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Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Cell
New computational approach finds gene that drives aggressive brain cancer
Using an innovative algorithm that analyzes gene regulatory and signaling networks, Columbia University Medical Center researchers have found that loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving force behind the most aggressive form of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
UCLA awarded $11 million to lead NIH Center of Excellence for Big Data computing
The National Institutes of Health have awarded University of California Los Angeles $11 million to form a Center for Excellence for Big Data Computing. Part of an initial $32 million outlay for the $656 million Big Data to Knowledge initiative, the University of California Los Angeles center will develop new strategies for mining the mind-boggling surge in complex biomedical data sets known as Big Data
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2272
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Cell Metabolism
Set of molecules found to link insulin resistance in the brain to diabetes
A key mechanism behind diabetes may start in the brain, with early signs of the disease detectable through rising levels of molecules not previously linked to insulin signaling, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published today in the journal Cell Metabolism.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, American Diabetes Association

Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office
newsmedia@mssm.edu
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Science
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the US and other countries
As birth rates decline in countries that include parts of Europe and East Asia, threatening the economic slowdown associated with aging populations, a global study from the University of California, Berkeley, and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children. The results challenge previous assumptions about population growth.
NIH/National Institute of Aging, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Contact: Yasmin Anwar
yanwar@berkeley.edu
510-643-7944
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Neuroscientists claim rare pair of research grants
In a rare distinction for one university, neuroimaging world leaders and USC Professors Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson will receive two major research center awards to advance their exploration of the human brain.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carl Marziali
uscnews@usc.edu
213-740-2215
University of Southern California

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Cell
Researchers identify a new class of 'good' fats
The surprising discovery of a previously unidentified class of lipid molecules that enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control offers a promising new avenue for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
National Institutes of Health, JPB Foundation, Searle Scholars Award, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Sloan Foundation, Harvard Training Program in Nutrition and Metabolism

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Cell
Special chromosomal structures control key genes
Scientists have long theorized that the way in which the roughly three meters of DNA in a human cell is packaged to fit within a nuclear space just six microns wide, affects gene expression. Now, Whitehead Institute researchers present the first evidence that DNA structure does indeed have such effects -- in this case finding a link between chromosome structure and the expression and repression of key genes.
National Institutes of Health, Austrian Science Fund, and Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

Contact: Nicole Giese Rura
rura@wi.mit.edu
617-258-6851
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
PLOS ONE
Mouse version of an autism spectrum disorder improves when diet includes a synthetic oil
When young mice with the rodent equivalent of a rare autism spectrum disorder, called Rett syndrome, were fed a diet supplemented with the synthetic oil triheptanoin, they lived longer than mice on regular diets. Importantly, their physical and behavioral symptoms were also less severe after being on the diet, according to results of new research from The Johns Hopkins University.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Agilent Technologies

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

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Cell
From human embryonic stem cells to billions of human insulin producing cells
Harvard stem cell researchers today announced that they have made a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a condition that affects an estimated three million Americans at a cost of about $15 billion annually.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Helmsley Trust, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: B. D. Colen
bd_colen@harvard.edu
617-413-1224
Harvard University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Cell
Hunger games: How the brain 'browns' fat to aid weight loss
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have uncovered a molecular process in the brain known to control eating that transforms white fat into brown fat. This process impacts how much energy we burn and how much weight we can lose. The results are published in the Oct. 9 issue of the journal Cell.
National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association, Ellison Medical Foundation, American Heart Association, CNPq/Brazil

