W. M. Keck Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: W. M. Keck Foundation
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

KISS: A Think and Do Tank for Space Work

NASA is currently exploring options for a mission to capture a small asteroid and haul it into lunar orbit where humans could study it more easily. Meanwhile, NASA's Curiosity rover has been able to determine the age of a rock on Mars for the first time. ... [Published Caltech Daily News - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Our Microbes are a Rich Source of Drugs, UCSF Researchers Discover

A scientific team led by UCSF microbiome expert Michael Fischbach, PhD, identified more than 3,000 clusters of bacterial genes at different body sites that contain the blueprints for cellular factories that make drug-like molecules. One of the molecules ... [Published Infection Control Today - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Academies announce winners of 2014 Communication Awards

WASHINGTON -- The recipients of the 2014 Communication Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

February 1996 - Bill Kobin Retires; Al Jerome Succeeds as KCET's 3rd President/CEO

, KCET witnessed its second major transition of leadership as outgoing station president and CEO William H. Kobin retired after 14 years in charge, and his successor, veteran network television executive Albert D. "Al" Jerome, took over.Kobin, who had ... [Published KCET - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

GPS Names a New Division Chair

John Grotzinger, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, has been named the new chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS). With his selection formally approved by the Board of Trustees earlier this year, Grotzinger took the helm ... [Published Noodls - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

UC Davis uses virtual reality to study earthquakes

* Editor’s note : Within hours of the Aug. 24 Napa earthquake, researchers from UC Davis’ department of earth and planetary science were on the ground making measurements of surface ruptures and visible evidence of fault movements.But geologists no longer ... [Published Davis Enterprise - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Robert Candler receives $1M grant for compact X-ray laser research

Robert Candler, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received a $1 million research grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop an ultra-compact X-ray free electron ... [Published UCLA Newsroom - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Scripps Research Institute chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivity

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 14-Aug-2014LA JOLLA, CA—August 14, 2014—Chemists led by Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have used his click chemistry to uncover unprecedented, powerful reactivity for making new drugs, diagnostics, ... [Published EurekAlert! - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

The Great Immensity: NSF-funded AGW theater play

I just received an e-mail from Barack Obama. It seems that he wants to promote his latest scientific project so let me quote:Dear Luboš,I noticed that you are interested in science. You have pointed out that William Keck, the founder of Superior Oil Company ... [Published The Reference Frame - Mar 30 2014]

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And, he says, regardless of what happens with these and other ideas, "KISS has already succeeded beyond anything I had expected. I had a private goal from the outset that over time our impact would influence on the order of a billion dollars worth of NASA funding. Little did I think that—with the Asteroid Redirect Mission, if that goes, and the 2016 lander—we'd already have an impact as great as we have."
"It's been clear for several years that variations and changes in the human microbiome have interesting effects on the human host, and now we can begin to determine why this is true on a molecular level." UCSF postdoctoral fellow Mohamed S Donia, PhD, designed and conducted key experiments and took the lead in drafting the newly published study...
Dennis Overbye, The New York Times, for "Chasing the Higgs" (March 5, 2013) "for capturing the excitement of the scientific hunt for the Higgs boson"
"When I arrived in Los Angeles, I watched a lot of KCET," said Jerome. "I thought it was an outstanding TV station. I thought, 'This Is a station I really would like to watch. It might be fun to do this.'"

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KISS: A Think and Do Tank for Space Work [Published Caltech Daily News - Sep 15 2014]
Our Microbes are a Rich Source of Drugs, UCSF R... [Published Infection Control Today - Sep 11 2014]
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Academies announce winners of 2014 Communicatio... [Published Bio-Medicine - Sep 09 2014]
February 1996 - Bill Kobin Retires; Al Jerome S... [Published KCET - Sep 03 2014]
GPS Names a New Division Chair [Published Noodls - Sep 02 2014]
UC Davis uses virtual reality to study earthquakes [Published Davis Enterprise - Sep 01 2014]
Robert Candler receives $1M grant for compact X... [Published UCLA Newsroom - Aug 21 2014]
Scripps Research Institute chemists uncover pow... [Published EurekAlert! - Aug 14 2014]
The Great Immensity: NSF-funded AGW theater play [Published The Reference Frame - Mar 30 2014]
First Direct Evidence of Inflation and Primordi... [Published SpaceRef - Mar 17 2014]
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