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Public Release: 29-Jul-2015
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults lower blood sugar
Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their collaborators at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department). The study published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Deirdre Branley
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Bioinformatics
New tool uses 'drug spillover' to match cancer patients with treatments
An article in the journal Bioinformatics from researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center describes a new tool that improves the ability to match drugs to disease: the Kinase Addiction Ranker predicts what genetics are truly driving the cancer in any population of cells and chooses the best 'kinase inhibitor' to silence these dangerous genetic causes of disease.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Cancer League of Colorado, David F. and Margaret T. Grohne Family Foundation

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Scripps Florida scientists win $1.4 million to study drug candidates for neurological disorders
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $1.4 million from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to explore the development of drug candidates for a wide range of conditions, including circadian rhythm disorders.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
eLife
Sleepy fruitflies get mellow
Whether you're a human, a mouse, or even a fruitfly, losing sleep is a bad thing, leading to physiological effects and behavioral changes. Researchers used fruitflies to probe deeper into the cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern aggression and sleep and found that sleep deprivation reduces aggression in fruitflies and affects their reproductive fitness. They identified a related molecular pathway that might govern recovery of normal aggressive behaviors.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Big data gives new insight into blood pressure reduction role of commonly prescribed drug
A new big data study conducted by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that a drug commonly prescribed to conserve potassium in the blood also significantly lowers blood pressure when taken in conjunction with a diuretic frequently prescribed to patients with hypertension. The combination of the two drugs, both available as generics, has been shown to consistently amplify the blood pressure reduction in patients with or without the presence of other antihypertensive agents such as ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
New chemistry makes strong bonds weak
Researchers at Princeton have developed a new chemical reaction that breaks the strongest bond in a molecule instead of the weakest, completely reversing the norm for reactions in which bonds are evenly split to form reactive intermediates. Published on July 13 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the non-conventional reaction is a proof of concept that will allow chemists to access compounds that are normally off-limits to this pathway.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tien Nguyen
tienn@princeton.edu
609-258-6523
Princeton University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Penn Vet study shows immune cells in the skin remember and defend against parasites
For the first time, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found resident T cells in a tissue in response to a parasite infection. The finding could help inform efforts to develop an effective vaccine for leishmaniasis, as well as other diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
American Economic Review
Firms 'underinvest' in long-term cancer research
Pharmaceutical firms 'underinvest' in long-term research to develop new cancer-fighting drugs due to the greater time and cost required to conduct such research, according to a newly published study co-authored by MIT economists.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Cancer healthcare disparities exist in the LGBTQ community, say Moffitt researchers
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers published one of the first articles that describe the current knowledge about cancers that may disproportionately affect the LGBTQ community, and also offered suggestions for improving their healthcare.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kim Polacek
Kim.Polacek@Moffitt.org
813-745-7408
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
JAMA
A marked improvement in health and healthcare for Medicare patients
In a 15-year study of older Medicare patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers saw an estimated 20 percent drop in mortality, about 30 percent fewer hospitalizations, and 40 percent reduction in deaths after hospitalization.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Karen N. Peart
karen.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1326
Yale University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Link between mood, pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Depressive symptoms and mood in the moment may predict momentary pain among rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to Penn State researchers.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Movement tracking technology sheds light on different speech disorders in children
Facial motion capture -- the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies -- has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of speech and those with other types of speech disorders, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Journal of National Cancer Institute
Race & institutional factors play an important role in pharmacogenomic trial participation
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have published a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that analyzed the participation rate of patients in pharmacogenomic trials.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Cancer and Leukemia Group B

