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Public Release: 15-Mar-2006
Saved by 'sand' poured into wounds
QuikClot is a sand-like material developed for the military which when poured into a wound can stop bleeding within seconds - saving lives. New advances in this material and the development of new substances could soon see blood clotting treatments being acceptable for ambulance crews, surgeons or ultimately to use by individuals at home in their first aid kits.

Contact: Claire Bowles
New Scientist

Public Release: 15-Mar-2006
Rare Chinese frogs communicate by means of ultrasonic sound
First came word that a rare frog (Amolops tormotus) in China sings like a bird, then that the species produces very high-pitch ultrasonic sounds. Now scientists say that these concave-eared torrent frogs also hear and respond to the sounds.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 14-Mar-2006
Quickplacer, the fastest robot in the world
Fatronik has launched the most rapid robot in the world at the BIEMH (International Machine-Tool Biennial) in Bilbao.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 13-Mar-2006
Astrophysical Journal
New planet found: Icy 'super-Earth' dominates distant solar system
An international collaboration of astronomers has discovered a "super-Earth" orbiting in the cold outer regions of a distant solar system about 9,000 light-years away. The planet weighs 13 times as much as Earth, and at -330 degrees Fahrenheit, it's one of the coldest planets ever discovered outside our solar system.

Contact: Andrew Gould
Ohio State University

Public Release: 8-Mar-2006
Journal of Neuroscience
Hamster study shows how our brains recognize other individuals
Different areas of the brain react differently when recognizing others, depending on the emotions attached to the memory, a team of Cornell research psychologists has found. The team, led by professor of psychology Robert Johnston, has been conducting experiments to study individual recognition, and the results were published in the Dec. 7, 2005, issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Blaine Friedlander
Cornell University

Public Release: 8-Mar-2006
Poison dart frog mimics gain when birds learn to stay away
Studying neotropical poison dart frogs, biologists at the University of Texas at Austin uncovered a new way that the frog species can evolve to look similar, and it hinges on the way predators learn to avoid the toxic, brightly colored amphibians.

Contact: Lee Clippard
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 7-Mar-2006
Basque Country horses
Seven years ago a number of breeders' groups showed interest in the genetic analysis of the autochthonous breeds of horse from the Basque Country. Thus, at the Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology of the University of the Basque Country (EHU-UPV), sheep, cows and horses native to Euskal Herria were studied. The aim of this livestock study was to find out the state of conservation of these breeds and also to identify the animals.

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Journal of Experimental Biology
How to grow a bigger brain
Hatchery-reared steelhead trout show increased growth of some parts of the brain when small stones are scattered on the bottom of their tank, according to a new study by researchers at UC Davis.

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Smallest Triceratops skull ever found provides clues to dinosaur's growth
The nearly complete skull of a baby Triceratops a three-horned, tank-like dinosaur from the Cretaceous is now giving paleontologists insights into how these creatures grew. Described in this month's issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, the fossil skull provides further evidence that the horns and frill were not used in sexual display, as many imagined. Rather, says UC Berkeley's Mark Goodwin, they were used in species recognition.

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 6-Mar-2006
International Journal of Nautical Archeology
World's oldest ship timbers found in Egyptian desert
The oldest remains of seafaring ships in the world have been found in caves at the edge of the Egyptian desert along with cargo boxes that suggest ancient Egyptians sailed nearly 1,000 miles on rough waters to get treasures from a place they called God's Land, or Punt. Florida State University anthropology professor Cheryl Ward has determined that wooden planks found in the manmade caves are about 4,000 years old - making them the world's most ancient ship timbers.
Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities

Contact: Cheryl Ward
Florida State University

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