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Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Molecular Medicine
Restoring thyroid hormones in heart may prevent heart disease from diabetes
Administering low doses of a thyroid hormone to rats with diabetes helps restore hormone levels in their hearts and prevented deterioration of heart function and pathology. The most recent study builds on a growing body of research by NYIT researcher A. Martin Gerdes and others that links low thyroid hormone levels in heart tissue to heart failure.
National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association

Contact: Elaine Iandoli
eiandoli@nyit.edu
516-686-4013
New York Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center earns NCI renewal
The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center has once again earned the renewal of its Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Joyce Peterson
joyce.peterson@jax.org
207-288-6058
Jackson Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Menopause
Women having babies later in life more likely to live longer
Women who had their children later in life will be happy to learn that a new study suggests an association between older maternal age at birth of the last child and greater odds for surviving to an unusually old age. That's according to a nested case-control study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Eileen Petridis
epetridis@fallscommunications.com
216-696-0229
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Stroke
Taking the 'random' out: New approach to medical studies could boost participation
A new approach to designing clinical trials -- so that patients' odds of getting the better-performing treatment improve -- may help increase the number of people who agree to take part in medical studies.
National Institutes of Health, US Food and Drug Administration

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

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Researcher shines light on the search for new drugs
They are the largest family of receptors on the surface of our cells, and they help us maintain basics like blood pressure and heart rate.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Journal of Royal Society Interface
Researchers treat incarceration as a disease epidemic, discover small changes help
By treating incarceration as an infectious disease, researchers show that small differences in prison sentences can lead to large differences in incarceration rates. The research was published in June in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Tiffany Trent
ttrent@vt.edu
540-231-6822
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Reproduction later in life is a marker for longevity in women
Women who are able to naturally have children later in life tend to live longer and the genetic variants that allow them to do so might also facilitate exceptionally long life spans, according to a Boston University School of Medicine study.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Researchers 1 step closer to countering deadly Nipah virus
An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and three groups within the National Institutes of Health reports a new breakthrough in countering the deadly Nipah virus. The human monoclonal antibody known as m102.4 is the first effective antiviral treatment for Nipah that has the potential for human therapeutic applications.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 25-Jun-2014
PLOS ONE
Lowering toxicity of new HIV drugs predicted to improve life expectancy
While bringing new drugs to market is important for increasing life expectancy in younger people with HIV, lowering the toxicity of those drugs may have an even greater health impact on all HIV patients, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Allison Hydzik
hydzikam@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Nature Scientific Reports
UT Arlington nanoparticles could provide easier route for cell therapy
UT Arlington physics researchers may have developed a way to use laser technology to deliver drug and gene therapy at the cellular level without damaging surrounding tissue. The method eventually could help patients suffering from genetic conditions, cancers and neurological diseases.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-272-9208
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
NIH awards $10.7 million to University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, a research center in the School's Department of Psychiatry, was awarded a $10.7 million grant from the NIH to establish a Silvio O. Conte Neuroscience Research Center that will examine the causes of schizophrenia and search for possible new treatments. Schizophrenia is a devastating psychiatric disease, affecting one percent of people worldwide.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Christopher Hardwick
chardwick@som.umaryland.edu
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
JAMA Ophthalmology
Trained evaluators can successfully screen for premie eye disease from miles away
Trained non-physician evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens at a remote central reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized medical evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity, a leading cause of treatable blindness. Findings from a new multicenter study strengthen the case for using telemedicine to address unmet medical needs of preterm babies worldwide who cannot be initially evaluated by ophthalmologists.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Natalie Virgilio
virgilion@email.chop.edu
267-426-6246
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Synthetic triterpenoids show promise in preventing colitis-associated colon cancer
Researchers from Case Western Reserve and Dartmouth universities have shown that a class of small antioxidant molecules carries enormous promise for suppressing colon cancer associated with colitis. These findings, published in an early June edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, offer hope that physicians ultimately will be able to reduce dramatically the number of sufferers of this inflammatory bowel disease who go on to develop colon cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
jeannette.spalding@case.edu
216-368-3004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Cancer Research
Mayo Clinic researchers say gene in brain linked to kidney cancer
A gene known to control brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer, researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida are reporting.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Kevin Punsky
punsky.kevin@mayo.edu
904-953-0746
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
How aging can intensify damage of spinal cord injury
In the complex environment of a spinal cord injury, researchers have found that immune cells in the central nervous system of elderly mice fail to activate an important signaling pathway, dramatically lowering chances for repair after injury.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Jonathan Godbout
Jonathan.Godbout@osumc.edu
614-293-3456
Ohio State University

