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Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Arthritis Care & Research
Rheumatoid arthritis linked to increased risk of death
Rheumatoid arthritis has been associated with increased risk of death in the past, but a new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital brings that risk into sharper focus.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Rheumatology Research Foundation

Contact: Elaine St. Peter
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Chemistry in mold reveals important clue for pharmaceuticals
In a discovery that holds promise for future drug development, scientists have detected for the first time how nature performs an impressive trick to produce key chemicals similar to those in drugs that fight malaria, bacterial infections and cancer.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, China's 973 Program

Contact: Christine Sinatra
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers build nanoscale autonomous walking machine from DNA
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces. Future applications of such a DNA walker might include a cancer detector that could roam the human body searching for cancerous cells and tagging them for medical imaging or drug targeting.
National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, US Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research

Contact: Chris Cervini
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Social Science & Medicine
Anti-smoking messages can backfire, research suggests
Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to new evidence released today (Nov. 2).
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
Penn State

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Genetics
Pineapple genome offers insight into photosynthesis in drought-tolerant plants
By sequencing its genome, scientists are homing in on the genes and genetic pathways that allow the juicy pineapple plant to thrive in water-limited environments. The new findings, reported in the journal Nature Genetics, also open a new window on the complicated evolutionary history of grasses like sorghum and rice, which share a distant ancestor with pineapple.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy

Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Health Affairs
Improvements in US diet lower premature deaths
Two new studies from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shed light on critical dietary issues facing Americans. One study showed that while recent improvements in the US diet have helped reduce disease and premature death, the overall American diet is still poor. Another, which analyzed interventions to reduce childhood obesity, found three that would save more in health care costs than they would cost to implement.
National Institutes of Health, The JPB Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Donald and Sue Pritzker Nutrition and Fitness Initiative, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Marge Dwyer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Antiangiogenic breast cancer treatment may benefit only patients with well-perfused tumors
A Massachusetts General Hospital research team, in collaboration with at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators, may have found a reason why the use of antiangiogenesis drugs -- which has improved outcomes for patients with several types of cancer -- fails to benefit some breast cancer patients. In their report, the investigators describe how preoperative treatment with the antiangiogenic drug bevacizumab primarily benefited patients whose tumors were highly perfused with blood vessels prior to treatment.
Genentech, AVON National Cancer Institute Progress for Patients Program, Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Innovator Award, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Katie Marquedant
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
First complete pictures of cells' DNA-copying machinery
The first-ever images of the protein complex that unwinds, splits, and copies double-stranded DNA reveal something rather different from the standard textbook view. The electron microscope images, created by scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory with partners from Stony Brook University and Rockefeller University, offer new insight into how this molecular machinery functions.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Immunology
Cancer cells hijack glucose, alter immune cells
When cancer cells compete with immune cells for glucose, the cancer wins. As a result, the immune T cells are not healthy and don't have the weapons to kill the cancer.
National Institutes of Health, Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, Wuhan Union Hospital Research Fund, varian Cancer Research Fund, Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, Barbara and Don Leclair

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Health Affairs
Opening supermarket in food desert changes diet, study finds
Opening a full-service grocery store in a neighborhood deemed to be a food desert may encourage nearby residents to improve their diet -- but not because they use the new supermarket, according to a new study. Researchers found that residents reported eating fewer calories and perceived better access to healthy foods after a new market opened, but they also consumed less fruit and vegetables.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Contact: Warren Robak
RAND Corporation

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Nature Immunology
The innate immune system modulates the severity of multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, a debilitating neurological disease, is triggered by self-reactive T cells that successfully infiltrate the brain and spinal cord where they launch an aggressive autoimmune attack against myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates nerve fibers. In their latest study, researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology report that these disease-causing autoimmune T cells are lured into the nervous system by monocytes and macrophages, a subset of immune cells better known as the immune system's cleanup crew.
American Heart Association, LJI Board of Directors Fellowship, Fondation Leducq, Sigrid Juselius Foundation, Academy of Finland, Pacific Northwest Udall Center, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gina Kirchweger
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
With help from pharmacists, better blood pressure costs $22
A pharmacist-physician collaboration in primary-care offices effectively and inexpensively improved patients' high blood pressure. The cost to increase the rate of hypertension control by 1 percent was $22. Collaborative efforts to help manage blood pressure could be especially useful in low-income areas.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Maggie Francis
American Heart Association

