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Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Endocrinology
Exposure to toxins makes great granddaughters more susceptible to stress
According to a new study by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University, male and female rats are affected differently by ancestral exposure to a common fungicide, vinclozolin. Female rats whose great grandparents were exposed to vinclozolin become much more vulnerable to stress, becoming more anxious and preferring the company of novel females to familiar females.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
New coping strategy for the memory impaired and their caregivers
Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life. Just eight sessions of training made a positive difference, resulting in more joy, less worry.
NIH/National Institute of Aging

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tilted acoustic tweezers separate cells gently
Precise, gentle and efficient cell separation from a device the size of a cell phone may be possible thanks to tilt-angle standing surface acoustic waves, according to a team of engineers.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Virus, zebrafish enable scientists to map the living brain
A virus and a zebrafish are helping scientists map the living brain. 'You can kinda draw a diagram and see how cells within it are connected in a functioning brain,' said Dr. Albert Pan, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. 'This will help us see how wiring is laid and how it functions.'
NIH/National Eye Institute

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Journal of Family Psychology
Expectant parents' play with doll predicts later parenting behavior
Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan
schoppe-sullivan.1@osu.edu
614-688-3437
Ohio State University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Journal of Cell Biology
Scientists uncover navigation system used by cancer, nerve cells
A study in C. elegans worms identifies a 'roving detection system' on the surface of worm cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The study sheds light on the molecular mechanisms that enable both normal and cancerous cells to break through normal tissue boundaries and burrow into other tissues and organs.
National Institutes of Health, Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Nursing home care improves with culture change
Nursing homes that invest in 'culture change' can develop a more residential and less hospital-like feel. Culture change also allows residents and front-line care workers more of a say in how homes operate. A new study finds that the practice produces important benefits in quality of care, but only when the changes are implemented extensively.
Retirement Research Association, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
JAMA Internal Medicine
Study shows 25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths in states allowing medical marijuana
On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. A new multi-institutional study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine and led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, shows that on average, the 13 states allowing the use of medical marijuana had a 24.8 percent lower annual opioid overdose mortality rate after the laws were enacted than states without the laws.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katie Delach
katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5964
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Genome Medicine
Cancer leaves a common fingerprint on DNA
Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome, according to a team of researchers. In a study published online in Genome Medicine on Aug. 26, the investigators say they have found widespread and distinctive changes in a broad variety of cancers to chemical marks known as methyl groups attached to DNA, which help govern whether genes are turned 'on' or 'off.'
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH/National Center for Research Resources

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
410-955-8236
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
JAMA Neurology
Surgical complications of DBS no higher risk for older Parkinson's patients
Implantating deep brain stimulation devices poses no greater risk of complications to older patients than it does to younger patients with Parkinson's disease, researchers at Duke Medicine report.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
JAMA Internal Medicine
State medical marijuana laws linked to lower prescription overdose deaths
In states where it is legal to use medical marijuana to manage chronic pain and other conditions, the annual number of deaths from prescription drug overdose is 25 percent lower than in states where medical marijuana remains illegal, new research suggests.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhu.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Changes in the eye can predict changes in the brain
Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco have shown that a loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia in people with a genetic risk for the disorder -- even before any changes appear in their behavior.
Consortium for Frontotemporal Dementia Research, Bluefield Project to Cure FTD, National Institutes of Health, UCSF Resource Allocation Program, UCSF Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Chartrand Foundation and Clinical & Science Translational Institute

