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Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Cell Reports
Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations
The finding that cancer development often involves multiple mutations arising in clusters and in regions where chromosomal rearrangement takes place may one day lead to new cancer therapies.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gary Galluzzo
gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu
319-384-0009
University of Iowa

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
UK psychologist creates patient tool to assist with lung cancer screening decision
A University of Kentucky behavioral researcher was recently awarded a National Cancer Institute grant to develop programs that will help patients and health care providers navigate the lung cancer screening decision-making process.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Elizabeth Adams
859-940-8104
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Kessler funded as satellite site for NIH Stroke Trials Network
NIH StrokeNet brings together teams of research experts specializing in prevention, treatment and recovery. Working with the broader stroke community, they identify priorities for stroke research protocols and provide training for stroke researchers. Kessler Foundation, which specializes in research in stroke rehabilitation and neuroimaging, connects with the new network via Columbia University in New York City, one of the regional centers in NIH StrokeNet.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV
University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible with other topical materials.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Animal Behaviour
Supportive moms and sisters boost female baboon's rank
A study of dominance in female baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is to maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of supportive sisters.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Chicago Zoological Society

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Alzheimer's & Dementia
Study: Telephone support program beneficial for caregivers of those with dementia
Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that a support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers, such as family or friends, of individuals with dementia. The study is published online in advance of print in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.
NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research

Contact: Ellen Slingsby
eslingsby@lifespan.org
401-444-6421
Lifespan

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
American Journal of Psychiatry
Many depressed preschoolers still suffer in later school years
Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows.
NIH/National Institute on Mental Health, CHADS Coalition, Sidney Baer Foundation

Contact: Diane Duke Williams
williamsdia@wustl.edu
314-286-0111
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
JAMA Psychiatry
New research shows lack of motivation affects cognitive performance in schizophrenia
New research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows a significant relationship between motivational deficit and poor cognitive performance in people with schizophrenia.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Kate Richards
media@camh.ca
416-595-6015
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Sugar mimics guide stem cells toward neural fate
Many growth factors that influence the fate of embryonic stem cells must bind to sugars attached to specific receptors on the surface of the cell to work. Because the sugars are difficult to manipulate, biochemists created synthetic stand ins that helped to identify substructures recognized by a growth factor involved in neural development.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, US Department of Energy

Contact: Susan Brown
sdbrown@ucsd.edu
858-246-0161
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Menopause
Soy may help women's hearts if they start early
A diet rich in soy may help feminine hearts, but timing matters, finds a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eileen Petridis
epetridis@fallscommunications.com
216-696-0229
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Cancer
Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors
Use of electroacupuncture (EA) produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors to treat breast cancer. The study is the first demonstration of EA's efficacy for both joint pain relief, as well as these other common symptoms.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katie Delach
katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5964
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Drug-resistant malaria has spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia
Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global malaria control and elimination programs, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
UK Department for International Development, Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Intramural Research Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Clare Ryan
c.ryan@wellcome.ac.uk
44-020-761-17262
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Neurology
How is depression related to dementia?
A new study by neuropsychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, Illinois Department of Public Health

Contact: Deb Song
deb_song@rush.edu
312-942-0588
Rush University Medical Center

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
American Journal of Psychiatry
A blood test for suicide?
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person's risk of attempting suicide.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Lauren Nelson
lnelso35@jhmi.edu
410-955-8725
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Nature Methods
Innovative scientists update old-school pipetting with new-age technology
A team of Whitehead Institute researchers is bringing new levels of efficiency and accuracy to one of the most essential albeit tedious tasks of bench science: pipetting. And the group has established an open-source system that enables anyone to benefit from this development free of charge. Dubbed 'iPipet,' the system converts an iPad or any tablet computer into a 'smart bench' that guides the execution of complex pipetting protocols.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Matt Fearer
fearer@wi.mit.edu
617-452-4630
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Pesticide DDT linked to slow metabolism, obesity and diabetes
UC Davis study is the first to show that developmental exposure to DDT increases the risk of females later developing metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose, and cholesterol.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Michele La Merrill
mlamerrill@ucdavis.edu
707-800-2920
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Early detection and transplantation provide best outcomes for 'bubble boy' disease
Children born with so-called 'bubble boy' disease have the best chance of survival if they undergo a hematopoietic stem cell transplant as soon after birth as possible, according to a detailed analysis of 10 years of outcome data by researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. These findings, the researchers say, argue for expanding newborn screening for severe combined immune deficiency, which leaves affected infants so vulnerable to infection that most die by their first birthday.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Office of Rare Diseases Research, NIH/National Heart Lung & Blood Insttitute, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Irene Sege
irene.sege@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-7379
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Cellular Microbiology
Researchers take steps toward development of a vaccine against tick-transmitted disease
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis.
NIH/National Cancer Insititute, United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration

Contact: Sathya Achia Abraham
sbachia@vcu.edu
804-828-1231
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Penn team makes cancer glow to improve surgical outcomes
The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy to help surgeons see the entire tumor in the patient, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome.
American Surgical Association, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Brand-specific television alcohol ads predict brand consumption among underage youth
The researchers found that the relationship between consumption of a brand and advertising exposure for that brand was significant, and that the relationship was strongest at lower levels of exposure. Their results held even after controlling for other factors influencing youth drinking, such as their parents' drinking, whether the youth chose the brand themselves, the brand's average price, and the popularity of the brand among adults.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Alicia Samuels
asamuels@jhu.edu
914-720-4635
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Brain
Team studies the social origins of intelligence in the brain
By studying the injuries and aptitudes of Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war, scientists are tackling -- and beginning to answer -- longstanding questions about how the brain works. The researchers found that brain regions that contribute to optimal social functioning also are vital to general intelligence and to emotional intelligence. This finding bolsters the view that general intelligence emerges from the emotional and social context of one's life.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Continuing the quest for better stroke therapies
Helping people recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke is an immensely complex challenge that requires deep knowledge of neurophysiology as well as effective therapy. Advancing such knowledge to improve therapeutic options and outcomes has been the primary focus of research by Sergei Adamovich, associate professor of biomedical engineering, since he joined the NJIT faculty more than a decade ago.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
A new brain-based marker of stress susceptibility
Some people handle stressful situations better than others, and it's not all in their genes: Even identical twins show differences in how they respond to adversity. Researchers have identified an electrical pattern in the brains of genetically identical mice that predicts how well individual animals will fare in stressful situations. The results may eventually help researchers prevent a range of mental illnesses that have been linked with stress.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, International Mental Health Research Organization RSA, BBRF Sidney R. Baer Jr. Research Prize, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine receive NIH grant
The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. The grant represents a new direction for the research by studying chlamydial and gonorrheal diseases as the outcome of complex interactions between the host genetics, the urogenital polymicrobial microbiome, and the pathogen's unique genetics.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Christopher Hardwick
chardwick@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-5260
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
23andMe scientists receive approximately $1.4 million in funding from National Institutes of Health
23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has received from the National Institutes of Health a grant totaling $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe's web-based database and research engine for genetic discovery.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Catherine Afarian
cafarian@23andme.com
23andMe Inc.

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