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Public Release: 18-Jun-2013
International Journal of Obesity
Parenting and home environment influence children's exercise and eating habits
Kids whose moms encourage them to exercise and eat well, and model those healthy behaviors themselves, are more likely to be active and healthy eaters, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rachel Harrison
rachel.harrison@duke.edu
919-419-5069
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Jun-2013
Oncogene
Study shows how the Nanog protein promotes growth of head and neck cancer
Researchers have identified a biochemical pathway in cancer stem cells that is essential for promoting head and neck cancer. The study shows that a protein called Nanog, which is normally active in embryonic stem cells, promotes the growth of cancer stem cells in head and neck cancer. The findings provide information essential for designing novel targeted drugs that might improve the treatment of head and neck cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, Joan Bisesi Fund

Contact: Darrell E. Ward
Darrell.Ward@osumc.edu
614-293-3737
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Jun-2013
Cancer Prevention Research
Fat cells in breast may connect social stress to triple-negative breast cancer
Local chemical signals released by fat cells in the mammary gland appear to provide a crucial link between exposure to unrelenting social stressors early in life, and the subsequent development of aggressive breast cancer.
National Institutes of Health, US Army, Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Key protein is linked to circadian clocks, helps regulate metabolism
Inside each of us is our own internal timing device. It drives everything from sleep cycles to metabolism, but the inner-workings of this so-called "circadian clock" are complex, its molecular processes having long eluded scientists. But now, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered how one protein regulates fundamental circadian processes -- and how disrupting its normal function can throw this critical system out of sync.
Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anne Holden
anne.holden@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2534
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 18-Jun-2013
Environmental Health Perspectives
Exposure to high pollution levels during pregnancy may increase risk of having child with autism
Women in the US exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were up to twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in areas with low pollution.
Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Todd Datz
tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8413
Harvard School of Public Health

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New compound excels at killing persistent and drug-resistant tuberculosis
An international team led by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has identified a highly promising new anti-tuberculosis compound that attacks the tuberculosis bacterium in two different ways.
National Institutes of Health, European Community 7th Framework Program, Global Alliance TB Drug Development, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Center for AIDS Research

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Saint Louis University researchers discover a way to detect new viruses
Saint Louis University researchers describe a technology that can detect new, previously unknown viruses using blood serum as a biological source.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carrie Bebermeyer
bebermcl@slu.edu
314-977-8015
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Annals of Internal Medicine
Observation is safe, cost-saving in low-risk prostate cancer
Dana-Farber researchers find many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancers can safely choose observation instead of undergoing immediate treatment and a have better quality of life while reducing health care costs.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, US Department of Defense, Prostate Cancer Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Molecular Psychiatry
Rare genomic mutations found in 10 families with early-onset, familial Alzheimer's disease
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have discovered a type of mutation known as copy-number variants -- deletions, duplications, or rearrangements of human genomic DNA -- in affected members of 10 families with early-onset Alzheimer's. These are the first new early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease gene mutations to be reported since 1995.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Mike Morrison
mdmorrison@partners.org
617-724-6425
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Genes & Development
Study identifies protein essential for normal heart function
A study by researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego, shows that a protein called MCL-1, which promotes cell survival, is essential for normal heart function.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Debra Kain
ddkain@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Major grant funds UCSC researchers using big data to predict cancer outcomes
Despite some successes, predicting cancer outcomes based on the molecular signatures in cancer cells remains a major challenge. A new effort, funded by the National Cancer Institute and led by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, aims to clear several key roadblocks that have stymied progress in this field.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-2495
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
ENDO 2013
Preventing eggs' death from chemotherapy
Young women who have cancer treatment often lose their fertility because chemotherapy and radiation can damage or kill their immature ovarian eggs, called oocytes. Now, Northwestern Medicine® scientists have found the molecular pathway that can prevent the death of immature ovarian eggs due to chemotherapy, potentially preserving fertility and endocrine function. Scientists achieved this in mice by adding a currently approved chemotherapy drug, imatinib mesylate, to another chemotherapy drug cisplatin.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
$8.7 million grant supports 'Gene-Environment Interaction' research
The University of Cincinnati's environmental health department has received an $8.7 million federal grant to continue operating its Center for Environmental Genetics.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Keith Herrell
keith.herrell@uc.edu
513-558-4559
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
Medical assessment in the blink of an eye
Have you ever thought that you knew something about the world in the blink of an eye? It turns out that radiologists can do this with mammograms, the x-ray images used for breast cancer screening. Cytologists, who screen micrographic images of cervical cells to detect cervical cancer, have a similar ability. A new study, published in Springer's journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, takes a closer look at the skill these specialists have.
NIH/National Eye Institute, Toshiba

