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Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Neurology
Women fare worse than men following stroke
The good news: More people survive stroke now than 10 years ago due to improved treatment and prevention. The bad news: Women who survive stroke have a worse quality of life than men, according to a study published in the Feb. 7 online issue of the journal Neurology.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Marguerite Beck
marbeck@wakehealth.edu
336-716-2415
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Neurology
Stroke trigger more deadly for African-Americans
African-Americans were 39 times more likely to die of a stroke if they were exposed to an infection.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Neurology
Huntington disease prevention trial shows creatine safe, suggests slowing of progression
The first clinical trial of a drug intended to delay the onset of symptoms of Huntington disease reveals that high-dose treatment with the nutritional supplement creatine was safe and well tolerated by most participants. In addition, neuroimaging showed a treatment-associated slowing of regional brain atrophy, evidence that creatine might slow the progression of presymptomatic disease.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
Rett syndrome genetic variants now available for advance testing, diagnosis & research
Through collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and members of the clinical-laboratory and non-profit-research communities, 35 DNA samples containing many common RS genetic variants have now been characterized and made publicly available, eliminating a major stumbling-block for investigators and opening the possibility of earlier, more accurate diagnosis of Rett syndrome, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Eileen Leahy
jmdmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
PLOS Pathogens
Prickly protein
A genetic mechanism that controls the production of a large spike-like protein on the surface of Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria alters the ability of the bacteria to form clumps and to cause disease, according to a new University of Iowa study.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jennifer Brown
jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu
319-356-7124
University of Iowa Health Care

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Researchers blend orthopedics, engineering to better repair torn rotator cuffs
Researchers blend orthopedics, engineering to better repair torn rotator cuffs.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Dryden
jdryden@wustl.edu
314-286-0110
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Nano Letters
Nanoparticle pinpoints blood vessel plaques
A team of researchers, led by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that enables magnetic resonance imaging to pinpoint blood vessel plaques caused by atherosclerosis. The technology is a step toward creating a non-invasive method of identifying plaques vulnerable to rupture -- the cause of heart attack and stroke -- in time for treatment.
National Institutes of Health, Mt. Sinai Foundation, Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Neuron
Toxin from brain cells triggers neuron loss in human ALS model
In most cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, Columbia researchers reported today in the online edition of the journal Neuron.
National Institutes of Health, Project ALS, P2ALS, ALS Association,Muscular Dystrophy Association,Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Brain, Behavior and Immunity
Immune system 'overdrive' in pregnant women puts male child at risk for brain disorders
Johns Hopkins researchers report that fetal mice -- especially males -- show signs of brain damage that lasts into their adulthood when they are exposed in the womb to a maternal immune system kicked into high gear by a serious infection or other malady. The findings suggest that some neurologic diseases in humans could be similarly rooted in prenatal exposure to inflammatory immune responses.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhmi.edu
410-955-8665
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Cell Reports
A key facilitator of mRNA editing uncovered by IU researchers
Molecular biologists from Indiana University are part of a team that has identified a protein that regulates the information present in a large number of messenger ribonucleic acid molecules that are important for carrying genetic information from DNA to protein synthesis.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Sloan Foundation, Showalter Foundation, Indiana University School of Medicine

Contact: Steve Chaplin
stjchap@iu.edu
812-856-1896
Indiana University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Analytical Chemistry
Quick test finds signs of diarrheal disease
Bioengineers at Rice University have developed a simple, highly sensitive and efficient test for the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis that could have great impact in developing countries.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Biomaterials
A microchip for metastasis
A new microfluidic platform shows how cancer cells invade specific organs.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Italian Ministry of Health

Contact: Kimberly Allen
allenkc@mit.edu
617-253-2702
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Current Biology
Research on pigeon color reveals mutation hotspot
University of Texas at Arlington researchers worked in parallel with researchers at the University of Utah to examine three genes that control multiple color phenotypes, or appearances, in pigeons. The UT Arlington team found two independent deletions of regulatory sequences near the Sox10 gene produce "recessive red" pigmentation. These mutations happened at different points in evolution, and researchers believe it is no coincidence they hit the same spot.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Science
Decoding dengue and West Nile: Researchers take steps toward control of health proble
Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year, but there is no vaccine against either of the related viruses.
National Institutes of Health, Martha L. Ludwig Professorship of Protein Structure and Function, Pew

