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Public Release: 11-Jan-2006
New England Journal of Medicine
St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for ALL
The cure rate for the once almost universally fatal childhood cancer acute lymphoblastic leukemia could reach 90 percent in the near future, thanks to improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the past four decades, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
National Institutes of Health, Cancer Center Support Grant, ALSAC

Contact: Bonnie Kourvelas
bonnie.kourvelas@stjude.org
901-495-3306
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 16-Nov-2005
Netherlands Journal of Geosciences
Missing fossil link 'Dallasaurus' found
When amateur fossil finder Van Turner discovered a small vertebra at a construction site near Dallas 17 years ago, he knew the creature was unlike anything in the fossil record. Scientists now know the significance of Turner's fossil as the origin of an extinct line of lizards with an evolutionary twist: a land-dwelling species that became fully aquatic, Dallasaurus turneri.

Contact: Meredith Dickenson
mmdicken@smu.edu
214-768-7650
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2005
Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk
A group of history students have discovered the antler of an Irish Elk in cliffs near Kirk Michael on the Isle of Man.

Contact: Kate Spark
kate.spark@liv.ac.uk
44-151-794-2247
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 10-Nov-2005
Giant ape lived alongside humans
McMaster University geochronologist solves the puzzle of when Gigantopithecus blackii roamed the Earth.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Jane Christmas
chrisja@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x27988
McMaster University

Public Release: 10-Nov-2005
Science
Fossil find: 'Godzilla' crocodile had head of a dinosaur, fins like a fish
Researchers have discovered evidence of an ancient sea creature that would have made Tyrannosaurus rex, think twice before stepping into the ocean. At the southern tip of South America, they found fossils of an entirely new species of ancient crocodile one whose massive jaws and jagged teeth would have made it the most fearsome predator in the sea.
National Geographic Society

Contact: Diego Pol
Dpol@mbi.osu.edu
614-292-6159
Ohio State University

Public Release: 9-Nov-2005
Behavioural Processes
Bird calls may have meaning
A deep-voiced black-capped chickadee may wonder why other birds ignore it, but there may be a good reason behind the snub, says a University of Alberta study that looked into how the bird responds to calls.

Contact: Phoebe Dey
phoebe.dey@ualberta.ca
780-492-0437
University of Alberta

Public Release: 1-Nov-2005
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Food for thought for winter, holidays
Here are a few tips on how to make your fall and winter seasons a bit healthier and happy this year, courtesy of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 27-Oct-2005
Keeping kids safe & healthy on Halloween
Halloween is an exciting time for kids, and we can all help to make sure that children have a safe and fun holiday with the following tips from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing group at Harvard Medical School.

Contact: Leah Gourley
public_affairs@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0442
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 29-Sep-2005
Spider blood found in 20 million year old fossil
A scientist from the University of Manchester has discovered the first identified droplets of spider blood in a piece of amber up to 20 million years old.

Contact: Simon Hunter
simon.hunter@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8387
University of Manchester

Public Release: 26-Sep-2005
Biology Letters
How a zebra lost its stripes: Rapid evolution of the quagga
DNA from museum samples of extinct animals is providing unexpected information on the extent and effect of the Ice Age as well as the path of species evolution, according to a report by scientists from Yale University, the Smithsonian Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Contact: Janet Rettig Emanuel
janet.emannuel@yale.edu
203-432-2157
Yale University

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