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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1989
A $1-million grant has been received by USC from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to enhance undergraduate biological science programs at the Los Angeles campus. M. Michael Appleman, director of instructional programs for the university's department of biological sciences, said the funds will make "an important contribution to the university's activities as a major academic and research institution." About $350,000 of the grant will be used to encourage and prepare high school students to enter university programs leading to medical and biological science careers.
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December 16, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Psychedelic. Spooky. Hairy. Gorgeous. The winners of the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition have just been announced, and they are awesome. You can see the top 10 winning images in the gallery above. Taking first place is the freaky and fascinating Day-Glo image of the humped bladderwort, a floating carnivorous plant that thrives on every continent in the world except for Antarctica. In the winning image above, you are not looking at the entire plant, but rather its microscopic trap, where it digests its prey.  The humped bladderwort (best name for anything ever)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1999
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers this graphic site featuring up-to-date research on the science of sensory systems. Each of the site's five main sections showcases brief yet informative articles. Designed by those who know how attention works, the site is sure to hold your attention. Go to: http://www.hhmi.org/senses/
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1999
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers this graphic site featuring up-to-date research on the science of sensory systems. Each of the site's five main sections showcases brief yet informative articles. Designed by those who know how attention works, the site is sure to hold your attention. Go to: http://www.hhmi.org/senses/
BUSINESS
June 22, 1988
Vicki L. Sato, vice president-research, will replace Richard A. Flavell as head of research at Biogen, a biotechnology firm with headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Sato has also been appointed to the company's scientific board. Flavell has been appointed chairman of the section of immunobiology at Yale University and investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1991
Cal State Los Angeles has been awarded $800,000 by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support the school's program to attract students to careers in scientific research and teaching. The grant, announced Monday, will be used to improve undergraduate biology courses, recruit students in secondary schools, start a research program for women students and hire new faculty.
NEWS
June 9, 1991
The Cal State Long Beach School of Natural Sciences has been awarded a $750,000 grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Bethesda, Md. The five-year grant will support four areas in the School of Natural Sciences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS
On many campuses, biology is often the most popular major, drawing brainy teenagers who figure that they're destined to become doctors. But many of those premed majors veer off into other fields, as students are seduced from the hard sciences by, say, the pleasures of reading great books or exploring the arts or social sciences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
Cal State Northridge has received a $700,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute aimed at increasing the number of minority students graduating in biology. Joyce Maxwell, acting associate dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, who wrote the proposal for the grant, said she hopes to double the number of American Indians, African Americans and Latinos graduating in biology as well as other sciences over the next four years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS
On many campuses, biology is often the most popular major, drawing brainy teenagers who figure that they're destined to become doctors. But many of those premed majors veer off into other fields, as students are seduced from the hard sciences by, say, the pleasures of reading great books or exploring the arts or social sciences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
Cal State Northridge has received a $700,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute aimed at increasing the number of minority students graduating in biology. Joyce Maxwell, acting associate dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, who wrote the proposal for the grant, said she hopes to double the number of American Indians, African Americans and Latinos graduating in biology as well as other sciences over the next four years.
NEWS
June 9, 1991
The Cal State Long Beach School of Natural Sciences has been awarded a $750,000 grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Bethesda, Md. The five-year grant will support four areas in the School of Natural Sciences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1991
Rich Heyman's first job was at the Salk Institute, as a young scientist in 1986 earning $16,500 a year. And that was after investing 10 years in high school, college and postgraduate schooling. "My friends and family would ask me, 'When in the hell are you going to join the real world and make some money?" Today, he's making more money, and says he has the potential to get wealthy, as a supervising scientist at Ligand Pharmaceuticals. He had the credentials to land a job just about anywhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1991
Cal State Los Angeles has been awarded $800,000 by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support the school's program to attract students to careers in scientific research and teaching. The grant, announced Monday, will be used to improve undergraduate biology courses, recruit students in secondary schools, start a research program for women students and hire new faculty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1989
A $1-million grant has been received by USC from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to enhance undergraduate biological science programs at the Los Angeles campus. M. Michael Appleman, director of instructional programs for the university's department of biological sciences, said the funds will make "an important contribution to the university's activities as a major academic and research institution." About $350,000 of the grant will be used to encourage and prepare high school students to enter university programs leading to medical and biological science careers.
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