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Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Prioritizing suicide research can help lead to fewer suicide attempts and deaths
In a new supplement to the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address the state of the science on suicide prevention and provide useful recommendations for research to inform effective suicide prevention. Suicide has been a challenging and perplexing public health issue to study as it has many dimensions and underlying factors. Although much is known about the patterns and potential risk factors of suicide, the national suicide rate does not appear to have dropped over the last 50 years.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences, National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention

Contact: Angela J. Beck
ajpmmedia@elsevier.com
734-764-8775
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Psychological Science
Visual 'gist' helps us figure out where a crowd is looking
Have you ever seen a crowd of people looking off into the distance, perhaps toward a passing biker or up to the top of a building? You probably looked there, too, instantly, even without paying attention to the individuals in the group. Researchers have discovered that we rely on a specialized visual process known as 'ensemble coding' to perceive where a crowd is looking.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Worm virus details come to light
Rice University scientists have won a race to report the structure of the first virus known to naturally infect nematodes.
Welch Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Kresge Science Initiative Endowment Fund at Rice, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Gulf Coast Consortia

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

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Selective therapy may improve artery repair after interventional cardiovascular procedures
A new therapy developed by researchers at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center may help reduce the life-threatening complications of interventional cardiovascular disease treatment. The preclinical study is reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, American Heart Association

Contact: Anne DeLotto Baier
abaier@health.usf.edu
813-974-3303
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Club cells are 'bad guys' during flu infection
Researchers show that a specialized subset of lung cells can shake flu infection, yet they remain stamped with an inflammatory gene signature that wreaks havoc in the lung.
Research Training Program in Molecular and Cellular Hematology, NIH/Centers for Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rita Sullivan King
news@rupress.org
212-327-8603
Rockefeller University Press

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association
Hospitalizations, deaths from heart disease, stroke drop in last decade
US hospitalization and death rates for heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade. Rates declined more for these conditions than for any others. Improved lifestyle, quality of care and prevention strategies contributed to the decrease.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Cathy Lewis
cathy.lewis@heart.org
214-706-1324
American Heart Association

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
2014 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Study finds women seek anti-aging clinicians to treat menopausal symptoms
Feeling that conventional doctors did not take their suffering seriously, women instead sought out hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms from anti-aging clinicians, according to a Case Western Reserve University study that investigated the appeal of anti-aging medicine.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Nature Neuroscience
DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer's disease
A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, reveals how early changes in brain DNA methylation are involved in Alzheimer's disease.
National Institutes of Health, Siragusa Foundation, Robert and Clarice Smith and Abigail Van Buren Alzheimer's Disease Research Program, Alzheimer's Research UK

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Nature Methods
A shift in the code: New method reveals hidden genetic landscape
With three billion letters in the human genome, it seems hard to believe that adding or removing a base could have much of an effect on our health. Yet, such insertions and deletions can dramatically alter biological function. It is has been difficult to detect these mutations. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists have devised a new way to analyze genome sequences that pinpoints insertions and deletions in people with diseases such as autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Stanley Institute for Cognitive Genomics, Simons Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Nature Medicine
FDA-approved drug restores hair in patients with alopecia areata
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata, a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, and have tested an FDA-approved drug that eliminated these immune cells and restored hair growth in a small number of patients. The results appear in today's online issue of Nature Medicine.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Columbia University, Locks of Love Foundation, Alopecia Areata Initiative, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program, Dermatology Foundation

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@cumc.columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Nature Materials
Microchip reveals how tumor cells transition to invasion
A microscopic obstacle course of carefully spaced pillars enables researchers to observe cancer cells directly as they break away from a tumor mass and move more rapidly across the microchip. The device could be useful for testing cancer drugs and further research on the mechanics of metastasis. A paper describing research using the device is published in Nature Materials.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Nature Genetics
8,000-year-old mutation key to human life at high altitudes
Tibetans thrive in the thin air of the Tibetan Plateau, an environment in which others struggle to survive in. A study led by University of Utah scientists is the first to find a genetic cause for the adaptation -- a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000 years -- and demonstrate how it contributes to the Tibetans' ability to live in low oxygen conditions. The study appears online in the journal Nature Genetics on Aug. 17.
National Institutes of Health, Academy of Finland, National Basic Research Program of China, Program of International Science and Technology Cooperation of China

