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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
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
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
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
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
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
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 16-Feb-2006
2006 AAAS Annual Meeting
Next good dinosaur news likely to come from small packages
Dinosaurs seem bigger than life big bones, big mysteries. So it's a delicious irony that the next big answers about dinosaurs may come from small very small remains. "Molecules are fossils, too," said Michigan State University zoologist Peggy Ostrom. "We've shown that proteins survive in very old fossils, and proteins can tell us about diseases, about where prehistoric animals fit in the food chain, what they ate and who they are related to."
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peggy Ostrom
Michigan State University

Public Release: 16-Feb-2006
2006 AAAS Annual Meeting
Study reveals dramatic metabolic differences in how adults, infants and children process drugs
A Medical College of Wisconsin study provides the strongest and most complete evidence to date of major changes occurring during human development in the types and levels of enzymes responsible for the disposition of drugs and environmental chemicals.

Contact: Eileen LaSusa
Medical College of Wisconsin

Public Release: 14-Feb-2006
Expedition discovers marine treasures
An underwater mountain that forms the world's third-largest atoll has some of the richest diversity of marine life ever found in the Caribbean, according to scientists who recently explored the area. The two-week expedition in January encountered new species of fish, seaweed and other ocean life at little-studied Saba Bank Atoll, a coral-crowned seamount 250 kilometers southeast of Puerto Rico in the Dutch Windward Islands.
Conservation International, Netherlands Ministry of Traffic and Water Management, Royal Caribbean's Ocean Fund

Contact: Paula Alvarado
Conservation International

Public Release: 13-Feb-2006
Most cave art the work of teens, not shamans
Long accustomed to lifting mammoth bones from mudbanks and museum shelves and making sketches from cave art to gather details about Pleistocene animal anatomy, renowned paleobiologist and artist R. Dale Guthrie offers a fascinating and controversial interpretation of ancient cave art in his new book "The Nature of Paleolithic Art."

Contact: Marie Gilbert
University of Alaska Fairbanks

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