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Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
Brain tumor invasion along blood vessels may lead to new cancer treatments
Invading glioblastoma cells may hijack cerebral blood vessels during early stages of disease progression and damage the brain's protective barrier, a study in mice indicates. This finding could ultimately lead to new ways to bring about the death of the tumor, as therapies may be able to reach these deadly cells at an earlier time point than was previously thought possible.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Barbara McMakin
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 8-Jul-2014
Archives of Toxicology
Low doses of arsenic cause cancer in male mice
Mice exposed to low doses of arsenic in drinking water, similar to what some people might consume, developed lung cancer, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Robin Mackar
rmackar@niehs.nih.gov
919-541-0073
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Public Release: 7-Jul-2014
NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer's disease genome
Teams of scientists will use support from the NIH to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, analyzing how genome sequences may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease. The NIH awarded grants for using innovative new technologies and computational methods for the analysis. The scientists also will seek insights into why some people with known risks do not develop the disease.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Human Genome Research Instiutute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Peggy Vaughn
nianews3@mail.nih.gov
301-496-1752
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease each a risk of the other
Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease are closely intertwined, with each disease a risk factor for developing the other and sharing other risk factors in common, as well as sharing causes for the diseases to get worse, and outcomes, suggests a comprehensive analysis by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Findings were published July 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Contact: Bill Polglase
NIDDKMedia@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3583
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Public Release: 2-Jul-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Gene type confers 26 percent chance of early celiac sign by age 5
More than one quarter of children with two copies of a high-risk variant in a specific group of genes develop an early sign of celiac disease called celiac disease autoimmunity by age 5. The findings are from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in Youth consortium, or TEDDY.

Contact: Amy F. Reiter
NIDDKMedia@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3583
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Public Release: 1-Jul-2014
Nature Communications
NIH study reveals gene critical to the early development of cilia
Researchers at the National Eye Institute have described the functions of a gene responsible for anchoring cilia -- sensory hair-like extensions present on almost every cell of the body. The finding adds to an expanding body of knowledge about ciliopathies, a class of genetic disorders that result from defects in the structure or function of cilia.
National Eye Institute

Contact: Jean Horrigan
neinews@nei.nih.gov
301-496-5248
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Public Release: 1-Jul-2014
JAMA
Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease
Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The trial was conducted at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., by researchers from NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Contact: Krysten Carrera
NIDDKMedia@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3583
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Public Release: 30-Jun-2014
JAMA Pediatrics
Lead in kids' blood linked with behavioral and emotional problems
Emotional and behavioral problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The results were published online June 30 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact: Robin Mackar
rmackar@niehs.nih.gov
919-541-0073
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Public Release: 29-Jun-2014
Nature Medicine
NIH-funded researchers extend liver preservation for transplantation
Researchers have developed a new supercooling technique to increase the amount of time human organs could remain viable outside the body. This study was conducted in rats, and if it succeeds in humans, it would enable a world-wide allocation of donor organs, saving more lives.
National Institutes of Health, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Contact: Jessica Meade
nibibpress@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3500
NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

Public Release: 26-Jun-2014
Nature
NIH scientists establish proof-of-concept for host-directed tuberculosis therapy
In a new study published in Nature, scientists describe a new type of tuberculosis treatment that involves manipulating the body's response to TB bacteria rather than targeting the bacteria themselves, a concept called host-directed therapy.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Jennifer Routh
jennifer.routh@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 26-Jun-2014
JAMA Ophthalmology
Telemedicine catches blinding disease in premature babies
Telemedicine is an effective strategy to screen for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute. The investigators say that the approach, if adopted broadly, could help ease the strain on hospitals with limited access to ophthalmologists and lead to better care for infants in underserved areas of the country. NEI is a part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Jean Horrigan
neinews@nei.nih.gov
301-496-5248
NIH/National Eye Institute

Public Release: 23-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Vaccine made from complex of two malaria proteins protects mice from lethal infection
An experimental vaccine designed to spur production of antibodies against a key malaria parasite protein, AMA1, was developed more than decade ago by scientists from NIAID, part of NIH. It showed promise in test-tube and animal experiments and in early-stage clinical trials, but returned disappointing results in recent human trials conducted in malaria-endemic countries.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: NIAID Office of Communications
niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
NIH and NSF collaborate to accelerate biomedical research innovations into the marketplace
A collaboration between the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health will give NIH-funded researchers training to help them evaluate their scientific discoveries for commercial potential, with the aim of accelerating biomedical innovations into applied health technologies.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: NIH National Cancer Institute Office of Communications
ncipressofficers@mail.nih.gov
301-496-6641
NIH/Office of the Director

