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Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
eLife
Proteins drive cancer cells to change states
A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology implicates a family of RNA-binding proteins in the regulation of cancer, particularly in a subtype of breast cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Genes and Development
UTSW researchers identify a therapeutic strategy that may treat a childhood neurological disorder
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a possible therapy to treat neurofibromatosis type 1, a childhood neurological disease characterized by learning deficits and autism.
National Institutes of Health, Simons Foundation

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Receptor may be key to treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Inhibiting a nuclear receptor in the gut could lead to a treatment for a liver disorder that affects almost 30 percent of the Western world's adult population, according to an international team of researchers.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Contact: Matt Swayne
mls29@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Signaling mechanism could be target for survival, growth of tumor cells in brain cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Veterans Affairs, William and Sylvia Zale Foundation, Ethel Silvergold Philanthropic Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, Barbara F. Glick

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
A novel tool to study life-threatening arrhythmias: A genetically engineered pig
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed the first large animal model of an inherited arrhythmic syndrome -- an advance that will lead to a better understanding of the biologic mechanisms important in normal heart conduction and rhythm. The novel pig model points the way toward development of better treatments for inherited forms of life-threatening arrhythmias, which are a significant cause of sudden cardiac death.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Allison Clair
allison.clair@nyumc.org
212-404-3753
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
AIDS and Behavior
Occasional heroin use may worsen HIV infection
Researchers at Yale and Boston University and their Russian collaborators have found that occasional heroin use by HIV-positive patients may be particularly harmful to the immune system and worsens HIV disease, compared to persistent or no heroin use. The findings are published in the journal AIDS and Behavior.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Karen N. Peart
karen.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1326
Yale University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Chemistry
Stunning zinc fireworks when egg meets sperm
Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off. The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in 'zinc sparks,' one wave after another, a Northwestern University-led research team has found. Using cutting-edge technology they developed, the researchers are the first to capture images of these molecular fireworks and pinpoint the zinc sparks' origin: tiny zinc-rich packages just below the egg's surface. The findings should be useful in improving in vitro fertilization methods.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, W.M. Keck Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Materials
Molecular 'hats' allow in vivo activation of disguised signaling peptides
When someone you know is wearing an unfamiliar hat, you might not recognize them. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using just such a disguise to sneak biomaterials containing peptide signaling molecules into living animals.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Too much, too little, just right
Scientists have long known the p53 protein suppresses tumors. However, a recent animal study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered a complicated relationship between p53 and another protein, Rbm38, highlighting how the body calibrates protein levels.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Dorsey Griffith
dorsey.griffith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9118
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
PLOS ONE
'Genome editing' could correct genetic mutations for future generations
Scientists at Indiana University and colleagues at Stanford and the University of Texas have demonstrated a technique for 'editing' the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells, a result with powerful potential for basic research and for gene therapy.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Steve Hinnefeld
slhinnef@iu.edu
812-856-3488
Indiana University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature
Joslin discovery may hold clues to treatments that slow aging
In a study published today by Nature, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center used a microscopic worm, C. elegans, to identify a new path that could lead to drugs to slow aging and the chronic diseases that often accompany it -- and might even lead to better cosmetics.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeffrey Bright
jeff.bright@joslin.harvard.edu
Joslin Diabetes Center

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Journal of Health Psychology
People with low numeracy feel negative about taking part in bowel cancer screening
People who have problems with numbers may be more likely to feel negative about bowel cancer screening.
Cancer Research UK; NIH/National Institute for Health Research, Medical Research Council

Contact: Liz Smith
liz.smith@cancer.org.uk
020-346-98300
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Neuronal circuits filter out distractions in the brain
Scientists have hypothesized for decades about how the brain filters out distractions, but it has been challenging to find evidence to support the theories. Now, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers have identified a neural circuit in the mouse brain that controls attention and sensory processing, providing insight into how the brain filters out distractions. The work has implications for devastating psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia that are characterized at least in part by significant attention deficits.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, National Institutes of Health, Dana Foundation, Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation, Louis Feil Trust, Stanley Family Foundation

Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
jjansen@cshl.edu
516-367-8455
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Promising new method for rapidly screening cancer drugs
Traditional genomic, proteomic and other screening methods currently used to characterize drug mechanisms are time-consuming and require special equipment, but now researchers led by chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offer a multi-channel sensor method using gold nanoparticles that can accurately profile various anti-cancer drugs and their mechanisms in minutes.
NIH/Institute for General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation's Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at UMass Amherst.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Genetics
Algorithm identifies networks of genetic changes across cancers
Using a computer algorithm that can sift through mounds of genetic data, researchers from Brown University have identified several networks of genes that, when hit by a mutation, could play a role in the development of multiple types of cancer. The researchers hope the new genetic insights might aid in the development of new drugs and treatment approaches for cancer.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association
Most patients don't get counseling about sex after heart attack
Most patients don't receive counseling about resuming sexual activity after having a heart attack. Often when healthcare providers did counsel about sexual activity, they recommended restrictions that were more conservative than medical guidelines.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias del Instituto Carlos III, Ministry of Science and Technology, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares

Contact: Cathy Lewis
cathy.lewis@heart.org
214-706-1324
American Heart Association

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Pediatrics
Teen use of e-cigarettes growing; Hawaii use rates higher than in mainland
E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing in the US, and Hawaii teens take up e-cigarette use at higher rates than their mainland counterparts, a new study by University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers has found.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Stacy Wong
swong@cc.hawaii.edu
808-356-5753
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Scripps Florida scientists win grant to uncover ways to erase toxic PTSD memories
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.3 million from the Department of Health and Human Services of the National Institutes of Health to better understand how memories are stored in the hopes of eventually being able to treat post-traumatic stress disorder by erasing traumatic memories without altering other, more benign ones.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
215-862-2689
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Cell Reports
Immune cells in brain respond to fat in diet, causing mice to eat
Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers.
National Institutes of Health, University of California San Francisco Diabetes Family Fund

Contact: Jeffrey Norris
jeffrey.norris@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Cell Reports
A control knob for fat?
Researchers found a new function for a long-studied gene: it appears to regulate fat storage in C. elegans.
NIH/National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, The Ellison Medical Foundation, American Federation of Aging Research

Contact: Robert Perkins
perkinsr@usc.edu
213-740-9226
University of Southern California

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Immunobiology
Taming the inflammatory response in kidney dialysis
Frequent kidney dialysis can cause systemic inflammation, leading to complications such as cardiovascular disease and anemia by triggering the complement cascade, part of the innate immune system. Complement is inadvertently activated by modern polymer-based dialysis blood filters. New work has found an effective way to avoid these problems by temporarily suppressing complement during dialysis.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, European Community's Seventh Framework Programme

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5658
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
MBL imaging technique reveals that bacterial biofilms are associated with colon cancer
An imaging technology developed at MBL reveals that bacterial biofilms are associated with colon cancer. Reported in PNAS with lead authors from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
National Institutes of Health, Merieux Foundation

Contact: Diana Kenney
dkenney@mbl.edu
508-289-7139
Marine Biological Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Diabetes Care
Link between low blood glucose and cardiovascular events revealed
A study involving scientists from the University of Leicester has established a link between hypoglycaemia and increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with diabetes.
NIH/National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Kamlesh Khunti
kk22@le.ac.uk
44-011-625-84005
University of Leicester

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Biological Chemistry
Wake Forest research confirms controversial nitrite hypothesis
Understanding how nitrite can improve conditions such as hypertension, heart attack and stroke has been the object of worldwide research studies. New research from Wake Forest University has potentially moved the science one step closer to this goal.
National Institutes of Health, Wake Forest University/Translational Science Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine/Hypertension & Vascular Research Center

Contact: Bonnie Davis
davisbl@wfu.edu
336-758-5390
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Science
Scientists reveal new family tree for birds, clear back to dinosaur parents
A large international group of scientists, including an Oregon Health & Science University neuroscientist, is publishing this week the results of a first-ever look at the genome of dozens of common birds. The scientists' research tells the story of how modern birds evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and almost everything else on Earth 66 million years ago, and gives new details on how birds came to have feathers, flight and song.
National Genebank in China, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lundbeck Foundation, Danish National Research Foundation

Contact: Todd Murphy
murphyt@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University

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