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Public Release: 15-Jan-2015
Diabetes Care
Healthy diet associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes in minority women
Consuming a healthy diet was associated with reduced risk for type 2 diabetes among women in all racial and ethnic groups but conferred an even greater benefit for Asian, Hispanic, and black women, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marge Dwyer
mhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8416
Harvard School of Public Health

Public Release: 15-Jan-2015
Cell
Live imaging captures how blood stem cells take root in the body
A see-through zebrafish and enhanced imaging provide the first direct glimpse of how blood stem cells take root in the body to generate blood. Reporting in Cell, researchers in Boston Children's Hospital's Stem Cell Research Program describe a surprisingly dynamic system that offers clues for improving bone marrow transplants, and for helping those transplants 'take.' The steps are detailed in an animation narrated by senior investigator Leonard Zon, M.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health, American Society of Hematology, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Contact: Irene Sege
irene.sege@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3110
Boston Children's Hospital

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Up to 8 percent of South Asians carry gene mutation that causes heart attacks
Up to 8 percent of people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries carry a mutated gene that causes heart failure and potentially fatal heart attacks. A new study demonstrates how this gene mutation impairs the heart's ability to pump blood.
NIH/National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Paradox revealed: Cues associated with infant abuse may help reduce stress in adult brain
Neurobiologists at New York University Langone Medical Center and elsewhere found a surprising and paradoxical effect of abuse-related cues in rat pups: those cues also can lower depressive-like behavior when the rat pups are fully grown. These properties may help shed light on why certain cues associated with early life abuse can sometimes reduce stress in those same individuals as adults.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: David March
david.march@nyumc.org
212-404-3528
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Mutations linked to repair of chromosome ends may make emphysema more likely in smokers
Mutations in a gene that helps repair damaged chromosome ends may make smokers -- especially female smokers -- more susceptible to emphysema, according to results of a new study led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers.
National Institutes of Health, Mary Beryl Patch Turnbull Scholar Program, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Commonwealth Foundation

Contact: Vanessa Wasta
wasta@jhmi.edu
410-614-2916
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Molecular Pharmacology
Scientists develop novel platform for treatment of breast, pancreatic cancer
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a novel synthetic compound that sharply inhibits the activity of a protein that plays an important role in in the progression of breast and pancreatic cancers.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete
The forces that bind atoms and molecules can impact the strength of particulate materials like concrete. Rice University researchers carried out simulations to determine how the atomic placement of elements in concrete can be tuned to maximize its mechanical properties.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, IBM Shared University Research Award

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

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Demography
Better data needed to make good immigration policy
As debates rage about the legal status of immigrants, researchers still lack enough data -- and enough of the right data -- to help policy makers make better, more informed decisions, according to a team of sociologists and statisticians.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matt Swayne
mls29@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Cone snail venom holds promise for medical treatments for cancer and addiction
While considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, snails have found a more intriguing use to scientists and the medical profession offering a plethora of research possibilities.
Australian Research Council, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Nature Communications
Researchers discover new 'trick' steroids use to suppress inflammation
A new 'trick' steroids use to suppress inflammation, which could be used to make new anti-inflammatory drugs without the harmful side effects of steroids, has been discovered by researchers at Georgia State University.
National Institutes of Health, Georgia Research Alliance, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Cell, Host & Microbe
Iron overload disease causes rapid growth of potentially deadly bacteria, UCLA study finds
The bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, found in warm saltwater, can cause people to get sick, or die, after they eat raw tainted shellfish or when an open wound comes in contact with seawater. A new UCLA study finds out not only why this potentially deadly bacteria is so dangerous in iron overload disease but also discovers that it can be cured.
UCLA Today's and Tomorrow's Children Fund, UCLA Stein/Oppenheimer Endowment Award, UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Amy Albin
aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-8672
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
PLOS Biology
New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University ecologists. The model includes such factors as infection and treatment location, hospital capacity development and safe burial practice adoption and is 'probably the first to include all those elements,' said UGA's John Drake, who led the project.
NIH/Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: John M. Drake
jdrake@uga.edu
706-583-5539
University of Georgia

