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Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
Genetic function discovered that could offer new avenue to cancer therapies
Researchers have discovered a genetic function that helps one of the most important "tumor suppressor" genes to do its job and prevent cancer. Finding ways to maintain or increase the effectiveness of this gene could offer an important new avenue for human cancer therapies.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Mark Leid
mark.leid@oregonstate.edu
541-737-5809
Oregon State University

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Psychosomatic Medicine
IUPUI study first to find earlier depression treatment prevents heart attacks and strokes
Research led by Jesse C. Stewart, Ph.D., of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, is the first to find that treatment of depression before any apparent signs of cardiovascular disease can decrease the risk of future heart attacks and strokes by almost half.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Discovery aids in fight against antifungal drug resistance
A research breakthrough is helping pave the way for novel antifungal drugs designed to overcome the world-wide problem of growing resistance to current treatments.
Marsden Fund, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Brian Monk
brian.monk@otago.ac.nz
University of Otago

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
In the brain the number of neurons in a network may not matter
A study has found that the time it takes neural networks in the brain to make decisions is remarkably stable regardless of size: a finding that could make it easier to achieve the goal of the President's BRAIN Initiative established last spring.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Eye Insitute

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Child Development
Shy toddlers understand more than their speaking ability indicates, says CU-Boulder study
Scientists have known that shy toddlers often have delayed speech, but a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the lag in using words does not mean that the children don't understand what's being said.
MacArthur Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Soo Rhee
soo.rhee@colorado.edu
303-492-2967
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Environmental Health Perspectives
Liver tumors found in mice exposed to BPA
In one of the first studies to show a significant association between BPA and cancer development, University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers have found liver tumors in mice exposed to the chemical via their mothers during gestation and nursing.
Michigan Nutrition Research Obesity Center, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Laurel Thomas Gnagey
ltgnagey@umich.edu
734-647-1841
University of Michigan

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Mosquito sperm have 'sense of smell'
Vanderbilt biologists have discovered that mosquito sperm have a "sense of smell" and that some of same chemicals that the mosquito can smell cause the sperm to swim harder.
National Institutes of Health, Gates Foundation, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Chemical stem cell signature predicts treatment response for acute myeloid leukemia
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have found a chemical "signature" in blood-forming stem cells that predicts whether patients with acute myeloid leukemia will respond to chemotherapy.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, NIH/National Cancer Institute, New York Stem Cell Foundation

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Pediatrics
Hardships explain much of hospital asthma readmissions among black children and teens
Black children are twice as likely as white children to be readmitted to the hospital for asthma -- a disparity due in large part to a greater burden of financial and social hardships, according to a new study.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jim Feuer
jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Neurology
UCLA researchers uncover how pesticides increase risk for Parkinson's disease
Previous studies have shown the certain pesticides can increase the risk for developing Parkinson's disease. Now, UCLA researchers have now found that the strength of that risk depends on an individual's genetic makeup.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Kim Irwin
kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2262
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Can a protein controlling blood pressure enhance immune responses and prevent Alzheimer's?
Many people with high blood pressure are familiar with ACE inhibitors, drugs that widen blood vessels by limiting activity of ACE -- angiotensin-converting enzyme -- a naturally occurring protein found in tissues throughout the body.
National Institutes of Health, Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust Fund, Bright Focus Foundation, Maurice Marciano Family Foundation, and others

Contact: Sandy Van
sandy@prpacific.com
808-526-1708
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Child Development
'I know it but I won't say it'
Previous research has suggested that shy children have difficulties with language. A new longitudinal study of 816 toddlers has found that shy children who are inhibited in their behavior understand what's being said as well as less shy peers, even though they tend to speak less. In other words, these children are merely reluctant to respond rather than delayed or deficient in understanding language.
MacArthur Foundation, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Contact: Hannah Klein
hklein@srcd.org
202-289-0320
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Child Development
For young African-Americans, emotional support buffers the biological toll of racial discrimination
A new study has found that African-American youth who report experiencing frequent discrimination during adolescence are at risk for developing chronic diseases like heart disease in later years. The study, which looked at 331 rural youth living in Georgia, found that emotional support from parents and peers can protect from the effects of allostatic load -- biological wear and tear due to exposure to repeated stress.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Hannah Klein
hklein@srcd.org
202-289-0320
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 2-Feb-2014
Nature Genetics
Split decision: Stem cell signal linked with cancer growth
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein critical to hematopoietic stem cell function and blood formation. The finding has potential as a new target for treating leukemia because cancer stem cells rely upon the same protein to regulate and sustain their growth.
National Institutes of Health, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 2-Feb-2014
Nature Medicine
A quicker, cheaper way to detect staph in the body
Watch out, infection. University of Iowa researchers have crated a probe that can identify staph bacteria before symptoms appear. The probe is noninvasive and is expected to be cheaper and faster than current diagnostic techniques. Results published in the journal Nature Medicine.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Richard Lewis
richard-c-lewis@uiowa.edu
319-384-0012
University of Iowa

