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Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
JAMA
Medicare Center of Excellence Policy may limit minority access to weight-loss surgery
New research indicates a decline in the number of minority patients with Medicare receiving bariatric surgery after the Medicare Center of Excellence Policy was implemented.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Contact: Natalie Wood-Wright
nwoodwri@jhsph.edu
443-703-8851
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Cell Reports
Scripps Florida scientists pinpoint proteins vital to long-term memory
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have found a group of proteins essential to the formation of long-term memories. The proteins send signals from the outside to the inside of a cell, inducing a cellular response crucial for many aspects of embryonic development, including stem cell differentiation, as well as for normal functioning of the adult brain.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
New book from Harry P. Selker, M.D., M.S.P.H., offers fresh perspective on Affordable Care Act debate
A researcher's voice of reason entered the national debate on "Obamacare" today when Springer Science+Business Media released "The Affordable Care Act as a National Experiment: Health Policy Innovations and Lessons," edited by Harry P. Selker, M.D., M.S.P.H., and June S. Wasser, M.A. The book's fresh perspective asserts that health policy innovation is translational research directed at improving the public's health.
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Cell Reports
Study suggests antioxidant treatment may help NF1-linked behavioral issues
New research in mouse models suggests that treatment with antioxidants may help reduce behavioral issues linked to the genetic nervous system disorder Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) and an associated condition called Costello syndrome. Scientists report their findings Sept. 12 in Cell Reports. The authors show that defects in the NF1/Ras molecular pathway, which cause the disorders, trigger production of harmful oxidative nitric oxide molecules in the oligodendrocyte glial brain cells of mice.
National Institutes of Health, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, DAMD Program Neurofibromatosis

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013
Simple steps may identify patients that hold onto excess sodium
Getting a second urine sample and blood pressure measure as patients head out of the doctor's office appears an efficient way to identify those whose health may be in jeopardy because their bodies hold onto too much sodium, researchers report.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Tracking criminal movement using math
In a paper published last month in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, authors Sorathan Chaturapruek, Jonah Breslau, Daniel Yazdi, Theodore Kolokolnikov, and Scott McCalla propose a mathematical model that analyzes criminal movement in terms of a LÚvy flight, a pattern in which criminals tend to move locally as well as in large leaps to other areas.
National Institutes of Health, DMS, Army Research Office, AARMS CRG, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Harvey Mudd College, Royal Thai Government, DPST

Contact: Karthika Muthukumaraswamy
karthika@siam.org
267-350-6383
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Science
UNC researchers identify a new pathway that triggers septic shock
Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have identified a sensor pathway inside cells. These internal sensors are like motion detectors inside a house; they trigger an alarm that signals for help -- a response from the immune system. This research indicates that both exterior and interior sensors work together to detect the same component of bacterial cell membranes, a molecule called lipopolysaccharide or LPS.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Cell Reports
Protein essential for maintaining beta cell function identified
Researchers at the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that the pancreatic protein Nkx6.1 -- a beta-cell enriched transcription factor -- is essential to maintaining the functional state of beta cells.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Debra Kain
ddkain@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Science
Local animals' role in human drug-resistant Salmonella may previously have been overstated
A new study has shown that, contrary to popular belief, local domestic animals are unlikely to be the major source of antibiotic resistant Salmonella in humans. The result comes from a detailed study of DNA from more than 370 Salmonella samples collected over a 22-year period.
University of Glasgow, Wellcome Trust, EU 7th Framework Programme, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Mark Thomson
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
01-223-492-384
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013
High blood pressure reading in kids linked to triple risk for condition as adults
Kids with at least one high blood pressure reading were about three times more likely to develop the condition as adults.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Veteran's Administration

Contact: Darcy Spitz
Darcy.spitz@heart.org
212-878-5940
American Heart Association

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013
Testing child's urine may help doctors identify risk for high blood pressure
Testing children's urine samples for sodium retention may help doctors identify those at risk for high blood pressure.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Darcy Spitz
Darcy.spitz@heart.org
212-878-5940
American Heart Association

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Current Biology
Study sheds light on genetics of how and why fish swim in schools
How and why fish swim in schools has long fascinated biologists looking for clues to understand the complexities of social behavior. A new study by a team of researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center may help provide some insight.
NIH/Center of Excellence in Genomic Science, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Better verbal development during childhood linked to later drinking and intoxication
Previous research has found contradictory linkages among cognition, verbal skills, and later alcohol use. A new study has found that better verbal development during childhood predicts more frequent drinking and intoxication during adolescence and young adulthood. Study authors speculate this verbal/alcohol association may be partially due to peer associations.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, The Academy of Finland, The Finnish Foundation

