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Public Release: 25-Apr-2006
PLOS Biology
Invasive species harms native hardwoods by killing soil fungus
An invasive weed that has spread across much of the US harms native maples, ashes, and other hardwood trees by releasing chemicals harmful to a soil fungus the trees depend on for growth and survival, scientists report this week in the Public Library of Science. The tree-stifling alien, garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), first introduced into the US in the 1860s, has since spread to Canada and 30 states in the East and Midwest, with recent sightings as far west as Oregon.
National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Harvard University's Bullard Foundation

Contact: Steve Bradt
Harvard University

Public Release: 24-Apr-2006
Opthalmic Epidemiology
Look out! Eyeglass injuries may lead to hospital visit
Injuries related to wearing glasses sent an estimated 27,000 people to the emergency department in 2002 and 2003, a new study suggests. But the researchers say that such injuries could be avoided if people would wear protective eyewear during activities that put them at high risk of eye injury.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Huiyun Xiang
Ohio State University

Public Release: 24-Apr-2006
The world's deepest dinosaur finding - 2256 metres below the seabed
The somewhat rough uncovering of Norway's first dinosaur happened in the North Sea, at an entire 2256 metres below the seabed. While most nations excavate their skeletons using a toothbrush, the Norwegians found one using a drill. The fossil represents the world's deepest dinosaur finding.

Contact: Jørn Harald Hurum
The Research Council of Norway

Public Release: 18-Apr-2006
Calcium supplements may be little help for healthy kids
There's little question that most kids get too little calcium, but a new review of evidence casts doubt on the value of supplements and calcium-fortified foods to build stronger bones. "The review shows that supplementing the diet with calcium in healthy children has little benefit for bone health," said lead author Tania Winzenberg.

Contact: Dr. Tania Winzenberg
Center for Advancing Health

Public Release: 17-Apr-2006
Current Biology
How the octopus forms an elbow
The octopus arm is extremely flexible. Despite the huge evolutionary gap and morphological differences between the octopus and vertebrates, the octopus arm acts much like a three-jointed vertebrate limb when the octopus performs precise point-to-point movements. Researchers have now illuminated how octopus arms are able to form joint-like structures, and how the movements of these joints are controlled.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Israel Science Foundation

Contact: Heidi Hardman
Cell Press

Public Release: 12-Apr-2006
MANIAC Challenge to stimulate student experimentation in wireless networking
Competitions are motivating, not to mention fun. Also, failure often teaches more than success, and implementation is always more convincing than simulation. Thus, two Virginia Tech electrical and computer engineering faculty members are developing a Mobile Ad Hoc Networking Interoperability And Cooperation (MANIAC) Challenge.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 12-Apr-2006
Hold your breath; Plants may absorb less carbon dioxide than we thought
The world's land plants will probably not be able to absorb as great a share of the rising atmospheric carbon dioxide as some models have predicted, according to a new study at the University of Minnesota. The work showed that limitations on the availability of nitrogen, a necessary nutrient, will likely translate to limitations on the ability of plants to absorb extra carbon dioxide.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, University of Minnesota

Contact: Deane Morrison
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 11-Apr-2006
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Older children not smarter than their younger sibs, study finds
A recent study provides some of the best evidence to date that birth order really doesn't have an effect on intelligence. The findings contradict many studies over the years that had reported that older children are generally smarter than their younger siblings.

Contact: Aaron Wichman
Ohio State University

Public Release: 10-Apr-2006
Snoring can run in the family
Children of parents who snore are three times more likely to snore themselves, according to a new study by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Furthermore, children who test positive for allergies are twice as likely to snore. The study appears in the April issue of the journal CHEST.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Amy Reyes
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 7-Apr-2006
Ancient ants arose 140-168 million years ago
Ants are considerably older than previously believed, having originated 140 to 168 million years ago, according to new research on the cover of this week's issue of the journal Science.
National Science Foundation, Green Fund

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
National Science Foundation

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