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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences coverline Protein expression in polycystic ovarian syndrome
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NAP Gulf War and Health, Volume 9: Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures

Issues in Science & Technology

Issues in Science & TechnologySpring 2014 Issue

The Military of the Future

The NAS announces its recipients of awards for outstanding achievement in science.
National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program
The risks posed by climate change indicate a pressing need for action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare for adapting to its impacts.
Information from the Academy about biological evolution--one of the foundations of modern science
Reports from the National Research Council provide the basis for new K-12 science education standards.

Koshland Science Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Koshland Science Museum will celebrate its 10th anniversary on April 24 with the opening of the Idea Lab, where video clips, interactive games, and puzzles help visitors consider how to build disaster-resilient communities. Read More »

Sixth Episode of Cosmos: "The Clean Room"

The sixth episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey explores "The Clean Room", airing this Sunday at 9/8c on FOX and National Geographic, Monday 9/8c. This series is a new version of Carl Sagan's groundbreaking 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which is hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Executive producer Seth MacFarlane first met Tyson through the Science & Entertainment Exchange, the NAS program that connects the entertainment media with scientists. Read More »

NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES PROGRAMS

NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES MEMBERS

Mina Bissell

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Cell Biology

Bissell discovered that the stuff around cells—molecules called the "extracellular matrix"—can determine whether cells stay healthy or become sick. Mina Bissell is a distinguished scientist in the life sciences division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2010.
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Douglas Coleman »
October 6, 1931 - April 16, 2014
(Medical Physiology and Metabolism)

Lowell Hager »
August 30, 1926 - April 15, 2014
(Biochemistry)

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Joaquin M. Luttinger (1923-1997)

Joaquin M. Luttinger (1923-1997) »
by Walter Kohn (physics)

Ralph Theodore Holman (1918-2012)

Ralph Theodore Holman (1918-2012) »
by Gary R. List and Douglas M. Bibus (animal, nutritional, and applied microbial sciences)

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