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Public Release: 9-Mar-2005
Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres
Canada's shrinking ice caps
Recent research conducted by NASA scientists has revealed that Canada's ice caps and glaciers have important connections to Earth's changing climate, and they have a strong potential for contributing to sea level rise.
NASA

Contact: Katie Lorentz
k.e.lorentz@larc.nasa.gov
757-864-4052
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Mar-2005
35th Annual International Arctic Workshop 2005
Grizzlies set to invade high Arctic?
The telltale paw prints with huge 10 centimetre-long nails spoke volumes. But now definitive corroborating DNA evidence seals the case of the most northerly sighting of a grizzly bear. The discovery fuels mounting evidence that Canada's High Arctic is no longer the sole preserve of the polar bear – Nanuk is having to make room for its southern cousin.
Science and Engineering Research Canada

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Doupé
doupe@ualberta.ca
780-492-8839
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Public Release: 9-Mar-2005
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Colour profile exposes stolen gems
The jewellery industry may soon be able to recover stolen gems or spot fake ones, with a technique which can identify individual stones. The technique called "Microspectrometry," developed by a company in California, can map the unique colour patterns of each gem. The researchers claim that each stone, even those of the same type, has a different spectrum.

Contact: Claire Bowles
claire.bowles@rbi.co.uk
44-207-611-1210
New Scientist

Public Release: 9-Mar-2005
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
3D animation gives evidence more bite
Bite marks can be vital evidence in assaults and homicides, but using forensic bite-marks to match a criminal has come in for severe criticism. Now, Australian researchers hope to make the technique more accurate with animated 3D reconstructions matching a crime suspect's teeth to a bite.

Contact: Claire Bowles
claire.bowles@rbi.co.uk
44-207-611-1210
New Scientist

Public Release: 8-Mar-2005
Astrophysical Journal
Superglue of planet formation: Sticky ice
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, reporting in Astrophysical Journal, offer a cool answer to an age-old planet- formation riddle: Micron-wide dust particles encrusted with molecularly gluey ice enabled planets to bulk up like dirty snowballs quickly enough to overcome the scattering force of solar winds.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Bill Cannon
cannon@pnl.gov
509-375-3732
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Mar-2005
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms
Cockroach allergens exacerbate the symptoms of asthmatic children living in inner cities – more so than dust mite or pet allergens – and amounts of cockroach allergens varies widely in cities across the country, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher involved in a multicenter study.

Contact: Staishy Bostick Siem
staishy.siem@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Mar-2005
Dig Manchester!
The University of Manchester's Field Archaeology Centre is to continue its successful 'Dig Manchester' project, which gives local communities the opportunity to sample archaeology in their own area, after receiving £500,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Heritage Lottery Fund

Contact: Jo Grady
jo.grady@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-2018
University of Manchester

Public Release: 7-Mar-2005
Heart Center cardiologist performs rare liver catheter intervention on teen
Through an innovative catheterization procedure, a pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children's Heart Center in Houston repaired a severe liver condition in a 14-year-old male. The doctor used a catheter and septal occluder device that is generally used to close holes in children's hearts. Similar procedures have been reported only six times in medical literature.

Contact: Carol Wittman
cmwittma@texaschildrenshospital.org
832-824-2040
Texas Children's Hospital

Public Release: 7-Mar-2005
Brain Awareness Week
Brain Awareness Week teaches kids how their brains work
Brain Awareness Week is a science and health education fair to teach students about the brain. March 14–18, 2005, National Museum of Health and Medicine at Walter Reed Army M0edical Center, Washington, D.C. NIH will present short lessons on brain health and neuroscience on March 16th and 17th. Participating institutes: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Contact: Jennifer Loukissas
nimhpress@nih.gov
301-443-4536
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Public Release: 7-Mar-2005
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Finding hidden invaders in a Hawaiian rain forest
Novel techniques from a high-altitude aircraft, have detected two species of invading plants that are changing the ecology of rain forest near the Kilauea Volcano in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The study, led by Dr. Gregory Asner of the Carnegie Institution, found that the native dominant tree 'ohia' (Metrosideros polymorpha) has been taken over by the invading Canary Islands tree, Myrica faya. They also identified areas where Myrica invasion is in its early stages.
National Science Foundation, NASA New Investigator Program, Mellon Foundation, Carnegie Institution

Contact: Dr. Gregory Asner
gpa@stanford.edu
650-380-2828
Carnegie Institution

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