Public Release: 19-Aug-2008
Psychological Science
New study shows false memories affect behavior
New research shows that it is possible to change long-term behaviors using a simple suggestive technique.

Public Release: 19-Aug-2008
Geophysical Research Letters
New climate record shows century-long droughts in eastern North America
A stalagmite in a West Virginia cave has yielded the most detailed geological record to date on climate cycles in eastern North America over the past 7,000 years. The new study confirms that during periods when Earth received less solar radiation, the Atlantic Ocean cooled, icebergs increased and precipitation fell, creating a series of century-long droughts.

Public Release: 19-Aug-2008
Geophysical Research Letters
Drier, warmer springs in US Southwest stem from human-caused changes in winds
Human-driven changes in the westerly winds are bringing hotter and drier springs to the American Southwest, according to new research from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Since the 1970s the winter storm track in the western US has been shifting north, particularly in the late winter. As a result, fewer winter storms bring rain and snow to Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, western Colorado and western New Mexico.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Public Release: 18-Aug-2008
Researchers study facial structures, brain abnormalities to reveal formula for detection of autism
Recently, Harvard researchers reported that children with autism have a wide range of genetic defects, making it nearly impossible to develop a simple genetic test to identify the disorder. Now, University of Missouri researchers are studying 3-D imaging to reveal correlations in the facial features and brain structures of children with autism spectrum disorder, which will enable them to develop a formula for earlier detection of the disorder. The researchers anticipate their work also will reveal genetic clues that can direct additional research.
US Department of Defense, NARSAD Foundation

Public Release: 18-Aug-2008
College cocktails lead to science career
Dr. Jim Sacchettini does “virtual drug screening” to develop medicines for infectious diseases through a process he and a colleague developed to use Texas A&M University computers in off hours while they are not being used by students. With some 2 million molecules to screen, that process might have taken 40 years to complete by old methods, Sacchettini said. But it takes his lab just two weeks to process.

Public Release: 18-Aug-2008
Exceptional Children
UNC study: ‘chilling’ hardship rates among families raising disabled children
Families with disabled children are struggling to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads, and to pay for needed health and dental care. But according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, these challenges are now falling on middle-income households and not just on poor families as previous research has found.


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  1. Sad63 Says:

    I have a hard time believeing that ther person who wrote this is even a teacher, and if they are their ignorance and lack of abilty to get results from his students speaks very poorly of his own ability. ,

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