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Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Frontiers in Immunology
Predicting the storm: Can computer models improve stem cell transplantation?
Is the human immune system similar to the weather, a seemingly random yet dynamical system that can be modeled based on past conditions to predict future states? Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center's award-winning Bone Marrow Transplant Program believe it is.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: John Wallace
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Quiet as a mouse, but so much to hear
Micheal L. Dent, a University at Buffalo psychologist, listens to what is inaudible to others. And what she's hearing might one day help us better understand human hearing loss.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Contact: Bert Gambini
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
IU collaboration to develop computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure
Three Indiana University professors have received $2.1 million to develop a computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure -- the leading cause of liver failure in the United States -- by using advanced microscopic and computational technologies that allow scientists to see into the liver of a living animal.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Food and Drug Administration, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Department of Defense and the Department of Energy

Contact: Steve Chaplin
Indiana University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Coordinating care of older adults moving across treatment still a problem
In what is believed to be the first interview-style qualitative study of its kind among health care providers in the trenches, a team led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician has further documented barriers to better care of older adults as they are transferred from hospital to rehabilitation center to home, and too often back again.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NIH/National Institute on Aging, Atlantic Philanthropies, John A. Hartford Foundation, Association of Subspecialty Professors, Health in Aging Foundation

Contact: Karen Tong
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Bradley Hasbro Research Center to study drug treatment program for girls in court system
Marina Tolou-Shams, Ph.D., a psychologist from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center, has received a $2 million grant to study the efficacy of a drug use intervention for court-involved, non-incarcerated girls who use illicit substances. The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will compare the gender-responsive program's effect on reducing drug use and sexual risk behaviors relative to other community-based services that girls are typically referred to by the court.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Jill Reuter

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
UH team fights antibiotic-resistant bacteria with NIH grant
Addressing the relentless game of cat and mouse played between antibiotics and bacteria, a pair of University of Houston professors recently received a $519,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Longtime collaborators on combating drug-resistant bacteria, chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Mike Nikolaou and clinical sciences pharmacy professor Vincent Tam produced a patented equation to assess the effects of antibiotics on bacteria.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
AIDS Patient Care and STDs
People with mental illness more likely to be tested for HIV, Penn Medicine study finds
People with mental illness are more likely to have been tested for HIV than those without mental illness, according to a new study from a team of researchers at Penn Medicine and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published online this week in AIDS Patient Care and STDs.
National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Steve Graff
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Chemistry and Biology
A poisonous cure
Take two poisonous mushrooms, and call me in the morning. While no doctor would ever write this prescription, toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Layne Cameron
Michigan State University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
UT Dallas engineer applies robot control theory to improve prosthetic legs
Research led by Dr. Robert Gregg of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science enables powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the wearer's environment and help amputees walk. Wearers of the robotic leg could walk on a treadmill almost as fast as an able-bodied person.
US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Genetics in Medicine
Genome sequencing for newborns: What do new parents think?
A study published this week in Genetics in Medicine is the first to explore new parents' attitudes toward newborn genomic testing. The findings suggest that if newborn genomic testing becomes available, there would be robust interest among new parents, regardless of their demographic background.
Brigham and Women's Biomedical Research Institute, Galactosemia Foundation, National PKU Alliance, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lori J. Schroth
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
PLOS Genetics
A novel role for Ranbp9 in regulating alternative splicing in spermatogenic cells
A group of researchers led by professor Wei Yan, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine has discovered that a loss of function of Ranbp9 leads to severely reduced male fertility due to disruptions in sperm development.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Wei Yan

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Cons of regular low-dose aspirin to stave off serious illness in women outweigh pros
The pros of giving healthy women regular low-dose aspirin to stave off serious illness, such as cancer and heart disease, are outweighed by the cons, suggests a large study published online in the journal Heart.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Emma Dickinson

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Typhoid Mary, not typhoid mouse
The bacterium Salmonella typhi causes typhoid fever in humans, but leaves other mammals unaffected. Researchers at University of California, San Diego and Yale University Schools of Medicine now offer one explanation -- CMAH, an enzyme that humans lack. Without this enzyme, a toxin deployed by the bacteria is much better able to bind and enter human cells, making us sick.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Heather Buschman
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
Wireless brain sensor could unchain neuroscience from cables
Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. In the journal Neuron, scientists in a collaboration led by Brown University describe a wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural data during animal behavior experiments.
National institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, European Union

