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Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Positive Psychology
Research shows E.B. White was right in Charlotte's Web
Psychologists conducted a bottom-up exploration of what it really means to be humble. They found that people see a unique dimension of humility akin to a love of learning.
The John Templeton Foundation

Contact: Joe Hadfield
joe_hadfield@byu.edu
801-422-9206
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Pediatrics
High socioeconomic status increases discrimination, depression risk in black young adults
An investigation into factors related to disparities of depression in young adults has found that higher parental education -- which has a protective effect for white youth -- can also increase the risk of depression for black youth by increasing the discrimination they experience.
National Institutes of Health, William T. Grant Foundation

Contact: Cassandra Aviles
cmaviles@partners.org
617-724-6433
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
PLOS Genetics
A clear, molecular view of how human color vision evolved
Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to see all the colors in a rainbow. Now, after more than two decades of painstaking research, scientists have finished a detailed and complete picture of the evolution of human color vision.

Contact: Megan McRainey
megan.mcrainey@emory.edu
404-727-6171
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Physical Chemistry
Research aims to improve rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper
A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Gurpreet Singh
gurpreet@k-state.edu
785-532-7085
Kansas State University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
2014 AGU Fall Meeting
Earth's Future
NOAA establishes 'tipping points' for sea level rise related flooding
By 2050, a majority of US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new NOAA study, published today in the American Geophysical Union's online peer-reviewed journal Earth's Future.
NOAA

Contact: Keeley Belva
Keeley.Belva@noaa.gov
301-643-6463
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Molecular Ecology
Study on world's biggest animal finds more than 1 population in the southeastern Pacific
Scientists from Wildlife Conservation Society, the Universidad Austral de Chile, the Blue Whale Center, the American Museum of Natural History, NOAA, and other organizations are examining molecular clues to answer a big question: how many types of blue whales exist in the waters of the southeastern Pacific?

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Nature
Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough
If data could instead be encoded without current it would require much less energy, and make things like low-power, instant-on computing a ubiquitous reality. A team at Cornell University has made a breakthrough in that direction with a room-temperature magnetoelectric memory device. Equivalent to one computer bit, it exhibits the holy grail of next-generation nonvolatile memory: magnetic switchability, in two steps, with nothing but an electric field. Their results were published online Dec. 17 in Nature.
National Science Foundation, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-7701
Cornell University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Science
NASA's IMAGE and Cluster missions reveal origin of theta auroras
Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the sun's effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood. Thanks to the joint European Space Agency and NASA's Cluster mission combined with data from a past NASA mission called the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, or IMAGE, a particular type of very high-latitude aurora has now been explained.
NASA, European Space Agency

Contact: Susan Hendrix
Susan.m.hendrix@nasa.gov
301-286-7745
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity
Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Cell-associated HIV mucosal transmission: The neglected pathway
Dr. Deborah Anderson from Boston University School of Medicine and her colleagues are challenging dogma about the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Most research has focused on infection by free viral particles, while this group proposes that HIV is also transmitted by infected cells.
National Institutes of Health, The Fond de Dotation Pierre Berge, Sidation

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Science
New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned with dinosaurs' extinction
A definitive geological timeline from Princeton University researchers shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and challenges the dominant theory that a meteorite impact was the sole cause of the extinction.

Contact: Morgan Kelly
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Computational clues into the structure of a promising energy conversion catalyst
Researchers at Princeton University have reported new insights into the structure of an active component of the nickel oxide catalyst, a promising catalyst for water splitting to produce hydrogen fuel.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Tien Nguyen
tienn@princeton.edu
609-258-6523
Princeton University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
2014 AGU Fall Meeting
NASA/USGS satellite sees green-up along Colorado River's Delta after experimental flow
A pulse of water released down the lower reaches of the Colorado River last spring resulted in more than a 40 percent increase in green vegetation where the water flowed, as seen by the Landsat 8 satellite.
NASA, US Geological Survey

Contact: Kate Ramsayer
kate.d.ramsayer@nasa.gov
831-247-2112
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
American Naturalist
Conservation and immunology of wild seabirds: Vaccinating 2 birds with 1 shot
A group of researchers from the University of Barcelona, the CNRS in Montpellier and Princeton University report in The American Naturalist that the vaccination of females of a long-lived seabird species, the Cory's shearwater, results in levels of antibodies that allow their transmission to their offspring for several years and could provide several weeks of protection after hatching to these offspring.

