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Public Release: 14-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood
The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reports the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood.
National Institutes of Health, Charlotte Geyer Foundation

Contact: Igor Slukvin
islukvin@wisc.edu
608-263-0058
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 14-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Genome-wide analysis reveals genetic similarities among friends
If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each other genetically.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute for General Medical Sciences

Contact: Inga Kiderra
ikiderra@ucsd.edu
858-822-0661
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 14-Jul-2014
Biological Psychiatry
Weighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women
A new study in women suggests that experiencing one or more stressful events the day before eating a single high-fat meal can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jan Kiecolt-Glaser
Janice.Kiecolt-Glaser@osumc.edu
614-293-0549
Ohio State University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2014
Nature
Antibody halts cancer-related wasting condition
Dana-Farber scientists pinpoint a molecular cause of cachexia, a wasting of fat and muscle occurring in half of all cancer patients, and identify a protein that when blocked might prevent the condition.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Teresa Herbert
teresa_herbert@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-5653
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Public Release: 11-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
When good gut bacteria get sick
A study from Brigham and Women's Hospital has utilized unique computational models to show how infection can affect bacteria that naturally live in our intestines. The findings may ultimately help clinicians to better treat and prevent gastrointestinal infection and inflammation through a better understanding of the major alterations that occur when foreign bacteria disrupt the gut microbiota.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg
mmontemayor-quellenberg@partners.org
617-534-6383
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 11-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches
Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
Australian Research Council, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 11-Jul-2014
Annals of Rheumatic Diseases
Omega 3 fatty acids lessen severity of osteoarthritis in mice
Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty acids, according to Duke Medicine researchers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Science
USC stem cell researcher targets the 'seeds' of breast cancer metastasis
For breast cancer patients, the era of personalized medicine may be just around the corner, thanks to recent advances by USC Stem Cell researcher Min Yu and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In a July 11 study in Science, Yu and her colleagues report how they isolated breast cancer cells circulating through the blood streams of six patients.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer, Wellcome Trust, National Foundation for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Susan G. Komen for the Cure K

Contact: Cristy Lytal
lytal@med.usc.edu
323-442-2172
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
PLOS Genetics
Scripps Florida scientists shed new light on nerve cell growth
In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shed new light on the complex processes of nerve cell growth, showing that a particular protein plays a far more sophisticated role in neuron development than previously thought.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
A start-up at NJIT develops bleeding-control gel for brain surgery
Endomedix, a start-up company housed at the New Jersey Institute of Technology's business incubator, received a $1.4 million federal grant to develop a spray-on gel that surgeons will use to staunch bleeding during brain surgery.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Robert Florida
robert.florida@njit.edu
201-725-6435
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging
New technology reveals insights into mechanisms underlying amyloid diseases
Amyloid diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes, share the common trait that proteins aggregate into long fibers which then form plaques. Yet in vitro studies have found that neither the amylin monomer precursors nor the plaques themselves are very toxic. New evidence using two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy has revealed an intermediate structure during the amylin aggregation pathway that may explain toxicity, opening a window for possible interventions.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Esther Mateike
e.mateike@iospress.nl
31-206-883-355
IOS Press

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Virology
Bacterial colonization prior to catching the flu may protect against severe illness
Severe illness and even death are likely to result if you develop another respiratory infection after catching the flu. Now, however, a team of Wistar researchers has determined that if you reverse the order of infection, pneumococcus bacteria may actually protect against a bad case of the flu. The bacterial protein pneumolysin, a bacterial virulence factor, might protect certain immune system cells (macrophages) in the alveoli of the lungs, preventing inflammation and, thus, pneumonia.
National Institutes of Health, BD Biosciences

Contact: Greg Lester
glester@wistar.org
215-898-3943
The Wistar Institute

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Neuron
Working to loosen the grip of severe mental illness
In newly published research in the journal Neuron, Michael Cole of Rutgers has determined that the underlying brain architecture of a person at rest is basically the same as that of a person performing a variety of tasks. This is important to the study of mental illness, says Cole, because it is easier to analyze a brain at rest.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Rob Forman
robert.forman@rutgers.edu
973-972-7276
Rutgers University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus
Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Molecular Therapy
Patient-specific stem cells and personalized gene therapy
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of vision loss. The approach, the first of its kind, takes advantage of induced pluripotent stem cell technology to transform skin cells into retinal cells, which are then used as a patient-specific model for disease study and preclinical testing.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lucky Tran
lt2549@cumc.columbia.edu
212-305-3689
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Men's hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don't talk about
Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Terry Goodrich
terry_goodrich@baylor.edu
254-710-3321
Baylor University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Environmental Health Perspectives
Climate change may bring more kidney stones
As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet's impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients in several US cities with varying climates.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Ashley Moore
MOOREA1@email.chop.edu
267-426-6071
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Current Biology
Chimpanzee intelligence determined by genes
A chimpanzee's intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Center for Research Resources

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Cell
New compound treats both blindness and diabetes in animal studies
In a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats and mice, against degenerative forms of blindness and diabetes.
Harrington Discovery Institute, National Institutes of Health, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and others

Contact: Peter Farley
peter.farley@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association
High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk
Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack in middle-age and older adults. Significant increased risk was not observed for anger.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Bridgette McNeill
Bridgette.McNeill@heart.org
214-706-1135
American Heart Association

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Science
Cultured CTCs reveal genetic profile, potential drug susceptibility of breast cancer cells
A study in the July 11 issue of Science finds that circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital can be cultured to establish cell lines for genetic analysis and drug testing and that those cell lines accurately reflect a tumor's genetic mutation over time and changing susceptibility to therapeutic drugs.
Johnson & Johnson, Stand Up to Cancer, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Katie Marquedant
kmarquedant@partners.org
617-726-0337
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Science
Study points to potential new target for antibiotics against E. coli, other bugs
Scientists have identified a protein that is essential to the survival of E. coli bacteria, and consider the protein a potential new target for antibiotics.
American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Natividad Ruiz
Ruiz.82@osu.edu
614-292-3426
Ohio State University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2014
Science
Window of opportunity against HIV comes from 'fitness bottleneck'
New research on HIV transmission among heterosexual couples in Zambia shows that viral fitness is an important basis of a 'genetic bottleneck' imposed every time a new person is infected. The findings define a window of opportunity for drugs or vaccines to prevent or limit infection.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US Agency for International Development, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Contact: Holly Korschun
hkorsch@emory.edu
404-727-3990
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Penn mesothelioma program receives $8 million NCI grant
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute have received an $8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the effects of photodynamic light therapy in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lee-Ann Donegan
leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5660
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Jul-2014
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Vasectomy may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer
Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Todd Datz
tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8413
Harvard School of Public Health

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