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Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Conservation Biology
Underwater elephants
Douglas McCauley got back to basics in order to discover the positive and negative effects that bumphead parrotfish exert on coral reef ecosystems.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean
The first measurements of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean recorded house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm. More sensors are going out this summer to study waves in newly ice-free Arctic waters.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Penn team makes cancer glow to improve surgical outcomes
The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy to help surgeons see the entire tumor in the patient, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome.
American Surgical Association, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
This week from AGU: Cell tower rain gauges, lightning channels, North Sea storm surge
This week from AGU: Cell phone tower rain gauges, lightning channels, North Sea storm surge.

Contact: Alexandra Branscombe
abranscombe@agu.org
202-777-7516
American Geophysical Union

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Journal of Chemical Physics
Mysterious molecules in space
New research has offered a tantalizing new possibility in the realm of interstellar molecules and diffuse interstellar bands: these mysterious molecules may be silicon-capped hydrocarbons like SiC3H, SiC4H and SiC5H. The team of scientists presents data and theoretical arguments to back that hypothesis in the Journal of Chemical Physics.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Brand-specific television alcohol ads predict brand consumption among underage youth
The researchers found that the relationship between consumption of a brand and advertising exposure for that brand was significant, and that the relationship was strongest at lower levels of exposure. Their results held even after controlling for other factors influencing youth drinking, such as their parents' drinking, whether the youth chose the brand themselves, the brand's average price, and the popularity of the brand among adults.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Alicia Samuels
asamuels@jhu.edu
914-720-4635
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Pediatrics
Socialization relative strength in fragile X longitudinal study
Standard scores measuring 'adaptive behavior' in boys with fragile X syndrome tend to decline during childhood and adolescence, the largest longitudinal study of the inherited disorder to date has found.
National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Quinn Eastman
qeastma@emory.edu
404-727-7829
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Brainwaves can predict audience reaction for television programming
By analyzing the brainwaves of 16 individuals as they watched mainstream television content, researchers were able to accurately predict the preferences of large TV audiences, up to 90 percent in the case of Super Bowl commercials.

Contact: Jason Maderer
maderer@gatech.edu
404-385-2966
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
NASA sees warmer cloud tops as Tropical Storm Hernan degenerates
Tropical Storm Hernan degenerated into a remnant low pressure area on July 29. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed cloud tops were warming as the storm weakened.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
A new way to make microstructured surfaces
A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures. These surfaces, made by self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, could exhibit a variety of useful properties -- including controllable mechanical stiffness and strength, or the ability to repel water in a certain direction.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
$15 billion annual public funding system for doctor training needs overhaul, says IOM
The US should significantly reform the federal system for financing physician training and residency programs to ensure that the public's $15 billion annual investment is producing the doctors that the nation needs, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine.

Contact: Molly Galvin
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
International Journal of Hospitality Management
Menu secrets that can make you slim by design
If you've ever ordered the wrong food at a restaurant, don't blame yourself; blame the menu. What you order may have less to do with what you want and more to do with a menu's layout and descriptions.

Contact: Nicole Albright
foodandbrandlab@cornell.edu
607-255-7827
Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Applied Clinical Informatics
Study: Pediatric preventive care guidelines need retooling for computerized format
In a new study published in Applied Clinical Informatics, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute report that substantial work lies ahead to convert the American Academy of Pediatrics' Bright Future's guidelines into computerized prompts for physicians, but the payoff has the potential to significantly benefit patients from birth to age 21.
Indiana University Health Values Fund for Research

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Research may explain how foremost anticancer 'guardian' protein learned to switch sides
A cellular program that evolved over eons to heal wounds may have been hijacked by mutant p53 proteins to enable cancers to spread out of control.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Tough foam from tiny sheets
Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can be made to any size and shape through a chemical process invented at Rice University.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
Could summer camp be the key to world peace?
The researchers' data shows that campers who formed a close relationship with at least one member from the other side at camp, and especially those who maintained those relationships once the program was over, retained the strongest feelings of positivity toward the other side.

Contact: Susan Guibert
susan.guibert@chicagobooth.edu
773-702-9232
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
Research shows impact of soft drinks in meal planning
New research by academics in the University of Bristol's Nutrition and Behaviour Unit has looked into whether we take liquid calories into account when planning meals.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Hannah Johnson
hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk
University of Bristol

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Biodiversity and Conservation
Major turtle nesting beaches protected in 1 of the UK's far flung overseas territories
Sea turtles are not a species one would normally associate with the United Kingdom. But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world's largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance.

Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
e.f.gaskarth@exeter.ac.uk
44-782-730-9332
University of Exeter

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Brain
Team studies the social origins of intelligence in the brain
By studying the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war, scientists are tackling -- and beginning to answer -- longstanding questions about how the brain works. The researchers found that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning also are vital to general intelligence and to emotional intelligence. This finding bolsters the view that general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one's life.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Prehistoric dairy farming at the extremes
Finland's love of milk has been traced back to 2500 BC thanks to high-tech techniques to analyze residues preserved in fragments of ancient pots.
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Hannah Johnson
hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk
University of Bristol

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Optimum inertial self-propulsion design for snowman-like nanorobot
Swimming microorganisms are subjected to relatively small inertial forces compared to the viscous forces exerted by the surrounding fluid. Such low-level inertia makes self-propulsion a major challenge. Scientists have found that the direction of propulsion made possible by such inertia is opposite to that induced by a viscoelastic fluid. This study published in EPJ E could help optimise the design of self-propelled micro- and nano-scale artificial swimming machines to improve their mobility in medical applications.

Contact: Laura Zimmermann
laura.zimmermann@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Genomic analysis of prostate cancer indicates best course of action after surgery
The study in the postoperative radiation oncology field to show that molecular signature of patient's tumor can help stratify patients requiring additional treatment.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
edyta.zielinska@jefferson.edu
215-955-5291
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Wildfires continue near Yellowknife, Canada
The wildfires that have been plaguing the Northern Territories in Canada and have sent smoke drifting down to the Great Lakes in the US continue on.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Education Policy Analysis Archives
Local education politics 'far from dead'
Teach for America, known for recruiting teachers, is also setting its sights on capturing school board seats across the nation. Surprisingly, however, political candidates from the program aren't just pushing its national education agenda, they're advancing local issues as well.

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
First grade reading suffers in segregated schools
A groundbreaking study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that African-American students in first grade experience smaller gains in reading when they attend segregated schools -- but the students' backgrounds likely are not the cause of the differences.
National Science Foundation/AERA Grants Program

Contact: Kirsten Kainz
kirsten.kainz@unc.edu
919-843-4593
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

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