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Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Fish skin provides invisibility in open ocean
Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery about how some fish seem to disappear from predators in the open waters of the ocean, a discovery that could help materials scientists and military technologists create more effective methods of ocean camouflage. The findings are published in this week in Science.
Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives, National Science Foundation, University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences

Contact: Christine Sinatra
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
PLOS Pathogens
Monkeys in Asia harbor virus from humans, other species
When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse astroviruses, which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhea in humans. The study was published Nov. 5 in PLOS Pathogens.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbi Nodell
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Biotechnology Journal
Chemical engineers have figured out how to make vaccines faster
Researchers at Brigham Young University have devised a system to speed up the process of making life-saving vaccines for new viruses. Their concept is to create the biological machinery for vaccine production en masse, put it in a freeze-dried state and stockpile it around the country. Then, when a new virus hits, labs can simply add water to a 'kit' to rapidly produce vaccines.
National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Todd Hollingshead
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Dartmouth scientists shed light on how our brains see the world
A Dartmouth study reveals how the brain understands motion and still objects to help us navigate our complex visual world. The findings have a number of potential practical applications, ranging from treatment for motion blindness to improved motion recognition algorithms used in airport and other public security systems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Cramer
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
CoNEXT 2015
Powering the next billion devices with Wi-Fi
University of Washington engineers have developed a novel technology that uses a Wi-Fi router -- a source of ubiquitous but untapped energy in indoor environments -- to power devices without sacrificing network performance.
National Science Foundation, Qualcomm, University of Washington

Contact: Jennifer Langston
University of Washington

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Dark matter dominates in nearby dwarf galaxy
A Caltech researcher has measured what could be the highest concentration of dark matter in any known galaxy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Nature Physics
Ecological extinction explains how turbulence dies
Physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a theoretical understanding of laminar-turbulent transition that explains the lifetime of turbulent flows and an unexpected analogy with the behavior of an ecosystem on the edge of extinction. This could lead to an improved understanding of how the onset of turbulence can be controlled, potentially reducing energy costs in oil pipelines. It may also have implications for cardiovascular medicine, perhaps reducing the risk of aneurisms.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Siv Schwink
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Developmental Science
Babies have logical reasoning before age one, study finds
Within the first year of life, children can make transitive inferences about a social hierarchy of dominance.
John Merck Funk, National Science Foundation

Contact: Carol Clark
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Forming planet observed for first time
An international team of scientists in Australia and the United States has captured the first-ever images of a planet in the making. The accumulation of dust and gas particles onto a new planet -- the process by which the planet continues to form and grow -- has been directly observed for the first time. None of the nearly 1,900 planets previously discovered and confirmed outside our Solar System are in the process of formation.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, California Institute of Technology

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
University of Sydney

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
UA researchers capture first photo of planet in making
Capturing sharp images of distant objects is difficult, largely due to atmospheric turbulence, the mixing of hot and cold air. But University of Arizona researchers captured the first photo of a planet in the making, a planet residing in a gap in LkCa15's disk. Of the roughly 2,000 known exoplanets, only about 10 have been imaged -- and long after they had formed, not when they were in the making. Results were published in Nature.
National Science Foundation, NASA

Contact: Stephanie Sallum
University of Arizona

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Low-oxygen 'dead zones' in North Pacific linked to past ocean-warming events
A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead zones. Results of the study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, are being published this week in the journal Nature.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Summer Praetorius
Oregon State University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
IU study: Short winter days trigger aggression hormones differently based on sex
Indiana University researchers have discovered a hormonal mechanism in hamsters that connects short winter days with increased aggression in females, and that it differs from the mechanism that controls this same response in males.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
New clues emerge about the earliest known Americans
Stone tools, cooked animal and plant remains and fire pits found at Monte Verde in southern Chile provide greater evidence that a nomadic people adapted to a harsh ice-age environment -- the first known Americans -- reached South America more than 15,000 years ago.
National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation, Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales de Chile, Vanderbilt University

Contact: Liz Entman
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Blood test results vary from drop to drop in fingerprick tests
Fingerprick blood tests are becoming more common, but a Rice University study finds that fingerprick test results can vary significantly from drop to drop. The study found that as many as six to nine drops of blood were needed for consistent measurements of hemoglobin, white blood cells and platelets.
National Science Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative

Contact: Jade Boyd
Rice University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
OU-led study links deep-time dust with major impacts on carbon cycling
A University of Oklahoma-led study links vast amounts of iron-rich dust deposits from the late Paleozoic period of 300 million years ago with implications for major ecosystem fertilization and a massive drawdown of atmospheric carbon. Understanding iron fertilization and other deep-time events may explain present and future climate change and aid scientists and policymakers when making decisions related to geoengineering the Earth.
National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society

Contact: Jana Smith
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
A new symmetry underlies the search for new materials
A new symmetry operation developed by Penn State researchers has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials that range from tougher steels to new types of electronic, magnetic, and thermal materials. With further developments, this technique could also impact the field of computational materials design.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Nondrug interventions improve quality of life for Chinese cancer patients
A meta-analysis of dozens of studies of traditional Chinese medicine and other nonpharmacological interventions meant to improve patients' quality of life affirms that these approaches, on the whole, help alleviate depression, fatigue, pain, anxiety, insomnia and gastrointestinal problems in Chinese cancer patients.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China

Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Fat makes coral fit to cope with climate change
A year ago, researchers discovered that fat helps coral survive heat stress over the short term -- and now it seems that fat helps coral survive over the long term, too. The study offers important clues as to which coral species are most likely to withstand repeated bouts of heat stress, called 'bleaching,' as climate change warms world oceans.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
Ohio State University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UW team refrigerates liquids with a laser for the first time
Since the first laser was invented in 1960, they've always given off heat, either as a useful tool, a byproduct or a fictional way to vanquish intergalactic enemies. University of Washington researchers are the first to solve a decades-old puzzle -- figuring out how to make a laser refrigerate water and other liquids.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, University of Washington, National Science Foundation, DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Contact: Jennifer Langston
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Systematic Entomology
Scientists uncover re-evolution of disruptive camouflage in horned praying mantises
A scientist from The Cleveland Museum of Natural History led research that revised the horned praying mantis group and traced the evolution of its distinctive camouflage features.
US National Science Foundation

Contact: Glenda Bogar
Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Agricultural Water Management
Study finds High Plains Aquifer peak use by state, overall usage decline
A new Kansas State University study finds that the over-tapping of the High Plains Aquifer's groundwater beyond the aquifer's recharge rate peaked in 2006. Its use is projected to decrease by roughly 50 percent in the next 100 years.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: David Steward
Kansas State University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Nano Letters
Rice makes light-driven nanosubmarine
Rice University scientists build nanoscale submarines powered by light.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, North Carolina State University

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Second International Congress on Animal Computer Interaction
New tech helps handlers monitor health, well-being of guide dogs
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs, in order to keep tabs on the health and well-being of their canine companions.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Large-scale modeling shows confinement effects on cell macromolecules
Using large-scale computer modeling, researchers have shown the effects of confinement on macromolecules inside cells -- and taken the first steps toward simulating a living cell, a capability that could allow them to ask 'what-if' questions impossible to ask in real organisms.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Psychological Science
Information is contagious among social connections
New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become 'contagious' in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Anna Mikulak
Association for Psychological Science

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