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Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Cell Metabolism
Scientists discover new survival mechanism for stressed mitochondria
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a natural mechanism that cells use to protect mitochondria, the tiny but essential "power plants" that provide chemical energy for cells throughout the body. Damage to mitochondria is thought to be a significant factor in common neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and even the aging process. The TSRI researchers' discovery could lead to new methods for protecting mitochondria from such damage, thereby improving human health.
National Institutes of Health, Ellison Medical Foundation, Arlene and Arnold Goldstein

Contact: Mika Ono
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
First real-time flu forecast successful
Scientists were able to reliably predict the timing of the 2012-2013 influenza season up to nine weeks in advance of its peak. The first large-scale demonstration of the flu forecasting system by scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health was carried out in 108 cities across the United States.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Homeland Security

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

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Federal grant to fund development of dental fillings that self-heal, fight cavity-causing bacteria
The American Dental Association and the ADA Foundation today announced that the foundation's Anthony Volpe Research Center received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to develop new resin composite dental fillings.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Robert Raible
American Dental Association

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Behavioral Brain Research
Aerobic fitness and hormones predict recognition memory in young adults
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have found further evidence that exercise may be beneficial for brain health and cognition. The findings, which are currently available online in Behavioural Brain Research, suggest that certain hormones, which are increased during exercise, may help improve memory.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Journal of Adolescent Health
Energy drinks plus alcohol pose a public health threat
Mixing energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than just drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study that examines the impact of a growing trend among young adults.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Diane Swanbrow
University of Michigan

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Lancet Oncology
New drug cuts risk of deadly transplant side effect in half
A new class of drugs reduced the risk of patients contracting a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplant treatments, according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Merck, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Institutes of Health, St. Baldrick's Foundation

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
LSU receives $2 million from NIH for biomedical sciences training for underrepresented students
LSU Professor Graca Vicente was recently awarded a grant of more than $2 million from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to continue Phase III of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, or IMSD.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ashley Berthelot-Arceneaux
Louisiana State University

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Difficult dance steps: Team learns how membrane transporter moves
Researchers have tried for decades to understand the undulations and gyrations that allow transport proteins to shuttle molecules from one side of a cell membrane to the other. Now scientists report that they have found a way to penetrate the mystery. They have worked out every step in the molecular dance that enables one such transporter to do its job.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Institute: Unfolded protein response contributes to sudden death in heart failure
A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found a link to human heart failure that if blocked, may reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death. The paper, written by Samuel C. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D., chief of cardiology at the CVI, is published in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ellen Slingsby

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
ACS Nano
When aluminum outshines gold
Aluminum's plasmonic properties may make it far more valuable than gold and silver for certain applications. Rice University researchers provide experimental and theoretical proof of the metal's potential.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, Welch Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Army Research Lab

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Nature Methods
Researchers unlock a new means of growing intestinal stem cells
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have shown that they can grow unlimited quantities of intestinal stem cells, then stimulate them to develop into nearly pure populations of different types of mature intestinal cells.
National Institutes of Health, HITI/Helmsley Trust Pilot Grant in Crohn's Disease & European Molecular Biology Organization

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Brain connectivity study reveals striking differences between men and women
A new brain connectivity study from Penn Medicine published today in the Proceedings of National Academies of Sciences found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that's lending credence to some commonly-held beliefs about their behavior.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Steve Graff
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Key found to restoring 'exhausted' HIV-fighting immune cells
Researchers have identified a protein that causes loss of function in immune cells combating HIV. The scientists report in a paper appearing online Dec. 2 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that the protein, Sprouty-2, is a promising target for future HIV drug development, since disabling it could help restore the cells' ability to combat the virus that causes AIDS.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Veterans Affairs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Science Translational Medicine
The Affordable Care Act: Translational research experiment to improve health
An editorial by Harry P. Selker, M.D., MS.P.H., William H. Frist, M.D., and Stuart Altman, Ph.D., published in the Nov. 27 issue of Science Translational Medicine says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an example of the role of experimentation in improving health at the public policy level.
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Amy West
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Mount Sinai study: Age-related cognitive decline linked to energy in synapses in prefrontal cortex
Mount Sinai scientists have demonstrated that synaptic health in the brain is closely linked to cognitive decline, and that estrogen restores synaptic health and also improves working memory.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Johanna Younghans
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Secrets to 'extreme adaptation' found in Burmese python genome
The Burmese python's ability to ramp up its metabolism and enlarge its organs to swallow and digest prey whole can be traced to unusually rapid evolution and specialized adaptations of its genes and the way they work, an international team of biologists says in a new paper set to be published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Todd Castoe, of the University of Texas at Arlington, is lead author.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, 454 Life Sciences

