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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Endocrine Society

Public Release: 16-Jun-2013
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
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
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 14-Jun-2013
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
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
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 14-Jun-2013
Stress test and brain scans pinpoint 2 distinct forms of Gulf War illness
New research suggests that Gulf War illness may have two distinct forms depending on which brain regions have atrophied. In a study of Gulf War veterans, Georgetown researchers say their findings help explain why clinicians have consistently encountered veterans with different symptoms and complaints.
US Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen Mallet
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
Journal of Neurotrauma
Testing method promising for spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis
A medical test previously developed to measure a toxin found in tobacco smokers has been adapted to measure the same toxin in people suffering from spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, offering a potential tool to reduce symptoms.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Metabolic molecule drives growth of aggressive brain cancer
A new study has identified an abnormal metabolic pathway that drives cancer-cell growth in a particular subtype of glioblastoma, the most common and lethal form of brain cancer. The finding could lead to new therapies for a subset of patients with glioblastoma.
ACS, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Darrell E. Ward
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
Journal of Chromotography B
Monell-led research identifies scent of melanoma
Monell researchers identified odorants from human skin cells that can be used to identify melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In addition, a nanotechnology-based sensor could utilize the odor profiles to reliably differentiate melanoma cells from normal skin cells. Non-invasive odor analysis may be a valuable technique in the detection and early diagnosis of human melanoma.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Contact: Leslie Stein
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
American Journal of Public Health
Tobacco laws for youth may reduce adult smoking
States that want to reduce rates of adult smoking may consider implementing stringent tobacco restrictions on teens. Washington University researchers discovered that states with more restrictive limits on teens purchasing tobacco also have lower adult smoking rates, especially among women.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society

Contact: Jim Dryden
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
American Journal of Human Genetics
Yale researchers unravel genetics of dyslexia and language impairment
A new study of the genetic origins of dyslexia and other learning disabilities could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Many students now are not diagnosed until high school, at which point treatments are less effective.
Wellcome Trust, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen N. Peart
Yale University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
American Journal of Public Health
Farmworkers feel the heat even when they leave the fields
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers conducted a study to evaluate the heat indexes in migrant farmworker housing and found that a majority of the workers don't get a break from the heat when they're off the clock.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Bonnie Davis
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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