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Public Release: 27-May-2015
Human Molecular Genetics
Zebrafish model gives new insight on autism spectrum disorder
Researchers are utilizing animal models to understand how dysfunction of either of two genes associated with autism spectrum disorder, SYNGAP1 and SHANK 3, contributes to risk in ASD. The new findings pinpoint the actual place and time where these genes exert influence in brain development and function.
NIH/National Institutes of Mental Health, Seaver Foundation, John P. Hussman Foundation

Contact: Megan Ondrizek
m.ondrizek@umiami.edu
305-284-3667
University of Miami

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Stress triggers key molecule to halt transcription of cell's genetic code
Researchers at the Stowers Institute have shown that a molecule called elongin A is critical in the process of transcription.
Stowers Institute, National Institutes of Health, KAKENHI, Helen Nelson Medical Research Fund

Contact: Kim Bland
ksb@stowers.org
816-926-4015
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
NYU researchers examine obesity perceptions among Chinese-American adults in NYC
As the first to examine the accuracy of body weight perception in Chinese Americans, this study identified that approximately one-third of Chinese Americans incorrectly perceived their body weight.
NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Contact: Christopher James
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Signal identified that prompts one kidney to grow larger when the other is lost
Scientists have found an explanation for the century-old observation that if you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association Scientist Development

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Scripps Florida scientists win $2.2 million to expand study of innovative obesity therapy
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded nearly $2.2 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to advance an innovative approach to the treatment of obesity, a serious health problem that affects more than one-third of all Americans.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 27-May-2015
When children with autism grow old
In the public consciousness, autism spectrum disorder only affects children. In truth, ASD is a lifelong condition. But how it affects older adults is a gaping unknown in autism research. Now, a new and significant grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at San Diego State University understand how the disorder plays out across the lifespan.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Natalia Elko
natalia.elko@mail.sdsu.edu
619-594-2585
San Diego State University

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Nature
Researchers identify origin of chromosomal oddity in some cancer cells
A new technique allows scientists to connect specific genetic abnormalities to cell behavior.
National Institutes of Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Bridge Project, MIT/Koch Institute, Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Cancer Research, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Diagnosing cancer with help from bacteria
Engineers at MIT and the University of California at San Diego have devised a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver, by enlisting help from probiotics -- beneficial bacteria similar to those found in yogurt.
Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology at MIT, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-May-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
ACMG says ClinGen will be critical resource for interpretation of genome-scale testing
Tremendous advances have been made in decoding the human genome in recent years but critical questions remain regarding what these variants mean and how they can be applied in clinical practice. In a comprehensive paper to be published in The New England Journal of Medicine on May 27, 2015, 'ClinGen: The Clinical Genome Resource,' a consortium including investigators from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics provide a detailed overview of ClinGen.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kathy Ridgely Beal, M.B.A.
kbeal@acmg.net
301-238-4583
American College of Medical Genetics

Public Release: 27-May-2015
Clin-Gen DECIPHER Meeting
New England Journal of Medicine
A new era for genetic interpretation
In a paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine on May 27, a consortium including investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Partners HealthCare present ClinGen, a program to evaluate the clinical relevance of genetic variants for use in precision medicine and research.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Haley Bridger
hbridger@partners.org
617-525-6383
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Genes & Development
Scientists identify origins of process that is key to diabetes
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists have pinpointed a cell that begins the process of scarring in fatty tissue. The findings cast new light on a biological process that occurs with obesity and can lead to diabetes. The new research appears in the June 1 issue of the journal Genes & Development.
National Institutes of Health, Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research, Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Shari Hawkins
shari-hawkins@omrf.org
405-271-8537
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Motivation and Emotion
Friendships start better with a smile
If you want to strike up a new relationship, simply smile. It works because people are much more attuned to positive emotions when forming new bonds than they are to negative ones. Don't try to fake it, however, because people can recognize a sincere smile a mile away. This is according to a study that sheds light on how relationships are formed and maintained. The findings are published in Springer's journal Motivation and Emotion.
National Science Foundation, Graduate Opportunity Fellowship at UCBerkeley, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 26-May-2015
MCW researcher to study gene therapies for hemophilia
A researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to continue her study of blood platelet gene therapies for hemophilia A, a genetic bleeding disorder.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Maureen Mack
mmack@mcw.edu
414-955-4744
Medical College of Wisconsin

