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Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Molecular beacons light path to cardiac muscle repair
Having a pure population of cardiac muscle cells is essential for avoiding tumor formation after transplantation, but has been technically challenging. Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have developed a method for purifying cardiac muscle cells from stem cell cultures using molecular beacons.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: Quinn Eastman
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Cell Reports
LSUHSC researchers develop new system to better study behavior, cell function
A team of researchers led by Charles D. Nichols, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has successfully translated a new technology to better study behaviors and cellular function to fruit flies. This powerful genetic tool allows scientists to selectively, rapidly, reversibly, and dose-dependently remotely control behaviors and physiological processes in the fly which shares a significant degree of similarity to humans and can model human diseases.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Leslie Capo
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Molecular marker predicts patients most likely to benefit longest from 2 popular cancer drugs
Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a molecular marker called "Mig 6" that appears to accurately predict longer survival -- up to two years -- among patients prescribed two of the most widely used drugs in a class of anticancer agents called EGFR inhibitors.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute

Contact: Vanessa Wasta
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Prion-like proteins drive several diseases of aging
Two leading neurology researchers have proposed a theory that could unify scientists' thinking about several neurodegenerative diseases and suggest therapeutic strategies to combat them.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Lisa Newbern
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Global warming has increased risk of record heat, say Stanford scientists
Researchers calculate that intense heat like that in the summer of 2012 is up to four times more likely to occur now than in pre-industrial America, when there was much less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Noah Diffenbaugh
Stanford University

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Some immune cells appear to aid cancer cell growth, U-M study finds
A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that a subset of immune cells, called myeloid derived suppressor cells, provide a niche where cancer stem cells survive.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Inner-ear disorders may cause hyperactivity
Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought to originate in the brain. But a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found that inner-ear dysfunction can directly cause neurological changes that increase hyperactivity. The study, conducted in mice, also implicated two brain proteins in this process, providing potential targets for intervention. The findings were published today in the online edition of Science.
National Institutes of Health, Tourette Syndrome Association, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Kim Newman
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Study expands use of biomarker for early diagnosis of acute kidney injury
A biomarker test developed initially to identify early acute kidney injury (AKI) after surgery has been shown to successfully detect AKI in emergency room patients with a variety of urgent health issues. In a study published online Sept. 5 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the findings expand the overall utility and potential medical settings for using the test, according to researchers.
National Institutes of Health, Fundação Nacional para a Ciência e Tecnologia in Portugal

Contact: Nick Miller
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
New coating may reduce blood clot risk inside stents
A new stent coating may someday eliminate a common side effect of the treatment.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Maggie Francis
American Heart Association

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Your finger's pulse holds the key to your heart's health
A University of Iowa physiologist has a new technique to measure the stiffness of the aorta, a common risk factor for heart disease. The procedure involves measuring the pulse in the finger or on the arm, combined with an individual's age and body mass index. Results are published in the American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, University of Iowa

Contact: Richard Lewis
University of Iowa

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Circulation Research
Youthful stem cells from bone can heal the heart, Temple scientists report
Researchers at Temple University School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Center have discovered that when it comes to the regeneration of heart tissue, cortical bone-derived stem cells might do a better job than the heart's own stem cells. This finding challenges longstanding assumptions about which cells are the most effective at repairing damaged heart tissue after heart attacks.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeremy Walter
Temple University Health System

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Mount Sinai receives NIH grant to increase colorectal cancer screenings in African Americans
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a multi-year National Institutes of Health grant to determine factors which may influence why African Americans are less likely than others to receive colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings, despite having the highest CRC incidence and mortality of any ethnic/racial group in America.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Press Office
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Drexel researchers looking inside vessels to understand blood's ebb and flow
Researchers from Drexel University's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems are developing a mathematical model, with help from an NIH grant, to examine how nitric oxide -- the chemical that regulates blood flow -- is produced in the body.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Researchers discover a new pathway in blood vessel inflammation and disease
Case Western Reserve researchers have identified a genetic factor that blocks the blood vessel inflammation that can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other potentially life-threatening events. The breakthrough involving Kruppel-like factor 15 is the latest in a string of discoveries from the laboratory of Mukesh K. Jain, M.D., that involves a remarkable genetic family. Kruppel-like factors appear to play prominent roles in everything from cardiac health and obesity to metabolism and childhood muscular dystrophy.
National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association

