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Public Release: 6-May-2013
Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
Research supports laws that require bicyclists to wear helmets
Bicycle helmets save lives and their use should be required by law. That's the conclusion of a study to be presented Monday, May 6, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC.
The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Debbie Jacobson
djacobson@aap.org
847-434-7084
American Academy of Pediatrics

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Nature Medicine
Discovery may help prevent chemotherapy-induced anemia
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered that chemotherapy induces an insidious type of nerve damage inside bone marrow that can cause delays in recovery after bone marrow transplantation. The findings, made in mice and published online today in Nature Medicine, suggest that combining chemotherapy with nerve-protecting agents may prevent long-term bone marrow injury that causes anemia and may improve the success of bone marrow transplants.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Nature Neuroscience
Epilepsy cured in mice using brain cells
Epilepsy that does not respond to drugs can be halted in adult mice by transplanting a specific type of cell into the brain, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered, raising hope that a similar treatment might work in severe forms of human epilepsy.
National Institutes of Health, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Jeffrey Norris
jeff.norris@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Nature Cell Biology
Discovery helps show how breast cancer spreads
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered why breast cancer patients with dense breasts are more likely than others to develop aggressive tumors that spread. The finding opens the door to drug treatments that prevent metastasis.
National Institutes of Health, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait
straitj@wustl.edu
314-286-0141
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Portable device provides rapid, accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis, other bacterial infections
A handheld diagnostic device that Massachusetts General Hospital investigators first developed to diagnose cancer has been adapted to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis and other important infectious bacteria. Two versions of the portable device combine microfluidic technology with nuclear magnetic resonance to not only diagnose these important infections but also determine the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Nature
Divide and define: Clues to understanding how stem cells produce different kinds of cells
The human body contains trillions of cells, all derived from a single cell, or zygote, made by the fusion of an egg and a sperm. That single cell contains all the genetic information needed to develop into a human, and passes identical copies of that information to each new cell as it divides into the many diverse types of cells that make up a complex organism like a human being.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, MacArthur Foundation

Contact: Laura J. Williams
laurajw@umich.edu
734-615-4862
University of Michigan

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Nature Genetics
Genome sequencing provides unprecedented insight into causes of pneumococcal disease
A new study led by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK has, for the first time, used genome sequencing technology to track the changes in a bacterial population following the introduction of a vaccine.
National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Todd Datz
tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8413
Harvard School of Public Health

Public Release: 5-May-2013
Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
Study adds to evidence that cigarettes are gateway to marijuana
Teen smokers who rationalize their use of cigarettes by saying, "At least, I'm not doing drugs," may not always be able to use that line. New research to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC, supports the theory that cigarettes are a gateway drug to marijuana.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Susan Stevens Martin
ssmartin@aap.org
847-434-7131
American Academy of Pediatrics

Public Release: 4-May-2013
Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
Vitamin C may head off lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers
Pregnant women are advised not to smoke during pregnancy because it can harm the baby's lungs and lead to wheezing and asthma, among other problems. If a woman absolutely can't kick the habit, taking vitamin C during pregnancy may improve her newborn's lung function and prevent wheezing in the first year of life, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 4, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

Contact: Debbie Jacobson
djacobson@aap.org
847-434-7084
American Academy of Pediatrics

Public Release: 2-May-2013
PLOS ONE
Tick-borne Lone Star virus identified through new super-fast gene sequencing
The tick-borne Lone Star virus has been conclusively identified as part of a family of other tick-borne viruses called bunyaviruses, which often cause fever, respiratory problems and bleeding, according to new research led by scientists at UC San Francisco.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kristen Bole
kristen.bole@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Cell Stem Cell
U of M researchers discover link between heart, blood, and skeletal muscle
New research out of the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota shows that by turning on just a single gene, Mesp1, different cell types including the heart, blood and muscle can be created from stem cells.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Caroline Marin
crmarin@umn.edu
612-624-5680
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center

Public Release: 2-May-2013
NeuroImage
Dieting youth show greater brain reward activity in response to food
Research results imply that dieting characterized by meal skipping and fasting would be less successful than weight loss efforts characterized by intake of low energy dense healthy foods.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kathryn Madden
kathryn@ori.org
541-484-2123
Oregon Research Institute