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Clinical trial reduces stress of cancer caregivers
A randomized control trial funded by the National Cancer Institute by members of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, published in the journal Bone Marrow Transplantation, demonstrates an intervention that successfully reduces the stress of caregivers in the context of cancer patients treated with stem cell transplantation.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Penn study links better 'good cholesterol' function with lower risk of later heart disease
HDL, the 'good cholesterol' helps remove fat from artery walls, reversing the process that leads to heart disease. Yet recent drug trials and genetic studies suggest that pushing HDL levels higher doesn't reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, an epidemiological study shows that a person's HDL function -- the efficiency of HDL molecules at removing cholesterol -- may be a better measure of coronary heart disease risk and target for heart-protecting drugs.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, UK Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5658
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Study identifies possible role for carbon monoxide in treating hemorrhagic stroke
Carbon monoxide is often associated with brain injury and other neurological symptoms. Now, a new study finds that when administered ins small, carefully controlled amounts, CO may actually protect the brain from damage following hemorrhagic stroke.
National Institutes of Health, German Research Foundation, Julie Henry Fund, Transplant Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Journal of Nutrition
Measuring arm circumference is a more reliable indicator of malnutrition
The World Health Organization's current weight-based guidelines for assessing malnutrition in children with diarrhea are not as reliable as measuring the child's upper arm circumference.
NIH/Fogarty International Center, University Emergency Medicine Foundation

Contact: Beth Bailey
bbailey@lifespan.org
401-444-6421
Lifespan

Public Release: 26-May-2015
RNA
Pitt team IDs two new, very large classes of RNAs linked to cancer biomarker
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified two new classes of RNAs that are closely associated with a protein known to be a prognostic biomarker for breast cancer and could play a role in progression of prostate cancer. Their findings were published in June issue of the scientific journal RNA
Mathers Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the European Research Council, Bavarian Genome Research Network

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
SrikamAV@upmc.edu
412-720-2058
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 26-May-2015
JAMA Internal Medicine
Hospice use linked to fewer depressive symptoms for surviving spouses
Spouses of patients receiving hospice for three or more days more frequently reported reduced depression symptoms, compared to surviving spouses of patients who did not receive hospice.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, National Palliative Care Research Center, American Federation for Aging Research, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact: Sasha Walek
newsmedia@mssm.edu
646-605-5945
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 26-May-2015
PLOS Medicine
Dietary Guidelines for Americans linked to lower death rates in population in southeast US
In a low-income population from the southeastern US, higher adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was linked with 14-23 percent lower mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other diseases, according to a study published by Wei Zheng and colleagues from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, in this week's PLOS Medicine.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: PLOS Medicine
medicinepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 26-May-2015
mBio
Study identifies Ebola virus's Achilles' heel
An international team including scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases has identified the molecular 'lock' that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. The findings, made in mice, suggest that drugs blocking entry to this lock could protect against Ebola infection. The study was published in today's edition of the online journal mBio.
National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Dana's Angels Research Trust

Contact: Caree Vander Linden
teresa.l.vanderlinden.civ@mail.mil
301-619-2285
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Obese male mice produce more disease-promoting immune cells than females
Obesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females'.
American Diabetes Association, National Institutes of Health, Department of Pediatrics Janette Ferrantino Investigator Award, American Heart Association

Contact: Beata Mostafavi
bmostafa@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 26-May-2015
JAMA
Soy supplements don't improve asthma
Despite previous findings suggesting a link between soy intake and decreased asthma severity, a new placebo-controlled study shows soy supplements do not improve lung function for patients with asthma. The paper highlights the importance of focusing on overall health -- not just one food -- to manage disease and the importance of performing well-designed studies.
National Institutes of Health, American Lung Association

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

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart
Moderate to heavy alcohol intake later in life may be associated with subtle changes in the structure and efficiency of the heart. Women may be particularly vulnerable to negative cardiac effects of alcohol at moderate to higher levels of consumption.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Akeem Ranmal
t-akeem.ranmal@heart.org
214-706-1755
American Heart Association

Public Release: 26-May-2015
Developmental Cell
Tiny heart, big promise
Studying zebrafish, investigators at The Saban Research Institute and the Heart Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles discovered a new source for cells that can develop into coronary vessels and have identified the signaling protein, a chemokine called CXCL12, which guides this process.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Saban Research Institute, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Ellin Kavanagh
ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu
323-361-8505
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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