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Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Joslin discovery may hold clues to treatments that slow aging
In a study published today by Nature, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center used a microscopic worm, C. elegans, to identify a new path that could lead to drugs to slow aging and the chronic diseases that often accompany it -- and might even lead to better cosmetics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeffrey Bright
Joslin Diabetes Center

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Journal of Health Psychology
People with low numeracy feel negative about taking part in bowel cancer screening
People who have problems with numbers may be more likely to feel negative about bowel cancer screening.
Cancer Research UK; NIH/National Institute for Health Research, Medical Research Council

Contact: Liz Smith
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Neuronal circuits filter out distractions in the brain
Scientists have hypothesized for decades about how the brain filters out distractions, but it has been challenging to find evidence to support the theories. Now, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers have identified a neural circuit in the mouse brain that controls attention and sensory processing, providing insight into how the brain filters out distractions. The work has implications for devastating psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia that are characterized at least in part by significant attention deficits.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, National Institutes of Health, Dana Foundation, Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation, Louis Feil Trust, Stanley Family Foundation

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Promising new method for rapidly screening cancer drugs
Traditional genomic, proteomic and other screening methods currently used to characterize drug mechanisms are time-consuming and require special equipment, but now researchers led by chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offer a multi-channel sensor method using gold nanoparticles that can accurately profile various anti-cancer drugs and their mechanisms in minutes.
NIH/Institute for General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation's Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at UMass Amherst.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Genetics
Algorithm identifies networks of genetic changes across cancers
Using a computer algorithm that can sift through mounds of genetic data, researchers from Brown University have identified several networks of genes that, when hit by a mutation, could play a role in the development of multiple types of cancer. The researchers hope the new genetic insights might aid in the development of new drugs and treatment approaches for cancer.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association
Most patients don't get counseling about sex after heart attack
Most patients don't receive counseling about resuming sexual activity after having a heart attack. Often when healthcare providers did counsel about sexual activity, they recommended restrictions that were more conservative than medical guidelines.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias del Instituto Carlos III, Ministry of Science and Technology, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares

Contact: Cathy Lewis
American Heart Association

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Teen use of e-cigarettes growing; Hawaii use rates higher than in mainland
E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing in the US, and Hawaii teens take up e-cigarette use at higher rates than their mainland counterparts, a new study by University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers has found.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Stacy Wong
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Scripps Florida scientists win grant to uncover ways to erase toxic PTSD memories
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.3 million from the Department of Health and Human Services of the National Institutes of Health to better understand how memories are stored in the hopes of eventually being able to treat post-traumatic stress disorder by erasing traumatic memories without altering other, more benign ones.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Cell Reports
Immune cells in brain respond to fat in diet, causing mice to eat
Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers.
National Institutes of Health, University of California San Francisco Diabetes Family Fund

Contact: Jeffrey Norris
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Cell Reports
A control knob for fat?
Researchers found a new function for a long-studied gene: it appears to regulate fat storage in C. elegans.
NIH/National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, The Ellison Medical Foundation, American Federation of Aging Research

Contact: Robert Perkins
University of Southern California

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Taming the inflammatory response in kidney dialysis
Frequent kidney dialysis can cause systemic inflammation, leading to complications such as cardiovascular disease and anemia by triggering the complement cascade, part of the innate immune system. Complement is inadvertently activated by modern polymer-based dialysis blood filters. New work has found an effective way to avoid these problems by temporarily suppressing complement during dialysis.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, European Community's Seventh Framework Programme

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
MBL imaging technique reveals that bacterial biofilms are associated with colon cancer
An imaging technology developed at MBL reveals that bacterial biofilms are associated with colon cancer. Reported in PNAS with lead authors from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
National Institutes of Health, Merieux Foundation

Contact: Diana Kenney
Marine Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Diabetes Care
Link between low blood glucose and cardiovascular events revealed
A study involving scientists from the University of Leicester has established a link between hypoglycaemia and increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with diabetes.
NIH/National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Kamlesh Khunti
University of Leicester

