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Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Water in cells behaves in complex and intricate ways
In a sort of biological "spooky action at a distance," water in a cell slows down in the tightest confines between proteins and develops the ability to affect other proteins much farther away, University of Michigan researchers have discovered.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Contact: Nicole Casal Moore
University of Michigan

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Molecular Cancer Research
Study finds known lung cancer oncogenes ALK and ROS1 also drive colorectal cancer
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online ahead of print in the journal Molecular Cancer Research shows that ALK and ROS1 gene rearrangements known to drive subsets of lung cancer are also present in some colorectal cancers. These results imply that drugs used to target ALK and ROS1 in lung cancer may also have applications in this subset of colorectal cancer patients.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Garth Sundem
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Cell Reports
UCLA study challenges long-held hypothesis that iron promotes atherosclerosis
A UCLA research team has found no evidence of an association between iron levels in the body and the risk of atherosclerosis. The discovery, based on a comprehensive study in a mouse model of atherosclerosis, contradicts a long-held hypothesis about the role of iron in the disease and carries important implications for patients with chronic kidney disease or anemia related to inflammatory disorders, many of whom receive high-dose iron supplementation therapy.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rachel Champeau
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Poor health of Irish immigrants in England may be linked to childhood abuse, study finds
Irish immigrants to England during most of the 20th century generally suffered from poor health, in contrast to the general pattern where immigrants are healthier than the native population. A new study suggests that the troubles were not caused primarily by the difficulties of assimilation or tensions between the two nations, but by the abuse Irish expatriates suffered as children in their homeland.
Fulbright Commission, Center for Health and Wellbeing, NIH/National Institute of Aging

Contact: Warren Robak
RAND Corporation

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
2013 ASCB Annual Meeting
Researchers explain why some wound infections become chronic
Why does treating chronic wounds cost so much? What complicates chronic wound infections, making healing difficult? Manuela Martins-Green, professor of cell biology at the University of California, Riverside, reports at a meeting in New Orleans today that two biological activities are out of control in chronic wound infections. These are reactive oxygen species, which are chemically reactive molecules formed by the partial reduction of oxygen, and biofilms that are formed by selective invading bacteria.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Moffitt researchers discover mechanism controlling the development of myelodysplastic
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered a control mechanism that can trigger the development of myelodysplastic syndromes, a group of blood cancers. This finding may lead to therapies capable of preventing the progression of these diseases.
National Institute of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command

Contact: Kim Polacek
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Dec-2013
Pitt-led network gets $70 million over 7 years to develop, test HIV prevention products
With funding of $70 million to support its effort into 2021, the Microbicide Trials Network will continue to develop and test products that aim to reduce the spread of HIV. The extensive program, based at the University of Pittsburgh and Magee-Womens Research Institute, has completed 13 trials since 2006; 11 more are in progress or will begin within the year; and new studies will be designed and implemented during the next funding period.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Brigham and Women's Hospital receives a $140 million NIH grant to fund the AIDS Clinical Trial Group
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded two seven-year grants to Brigham and Women's Hospital to fund the AIDS Clinical Trial Group Network. The grants support the ACTG's Leadership and Operations Center and Laboratory Center. The funding totals $20 million annually or $140 million over seven years.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Jessica Maki
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Can a glass of wine a day keep the doctor away?
It's the time of year when many of us celebrate the holidays with festive foods and drinks, including alcohol. No better time then to ask if it's true, as is widely held, that moderate consumption of alcohol is beneficial to health. A UC Riverside-led research team now has data that could put the question to rest. The researchers found that moderate alcohol consumption could bolster our immune system, and potentially our ability to fight infections.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
U-M tinnitus discovery opens door to possible new treatment avenues
For tens of millions of Americans, a diagnosis of tinnitus means there's no such thing as the sound of silence. Now, new scientific findings may help explain what is going on inside these unquiet ears and brains.
National Institutes of Health, Coulter Translational Research Partnership

Contact: Kara Gavin
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Research shows how household dogs protect against asthma and infection
Children's risk for developing allergies and asthma is reduced when they are exposed in early infancy to a dog in the household, and now researchers have discovered a reason why.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Jeffrey Norris
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
American Journal of Gastroenterology
Spurred by food allergies, 2 esophagus conditions stump doctors
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine found that two on-the-rise esophagus conditions are so similar that even a biopsy is not enough to distinguish one disease from the other.
National Institutes of Health, American College of Gastroenterology

