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Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Fertility & Sterility
Indiana University study: Sexual activity causes immune system changes that increase chances of conception
Research from Indiana University has found that sexual activity triggers physiological changes in the body that increase a woman's chances of getting pregnant, even outside the window of ovulation.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, American Psychological Foundation

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Journal of Urology
UTMB study shows testosterone therapy does not increase aggressive prostate cancer risk
A new population-based study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed for the first time that exposure to testosterone therapy over a five-year period was not associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Further, risk of high-grade prostate cancer did not increase according to the total number of testosterone injections. The study is available in the Journal of Urology.
National Institutes of Health, UTMB Sealy Center for Vaccine Development

Contact: Donna Ramirez
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Genetic differences among monkeys in Tanzania show troubling pattern
An endangered monkey species in Tanzania is living in geographical pockets that are becoming isolated from one another. The situation, researchers say, is mostly driven by the monkeys' proximity to villages and the deliberate burning of forests to make way for crops and pastures.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Pitt awarded federal grant to facilitate massive pulmonary clinical trials program
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine investigators will be leading a $15 million, five-year federal initiative to manage national clinical trials aimed at developing new treatments for breathing disorders.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Psychosomatic Medicine
Happy head, happy heart: Positive emotions may promote heart-healthy behaviors
People with heart disease may benefit from maintaining positive emotions, according to health researchers.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health; Veterans Affairs, NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Federation for Aging Research

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
Penn State

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Psychosomatic Medicine
Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa
Studying the 'gut-brain axis,' UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.
National Institutes of Health, TJ's Fund for Eating Disorder Research, Academy for Eating Disorders

Contact: Mark Derewicz
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
NIH establishes 4-D nucleome research centers and organizational hub at UC San Diego
Under its new 4D Nucleome Program, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund has awarded three grants totaling more than $30 million over five years to multidisciplinary teams of researchers at University of California, San Diego.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Heather Buschman
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Study reveals key structure in telomerase enzyme, a target for cancer drugs
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have determined the structure of a key part of the enzyme telomerase, which is active in most cancers and enables cancer cells to proliferate indefinitely. The new findings reveal how the enzyme carries out a crucial function involved in protecting the ends of chromosomes.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Pinpointing gene that regulates repair and regeneration in adult lungs
The whimsically named sonic hedgehog gene, best known for controlling embryonic development, also maintains the normal physiological state and repair process of an adult healthy lung, if damaged, according to new research.
NIH/National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, American Heart Association Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award, Actelion ENTELLIGENCE Award

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Nature Immunology
Nanoparticulate carbon black particles tiny culprits that start emphysema
When pathologists perform autopsies on smokers who died with severe emphysema, they find that lungs are black in appearance. Until recently, researchers and physicians could only guess at the composition of the material that gave the black color to the lungs of smokers. In two seminal papers researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, identify that black material as mostly insoluble nanoparticulate carbon black, tiny specks that result from the incomplete combustion of organic material, such as tobacco.
National Institutes of Health, and US Veterans Administration

Contact: Dipali Pathak
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Montefiore and Einstein receive funding from the National Institutes of Health to research the impact of cognitive training on mobility
Montefiore and Einstein earned a $3.3 million grant from the NIH to research the impact of cognitive training on the mobility of sedentary seniors.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Deirdre Branley
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Scientific Reports
Researchers discover evidence that lead exposure in mothers can affect future generation
A team of researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildren. Their study, Multigenerational epigenetic inheritance in humans: DNA methylation changes associated with maternal exposure to lead can be transmitted to the grandchildren, was published online this week in Scientific Reports.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University Research Corridor

