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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
tania.winzenberg@utas.edu.au
61-362-267-770
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
hhardman@cell.com
617-397-2879
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
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 12-Apr-2006
Nature
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
morri029@umn.edu
612-624-2346
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
Wichman.3@osu.edu
614-292-6607
Ohio State University

Public Release: 10-Apr-2006
Chest
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
amy.reyes@cchmc.org
513-636-9684
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
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Apr-2006
Geology
Soggy sands of Mars?
Cracks and fins in the sand in an American desert look very similar to features seen on Mars and may indicate the recent presence of water at the surface.

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 6-Apr-2006
Conservation Biology
Monkey-dung study offers clues about land-use, wildlife ecology
Fecal matter of red colobus monkeys collected in western Uganda has yielded a wealth of knowledge about human land-use change and wildlife health and conservation. The main lesson, researchers say, is that the intensity of tree removal translates directly to parasite populations and the risk of infection of their hosts.
National Center for Environmental Research, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society

Contact: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor
jebarlow@uiuc.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 6-Apr-2006
Power of speech drives military vehicles
Speech recognition specialist VoxGen has been selected to add speech interface technology to a system, developed for the Department of Defense by Rochester Institute of Technology, which provides for effective maintenance, operations, and engineering support for commercial and military vehicles. Speech technology will enhance the vehicle preventative maintenance inspections, and will also guide personnel through complex troubleshooting and maintenance procedures.

Contact: Will Dube
will.dube@cims.rit.edu
585-475-2816
Rochester Institute of Technology

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