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Grant funds effort to keep South African men in HIV care
In a country with especially high rates of HIV infection, many men in South Africa do not receive testing and treatment. Mark Lurie, assistant professor of epidemiology and medicine, will work with collaborators in Cape Town to test a new program to better retain men in care.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Lancet Haematology
New test helps guide treatment for bone marrow transplant patients with graft vs. host disease
Innovative scoring system uses 'Ann Arbor raft versus host disease score' to better predict how patients will respond, minimize side effects
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Doris Duke Charitable Fund, American Cancer Society, Judith Devries Fund

Contact: Mary Masson
mfmasson@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Lab on a Chip
New device allows for manipulation of differentiating stem cells
A new device developed by researchers at Northwestern University creates nanopores in adherent cell membranes, allowing researchers to deliver molecules directly into the cells during differentiation.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
eLife
First contracting human muscle grown in laboratory
Researchers from Duke University have grown human skeletal muscle in the laboratory that, for the first time, contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals. The development should soon allow researchers to test new drugs and study diseases in functioning human muscle outside of the human body.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Injury Epidemiology
Half of young victims of fatal crashes in 9 US states used alcohol or marijuana
Half of young drivers who died in car crashes in US states such as California, Hawaii and West Virginia were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both. This is according to the statistics for fatal road accidents involving 16- to 25-year-olds in nine US states. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health analyzed the data to gauge how possible policy changes could influence substance use among adolescents and young adults.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, Center for Disease Control

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Cancer Research
New target identified for potential brain cancer therapies
Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Institute for Molecular Medicine have identified a new protein-protein interaction that could serve as a target for future therapies for the most common form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme.
National Institutes of Health, National Foundation for Cancer Researcher, James S. McDonnell Foundation, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Contact: John Wallace
wallacej@vcu.edu
804-628-1550
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
eLife
Link between stress and infertility can be broken
Researchers from the University of California Berkeley have identified the hormone linking stress to infertility and miscarriage. Silencing the hormone restores mating and pregnancy success to normal. The findings in rats could be applicable to humans and to endangered species whose survival depends on captive breeding and they offer a new target for further research.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jennifer Mitchell
j.mitchell@elifesciences.org
eLife

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
PLOS Biology
New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June 2015
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University. The study will appear in the open-access journal PLOS Biology on Jan. 13.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: PLOS Biology
biologypress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
Journal of Neuroscience
Blood test for brain injury may not be feasible
Complications involving the brain's unique waste removal system -- the existence of which has only recently been brought to light -- may thwart efforts to identify biomarkers that detect traumatic brain injury. That is because proteins that are triggered by brain damage are prevented from reaching the blood system in levels necessary for a precise diagnosis.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, US Department of Defense, Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation

Contact: Mark Michaud
mark_michaud@urmc.rochester.edu
585-273-4790
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Genes & Development
Mechanistic insights into spinal muscular atrophy suggest new paths for treatment
Today, a team of researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory sheds new light on the underlying pathology of spinal muscular atrophy, a rare but devastating disease that causes muscle weakness and paralysis and is the leading genetic cause of infant deaths. With no approved drugs currently available, the newly obtained insights may prove valuable as scientists currently work to define optimal treatment strategies for patients.
National Institutes of Health, St. Giles Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, National Natural Science Foundation of China

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

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Hybrid 'super mosquito' resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets
A hybrid mosquito, resulting from interbreeding of two malaria mosquitoes, now has the ability to survive the insecticides used to treat bed nets -- which have been key to preventing the spread of malaria in humans.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Patricia Bailey
pjbailey@ucdavis.edu
530-752-9843
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Oncogenesis
Beyond prevention: Sulforaphane may find possible use for cancer therapy
New research has identified one of the key cancer-fighting mechanisms for sulforaphane, and suggests that this much-studied phytochemical found in broccoli and other foods may be able to move beyond cancer prevention and toward therapeutic use for advanced prostate cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emily Ho
Emily.ho@oregonstate.edu
541-737-9559
Oregon State University

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015
Nature Communications
Researchers uncover more clues to how drug reverses obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease
Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified how a promising drug in clinical trials for the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders improves the metabolism of sugar by generating a new signal between fat cells and the liver.
National Institutes of Health, Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Contact: Laura Williams
laurajw@umich.edu
734-615-4862
University of Michigan

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