with the two communities rarely interacting at conferences. The meeting was widely seen to have lived up to its billing in good measure. It attracted the maximum capacity of ~120 participants, including 22 distinguished speakers (9 from outside the UK), over 50 posters and a vibrant corporate exhibition comprising 10 leading instrument companies and IOP Publishing. The organizers were Professor David Birch (Chair), Dr Karen Faulds and Professor Duncan Graham of the University of Strathclyde, Professor Cait MacPhee of the University of Edinburgh and Dr Alex Knight of NPL. The event was sponsored by the European Science Foundation, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, NPL and the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance. The full programme and abstracts are available at http://sensor.phys.strath.ac.uk/nms/program.php. The programme was quite ambitious in terms of the breadth and depth of scope. The interdisciplinary and synergistic concept of 'X meets Y' played well, cross-fertilization between different fields often being a source of inspiration and progress. Fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy provided the core, but the meeting had little repetition and also attracted contributions on more specialist techniques such as CARS, super-resolution, single molecule and chiral methods. In terms of application the event bridged as far as medical application of nanotechnologies. It could have turned out that such a hotchpotch produced an incoherent event that lacked direction and focus, but in truth, as the feedback showed, the delegates revelled in the diversity and depth of quality. Excellent speakers, the common application to biomolecules and common language of spectroscopy were probably the reasons why things worked out so well. I am delighted to bring together in this special feature in Measurement Science and Technology a selection of contributions from the meeting and I thank all the authors for their excellent contributions. Included are papers on nanoparticles, plasmonics, sensing and imaging. This special feature, and indeed similar meetings in the future, will undoubtedly help sustain the 'nanomeeters' message of NMS.

Birch, David J. S.

2012-08-01

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Society of Architectural Historians  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) was founded at Harvard University in 1940 and "promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all." The SAH's outreach programs include the "Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians," an annual conference, study tours, and more. On the homepage, visitors can peruse the SAH News, the Association's informative and creative blog, and the Publications and Research area, which contains some member-only sections. The general public, however, can still take advantage of a number of digital resources here. Resources include the SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings, and external archives, such as the Julia Morgan Collection, Building Canada, and the Drawings & Documents Archive at Ball State University. Finally, visitors may also wish to look over the Jobs and Careers area for information about new and exciting careers in the field.

2013-04-22

312

Minnesota Historical Society: Places  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Minnesota Historical Society has been documenting and collecting the collective past of the state for many decades, and this site brings together some of its fine resources on the state's many diverse historic locales and structures. Visitors may want to begin by looking at the list of sites that are run under the auspices of the Society and then continue on to peruse some of the other thematic collections offered here. Some of these collections include bridges, shipwrecks, and a nice section of roadside architecture. A real treat for visitors is the inclusion of the online version of the Minnesota Place Names encyclopedia. The project was originally compiled by Warren Upham, a somewhat idiosyncratic antiquarian who had quite a penchant for geographic names. Visitors can elect to browse the encyclopedia by county or through the use of their search engine. Finally, visitors can also search an online database of the state's National Register properties.

313

National Speleological Society (NSS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At this website, the National Speleological Society (NSS) promotes its goals "to study, explore, and conserve cave and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible caving." Individuals can view amazing images of the twelve preserves managed by NSS. Students and educators can investigate links offering virtual tours of caves, cave exploration safety, and materials about the geologic characteristics of caves. The site offers entertaining cave ballads, cave postcards, and cave art exhibits.

314

The American Meteor Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This non-profit scientific organization was established to encourage and support the research activities of both amateur and professional astronomers who are interested in meteor astronomy. Site features include information on meteor showers, fireball sighting, visual observation, radio observation, and meteor spectroscopy. Society members observe, monitor, collect data on, study, and report on meteors, meteor showers, meteoric fireballs, and related meteoric phenomena. For a nominal cost, users may join as associates and get a subscription to a quarterly print publication.

315

Environment and Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Part of MIT's innovative OpenCourseWare Project that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site provide seminar materials that examine the effects of industrialization on the environment and society and the regulatory response to these changes. One of the highlights of the site is projects produced by students in the course, including a study of the environmental impact of the Boston Marathon. The site also provides a syllabus, calendar, references for readings and assignments.

O'Rourke, Dara

2008-10-14

316

Role of Scientific Societies in International Collaboration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geophysical research increasingly requires global multidisciplinary approaches. Understanding how deeply interrelated are Earth components and processes, population growth, increased needs of mineral and energy resources, global impact of human activities, and view of our planet as an interconnected system emphasizes the need of international cooperation. International research collaboration has an immense potential and is needed for further development of Earth science research and education. The Union Session is planned to provide a forum for analysis and discussion of the status of research and education of geosciences in developing countries, international collaboration programs and new initiatives for promoting and strengthening scientific cooperation. A theme of particular relevance in the analyses and discussions is the role of scientific societies in international collaboration. Societies organize meetings, publish journals and books and promote cooperation through academic exchange activities. They may further assist communities in developing countries in providing and facilitating access to scientific literature, attendance to international meetings, short and long-term stays and student and young researcher mobility. What else can be done? This is a complex subject and scientific societies may not be seen independently from the many factors involved in research and education. Developing countries present additional challenges resulting from limited economic resources and social and political problems, while urgently requiring improved educational and research programs. Needed are in-depth analyses of infrastructure and human resources, and identification of major problems and needs. What are the major limitations and needs in research and postgraduate education in developing countries? What and how should international collaboration do? What are the roles of individuals, academic institutions, funding agencies, scientific societies? Here we attempt to examine some of these questions from analyses and examples in Latin America. We concentrate on current situation, size and characteristics of research community, education programs, facilities, economic support, and bilateral and multinational collaborations, and then move to perspectives for future development in an international context.

Fucugauchi, J. U.

2007-12-01

317

EPA SCIENTISTS PARTICIPATE IN THE SRA 2005 ANNUAL MEETING  

EPA Science Inventory

Several NCEA Scientists presented at this years Society For Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting (see other sources for the SRA meeting agenda). The meeting was held December 4-7, 2005 in Orlando, Fl. The table below contains the event names (with external links...

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Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society (Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 10-11, 1978).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Midwest Philosophy of Education Society strives to enhance and deepen the level of conversation about education in the modern world and to evaluate, in moral terms, the relationship of education to the larger society. The following papers were presented at the 1978 annual meeting of the Society: "Educational Evaluation and Emancipation" (Gary…

Merritt, James, Ed.; And Others

319

American Society of Human Genetics  

MedlinePLUS

... About Genetics April 18, 2014 American and European Human Genetics Societies Announce Formal Partnership April 16, 2014 ... Directors April 7, 2014 The American Society of Human Genetics, Incorporated 9650 Rockville Pike • Bethesda, Maryland 20814 ...

320

American Head and Neck Society  

MedlinePLUS

... more... AHNS 2013 Prevention & Early Detection Community Service Grant Winners Congratulations to the winners of the Society’s 2013 Prevention and Early Detection Community Grant Winners: • Yimiko Yamada, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC; Uttam ...

321

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS AND SOCIETY.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE PAPERS AND DISCUSSIONS IN THIS BOOK REPRESENT THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE 1964-65 COLUMBIA SEMINAR OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN WHICH, DURING REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE ACADEMIC YEAR, A DIVERSE GROUP OF PHYSICAL SCIENTISTS, SOCIAL SCIENTISTS, BUSINESS LEADERS, AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS ATTEMPED TO RELATE TECHNOLOGY TO INNOVATION AND…

MORSE, DEAN; WARNER, AARON W.

322

Scoliosis Research Society  

MedlinePLUS

... in 49 countries, as well as some researchers, physician assistants and orthotists who are involved in research and treatment of spinal deformities. The organization holds an annual meeting with strong ... should contact their treating physician about the relevance of any information listed on ...

323

Entomological Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ESA website for professional and amateur entomologists alike. Provides peer reviewed publications, publishes the popular American Entomologist magazine, and handles all the registration for the various regional and national meetings of entomologists across the country. This is a valuable resource for student and professional alike.

0002-11-30

324

2010 Annual NESHAPs Radioactive Air Annual Meeting Hosted in conjunction with the 55th HPS Meeting June 29, 2010  

SciTech Connect

This is a compilation of selected abstracts and presentations/posters from the 2010 Annual Health Physics Society (HPS) meeting held in Salt Lake City, UT and the presentations and information presented at the annual radioactive air NESHAP meeting held in conjunction with the HPS meeting. (CD-ROM)

Barnett, J. M.; Vazquez, Gustavo A.; Anderson, Shauna V.

2013-12-01

325

Twittering astronomy: IYA2009 with Newbury Astronomical Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a mid-year report on activities organised by Newbury Astronomical Society in support of International Year of Astronomy 2009. Our aims are to make members of the public and especially children more aware about astronomy, to communicate the fun we have doing it and to encourage them to come to our meetings. Good involvement and support from many members

A. Davies; D. Boyd

2009-01-01

326

Teacher Education in Plural Societies. An International Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 13 chapters in this volume, contributed by specialists from 11 countries, deal with how best to prepare teachers to meet the needs of both minority- and majority-culture pupils who are growing up in plural societies. The chapter titles are: (1) Cultural Diversity and Teacher Education (Maurice Craft); (2) Pluralism and Australian Teacher…

Craft, Maurice, Ed.

327

Thinking Big: Leslie Polott Hudson Library and Historical Society, OH  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When Leslie Polott arrived at the Hudson Library and Historical Society in 1996. She headed out into the community to find out what people wanted from their library. After rounds of surveys, focus groups, and town meetings, she knew: a library that was the center of their educational and cultural lives, that provided more opportunities for…

Library Journal, 2004

2004-01-01

328

Is an ethical society possible?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline concepts that can build an ethical society. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines selected literature on citizenship through the lens of theory building-blocks. It identifies the role of leadership in society and its importance in developing society into an ethical one. Findings – The paper distinguishes between a ruler, which is

E. Isaac Mostovicz; Nada K. Kakabadse; Andrew Kakabadse

2009-01-01

329

Animated specifications of computational societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

E-markets and negotiation protocols are two types of application domains that can be viewed as open computational societies. Key characteristics of such societies are agent heterogeneity, conflicting individual goals and limited trust. The risk that members of such societies will not conform to specifications imposes the need for a framework that will facilitate the designers to determine to what extent

Alexander Artikis; Jeremy Pitt; Marek J. Sergot

2002-01-01

330

American Nuclear Society exchanges of information  

SciTech Connect

Many are familiar with the technical journals and other publications that American Nuclear Society (ANS) members receive. However, there is a whole series of documents that is helpful to any nuclear society group for a modest fee or no fee. The author is referring to documents such as the ANS Bylaws and Rules, which have been made available to almost every existing nuclear society in the world. He remembers working with groups from Russia, Europe, China, Japan, Brazil, France, Germany, and others when they sought the experience of ANS in establishing a society. Financial planning guides are available for meetings, international conferences, technical expositions, and teacher workshops. Periodically, the ANS publishes position papers on the uses and handling of fuel materials and other publications helpful to public relations and teacher training courses. A few have had distributions in the hundreds of thousands, and one went as high as 750,000. Some of these have been translated in part into Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Japanese. Nuclear Standards are developed by a series of ANS committees consisting of about 1000 experts--the largest technical operation of ANS. Buyers guides and directories are very helpful in promoting the commerce in the nuclear industry. The Utility Directory covers utilities all over the globe. Radwaste Solutions, the new name for the former Radwaste Magazine, covers the efforts made by all sectors--private, government, and utility--to deal with radioactive waste. In the author's opinion, the one area in which all societies are weak is in interfacing with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Since his retirement 9 yr ago, he has become much more aware of the IAEA as a news and technical information source. The ANS is trying to be more aware of what the IAEA is doing for everyone.

Du Temple, O.J.

2000-07-01

331

Transformational Leaders: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transactional leadership, or managing a static system of institutional exchanges, was the standard for colleges in an era of expanding markets, apparent never-ending growth, and little competition. Current conditions, however, call for transformational leadership, which involves leaders who create new approaches and relate to people in more…

Belcher, Jacquelyn

332

The future of transportation in society: Forces of change  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The transportation system is a critical element of the social / political / economic system of the United States. Factors influencing the use of transportation technology include technology push, market pull, and external factors. In order for new transportation technology to be successful, it must meet the needs of the market. These needs are diverse and vary almost by individual. Historical trends show great changes in transportation use by mode and origins and destinations of trips. Other important changes in society affecting transportation use include changes in the composition of society by gender, age, national origin, family composition, land use, income, and residential distribution. Changes of these factors in the future and how technology is deployed to meet the changing needs of society will affect the success of transportation technology implementation over the next twenty years.

Richardson, Barbara C.

1996-01-01

333

Advanced information society (9)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article discusses the U.S. and European national strategies and policies for information society. Coping with the declining competitiveness in high-tech products and Japanese technological advantages both have been trying hard to strengthen technology base and to deregulate the telecommunications services markets. The U.S. approach in 1980's, unlike its liberalist principle, has been characterized by technological protectlonism and defense-oriented policies. European Communities' approach has been more comprehensive and systematic, investing heavily telecommunication infrastructure, deregulating domestic market, and promoting cooperation of member countries. However, both of these approaches have, so far, been unable to achieve a considerable success.

Kamata, Hiroki

334

H-Communal-Societies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This H-Net mailing list is concerned with intentional communities, both the study of communities and participation and membership in them. By intentional communities the moderators mean "any social arrangement of three or more unrelated adults who voluntarily choose some form of cooperation usually involving a common living space and a shared economic system." The moderators anticipate both a wide range of participants and dialogues related to communal societies. Subscription information and discussion logs are available at the list's homepage on H-Net.

335

National Space Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Space Society (NSS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. The NSS web site features information about the organization, its mission and vision, membership information, and a listing of NSS local chapters. The library features links to videos, books, and other publications on space settlements and bases, space policy, and technology. There is also information on the organization's magazine, "Ad Astra," including instructions for authors, publishing and advertising guidelines, and some archived content. Other materials include news articles, event announcements, and information on current space missions.

