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Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Applied Physics Letters
New imaging technology could reveal cellular secrets
Researchers have married two biological imaging technologies, creating a new way to learn how good cells go bad.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Thanks to rare alpine bacteria, researchers identify one of alcohol's key gateways to the brain
Thanks to a rare bacteria that grows only on rocks in the Swiss Alps, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the Pasteur Institute in France have been the first to identify how alcohol might affect key brain proteins.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Neurosypres EC, NicoChimera

Contact: Adron Harris
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Bold move forward in molecular analyses
New metrics for analyzing data from small angle scattering experiments should dramatically improve the ability of scientists to study the structures of macromolecules such as proteins and nanoparticles in solution.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Researchers identify key cellular organelle involved in gene silencing
How exactly microRNAs repress target gene expression is not well understood. A team of scientists led by UC Riverside geneticists has conducted a study on plants that shows that the site of action of the repression of target gene expression occurs on the endoplasmic reticulum, a cellular organelle that is an interconnected network of membranes -- essentially, flattened sacs and branching tubules -- that extends like a flat balloon throughout the cytoplasm in plant and animal cells.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers pinpoint how trees play role in smog production
After years of scientific uncertainty and speculation, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show exactly how trees help create one of society's predominant environmental and health concerns: air pollution.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Science Foundation, Electric Power Research Institute

Contact: Thania Benios
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Neurobiology of Disease
Pitt team finds melatonin delays ALS symptom onset and death in mice
Melatonin injections delayed symptom onset and reduced mortality in a mouse model of the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Anita Srikameswaran
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Missing link in Parkinson's disease found
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have described a missing link in understanding how damage to the body's cellular power plants leads to Parkinson's disease and, perhaps surprisingly, to some forms of heart failure.
NIH/National Instituties of Health

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Alzheimer's risk gene presents potential treatment target
Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have determined that one of the recently identified genes contributing to the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease regulates the clearance of the toxic amyloid beta protein that accumulates in the brains of patients with the disease. They also show that reducing expression of this gene in immune cells called microglia enhances their ability to clear away A-beta proteins.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sue McGreevey
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Biological Psychiatry
Autism risk spotted at birth in abnormal placentas
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have figured out how to measure an infant's risk of developing autism by looking for abnormalities in his/her placenta at birth, allowing for earlier diagnosis and treatment for the developmental disorder. The findings are reported in the April 25 online issue of Biological Psychiatry.
National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, MIND Institute at UC Davis, Yale

Contact: Karen N. Peart
Yale University

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Potential diabetes breakthrough
Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have discovered a new hormone that holds promise for a dramatically more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes, a metabolic illness afflicting an estimated 26 million Americans. The researchers believe the hormone might also have a role in treating type 1, or juvenile, diabetes.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: B. D. Colen
Harvard University

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
New England Journal of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic research shows gut bacteria byproduct predicts heart attack and stroke
A microbial byproduct of intestinal bacteria contributes to heart disease and serves as an accurate screening tool for predicting future risks of heart attack, stroke and death in persons not otherwise identified by traditional risk factors and blood tests, according to Cleveland Clinic research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Laura Ambro
Cleveland Clinic

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Cancer Research
Link between inherited endocrine tumor syndrome and much-studied cell pathway
The protein menin suppresses signaling in the much-studied Hedgehog pathway in endocrine organs. Menin mutations lead to increased Hedgehog signaling and cell proliferation. Researchers found that inhibiting proteins in the Hedgehog network using drugs reduces growth of tumors in mice.
Caring for Carcinoid Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Karen Kreeger
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Intractable seizures halted with experimental treatment for rare pediatric 'Pretzel syndrome'
With a better understanding of underlying mechanisms that cause a rare neurodevelopmental disorder in the Old Order Mennonite population, referred to as Pretzel syndrome, a new study reports that five children were successfully treated with a drug that modifies the disease process, minimizing seizures and improving receptive language. The study, by researchers including experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, appears in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Menard
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Binge eating curbed by deep brain stimulation in animal model, Penn study shows
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, reported in the Journal of Neuroscience, reinforces the involvement of dopamine deficits in increasing obesity-related behaviors such as binge eating, and demonstrates that DBS can reverse this response via activation of the dopamine type-2 receptor.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Menard
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Nature Genetics
International study finds new genetic links to juvenile arthritis
Researchers report in Nature Genetics they have increased the number of confirmed genes linked to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) from three to 17 -- a finding that will clarify how JIA fits into the spectrum of autoimmune disorders and help identify potential treatment targets. Published April 21, the study involves an international research team that analyzed 2,816 JIA cases recruited from more than 40 pediatric rheumatology clinics.
National Institutes of Health, Arthritis Foundation, Val A. Browning Charitable Trust

Contact: Nick Miller
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
After brain injury, new astrocytes play unexpected role in healing
The production of a certain kind of brain cell that had been considered an impediment to healing may actually be needed to staunch bleeding and promote repair after a stroke or head trauma, researchers at Duke Medicine report.
National Biomedical Technology Resource Center, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
JAMA Psychiatry
Psychopaths are not neurally equipped to have concern for others
Prisoners who are psychopaths lack the basic neurophysiological "hardwiring" that enables them to care for others, according to a new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago and the University of New Mexico. "A marked lack of empathy is a hallmark characteristic of individuals with psychopathy," said the lead author of the study, Jean Decety, the Irving B. Harris Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry at UChicago.
NIH/National Institutes of Mental Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: William Harms
University of Chicago

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Discovery of wound-healing genes in flies could mitigate human skin ailments
Biologists at UC San Diego have identified eight genes never before suspected to play a role in wound healing that are called into action near the areas where wounds occur.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim McDonald
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 26th Annual Meeting
Delays in diagnosis worsen outlook for minority, uninsured pediatric retinoblastoma patients
When the eye cancer retinoblastoma is diagnosed in racial and ethnic minority children whose families don't have private health insurance, it often takes a more invasive course than in other children, probably because of delays in diagnosis, according to researchers at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center in Boston.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Irene Sege
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Animal study finds deep brain stimulation reduces binge eating behavior
Stimulating a region of the brain known to be involved in reward decreases binge eating behavior in mice, according to a study published in the April 24 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. The findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the role of the brain's reward system in driving the consumption of palatable food. It could one day pave the way for more effective and lasting treatments for obesity.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Kat Snodgrass
Society for Neuroscience

Public Release: 24-Apr-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
No rebirth for insulin secreting pancreatic beta cells
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, George Gittes and colleagues at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh used a fluorescent cell labeling method in mice to determine exactly when precursor cells develop into pancreatic beta cells.
National Institutes of Health, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Contact: Jillian Hurst
Journal of Clinical Investigation

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