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 4-Dec-2014
PLOS Pathogens
Blood pressure build-up from white blood cells may cause cerebral malaria death
Intracranial hypertension -- increased blood pressure inside the head -- can predict a child's risk of death from malaria. A study published on Dec. 4 in PLOS Pathogens reports that accumulation of white blood cells impairs the blood flow out of the brain and causes blood pressure increases in mice with experimentally induced cerebral malaria.
Dana Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ute Frevert

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Global recognition for developing eye tests to diagnose diabetes-related nerve damage
Researchers from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation developing eye tests to assess diabetic neuropathy and pave the way for earlier treatment are key partners in a consortium awarded $US1.1 million from the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Amanda Weaver
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
How to create and sustain clinical-research partnerships
Pragmatic clinical trials -- real-life tests done in real-world settings -- are increasingly important for answering pressing questions about how best to deliver health care. But these pragmatic trials require close collaboration between two professional groups who often have contrasting styles. One group is researchers, who follow structure like classical musicians. The other is health care providers and administrators, who may need to improvise like jazz musicians. How in the world can such disparate players make beautiful music together?
NIH/Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory

Contact: Rebecca Hughes
Group Health Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Study discovers RX approach that reduces herpes virus infection
A new study reports an effective treatment approach to inhibit and keep latent viruses like herpes simplex from reactivating and causing disease by blocking a protein which plays a major role in the initiation of infection. Current treatments require active viral replication and target late stages of infection, which has led to drug resistance. This study targeted the protein that controls how genes are turned on and off, early in the viral replication process.
National Institutes of Health, Research to Prevent Blindness, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation, US Food and Drug Administration

Contact: Leslie Capo
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Neuroscience Bulletin
Toxin from tobacco smoke could increase pain in spinal cord injury
A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Science Translational Medicine
PET scans help identify effective TB drugs, says Pitt School of Medicine study
Sophisticated lung imaging can reveal whether or not a treatment drug is able to clear tuberculosis lung infection in human and macaque parallel studies, according to Pitt researchers.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Researcher works to block the blood-vessel dysfunction that occurs in diabetes
One of diabetes' dangerous consequences is dysfunction of the single-cell layer that lines our blood vessels. Too much circulating sugar and fat can leave our endothelial lining inflamed and unable to dilate properly, driving blood pressure up, which multiplies the problem and sets the stage for vascular disease. A new one-year, $100,000 grant from the Diabetic Complications Consortium of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is funding the study.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism
University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers have found for the first time a biochemical mechanism that could be a cause of chemo brain' -- the neurological side effects such as memory loss, confusion, difficulty thinking, and trouble concentrating that many cancer patients experience while on chemotherapy to treat tumors in other parts of the body.
National Institutes of Health, Simons Foundation, Angelman Syndrome Foundation

Contact: Mark Derewicz
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Study set to shape medical genetics in Africa
The African Genome Variation Project has, in partnership with doctors and researchers in Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda, collected genetic data from 1,800 people to produce the most comprehensive characterization of African genetic variation to date.
Wellcome Trust, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, UK Medical Research Council

Contact: Mary Clarke
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
National Science Review
Tumor microenvironment of hepatitis B virus-associated hepatocellular carcinoma
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is intimately associated with a chronically diseased liver tissue, with one of the most prevalent etiological factors being hepatitis B virus (HBV). Transformation of the liver in HBV-associated HCC often follows from long-term symptoms of chronic hepatitis. In a new study, scientists based in China and the US outline HBV's crucial role in modulating the accumulation of immune cells and fibroblasts, along with cytokines and growth factors, markedly influencing disease progression.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Xiao-Fan Wang
Science China Press

Public Release: 3-Dec-2014
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician-researcher awarded NHLBI grant
One of medicine's most prominent experts in sudden cardiac arrest has received a new $2.36 million grant to study how to better predict the deadly heart condition that kills an estimated 300,000 Americans each year.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Sally Stewart
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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