2005-02-01

336

Educational Technology and Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Educational Technology and Society is a quarterly electronic journal that addresses "issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems." Published partly in association with the Learning Technology Task Force of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the journal often has special features or focuses; for instance, the October 2002 issue has several articles on recent advances and developments in learning technology. Other sections provide case studies, reviews of books, software, Web sites, and related formal discussions. Complete instructions regarding article submission are given on the journal's homepage.

1998-01-01

337

New England Herpetological Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The New England Herpetological Society (NEHS) provides this site as part of its mission to teach people about herpetology while promoting conservation and preservation of reptiles and amphibians and their habitats. At the site, visitors will find a great image gallery, information on upcoming events, information on how to become a member, the projects of the NEHS, herp-related links, and lots more. Also interesting is the Animal Adoption page that seeks to help those trying to get rid of a reptile or amphibian find someone who is looking for one.

338

The Planetary Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The homepage of The Planetary Society, this Web site is devoted to planetary exploration and education. The site publicizes the latest meteor sightings around the world and other recent news. Educators and students can find lots of materials dealing with Mars including observing tips, events, and games. At the Learning Center, enjoyable activities from making comet balls to determining your weight on other planets are available. The site features Space Events including Planetfest '04, the celebration of space exploration. Those unable to catch Planetary Radio can listen to archives of the weekly radio show.

2008-03-05

339

The Planetary Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The homepage of The Planetary Society, this Web site is devoted to planetary exploration and education. The site publicizes the latest meteor sightings around the world and other recent news. Educators and students can find lots of materials dealing with Mars including observing tips, events, and games. At the Learning Center, enjoyable activities from making comet balls to determining your weight on other planets are available. The site features Space Events including Planetfest '04, the celebration of space exploration. Those unable to catch Planetary Radio can listen to archives of the weekly radio show.

340

Society for Neuroscience  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Web site of nonprofit membership organization for scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. The site offers educators free "Neuroscience Resources for the Classroom," including background articles, classroom and lab activities, a monthly newsletter, and links to neuroscience education web sites. The field of neuroscience includes the study of brain development, sensation and perception, learning and memory, movement, sleep, stress, aging, and neurological and psychiatric disorders, as well as the molecules, cells, and genes responsible for nervous-system functioning. The Society is committed to advocacy for the responsible use of animals in research.

341

Forest History Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Affiliated with Duke University, the Forest History Society (FHS) "links the past to the future by identifying, collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating information on the history of interactions between people, forests, and their related resources..." Founded in 1946, FHS offers extensive resources for anyone interested in the history of forests. This website contains links to FHS archives, research and publications, U.S. Forest Service history, searchable databases, and more. The searchable databases include a sizeable bibliography "containing annotated descriptions of over 34,000 books, articles, and dissertations on topics in the fields of forest, conservation, and environmental history."

2007-06-19

342

Science, Technology, and Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These lecture notes cover the effects of science and technology on society and how our understanding of the basic structure and operating principles of the universe has affected human lives. Examples of beneficial technology are listed including agricultural genetics, disease control, and a case-study of the benefits of electricity. This is contrasted with technological excesses, but the irony is that without technology, fewer people would survive. Besides exploring some ethical questions and supporting technology, suggestions for science and technology policy are presented.

O'Connell, Robert W.

2009-07-06

343

Hurricanes: Science and Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Hurricanes: Science and Society website (HSS) is one of the most comprehensive Internet resources on hurricanes. The HSS website and its associated educational resources provide information on the science of hurricanes, methods of observing hurricanes, modeling and forecasting of hurricanes, how hurricanes impact society, and how people and communities can prepare for and mitigate the impacts of hurricanes. In addition to in-depth science content, the HSS website contains interactives and educational resources that provide a wealth of information for educators, students, and stakeholders. An Interactive Hurricane History Timeline contains summaries and images of significant storms throughout history, from the Hakata Bay Typhoon in 1281 to present-day tropical cyclones. A Basic Science section provides foundational science on key concepts in meteorology and oceanography that are important for understanding hurricanes. Lastly, a Teacher Resources section contains classroom activities developed by K-12 educators along with a list of select classroom resources. PowerPoint presentations for classroom use are also available. Information presented on the HSS website is based solely on published scientific research and has undergone thorough peer review by a panel of scientific experts. The HSS website and its associated materials have been developed by the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography with support from the National Science Foundation.

Oceanography, University O.

344

The Bernard Herrmann Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Born in New York in 1911, Bernard Herrmann became of the most well-known and respected composers of film music of the 20th century, and many of his scores (including those for Citizen Kane and Psycho) have become regularly performed in concert halls across the world. In 2000, the Bernard Herrmann Society was founded by Gunther Kogebehn and Kurt George Gjerde with the aim of widening appreciation and knowledge of his music, whether it be his film scores or his other classical works. Those who may be unacquainted with Herrmann's work will want to read several helpful essays that provide an introduction to his life, both of which are available in the "Who's Herrmann?" area of the site. Visitors can also peruse articles from "Echoes", which is the Bernard Herrmann Society Journal. Here they will find interviews of those who worked with him, along with photographic tours of places that were an integral part of his life, such as London and New York City. One piece that is worth taking a look at is an essay on Charles Ives written by Herrmann in 1932.

345

Arab Media & Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What's going on in the Arab world and media you might ask? It's an immensely interesting subject, and one that is tackled with persistence, aplomb, and timeliness by the staff members at the Arab Media & Society website. The website was created by a working partnership between the American University in Cairo's Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research and The Middle East Centre at Oxford. It is a bold mission, and their primary intent is to cover not just television but "all forms of media, and their interaction with society-at-large, from politics and business to culture and religion, as well as the way in which Arab media change resonates in the broader Muslin world." Visitors can view recent articles and posts by topic along the left-hand side of the site and also view featured articles that cover everything from insurgent video propaganda to an exploration of the BBC Arabic satellite channel. Additionally, visitors can view videos clips and listen to a number of audio selections. For anyone with an interest in journalism in the Arab world, this site will be simply invaluable.

346

Looking back--a history of progress: Society of Quality Assurance.  

PubMed

The Society of Quality Assurance (SQA) Historical Committee has tracked the impressive evolution of our society from the initial sharing of ideas at the 1980 Quality Assurance Roundtable meeting to the formation of the national SQA in 1984, to a 12-fold increase in membership numbers through 1993. This article describes annual meeting locations and attendance, membership numbers, and organizational information, as well as significant milestones for both the Quality Assurance Roundtable group and the SQA. PMID:7804611

Pomerleau, P O; Benson, B W

1994-03-01

347

Stem Cells in Translation: Impression of the ISSCR Regional Meeting in Florence  

PubMed Central

The International Society for Stem Cell Research hosted an exciting meeting on stem cell-based translational medicine in Florence, Italy in September 2013. This report gives an overview of recent advances and breakthroughs presented at the meeting.

Fischer, Yvonne

2013-01-01

348

Transgenic Technology meeting 2008 in Toronto, Canada: a meeting report.  

PubMed

In a history that goes back to 1999, the Transgenic Technology meetings started out in Sweden and over the years began to attract a growing community of technicians and researchers mainly from Europe. As the meetings started to attract an expanding worldwide audience, the community decided to found the International Society for Transgenic Technologies at the Barcelona meeting in 2005. The 2007 convention was held at Brisbane, Australia, and in 2008, the 8th Transgenic Technology meeting was held for the second time on behalf of ISTT and for the second time outside of Europe in Toronto, Canada. Due to its excellent program with over 400 participants the meeting was able to attract the highest number of delegates of all past TT meetings. With extended times for plenary discussions about technical and organizational aspects, as well as top level scientific presentations, both technicians and scientists enjoyed this as an extremely fruitful meeting from which they could take home solutions for daily routines as well as new insights and ideas for coming projects. PMID:19093224

Jerchow, Boris

2009-06-01

349

TERATOLOGY SOCIETY 1998 PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE SYMPOSIUM: THE NEW THALIDOMIDE ERA: DEALING WITH THE RISKS  

EPA Science Inventory

The Teratology Society Public Affairs Committee Symposium was held on June 21, 1998, during the Society's annual meeting in San Diego, California. The symposium was organized and chaired by Dr. Carole Kimmel. The sysmposium was designed to consider the medical, social, and ethi...

350

Society Matters: The Executive Council of the Astronomical Society of India  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Executive Council of the Astronomical Society of India is elected every three years. The members of the Executive Council for the current triennium (1997 - 2000) are : President : Dr. Ram Sagar, Uttar Pradesh State Observatory Vice President : Dr. Gopal Krishna, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics Immediate Past President : Dr. K. Kasturirangan, ISRO Headquarters Secretary : Dr. Dipankar Bhattacharya, Raman Research Institute Treasurer : Dr. G.C. Kilambi, Department of Astronomy Osmania University Joint Secretary : Dr. G.M. Ballabh, Department of Astronomy Osmania University Editor of the Bulletin : Dr. Vinod Krishan, Indian Institute of Astrophysics Councillors : Dr. Ashok Ambastha, Udaipur Solar Observatory Shri Piyush Pandey, M.P. Birla Planetarium Society Matters : Dr. A.V. Raveendran, Indian Institute of Astrophysics Dr. Somak Raychaudury, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics The dates of the 20th ASI Meeting have now been fixed. The meeting will take place at the D.D.U. Gorakhpur University from 15th to 18th November, 2000. The first circular will be mailed shortly to the members and will also be posted on the Society's web page. Further information can be had from Prof. Maheshwar Misra, Head, Department of Physics, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur - 273009. The Scientific Organising Committee will be chaired by Prof. K. P. Singh, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai - 400 005

2000-03-01

351

Communicating Science to Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

"Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated." So goes the 1952 quote from Anne Roe, the noted twentieth century American psychologist and writer. She went on to say that "scientists are beginning to learn their social obligations", and now over 60 years later there is certainly evidence to support her assertions. As scientists, by communicating our research to the general public we not only better inform the tax payer where their money is being spent, but are also able to help put into context the topical environmental challenges and issues that society faces, as well as inspiring a whole new generation of future scientists. This process of communication is very much a two-way street; by presenting our work to people outside of our usual spheres of contemporaries, we expose ourselves to alternative thoughts and insights that can inspire us, as scientists, to take another look at our research from angles that we had never before considered. This work presents the results and experiences from a number of public engagement and outreach activities across the UK, in which geoscientists engaged and interacted with members of the general public. These include the design and implementation of Raspberry Pi based outreach activities for several hundred high school students; the process of running a successful podcast (http://thebarometer.podbean.com); hosting and participating in science events for thousands of members of the general public (e.g. http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com and http://sse.royalsociety.org/2013); and creating a citizen science activity that involved primary school children from across the UK. In communicating their research it is imperative that scientists interact with their audience in an effective and engaging manner, whether in an international conference, a classroom, or indeed down the pub. This work also presents a discussion of how these skills can be developed at an early stage in the careers of a research scientist, presenting the results and methodology of a groundbreaking lecture series at the University of Manchester, in which undergraduate and postgraduate students were taught how to be more effective communicators using methods derived from theatrical technique. Carl Sagan told us, "Science is an absolutely essential tool for any society. And if the scientists will not bring this about, who will?" It is our job to engage with the general public to ensure that this is the case.

Illingworth, Samuel; Muller, Jennifer; Leather, Kimberley; Morgan, William; O'Meara, Simon; Topping, David; Booth, Alastair; Llyod, Gary; Young, Dominique; Bannan, Thomas; Simpson, Emma; Percival, Carl; Allen, Grant; Clark, Elaine; Muller, Catherine; Graves, Rosemarie

2014-05-01

352

The sixth eas meeting in thessaloniki  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sixth Meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS) on New Trends in Astronomy and Astrophysics was held in Thessaloniki (Greece) jointly with the third Hellenic Astronomical Society Conference, on 2-5 July 1997 (for the sake of brevity the official acronym JENAM-97 will be used hereafter). About 350 astronomers from 34 states assembled in the Athos Palace and Pallini Beach hotels in the picturesque resort village of Kallithea Chalkidiki only 50 km away from the place where Aristotle was born.

Pustylnik, I.

353

Mapping and GIS Standards Meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Mapping and GIS Standards Section D18.01.05, under Subcommittee D18.01 Surface and Subsurface Reconnaissance, met on January 24 as part of the Spring Meeting of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, in Orlando, Fla., January 22-27, 1989. The section was recently established to develop standards for mapping and GIS for ASTM publication.

Jerry E. Carr

1989-01-01

354

Advanced information society(5)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Based on the advancement of information network technology information communication forms informationalized society giving significant impact on business activities and life style in it. The information network has been backed up technologically by development of computer technology and has got great contribution by enhanced computer technology and communication equipments. Information is transferred by digital and analog methods. Technical development which has brought out multifunctioned modems of communication equipments in analog mode, and construction of advanced information communication network which has come out by joint work of computer and communication under digital technique, are described. The trend in institutional matter and standardization of electrical communication is also described showing some examples of value-added network (VAN).

Tanizawa, Ippei

355

American Cetacean Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Cetaceans are the marine mammals whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and the American Cetacean Society (ACS) protects all of them and their habitats. The "About ACS" page on their website reveals that the founders of the organization were originally looking to harvest whales for their meat in the hopes that they could eradicate world hunger. Instead, they found the whale population in dire straits, and started ACS in order help protect these gentle giants. Visitors to the site will be met with heart-stopping photos of different species of whales, as well as photos and info about whale-watching trips and tours, and a link to the ACS newsletter called "Spyhopper". Visitors should be sure to check out the article in December's issue entitled "Bubblenet: Encounters with a Humpback Feeding Frenzy". It's artfully and intelligently written, and describes every detail of the encounter, down to the gusts of horribly bad breath these leviathans emit when surfacing for air during their herring feasts.

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The Charles Ives Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Regrettably ignored during most of his long life by the musical establishment, Charles Ives is perhaps the United States' most important and ground-breaking composer. Begun in 1973, the Charles Ives Society is supported by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, largely from a grant by Mr. Ives' widow, Harmony Twichell Ives. Given their mission, it is not surprising that their site contains a wealth of helpful material for musicologists, performers, and those with a general interest in the life and work of Charles Ives. The site contains a complete descriptive catalogue of his music, listing all of his compositions, both published and unpublished. Visitors looking for an introduction to Mr. Ives will do well to read the short essay written by Jan Swafford. Finally, a small photo gallery provides images of Mr. Ives throughout his life, and a calendar of upcoming performances of his compositions rounds out the site.

