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Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Anesthesiology
New research suggests sleep apnea screening before surgery
Scheduled for surgery? New research suggests that you may want to get screened and treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) before going under the knife. According to a first-of-its-kind study in the October issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists®, patients with OSA who are diagnosed and treated for the condition prior to surgery are less likely to develop serious cardiovascular complications such as cardiac arrest or shock.

Contact: Theresa Hill
t.hill@asahq.org
847-268-9246
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
NASA sees Tropical Depression Fung-Wong becoming more frontal
Tropical Depression Fung-Wong skirted the coast of mainland China and is moving through the East China Sea. NASA's Aqua satellite captured cloud top temperature data that showed strongest thunderstorms were stretched out as the storm continues to look more frontal in nature.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Advancing the understanding of an understudied food allergy disorder
Investigators at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have published the first study to extensively characterize eosinophilic gastritis.
National Institutes of Health, Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease, Food Allergy Research & Education, Buckeye Foundation

Contact: Jim Feuer
jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Blood
Gene mutation discovered in blood disorder
An international team of scientists has identified a gene mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells. Studying a family in which three generations had blood disorders, the researchers discovered a defect in a gene that regulates telomeres, chromosomal structures with crucial roles in normal cell function.
Kids Cancer Alliance, Cancer Council NSW, others

Contact: John Ascenzi
ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Ecopsychology
Beating stress outdoors? Nature group walks may improve mental health
Group nature walks are linked with significantly lower depression, less perceived stress and enhanced mental health and well-being, according to the study conducted by the University of Michigan, with partners from De Montfort University, James Hutton Institute, and Edge Hill University in the United Kingdom. The findings appear in a special issue of Ecopsychology devoted to 'Ecopsychology and Public Health.'
De Montfort University Studentship; Scottish Government'sRural and Environment Science and Analytical ServicesDivision (RESAS).; Fulbright Scholarshipfrom the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Contact: Beata Mostafavi
bmostafa@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
Los Alamos researchers uncover properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel
The relationship between the termination chemistry and the dislocation structure of the interface offers potential avenues for tailoring transport properties and radiation damage resistance of oxide nanocomposites.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
Moving to the 'burbs is bad for business
A new study from Concordia University shows that higher profits are had by retailers located furthest from where the market is expanding.

Contact: Cléa Desjardins
clea.desjardins@concordia.ca
51-484-824-245-068
Concordia University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Interdisciplinary research team finds method for more precise diagnosis of pneumonia
An interdisciplinary team of George Washington University researchers are investigating more accurate and rapid methods of identification of bacterial pathogens in patients with pulmonary infections, which could lead to more targeted antimicrobial therapy with potentially less adverse effects and lower costs. Next-generation sequencing of samples from the sputum of intubated patients, as outlined in their recently published paper in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, may enable more focused treatment of pneumonia in the critically ill.

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Maternal and Child Health Journal
Mother-infant bed sharing messaging should be tailored, according to UGA researcher
Bed sharing, a practice where mother and infant sleep on the same surface, remains popular all over the world despite potential health risks for the infant. According to a new University of Georgia study, bed sharing can likely be decreased if public health officials tailor messaging to their unique population.

Contact: Trina Salm Ward
salmward@uga.edu
706-542-2585
University of Georgia

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Social Science & Medicine
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of healthcare?
A new Tel Aviv University study has found that privatized medical care in the US has contributed to greater wealth-health inequality than state-sponsored healthcare systems in Sweden, the UK, Israel, Germany, and the Czech Republic. According to the study, the wealthiest older people in the US surprisingly suffered from worse health than the poorest older people in the other countries reviewed.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
ACS Nano
Nanotubes help healing hearts keep the beat
Patches to heal pediatric heart defects are improved when infused with carbon nanotubes. The nanotubes serve as bridges for cell-to-cell electrical signals and help cells in the patches beat in sync with surrounding heart muscle.
National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, Texas Children's Hospital

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Virtual water: Tracking the unseen water in goods and resources
Trading in virtual water between water-rich and water-poor regions has been suggested as a means to allay water scarcity. Read more about how the virtual water concept has gained a foothold among a number of governments and multinational businesses in the October issue of EARTH magazine.

Contact: Megan Sever
msever@earthmagazine.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
1st EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit
European Journal of Cancer
Results of the 1st EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit
A special issue of the European Journal of Cancer presents detailed reports on the wide range of research presented during the 1st EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit held this past January in Brussels, Belgium.

