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Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Keeping it local: Protecting the brain starts at the synapse
New research by scientists at UC San Francisco shows that one of the brain's fundamental self-protection mechanisms depends on coordinated, finely calibrated teamwork among neurons and non-neural cells knows as glial cells, which until fairly recently were thought to be mere support cells for neurons.
University of California - San Francisco, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peter Farley
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
CU awarded $48.4 million from NIH to advance translational research from bench to bedside
CCTSI has received a $48.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and public health. CU is just one of 15 institutions in the US selected this month to receive an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, or CTSA.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jackie Brinkman
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Cell Reports
Clemson University study points to possible treatment for brain disorders
Clemson University scientists are working to determine how neurons are generated, which is vital to providing treatment for neurological disorders like Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David M. Feliciano
Clemson University

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
Hydrogel implant enables light-based communication with cells inside the body
As researchers develop novel therapies based on inducing specific cells to do specific things, getting the right message to the right group of cells at the right time remains a major challenge. Now researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a way to deliver a light signal to specific cells deep within the body.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Defense

Contact: Sue McGreevey
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
2 online science video pioneers combine to form new
Two pioneering online biology video sites, iBioSeminars and iBioMagazine, have merged to create, a new website with even more to offer the biology community.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: John Fleischman
American Society for Cell Biology

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Risk-reduction counseling at time of HIV testing does not result in reduction of STIs
Brief risk-reduction counseling at the time of a rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test was not effective for reducing new sexually transmitted infections during the subsequent six months among persons at risk for HIV.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Stephanie Berger
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
BMC Medicine
WSU researchers link DDT and obesity
Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to environmental compounds like the insecticide DDT may be a factor in high rates of obesity. The finding comes as DDT is getting a second look as a tool against malaria.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Michael Skinner
Washington State University

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
New biomarker may help guide treatment of melanoma patients
A functional biomarker that can predict whether BRAF-mutant melanomas respond to drugs targeting BRAF could help guide the treatment of patients with these cancers, according to results presented here at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, held Oct. 1923.
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lauren Riley
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Growing up poor and stressed impacts brain function as an adult
Poverty coupled with stress have long-lasting effects on brain function, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
UCLA gets $7 million to study substance use and HIV among minority men who have sex with men
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded UCLA a $7 million grant to investigate the links between substance abuse and HIV among Latino and African-American men who have sex with men. Researchers will examine how non-injected drugs and alcohol can directly interact with the virus and other infectious diseases, to damage these men's health.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Enrique Rivero
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Tufts Medical Center to lead 20-center study on vitamin D's effect on Type 2 diabetes
D2d is a nationwide clinical trial to determine if vitamin D supplementation can reduce the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes in people who are at high risk for this serious metabolic disorder.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeremy Lechan
Tufts Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Role of estrogen in colon cancer prevention, treatment studied at UH
Colon cancer affects both men and women. Estrogen has been shown to reduce incidence of this disease. University of Houston professor Cecilia Williams was awarded a $1.56 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the mechanistic basis for novel colon cancer prevention and therapy. Williams plans to provide a detailed understanding of the role and potential of the nuclear receptor estrogen receptor beta in colon cancer prevention and treatment.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Hitchhiking virus confirms saga of ancient human migration
A study of the full genetic code of a common human virus offers a dramatic confirmation of the "out-of-Africa" pattern of human migration, which had previously been documented by anthropologists and studies of the human genome.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Curtis Brandt
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
PLOS Pathogens
Single mutation gives virus new target
A mutation as minute as swapping just one amino acid can completely change the target that a virus will bind to on a victim cell -- potentially shifting what kind of cell and eventually what kind of organism a virus could infect.
National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, UK Research Council