357

Asia Society: Islamic Calligraphy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website from the Asia Society is actually two exhibitions in one: Traces of the Calligrapher and Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur'an. The former focuses on the men and women who have practiced calligraphy, or beautiful writing, the most esteemed of the Islamic visual arts, while the latter provides a few samples of their craft. In the opening section, "Tools and Materials", visitors can view pens, brushes, and all manner of writing instruments, including containers in which they are stored. "The Training and Practice" section offers a glimpse at exercises used by calligraphers to hone their skills, such as an album of calligraphy exercises from Turkey. Finally, the section "Writing the Word of God" displays leaves from the Qur'an, arranged chronologically - from a folio of a Qur'an in Hijazi script, mid-7th century to a selection of the Qur'an in muhaqqaq script, Iraq, probably Baghdad, ca. 1370.

358

Advanced information society (1)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In considering the relationship of informationization and industrial structure, this paper analize some factors such as information revolution, informationization of industries and industrialization of information as background of informationization of Japanese society. Next, some information indicators such as, information coefficient of household which is a share of information related expenditure, information coefficient of industry which is a share of information related cost to total cost of production, and information transmission census developed by Ministry of Post and Telecommunication are introduced. Then new information indicator by Economic Planning Agency, that is, electronic info-communication indicator is showed. In this study, the information activities are defined to produce message or to supply services on process, stores or sale of message using electronic information equipment. International comparisons of information labor force are also presented.

Ohira, Gosei

359

The public library as a meeting-place in a multicultural and digital context : The necessity of low-intensive meeting-places  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to develop an improved conceptual framework for researching and discussing the public library's role as a meeting-place in a multicultural and digital society. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The development of today's Western societies from societies dominated by one cultural canon, and where the role of the public library is to give the public access

Ragnar Audunson

2005-01-01

360

American Society of International Law  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) aims to educate and engage the public in issues concerning international law. The society's extensive Website contains a wealth of information, including several online publications, bibliographies, the ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law, and ASILEX, a searchable database of ASIL publications from 1964 to the present. In addition, the site provides a detailed introduction and history of the society, profiles its membership, and maintains a calendar of important events and activities.

361

Meeting Report : X-ray astronomy in the new millennium  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A two-day discussion meeting on the latest developments in X-ray astronomy was held on 19 and 20 February 2002 at the Royal Society, organized by Roger Blandford, Andy Fabian and Ken Pounds. Ian Carstairs reports.

Carstairs, Ian

2002-04-01

362

[The work of the Serbian Medical Society--the Medical Society of Vojvodina under present conditions].  

PubMed

The content of work of medical society in Vojvodina has always been primarily set by the founder with its main goal: the physicians professional and scientific specialization. In recent years there have been many socio-political, moral and social changes which have had great influence on the work of medical organizations. The poverty of the whole society, especially of the health service, has completely disabled organization of big professional meeting so that the professional activity meant mostly one-day meetings in health institutions. Although there was a threatening possibility to stop publishing the professional journal "Medical Review" after 47 years of appearing in print, today problem is solved by financial help by the government. Apart from professional work, other activities of physicians organizations are becoming important today. An appropriate attitude toward war generally speaking was declared in 1992 as an "Appeal for Peace". A request was made to distinguish profession and politics in the work of physicians so that the society acted only as a professional organization without political involvement and there is an initiative to found a medical association. Physicians gave their best in this hard situation to maintain work of the health service, but as it was not possible any more at one moment, an extra congress of physicians of Serbia was organized verifying serious consequences of war considering the health of the whole population. Society has been extremely engaged in solving numerous problems of ethics which have appeared due to war such as lack of medicines and health care materials as well as abuse of the private medical practice. PMID:7739433

Borota, R

1994-01-01

363

Knowledge, Society, Higher Education and the Society of Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research and higher education are, to a greater extent, being governed and evaluated by other than fellow scholars. These changes are discussed in relation to Gilles Deleuze's notion of a transition from "societies of discipline" to what he called "societies of control". This involves a shift from pyramid-shaped organisations, built upon…

Hostaker, Roar; Vabo, Agnete

2008-01-01

364

Chemical Gas Sensors for Aerospace Applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Chemical sensors often need to be specifically designed (or tailored) to operate in a given environment. It is often the case that a chemical sensor that meets the needs of one application will not function adequately in another application. The more demanding the environment and specialized the requirement, the greater the need to adapt exiting sensor technologies to meet these requirements or, as necessary, develop new sensor technologies. Aerospace (aeronautic and space) applications are particularly challenging since often these applications have specifications which have not previously been the emphasis of commercial suppliers. Further, the chemical sensing needs of aerospace applications have changed over the years to reflect the changing emphasis of society. Three chemical sensing applications of particular interest to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which illustrate these trends are launch vehicle leak detection, emission monitoring, and fire detection. Each of these applications reflects efforts ongoing throughout NASA. As described in NASA's "Three Pillars for Success", a document which outlines NASA's long term response to achieve the nation's priorities in aerospace transportation, agency wide objectives include: improving safety and decreasing the cost of space travel, significantly decreasing the amount of emissions produced by aeronautic engines, and improving the safety of commercial airline travel. As will be discussed below, chemical sensing in leak detection, emission monitoring, and fire detection will help enable the agency to meet these objectives. Each application has vastly different problems associated with the measurement of chemical species. Nonetheless, the development of a common base technology can address the measurement needs of a number of applications.

Hunter, Gary W.; Liu, C. C.

1998-01-01

365

Proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, 1995-1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings are composed of papers presented at the 1995 and 1996 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society. Papers presented at the 1995 meeting included: "Dewey's Idea of 'Intelligent Sympathy' and the Development of the Ethical Self: Implications for Japanese Education" (Naoko Saito); "Using Dewey's Writings as a…

Oliker, Michael A., Ed.; Ellis, Charlesetta M., Ed.; Gutek, Gerald L., Ed.; Krolikowski, Walter P., Ed.; Campion, Kate, Ed.

366

James E. Watson, Jr.: Named to the Health Physics Society  

SciTech Connect

At its 2010 Annual Meeting, the Health Physics Society named James E. Watson, Jr. to its Honor Roll of distinguished members. This citation summarizes Professor Jim Watson's life and professional career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he led the Radiological Hygiene program in the School of Public Health for nearly 3 decades. He was President of the Health Physics Society during the 1985-1986 term. He did pioneering work in radiation dose reconstruction for epidemiology as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Health and Mortality Studies.

Strom, Daniel J.; Stansbury, Paul S.

2010-11-18

367

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A professional scientific and medical nonprofit organization established in 1977, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) brings "together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism." The ASBMR website links to information about various research grants and other funding, awards, and membership. The site also contains an online job placement service and a membership directory. In addition, the ASBMR site provides a list of related links as well as information about Society meetings, news, and publications.

368

Numeracy in Society and Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a project that focuses on how a Society and Environment unit could develop required numeracy. This is more of an integrated unit organised around a theme rather than a Society and Environment unit that required specific aspects of numeracy. Suggested data sources for examining students numeracy development included (1) a…

Cooper, Cath; Dole, Shelley; Geiger, Vince; Goos, Merrilyn

2012-01-01

369

Making the Good Society Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Everyone is talking about civil society. Perhaps it's the election, and the shock of seeing more voters at the polling booths than anyone had expected. Now David Cameron's idea of a "big society" is being translated into some early policy measures. Does today's debate have anything to do with adult learning? The author believes that the debate…

Field, John

2010-01-01

370

ISS: International Society for Stereology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Society for Stereology is a nonprofit organization concerned with the exchange and dissemination of information regarding stereology, the science of determining the spatial structure of materials. This science is relevant in many different areas and thus the society's members come from various fields such as mathematics, biomedicine, material science, geology, and many others.

371

Psychotherapy in a Pluralistic Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A new model for psychotherapy, mandated by current evolution to a pluralistic society, is proposed in this paper. After describing the Big Island of Hawaii as a microcosm of pluralistic society, the author discusses her clinical and educational practice and explores the multi-ethnic population. An individual assessment and treatment matrix is…

Sisson, Lee Hansen

372

Gatekeepers of Science and Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Cells have specific proteins that serve as gatekeepers of information, much as the media serve as gatekeepers of information for society. With examples of DNA damage detection and rapid reporting of tainted meat, the importance of gatekeepers in science and society is illustrated.

Helena Mistry (Harvard Medical School;Dana-Farber Cancer Institute REV); Philip Toppin (University of Toronto;Department of Physical Education REV)

2011-07-19

373

Meeting Summary  

Cancer.gov

MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENT'S CANCER PANEL THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON CANCER RESPONDS TO VOICES OF A BROKEN SYSTEM D e c e m b e r 7 , 2 0 0 2 W a s h i n g t o n , D C OVERVIEW The President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) was chartered to monitor and evaluate

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MEETING SUMMARY  

Cancer.gov

MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENT'S CANCER PANEL A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT’S CANCER PANEL AND THE YAKAMA NATION J u l y 2 9 – 3 0 , 2 0 0 2 T o p p e n i s h , W a s h i n g t o n OVERVIEW The President’s Cancer Panel was chartered to

375

Meeting Demand.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses how a school district can use temporary classroom space to meet increasing student enrollment while additional space is being built. Provides examples of using portable facilities to supplement educational sites, including how to protect students who are in portable classrooms when tornadoes appear. (GR)

Daneman, Kathy

1998-01-01

376

The founding of the American Epilepsy Society: 1936-1971.  

PubMed

In December 1946, a joint meeting devoted to epilepsy research and care was held by the Association for the Research in Nervous and Mental Disease and the American Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy. The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has chosen this date and this meeting to mark its founding and recognizes Dr. Charles D. Aring as the organization's first president. However, the founding process of the AES actually began a decade earlier with a dinner meeting held during the American Medical Association's annual meeting. Based on this historical review, it is recommended that the AES recognize 1936 as the year of its founding and Dr. William G. Lennox as its founder and first president. PMID:17241204

Goodkin, Howard P

2007-01-01

377

The American Society for Clinical Investigation, 1952-1975: a personal perspective  

PubMed Central

In this perspective, I trace my experiences with the ASCI, beginning in 1952, when as a medical student I attended my first meeting, until 1975, when I completed my term as president of the Society. I focus attention on the sociological aspects of the Atlantic City meetings and the critically important role these meetings played in the evolution of academic medicine during the third quarter of the 20th century.

Braunwald, Eugene

2008-01-01

378

Fourth Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Fourth Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting was presented by the Diabetes Technology Society at the Orlando Florida Hyatt Regency Hotel on April 11-12 2008. The first day covered Technologies for Diabetes Monitoring and the second day covered T...

D. C. Klonoff

2008-01-01

379

Paperless or vanishing society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the 1940s color photography became available and within a few years, extremely popular. As people switched from black and white photographs made with the old metallic silver process to the new color films, pictures taken to record their lives and families began a slow disappearing act. The various color processes, coupled with the substrates they were printed on, affected their longevity, but many color photographs taken from the late 1950s through the 1970s, and even into the 1980s, faded not only when exposed to the light, but also when stored in the dark. Henry Wilhelm's excellent book 'The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs' documents this history in detail. Today we are making another transition in the storage of pictures and information. There are questions about the longevity of different types of digital storage, and also of the images printed by various types of inkjet printers, or by laser printers using colored toners. Very expensive and very beautiful works of art produced on Iris printers are appearing in art exhibitions. Some of these are referred to as Giclee prints and are offered on excellent papers. Artists are told the prints will last a lifetime; and if by change they don't it is only necessary to make another print. Henry Wilhelm has begun to test and rate these images for lightfastness; however, his test method was developed for examining longevity in colored photographs. It is of interest to find out how these prints will hold up in the tests required for fine art materials. Thus far companies producing digital inks and printers have not invested the time and money necessary to develop an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard method for evaluating the lightfastness of digital prints. However, it is possible to use ASTM D 5383, Standard Practice for Visual Determination of the Lightfastness of Art Materials by Art Technologists, to pinpoint colors that will fade in a short time, even though the test is not as severe as ASTM D 4303, which is used to rate the lightfastness of artists's paint.

Turner Luke, Joy

2002-06-01

380

SSSA: Soil Science Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is the professional organization dedicated to the advancement of "the discipline and practice of soil science by acquiring and disseminating information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management and recycling, and wise land use." After viewing SSSA's bylaws, researchers can learn about the annual international meeting held in Seattle from October 31st through November 4th, 2004. Students can find out about scholarships, awards, fellowships, and career opportunities. Soil scientists can obtain information on the fundamental soil science exam and the performance objectives. The website also provides summaries of recent findings published in soil science journals. This site requires cookies be enabled on your browser.

2008-01-02

381

Zoological Society of London: Institute of Zoology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As the research division of the Zoological Society of London, the Institute of Zoology (IoZ) âÂÂconducts basic biological research which benefits the conservation of animal species and their habitats.â The IoZ website provides summaries of the InstituteâÂÂs seven Research Themes including Wild Animal Health and Welfare; Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology; Biodiversity and Macroecology, and Reproductive Biology, to name a few. In addition, the site provides information about IoZ researchers, specific research projects, services, publications, postgraduate research opportunities, and job opportunities when available. Site visitors will also find downloadable IoZ Annual Reports from the past few years, and information about upcoming scientific meetings.

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Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established in 1958, the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) "is the largest international herpetological society, and is recognized worldwide for having the most diverse program of publications, meetings, and other activities." The SSAR website contains resources for professional and amateur herpetologists alike. The site provides information about SSAR officers and editors, committees, membership, annual meetings, publications, grants, and awards. The site also contains guidelines for submitting to the _Journal of Herpetology_ and the _Herpetological Review_. Notably, members of the SSAR community provide a free (pre-submission) Manuscript Review Service for herpetologists "whose first language is not English, but who are striving to publish their findings in peer reviewed English language journals." Site visitors interested in reptile and amphibian conservation should be sure to check out the SSAE Conservation Committee page.

