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Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Annals of Neurology
Scripps researchers identify new genetic cause of epilepsy
A research team led by scientists at the Scripps Translational Science Institute has used whole genome sequencing to identify a new genetic cause of a severe, rare and complex form of epilepsy that becomes evident in early childhood and can lead to early death.
Scripps Genomic Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Shaffer Family Foundation, Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, National Human Genome Institute

Contact: Keith Darce
darce.keith@scrippshealth.org
858-678-7121
Scripps Health

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Cell
Migration negation
Researchers have now identified a cellular culprit that should help researchers better understand how metastasis begins. Their findings may also inform the design of new treatments to combat it.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
The Gerontological Society of America's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting
Study highlights prevalence of mistreatment between nursing home residents
Inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home residents is a sizable and growing problem, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, New York State Department of Health, National Institute of Justice

Contact: Ashley Paskalis
asp2011@med.cornell.edu
646-317-7378
Weill Cornell Medical College

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Cell
Gut bacteria: How genes determine the fit of your jeans
Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, according to a Cornell-led study published today in the journal Cell.
National Institutes of Health, Cornell Center for Comparative Population Genomics, Wellcome Trust, Seventh Framework Programme

Contact: Melissa Osgood
mmo59@cornell.edu
607-255-2059
Cornell University

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
JAMA Pediatrics
Is violent injury a chronic disease? Study suggests so & may aid efforts to stop the cycle
Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan study finds. The researchers call this repeating pattern of violent injury a reoccurring disease, but their landmark study also suggests potentially powerful opportunities to intervene in ways that could stop the cycle.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
PLOS ONE
New research adds spice to curcumin's health-promoting benefits
The health benefits of over-the-counter curcumin supplements might not get past your gut, but new research shows that a modified formulation of the spice releases its anti-inflammatory goodness throughout the body.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Nicholas Young
Nicholas.Young@osumc.edu
614-293-4439
Ohio State University

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Cell
U-M researchers provide first peek at how neurons multitask
Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown how a single neuron can perform multiple functions in a model organism, illuminating for the first time this fundamental biological mechanism and shedding light on the human brain.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Stem Cell Reports
Direct generation of neural stem cells could enable transplantation therapy
Induced neural stem cells (iNSCs) hold promise for therapeutic transplantation, but their potential in this capacity has been limited by failed efforts to maintain such cells in their multi-potent NSC state. Now, Whitehead Institute scientists have created iNSCs that remain in the multi-potent state -- without ongoing expression of reprogramming factors. This allows the iNSCs to self-renew repeatedly to generate cells in quantities sufficient for therapy.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Matthew Fearer
fearer@wi.mit.edu
617-452-4630
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Zebrafish stripped of stripes
Within weeks of publishing surprising new insights about how zebrafish get their stripes, the same University of Washington group is now able to explain how to 'erase' them.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sandra Hines
shines@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Cell Stem Cell
Human stem cell-derived neuron transplants reduce seizures in mice
McLean Hospital and Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists have new evidence that stem cell transplantation could be a worthwhile strategy to help epileptics who do not respond to anti-seizure drugs.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute Seed Grant, National Institutes of Health.

Contact: Adriana Bobinchock
abobinchock@partners.org
617-855-2110
McLean Hospital

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Cell
Body weight heavily influenced by microbes in the gut, finds twin study
Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, according to a study by researchers at King's College London and Cornell University.
National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Health Research,

Contact: Jack Stonebridge
jack.stonebridge@kcl.ac.uk
020-784-83238
King's College London

