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Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Tiny needles offer potential new treatment for two major eye diseases
Needles almost too small to be seen with the unaided eye could be the basis for new treatment options for two of the world's leading eye diseases: glaucoma and corneal neovascularization.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
JAMA Psychiatry
Depression, overwhelming guilt in preschool years linked to brain changes
A key brain region involved in emotion is smaller in older children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers, and predicts risk of later recurrence, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Jim Dryden
jdryden@wustl.edu
314-286-0110
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Journal of American Geriatrics Society
Older women with sleep-breathing problems more likely to see decline in daily functions
Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily activities, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Barbara Benham
bbenham1@jhu.edu
410-614-6029
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
BMC awarded $21 million NIH grant to investigate tuberculosis, improve treatment
Boston Medical Center has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate why Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection affects individuals so differently.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The backwards brain? Study shows how brain maps develop to help us perceive the world
In a new study, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute reveal that physically moving forward actually trains the brain to perceive the world normally. The findings also show that the relationship between neurons in the eye and the brain is more complicated than previously thought -- in fact, the order in which we see things could help the brain calibrate how we perceive time, as well as the objects around us.
National Institutes of Health, Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation, Hahn Family Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Cancer Discovery
Gene sequencing projects link two mutations to Ewing sarcoma subtype with poor prognosis
An international collaboration has identified frequent mutations in two genes that often occur together in Ewing sarcoma and that define a subtype of the cancer associated with reduced survival. The research, conducted by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project and the Institut Curie-Inserm through the International Cancer Genome Consortium, appears in the current issue of the scientific journal Cancer Discovery.
Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, Kay Jewelers, NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, French National Cancer Institute, Inserm, National Research Agency for Science Projects, Canceropole Ile-de-France, French League Against Cancer

Contact: Carrie Strehlau
carrie.strehlau@stjude.org
901-595-2295
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Hope for those with social anxiety disorder: You may already be someone's best friend
Making friends is often extremely difficult for people with social anxiety disorder and to make matters worse, people with this disorder tend to assume that the friendships they do have are not of the highest quality. The problem with this perception, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis, is that their friends don't necessarily see it that way.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gerry Everding
gerry_everding@wustl.edu
314-935-6375
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Nature
Brain protein influences how the brain manages stress; suggests new model of depression
A discovery of new molecular and behavioural connections may provide a foundation for the development of new treatments to combat some forms of depression.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Hope for Depression Research Foundation

Contact: Elizabeth Dowling
newsmedia@mssm.edu
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rice University program models more detailed evolutionary networks from genetic data
Rice University computer scientists develop software to build more accurate evolutionary networks from genomic data sets.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Library of Medicine, Keck Center of the Gulf Coast Consortia

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Not all elderly Americans will surf to health
Providing health information on the internet may not be the 'cure all' that it is hoped to be. It could sideline especially those Americans older than 65 years old who are not well versed in understanding health matters, and who do not use the web regularly. So says Helen Levy of the University of Michigan in the US in a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, published by Springer.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Science Signaling
Single molecular switch may contribute to major aging-related diseases
A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has identified what appears to be a molecular switch controlling inflammatory processes involved in conditions ranging from muscle atrophy to Alzheimer's disease.
National Institutes of Health, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, American Diabetes Association, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Molecular Psychiatry
IU-led research team identifies genetic variant linked to better memory performance
People with a newly identified genetic variant perform better on certain types of memory tests, a discovery that may point the way to new treatments for the memory impairments caused by Alzheimer's disease or other age-associated conditions.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Schoch
eschoch@iu.edu
317-274-8205
Indiana University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Dr. Barrance of Kessler Foundation awarded $600,000 NIDRR grant to study arthritis of knee
Peter Barrance, Ph.D., of Kessler Foundation, was awarded a three-year field-initiated grant by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Barrance, senior research scientist in Human Performance & Engineering Research, will use weight-bearing MRI to study the effects of in-shoe orthoses in individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr. Peter Barrance is the study's principal investigator and Jeffrey Cole, M.D., at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is the physician co-investigator.
NIH/National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Contact: Carolann Murphy
cmurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Improving seniors' mental function is goal of NIH grant to IU School of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate the advantages of physical exercise, cognitive exercise or a combination of both on the aging brain.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Mary Hardin
mhardin@iu.edu
317-274-5456
Indiana University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Cancer Research
Innovative approach to treating pancreatic cancer combines chemo- and immuno-therapy
VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine researchers discovered a unique approach to treating pancreatic cancer that may be potentially safe and effective.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
CWRU nursing school receives $2.35 million to study brain-health behavior change link
A five-year, $2.35 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to study how brain activity motivates the chronically ill to manage their illnesses.
NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Best supporting actors in your ears? Research points to potential way to restore hearing
There's a cast of characters deep inside your ears -- many kinds of tiny cells working together to allow you to hear. The lead actors, called hair cells, play the crucial role in carrying sound signals to the brain. But new research shows that when it comes to restoring lost hearing ability, the spotlight may fall on some of the ear's supporting actors -- and their understudies.
Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship, Hearing Health Foundation Emerging Research Grant, Boston Children's Hospital Otolaryngology Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Office of Naval Research, American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities of St. Jude