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Journal of Pediatrics
Low vitamin D levels raise anemia risk in children, Hopkins-led study shows
Low levels of the "sunshine" vitamin D appear to increase a child's risk of anemia, according to new research led by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The study, published online Oct. 10 in the Journal of Pediatrics, is believed to be the first one to extensively explore the link between the two conditions in children.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine scientist wins prestigious NIH New Innovators Award
Derek Taylor, Ph.D., a member of the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious New Innovator Award by the National Institutes of Health. The NIH awards this grant to scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research, under the agency's High Risk-High Reward program.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Christine Somosi
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
International Journal of Nanomedicine
Study identifies safe delivery system for tricky yet potent anti-cancer cancer compound
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a way to effectively deliver staurosporine, a powerful anti-cancer compound that has vexed researchers for more than 30 years due to its instability in the blood and toxic nature in both healthy and cancerous cells.
National Institutes of Health, Tuttleman Family Foundation

Contact: Jackie Carr
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
JAMA Neurology
Shorter sleep duration and poorer sleep quality linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker
New study finds, reports of shorter sleep duration and poorer sleep quality were associated with a greater β-Amyloid burden.
National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Brain Science Institute

Contact: Natalie Wood-Wright
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
For first time, drug developed based on zebrafish studies passes Phase I clinical trial
Zebrafish research achieved a significant milestone when the first drug developed through studies utilizing the tiny animal and then put into clinical trials passed a Phase 1 trial aimed at establishing its safety. The drug, discovered in the laboratory of Leonard Zon, M.D., at Boston Children's Hospital, has already advanced to Phase II studies designed to determine its efficacy. Results of the safety trial were reported recently in the journal Blood.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and others

Contact: Irene Sege
Boston Children's Hospital

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Journal of Oncology Practice
Recommendations for clinical trial accrual published in Journal of Oncology Practice
Recommendations for overcoming issues related to cancer clinical trial accrual were published in Journal of Oncology Practice. Following an NCI and ASCO co-sponsored symposium, the research team summarized best practices and strategies aimed at advancing cancer trials. "Cancer clinical trials provide the evidence base for new advances in oncology. However, only a few percent of cancer patients participate in them," says Neal Meropol, MD, UH Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Contact: Alicia Reale
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Cell Metabolism
Controlling the triggers of age-related inflammation could extend 'healthspan'
Inflammation is the common denominator of many chronic age-related diseases such as arthritis, gout, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. But according to a Yale School of Medicine study, even in the absence of a disease, inflammation can lead to serious loss of function throughout the body, reducing healthspan -- that portion of our lives spent relatively free of serious illness and disability.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen Peart
Yale University

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
How does aging affect cancer? Einstein awarded $2.8m grant to answer NCI 'provocative question'
Gene mutations increase as people age, which helps explain why cancer usually strikes older people. But what other consequences of aging promote cancer development or protect against it? This is one of the 24 "Provocative Questions" that the National Cancer Institute wants researchers to address. Now, a team of scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has received a $2.8 million grant from NCI to investigate this question.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kim Newman
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Psychological Science
Learning new skills keeps an aging mind sharp
Older adults are often encouraged to stay active and engaged to keep their minds sharp, that they have to "use it or lose it." But new research indicates that only certain activities -- learning a mentally demanding skill like photography, for instance -- are likely to improve cognitive functioning. These findings, forthcoming in Psychological Science, reveal that less demanding activities, such as listening to classical music or completing word puzzles, probably won't bring noticeable benefits to an aging mind.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Anna Mikulak
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Breast milk protein may be key to protecting babies from HIV infection
A substance in breast milk that neutralizes HIV and may protect babies from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been identified for the first time by researchers at Duke Medicine.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Duke University School of Medicine, Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Major Alzheimer's risk factor linked to red wine target
The major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), present in about two-thirds of people who develop the disease, is ApoE4, the cholesterol-carrying protein that about a quarter of us are born with. But one of the unsolved mysteries of AD is how ApoE4 causes the risk for the disease. Researchers at the Buck Institute found a link between ApoE4 and SirT1, an "anti-aging protein" that is targeted by resveratrol, present in red wine.
National Institutes of Health, Joseph Drown Foundation, Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation

Contact: Kris Rebillot
Buck Institute for Age Research

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