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Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
Child Development
Social first graders more likely to become good readers
This study examined the connection between academic performance and aggressive behavior in low-income children over the course of six years. The findings connected poor literacy achievement in early grades and aggressive behavior in later grades. Similarly, positive social behavior was found to promote positive academic behavior. Since social development and academic development are linked, attention needs to be given to improvements in each domain to improve development in both areas.

Contact: Andrea Browning
abrowning@srcd.org
202-336-5926
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
Child Development
Reading and behavior problems intertwined in boys
Researchers from King's College London and the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied the link between reading and behavior problems in boys. Over the course of three studies, they found that the two problems are linked by both genetic factors as well as shared environments. The final results show that reading and behavior problems cause each other. The findings imply that proper interventions in preschool that target either reading or behavior problems are likely to produce changes.

Contact: Andrea Browning
abrowning@srcd.org
202-336-5926
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
Child Development
Parents who fight may harm children's future emotional development
A study conducted at the universities of Notre Dame, Rochester and Catholic University of America shows a connection between parental conflict and children's future behavior. Conflict levels of parents and the emotional development children were tracked over the course of 3 years. Marital conflict resulted in lack of confidence and hesitancy in children. The findings should encourage parents to handle conflicts constructively in order to promote healthy emotional development for their children.

Contact: Andrea Browning
abrowning@srcd.org
202-336-5926
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 8-Feb-2006
Diabetes Care
Diabetes can lead to gum disease in childhood; onset is younger than previously recognized
New research from Columbia University Medical Center has shown that the destruction of the gums can start in diabetic children as young as six years old. While the link between diabetes and periodontal disease was previously established, it was believed that the regression of gums began much later and increased with age. The study is published in the February issue of Diabetes Care.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Craig LeMoult
cel2113@columbia.edu
212-305-0820
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Feb-2006
Rockabye baby: Research shows gentle singing soothes sick infants
A project led by a researcher from the University of Western Sydney has found that music therapy can help sick babies in intensive care maintain normal behavioural development, making them less irritable, upset and less likely to cry.

Contact: Margaret Paton
m.paton@uws.edu.au
61-296-787-075
Research Australia

Public Release: 8-Feb-2006
Student-friendly GIS leads to real-world science inquiry and fulfills NRC report's recommendations
A report by the National Research Council urging educators to teach K-12 students to think spatially and use geographic information systems (GIS) to do so underscores the importance of educational research underway at Northwestern University. Researchers there have developed a student-friendly GIS tool that makes it possible for middle and high school students to use real-world geographic data in much the way professional scientists do.

Contact: Wendy Leopold
w-leopold@northwestern.edu
847-491-4890
Northwestern University

Public Release: 7-Feb-2006
Tracking food products from farm to the fork
A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from 'farm to fork' - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers.

Contact: Tara Morris
news@istresults.info
322-286-1985
IST Results

Public Release: 7-Feb-2006
Astronomy & Astrophysics
How to steal a million stars?
Based on observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of Italian astronomers reports that the stellar cluster Messier 12 must have lost to our Milky Way galaxy close to one million low-mass stars.

Contact: Henri Boffin
hboffin@eso.org
49-893-200-6222
ESO

Public Release: 7-Feb-2006
Scientists discover dozens of new species in 'Lost World' of western New Guinea
An expedition to one of Asia's most isolated jungles in the mist-shrouded Foja Mountains of western New Guinea discovered a virtual ''Lost World" of new species, giant flowers, and rare wildlife that was unafraid of humans. The December 2005 trip by a team of US, Indonesian, and Australian scientists found dozens of new species including frogs, butterflies, and the first new bird from the island of New Guinea in more than 60 years.
Conservation International, Indonesian Institute of Science, Swift Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, National Geographic Society, Global Environment Project

Contact: Tom Cohen
tcohen@conservation.org
202-912-1532
Conservation International

Public Release: 7-Feb-2006
Biological Invasions
Exotic crab poised for widespread UK invasion
A major UK invasion of the Chinese mitten crab is predicted by scientists from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne who have modelled its spread through Britain and Europe for the first time. The crab, which destroys river banks and preys on native species, is spreading through waterways at an alarming rate, and an urgent monitoring and management system is needed before it is too late to stop the spread, say scientists.
Newcastle University, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Contact: Dr Matt Bentley
m.g.bentley@ncl.ac.uk
44-191-222-5350
Newcastle University

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