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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
Northwestern University

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Game changer: Patients of doctors who played online game had better control of blood pressure
Primary care providers who engaged in an online game to solve clinical cases about hypertension management improved blood pressure control of their patients in a shorter amount of time compared to non-gamers, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Professor gets $2.5 million MERIT award to study how body breaks down fat
Dr. Timothy J. Bartness, a Regents' Professor of Biology and director of the Center for Obesity Reversal at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.5 million renewal of the MERIT Award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study lipolysis, the breakdown of body fat, and thermogenesis, or heat production, from specialized fat cells.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Research explains action of drug that may slow aging and related disease
A proven approach to slow the aging process is dietary restriction, but new research helps explain the action of a drug that appears to mimic that process -- rapamycin. The advance moves science closer to a compound that might slow aging and reduce age-related disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Viviana Perez
Oregon State University

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Journal of Immunology
Penn team identifies promising new target for gum disease treatment
University of Pennsylvania researchers have been searching for ways to prevent, half and reverse periodontitis. In a report published in the Journal of Immunology, they describe a promising new target: a component of the immune system called complement.
National Institutes of Health, European Commission, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Students swayed by 'relaxing, fun' image of hookah smoking ignore health harms
Educational campaigns meant to dissuade college students from initiating hookah tobacco smoking may be more successful if they combat positive perceptions of hookah use as attractive and romantic, rather than focusing solely on the harmful components of hookah tobacco smoke, a new University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study found.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Steven Manners Memorial Fund

Contact: Allison Hydzik
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Academic Pediatrics
Flu vaccines in schools limited by insurer reimbursement
School-based influenza vaccine programs have the potential to reach many children at affordable costs and with parental support, but these programs are limited by low rates of reimbursement from third-party payers, according to recently published study results by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH/National Library of Medicine

Contact: Mark Couch
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Pine bark substance could be potent melanoma drug
A substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
National Institutes of Health, Foreman Foundation for Melanoma Research, H.G. Barsumian, M.D. Memorial Fund

Contact: Matt Solovey
Penn State

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Journal of Nutrition
A full serving of protein at each meal needed for maximum muscle health
Most Americans eat a diet that consists of little to no protein for breakfast, a bit of protein at lunch and an overabundance of protein at dinner. As long as they get their recommended dietary allowance of about 60 grams, it's all good, right?
Beef Checkoff, UTMB/Institute for Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Claude D. Pepper OAIC

Contact: Molly Dannenmaier
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Can dogs help kids lose weight?
The fight against childhood obesity may have new allies: pets and veterinarians.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rushmie Nofsinger
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Physical activity can protect overweight women from risk for heart disease
For otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease, according to a study that followed nearly 900 women for seven years. These findings were reported in a paper led by authors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, and published today in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH/Office of Research on Women's Health

Contact: Deirdre Branley
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 20-May-2014
Genomic tumor testing to match lung cancer patients with targeted drugs transforms care
New data from a study led by Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians that used targeted therapy for patients with the most common type of lung cancer has helped transform treatment for the disease.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Melissa Morgenweck
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Predicting which stroke patients will be helped -- or harmed -- by clot-busting treatment
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a technique that can predict -- with 95 percent accuracy -- which stroke victims will benefit from intravenous, clot-busting drugs and which will suffer dangerous and potentially lethal bleeding in the brain.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Journal of Clinical Oncology
A call to arms in cancer research
The rapid growth in the Hispanic population in the US is not matched by growth in Hispanics participating in cancer clinical trials -- not even close. Given the health disparities experienced by this population it is crucial that cancer researchers include more Hispanics in their trials, and there are steps they can take to do so, in an analysis from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Elizabeth Allen
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Children who exercise have better body-fat distribution, regardless of their weight
Maybe the numbers on the scale aren't alarming, but that doesn't mean that healthy-weight children get a pass on exercising, according to a new University of Illinois study published in Pediatrics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Nature Chemistry
Making better medicines with a handful of chemical building blocks
Soon, making and improving medical drugs could be as easy for chemists as stacking blocks is for a child. University of Illinois chemist Martin Burke, a pioneer of a technique that constructs complex molecules from simple chemical 'building blocks,' led a group that found that thousands of compounds in a class of molecules called polyenes -- many of which have great potential as drugs -- can be built simply and economically from a scant one dozen different building blocks.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Having and raising offspring is costly phase of life for baboon moms
Observations made in Kenya as part of one of the world's longest-running studies of a wild primate show how having offspring influences the health of female baboons. These observations highlight that females are mostly injured on days when they are likely to conceive. In addition, injuries heal the slowest when they are suckling their young. The study is published in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Aging

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
People more likely to choose a spouse with similar DNA, finds CU-Boulder study
Individuals are more genetically similar to their spouses than they are to randomly selected individuals from the same population, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Benjamin Domingue
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists develop new approach for sampling gut bacteria
Scientists at Forsyth, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a new protocol for collecting saliva and stool samples for genomic and transcriptomic analyses. This method eliminates the need for specialized personnel and facilities while keeping the sample intact. It also provides critical insight into the genetic makeup of the microbiome of the digestive tract and the bacteria associated with celiac disease, oral cancer, perodontitis and obesity.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Kelly
Forsyth Institute

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Journal of Urology
Low risk prostate cancer not always low risk
Selection of men for active surveillance should be based not on the widely used conventional biopsy, but with a new, image-guided targeted prostate biopsy.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kim Irwin
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Taste test: Could sense of taste affect length of life?
Researchers find a link between taste and aging in fruit flies.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Beata Mostafavi
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Racing the clock to help young patients with old hearts
University of Maryland biologists used induced plenipotent stem cell technology to discover a destructive cellular process in progeria, a rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging. Patients die in their teens of heart disease or stroke. Assistant professor Kan Cao discovered that progerin, a toxic protein, causes smooth muscle cells in patients' arteries to self-destruct. The finding speeds testing of progeria treatments and could shed light on normal aging.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Heather Dewar
University of Maryland

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Chronic insufficient sleep increases obesity, overall body fat in children
One of the most comprehensive studies of the potential link between reduced sleep and childhood obesity finds compelling evidence that children who consistently received less than the recommended hours of sleep during infancy and early childhood had increases in both obesity and in adiposity or overall body fat at age 7.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Kory Dodd Zhao
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Study calls for revisiting cardiac screening guidelines for survivors of childhood cancer
One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending congestive heart failure finds improved health outcomes but suggests that less frequent screening than currently recommended may yield similar clinical benefit. The researchers, in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, utilized a simulation-based model to estimate the long-term benefits associated with routine screening.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Irene Sege
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Public Release: 19-May-2014
Solution to helping teens with chronic disease may be at fingertips
Adolescents with chronic diseases (ACD), such as cystic fibrosis, gastrointestinal disorders (including Crohn's disease) and Type 1 diabetes, often find the transition of managing their health care needs into adulthood to be challenging. A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine found the answer to developing independent, self-management skills in ACD could be right at the patient's fingertips.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michelle Brubaker
University of California - San Diego

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