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Public Release: 7-May-2014
Neurology
Cedars-Sinai study: Common drug restores blood flow in deadly form of muscular dystrophy
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have found that a commonly prescribed drug restores blood flow to oxygen-starved muscles of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle-wasting disease that rarely is seen in girls but affects one in 3,500 male babies, profoundly shortening life expectancy. It is the most common fatal disease that affects children.
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences UCLA CTSI, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: Sally Stewart
sally.stewart@cshs.org
310-248-6566
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 7-May-2014
UTMB awarded $4.4 million to develop universal flu vaccine
UTMB researchers are working to create a universal flu vaccine -- one that could eliminate the need for an annual flu shot. Thanks to a $4.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, UTMB researchers and biotechnology company Etubics Corporation plan to construct, produce and test a vaccine containing various antigens of the A and B strains of influenza.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Kristen Hensley
k.hensley@utmb.edu
409-772-8772
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 7-May-2014
Biomacromolecules
A hydrogel that knows when to go
Rice University bioengineers have created a hydrogel that instantly turns from liquid to semisolid at close to body temperature -- and then degrades at precisely the right time.
National Institutes of Health, Gulf Coast Consortia, Baylor College of Medicine

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 7-May-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Sleep researchers at SRI International identify promising new treatment for narcolepsy
Neuroscientists at SRI International have found that a form of baclofen, a drug used to treat muscle spasticity, works better at treating narcolepsy than the best drug currently available when tested in mice. SRI Biosciences research scientists present a mouse model of narcolepsy that mimics the human disorder better than other models currently in use. The new narcolepsy model was used to investigate a novel therapeutic pathway and to identify a promising way of treating narcolepsy.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke

Contact: Dina Basin
dina.basin@sri.com
650-859-3845
SRI International

Public Release: 7-May-2014
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Study finds genetic patterns in preeclampsia
A comprehensive review of preeclampsia genetics found important patterns among more than 500 significant genes. Among the insights is that different manifestations of the disease have distinct genetic underpinnings. The researchers plan to make their data freely searchable later this year.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 7-May-2014
Nature
Scientists create first living organism that transmits added letters in DNA 'alphabet'
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA 'letters,' or bases, not found in nature. The cells of this unique bacterium can replicate the unnatural DNA bases more or less normally, for as long as the molecular building blocks are supplied.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 7-May-2014
JAMA Dermatology
Kaiser Permanente study finds radiation best treatment for a rare skin cancer
Radiation treatment can help reduce the recurrence of Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive skin cancer, while chemotherapy does not appear to have any impact on recurrence or survival, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the current issue of JAMA Dermatology.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Michael Piepkorn Endowment, UC MCC Patient Gift Fund

Contact: Vincent Staupe
vstaupe@golinharris.com
415-318-4386
Kaiser Permanente

Public Release: 7-May-2014
Neuron
Brain noise found to nurture synapses
A study has shown that a long-overlooked form of neuron-to-neuron communication called miniature neurotransmission plays an essential role in the development of synapses, the regions where nerve impulses are transmitted and received. The findings, made in fruit flies, raise the possibility that abnormalities in miniature neurotransmission may contribute to neurodevelopmental diseases. The findings, by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, were published today in the online edition of the journal Neuron.
National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, DANA Foundation, Gatsby Initiative, Brain Circuitry

Contact: Karin Eskenazi-Tzamarot
ket2116@cumc.columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 6-May-2014
Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting
New England Journal of Medicine
Breakthrough NIH study will have major implications for treating pediatric UTIs
A major new pediatric research study led by a Wayne State University researcher, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health and published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, has 'major implications' for the treatment of urinary tract infections in millions of American children.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 6-May-2014
Journal of Adolescent Health
New 'magnifying glass' helps spot delinquency risks
Drug abuse, acts of rampage -- what's really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame -- family, attitude, peers, school, community -- a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Brittany Cooper
brittany.cooper@wsu.edu
509-335-2896
Washington State University

Public Release: 6-May-2014
Preventive Medicine
College kids need to change unhealthy ways
A new study from Northwestern Medicine and Northeastern Illinois University found that the majority of college students are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that could increase their risk of cancer later on.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Erin White
ewhite@northwestern.edu
847-491-4888
Northwestern University

