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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 16-Aug-2004
Stem cell research targets cerebral palsy
Natural chemicals that assist healing may one day help transplanted adult stem cells integrate into an injured brain, helping children with cerebral palsy recover lost function, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia.
American Heart Association

Public Release: 16-Aug-2004
Nerve cells 'guided' to repair spinal damage: Technique
University of Toronto researchers have designed a method to facilitate nerve cell repair that could ultimately lead to treating severed spinal cords.
the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology

Public Release: 16-Aug-2004
Personality & Social Psychology
Anxiety not a barrier to a satisfying life, study says
Depression has a tremendous impact on a person's sense of satisfaction with life but anxiety does not, research from the University of Toronto shows.

Public Release: 16-Aug-2004
American Sociological Association 99th Annual Meeting
Ethnic solidarity doesn't give Mexican workers advantages in U.S. labor market
Mexican workers in the United States do not receive labor market advantages from their ethnic solidarity, according to a Rice University sociologist. But familial and friendship obligations do help Mexican workers find better jobs. The study compared Mexican workers employed at Mexican firms to those employed at white firms to assess whether Mexican immigrants working at Mexican firms earn higher wages, are more likely to be employed within the informal economy and work longer hours than those working at white firms.

Public Release: 16-Aug-2004
British scientists exclude 'maverick' colleagues, says report
Scientists in Britain tend to exclude controversial 'maverick' colleagues from their community to ensure they do not gain scientific legitimacy, new research has shown. A Cardiff University study has found that British scientists' attitudes differ considerably from those of their counterparts in Sweden, when managing dissent.
Economic and Social Research Council

Public Release: 17-Aug-2004
Geophysical Research Letters
Siberian forest fires partly to blame for Seattle area violating EPA ozone limit
Siberian forest fire smoke pushed Seattle's air quality past federal environmental limits on one day in 2003, and a University of Washington scientist says rapidly changing climate in northern latitudes makes it likely such fires will have greater effects all along the West Coast.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Study Finds Climate Shift Threatens California
A scientific study released on Monday presents an alarming view of climate changes in California, finding that by the end of the century rising temperatures could lead to a sevenfold increase in heat-related deaths in Los Angeles and imperil the state's wine and dairy industries.

The study, published in the online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers the most detailed projection yet of changes in California as temperatures rise around the world because of building concentrations of heat-trapping gases.
Moroccan public schools return to the use of Berber, the country's native language, for instruction. By Kent Davis-Packard
Candidate alert! A new, heretofore unidentified group of untapped voters has emerged, waiting for wooing. This weekend, 175 members of the North American Anarchist Convergence (what, you expected a convention?) decided they would break with tradition and go to the polls this November.

This was far from a unanimous decision....
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