Contact: Julie Kiefer
jkiefer@neuro.utah.edu
801-597-4258
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 17-Aug-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Epigenetic breakthrough bolsters understanding of Alzheimer's disease
The study found that chemical modifications to DNA within the ANK1 gene are strongly associated with measures of neuropathology in the brain. People with more Alzheimer's disease-related neuropathology in their brains had higher levels of DNA modifications within the ANK1 gene.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Alzheimer's Research UK

Contact: Liz French
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-272-2062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
BioEssays
Do gut bacteria rule our minds?
It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us -- which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold -- may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Bonnie D. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
BMJ Open
Charges for blood tests vary across California hospitals
New UC San Francisco research shows significant price differences for ten common blood tests in California hospitals, with some patients charged as little as $10 for one test while others were charged $10,169 for the identical test.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars Program, UCSF Center for Healthcare Value

Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez
elizabeth.fernandez@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Brain Injury
Stroke researchers link ability to self-administer medication with memory loss
Stroke researchers have identified an association between over-optimistic estimation of the ability to take medications accurately and memory loss among stroke survivors. Results indicate that assessing patients for their ability to estimate medication skills may predict memory disorder. 'Stroke survivors over-estimate their medication self-administration ability (MSA), predicting memory loss,' was epublished May 28 by Brain Injury. Screening stroke survivors for medication self-administration ability may be a useful approach to identifying memory deficits that contribute to poor outcomes.
National Institutes of Health, Kessler Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Journal of Experimental Biology
Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too
Decades of research on how bats use echolocation to keep a focus on their targets not only lends support to a long debated neuroscience hypothesis about vision but also could lead to smarter sonar and radar technologies.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Brown Institute for Brain Science

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Texas Biomed gains $2.7 million NIH grant to research genetic basis of diseases
The Texas Biomedical Research Institute has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the US National Institutes of Health to fund innovative approaches to genetics research aimed at developing new therapies for heart disease and other conditions with genetic components.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute for General Medical Sciences

Contact: Mary Uhlig
muhlig@dublinandassociates.com
210-227-0221
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Journal of Pediatrics
Human milk fat improves growth in premature infants
For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes. Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have now successfully incorporated a cream supplement into premature infants' diets that improved their growth outcomes in the NICU. The report appears today in the Journal of Pediatrics.
US Department of Agriculture, NIH/National Center for Research Resources

Contact: Dipali Pathak
pathak@bcm.edu
713-798-4710
Baylor College of Medicine

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Food allergies more widespread among inner-city children
Already known for their higher-than-usual risk of asthma and environmental allergies, young inner-city children appear to suffer disproportionately from food allergies as well, according to results of a study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
epeshev1@jhmi.edu
410-502-9433
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Food allergies more widespread among inner-city children
Already known for their higher-than-usual risk of asthma and environmental allergies, young inner-city children appear to suffer disproportionately from food allergies as well, according to results of a study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Center for Research Resources

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
epeshev1@jhmi.edu
410-502-9433
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Potential drug therapy for kidney stones identified in mouse study
New research in mice suggests that a class of drugs approved to treat leukemia and epilepsy also may be effective against kidney stones.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Diane Duke Williams
williamsdia@wustl.edu
314-286-0111
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Angewandte Chemie
Scripps Research Institute chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivity
Chemists led by Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless at The Scripps Research Institute have used his click chemistry to uncover unprecedented, powerful reactivity for making new drugs, diagnostics, plastics, smart materials and many other products.
Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, W.M. Keck Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Science
CF mucus defect present at birth
New research by University of Iowa scientists shows that cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-shortening, inherited condition that affects about 30,000 Americans, causes abnormalities in airway mucus that impairs the ability to clear particles and germs out of the airway.
National Institutes of Health, Carver Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Brown
jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu
319-356-7124
University of Iowa Health Care

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Severity of sleep apnea impacts risk of resistant high blood pressure
A new study shows a strong association between severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of elevated blood pressure despite the use of high blood pressure medications.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Center for Research Resources

Contact: Lynn Celmer
lcelmer@aasmnet.org
630-737-9700
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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