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Public Release: 11-Feb-2005
Pediatric Orthopaedics
Emory researchers find more evidence for children's growth spurts, pain
The existence of growth spurts and growing pains in children may be perpetually evident to parents, but their cause has lacked scientific explanation. A new study now sheds some light on this childhood phenomena.

Contact: Beverly Cox Clark
bclark2@emory.edu
404-712-8780
Emory University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 11-Feb-2005
Archaeometry
Chinese used diamonds to polish sapphire-rich stone in 2500 BC
Researchers have uncovered strong evidence that the ancient Chinese used diamonds to grind and polish ceremonial stone burial axes as long as 6,000 years ago - and incredibly, did so with a level of skill difficult to achieve even with modern polishing techniques. The finding, reported in the February issue of the journal Archaeometry, places this earliest known use of diamond worldwide thousands of years earlier than the gem is known to have been used elsewhere.
Harvard University's Asia Center, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Princeton University's Department of Physics

Contact: Steve Bradt
steve_bradt@harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 11-Feb-2005
Nature
Simulations show how growing black holes regulate galaxy formation
Results explain supermassive black holes and star distribution in nearby galaxies

Contact: Dr. Volker Springel
volker@mpa-garching.mpg.de
49-893-000-02238
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 10-Feb-2005
Science
Prehistoric jawbone reveals evolution repeating itself
A 115-million-year-old fossil of a tiny egg-laying mammal thought to be related to the platypus provides compelling evidence of multiple origins of acute hearing in humans and other mammals. The discovery suggests that the transformation of bones from the jaw into the small bones of the middle ear occurred at least twice in the evolutionary lines of living mammals after their split from a common ancestor some 200 million years ago.
National Geographic Society

Contact: Catherine Gianaro
catherine.gianaro@uchospitals.edu
773-702-6241
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Feb-2005
Zootaxa
New species of coral discovered off southern California
A new species of black coral has been discovered off southern California, including around the Channel Islands, by Milton Love, University of California, Santa Barbara marine researcher, and Mary Yoklavich of NOAA Fisheries. The discovery came during dives by the researchers in "Delta," the submersible. The new species, found at depths of approximately 300 to 725 feet, is reported this week in the online scientific journal Zootaxa (http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/content.html).

Contact: Gail Gallessich
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 9-Feb-2005
New monkey species name to be auctioned
The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in partnership with Bolivian protected area authorities, announced today a one-of-a-kind international auction for the right to name an entire species of monkey.

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

Public Release: 9-Feb-2005
First measurement of Titan's winds from Huygens
Using a global network of radio telescopes, scientists have measured the speed of the winds faced by Huygens during its descent through the atmosphere of Titan.

Contact: Guido de Marchi
Guido.de.Marchi@esa.int
31-715-658-332
European Space Agency

Public Release: 9-Feb-2005
When cobras spit, there's not a dry eye in the house
Spitting cobras spit their venom into the faces of potential attackers. This venomous cocktail of toxins hits the victim's eyes surprisingly often and may leave them blinded. University of Bonn zoologists have discovered how the snakes optimise their accuracy rate: while they are squirting the venom out of their fangs at high speed, they move their heads to and fro in a circling or bobbing movement. The whole process lasts only a twentieth of a second.

Contact: Dr. Guido Westhoff
gwesthoff@uni-bonn.de
49-228-735-476
University of Bonn

Public Release: 8-Feb-2005
Geological Society of America
Scientists find fossil proof of Egypt's ancient climate
Earth and planetary scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are studying snail fossils to understand the climate of northern Africa 130,000 years ago. The snails reveal clues about the climate and environment of western Egypt, lo those many years ago. They also could shed light on the possible role weather and climate played in the dispersal of humans "out of Africa" and into Europe and Asia.

Contact: Tony Fitzpatrick
tony_fitzpatric@wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 7-Feb-2005
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Sequencing of marine bacterium will help study of cell communication
Researchers studying the newly sequenced genome of the marine bacterium Vibrio fischer, described this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have observed differences and similarities in gene arrangement between it and pathogenic Vibrio species. The opportunity to annotate the genome of the glow-in-the-dark bacterium, which lives in symbiotic harmony within the light organ of the bobtail squid, has helped a Virginia Tech microbiologist advance her research on how cells communicate.

Contact: Susan Trulove
strulove@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

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