Contact: Traci Peterson
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Air pollution and genetics combine to increase risk for autism
Exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder, according to newly published research led by scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, MIND Institute, Autism Speaks

Contact: Alison Trinidad
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Journal of Cell Biology
Silent RNAs express themselves in ALS disease
RNA molecules, used by cells to make proteins, are generally thought to be "silent" when stowed in cytoplasmic granules. But a protein mutated in some ALS patients forms granules that permit translation of stored RNAs. The finding identifies a new mechanism that could contribute to the pathology of the disease.
National Institutes of Health, Human Frontier Science Program

Contact: Rita Sullivan King
Rockefeller University Press

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Annals of Internal Medicine
Specific heart contractions could predict atrial fibrillation
A commonly used heart monitor may be a simple tool for predicting the risk of atrial fibrillation, the most frequently diagnosed type of irregular heart rhythm, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.
American Heart Association, Joseph Drown Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Leland Kim
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Developmental Science
Messy children make better learners
Parents, let your children get messy in the high chair. They learn better that way. That's according to a new study from the University of Iowa, which concludes that a 16-month-old's setting and degree of interaction enhances his or her ability to identify nonsolid objects and name them. Results published in the journal Developmental Science.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Richard Lewis
University of Iowa

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Blocking antioxidants in cancer cells reduces tumor growth in mice
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Navdeep Chandel and colleagues from Northwestern University report the effects of a SOD1 pharmacological inhibitor on non-small-cell lung cancer cells.
National Institutes of Health, LUNGevity Foundation, Consortium of Independent Lung Health Organizations

Contact: Corinne Williams
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Predicting outcome for high-dose IL-2 therapy in cancer patients
Previous studies indicate that regulatory T cell (Treg) populations increase in patients undergoing HD IL-2 therapy, and in this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Lazlo Radvanyi and colleagues at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center performed an in depth analysis of Treg populations in melanoma patients undergoing HD IL-2 therapy.
Prometheus Therapeutics and Diagnostics, Novartis, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation

Contact: Corinne Williams
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
'Nanosponge vaccine' fights MRSA toxins
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin. This "nanosponge vaccine" enabled the immune systems of mice to block the adverse effects of the alpha-haemolysin toxin from MRSA -- both within the bloodstream and on the skin. Nanoengineers from UC San Diego described the safety and efficacy of this nanosponge vaccine in the Dec. 1 issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: Daniel Kane
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-Nov-2013
Science Signaling
Methylation signaling controls angiogenesis and cancer growth
A study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine demonstrates a new mechanism involving a signaling protein and its receptor that may block the formation of new blood vessels and cancer growth. The findings are published in the December issue of Science Signaling.
National Institutes of Health, Massachusetts Lions Foundation

Contact: Jenny Eriksen
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Nov-2013
Memories are 'geotagged' with spatial information, Penn researchers say
Using a video game in which people navigate through a town delivering objects, a team of neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Freiburg University has discovered how brain cells that encode spatial information form "geotags" for specific memories and are activated immediately before those memories are recalled. Their work shows how spatial information is incorporated into memories and why remembering an experience can bring to mind other events that happened in the same place.
National Institutes of Health, German Research Foundation, German Federal Ministry of Research

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

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