383

39th Annual European Brain and Behaviour Society Abstracts  

PubMed Central

The EUROPEAN BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR SOCIETY has held its 39th Annual General Meeting in Trieste, in the campus next to the Miramare castle and its park, co-hosted by SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies, and ICTP, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Alessandro Treves (SISSA) was the head and inspiration of the Local Organizing committee, supported by P. Battaglini, L. Chelazzi, M. Diamond and G. Vallortigara. All approaches relating brain and behaviour were represented at the meeting, which aimed to further expand the wide spectrum of previous EBBS AGMs, and to bring together integrative, system, cognitive, computational neuroscientists. See also the societies home page: http://www.ebbs-science.org/.

Treves, Edited by: Alessandro; Battaglini, P. Paolo; Chelazzi, Leonardo; Diamond, Mathew; Vallortigara, Giorgio

2007-01-01

384

Staff meeting  

ScienceCinema

I would like to invite all members of the CERN Personnel to a meeting on Wednesday 16 January 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Main Auditorium (bldg 500) to convey my best wishes for the new year, to review CERN?s activities during 2007 and to present the perspectives for 2008, the year of the LHC start-up. Closed-circuit transmission of the meeting will be available in the Council Chamber and in the AB Auditorium (Meyrin), the AB Auditorium (Prévessin), the IT Auditorium (Bldg. 31) and the AT Auditorium (Bldg. 30). Simultaneous translation into English will be available in the main Auditorium. Best wishes for the festive season! Robert AYMAR

None

2011-10-06

385

Staff meeting  

SciTech Connect

I would like to invite all members of the CERN Personnel to a meeting on Wednesday 16 January 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Main Auditorium (bldg 500) to convey my best wishes for the new year, to review CERN’s activities during 2007 and to present the perspectives for 2008, the year of the LHC start-up. Closed-circuit transmission of the meeting will be available in the Council Chamber and in the AB Auditorium (Meyrin), the AB Auditorium (Prévessin), the IT Auditorium (Bldg. 31) and the AT Auditorium (Bldg. 30). Simultaneous translation into English will be available in the main Auditorium. Best wishes for the festive season! Robert AYMAR

None

2010-04-06

386

Society Membership 1980 Profile: Stability and Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1980 profile provides an overview of employment stability and change among a small random sample of U.S. and Canadian members of The American Institute of Physics (AIP) member societies: The American Physical Society; Optical Society of America; Acoustical Society of America; The Society of Rheology; American Association of Physics Teachers;…

Porter, Beverly Fearn; Czujko, Roman

387

Society of Automotive Engineers AS2 standardization activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Avionics Systems Division has been developing standards to meet the requirements of the aerospace community beginning with the development of MIL-STD-1553. In 1979, the SAE began to look at requirements for an avionics bus with performance which was substantially better than MIL-STD-1553B. The results of this work was the generation of two high-speed data

J. W. Meyer

1992-01-01

388

National Audubon Society Mailing Lists  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

AUDUBON hosts a number of lists for discussing the role of the National Audubon Society. The range of topics (NAFTA to habitat restoration) mirrors the "Think Globally, Act Locally" attitude of its founders.

389

Early societies popularize scientific research.  

PubMed

Private scientific societies, popular in the eighteenth century, supported and encouraged research on such devices as the electrostatic generator and the Leyden jar, paving the way for later electrophysiological research. PMID:6358812

Hackmann, W D

1983-01-01

390

ISS Update: American Physical Society  

NASA Video Gallery

NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot talks with Becky Thompson, head of Public Outreach for the American Physical Society, a professional organization for physicists whose web site hosts astronaut ...

391

Educational Resources - The Oceanography Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Oceanography Society's educational resources section contains articles on effective teaching methods, examples of teaching activities, and guides for teaching Oceanography at the undergraduate and graduate level. Many of these articles are from Oceanography magazine.

Society, The O.

392

Society for General Microbiology (SGM)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The homepage of the Society for General Microbiology (SGM) is worth a visit just for its great design, as one might expect from an organization created "to advance the art and science of microbiology." Readers will also find loads of information about SGM, Europe's largest microbiological society, including its history and current scope. The site also provides the latest microbiology-related news, tons of Web links, and in-depth coverage of such microbiology hot topics as SARS and biological weapons.

393

The Geological Society of London  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Geological Society of London promotes "the geosciences and the professional interests of UK geoscientists." The website offers media, geological, and society news. Researchers can find out about upcoming conferences covering a variety of geological topics as well as information on a series of journals. Everyone interested in geology can find materials on geological careers, including required education, qualifications, and funding. The website provides teaching resources on volcanoes, geologic hazards, and other geological phenomena.

394

Proceedings of the anatomical society of great britain and ireland, the nederlandse anatomen vereniging and the anatomical society of southern Africa.  

PubMed

A joint meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Nederlandse Anatomen Vereniging and the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa was held from 15 to 17 April 1998 at Rolduc, Limburg, The Netherlands. It included symposia on 'Recent advances in human evolution research' on Wednesday 15 April and on 'Adaptation of cells and tissues to mechanical stimuli' on Thursday 16 April. The first EFEM Lecture was given by Professor J. Voogd of Erasmus University Rotterdam on 'Transformations and interactions of cerebellar maps' on Friday 17 April. The following are abstracts of communications and demonstrations presented at the meeting. PMID:17103655

1998-08-01

395

Making Ends Meet: Microwave-Accelerated Synthesis of Cyclic and Disulfide Rich Proteins Via In Situ Thioesterification and Native Chemical Ligation.  

PubMed

The development of synthetic methodologies for cyclic peptides is driven by the discovery of cyclic peptide drug scaffolds such as the plant-derived cyclotides, sunflower trypsin inhibitor 1 (SFTI-1) and the development of cyclized conotoxins. Currently, the native chemical ligation reaction between an N-terminal cysteine and C-terminal thioester group remains the most robust method to obtain a head-to-tail cyclized peptide. Peptidyl thioesters are effectively generated by Boc SPPS. However, their generation is challenging using Fmoc SPPS because thioester linkers are not stable to repeated piperidine exposure during deprotection. Herein we describe a Fmoc-based protocol for synthesizing cyclic peptides adapted for microwave assisted solid phase peptide synthesis. The protocol relies on the linker Di-Fmoc-3,4-diaminobenzoic acid, and we demonstrate the use of Gly, Ser, Arg and Ile as C-terminal amino acids (using HBTU and HATU as coupling reagents). Following synthesis, an N-acylurea moiety is generated at the C-terminal of the peptide; the resin bound acylurea peptide is then deprotected and cleaved from the resin. The fully deprotected peptide undergoes thiolysis in aqueous buffer, generating the thioester in situ. Ultimately, the head-to-tail cyclized peptide is obtained via native chemical ligation. Two naturally occurring cyclic peptides, the prototypical Möbius cyclotide kalata B1 and SFTI-1 were synthesized efficiently, avoiding potential branching at the diamino linker, using the optimized protocol. In addition, we demonstrate the possibility to use the approach for the synthesis of long and synthetically challenging linear sequences, by the ligation of two truncated fragments of a 50-residue long plant defensin. PMID:23504256

Gunasekera, Sunithi; Aboye, Teshome L; Madian, Walid A; El-Seedi, Hesham R; Göransson, Ulf

2013-03-01

396

Speech and neurology-chemical impairment correlates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Speech correlates of alcohol/drug impairment and its neurological basis is presented with suggestion for further research in impairment from poly drug/medicine/inhalent/chew use/abuse, and prediagnosis of many neuro- and endocrin-related disorders. Nerve cells all over the body detect chemical entry by smoking, injection, drinking, chewing, or skin absorption, and transmit neurosignals to their corresponding cerebral subsystems, which in turn affect speech centers-Broca's and Wernick's area, and motor cortex. For instance, gustatory cells in the mouth, cranial and spinal nerve cells in the skin, and cilia/olfactory neurons in the nose are the intake sensing nerve cells. Alcohol depression, and brain cell damage were detected from telephone speech using IMPAIRLYZER-TM, and the results of these studies were presented at 1996 ASA meeting in Indianapolis, and 2001 German Acoustical Society-DEGA conference in Hamburg, Germany respectively. Speech based chemical Impairment measure results were presented at the 2001 meeting of ASA in Chicago. New data on neurotolerance based chemical impairment for alcohol, drugs, and medicine shall be presented, and shown not to fully support NIDA-SAMSHA drug and alcohol threshold used in drug testing domain.

Hayre, Harb S.

2002-05-01

397

Name your poison: Toxicologists meet  

SciTech Connect

At the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in Seattle last month, a record-breaking 4,000 toxicologist had their pick of sessions ranging from free radicals in toxicology to a debate between Bruce Ames and I. Bernard Weinstein over mechanisms of cancer causation. Some of the sessions that provided the hottest debate were a pair on mercury and human health and on some manmade fibers that could be as dangerous as asbestos. And of topical interest were another pair- on toxic waste in eastern Europe and the aftereffects of the war in Kuwait.

Stone, R.

1992-03-13

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Education in an Information Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Last month's editorial pointed out that higher education may well change significantly as a result of the tremendous impact that information technologies are having on society. It quoted a white paper (1) by Russell Edgerton, Director of the Education Program of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Edgerton argued that higher education is currently failing to meet three challenges: to provide higher quality education; to reduce costs; and to regain its former stature as an important player in shaping public policy. Edgerton recommended that the Pew Trusts should encourage colleges and universities to set more ambitious goals for undergraduate education, to enter the public arena and play a major role in the reform of K-12 education, and to develop an academic profession interested in working toward these goals. Four new aims for undergraduate education were identified: "encouraging institutions to take learning seriously, encouraging faculty to take pedagogy seriously, demonstrating that technology can be used to reduce costs as well as to enhance learning, and developing new incentives for continuous quality improvement." One wonders why institutions of higher education should need to be encouraged toward goals that seem obviously congruent with their mission and self interest, but today's colleges and universities seem more likely to respond to outside offers of funding than to develop their own plans of action. As members of the faculty of such institutions, it behooves us to consider what some of those outside influences are likely to be and what effects they are likely to have on us, on our institutions, and on our students. Higher education is seen as a growth market by Michael Dolence and Donald Norris (2). In 1995 they projected that in five years there would be an increase of 20 million full-time equivalent enrollments in the U.S. and more than 100 million world wide. However, this growth was not projected to be traditional, on-campus students. Most was expected to come from those whose knowledge requires continual updating (engineers, medical personnel, computer programmers), or from those who need to acquire new skills because their employment has been terminated. If education is a growth market, it is sobering to realize that the existing system invests precious little in research and development. In the pharmaceutical industry some 23% of expenditures for medications is applied toward research and development. For growth industries on average, the figure is 10%. For education it may be as small as 0.1%. This situation seems not to be a major concern of faculty or administrators at colleges and universities, but it has attracted the attention of venture capitalists. In the past year or two they have started investing heavily in companies that propose to create educational software, Web-based materials, and other applications of information technology to education. Perhaps Disney, Microsoft, or an upstart successor will provide the best hope for the future of education in this country. But won't college and university faculty be involved in writing the new technology-based materials just as they write textbooks now? Perhaps they will, but development of these new materials is far more a cooperative enterprise than is writing a book. It requires daily interactions among individuals with many different kinds of expertise, and it is an incremental process that requires continual input and revision. Even materials that have been thoroughly evaluated and refined must be continually updated to make them compatible with the latest technology. A textbook author does not have to transpose from Apple II to IBM PC to Macintosh to Windows to World Wide Web to. It seems certain that to produce new kinds of technology-based educational materials will require team efforts and far greater investment of time, money, and equipment than is currently applied to textbooks. Colleges and universities are the institutions most likely to have the combination of personnel, experience, and facilities to become effective suppliers in thi

Moore, John W.

1999-04-01

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[comment t[Comment on] “What is AGU's proper role in society?”] AGU's role in society: Duty to the public  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bravo to William Kaula and Don Anderson for their forthright opinion, “What Is AGU's Proper Role in Society?” (Eos, April 9, 1991). In hearing preliminaries about Mission to Planet Earth at the Geological Society of America's meeting in Phoenix in 1987, I was turned off by what seemed to me to be endless self-serving proposals to probe the Earth “with our steely knives,” but with hardly a mention of how we could use the information to assist the nation in making rational decisions about the future human occupancy of Earth. I concur with Kaula and Anderson that it is not only the duty of individual scientists to speak out on controversial issues of public concern, but also the duty of professional societies to influence the public policy decision-making process in areas where our special expertise is relevant.It does not matter that opinions within the professional societies differ. Opinions within the nation differ, too. But to take no position at all because of these differences of opinion is dereliction of our duty to the public that supports us. AGU already has a mechanism for presenting a Union-endorsed position on public issues (which could serve as a model for other professional societies whose best effort is to hide under the bed). This mechanism needs to be used more aggressively so that our expert knowledge (both of facts and hypotheses) is brought to bear on matters of critical human concern.

Wilshire, Howard

400

The Big Society Must Be a Learning Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The UK coalition government has stated its ambition to create a "Big Society". This represents an attempt to alter the relationship between citizen and state, loosening the vertical ties that exist between government and the individual while strengthening the informal bonds of neighbourhoods and communities. This agenda runs through the…

Bubb, Stephen

2010-01-01

401

United States Society on Dams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The United States Society on Dams (USSD) is a professional organization that promotes the advancement of dam engineering and technology, and fosters public awareness of the importance of dams. The best feature on the society's home page is its excellent introduction to dams and their benefits. First, a short definition of a dam is given, and then some reasons for their construction are outlined with specific examples. There are many pictures of dams across the country, and most have explanations for their importance. Hydroelectric power as a renewable resource is discussed in detail. This Web site is a good learning resource for both kids and adults.

