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Research News Release

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
From Earth's water to cosmic dawn: New tools unveiling astronomical mysteries
Two powerful new research facilities are helping astronomers address the exciting challenges of cutting-edge science, from our own Galaxy to the far-flung reaches of the Universe.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Thinking outside sustainability's box at the intersection of art and science
Science is about facts, but the science of sustainability also involves questions underpinned by values. With this in mind, a Michigan State University environmental sociologist will ask scientists to consider how art can provoke people to consider their perceptions of sustainability at this year's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Arctic micro-organisms may hold key to dealing with oil spills in the North
Arctic micro-organisms may soon allow researchers to have the information they need to accurately predict the environmental impacts of events from oil spills to climate change

Contact: Michael Adams
michael.adams@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
613-219-7523
Social Science and Humanities Research Centre

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Climate change leads to pollution of indigenous people's water supplies
Indigenous people around the world are among the most vulnerable to climate change and are increasingly susceptible to the pathogen loads found in potable water after heavy rainfall or rapid snow melt.

Contact: Michael Adams
michael.adams@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
613-219-7523
Social Science and Humanities Research Centre

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Stanford scientist to discuss the challenges and opportunities of carbon sequestration at AAAS
Two major challenges stand in the way of carbon sequestration reaching its full potential, says Stanford University scientist Sally Benson. One is the high cost of capturing CO2. The other is a lack of confidence in the safety and permanence of sequestration deep underground. Benson will address these challenges on Feb. 17, 1:30pm PT (4:30pm ET), at the AAAS annual meeting, Vancouver Convention Center West Building, Room 114-115.
Stanford University/Global Climate and Energy Project

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Improving logistics of biofuel raw materials
If the increased use of biomass to produce alternative fuels is to become a reality, more attention needs to be paid to logistics – how, for example, biomass raw materials are shipped from farm to refinery, as well as the development of better ways of preparing the products for shipping.

Contact: Tom Oswald
tom.oswald@ur.msu.edu
517-432-0920
Michigan State University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Expert panel deliberates hydraulic fracturing in shale gas development
The use of hydraulic fracturing in shale gas development took center stage Friday as a panel of US and Canadian experts discussed the contentious practice in a three-hour symposium hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Energy Institute/University of Texas at Austin

Contact: Gary Rasp
grasp@energy.utexas.edu
512-585-2084
The Energy Institute at UT Austin

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
UI researcher notes importance of particulate matter on climate, health
When it comes to predicting climate change, researchers need to take into account the effects of particles in the air. That's the message presented by University of Iowa researcher Vicki Grassian Friday, Feb. 17, at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
'Talking dictionaries' document vanishing languages
Digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of the world's most endangered languages. Linguists from National Geographic's Enduring Voices project who are racing to document and revitalize struggling languages are unveiling an effective new tool: Talking dictionaries.
National Geographic Society

Contact: Barbara Moffet
bmoffet@ngs.org
202-857-7756
National Geographic Society

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Collaboration: Expanding the very model of a modern major scientist
Arizona State University scientist James Collins examines how the transformation in scientific practice affects the business of how science is done in his opening talk for the AAAS Symposium "Successful interdisciplinary collaboration: Insights from practice and theory" from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Countdown to the introduction of a norovirus vaccine
On Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at 10 a.m., Charles Arntzen, ASU Regents' professor, and professor in the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the Biodesign Institutute will deliver a lecture entitled "Countdown to the Introduction of a Norovirus Vaccine."

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Gaming to improve eyesight and 'hearing' colors
McMaster University psychologist Daphne Maurer will report on how vision develops in individuals born with cataracts in both eyes. Her study shows that they experience specific visual processing deficiencies into adulthood. Some of these effects can be reversed if the individual follows a short program of video gaming. Maurer is also internationally known for her work on synaesthetes.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Daphne Maurer
maurer@mcmaster.ca
905-531-8139
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Taking biofuel from forest to highway
The world is moving from a hydrocarbon economy to a carbohydrate economy, according to University of British Columbia biofuel expert Jack Saddler. He is presenting his work at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver on Feb. 17.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Maternal depression and bilingual households can impact infant language development
While babies are born ready to learn any of the world's languages, the crucial developmental period when they attune to their native languages can change due to environmental influences such as maternal depression or a bilingual upbringing, according to new University of British Columbia research.