Contact: Laura J. Williams
laurajw@umich.edu
734-615-4862
University of Michigan

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Epilepsia
Early treatment with AED reduces duration of febrile seizures
New research shows that children with febrile status epilepticus who receive earlier treatment with antiepileptic drugs experience a reduction in the duration of the seizure. The study published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy, suggests that a standard Emergency Medical Services treatment protocol for febrile status epilepticus is needed in the US.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Dawn Peters
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Immunity
Powerful bacterial immune response defined by new study
A previously undefined T-cell immune response to rapid infections by bacteria like Salmonella and Chlamydia is described here, helping pave the way for development of vaccines and therapeutics.
National Institutes of Health, Vietnam Education Foundation

Contact: Pat Bailey
pjbailey@ucdavis.edu
530-752-9843
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Science
The ultimate decoy: Scientists find protein that helps bacteria misdirect immune system
A team led by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute has discovered an unusual bacterial protein that attaches to virtually any antibody and prevents it from binding to its target. Protein M, as it is called, probably helps some bacteria evade the immune response and establish long-term infections.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Cell Stem Cell
Scientists reprogram skin cells into insulin-producing pancreas cells
A cure for type 1 diabetes has long eluded even the top experts. Not because they do not know what must be done -- but because the tools did not exist to do it. But now scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, harnessing the power of regenerative medicine, have developed a technique in animal models that could replenish the very cells destroyed by the disease.
Roddenberry Foundation, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Current Biology
Birds of a different color
Scientists at the University of Utah identified mutations in three key genes that determine feather color in domestic rock pigeons. The same genes control pigmentation of human skin, and mutations in them can be responsible for melanoma and albinism.
National Science Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, National Institutes of Health, Huntsman Cancer Foundation, Tom C. Mathews Jr. Familial Melanoma Research Clinic Endowment

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-244-5399
University of Utah

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Cell Stem Cell
Bundles of nerves and arteries provide wealth of new stem cell information
A new Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study not only uncovers new details on how bundles of nerves and arteries interact with stem cells but also showcases revolutionary techniques for following the cells as they function in living animals.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Beth Newcomb
bethdunh@usc.edu
213-740-4279
University of Southern California

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Monkeys that eat omega-3 rich diet show more developed brain networks
Monkeys that ate a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids had brains with highly connected and well organized neural networks -- in some ways akin to the neural networks in healthy humans -- while monkeys that ate a diet deficient in the fatty acids had much more limited brain networking, according to an Oregon Health & Science University study.
National Institutes of Health, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Contact: Todd Murphy
murphyt@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Neuron
Mechanism discovered for how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mutations damage nerve function
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists led a study showing that mutations in a gene responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disrupt the RNA transport system in nerve cells. The findings appear in the current issue of the scientific journal Neuron and offer a new focus for efforts to develop effective treatments.
Packard Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, National Institutes of health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Mental Health in Family Medicine
Rural primary care physicians offer insight into rural women's health care
Women living in rural communities are less likely than urban-dwelling women to receive sufficient mental health care, in large part due to limited access to services and societal stigma, according to medicine and public health researchers.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Aging
Longevity mutation found in flies far and wide
To date, evidence that mutations in a gene called Indy could increase life span in flies and mimic calorie restriction in mammals has come only from experiments in the lab. A new study finds that the same benefit is present in naturally Indy-mutated flies descended from flies collected in the wild all over the world and going back decades.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Fewer than half of women attend recommended doctors visits after childbirth
Medical associations widely recommend that women visit their obstetricians and primary care doctors shortly after giving birth, but slightly fewer than half make or keep those postpartum appointments, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhmi.edu
410-955-8665
Johns Hopkins Medicine

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