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Health Affairs
Study: Small urban corner stores offer increased healthy food options
Federal food policy changes led to increased availability of healthy foods at smaller urban corner stores in Baltimore, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Increases in healthy food were greatest in corner stores and in neighborhoods with a majority of black residents.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease, Center for a Livable Future-Lerner Fellowship, La Caixa Fellowship, Sociedad Espanola de Epidemiologica

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
'Everything in moderation' diet advice may lead to poor metabolic health in US adults
Diet diversity, as defined by less similarity among the foods people eat, may be linked to lower diet quality and worse metabolic health, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Hannah Rhodes
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
New computational strategy finds brain tumor-shrinking molecules
Patients with glioblastoma, a type of malignant brain tumor, usually survive fewer than 15 months following diagnosis. Since there are no effective treatments for the deadly disease, University of California, San Diego researchers developed a new computational strategy to search for molecules that could be developed into glioblastoma drugs. In mouse models of human glioblastoma, one molecule they found shrank the average tumor size by half. The study is published October 30 by Oncotarget.
NIH/National Institutes of Health, Voices Against Brain Cancer Foundation, Christopher and Bronwen Gleeson Family Trust, American Brain Tumor Association Drug Discovery Grant

Contact: Heather Buschman
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
PLOS Pathogens
Penn study blocks Ebola virus budding by regulating calcium signaling
A new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine showed that blocking a calcium-signaling pathway could inhibit not only the Ebola virus, but also Marburg, Lassa and Junin viruses, all sources of deadly infections.
NIh/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 30-Oct-2015
Prestigious NIH award fuels research on human clearance of drugs, foreign chemicals
Emily Scott's research focuses on a large family of proteins called 'cytochrome P450s' that are embedded in cell membranes, where they perform the first and most critical step in removing foreign chemicals from the body.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Cell Stem Cell
Factor found to balance medically useful stem cell qualities
A key protein controls stem cell properties that could make them more useful in regenerative medicine, according to a study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online today in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award in Aging, National Institutes of Health, New York State Department of Health/Empire State Stem Cell Fund

Contact: Press Office
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
New class of DNA repair enzyme discovered
A new class of DNA repair enzyme has been discovered which demonstrates that a much broader range of damage can be removed from the double helix in ways that biologists did not think were possible.
National Science Foudation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: David F Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Developmental Cell
Hair-GEL online tool gives bird's eye view of hair follicle formation
Mount Sinai researchers create a resource to help uncover the molecular controls that generate skin and hair.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, New York State Department of Health, Irma T. Hirschl Trust

Contact: Sid Dinsay
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Cell Metabolism
Gut bacteria could be blamed for obesity and diabetes
An excess of bacteria in the gut can change the way the liver processes fat and could lead to the development of metabolic syndrome, according to health researchers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
Penn State

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
UTA, Ohio State partner to better understand and treat muscle loss
Scientists with The University of Texas at Arlington and Ohio State University have won a rare National Institute on Aging grant to research the molecular mechanisms of muscle aging that can lead to muscle loss and weakness.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Bridget Lewis
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Exercise could give margin of safety to women who want to delay preventive mastectomy
Regular physical activity could play a role in helping women at high-risk of breast cancer delay the need for drastic preventive measures such as mastectomy. Results of the WISER Sister study help clarify the emerging connection between exercise and breast cancer risk. As a result of the new findings, the authors suggest women with an elevated breast cancer risk should consider doing 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic activity per day for five days per week.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katie Delach
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Cell Transplantation
Transplanted human umbilical cord blood cells may offer therapy for Alzheimer's sufferers
Researchers injected human umbilical cord blood cells into mice modeled with Alzheimer's disease to investigate how the cells were distributed and retained in tissues, including the brain. The study also investigated questions about the bioavailability and safety of the procedure. They found that the transplanted cells migrated to brain tissue, were retained there for up to 30 days, and did not promote the growth of tumors.
National Institutes of Health, Florida Hi Tech Corridor Matching Grant Program

Contact: Robert Miranda
Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Academy of Management Journal
Spinning out? What you're able to take with you to your new company will determine how well you do
To 'spin out,' you better have a big team with lots of experience. When it comes to leaving a company to start your own, whether you sink or swim could depend on how many good people you can bring with you.
National Science Foundation Grants, NIH/National Institute on Aging, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Contact: Ken McGuffin
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

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