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Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tomorrow's endangered species: Act now to protect species not yet under threat
Conservationists should be acting now to protect mammals such as North American reindeer which risk extinction in the future as the human population grows, according to research published today. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals areas with the potential to lose species that are not presently in danger. Species in these 'hotspots' have a latent risk of extinction.

Contact: Laura Gallagher
L.Gallagher@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-6702
Imperial College London

Public Release: 2-Mar-2006
Chocolate milk could be key to longer, healthier life
Non-pharmaceutical means of increasing muscle quality could help reduce human morbidity and prolong mortality.

Contact: Bil Williams
wrs.williams@auckland.ac.nz
649-373-7599
University of Auckland

Public Release: 1-Mar-2006
Stealth sharks to patrol the seas
A number of groups around the world have gained ethical approval to develop implants that can monitor and control the behaviour of animals, from sharks to rats. A team funded by the US military have created a neural probe that can manipulate a shark's brain signals or decode them. More controversially, the Pentagon hope to use remote-controlled sharks as stealth spies.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Claire Bowles
claire.bowles@rbi.co.uk
44-207-611-1210
New Scientist

Public Release: 1-Mar-2006
Oklahoma school captures second National Communications Award
St. Philip Neri School of Midwest City, Okla., won the sixth annual IEEE-USA Best Communications System Award at the national finals of the Engineers Week Future City Competition on 22 February. The honor, for the most "efficient and accurate communications system," was one of 29 special awards presented at the Hyatt Regency Hotel-Capitol Hill.

Contact: Chris McManes
c.mcmanes@ieee.org
202-530-8356
IEEE-USA

Public Release: 27-Feb-2006
Journal of Ecology
Predators keep the world green, ecologists find
Predators are, ironically, the key to keeping the world green, because they keep the numbers of plant-eating herbivores under control, reports a research team.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Monte Basgall
monte.basgall@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2006
Current Biology
Hens' teeth not so rare after all
Scientists have discovered that rarest of things: a chicken with teeth crocodile teeth to be precise.

Contact: Aeron Haworth
aeron.haworth@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8383
University of Manchester

Public Release: 22-Feb-2006
BMC Evolutionary Biology
Three new species of lemurs identified
Researchers have identified three new species of lemurs, the small, big-eyed primates native to the island of Madagascar. In a study published today in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, a team of researchers from Madagascar and Europe identified new species of lemurs based on differences in a specific gene sequence. The new species also live in distinct geographical areas.

Contact: Juliette Savin
juliette.savin@biomedcentral.com
44-207-631-9931
BioMed Central

Public Release: 19-Feb-2006
2006 AAAS Annual Meeting
Organic diets lower children's exposure to two common pesticides
Organic diets lower children's dietary exposure to two common pesticides used in US agricultural production, according to a study by Emory University researcher Chensheng Alex Lu, PhD. The substitution of organic food items for children's normal diets substantially decreased the pesticide concentration to non-detectable levels.
Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Tia McCollors
tia.mccollors@emory.edu
404-727-5692
Emory University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 18-Feb-2006
2006 AAAS Annual Meeting
Science education lacks a good narrative
There is a good story behind science, but no one is telling it in American classrooms. According to Ursula Goodenough, PhD, a professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, science continues to be taught from K-12 to the college and university levels, in fragmented, incoherent bits and pieces rather than a coherent narrative, a history of nature.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2006
2006 AAAS Annual Meeting
Partnering with community groups improves K-12 science education
The recent revolution in the life sciences - the sequencing of the human genome, and development of "high throughput" technologies - has created new opportunities for investigation, and created new challenges for educators. Sarah C.R. Elgin, PhD, a professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been a proponent and creator of partnerships locally and nationwide to improve the life science education both in K-12 schools and at the undergraduate level.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

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