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Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition
Novel nanofiber-based technology could help prevent HIV/AIDS transmission
Scientists have developed a novel topical microbicide loaded with hyaluronic acid nanofibers that could potentially prevent transmission of HIV through the vaginal mucosa.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Amanda Johnson
ajohnson@spectrumscience.com
202-587-2520
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition
Long-acting anti-meth treatment demonstrates protective benefits for meth addiction
A recently developed adeno-associated virus-based medication has the potential to offer substantial protective effects for patients attempting to cease methamphetamine use.
NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse

Contact: Amanda Johnson
ajohnson@spectrumscience.com
202-587-2520
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
mBio
Ebola, Marburg viruses edit genetic material during infection
Filoviruses like Ebola 'edit' genetic material as they invade their hosts, according to a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The work, by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Galveston National Laboratory, and the J. Craig Venter Institute, could lead to a better understanding of these viruses, paving the way for new treatments down the road.
National Institutes of Health, J. Craig Venter Institute

Contact: Garth Hogan
ghogan@asmusa.org
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
PLOS Medicine
Surgery for sleep apnea improves asthma control
Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children suffering from sleep apnea is associated with decreased asthma severity, according to the first large study of the connection. Children who had the surgery had dramatic reductions in acute asthma exacerbations and acute status asthmaticus, as well as asthma-related hospitalizations and ER visits.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5225
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
JAMA
Immune booster combined with checkpoint blocker improves survival in metastatic melanoma
Patients with metastatic melanoma who were treated with ipilimumab, an immune checkpoint blocker, survived 50 percent longer if they simultaneously received an immune stimulant.
US Public Health Service, NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Teresa Herbert
teresa_herbert@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-4090
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
PLOS Medicine
Adenotonsillectomy and childhood asthma
In an analysis of the 2003-2010 MarketScan US database, Rakesh Bhattacharjee and coauthors compared hospital admissions and prescriptions for children with asthma who underwent adenotonsillectomy before and after surgery to determine whether their asthma control improved -- based on ICD-9-CM and CPT codes, as well as drug prescriptions -- in the year after compared with the year before surgery.
American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Maya Sandler
medicinepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Radiology
Study finds association between coronary artery plaque and liver disease
Researchers using coronary computed tomography angiography have found a close association between high-risk coronary artery plaque and a common liver disease. The study found that a single CT exam can detect both conditions.
American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Linda Brooks
lbrooks@rsna.org
630-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Brain Structure and Function
TSRI study shows how exercise could reduce relapse during meth withdrawal
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that even brief workouts can reduce the risk of relapse in rats withdrawing from methamphetamine. In addition, the team found that exercise affected the neurons in a brain region that had never before been associated with meth withdrawal, suggesting a new direction for drug development.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Beverage Medical Research Foundation

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Compared with apes, people's gut bacteria lack diversity, study finds
The microbes living in people's guts are much less diverse than those in humans' closest relatives, the African apes, an apparently long evolutionary trend that appears to be speeding up in more modern societies, with possible implications for human health, according to a new study.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Marc Airhart
mairhart@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-1066
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Telephone counseling leads more adult childhood cancer survivors to get heart screenings
Supplementing written heart screening guidelines with telephone counseling from specially trained nurses more than doubled the likelihood that adult survivors of childhood cancer received recommended heart checks, according to results from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators led the research, whose findings appear in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
National Institutes of Health, ALSAC

