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Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Medical Acupuncture
Hypertensive patients benefit from acupuncture treatments, UCI study finds
Patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half, researchers with the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found.
National Institutes of Health, Adolph Coors Foundation, Dana Foundation, Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Journal of Theoretical Biology
Supercomputers listen to the heart
New supercomputer models have come closer than ever to capturing the behavior of normal human heart valves and their replacements, according to recent studies. The studies focused on how heart valve tissue responds to realistic blood flow. The new models can help doctors make more durable repair and replacement of heart valves.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos
faith@tacc.utexas.edu
512-232-5771
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Nature Communications
Data mining DNA for polycystic ovary syndrome genes
A new Northwestern Medicine genome-wide association study of PCOS -- the first of its kind to focus on women of European ancestry -- has provided important new insights into the underlying biology of the disorder.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Erin Spain
spain@northwestern.edu
312-503-0337
Northwestern University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
New clues to the genetic origins of obesity
A research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed the mechanism underlying the genomic region most strongly associated with obesity.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
NIH grant will fund IUPUI research into collagen's role in bone fracture resistance
A biomedical engineer researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has received a $419,000 National Institutes of Health grant to uncover why mechanical loading of bones increases their resistance to fractures.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rich Schneider
rcschnei@iu.edu
317-278-4564
Indiana University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes
Heart attack patients without obstructive coronary artery disease at high risk of residual angina
Patients without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) are just as at risk of angina as those with obstructive CAD, according to new research published today in the European Heart Journal-Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes.
CV Therapeutics, NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Contact: Chloe Foster
chloe.foster@oup.com
44-186-535-3584
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Neuron
Don't I know that guy?
You see a man at the grocery store. Is that the fellow you went to college with or just a guy who looks like him? It turns out that a tiny spot in the brain has the answer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jill Rosen
jrosen@jhu.edu
443-997-9906
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Synthetic DNA vaccine against MERS induces immunity in animal study
A novel synthetic DNA vaccine can, for the first time, induce protective immunity against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in animal species. The experimental, preventive vaccine, given six weeks before exposure to the MERS virus, was found to fully protect rhesus macaques from disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., PA.

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
Genome Research
From Genome Research: Genome-wide annotation of primary miRNAs reveals novel mechanisms
MicroRNAs are short noncoding RNAs that play critical roles in regulating gene expression in normal physiology and disease. Despite having tightly controlled expression levels, little is known about how miRNAs themselves are regulated because their genes are poorly defined. In a study published online today in Genome Research, researchers devised a strategy for genome-wide annotation of primary miRNA transcripts, providing extensive new annotations in human and mouse, and shedding light on mechanisms of regulation of microRNA gene expression.
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peggy Calicchia
calicchi@cshl.edu
516-422-4012
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
PLOS ONE
Vomiting device offers direct evidence that vomit aerosolizes norovirus-like particles
Using a vomiting device of their creation, researchers at North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University are reporting the first direct evidence that vomiting can aerosolize virus particles similar to human norovirus.
NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
$52M NIH grant advances clinical and translational research at UC San Diego
The Clinical and Translational Research Institute at University of California, San Diego has received a five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award for approximately $52 million from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science

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

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
eLife
Scientists report success using zebrafish embryos to identify potential new diabetes drugs
In experiments with 500,000 genetically engineered zebrafish embryos, Johns Hopkins scientists report they have developed a potentially better and more accurate way to screen for useful drugs, and they have used it to identify 24 drug candidates that increase the number of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau SAR, Diabetic Complications Consortium

Contact: Marin Hedin
mhedin2@jhmi.edu
410-502-9429
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Science of the Total Environment
Setting ground rules for nanotechnology research
In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics -- the combination of nanoscale research and informatics.
National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
AIDS
Agricultural intervention improves HIV outcomes
A multifaceted farming intervention can reduce food insecurity while improving HIV outcomes in patients in Kenya, according to a randomized, controlled trial led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, UC Global Health Institute Center of Expertise in Women's Health & Empowerment