Public Release: 6-May-2014
American Journal of Transplantation
Donor livers preserved and improved with room-temperature perfusion system
A system developed by investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine and the MGH Transplant Center has the potential to increase both the supply and the quality of donor organs for liver transplantation.
National Institutes of Health, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 6-May-2014
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Protein molecule may improve survival in deadly lung disease
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have discovered a protein molecule that seems to slow the progression of pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive lung disease that is often fatal three to five years after diagnosis.
National Institutes of Health, Bernie Mac Foundation, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Contact: Sharon Parmet
sparmet@uic.edu
312-413-2695
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 6-May-2014
Public Health Nutrition
As kids age, snacking quality appears to decline
A new study by researchers at Brown University and Tufts University suggests that while snacks uniformly contribute to energy intake in both children and adolescents, the effect of snacking on diet quality differs by age group. Findings suggest that snacks improve diet quality in elementary school-aged children, whereas they detract from diet quality in adolescents.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 6-May-2014
PLOS ONE
Chimpanzees show similar personality traits to humans, Georgia State researchers say
Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work led by researchers at Georgia State University.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Center for Research Resources

Contact: Ann Claycombe
claycombe@gsu.edu
404-413-5047
Georgia State University

Public Release: 6-May-2014
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Sports and energy drink consumption linked with negative behaviors
Weekly consumption of sports drinks and energy drinks among adolescents is significantly associated with higher consumption of other sugar-sweetened beverages, cigarette smoking, and screen media use, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Eileen Leahy
jnebmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Journal of Physiology
Novel antioxidant makes old arteries seem young again, CU-Boulder study finds
An antioxidant that targets specific cell structures -- mitochondria -- may be able to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Rachel Gioscia-Ryan
Rachel.Gioscia@colorado.edu
303-492-3106
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Genetic risk factor for premature birth found
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that the scientists have found helps the body's immune cells recognize and fight Group B Streptococcus bacteria.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Where DNA's copy machine pauses, cancer could be next
A comprehensive mapping of the 'fragile sites' where chromosomes are more likely to experience breakage shows the damage appears in specific areas of the genome where the DNA copying machinery is slowed or stalled during replication, either by certain sequences of DNA or by structural elements. The May 5 PNAS study could give insight into the origins of many of the genetic abnormalities seen in solid tumors.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karl Bates
karl.bates@duke.edu
919-681-8054
Duke University

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Immune cells outsmart bacterial infection by dying, Penn Vet study shows
A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells.
University Research Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 5-May-2014
JAMA Psychiatry
Study finds family-based exposure therapy effective treatment for young children with OCD
A new study from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center has found that family-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is beneficial to young children between the ages of five and eight with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The study, now published online in JAMA Psychiatry, found developmentally sensitive family-based CBT that included exposure/response prevention was more effective in reducing OCD symptoms and functional impairment in this age group than a similarly structured relaxation program.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Jill Reuter
jreuter@lifespan.org
401-444-6863
Lifespan

Public Release: 5-May-2014
JAMA
Genetic, environmental influences equally important risk for autism spectrum disorder
Researchers led by Mount Sinai found that individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families -- that is, persons with a sibling, half-sibling or cousin diagnosed with autism have an increased likelihood of developing ASD themselves.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Sid Dinsay
sid.dinsay@mountsinai.org
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 5-May-2014
GW researcher studies the effects of BPA and DEHP on the cardiovascular system
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences researcher Nikki Posnack, Ph.D., received a $209,926 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study plastics and their potential human health risks, particularly in the cardiovascular system.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 5-May-2014
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Dementia diagnosis twice as likely if older adult has schizophrenia; cancer less likely
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers who followed over 30,000 older adults for a decade have found the rate of dementia diagnosis for patients with schizophrenia to be twice as high as for patients without this chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder. Cancer, however, was less likely.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Bioinformatics approach helps researchers find new uses for old drug
Developing and testing a new anti-cancer drug can cost billions of dollars and take many years of research. Now using a bioinformatics approach, a team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has identified an approved antimicrobial drug that may help patients with advanced kidney cancer.
National Institutes of Health, CAPES International Fellowship

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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