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Public Release: 13-May-2013
Bix of Sanders-Brown receives NIH funding for stroke research
The new funding from the NIH will enable Bix and his team to investigate the effects of a newly identified stroke treatment on brain tissue regeneration, to investigate factors influencing generation and survival of post-stroke generated neurons, and to investigate novel mechanisms in neuritogenesis and neurite extension. The ultimate aim of this work is to develop a novel stroke therapy for humans.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Allison Elliott
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 13-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Out of sync with the world: Body clocks of depressed people are altered at cell level
Every cell in our bodies runs on a 24-hour clock, tuned to the night-day, light-dark cycles that have ruled us since the dawn of humanity. But new research shows that the clock may be broken in the brains of people with depression -- even at the level of the gene activity inside their brain cells.
Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Fund, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Kara Gavin
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 12-May-2013
Nature Immunology
Mutation causing wrong-way plumbing explains 1 type of blue-baby syndrome
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, one type of "blue baby" syndrome, is a potentially deadly congenital disorder that occurs when pulmonary veins don't connect normally to the left atrium of the heart. TAPVC babies are born cyanotic from lack of oxygen. Semaphorin 3d guides the development of endothelial cells and is crucial for normal development of pulmonary veins. Mutations in Sema3d cause embryonic blood vessels to hook up in the wrong way.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 12-May-2013
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
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
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
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
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
University of Arizona

Public Release: 10-May-2013
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
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
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
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
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
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 9-May-2013
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
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
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 9-May-2013
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
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
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
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
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 9-May-2013
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
Michigan State University

Public Release: 9-May-2013
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
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
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
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
University of South Florida (USF Health)

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