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Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
PLOS Genetics
Pitt-led study suggests cystic fibrosis is 2 diseases, 1 doesn't affect lungs
Cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The research, published online today in PLOS Genetics, showed that nine variants in the gene associated with cystic fibrosis can lead to pancreatitis, sinusitis and male infertility, but leave the lungs unharmed.
National Institutes of Health, Ministry for Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Sciences, Seoul

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

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
PLOS Genetics
In development, it's all about the timing
Closely related organisms share most of their genes, but these similarities belie major differences in behavior, intelligence, and physical appearance. Scientists are beginning to appreciate that the timing of the events that happen during development plays a decisive role in defining an organism. Today, a team of scientists at CSHL has identified LIN-42 as a key regulator of developmental timing, governing a broad range of events throughout maturation.
Rita Allen Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Robertson Research Fund of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
jjansen@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
Cell
Faithful cell division requires tightly controlled protein placement at the centromeres
The protein CENP-A, which is integrated into human DNA at the centromere on each chromosome, has a vital role in cell division. Work from Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman's lab describes how the vital and tightly controlled replenishment of CENP-A progresses.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: Nicole Giese Rura
rura@wi.mit.edu
617-258-6851
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
Cell Reports
First comprehensive library of master genetic switches in plants
Researchers have created the first comprehensive library of genetic switches in plants, setting the stage for scientists around the globe to better understand how plants adapt to environmental changes and to design more robust plants for future food security.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Suzanne Wu
suzanne.wu@usc.edu
213-740-0252
University of Southern California

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association
Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife
Women sexually abused in childhood may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early marker of cardiovascular disease in midlife. Psychosocial factors are important to the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among women in the United States. Awareness of the long-term mental and physical consequences of sexual abuse in childhood needs to be heightened nationally.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute on Nursing Research, NIH/Office of Research on Women's Health

Contact: Karen Astle
karen.astle@heart.org
214-706-1392
American Heart Association

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
American Journal of Public Health
High rates of violence suffered by unstably housed women in San Francisco
New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence.
NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse

Contact: Jeff Sheehy
jsheehy@ari.ucsf.edu
415-597-8165
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
Cell Reports
Study identifies molecular key to healthy pregnancy
Scientists have identified a crucial molecular key to healthy embryo implantation and pregnancy in a study that may offer new clues about the medical challenges of infertility/subfertility, abnormal placentation, and placenta previa.
National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes, Lalor Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Alcohol-programming outreach is especially important for female Black and Latina drinkers
Ethnic minorities and non-English speakers have more difficulty accessing needed health care services. New findings show that female Black and Latina drinkers in particular are at a disadvantage.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Sarah Zemore, Ph.D.
szemore@arg.org
510-597-3440
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 17-Jul-2014
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Adolescent alcohol abuse disrupts transitions into early adulthood
Adolescent alcohol abuse is known to be associated with adverse outcomes in early adulthood. It is unclear how much of this association is due to the influence of differences in familial background and shared genetics. New findings implicate a significant causal relationship between elevated drinking problems at age 18.5 and more adverse life outcomes at age 25 that cannot be fully explained by shared genetic and environmental liabilities.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Academy of Finland

Contact: Richard J. Rose, Ph.D.
rose@indiana.edu
812-855-8770
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Cell membrane proteins give up their secrets
Rice scientists have succeeded in analyzing transmembrane proteins in the same way they study how globular proteins fold. The results should open up new possibilities for researchers who study proteins for their implications in disease and drug design.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Neuron
Oregon study details brain pathways linking visual function, running
A new study by researchers at the University of Oregon published today in the journal Neuron describes a brainstem circuit in mice that may help explain how active movement impacts the way the brain processes sensory information.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lewis Taylor
lewist@uoregon.edu
541-346-2816
University of Oregon

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
MedDiet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races -- Ben-Gurion University researcher
'In a population of initially well-functioning older adults, we found a significant correlation between strong adherence to the Mediterranean diet and a slower rate of cognitive decline among African American, but not white, older adults. Our study is the first to show a possible race-specific association between the Mediterranean diet and cognitive decline.'
NIH/National Institute of Aging, Alzheimer's Association

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Poor sleep quality linked to lower physical activity in people with PTSD
A new study shows that worse sleep quality predicts lower physical activity in people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Irene Perstein Foundation, Mental Illness Research and Education Clinical Center of the US Veterans Health Administration