Contact: Carrie Strehlau
carrie.strehlau@stjude.org
901-595-2295
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
NSAIDs prevent colon cancer by inducing death of intestinal stem cells that have mutation
Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) protect against the development of colorectal cancer by inducing cell suicide pathways in intestinal stem cells that carry a certain mutated and dysfunctional gene, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the School of Medicine. The findings were published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: Allison Hydzik
hydzikam@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
PNAS: From HIV to cancer, IL-37 regulates immune system
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in this month's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes the activity of a recently discovered communication molecule of the body's immune system, Interleukin 37 or IL-37. It has been known to limit inflammation and the current study reports its activity in the adaptive immune system: IL-37 inhibits the ability of the immune system to recognize and target new antigens.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition
Molecular Pharmaceutics
Inhaled Ebola vaccine may offer long-term protection from virus
A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection against the Ebola virus for non-human primates, as reported this week in Molecular Pharmaceutics. Results from a recent pre-clinical study are first proof a single dose of a non-injectable vaccine platform for Ebola is long lasting. A breathable vaccine could surmount the logistical obstacles of storing, transporting and administering injectable vaccines in parts of Africa most afflicted by the virus.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: J.B. Bird
jbird@austin.utexas.edu
512-471-4550
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Human Brain Mapping
Smoking is a pain in the back
A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain, and dropping the habit may cut your chances of developing this often debilitating condition.
NIH/National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Erin White
ewhite@northwestern.edu
847-491-4888
Northwestern University

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Addiction
New study shows women have higher risk of injury than men
A new study of emergency department patients in 18 countries, made available online today by the scientific journal Addiction, shows that the risk of injury caused by acute alcohol consumption is higher for women compared with men.
NIH/National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Evelyn Martinez
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-6358
Wiley

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Cell Reports
Even when you're older you need chaperones
Aging is the most significant risk factor for developing neurodegenerative diseases, and the risk increases disproportionately with age. Now a team of scientists from Northwestern University, Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. and Harvard University has uncovered some clues as to why. The researchers are the first to find that the quality of protective genes called molecular chaperones declines dramatically in the brains of older humans, both healthy and not, and that the decline is accelerated even more in humans with neurodegenerative disease.
Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc., National Institutes of Health, Ellison Medical Foundation, Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Biological fat with a sugar attached essential to maintaining the brain's supply of stem cells
Fat and sugar aren't usually considered healthy staples, but scientists have found that a biological fat with a sugar attached is essential for maintaining the brain's store of stem cells.
National Institutes of Health, Veterans Administration

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

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Immunotherapy for cancer toxic with obesity
Immunotherapy that can be effective against tumors in young, thin mice can be lethal to obese ones, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found.
NIH/National Institute of Aging

Contact: Dorsey Griffith
dorsey.griffith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9118
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Psychological Science in the Public Interest
Gender fairness prevails in most fields of academic science
A comprehensive new report investigating women's underrepresentation in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) fields reveals that, despite many differences between the sexes prior to college -- reflected in occupational preferences, math ability, cultural attitudes, and amount of AP coursework taken, for example -- the playing field eventually levels for women who continue in most of these fields once they earn their PhD. The findings are published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Environmental influences on autism the focus of new $1.6 million federal grant to U-M
University of Michigan researchers will use a new $1.6 million federal grant to probe potential social and environmental links to autism, collecting location-specific information from tens of thousands of affected individuals and their families nationwide.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Food allergy development linked to skin exposure
Food allergies are on the rise in the US and other developed countries. In patients, food allergies appear as a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild skin inflammation to severe asthma. Recent studies suggest that contact between inflamed skin and food proteins may trigger food allergy development. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation provides a link between skin sensitization, gastrointestinal inflammation, and food allergy.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Corinne Williams
press_releases@the-jci.org
919-684-0620
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Putting batteries in a kidsafe coat of armor
A Brigham and Women's Hospital led team has developed a simple 'coat of armor' to encase small batteries, rendering them harmless if they are ever swallowed.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jessica Caragher
jcaragher@partners.org
617-525-6373
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UT Dallas neuroscientists offer novel insight on brain networks
New research from the Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas offers a different approach for looking at the way the brain operates on a network level, and could eventually lead to new clinical diagnostic criteria for age-related memory disorders.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alex Lyda
alyda@utdallas.edu
972-883-3783
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New way to make batteries safer
A new battery coating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital prevents electrical current from damaging the digestive tract after battery ingestion.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Obesity a liability in cancer immunotherapy
Packing on the pounds may lead to dangerous inflammation in response to anti-cancer treatment. A University of California Davis study shows that overweight mice develop lethal inflammation in response to certain anti-cancer therapies, suggesting a possible link between body weight and adverse side effects.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute on Aging

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

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