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Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Psychological Science
Positive subliminal messages on aging improve physical functioning in elderly
Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation

Contact: michael.greenwood@yale.edu
michael.greenwood@yale.edu
203-737-5151
Yale University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Grant awarded for development of therapy for Sanfilippo disease
There is no therapy or treatment for Sanfilippo disease. Phoenix Nest will partner with LA BioMed to investigate the development of a therapy for treating the devastating inherited disorder.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
ACG 2014
Males with IBS report more social stress than females, UB study finds
One of the few studies to examine gender differences among patients with irritable bowel syndrome has found that males with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association
Seeing doctor twice a year helps keep blood pressure under control
People who visited their doctor at least twice a year had better blood pressure control. Having healthcare insurance and getting treated for high cholesterol also increased the likelihood of controlling blood pressure.
National Institutes of Health, US Army, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State of South Carolina

Contact: Maggie Francis
maggie.francis@heart.org
214-706-1382
American Heart Association

Public Release: 20-Oct-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Three-minute assessment successfully identifies delirium in hospitalized elders
Investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have developed a three-minute diagnostic assessment for delirium and shown it is extremely accurate in identifying the condition in older hospital patients.
NIH/National Institute of Aging

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Nature Medicine
Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia, lymphoma in their blood cells
At least 2 percent of people over age 40 and 5 percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Caroline Arbanas
arbanasc@wustl.edu
314-286-0109
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Nature Chemistry
Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream
For the last 20 years, scientists have tried to design large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depth and complex features -- a design quest just fulfilled by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. The team built 32 DNA crystals with precisely-defined depth and an assortment of sophisticated three-dimensional features, an advance reported in Nature Chemistry.
Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Contact: Kat J. McAlpine
katherine.mcalpine@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Group B streptococcus incidence rises significantly among newborns
Group B streptococcus, a major cause of serious infectious diseases including sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia, has increased by about 60 percent among infants younger than three months in the Netherlands over the past 25 years despite the widespread use of prevention strategies, new research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases has found.
NIH/National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, European Union's seventh framework programme, Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, Academic Medical Center, European Research Council

Contact: Caroline Brogan
c.brogan@lancet.com
The Lancet

Public Release: 19-Oct-2014
American Society of Human Genetics 2014 Annual Meeting
Scientists identify mutation associated with cleft palate in humans and dogs
Scientists studying birth defects in humans and purebred dogs have identified an association between cleft lip and cleft palate -- conditions that occur when the lip and mouth fail to form properly during pregnancy -- and a mutation in the ADAMTS20 gene. Their findings were presented today at the American Society of Human Genetics 2014 Annual Meeting in San Diego.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Canine Health Foundation, Grey Lady Foundation, University of California Davis Center for Companion Animal Health

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 18-Oct-2014
American Society of Human Genetics 2014 Annual Meeting
JAMA
New test scans all genes to ID single mutation causing rare disorders
A JAMA study found that sequencing the DNA of children with mystery genetic disorders produced a definitive diagnosis in 40 percent of UCLA's most complex cases -- a quantum leap from the field's 5-percent success rate 20 years ago.
National Center for Advancing Translational Science, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, K12 Child Health Research Career Development Award

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2272
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 17-Oct-2014
Evolution and Human Behavior
'Red effect' sparks interest in female monkeys
Recent studies showed that the color red tends increase our attraction toward others, feelings of jealousy, and even reaction times. Now, new research shows that female monkeys also respond to the color red, suggesting that biology, rather than our culture, may play the fundamental role in our 'red' reactions.
The Sloan Foundation, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, University of Rochester

Contact: Monique Patenaude
monique.patenaude@rochester.edu
585-276-3693
University of Rochester