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Journal of Chemical Ecology
Colorful caterpillar chemists
Scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute compared the diets of two caterpillar species, expecting the one that exclusively consumed plants containing toxic chemicals would more easily incorporate toxins into its body than the one with a broad diet. They found the opposite. The new finding flies in the face of a long-held theory that specialist insects are better adapted to use toxic plant chemicals than non-specialists.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Beth King
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Virginia Tech leads national, 5-year study on head impacts in youth football
Virginia Tech is leading a $3.3 million, multicenter, five-year study that will track head impact exposure in children -- the largest and most comprehensive biomedical study of youth football players to date.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Steven Mackay
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
JAX reseachers, collaborators report on variations in human genome
A consortium of international researchers, including Charles Lee, Ph.D., of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, have reported findings from a massive research project exploring variations in the human genome, including structural variations.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Joyce Peterson
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
High-fructose diet slows recovery from brain injury
A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rat brains' ability to heal after head trauma, UCLA neuroscientists report. Revealing a link between nutrition and brain health, the finding offers implications for the 5.3 million Americans living with a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Center for Research Resources

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Federal funding secured for Barrow-TGen advanced technology study of ALS
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $687,087, one-year grant to Barrow Neurological Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute to identify peptide, protein, and RNA biomarkers as indicators of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis progression.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Two NIH grants boost bioinformatics research and development of precision medicine
A pair of major NIH grants will bolster bioinformatics research and strengthen scientists' ability to analyze massive amounts of data. Professor Cathy Wu and colleagues at the University of Delaware's Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology hope to further develop the 'Protein Ontology' -- a 'virtual reference library' for proteins -- and advance the development of precision medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research links built characteristics of environment with health of persons with SCI
Scientists in disability outcomes research have determined that differences in the built characteristics of communities may influence the health and wellbeing of residents with chronic spinal cord injury. communities with more heterogeneous land use was less beneficial to their perceived health. Based on survey data from the federally funded Spinal Cord Injury System database (n=503) and Geographic Information Systems data.
NIh/National Institute of Child Health and Development, NIh/National Institute for Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research

Contact: Carolann Murphy, PA
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Late bedtimes could lead to weight gain
Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a UC Berkeley study that has found a correlation between sleep and body mass index.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Yasmin Anwar
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Penn Vet-Temple team characterizes genetic mutations linked to a form of blindness
A collaboration between University of Pennsylvania and Temple University scientists has identified two naturally occurring genetic mutations in dogs that result in achromatopsia, a form of blindness.
Foundation Fighting Blindness, NIH/National Eye Institute, National Science Foundation, European Union Seventh Framework Program, Hope for Vision, Macula Vision Research Foundation, Van Sloun Fund for Canine Genetic Research

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Developmental Cell
Blueprints for limbs encoded in the snake genome
When researchers at the University of Georgia examined the genome of several different snake species, they found something surprising. Embedded in reptiles' genetic code was DNA that, in most animals, controls the development and growth of limbs -- a strange feature for creatures that are famous for their long, legless bodies and distinctive slither. Now, they've found an explanation.
National Institutes of Health, University of Georgia

Contact: Douglas Menke
University of Georgia

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Tissue Engineering, Part A
Tissue-engineered colon from human cells develop different types of neurons
A study by scientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered colon derived from human cells is able to develop the many specialized nerves required for function, mimicking the neuronal population found in native colon. These specialized neurons, localized in the gut, form the enteric nervous system, which regulates digestive tract motility, secretion, absorption and gastrointestinal blood flow.
California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Ellin Kavanagh
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Grant supports research on most common tumor in women
Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a five-year, $7.4 million program project grant from the National Institutes of Health for a second phase of research to identify novel targets for treating uterine fibroids.
NIh/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
University of Chicago team receives $3.5 million from NIMH to transform diagnosis of psychotic disorders
Researchers from the University of Chicago have received $3.5 million from the NIMH as part of the second phase of the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP2) -- a multi-university consortium that aims to establish a new system of diagnosis for psychotic diseases based on biomarkers, and guide the development of novel therapies. The consortium is recruiting 3,000 study participants to identify biomarkers and establish biologically meaningful definitions of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Kevin Jiang
University of Chicago Medical Center

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