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Animal study unveils predictive marker for epilepsy development following febrile seizure
Within hours of a fever-induced seizure, magnetic resonance imaging may be able to detect brain changes that occur in those most likely to develop epilepsy later in life, according to an animal study published in the June 25 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Emily Ortman
media@sfn.org
202-962-4090
Society for Neuroscience

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Team explains how mutated X-linked mental retardation protein impairs neuron function
There are new clues about malfunctions in brain cells that contribute to intellectual disability and possibly other developmental brain disorders. A CSHL team has discovered how defects in an X-linked metnal retardation protein, OPHN1, can lead to impairments in the maturation and adjustment of synaptic strength of excitatory neurons in the brain.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peter Tarr
tarr@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Crab and other crustacean shells may help prevent and treat inflammatory disease
Microparticles in crab, shrimp and lobster shells have anti-inflammatory mechanisims that could lead to the development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies for those who suffer from IBD. Since these shells are abundant and a major waste in the seafood industry, they may provide an alternative to costly drugs that don't always work.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Novel biomarker predicts febrile seizure-related epilepsy, UCI study finds
A newly discovered biomarker -- visible in brain scans for hours after febrile seizures -- predicts which individuals will subsequently develop epilepsy, according to UC Irvine researchers. This diagnostic ability could lead to improved use of preventive therapies for the disorder.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
JAMA
3D mammography detects more invasive cancers and reduces call-back rates
Reporting in the June 25 issue of JAMA, researchers from Penn Medicine and other institutions found that 3D mammography -- known as digital breast tomosynthesis -- found significantly more invasive, or potentially lethal, cancers than a traditional mammogram alone and reduced call-backs for additional imaging.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
JAMA
Regional anesthesia cuts length of stay, mortality vs. general anesthesia in hip fracture surgery
Patients who received regional anesthesia during hip fracture surgery had moderately lower mortality and a significantly lower length of stay than those who received general anesthesia, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In a related study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week, the team also reported high rates of mortality and functional disability among nursing home residents treated for hip fracture.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, National Science Foundation

Contact: Lee-Ann Donegan
leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5660
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Hidden origins of pulmonary hypertension revealed by network modeling
In a groundbreaking study, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have identified a related family of molecules believed to be a major root cause of pulmonary hypertension, a deadly vascular disease with undefined origins. This is one of the first studies to leverage advanced computational network modeling to decipher the molecular secrets of this complex human disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg
mmontemayor-quellenberg@partners.org
617-534-6383
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Growing unknown microbes 1 by 1
Trillions of bacteria live in the human body, and although there's plenty of evidence that these microbes play a collective role in human health, we know very little about the individual bacterial species. Employing the use of a specially designed glass chip with tiny compartments, Caltech researchers provide a way to target and grow specific microbes from the gut -- a key step in understanding which bacteria are helpful to human health and which are harmful.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
debwms@caltech.edu
626-395-3227
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Fantastic voyage into the human lung
A team of investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million over five years by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute for LungMAP, an atlas of the developing human lung.
NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Ellin Kavanagh
ekavanagh@chla.usc.edu
323-361-1812
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Learning and Memory
UCI study finds that learning by repetition impairs recall of details
UC Irvine neurobiologists Zachariah Reagh and Michael Yassa have found that while repetition enhances the factual content of memories, it can reduce the amount of detail stored with those memories. This means that with repeated recall, nuanced aspects may fade away.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, National Science Foundation Division of Graduate Education

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

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