Mark Holderness, Executive Secretary of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), shares his views about the sustainable use of genetic resources, equitability, role of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and its synergies with GFAR.
President Barack Obama reiterated his strong support for science and technology in this speech to members of the National Academy of Sciences at its 150th annual meeting. Science, technology, engineering, and medicine are critical to the nation's prosperity, Obama said, noting that investments made today are bound to pay off for many years to come.
Acquired by ESA's Planck space telescope, the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background -- the relic radiation from the Big Bang -- reveales the existence of features that challenge the foundations of our current understanding of the Universe.
"This image is the closest reportage yet of the Big Bang. You are looking 13.8 billion years ago.This is a giant leap in the understanding of the origins of the universe," the ESA's director general Jean-Jacques Dordain told in the press conference in Paris.
Andrew H. Knoll, Fisher Professor of Natural History at the Harvard University, is the guest of "Voglia di Scienza", series of scientific lectures promoted by Università Statale of Milan. We have interviewed Andrew H. Knoll after his two lectures "Systems paleobiology" and "The deep history of life".
Heritable variation between members of a population is normally attributed to
genetic variation. Genes affecting fitness may be present or absent in different
individuals or they may have dna mutations affecting their expression or the
properties of the encoded protein. However, there are examples of heritable
variation that are not associated with changes to the sequence of dna.
"Contagion" the film from Warner Bros and Participant Media, explores the consequences of an infectious virus creating havoc in the human population. But, how do viruses affect humans, and what causes worldwide pandemics? If you'd like to get the answers and learn more about how to stay prepared, see: takepart.com
Between research and communication, this video talks about the avoidable uncertainty in medicine, trough the story of Alessandro Liberati (dead the first of january 2012 beacause of a multiple myeloma). This is how we can imagine a new kind of medicine and research, following an intensive and terrific disease experience.