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Public Release: 23-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Engineers improve allocation of limited health care resources in resource-poor nations
Georgia Tech systems engineers are using computer models to help resource-poor nations improve distribution of breast milk and non-pharmaceutical interventions for malaria. They are also forecasting what health care services would be available in the event of natural disasters in Caribbean nations.

Contact: Abby Robinson
abby@innovate.gatech.edu
404-385-3364
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Tohoku grim reminder of potential for Pacific Northwest megaquake
The March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake is a grim reminder of the potential for another strong-motion mega-earthquake along the Pacific Northwest coast, geophysicist John Anderson of the University of Nevada, Reno told members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in a lecture at their annual conference in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday.

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 20-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Conservation risk highest off coasts of Canada, Mexico, Peru and New Zealand: UBC research
University of British Columbia researchers have identified conservation "hot spots" around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing outweighs the appetite for conservation.

Contact: John Corry
john.corry@ubc.ca
604-506-7441
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 20-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Carbon storage project combines innovation and outreach
The Illinois Basin - Decatur Project began its injection, the first million-ton demonstration from an industrial source in the US, in November 2011. Over the next three years, geologists hope to use innovative science and engaging outreach to evaluate the potential of carbon capture and storage techniques. The sequestration communications coordinator will discuss the IBDP and the outreach efforts surrounding it in a presentation at the AAAS annual meeting.

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
eahlberg@illinois.edu
217-244-1073
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 20-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Taking the Earth's pulse: UBC scientists unveil a new economic and environmental index
A growing world population, mixed with the threat of climate change and mounting financial problems, has prompted University of British Columbia researchers to measure the overall "health" of 152 countries around the world.

Contact: Heather Amos
heather.amos@ubc.ca
604-828-3867
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 20-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Does history repeat? Using the past to improve ecological forecasting
To better predict the future, Jack Williams is looking to the past. "Environmental change is altering the composition and function of ecological communities," says the Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and the Environment in the University of Wisconsin-Madison geography department. Williams also directs the Center for Climatic Research in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Contact: Jack Williams
jww@geography.wisc.edu
608-265-5537
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Cutting-edge science creating solutions for African agriculture
A reinvigorated effort to boost African science know-how to solve Africa's challenges has begun. With international funding and science support from Australia, the Biosciences eastern and central Africa Hub based in Nairobi, Kenya, is enabling African and international scientists to partner on a wide range of new and exciting research programs. These research programs are addressing Africa's underlying food security issues of food production, nutrition and animal health.

Contact: Larelle McMillan
larelle.mcmillan@csiro.au
254-706-141-669
Biosciences eastern and central Africa Hub (BecA-ILRI Hub)

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Policies implementing GMOs need to take biodiversity complexities into account, says Pitt researcher
Policies regarding genetically modified organisms need to take biodiversity and regional attributes into account, according to Sandra Mitchell, Pitt professor and chair in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

Contact: B. Rose Huber
rhuber@pitt.edu
412-328-6008
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Better models needed to track atmospheric pollution's impact on health, climate
The past decade has witnessed a significant growth in Asian air pollution, causing a great concern for air quality and climate. If government policymakers hope to contain the problem, they will need increased research and better computer models of black carbon and other aerosol pollutants, also known as atmospheric brown cloud, according to University of Iowa engineering professor Gregory Carmichael.
NASA, National Science Foundation, US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Jennifer Brown
jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu
319-356-7124
University of Iowa Health Care

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Studying the evolution of life's building blocks
Studying the origin of life at its building blocks offers a unique perspective on evolution, says a researcher at Michigan State University. Robert Root-Bernstein, MSU physiology professor, will answer the question of why a physiologist studies the origin of life at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Feb. 16-20 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@ur.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Southwest pueblo-dwellers key to modern climate policy?
How can we plan sustainably for an unknowable future outcome? Arizona State anthropologist Michelle Hegmon says, look back to simpler times.

Contact: Margaret Coulombe
margaret.coulombe@asu.edu
480-727-8934
Arizona State University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Taking tips from Vikings can help us adapt to global change
Climate change, economic turmoil and cultural upheaval may be pressing concerns today -- but history can teach us how best to respond, research suggests.

