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25-Jul-2013
For diabetics, a way to bypass the bypass
A new study in the journal Science might help explain why obese individuals who undergo a special type of surgery to help reduce their weight are cured of diabetes in the process.

Contact: Science Press Package Team
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

24-Jul-2013
From starburst to star bust
It's not only biologists who study evolution; many astronomers work on this topic, too. But instead of looking at how human beings came into existence, they study the how baby galaxies (known as "proto-galaxies") grow into giant systems containing hundreds of billions of brilliant stars, similar to our own galaxy. Now they've solved the mystery of the missing massive galaxies!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

23-Jul-2013
The noodle effect
Because of the much longer lifespan of cosmic objects, it can seem to us that nothing ever changes in space. It's not often we get to see a star end its life. Or see an unlucky object stumble too close to a black hole and get sucked inside. But wait ... that's exactly what astronomers are seeing at this moment! And it's the supermassive black hole sitting at the center of our very own galaxy!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

23-Jul-2013
The day the Earth smiled
Something great, something big, something new and very special has just happened! Last week the Cassini spacecraft which is orbiting around Saturn, over a billion kilometers away, was turned around to snap a photograph of the Earth! Our planet might be just a tiny blue dot in this picture, but we're all there -- all 7 billions of us!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

18-Jul-2013
Lizards' lessons for life
If you could somehow hit "replay" on the history of life, what would happen? Would the animals we see in this replay version of Earth look the same as the animals we see now?

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

17-Jul-2013
Dive, dive, dive! Young engineers compete in underwater robotics race
Student-built autonomous underwater vehicles will speed through the depths of a Navy pool in a battle for supremacy at the 16th International RoboSub Competition, July 22-28. The competition, co-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Association of Unmanned Vehicles International Foundation, will be held in San Diego Several ONR program officers will be at the competition, serving as mentors and judges to the high school and college-age competitors.

Contact: Peter Vietti
ONRPublicAffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

11-Jul-2013
Good news for gene therapy?
Gene therapy -- a process by which healthy "replacement" genes are infused into patients who have inherited faulty copies of the genes -- seems to work well in animal models of diseases. But, moving from animal research to the clinic has proved extremely challenging: The transplanted genes rarely express the right amount of proteins in human patients, and in some cases the treatment leads to negative side effects, like leukemia.

Contact: Science Press Package
scipak@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

11-Jul-2013
The other blue planet
When you see our planet from space it looks like a pale blue ball. Now astronomers have found another blue planet orbiting around a distant star. But conditions are very different on this alien world: temperatures reach 1,000C, winds reach 7,000 kilometers per hour and it rains glass!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

10-Jul-2013
The biggest baby in our galaxy
Using the giant radio telescope, ALMA, astronomers have found the biggest cosmic "womb" ever seen in our galaxy! The womb is actually a giant dust cloud that is collapsing down to form a new star. When it finally gives birth the "baby" will be a star that is 100 times bigger than our sun!

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

4-Jul-2013
So you think you're sitting still?
Chances are that you are sitting down right now. It might feel like you are sitting still, but right this very second, you are zooming through space at speeds that make the fastest rocket look like its moving at a snail's pace! Not only does the Earth rotate, our galaxy is turning, too! Now astronomers have observed what spins galaxies around -- it's material falling onto them from surrounding reservoirs of material that encase them like thick blankets.

Contact: Sarah Eve Roberts
roberts@strw.leidenuniv.nl
31-715-278-419
Leiden University

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