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Journal of Bone & Mineral Research
Osteoporosis screening recommendations may miss two-thirds of women aged 50 to 64
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on osteoporosis screenings may not identify the majority of women in the 50-64 age group who would be potential candidates for osteoporosis therapy. As a result, following the strategy may lead to missed opportunities to decrease fracture risk in at-risk women.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, UCLA/Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Contact: Enrique Rivero
erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2273
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
What's behind a No. 1 ranking?
Behind every "Top 100" list is a generous sprinkling of personal bias and subjective decisions. To shed light on the trustworthiness of rankings, Harvard researchers have created LineUp, an open-source application that empowers ordinary citizens to make quick, easy judgments about rankings based on multiple attributes.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, US Air Force Research Lab, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Austrian Science Fund

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Endocrine-Related Cancer
Dormant prostate cancer cells may be reawakened by factors produced in inflammatory cells
Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute discovered in pre-clinical models that dormant prostate cancer cells found in bone tissue can be reawakened, causing metastasis to other parts of the body. Understanding this mechanism of action may allow researchers to intervene prior to disease progression.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Board of Governors Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

Contact: Cara Martinez
cara.martinez@cshs.org
310-423-7798
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
Dartmouth scientists develop protocol to harvest mouse cell lines for melanoma research
Dartmouth researchers have developed a protocol that permits cells harvested from melanoma tumors in mice to grow readily in cell culture.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Melanoma Research Alliance

Contact: Robin Dutcher
Robin.Dutcher@hitchcock.org
603-653-9003
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Biology Letters
Research led by Wayne State discovers single gene in bees separating queens from workers
A research team led by Wayne State University, in collaboration with Michigan State University, has identified a single gene in honeybees that separates the queens from the workers. The scientists unraveled the gene's inner workings and published the results in the current issue of Biology Letters. The gene, which is responsible for leg and wing development, plays a crucial role in the evolution of bees' ability to carry pollen.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Sleep
Studies find new links between sleep duration and depression
A genetic study of adult twins and a community-based study of adolescents both report novel links between sleep duration and depression. A study of 1,788 twins is the first to demonstrate a gene by environment interaction between self-reported habitual sleep duration and depressive symptoms. Another study of 4,175 individuals between 11 and 17 years of age is the first to document reciprocal effects for major depression and short sleep duration among adolescents using prospective data.
National Institutes of Health, University of Washington, Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, University of Texas

Contact: Lynn Celmer
lcelmer@aasmnet.org
630-737-9700
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Ecology and Society
To calculate long-term conservation pay off, factor in people
Paying people to protect their natural environment is a popular conservation tool around the world - but figure out that return on investment, for both people and nature, is a thorny problem, especially since such efforts typically stretch on for years. Reseachers have developed a new way to evaluate and model the long-term effectiveness of conservation investments.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NASA

Contact: Sue Nichols
nichols@msu.edu
517-432-0206
Michigan State University

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Genes & Development
Fruit flies reveal normal function of a gene mutated in spinocerebellar ataxia type 7
Disruptive clumps of mutated protein are often blamed for clogging cells and interfering with brain function in patients with the neurodegenerative diseases known as spinocerebellar ataxias. But a new study in fruit flies suggests that, for at least one of these diseases, the defective proteins may not need to form clumps to do harm.
Stowers Institute and National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gina Kirchweger
gxk@stowers.org
816-806-1036
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Human Brain Mapping
Imaging technique shows brain anatomy change in women with multiple sclerosis, depression
A multicenter research team led by Cedars-Sinai neurologist Nancy Sicotte, MD, an expert in multiple sclerosis and state-of-the-art imaging techniques, used a new, automated technique to identify shrinkage of a mood-regulating brain structure in a large sample of women with MS who also have a certain type of depression.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute on Aging, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, European Union/Marie Curie Grant, Skirball Foundation, US Department of Defense

Contact: Sandy Van
sandy@prpacific.com
808-526-1708
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Cancer Discovery
Study reports success in targeted therapy for common form of lung cancer
Dana-Farber researchers have found that a combination of two already-in-use drugs may have an effect on stopping the growth of the most common genetic subtype of lung cancer setting the stage for clinical trials.
National Institutes of Health, V Foundation, GTM Fund for Lung Cancer Research

Contact: Robbin Ray
Robbin_ray@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-4090
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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