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Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
Breast Cancer Research
Does good cholesterol increase breast cancer risk?
A team of Thomas Jefferson University researchers has shown that an HDL receptor found on breast cancer cells may be responsible for making this cancer more aggressive, proposing a new molecular target that could help treat the disease.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
Journal of Pathology
Researchers close in on cause of gynecological disease
For the first time, researchers have created a model that could help unlock what causes adenomyosis, a common gynecological disease that is a major contributor to women having to undergo hysterectomies.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: Jason Cody
Michigan State University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
Researchers identify likely causes, treatment strategies for systemic scleroderma
Using mice, lab-grown cells and clues from a related disorder, Johns Hopkins researchers have greatly increased understanding of the causes of systemic sclerosis, showing that a critical culprit is a defect in the way certain cells communicate with their structural scaffolding. They say the new insights point the way toward potentially developing drugs for the disease, which affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States.
Scleroderma Research Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Marfan Foundation, Smilow Center for Marfan Syndrome

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Scientists use blur to sharpen DNA mapping
Rice researchers have found a simple way to pinpoint the location of specific sequences along single strands of DNA, a technique that could someday help diagnose genetic diseases.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
AIDS and Behavior
Penn study: Visits to multiple HIV clinics linked to poorer outcomes
Patients who received care at multiple HIV clinics -- as opposed to only one -- were less likely to take their medication and had higher HIV viral loads, a new study published in the journal AIDS and Behavior of almost 13,000 HIV patients in Philadelphia from Penn Medicine found. The findings reinforce the notion that continuous care with one provider/clinic is optimal for outcomes and even reducing transmissions, and can help cut down on duplicative HIV services that contribute to higher health care costs.
Penn Center for AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Contact: Steve Graff
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
Social Science and Medicine
Household chaos may be hazardous to a child's health
Kindergarten-age children have poorer health if their home life is marked by disorder, noise and a lack of routine and they have a mother who has a chaotic work life, new research suggests.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Claire Kamp Dush
Ohio State University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
Single gene mutation linked to diverse neurological disorders
A research team, headed by Theodore Friedmann, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, says a gene mutation that causes a rare but devastating neurological disorder known as Lesch-Nyhan syndrome appears to offer clues to the developmental and neuronal defects found in other, diverse neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
National Institutes of Health, Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome Children's Research Foundation

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Breathing new life into preterm baby research
Monash University researchers have received a prestigious National Institutes of Health project grant to find ways to improve outcomes for very preterm infants who struggle to take their first breaths.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emily Walker
Monash University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Cell Reports
Neurological researchers find fat may be linked to memory loss
Although there are several risk factors of dementia, abnormal fat metabolism has been known to pose a risk for memory and learning. People with high amounts of abdominal fat in their middle age are 3.6 times as likely to develop memory loss and dementia later in their life.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Deb Song
Rush University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Study shows how infections in newborns are linked to later behavior problems
Researchers exploring the link between newborn infections and later behavior and movement problems have found that inflammation in the brain keeps cells from accessing iron that they need to perform a critical role in brain development.
National Institutes of Health, Abbott Nutrition

Contact: Jonathan Godbout
Ohio State University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Cerebral Cortex
Where does dizziness come from?
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have pinpointed a site in a highly developed area of the human brain that plays an important role in the subconscious recognition of which way is straight up and which way is down.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Harvard Stem Cell Institute publishes first clinical trial results
Starting with a discovery in zebrafish in 2007, Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have published initial results of a Phase Ib human clinical trial of a therapeutic that has the potential to improve the success of blood stem cell transplantation. This marks the first time, just nine short years after Harvard's major commitment to stem cell biology, that investigators have carried a discovery from the lab bench to the clinic -- fulfilling the promise on which HSCI was founded.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: B. D. Colen
Harvard University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Journal of Lipid Research
New urine test could diagnose eye disease
You might not think to look to a urine test to diagnose an eye disease. But a new Duke University study says it can link what is in a patient's urine to gene mutations that cause retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, an inherited, degenerative disease that results in severe vision impairment and often blindness. The findings appear online in the Journal of Lipid Research.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, Adrienne Arsht Hope for Vision Fund, Research to Prevent Blindness Inc.

