National Academy of Sciences


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National Academy of Sciences

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NAS

An organization comprising a selected group of honored or distinguished engineers and scientists who are called upon to review and explore the uses of science and technology as they may further or enlighten national interests in the U.S.
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To adjust for vulnerable populations of pregnant women and fetuses, the National Academy of Sciences divided the level of perchlorate it would expect to affect a healthy human by a factor of 10.
Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences Almaz Aldashev pointed out that the main difference of the second concept abolished transformation of the Sciences Academy into a social organization.
Kavli's latest donation of $5 million to the National Academy of Sciences is for the academy's Frontiers of Science symposia, which have been offered through the NAS since 1989 to give the nation's best young scientists the opportunity to learn about new research and meet new colleagues.
It's a good thing that the National Academy of Sciences has experience with medicine because having to publish statistics that refute its members' own errant beliefs is obviously proving to be a tough pill to swallow.
One would hope this report from the National Academy of Sciences would signal the end of the relentless agenda by the gun lobby to permit carrying concealed weapons in Wisconsin," said Jeri Bonavia, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort.
Washing reduces the levels of agaritine and its breakdown products," says Devra Lee Davis, of the National Academy of Sciences, who adds that cooking destroys them both.
Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.
A dramatic reorganization of the structure of the National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan was suggested during the expanded session of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences with the participation of directors of research institutes.
Serving on the company's Board of Directors are founding board member Richard Aldrich of RA Capital and former CBO of Vertex; founding board member Paul Schimmel of the Scripps Institute, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and cofounder of Alnylam, Alkermes, and Cubist; founding board member Richard Pops, CEO of Alkermes and Chairman of BIO; David Sinclair, Professor at Harvard Medical School; Stephen Hoffman, general partner at Techno Venture Management; John Freund, managing director of Skyline Ventures; John Clarke, managing partner of Cardinal Partners; and Christoph Westphal, CEO of Sirtris, and general partner at Polaris Venture Partners.
The National Academy of Sciences announced last week that one out of four dogs and cats are obese.
Dickerson of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, was published in the 12 November 2002 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
That's the amount of sodium an adult needs for an entire day, according to the National Academy of Sciences.

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