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Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
CU Denver researchers find lack of education as deadly as smoking
After examining decades of data, researchers from the University of Colorado Denver have found that a lack of education may be as deadly as smoking.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: David Kelly
david.kelly@ucdenver.edu
303-503-7990
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Out-of-pocket health costs tied to antimicrobial resistance, Stanford study finds
The high out-of-pocket costs for antimicrobial drugs in many developing countries is leading to an increase in drug-resistant pathogens, according to a study by Stanford University researchers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Beth Duff-Brown
bethduff@stanford.edu
650-736-6064
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
The BMJ
How accurate are symptom checkers?
Online symptom checkers can often be wrong in both diagnosis and triage advice, but they still may be useful alternatives to phone triage services and Internet searches.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
Study estimates number of deaths attributed to low levels of education
A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado, New York University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates the number of deaths that can be linked to differences in education, and finds that variation in the risk of death across education levels has widened considerably.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Journal of Experimental Biology
Hibernating bears protect bones by reducing resorption
Bone loss through disuse is a serious concern for humans, but hibernating bears that do not stir for six months of the year don't suffer the same problems. A team of scientists lead by Seth Donahue from Colorado State University have discovered that the bears protect their bones from damage by suppressing resorption of the tissue, ready to spring back into action at the end of hibernation.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kathryn Knight
kathryn@biologists.com
44-012-236-32871
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Oncogene
USC cancer researchers ID potential treatment for deadly lymphoma
New research from the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a potential treatment for a rare but previously incurable form of lymphoma that is observed primarily in patients with HIV/AIDS infection.
National Institutes of Health, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Stop Cancer Foundation

Contact: Alison Trinidad
alison.trinidad@usc.edu
323-442-3941
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Critical Care Medicine
Hospital readmissions for sepsis are highly common, extremely costly
The Affordable Care Act created several national initiatives aimed at reducing hospital readmission rates for heart attacks, congestive heart failure and other common high-risk conditions. But there is still no national program to address sepsis, a potentially life-threatening illness caused by infection. New research finds that sepsis accounts for roughly the same percentage of hospital readmissions in California as heart attacks and congestive heart failure -- and costs the health-care system more than both combined.
National Institutes of Health, UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Contact: Enrique Rivero
erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2273
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Health Affairs
Cutting health care costs isn't easy
A new University of Iowa study is the first to evaluate the relationship between receiving care at federally qualified health centers and the rate of hospital stays and emergency department visits for potentially preventable conditions among individuals who receive both Medicare and Medicaid.
National Institutes of Health and Retirement Research Foundation

Contact: Sara Diedrich
sara-diedrich@uiowa.edu
319-384-0073
University of Iowa

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
Scientists develop free, online genetic research tool
For most genetic scientists, the lack of access to computer servers and programs capable of quickly handling vast amounts of data can hinder genetic advancements. Now, a group of scientists at the University of Missouri has introduced a game changer in the world of biological research. The online, free service, RNAMiner, has been developed to handle large datasets which could lead to faster results in the study of plant and animal genomics.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
$1.25 million NIH grant to study diabetes drug's role in reversing preeclampsia
Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has secured a $1.25 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
NIH awards Indiana University $900,000 to study link between body temperature and autism
A $900,000 grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development will fund one of the first basic science investigations into potential connections between fever and the relief of some symptoms of autism.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Kevin Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Molecular Psychiatry
Study identifies brain abnormalities in people with schizophrenia
Structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia, providing insight into how the condition may develop and respond to treatment, have been identified in an internationally collaborative study led by a Georgia State University scientist.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging And Bioengineering

Contact: Brian Mullen
bmullen@gsu.edu
404-413-5464
Georgia State University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Apoptosis
Age-related self-destruction of cells makes kidney prone to injury
As advances in medicine allow individuals to live longer, people are facing unique age-related health challenges. As they age, organs such as the kidneys become more susceptible to injury, and their ability to self-repair is decreased. Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a cellular signal that causes kidney cells to die, making the kidneys prone to injury. This finding could lead to improved kidney function in the elderly.
NIH/National Institute of Aging