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Biological Chemistry
Wake Forest research confirms controversial nitrite hypothesis
Understanding how nitrite can improve conditions such as hypertension, heart attack and stroke has been the object of worldwide research studies. New research from Wake Forest University has potentially moved the science one step closer to this goal.
National Institutes of Health, Wake Forest University/Translational Science Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine/Hypertension & Vascular Research Center

Contact: Bonnie Davis
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Scientists reveal new family tree for birds, clear back to dinosaur parents
A large international group of scientists, including an Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientist, is publishing this week the results of a first-ever look at the genome of dozens of common birds. The scientists' research tells the story of how modern birds evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and almost everything else on Earth 66 million years ago, and gives new details on how birds came to have feathers, flight and song.
National Genebank in China, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lundbeck Foundation, Danish National Research Foundation

Contact: Todd Murphy
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
International Journal of Obesity
Obese children's brains more responsive to sugar
A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Molecular Cell
MSU scientists find way to boost healthy cells during chemo
Michigan State University scientists are closer to discovering a possible way to boost healthy cell production in cancer patients as they receive chemotherapy. By adding thymine -- a natural building block found in DNA -- into normal cells, they found it stimulated gene production and caused them to multiply.
US Department of Defense, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Sarina Gleason
Michigan State University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Nanoshaping method points to future manufacturing technology
A new method that creates large-area patterns of 3-D nanoshapes from metal sheets represents a potential manufacturing system to inexpensively mass produce innovations such as 'plasmonic metamaterials' for advanced technologies.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Hepatitis C ruled out as cause of mental impairment in HIV patients
Infection with the hepatitis C virus does not contribute to the problems in mental functions seen in many patients with long-term HIV infections, a new study reveals.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael C. Purdy
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Preventive Medicine
Low income kids eat more fruits and vegetables when they are in school
The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, Ph.D. and Madeline Dalton, Ph.D. of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Hood Center for Children and Families. In a study released in Preventive Medicine, Longacre and Dalton found that fruit and vegetable intake was higher among low income adolescents on days when they consumed meals at school compared to days when low income adolescent were not in school.
NIH/National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Kirk A. Cassels
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Cause of malaria drug resistance in SE Asia identified
Malaria drug resistance in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene in the disease-causing parasite, a Columbia-led study has found.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lucky Tran
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Youngest bone marrow transplant patients at higher risk of cognitive decline
Toddlers who undergo total body irradiation in preparation for bone marrow transplantation are at higher risk for a decline in IQ and may be candidates for stepped up interventions to preserve intellectual functioning, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators reported. The findings appear in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
National Institutes of Health, ALSAC

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
UB research raises consciousness for dehydration concerns in diabetic patients
Some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a hormone that a University at Buffalo psychologist has learned controls fluid intake in subjects. The finding creates new awareness for diabetics who, by the nature of their disease, are already at risk for dehydration.
National Institutes of Health, American Psychological Association, Mark Diamond Research Fund of the Graduate Student Association at the University at Buffalo

Contact: Bert Gambini
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
3-D maps reveal the genome's origami code
In a triumph for cell biology, researchers have assembled the first high-resolution, 3-D maps of entire folded genomes and found a structural basis for gene regulation -- a kind of 'genomic origami' that allows the same genome to produce different types of cells. The research appears online today in Cell.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NVIDIA, IBM, Google, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, McNair Medical Institute

Contact: Jade Boyd
Rice University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Many US workers are sacrificing sleep for work hours, long commutes
An analysis of 124,000 responses to the American Time Use Survey shows that paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep. The study also suggests that chronic sleep loss potentially could be prevented by strategies that make work start times more flexible. 'The evidence that time spent working was the most prominent sleep thief was overwhelming,' said lead author Dr. Mathias Basner, Penn assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry.
NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research, NASA

Contact: Thomas Heffron
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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