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Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
American Journal of Public Health
Death from drugs like oxycodone linked to disadvantaged neighborhoods, fragmented families
Death from analgesic overdose, including the painkillers oxycodone and codeine, is more concentrated in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods with a prevalence of high divorce, single-parent homes than deaths from unintentional causes. Yet, compared to heroin overdose deaths, analgesic overdoses were found to occur in higher-income neighborhoods. This study is among the first to provide a framework that helps explain the geographical distribution of analgesic overdose in urban areas.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
American Journal of Human Genetics
Complex diseases traced to gene copy numbers
Duke researchers have connected very rare and precise duplications and deletions in the human genome to their complex disease consequences by duplicating them in zebrafish.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development

Contact: Kendall Morgan
kendall.morgan@duke.edu
919-684-2850
Duke University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Physical activity in parks can be boosted by modest marketing
A new study finds that physical activity in parks can be increased significantly by making modest investments in marketing, such as improve signage. The strategy included working with park users and neighbors to develop a coherent plan.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Warren Robak
robak@rand.org
310-451-6913
RAND Corporation

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Journal of Pediatrics
All probiotics are not the same in protecting premature infants from common, life-threatening illness
Treating premature infants with probiotics, the dietary supplements containing live bacteria that many adults take to help maintain their natural intestinal balance, may be effective for preventing a common and life-threatening bowel disease among premature infants, researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital have found.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and others

Contact: Phyllis Brown
phyllis.brown@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9023
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Science
Researchers rewrite an entire genome -- and add a healthy twist
Scientists from Yale and Harvard have recoded the entire genome of an organism and improved a bacterium's ability to resist viruses, a dramatic demonstration of the potential of rewriting an organism's genetic code.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Science
The sly maneuvers of the fungus fatal to frogs
A new study hints at why a particular fungus has been so successful in killing amphibians.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Natasha Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Use of false ID by youth to buy alcohol is a slippery slope toward alcohol use disorders
Many underage youth use false identification to buy alcohol. A new study has found that almost two-thirds of a college student sample used false IDs. False ID use might contribute to the development of alcohol use disorders by facilitating more frequent drinking.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D.
aarria@umd.edu
301-405-9795
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Science
To sleep, perchance to clean
In findings that give fresh meaning to the old adage that a good night's sleep clears the mind, a new study shows that a recently discovered system that flushes waste from the brain is primarily active during sleep. This revelation could transform scientists' understanding of the biological purpose of sleep and point to new ways to treat neurological disorders.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Mark Michaud
mark_michaud@urmc.rochester.edu
585-273-4790
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Tufts CTSI receives $24 Million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award
Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center today announced that the National Institutes of Health has named the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) a recipient of the 2013 Clinical and Translational Science Awards. Tufts CTSI first received federal funding in 2008, and the new award provides more than $24 million in federal funding to support the Institute's work over the next five years.
National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Amy West
awest@tuftsmedicalcenter.org
617-636-6025
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Dr. John Martin awarded $3.7M for movement control studies
The laboratory of Dr. John Martin, medical professor in The City College of New York's Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, recently received $3.7 million for three new investigations into how the nervous system controls movement. Two $1.7 million, five-year awards from the National Institutes of Health and a grant of $300,000 over two years from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation comprise the funding.
National Institutes of Health, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Contact: Ellis Simon
esimon@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-6460
City College of New York

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Journal of American Medical Directors Association
Using mobile devices to look up drug info prevents adverse events in nursing homes
Nearly nine out of 10 nursing home physicians said that using their mobile devices to look up prescription drug information prevented at least one adverse drug event in the previous month, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Aging, National Library of Medicine, US Department of Veterans Affairs

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
UCLA to house worldwide database of brain images for chronic-pain conditions
A new database featuring hundreds of brain scans and other key clinical information will help researchers tease out similarities and differences between these and many other chronic-pain conditions, helping to accelerate research and treatment development.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rachel Champeau
rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2270
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Journal of Early Adolescence
Poor rural youth in Haiti are rich in family ties, rooted in their own culture
Haitian teens, especially those who live in the country's rural areas, are among the poorest persons in the Western Hemisphere, but they are rich in their family relationships and strongly rooted in their own culture, a University of Illinois study finds.
Mellon Foundation, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health

Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer
p-pickle@illinois.edu
217-244-2827
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Cell Reports
Glowing neurons reveal networked link between brain, whiskers
New research on mouse whiskers from Duke University reveals a surprise -- at the fine scale, the sensory system's wiring diagram doesn't have a set pattern. And it's probably the case that no two people's touch sensory systems are wired exactly the same at the detailed level, according to Fan Wang, Ph.D., an associate professor of neurobiology in the Duke Medical School.
National Institutes of Health, Swiss National Foundation, Kanton Basel-Stadt, European Research Council Advanced Grant, Novartis Research Foundation

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Neuron
Schizophrenia linked to abnormal brain waves
MIT neuroscientists discover neurological hyperactivity that produces disordered thinking.
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, National Institutes of Health, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
New England Journal of Medicine
Genetic mutation linked to Alzheimer's disease doubles rate of brain tissue loss, USC study shows
Carriers of a specific genetic mutation linked to Alzheimer's disease lose 1.4 percent to 3.3 percent more of their brain tissue than non-carriers, and twice as fast, which indicates more rapid onset of the disease. For the first time, researchers show how the TREM2 genetic mutation physically affects the living human brain.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alison Trinidad
alison.trinidad@usc.edu
323-442-3941
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Neurology
Finding Alzheimer's disease before symptoms start
Johns Hopkins researchers say that by measuring levels of certain proteins in cerebrospinal fluid, they can predict when people will develop the cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease years before the first symptoms of memory loss appear.
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhmi.edu
410-955-8665
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Nature
Genetic errors identified in 12 major cancer types
Examining 12 major types of cancer, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified 127 repeatedly mutated genes that appear to drive the development and progression of a range of tumors in the body. The discovery sets the stage for devising new diagnostic tools and more personalized cancer treatments.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Caroline Arbanas
arbanasc@wustl.edu
314-286-0109
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Cell Host & Microbe
Study shows how Staph toxin disarms the immune system
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered a new mechanism by which the deadly Staphylococcus aureus bacteria attack and kill off immune cells. Their findings, published today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, explain a critical survival tactic of a pathogen that causes more skin and heart infections than any other microbe, and kills more than 100,000 Americans every year.
National Institutes of Health, New York University School of Medicine Development Funds, American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant

Contact: Lisa Greiner
lisa.greiner@nyumc.org
646-592-3044
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Neuron
'Individualized' therapy for the brain targets specific gene mutations causing dementia and ALS
Johns Hopkins scientists have developed new drugs that -- at least in a laboratory dish -- appear to halt the brain-destroying impact of a genetic mutation at work in some forms of two incurable diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and dementia.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, P2ALS, Muscular Dystrophy Association, ALS Association

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhmi.edu
410-955-8665
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
PLOS ONE
Elusive secret of HIV long-term immunity
Scientists have discovered a long sought, critical new clue about why some people are able to control the HIV virus long term without taking antiviral drugs. The finding may be useful in shortening drug treatment for everyone else with HIV. These rare individuals have an extra helping of an immune protein that blocks HIV from spreading within the body by turning it into an impotent wimp. Earlier treatment could protect reserves of the critical protein for everyone.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Neuron
Rare gene mutation sheds light on protein's role in brain development
Though worlds apart, four unrelated families have been united in a medical mystery over the source of a rare inherited disorder that results in their children being born with abnormal brain growth and severe functional impairments.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Restoring surgeons' sense of touch during minimally invasive surgeries
A team of engineers and doctors has developed a new wireless capsule that can give surgeons back their sense of touch when performing minimally invasive surgery.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
JAMA
More than 40 percent of men over 75 undergo PSA screening despite national recommendations
Many primary care doctors continue to administer the prostate-specific antigen test to even their oldest patients despite the fact that no medical organization recommends prostate cancer screening for men older than 75, according to new research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, UTMB researchers found a high variability in standard PSA-ordering practice among primary care physicians.
Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, University of Texas Medical Branch

Contact: Molly Dannenmaier
mjdannen@utmb.edu
409-771-5105
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
UCLA, USC get $2M to develop stroke center network in Southland
A three-way partnership between the UCLA Stroke Center at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center, the University of Southern California (USC) Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Keck Medicine of USC, and UC Irvine has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to address those three stroke priorities.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mark Wheeler
mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2265
University of California - Los Angeles

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