2002-01-01

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PREFACE: John Desmond Bernal: Science and Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This meeting, held in the Limerick Institute of Technology, on Thursday 1 June 2006, was organised by the Munster Group of the Institute of Physics in Ireland to commemorate the life and work of John Desmond Bernal. Bernal, was born in Nenagh in 1901. Alan Mackay, who worked with Bernal at Birkbeck College coins the word 'Polytropic' to describe Bernal. He was active and hugely influential in a wide range of areas such as science, politics and society, and was instrumental in the creation of whole new areas of intellectual endeavour such as the 'science of science', molecular biology, and operations research. Andrew Brown's analogy for Bernal's mind is that 'it was like a diamond—beautifully structured, multifaceted and dazzling to behold'. In relation to Bernal, Helena Sheehan states that: 'His legacy is complex. All the more so because he was marxist in philosophy, communist in politics, polyamorous in sexuality.'. Like religion, these are areas that conventional scientists tend to shy away from or at the very least consign to very separate and often neglected 'compartments'. According to Sheehan, 'Bernal came to marxism seriously and intelligently. He found in its philosophical framework a structure in which he could live, think, create, pursue science, act politically and develop further. It opened him radically to the world, rather than closing him down or constricting him, as critics imply.'. And his contributions to science and to society are significant and enduring. Just two areas of 'his science' were addressed in some detail at this meeting. Martin Caffrey treats the area of structural biology in the context of modern developments but focusing on Bernal's role in its evolution. John Finney gives an account of Bernal's 'two bouts of activity' on the structure of water and as Bernal's last PhD student he gives unique insights on how Bernal worked and why he 'did science'. Bernal writes in response to a well wisher on his 70th birthday: 'I am sure that you share my hope that in the not too distant future science may come to be used exclusively for the benefit of all mankind.'. On the occasion of the unveiling of a plaque by the 'National Committee for Science and Engineering Commemorative Plaques' in honour of J D Bernal in his hometown of Nenagh, Martin Bernal (JD's son) wrote 'Now, 35 years after his death, John Desmond Bernal has received this ultimate accolade'. It is to be hoped that this meeting and these proceedings will help further an awakening to Bernal's enduring bequest: 'his vision of science as inextricably tied to philosophy and to politics'—Helena Sheehan. Roy Johnston, an active 'bernalite' has been promoting the idea of a national Bernal Center or Institute in Ireland. Dare we hope for a more enlightened and scientifically informed social order? Acknowledgements I would like to acknowledge the help and support of my colleagues on the Munster Group of the IOPI, John Corr, Denise Gabuzda, Gabriel Gallagher, Niall Smith and particularly Leah Wallace who shared much of the responsibility for organising the meeting. Thanks are also due to Maria Hinfelaar, Director, Limerick Institute of Technology who gave the opening address and to Martin Bernal who closed the meeting with some personal reminiscences of times spent with his father. A big thank you to Sheila Gilheany and Alison Hackett, as always, for their support and encouragement and Peter van der Burgt for his help with the meeting website. The Munster Group of the Institute of Physics in Ireland would like to acknowledge with gratitude sponsorship of this event by Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick (Research Office; J D Bernal Science and Society Centre; Physics Department), Institute of Physics History of Physics Group and the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland. Most memorable tours of areas of 'Bernal-interest' in Nenagh were organised for the speakers by Nancy Murphy of The Ormond Historical Society. Thanks also to North Tipperary Genealogy and Heritage Services who opened their doors to the touring party. Sincere tha

Casey, Vincent

2007-02-01

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A short history of the Australian Society of Soil Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1955 a resolution, "that the Australian Society of Soil Science be inaugurated as from this meeting" was recorded in Melbourne Australia. The following year in Queensland, the first official meeting of the Society took place with a Federal Executive and Presidents from the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australian and Victorian branches forming the Federal Council. In later years the executive expanded with the addition of the Western Australia branch in 1957, the Riverina Branch in 1962 and most recently the Tasmania Branch in 2008. The objects of the Society were 1) the advancement of soil science and studies therein with particular reference to Australia and 2) to provide a link between soil scientists and kindred bodies within Australia and between them and other similar organisations in other countries. Membership was restricted to persons engaged in the scientific study of the soil and has grown steadily from to 147 members in 1957 to 875 members in 2012. The first issue of the Society newsletter, Soils News, was published in January 1957 and continued to be published twice yearly until 1996. A name change to Profile and an increase to quarterly publication occurred in 1997; circulation remained restricted to members. The Publications Committee in 1968 determined the Publication Series would be the medium for occasional technical papers, reviews and reports but not research papers and in 1962 the Australian Journal of Soil Research was established by CSIRO in response to continued representations from the Society. By 1960 a draft constitution was circulated to, and adopted by members. The first honorary life membership of the Society was awarded to Dr. J A Prescott. Honorary memberships are still awarded for service to the Society and to soil science and are capped at 25. In 1964 the ISSS awarded honorary membership to Dr. Prescott. Now known as IUSS Honorary members other Australians recognised have been EG Hallsworth (1990,) J Quirk (1998) and RE White (2012). In 1989 a motion was narrowly defeated to introduce a Fellows category of membership to the Society. In 2012 members attending the annual general meeting of the Society discussed the introduction of a Fellow category as an Award and members voted to continue discussion on this initiative. Federal Council initiated a Student Award in 1969 and over ensuing years a range of awards were initiated; JA Prescott Medal of Soil Science (1972), Australian Society of Soil Science Inc Publication Medal (1979), JK Taylor OBE Gold Medal in Soil Science (1984), CG Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science (2003), LJH Teakle Award (2010) along with the Society's conference presentation awards. Branches were busy during this time and hosted many activities including seminars, field trips and conferences for both members and those interested in soil science. By the early seventies several branches had conducted refresher courses and in 1974 the Society became incorporated. The Society hosted its first world congress, the 9th International Society of Soil Science Congress, in Adelaide in 1968 with 310 papers printed, 239 papers presented and 720 delegates. In contrast, 42 years later the 19th World Congress of Soil Science returned to Australia, where in Brisbane 1914 delegates from 68 countries were treated to 343 presentations, 1227 research posters, 8 keynote and 65 invited lead speakers. A commemorative stamp was produced for the first Congress and another stamp was created in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Society. Originally Society conferences were held every four years however this was reduced to, and still remains, at two year intervals. An inaugural joint conference of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science and the Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. was held in Rotorua in November 1986. This paved the way for the series of joint national conferences between the two societies, the first one of which was held in Melbourne in 1996, and which have been held subsequently every four years. A society logo was int

Bennison, Linda

2013-04-01

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Power plant chemical technology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

17 contributions covering topies of fossil fuel combustion, flue gas cleaning, power plant materials, corrosion, water/steam cycle chemistry, monitoring and control were presented at the annual meeting devoted to Power Plant Chemical Technology 1996 at Ko...

1996-01-01

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Astronomical Society of the Pacific IYA Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is presently engaged in a series of initiatives for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) with the aim of using public awareness and interest to create sustainable education programs and products for the longer term. The presenter will describe progress in its four signature IYA efforts: IYA Discovery Guides for the amateur astronomy community and others providing outreach activities and materials, keyed to NASA's monthly IYA calendar of themes and featured objects, supported by NASA and the NSF; adaptation of these materials to expand astronomy education capacity in the informal education community working in museums and science and nature centers, supported by NASA; the Galileo Teacher Training Program of planned pilot workshops for the professional development of K-12 classroom teachers, to develop a workshop model focusing on the process of science and the adaptation of tools and resources for the classroom; and the development of a Cosmic Clearinghouse web page associated with the IAU Portal to the Universe to provide links to a wide variety of education resources. The presenter will also relate progress in other IYA efforts, including supporting Interstellar Studios’ 400 Years of the Telescope PBS documentary film and its accompanying planetarium program and educational initiatives, promoting other IYA products and services to its networks and others, and plans for the Society's 121st annual meeting in September that will focus on IYA and the Year of Science_and especially on building on the momentum of these efforts to forge a future path for science and science education, nationally and globally.

Manning, James G.

2009-05-01

406

Libraries in a Changing Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If there is to be a great debate" within librarianship, statement or restatement of objectives should be the starting point, not the possibilities of applying computers to libraries and information. If professional persons are to have influence over the future of society, a great debate must soon begin. (2 references) (Author/NH)

Blasingame, Ralph

1972-01-01

407

COGS: Computer Oriented Geological Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Computer Oriented Geological Society (COGS), based in Denver, Colorado, is a professional organization of geologists and geophysicists that actively encourages application of computers to natural resource exploration and development. Founded in December 1982 as a user-oriented group, COGS is a network of earth scientists who both gain and contribute ideas and information regarding geologic computer applications. Dedicated to self-help

Thomson

1984-01-01

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Marketing and Society. Study Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This self-instructional study guide is part of the materials for a college-level programmed course entitled "Marketing and Society." The study guide is intended for use by students in conjunction with a related textbook, a workbook, a review guide, and a series of instructional tape casettes. The study guide contains a brief introductory section…

Welsh, Robert S.; Blake, Rowland S.

409

Education for the Good Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Left is facing a crisis of its approach to education highlighted by the "education revolution" of the Coalition Government. The authors argue that it is important to step back and present a positive vision of education based on the key pillars of the Good Society--fairness, democracy, sustainability and well-being. This values-led agenda,…

Lawson, Neal; Spours, Ken

2011-01-01

410

Smartgrid for future green society  

Microsoft Academic Search

To reduce the CO2 emission, to save the energy, and to reduce fossil fuel usage are critical requirements for future green society. Smartgrid is one of technology to realize these matters. Semiconductor technology is also very important measures to contribute these Smartgrid products. Prospects of Smartgrid and the impacts to semiconductor business will be presented as a keynote speech.

T. Yokota

2010-01-01

411

American Montessori Society Position Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents two American Montessori Society position papers. "Multi-Age Grouping" offers an analysis of eight specific methods and strategies of multiage practice that serve as a useful guide for implementation. "Peace Education" explains the need for, the requirements for, and the benefits of peace education as part of a school's curriculum. (TJQ)

Montessori Life, 1994

1994-01-01

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Science, Society, and Social Networking  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increased use of social networking is changing the way that scientific societies interact with their members and others. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) uses a variety of online networks to engage its members and the broader scientific community. AAAS members and non-members can interact with AAAS staff and each other on AAAS sites on Facebook,

K. S. White; T. Lohwater

2009-01-01

413

Pluralism in a Democratic Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A conference on Pluralism in a Democratic Society: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into its Meaning and Educational Uses, was held in April 1975 in New York. The goals of this conference were: (1) to clearly define cultural pluralism; and (2) to find the best ways of teaching and learning about cultural pluralism in the classroom. The papers that…

Tumin, Melvin M., Ed.; Plotch, Walter, Ed.

414

Is astronomy useful for societies?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We briefly review various aspects related to the usefulness of astronomy to societies. Astronomy constitutes an important part of human culture, all over different countries and all over the entire history of humankind. Because of its intrinsic interest, astronomy is able to attract young generations towards technical and scientific careers. Moreover, it is also an indirect trigger of innovation and

Jean Audouze

2011-01-01

415

American Mathematical Society Books Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Mathematical Society's (AMS) Books Online makes available full text of over 30 scholarly monographs published by the AMS, covering a range of subjects including algebra and algebraic geometry, analysis, applications, differential equations, geometry and topology, logic and foundations, mathematical physics, number theory, probability, and general interest. Their gateway page organizes titles by subject and author.

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White Resentment in Settler Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching about the history and culture of aboriginal peoples in schools of white settler societies can serve as a counter to the dominant story that serves as the national narrative. Even though the actual teaching may well be among the least political and least disruptive type of curricular knowledge on offer, the inclusion of counter stories can…

Schick, Carol

2014-01-01

417

Shapes of a Renewable Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To rely on coal and nuclear power as sources of energy is to narrow society's future options and to present numerous problems. Renewable solar energy, on the other hand, can preserve rather than reduce options. More jobs, rising self-reliance, and new equalities between nations will be the result. (RM)

Deudney, Daniel; Flavin, Christopher

1983-01-01

418

Credentialism in Our Ignorant Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

All societies have procedures for selecting who will occupy important positions. The use of credentials characterizes our system of social selection, and our worship of them has created the following problems: an artificial demand for education, artificial restraints to learning, the overlooking of obsolescence, generational inversion (wherein the…

Marien, Michael

419

Adult Education in Croatian Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains eight papers on adult education in Croatian society. "Basic Characteristics of Croatian Adult Education up to These Days" (Silvije Pongrac, Ilija Lavrnja) highlights key trends in the development of Croatian adult education. "Adult Education in Croatia Based on Social Changes" (Anita Klapan) discusses Croatian adult…

Pongrac, Silvije, Ed.

420

Society Membership Survey: 1986 Salaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The fourth in a series of reports produced by the Education and Employment Statistics division of the American Insititute of Physics (AIP) is presented. Data are based on a stratified random sample survey of one-sixth of the U.S. and Canadian membership of the AIP member societies. In the spring of 1986, every individual in the sample received a…

Skelton, W. Keith; And Others

421

Intrinsic Motivation in Collectivist Societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, intrinsic motivation has been an important subject of personnel economics. The cross-cultural psychology literature suggests that motivational effects vary across cultures. Cultural variations in in- trinsic motivation have not been analyzed economically, yet. We combine the frameworks of Bénabou and Tirole (2003) and Sliwka (2007) to show that in collectivist societies, intrinsic motivation is higher and the

Fabian Frank

422

Advertising: Art as Society's Mirror.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a historical overview of U.S. print advertising from the 1890s to the 1990s. Demonstrates how advertisers adapt their messages and target audiences to the changes each era brings. Conveys that advertising reflects society by giving an image of an era as it aims to persuade. Offers six teaching activities. (CMK)

Coleman, Catherine E. B.

1998-01-01

423

Molecular evolutionary analyses of insect societies  

PubMed Central

The social insects live in extraordinarily complex and cohesive societies, where many individuals sacrifice their personal reproduction to become helpers in the colony. Identifying adaptive molecular changes involved in eusocial evolution in insects is important for understanding the mechanisms underlying transitions from solitary to social living, as well as the maintenance and elaboration of social life. Here, we review recent advances made in this area of research in several insect groups: the ants, bees, wasps, and termites. Drawing from whole-genome comparisons, candidate gene approaches, and a genome-scale comparative analysis of protein-coding sequence, we highlight novel insights gained for five major biological processes: chemical signaling, brain development and function, immunity, reproduction, and metabolism and nutrition. Lastly, we make comparisons across these diverse approaches and social insect lineages and discuss potential common themes of eusocial evolution, as well as challenges and prospects for future research in the field.

Fischman, Brielle J.; Woodard, S. Hollis; Robinson, Gene E.