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists unveil new targets, test to develop treatments for memory disorder
In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a number of new therapeutic targets for memory disorders and have developed a new screening test to uncover compounds that may one day work against those disorders.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Whitehall Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Oral cancer-causing HPV may spread through oral and genital routes
Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections were more common among men who had female partners with oral and/or genital HPV infection, suggesting that the transmission of HPV occurs via oral-oral and oral-genital routes, according to a McGill University study led by professsor Eduardo L. Franco.
Canadian Institutes for Health Research, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Cynthia Lee
cynthia.lee@mcgill.ca
514-398-6754
McGill University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Scientists discover new properties of microbes that cause common eye infection
Scientists from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology have used the power of new genomic technology to discover that microbes that commonly infect the eye have special, previously unknown properties.
National Institutes of Health, Harvard-wide Program on Antibiotic Resistance, American-Lebanese-Syrian Associated Charities, Bausch and Lomb Inc.

Contact: Mary Leach
Mary_Leach@meei.harvard.edu
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Environmental Health Perspectives
Research links tobacco smoke and roadway air pollution with childhood obesity
New research from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California bolsters evidence that exposure to tobacco smoke and near-roadway air pollution contribute to the development of obesity.
National Institutes of Health, US Environmental Protection Agency, The Hastings Foundation

Contact: Leslie Ridgeway
lridgewa@usc.edu
323-442-2823
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
A previously unrecognized flame retardant found in Americans for the first time
This is the first study to find the carcinogenic flame retardant TCEP in the bodies of Americans. It's also the first study to evaluate urinary levels of several phosphate flame retardant metabolites, like TCEP, which have been largely under the radar. Six metabolites were found in urine samples from California residents. People with the highest metabolite levels of two carcinogenic flame retardants also had the highest levels in their house dust, which were previously tested.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, New York Community Trust, Fine Fund, Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation

Contact: Amelia Jarvinen
jarvinen@silentspring.org
617-332-4288 x226
Silent Spring Institute

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Errors in single gene may protect against heart disease
Rare mutations that shut down a single gene are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Broad Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, and other institutions.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Banting Fellowship

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait
straitj@wustl.edu
314-286-0141
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
JAMA Psychiatry
Predicting US Army suicides after hospital discharge
A new report from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers suggests that some Army suicides can be predicted with enough accuracy to justify implementing preventive interventions in patients at high risk.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Semen directly impairs effectiveness of microbicides that target HIV
Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes and the University of Ulm have discovered why microbicides developed to prevent HIV succeed in the lab but fail in clinical trials: Semen. Semen enhances the infectiousness of HIV by causing the virus to cluster together, increasing its ability to attach to and infect cells. This effect is then sufficient to override the antiviral properties of the microbicides.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Ministerium-Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, European Research Council

Contact: Dana Smith
dana.smith@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2532
Gladstone Institutes

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