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Showing releases 51-75 out of 3398.

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Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Targeting cancer with a triple threat
MIT chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at a time.
Royal Society of Chemistry, Ovarian Cancer Teal Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canad, Koch Institute Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Cell
UC research illuminates 'touchy' subject
Jianguo Gu, Ph.D., at the University of Cincinnati, and his research colleagues have proved that Merkel cells -- which contact many sensory nerve endings in the skin -- are the initial sites for sensing touch.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Angela Koenig
angela.koenig@uc.edu
513-558-4625
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Cancer Research
Blood test spots recurrent breast cancers and monitors response to treatment
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators report they have designed a blood test that accurately detects the presence of advanced breast cancer and also holds promise for precisely monitoring response to cancer treatment.
Avon, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Vanessa Wasta
wasta@jhmi.edu
410-614-2916
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Brain changes are associated with casual marijuana use in young adults
The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published April 16 in the Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified brain changes, and highlight the importance of research aimed at understanding the long-term effects of low to moderate marijuana use on the brain.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Anne Nicholas
media@sfn.org
202-962-4086
Society for Neuroscience

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Prolonged and heavy bleeding during menopause is common
Women going through menopause most likely think of it as the time for an end to predictable monthly periods. Researchers at the University of Michigan say it's normal, however, for the majority of them to experience an increase in the amount and duration of bleeding episodes, which may occur at various times throughout the menopausal transition.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research

Contact: Laurel Thomas Gnagey
ltgnagey@umich.edu
734-647-1841
University of Michigan

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
Casual marijuana use linked to brain abnormalities in students
Young adults who used marijuana only recreationally showed significant abnormalities in two key brain regions that that are important in emotion and motivation, scientists report. This is the first study to show casual use of marijuana is related to major brain changes. It showed the degree of brain abnormalities in these regions is directly related to the number of joints a person smoked per week.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
PLOS Medicine
Mouse model would have predicted toxicity of drug that killed 5 in 1993 clinical trial
Over 20 years after the fatal fialuridine trial, a study published this week in PLOS Medicine demonstrates that mice with humanized livers recapitulate the drug's toxicity. The work suggests that this mouse model should be added to the repertoire of tools used in preclinical screening of drugs for liver toxicity before they are given to human participants in clinical trials.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Fiona Godwin
medicinepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Computerized counseling reduces HIV-1 viral load, sexual transmission risk
New research shows that computerized counseling is a promising intervention for increased ART adherence and safer sex, especially for individuals with problems in these areas. This is the first intervention to report improved ART adherence, viral suppression, and reduced secondary sexual transmission risk behavior.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/ Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Christopher James
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Lancet Global Health
Community-based HIV prevention can boost testing, help reduce new infections
Study finds that communities in Africa and Thailand that worked together on HIV-prevention efforts saw not only a rise in HIV screening but a drop in new infections, demonstrating that programs such as this can encourage community-wide testing and help reduce HIV transmission.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, and others

Contact: Enrique Rivero
erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2273
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Nano shake-up
Researchers in the University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have shown that routine procedures in handling and processing can have a significant influence on the size, shape and delivery of drug nano carriers.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andrea Boyle Tippett
aboyle@udel.edu
302-831-1421
University of Delaware

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Cell Host & Microbe
Plague alters cell death to kill host
Research at Northwestern Medicine has uncovered how the bacteria that cause pneumonic plague can subvert apoptotic cell death by directly destroying Fas ligand. The effect is a disrupted immune response during infection, which allows Y. pestis to overwhelm the lungs, causing death.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties
Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Melissa Carroll
mcarroll@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Pediatrics
Young dads at high risk of depression, too
This study is the first to identify when young fathers are at increased risk of developing depressive symptoms. Craig Garfield, M.D., lead author of the paper, said the results of this longitudinal study are significant and could lead to more effective interventions and treatment for young men early in the fatherhood years.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute For Child Health and Development

Contact: Erin White
ewhite@northwestern.edu
847-491-4888
Northwestern University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Nature Neuroscience
Neuroscientists: Brain activity may mark the beginning of memories
By tracking brain activity when an animal stops to look around its environment, neuroscientists now can mark the birth of a memory.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Latarsha Gatlin
lgatlin1@jhu.edu
443-997-9909
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Efficient analysis of small quantity of cells improves chances to understand disease
Chang Lu of Virginia Tech's Chemical Engineering Department has developed techniques that allow him to obtain reliable results over the course of disease development inside cells. The National Institutes of Health is a past supporter of this work, and just announced a new $1.3 million grant to further this work.
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Boston-area researchers develop new delirium severity measure for older adults
A new method for measuring delirium severity in older adults has been developed by researchers from Harvard, Brown, and UMass.
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Dawn Peters
DawnMPeters@comcast.net
978-985-7745
Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Pediatrics
Study supports detrimental effects of television viewing on sleep in young children
A study following more than 1,800 children from ages 6 months to nearly 8 years found a small but consistent association between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. The presence of a television in the room where a child sleeps also was associated with less sleep, particularly in minority children.
National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Terri Ogan
togan@partners.org
617-726-0954
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Cancer Cell
Study identifies a likely key driver of colorectal cancer development and progression
A new study identifies a molecule that is a probable driving force in colorectal cancer. The molecule could be an important target for colorectal cancer treatment and a valuable biomarker of tumor progression.
National Institutes of Health, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Contact: Darrell E. Ward
Darrell.Ward@osumc.edu
614-293-3737
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Apr-2014
Genes & Development
Regenerating muscle in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Age matters
Researchers reveal novel cellular and molecular elements of muscle repair. The study explains how drugs can induce regeneration, while preventing fibrosis and fat deposition, in dystrophic muscle at early stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
National Institutes of Health, Muscular Dystrophy Association

Contact: Susan Gammon, Ph.D., M.B.A.
sgammon@sanfordburnham.org
858-610-3808
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Apr-2014
Nature Genetics
Finding the switch: Researchers create roadmap for gene expression
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Their work also sheds new light on how heredity and environment can affect gene expression.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tracey Peake
tracey_peake@ncsu.edu
919-515-6142
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 13-Apr-2014
Nature Materials
Tiny particles could help verify goods
Chemical engineers at MIT hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting.
US Air Force, Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Splice variants reveal connections among autism genes
A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Scott LaFee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
National Institutes of Health awards Mount Sinai contract to further influenza research
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a team of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for the Center on Influenza Pathogenesis. This center is one of five centers participating in the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sid Dinsay
sid.dinsay@mountsinai.org
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Cell Host & Microbe
Researchers discover possible new target to attack flu virus
Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marc Airhart
mairhart@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-1066
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Nature Immunology
Enzyme revealed as promising target to treat asthma and cancer
In experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified an enzyme involved in the regulation of immune system T cells that could be a useful target in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer therapies.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Vanessa Wasta
wasta@jhmi.edu
410-614-2916
Johns Hopkins Medicine

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