2011-01-01

424

Hot Meetings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A colleague walked by my office one time as I was conducting a meeting. There were about five or six members of my team present. The colleague, a man who had been with our institution (The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, a.k.a. APL) for many years, could not help eavesdropping. He said later it sounded like we we re having a raucous argument, and he wondered whether he should stand by the door in case things got out of hand and someone threw a punch. Our Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) team was a hot group, to invoke the language that is fashionable today, although we never thought of ourselves in those terms. It was just our modus operandi. The tenor of the discussion got loud and volatile at times, but I prefer to think of it as animated, robust, or just plain collaborative. Mary Chiu and her "hot" team from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory built the Advanced Composition Explorer spacecraft for NASA. Instruments on the spacecraft continue to collect data that inform us about what's happening on our most important star, the Sun.

Chiu, Mary

2002-01-01

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NRAO Astronomer Honored by American Astronomical Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dr. Scott Ransom, an astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), received the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) Helen B. Warner Prize on January 11, at the society's meeting in Seattle, Washington. The prize is awarded annually for "a significant contribution to observational or theoretical astronomy during the five years preceding the award." Presented by AAS President Debra Elmegreen, the prize recognized Ransom "for his astrophysical insight and innovative technical leadership enabling the discovery of exotic, millisecond and young pulsars and their application for tests of fundamental physics." "Scott has made landmark contributions to our understanding of pulsars and to using them as elegant tools for investigating important areas of fundamental physics. We are very proud that his scientific colleagues have recognized his efforts with this prize," said NRAO Director Fred K.Y. Lo. A staff astronomer at the NRAO since 2004, Ransom has led efforts using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope and other facilities to study pulsars and use them to make advances in areas of frontier astrophysics such as gravitational waves and particle physics. In 2010, he was on a team that discovered the most massive pulsar yet known, a finding that had implications for the composition of pulsars and details of nuclear physics, gravitational waves, and gamma-ray bursts. Ransom also is a leader in efforts to find and analyze rapidly-rotating millisecond pulsars to make the first direct detection of the gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein. In other work, he has advanced observational capabilities for finding millisecond pulsars in globular clusters of stars and investigated how millisecond pulsars are formed. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, Ransom served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army. After leaving the Army, he earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 2001, and was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University before joining the NRAO in 2004. Ransom will deliver his Warner Prize Lecture, entitled "Millisecond Pulsars: The Gifts that Keep on Giving," at the AAS meeting on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 3:40 p.m., Pacific Time.

2011-01-01

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What opportunities are available for resident involvement in national orthopedic and subspecialty societies?  

PubMed

As physician involvement in health policy grows, there will be an increasing need for future leaders in orthopedics. Interested orthopedic residents may be unaware of opportunities for leadership involvement in professional and subspecialty organizations. This article investigates whether national and subspecialty organizations offer membership to residents, allow residents to participate in committees, and provide opportunities for scholarly activity and mentorship. The authors surveyed 20 national orthopedic professional and subspecialty societies to evaluate the availability and cost of resident membership, meeting attendance and participation, research funding, committee membership, and mentorship opportunities. Each society's Web site was reviewed, and societies were contacted by phone if further inquiry was needed. Of the 20 orthopedic societies surveyed, 11 allowed resident membership. Five of 20 societies allowed residents to serve on committees, with a total of 14 total positions for residents. Four organizations provided formalized mentorship programs to residents. Although opportunities for resident involvement in subspecialty and professional societies are available in the majority of groups surveyed, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and American Society for Surgery of the Hand provided the most comprehensive collection of opportunities. Residents should also pursue involvement in other organizations that may be more readily accessible, such as local, state, and regional orthopedic and medical societies. Increased resident participation in these organizations may help in increasing the 14 nationally available committee positions for orthopedic residents. Our orthopedic profession and societies should encourage motivated residents to pursue involvement and leadership at the national level. PMID:21956064

Dy, Christopher J; Cross, Michael B; Osbahr, Daryl C; Parks, Michael L; Green, Daniel W

2011-10-01

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Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is one of a series for the Chemical Technician Curriculum Project (ChemTeC) of the American Chemical Society funded by the National Science Foundation. It consists of discussions, exercises, and experiments on the following topics: amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, synthetic polymers, other natural products, chemical separations…

Pecsok, Robert L.; Chapman, Kenneth

428

Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains chapters 26-31 for the American Chemical Society (ACS) "Modern Chemical Technology" (ChemTeC) instructional material intended to prepare chemical technologists. Chapter 26 reviews oxidation and reduction, including applications in titrations with potassium permanganate and iodometry. Coordination compounds are described in the…

Pecsok, Robert L., Ed.; Chapman, Kenneth, Ed.

429

Neonatal circumcision revisited. Fetus and Newborn Committee, Canadian Paediatric Society.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To assist physicians in providing guidance to parents regarding neonatal circumcision. OPTIONS: Whether to recommend the routine circumcision of newborn male infants. OUTCOMES: Costs and complications of neonatal circumcision, the incidence of urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases and cancer of the penis in circumcised and uncircumcised males, and of cervical cancer in their partners, and the costs of treating these diseases. EVIDENCE: The literature on circumcision was reviewed by the Fetus and Newborn Committee of the Canadian Paediatric Society. During extensive discussion at meetings of the committee over a 24-month period, the strength of the evidence was carefully weighed and the perspective of the committee developed. VALUES: The literature was assessed to determine whether neonatal circumcision improves the health of boys and men and is a cost-effective approach to preventing penile problems and associated urinary tract conditions. Religious and personal values were not included in the assessment. BENEFITS, HARMS AND COSTS: The effect of neonatal circumcision on the incidence of urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer of the penis, cervical cancer and penile problems; the complications of circumcision; and estimates of the costs of neonatal circumcision and of the treatment of later penile conditions, urinary tract infections and complications of circumcision. RECOMMENDATION: Circumcision of newborns should not be routinely performed. VALIDATION: This recommendation is in keeping with previous statements on neonatal circumcision by the Canadian Paediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The statement was reviewed by the Infectious Disease Committee of the Canadian Paediatric Society. The Board of Directors of the Canadian Paediatric Society has reviewed its content and approved it for publication. SPONSOR: This is an official statement of the Canadian Paediatric Society. No external financial support has been received by the Canadian Paediatric Society, or its members, for any portion of the statement's preparation.

1996-01-01

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Establishment of the Military Neurosurgeons Committee within the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.  

PubMed

In 2009, during the World Congress of Neurological Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts, the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Executive Committee decided to establish a Military Neurosurgeons Committee. A separate scientific session on military neurosurgery was held at the next WFNS Interim Meeting in September 2011 in Brazil. A further separate session on military neurosurgery will take place at the next WFNS Meeting in Seoul, South Korea. PMID:23411125

Mauer, Uwe Max; Ecklund, James M; Al Moutaery, Khalaf; Brotchi, Jacques

2013-01-01

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Status and perspectives of neuroprotective therapies in glaucoma: the European Glaucoma Society White Paper.  

PubMed

Glaucoma, a chronic progressive neuropathy and the most frequent cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, is commonly treated by medication or surgery aimed at lowering intraocular pressure. In view of the limited therapeutic options, the European Glaucoma Society (EGS) sponsored two Think Tank Meetings with the goal of assessing the current status and the overall perspectives for neuroprotective treatment strategies in glaucoma. The results of the meetings are summarized in this EGS White Paper. PMID:23712457

Tamm, Ernst R; Schmetterer, Leopold; Grehn, Franz

2013-08-01

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The outcomes of health care process in Iran's rural society  

PubMed Central

Background: Health care systems in rural areas face numerous challenges in meeting the community's needs and adequate attention has not been paid to this problem. The aim of this study was to describe the outcomes of health care process in rural society. Materials and Methods: Twenty-six participants including twenty-one rural health care providers and five clients were selected according to purposive sampling. The data were collected via semi-structured individual interviews and a mini focus group. Data were analyzed by using qualitative content analysis based on methods described by Granheme and Landman. Results: Data analysis eventually led to formation of one category of inefficiency in health care process in rural society including subcategories such as arbitrary self-therapy, slow care process, dissatisfaction with the care process, superficial caring, job stress and burn out of caregivers, and ineffective caring relationship. Conclusion: Outcomes in health care in rural society of Iran represents inefficiency of the current health care process. These outcomes are related to the cultural and social context of rural communities and the structure of the health system. These outcomes in health care in the rural society of Iran represent impairment of the current health care process. The necessity of modifying the existing care trend with new models designed to improve the health care process is felt.

Eskandari, Manije; Abbaszadeh, Abbas; Borhani, Fariba

2013-01-01

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Meetings and Events  

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The United States Lighthouse Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Twenty-five years strong, and with an interest in lighthouses throughout the world, the United States Lighthouse Society (USLHS) has a website that informs the public about restoration projects, tours of lighthouses, and the complete subject index to the Society's magazine, the Keeper's Log. The USHLS is a "non-profit historical and educational organization incorporated to educate, inform, and entertain those who are interested in lighthouses, past and present." The "Projects" section of the website is a must-see for visitors, as it contains the history, old and new photos, and restorative needs of each lighthouse, or lightship, as the case may be. The project "LV605" is the restoration effort for one of the few remaining lightships, which were floating lighthouses in waters where a lighthouse was impractical, because of depth, cost, or currents. There are many pictures of these lightships, and a history of these unique vessels is also included.

435

The IMF and Civil Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the past several decades, the number of civil society organizations (such as labor unions, think tanks, and faith-based associations) has grown exponentially. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is intimately interested in such organizations, and would like to engage with such groups "through information sharing, dialogue, and consultation at both global and national levels." Visitors to the homepage are encouraged to look at the "Spotlight" area as a starting point, as it contains briefing documents and news releases on the IMF's recent activities in this area. Moving down the homepage, visitors are also encouraged to look at the "News" section, which contains the latest updates from poverty reduction programs in Haiti and other structured initiatives. The site is rounded out by a "Resources" area which contains a basic factsheet, the archives of the Civil Society Newsletter, and transcripts from various events and symposia.

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The Society for Historical Archaeology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Some of you gentle readers may be asking: “What’s historical archaeology?” Simply put, this field is “the study of the material remains of past societies that also left behind some other form of historical evidence.” With a membership base that ranges from newcomers to seasoned professionals, The Society for Historical Archaeology is a group whose work will be of general interest to those with a yearning to learn more about history and archaeology. After delving into their “About” section, visitors should mosey on over to their “Projects & Research” area. Here a number of organizations and research teams have submitted websites that document their own recent excavations, such as those around Harpers Ferry and West Point. Finally, the site’s “Futures” section contains helpful information on careers in archaeology and a guide to programs in historical and underwater archaeology.

437

International Society for Reef Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located within the Florida Institute of Technology, the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) was founded in 1980, and is designed to disseminate its findings on both living and fossil coral reefs to fellow scholars around the globe and the general public. Before delving into the main site, visitors will want to look through the ISRS in-house publication "Reef Encounters" to get a sense of the various projects the organization is currently working on, and of course, to read brief summaries of its research findings. Of course, for those who already are passionate about coral reefs, there is also a link to sign up for the NOAA "Coral List" forum. The resources section of the site is another good place to look for outside Web resources on other coral reef societies, marine laboratories, and government sites that contain materials on coral reefs and marine biology.

438

Accountability in a computerized society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay warns of eroding accountability in computerized societies. It argues that assumptions about computing and features\\u000a of situations in which computers are produced create barriers to accountability. Drawing on philosophical analyses of moral\\u000a blame and responsibility, four barriers are identified: 1) the problem of many hands, 2) the problem of bugs, 3) blaming the\\u000a computer, and 4) software ownership

Helen Nissenbaum

1996-01-01

439

Asian society of gynecologic oncology workshop 2010  

PubMed Central

This workshop was held on July 31-August 1, 2010 and was organized to promote the academic environment and to enhance the communication among Asian countries prior to the 2nd biennial meeting of Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists (ASGO), which will be held on November 3-5, 2011. We summarized the whole contents presented at the workshop. Regarding cervical cancer screening in Asia, particularly in low resource settings, and an update on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was described for prevention and radical surgery overview, fertility sparing and less radical surgery, nerve sparing radical surgery and primary chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer, were discussed for management. As to surgical techniques, nerve sparing radical hysterectomy, optimal staging in early ovarian cancer, laparoscopic radical hysterectomy, one-port surgery and robotic surgery were introduced. After three topics of endometrial cancer, laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery, role of lymphadenectomy and fertility sparing treatment, there was a special additional time for clinical trials in Asia. Finally, chemotherapy including neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, optimal surgical management, and the basis of targeted therapy in ovarian cancer were presented.

Suh, Dong Hoon; Kim, Jae Weon; Aziz, Mohamad Farid; Devi, Uma K.; Ngan, Hextan Y. S.; Nam, Joo-Hyun; Kim, Seung Cheol; Kato, Tomoyasu; Ryu, Hee Sug; Fujii, Shingo; Lee, Yoon Soon; Kim, Jong Hyeok; Kim, Tae-Joong; Kim, Young Tae; Wang, Kung-Liahng; Lee, Taek Sang; Ushijima, Kimio; Shin, Sang-Goo; Chia, Yin Nin; Wilailak, Sarikapan; Park, Sang Yoon; Katabuchi, Hidetaka; Kamura, Toshiharu

2010-01-01

440

The Supreme Court Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dedicated to "the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States," the Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1974 by the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. The Society has a number of public outreach programs, including an annual series of lectures by distinguished scholars. Serving as the online presence of the Society, their site contains a number of helpful features that will be of use to students studying the Supreme Court, or persons looking for background information on the court's history and various justices. Visitors will want to take a look at the Timeline of the Justices, an area devoted to providing biographical sketches of the chief and associate justices beginning in 1789 when the Court held its first session. Information about the current Court justices is also available here, along with a detailed history of the Court and its major decisions during the tenure of each Chief Justice. For students, several quizzes are provided, along with a multimedia presentation on the Supreme Court packing controversy that transpired during President Franklin Roosevelt's second term.

441

The Impact of Science on Society  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Four speeches delivered as part of a public lecture series to assess the impact of science on society are presented. The computerization of society, space exploration and habitation, the mechanisms of technological change, and cultural responses are addressed.

Burke, J.; Bergman, J.; Asimov, I.

