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Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
Cancer Cell
New cancer drug target involving lipid chemical messengers
More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical signals related to lipid metabolism, yet how these signals are controlled during tumor formation is not fully understood. Researchers report that TIPE3, a newly described oncogenic protein, promotes cancer by targeting these pathways.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5658
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
A better way to track emerging cell therapies using MRIs
In a paper published Sept. 17 in the online journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere describe the first human tests of using a perfluorocarbon tracer in combination with non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging to track therapeutic immune cells injected into patients with colorectal cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
PLOS Currents: Outbreaks
Research predicts possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this month
Arizona State University and Harvard University researchers also discovered through modelling analysis that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in Liberia and Guinea, around the time that a mass quarantine was put in place, indicating that the mass quarantine efforts may have made the outbreak worse than it would have been otherwise.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Julie Newberg
julie.newberg@asu.edu
480-727-3116
Arizona State University

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
Neuron
Mayo researchers reveal pathway that contributes to Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at Jacksonville's campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a defect in a key cell-signaling pathway they say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients as well as loss of communication between neurons -- both significant contributors to this type of dementia.
National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer's Association, Mayo Clinic

Contact: Kevin Punsky
punsky.kevin@mayo.edu
904-953-0746
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
Acta Crystallographica Section D
A refined approach to proteins at low resolution
Crystals of membrane proteins and protein complexes often diffract to low resolution owing to their intrinsic molecular flexibility, heterogeneity or the mosaic spread of micro-domains. At low resolution, the building and refinement of atomic models is a more challenging task. The deformable elastic network refinement method developed previously has been instrumental in the determination of several structures at low resolution. Here, DEN refinement is reviewed.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: IUCR Press Office
ja@iucr.org
0044-124-434-2878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
American Journal of Physiology
Exercise boosts tumor-fighting ability of chemotherapy, Penn team finds
Study after study has proven it true: exercise is good for you. But new research from University of Pennsylvania scientists suggests that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their work, performed in a mouse model of melanoma, found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumors more than chemotherapy alone.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies
A novel robot that can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner is currently being tested as part of a biomedical research partnership program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, in conjunction with real-time MRI images, can make prostate cancer biopsies faster, more accurate, less costly, and less discomforting. The system also has the potential to deliver prostate cancer therapies with greater precision.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Cohen
mcohen@wpi.edu
508-868-4778
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Nature Neuroscience
No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new 'sleep node' in the brain
A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this is only the second 'sleep node' identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ellen Goldbaum
goldbaum@buffalo.edu
716-645-4605
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
Sensing neuronal activity with light
For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action -- from the first moment a neuron fires to the resulting behavior in an organism. To get this complete picture, neuroscientists are working to develop a range of new tools to study the brain. Researchers at Caltech have developed one such tool that provides a new way of mapping neural networks in a living organism.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders, Beckman Institute, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, US Army Research Office, Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation, Life Sciences Research Foundation

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
debwms@caltech.edu
626-395-3227
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Immunity
New insights on an ancient plague could improve treatments for infections
Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke scary scenarios of deadly epidemics, but even ancient scourges such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers with new insights on how the body responds to infections. In a study published online Sept. 18, 2014, in the journal Immunity, researchers at Duke Medicine and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore detail how the bacteria that cause bubonic plague hitchhike on immune cells in the lymph nodes and ride into the lungs and the blood stream
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
LA BioMed receives NIH grant to study vaccine for hospital-acquired infections
NIH awarded grant to LA BioMed to aid in the research and development of a vaccine to protect patients from the healthcare-related infections, Candida and MRSA.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Lmecoy@labiomed.org
310-546-5860
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Brain
Down syndrome helps researchers understand Alzheimer's disease
The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer's disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Waisman Center. The researchers looked at the role of the brain protein amyloid-β in adults living with Down syndrome, a genetic condition that leaves people more susceptible to developing Alzheimer's.
NIH/National Institute of Aging

