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Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Study assesses hospice use in and out of nursing homes and by patients in transition
A new study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research compares the characteristics of hospice patients in nursing homes with hospice patients living in the community. The study also provides details on how hospice patients move in and out of these two settings.
National Palliative Care Research Center, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Researchers assessing new treatment for common hospital-acquired infection, C. difficile
One of the most common infections contracted in hospitals, C. difficile, is often a cause of disease and death among the elderly. Patients with C. difficile often have recurrent infections over prolonged periods of time, making treatment challenging. In the United States alone, there are approximately 500,000 C. difficile cases annually, with a mortality rate greater than 2.5 percent. A National institutes of health study aims to prove the effectiveness of a new treatment for the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
American Journal of Gastroenterology
Computer system more effective than doctors at producing comprehensive patient reports
A computer system was more effective than doctors at collecting information about patient symptoms, producing reports that were more complete, organized and useful than narratives generated by physicians during office visits, according to a Cedars-Sinai study.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Duke Helfand
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Academic Pediatrics
Mobile device use leads to few interactions between mother and child during mealtime
Moms who use mobile devices while eating with their young children are less likely to have verbal, nonverbal and encouraging interactions with them. The findings, which appear online in Academic Pediatrics, may have important implications about how parents balance attention between their devices with their children during daily life.
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
PLOS Biology
Nutrient availability can cause whole-genome recoding
The availability of a trace nutrient can cause genome-wide changes to how organisms encode proteins, report scientists from the University of Chicago in PLoS Biology on Dec. 9. The use of the nutrient -- which is produced by bacteria and absorbed in the gut -- appears to boost the speed and accuracy of protein production.
National Institutes of Health, Pew Charitable Trusts, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Kevin Jiang
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Psychological Science
Distraction, if consistent, does not hinder learning
A new study challenges the idea that distraction is necessarily a problem for learning. Researchers at Brown University found that if attention was as divided during recall of a motor task as it was during learning the task, people performed as if there were no distractions at either stage.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Study of malaria parasites receives 4-year NIH grant of up to $1.8 million
The National Institutes of Health awarded Texas Biomedical Research Institute staff scientist Ian Cheeseman, Ph.D., over $450,000 in first-year funding and is expected to receive up to $1.8 million over four years to continue research into a new method for sequencing the genomes of individual malaria parasites.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Lisa Cruz
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
PLOS Biology
Paying attention makes touch-sensing brain cells fire rapidly and in sync
Whether we're paying attention to something we see can be discerned by monitoring the firings of specific groups of brain cells. Now, new work from Johns Hopkins shows that the same holds true for the sense of touch. The study brings researchers closer to understanding how animals' thoughts and feelings affect their perception of external stimuli.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Eye Institute, Office of Naval Research's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives Program

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Annals of Epidemiology
Smoking still causes large proportion of cancer deaths in the United States
A new American Cancer Society study finds that despite significant drops in smoking rates, cigarettes continue to cause about three in ten cancer deaths in the United States.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society

Contact: David Sampson
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
PLOS Biology
Birdsong study reveals how brain uses timing during motor activity
Timing is key for brain cells controlling a complex motor activity like the singing of a bird, finds a new study published by PLOS Biology. The findings are the first to suggest that fine-scale timing of neurons is at least as important in motor systems as in sensory systems, and perhaps more critical.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, James S. McDonnell Foundation

