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Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
BMJ Open
Researchers correlate rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles
A rare collaboration of physicists and medical researchers finds a correlation between rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis and solar cycles.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Energy

Contact: John Greenwald
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Mutation in zinc transport protein may inhibit successful breastfeeding
Zinc plays an important role in a woman's ability to successfully breastfeed her child, according to health researchers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
Penn State

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Journal of Marriage and Family
Love and money: How low-income dads really provide
Low-income fathers who might be labeled 'deadbeat dads' often spend as much on their children as parents in formal child-support arrangements, but they choose to give goods like food and clothing rather than cash.
Russell Sage Foundation, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Jill Rosen
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Temple researchers look into the brains of chronic itch patients
Researchers at Temple University School of Medicine may be closer to understanding why scratching evokes a rewarding and pleasurable sensation in patients with chronic itch. Using advanced fMRI, they looked at brain activity while chronic itch patients and healthy subjects scratched. They found areas of the brain involved in motor control and reward processing were more activated in chronic itch patients while they scratched. This may help explain the addictive scratching experienced by these patients.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: Jeremy Walter
Temple University Health System

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Patent awarded to Kansas State University preclinical cancer detection test platform
A US patent has been awarded to a Kansas State University technology that quickly detects the early stages of cancer before physical symptoms ever appear. Results are produced in about 30 minutes and the technology has a 95 percent success rate at detecting cancer at stage one and beyond.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University

Contact: Stefan Bossmann
Kansas State University

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Journal of Gerontology
Existing drug used in transplants causes older rats to lose weight
Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, which has intriguing implications for aging humans.
National Institutes of Health, Medical Research Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact: Rossana Passaniti
University of Florida

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Research may provide new targets for IBD therapies
Modifying the small white blood cells that protect against disease might help treat immune disorders, according to a study published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the basic science journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rachel Steigerwald
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Mouse with weaker bones, stronger metabolism points toward new diabetes therapies
One mouse with weak bones appears to have a strong metabolism, even on a high-fat diet, scientists report.
National Institutes of Health, Minnesota Obesity Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Cancer Prevention Research
UA researchers discover component of cinnamon prevents colorectal cancer in mice
A study conducted by University of Arizona researchers from the College of Pharmacy and the UA Cancer Center proved that adding cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavor and smell, to the diet of mice protected the mice against colorectal cancer.
National Institutes of Health, the University of Arizona Cancer Center

Contact: Karin Lorentzen
University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
USF biologists: Biodiversity reduces human, wildlife diseases and crop pests
With infectious diseases increasing worldwide, the need to understand how and why disease outbreaks occur is becoming increasingly important. Looking for answers, a team of University of South Florida (USF) biologists and colleagues found broad evidence that supports the controversial 'dilution effect hypothesis,' which suggests that biodiversity limits outbreaks of disease among humans and wildlife.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Agriculture, US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: David Civitello
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Clinical Cancer Research
Blood antibodies may predict HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer survival
The presence of certain human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 antibodies in the blood was associated with improved rates of survival among patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma.
National Institutes of Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Arizona State University, NIH/NCI Early Detection Research Network, Stiefel Oropharyngeal Research Fund

Contact: Lauren Riley
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Gene therapy prevents Parkinson's disease in animal model, says Pitt study
Gene therapy to reduce production of a brain protein prevented development of Parkinson's disease in an animal study, said researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to new understanding of how genetic and environmental factors converge to cause the disease, and the development of effective treatments to prevent disease progression.
US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Blechman Foundation, Parkinson's Chapter of Greater Pittsburgh

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Nature Genetics
Vulnerabilities in genome's 'dimmer switches' should shed light on many complex diseases
Up to one-fifth of human DNA act as dimmer switches for nearby genes, but scientists have been unable to identify precisely which mutations in these control regions really matter in causing common diseases. Now, a decade of work at Johns Hopkins has yielded a computer formula that predicts which mutations are likely to have the largest effect on the activity of the dimmer switches, suggesting new targets for diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Catherine Kolf
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Nature Medicine
Body's response to injury and inflammation may hinder wound healing in diabetes
In a study published online in Nature Medicine, scientists from the hospital's Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PCMM) found they could speed up wound healing in diabetic mice by keeping immune cells called neutrophils from producing bacteria-trapping neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs).
American Diabetes Association, NIH/ National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH/ National Cancer Institute, NIH/ National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, GlaxoSmithKline/Immune Disease Institute Alliance Fellowship

