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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

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
ostrom@msu.edu
517-214-3926
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
elasusa@mcw.edu
414-456-4700
Medical College of Wisconsin

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