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Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Pregnancy complications may signal later risk of heart disease death
Women who experience pregnancy complications, especially those with multiple complications, are at greater risk of dying from heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases later in life. Researchers suggest women who experience complicated pregnancies should be targeted for early, aggressive preventive cardiovascular disease intervention.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Carrie Thacker
American Heart Association

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Nature Materials
Proteins assemble and disassemble on command
Scientists have deciphered the genetic code that instructs proteins to either self-assemble or disassemble in response to environmental stimuli, such as changes in temperature, salinity or acidity. The discovery provides a new platform for drug delivery systems and an entirely different view of cellular functions.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ken Kingery
Duke University

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stem cell-derived 'organoids' help predict neural toxicity
A new system developed by scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison may provide a faster, cheaper and more biologically relevant way to screen drugs and chemicals that could harm the developing brain.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Schwartz
Morgridge Institute for Research

Public Release: 18-Sep-2015
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
Ultrasound fade could be early detector of preterm-birth risk
Ultrasonic attenuation -- an ultrasound's gradual loss of energy as the sound waves circulate through tissue -- could be an early indicator of whether a pregnant woman is at risk for delivering prematurely, according to a new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing.
Irving Harris Foundation, UIC Nursing Internal Research Support Program, National Institutes of Health, University of Illinois Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Contact: Sam Hostettler
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 18-Sep-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
3-D printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury
A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3-D printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience nerve injuries or disease.
National Institutes of Health, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Grand Challenges Program at Princeton University

Contact: Lacey Nygard
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 18-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
New technique lets scientists see and study the interface where 2 cells touch
University at Buffalo researchers and their colleagues at other institutions are publishing a paper online in Nature Communications on Sept. 18 about a new method they developed to more precisely capture how brain cells interact.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 18-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
TSRI study identifies novel role of mitochondria in immune function
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have discovered a new role for an enzyme involved in cell death. Their study shows how the enzyme, called RIPK3, relays signals between the cell's mitochondria 'powerhouses' and the immune system. The new study shows that this crosstalk is important not only for launching immune responses against tumors, but also for regulating the inflammatory responses that may result in autoimmune diseases.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Down syndrome research untangles therapeutic possibilities for Alzheimer's
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome. Both groups have similar looking brains with higher levels of the protein beta amyloid. In fact, patients with Down syndrome develop the abnormal protein at twice the rate. Results of a pilot study confirms the pathogenic role of beta amyloid in dementia as seen in both AD and Down syndrome.
Janssen Research and Development LLC, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jackie Carr
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Journal of Biological Chemistry
UD finding sheds light on infertility puzzle, could improve in vitro fertilization
Patricia A. Martin-DeLeon, a reproductive biologist at the University of Delaware, and her team have revealed for the first time communication between the sperm and the fallopian tube that helps prepare the sperm for its final big push into the egg. The finding could improve in vitro fertilization and help couples struggling with infertility.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Professor awarded $1.2 million NIH grant to study malpractice and 'defensive medicine'
What happens to the quality of care delivered when physicians face no threat of malpractice? Does the presence of malpractice pressure lead to 'defensive medicine' -- the delivery of tests or treatments that may not necessarily be in the best interest of the patient but can serve to shield the physician from threats of liability? These questions directly address two important aspects of the US health care system -- quality of care and cost of treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Hilary Hurd Anyaso
Northwestern University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Physical Review X
Network control: Letting noise lead the way
Northwestern University researchers leverage randomness in a new computational approach to keep cells healthy.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Nature Neuroscience
How the brain can stop action on a dime
Scientists have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make a split-second change of course, like jamming on the brakes.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NARSAD

Contact: Jill Rosen
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Journal of Rural Health
Adolescent painkiller abuse a big problem for small towns, rural areas
Adolescents who live in rural areas and small towns and cities are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than adolescents who live in large urban areas, according to sociologists.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Matt Swayne
Penn State

