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Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Stem Cell Reports
Disease in a dish approach could aid Huntington's disease discovery
Yerkes scientists have applied iPS technology to a model of Huntington's disease in transgenic nonhuman primates, allowing them to conveniently assess the efficacy of potential therapies on neuronal cells in the laboratory.
NIH/Office of Research Infrastructure Programs

Contact: Lisa Newbern
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Psychological Science in the Public Interest
Stigma as a barrier to mental health care
Despite the availability of effective evidence-based treatment, about 40 percent of individuals with serious mental illness do not receive care and many who begin an intervention fail to complete it. A new report, published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, investigates stigma as a significant barrier to care for many individuals with mental illness.
NIH/National Institute on Mental Health

Contact: Anna Mikulak
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Combination microRNA therapy shown to suppress non-small-cell lung cancer
New findings show that a combination of two microRNAs suppressed tumor growth in an an animal model of non-small-cell lung cancer.
American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 5-Sep-2014
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Research finds no association between wearing a bra and breast cancer
A population-based case-control study found no association between bra wearing and increased breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women, according to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Jeremy Moore
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
International Journal of Obesity
Sugar substitutes not so super sweet after all
The taste of common sugar substitutes is often described as being much more intense than sugar, but participants in a recent study indicated that these non-nutritive sugar substitutes are no sweeter than the real thing, according to Penn State food scientists.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matt Swayne
Penn State

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Scientists identify rare stem cells that hold potential for infertility treatments
Rare stem cells in testis that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new sperm cells -- and may hold a key to restoring fertility, research by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests.
David M. Crowley Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute, State of Texas Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program

Contact: Russell Rian
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
JAMA Ophthalmology
A lifetime of outdoor activity may contribute to common eye disease; sunglasses may help
Residential geography, time spent in the sun, and whether or not sunglasses are worn may help explain why some people develop exfoliation syndrome, an eye condition that is a leading cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and can lead to an increased risk of cataract and cataract surgery complications, according to a study published on Sept. 4 in JAMA, Ophthalmology.
NIH/National Eye Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness, Harvard Medical School, Dorris Duke Charitable Foundation

Contact: Mary Leach
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Knowing how bacteria take out trash could lead to new antibiotics
A team of scientists has reconstructed how bacteria tightly control their growth and division, the cell cycle, by destroying specific proteins through regulated protein degradation. All organisms use controlled protein degradation to alter cell behavior in response to changing environment. A process as reliable and stable as cell division also has to be flexible, to allow the organism to grow and respond. But little has been known about the molecular mechanics of how this works.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Team identifies important regulators of immune cell response
In a collaborative study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have developed a more effective method to determine how immune cells called T cells differentiate into specialized types of cells that help eradicate infected cells and assist other immune cells during infection.
National Institutes of Health, Frenchman's Creek Women for Cancer Research

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
Avian influenza virus isolated in harbor seals poses a threat to humans
A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and poses a threat to humans. The research appears in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications.
NIH/National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases US Geological Survey, American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities

Contact: Carrie Strehlau
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophilia
Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while chopping onions can turn dangerous for patients with hemophilia, who lack the necessary proteins in their blood to stem the flow from a wound.
National Institutes of Health, Bayer

Contact: April Frawley
University of Florida

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Study shows complexities of reducing HIV rates in Russia
Results of a new study conducted in St. Petersburg, Russia, show that decreasing HIV transmission among Russian HIV-infected drinkers will require creative and innovative approaches.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Chemistry & Biology
LSU Health research discovers new therapeutic target for diabetic wound healing
Research led by scientists in Dr. Song Hong's group at LSU Health New Orleans has identified a novel family of chemical mediators that rescue the reparative functions of macrophages -- a main type of mature white blood cells -- impaired by diabetes, restoring their ability to resolve inflammation and heal wounds.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Research to Prevent Blindness

Contact: Leslie Capo
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Plant-based research at Penn prevents complication of hemophilia treatment in mice
In a new study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine teamed up to develop a strategy to prevent one of the most serious complications of hemophilia treatment.
National Institutes of Health, Bayer