Contact: Megan McRainey
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Altered movement of white blood cells may predict sepsis in patients with major burns
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has identified what may be a biomarker predicting the development of the dangerous systemic infection sepsis in patients with serious burns.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Terri Ogan
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Common chemotherapy is not heart toxic in patients with BRCA1/2 mutations
Use of anthracycline-based chemotherapy, a common treatment for breast cancer, has negligible cardiac toxicity in women whose tumors have BRCA1/2 mutations -- despite preclinical evidence that such treatment can damage the heart.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen Teber
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Experience counts with radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, study shows
Radiation therapy for head and neck cancer is highly complex, and a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology with an accompanying editorial suggests that medical centers with more experience centers have better patient outcomes.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
JAMA Pediatrics
Hookah smoking increases risk of subsequent cigarette smoking among adolescents
A team of researchers at Dartmouth College and University of Pittsburgh found respondents who had smoked water pipe tobacco but not smoked cigarettes were at increased risk of cigarette smoking two years later as recently published online in JAMA Pediatrics.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Kirk Cassel
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Journal of Aging and Health, European Journal of Aging
Low-crime, walkable neighborhoods promote mental health in older Latinos
Older Latinos living in the US who perceive their neighborhoods as safer and more walkable are less likely to develop severe depressive symptoms, and the effect may be long term, a new study suggests.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sharita Forrest
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
PRM-151 therapy well tolerated in patients with advanced myelofibrosis
A study that investigated the potential of the compound PRM-151 for reducing progressive bone marrow fibrosis in patients with advanced myelofibrosis has shown initial positive results. Myelofibrosis is a life-threatening bone marrow cancer.
Promedior Inc., National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ron Gilmore
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Toughest breast cancer may have met its match
Triple-negative breast cancer is as bad as it sounds. The cells that form these tumors lack three proteins that would make the cancer respond to powerful, customized treatments. Instead, doctors are left with treating these patients with traditional chemotherapy drugs that only show long-term effectiveness in 20 percent of women with triple-negative breast cancer.
Department of Defense (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Cindy Rosencrans Fund for Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Women Together Fighting Cancer Organization, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Cathy Kolf
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Substance Use and Misuse
Does smoking hamper treatment for alcohol abuse?
A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Cathy Wilde
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Case Western Reserve to lead $27.3 million grant for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
Case Western Reserve is one of two universities in the country selected to lead a $27.3 million international effort to identify the causes of a mysterious and deadly phenomenon that strikes people with epilepsy without warning.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Rapid Ebola test is focus of NIH grant to Rutgers scientist
Rutgers researcher David Alland, working with the California biotechnology company Cepheid, has received a grant of nearly $640,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola as well as other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to Ebola. Alland and Cepheid previously used technology similar to the planned Ebola test to develop a rapid test for tuberculosis that is now widely used in impoverished areas of the world.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Rob Forman
Rutgers University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Detecting gases wirelessly and cheaply
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.
US Army Research Laboratory, US Army Research Office through the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Solid-state proteins maximize the intensity of fluorescent-protein-based lasers
The same research team that developed the first laser based on a living cell has shown that use of fluorescent proteins in a solid form rather than in solution greatly increases the intensity of light produced, an accomplishment that takes advantage of natural protein structures surrounding the light-emitting portions of the protein molecules.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Korea National Research Foundation grant

Contact: Cassandra Aviles
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
New research shows fewer deaths related to RSV than previously thought
It's a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century. Researchers at the University of Utah have shown there are approximately 42 deaths annually associated with RSV in the United States -- much lower than previously thought -- and of those deaths, the majority are in infants and young children that have complex preexisting chronic conditions.
National Institutes of Health, H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowment

Contact: Kathy Wilets
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
JAMA Pediatrics
Preeclampsia during mother's pregnancy associated with greater autism risk
Children with autism spectrum disorder were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, US Environmental Protection Agency through Science to Achieve Results, UC Davis MIND Institute

Contact: Phyllis Brown
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 8-Dec-2014
Cancer Cell
New agent causes small cell lung tumors to shrink in pre-clinical testing
Small cell lung cancer -- a disease for which no new drugs have been approved for many years -- has shown itself vulnerable to an agent that disables part of tumor cells' basic survival machinery, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported.
The National Institutes of Health, The Thoracic Foundation, The Susan Spooner Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Bridge grant, the Danish Cancer Society.

Contact: Anne Doerr
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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