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Research News Releases

Public Release: 13-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Science
Pheromones create a 'chemical image' in the brain
For the first time, researchers have eavesdropped on the brains of mice as they go about the normal behaviors of detecting the subtle chemical signals called pheromones from other animals.

Contact: Dennis Meredith
dennis.meredith@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 13-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Science
How the nose knows a rose-or a mate
If you sniff a rose this Valentine's Day, your brain will recognize almost a hundred different molecules that collectively give the flower its heady scent-but how? Scientists are now discovering how the brain identifies odors and their mysterious counterparts, the pheromones. New research, to be presented today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting and forthcoming in the journal, Science, explains how the mouse brain is exquisitely tuned to recognize another mouse's pheromone cocktail.

Contact: Monica Amarelo or Ginger Pinholster
mamarelo@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 13-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Listen up! Infrasound is talking
A global infrasound network is recording what we can't see or hear--and researchers are listening more intently every day. While many of these listening stations were constructed to detect secret nuclear tests, the inaudible sound waves are also telling scientists exciting stories about funneling tornadoes, erupting volcanoes and approaching objects from space. The impact of this current "Infrasound Renaissance" will continue to grow as more researchers discover how these inaudible sound waves can benefit their research.

Contact: Monica Amarelo or Ginger Pinholster
mamarelo@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 13-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Science
Researchers record first 'pheromone images' in brains of mice
Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers are beginning to unravel how a mysterious sixth sense guides animal attraction. The scientists have made the first-ever recordings of patterns of brain activity in a mouse as it explores the sex and identity of a newly encountered animal.

Contact: Jim Keeley
keeleyj@hhmi.org
301-215-8858
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 13-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS president calls to restore American health system
It is time to seek a National Commission to Restore the American Health System," neuroscientist-physician Dr. Floyd E. Bloom said today during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2003 Annual Meeting, where he delivered the prestigious AAAS President's Lecture.

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
gpinhols@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 13-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Cognitive therapy for schizophrenia: Hope for those whom drugs haven't helped
In an about face, the British National Health Service recently adopted cognitive therapy as a valid and reimbursable treatment for schizophrenia, a disease of the mind that traditionally has been thought of as unresponsive to all but powerful drug therapies.

Contact: Monica Amarelo or Ginger Pinholster
mamarelo@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 13-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Asteroids, panic and planning
An internationally known disaster expert will present "Responding to Panic in a Global Impact Catastrophe" at the 2003 AAAS Annual Meeting.

Contact: Miguel Tersey
mtersy@ur.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084 x616
Rutgers University

Public Release: 13-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
A global 'catastrophe' -- coal fires threaten environment, human health
Major underground fires are blazing in the world's coal-producing nations, threatening the environment and human health, scientists said today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. Although some coal fires can be impossible to extinguish, new technologies provide hope that experts may someday be able to control them, if not put them out altogether.

Contact: Monica Amarelo or Ginger Pinholster
mamarelo@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Grant Announcements

Public Release: 17-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Science champion William T. Golden makes historic $5.25 million gift to AAAS
William T. Golden, a pivotal figure in the history of American science policy, has donated an unprecedented $5.25 million to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)--the most generous gift ever bestowed upon the world's largest general scientific society since its inception in 1848.

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
gpinhols@aaas.org
202-326-6400
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Science Business News Releases

Public Release: 16-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
European research policy for a more competitive Europe and better quality of life
Today (16 Feb.) Director General Achilleas Mitsos of the European Commission will give a topical lecture on European research policy. The presentation, entitled "Towards a Coherent European S&T Enterprise", will review the European Union's research policy and in particular current efforts to create a European Research Area in order to harness the talents of more than 30 European states.

Contact: Stéphane Hogan
stephane.hogan@cec.eu.int
917-681-9005
European Commission's Research Directorate-General

Public Release: 15-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Life sciences publishers take steps to address potential misuse of information by bioterrorists
American Society for Microbiology President Ronald Atlas released a statement from journal editors and authors affirming the benefits of open publication but also acknowledging that there is information that presents enough risks of use by terrorists that it should not be published.

