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Public Release: 9-May-2014
Cell Reports
Scientists decode epigenetic mechanisms distinguishing stem cell function and blood cancer
Researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have published results from a study in Cell Reports that discovers a new mechanism that distinguishes normal blood stem cells from blood cancers.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Gabriel's Angel Foundation

Contact: Donna Dubuc
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 9-May-2014
Angewandte Chemie
New method sneaks drugs into cancer cells before triggering release
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed an anti-cancer drug delivery method that essentially smuggles the drug into a cancer cell before triggering its release. The method can be likened to keeping a cancer-killing bomb and its detonator separate until they are inside a cancer cell, where they then combine to destroy the cell.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Mass number-crunching may help crack Alzheimer's disease code
George Mason University Alzheimer's disease researcher teams with software firm to ask volunteers to install software on their personal computers that will crunch numbers when the computer isn't in use.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michele McDonald
George Mason University

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Grape skin extract may soon be answer to treating diabetes
Preliminary studies by researchers at Wayne State University have demonstrated that grape skin extract (GSE) exerts a novel inhibitory activity on hyperglycemia and could be developed and used to aid in diabetes management. Recently funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, this $2.1 million transitional study will provide insights into the novel inhibitory action of GSE.
NIH/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Investigating the role of aging and poor nutrition on colon cancer: NIH awards Einstein $3.2 million grant
Researchers, led by Leonard Augenlicht, Ph.D., at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have received a $3.2 million NIH grant to study the combined effect of aging and a Western-style diet on the development colon cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Deirdre Branley
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Three Nova Southeastern University researchers receive patents
Three Nova Southeastern University's professors from three different colleges recently secured patents for their innovations.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Jeremy Katzman, M.B.A.
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Journal of Community Genetics
Few women at high-risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer receive genetic counseling
Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes account for nearly 25 percent of hereditary breast cancers and most hereditary ovarian cancers, yet a study by cancer prevention and control researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center suggests an alarmingly small amount of women who qualify for BRCA genetic counseling actually receive the services. Additionally, they found that a significant proportion of women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer underestimate their risk.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: John Wallace
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Recycling a patient's lost blood during surgery better than using banked blood
Patients whose own red blood cells are recycled and given back to them during heart surgery have healthier blood cells better able to carry oxygen where it is most needed compared to those who get transfusions of blood stored in a blood bank, according to results of a small study at Johns Hopkins.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Small mutation changes brain freeze to hot foot
Duke scientists have found a point mutation that alters one protein sufficiently to turn a cold-sensitive receptor into one that senses heat. Understanding sensation and pain at this level could lead to more specific pain relievers that wouldn't affect the central nervous system, likely producing less severe side effects than existing medications.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karl Bates
Duke University

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Current Biology
Oregon researchers capture handoff of tracked object between brain hemispheres
When tracking a moving object, the two halves of the human brain operate much like runners successfully passing a baton during a relay race, according to a University of Oregon researcher. For a study now online ahead of print in Current Biology, researchers used EEG measurements in healthy young adults to see how information about the movement of an attended object from one brain hemisphere to the other.
National Institutes of Health, Office of Naval Research, National Geospatial Agency

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Experimental antibody shows early promise for treatment of childhood tumor
Tumors shrank or disappeared and disease progression was temporarily halted in 15 children with advanced neuroblastoma enrolled in a safety study of an experimental antibody produced at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
National Institutes of Health, St. Baldrick's Foundation, ALSAC, and others

Contact: Summer Freeman
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 8-May-2014
PLOS Pathogens
Ending the perfect storm: Protein key to beating flu pandemics
A protein called SOCS4 has been shown to act as a handbrake on the immune system's runaway reaction to flu infection, providing a possible means of minimizing the impact of flu pandemics.
National Health and Medical Research Council, National Institutes of Health, Victorian Government

