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Public Release: 22-May-2014
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Aggressive behavior observed after alcohol-related priming
It has been well documented by previous research that the consumption of alcohol is directly linked to an increase in aggression and other behavioral extremes. But can simply seeing alcohol-related words have a similar effect on aggressive behavior?
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Jennifer Santisi
press@spsp.org
202-524-6543
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Science
Fruit flies show mark of intelligence in thinking before they act
Fruit flies 'think' before they act, a study by researchers from the University of Oxford's Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour suggests. The neuroscientists showed that fruit flies take longer to make more difficult decisions.
Wellcome Trust, Gatsby Charitable Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Oxford Martin School

Contact: Oxford University news & information office
news.office@admin.ox.ac.uk
44-018-652-80530
University of Oxford

Public Release: 22-May-2014
Science
RI Hospital researcher and colleagues discover protein that may lead to malaria vaccine
Rhode Island Hospital researchers have discovered a protein that is essential for malaria-causing parasites to escape from inside red blood cells. This protein could lead to the development of a vaccine that would prevent the progression of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, which kills one child every 15 seconds each year in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, according to new research by Jonathan Kurtis, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues.
National Institutes of Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Cell
Molecule acts as umpire to make tough life-or-death calls
Researchers have demonstrated that an enzyme required for animal survival after birth functions like an umpire, making the tough calls required for a balanced response to signals that determine if cells live or die. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists led the study, which was published online and appears in the May 22 edition of the scientific journal Cell.
National Institutes of Health, ALSAC

Contact: Carrie Strehlau
carrie.strehlau@stjude.org
901-595-2295
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 21-May-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Univ. of MD researchers identify fat-storage gene mutation that may increase diabetes risk
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a mutation in a fat-storage gene that appears to increase the risk for type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
National Institutes of Health, and others

Contact: Karen Warmkessel
kwarmkessel@umm.edu
41-032-889-194-104-04153
University of Maryland Medical Center

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Cell Reports
TSRI scientists catch misguided DNA-repair proteins in the act
Scientists led by a group of researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, have discovered some of the key proteins involved in one type of DNA repair gone awry.
Pew Scholars, National Institutes of Health, Novartis Advanced Discovery Institute, Italian Ministry of Health, FIRC

Contact: Madeline McCurry Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Bioinformatics
Drug-target database lets researchers match old drugs to new uses
A study recently published in the journal Bioinformatics describes a new database and pattern-matching algorithm that allows researchers to evaluate rational drugs and drug combinations, and also recommends a new drug combination to treat drug-resistant non-small cell lung cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 21-May-2014
PLOS ONE
Disruption of circadian rhythms may contribute to inflammatory disease
A disruption of circadian rhythms, when combined with a high-fat, high-sugar diet, may contribute to inflammatory bowel disease and other harmful conditions, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The study is online at the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, PLOS ONE.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Nancy DiFiore
nancy_difiore@rush.edu
312-942-5159
Rush University Medical Center

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Scientists find an unlikely stress responder may protect against Alzheimer's
In surprise findings, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that a protein with a propensity to form harmful aggregates in the body when produced in the liver protects against Alzheimer's disease aggregates when it is produced in the brain. The results suggest that drugs that can boost the protein's production specifically in neurons could one day help ward off Alzheimer's disease.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Translational Psychiatry
Panel of 11 genes predicts alcoholism risk, gives new insights into biology of the disease
A group of 11 genes can successfully predict whether an individual is at increased risk of alcoholism, a research team from the United States and Germany has found.
National Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Eric Schoch
eschoch@iu.edu
317-274-8205
Indiana University

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Scientists win $2 million grant to study impact of early nutrition on lifespan
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of early nutrition on lifespan and overall health. William Ja, a TSRI assistant professor, is the principal investigator for the five-year study.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Neuron
JHU biologists identify new neural pathway in eyes that aids in vision
A less-well-known type of retina cell plays a more critical role in vision than previously understood.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Latarsha Gatlin
lgatlin1@jhu.edu
443-997-9909
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Nature Chemical Biology
Team validates potentially powerful new way to treat HER2-positive breast cancer
A CSHL-led research team reports that it has found a means of inhibiting a protein called PTP1B, whose expression is upregulated in HER2-positive breast cancer. They show that PTP1B plays a critical role in the development of tumors in which HER2 signaling is aberrant. Therefore, PTP1B may be a therapeutic target via which to treat the disease.
National Institutes of Health, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center, American Diabetes Association

