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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
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
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
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 4-Mar-2005
Hydrogen and methane sustain unusual life at sea floor's 'Lost City'
The hydrothermal vents at the ocean bottom were miles from any location scientists could have imagined. One massive seafloor vent was 18 stories tall. All were creamy white and gray, suggesting a very different composition than the hydrothermal vent systems that have been studied since the 1970s.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Mar-2005
Temperature inside collapsing bubble four times that of sun
Using a technique employed by astronomers to determine stellar surface temperatures, chemists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have measured the temperature inside a single, acoustically driven collapsing bubble. Their results seem out of this world.
National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 2-Mar-2005
What the eye doesn't see
The first experimental evidence that birds can be deceived by camouflage in the same way that humans are deceived, is published today in Nature [3 March 2005].
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Cherry Lewis
University of Bristol

Public Release: 2-Mar-2005
Astrophysical Journal
Astronomers eclipse record for most distant massive object
An international team of astronomers using the world's largest X-ray and optical telescopes have spotted the most distant massive object ever detected, a cluster of galaxies 9 billion light years distant from Earth.
Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics

Contact: Karl Leif Bates
University of Michigan

Public Release: 1-Mar-2005
One year after groundbreaking, desert research center takes shape on the Israeli-Jordanian border
While ethnic conflict in the Middle East continues to dominate the headlines, a unique collaboration between Arab and Israeli scientists is quietly taking shape along the border between Jordan and Israel. Launched just one year ago, the Bridging the Rift (BTR) project now includes some 40 researchers from Israel, Jordan and the United States who have come together to establish the first scientific institute jointly operated by Israel and one of its Arab neighbors.
Bridging the Rift Foundation

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 1-Mar-2005
Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says
We have much to learn from bad bugs, according to Gilbert Waldbauer, whose book "Insights From Insects: What Bad Bugs Can Teach Us" was published March 1 (Prometheus Books).

Contact: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 1-Mar-2005
American Journal of Public Health
Natural mentors help mold lives of teens, study says
Natural mentoring relationships positively impact teens, but these relationships do not meet all the needs of at-risk youth, according to a study by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Contact: Sherri McGinnis González
University of Illinois at Chicago

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