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Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Annals of Human Genetics
Study tracks worldwide spread of beneficial blood cell gene variant
Two beneficial variants of a gene controlling red blood cell development have spread from Africa into nearly all human populations across the globe, according to a new study led by King's College London. The international team studied the genomes of world populations to look for the origin of changes in a key regulator gene which stimulate fetal hemoglobin production into adulthood.

Contact: Jenny Gimpel
jenny.gimpel@kcl.ac.uk
44-020-784-84334
King's College London

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
mBio
New route to identify drugs that can fight bacterial infections
About 100 drugs already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for other purposes can also prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires' disease, brucellosis, and Mediterranean spotted fever. The findings, published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, demonstrate a new way of identifying non-antibiotic drugs that could one day help curb bacterial infections.

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Molecular Psychiatry
Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says
A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.
Baumann Foundation, Barney & Barbro Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Juliana Bunim
juliana.bunim@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Nature Genetics
Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led team sequences African rice
An international team of scientists led by the UA has sequenced the genome of African rice. The new information will enable scientists and agriculturalists to develop varieties of rice that can survive in a changing climate.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rod Wing
rwing@mail.arizona.edu
520-345-2654
University of Arizona

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Nature Scientific Reports
Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today
Using data from 16 ice cores, industrial lead contamination was pervasive throughout Antarctica by the late 19th century.
NASA

Contact: Maria-José Viñas
maria-jose.vinasgarcia@nasa.gov
301-614-5883
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Non-endoscopic migraine surgery provides significant symptom relief
A revised version of a surgical procedure to treat severe chronic migraine headaches led to significant symptom relief more than 90 percent of the time in 35 patients treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Contact: Cassandra Aviles
cmaviles@partners.org
617-724-6433
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Forced mutations doom HIV
A new study from MIT researchers reveals how a potential HIV drug exacts its toll on viral populations.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laser Biomedical Research Center

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

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Mineral magic? Common mineral capable of making and breaking bonds
A team of researchers from Arizona State University have demonstrated how a common mineral acts as a catalysts for specific hydrothermal organic reactions -- negating the need for toxic solvents or expensive reagents.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Nikki Cassis
ncassis@asu.edu
602-710-7169
Arizona State University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Cell Reports
Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice
Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. This disease can lead to severe skeletal muscle wasting and, in turn, limb amputation.
American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Memory relies on astrocytes, the brain's lesser known cells
Salk scientists show that the little-known supportive cells are vital in cognitive function.

Contact: Chris Emery
press@salk.edu
Salk Institute

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Physicists unlock nature of high-temperature superconductivity
Physicists have identified the 'quantum glue' that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss.
Department of Energy

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Nature Genetics
Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced
The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers including labs at the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology. The new genome information may help breeders produce tastier, more stress-tolerant tomatoes.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UTSW cancer researchers identify irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation
UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors.
Cancer Research and Prevention Institute of Texas, The Welch Foundation

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Study suggests disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are temporary
A study of juvenile rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on the connections between brain cells are temporary.

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Anesthesiology
Stimulation of brain region restores consciousness to animals under general anesthesia
Stimulating the ventral tegmental area, one of two dopamine-producing regions in the brain, was able to arouse animals receiving general anesthesia with either isoflurane or propofol. The same effect did not result from stimulation of the substantia nigra.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Glucose 'control switch' in the brain key to both types of diabetes
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in part of the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The findings are published in the July 28 issue of Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.
National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association

Contact: Karen N. Peart
karen.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1326
Yale University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Microgravity Science and Technology
Researchers discover cool-burning flames in space, could lead to better engines on earth
A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the International Space Station by a team led by Forman Williams, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Researchers detailed their findings recently in the journal Microgravity Science and Technology.

Contact: Ioana Patringenaru
ipatrin@ucsd.edu
858-822-0899
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Contraception
Strategies identified to improve oral contraceptive success with obese women
The findings of a new study suggest two ways to effectively address the problem that birth control pills may not work as well in obese women, compared to women of a normal body mass index. Either a higher-dose pill or skipping the 'one week off' regimen might work.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ganesh Cherala
ganesh.cherala@oregonstate.edu
503-418-0447
Oregon State University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Green spaces found to increase birth weight -- Ben-Gurion U. researcher
'We found that that overall, an increase of surrounding greenery near the home was associated with a significant increase of birth weight and decreased risk for low birth weight,' says professor Michael Friger, of BGU's Department of Public Health. 'This was the first study outside of the United States and Europe demonstrating associations between greenery and birth weight, as well as the first to report the association with low birth weight.'
Israel Environment and Health Fund

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-353-2505
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Wait, wait -- don't tell me the good news yet
New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that the positive reaction one would have when succeeding is lessened if it doesn't follow the expected course.

Contact: Ethan Grove
ethan.grove@chicagobooth.edu
773-834-5161
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Lancet Infectious Diseases
HIV research findings made possible by a test developed at CU School of Pharmacy
An influential new test, discovered and developed in the Colorado Antiviral Pharmacology Laboratory at the CU School of Pharmacy, helps monitor the effectiveness of the HIV prevention drug called Truvada (a combination of tenofovir/emtricitabine), which is taken once daily to prevent HIV infection.

Contact: Dana Brandorff
dana.brandorff@ucdenver.edu
303-724-4618
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
eLife
New protein structure could help treat Alzheimer's, related diseases
University of Washington bioengineers have a designed a peptide structure that can stop the harmful changes of the body's normal proteins into a state that's linked to widespread diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and Lou Gehrig's disease.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Lancet
New pill regimens published in The Lancet cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C patients
Today, July 28, 2014, is World Hepatitis Day. Dr. Eric Lawitz, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Texas Liver Institute, led a national study that identified a simple, pill-only treatment for hepatitis C that can cure 93 percent of patients in 12 weeks. This replaces a long and complicated treatment with many serious side effects. The study results are published today in The Lancet.
Janssen

Contact: Rosanne Fohn
fohn@uthscsa.edu
210-567-3026
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
American Journal of Infection Control
Fist-bumping beats germ-spreading handshake, study reports
'Fist-bumping' transmits significantly fewer bacteria than either handshaking or high-fiving, while still addressing the cultural expectation of hand-to-hand contact between patients and clinicians, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Contact: Liz Garman
egarman@apic.org
202-454-2604
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
NOAA: 'Nuisance flooding' an increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise
Eight of the top 10 UScities that have seen an increase in so-called 'nuisance flooding' -- which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure -- are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report. This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased on all three US coasts, between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Ben Sherman
ben.sherman@noaa.gov
301-713-3066
NOAA Headquarters

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