Contact: Antti Latvala, Ph.D.
antti.latvala@helsinki.fi
358-919-127-224
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Individuals with a dual diagnosis can benefit from 12-step programs too
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous can play an important role in addiction recovery. A new study examines the suitability of 12-step organizations for young adults with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders, referred to as dual diagnosis (DD). Findings indicate that young adult DD patients show similar benefits compared with those diagnosed only with a substance use disorder.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, The Hazelden Foundation

Contact: Brandon G. Bergman, Ph.D.
bgbergman@partners.org
617-643-7563
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Sober drinking knowledge often fails 'in the moment' of intoxication
Approximately one-third of all fatal crashes each year in the US involve an alcohol-impaired driver. New research compares individuals' perceived dangerousness of driving after drinking while intoxicated with those perceptions while sober. Results show that sober knowledge does not necessarily translate into responsible judgment while intoxicated.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Denis M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
mccarthydm@missouri.edu
573-882-0426
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Researchers win $5.25 million NIH grant to develop new single molecule electronic DNA sequencing platform
A team of researchers led by Columbia Engineering professor Jingyue Ju has won a three-year $5.25 million NIH grant to develop a novel integrated miniaturized system for real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing. This will help them develop their approach into a robust miniaturized platform that will allow the entire human genome to be deciphered for about $100, creating an ideal platform for personalized medicine and basic biomedical research.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
NIH awards CCNY $1.5 million to train addiction researchers
Aiming to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented minority groups conducting addiction research, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $1.5 million to support a new training program at the City College of New York.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

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

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Nature
Discovery of cell division 'master controller' may improve understanding and treatment of cancer
In a study to be published in the journal Nature, two Dartmouth researchers have found that the protein cyclin A plays an important but previously unknown role in the cell division process, acting as a master controller to ensure the faithful segregation of chromosomes during cell division.
NIH/National Institute for General Medical Sciences

Contact: Derik Hertel
derik.hertel@dartmouth.edu
603-650-1211
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Nature
OHSU AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body
An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus from the body. The promising vaccine candidate is being developed at OHSU's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute. The research results were published online today by the journal Nature.
National Institutes of Health, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Todd Murphy
murphyt@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
First proteomic analysis of birth defect demonstrates power of a new technique
The first proteomic analysis of an animal model of a rare, sometimes deadly birth defect, Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, has revealed that the molecular mechanisms that cause it are more complex than previously understood.
National Institutes of Health, Research to Prevent Blindness, American Heart Association

Contact: Ellen Goldbaum
goldbaum@buffalo.edu
716-645-4605
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Annals of Surgery
Trauma centers serving mostly white patients have lower death rates for patients of all races
Nearly 80 percent of trauma centers in the United States that serve predominantly minority patients have higher-than-expected death rates, according to new Johns Hopkins research. Moreover, the research shows, trauma patients of all races are 40 percent less likely to die -- regardless of the severity of their injuries -- if they are treated at hospitals with lower-than-expected mortality rates, the vast majority of which serve predominantly white patients.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Services, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Molecular Psychiatry
International study provides new genetic clue to anorexia
The largest DNA-sequencing study of anorexia nervosa has linked the eating disorder to variants in a gene coding for an enzyme that regulates cholesterol metabolism. The finding suggests that anorexia could be caused in part by a disruption in the normal processing of cholesterol, which may disrupt mood and eating behavior.
Price Foundation of Switzerland, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Cell
'Merlin' is a matchmaker, not a magician
Johns Hopkins researchers have figured out the specific job of a protein long implicated in tumors of the nervous system. Reporting on a new study described in the Sept. 12 issue of the journal Cell, they detail what they call the "matchmaking" activities of a fruit fly protein called Merlin, whose human counterpart, NF2, is a tumor suppressor protein known to cause neurofibromatosis type II when mutated.
NIH/National Eye Institute, US Department of Defense, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Pediatrics
Drug treatment means better, less costly care for children with sickle cell disease
The benefits of hydroxyurea treatment in people with sickle cell disease are well known -- fewer painful episodes, fewer blood transfusions and fewer hospitalizations. Now new research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and other institutions reveals that by preventing such complications, the drug can also considerably lower the overall cost of medical care in children with this condition.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
epeshev1@jhmi.edu
410-502-9433
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Transplanting fat may be effective treatment for metabolic disease
Transplanting fat may treat such inherited metabolic diseases as maple syrup urine disease by helping the body process the essential amino acids that these patients cannot, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matthew Solovey
msolovey@hmc.psu.edu
717-531-8606
Penn State

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