Contact: Kim Polacek
Kimberly.Polacek@moffitt.org
813-745-7408
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Pitt study: Ancient proteins involved in DNA repair could shed light on tumor development
By studying yeast used in beer- and bread-making, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism by which ancient proteins repair DNA damage and how their dysfunction could lead to the development of tumors. The findings, published online today in Nature Communications, could lead to new ways to tailor cancer therapies.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
SrikamAV@upmc.edu
412-578-9193
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Nature Materials
Technology helps personalized medicine, enabling epigenomic analysis with a mere 100 cells
A new technology, improving the efficiency of the studies in epigenomics, is the subject of a Nature Methods journal article by Chang Lu and Zhenning Cao of Virginia Tech and Kai Tan, Changya Chen and Bing He of the University of Iowa. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, following a seed grant from Virginia Tech's Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.
National Institutes of Health, Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Journal of Neuroscience
Research grasps how the brain plans gripping motion
A new study significantly advances neuroscientists' understanding of how a region of the brain formulates plans for the hand to grip an object. The findings could lead to direct application to improving brain-computer interface control over robotic arms and hands.
US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Katie Samson Foundation

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2015
Radiology
Specific cardiovascular risk factors may predict Alzheimer's disease
Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia according to a study.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Linda Brooks
lbrooks@rsna.org
660-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
Researchers create promising new mouse model for lung injury repair
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and The Saban Research Institute of CHLA have created a dynamic functional mouse model for lung injury repair, a tool that will help scientists explain the origins of lung disease and provide a system by which new therapies can be identified and tested. Their findings have been published online by the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.
National Institutes of Health, Pasadena Guild, Garland Foundation, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Jennifer Marcus
jemarcus@chla.usc.edu
323-361-7236
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
NIH helps UC San Diego researchers repurpose Sanofi pain drug for tropical disease
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded James McKerrow, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a 2015 New Therapeutic Uses Award.
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Heather Buschman
hbuschman@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
One in 4 patients with defibrillators experiences boost in heart function over time
A Johns Hopkins-led study of outcomes among 1,200 people with implanted defibrillators -- devices intended to prevent sudden cardiac death from abnormal heart rhythms -- shows that within a few years of implantation, one in four experienced improvements in heart function substantial enough to put them over the clinical threshold that qualified them to get a defibrillator in the first place.
National Institutes of Health, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
epeshev1@jhmi.edu
410-502-9433
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Cell Reports
In lab tests, new therapy slows spread of deadly brain tumor cells
The rapid spread of a common and deadly brain tumor has been slowed down significantly in a mouse model by cutting off the way some cancer cells communicate, according to a team of researchers that includes UF Health faculty.
American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health, Sontag Foundation, Lerner Research Institute, Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research

Contact: Doug Bennett
dougbennett@ufl.edu
352-273-5706
University of Florida

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
$4.8 million NIH study will teach an old drug to maintain its tricks
With the help of a nearly $4.9 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers are leading a landmark multi-center, international study that will provide essential information to clinicians for use of polymoxin B in critically ill patients where no other treatments will work.
NIH/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Study will explore taste changes related to obesity, gastric bypass surgery
Currently, one of the most effective surgical methods for treating obesity is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which limits the amount of food and drink that can be ingested at one time and the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed through the intestinal tract. An unintended side effect of RYGB is that it reduces the patient's taste for sweet and fatty foods -- but there is no scientific explanation for why these taste changes occur.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kat Gilmore
kygilmor@uga.edu
706-583-5485
University of Georgia

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Developmental Neuropsychology
Babies' brains show that social skills linked to second language learning
Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. But it's been unclear what aspects of social interactions make them so important for learning. New findings by researchers at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington demonstrate for the first time that an early social behavior called gaze shifting is linked to infants' ability to learn new language sounds.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Molly McElroy
mollywmc@uw.edu
206-221-1684
University of Washington

Public Release: 27-Jul-2015
Nature Genetics
Yale study identifies 'major player' in skin cancer genes
A multidisciplinary team at Yale, led by Yale Cancer Center members, has defined a subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases. Their findings shed light on an important mutation in this deadly disease, and may lead to more targeted anti-cancer therapies.
Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer, NIH/National Cancer Institute, US National Institutes of Health, Melanoma Research Alliance, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Ziba Kashef
ziba.kashef@yale.edu
203-436-9317
Yale University

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