Contact: Alan Gill
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Nature Communications
Bioprinting a 3D liver-like device to detoxify the blood
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a 3-D-printed device inspired by the liver to remove dangerous toxins from the blood. The device, which is designed to be used outside the body -- much like dialysis -- uses nanoparticles to trap pore-forming toxins that can damage cellular membranes and are a key factor in illnesses that result from animal bites and stings, and bacterial infections. Their findings were published May 8 in the journal Nature Communications.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Immune cells found to fuel colon cancer stem cells
A subset of immune cells directly target colon cancers, rather than the immune system, giving the cells the aggressive properties of cancer stem cells, a new study finds.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Mouse study offers new clues to cognitive decline
New research suggests that certain types of brain cells may be 'picky eaters,' seeming to prefer one specific energy source over others. The finding has implications for understanding the cognitive decline seen in aging and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis.
National Institutes of Health, Hope Center for Neurological Disorders

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 8-May-2014
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
Listening to bipolar disorder: Smartphone app detects mood swings via voice analysis
A smartphone app that monitors subtle qualities of a person's voice during everyday phone conversations shows promise for detecting early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder, a University of Michigan team reports. While the app still needs much testing before widespread use, early results from a small group of patients show its potential to monitor moods while protecting privacy.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Kara Gavin
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Cell Metabolism
Penn yeast study identifies novel longevity pathway
A Penn study identifies a new molecular circuit that controls longevity in yeast and more complex organisms and suggests a therapeutic intervention that could mimic the lifespan-enhancing effect of caloric restriction, no dietary restrictions necessary.
National Institutes of Health, Ellison Medical Foundation

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Cell Reports
Better cognition seen with gene variant carried by 1 in 5
A scientific team led by the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory, a finding that could have implications for treating age-related diseases like Alzheimer's.
Coulter-Weeks Foundation, SD Bechtel Jr. Foundation, National Institutes of Health, MetLife Foundation, and others

Contact: Laura Kurtzman
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Journal of Public Health Policy
Improving air quality in NYC would boost children's future earnings
Reducing air pollution in New York City would result in substantial economic gains for children as a result of increasing their IQs. The study is the first to estimate the costs of IQ loss associated with exposure to air pollution, and is based on prior research on prenatal exposure to air pollutants among low-income children by Frederica Perera, Ph.D., lead author of the current study, and colleagues at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US Environmental Protection Agency, John and Wendy Neu Family Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, New York Community Trust

Contact: Timothy S. Paul
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Genome Research
New genomics technique could improve treatment and control of Malaria
Single-cell genomics could provide new insight into the biology of Malaria parasites, including their virulence and levels of drug resistance, to ultimately improve treatment and control of the disease, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the National Institutes of Health.
Wellcome Trust, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Meera Senthilingam
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Adults with autism virtually learn how to get the job
Adults with autism spectrum disorder, who may have trouble talking about themselves and interacting socially, don't always make good impressions in job interviews and have low employment rates. A new human simulation training program, now available to the public, helps adults with autism improve their job interview skills and confidence, reports a new study.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Humans may benefit from new insights into polar bear's adaptation to high-fat diet
The polar bear diverged from the brown bear, or grizzly, as recently as several hundred thousand years ago, according to a genome comparison by American, Chinese and Danish researchers. They pinpointed genes that underwent extreme selection over time, specifically genes that deal with fat metabolism and apparently allowed the bear to adapt to a diet unusually high in fat. These genes could provide clues to help humans deal with health problems caused by high-fat diets.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Spurt of heart muscle cell division seen in mice well after birth
The entire heart muscle in young children may be capable of regeneration. In young mice 15 days old, cardiac muscle cells undergo a precisely timed spurt of cell division lasting around a day. This previously unobserved phenomenon contradicts the long-held idea that cardiac muscle cells do not divide after the first few days of life.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, American Heart Association

Contact: Quinn Eastman
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Genome Research
Single cell genome sequencing of malaria parasites
A new method for isolating and genome sequencing an individual malaria parasite cell has been developed by Texas Biomed researchers and their colleagues.
Texas Biomedical Forum, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Dublin
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 8-May-2014
PLOS Genetics
Exact outline of melanoma could lead to new diagnostic tools, therapies
Researchers have identified a specific biochemical process that can cause normal and healthy skin cells to transform into cancerous melanoma cells, which should help predict melanoma vulnerability and could also lead to future therapies. They discovered in this situation that the immune system is getting thrown into reverse, helping to cause cancer instead of preventing it.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Arup Indra
Oregon State University

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