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Research News Release

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
The impact of genomics
Working with worms may not be your average person's idea of a good time. The benefit to working with the simple creatures is that half the 20,000 genes in a worm are similar to humans, and the way those genes work together also share some similarities with us, says Dr. Fraser. But researchers are able to carry out experiments in worms that they would never be able to attempt in people, he says.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Andrew G. Fraser
andyfraser.utoronto@gmail.com
416-978-2712
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Neuroscientist: Think twice about cutting music in schools
A Northwestern University neuroscientist will discuss the relationship between music and speech processing at an 11 a.m. Feb. 20 AAAS press briefing. Nina Kraus says playing an instrument may help children better process speech in noisy classrooms and more accurately interpret language nuances conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice. Kraus has studied the links between neural encoding of speech and music in the auditory nervous system for three decades.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nina Kraus
nkraus@northwestern.edu
847-602-6052
Northwestern University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
New tool illuminates connections between stem cells and cancer
On Feb. 20, 2010, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, HHMI investigator Owen Witte will discuss a new tool to understand how cancers grow -- and with it a new opportunity to identify novel cancer drugs. Witte's team has been able to break apart human prostate tissue, extract the stem cells in that tissue, and alter those cells genetically so that they spur cancer.

Contact: Jennifer Michalowski
michalow@hhmi.org
301-215-8576
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Nanotechnology could help Arab region
"Nanotechnology could aid the future of development of the Arab region," says Mohamed H.A. Hassan, executive director of TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, and president of the African Academy of Sciences. Hassan made his remarks at a panel session, "Re-emergence of Science, Technology and Education as Priorities in the Arab World," taking place at the AAAS' annual meeting in San Diego.

Contact: Daniel Schaffer
schaffer@twas.org
39-340-785-8914
TWAS

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Roots key to second Green Revolution
Root systems are the basis of the second Green Revolution, and the focus on beans and corn that thrive in poor growing conditions will help some of the world's poorest farmers, according to a Penn State plant scientist.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, McKnight Foundation, Howard G. Buffet Foundation, Monsanto, USAID

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Arizona State University's Decision Theater offers balance to an off-kilter world
Today's emerging sustainability challenges are complex and new to everyone. By focusing on the needs of decision-makers first, then working collaboratively with experts and applying the insights from current research in multiple disciplines, the best decisions can be identified and adapted to become sustainable actions.

Contact: Karen Leland
karen.leland@asu.edu
480-965-0013
Arizona State University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Global warming may hurt some poor populations, benefit others
The impact of global warming on food prices and hunger could be large over the next 20 years. But even as some poor populations are hurt, others would be helped out of poverty, according to a new Stanford University study.

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
David Anderson to discuss what model organisms can teach us about emotion
On Feb. 20, 2010, at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting in San Diego, HHMI investigator David Anderson will discuss how studies of model organisms such as mice and fruit flies can improve scientists' understanding of the neural basis of emotion.

Contact: Jennifer Michalowski
michalow@hhmi.org
301-215-8576
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Parental influence on child's science-career decision
Parental influence and access to mathematics courses are likely to guide students to careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine, according to research from Michigan State University.

Contact: Tom Oswald
tom.oswald@ur.msu.edu
517-281-7129
Michigan State University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
George Daley to discuss challenges and opportunities facing stem cell scientists
On Feb. 20, HHMI investigator George Daley will describe the current climate facing stem cell researchers in the United States. He will also discuss his current viewpoint on whether induced pluripotent stem cells have the same potential therapeutic utility as human embryonic stem cells.

Contact: Jennifer Michalowski
michalow@hhmi.org
301-215-8576
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Nanotechnology sparks energy storage on paper and cloth
Stanford engineer Yi Cui and his team have manufactured new energy storage devices out of paper and cloth, with a range of potential applications. Their research also has shown that using silicon nanowires to replace carbon anodes in lithium ion batteries can significantly improve their performance.

Contact: Dan Stober
dstober@stanford.edu
650-224-7601
Stanford University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Julia Phillips to speak on solid-state lighting's contributions to national energy efficiency
Solid-state lighting and its potential as a near-term generator of energy efficiencies will be the topic of a presentation by Julia Phillips, director of the Physical, Chemical, and Nano Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories, at the 2010 AAAS annual meeting.

