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Public Release: 21-Mar-2005
General Dentistry: Academy of General Dentistry
Dental erosion
Frequently consuming foods with a low pH value, such as soft drinks, fruit juices, pickles, fresh fruit and yogurt can lead to irreversible dental erosion, according to a report in the January/February issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal.

Contact: Jennifer Starkey
jennifers@agd.org
312-440-4341
Academy of General Dentistry

Public Release: 21-Mar-2005
General Dentistry: Academy of General Dentistry
Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children
Providing proper care and oral hygiene during preschool years can mean a lifetime of good oral health, according to a recent article in the January/February issue of General Dentistry, clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing education.

Contact: Jennifer Starkey
jennifers@agd.org
312-440-4341
Academy of General Dentistry

Public Release: 21-Mar-2005
Photos show jaguar vamping for camera
He's beautiful and he knows it. A male jaguar recently acted like he was on a fashion runway in Manhattan, rather than his home in Kaa-Iya National Park in Bolivia, when it plopped down in front of a remote "camera trap" and allowed a remarkable 35 pictures to be taken over a five-and-a-half hour period. Two days earlier, the same cat languished for 90 minutes, when 19 photos were shot.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 21-Mar-2005
Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
Samson the lion from the Hai-Kef zoo in Rishon Lezion, Israel, who had undergone a brain operation unique in the world -- at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has recuperated and has returned to his cage and to his sister, Delilah.

Contact: Jerry Barach
jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 18-Mar-2005
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
Envisat radar imagery confirms that the B-15A iceberg the world's largest floating object is adrift once more after two months aground on a shallow seamount. This latest development poses a renewed threat to the nearby pier of land-attached ice known as the Drygalski ice tongue.

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.dacunto@esa.int
39-069-418-0856
European Space Agency

Public Release: 17-Mar-2005
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Annual Meeting
UC Berkeley researchers working on ouchless injections
Taking a child to the doctor's office to get immunization shots can be a pain on many levels. But bioengineers at UC Berkeley are hoping to ease that experience by creating an injector, the MicroJet, that uses electronics instead of a needle to deliver drugs through a patient's skin.
University of California, Berkeley and Guidant Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 17-Mar-2005
Conservation Biology
Will aid to poor put wildlife at risk?
Even a small increase in the wealth of poor, rural families in Gabon may cause a substantial increase in the consumption of bushmeat, according to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in a recent issue of Conservation Biology. The results of the study, the authors said, underline the importance of coordinating poverty alleviation efforts with conservation to avoid depleting natural resources in Central Africa, while still benefiting the rural poor.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 16-Mar-2005
Nature
Fire and ice: Mars images reveal recent volcanic and glacial activity
Mars isn't as sleepy as scientists suspected. An international research team, which includes Brown University planetary geologist James Head, has found evidence of recent glacial movement and volcanic eruptions in 3-D images from the Mars Express mission. The team's latest work, laid out in three Nature papers, also includes evidence of a frozen sea close to the equator. These and other Mars Express findings are stoking debate about the possibility of life on the Red Planet.
European Space Agency, NASA

Contact: Wendy Lawton
Wendy_Lawton@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2005
Nature
Fossil records show biodiversity comes and goes
A detailed and extensive new analysis of the fossil records of marine animals over the past 542 million years has yielded a stunning surprise. Biodiversity appears to rise and fall in mysterious cycles of 62 million years for which science has no satisfactory explanation. The analysis, performed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley, has withstood thorough testing so that confidence in the results is above 99-percent.

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Mar-2005
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters
The highest levels of silver contamination ever observed in the open ocean turned up in samples collected during a survey of the North Pacific in 2002. Researchers measured silver concentrations 50 times greater than the natural background level. Though still well below levels that would be toxic to marine life, this contamination of what had been considered relatively pristine waters highlights the increasingly global impact of industrial emissions from Asia, the researchers said.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

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