Contact: John
john.bean@eortc.be
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Search for better biofuels microbes leads to the human gut
Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report.
Energy Biosciences Institute, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Diana Yates
diya@illinois.edu
217-333-5802
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Nature Communications
Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks
Researchers at the CRG try to understand how networks of genes work together to create specific patterns like stripes. They have gone beyond studying individual networks and have created computational and synthetic mechanisms for a whole 'design space' of networks in the bacteria Escherichia coli. The system proves to be more efficient and powerful than building networks one-by-one, and its results have been published in the journal Nature Communications.
Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship, Marie Curie Action, MINECO/Plan Nacional, Fundació La Marató de TV3, Institut Catalan de Recerca i Estudis Avancats

Contact: Juan Manuel Sarasua
juan.sarasua@crg.eu
34-933-160-159
Center for Genomic Regulation

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Journal of Women's Health
Opportunities to reduce patient burden associated with breast cancer screening
The many misperceptions about breast cancer screening options and risks, the benefits and costs of screening, and the need for new approaches and better education are discussed in a series of articles in a supplement to Journal of Women's Health.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Future flexible electronics based on carbon nanotubes
Researchers have demonstrated a new method to improve the reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has long been considered by scientists as one of the most promising successors to silicon for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices. The result appears in a new paper published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Frontiers in Energy Research: Energy Systems and Policy
Smart meters could cause conflict for housemates, study shows
Research from academics at The University of Nottingham has revealed that new technology to allow people to monitor their energy usage in the home could lead to conflict among housemates.
Research Councils UK, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
ESMO 2014 Congress
EORTC presentations at ESMO 2014 Congress
EORTC investigators will present the results of their cancer research at ESMO 2014 Congress, 26-30 Sept. 2014 in Madrid.

Contact: John Bean
john.bean@eortc.be
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Could suburban sprawl be good for segregation?
Racially and economically mixed cities are more likely to stay integrated if the density of households stays low, finds a new analysis of a now-famous model of segregation. By simulating the movement of families between neighborhoods in a virtual 'city,' Duke University mathematicians show that cities are more likely to become segregated along racial, ethnic or other lines when the proportion of occupied sites rises above a certain critical threshold -- as low as 25 percent.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
ras10@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Journal of Sex Research
Kinsey study of single parents' dating, sexual activity contradicts assumptions
Contrary to what is often assumed about single parents, particularly single parents of young children, a new study from The Kinsey Institute has found that single parents of children younger than age 5 date and are sexually active as often as singles without children -- and more so than single parents of older children.

Contact: Jennifer Bass
jbass@indiana.edu
812-855-7686
Indiana University

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Lab on a Chip
Airway muscle-on-a-chip mimics asthma
New drugs are urgently needed to treat asthma. Hope may be on the horizon thanks to a team that has developed a human airway muscle-on-a-chip that accurately mimics the way smooth muscle contracts in the human airway, under normal circumstances and when exposed to asthma triggers. As reported in the journal Lab on a Chip, it also offers a window into the cellular and even subcellular responses within the tissue during an asthmatic event.
National Institutes of Health, Harvard SEAS

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Psychological Science
Brain wave may be used to detect what people have seen, recognize
Brain activity can be used to tell whether someone recognizes details they encountered in normal, daily life, which may have implications for criminal investigations and use in courtrooms, new research shows. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that a particular brain wave, known as P300, could serve as a marker that identifies places, objects, or other details that a person has seen and recognizes from everyday life.

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Speaking of Chemistry: Why we need antibiotics (video)
Antibiotics revolutionized health care in the early 20th century, helping kill bacteria that once killed thousands of people. But bacteria are also constantly outsmarting science, and new strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are popping up more frequently. This week's Speaking of Chemistry focuses on the current shortage of new antibiotics and discusses the prospects for new drugs. The episode also answers the question: Why should you finish your pills if you feel better? Check it out at: http://youtu.be/MAoDuSxXIUQ.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Safe passages into adulthood: Preventing gender-based violence and its consequences
Gender-based violence affects the physical and mental health of girls and boys, men and women worldwide. A recent study by researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University addresses the challenge of developing effective strategies to change inequitable and harmful social norms that result in gender-based violence. Inequitable gender norms are not only related to domestic violence, but also to other behaviors such as multiple sexual partners, smoking and alcohol abuse which lead to poor health outcomes.
US Agency for International Development

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
cfa3@georgetown.edu
317-843-2276
Georgetown University Medical Center

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