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Cell Metabolism
Cancer doesn't sleep: Myc oncogene disrupts clock and metabolism in cancer cells
Myc is a cancer-causing gene responsible for disrupting the normal 24-hour internal rhythm and metabolic pathways in cancer cells. The researchers found that MYC protein may affect circadian rhythm and metabolism by promiscuously binding to promoter regions in key genes for maintaining these daily cycles.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Current smokers and people regularly exposed to second-hand smoke have a significantly increased risk for type 2 diabetes compared with people who have never smoked, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, and National University of Singapore. The authors estimated 11.7 percent of cases of type 2 diabetes in men and 2.4 percent in women may be attributable to active smoking.
Chinese National Thousand Talents Program for Distinguished Young Scholars, National Institutes of Health, Chinese Ministry of Education

Contact: Marge Dwyer
Harvard School of Public Health

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Adaptation to high-fat diet, cold had profound effect on Inuit, including shorter height
UC Berkeley, Greenland and Denmark researchers have found unique genetic mutations in the Inuit genome that make them more adapted to cold as well as a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, with the side effect of shorter height. This is the first evidence human populations have adapted to particular diets and differ in their physiological response. While a fish oil diet may be healthful for Inuit, this may not be true for other populations.
National Institutes of Health, Danish Council for Independent Research, Steno Diabetes Center

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Global burden of leptospirosis is greater than thought and growing
The global burden of a tropical disease known as leptospirosis is far greater than previously estimated, resulting in more than 1 million new infections and nearly 59,000 deaths annually, a new international study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.
World Health Organization, Brazilian Ministry of Education, National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Michael Greenwood

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Molecular Cell
Temple University School of Medicine scientists identify protein at death's door of cells
A protein embedded in the surface of mitochondria -- the energy-producing batteries of living cells -- opens the door to cell death, causing cells to experience severe power failures, according to researchers at Temple University School of Medicine. The new study, published September 17 by Molecular Cell, suggests that blocking the door with a small molecule inhibitor could be key to the treatment of cardiovascular diseases where extensive mitochondrial dysfunction and cell death hinder tissue recovery.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeremy Walter
Temple University Health System

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
American Heart Association's 2015 High Blood Pressure Conference
Blood tests reveal early signs of CVD risk in obese African-American teens
Obese African-American teens, particularly girls, may have immune system changes that can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Taking steps to control weight early in life may reduce inflammation and its negative effects on the cardiovascular system. Blood tests are a possible new preventive tactic to identify teens who are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
American Heart Association, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Georgia Regents University

Contact: Maggie Francis
American Heart Association

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
$8.4 million grant to Children's Hospital Los Angeles funds 5-year HIV study
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research to improve HIV care and prevention in a study focusing on Black, Latino and multiracial gay and bisexual young men -- a group at the highest risk for contracting HIV.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Debra Kain
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Cancer Research
Surgical probe seeks out where cancer ends and healthy tissue begins
A new surgical tool that uses light to make sure surgeons removing cancerous tumors 'got it all' was found to correlate well with traditional pathologists' diagnoses in a clinical study, showing that the tool could soon enable reliable, real-time guidance for surgeons.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
EMBO Journal
UF Health researchers find some evidence of link between stress, Alzheimer's disease
University of Florida Health researchers have uncovered more evidence of a link between the brain's stress response and a protein related to Alzheimer's disease.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact: Doug Bennett
University of Florida

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
BIDMC cardiology team receives $3 million NIH grant to identify microRNA biomarkers
A research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received a $3 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health to support ongoing work to identify microRNA biomarkers in patients with heart disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Alzheimer's disease consists of 3 distinct subtypes, according to UCLA study
Alzheimer's disease, long thought to be a single disease, really consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a UCLA study.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Irwin
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Journal of Neuroscience
Rapamycin prevents Parkinson's in mouse model of incurable neurodegenerative disease
Rapamycin, a drug that extends lifespan in several species, prevented Parkinson's disease in middle-age mice that were genetically fated to develop the incurable neurodegenerative disease. While rapamycin did great things for the mice, scientists at the Buck Institute also got an unexpected plus from the research -- a new understanding of the role parkin plays in cellular dynamics, one that challenges the current dogma in PD research and presents new opportunities for drug discovery.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kris Rebillot
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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