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Cell
Before there will be blood
In a paper published Nov. 20 in the journal Cell, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine describe the surprising and crucial involvement of a pro-inflammatory signaling protein in the creation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during embryonic development, a finding that could help scientists to finally reproduce HSCs for therapeutic use.
Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, Fundación Séneca, Agencia Regional de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región de Murcia, National Institutes of Health, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
New funding speeds identification of drugs to prevent Alzheimer's
The National Institutes of Health has boosted funding for the first large-scale clinical trial aimed at identifying drugs to stop or slow Alzheimer's disease in people destined to get the debilitating illness.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Michael C. Purdy
purdym@wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
PLOS ONE
Piglet brain atlas new tool in understanding human infant brain development
A new online tool developed by researchers at the University of Illinois will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the piglet brain, said Rod Johnson, a U of I professor of animal sciences.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Stephanie Henry
slhenry@illinois.edu
217-244-1183
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Journal of Gambling Studies
Expansion of gambling does not lead to more problem gamblers, study finds
In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several states, including New York, have approved measures to legalize various types of gambling. So, it's only natural that the number of people with gambling problems has also increased, right?
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Diabetes
IU researchers: Protein linked to aging identified as new target for controlling diabetes
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a small protein with a big role in lowering plasma glucose and increasing insulin sensitivity.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH/National Institute on alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact: Mary Hardin
mhardin@iu.edu
317-274-5456
Indiana University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
ACS Nano
Shape of things to come in platelet mimicry
For the first time, researchers have been able to integratively mimic the shape, size, flexibility and surface chemistry of real blood platelets on albumin-based particles. The platelet mimics halt bleeding in mouse models 65 percent faster than nature alone.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Getting to the heart of the heart
For years, a multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins researchers has tracked an elusive creature, a complex of proteins thought to be at fault in some cases of sudden cardiac death. As they report Nov. 5 in the online edition of Nature Communications, they have finally captured images of the complex. Those images reveal the connection between some genetic mutations and electrical abnormalities of the heart and provide a starting point for designing therapies.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
410-955-8236
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Nature
Genesis of genitalia
Researchers have discovered how functionally analogous genitalia can arise from divergent tissue.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
The Lancet
Does life satisfaction increase with age? Only in some places, new study finds
Life satisfaction dips around middle age and rises in older age in high-income, English-speaking countries, but that is not a universal pattern, according to a new report published in The Lancet. Residents of other regions grow increasingly less satisfied as they age. The research also shows a two-way connection between physical health and well-being: poorer health leads to lower ratings of life satisfaction among the elderly, but higher life satisfaction seems to stave off physical health declines.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, National Bureau of Economic Research, British Heart Foundation, The Gallup Organization

Contact: B. Rose Huber
brhuber@princeton.edu
609-258-0157
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
GigaScience
Secure genetic data moves into the fast lane of discovery
A new web-based platform called GWATCH provides visualization tools for identifying disease-associated genetic markers from privacy-protected human data without risk to patient privacy. This dynamic online tool facilitates disease gene discovery via automation presented with intuitive data visualization tools: results are shown in three dimensions via a scrolling (Guitar Hero-like) chromosome highway. GWATCH provides an extremely useful, visually appealing bird's-eye view of positive disease-association results, while all sensitive information remain secure behind firewalls.
Russian Ministry of Science, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Scott Edmunds
scott@gigasciencejournal.com
852-361-03531
GigaScience

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
PLOS ONE
ADHD-air pollution link
Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAH, a component of air pollution, raises the odds of behavior problems associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, at age 9, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. Results are published online in the journal PLOS ONE.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US Environmental Protection Agency, John & Wendy Neu Family Foundation, New York Community Trust, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund

Contact: Timothy Paul
tp2111@columbia.edu
212-305-2676
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Journal of Adolescent Health
Oregon research team scores with 'The Concussion Playbook'
Recognize. Report. Respond. Rest. A University of Oregon researcher stresses those 'R' words in an online educational tool designed to teach coaches, educators, teens and parents about concussions.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
EBioMedicine
Researchers engineer a 'smart bomb' to attack childhood leukemia
Fatih Uckun, Jianjun Cheng and their colleagues have taken the first steps towards developing a so-called 'smart bomb' to attack the most common and deadly form of childhood cancer -- called B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
University of Southern California Stem Cell's Regenerative Medicine Initiative, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health,

Contact: Cristy Lytal
lytal@med.usc.edu
323-442-2172
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Scientific Reports
High-speed 'label-free' imaging could reveal dangerous plaques
Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

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