Contact: Sigan Hartley
hartley@waisman.wisc.edu
608-262-8860
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Immunity
LSU Health research discovers means to free immune system to destroy cancer
LSU Health New Orleans research has identified the crucial role an inflammatory protein known as Chop plays in the body's ability to fight cancer. Results demonstrate, for the first time, that Chop regulates the activity and accumulation of cells that suppress immune response against tumors. With Chop removed, the T-cells of the immune system mounted an effective attack on the cancer cells, revealing a new target for the development of immunotherapies to treat cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Clinical Cancer Research
Curcumin, special peptides boost cancer-blocking PIAS3 to neutralize STAT3 in mesothelioma
A common Asian spice and cancer-hampering molecules show promise in slowing the progression of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung's lining often linked to asbestos. Scientists from Case Western Reserve University and the Georg-Speyer-Haus in Frankfurt, Germany, demonstrate that application of curcumin, a derivative of the spice turmeric, and cancer-inhibiting peptides increase levels of a protein inhibitor known to combat the progression of this cancer. Their findings appear in Clinical Cancer Research.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
jeannette.spalding@case.edu
216-368-3004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Melanoma risk found to have genetic determinant
A leading Dartmouth researcher, working with The Melanoma Genetics Consortium, GenoMEL, co-authored a paper published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that proves longer telomeres increase the risk of melanoma.
Cancer Research UK, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Robin Dutcher
robin.Dutcher@hitchcock.org
603-653-9056
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Pain
Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood worsens musculoskeletal pain outcomes after trauma
People living in lower-income neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events such as motor vehicle collisions than people from higher-income neighborhoods, a new study finds.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Hughes
Tom.Hughes@unchealth.unc.edu
984-974-1151
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Science
World breakthrough: A new molecule allows for an increase in stem cell transplants
Investigators from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer at the Universite de Montreal have just published, in the prestigious magazine Science, the announcement of the discovery of a new molecule, the first of its kind, which allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood.
Canada's Stem Cell Network, IRICor, Reseau de therapie cellulaire et tissulaire, Fonds de recherche du Quebec -- Sante, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Manon Pepin
manon.pepin@umontreal.ca
514-343-7283
University of Montreal

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Stem Cell Reports
NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells
Scientists have found a way to boost dramatically the efficiency of the process for turning adult cells into so-called pluripotent stem cells by combining three well-known compounds, including vitamin C. Using the new technique in mice, the researchers increased the number of stem cells obtained from adult skin cells by more than 20-fold compared with the standard method.
Helen Kimmel Foundation, March of Dimes, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Jim Mandler
Jim.Mandler@nyumc.org
212-404-3525
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Science
Study shows how epigenetic memory is passed across generations
A growing body of evidence suggests that environmental stresses can cause changes in gene expression that are transmitted from parents to their offspring, making 'epigenetics' a hot topic. Epigenetic modifications do not affect the DNA sequence of genes, but change how the DNA is packaged and how genes are expressed. Now, scientists have shown how epigenetic memory can be passed across generations and from cell to cell during development.
National Institutes of Health, ARCS Foundation

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-2495
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Science
Scientists discover 'dimmer switch' for mood disorders
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as 'disappointment.'
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Science
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
The chance that world population in 2100 will be between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion people is 80 percent, according to the first such United Nations forecast to incorporate modern statistical tools.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Neuron
Gambling with confidence: Are you sure about that?
Confidence determines much of our path through life, but what is it? Most people would describe it as an emotion or a feeling. In contrast, scientists at CSHL have found that confidence is actually a measurable quantity, and not reserved just for humans. The team, led by CSHL Associate Professor Adam Kepecs, has identified a brain region in rats whose function is required to for the animals to express confidence in their decisions.
Klingenstein, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Whitehall Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
jjansen@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Cancer Research
New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer
In preclinical animal models of metastatic prostate cancer, scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have provided proof-of-principle of a new molecular imaging approach that could revolutionize doctors' ability to see tumors that have metastasized to other sites in the body, including the bones.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Patrick C. Walsh Foundation, National Foundation for Cancer Research

Contact: John Wallace
wallacej@vcu.edu
804-628-1550
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Journal of the Americal Chemical Society
Scripps Research Institute chemists modify antibiotic to vanquish resistant bacteria
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised a new antibiotic based on vancomycin that is powerfully effective against vancomycin-resistant strains of MRSA and other disease-causing bacteria.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Development and Psychopathology
Fighting parents hurt children's ability to recognize and regulate emotions
Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child's ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Rachel Harrison
rachel.harrison@nyu.edu
212-998-6797
New York University

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