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Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Conservation Biology
Penguins okay with human visitors— for now
Penguins are found to adjust quickly to tourists, though the long term impact has yet to be determined.

Contact: Jill Yablonski
JournalNews@bos.blackwellpublishing.net
781-388-8448
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Nature
Hunt for planets outside solar system uncovers a small one
Perhaps edging closer to finding planets that harbor life, astronomers have discovered the smallest planet yet identified outside our solar system.

Contact: Stephen Kane
skane@astro.ufl.edu
352-392-2052
University of Florida

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Conservation Biology
Satellites show Amazon parks, indigenous reserves stop forest clearing
Though conservation scientists generally agree that many types of protected areas are needed to protect tropical forests, little is known about the comparative performance of inhabited and uninhabited reserves. In a paper published in the current issue of Conservation Biology, an international team of scientists, led by Daniel Nepstad of the Woods Hole Research Center, use satellite data to demonstrate, for the first time, that rainforest parks and indigenous territories halt deforestation and forest fires.

Contact: Elizabeth Braun
ebraun@whrc.org
508-548-9375 x109
Woods Hole Research Center

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Closer to home
Using a relatively new planet-hunting technique that can spot worlds one-tenth the mass of our own, researchers have discovered a potentially rocky, icy body that may be the smallest planet yet found orbiting a star outside our solar system.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Josh Chamot
jchamot@nsf.gov
703-292-7730
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-Jan-2006
Children's peer relationships have enormous influence
In his book, "Children's Peer Relations and Social Competence: A Century of Progress," Gary Ladd, Arizona State University professor of psychology and human development, examines the role of peer relationships in child and adolescent development by tracking major research findings from the 1900s to the present.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sharon Keeler
sharon.keeler@asu.edu
480-965-4012
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Jan-2006
Johns Hopkins team discovers statue of Egyptian queen
A Johns Hopkins archaeological expedition in Luxor, Egypt, has unearthed a life-sized statue, dating back nearly 3,400 years, of one of the queens of the powerful king Amenhotep III.

Contact: Amy Lunday
amylunday@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 24-Jan-2006
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
HIV prevention hope: Yogurt bugs that make antiviral drugs
A research team led by Bharat Ramratnam, a Brown Medical School professor, has genetically modified bacteria found in yogurt so that the bugs produce a protein proven to block HIV infection in monkeys. The results offer hope for a microbicide that can prevent the spread of HIV, which now affects about 40 million people.
National Institutes of Health, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Charles E. Culpeper Biomedical Pilot Initiative

Contact: Wendy Lawton
Wendy_Lawton@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 24-Jan-2006
Paleobiology
Duck-billed dino crests not linked to sense of smell
After decades of debate, a U of T researcher has finally determined that duck-billed dinosaurs' massive but hollow crests had nothing to do with what many scientists suspected -- the sense of smell.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Nicolle Wahl
nicolle.wahl@utoronto.ca
416-978-6974
University of Toronto

Public Release: 24-Jan-2006
American Naturalist
New study explores beetle species with two forms of females
A fascinating new study from the forthcoming issue of The American Naturalist attempts to explain the mysterious persistence of two forms of females in many diving beetle populations. Their findings have important implications for theories of sexual conflict, which arises when the costs and benefits of multiple matings differ for males and females.

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2006
American Naturalist
Mute swan population helps explain longstanding evolutionary question
In an important new study forthcoming from The American Naturalist, biologists from the University of Oxford tracked a colony of mute swans for more than two decades to explore a longstanding evolutionary question: whether the number of eggs laid by a female bird – known as "clutch size" – changes in accordance with natural selection.

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

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