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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

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
palvarado@conservation.org
202-912-1214
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
marie.gilbert@uaf.edu
907-474-7412
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 10-Feb-2006
Journal of Consumer Research
Which holds more: A tall, thin glass or a short, fat one?
A fascinating new study from the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research explores how our senses interact to gauge volume, with important implications for perception of consumer products and consumption patterns. Specifically, the article argues that "elongation effect" the common tendency to think that a tall, thin glass holds more than a short, stout glass of equal volume is reversed when touch is used instead of sight to evaluate how much a container holds.

Contact: Suzanne Wu
swu@press.uchicago.edu
773-834-0386
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
Nature
FSU biologist says new dinosaur is oldest cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex
Florida State University paleobiologist Gregory M. Erickson sliced up some ancient dinosaur bones uncovered in China to help an international team of scientists identify a new genus and species. Despite striking skeletal differences and only subtle similarities, the FSU researcher determined that the two remarkably intact specimens were cousins of North America's hulking Tyrannosaurus rex.
National Geographic Society, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Jurassic Foundation, Hilmar Tharp Sallee Charitable Trust, George Washington University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation

Contact: Greg Erickson
gerickson@bio.fsu.edu
850-645-4991
Florida State University

Public Release: 9-Feb-2006
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
Kaboom! Ancient impacts scarred moon to its core, may have created 'man in the moon'
Ohio State University planetary scientists have found the remains of ancient lunar impacts that may have helped create the surface feature commonly called the "man in the moon." Their study suggests that a large object hit the far side of the moon and sent a shock wave through the moon's core and all the way to the Earth-facing side. The crust recoiled -- and the moon bears the scars from that encounter even today.

Contact: Ralph von Frese
Von-frese.3@osu.edu
614-292-5635
Ohio State University

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

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