1985-01-01

442

Olga in Wonderland: Ethnicity in Technological Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The question that is raised in this article concerns ethnic groups in North American societies, particularly in Canada, and the basic issue discussed is the introduction of traditional ethnic groups into a technological society. (Author/AM)

Isajiw, Wsevolod W.

1977-01-01

443

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine  

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Panelists Remarks -- The Start of the Forum on Physics and Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The early days of the Forum on Physics and Society, its leadership and programs will be reviewed. Science was late in joining the major changes taking place in American society in the late 1960s. At the time, APS and other professional science societies were limited to research, education and history. The concept that the APS would, at its meetings, deal with physics and society matters was not seen as part of the Society's mission. At the time there was turmoil in American society concerning the Vietnam War, civil rights, free speech issues and the military-industrial complex. Also exacerbating the situation was the sharp downturn of employment opportunities for the large numbers of Ph.D. scientist produced by the post sputnik encouragement and funding of science education. I and Emanuel Maxwell of MIT collected the 1 percent (approximately 200) signatures of the then APS membership required to establish a new unit to be named, The Division of Physics and Society. This resulted in much debate within the Society and ultimately resolved with the establishment of new class of APS units designated as Forums.

Schwartz, Brian

2012-03-01

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Twenty Years of Learning: How To Do Research in Chemical Education. 2003 George C. Pimentel Award, sponsored by Dow Chemical Co.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is twenty years since the first symposium on research in chemical education was held at the American Chemical Society meeting in St. Louis. Over the course of two decades, the number of people who have devoted their careers to doing research on the teaching and learning of chemistry has increased significantly. There have also been significant developments in the methodology for doing research in this area, and in the sophistication of the questions being investigated. This paper tries to summarize some of what the author has learned while working with graduate students pursuing research-based M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees in chemical education. It describes the three fundamental elements of a good research study—the theoretical framework, the methodological framework, and the guiding research questions—and examines the process by which the choice of theoretical framework is made.

Bodner, George M.

2004-05-01

446

The strategic plan of the American Fisheries Society  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In August 1994, at its annual meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Executive Committee of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) approved a new Strategic Plan. The plan sets out eight goals that define a vision of AFS in the year 2001, and provides strategies to achieve each goal. Accomplishing the plan should position AFS to be more responsive to member needs and more effective at meeting the challenges facing the resource and profession under future expected conditions. The plan provides opportunities for every member to help shape AFS for the 21st century. In this paper, we describe the process of strategic planning, the goals and strategies of the AFS Strategic Plan, and how the plan is implemented through AFS annual work plans.

Johnson, B. L.; Irwin, E. R.; Landolt, M. L.; Loefflad, M.; Marsh, J.; Marshall, T. R.; Olmsted, L. L.; Pajak, P.; Peterson, S.; Webster, J.

1994-01-01

447

The Massachusetts Dental Society: 150 years of greatness.  

PubMed

Over the last century and a half, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) has evolved from a small group of dentists meeting to share knowledge into a complex, well-functioning organization of nearly 5,000 dentists that meets the needs of its members, as well as those of the general population. Its mission is dedicated to "improving the oral health of the public and professional development of its membership through initiatives in education, advocacy and promotion of the highest professional standards." What began as a small group of dentists has evolved into a large, effective body that has endeavored to better the practice of dentistry and improve the oral health of residents in the Commonwealth. And in 2014, the MDS is celebrating its Sesquicentennial. PMID:24624585

Millstein, Charles B

2014-01-01

448

About the Sociedade Astronômica Brasileira and its 36th annual meeting (2011)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an overview of the Brazilian Astronomical community and of its available observational facilities. We explain how is organized the Brazilian Astronomical Society (S.A.B.) and present some information on our last annual meeting, held in 2011.

Janot-Pacheco, E.

2012-12-01

449

Oceanography: 1998 Paris Meeting Abstracts: Coastal and Marginal Seas. Volume 11, Number 2.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This grant supported a successful international multidisciplinary scientific meeting addressing the topic 'Coastal and Marginal Seas,' hosted by The Oceanography Society and UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission in Paris, June 1-4, 1998. The...

J. P. Rhodes R. W. Spinrad

1998-01-01

450

View from... 73rd JSAP autumn meeting 2012: The search for high efficiency  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tandem solar cells, inverted triple-junction solar cells and photonic-crystal-based solar cells were among the photovoltaic devices discussed at the 73rd Autumn Meeting of the Japan Society of Applied Physics.

Horiuchi, Noriaki

2012-12-01

451

Report from the Third Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education (MESCE) Conference in Malta  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a report of the third meeting of the Mediterranean Comparative Education Society (MESCE) that took place in Malta in May 2008. The full programme can be accessed at: http://www.educ.um.edu.mt/mesce/cprogramme.html. The conference was attended by around 130 people from different countries in the Mediterranean and beyond but concentrated,…

Mayo, Peter; Borg, Carmel

2008-01-01

452

American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer: update 1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Cancer Society (ACS) convened a workshop in March 1997 to consider new scientific findings related to breast cancer screening and to determine whether these findings warrant a change in the existing ACS guidelines. The meeting was timed so that participants could benefit from new data related to screening women aged 40 to 49 years. A recommendation based on

A. M. Leitch; G. D. Dodd; Mary E. Costanza; M. Linver; P. Pressman; L. McGinnis; R. A. Smith

1997-01-01

453

Information Simulation Model: Effective Risk Communication and Disaster Management in a Mixed Cultural Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Disaster management planning requires an understanding of the issues facing a mixed cultural society to ensure effective risk information\\/ communication. Irrespective of the length or status of abode in the migrant destination, international standards require timely and effective communication of emergency disaster information to all. Therefore, if disaster managers are to effectively meet this challenge, models and tools must be

Virginia Clerveaux; Toshitaka Katada; Kyohei Hosoi

2008-01-01

454

Land Administration, Information Technology and Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Land administration reforms into the future are likely to be influenced by: • Society's changing priorities • Globalization • Information technology revolution The latter is an important tool in delivering land information systems that support society's changing needs. However, technology also has the potential to dominate rather than serve society. The challenge will be to harness the information revolution to

Lisa Ting; Ian Williamson

455

Languages in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Societies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper Languages in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Societies examines how language is treated in Jamaica and other Anglophone Caribbean societies and the effects of a haphazard approach to language planning on the social dynamics of the society as well as the individual. It briefly explores how Language is handled in Francophone or…

Davids, Melva P.

2013-01-01

456

A Troubled Society: Children in Crisis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

America's children and their families are in trouble, trouble so deep as to constitute a serious threat to the future of our society. The major source of that threat is bureaucratic "benign neglect." We have failed to recognize that the problems of the multitroubled family in a changing society are the problems of the entire society in the midst…

Fontana, Vincent J.

457

Civil Society Participation at CONFINTEA VI  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyzes the participation of civil society in the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education held in Belem do Para, Brazil, 1-4 December 2009. As a foundation, the discussion first illuminates the important role that civil society in general plays in democratic issues and the relation between the state and society followed by…

Haddad, Sergio

2012-01-01

458

Chemical feedstocks from coal  

Microsoft Academic Search

In theory, coal can provide all the chemical feedstocks now derived from oil; however, coal-chemistry technology has become outdated and needs to be improved to meet today's economic and technical demands. To bridge this gap, this collection of essays (translated from German) presents the current possibilities for producing organic chemicals from coal and suggests some routes for future developmental work.

J. Falbe; E. Ahland; G. Baron

1982-01-01

459

Introducing a New International Society of Aeolian Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aeolian research is a long-standing and rapidly growing area of geological study where scientists of many disciplines meet to investigate the effects of wind on the surface of the Earth and other planetary bodies such as Mars and Titan. Fields of study in aeolian research cover a broad spectrum ranging from developing a basic scientific understanding of the fundamental physical processes of grain motion to the effects of soil erosion on landscape health and environmental sustainability. Aeolian research also includes studies of the effects of aeolian particles on global climate, air quality, and human health, coastal sand transport processes, land degradation, dune migration, the formation of sand seas, and much more. A growing number of international conferences have been organized to focus specifically on aeolian phenomena and a vast number of scholarly publications have been produced to support the science. One popular bibliography includes over 30,000 citations and hundreds of peer-reviewed papers are published each year. Until very recently, no scientific society specifically dealing with aeolian research has been available. The new International Society of Aeolian Research (ISAR) that has been organized to bring together aeolian scientists from around the world. The new society was created to promote contacts among researchers in aeolian processes and related subjects for discussion and comparison of research, to initiate conferences (such as the International Conference on Aeolian Research), to organize excursions, and support the publication of a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The International Society of Aeolian Research sponsors the new Elsevier journal Aeolian Research in support of these activities. This paper will provide further details about the new society and the journal. Please see www.aeolianresearch.org for details.

Zobeck, T. M.; Lee, J.; Lancaster, N.; Bullard, J. E.

2008-12-01

460

Improving Meeting Productivity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although technology is affecting the way organizations conduct business, there still remains a need to pay attention to good business meeting practices. Based on observations of the meeting practices of a business firm, a consultant found several areas in which meetings can be made more productive. The purpose of the meeting should be defined.…

Whitehead, Jack L., Jr.

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DCIS - Relevant Meetings  

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These meetings may be of interest to researchers studying DCIS. Please visit each meeting's Web site directly for more information, and note that this list is not inclusive of all meetings covering DCIS topics. If you would like to add another meeting to this list, please contact us.

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Recent Activities of the Physical Society of Japan for the Promotion of Gender Equality (abstract)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present activities of the Gender Equality Promotion Committee of the Physical Society of Japan (JPS) untaken after the Second IUPAP Women in Physics Conference, Rio de Janiero, 2005. These include: (1) summer and spring classes for high school girls, (2) symposia on the promotion of gender equality at annual JPS meetings, (3) continuous cooperation with the Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering (EPMEWSE), (4) consultation for JPS members on the Restart Postdoctoral Fellowship (RPD) program conducted by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), (5) publication of a series of articles in the JPS membership journal, and (6) presentation at international meetings such as the Asia Pacific Physics Conference 10 (APPC10). We report that these activities were successful.

Maeda, Atsutaka; Yonenaga, Ichiro; Tajima, Setsuko; Hiyama, Emiko; Torikai, Eiko

2009-04-01

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Brazilian Soil Science Society: brief history, achievements and challenges for the near future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Brazilian Soil Science Society (SBCS) is one of the oldest scientific societies in Brazil. It was created in October 1947 during the 1st Brazilian Meeting of Soil Science held at the headquarters of the Agricultural Chemistry Institute of Rio de Janeiro, at present the Soils Institute of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Centre. Its origin lies within the Interamerican Conference of Agriculture, Caracas, 1945, the 2nd Pan American Congress of Mining and Geology, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, 1946 and the 5th Brazilian Congress of Chemistry, Porto Alegre, 1947. Its first president was Álvaro Barcelos Fagundes, who was the only Brazilian participant at the 1st International Congress of Soil Science and Transcontinental Excursion held in United States of America, in 1927. At that time he was engaged in research work at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, at the Rutgers University where he did a doctorate under the guidance of Professor Selman Waksman. The society started with 47 members and presently has nearly 900 members. In its first phase the Brazilian Soil Science Society was housed at the Agricultural Chemistry Institute in Rio de Janeiro and its main activity was the biannual Brazilian Congress of Soil Science. In 1975 its headquarters moved to the Agronomic Institute of Campinas with the creation of its executive board and the start of publication of the Brazilian Journal of Soil Science (1977) as well as the society bulletin (1976). In 1997 its executive office moved to the Soils Department at the Federal University of Viçosa. Nowadays it has a structure similar to the one from the IUSS: the society is organized in four divisions (Soil in space and time, Soils properties and processes, Soil use and management and Soil, environment and society) which encompass 14 technical commissions and eight State or Regional nuclei. The Brazilian Congresses of Soil Science happen without interruption since 1947. The first one had had 72 participants that presented 28 papers. The last one, in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais had 3000 participants with 66 conferences and keynotes and more than 4000 papers presented. The next will happen in August 2013 in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina and is also limited to 3000 participants. Beside the national soil science meetings, in its 65 years, the Society also promoted 26 editions of the Brazilian Meeting of Management and Conservation of Soil and Water, 23 editions of the Brazilian Meeting of Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, 6 editions of the Brazilian Meeting of Fertility and Soil Biology and six editions the Brazilian Simposium on Soil Education, and co-sponsored the ten editions of the Soil Classification and Correlation Meeting. In the last years it is also increasing the number of regional meetings organized by the regional nuclei. In 2011, during the Brazilian Congress of Soil Science, a new Board of Directors (known as the Council) was elected. Since then the Society is setting up a modernization process in its structures and external relations through a renewed statute and new by-laws. The Council, composed by 20 members, is developing an agenda and strategic planning for the next years that reinforces that the Society should aim to: (a) become more influent in Brazilian environmental public policies, (b) reach leadership in public soil awareness in a continental-sized country like Brazil and (c) interact more actively with other scientific societies due to the transdisciplinary nature of Soil Science, and work hard to go out of the agronomical box. At present, the society is busy with the organization of the 21st World Congress of Soil Science to happen in 2018, for the first time in Brazil. Preceding it the Society is organizing a wide range of activities and events to celebrate and call public attention to Soils, in special on the occasion of the International Year of Soils, in 2017.

Muggler, Cristine Carole; Oliveira Camargo, Flávio A.; Bezerra de Oliveira, Luiz; Signorelli de Farias, Gonçalo

2013-04-01

464

Material civilization: things and society.  