Contact: Basil Waugh
basil.waugh@ubc.ca
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
'Wild west' approach to claiming the oceans' genetic resources must end: UBC media release
New international agreements are required to ensure nations benefit equally from medicines, foods and biofuels derived from the ocean's untapped genetic riches.

Contact: Chris Balma
balma@science.ubc.ca
604-202-5047
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS-SFU research: Fracking risks, fact or fiction?
A Simon Fraser University researcher known for his expertise on naturally occurring hazards will participate Friday in a shake down of the truth about a new form of human-induced earthquakes. John Clague, an earth sciences professor, will discuss documented connections between shale gas development and earthquakes at a symposium during the 2012 American Association for the Advance of Science conference in Vancouver.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Climate change takes back seat to decision-making in water security says ASU researcher
Phoenix, the sixth largest U.S. city, is vulnerable to water shortages even without climate change because of heavy outdoor water use and fragmented governance, according to research conducted at the Decision Center for a Desert City, at Arizona State University. Geographer Patricia Gober will present findings from simulation modeling on Feb. 17 at the annual AAAS meeting.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS-SFU research: Chilling climate-change related news
A presentation at the world’s largest science fair by a Simon Fraser University earth sciences professor promises to make the skin crawl of even the most ardent disbelievers of the predicted impacts of climate change. John Clague will explain the impact of climate change on historical sea level changes off the Pacific Northwest in his talk Impacts of Rising Seas on the British Columbia Coast in the 21st Century.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
778-782-3035
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Beyond climate models: Rethinking how to envision the future with climate change
Professor Stephen Sheppard will present at the symposium Beyond Climate Models: Rethinking How to Envision the Future with Climate Change Friday, February 17, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Vancouver.

Contact: ErinRose Handy
erinrose.handy@ubc.ca
604-822-1524
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Mapping proteins key to human health and immune system: UBC research
Proteins, the building block for all living organisms, are the ultimate transformers -- able to splice and switch roles and functions within the human body. But when these changes go wrong, diseases such as cancers and arthritis may result, says University of British Columbia researcher Chris Overall.

Contact: Lorraine Chan
lorraine.chan@ubc.ca
604-822-2644
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Food security, climate change and climate variability focus of Stanford-led symposium at AAAS
The demand for food, feed and fuel will continue to rise as the world population grows and becomes more affluent. Meeting this demand will be especially challenging because of global warming, say climate experts, and the impacts of climate variability could make food markets even more volatile, adds Stanford researcher Rosamond Naylor. Naylor leads a symposium on climate and food security at AAAS on Feb. 17, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PT (1:00-2:30 ET), Room 110, Vancouver Convention Center West.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Sprawling and powerful 'community models' shaping future of regional and global science
Where the earliest ideas might have been conveyed in something as simple as a cave painting, modern-day scientists are wrestling with phenomena as big and complicated as intercontinental air pollution, desertification and global warming. Experts drawn from WSU and elsewhere will tackle the challenge in a panel this Friday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Contact: Eric Sorensen
eric.sorensen@wsu.edu
206-799-9186
Washington State University

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
As ice melts in Far North, opportunities abound to advance Canada's oceanic laws
Thinning ice resulting from climate change in the Arctic is happening far faster than experts previously imagined. With it come new global shipping routes and growing interest in natural resource development and regional tourism. These changes, says a leading expert in oceanic governance, are urging Canada to advance its laws on shipping regulation, ocean governance and marine biodiversity protection

Contact: Michael Adams
michael.adams@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
613-219-7523
Social Science and Humanities Research Centre

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Phytoplankton key to a healthy planet
Each year, phytoplankton are responsible for converting about 45 gigatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to organic carbon. Of this, approximately 16 gigatons is transferred to the waters of the deep ocean in a process commonly referred to as a "biological carbon pump."

Contact: Michael Adams
michael.adams@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
613-219-7523
Social Science and Humanities Research Centre

Public Release: 17-Feb-2012
2012 AAAS Annual Meeting
Models underestimate future temperature variability; Food security at risk
Climate warming caused by greenhouse gases is very likely to increase the variability of summertime temperatures around the world by the end of this century, new research shows. The findings have major implications for food production.

Contact: Vince Stricherz
vinces@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

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