Contact: Derek Thompson
thompsonder@health.missouri.edu
573-882-3323
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Social Science and Medicine
Childhood stress fuels weight gain in women
When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist. Interestingly, though, neither childhood nor adult stress was associated with weight gain for men.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
NCI awards UC researcher $1.8 million to study protein's effect on breast cancer
Xiaoting Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has received a $1.8 million, five-year, R01 award from the National Cancer Institute to continue breast cancer research focusing on the function of the protein MED1 on HER2-positive breast cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Katie Pence
pencekatie@yahoo.com
513-558-4561
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Clinical Neurophysiology
Study identifies characteristic EEG pattern of high-dose nitrous oxide anesthesia
Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital find that the EEG patterns of patients receiving high doses of nitrous oxide differ significantly from those of the same patients when they had received ether-based inhaled anesthetics earlier in the procedures.
National Institutes of Health, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

Contact: Terri Ogan
togan@partners.org
617-726-0954
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Health Affairs
Study: Nursing home care for minorities improves
A new study of nursing homes has found that, while disparities continue to exist, the quality of care in homes with higher concentrations of racial and ethnic minority residents has improved and that this progress appears to be linked to increases in Medicaid payments.
NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
The BMJ
Serious adverse events rare in healthy volunteers participating in Phase I drug trials
Many people believe that Phase I trials with healthy volunteers are very risky and because they pose risks with no benefits, unethical. But how risky are such trials? Less than 1 percent of 11,000 healthy volunteers who participated in 394 Phase I trials for new drugs experienced serious complications, according to a new meta-analysis of participants in non-cancer, Phase I medication trials. In addition, none of the volunteers died or suffered persistent disabilities linked to the experimental drugs.
National Institutes of Health, University of Pennsylvania

Contact: Anna Duerr
anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu
215-796-4829
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
JAMA
Memory and thinking ability keep getting worse for years after a stroke, new study finds
A stroke happens in an instant. And many who survive one report that their brain never works like it once did. But new research shows that these problems with memory and thinking ability keep getting worse for years afterward -- and happen faster than normal brain aging.
NIH/National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute on Aging

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Environmental Health Perspectives
Research encourages the consideration of air pollution when planning housing near transit
Policymakers and developers lack a complete picture of the potential dangers of air pollution when advocating the construction of high-density housing (like apartment buildings) along traffic corridors to take advantage of public transit.
National Institutes of Health, US Environmental Protection Agency, Hastings Foundation

Contact: Robert Perkins
perkinsr@usc.edu
213-220-0017
University of Southern California

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Sculpting a cell's backside
When Greek mythology and cell biology meet, you get the protein Callipygian, recently discovered and named by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University for its role in determining which area of a cell becomes the back as it begins to move.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, American Heart Association

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Organ transplant rejection may not be permanent
Rejection of transplanted organs in hosts that were previously tolerant may not be permanent, report scientists from the University of Chicago. Using a mouse model of cardiac transplantation, they found that immune tolerance can spontaneously recover after an infection-triggered rejection event, and that hosts can accept subsequent transplants as soon as a week after. This process depends on regulatory T-cells, a component of the immune system that acts as a 'brake' for other immune cells.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Kevin Jiang
kevin.jiang@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5227
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Brain
Enriched blood cells preserve cognition in mice with features of Alzheimer's disease
Cedars-Sinai researchers have successfully tested two new methods for preserving cognition in laboratory mice that exhibit features of Alzheimer's disease by using white blood cells from bone marrow and a drug for multiple sclerosis to control immune response in the brain.
Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust Fund, BrightFocus Foundation, Maurice Marciano Family Foundation, Saban Family Foundation, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Sandy Van
sandy@prpacific.com
808-526-1708
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UC Davis researchers find key mechanism that causes neuropathic pain
A biological process called endoplasmic reticulum stress appears to play a key role in causing neuropathic pain, according to this new study. The discovery could eventually lead to new therapeutics for controlling chronic pain associated with trauma, diabetes, shingles, multiple sclerosis or other conditions that cause nerve damage.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
PLOS ONE
UNC researchers find 2 biomarkers linked to severe heart disease
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine created a first-of-its-kind animal model to pinpoint two biomarkers that are elevated in the most severe form of coronary disease.
National Institutes of Health, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Contact: Mark Derewicz
mark.derewicz@unch.unc.edu
919-923-0959
University of North Carolina Health Care

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