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Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
Chemistry and Biology
UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack
A new study -- the first to apply a new screening technique to human platelets -- netted a potential drug target for preventing dangerous blood clots in high-risk people.
American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Hughes
tahughes@unch.unc.edu
919-966-6047
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Penn study: Shutting off neurons helps bullied mice overcome symptoms of depression
A new drug target to treat depression and other mood disorders may lie in a group of GABA neurons shown to contribute to symptoms like social withdrawal and increased anxiety, Penn Medicine researchers report in a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Steve Graff
stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5653
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Mutations in a gene that impacts immune function increase susceptibility to prostate cancer
A team of researchers led by Janet Stanford, Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has discovered that mutations in the gene BTNL2, which encodes a protein involved in regulating T-cell proliferation and cytokine production -- both of which impact immune function -- increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact: Kristen Woodward
media@fhcrc.org
206-667-2210
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Type 2 diabetes study to examine role amylin plays in disease
A George Washington University researcher will receive $1.3 million over the next five years from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for research that will help better understand how Type 2 diabetes develops, possibly informing the development of novel treatments to reverse the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Kurtis Hiatt
kkhiatt@gwu.edu
202-994-1849
George Washington University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Journal of Burn Care Research
Study identifies better blood glucose monitor for burn care
Glucose monitoring systems with an autocorrect feature that can detect red blood cells (hematocrit), vitamin C and other common interferents in burn patients' blood are better for monitoring care, a pilot study conducted by UC Davis researchers at the School of Medicine and College of Engineering has found.
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carole Gan
carole.gan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9047
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Neurology
Assay shown to be effective in measuring levels of mutant huntingtin protein
An assay designed to measure normal and abnormal forms of the huntingtin protein -- the mutated form of which causes Huntington's disease -- was successful in detecting levels of the mutant protein in a large multicenter study of individuals at risk for the devastating neurological disorder.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Mike Morrison
mdmorrison@partners.org
617-724-6425
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Blood
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study yields new strategy against high-risk leukemia
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a protein that certain high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells need to survive and have used that knowledge to fashion a more effective method of killing tumor cells. The findings appear in the Aug. 29 edition of the journal Blood.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, ALSAC

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Using a robot to improve brain cancer treatment is aim of a $3 million NIH award to WPI
With a five-year, $3 million R01 award from the National Institutes of Health, through the National Cancer Institute, a multi-institution team of researchers led by Gregory Fischer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute will test a new, minimally invasive approach to treating brain tumors. It will combine an MRI-guided robot with ablation by high-intensity ultrasound to accurately destroy tumors without damaging surrounding tissue. This approach would be a significant improvement over current treatments.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Texas A&M biologist fights deadly gut bacteria, C. diff
A Texas A&M University biologist has received a federal grant to study the fecal samples of hundreds of people to better understand the gut bacteria Clostridium difficile -- the cause of some 14,000 deaths a year in America -- and to help lay the basic science foundation to develop drugs to combat its deadly results.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Vimal Patel
vpatel@science.tamu.edu
979-845-7246
Texas A&M University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Cancer Research
Scripps Florida scientists detail critical role of gene in many lung cancer cases
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown that a well-known cancer-causing gene implicated in a number of malignancies plays a far more critical role in non-small cell lung cancer, the most common form of the disease, than previously thought. These findings establish the gene as a critical regulator of lung cancer tumor growth.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Arthritis Care & Research
Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarthritis
Adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a six-year follow-up period, a new study finds.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact: Tom Hughes
tahughes@unch.unc.edu
919-966-6047
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Diabetes Care
Pre-pregnancy hormone testing may indicate gestational diabetes risk
Overweight women with low levels of the hormone adiponectin prior to pregnancy are nearly seven times more likely to develop gestational diabetes, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. Adiponectin protects against insulin resistance, inflammation and heart disease.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Rowena Sara
rsara@golinharris.com
415-318-4376
Kaiser Permanente

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Cell
CRISPR/Cas genome engineering system generates valuable conditional mouse models
Whitehead Institute researchers have used the gene regulation system CRISPR/Cas (for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat/CRISPR-associated) to engineer mouse genomes containing reporter and conditional alleles in one step. Animals containing such sophisticated engineered alleles can now be made in a matter of weeks rather than years and could be used to model diseases and study gene function.
Croucher Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nicole Rura
rura@wi.mit.edu
617-258-6851
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Stem Cell Reports
Scientists map molecular mechanism that may cause toxic protein buildup in dementing disorders
There is no easy way to study diseases of the brain. Extracting brain cells, or neurons, from a living patient is risky, while examining a patient's brain post-mortem only reveals the disease's final stages. And animal models, while incredibly informative, have fallen short during the crucial drug-development stage of research. But scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have taken a potentially more powerful approach: An advanced stem-cell technique that creates a human model of degenerative disease in a dish.
Tau Consortium, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Consortium for FTD Research, Bechtecl Fnd., Roddenberry Fnd.