Contact: Karl Leif Bates
Duke University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Hormones and Behavior
Postpartum depression spans generations
A recently published study suggests that exposure to social stress not only impairs a mother's ability to care for her children but can also negatively impact her daughter's ability to provide maternal care to future offspring.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Contact: Rushmie Nofsinger
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Combination of anemia and high altitude increases poor outcomes in children with pneumonia
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of young children around the world, and a study from an international group of researchers now finds that the risk of poor outcomes -- including persistent pneumonia, secondary infections, organ failure or death -- in children who contract pneumonia is four times higher in those who also have anemia and live at high altitudes.
World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kory Dodd Zhao
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Non-specific and specific RNA binding proteins found to be fundamentally similar
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found unexpected similarities between proteins that were thought to be fundamentally different. The team published a new study in Nature showing that non-specific proteins actually do have the ability to be specific about where they bind to RNA -- seeking out and binding with particular sequences of nucleotides.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jessica Studeny
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Research uncovers new details about brain anatomy and language in young children
Researchers from Brown University and King's College London have uncovered new details about how brain anatomy influences language development in young kids. Using advanced MRI, they find that different parts of the brain appear to be important for language development at different ages. Surprisingly, anatomy did not predict language very well between the ages of 2 and 4, when language ability increases quickly. That underscores the importance of environment during this critical period.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Molecular Systems Biology
Growing bacteria keep time, know their place
Working with a synthetic gene circuit designed to coax bacteria to grow in a predictable ring pattern, Duke University scientists have revealed an under-appreciated contributor to natural pattern formation: Time.
Office of Naval Research, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, David and Lucille Packard Foundation, DuPont Fellows Forum

Contact: Minnie Glymph
Duke University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Penn study shows the high costs of unnecessary radiation treatments for terminal cancer patients
For cancer patients dealing with the pain of tumors that have spread to their bones, doctors typically recommend palliative radiation. Though studies have demonstrated that patients with terminal cancer who receive a single session of radiotherapy get just as much pain relief as those who receive multiple treatments, this so-called single-fraction treatment has yet to be adopted in routine practice, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, writing today in JAMA.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society

Contact: Holly Auer
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
2013 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
Supplement to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Same-hospital readmission rate an unreliable predictor for all-hospital readmission rate
According to new research findings presented at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, same-hospital readmission rates are an unreliable surrogate for predicting all-hospital readmissions rates.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Sally Garneski
American College of Surgeons

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
2013 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
Supplement to Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Researchers identify a protein that may predict who will have thyroid cancer recurrence
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, M.D., have taken the first steps to determine if a protein, called Programmed Death Ligand 1, can help to predict which thyroid cancer patients will most likely have a recurrence of the disease.
Center for Cancer Research, NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sally Garneski
American College of Surgeons

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Climate change threatens Northern American turtle habitat
Although a turtle's home may be on its back, some North American turtles face an uncertain future as a warming climate threatens to reduce their suitable habitat.
NIH/National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Contact: Catherine Crawley
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Biological Psychiatry
UC Davis study finds biomarker differentiating the inattentive and combined subtypes of ADHD
Using a common test of brain functioning, UC Davis researchers have found differences in the brains of adolescents with the inattentive and combined subtypes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and teens who do not have the condition, suggesting that the test may offer a potential biomarker for differentiating the types of the disorder.
NIH/National Institutes of Mental Health

Contact: Phyllis Brown
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 7-Oct-2013
Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice
Abusive parenting may have a biological basis
Parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that subsequently triggers more harsh parenting when they attempt parenting in warm, positive ways, according to new research.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Administration for Children and Families

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 7-Oct-2013
LSUHSC awarded $3 million grant to study effect of HIV-related changes to oral bacteria
Dr. Paul Fidel, the Carl Baldridge Professor and associate dean for research at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans' School of Dentistry, is the lead principal investigator of a $2.76 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research over five years to study how HIV and antiretroviral therapy may change communities of bacteria in the mouth and what effects those changes may have on oral infections in HIV disease.
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Contact: Leslie Capo
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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