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Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Nature Materials
Engineering long-lasting joint lubrication by mimicking nature
By finding a way to bind a slippery molecule naturally found in the fluid that surrounds healthy joints, Johns Hopkins researchers have engineered surfaces that have the potential to deliver long-lasting lubrication at specific spots throughout the body. The finding, described in the Aug. 3 online edition of Nature Materials, could eventually offer a new way to ease the pain of arthritic joints, keep artificial joints working smoothly or even make contact lenses more comfortable.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Arthritis Research Foundation, US Department of Defense, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Ort Philanthropic Fund and Research to Prevent

Contact: Lauren Nelson
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Blood pressure medication does not cause more falls
It's time to question the common belief that patients receiving intensive blood pressure treatment are prone to falling and breaking bones. A comprehensive study in people ages 40 to 79 with diabetes, led by Karen Margolis, M.D., of HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research in the US, found no evidence supporting this belief. The study appears in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, published by Springer.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Laura Zimmermann

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Cancer Cell
New mouse model points to therapy for liver disease
In a paper published online in Cancer Cell, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine describe a novel mouse model that closely resembles human NASH and use it to demonstrate that interference with a key inflammatory protein inhibits both the development of NASH and its progression to liver cancer.
National Institutes of Health, Superfund Basic Research Program, Daiichi Sankyo Foundation of Life Science and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Astellas Foundation for Research

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Study suggests hatha yoga boosts brain function in older adults
Practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults' performance on cognitive tasks that are relevant to everyday life, researchers report.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
University of Exeter

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Johns Hopkins Medicine

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