Contact: Patricia Morse
amnat@press.uchicago.edu
773-702-0446
University of Chicago Press Journals

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Transplant Infectious Disease
Resistance to anti-viral drug may be more likely in cystic fibrosis patients
Following lung transplantation, resistance to the anti-viral drug ganciclovir may be more likely in cystic fibrosis patients.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Public opinion in Russia: Russians' attitudes on economic and domestic issues
A poll of the Russian public, conducted by The Associated Press-National Opinion Research Center for Public Affairs Research, was released today. The poll, which includes a nationally representative in-person survey of 2,008 Russian adults taken between November 22 and December 7, 2014, found that President Vladimir Putin is extremely popular.
National Opinion Research Center University of Chicago

Contact: Eric Young
young-eric@norc.org
703-217-6814
NORC at the University of Chicago

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Burn Care & Research
Core hospital care team members may surprise you
According to a study at the burn center intensive care unit at Loyola University Health System, three physicians, a social worker and a dietitian were documented as the most central communicators of the patient clinical team.
American Burn Association

Contact: stasia thompson
thoms@lumc.edu
708-216-5155
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
Study finds Illinois is most critical hub in food distribution network
Illinois is the most critical hub in the network of US domestic food transfers, according to a new study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. According to the report, the US food network moves more than 400 million tons of food annually. Of that total, more than 70 million tons are transported through Illinois, the most of any state in the nation.

Contact: Megan Konar
mkonar@illinois.edu
847-322-9215
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Aging
Mutations need help from aging tissue to cause leukemia
University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal Aging shows that in addition to DNA damage, cancer depends on the slow degradation of tissue that surrounds cancer cells, something that naturally comes with aging.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
SLU research finds enzyme inhibitors suppress herpes simplex virus replication
Saint Louis University research findings published in the December issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report a family of molecules known as NTS enzyme inhibitors are promising candidates for new herpes virus treatments.
Saint Louis University Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Contact: Maggie Rotermund
rotermundmm@slu.edu
314-977-8018
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Current Biology
Of bugs and brains
The fundamental structures underlying learning and memory in the brains of Invertebrates as different as a fruit fly and an earthworm are remarkably similar, according to UA neuroscientists.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Arizona Center for Insect Science

Contact: Daniel Stolte
stolte@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4402
University of Arizona

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Team develops 'cool' new method for probing how molecules fold
Collaborating scientists from the Scripps Research Institute and the University of California San Diego have developed a powerful new system for studying how proteins and other biological molecules form and lose their natural folded structures. Using the new system, researchers can force a sample of molecules to unfold and refold by boosting and then dropping the temperature, so quickly that even some of the fastest molecular folding events can be tracked.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars
Rice University researchers calculate the best candidates among possible metal organic frameworks to store natural gas for cars.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Nature Chemistry
Stunning zinc fireworks when egg meets sperm
First images of molecular fireworks that pinpoint the origin of the zinc sparks Zinc flux plays a central role in regulating the biochemical processes that ensure a healthy egg-to-embryo transition, and this new unprecedented quantitative information should be useful in improving in vitro fertilization methods.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Dec-2014
Astrophysical Journal
Kepler proves it can still find planets
To paraphrase Mark Twain, the report of the Kepler spacecraft's death was greatly exaggerated. Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, Kepler is still alive and working. The evidence comes from the discovery of a new super-Earth using data collected during Kepler's 'second life.'

Contact: Christine Pulliam
cpulliam@cfa.harvard.edu
617-495-7463
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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