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Embargoed: 20-Aug-2014 13:00 ET
(20-Aug-2014 17:00 GMT/UTC)

Nature
Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory
Grade school history lessons often have it that American Indians largely were wiped out by diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis brought to the New World by European explorers.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8485
National Science Foundation

Embargoed: 20-Aug-2014 14:00 ET
(20-Aug-2014 18:00 GMT/UTC)

PLOS ONE
How lizards regenerate their tails: researchers discover genetic 'recipe'
By understanding the secret of how lizards regenerate their tails, researchers may be able to develop ways to stimulate the regeneration of limbs in humans. Now, a team of researchers from Arizona State University is one step closer to solving that mystery. The scientists have discovered the genetic 'recipe' for lizard tail regeneration, which may come down to using genetic ingredients in just the right mixture and amounts.
National Institutes of Health, Arizona Biomedical Research Commission

Contact: Sandra Leander
sandra.leander@asu.edu
480-965-9865
Arizona State University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Philippine tarsier gets boost from Kansas research, and genetic proof of a new variety
The tarsier is the 'flagship' iconic species for promoting environmental stewardship and ecotourism in the Philippines, a nation suffering from large-scale destruction of natural habitat.
National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
blynch@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Space Station sharper images of Earth at night crowdsourced for science
Citizen scientists can now help catalog night imagery of Earth taken by astronauts on the International Space Station to help save energy, contribute to better human health and safety and improve our understanding of atmospheric chemistry.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Herpetologica
Scientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian Amazon
Turtles are well known for their longevity and protective shells, but it turns out these reptiles use sound to stick together and care for young, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations.

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
EARTH Magazine: La Brea climate adaptation as different as cats and dogs
Two new studies focusing dire wolves and saber-toothed cats are characterizing how the tar pits' two top predators coped with the warming climate toward the end of the last ice age, and the results are surprisingly dissimilar: while the wolves got smaller, the cats got bigger.

Contact: Megan Sever
msever@earthmagazine.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Herpetologica
Can a new species of frog have a doppelganger? Genetics say yes
Two look-alike frogs were shown by researchers at the University of Kansas to be separate species through genetic analysis.

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
blynch@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Seven high school students receive opportunity to conduct digestive disease research
The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation has announced the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association-Eli and Edythe Broad Student Research Fellowship Award recipients.
Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Contact: Rachel Steigerwald
media@gastro.org
301-272-1603
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 4-Aug-2014
It's not rocket science. Oh wait, it is
This week, Reactions is blasting off with an episode that's all about rockets. Featuring Doane College Postdoctoral Fellow Raychelle Burks, Ph.D., we examine the chemistry of solid and liquid propellants, orbital maneuvering and the 'ride-able explosion' that is a rocket launch.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Unique images bring fossil insects back to life
A groundbreaking new book that brings together two of the major disciplines behind 'Jurassic Park' is aiming to raise the profile of insect fossils through stunning photographs and unique illustrations.

Contact: Morwenna Grills
Morwenna.Grills@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-2111
University of Manchester

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