Contact: Karen N. Peart
karen.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1326
Yale University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Cellular 'power grid' failure triggers abnormal heart rhythms after a heart attack
Heart attack survivors often experience dangerous heart rhythm disturbances during treatment designed to restore blood flow to the injured heart muscle, a common and confounding complication of an otherwise lifesaving intervention. Now a duo of Johns Hopkins researchers working with rat heart cells have shown that such post-heart attack arrhythmias are likely triggered by something akin to a power grid failure inside the injured cardiac cells.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
More appropriate use of cardiac stress testing with imaging could reduce health costs
In a new study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center concluded that overuse of cardiac stress testing with imaging has led to rising healthcare costs and unnecessary radiation exposure to patients.
NIHNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Lorinda Klein
lorindaann.klein@nyumc.org
212-404-3533
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
GW professor aims to 3-D print smart vascularized tissue
A George Washington University researcher doing pioneering work toward the goal of 3-D printing complex tissues aims to help revolutionize the way the medical field conducts transplants.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emily Grebenstein
emgreb@gwu.edu
202-994-3087
George Washington University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Neurotherapeutics
UCLA researchers find that drug used for another disease slows progression of Parkinson's
A new study from University of California Los Angeles found that a drug being evaluated to treat an entirely different disorder helped slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in mice.
Amicus Therapeutics, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mark Wheeler
mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2265
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Human Genetics
Researchers develop reproducibility score for SNPs associated with human disease in GWAS
Dartmouth researchers have identified nine traits that are not dependent on P values to predict single nucleotide polymorphisms reproducibility in genome-wide association studies and reduce false positives.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Robin Dutcher
robin.Dutcher@hitchcock.org
603-653-9056
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences
Insomnia among older adults may be tied to sleep quality, not duration
Reports of insomnia are common among the elderly, but a new study finds that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that patients get.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Jann Ingmire
jingmire@uchicago.edu
773-702-2772
University of Chicago

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Benaroya Research Institute receives $2.2 million to discover biomarker that triggers allergies
Scientists at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason recently received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find a unique biomarker that initiates and drives allergies. This grant expands on previous discoveries that led to the isolation of a type of white blood cells that show up only in people with allergic disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kay Branz
kbranz@benaroyaresearch.org
206-342-6903
Immune Tolerance Network

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
UCI to lead $8 million effort to create library of brain cell activity
UC Irvine will receive $8 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish one of six national centers dedicated to creating a database of human cellular responses that will accelerate efforts to develop new therapies for many diseases.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
More deadly than Ebola: Clemson biologist fights malaria parasite
A team of molecular biologists, jointly led by Clemson University professor Jim Morris, was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify new compounds with anti-malarial activity for a deadly parasite species that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Morris
jmorri2@clemson.edu
864-656-0293
Clemson University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
Scientists question fundamental theory about education of immune police
A fundamental theory about how our thymus educates our immune police appears to be wrong, scientists say.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Tick-borne disease research aims to develop new vaccines
A Kansas State University researcher has received a four-year $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to continue studying the tick-borne bacterium Ehrlichia chaffeensis.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Roman Ganta
rganta@k-state.edu
785-532-4612
Kansas State University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
In a battle of brains, bigger isn't always better
It's one of those ideas that seems to make perfect sense: the bigger the brain, the more intelligent the creature. Exceptions are becoming increasingly common, yet the belief persists even among scientists. Most biologists, for example, assume that rats are smarter than mice. CSHL scientists now challenge this belief. They compared mice and rats and found very similar levels of intelligence, a result that could have powerful implications for researchers studying complex behaviors and learning.
National Institutes of Health, The Swartz Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Neuroscientists use snail research to help explain 'chemo brain'
It is estimated that as many as half of patients taking cancer drugs experience a decrease in mental sharpness. While there have been many theories, what causes 'chemo brain' has eluded scientists.
National Institutes of Health, Zilkha Family Discovery Fellowship

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Colorado pediatrician helps lead new NIH-funded research network
Glenn T. Furuta, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program at Children's Hospital Colorado, will serve as the administrative director and site investigator of the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers, funded by a $6.25 million NIH grant to research eosinophilic and allergic disorders and to train investigators in how to conduct clinical research.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mark Couch
mark.couch@ucdenver.edu
303-724-5377
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Robotic surgery: More complications, higher expense for some conditions
For benign gynecologic conditions, robot-assisted surgery involves more complications during surgery and may be significantly more expensive than conventional laparoscopic surgery, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

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