Contact: Keri Stedman
Boston Children's Hospital

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
NMR in Biomedicine
Cell density remains constant as brain shrinks with age
New, ultra-high-field magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago provide the most detailed images to date to show that while the brain shrinks with age, brain cell density remains constant.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sharon Parmet
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
The secrets of bone marrow: What leads to healthy blood cell production?
The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $635,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to identify new potential treatments for diseases that inhibit the growth of blood cells and diseases in which the blood cells develop abnormally.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Maureen Mack
Medical College of Wisconsin

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
British Journal of Pharmacology
UGA researchers find potential treatment for fatal lung diseases
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that the drug triciribine may reverse or halt the progression of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, two respiratory diseases that are almost invariably fatal. They published their findings recently in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Pulmonary fibrosis occurs when lung tissue becomes scarred. Pulmonary hypertension involves an increase of blood pressure in the arteries of the lung that can lead to heart failure.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: James Hataway
University of Georgia

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Cancer research at RI Hospital gets $5.8 million boost from the NIH
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Rhode Island Hospital $5.8 million to support the hospital's cancer research program.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Beth Bailey

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Half of veterans who died from opioid overdoses also received benzos
In a recent study, nearly half of all veterans who died from drug overdoses while prescribed opioids for pain were also receiving benzodiazepines, or benzos, which are common medications for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and alcohol withdrawal. Veterans prescribed higher doses of benzodiazepines while concurrently receiving opioids were at greater risk of overdose death than those on lower doses of benzodiazepines.
National Institutes of Health, Veteran Affairs Health Services Research & Development Service Career Development Award

Contact: Beth Bailey

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
Scientists map surface of immune cells
The immune system must constantly adapt to its environment in order to protect a body effectively. The so-called T cells are an important example in this regard. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich and the TU Munich recently examined the surface of precursors of these T cells and identified previously unknown proteins there. According to the scientists, the results, which were published in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, could supply approaches to new therapies in the area of asthma and allergies.
National Institutes of Health, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk, German Research Foundation, ElseKröner-Fresenius Stiftung, German Resarch Foundation

Contact: Dr. Kathrin Suttner
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
Scripps Florida scientists identify a potential new treatment for osteoporosis
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a new therapeutic approach that, while still preliminary, could promote the development of new bone-forming cells in patients suffering from bone loss.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Science Signaling
Method reveals what bacteria sense in their surroundings
A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment. The food-poisoning pathogen, Salmonella, for example is adept at picking up cues to adjust to different locations and surrounding conditions. Researchers are trying to learn how external signals trigger some of its survival strategies, such as biofilm formation. Their new method could be tested in other bacterial species to increase knowledge about microbial sensing, and to develop practical medical, agricultural and industrial applications.
NIH/National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Contact: Leila Gray
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
WCMC researchers discover how ovarian cancer halts body's natural defense against tumor
Ovarian cancer shuts down immune system cells that would otherwise act as a first line of defense against the deadly tumor, Weill Cornell Medical College scientists report today. But a therapy that restores the cells' disease-fighting abilities could provide a powerful new strategy to attack the cancer, which kills more than 14,000 women each year.
National Institutes of Health, Irvington Institute Fellowship Program of the Cancer Research Institute, Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero

Contact: Jen Gundersen
Weill Cornell Medical College

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Cell Reports
New study links excessive iron in cells with AMD, other diseases
A new study from the University of Kentucky describes a new molecular mechanism that contributes to age-related macular degeneration due to accumulation of excessive iron within the cells of the retina.
National Institutes of Health, International Retinal Research Foundation

Contact: Laura Dawhare
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
JAMA Internal Medicine
Study affirms link between disjointed care and unnecessary medical procedures
A 'look back' study of Medicare fee-for-service claims for more than 1.2 million patients over age 65 has directly affirmed and quantified a long-suspected link between lower rates of coordinated health care services and higher rates of unnecessary medical tests and procedures.
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH/Roadmap for Medical Research, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Marin Hedin
Johns Hopkins Medicine

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