Contact: Jessica Studeny
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Biologists uncover details of how we squelch defective neurons
Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have identified a new component of the cellular mechanism by which humans and animals automatically check the quality of their nerve cells to assure they're working properly during development.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim McDonald
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Young adults on the autism spectrum face tough prospects for jobs and independent living
For young adults with autism spectrum disorders, making the transition from school to the first rites of independent adult life, including a first job and a home away from home, can be particularly challenging. Two new reports on a large, nationally representative sample show outcomes in employment and residential status are worse for young adults with ASDs than for those with other disabilities.
Autism Speaks, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Emch Foundation

Contact: Rachel Ewing
Drexel University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Journal of Materials Chemistry B
Bismuth-carrying nanotubes show promise for CT scans
Scientists at Rice University are placing bismuth in nanotubes to tag stem cells for efficient tracking with CT scanners.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
NCI renews support for major thyroid-cancer research effort at Ohio State
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year $11.3 million grant to a team of researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute to further their studies on thyroid cancer. The new grant is a continuation of a study that ran from 2008 through 2013 entitled "Genetic and Signaling Pathways in Epithelial Thyroid Cancer."
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Darrell E. Ward
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Science Signaling
Scripps Florida scientists link a protein to initial tumor growth in several cancers
A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have shown that a protein once thought to inhibit the growth of tumors is instead required for initial tumor growth. The findings could point to a new approach to cancer treatment.
National Institutes of Health, Commonwealth of PA, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Cell and Molecular Biology, and others

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Frontiers in Psychology
Ability to delay gratification may be linked to social trust, new CU-Boulder study finds
A person's ability to delay gratification -- forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future -- may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Yuko Munakata
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
NIH grants Brown University $11 million for brain research
Brown University is launching five research projects on the neuroscience of attention and related disorders, part of a new COBRE Center for Central Nervous System Function. The new center, designed to launch research careers for junior faculty, pairs each junior faculty member with a senior mentor. The Center is funded by a five-year, $11-million federal grant.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Science

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
American Journal of Community Psychology
Children benefit from positive peer influence in afterschool programs
Children in afterschool programs who have a sense of connectedness with their peers are less likely to report emotional problems, according to Penn State researchers. Children exhibited fewer behavior problems if they perceived their peers were willing to encourage them to behave well.
William T. Grant Foundation, Wallace Foundation, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
Penn State

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Child Development
Yelling doesn't help, may harm adolescents, Pitt-Led study finds
Most parents who yell at their adolescent children wouldn't dream of physically punishing their teens. Yet their use of harsh verbal discipline -- defined as shouting, cursing, or using insults -- may be just as detrimental to the long-term well-being of adolescents.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Adam Reger
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Emerging Microbes & Infections
Study: Simian foamy viruses readily occur between humans and macaques in urban Bangladesh
An international research team from the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Jahangirnagar University has been examining transmission of a virus from monkeys to humans in Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated countries. The scientists have found that some people in urban Bangladesh are concurrently infected with multiple strains of simian foamy virus, including strains from more than one source (recombinant) -- and call for more surveillance to prevent another outbreak like HIV.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bobbi Nodell
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
First study to investigate the human genome in multiple sclerosis
The National Institutes of Health awarded Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason a $1.9 million grant to find marks in the human genome which can explain why some white blood cells cause damage to the spinal cord and brain in multiple sclerosis (MS). This is the first study to look for molecular changes in the genome of specific immune cells responsible for the devastation caused by MS.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kay Branz
Immune Tolerance Network

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