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Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
High Blood Sugar May Worsen Spinal Cord Injury

Scientists have discovered yet another reason to curb sugar consumption: high levels of it in the blood may make recovery after spinal cord injury harder. Controlling blood sugar levels in patients with spinal cord injury could potentially help doctors prevent additional neurological deterioration.

Contact: Jennifer Anderson
janderson@aaas.org
202-326-6466
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Physics of Fluids
Laser-Guided Herds of Sea Monkeys Show how Zooplankton Migrations May Affect Global Ocean Currents

Two researchers at the California Institute of Technology have shown experimentally that this pattern creates water currents much larger than the sum of those created by individual organisms in the group. Their results, published in the journal Physics of Fluids, from AIP Publishing, suggest that the collective movement of small marine organisms could affect global ocean circulation patterns on a level comparable to the wind and the tides.

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences
New estimates on carbon emissions triggered by 300 years of cropland expansion in Northeast China

The land use activities caused large carbon emissions since the industrial revolution. This quantitative carbon emission evaluation of the cultivation in Northeast China during the past 300 years indicated that the forest and grassland were the main carbon sources, and the soil lost more carbon than the vegetation. This study has been published on SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences(In Chinese), 2014, No.9.

China Global Change Research Program (Grant No. 2010CB950103), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 40901099)

Contact: LI Beibei
libeibei-sd@163.com
Science China Press

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Climate and canoe voyaging during South Pacific migrations

A pair of studies investigates canoe-building technologies and likely climate conditions that allowed early Polynesians to colonize areas such as New Zealand and Easter Island. Archaeological evidence suggests a rapid colonization of Polynesian islands, including New Zealand, around 1300 AD.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Bark beetle outbreaks and Rocky Mountain forest fires

Mountain pine beetle infestation in Rocky Mountain subalpine forests may not necessarily be related to subsequent forest fire severity, according to a study. Mortality of lodgepole pine trees due to bark beetle infestation has raised concerns that beetle-killed trees may lead to more severe fires in the western United States.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Also of interest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Treatment of a mouse model of Sanfilippo syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis IIIB, an accumulation of heparin sulfate that results in dementia and other neurological disorders, with an altered alpha-N-acetylglucosaminidase enzyme injected into the brain’s ventricular system, decreased heparin sulfate accumulation to non-pathological levels, and suggests a potential enzyme replacement approach to treating the disease, according to a study.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Bat fatalities at wind farms

According to a study, tree-roosting bats may suffer higher fatality rates at many wind turbine sites than other bat species because air currents surrounding the turbines mimic those that surround tall trees.

Contact: PNAS News Office
PNASnews@nas.edu
202-334-1310
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences
Liquid phase 3D printing method with low melting point alloy ink was invented

A latest study proposed and demonstrated a liquid-phase 3D printing for quickly manufacturing conductive metal objects. Through introducing a four-element alloy Bi35In48.6Sn16Zn0.4 whose melting point is slightly above room temperature as the printing ink, a series of typical structures were fabricated in the cooling liquid via a convenient way. This study has been published on SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences, 2014, Vol 57(9).

Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. KGZD-EW-T04-4)

Contact: LIU Jing
jliu@mail.ipc.ac.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
PeerJ
Smithsonian scientists discover coral's best defender against an army of sea stars

Coral reefs face a suite of perilous threats in today's ocean. From overfishing and pollution to coastal development and climate change, fragile coral ecosystems are disappearing at unprecedented rates around the world. Despite this trend, some species of corals surrounding the island of Moorea in French Polynesia have a natural protector in their tropical environment: coral guard-crabs.

Contact: Kathryn Sabella
sabellak@si.edu
202-633-2950
Smithsonian

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Human trafficking, an invisible problem

Human trafficking is a problem about which little is known in Spain, due to both the lack of reliable figures as well as the poor coordination among international police forces and the social permissiveness with regard to certain behavior related to the sex trade. These are some of the conclusions of a report funded by the European Union and written by a research team in which experts from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) participated.

Contact: Fco. Javer Alonso
fjalonso@bib.uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
DRI expands Chinese partnership to address water pollution, management issues

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the Nevada Center of Excellence today announced a unique partnership with China's foremost water research university to address global water pollution and supply issues.

Contact: Catherine Schell
cschell@dri.edu
702-862-5411
Desert Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Colorimetric Determination of Lactate Dehydrogenase

A low-cost, simple, sensitive detection method of lactate dehydrogense (LDH) was developed on paper-based microwell arrays microfluidic device.

Contact: JI Xing-Hu
xhu@whu.edu.cn
Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Green Synthesis of Fluorescent Carbon Quantum Dots for Detection of Hg2+

Fluorescent carbon quantum dots (CQDs) were synthesized by one-step hydrothermal treatment of apple juice.

