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Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Nature Communications
Penn research shows relationship critical for how cells ingest matter
To survive and fulfill their biological functions, cells need to take in material from their environment. In this process, proteins within the cell pull inward on its membrane, forming a pit that eventually encapsulates the material in a bubble called a vesicle. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have now revealed a relationship that governs this process, known as endocytosis.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Journal of Cell Biology
UGA researchers image and measure tubulin transport in cilia
A new study from the University of Georgia, published in the Journal of Cell Biology, shows the mechanism behind tubulin transport and its assembly into cilia, including the first video imagery of the process. "Cilia are found throughout the body, so defects in cilia formation affect cells that line airways, brain ventricles or the reproductive track," said the study's lead author Julie Craft.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karl F. Lechtreck
University of Georgia

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Heart & Lung
More than half of ICU patients on ventilators have the ability to communicate
A new study reveals that more than half of patients in intensive care units using ventilators to help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools.
National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Meggie Biss
Ohio State University

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Neurobiology of Disease
Study of former NFL players reveals specifics of concussive brain damage
Results of the small study of nine men provide further evidence for potential long-term neurological risk to football players who sustain repeated concussions and support calls for better player protections.
National Institutes of Health, Lupus Foundation of America, NFL Charities, GE/NFL Head Health Challenge.

Contact: Marin Hedin
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Sleep Health
Good bedtime habits equal better sleep for kids
Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Study finds potential new drug target for lung cancer
A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a key enzyme and its associated metabolic programming may lead to novel drug development to treat lung cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH/Common Fund

Contact: Allison Perry
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Penn Dental Medicine team shows why wound healing is impaired in diabetics
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine have identified a critical molecule that helps explain why diabetics suffer from this problem and pinpoints a target for therapies that could help boost healing.
NIH/National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Brain study sheds light on how children with autism process social play
Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress levels in children with autism spectrum disorder as compared with typically developing children.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Jennifer Wetzel
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Cancer Research
An engineering approach from Virginia Tech helps breast cancer researchers at Georgetown
Biologists working with engineers and physicists have found a molecule they say helps determine if breast cancer cells that are resistant to antiestrogen therapy will live or die. Their study, published online earlier this month in Cancer Research, represents a major finding from a unique collaboration between Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Virginia Tech that was designed to study the living cell as an information processing system.
National Institutes of Health, Susan G. Komen Grant

Contact: Karen Teber
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Journal of Clinical Oncology
New model better predicts breast cancer risk in African American women
Researchers from Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have developed a breast cancer risk prediction model for African American women that found greater accuracy in predicting risk for the disease. The use of this model could result in increased eligibility of African Americans in breast cancer prevention trials.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
UCI, fellow chemists find a way to unboil eggs
UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites -- an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Australian Research Council

Contact: Janet Wilson
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Nature Neuroscience
Support cells in the brain offer a new strategy to boost memory
Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have uncovered a new memory regulator in the brain involving adenosine receptors, which may offer a potential treatment to improve memory in Alzheimer's disease.
National Institutes of Health, MetLife Foundation, NIH/National Center for Research Resources

Contact: Dana Smith
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Scientists identify new mechanism to aid cells under stress
A team of biologists has identified new details in a cellular mechanism that serves as a defense against stress. The findings potentially offer insights into tumor progression and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's -- the cell's inability to respond to stress is a major cause of these diseases.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: James Devitt
New York University

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Brain's on-off thirst switch identified
Neurons that trigger our sense of thirst -- and neurons that turn it off -- have been identified by Columbia University Medical Center neuroscientists. The paper was published today in the online edition of Nature.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
JAMA Internal Medicine
Even with copayments for nonurgent care, Medicaid patients still rely on ERs
To control costs and encourage Medicaid recipients to get primary care doctors, some states charge copayments to Medicaid patients who got nonurgent care in hospital emergency departments. A Johns Hopkins study based on 2001-2010 data finds copayments did not affect the rate of Medicaid patients' emergency room visits or lead to more primary care doctor's office visits.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Contact: Heather Dewar
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Sleep Health
Flexible work schedules improve health, sleep
Giving employees more control over their work schedules may help curb sleep deficiency, according to health researchers.
National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, William T. Grant Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Administration for Children and Families

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
Penn State

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
JAMA Internal Medicine
Higher dementia risk linked to more use of common drugs
A large study links a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, to taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects at higher doses or for a longer time. Many older people take these medications, which include nonprescription diphenhydramine (Benadryl). JAMA Internal Medicine published the report, called 'Cumulative Use of Strong Anticholinergic Medications and Incident Dementia.'
NIH/National Institute on Aging, Branta Foundation

Contact: Rebecca Hughes
Group Health Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Developmental Cell
Possible therapeutic target for common, but mysterious brain blood vessel disorder
Tens of millions of people worldwide have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations. These abnormal growths can lead to seizures, strokes, and hemorrhages, yet their precise molecular cause has never been determined. Now, cardiovascular scientists have studied this pathway in heart development to discover an important set of molecular signals, triggered by CCM-linked gene defects, that potentially could be targeted to treat the disorder.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, American Heart Association

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
High cholesterol during young adulthood raises heart disease risk
How long you have elevated cholesterol -- even if only mildly elevated -- affects your risk of heart attack. Every decade you have elevated cholesterol between the ages of 35 and 55 may increase your future risk of heart disease by 39 percent.
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Carrie Thacker
American Heart Association

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Antiangiogenesis drugs could make major improvement in tuberculosis treatment
Use of the same antiangiogenesis drugs that have improved treatment of some cancers could also help surmount persistent difficulties in treating tuberculosis, improving the effectiveness of drug therapy and reducing the emergence of resistant bacterial strains.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Katie Marquedant
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Protein-based therapy shows promise against resistant leukemia
Researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles demonstrated the efficacy and safety of the new fusion protein in mouse models of aggressive human leukemia using leukemia cells taken directly from patients with ALL.
V-Foundation Translational Research Award, Department of Health and Human Services, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Debra Kain
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Study reveals how a cancer-causing virus blocks human immune response
Scientists have revealed how a type of cancer-causing virus outwits the human body's immune response. The discovery might help explain why some cancer therapies that incorporate interferon fail to treat certain cancers and might lead to more effective treatments.
National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Marc Airhart
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Journal of Cell Biology
Cells take sole responsibility for Merkel cell maintenance
Researchers have identified a population of 'progenitor' cells in the skin that are solely responsible for the generation and maintenance of touch-sensing Merkel cells.
National Institutes of Health, Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research

Contact: Rita Sullivan King
Rockefeller University Press

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
3-D enzyme model provides new tool for anti-inflammatory drug development
To better understand PLA2 enzymes and help drive therapeutic drug development, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine developed 3-D computer models that show exactly how two PLA2 enzymes extract their substrates from cellular membranes. The new tool is described in a paper published online the week of Jan. 26 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Heather Buschman
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Pitt effort seeks to combat 'sitting disease,' diabetes with $3 million NIH grant
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are flipping conventional thought on its head regarding how to improve the health of sedentary people at risk for diabetes and heart disease in a new study designed to combat a condition popularly called 'sitting disease.'
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Allison Hydzik
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

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