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Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
JAMA Neurology
Novel study maps infant brain growth in first 3 months of life using MRI technology
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Hawaii demonstrates a new approach to measuring early brain development of infants, resulting in more accurate whole brain growth charts and providing the first estimates for growth trajectories of subcortical areas during the first three months after birth.
NIH/National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Contact: Michelle Brubaker
mmbrubaker@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists demonstrate long-sought drug candidate can halt tumor growth
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have disrupted the function of MYC, a cancer regulator thought to be 'undruggable.' The researchers found that a credit card-like molecule they developed somehow moves in and disrupts the critical interactions between MYC and its binding partner.
Pfizer Inc., NIH/National Cancer Institute, The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, Austrian Science Fund

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Preemies' gut bacteria may depend more on gestational age than environment
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that in infants born prematurely, the population of bacteria in babies' gastrointestinal tracts may depend more on their biological makeup and gestational age at birth than on environmental factors. The scientists discovered that bacterial communities assemble in an orderly, choreographed progression, with the pace of that assembly slowest in infants born most prematurely.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elizabethe Holland Durando
elizabethe.durando@wustl.edu
314-286-0119
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bioengineers make functional 3-D brain-like tissue model
Tufts University researchers have developed the first complex three-dimensional model made of brain-like cortical tissue that exhibits biochemical and electrophysiological responses and can function in the laboratory for months. The engineered tissue model, incorporating a porous silk-scaffold, collagen gel matrix and rat-derived neurons, offers new options for studying brain function, disease and trauma, and treatment. The NIH-funded research is reported in the Aug. 11 Early Edition of PNAS.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Thurler
kim.thurler@tufts.edu
617-627-3175
Tufts University

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Tackling liver injury
Researchers uncover a new drug that spurs liver regeneration after surgery.
National Institutes of Health, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Guangxi Natural Science Foundation, Science & Technology Planning Project of Guangxi Province, Science &Technology Planning Project of Guilin City

Contact: Rita Sullivan King
news@rupress.org
212-327-8603
Rockefeller University Press

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association
Blacks, women face greater burden from CVD risk factors
The impact of major cardiovascular risk factors combined is greater in women than men and in blacks than whites. Diabetes and high blood pressure may play the greatest role in leading to cardiovascular disease in women and blacks.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Ellison Foundation

Contact: Karen Astle
karen.astle@heart.org
214-706-1392
American Heart Association

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Developmental Cell
How breast cancer usurps the powers of mammary stem cells
During pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have found that mammary stem cells associated with the pregnant mammary gland are related to stem cells found in breast cancer.
National Institutes of Health, California Breast Cancer Research Program

Contact: Yadira Galindo
ygalindo@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Arthritis & Rheumatology
One in 6 lupus patients readmitted to hospital within 30 days of discharge
A new study reveals that one in six patients with systemic lupus erythematosus is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, show that black and Hispanic systemic lupus erythematosus patients were more likely to be readmitted than white patients. Readmissions among patients insured by Medicare or Medicaid were also more likely compared to patients covered by private insurance.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: Dawn Peters
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley

Public Release: 10-Aug-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Target identified for rare inherited neurological disease in men
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the mechanism by which a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease causes often crippling muscle weakness in men, in addition to reduced fertility.
National Institutes of Health, Muscular Dystrophy Association, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Jackie Carr
jcarr@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 10-Aug-2014
Nature Materials
Bioengineers: Matrix stiffness is an essential tool in stem cell differentiation
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have proven that the stiffness of the extracellular matrix used to culture stem cells really does matter. The research team, led by bioengineering professor Adam Engler, also found that a protein binding the stem cell to the hydrogel is not a factor in the differentiation of the stem cell as previously suggested. The protein layer is merely an adhesive, the team reported Aug. 10 in the advance online edition of the journal Nature Materials.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 10-Aug-2014
Nature
Newly discovered heart molecule could lead to effective treatment for heart failure
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown cardiac molecule that could provide a key to treating, and preventing, heart failure. The newly discovered molecule provides the heart with a tool to block a protein that orchestrates genetic disruptions when the heart is subjected to stress, such as high blood pressure.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Stanford Heart Center Research Program, IU School of Medicine-IU Health Strategic Research Initiative, IU Physician-Scientist Initiative

