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Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Bioinformatics
Evolution mystery: Spider venom and bacteria share same toxin
Researchers find evidence for ancient transfer of a toxin between ancestors of two very dissimilar organisms -- spiders and a bacterium.

Contact: Tania Thompson
taniat@lclark.edu
503-768-7961
Lewis & Clark College

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Report lists top 20 most-vulnerable African carnivores
It may still be "king of the beasts," but the African lion's kingdom is dwindling, according to a new report released by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) that says these emblematic big cats have disappeared from 82 percent of their historic range. The 200-page report looked at the conservation status of the 20 largest species of African carnivores and examined priorities to help ensure that they persist on the continent.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Good worms can secure computers
Unleashing beneficial worms into computers could help rescue PCs invaded by a malicious worm attack. These so called "patching worms," developed by a company in Miami, Florida, are programmed to invade a computer and close up the same weak spots bad worms attack.

Contact: Claire Bowles
claire.bowles@rbi.co.uk
44-207-611-1210
New Scientist

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Medicinal herbs popular choice for babies and kids among WIC clinic clients
Nearly half of the low income, nutritionally-vulnerable Latino children surveyed by Penn State researchers in WIC clinics were treated with herbs by their caregivers for common ills such as diaper rash, colic, teething symptoms, stomachaches, coughs and colds.
US Department of Agriculture, Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services

Contact: Barbara Hale
bah@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
The little beam that could
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Germany, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics in Germany, have developed a new method for using a laser beam to accelerate ions. The novel method may enable important advances in compact ion accelerators, medical physics and inertial confinement fusion.

Contact: Todd Hanson
tahanson@lanl.gov
505-665-2085
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Nature
Binary asteroid in Jupiter's orbit may be icy comets from solar system's infancy
Rocky asteroids typically congregate in the inner solar system, corralled within Jupiter's orbit, while the icy comets huddle in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune. But now a UC Berkeley astronomer has found two icy rocks in the shadow of Jupiter, suggesting that not all comets ended up in the Kuiper Belt during the turbulent infancy of the solar system.
National Science Foundation, NASA

Contact: Robert Sanders
rsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
Nature
New 'planet' is larger than Pluto
Bonn astronomers measure size of recently discovered solar system object.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Frank Bertoldi
Bertoldi@astro.uni-bonn.de
49-228-736-789
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 1-Feb-2006
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Asthmatic children in multi-family housing hit by indoor nitrogen dioxide
Children with asthma living in multi-family housing who are exposed to certain levels of indoor nitrogen dioxide, a poisonous pollutant byproduct of gas cooking stoves and unvented heaters, are more likely to experience wheeze, persistent cough, shortness of breath and chest tightness.

Contact: Suzy Martin
smartin@thoracic.org
212-315-8631
American Thoracic Society

Public Release: 31-Jan-2006
Astrobiology
Inside rocks, implications for finding life on Mars
UCLA paleobiologist J. William Schopf and colleagues have produced three dimensional images of ancient fossils 650 million to 850 million years old preserved in rocks, an achievement never done before. If a future space mission to Mars brings rocks to Earth, the techniques Schopf has used could enable scientists to look at microscopic fossils inside the rocks for signs of life, such as organic cell walls. These techniques would not destroy the rocks.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

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

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