Contact: Jeff Sheehy
Jeff.Sheehy@ucsf.edu
415-845-1132
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Immunity
UC Davis team finds early inflammatory response paralyzes T cells
In a discovery that is likely to rewrite immunology text books, researchers at UC Davis have found that early exposure to inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 2, can 'paralyze' CD4 T cells, immune components that help orchestrate the body's response to pathogens and other invaders.
National Institutes of Health, Prometheus Laboratories Inc

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

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Finding biomarkers for early lung cancer diagnosis
Despite decades of warnings about smoking, lung cancer is still the second-most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer in the US Researchers at the West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis are trying to change that, by identifying biomarkers that could be the basis of early tests for lung cancer.
National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Behavioral Brain Research
Study finds nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain
How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have found reason to abandon this practice, uncovering significant differences in the brains of individuals who use both tobacco and marijuana and the brains of those who only use marijuana.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: Emily Bywaters
emily.bywaters@utdallas.edu
972-883-3322
Center for BrainHealth

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Sociology of Health & Illness
Anxious? Depressed? Blame it on your middle-management position
Individuals near the middle of the social hierarchy suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety than those at the top or bottom, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Nearly twice the number of supervisors and managers reported they suffered from anxiety compared to workers. Symptoms of depression were reported by 18 percent of supervisors and managers compared to 12 percent for workers.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Reservation project to grow health with gardens
The Growing Resilience project leverages tribal assets of land, family, culture and community health organizations to develop and evaluate home food gardens as a family-based health promotion intervention to reduce disparities suffered by Native Americans in nearly every measure of health
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Christine Porter
cporte12@uwyo.edu
307-766-2143
University of Wyoming

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Journal of Pediatrics
Pediatric training essential to improving out-of-hospital emergency care for children
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University conducted a national survey of more than 750 EMS providers to identify airway management, personal anxiety and limited pediatric care proficiency among to top contributors for children in out-of-hospital emergent care situations. This research, which supports the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation for pediatric physician involvement in EMS training, medical oversight and policy development, will publish in The Journal of Pediatrics on Aug. 18, 2015.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Tracy Brawley
brawley@ohsu.edu
503-494-7009
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Molecular Psychiatry
IU School of Medicine researchers report biomarkers and apps that predict risk of suicide
People being treated for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric illnesses are at greater risk of attempting suicide, but physicians may now have tools to predict which of those individuals will attempt it and intervene early to prevent such tragedies from occurring.
NIH/Directors' New Innovator Award, Veterans Affairs Merit Award

Contact: Eric Schoch
eschoch@iu.edu
317-274-8205
Indiana University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
eLife
Targeting HIV in semen to shut down AIDS
There may be two new ways to fight AIDS -- using a heat shock protein or a small molecule -- to attack fibrils in semen associated with HIV during the initial phases of infection. HIV is most commonly transmitted in semen, which contains amyloid fibrils. These can increase the transmission of HIV by helping the it attach to the membrane surrounding human cells.
NSF/Graduate Research Fellowship, NIH/Director's New Innovator Award, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Award, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
JAMA
Pitt leads sepsis care guidance in preparation for nationwide hospital requirements
As hospitals nationwide brace for rigorous mandates for care of septic patients that will be adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in October, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine review unveils research-based guidance to improve compliance when treating this common and deadly syndrome.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rick Pietzak
PietzakR@upmc.edu
412-523-6922
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Child Development
Quality counts in adolescents' and young adults' romantic relationships
According to a new longitudinal study, high quality romantic relationships are associated with fewer psychosocial difficulties across adolescence and into young adulthood.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Hannah Klein
hklein@srcd.org
202-289-0320
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015
Child Development
Two-year-olds with larger oral vocabularies enter kindergarten better prepared
A new study has found that children with larger oral vocabularies by age 2 arrive at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviorally than their peers.
Institute of Education Sciences, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Hannah Klein
hklein@srcd.org
202-289-0320
Society for Research in Child Development

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