Contact: Stephanie Holinka
slholin@sandia.gov
505-284-9227
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Marine spatial planning: A more balanced approach to ocean management
The old balkanized approach to ocean management, in which different resources and activities are governed by different laws and agencies, has failed to protect ocean ecosystems or reduce conflicts between ocean users, a panel of international scientists says. It should be replaced with a more balanced approach using marine spatial planning. The panel, organized by scientists from Duke University, will make its case at a symposium at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the AAAS annual meeting in San Diego.

Contact: Tim Lucas
tdlucas@duke.edu
919-613-8084
Duke University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Stanford's Hank Greely puts neuroscience on trial
Although MRI scans showing a malfunctioning brain could conjure empathy and a finding of innocence for a criminal defendant, they might just as well lead jurors and judges to opt for convictions and long sentences, the law professor says.

Contact: Adam Gorlick
agorlick@stanford.edu
650-725-0224
Stanford University

Public Release: 20-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Great Southern California shakeout results provide new communication strategies
Researchers who devised the largest earthquake preparedness event ever undertaken in the United States say one of the biggest challenges was translating devastation projections from a hypothetical magnitude 7.8 San Andreas Fault temblor into timely, usable information to the more than 5 million California participants in 2008.

Contact: Keith Porter
Keith.Porter@Colorado.edu
303-492-2732
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Panel challenges colleges and universities to improve science education for future doctors
In their report "Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians," the AAMC and HHMI have challenged colleges and universities to seize the opportunity to make premedical and medical education more interactive and interdisciplinary. The report outlines specific scientific topics that undergraduates should know before they enter medical school and medical students should know before they become doctors. A group of scientist-educators will discuss the report and the road forward on Feb. 19 at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Contact: Jennifer Michalowski
michalow@hhmi.org
301-215-8576
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Dust in the Earth system
Dust is a powerful thing. Not the stuff that we wipe off the coffee table on a regular basis, but the tiny particles floating around in the Earth's atmosphere, which originate primarily from deserts in North Africa and the Middle East.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Contact: Karen Kohfeld
kohfeld@sfu.ca
778-782-7651
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Mild traumatic brain injury, not so mild after all
Douglas Smith, M.D., director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair and professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will present information on the molecular mechanism at play in mild TBI (mTBI), commonly called concussions. Although mTBI affects over 1 million people each year in the United States, it is generally ignored as a major health issue.

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-459-0544
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Geoengineering takes a ride in the shipping lanes
Ships blowing off steam are helping researchers understand how man-made particles might be useful against global warming. New results from modeling clouds like those seen in shipping lanes reveal the complex interplay between aerosols, the prevailing weather and even the time of day the aerosol particles hit the air, according to research presented Saturday morning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Mary Beckman
mary.beckman@pnl.gov
509-375-3688
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Food allergies: The enemy within
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has co-authored new international guidelines which should better protect consumers, by promoting the harmonized, accurate and reliable testing of potentially lethal food allergens by analytical laboratories worldwide.

Contact: Elena González Verdesoto
elena.gonzalez-verdesoto@ec.europa.eu
32-498-986-482
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Local social dynamics key to success of tropical marine conservation areas
As biologists and ecologists propose ever-larger conservation areas in the tropics, ones that encompass multiple countries, social scientists say it's local people banding together with their community leaders who ultimately determine the success or failure of such efforts in many parts of the world.
Pew Charitable Trusts, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sandra Hines
shines@u.washington.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
More efficient methods of food-recall notices needed
Consumers need faster, more efficient ways of being notified when there is a recall of food products. That's the message Michigan State University's Ewen Todd gave to a symposium at the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting being held in San Diego.

Contact: Tom Oswald
tom.oswald@ur.msu.edu
517-281-7129
Michigan State University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Carnegie Mellon's Edward S. Rubin to discuss US energy strategies
Carnegie Mellon University's Edward S. Rubin will discuss US energy strategies needed to mitigate global climate change.

Contact: Chriss Swaney
Swaney@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-5776
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Fueling the future with fish tank residue: Sandia scientist discusses use of algae as a biofuel
As Americans demand new and cleaner ways to meet the country's energy needs, researchers are turning to algae as a promising new fuel source. The approach has the potential to significantly reduce the nation's reliance on imported oil while contributing to rural economic development and lowering greenhouse emissions.

Contact: Stephanie Hobby
shobby@sandia.gov
505-844-0948
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 19-Feb-2010
2010 AAAS Annual Meeting
Rockefeller scientist to discuss stress of poverty at AAAS
A Rockefeller neuroscientist says socioeconomic inequality is a key public health issue.

Contact: Joseph Bonner
bonnerj@rockefeller.edu
212-327-8998
Rockefeller University

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