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Showing releases 981-990 out of 1081.

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Public Release: 23-Mar-2005
Neuron
New insight into people who 'see' colors in letters and numbers
People with a form of synesthesia in which they see colors when viewing letters and numbers really do see colors, researchers have found. What's more, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of their brains reveals that they show activation of color-perception areas. The rare condition called synesthesia was long dismissed as an oddity not worthy of scientific study. Now, however, researchers are using the condition to gain insights into the neural basis of perception.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Heidi Hardman
hhardman@cell.com
617-397-2879
Cell Press

Public Release: 22-Mar-2005
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Young and exotic stellar zoo
Using telescopes from the European Southern Observatory, astronomers have found that the cluster Westerlund 1, hidden behind a large cloud of dust and gas, is the most massive compact young cluster yet identified in the Milky Way Galaxy. It contains hundreds of very massive and most exotic stars, some shining with a brilliance of almost one million suns and some two-thousand times larger than the Sun (i.e. as large as the orbit of Saturn)!

Contact: Ignacio Negueruela
ignacio@dfists.ua.es
ESO

Public Release: 21-Mar-2005
PLOS Biology
Wolves alleviate impact of climate change on food supply, finds new UC Berkeley study
Gray wolves play a critical role in easing the effects of climate change on Yellowstone's ecosystem, according to a new UC Berkeley study. Researchers found that in the absence of wolves, shorter, milder winters lead to lower elk mortality, which is bad news for the scavengers that rely upon the elk for food. When wolves are around, however, they provide a steady supply of carrion, regardless of the climate.
US Environmental Protection Agency, James S. McDonnell Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 21-Mar-2005
General Dentistry: Academy of General Dentistry
Dental erosion
Frequently consuming foods with a low pH value, such as soft drinks, fruit juices, pickles, fresh fruit and yogurt can lead to irreversible dental erosion, according to a report in the January/February issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal.

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

Public Release: 21-Mar-2005
General Dentistry: Academy of General Dentistry
Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children
Providing proper care and oral hygiene during preschool years can mean a lifetime of good oral health, according to a recent article in the January/February issue of General Dentistry, clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing education.

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

Public Release: 21-Mar-2005
Photos show jaguar vamping for camera
He's beautiful and he knows it. A male jaguar recently acted like he was on a fashion runway in Manhattan, rather than his home in Kaa-Iya National Park in Bolivia, when it plopped down in front of a remote "camera trap" and allowed a remarkable 35 pictures to be taken over a five-and-a-half hour period. Two days earlier, the same cat languished for 90 minutes, when 19 photos were shot.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 21-Mar-2005
Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
Samson the lion from the Hai-Kef zoo in Rishon Lezion, Israel, who had undergone a brain operation unique in the world -- at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has recuperated and has returned to his cage and to his sister, Delilah.

Contact: Jerry Barach
jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 18-Mar-2005
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
Envisat radar imagery confirms that the B-15A iceberg the world's largest floating object is adrift once more after two months aground on a shallow seamount. This latest development poses a renewed threat to the nearby pier of land-attached ice known as the Drygalski ice tongue.

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.dacunto@esa.int
39-069-418-0856
European Space Agency

Public Release: 17-Mar-2005
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Annual Meeting
UC Berkeley researchers working on ouchless injections
Taking a child to the doctor's office to get immunization shots can be a pain on many levels. But bioengineers at UC Berkeley are hoping to ease that experience by creating an injector, the MicroJet, that uses electronics instead of a needle to deliver drugs through a patient's skin.
University of California, Berkeley and Guidant Foundation

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 17-Mar-2005
Conservation Biology
Will aid to poor put wildlife at risk?
Even a small increase in the wealth of poor, rural families in Gabon may cause a substantial increase in the consumption of bushmeat, according to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in a recent issue of Conservation Biology. The results of the study, the authors said, underline the importance of coordinating poverty alleviation efforts with conservation to avoid depleting natural resources in Central Africa, while still benefiting the rural poor.

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

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