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 12-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
UK unveils 'global partnerships' program to foster transatlantic business relationships with the US
The British Government today announced a sweeping new initiative in the United States aimed at promoting research and development and commercial partnerships across the Atlantic. The Global Partnerships program, spearheaded by Invest.UK in partnership with sister agency Trade Partners UK, is being formally unveiled during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Denver.

Contact: Jenny Connorton
jconnorton@mww.com
212-827-3762
British Information Services

Meeting Announcements

Public Release: 16-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Symposium on how 'nature and nurture' impact child development
The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) announces that liaison (AAAS Section on Neuroscience) Regina Pally, M.D.will be heading a symposium on how "'Nature and Nurture' Impact Child Development at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The symposium will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2003 from 8:30 am until 11:30 am at the Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO.

Contact: Dottie Jeffries
djeffries@apsa.org
917-445-7876
American Psychoanalytic Association

Public Release: 16-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Remembering traumatic experiences in childhood
The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) announces that liaison (AAAS Section on Psychology) Philip Holzman, Ph.D. will be heading a symposium on "Remembering Traumatic Experiences in Childhood: Reliability and Limitations of Memory" at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The symposium will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2003 from 8:30 am until 11:30 am at the Denver Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO.

Contact: Dottie Jeffries
djeffries@apsa.org
917-445-7876
American Psychoanalytic Association

Public Release: 14-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Scientific collaboration between the US and Britain
For the first time, the British Government have an official presence at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Denver, 13 to 18 February 2003. A team of science officers from North America and the UK will be on hand to explain the strengths of Britain's science.

Contact: Chris Pook
chris.pook@fco.gov.uk
202-213-8877
British Information Services

Public Release: 14-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Britain comes to AAAS
The British Government has an official presence for the first time at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, 13 to 18 February 2003. However, this is by no means the first British presence at AAAS. As well as the scientific experts from Britain who are presenting papers, a group of British high school students is also attending the meeting.

Contact: Chris Pook
chris.pook@fco.gov.uk
202-213-8877
British Information Services

Public Release: 12-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Britain to showcase science excellence at AAAS Annual Meeting
British science excellence will be on show at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Denver, 13 to 18 February 2003. For the first time the British Government will have an official presence to explain the strengths of Britain's science, and Britain's role as America's number one partner for science and technology.

Contact: Chris Pook
chris.pook@fco.gov.uk
202-213-8877
British Information Services

Public Release: 10-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
'Sneak preview' screening of groundbreaking PBS series on race to take place at AAAS Annual Meeting
What if we suddenly discovered that our most basic assumption about race - for instance, that the world's people can be divided biologically along racial lines - was false? And if race is a biological "myth," where did the idea come from? How do our institutions give race social meaning and power? These are just a few of the questions raised by Race -- The Power of an Illusion, California Newsreel's provocative new PBS series produced in association with ITVS.

Contact: Cara White
carapub@aol.com
843-881-1480
Independent Television Service

Public Release: 10-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Planet Vearth sends out call for help
ALEC, a virtual supercomputer residing on planet Vearth, will attempt an unprecedented uplink between Earth and Vearth on Friday at 4 pm, Mountain Standard Time, in the Exposition Area of the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Contact: Monica Amarelo or Ginger Pinholster
mamarelo@aaas.org
303-228-8301
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 7-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
Thousands of students to experience Public Science Day at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature
On 13 February, renowned education advocate Dr. Shirley Malcom of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will join more than 1,000 Denver grade-schoolers for Public Science Day, thus launching the annual meeting of the world's largest federation of scientists.

Contact: Monica Amarelo or Ginger Pinholster
mamarelo@aaas.org
303-228-8301
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 3-Feb-2003
2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
DuPont innovation to be disclosed at 2003 AAAS Annual Meeting
DuPont scientist Dr. Scott Nichols will unveil the company's latest innovation February 14 during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Contact: Anthony Farina
Anthony.r.farina@usa.dupont.com
302-774-4114
DuPont

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