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Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Women living with HIV share their stories through photography
A University of Missouri researcher found that participating in photovoice, a process by which individuals document their lives by taking pictures, empowered women living with HIV to realize their strengths in the midst of their struggles.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jesslyn Chew
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
Wayne State part of team for license on new ways to manage cancer with green tea extracts
Wayne State University, along with McGill University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, have executed an exclusive worldwide license with Viteava Pharmaceutical Inc. for an intellectual property portfolio claiming composition of matter and/or methods of use of novel analogs and derivatives of the green tea flavonoid, (-)epigallocatechin-3-gallate.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Julie O'Connor
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
RSNA and Regenstrief Institute launch effort to unify radiology procedure naming
Under a contract awarded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the developers of two advanced medical terminologies have begun work to harmonize and unify terms for radiology procedures. Creating standardized radiology procedure names will improve the quality, consistency and interoperability of radiology test results in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
Cell Stem Cell
Researchers at Penn uncover mechanism behind blood stem cells' longevity
Researchers have long wondered what allows blood stem cells to persist for decades, when their progeny last for days, weeks or months before they need to be replaced. Now, a study from the University of Pennsylvania has uncovered one of the mechanisms that allow these stem cells to keep dividing in perpetuity.
National Institutes of Health, Human Frontier Science Program, American Heart Association

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
Breast Cancer Research
High-fat diet during puberty speeds up breast cancer development
New findings show that eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk of cancer similar to a type often found in younger adult women.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Sarina Gleason
Michigan State University

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
Screening new inmates for HIV may not reveal many new undetected cases, study shows
More than 22,000 inmates entering North Carolina prisons in 2008 and 2009 were tested for HIV, but only 20 previously undiagnosed cases of HIV were found in this population.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Lisa Chensvold
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Journal of Adolescent Health
Electronic cigarettes: New route to smoking addiction for adolescents
E-cigarettes have been widely promoted as a way for people to quit smoking conventional cigarettes. Now, in the first study of its kind, UC San Francisco researchers are reporting that, at the point in time they studied, youth using e-cigarettes were more likely to be trying to quit, but also were less likely to have stopped smoking and were smoking more, not less.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, University of California, Tobacco Related Diseases Research Program, Hellmann Family Fund

Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Einstein-Ferkauf researchers secure $2.5 million NIH grant to study diabetes self-management and behavioral interventions
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, both affiliated with Yeshiva University, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a telephone-based approach to improving diabetes self-management and treatment outcomes in primary care.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Deirdre Branley
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bad proteins branch out
Rice University theorists find that misfolded proteins form branched structures, which may have implications for Alzheimer's and other aggregation diseases.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai awarded $2.7 million from NIH to investigate novel therapy for eczema
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a research team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai $2.7 million to study systemic treatments for patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
American Journal of Physiology
Childhood exercise may stave off some bad effects of maternal obesity
Rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet during pregnancy and nursing were able to stave off some of the detrimental health effects of obesity by exercising during their adolescence, new Johns Hopkins research shows.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nature Biotechnology
First large-scale PheWAS study using EMRs provides systematic method to discover new disease association
Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers and co-authors from four other US institutions from the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network are repurposing genetic data and electronic medical records to perform the first large-scale phenome-wide association study, released today in Nature Biotechnology.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Craig Boerner
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UCI, Northwestern researchers create compounds that boost antibiotics' effectiveness
Inhibitor compounds developed by UC Irvine structural biologists and Northwestern University chemists have been shown to bolster the ability of antibiotics to treat deadly bacterial diseases such as MRSA and anthrax.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andrea Burgess
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
2-way traffic enables proteins to get where needed, avoid disease
It turns out that your messenger RNA may catch more than one ride to get where it's going.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
UNC scientists find potential cause for deadly breast cancer relapse
Adriana S. Beltran, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine, found that the protein Engrailed 1 is overexpressed in basal-like carcinomas, and she designed a chain of amino acids to shut down the protein and kill basal-like tumors in the lab.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense

Contact: Mark Derewicz
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
American Journal of Medicine
Obesity associated with higher risk of hearing loss in women
New research shows that a higher body mass index and larger waist circumference are each associated with higher risk of hearing loss, while a higher level of physical activity is associated with lower risk of hearing loss in women.
National Institutes of Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Contact: Lori J Schroth
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
American Journal of Cardiology
'Rare' gene is common in african descendants and may contribute to risk of heart disease
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have found that a genetic variation that is linked to increased levels of triglycerides -- fats in the blood associated with disorders such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and stroke -- is far more common than previously believed and disproportionally affects people of African ancestry. Investigators say their discovery, reported in the American Journal of Cardiology, reinforces the need to screen this population for high levels of triglycerides to stave off disease.
Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jennifer Gundersen
Weill Cornell Medical College

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Journal of School Violence
Study finds 1 in 10 high school students hurt by dating partners
One in 10 high school youth in the US reports having been hit or physically hurt by a dating partner in the past year, according to a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Emily Rothman
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Researchers use nanoscale 'patches' to sensitize targeted cell receptors
Researchers have developed nanoscale "patches" that can be used to sensitize targeted cell receptors, making them more responsive to signals that control cell activity. The finding holds promise for promoting healing and facilitating tissue engineering research.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
JAMA Pediatrics
UTMB researchers find ear infections down, thanks to vaccine
Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered that, during recent years, several interventions have been introduced aiming to decrease the otitis media burden -- and they've been successful. The researchers found there was a downward trend in visits from 2004 to 2011, with a significant drop in children younger than 2 years that coincided with the advent of the 13-valent vaccine, or PCV-13, in 2010.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kristen Hensley
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Study shows marijuana's potential for treating autoimmune disorders
A new study from researchers at the University of South Carolina provides evidence that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a principal ingredient in marijuana, may be beneficial in treating those with autoimmune disorders. The study is the first to explore how tiny, yet powerful molecules called microRNAs are influenced by THC. The ability to alter microRNA expression could hold the key to successful treatments for a whole host of autoimmune diseases, including arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
National Institutes of Health, VA Merit Award

Contact: Jeff Stensland
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Developmental Cell
Dysfunctional mitochondria may underlie resistance to radiation therapy
The resistance of some cancers to the cell-killing effects of radiation therapy may be due to abnormalities in the mitochondria -- the cellular structures responsible for generating energy, according to an international team of researchers. Their findings are published in the Nov. 25 issue of Developmental Cell.
National Institutes of Health, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Spanish Ministry

Contact: Sharon Parmet
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Using microRNA fit to a T (cell)
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have successfully targeted T lymphocytes -- which play a central role in the body's immune response -- with another type of white blood cell engineered to synthesize and deliver bits of non-coding RNA or microRNA.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
JAMA Neurology
Brain imaging differences in infants at genetic risk for Alzheimer's
Researchers at Brown University and Banner Alzheimer's Institute have found that infants who carry a gene associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease tend to have differences in brain development compared to infants who do not carry the gene. The findings do not mean that these infants will get Alzheimer's, but they may be a step toward understanding how this gene confers risk much later in life.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Breaking the brain clock predisposes nerve cells to neurodegeneration
As we age, our body rhythms lose time before they finally stop. Breaking the body clock by genetically disrupting a core clock gene, Bmal1, in mice has long been known to accelerate aging, causing arthritis, hair loss, cataracts, and premature death. New research now reveals that the nerve cells of these mice with broken clocks show signs of deterioration before the externally visible signs of aging are apparent, raising the possibility of novel approaches to staving off or delaying neurodegeneration.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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