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
NIH launches 3D print exchange for researchers, students
The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. These files can be used, for example, to print custom laboratory equipment and models of bacteria and human anatomy. Today's launch coincides with the first White House Maker Faire, an event designed to celebrate US innovation in science, technology, engineering and math.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Linda Huynh
linda.huynh@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
New report offers a primer for doctors' use of clinical genome and exome sequencing
Sooner than almost anyone expected, a new, genome-based technology for demystifying undiagnosed illnesses -- particularly rare childhood diseases -- is moving from research laboratories into general medical practice. Now, two leading scientists, writing in the June 19, 2014, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, have sketched out what doctors need to know in order to use the new technology effectively.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Raymond MacDougall
macdougallr@mail.nih.gov
301-443-3523
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Jun-2014
American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions
New England Journal of Medicine
Bionic pancreas outperforms insulin pump in adults, youth
People with type 1 diabetes who used a bionic pancreas instead of manually monitoring glucose using fingerstick tests and delivering insulin using a pump were more likely to have blood glucose levels consistently within the normal range, with fewer dangerous lows or highs. The full report of the findings, funded by the National Institutes of Health, can be found online June 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Contact: Amy F. Reiter
NIDDKMedia@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3583
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Public Release: 13-Jun-2014
Cell
NIH scientists take totally tubular journey through brain cells
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health took a molecular-level journey into microtubules, the hollow cylinders inside brain cells that act as skeletons and internal highways, and watched how a protein called tubulin acetyltransferase (TAT) labels the inside of microtubules. The results answer long-standing questions about how TAT tagging works and offer clues as to why it is important for brain health.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Christopher G. Thomas
thomaschr@ninds.nih.gov
301-496-5751
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 11-Jun-2014
Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Partnerships for Research & Practice
Grand challenge: Top cause of disability years worldwide
More than 200 experts from 31 countries are meeting June 12-13, 2014 to grapple with the leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide - mental disorders. 'Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental: Partnerships for Research & Practice,' is being convened by the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health, and Grand Challenges Canada.

Contact: Jules Asher
NIMHpress@nih.gov
301-443-3536
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Early exposure to certain bacteria may protect toddlers from wheezing
Research funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests that exposure to specific combinations of allergens and bacteria within the first year of life may protect children from wheezing and allergic disease. These observations come from the Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma study, which aims to identify factors responsible for asthma development in children from inner-city settings, where the disease is more prevalent and severe.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Linda Huynh
linda.huynh@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Neuron
Making artificial vision look more natural
In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural, high-fidelity vision to blind people, the researchers say. The work was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Jean Horrigan
neinews@nei.nih.gov
301-496-5248
NIH/National Eye Institute

Public Release: 4-Jun-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
NIDA review summarizes research on marijuana's negative health effects
The current state of science on the adverse health effects of marijuana use links the drug to several significant adverse effects including addiction, a review reports. The article, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, is authored by scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Contact: NIDA Press Team
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 4-Jun-2014
NIH, PCORI announce major award to prevent falls injuries in older people
The National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have joined to support a clinical trial to test individually tailored interventions to prevent fall-related injuries. The award, made by the National Institute on Aging of the NIH and funded by PCORI as part of the Falls Injuries Prevention Partnership of the two organizations, is expected to total some $30 million over the five-year project.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Barbara Cire
nianews3@nih.gov
301-496-1752
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Journal of Neuroscience
MDMA can be fatal in warm environments
A moderate dose of MDMA, commonly known as Ecstasy or Molly, that is typically nonfatal in cool, quiet environments can be lethal in rats exposed to conditions that mimic the hot, crowded, social settings where the drug is often used by people, a study finds. Scientists have identified the therapeutically-relevant cooling mechanism to enable effective interventions when faced with MDMA-induced hyperthermia. The study, publishing tomorrow in the Journal of Neuroscience, was conducted by researchers at the NIDA IRP.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program

Contact: NIDA Press Office
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Scientists uncover features of antibody-producing cells in people infected with HIV
By analyzing the blood of almost 100 treated and untreated HIV-infected volunteers, a team of scientists has identified previously unknown characteristics of B cells in the context of HIV infection. B cells are the immune system cells that make antibodies to HIV and other pathogens. The findings augment the current understanding of how HIV disease develops and have implications for the timing of treatment.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Laura S. Leifman
laura.sivitz@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 1-Jun-2014
Nature
Shining a light on memory
Using a flash of light, scientists have inactivated and then reactivated a memory in genetically engineered rats. The study, supported by the National Institutes of Health, is the first cause-and-effect evidence that strengthened connections between neurons are the stuff of memory. The findings add to mounting evidence that the brain represents a memory by forming assemblies of neurons with strengthened connections, or synapses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jules Asher
NIMHpress@nih.gov
301-443-4536
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

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