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Public Release: 29-May-2015
American Academy of Neurology 2015 Annual Meeting
CHOP global health focuses on children with cerebral palsy in southern Africa
Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of childhood disability in the world, but is understudied, especially in developing countries. Working in Botswana, an ongoing international partnership has performed the first rigorous study of CP outcomes in Africa.
National Institutes of Health, International Child Neurology Association, University of Pennsylvania Center for AIDS Research

Contact: Natalie Virgilio
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 29-May-2015
2015 ASCO Annual Conference
UH Case Medical Center experts to present data at 51st ASCO Annual Meeting
Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will present data from several new studies, including a study evaluating a potential novel combination treatment for cancer patients with advanced solid tumors and a first-of-its-kind analysis of gene mutations in small cell lung cancer, at the 51st American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Alicia Reale
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Public Release: 29-May-2015
2015 ASCO Annual Conference
New England Journal of Medicine
Genetic biomarker may predict cancer patients' response to immunotherapy drug
In a report of a proof-of-principle study of patients with colon and other cancers for whom standard therapies failed, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say that mistakes in so-called mismatch repair genes, first identified by Johns Hopkins and other scientists two decades ago, may accurately predict who will respond to certain immunotherapy drugs known as PD-1 inhibitors.
Swim Across America, Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Banyan Gate Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Vanessa Wasta
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 29-May-2015
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Measuring kidney health could better predict heart disease risk
Simple measures of kidney function and damage may be just as good at predicting who is at risk for heart failure and death from heart attack and stroke as traditional tests of cholesterol levels and blood pressure, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
US National Kidney Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 28-May-2015
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Research links impulsivity and binge eating
Do you get impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. According to Kelly Klump, professor of psychology at Michigan State University and senior author, the more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Kim Ward
Michigan State University

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Journal of Surgical Research
Portable finger-probe device can successfully measure liver function in potential organ donors
A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant.
Dumont-UCLA Transplant Center, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Irwin
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Science Signaling
Understanding how cells follow electric fields
Weak electric fields may be important in guiding cells into wounds to heal them. Researchers at UC Davis and Johns Hopkins have developed a screen to search for genes linked to electrotaxis, the ability to move in response to electric fields.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, NSF-China, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 28-May-2015
2015 ASCO Annual Conference
Cancer Prevention Research
ASCO: Component in green tea may help reduce prostate cancer in men at high risk
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,00 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers led by Nagi B. Kumar, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.D.A. at Moffitt Cancer Center recently published results of a randomized trial that assessed the safety and effectiveness of the active components in green tea to prevent prostate cancer development in men who have premalignant lesions.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Polacek
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 28-May-2015
BMC Evolutionary Biology
In battle of the sexes, a single night with a New York male is enough to kill
Men and women often enter relationships with different long-term goals. In the animal world, differences in approaches to reproductive success can lead to sexual conflict. In a new study, scientists show that sexual conflicts can evolve rapidly in natural populations, driven by competition among males for mating success.
National Science Foundation, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Program

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Anthropologist receives $1.84 million to study craniofacial malformations
Penn State will receive $1.84 million over five years as a subcontract on a National Institutes of Health grant through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, to explore craniosynostosis, a birth defect that includes facial and cranial dysmorphology.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Journal of Immunology
Protecting women from multiple sclerosis
An innocent mistake made by a graduate student in a Northwestern Medicine lab -- she accidentally used male mice instead of female mice during an experiment -- has led scientists to a novel discovery that offers new insight into why women are more likely than men to develop autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
National Institutes of Health, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Erin Spain
Northwestern University

Public Release: 28-May-2015
How we make emotional decisions
MIT neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, CHDI Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Army Research Office, Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation, and William N. and Bernice E. Bumpus Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-May-2015
PLOS Pathogens
HIV's sweet tooth is its downfall
HIV has a powerful sweet tooth. After the virus invades an immune cell, it craves sugar and nutrients from the cell to replicate and grow. Scientists discovered the switch that flips on the cell's sugar pipeline. Then they blocked the switch with an experimental compound, shutting down the pipeline and starving HIV to death. The virus was unable to replicate in human cells. Similar new compounds could be part of drug 'cocktails' to treat HIV.
National Institutes of Health, Northwestern Medicine's HIV Translational Research Center