Contact: Anne Holden
anne.holden@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2534
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Biomaterials
Stanford-developed collagen patch speeds repair of damaged heart tissue in mice
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have developed a patch composed of structurally modified collagen that can be grafted onto damaged heart tissue. Their studies in mice have demonstrated that the patch not only speeds generation of new cells and blood vessels in the damaged area, it also limits the degree of tissue damage resulting from the original trauma.
National Institutes of Health, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Oak Foundation, Stanford's Bio-X program, National Science Foundation

Contact: Louis Bergeron
louisb3@stanford.edu
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Neuron
Neuroscientists find a key to reducing forgetting -- it's about the network
A team of neuroscientists has found a key to the reduction of forgetting. Their findings show that the better the coordination between two regions of the brain, the less likely we are to forget newly obtained information.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Dart Neuroscience

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Science
Penn study: Protein that protects nucleus also regulates stem cell differentiation
The fact that bone is rigid and mechanically distinct from soft fat or brain had been speculated to play some role in differentiation to new cells in those parts of the body, but mechanisms have been unclear. Now, a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a protein found in the nuclei of all cells -- lamin-A -- plays a key role in the differentiation process.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
British Medical Journal
Eating whole fruits linked to lower risk of Type 2 diabetes
Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, was significantly associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health researchers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Todd Datz
tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8413
Harvard School of Public Health

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
American Journal of Human Genetics
Study discovers gene that causes devastating mitochondrial diseases
Researchers have identified a novel disease gene in which mutations cause rare but devastating genetic diseases known as mitochondrial disorders. Nine mutations of the gene, FBXL4, were found in nine children in seven families, including three siblings from the same family.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Tracking Huntington's disease through brain metabolism
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, David Eidelberg and colleagues at the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research, evaluated changes in the brain metabolism of a small group of preclinical HD carriers over the course of seven years and identified a metabolic network that is associated with HD progression. Measurable increases in the activity of this network were predictive of time to symptom onset.
National Institutes of Health, CHDI Foundation Inc.

Contact: Corinne Williams
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
WPI receives $1.94 million NIH award for research on cardiac regeneration
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $1.94 million R01 grant to a biomedical research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute working at the forefront of cell therapies for healing cardiac muscle damaged by heart attack or chronic disease. The multifaceted research program funded by the grant is based on the use of biopolymer microthreads developed at WPI to deliver adult stem cells into damaged hearts to promote muscle regeneration.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Cohen
mcohen@wpi.edu
508-868-4778
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
Atmospheric Environment
Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change
A Harvard team's study suggests wildfire seasons by 2050 will be about three weeks longer, up to twice as smoky, and will burn a wider area in the western states. The findings are based on a set of internationally recognized climate scenarios, decades of historical meteorological data, and records of past fire activity.
US Environmental Protection Agency, NASA Air Quality Applied Science Team, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
Nature Communications
Researchers aim to use light -- not electric jolts -- to restore healthy heartbeats
When a beating heart slips into an irregular, rhythm, the treatment is electric current from a pacemaker or defibrillator. But the electricity itself can cause pain, tissue damage and other side effects. Now, researchers want to replace jolts with a gentler remedy: light.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Phil Sneiderman
prs@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
Stem Cells
UC Davis team 'spikes' stem cells to generate myelin
Stem cell technology has long offered the hope of regenerating tissue to repair broken or damaged neural tissue.
National Institutes of Health, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Contact: Charles Casey
charles.casey@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9048
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
Journal of National Cancer Institute
School-age drinking increases breast cancer risk
Every daily drink a young woman takes increases her lifetime risk of breast cancer by 13 percent, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Goodwin
jgoodwin@wustl.edu
314-286-0166
Washington University School of Medicine

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