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Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Current Biology
Ouch! Computer system spots fake expressions of pain better than people
A joint study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, the University at Buffalo, and the University of Toronto has found that a computer–vision system can distinguish between real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than can humans.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Patricia Donovan
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Examination of a cave-dwelling fish finds a possible genetic link to human disorders
Researchers report on an exciting discovery in the prestigious journal, Genetics.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Dawn Fuller
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Cell Reports
Tumor suppressor gene TP53 mutated in 90 percent of most common childhood bone tumor
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project found mutations in the tumor suppressor gene TP53 in 90 percent of osteosarcomas, suggesting the alteration plays a key role early in development of the bone cancer. The research was published today online ahead of print in the journal Cell Reports.
Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, Kay Jewelers, NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Tully Family Foundation, ALSAC

Contact: Carrie Strehlau
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Scientists emphasize metabolites' role in understanding disease
Overreliance on genetic-centered approaches in predicting, diagnosing and treating disease will lead to few future scientific breakthroughs, cautioned a University of Alabama researcher who co-authored an article in an early online issue of Genetics that advocates for a greater emphasis on the body's metabolites in understanding illnesses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Christopher James Bryant
University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
An ultrathin collagen matrix biomaterial tool for 3-D microtissue engineering
A novel ultrathin collagen matrix assembly allows for the unprecedented maintenance of liver cell morphology and function in a microscale 'organ-on-a-chip' device that is one example of 3-D microtissue engineering.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Chew Munkit
World Scientific

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
JAMA Ophthalmology
Higher total folate intake may be associated with lower risk of exfoliation glaucoma
Researchers designed a prospective cohort study using more than 20 years of follow-up data from the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. They observed that higher total folate intake was associated with a lower risk for exfoliation glaucoma/suspected exfoliation glaucoma (SEG), supporting a possible causal role of homocysteine in EG/SEG.
National Institutes of Health, Arthur Ashley Foundation, Harvard Medical School/Department of Ophthalmology Glaucoma Center of Excellence

Contact: Mary Leach
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Molecular Cell
Cancer and the Goldilocks effect
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that too little or too much of an enzyme called SRPK1 promotes cancer by disrupting a regulatory event critical for many fundamental cellular processes, including proliferation.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
New data show the immediate value of scientific research
University research is a key component of the US economic ecosystem, returning the investment through enormous public value and impact on employment, business, and manufacturing nationwide.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Contact: Barbara McFadden Allen
Committee on Institutional Cooperation

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Study shows fertility drugs do not increase breast cancer risk
Women who took clomiphene citrate (brand name Clomid) or gonadotropins as a part of fertility treatment did not experience an increased risk for breast cancer over 30 years of follow-up, compared with women who were not treated with these medications, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Jeremy Moore
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
A brain region for resisting alcohol's allure
When a region of the brain called the lateral habenula is chronically inactivated in rats, they repeatedly drink to excess and are less able to learn from the experience. The study, published online in PLOS ONE on April 2 has implications for understanding behaviors that drive alcohol addiction.
National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes Foundation, University of Utah

Contact: Julie Kiefer
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Team identifies novel biomarker for head and neck cancer, non-small cell lung cancer
A biomarker is linked to better outcomes in patients with head and neck cancers and non-small cell lung cancer.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Head and Neck Society

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Journal of American College of Cardiology
Lifespan researcher develops first blood test to predict risk of sudden cardiac death
A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found that a simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to more quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator. That paper by Samuel C. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D., chief of cardiology at the CVI, is published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources/National Center for Advancing

Contact: Ellen Slingsby

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Critical Care Medicine
Longer stay in hospital ICU has lasting impact on quality of life
Patients have substantial physical impairments even two years after being discharged from the hospital after a stay in an intensive care unit, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Infection and Immunity
Strain-specific Lyme disease immunity lasts for years, Penn research finds
A new study led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania shows that humans appear to develop immunity against specific strains of the Lyme disease that can last six to nine years.
National Institutes of Health, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Physics in Medicine and Biology
An easier, safer, and more accurate treatment for pancreatic cancer
Dartmouth scientists develop 3-D imaging for PDT treatment of pancreatic cancer to help make it a safer, more effective treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Donna Dubuc
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Morning rays keep off pounds
A surprising new strategy for managing your weight? Bright morning light. People who had most of their daily exposure to bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day, reports a new study. The earlier light exposure occurred, the lower the BMI. The influence of morning light on weight was independent of physical activity, caloric intake, sleep timing, age or season.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Adenoma detection rates linked to colorectal cancer and mortality
A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Cyrus Hedayati
Kaiser Permanente

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Journal of American Geriatrics Society
Record number of older adults completing living wills
Study suggests people are less timid about broaching end-of-life planning and talking about death.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Beata Mostafavi
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Northwestern study tests drug against Parkinson's disease
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a $16 million phase III national study of the safety and efficacy of the drug isradipine as a potential neuroprotective agent in Parkinson's disease. This is the only phase III Parkinson's neuroprotective study currently funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Like hand-washing, blood transfusions linked to infections
Blood transfusions are among the most common treatments for hospitalized patients nationwide, but doing them less often reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Leslie Orr
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Cerebral Cortex
Study finds link between child's obesity and cognitive function
A new University of Illinois study finds that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have made an error and correct it. The research is the first to show that weight status not only affects how quickly children react to stimuli but also impacts the level of activity that occurs in the cerebral cortex during action monitoring.
NIH/National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
ACS Nano
Good vibrations: Using light-heated water to deliver drugs
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discovered a new mechanism for using light to activate drug-delivering nanoparticles and other targeted therapeutic substances inside the body.
NIH/New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Human Brain Mapping
New test makes Parkinson's-like disorder of middle age detectable in young adulthood
The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in individuals as young as 30 years old using a new, sophisticated type of neuroimaging, researchers at UC Davis, the University of Illinois and UCLA have found.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Phyllis Brown
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Common molecular defect offers treatment hope for group of rare disorders
Duke Medicine researchers studying tiny, antennae-like structures called cilia have found a potential way to ease some of the physical damage of numerous genetic disorders that result when these essential cellular components are defective.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Southern Medical Journal
Study looks at why vitamin D deficiency diagnoses surged
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Bonnie Davis
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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