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    13-Nov-2006 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 525044

New Guideline for the Diagnostic Assessment of Children with Continuous Seizures

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society aims to help physicians diagnose the causes of status epilepticus, a state of continuous seizures, in children, many of whom have epilepsy. The guideline is published in the November 14, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

7-Nov-2006 4:45 PM EST

Article ID: 524624

Women's Skin Tone Influences Perception of Beauty, Health, Age

MS&L Group, New York

The study, published in the latest issue of the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, used three-dimensional imaging and morphing software to remove wrinkles and furrows from pictures of women, leaving skin tone as the only variable. Researchers were then able to determine exactly what impact facial skin tone has on how young, healthy and attractive people perceive the women to be.

26-Oct-2006 3:10 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 524538

Grey Whales Missing from North Pacific Feeding Grounds

Earthwatch Institute

Researchers found very few grey whales in their traditional feeding grounds in the North Pacific last summer. Earthwatch volunteers will help Bath University's Dr. William Megill investigate unusual feeding behavior exhibited by grey whales off Baja California, Mexico, this winter.

23-Oct-2006 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 524495

Research Studies Driver Distractions and Dashboard Design

Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University is doing psychological research with support from General Motors into driving distractions. The goal of the research is to help design dashboards and other technical devices in cars that won't require drivers to become distracted from the road. (VIDEO EMBEDDED)

20-Oct-2006 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 524342

Cellulose Makes Plastic 3,000 Times Stronger

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are pulling nanocrystals of cellulose out of natural materials and developing ways to use them to strengthen plastics. (VIDEO EMBEDDED)

17-Oct-2006 4:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 524359

Researchers Seek to Unlock Broccoli's Cancer Fighting Secret

University of Virginia Health System

After all these years, mom was right. She knew broccoli was good for you, she just didn't know it was this good. Two UVa pathologists have received a $1.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study how specific nutrients in healthy vegetables like broccoli work to prevent cancer.

16-Oct-2006 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 524175

Researchers Seek Food Safety Solutions

Oklahoma State University

From pre-harvest to post-harvest phases of food production and processing, researchers at Oklahoma State University are working to reduce potential contamination of foods by E. coli and other common food-borne pathogens.

10-Oct-2006 8:40 AM EDT

Article ID: 524092

Chandra Reviews Black Hole Musical: Epic but Off-Key

Chandra X-ray Observatory

A gigantic sonic boom generated by a supermassive black hole has been found with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, along with evidence for a cacophony of deep sound. (VIDEO EMBEDDED)

5-Oct-2006 8:35 PM EDT

Article ID: 524046

Just How Haunted IS the University of Maryland?

University of Maryland, College Park

Is the University of Maryland haunted? It's a question we try to answer as Halloween approaches. Come visit some of the scariest places on campus, and learn a little bit more about the history of the university as it celebrates its 150th anniversary. (AUDIO EMBEDDED)

4-Oct-2006 4:35 PM EDT

Pop Culture

Article ID: 524038

Hubble Finds Extrasolar Planets Far Across Our Galaxy

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered 16 extrasolar planet candidates orbiting a variety of distant stars in the central region of our Milky Way galaxy. The planet bonanza was uncovered during a Hubble survey, called the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS). Hubble looked farther than has ever successfully been searched for extrasolar planets. (VIDEO EMBEDDED)

4-Oct-2006 1:00 PM EDT

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