Contact: Marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 28-May-2015
American Journal of Transplantation
Wide variability in organ donation rates: Midwest leads nation in highest rates of donations
New research shows wide variation in the number of eligible organ donors whose loved ones consent to organ donation across the country. Donation consent rates are highest in the Midwest and lowest in New York State, according to a study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Kansas Hospital in the new issue of the American Journal of Transplantation.
National Institutes of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: Lee-Ann Donegan
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 28-May-2015
Bladder cells regurgitate bacteria to prevent UTIs
Duke Medicine researchers have found that bladder cells have a highly effective way to combat E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 28-May-2015
The Lancet
Inmates denied methadone treatment less likely to seek it once free
When people on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) are incarcerated in the United States, they are almost always forced off of the addiction-controlling medicine. In a randomized trial led by researchers at Brown University and the Miriam Hospital, inmates allowed to stay on MMT while in jail proved much more likely to seek treatment after release than those whose treatment was interrupted.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 28-May-2015
PLOS Genetics
Understanding taste bud renewal may help cancer patients suffering from taste dysfunction
Dany Gaillard and colleagues at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered a key molecular pathway that aids the renewal of taste buds, a finding that may help cancer patients suffering from an altered sense of taste during treatment. Their findings were published recently in the journal PLOS Genetics.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, American Heart Association

Contact: Amy Yau

Public Release: 28-May-2015
PLOS Genetics
Genetically elevated triglyceride level associated with protection against type 2 diabetes
Elevated plasma triglyceride level is considered a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but new findings suggest that a genetically-elevated triglyceride level is associated with protection against type 2 diabetes. Yann Klimentidis, an Assistant Professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, and colleagues found that triglyceride-increasing alleles are associated with decreased type 2 diabetes incidence. Their findings were published recently in PLOS Genetics.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Amy Yau

Public Release: 28-May-2015
PLOS Computational Biology
Deciphering dark and bright
The human sensory systems contend with enormous diversity in the natural world. But it has been known for a long time the brain is adapted to exploit statistical regularities that nonetheless arise amongst this diversity. Research publishing this week in PLOS Computational Biology reports that established statistical distributions of visual features, such as visual contrast, spatial scale and depth, differ between dark and bright components of the natural world.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emily A. Cooper

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses
Weak electric current to the brain may improve thinking in people with schizophrenia
Lightly stimulating the brain with electricity may improve short-term memory in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Therapeutic Cognitive Neuroscience Professorship, Therapeutic Cognitive Neuroscience Fund, Benjamin and Adith Miller Family Endowment on Aging, Alzheimer's and Autism, NIH/National Institute on Child and Human Development

Contact: Marin Hedin
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Journal of Chemical Ecology
How longhorned beetles find Mr. Right
A longhorned beetle's sexy scent might make a female perk up her antennae. But when the males of several species all smell the same, a female cannot choose by cologne alone. For these beetles to find a mate of the right species, timing is everything, according to research from a University of Arizona-led team.
Alphawood Foundation of Chicago, US Department of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health, CAPES-Foundation-Brazil

Contact: Mari N. Jensen
University of Arizona

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Tumor surroundings are shown to affect progression of different cancer subtypes
Our environment can have a major impact on how we develop, and it turns out it's no different for cancer cells. In work published today in Neoplasia, a team of researchers reports that two different mouse models of breast cancer progressed differently based on characteristics of the tumor microenvironment -- the area of tissue in which the tumor is embedded.
National Institutes of Health, Breast Cancer Alliance, Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer, University of Copenhagen, Augustinus Fonden, Dagmar Marshalls Fund

Contact: Peter Tarr
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Study identifies brain regions activated when pain intensity doesn't match expectation
Picture yourself in a medical office, anxiously awaiting your annual flu shot. The nurse casually states, 'This won't hurt a bit.' But when the needle pierces your skin it hurts, and it hurts a lot. Your expectations have been violated, and not in a good way.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, NIH/National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health

Contact: Marguerite Beck
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Nature Genetics
UMN research identifies potential proteins to target in osteosarcoma treatment
New models developed at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota reveal the genes and pathways that, when altered, can cause osteosarcoma. The information could be used to better target treatments for the often-deadly type of cancer. The new research is published in Nature Genetics.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation, Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund of the Children's Cancer Research Fund

Contact: Caroline Marin
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Educational Gerontology
Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'
One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Tom Oswald
Michigan State University

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