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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

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Public Release: 11-May-2004
Acta Paleontologica Polonica
Penn researchers describe newly found dinosaur of the Montana coastline
Through the cycads and gingkoes of the floodplains, not far from the Sundance Sea, strode the 50-foot-long Suuwassea, a plant-eating dinosaur with a whip-like tail and an anomalous second hole in its skull destined to puzzle paleontologists in 150 million years. According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Suuwassea emilieae is a smaller relative of Diplodocus and Apatosaurus and is the first named sauropod dinosaur from the Jurassic of southern Montana.
Emilie deHellebranth; Penn's Research Foundation, School of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Animal Biology; and Penn Paleobiology Fund

Public Release: 11-May-2004
'Good guy' blood cells are now suspects in heart disease, diabetes
A team of researchers has opened a new frontier for platelets: They believe the platelet is the pivotal link between inflammation, heart disease and stroke – and may even be a key cell in the body that promotes diabetic complications, the origin of which remains unknown.

Public Release: 11-May-2004
Journal of Zoology
Mother lode of jaguars discovered in Bolivia park
Bolivia's sprawling Kaa-Iya Gran Chaco National Park, known for some of the world's highest densities of ticks, may now lay claim to another superlative: more jaguars than any protected area on earth.

Public Release: 11-May-2004
Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake
People who take small amounts of caffeine regularly during the day may be able to avoid falling asleep and perform well on cognitive tests without affecting their nighttime sleep habits.
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