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Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Oncology Nursing Forum
Support team aiding caregivers of cancer patients shows success, CWRU researchers report
Many caregivers of terminal cancer patients suffer depression and report regret and guilt from feeling they could have done more to eliminate side effects and relieve the pain. So researchers from the nursing school at Case Western Reserve University devised and tested an intervention that quickly integrates a cancer support team to guide caregivers and their patients through difficult end-of-life treatment and decisions.
NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Boston University researchers and collaborators receive $12.6 million NIH grant for AD
Researchers from the Biomedical Genetics division of the Boston University School of Medicine are part of a five-university collaboration receiving a $12.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to identify rare genetic variants that may either protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Gina DiGravio
gina.digravio@bmc.org
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
AIDS and Behavior
NYU researchers tackle racial/ethnic disparities in HIV medical studies
Study finds social/behavioral intervention vastly increased the number of African American and Latino individuals living with HIV/AIDS who enrolled in HIV/AIDS medical studies. Nine out of 10 participants who were found eligible for studies decided to enroll, compared to zero participants among a control group.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

Contact: Christopher James
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
CWRU and collaborators receive $12.6 million NIH grant to study genetics of Alzheimer's
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a five-university collaboration receiving a $12.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to identify rare genetic variants that may either protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Jessica Studeny
jessica.studeny@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
$12.6 million NIH grant to study genetics of Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are part of a five-university collaboration receiving a $12.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to identify rare genetic variants that may either protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5658
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
Researchers receive $12.6 million NIH grant to study genetics of Alzheimer's
Researchers from Columbia University are part of a five-university collaboration receiving a $12.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to identify rare genetic variants that may either protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@cumc.columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Jul-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut
University at Buffalo researchers are developing a new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form 'nanojuice' that patients would drink. Upon reaching the small intestine, doctors would strike the nanoparticles with a harmless laser light, providing an unparalleled, non-invasive, real-time view of the organ.
National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Korean Ministry of Science, Institute for Creative Technologies

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 6-Jul-2014
Nature
Discovery provides insights on how plants respond to elevated CO2 levels
Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Cell Stem Cell
Biochemical cascade causes bone marrow inflammation, leading to serious blood disorders
Like a line of falling dominos, a cascade of molecular events in the bone marrow produces high levels of inflammation that disrupt normal blood formation and lead to potentially deadly disorders including leukemia, an Indiana University-led research team has reported.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Schoch
eschoch@iu.edu
316-274-8205
Indiana University

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Science
New discovery in living cell signaling
A breakthrough discovery into how living cells process and respond to chemical information could help advance the development of treatments for a large number of cancers and other cellular disorders that have been resistant to therapy.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?
To better understand probiotics' capabilities, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are leading a nationwide clinical trial to determine whether one of the most commonly used probiotics can safely and effectively treat infants and toddlers suffering from acute gastroenteritis, otherwise known as stomach virus or 'stomach flu.'
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Elizabethe Holland Durando
elizabethe.durando@wustl.edu
314-286-0119
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Doctoral students to study biology, mechanics connection under NIH grant
Four doctoral students at Washington University in St. Louis will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the intersection of biology and mechanics and how they work together to sustain life under a five-year, $921,040 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Neil Schoenherr
nschoenherr@wustl.edu
314-935-5235
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Cell Metabolism
Bone marrow fat tissue secretes hormone that helps body stay healthy
Bone marrow fat may have untapped health benefits, study finds.
National Institutes of Health,

Contact: Beata Mostafavi
bmostafa@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Nature Chemical Biology
Could boosting brain cells' appetites fight disease? New research shows promise
Deep inside the brains of people with dementia and Lou Gehrig's disease, globs of abnormal protein gum up the inner workings of brain cells -- dooming them to an early death. But boosting those cells' natural ability to clean up those clogs might hold the key to better treatment for such conditions.
National Institutes of Health, ALS Association, Packard Center for ALS Research, Target ALS

