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Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Nature Communications
High-sugar diet no problem for genetic mutants
Scientists find a genetic pathway for circumventing the weight gain that accompanies a high-sugar diet.
National Institutes of Health, Ellison Medical Foundation, American Federation of Aging Research

Contact: Robert Perkins
perkinsr@usc.edu
213-740-9226
University of Southern California

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Guang Yue, Ph.D., of Kessler Foundation awarded NIH grant for cancer rehabilitation research
Guang Yue, Ph.D., of Kessler Foundation has been awarded an NIH grant for $1,962,767 to study the impact of high-effort training on the muscle weakness that impairs quality life for individuals with cancer. Dr. Yue is the Foundation's director of Human Performance & Engineering Research. This five-year RO1 grant will enable him to pursue his preliminary findings that indicate that high-effort combined with low-intensity muscle exercise training can significantly improve muscle strength in women with breast cancer.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
UCI stem cell scientist wins coveted NIH New Innovator Award
UC Irvine scientist Weian Zhao will receive a prestigious National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award to further his efforts to create stem cell-based detection methods and treatments for cancer.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Nature Scientific Reports
UT Arlington researchers demonstrate direct fluid flow influences neuron growth
Nature Scientific Reports has published a new report from UT Arlington scientists that describes using flow from a microtube to turn axonal growth cones that connect neurons.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Sleep
Penn Medicine study finds tongue fat and size may predict sleep apnea in obese adults
Obesity is a risk factor for many health problems, but a new Penn Medicine study published this month in the journal Sleep suggests having a larger tongue with increased levels of fat may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea in obese adults.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Greg Richter
gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu
215-614-1937
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Journal of Child Language
Children understand familiar voices better than those of strangers
Familiar voices can improve spoken language processing among school-age children, according to a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. However, the advantage of hearing a familiar voice only helps children to process and understand words they already know well, not new words that aren't in their vocabularies.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Contact: Rachel Harrison
rachel.harrison@nyu.edu
212-998-6797
New York University

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Sesame Street teaches physicians a lesson
More than two million people are incarcerated in the United States, the world's highest incarceration rate. Scott A. Allen, M.D., a professor of medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, and two colleagues report in Annals of Internal Medicine that while many people need to be in prison for the safety of society, a majority are incarcerated due to behaviors linked to treatable diseases such as mental illness and addiction.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/Centers for AIDS Research

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Brains in the balance: New $11.5 million grant fuels U-M Parkinson's disease research center
Deep in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease, changes to brain cells create a high risk of dangerous falls -- a problem that resists treatment. Now, an $11.5 million effort seeks to better understand the cause of these problems, and find new options based in the latest brain science.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Mother's behavior has strong effect on cocaine-exposed children
It is not only prenatal drug exposure, but also conditions related to drug use that can influence negative behavior in children, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Cathy Wilde
cwilde@ria.buffalo.edu
716-887-3365
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Health Affairs
Cancer medicine: New, improved, expensive and exploited?
Two studies published in the October 2014 issue of Health Affairs by a University of Chicago health economist examine spending on oral anti-cancer drugs as well as a federal program designed to help the poor, which researchers say instead helps hospitals boost profits.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5225
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Nature Chemical Biology
A novel roadmap through bacterial genomes leads the way to new drug discovery
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have innovated and demonstrated the value of an algorithm to analyze microbial genomic data and speed discovery of new therapeutic drugs.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
JAMA Pediatrics
Prenatal BPA exposure associated with diminished lung function in children
Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A, a common chemical used in some plastics, appears to be inconsistently associated with diminished lung function and the development of persistent wheeze in children.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: University of Maryland Medical Center Media Relations
media@umm.edu
410-328-8919
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Effective treatments available for HIV patients not eligible for efavirenz regimens
A new national clinical trial found HIV drug regimens that do not include efavirenz are effective as first-line antiretroviral therapy. The finding is important for patients who are not eligible for treatment with efavirenz, including women considering becoming pregnant and patients with a history of severe psychiatric disorders.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, AIDS Clinical Trials Group, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Holly Korschun
hkorsch@emory.edu
404-727-3990
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Pediatrics
Teen hormones and cellphones
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston say that sexting may be the new 'normal' part of adolescent sexual development and is not strictly limited to at-risk teens. The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, are from the first study on the relationship between teenage sexting, or sending sexually explicit images to another electronically, and future sexual activity.
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Justice