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Reacting to personal setbacks: Do you bounce back or give up?
Sometimes when people get upsetting news -- such as a failing exam grade or a negative job review -- they decide instantly to do better the next time. In other situations that are equally disappointing, the same people may feel inclined to just give up. How can similar setbacks produce such different reactions? It may come down to how much control we feel we have over what happened, according to new research from Rutgers University-Newark. The study is published in the journal Neuron.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Forman
Rutgers University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Normal-weight counselors feel more successful at helping obese patients slim
A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that normal-weight nutrition and exercise counselors report feeling significantly more successful in getting their obese patients to lose weight than those who are overweight or obese.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Health Resources and Services Administration

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Cocaine rewires the brain: New study to unlock keys that could disrupt addiction
Why do cocaine addicts relapse after months or years of abstinence? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a University at Buffalo scientist a $2 million grant to conduct research that will provide some answers.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Ellen Goldbaum
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Researchers define a spontaneous retinal neovascular mouse model
In a study featured in the Sept. 4 issue of PLOS ONE, researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School characterized a novel mutant mouse model, termed neoretinal vascularization 2, which develops abnormal neovessels from retinal vascular plexus. Their hope is this new model will help them understand AMD and develop new treatments for the disease. The new mouse strain was generated through the Jackson Laboratory Eye Mutant Screening Program.
Research to Prevent Blindness, Bright Focus Foundation, NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Mary Leach
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
American Journal of Human Genetics
Researchers identify new rare neuromuscular disease
An international team of researchers has identified a new inherited neuromuscular disorder. The rare condition is the result of a genetic mutation that interferes with the communication between nerves and muscles, resulting in impaired muscle control.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Picower Neurological Disease Research Fund, JPB Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, European Union Seventh Framework Programme

Contact: Mark Michaud
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
How the brain finds what it's looking for
University of Chicago scientists have identified a brain region that appears central to perceiving the combination of color and motion. These neurons shift in sensitivity toward different colors and directions depending on what is being attended. The study sheds light on a key neurological process.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, McKnight Scholar award, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Brain Research Foundation, Fyssen Foundation

Contact: John Easton
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Cell Reports
Study identifies gene network behind untreatable leukemia and possible treatment target
Researchers have identified a genetic/molecular network that fuels a high-risk and aggressive form of acute myeloid leukemia and its precursor disease myelodysplastic syndrome -- providing a possible therapeutic strategy for an essentially untreatable form of the blood cancer. Scientists from the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report their results in a study posted online Sept. 4 by Cell Reports.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation, American Society of Hematology, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Nick Miller
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association
Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women
Older women who eat foods with higher amounts of potassium may be at lower risk of stroke and death than women who consume less potassium-rich foods. The health benefits from potassium-rich foods are greater among older women who do not have high blood pressure. Most older American women do not eat the recommended amounts of potassium from foods.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Carrie Thacker
American Heart Association

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
The newest precision medicine tool: Prostate cancer organoids
Research led by investigators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has shown for the first time that organoids derived from human prostate cancer tumors can be grown in the laboratory, giving researchers an exciting new tool to test cancer drugs and personalize cancer treatment.
Stand Up To Cancer-Prostate Cancer Foundation Prostate Dream Team Translational Cancer Research Grant, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, Movember Foundation, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center

Contact: Andrea Baird
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Cell Stem Cell
New reprogramming factor cocktail produces therapy-grade induced pluripotent stem cells
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) may hold the potential to cure damaged nerves, regrow limbs and organs, and perfectly model a patient's particular disease. Yet these cells can acquire serious genetic and epigenetic abnormalities that lower the cells' quality and limit their therapeutic usefulness. Now Whitehead Institute researchers have identified a cocktail of reprogramming factors that produces very high quality iPSCs.
Israeli Centers of Research Excellence, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nicole Giese Rura
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Public Release: 3-Sep-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Breast vs. bottle feeding in rhesus monkeys
Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning, a study by researchers University of California Davis, the California National Primate Research Center at University of California Davis and University of California San Francisco have shown. The study, which compares breast- and bottle-fed infants, appears online Sept. 3 in Science Translational Medicine.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NIH/Office of the Director

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis Health System

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