Contact: Dana Smith
dana.smith@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2532
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Key to universal flu vaccine: Embrace the unfamiliar
Human volunteers immunized against the avian flu virus H5N1 readily developed antibodies against the stem region of the viral hemagglutinin protein. In contrast, those immunized with standard seasonal trivalent vaccines did not, instead developing most of their antibodies against the more variable head region.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Quinn Eastman
qeastma@emory.edu
404-727-7829
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 24-Aug-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Neuroscience and big data: How to find simplicity in the brain
Scientists can now monitor and record the activity of hundreds of neurons concurrently in the brain, and ongoing technology developments promise to increase this number. However, simply recording the neural activity does not automatically lead to a clearer understanding of how the brain works. Byron M. Yu and John P. Cunningham describe the scientific motivations for studying the activity of many neurons together, along with a class of machine learning algorithms for interpreting the activity.
Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind, Simons Foundation, Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Shilo Rea
shilo@cmu.edu
412-268-6094
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2014
Nature Neuroscience
'Haven't my neurons seen this before?'
The world grows increasingly more chaotic year after year, and our brains are constantly bombarded with images. A new study from Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint project between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, reveals how neurons in the part of the brain responsible for recognizing objects respond to being shown a barrage of images. The study is published online by Nature Neuroscience.
NIH/National Eye Institute, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health/Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Driving brain rhythm makes mice more sensitive to touch
In a new study researchers show that they could make faint sensations more vivid by triggering a brain rhythm that appears to shift sensory attention. The study in mice, reported in Nature Neuroscience, provides the first direct evidence that the brain's 'gamma' rhythms have a causal role in processing the sense of touch.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 24-Aug-2014
Nature Medicine
Study suggests repurposing anti-depressant medication to target medulloblastoma
An international research team reports in Nature Medicine a novel molecular pathway that causes an aggressive form of medulloblastoma, and suggests repurposing an anti-depressant medication to target the new pathway may help combat one of the most common brain cancers in children. The scientists say their laboratory findings in mouse models of the disease could lead to a more targeted and effective molecular therapy that would also reduce the harmful side effects of current treatments.
National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 22-Aug-2014
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Study shows cognitive-behavioral coping skills training has positive effects on rheumatoid arthritis
A team of researchers from Wayne State University and collaborators from Duke University Medical Center recently published a paper in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology that explores two psychological interventions separately and in combination to determine their effectiveness in offering relief to rheumatoid arthritis patients.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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

Public Release: 22-Aug-2014
MARC travel awards announced for FASEB grant writing & practical exercises workshop
FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the FASEB Grant Writing Seminar & Practical Exercises Workshop which will be held on the FASEB campus located in Bethesda, Maryland from Aug. 25-26, 2014. These awards are meant to help support the participation of postdoctorates and research scientists from underrepresented groups in the the FASEB Grant Writing Seminar & Practical Exercises Workshop. This year MARC conferred 11 awards totaling $20,350.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Kelly Husser
khusser@faseb.org
301-634-7109
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Diabetes Care
Low birth weight linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women
African American women born at a low or very low birth weight may be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The findings, which appear in Diabetes Care, may explain in part the higher occurrence of type 2 diabetes in African American populations, which has a high prevalence of low birth weight.
NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Heart Association

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Primary care physicians can be critical resource for abused women in rural areas
Many primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence, according to Penn State medical and public health researchers. Rural women who are exposed to such violence have limited resources if they seek help.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
vmi1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Researchers examine impact of race and ethnicity in motor complete spinal cord injury
Researchers have examined racial and ethnic influences in the outcomes of patients with motor complete spinal cord injury (SCI). The article, 'Racial and ethnic disparities in functioning at discharge and follow-up among patients with motor complete SCI,' was published online ahead of print on Aug. 2 by the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Findings included small but significant differences in self-care and mobility at discharge.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Kessler Foundation

Contact: Carolann Murphy
cmurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Carcinogenesis
Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer
Kristi Neufeld has spent the better part of her career trying to understand the various activities of APC, a protein whose functional loss is thought to initiate roughly 80 percent of all colon polyps.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
blynch@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
USC Eye Institute study shows Native American ancestry a risk factor for eye disease
New research from the University of Southern California Eye Institute, part of Keck Medicine of University of Southern California, shows for the first time that Native American ancestry is a significant risk factor for vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy among Latinos with type 2 diabetes.
National Institutes of Health, Research to Prevent Blindness, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, University of Southern California, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestiveand Kidney Disease, Diabetes Research Center

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Cell Reports
Some anti-inflammatory drugs affect more than their targets
Researchers have discovered that three commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs alter the activity of enzymes within cell membranes. Their finding suggests that, if taken at higher-than-approved doses and/or for long periods of time, these prescription-level nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and other drugs that affect the membrane may produce wide-ranging and unwanted side effects.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

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