Contact: Mark Derewicz
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Mind, Brain and Education
Bedtime for toddlers: Timing is everything, says CU-Boulder study
The bedtime you select for your toddler may be out of sync with his or her internal body clock, which can contribute to difficulties for youngsters attempting to settle in for the night, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Monique LeBourgeois
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
IU cancer researchers: Retinoblastoma dysfunction promotes pancreatic cancer cell growth
Indiana University cancer researchers have discovered that a protein that normally suppresses tumors actually promotes the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Schug
Indiana University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Researchers discover how a protein complex revs up T cell activation to fight infections
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a protein complex that is essential for jumpstarting the immune response during the critical first 24 hours of an infection. The research appears in the current issue of the scientific journal Immunity. Researchers showed the protein complex mTORC1 helps to ensure that newly activated T cells have the energy necessary to launch proliferation. T cells are white blood cells that fight disease and promote immune system balance.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: Carrie Strehlau
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
PLOS Pathogens
WSU scientists find burglary-ring-like mechanism in lethal 'Contagion' virus
A team of scientists from Washington State University has discovered how one of the planet's most deadly known viruses employs burglary-ring-like teamwork to infiltrate the human cell. Nipah virus is so menacing that the nation's top infectious disease experts served as consultants in the filmmaking of the 2011 medical thriller, "Contagion," which is based on a global Nipah outbreak.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Washington State University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Nature Genetics
Penn-led team reduces toxicity associated with Lou Gehrig's disease in animal models
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a devastating illness that gradually robs sufferers of muscle strength and eventually causes a lethal, full-body paralysis. Working with a powerful fruit fly model of the disease, University of Pennsylvania researchers and colleagues reduced disease toxicity and slowed the dysfunction of neurons. Their discoveries offer the possibility of a new strategy for treating ALS.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Packard Center for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and others

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
International Journal of General Medicine
Regenstrief and IU investigators identify first biomarker linked to delirium duration
Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research have identified the first biomarker that appears to be linked to the duration of delirium. This novel role for S100-beta as a biomarker for delirium duration in critically ill patients may have important implications for refining future delirium treatment in intensive care unit patients.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Health care costs steadily increase with body mass
According to a study published in the journal Obesity, health care costs increase in parallel with body mass measurements, even beginning at a recommended healthy weight.
Centers for Disease Control, NIH/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Contact: Rachel Harrison
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai garners $6 million NIH grant for concussion research
The Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai has received a four-year, $6 million grant to study traumatic brain injuries in civilians.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sid Dinsay
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Nature Immunology
Scientists identify molecular biomarkers of vaccine immunity
Scientists at Emory Vaccine Center have taken an important step toward making a "vaccine gene chip," by comparing the molecular signatures induced by five very different vaccines in the immune systems of human volunteers.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Georgia Research Alliance

Contact: Holly Korschun
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
Life's not a squeeze for pregnant women
Despite their changed body size, pregnant women are just as good as other people at judging whether they are able to fit through openings, such as doorways, or not. This is thanks to a process called perceptual-motor recalibration that helps people to adjust their spatial awareness of their environment based on changes in their body's size and abilities, say researchers in the US. Their study is published in Springer's journal Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
NIH/National Institute of Health and Human Development

Contact: Franziska Hornig

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Journal of Children's Services
5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in children
University of Washington researchers evaluated about 20 parenting programs and found five that are especially effective at helping parents and children at all risk levels avoid adolescent behavior problems that affect not only individuals, but entire communities.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Molly McElroy
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Gene variant exacerbates inflammatory arthritis in mice
University of Utah researchers have discovered a naturally occurring genetic variation in mice that predisposes carriers toward developing severe, inflammatory arthritis.
National Institutes of Health, Arthritis Foundation

Contact: Julie Kiefer
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 16-Dec-2013
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Wake Forest Baptist researchers study alcohol addiction using optogenetics
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers are gaining a better understanding of the neurochemical basis of addiction with a new technology called optogenetics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bonnie Davis
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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