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Public Release: 26-Jan-2006
Annual Conference on Sleep Disorders in Infancy and Childhood
Headache, sleep problems connected in children
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that frequent headaches in children appear to be associated with sleep problems. More than two-thirds of children studied who suffer from chronic daily headache also experience sleep disturbance, especially delay in sleep onset.

Contact: Lisa Lucier or Traci Klein
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Researchers discover smallest planet outside solar system
Astronomers from Princeton and other institutions have discovered the smallest planet found outside of our solar system using a technique that researchers believe will uncover others that potentially harbor life.

Contact: Eric Quiñones
Princeton University

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Robot set loose to film your insides
A camera-carrying robot that can rove around inside the stomach or abdomen can help give surgeons a better view on the area being operated on. The robot is only 15 millimetres in diameter, allowing it to be inserted through the small incisions used for keyhole surgery. The camera is separated by two rotating cylinders which allow the robot to move around.

Contact: Claire Bowles
New Scientist

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
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Public Release: 25-Jan-2006
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
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
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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
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
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
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
Brown University

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