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Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
PLOS ONE
Only known hibernating primate has unique sleep patterns
Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs are the only primates known to hibernate, and new research suggests their sleep patterns during hibernation are markedly different from those of ground squirrels, which also hibernate at similar temperatures.

Contact: Jyoti Madhusoodanan
jmadhusoodanan@plos.org
415-568-4545
PLOS

Public Release: 27-Aug-2013
Evolution
Tennessee high school students publish in top science journal
Two Tennessee high school students have now done what many scientists strive for: Publishing their research in a top science journal. Dalton Chaffee and Hayes Griffin worked with mentor R. Tucker Gilman, a former postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to study mate choice. Their work was published this week in the journal Evolution.
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 26-Aug-2013
What to do if your dog gets 'skunked' wins American Chemical Society video contest
A lesson on what to do if your dog gets "skunked" has won a video contest sponsored by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, to showcase the uses of chemistry in everyday life, and celebrate the 90th anniversary of its weekly news magazine, Chemical & Engineering News.

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

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

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