国家自然科学基金(Nos. 21175118,21275130)

Contact: WANG Ai-Jun
ajwang@zjnu.cn
Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Application of Modified Mesoporous Silica Materials for Analysis of Small Molecules by MALDI-TOF-MS

Mesoporous silica SBA-15 with a small organic molecular (1,8-Naphthalimide) was synthesized and used as matrix for MALDI-TOF-MS (Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry) analysis.

Contact: Jin Biao
Jinbiao@ybu.edu.cn
Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Science China:Life Sciences
Is it still necessary to pursue super high yields in rice production?

Super high rice yields require high inputs, which reduces profit, increases crop risk, and has environmental consequences. To achieve food security in China, new rice cropping systems that increase multi-cropping index and harvest frequency have to be developed. Such new cropping systems require mechanization and simplification of crop management practices and new rice varieties. This article has been published on SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences(In Chinese), 2014, No.8.

Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest (No. 201203096) and Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University of China (IRT1247)

Contact: PENG Shaobing
speng@mail.hzau.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Academia Sinica, UC Davis sign agreement on exchanges and tech transfer

The University of California, Davis, and Academia Sinica, the preeminent academic institution in the Republic of China (Taiwan), have entered into a collaborative agreement to develop a unique educational and scientific exchange program that couples cutting-edge research with opportunities to translate innovative technologies and commercially relevant discoveries into new companies.

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
How epigenetic effects direct blood cells in the immune system

Three new studies shed light on how epigenetic effects -- which may affect whether a gene or protein is expressed -- direct blood cells to develop into the many components of the immune system. The studies were undertaken by scientists from the European Union’s BLUEPRINT project, which aims to further researchers’ understanding of how epigenetic effects influence both healthy and diseased human cells.

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

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Unique organic molecule found in space

Researchers have detected a branched organic molecule in the interstellar medium (ISM) of space. Although the presence of such molecules was first predicted in the 1980’s, astronomers have only been able to glimpse linear and ring-shaped organic molecules until now.

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

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Water in the solar system predates the sun, study suggests

A new study suggests that a significant portion of the solar system’s water formed before the sun did, and that all planetary systems -- not just ours -- may have had access to that same water as they formed.

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

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Stone tool-making method evolved simultaneously in different groups

A stone tool-making technology, thought to have originated in Africa and then spread to Eurasia may have evolved independently in the latter region, a new study reports.

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

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
China Science Bulletin
Uncover the Mysteries of Ebola Virus Disease

As one of the world's most virulent diseases, the Ebola virus disease is now attracting worldwide attention. A nearly published review made an overview of its virology, immunopathology, pathogenic mechanism as well the achievements of drugs and vaccines of the disease. This review has been published in Chinese Science Bulletin.

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention;Chinese Academy of Sciences

Contact: YU HongJie
yuhj@chinacdc.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences
How to distinguish between fog and haze in routine observation?

There remains one question in atmospheric observation that how to distinguish between fog and haze. A new method was raised recently to distinguish between fog and haze based on the difference of their physical properties. This method applies to most of the metrological and environmental observation stations since it requires only routine measurements. This study has been published on SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences, 2014, No.9.

Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2011CB403402) and the Basic Research Fund of Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (Grant No. 2008Z011)

Contact: ZHAO Chunsheng
zcs@pku.edu.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences
How large was Lake Qinghai during the Ming Dynasty?

The preservation conditions and otolith microchemistry of the naked carp Gymnocypris przewalskii (Kessler) sampled near the Bird Island, offshore Lake Qinghai indicated that the water level of Lake Qinghai during the Ming Dynasty of China was at least 8 meters higher than the present, i.e. an area of 220 km2 larger than now. This work was published on Issue 8 of Science China: Earth Sciences (in both Chinese and English versions) in 2014.

National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2010CB833400);National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 41225015, 41172308)

Contact: JIN Zhangdong
zhdjin@ieecas.cn
Science China Press

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Researchers convert carbon dioxide into a valuable resource

Researchers at Aalto University have opened a pilot plant that converts CO2 and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), is used in e.g. plastics, papers, rubbers and paints. The innovative plant represents the next stage prior commercialization of a new process that consumes CO2 in order to convert a low-value by-product into a highly valuable resource for industry.

Contact: Arshe Said
arshe.said@aalto.fi
358-505-718-886
Aalto University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Bouncing back from surgery: blood test may predict recovery time

A technique that allows scientists to detect immune responses at the single-cell level could form the basis for a blood test that predicts how quickly a patient will recover from surgery. After a surgical procedure, patients are often left wondering how quickly they will recover, and when they can get back to work or take care of their families.

Contact: Jennifer Anderson
janderson@aaas.org
202-326-6466
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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