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Public Release: 12-May-2013
Nature Chemical Biology
Research on cilia heats up: Implications for hearing, vision loss and kidney disease
Experiments at Johns Hopkins have unearthed clues about which protein signaling molecules are allowed into hollow, hair-like "antennae," called cilia, that alert cells to critical changes in their environments.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 12-May-2013
Nature
Non-inherited mutations account for many heart defects, Yale researchers find
New mutations that are absent in parents but appear in their offspring account for at least 10 percent of severe congenital heart disease, reveals a massive genomics study led, in part, by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bill Hathaway
william.hathaway@yale.edu
203-432-1322
Yale University

Public Release: 12-May-2013
Nature Genetics
Penn Medicine researchers identify 4 new genetic risk factors for testicular cancer
A new study in Nature Genetics looking at the genomes of more than 13,000 men identified four new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer, the most commonly diagnosed type in young men today.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Nature Immunology
Not all cytokine-producing cells start out the same way
Not all IL17-producing cells are the same, and the rules regarding how particular cell types are instructed to produce this important mediator differ. Understanding the rules that govern IL17 cell development and function will suggest ways to specifically modulate one population or the other.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5658
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Scientific Reports
Potential flu pandemic lurks
An MIT study identifies influenza viruses circulating in pigs and birds that could pose a risk to humans.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Disease Models & Mechanisms
Research reveals possible reason for cholesterol-drug side effects
University of Arizona researchers have identified a clue to explain the reversible memory loss sometimes caused by the use of statins, one of the most widely prescribed medications. Unusual swellings within neurons, which the team has termed the "beads-on-a-string" effect, may be linked to the cognitive decline some patients experience while taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs.
National Institutes of Health, University of Arizona, Menopause and Women's Health Research Center, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: La Monica Everett-Haynes
leverett@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4405
University of Arizona

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Neuropsychopharmacology
Cocaine vaccine passes key testing hurdle
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have successfully tested their novel anti-cocaine vaccine in primates, bringing them closer to launching human clinical trials.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: John Rodgers
jdr2001@med.cornell.edu
646-317-7401
Weill Cornell Medical College

Public Release: 10-May-2013
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Study finds gaps in 'decision aids' designed to help determine right cancer screening option
Can decision aids help patients and doctors determine best time and method of cancer screening?
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Beata Mostafavi
bmostafa@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Current Biology
CU study suggests link between tumor suppressors and starvation survival
A particular tumor suppressor gene that fights cancer cells does more than clamp down on unabated cell division -- the hallmark of the disease -- it also can help make cells more fit by allowing them to fend off stress, says a University of Colorado Boulder study.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Min Han
min.han@colorado.edu
303-492-2261
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 10-May-2013
American Journal of Human Genetics
A cautionary tale on genome-sequencing diagnostics for rare diseases
Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that several children born with rare diseases called congenital disorders of glycosylation don't contain the mutation in every cell type -- raising new questions about inheritance, genomic sequencing, and diagnostics.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Patrick Bartosch
pbartosch@sanfordburnham.org
407-745-2097
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Public Release: 10-May-2013
Human Molecular Genetics
Cancer drug prevents build-up of toxic brain protein
Researchers have used tiny doses of a leukemia drug to halt accumulation of toxic proteins in the brains of mice. They say their study offers a unique and exciting strategy to treat neurodegenerative diseases that feature abnormal buildup of proteins in Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, Huntington's disease and Lewy body dementia, among others.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen Mallet
km463@georgetown.edu
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Biomaterials
Biomaterial shows promise for Type 1 diabetes treatment
Researchers have made a significant first step with newly engineered biomaterials for cell transplantation that could help lead to a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes, which affects about 3 million Americans. Georgia Tech engineers and Emory University clinicians have successfully engrafted insulin-producing cells into a diabetic mouse model, reversing diabetic symptoms in the animal in as little as 10 days.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, US Department of Veterans Affairs, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Liz Klipp
klipp@gatech.edu
404-894-6016
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Nature Neuroscience
Researchers discover dynamic behavior of progenitor cells in brain
By monitoring the behavior of a class of cells in the brains of living mice, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins discovered that these cells remain highly dynamic in the adult brain, where they transform into cells that insulate nerve fibers and help form scars that aid in tissue repair.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
410-955-8236
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Contraception
Women altering menstruation cycles in large numbers, UO study shows
A surprisingly large number of women 18 or older choose to delay or skip monthly menstruation by deviating from the instructions of birth-control pills and other hormonal contraceptives, a team of researchers found in a study of female students at the University of Oregon.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matt Cooper
mattc@uoregon.edu
541-346-8875
University of Oregon

