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Public Release: 17-Jan-2006
Image processing for applications in artificial vision
For a robot to identify objects in a particular image, it is first necessary that it can "see" them. With this aim, in artificial vision, edge detectors are normally used, i.e. computer programmes that delimit the objects in an image and define the limits between them and the background, and between the different objects themselves.

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 16-Jan-2006
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Norwegian torpedo boat service associated with increased risk of birth defects
Military service aboard a Norwegian missile torpedo boat was associated with a signficantly increased risk of having children with birth defects or who were stillborn, reveals research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Contact: Emma Dickinson
BMJ Specialty Journals

Public Release: 16-Jan-2006
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Household insecticides associated with increased risk of childhood leukaemia
Household insecticides may increase the risk of childhood leukaemia, suggests French research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Contact: Emma Dickinson
BMJ Specialty Journals

Public Release: 16-Jan-2006
Stardust parachutes to soft landing in Utah with dust samples from comet
The Stardust return capsule streaked across the night sky of the Western United States early Sunday, making a soft parachute landing in the Utah desert southwest of Salt Lake City. It's samples from comet Wild 2 are to be sent to Johnson Space Center in Houston this week.

Contact: Vince Stricherz
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Jan-2006
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Antidepressant therapy for major depression in children and adolescents
Dr. Graham Emslie, a world leader in research into the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents, along with colleagues Amy Cheung and Taryn Mayes review the evidence from published and unpublished randomized controlled trials on the benefits and harms (including suicide and suicide ideation) of antidepressant therapy for major depressive disorder in pediatric patients.

Contact: Amy Cheung
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Public Release: 15-Jan-2006
Nature Genetics
Oh, rats! Designer animals reveal possible heart disease genes
Every year, heart disease claims an estimated 7 million lives, according to the World Health Organization. Scientists have struggled to pinpoint the precise genes behind this complex disease. Now, however, they have a new research ally: the designer rat.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Kathryn Brown
The Institute for Genomic Research

Public Release: 13-Jan-2006
Medicaid matters to children: How Medicaid can help drive quality improvement in pediatrics
The nation's leading children's healthcare leaders gathered today to begin building a coalition to safeguard Medicaid and improve quality measurement standards. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, along with the National Association of Children's Hospitals, joined forces to create an alliance advocating for quality improvement measures to not only strengthen Medicaid but also to improve the state of pediatric practice.

Contact: Michelle Chyatte
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 13-Jan-2006
American Journal of Education
Full-day vs. half-day kindergarten
In an important new longitudinal study drawing on a sample of more than 8,000 kindergarteners and 500 public schools, researchers find that full-day kindergarten programs, which are most commonly available to less-advantaged children, are roughly equivalent to an additional month of schooling each year when compared to half-day programs.

Contact: Suzanne Wu
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 13-Jan-2006
Illinois pig to make history as source of first complete swine genome
A pig used for research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a home in history. Its DNA will provide the first sequence of the swine genome to be completed with the help of a two-year $10 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Jim Barlow, Life Sciences Editor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 13-Jan-2006
Siblings' bad habits brush off
Brothers and sisters are more powerful role models than friends or parents when it comes to teenage drinking and smoking, research has shown.

Contact: Professor Najman
Research Australia

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