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Public Release: 1-Aug-2005
PLOS Biology
Human cerebellum and cortex age in very different ways
Researchers have found that the two primary areas of the human brain appear to age in radically different ways: The cortex used in higher-level thought undergoes more extensive changes with age than the cerebellum, which regulates basic processes such as heartbeat, breathing and balance. Their work, based on an analysis of gene expression in various areas of human and chimpanzee brains, also shows that the two species' brains age very differently, despite their close evolutionary relationship.
Bundesministerium fur Bildung und Forschung, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, William F. Milton Fund, Pew Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Steve Bradt
steve_bradt@harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2005
Key to elephant conservation is 'in the sauce'
What do hot sauce aficionados and African elephants have in common? They both feel the burn of chilli peppers, the key ingredient for resolving human-elephant conflicts in Africa while raising money for farmers and conservation.

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 28-Jul-2005
Science
Rare bird 'sings' with its feathers to attract a mate
Similar to how a cricket chirps by rubbing together sound-making apparatus in its hind legs, male club-winged manakins (Machaeropterus deliciosus) use specially adapted feathers in each wing to make a violinlike hum, a Cornell University animal behaviorist Kimberly Bostwick writes in Science magazine.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Blaine P. Friedlander Jr.
bpf2@cornell.edu
607-254-8093
Cornell University

Public Release: 27-Jul-2005
Science
North Atlantic right whales headed toward extinction
One of the most endangered whales in the world, the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is on a path toward extinction due to collisions with ships and entanglements in fishing gear, according to a Cornell University right whale expert Christopher Clark.

Contact: Blaine Friedlander
bpf2@cornell.edu
607-254-8093
Cornell University

Public Release: 26-Jul-2005
Psychological Science
Our genes make us like people like us
How alike are you and your husband or wife -- or, you and your best friend? Probably more alike than you realize. A study of twins shows that people's spouses and best friends are much more similar to them than was previously recognized -- about as close as brothers and sisters. The research also suggested that the preference for partners who are similar to us is partly due to our genes.

Contact: J. Philippe Rushton
rushton@uwo.ca
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 18-Jul-2005
PLOS Biology
Space matters: Estimating species diversity in the fossil record
In a paper published in the premier open access journal PLoS Biology, the importance of accounting for geographic area in estimating biodiversity from the fossil record is revealed through an analysis of the Miocene Mammal Mapping Project.
National Science Foundation, University of California Museum of Paleontology

Contact: Paul Ocampo
press@plos.org
415-624-1224
PLOS

Public Release: 14-Jul-2005
The bad breath cure
More than 90 million Americans can sigh comfortably because of new relief for their bad breath. Dental experts today revealed research highlighting a new treatment option that can eliminate halitosis or chronic bad breath at the Academy of General Dentistry's 53rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Jennifer Starkey
jennifers@agd.org
312-440-4341
Academy of General Dentistry

Public Release: 7-Jul-2005
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Identical twins may have more differences than meet the eye
Identical twins lose some fundamental similarities as they grow older, a new study reports. They may start to look and act less alike. The changes could leave one twin susceptible to diseases like cancer, while the other twin remains healthy.
Spanish Association Against Cancer

Contact: Christoph Plass
plass-1@medctr.osu.edu
614-292-6505
Ohio State University

Public Release: 4-Jul-2005
Journal of Neuroscience
How fish hear and make sounds at same time
Cornell University's Andrew Bass explains for the first time how the plainfin midshipman fish can hear its own voice and outside sounds at the same time.

Contact: Krishna Ramanujan
ksr32@cornell.edu
607-255-3290
Cornell University

Public Release: 4-Jul-2005
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Young children who watch less TV more likely to finish college
Children who watch the most television during childhood and adolescence may be less likely to finish school or go on to earn a university degree, according to a study in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Contact: Robert J. Hancox, M.D.
bob.hancox@otago.ac.nz
The JAMA Network Journals

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