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Cell Stem Cell
Turning human stem cells into brain cells sheds light on neural development
Medical researchers have manipulated human stem cells into producing types of brain cells known to play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and autism. The new model cell system allows neuroscientists to investigate normal brain development, as well as to identify specific disruptions in biological signals that may contribute to neuropsychiatric diseases.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: John Ascenzi
Ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Pain
Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological basis
A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault. The study also contributes further evidence that persistent pain after stressful events has a specific biological basis.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH/National Center for Research Resources

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

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Arthritis Care & Research
Regular, moderate exercise does not worsen pain in people with fibromyalgia
For many people who have fibromyalgia, even the thought of exercising is painful. Yet a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that exercise does not worsen the pain associated with the disorder and may even lessen it over time.
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Study uncovers mechanism for how grapes reduce heart failure associated with hypertension
A study appearing in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry demonstrates that grapes are able to reduce heart failure associated with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension) by increasing the activity of several genes responsible for antioxidant defense in the heart tissue.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Justin Harris
juaha@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Cell
Scientists revolutionize the creation of genetically altered mice to model human disease
Using a bacteria-based technique, Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch has efficiently created mouse models with multiple gene mutations in a matter of weeks. Because the method does not require embryonic stem cells, the approach also could allow any animal to become a model organism.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Croucher Foundation, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 2-May-2013
American Journal of Human Genetics
Duke researchers identify gene mutations associated with nearsightedness
Mutations in a gene that helps regulate copper and oxygen levels in eye tissue are associated with a severe form of nearsightedness, according to a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics on May 2, 2013.
National Institutes of Health, Prevent Blindness Inc., and others

Contact: Rachel Harrison
rachel.harrison@duke.edu
919-419-5069
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 2-May-2013
American Journal of Human Genetics
Gene variant appears to predict weight loss after gastric bypass
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have identified a gene variant that helps predict how much weight an individual will lose after gastric bypass surgery, a finding with the potential both to guide treatment planning and to facilitate the development of new therapeutic approaches to treating obesity and related conditions like diabetes.
National Institutes of Health, Merck Research Laboratories, Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Environmental Health Perspectives
Troubling levels of toxic metals found in lipstick
UC Berkeley researchers found lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in a sample of 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. Some of the metals were detected at levels that could raise potential health concerns.
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Education

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 2-May-2013
PLOS ONE
Making cancer less cancerous
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that, when repressed in tumor cells, puts a halt to cell growth and a range of processes needed for tumors to enlarge and spread to distant sites. The researchers hope that this so-called "master regulator" gene may be the key to developing a new treatment for tumors resistant to current drugs.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Safeway Breast Cancer Foundation

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

Public Release: 1-May-2013
The Prostate
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may also reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer: Study
Men with prostate cancer who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins are significantly less likely to die from their cancer than men who don't take such medication, according to study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The findings are published online today in The Prostate.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Dutch Cancer Society, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact: Kristen Woodward
kwoodwar@fhcrc.org
206-667-5095
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 1-May-2013
American Journal of Medicine
Vitamin D: More may not be better
In recent years, healthy people have been bombarded by stories in the media and on health websites warning about the dangers of too-low vitamin D levels, and urging high doses of supplements to protect against everything from hypertension to hardening of the arteries to diabetes.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

Public Release: 1-May-2013
Nature
Large genomic study identifies endometrial cancer subtypes, treatment opportunities
An analysis of endometrial cancers reveals genetic information that should improve diagnosis and guide treatments for women with an aggressive form of the disease.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Caitlin Hool
hoolc@mskcc.org
212-639-3573
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Public Release: 1-May-2013
Nano Letters
Printable 'bionic' ear melds electronics and biology
Scientists at Princeton University used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability. The researchers' primary purpose was to explore an efficient and versatile means to merge electronics with tissue. The scientists used 3-D printing of cells and nanoparticles followed by cell culture to combine a small coil antenna with cartilage, creating what they term a bionic ear.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Institutes of Health, Princeton Grand Challenges

Contact: John Sullivan
js29@princeton.edu
609-258-4597
Princeton University, Engineering School

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