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Cell Reports
High-fat meals could be more harmful to males than females, according to new obesity research
Male and female brains are not equal when it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet. Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute scientist Deborah Clegg, Ph.D., and a team of international investigators found that the brains of male laboratory mice exposed to the same high-fat diet as their female counterparts developed brain inflammation and heart disease that were not seen in the females.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Laura Coverson
laura.coverson@cshs.org
310-423-5215
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
UH Cancer Center receives $3.5 million NCORP grant for cancer care, research in Hawaii
The National Cancer Institute awarded the University of Hawai`i Cancer Center and The Queen's Medical Center a grant of more than $3.8 million over five years to conduct cancer clinical trials in the state for minority and underserved populations. Queen's was chosen to lead and perform the cancer care delivery research component of the grant.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Stacy Wong
swong@cc.hawaii.edu
808-356-5753
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Cell
How a molecular Superman protects the genome from damage
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists have found a new role for the RNAi protein Dicer in preserving genomic stability. They discovered that Dicer helps prevent collisions during DNA replication by freeing transcription machinery from active genes. Without Dicer function, transcription and replication machinery collide, leading to DNA damage and massive changes across the genome – changes that are associated with aging and cancer.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Cell Host & Microbe
Staph 'gangs' share nutrients during infection: Vanderbilt study
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. Like the individual members of a gang who might be relatively harmless alone, they turn deadly when they get together with their 'friends.' The findings, reported Oct. 8 in Cell Host & Microbe, shed light on a long-standing question in infectious diseases and may inform new treatment strategies.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Leigh MacMillan
leigh.macmillan@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Researchers develop personalized ovarian cancer vaccines
Researchers used new genomic analysis techniques to identify specific protein sequences, called epitopes, that the immune system can use to identify cancer cells. Their key insight was that the most effective epitopes to include in a personalized vaccine are not those that react most strongly with the immune system, but rather the epitopes that differ most from the host's normal tissue.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Krieger
kim.krieger@uconn.edu
860-486-0361
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
PLOS ONE
Modeling tumor dormancy
A new computational model developed in the laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, may help illuminate the conditions surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch to a malignant state. Published today in PLOS ONE, the so-called cellular automaton model simulated various scenarios of tumor growth leading to tumor suppression, dormancy or proliferation.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Tien Nguyen
tienn@princeton.edu
Princeton University

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Why are some people with autism hypersensitive to sound?
The University of California, Riverside has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms of auditory hypersensitivity -- an increased sensitivity to sound through a negative emotional response -- in Fragile X syndrome (FXS). The five-year $8.7 million grant is awarded to UC Riverside and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. FXS is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and the most common cause of autism.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Brain's compass relies on geometric relationships, say Penn Researchers
The brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about; remembering how to get from one place to another would otherwise be impossible. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have now shown how the brain anchors this mental compass. Their findings provide a neurological basis for something that psychologists have long observed about navigational behavior: people use geometrical relationships to orient themselves.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
American Journal of Public Health
Sugared soda consumption, cell aging associated in new study
Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeffrey Norris
jeffrey.norris@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Cell Reports
Pitt/McGowan Institute team discovers stem cells in the esophagus
Despite previous indications to the contrary, the esophagus does have its own pool of stem cells, said researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in an animal study published online today in Cell Reports. The findings could lead to new insights into the development and treatment of esophageal cancer and the precancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, National Institutes of Health, McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Immunity
Scripps Research Institute scientists identify trigger for crucial immune system cell
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified the long-sought activating molecules for a rare but crucial subset of immune system cells that help rally other white blood cells to fight infection. In the process, the team also uncovered a previously unsuspected link between the mammalian immune system and the communication systems of simpler organisms such as bacteria.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Cell Reports
That pregnant feeling makes a fly start nesting
Across the animal kingdom, it's not uncommon for pregnancy to change an expectant mom's behavior. Even female flies have their own rudimentary way of 'nesting,' which appears to be brought on by the stretch of their egg-filled abdomens rather than the act of mating, according to a Duke study.
Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karl Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Cell
Misfolded proteins clump together in a surprising place
Scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have made a surprising finding about the aggregates of misfolded cellular proteins that have been linked to aging-related disorders such as Parkinson's disease. The researchers report their results in the Oct. 16, 2014 online issue of the journal Cell.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, American Heart Association, NIH/National Institute of General Medicine Sciences

Contact: Kim Bland
ksb@stowers.org
816-926-4015
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 16-Oct-2014
Current Biology
Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?
Choosing between two good things can be tough. When animals must decide between feeding and mating, it can get even trickier. In a discovery that might ring true even for some humans, researchers have shown that male brains -- at least in nematodes -- will suppress the ability to locate food in order to instead focus on finding a mate.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation, Human Frontiers Science Program, Autism Speaks

Contact: Mark Michaud
mark_michaud@urmc.rochester.edu
585-273-4790
University of Rochester Medical Center

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