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
NIH fellowship helps researcher fight malaria, understand mosquito immunity
A Kansas State University researcher has received the prestigious National Institutes of Health's National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research on mosquitoes.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bart Bryant
wbb@k-state.edu
785-532-0183
Kansas State University

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Journal of Physiology
Bariatric surgery restores nerve cell properties altered by diet
Understanding how gastric bypass surgery changes the properties of nerve cells that help regulate the digestive system could lead to new treatments that produce the same results without surgery, according to Penn State College of Medicine scientists, who have shown how surgery restores some properties of nerve cells that tell people their stomachs are full.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Matthew Solovey
msolovey@hmc.psu.edu
717-531-8606
Penn State

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Certain types of graft-versus-host disease may increase risk of death, Moffitt researcher says
Joseph Pidala, M.D., M.S., assistant member of the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant and Immunology programs at Moffitt Cancer Center, and colleagues from the Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease Consortium have determined that certain gastrointestinal and liver-related types of chronic graft-versus-host disease are associated with worsened quality of life and death.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kim Polacek
kim.polacek@moffitt.org
813-745-7408
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
ENDO 2013
Exposure to BPA in developing prostate increases risk of later cancer
Early exposure to BPA (bisphenol A) -- an additive commonly found in plastic water bottles and soup can liners -- causes an increased cancer risk in an animal model of human prostate cancer, according to University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Gail Prins.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Sciences

Contact: Sharon Parmet
sparmet@uic.edu
312-413-2695
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Sanford-Burnham researchers develop new drug that reverses loss of brain connections in Alzheimer's
The first experimental drug to boost brain synapses lost in Alzheimer's disease has been developed by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.
National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, American Heart Association, Ministry of Education and Science of Spain

Contact: Deborah Robison
drobison@sanfordburnham.org
407-615-0072
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Scouring the genome of adenoid cystic carcinoma
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers led by Andrew Futreal at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, MA, performed a type of genetic sequencing known as whole exome sequencing of 24 ACC cases.
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation, Wellcome Trust, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jillian Hurst
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 16-Jun-2013
ENDO 2013
Drug boosts fat tissue's calorie-burning ability in lab
A drug that mimics the activity of thyroid hormone significantly increases the amount of energy burned by fat tissue and promotes weight loss, an animal study of metabolism finds. The results were presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
jgingery@endocrine.org
301-941-0240
The Endocrine Society

Public Release: 16-Jun-2013
Nature
The Rett Syndrome protein surrenders some of its secrets
Discovery of a mutant gene responsible for a disease is a milestone, but for most conditions, it may be only a first step towards a treatment or cure. Understanding Rett Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, is further complicated by the fact that the implicated gene controls a suite of other genes. Two papers, published in today's Nature Neuroscience and Nature, reveal key steps in how mutations in the gene for methyl CpG-binding protein cause the condition.
Rett Syndrome Research Trust, Wellcome Trust, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Monica Coenraads
monica@rsrt.org
203-445-0041
Rett Syndrome Research Trust

Public Release: 14-Jun-2013
Journal of the American Heart Association
Sugar overload can damage heart according to UTHealth research
Too much sugar can set people down a pathway to heart failure, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Deborah Lake
deborah.m.lake@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3304
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 14-Jun-2013
PLOS ONE
Penn Researchers design variant of main painkiller receptor
An interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a variant of the mu opioid receptor that has several advantages when it comes to experimentation. This variant can be grown in large quantities in bacteria and is also water-soluble, enabling experiments and applications that had previously been very challenging or impossible.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Groff Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 14-Jun-2013
Cancer Research
Developmental protein plays role in spread of cancer
A protein used by embryo cells during early development, and recently found in many different types of cancer, apparently serves as a switch regulating the spread of cancer, known as metastasis, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center in the June 15, 2013 issue of the journal Cancer Research.
National Institutes of Health, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Blood Cancer Research Fund

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

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