Contact: Eric Schoch
eschoch@iu.edu
317-274-8205
Indiana University

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
Journal of Virology
Editing HPV's genes to kill cervical cancer cells
Using the genome editing tool known as CRISPR, Duke University researchers were able to selectively silence two genes in human papilloma virus that are responsible for the growth and survival of cervical carcinoma cells. After silencing the two HPV genes, the cancer cell's normal self-destruct machinery went into action.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karl Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
Brain Imaging and Behavior
Kessler Foundation scientists confirm effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation in MS
Kessler Foundation researchers published long-term followup results of their MEMREHAB trial, which show that in individuals with MS, patterns of brain activity associated with learning were maintained at six months post training. The article, 'A pilot study examining functional brain activity six months after memory retraining in MS: the MEMREHAB trial,' was published online ahead of print on June 14 by Brain Imaging and Behavior in the Neuroimaging and Rehabilitation Special Issue.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research, Kessler Foundation

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
Nature Communications
New culprit identified in metabolic syndrome
A new study suggests uric acid may play a role in causing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
NIH/Pediatric Scientist Development Program, Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers, German Ministry of Education and Research, State of Brandenburg

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait
straitj@wustl.edu
314-286-0141
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Natural light in office boosts health
Office workers with more natural light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
UTMB receives over $6 million to develop treatment for deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses
A University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researcher virologist Alex Bukreyev, professor of pathology, has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants and a Department of Defense grant totaling more than $6 million to develop experimental drugs against both Ebola and Marburg. Each funded study involves collaborations among teams with different areas of expertise led by Christopher Basler, professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
Pinpointing genes that protect against frailty
Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, which together increase the risk of injury and death. Yet, not all elderly people become frail; some remain vigorous and robust well into old-age. The question remains: why?
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
Neuron
Scientists unravel mystery of brain cell growth
Dana-Farber scientists and international colleagues have discovered how a single protein can exert both a push and a pull force to nudge a neuron in the desired direction, helping neurons navigate to their assigned places in the developing brain.
National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Education of China

Contact: Teresa M Herbert
teresa_herbert@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-5653
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
PLOS ONE
Lead linked to obesity in mice exposed by mothers
When we think of ill effects from lead exposure various neurologic problems usually come to mind. Now researchers at the University of Michigan say another health impact can be added to the list: obesity.
US Environmental Protection Agency, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Michigan Nutrition Research Obesity Center

Contact: Laurel Thomas Gnagey
ltgnagey@umich.edu
734-647-1841
University of Michigan

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
LSUHSC awarded $5.6 million NCI grant to save lives and boost economy
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans has been awarded a $5.6 million grant over five years to build a regional cancer clinical trials network. Open to all patients, the focus of the Gulf South Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program is minority and underserved patients who die from cancer at higher rates. This comprehensive cancer-management network of physicians, nurses and researchers from major teaching and private medical institutions will bring patients the latest investigational treatments.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Frontiers in Neurology
New treatment successful for the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome
People who suffer from a rare illness, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome, now have a chance for full recovery thanks to treatment developed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
NIH/National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Nature Medicine
Cell signaling pathway linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes
A Purdue University study shows that Notch signaling, a key biological pathway tied to development and cell communication, also plays an important role in the onset of obesity and type 2 diabetes, a discovery that offers new targets for treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Natalie van Hoose
nvanhoos@purdue.edu
765-496-2050
Purdue University

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Molecular Psychiatry
Elderly with depression, mild cognitive impairment more vulnerable to accelerated brain aging
People who develop depression and mild cognitive impairment after age 65 are more likely to have biological and brain imaging markers that reflect a greater vulnerability for accelerated brain aging, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings were published online in Molecular Psychiatry.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/Alzheimer Disease Research Center, John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry, Brazilian Intramural Research Program

Contact: Gloria Kreps
KrepsGA@upmc.edu
412-586-9764
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Cell
Largest cancer genetic analysis reveals new way of classifying cancer
The work, led by researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC-Chapel Hill and other TCGA sites, revamps traditional ideas of how cancers are diagnosed and treated and could also have a profound impact on the future landscape of drug development.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Katy Jones
katy_jones@unc.edu
919-962-3405
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Gut
Growing human GI cells may lead to personalized treatments
A method of growing human cells from tissue removed from a patient's gastrointestinal tract eventually may help scientists develop tailor-made therapies for inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have made cell lines from individual patients in as little as two weeks. They said the cell lines can help them understand the underlying problems in the GI tracts of individual patients and be used to test new treatments.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Mucosal Immunology Studies Team Translational Pilot Project and Young Investigator Pilot Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation

Contact: Jim Dryden
jdryden@wustl.edu
314-286-0110
Washington University School of Medicine

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