Contact: Catriona Kelly
Catriona.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
44-131-651-4401
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Pulsars: The Universe's gift to physics
Pulsars, which already have produced two Nobel Prizes, are providing scientists with unique insights on topics from particle physics to General Relativity.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Dave Finley
dfinley@nrao.edu
575-835-7302
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Preparing for the flood: Visualizations help communities plan for sea-level rise
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have produced computer visualizations of rising sea levels in a low-lying coastal municipality, illustrating ways to adapt to climate change impacts such as flooding and storms surges.

Contact: Heather Amos
heather.amos@ubc.ca
604-828-3867
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Smart grids could outsmart criminals
Hassan Farhangi leads the Intelligent Microgrid project at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). At this week's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver, he will be part of a discussion on how smart grids can help reduce waste, fight theft, increase the use of renewable energy, and save people money on their hydro bill.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Contact: Hassan Farhangi
hassan_farhangi@bcit.ca
778-928-2635
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Director discusses cancer evolution at prestigious conference
Professor Mike Stratton, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, will speak about 'the evolution of the cancer genome' at the prestigious 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting.

Contact: Don Powell
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-96928
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Livestock science will benefit sub-Saharan Africa
Africa will benefit greatly from advances in livestock science that will benefit the animals and the people they provide with high quality protein, said scientists here Sunday. Panelists addressed the hopes and challenges of modernizing livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa during the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C. "We explored how implementing new technologies will benefit society," said University of Idaho animal scientist Rod Hill.
American Association of Animal Science

Contact: Bill Loftus
bloftus@uidaho.edu
208-885-7694
University of Idaho

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
ASU sustainability scientist to give anthropologist view of globalization at the local scale
The modernization of isolated villages brings about a change in human information flow patterns that not only destroys the social fabric of the community, but also the economy and the landscape, according to Sander van der Leeuw, a Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability. He will present his views Feb. 19 at the AAAS annual meeting.

Contact: Carol Hughes
carol.hughes@asu.edu
480-965-6375
Arizona State University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute HUB: A model for collaboration
At a time when medical research increasingly requires collaboration by large numbers of busy people, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute HUB offers a model for using advanced information technology to link scientists, health providers, community partners and others for the purpose of accelerating clinical and translational research.

Contact: Steve Hinnefeld
slhinnef@iu.edu
812-361-2121
Indiana University

Public Release: 18-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
As climate change increases forest fires, smoke forecasting could help protect public health
Satellite images, air quality measurements and smoke forecasting models are useful tools to help individuals and public health professionals prepare for smoke episodes in areas at risk from forest fire smoke, according to University of British Columbia researcher Michael Brauer.

Contact: Katherine Came
katherine.came@ubc.ca
604-219-0185
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 18-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Window into world's future oceans unveiled by NF-UBC Nereus team
An international team from the Nippon Foundation-University of British Columbia Nereus program has unveiled the first global model of life in the world's oceans, allowing scientists and policymakers to predict - and show through 3D visualizations - the state of life in the oceans of the future.

Contact: John Corry
john.corry@ubc.ca
604-506-7441
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 18-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
UofL research shows substituting with smokeless tobacco saves lives
Substituting smokeless tobacco products can save smokers' lives, and University of Louisville researcher Brad Rodu, D.D.S., presents the scientific foundation that proves it at the AAAS Annual Meeting.
University of Louisville, Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund

Contact: Jill Scoggins
jill.scoggins@louisville.edu
502-475-2428
University of Louisville

Public Release: 18-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Ocean acidification turns climate change winners into losers: UBC research
Adding ocean acidification and deoxygenation into the mix of climate change predictions may turn "winner" regions of fisheries and biodiversity into "losers," according to research released today by University of British Columbia researchers.

Contact: William Cheung
w.cheung@fisheries.ubc.ca
778-837-7252
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 18-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Ravi Singh highlights innovative wheat breeding techniques
Ravi Singh, CIMMYT wheat breeder, discussed innovative breeding techniques that are being employed to combat the threat of Ug99, a virulent form of stem rust that threatens the world's wheat crops.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UK Department for International Development

Contact: John Bakum
jb755@cornell.edu
Cornell University

Public Release: 18-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Iconic marine mammals are 'swimming in sick seas' of terrestrial pathogens: UBC researchers
Parasites and pathogens infecting humans, pets and farm animals are increasingly being detected in marine mammals such as sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals and killer whales along the Pacific coast of the US and Canada, and better surveillance is required to monitor public health implications, according to a panel of scientific experts from Canada and the United States.

Contact: Brian Lin
brian.lin@ubc.ca
604-818-5685
University of British Columbia

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