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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

Public Release: 4-Jul-2005
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
A TV in the bedroom is associated with lower standardized test scores among third grade students
In a study of third graders, children with a television in their bedrooms had lower scores on standardized tests while children with access to a home computer had higher scores, researchers report in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Contact: Tim Parsons
410-955-6878
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 23-Jun-2005
Geophysical Research Letters
NASA satellite data capture a big climate effect on tiny ocean life
New research found that phytoplankton population and size can change dramatically due to the physical processes associated with the climate phenomena known as El Niņo and La Niņa. In turn, these changes not only affect ocean ecology, but also influence our climate by impacting carbon storage in the ocean.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
Robert.J.Gutro.1@gsfc.nasa.gov
301-286-4044
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 2-Jun-2005
Journal of Consumer Research
Vanilla vs. rocky road
Why did our parents' crayon box only yield six colors while kids today are enjoying a dizzying 120?! The answer is in the naming: today's kids are scribbling away with "razzmatazz" and "tropical rain forest." This move towards ambiguous naming is extremely effective according to an article in the June 2005 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research.

Contact: Carrie Olivia Adams
coa@press.uchicago.edu
773-834-0386
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 2-Jun-2005
Journal of Consumer Research
Good, bad and indifferent
We each have that one flavor of jelly bean -- the one that we can consume endlessly in one sitting. Yet, there is another flavor that we eject from our mouths as soon as we taste it. Still, there are flavors that don't seem to illicit any significant responses whatsoever. Taken separately, eating jelly beans can be a very simple story: good, bad or indifferent. However, when we combine the three experiences into one, how do we rate the overall taste experience?

Contact: Carrie Olivia Adams
coa@press.uchicago.edu
773-834-0386
University of Chicago Press Journals

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