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Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
2013 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Research examines how books can have a positive impact on a child's social struggles
New research explores the positive effects of reading as part of a parental intervention strategy for children struggling with social issues.

Contact: Dawn Fuller
dawn.fuller@uc.edu
513-556-1823
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 7-Aug-2013
Nature
Cute and armed at the same time
An international research team in which the University of Bonn participated has described an enigmatic species of mammal that lived about 165 million years ago and then went extinct. The cusps on its teeth point to an unusually early specialization on plant food. With its fuzzy fur, the animal looked quite cute, but it was equipped with poisonous spurs on its hind legs for defending itself against predators. The research results will now be presented in the renowned journal Nature.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Martin
tmartin@uni-bonn.de
49-228-734-803
University of Bonn

Public Release: 2-Aug-2013
Frontiers in Zoology
Baby owls sleep like baby humans
Owlets spend more time in REM sleep than adult owls.

Contact: Dr. Niels Rattenborg
rattenborg@orn.mpg.de
49-815-793-2279
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 31-Jul-2013
Chanel, UCSB's corpse flower, blooms and causes a big stink
Chanel, UC Santa Barbara's corpse flower, has finally spread her odiferous wings, broadcasting a stench that smells like a cross between rotting flesh and Limburger cheese. "It's disgusting," said UCSB junior Connor Way, who visited Wednesday morning. "It's pretty nasty."

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 29-Jul-2013
Navy, city of Chicago team up for groundbreaking education
The Department of the Navy and City of Chicago this month kicked off a unique collaboration to give high school and community college students an intense, hands-on experience in naval-relevant science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

Contact: Peter Vietti
ONRPublicAffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 26-Jul-2013
UH Undergraduate Research Day 2013
Singing fruit flies, Alzheimer's diagnostics among student projects
From seeking evolutionary clues through the courtship and survival habits of fruit flies to new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer's and breast cancer, University of Houston students are devoting their summer to serious research. With 63 participants this year, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is open to UH undergraduates from all colleges and disciplines. SURF provides students with a concentrated, full-time research experience under the mentorship of faculty members.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 25-Jul-2013
American Chemical Society launches 2013 edition of popular Prized Science video series
Developing ways to treat cancer patients with drugs that kill only cancer cells and that have fewer side effects is one of the topics in the premiere segment of the 2013 season of a popular video series from the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The videos are available at www.acs.org/PrizedScience and on DVD.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 25-Jul-2013
High-school course on smoking behavior research wins Science magazine prize
By engaging students in the real practice of science, Munn and her colleagues at the University of Washington have been selected to win the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction. Their prize-winning course module, Exploring Databases, allows students to compare genetic and environmental influences determining why people smoke.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 18-Jul-2013
Memory & Cognition
Singing helps students tune into a foreign language, study shows
Singing in a foreign language can significantly improve learning how to speak it, according to a new study.

Contact: Edd McCracken
edd.mccracken@ed.ac.uk
44-013-165-14400
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 17-Jul-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Big-nosed, long-horned dinosaur discovered in Utah
A remarkable new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah. The huge plant-eater inhabited Laramidia, a landmass formed when a shallow sea flooded the central region of North America, isolating western and eastern portions for millions of years during the Late Cretaceous Period. The newly discovered dinosaur, belonging to the same family as the famous Triceratops, was announced today in the British scientific journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Bureau of Land Management, National Science Foundation

Contact: Patti Carpenter
pcarpenter@nhmu.utah.edu
801-707-6138
University of Utah

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