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-5055
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Langmuir
Illinois researchers combine weak chemical forces to strengthen novel imaging technology
Biomedical researchers at the University of Illinois have found ways to increase the effectiveness of certain contrast agents often used for imaging blood vessels and internal bleeding by associating them with nanoparticles. The contrast agent being used is packaged inside or bonded to the surface of microscopic particles, which can be designed to target certain regions of the body or prolong the agent's activity.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
A faster track to the tools that track disease
Researchers at Princeton University have developed a direct method to single enantiomer PET tracers. These radioactive small molecules are used in PET scans to help doctors visualize the progression of disease.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Tien Nguyen
tienn@princeton.edu
609-258-6523
Princeton University

Public Release: 21-May-2014
MU researcher receives $1.5 million NIH grant to study vascular functions in Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disease that affects older adults, slowly destroys their memories and may cause dementia. According to estimates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the disease may affect as many as 5.1 million Americans. Now, with the help of a $1.5 million grant from the NIH, University of Missouri researcher James Lee will continue to look for clues into the causes of Alzheimer's.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
University of Maryland School of Medicine research finds drugs that may treat MERS virus
A series of research articles published ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy have identified a number of existing pharmaceutical drugs and compounds under development that may offer effective therapies against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Jamie Lacey-Moreira
jamielacey@presscommpr.com
443-212-5260
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Neuron
Rhythmic bursts of electrical activity from cells in ear teach brain how to hear
A precise rhythm of electrical impulses transmitted from cells in the inner ear coaches the brain how to hear, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The ear generates spontaneous electrical activity to trigger a response in the brain before hearing actually begins, said senior investigator Karl Kandler, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology and neurobiology at Pitt School of Medicine.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Pennsylvania Lions Hearing Research Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
SrikamAV@upmc.edu
412-578-9193
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Nature
Soil bacteria may provide clues to curbing antibiotic resistance
Bacteria that naturally live in the soil have a vast collection of genes to fight off antibiotics, but they are much less likely to share these genes, a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has revealed.
Children's Discovery Institute, International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability at Washington University, National Academiese Keck Futures Initiatives, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael C. Purdy
purdym@wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Molecular Cancer Research
Molecule linked to aggressive pancreatic cancer offers potential clinical advances
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered an enzyme they say is tightly linked to how aggressive pancreatic cancer will be in a patient.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic SPORE in Pancreatic Cancer

Contact: Kevin Punsky
punsky.kevin@mayo.edu
904-953-2299
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 21-May-2014
JAMA Surgery
Most women who have double mastectomy don't need it, U-M study finds
About 70 percent of women who have both breasts removed following a breast cancer diagnosis do so despite a very low risk of facing cancer in the healthy breast, new research from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
nfawcett@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Neuron
UNC researchers find new target for chronic pain treatment
UNC researchers led by Mark Zylka, Ph.D, discovered that the enzyme PIP5K1C controls the activity of cellular receptors that signal pain. By reducing the enzyme, researchers showed that levels of a lipid called PIP2 is also lessened. They also found a compound that can dampen the activity of PIP5K1C. These findings could lead to a new kind of pain reliever for the more than 100 million people who suffer from chronic pain in the US.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mark Derewicz
mark.derewicz@unch.unc.edu
919-923-0959
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Journal of the American Heart Association
Home-based walking program eases clogged leg arteries
A home-based exercise program helped people with clogged leg arteries walk farther and faster. Supervised exercise for PAD is not usually covered by insurance and is inaccessible for many people with this painful condition. Physicians should recommend walking even if their patients don't have access to a supervised exercise program.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Carrie Thacker
carrie.thacker@heart.org
214-706-1665
American Heart Association

Public Release: 21-May-2014
Neuron
Neuroscience's grand question
Researchers at Brandeis University have built a new theoretical model to understand how cells monitor and self-regulate their properties in the face of continual turnover of cellular components.
National Institutes of Health, Charles A. King Trust

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@brandeis.com
781-736-4027
Brandeis University

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Oxidants and Antioxidants in Biology World Congress
Respiratory Research
Vitamin E in canola and other oils hurts lungs
A large new study upends our understanding of vitamin E and ties increasing consumption of supposedly healthy, vitamin E-rich oils -- canola, soybean and corn -- to the rising incidence of lung inflammation and, possibly, asthma. The good news: vitamin E in olive and sunflower oils improves lungs. The study shows drastically different health effects of vitamin E depending on its form: gamma-tocopherol in soybean, canola and corn oil and alpha-tocopherol in olive and sunflower oils.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

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