PubMed

This paper argues that although classical sociology has largely overlooked the importance of social relations with the material world in shaping the form of society, Braudel's concept of 'material civilization' is a useful way to begin to understand the sociological significance of this relationship. The limitations of Braudel's historical and general concept can be partially overcome with Elias's analysis of the connection between 'technization' and 'civilization' that allows for both a civilizing and a de-civilizing impact of emergent forms of material relation that both lengthen and shorten the chains of interdependence between the members of a society. It is suggested that the concept of the 'morality of things' employed by a number of commentators is useful in summarizing the civilizing effects of material objects and addressing their sociological significance. From the sociology of consumption the idea of materiality as a sign of social relationships can be drawn, and from the sociology of technology the idea of socio-technical systems and actor-networks can contribute to the understanding of material civilization. It is argued that the concept of 'material capital' can usefully summarize the variable social value of objects but to understand the complexity of material civilization as it unfolds in everyday life, an analysis of 'material interaction' is needed. Finally the paper suggests some initial themes and issues apparent in contemporary society that the sociological study of material civilization might address; the increased volume, functional complexity and material specificity of objects and the increased social complexity, autonomy and substitutability that is entailed. A theory of 'material civilization' is the first step in establishing a sociology of objects. PMID:16759196

Dant, Tim

2006-06-01

465

PREPRINTS, DIVISION OF PETROLEUM CHEMISTRY, AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. (R824729)  

EPA Science Inventory

The perspectives, information and conclusions conveyed in research project abstracts, progress reports, final reports, journal abstracts and journal publications convey the viewpoints of the principal investigator and may not represent the views and policies of ORD and EPA. Concl...

466

American Psychological Society: Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teachers of psychology looking for high-quality resources to augment their students' classroom experience need look no further than this collection of online materials. Compiled by the American Psychological Society, the links are divided into topical sections that include health psychology, statistics, clinical psychology, research methods, and a dozen other topics. Visitors to the site will find links that lead to course materials for an introductory class on physiological psychology and a set of materials on educational psychology from Miami University. Finally, the site is rounded out by a very extensive section on statistics, including links to several online statistics glossaries and calculators.

467

The North American Sundial Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The North American Sundial Society (NASS) is "interested in the study, development, history, and preservation of sundials and the art of dialing throughout the continent." Users can find applets that display the daily and annual paths of the sun and moon. The NASS message board allows sundial hobbyists the chance to correspond with each other. The website provides an extensive list of the sundials located throughout the United States. Anyone interested in the science and art of sundials will find interesting materials at this website.

468

Energy in Today's Global Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity determines students' awareness of critical energy issues. As explained in the overview, "without a deep understanding that energy is finite and that energy transformations are what give modern society its high standard of living, students today will not be prepared to make the tough personal and political decisions that await us as fossil fuel resources dwindle." It is intended to be used for grades 9 through 12. The 17 page document contains many activities, several assessments, and a laboratory guide. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2012-10-09

469

North American Native Plant Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The North American Native Plant Society (NANPS) is dedicated "to the study, conservation, cultivation and restoration of native plants." The NANPS website lists plant sources by region, and invites native plant growers to submit a listing for no charge. The site provides information about upcoming events across Canada and the United States; scholarship opportunities; related associations by region; publications; membership; and more. NANPS also maintains a message board, and offers information about a number of native plants including Walking Fern, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Musclewood, Lilies, and Smaller Fringed Gentian. NANPS runs a Seed Exchange for members as well.

2007-08-28

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Findings from the Survey of Participants of the 2003 Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and Black Physics Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The first meeting of African American physicists was held in 1973 at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, with around 50 Black physicists in attendance. In 1977, this organization was formally established as the National Society of Black Physicists (N...

J. Dollison M. Neuschatz

2003-01-01

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Society News: Schlumberger medal for McCann; How Fellows can save money; Consider a legacy to your Society; Lectures at lunchtime; Faraday for Barrow; Open House  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fellows may wish to congratulate Clive McCann, well-known in the British Geophysical Association, on the award of the Conrad Schlumberger Medal. Fellowship of the RAS brings benefits over and above access to the meetings, publications, Library and apartments of the Society: Fellows also get significant discounts from publishers, societies and visitor attractions across the UK. If you are making or revising a will, you may wish to consider a legacy to the RAS. The RAS season of lunchtime lectures for the public at Burlington House kicked off in September with a look at the modern scientific view of the Tunguska event in 1908, by Chris Trayner.

2008-10-01

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National Forum on Information Literacy: Summary of the May 21, 1999 Meeting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report of the May, 1999 meeting of the National Forum on Information Literacy highlights the following topics: (1) activities of FOCAS (Forum on Communications and Society), a CEO-level body within the Communications and Society Program of the Aspen Institute; (2) the National Research Council Report, "Being Fluent with Information…

National Forum on Information Literacy, Chicago, IL.

473

Examining Technology's Impact on Society: Using Case Studies to Introduce Environmental and Economic Considerations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The general chemistry course at Harvey Mudd College presents chemical principles and addresses technology's impact on society. Students consider environmental and economic implications of chemical scenarios in real-world case studies created for team-based analysis and discussion. Case study design, implementation, and assessment are presented.…

Karukstis, Kerry K.

2003-01-01

474

American Orchid Society - Orchid Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The aim of the American Orchid Society (AOS) is to "extend the knowledge, production, use, perpetuation and appreciation of orchids of any kind and in any manner." With that in mind, the American Orchid Society website has a link devoted to a large amount of complimentary "Orchid Information", as well as a few sections that are limited to members only. Visitors just beginning to become interested in orchids will find "Orchid Basics" extremely helpful, with its Q&A format, as well as the opportunity to subscribe to their free beginners newsletter and access to the newsletter's archive. Back on the homepage, the "Video Library" of more than a dozen professional videos is a very helpful and reassuring tool for helping spot and remedy orchid issues, such as "Root Loss," "Recognizing Mite Damage," and "When To Repot." The "Monthly Checklist" link explains how to care for different types of orchids throughout the year, and is very handy for those who might have a lot on their mind, or have a lot of orchids in their care.

475

Space Weather, Environment and Societies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our planet exists within a space environment affected by constantly changing solar atmosphere producing cosmic particles and electromagnetic waves. This "space weather" profoundly influences the performance of our technology because we primarily use two means for transmitting information and energy; namely, electromagnetic waves and electricity. On an everyday basis, we have developed methods to cope with the normal conditions. However, the sun remains a fiery star whose 'angry' outbursts can potentially destroy spacecrafts, kill astronauts, melt electricity transformers, stop trains, and generally wreak havoc with human activities. Space Weather is the developing field within astronomy that aims at predicting the sun's violent activity and minimizing the impacts on our daily lives. Space Weather, Environment, and Societies explains why our technological societies are so dependent on solar activity and how the Sun disturbs the transmission of information and energy. Footnotes expand specific points and the appendices facilitate a more thorough command of the physics involved. Link: http://www.springer.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-102-22-90815733-0,00.html?changeHeader=true

Lilensten, Jean; Bornarel, Jean

2005-12-01

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GaN and related alloys -- 1999. Materials Research Society symposium proceedings, Volume 595  

SciTech Connect

The symposium, GaN and Related Alloys, was held November 28--December 3 at the 1999 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium on GaN and associated materials focused on advances in basic science, as well as the rapidly maturing technologies involving blue/green light-emitters, detectors and high power electronics. Nichia Chemical reported on the commercialization of a laser operating at 405 nm wavelength with a 4,000 hour device lifetime. At 450 nm emission wavelength, significant reductions in lifetime are found, and are believed to arise from non-ideal properties of the InGaN alloy used in the active layer of the device. Transistors for microwave applications have achieved significant success in terms of device speed and high power capability. Improvements in the epitaxy of GaN were discussed, using both selective area growth techniques (lateral epitaxial overgrowth) and introduction of low-temperature intra-layers in the films. Advances in both molecular beam epitaxy and metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy were reported, including several studies of quantum dot formation in strained alloys. Hydride vapor phase epitaxy continues to show improvements, particularly for providing very thick films. As the material quality improves, advances in characterization (structural, optical, and electrical) have provided an increased understanding of the role of defects in the materials, and the effects of processing steps on material properties. One hundred thirty two papers have been processed separately for inclusion on the data base.

Myers, T.H.; Feenstra, R.M.; Shur, M.S.; Amano, Hiroshi [eds.

2000-07-01

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Making the Most of a Professional Meeting  

PubMed Central

The Director’s Forum series is designed to guide pharmacy leaders in establishing patient-centered services in hospitals and health systems. During the early winter months, pharmacists will converge upon a major city and participate in the Midyear Clinical Meeting (“Midyear”) of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This meeting involves almost 21,000 students, residents, and new and seasoned professionals catching up with colleagues and classmates, networking for better practice solutions, and presenting their organization’s successes. In this era of fiscal restraint, many hospitals are reducing travel expenses and limiting the participation of their staff in professional meetings. In the past, professional meetings may have been seen as a boondoggle, but they can benefit individuals at all stages of their career (student, mid-level, and late careers). Students can make vital career decisions through information received at professional meetings, mid-level career individuals will gain valuable ideas for practice model enhancement, and late career individuals can provide mentoring for younger and mid-level career professionals. If properly managed, attendance at a professional meeting can have very positive benefits on the career growth of pharmacy staff and help in the pharmacy department’s development of effective patient-centered services.

Naseman, Ryan; Weber, Robert J.

2013-01-01

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Faithful interpreters? Translation theory and practice at the early Royal Society  

PubMed Central

The early Fellows of the Royal Society received letters, papers and printed books written in several European vernaculars. In many cases a translation was needed to make these texts accessible. Translators, though, had to negotiate the Society's corporate views on language and prose style, and also prevailing contemporary theories of literary translation set out by popular poets such as John Dryden and Abraham Cowley. This article examines the translation practices of early Fellows of the Royal Society, showing that translations formed part of a set of knowledge-making processes at meetings. It also discusses the statements about translation theory found in the prefaces to printed volumes produced by or for Royal Society Fellows, arguing that although translators were aware of the requirement for a faithful translation, in fact they often modified their source texts to make them more useful for an English audience.

Henderson, Felicity

2013-01-01

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Learning from Each Other. The Official Proceedings of the International Symposium of Japan-America Societies (1st, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 18-21, 1995).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides a compilation of addresses and panel presentations from the 1995 International Symposium of Japan-America Societies. Twenty-nine eminent speakers and presenters, authorities on topics ranging from economics to education, shared dialogue with delegates who gathered for the first-ever meeting of members of Japan-America Societies

Correa, E. Shan, Ed.

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Science and Technology in Global 21st Century Societies  

ScienceCinema

Many of the most significant geopolitical policy and security issues facing both developed and developing nations in the increasingly global societies of the 21st century are directly connected with the remarkably rapid and profound scientific achievements of our time. The urgency of addressing immediate needs must be balanced with the patience to accurately identify and incorporate those emerging and 'at-the-horizon' S and T advances into longer-term governmental planning, not only in the formulation of policy, but as critically, in its implementation. The fostering of safe, secure, and prosperous 'knowledge-based societies' is increasingly related directly to the success a government has in meeting these responsibilities. By launching the new Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP) at the University of California, an effort is underway to significantly expand opportunities that foster continuous dialogue, critical debates and even constructive disagreement (without attribution) concerning S and T-related policy decisions between international government officials and distinguished members of the global S and T community. Governmental, civil society, and selected private sector organizations worldwide are participating and supporting the ISGP programs.

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MEETING REPORTS: SRP Scientific Meeting: Depleted Uranium  

Microsoft Academic Search

London, January 2002 The meeting was organised by the SRP to review current research and discuss the use, dispersion into the environment and radiological impact of depleted uranium (DU) by the UK and US in recent military conflicts. Brian Spratt chaired the morning session of the meeting and stressed the need to gauge the actual risks involved in using DU

David Kestell

2002-01-01

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Society for Ecological Restoration International  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER) is comprised of approximately 2,300 members working "to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture." The SER website links to information about membership; the upcoming 2005 Conference in Zaragoza, Spain; and Reading Resources including Journals, Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects, and the SER Primer on Ecological Restoration. SER also hosts opportunity boards with listings for Professional Employment, Volunteer Opportunities; and Student/Intern Positions; an online marketplace with listings for vendors involved in ecological restoration; and the Plant Conservation Alliance's Directory of Restoration Expertise. The SER site posts boards for educational opportunities as well, including listings for University Programs, Continuing Education, Online Courses, and Children's Programs.

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Technology, Society, and Mental Illness  

PubMed Central

Technology is rapidly changing society, and many activities now require the ability to use technology. This situation has the potential to lead to problems for several populations, including the elderly, the disadvantaged, and people with severe mental illness. In this column, we review the state of technology as it affects daily activities. We then review previous efforts to use technology positively for both the assessment and treatment of psychiatric conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder and severe mental illness. We conclude that technology-based interventions and assessment strategies have the potential to deliver benefit to a wide array of older people and those with severe mental illness, including reaching people who would not have had access otherwise.

SE Keefe, Richard

2012-01-01

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Technology / Society Interaction and Ethics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Technology is something present in our everyday lives. From the computer we type our e-mails on to the plasma television where we watch our favorite shows, technology is an integral part of how we live. This website, created by Engineering Technology Pathways, presents the interaction of technology with society and the ethical issues associated with that interplay. Focusing mostly on the role of engineers in the creation of technology, the website provides examples of responsible practices employed by the profession. The website introduces the reader to different case studies that are examples of these ethical dilemmas. In the end, this is a good overview as it introduces students to issues not typically associated with the field of engineering.

Heitkamp, Greg

2010-10-07

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American Society for Theatre Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1956 to encourage theatre scholarship, the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) is a U.S.-based professional organization that works to encourage scholarship around dramaturgy and related fields. On its website, visitors can read a comprehensive history of the organization, learn about the ASTR's annual conference, or check out the numerous Resources. With this last option, the ASTR offers a directory of doctoral programs, news items, the ASTR job list, and a catalogue of allied organizations. The ASTR Initiatives area includes thematic documents on its internal archive projects and the changing landscape of graduate education in theatre research. The site also contains an Awards section where interested visitors can learn about grants, scholarships, and prizes available to support and recognize outstanding scholarship in the field.

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Massachusetts Historical Society: Massachusetts Maps  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Massachusetts Historical Society continues to offer new digital resources on the Bay State with this fine collection of 104 unique and rare manuscript and printed maps. Support for this digitization project came from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and visitors will want to start by looking through Clough's 1798 Boston Atlases. Samuel Chester Clough spent a good deal of his life compiling information about property owners during the late 17th and 18th centuries, and he subsequently created 12 oversize maps of Boston, along with an oversize atlas depicting Boston property owners in 1798. These maps are an invaluable resource for historians and geographers, and visitors will want to also click on the "List of Maps" to look over all the maps in this collection.