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Public Release: 31-Jan-2006
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Archaeologists find evidence of earliest African slaves brought to new world
Digging in a colonial era graveyard in one of the oldest European cities in Mexico, archaeologists have found what they believe are the oldest remains of slaves brought from Africa to the New World. The remains date between the late-16th century and the mid-17th century, not long after Columbus first set foot in the Americas.
National Science Foundation

Contact: T. Douglas Price
tdprice@wisc.edu
608-262-2575
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 31-Jan-2006
Communication Research Reports
When we say the wrong thing...repairing the message
Communication scientists from Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University have studied how and why people choose certain ways to repair the damage done once hurtful words are spoken.

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 31-Jan-2006
Biology Letters
Like their pregnant mates, primate dads-to-be pack on pounds
Confirming what many have long suspected, scientists have found that male monkeys of two different species get heavier when their mates are pregnant.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Toni Ziegler
ziegler@primate.wisc.edu
608-263-3507
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 31-Jan-2006
JAMA
Blood safety program in South Africa associated with decline in HIV-1 in blood donations
A blood safety program in South Africa that included closing donor clinics in areas of high HIV prevalence is associated with a decrease in the prevalence of HIV in donated blood, according to study in the February 1 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Anthon du P. Heyns
aheyns@inl.sanbs.org.za
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Series B
Baboons in mourning seek comfort among friends
According to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, baboons physiologically respond to bereavement in ways similar to humans, with an increase in stress hormones called glucocorticoids. Baboons can lower their glucocorticoid levels through friendly social contact, expanding their social network after the loss of specific close companions.

Contact: Greg Lester
glester@pobox.upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Journal of Consumer Research
Think your friends know you pretty well? Think again
Researchers from the University of Michigan and Columbia University recently compared how well people think their friends know them to their actual taste in movies and restaurants. They found that we tend to overestimate personal information more in close friends than in acquaintances.

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Journal of Consumer Research
New study shows that variety is overrated, especially in our choices for others
Variety is the spice of life, right? Well, not as much as we expect it to be. Contrary to our own predictions, we generally get more satisfaction from eating our favorite foods repeatedly than from having a wide variety of menu options. New research forthcoming in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research shows that when it comes to choosing foods for others, we even more egregiously overestimate the desire for variety.

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Journal of Consumer Research
How we view ourselves affects perception of products and brands
A forthcoming article in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research compares the attitudes of American and Singaporean subjects toward well-known brands in order to assess how a consumer's self-view influences perception of consumer goods. The researchers found that Westerners, who tend to have a personality-oriented independent self-view, focus on the general qualities of the brand. Easterners, who focus more interdependently on contextual factors and their relationships to others, instead associate a company with its products.

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Giving déjà vu a second look
Psychologists from Leeds' memory group are working with sufferers of chronic déjà vu on the world's first study of the condition.
Economic & Social Research Council

Contact: Hannah Love
h.e.b.love@leeds.ac.uk
44-113-343-4100
University of Leeds

Public Release: 30-Jan-2006
Simulator for fork-lift trucks
Researchers at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energetics and Materials at the Public University of Navarre are working on the implementation of a fork-lift truck simulator for training purposes and aimed at minimising the risks involved in their use in the workplace. The project, led by Department member Jesus Maria Pintor, is being undertaken after being commissioned by the Navarre Government's Institute of Occupational Health and forms part of a wider project, started in 2002, on workplace risks involved with fork-lift trucks.

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
garazi@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

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