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Critical Care Medicine
Doctor's choice of words may influence family's decision to permit CPR in critically ill
A physician's choice of words when talking with family members about whether or not to try cardiopulmonary resuscitation if a critically ill patient's heart stops may influence the decision, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers in the June edition of Critical Care Medicine and now available online.
NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research

Contact: Rick Pietzak
pietzakr@upmc.edu
412-864-4151
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-May-2013
University of Rochester named Center for AIDS Research by the National Institutes of Health
The University of Rochester was named a Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) by NIH, a designation that infuses $7.5 million into HIV/AIDS work across the University. The new CFAR will focus on Rochester's research strengths, including the disease's influence on the brain, HIV and aging and RNA biology. HIV and aging is an especially important area, as patients are living longer than ever before thanks to great strides in treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emily Boynton
emily_boynton@urmc.rochester.edu
585-273-1757
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
Research finds identifies social needs of young people with cancer
Research conducted by Xiao-Cheng Wu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Louisiana Tumor Registry at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, and colleagues, reports adolescents and young adults with cancer may be at higher risk for social isolation and that a substantial proportion of them have unmet social needs that could adversely affect their health.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Lance Armstrong Foundation

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Science
Using bacteria to stop malaria
Mosquitoes are deadly efficient disease transmitters. Research conducted at Michigan State University, however, demonstrates that they also can be equally adept in curing diseases such as malaria.
National Institutes of Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Cell
Mapping the embryonic epigenome
A large, multi-institutional research team involved in the NIH Epigenome Roadmap Project has published a sweeping analysis in the current issue of the journal Cell of how genes are turned on and off to direct early human development. The study is led by Bing Ren of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Joseph Ecker of The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and James Thomson of the Morgridge Institute for Research.
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, NIH/Epigenome Roadmap Project, and others

Contact: Rachel Steinhardt
Rsteinhardt@licr.org
212-450-1582
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Social Science & Medicine
Obese students' childbearing risk varies with high school obesity rates
For young women in high school, the risk of childbearing may depend on the prevalence of obesity in their schools, according to sociologists, who found that as the prevalence of obesity rises in a school, so do the odds of obese high school students bearing children.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Matthew Swayne
mls29@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Psychological Science
Social connections drive the 'upward spiral' of positive emotions and health
People who experience warmer, more upbeat emotions may have better physical health because they make more social connections, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 9-May-2013
USF gets $2.8M NIH grant with Aetna to study genetic testing and breast cancer treatment
The University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) and Aetna are launching a groundbreaking study that will examine the influence genetic testing may have on clinical treatment decisions among breast cancer patients and their doctors. The national collaborative study is supported by a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anne DeLotto Baier
abaier@health.usf.edu
813-974-3303
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Science
Heady mathematics
Two UC Berkeley applied mathematicians have found a way to mathematically describe the evolution and disappearance of a foam. Using these equations, they were able to generate a movie that shows the complex draining, popping and rearrangement of these bubbles as the foam vanishes.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Cell Reports
Scientists show how nerve wiring self-destructs
Many medical issues affect nerves, from injuries and chemotherapy to glaucoma and multiple sclerosis. The common theme in these scenarios is destruction of nerve axons, the long wires that transmit signals to other parts of the body. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a way the body can remove injured axons, identifying a potential target for new drugs that could prevent the inappropriate loss of axons.
American-Italian Cancer Foundation, European Molecular Biology Organization, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait
straitj@wustl.edu
314-286-0141
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Molecular Cell
Studies generate comprehensive list of genes required by innate system to defend sex cells
Investigators from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory today publish studies revealing many previously unknown components of an innate system that defends sex cells -- the carriers of inheritance across generations -- from the ravages of transposable genetic elements.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, T and V Stanley

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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