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

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Diabetes Care
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce cardiovascular death in Type 2 diabetes
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among people with Type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke, according to the American Heart Association. However, a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that the use of cholesterol-lowering statins may help prolong the lives of people with diabetic cardiovascular disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marguerite Beck
marbeck@wakehealth.edu
336-716-2415
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Marijuana dependence alters the brain's response to drug paraphernalia
New research from The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that drug paraphernalia triggers the reward areas of the brain differently in dependent and non-dependent marijuana users. By letting users handle a marijuana pipe while in an fMRI, researchers found that areas of brain activation in the dependent users suggests a more emotional connection than in non-dependent users. Non-dependent users had greater activations in areas associated with memory and attention.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Ben Porter
ben.porter@utdallas.edu
972-883-2193
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
American Journal of Transplantation
Live kidney donors face 'pointless' insurance troubles
Healthy living kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking or changing health or life insurance, according to results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Lauren Nelson
lnelso35@jhmi.edu
410-955-8725
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Study: Smoking may contribute to suicide risk
Cigarette smokers are more likely to commit suicide than people who don't smoke, a relationship that has been attributed to the fact that numerous people with psychiatric disorders, who have higher suicide rates, also tend to smoke. But a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis finds that smoking itself may increase suicide risk and that policies to limit smoking reduce suicide rates.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society.

Contact: Jim Dryden
jdryden@wustl.edu
314-286-0110
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
PLOS ONE
Potassium supplements may increase survival in patients taking diuretics for heart failure
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking prescription potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have better survival rates than patients taking diuretics without the potassium. Moreover, the degree of benefit increases with higher diuretic doses.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Transplantation of new brain cells reverses memory loss in Alzheimer's disease model
A new study from the Gladstone Institutes has revealed a way to alleviate the learning and memory deficits caused by apoE4, the most important genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, improving cognition to normal levels in aged mice.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, SD Bechtel Jr. Foundation, Roddenberry Foundation, Hellman Foundation

Contact: Dana Smith
dana.smith@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2532
Gladstone Institutes

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
Body Image
Study: Body Dysmorphic Disorder patients have higher risk of personal and appearance-based rejection sensitivity
Researchers have found that fear of being rejected because of one's appearance, as well as rejection sensitivity to general interpersonal situations, were significantly elevated in individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. These fears, referred to as personal rejection sensitivity and appearance-based rejection sensitivity, can lead to diminished quality of life and poorer mental and overall health. Body Dymorphic Disorder is an under-recognized body image disorder that affects an estimated 1.7 to 2.4 percent of the population.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact: Ellen Slingsby
eslingsby@lifespan.org
401-444-6421
Lifespan

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
mBio of the American Society of Microbiology
TGen-led study finds likely origin of lung fungus invading Pacific Northwest
Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global "public health vigilance," according to a study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). C. gattii, which likely originated in Brazil, is responsible for dozens of deaths in recent years since it was first found in 1999 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, well outside its usual tropical habitats.
National Institutes of Health, Medical Research Council of South Africa

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage
A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform multiple functions, according to engineers at Rice University.
Rice University, National Institutes of Health, IBM, CISCO, Qlogic, Adaptive Computing, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
Molecular Cell
New UK study helps scientists understand melanoma development
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers shows how a genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.
National Institutes of Health, Drury Pediatric Research Endowed Chair Fund, Wendy Will Case Cancer Research Fund, Markey Cancer Foundation, Children's Miracle Network, Jennifer and David Dickens Melanoma Research Foundation

Contact: Allison Perry
allison.perry@uky.edu
859-323-2399
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
Interface Focus
Game theory model reveals vulnerable moments for cancer cells' energy production
Cancer's no game, but researchers at Johns Hopkins are borrowing ideas from evolutionary game theory to learn how cells cooperate within a tumor to gather energy. Their experiments, they say, could identify the ideal time to disrupt metastatic cancer cell cooperation and make a tumor more vulnerable to anti-cancer drugs.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Vanessa Wasta
wasta@jhmi.edu
410-614-2916
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 15-Jul-2014
American Journal of Men's Health
Adolescent males seek intimacy and close relationships with the opposite sex
Teenage boys desire intimacy and sex in the context of a meaningful relationship and value trust in their partnerships, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The research provides a snapshot of the development of masculine values in adolescence, an area that has been understudied.
National Institutes of Health

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

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