November 2012 Advances: Additional Resources

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A possible treatment for autism, tail-chasing dogs as a model of human obsessive-compulsive disorder, and what researchers could do with an extra-stretchy version of a material known as a hydrogel are a few of the topics explored in Scientific American's November Advances. Research papers and links to online materials are listed below.

The Autism Pill
Two recent studies on arbaclofen are behind a paywall in Science Translational Medicine. lists ongoing studies involving the drug, also designated as STX209.

You Are Here
A longer version of this story on astronomical surveys appeared here.

Scaled Down
Scientific American reported the news about the new nano device online. Researchers described the tiny scale in Nature Nanotechnology. (Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group.)

Roaches to the Rescue
The remote-controlled roaches were featured in an online news story and accompanying video. Alper Bozkurt's Web site details his work on cyborg insects.

Dead in the Water
The full report on extinct species of North American fish is available behind a paywall at BioScience.

A Shot in the Arm
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an online guide to vaccines and recommended immunizations.

Some Don't Like It Hot
Researchers examined the two distinctly spicy mustard populations in Science. (The study is behind a paywall.) A longer version of the news story was reported online.

From Tail Chasing to Hand Washing
Researchers published their findings on canine compulsions in PLoS ONE here.

Fickle Fairies
When not observing sexually promiscuous birds, Mike Webster oversees the largest animal-sound library in the world. To learn more, watch this Scientific American audio-visual slide show.

Break More to Break Less
Zhigang Suo and colleagues describe their new material in Nature. To see the hydrogel stretch to accommodate a falling metal ball (and wobble with the aftershock) watch a video posted by Nature News.

Helpless by Design
Scientific American discussed helpless human babies in the staff's Observations blog. Holly Dunsworth and her colleagues published their findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (behind a paywall).

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