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Stem Cell Research & Therapy
A new way to extract bone-making cells from fat tissue
By sorting human fat tissue cells by their expression of a certain gene, Brown University scientists were able to retrieve a high yield of cells that showed an especially strong propensity to make bone tissue. With more refinement, the method could improve the ability of surgeons to speed bone healing.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Education

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2014
Nature Medicine
Attacking type 2 diabetes from a new direction with encouraging results
New research led by Victor Shengkan Jin of Rutgers University shows promising evidence that a modified form the drug niclosamide -- now used to eliminate intestinal parasites -- may hold the key to battling type 2 diabetes at its source.
National Institutes of Health, Novo Nordisk Foundation for Basic Metabolic Research

Contact: Rob Forman
robert.forman@rutgers.edu
973-972-7276
Rutgers University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2014
Nature Biotechnology
'Programmable' antibiotic harnesses an enzyme to attack drug-resistant microbes
Conventional antibiotics are indiscriminate about what they kill, a trait that can lead to complications for patients and can contribute to the growing problems of antibiotic resistance. But a a 'programmable' antibiotic being developed at Rockefeller would selectively target only the bad bugs, particularly those harboring antibiotic resistance genes, and leave beneficial microbes alone.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Zach Veilleux
zveilleux@rockefeller.edu
212-327-8982
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2014
Nature
Scientists develop barcoding tool for stem cells
A seven-year-project to develop a barcoding and tracking system for tissue stem cells has revealed previously unrecognized features of normal blood production: new data from Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Boston Children's Hospital suggests, surprisingly, that the billions of blood cells that we produce each day are made not by blood stem cells, but rather their less pluripotent descendants, called progenitor cells.
National Institutes of Health, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Contact: Joseph Caputo
joseph_caputo@harvard.edu
914-573-1784
Harvard University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2014
Nature Genetics
GIANT study reveals giant number of genes linked to height
The largest genome-wide association study to date, involving more than 300 institutions and more than 250,000 subjects, roughly doubles the number of known gene regions influencing height to more than 400. The study, from the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits Consortium, provides a better glimpse at the biology of height and offers a model for investigating traits and diseases caused by many common gene changes acting together.
The March of Dimes, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Keri Stedman
keri.stedman@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3110
Boston Children's Hospital

Public Release: 5-Oct-2014
Nature Medicine
'Unsung' cells double the benefits of a new osteoporosis drug
Experiments in mice with a bone disorder similar to that in women after menopause show that a scientifically overlooked group of cells are likely crucial to the process of bone loss caused by the disorder, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. Their discovery, they say, not only raises the research profile of the cells, called preosteoclasts, but also explains the success and activity of an experimental osteoporosis drug with promising results in phase III clinical trials.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, China's National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists, Merck

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2014
Nature Immunology
Scientists discover pain receptor on T-cells
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that T-cells -- a type of white blood cell that learns to recognize and attack microbial pathogens -- are activated by a pain receptor.
National Institutes of Health, The Broad Foundation, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fulbright Association, Philippe Foundation Inc., Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
UT Arlington wins $1.3 million grant to develop miner safety training materials, film
UT Arlington's Division for Enterprise Development and Department of Art and Art History have won a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a documentary and safety training materials for the US mining industry.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH/National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Study questions the prescription for drug resistance
A new study questions the accepted wisdom that aggressive treatment with high drug dosages and long durations is always the best way to stem the emergence and spread of resistant pathogens. The review of nearly 70 studies of antimicrobial resistance, which was authored by researchers at Princeton and other leading institutions, reveals the lack of evidence behind the practice of aggressive treatment in many cases.
Science and Technology Directorate, US Department of Homeland Security, NIH/Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Catherine Zandonella
czandone@princeton.edu
609-258-0541
Princeton University

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
BMC Bioinformatics
Drexel engineers use 3-D gaming gear to give eye-opening look at cells in action
For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope. With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University, these scientists could soon be donning 3-D glasses in a home-theater-like lab to take their own fantastic voyage into the petri dish.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
Nature
RCas9: A programmable RNA editing tool
A powerful scientific tool for editing the DNA instructions in a genome can now also be applied to RNA as Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated a means by which the CRISPR/Cas9 protein complex can be programmed to recognize and cleave RNA at sequence-specific target sites.
National Institutes of Health, Center for RNA Systems Biology

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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