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Public Release: 12-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Molecular switch that promotes heart cell maturation discovered
The difficulty in getting stem cells to mature into more adult-like heart cells has hindered the search for regenerative treatments for hearts damaged by disease. A molecular switch has now been discovered that appears to help embryonic heart cells switch from a glucose to fatty acid based metabolism. They become larger, stronger, and look and act like more mature heart cells. This discovery may lead to lab methods to grow heart cells that function more like those in adult hearts.
National Institutes of Health, Teitze Young Scientist Award, National Science Foundation, Hahn Family, University of Washington Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Research Institute

Contact: Leila Gray
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Scientific Reports
Male hormones help lemur females rule
Lemur girls behave more like the guys, thanks to a little testosterone, finds a new study. When it comes to conventional gender roles, lemurs -- distant primate cousins of ours -- buck the trend. Duke University researchers say females have significantly lower testosterone levels than the males across the board. But when they compared six lemur species, they found that females of species where females dominate have higher testosterone than females of more egalitarian species.
National Science Foundation, Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
Duke University

Public Release: 12-May-2015
NetSage tool will help us understand big data networks
Every day, scientists around the world rely on robust data networks to share petabytes of data with their colleagues. A new $5 million, five-year National Science Foundation grant, awarded to Indiana University, the UC Davis and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, seeks to bolster these networks by enabling unprecedented measurement and analysis.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Cancer Research
siRNA-toting nanoparticles inhibit breast cancer metastasis
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature's potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models. The researchers are working toward clinical trials and exploring use of the technology for other cancers and diseases.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Defense

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Protein & Cell
Exogenous microRNAs in maternal food pass through placenta, regulate fetal gene expression
In a new study published in the Protein & Cell, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University reports that small non-coding RNAs in maternal food can transfer through placenta to regulate fetal gene expression.
National Basic Research Program for China, National Science Foundation of China, Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education

Contact: Xi Chen
Nanjing University School of Life Sciences

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Optics Letters
CU Anschutz researchers create microscope allowing deep brain exploration
A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Kelly
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Unique program to use social media to develop computer model for Ebola spread
Identifying and tracking individuals affected by the Ebola virus in densely populated areas presents a unique and urgent set of challenges in public health surveillance. Currently, mapping the spread of the Ebola virus is done manually. An innovative model of Ebola spread will use massive amounts of data from various sources including Twitter feeds, Facebook and Google.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 12-May-2015
The Cryosphere
New study shows Antarctic ice shelf is thinning from above and below
A decade-long scientific debate about what's causing the thinning of one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves is settled this week with the publication of an international study in the journal The Cryosphere.
Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation

Contact: Athena Dinar
British Antarctic Survey

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Applied Physics Letters
New device could greatly improve speech and image recognition
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the Russian Academy of Sciences have successfully demonstrated pattern recognition using a magnonic holographic memory device, a development that could greatly improve speech and image recognition hardware.
National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Tortoise approach works best -- even for evolution
When it comes to winning evolutionary fitness races, the tortoise once again prevails over the hare. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of BEACON scientists centered at Michigan State University found that limiting migrations among populations of bacteria produced better adaptations.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Layne Cameron
Michigan State University

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Nature Geoscience
A climate signal in the global distribution of copper deposits
Climate helps drive the erosion process that exposes economically valuable copper deposits and shapes the pattern of their global distribution, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Idaho and the University of Michigan.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Erickson
University of Michigan

Public Release: 11-May-2015
NSF funds a unique program to train graduate STEM students
A curriculum in density-functional theory for graduate students in STEM fields is the goal of a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $3 million over five years awarded to a team of Penn State faculty.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Molecular Ecology
Long-term study on ticks reveals shifting migration patterns, disease risks
Over nearly 15 years spent studying ticks, Indiana University's Keith Clay has found southern Indiana to be an oasis free from Lyme disease, the condition most associated with these arachnids that are the second most common parasitic disease vector on Earth. He has also seen signs that this low-risk environment is changing, both in Indiana and in other regions of the US.
NSF/NIH Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program

Contact: Kevin Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Massive southern invasions by northern birds linked to climate shifts
Scientists have pinpointed the climate pattern that likely sets the stage for boreal bird irruptions in which vast numbers of northern birds migrate far south of their usual winter range. The discovery could make it possible to predict the events more than a year in advance.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Rojas-Burke
University of Utah

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists obtain precise estimates of the epigenetic mutation rate
University of Groningen scientists have obtained the first precise estimates of how often epigenetic marks that influence gene activity appear or disappear in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, a model organism in plant biology. This paves the way to a deeper understanding of the importance of epigenetic changes in plant evolution. The work is published in the online Early Edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Rene Fransen
University of Groningen

Public Release: 8-May-2015
$2 million NSF grant supports research into emerging nanomaterials
A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow researchers led by Rensselaer Professor Humberto Terrones to explore the structure and capabilities of transition metal dichalcogenides, layered nanomaterials with intriguing optical and electronic properties.
National Science Foundation Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation

Contact: Mary Martialay
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 8-May-2015
Nature Communications
Environmental exposure to hormones used in animal agriculture greater than expected
Research by an Indiana University environmental scientist and colleagues at universities in Iowa and Washington finds that potentially harmful growth-promoting hormones used in beef production are expected to persist in the environment at higher concentrations and for longer durations than previously thought.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Steve Hinnefeld
Indiana University

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Penn researchers develop custom artificial membranes with programmable surfaces
Penn researchers have helped develop artificial membranes with programmable features, enabling studies of cell communication and the molecular basis of disease.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Physical Review Letters
Penn and UC Merced researchers match physical and virtual atomic friction experiments
Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that quest on two fronts. By speeding up a real atomic force microscope and slowing down a simulation of one, the team has conducted the first atomic-scale experiments on friction at overlapping speeds.
National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 7-May-2015
WSU ecologist warns of bamboo fueling spread of hantavirus
Washington State University researchers say the popularity of bamboo landscaping could increase the spread of hantavirus, with the plant's prolific seed production creating a population boom among seed-eating deer mice that carry the disease.
US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, National Science Foundation

Contact: Richard Mack
Washington State University

Public Release: 7-May-2015
6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems
UW researchers hack a teleoperated surgical robot to reveal security flaws
University of Washington researchers easily hacked a next generation teleoperated surgical robot to test how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely controlled operations in the future and to offer security solutions.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jennifer Langston
University of Washington

Public Release: 7-May-2015
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Biting back: Scientists aim to forecast West Nile outbreaks
New research led by NCAR and CDC has identified correlations between weather conditions and the occurrence of West Nile virus disease in the United States, raising the possibility of being able to better predict outbreaks.
National Science Foundation, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: David Hosansky
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Nano Letters
Plugging up leaky graphene
A new technique may enable faster, more durable water filters.
MIT/Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Journal of Marriage and Family
When the baby comes, working couples no longer share housework equally
When highly educated, dual-career couples have their first child, both spouses think the baby increases their workloads by equal amounts -- but a new study suggests that's not true.
National Science Foundation, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Claire Kamp Dush
Ohio State University

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Genetic changes to basic developmental processes evolve more frequently than thought
Newly evolved genes can rapidly assume control over fundamental functions during early embryonic development, report scientists from the University of Chicago. They identified a gene, found only in one specific group of midge flies, which determines head and tail patterning in developing embryos, similar to an unrelated, previously-known gene found in certain fruit fly families. The findings suggest that evolutionary changes to the genetics of fundamental biological processes occur more frequently than previously thought.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Jiang
University of Chicago Medical Center

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