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Study finds higher risk for celiac disease in some children
Physicians from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in collaboration with an international team of researchers have demonstrated that screening of genetically susceptible infants can lead to the diagnosis of celiac disease at a very early age. The study is published in the July 3 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
National Institutes of Health, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Center for Disease Control

Contact: Mark Couch
mark.couch@ucdenver.edu
303-724-5377
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Cell
Researchers find genetic link to autism known as CHD8 mutation
In a collaboration involving 13 institutions around the world, researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism. The results are being published in Cell magazine July 3, 2014: 'Disruptive CHD8 Mutations Define a Subtype of Autism in Early Development.' 'We finally got a clear cut case of an autism specific gene,' said Raphael Bernier, the lead author, and UW associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the clinical director of the Autism Center at Seattle Children's.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bobbi Nodell
bnodell@uw.edu
206-543-7129
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Cell
Researchers learn how beryllium causes deadly lung disease
Using exquisitely detailed maps of molecular shapes and the electrical charges surrounding them, researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how the metal beryllium triggers a deadly immune response in the lungs. John Kappler, Ph.D., and his colleagues show how a genetic susceptibility to the disease creates a molecular pocket, which captures beryllium ions and triggers an inflammatory response in the lungs.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: William Allstetter
720-987-6654
National Jewish Health

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
American Journal of Human Genetics
WSU researchers rule out leading hypothesis for miscarriages, birth defects
Washington State University reproductive biologists have ruled out the 'Production-Line Hypothesis,' one of the leading thoughts on why older women have an increased risk of miscarriages and children with birth defects.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Terry Hassold
terryhassold@wsu.edu
509-335-4953
Washington State University

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Cell Stem Cell
Schizophrenia-associated gene variation affects brain cell development
Johns Hopkins researchers have begun to connect the dots between a schizophrenia-linked genetic variation and its effect on the developing brain. As they report July 3 in the journal Cell Stem Cell, their experiments show that the loss of a particular gene alters the skeletons of developing brain cells, which in turn disrupts the orderly layers those cells would normally form.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Simons Foundation

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
410-955-8236
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 3-Jul-2014
Cell
New clue helps explain how brown fat burns energy
Researchers add another piece to the brown fat puzzle, identifying a major factor driving the fat's thermogenic process
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Penn Research lends new insights on conditions for new blood vessel formation
With lifesaving applications possible in both inhibiting and accelerating the creation of new blood vessels, a more fundamental understanding of what regulates angiogenesis is needed. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Boston University and Harvard University have uncovered the existence of a threshold above which fluid flowing through blood vessel walls causes new capillaries to sprout.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Purdue-designed tool helps guide brain cancer surgery
A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery. The mass spectrometry tool sprays a microscopic stream of charged solvent onto the tissue surface to gather information about its molecular makeup and produces a color-coded image that reveals the location, nature and concentration of tumor cells.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Elizabeth K. Gardner
ekgardner@purdue.edu
765-494-2081
Purdue University

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
SLEEP 2014
Sleep
Twin study links community socioeconomic deprivation to sleep duration
A new study of adult twins suggests that the level of socioeconomic deprivation in a neighborhood is associated with the sleep duration of residents.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research

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

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Joslin scientists identify process that affects fat distribution and metabolic syndrome
Building upon their earlier research on the biology of fat metabolism, Joslin scientists discovered that microRNAs -- small RNA molecules that play important roles in regulation in many types of tissue -- play a major role in the distribution and determination of fat cells and whole body metabolism.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeffrey Bright
jeff.bright@joslin.harvard.edu
Joslin Diabetes Center

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Socioeconomic status associated with peripheral artery disease risk
Previous research has established a link between lower socioeconomic status and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. In a new study led by Brigham and Women's Hospital, researchers have found that there are also higher rates of peripheral artery disease in individuals with low income and lower attained education levels in the United States.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, American Heart Association

Contact: Lori Schroth
ljschroth@partners.org
617-525-6374
Brigham and Women's Hospital

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